A Touch of Death

I had a bit of a fail moment yesterday and didn’t get a post up. So, how about today we have a5 little something from Kelly herself. The other day was two FREE reads that you can find on her site. They are short stories that are a prequel of sorts for the Touch of Death series. The two main characters are Jodi and Alex.

5 Things You Should Know About Jodi Marshall (According to Alex Montgomery):

  1. She looks amazing wearing my long-sleeve T-shirt to bed.
  2. Being the Chosen One isn’t what makes her special. It’s the way she’s willing to risk her life to protect people. Who else would go head to head with Hades to save a race of people she barely knows?
  3. She looks just like Medusa. Don’t believe all those stories you’ve heard about Medusa. She was actually gorgeous. (Please don’t tell Athena I said that.)
  4. No matter how much power she has, she’ll always miss her old life as a human.
  5. She has no idea how amazing she really is.

5 Things You Should Know About Alex Montgomery (According to Jodi Marshall):

  1. He doesn’t like to admit it, but he’s a great student. That’s why he’s so good at raising souls. He wants to be the best in his class, because as much as he hates his parents, he still wants their approval.
  2. He’s the only kind of stalker you ever want to have—even if his first gift to me was a dead rat in my closet. 😉
  3. He has a jealous streak, but it’s only because his parents never showed him what real love is. Once he figured out I wasn’t going anywhere no matter what, that jealousy went away.
  4. He doesn’t really like mac and cheese that much. He only ate it all the time because it was the one thing his mother could actually make when he was a kid.
  5. He has no idea how amazing he really is.

I do have a giveaway going: One winner – If in the US then a signed copy of one of Kelly’s books. If international then your choice of one of her books from Book Depository. Click HERE.

Be sure to check out the rest of the books from the Touch of Death Series.

13326795Touch of Death: Jodi Marshall isn’t sure how she went from normal teenager to walking disaster. One minute she’s in her junior year of high school, spending time with her amazing boyfriend and her best friend. The next she’s being stalked by some guy no one seems to know. After the stranger, Alex, reveals himself, Jodi learns he’s not a normal teenager and neither is she. With a kiss that kills and a touch that brings the dead back to life, Jodi discovers she’s part of a branch of necromancers born under the 13th sign of the zodiac, Ophiuchus. A branch of necromancers that are descendants of Medusa. A branch of necromancers with poisoned blood writhing in their veins. Jodi’s deadly to the living and even more deadly to the deceased. She has to leave her old, normal life behind before she hurts the people she loves. As if that isn’t difficult enough, Jodi discovers she’s the chosen one who has to save the rest of her kind from perishing at the hands of Hades. If she can’t figure out how to control her power, history will repeat itself, and her race will become extinct.

Stalked by Death: Jodi knows that any slip-ups made by the Ophi–a special group of 15980368necromancers born under the 13th sign of the zodiac–will fall on her shoulders… and that Hades is just waiting for them to screw up so he can wipe out the Ophi line.

Unfortunately, Jodi has only convinced one Ophi to join her school: A hot guy named Chase who jeopardizes her relationship with Alex. Jodi loves Alex, but Chase can enhance her powers with just a touch—making her stronger than any Ophi has ever been.

Her mixed emotions send her powers surging out of control, and the dead start rising without her conscious summoning—exactly what Hades doesn’t want! If she chooses Alex over Chase, she may lose the battle to Hades, leading the Ophi race to extinction. If she chooses Chase, she might be able to stop Hades for good… but lose everything else.

Jodi needs to figure things out fast–because death is stalking her at every turn.

18135881Face of Death: Having fallen at the hands of Hades, Jodi’s enduring torture like she never imagined. Worse, she has to watch her Ophi friends suffer along with her–the punishment doled out by the very people she’d sentenced to life in Tartarus. Hell. This is one reunion Jodi hoped would never happen, but now she must find a way to free them all.

Except the underworld is nearly impossible to escape.

Jodi’s one chance may rest in raising the human soul she killed when she drank Medusa’s blood.

But splitting her human soul from her Ophi soul means living a double life: One as an Ophi experiencing unspeakable torture and the other as the human she could have been if she never came into her powers. With her two worlds colliding, Jodi will have to make the toughest decision she’s faced yet.

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