Monday, July 25, 2016

Hathor Legacy: Revelations by Deborah A. Bailey (VNBtM, guest post, excerpt and GIVEAWAY) GFT



I am delighted to welcome back author Deborah A. Bailey, who expounds on her love of the science fiction genre.



ELF:  What do you think is the strongest attraction about the genre(s) you like to write in?


DAB:  The genre I like writing in the most is Science Fiction. Perhaps I'm attracted to it because I remember watching shows like, Star Trek and The Twilight Zone when I was a kid. I was intrigued by the technology, the space aliens and the adventure. That probably explains why I also read a lot of comic books during that time, and I still have quite a lot of them in a box tucked away. Those stories took me away from the everyday, predictable life. I could dream of being on a spaceship exploring new worlds, or encountering visitors from another planet.

Later on when I was in college I took a science fiction literature class and was hooked. For a long time I'd only read comics or watched science fiction on TV or in the movies. But reading it was a totally different thing. For the most part, science fiction and fantasy themes reflect what's happening in our current world. If you've never read the genre, you might be very surprised that the stories are very relatable. Like all stories, they talk about the human condition, only they use science fictional settings to tell the tale. Storytelling is how we share information with each other. It’s a thread that connects everyone, whether they realize it or not.

When I came up with the idea for the Hathor Legacy series, I wanted to show what could happen if a corporation took the place of a government. How different would things be for the citizens? I also wanted to talk about hierarchies in society, and how humans will (in my opinion) always find a way to separate "us" from "them." But instead of being preachy or trying to make sweeping statements, I wrote a story about human beings in a future world. They struggle with the same questions and doubts we do here on Earth. Of course, they might have more technology and are scattered across different solar systems, but they are asking the same questions. Who am I? Why am I here? What is my purpose in life?

Writing in this genre allows me to go beyond the contemporary beliefs and mindsets in order to invent new worlds, customs and cultures. I just hope that while readers are being entertained, they can also think a little bit about the world we live in. Perhaps they can see a different point of view, or learn something new about themselves. I think science fiction provides the ability to speculate on, "what if?" Yet the stories are rooted in our shared experiences as humans here on Earth.



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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

"I just got word from security." The words tumbled out so quickly that Azure had to stop to take a breath. "It's Mikal. He's escaped the penal colony on a ship. Novacorp security lost track of it. They don’t know where he is right now."


"He what?" It took her a moment to get her thoughts in order to reply. "But how could he? They did the Burn Order. It was supposed to destroy his mental functions, right?"

"Not all, obviously. The injection was only meant to destroy his PSI abilities. But he was still able to break out of the colony, steal a ship and get past all the security checks."

How had Mikal been able to escape a penal colony? He was supposedly neutralized by the chemical injection he was given after he'd been taken off Hathor. How had he even had the awareness to escape? Yet again, they'd underestimated him.

"He might have had help from someone at the colony," Nadira suggested. "Otherwise, how could he escape? Isn't it maximum security?"

"My child, I have no idea. We're still waiting for an update from the colony," Azure replied, "But we must be on our guard. I'll stay in Nova City until we receive word of his capture."





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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


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GIVEAWAY


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The tour dates can be found here


36 comments:

  1. What a fascinating excerpt.

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    1. Glad you liked it, Jane. Thanks for coming by!

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  2. That was a great excerpt! I wish you continued good luck on the book tour! :)

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    1. Happy you liked it, clojo. Thanks for dropping in!

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    1. Welcome back, Deborah! Happy to see you have continued with your intriguing series. Good luck on the tour.

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    1. Happy you feel that way, Rita. Thanks for popping in!

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  5. Do you have a special time to write or how is your day structured?

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    1. It all depends. I can write in the afternoon and evenings depending on what I have to get done. But usually I lose steam around 10:00 pm.

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    2. Hi Becky! Great to see you, thanks for taking the time to ask a question.

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    1. Happy to share, Victoria! Thanks for coming by.

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  7. I don't usually read science fiction, but this sounds like one I might like to try.
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    1. I hope you do. :) Science fiction comes in so many flavors, there's something for everyone.

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    2. Hope you give science fiction a try, CIT, SFR is my favorite genre. Thanks for visiting!

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to read it, Mary!

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  9. Happy to be a part of this tour, thank you for sharing!

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  10. Looks like an interesting book ;)

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    1. Glad you think so, Simon. Hope you get a chance to read the series. Thanks for visiting.

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  11. Congrats on the tour and I enjoyed reading the excerpt :)

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    1. Good to hear, Lisa. Thanks for popping in!

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    1. I used to, but now I don't. What I've learned is to stop working on the piece that I'm having trouble with, and go on to something else. If I'm having a problem with fiction, I write some shorter non-fiction blog posts. Anything to keep the creative juices flowing. :)

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    2. Thanks for asking the question, Becky, and great idea, Deborah.

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  13. Shared on G+, have a great day!

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    1. I appreciate that, NIkolina! I'm afraid that I haven't quite figured out how to create more hours in the day to deal with all of the social media tasks, lol.

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    2. Hahahahaha, I know how you feel! Shared on Facebook to help you spread the word! :)

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  14. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

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  15. Oh I'm so excited for this one! I've enjoyed the first two books in audio and can't wait for this one. :)

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