Blog Tour Stop for Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh

I’m really excited to share this with you. This is my debut novel, and as any of you would understand I’m ecstatic! Props to my CP’s, Darci Cole and my Dad who read through this for me and helped me through the editing, and Anabel Gonzalez who jumped in to help me with the next two books. And of course, Curiosity Quills for loving it enough to be willing to publish it!

Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh is set during the late 18th Egyptian dynasty during the reign of Akhenaten. When Akhenaten sees none of his wives have given him a son and heir, he sends for a virtuous woman, a Hebrew woman, and he is brought Naomi.

Naomi, the oldest of four sisters, was raised and educated alongside her older brother. She knows the Egyptian language, understands politics etc. So when the Egyptians come and try to take her sisters, she intervenes and convinces the Egyptian nobleman, Horemheb, that because of her education she would be far more beneficial to take as a wife and Queen of Egypt.

But, Horemheb’s intentions for this new wife are more than just giving the Pharaoh an heir. He wants to use her to remove the Great Queen Nefertiti from her position of power by ensuring Naomi – who has her name changed to Kiya to hide her Hebrew lineage – makes the Pharaoh fall in love with her. But Nefertiti is determined to stay on top and keep the crown in her family, and will stop at nothing to get her way.

Naomi finds herself in a constant struggle to stay on top and keep herself and the people she loves alive. If she can just survive and give the Pharaoh a son before his ailing health overcomes him, maybe she could be free again, and be able to marry the handsome Hebrew guard who is her only light in such a dark and deadly place.

Kiya Hope of The Pharaoh

Are you interested? I hope so! Because I’m going to giveaway a copy of it! Hard copy or e-book you get to choose! Just enter in the rafflecopter below.

Also, I’m answering questions right now! Anything you like. Researching, querying, why I wrote this, whatever you like. Feel free to stump me, confuse me, or drain me of everything I know. It’s all for fun.

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Katie Teller

Katie Teller is a writer of NA fiction. Her debut, Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh, is now available. You can find out more about Katie and Kiya, on twitter, facebook or at her own blog.


  1. Firstly, I’m going to say – I LOVED KIYA!!! Katie, you are awesome.
    Now I’ll ask my question(s): how on earth did you not go crazy researching this subject? I can’t imagine how many hours you would have put in. Did you count the hours? Also, as someone that knows next to nothing about Egypt, I’m wondering how much of the story is actually fact?



    1. I have no idea how many hours I spent researching it. A LOT I can tell you that, then my editor double checked everything.
      A lot of the story is conjecture, especially the personalities of the individuals. But all the conjecture was based on real theories out there which I wove together then filled the holes with my own fictional interpretation.
      The big thing that really makes it fiction, is the fact that I chose to make Kiya a Hebrew. The most common belief is that she was a Mitanni princess, but making her Hebrew was a very conscious decision because the Hebrew culture contrasts so drastically from the Egyptians. It also hold moral values within it that I wanted Naomi to have.
      I also wanted to explore the mostly unknown period between Genesis and Exodus. You’ll see more of that in books 2 and 3.
      The other thing I altered was simply for story telling purposes. All writers know not to use similar names ie. Tim/Tom Jenny/Penny etc so I changed the name of the city of Akhetaten to the modern day name of the site, Amarna for clarity, as Akhetaten is almost the same as Akhenaten.



  2. You had me at Egypt! I can’t wait to start this book. And share it with the book club. You must come and join! We must have you as our Author and talk having fun. And sweets. Lol



  3. This book sounds so great and all the reviews I have seen say it will not disappoint. I would love to win a copy 🙂



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