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Touch of Death
by Kelly Hashway

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 descendents 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.

January, 2013.
Praise for Touch of Death

Packed with tension, action, and heart-melting romance, Touch of Death is a must read for zombie lovers and mythology lovers alike.”

YA Bound


Touch of Death is addictive, and believe me, you won’t be able to put this down until you’ve finished the last page! I can’t wait to see what kind of path the plot of this series is going to take, and I know I’m going to love it no matter what.”

City of Books


Kelly Hashway’s Touch of Death went above and beyond the typical myths.  She took Medusa, a common yet, in my opinion, often looked down on way too much, figure in Greek mythology and found minor myths in order to give her book the most beautiful Medusa retelling I’ve read so far. “

Whimsically Yours


I love it when an author comes up with something original and writes an amazing book. Kelly nailed it by centering her story on the 13th zodiac sign (never heard of it until now). I love ancient mythology, but the combination of Greek mythology, necromancers and zombies in this story took my breath away.”

The Guardian Legacy


Let's put it this way: I read this book in the span of a day. It was that good. The story was very well-paced, and I found myself flying through the pages. 

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