Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Spotlight, Interview and Giveaway - Hathor Legacy: Outcast by Deborah A. Bailey

Hathor Legacy: Outcast

by Deborah A. Bailey 



On the planet, Hathor, a powerful group called the Guardians serves as the security force for Novacorp, the corporation that runs Hathor with its ruthless monopoly. Nadira, as one of the most powerful Guardians, is expected to use her intuition and telekinetic powers to keep the capital city safe from thieves and intruders.

Jonathan Keel, son of a mine CEO on the nearby planet, Astarte, is wealthy, privileged and used to getting what he wants. When his father goes missing after a robbery and explosion at the mine, he defies the authorities and heads to Hathor to search for him and for the robbers. 

Struggling with their growing desires, and chased by company security, Jon and Nadira find that solving the crime leads them to endure betrayals from the people closest to them, as secrets are revealed that not only link their pasts but also threaten to destroy Jon's family and separate him from Nadira forever.



She dashed up the ramp. Now he knew he had her. He slowed his pace as he approached the bridge. A small group of tourists exited as he got on the ramp. Two of the women were laughing, their faces animated as they clung to each other. What a contrast to the woman he was pursuing. Nadira acted like she'd rather be locked in a mineshaft than to show any humor. 

Jon strode across the bridge. Could she sense him coming? He hoped so. By now she had to know she wasn't going to get away from him.  

When she got down the ramp, Nadira stood off to the side, waiting. She wasn't smirking anymore. But she wasn't fearful either. Instead, she glared at him, her brown eyes defiant, her lips pursed. Funny, the more annoyed she tried to be, the more amused and attracted he was.  

"So, we meet again," he said. "Why did you run away?" 

"I wasn't running." 

"Okay, you weren't. Why were you watching me? I thought I was cleared." 

She looked away for a moment, composing her thoughts. "You're not under suspicion, Mr. Keel. But Ilana Travac is."  

"Then why follow me? I told you I don't know where she is." 

"She might contact you." 

"Why can't you find her? Don't you have special Guardian powers or something?" 

She stiffened. So, Nadira didn't like to be questioned. Good. He didn't like being questioned either.


Lets find out a little bit about Deborah A. Bailey
What is your writing environment.
I have a home office that I use for writing. It has a large window that faces the backyard, so I get sun during the day and in the evening I see the sunset. It's decorated with pictures and postcards and other colorful items. I couldn’t work in a space that was too plain or didn't have color. For writing I have a basic wooden desk from IKEA and a very comfy chair.  

Who is your perfect hero? And why?
My favorite hero is smart with a great sense of humor. He doesn’t have to be an alpha male, but he has to be confident and comfortable in his own skin. My tastes run closer to a man like Mr. Spock. He's got that balance between being physically strong, yet also being logical and cool under fire.  

Which authors have caught your interest lately? Why?
Right now I'm enjoying reading a book by Alaya Dawn Johnson, called The Summer Prince. It's a YA fantasy set in a futuristic Brazil. Her style is very lyrical and reads almost like poetry in places. I really like how she blends mythology with real-world issues, while telling a great story. Another author I like is Clare Dargin who has a couple of novels in her Cold Warriors universe. I don't want to give any spoilers, about why they're called Cold Warriors, so I'll just say that it's an interesting blend of romance and military Sci-Fi.   I enjoy Clare Dargin's Cold Warriors as well!

What type of book have you always wanted to write?
For years I wanted to write a romantic suspense, which is why I added that element to my book. I really like solving mysteries and that's usually a part of any story I write. I'd like to try a mainstream romantic suspense story at some point. I've got some ideas jotted down and it's only a matter of time before I give it a try. Though I'll wait until I get my current WIP-- a sequel to Hathor Legacy: Outcast -- completed first!  

What’s the last movie you watched and loved?
I love watching old movies, and one I recently saw again was Jason and the Argonauts. By today's special effect standards, it's definitely old school, but it's a lot of fun. There are Greek gods, heroes, romance and action--what more can you ask for? It's usually shown on a classic movie channel, and whenever I see it in the listings I watch it. It's one of those movies you can look at over and over again and still enjoy it.  

