Monday, August 8, 2016

NBtM: Hathor Legacy: Revelations by Deborah A. Bailey



Hathor Legacy: Revelations
by Deborah A. Bailey


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GENRE:  Science Fiction Romance


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BLURB:


Hathor Legacy: Revelations – Book Three of the Hathor Legacy Series

An enemy returns to spark new tensions between the Guardians and Novacorp. In the midst of the crisis, Nadira is given information about her parents that threatens to destroy her relationship to the Guardians and to Jonathan.

While Nadira searches for answers, Jonathan is enticed into the hedonistic world of the Novacorp executive class. His entertainment club attracts the elite of Hathor, but his notoriety comes with a price.

The worlds of the Guardians and Novacorp are put on a collision course where only one side may come out on top. Nadira is called on to make the ultimate sacrifice to save the legacy of the First Families, the original settlers of Hathor, while Guardians, Kasema and Deshtu groups are faced with the choice to unite or be brought completely under Novacorp control.

Old scores are settled and long-hidden truths are revealed, and at the end Nadira and Jonathan’s relationship and their world will never be the same.

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Excerpt Two:


When she got outside, she ran down the marble stairs towards a waiting transport. The heavy metal door slid back as she approached. But before she could enter, she felt a tug on her upper arm.


"Why are you in such a hurry?" Jon asked.


Ignoring him, she climbed into the vehicle. Jon entered after her and stretched out his legs as the door closed.


She reached forward and placed her hand on the ID plate.


"Good evening, Sentry Leader Nadira. What is your desired location?" The computerized voice inquired.


"Take me home," she replied as she settled back into her seat. Their apartment was in a tower only about 15 minutes from this one. But by the looks of the clogged traffic lanes, the trip would probably take longer. This main boulevard led through the Entertainments District, one of the busiest areas of the city.


"Tell me what happened. Why do you think they killed your parents? Where did you get that?"


The transport pulled out into the traffic lane and slowly rumbled down the boulevard. Nadira looked out over the crowd, just in case she saw Zina among them. She knew it was a waste of time, if anything Zina would be in her private transport.


"I went to see Mikal at the detention center. He told me everything. My father got to the penal colony. He wasn't lost out there. They had him killed."


   


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:



Deborah A Bailey's Science Fiction & Paranormal Romance novels include suspense, a bit of mystery and a lot of romantic heat. Her books include the Hathor Legacy science fiction romance series and the Family Pride shapeshifter paranormal romance series.


Her short stories have won awards from the Philadelphia Writers' Conference and have been published in US1 Magazine and the Sun and are included in, Electric Dreams: Seven Futuristic Tales. In her "other" life, she's a freelance technical writer and author of non-fiction books and articles for various online publications. http://www.BrightStreetBooks.com





Character Inspiration for the Hathor Legacy series

My original idea for the hero and heroine in the Hathor Legacy series was a bit different than what made it to the page. Initially, Jonathan was a world-weary and somewhat shady nightclub owner. Nadira was still a member of the Guardians, but she had a brother and she didn't know who her parents were. In that earlier version of the story, the psychic Guardians took the PSI infants from their parents and raised them to fit into specific roles.

After thinking about the story, I decided to create a different background for both characters. For instance, you could say that Nadira is the "chosen one." So, that means she has to fit the archetype. As the chosen one who will save her people, she's been separated from her parents at an early age, has to discover the real circumstances of her past, and ultimately comes to accept the fact that she has a responsibility to fulfill a purpose.

As an avid reader, I can tell you I've seen that origin in characters from Superman, to Harry Potter, to the Xenogenesis series by Octavia E Butler (my personal inspiration) and countless other stories.

In order for Jonathan Keel to be a credible hero, he had to be strong enough to be believable as Nadira’s love interest. I decided to change him from a dishonest man with a past, to a much more earnest person closer to her age.

Jonathan is extremely impulsive (at least in book one, "Hathor Legacy: Outcast") and passionate about what he believes in. He complements Nadira’s personality by being fiery where she's cooler and more logical.

Although I had some readers tell me that Jonathan was too much of a brat in book one, "Hathor Legacy: Outcast," he had to be that way in order to keep the plot moving forward. His actions led to Nadira's reactions, and that pushed the story along.

A strong heroine has to have an equally strong (and perhaps headstrong) hero. That creates tension and conflict. Jonathan is resilient enough to be a partner to a powerful woman, and yet, he is a man. He wants to protect Nadira from harm, even though he understands she has to meet danger head-on. At the same time, Nadira is attracted to the qualities Jon has that she doesn't.

Because I wanted to show that their relationship had matured, there was a switch starting in book two, "Hathor Legacy: Burn." Nadira started to display more of Jonathan's impulsiveness and he (at times) was more logical. They began to mirror each other and take on each other's qualities.

Jonathan's background is different from Nadira's. He's in the executive social class, which places him at the top of the hierarchy. In addition, he was raised by both of his parents and had a sense of security growing up that Nadira didn't. However, they aren't total opposites. His mother's origins connect him to Nadira's origins (as revealed in "Hathor Legacy: Outcast").
That connection is an important thread in the series and explains why Nadira and Jonathan, who may seem like opposites on the surface, are fated to be together.

Readers of the third book, "Hathor Legacy: Revelations" will see how everything wraps up across this trilogy. But I just want to add that the Hathor Legacy series will continue with a new entry, "Hathor Legacy: Exile" which will be published in 2017 and feature Sergeant Tomas´ Tragg. Happy reading!

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

Deborah A. Bailey will be awarding a $30 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


13 comments:

  1. What do you find to be the most challenging part of writing? And the most rewarding?

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    1. The most challenging is working on the draft after I've put my ideas on the page! The most rewarding is when it's all done and I can look at the finished product!

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  2. do yo listen to music while you write or just the quiet?

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    1. I always listen to music when I write. Either I listen to my iPod or music I have stored on my Kindle Fire. I can't write when it''s too quiet! :)

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  3. What do you like to do when you're not writing?

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    1. If I'm not writing fiction or working on a non-fiction project, I'm doing chores! :)

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  4. Great post - thanks for sharing the excerpt :)

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  5. Thank you for the great excerpt and guest post! I always like to know what inspires writers with their stories and characters! :)

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  6. This book sounds like something I'd really enjoy reading, thank you for sharing!

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  7. Thanks for hosting. Fingers crossed. Saving up to buy a Kindle.

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