Top three things on your bucket list:
Years ago I was learning Spanish, but couldn’t complete my instruction. So I'd like to get back to learning it one day. Number two on my list would be learning to play the piano. I was one of those kids who had to take lessons, but I didn’t enjoy it at the time. Now I wish I'd paid more attention! The third thing on my list is to visit Hawaii. Some friends of mine have visited and they loved it. It looks
like such a beautiful place and it has two of my favorite things -- sunshine and beaches.  

How did you get the idea for this particular novel?
I got it a few years ago when I was working at my corporate job. My original idea was to focus on the corporation write a story about what would happen if it was in charge of an entire planet. But over time I started to add more elements to the story. I've also always been interested in psychic abilities, like telepathy. In my book the planet, Hathor is run by a corporation, and with my experience working in them, it was easy for me to figure out how things would work. Once I started writing, it all came together.

What is your favorite scene in your new release?
My favorite scene is when Jonathan realizes that Nadira is following him, and he decides to turn the tables on her. She's been assigned to find out what he's doing and who he's meeting with on Hathor. But he finds out what she's doing and he pursues her through the city I liked getting into Jon's head during that scene, and showing his thoughts as he chases her. It gives a lot of insight into who he is as a character. It also gives insight into Nadira as well because she's not prepared for someone who is so self-assured. 

What’s your idea of a perfect date?
For me, perfection would be the two of us sitting by a fire with glasses of wine. I love conversation, and it would be fun to sit and talk and enjoy the setting. As I mentioned, I'm a fan of Mr. Spock, so if a man reaches my mind he's definitely going to get my attention. And it would be nice if he could pick out a nice bottle of wine too! 

If you could take a romantic trip, where would it be?
Paris would be an ideal romantic trip. I think it would be wonderful to visit the Eiffel Tower, then sit at a café and watch the world go by. It's such a beautiful city, with so many things to see. When I think of romance, that's the city that always comes to mind. That would be an unforgettable trip.  


AUTHOR Bio and Links: 

As a little girl when Deborah A Bailey was watching Star Trek and Twilight Zone, she was writing and drawing her own superheroine comics. When she grew up, she continued to write and followed her love of technology into a career as a computer programmer and developer. But writing was never far away from her heart, so over the years she wrote and published stories set on other worlds and in Earth's future. Ultimately she fulfilled a lifelong dream and completed her first novel. 

Her short stories have won awards from the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference and her work has been published in US1 Magazine and the Sun. And she recently published a short story collection, Electric Dreams: Seven Futuristic Tales. In her "other" life, she's a freelance writer who's published two non-fiction books and countless articles that have appeared in print and online.
Visit her blog for writing tips, interviews and updates.



BUY LINKS (book is only on Amazon at the moment):
 eBook - Amazon           Print - Amazon

Deborah will be awarding a print copy (US ONLY) of Hathor Legacy: Outcast to two randomly drawn commenters during the tour, and a Grand Prize of a $25 Amazon GC will be awarded to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour.
The more you comment, the better your chances of winning!  Follow the tour HERE
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  1. Thanks for the giveaway! Liked the excerpt.


  2. so it's the last day of your tour and I have to say I've enjoyed following you around, learning more about you and your book. Hope to visit with you again in the future.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

    1. Hi there, Karen!! I've had so much fun, I'm sorry to see the tour come to an end. Thanks for riding along with me! :) Be sure to stop by my site and say hello!

  3. It's been a great tour. The book sounds fabulous.


  4. I have really enjoyed reading about your book. I loved this excerpt.

  5. Great interview! Thanks for sharing it and the giveaway. Sounds like a great book. evamillien at gmail dot com

    1. Thanks, Eva! I really enjoyed answering the interview questions. They were fun!

  6. Mr. Spock? Too funny. I am also very logical and pretty unemotional about a lot of things but I don't think I could date a "me"!

    1. LOL! I've said the same thing myself on occasion! Thanks for your comments, Catherine!

  7. The excerpt looks good. It's been awhile since I had a good sci-fi read.

  8. thank you for the great giveaway!

  9. This book has an interesting premise. I love that your ideal date includes intelligent conversation. (Turn on!) Great to meet you!

  10. Thanks for your comments! So glad you enjoyed the interview!