Monthly Archives: July 2014

Hathor Legacy: Burn Book Launch Events

The book launch continues!

7/27 – 7/31

*Hathor Legacy: Burn is a free download for Kindle. Click here to get your copy!

 

7/28

*I’m featured on “Meet the Author Mondays” on the Science Fiction Romance Brigade blog
http://sfrcontests.blogspot.com/2014/07/meet-author-monday-deborah-bailey.html

 

*The terrific Linda Mooney is having me as a guest on her Other Worlds of Romance radio show at 11:00 pm EDT.  Click on the link to listen to the recording.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/other_worlds_of_romance/2014/07/29/deborah-bailey-returns-as-my-guest-author-on-july-28th

 

 7/29

*My author interview is featured on the Smart Girls Love Sci-Fi blog
http://smartgirlsscifi.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/author-interview-deb-bailey/

 

8/3

Amazon GC Giveaway
Goddess Fish Virtual Book Tour Launch Party – 9:00 am to 9:00 pm eastern time

http://goddessfishparty.blogspot.com/

 

8/13 – 10/29

*The virtual book tour with Goddess Fish begins on August 13th.

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August 20 – The Avid Reader

August 27 – Booklover Sue

September  3 Blood Moons and Nightscapes

September 5 (Free Friday promotion) – Romance Novels in Color

September 10 – The Reading Addict

September 17 – Book ‘Em North Carolina

Oct 1 stop at Long and Short Reviews

October 8 – Emma Weylin

Oct 15 stop at It’s Raining Books

Check back for updates!

 

SFR Brigade Presents Hathor Legacy: Burn

SFR Brigade Presents is a regular feature where authors post snippets of their published works and WIP.

Check out the other authors here and read more about their books!

 

  1. Anna Hackett
  2. Sue Ann Bowling
  3. Aurora Springer
  4. Greta van der Rol
  5. Ed Hoornaert

This is an excerpt from my new novel, Hathor Legacy: Burn, book two in the Hathor Legacy universe!

Check it out here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LW95G7K

In this snippet, Nadira is in a medical evacuation center or “medi-evac.” She was caught in an ambush of a security team and used her PSI abilities to fight her way out. Now she has to rest in order to regain her strength. She’s had a few shocks up to this point (with more to come) and Jonathan is concerned that she’s taking on too much without giving herself a chance to recover.

“You look tired,” she said, as she ran the tip of her finger along his face, following the line of his squared jaw. Stubble pricked and tickled her skin, encouraging her to continue her exploration. If she allowed herself to feel something now, she’d have to feel it all, and she wasn’t sure she was ready for that.

Jon captured her hand and pressed it to his lips. “I didn’t know how to find you. A security officer told me about the warehouse fire. When I got there, they told me to check the medi-evac. I heard you calling me.”

Had she? She couldn’t remember now. In fact a lot of the attack was hazy, without clear definition, like waking up and trying to remember a dream. “I couldn’t save them. I tried and I couldn’t.” Tears welled up in her eyes, making her feel ashamed.

Emotions were to be controlled at all times. That’s how Zina had trained her, and that’s what she had always fallen back on. But now, it wasn’t working.

“Let it go,” Jonathan said. “It’s all right.”

“No.” She shifted and turned her back to him. “Stop. Just go. Come back in the morning.” She wasn’t ready yet. If she let it out now, she’d never be able to stop.

Hathor Legacy book one, “Hathor Legacy: Outcast”  and book two, Hathor Legacy: Burn are available on Amazon.com.)

 

About the book…

Hathor Legacy: BurnBook Two of the Hathor Legacy SeriesOn the planet, Hathor, an old threat re-emerges that may destroy the fragile alliance between the Guardians and Novacorp. When Nadira is called to investigate a rash of fires throughout the city, she discovers the Deshtu, another group with PSI powers who have been purposely kept in the shadows.

Working to uncover the source of the fires, Nadira learns the brutal truth about the origin of the Guardians. The Guardian Elders have plans to make Nadira more powerful, and she may be forced to sever her psychic connection to Jonathan Keel.

When an unexpected ally gives Jonathan information about the Deshtu that connects them to the fires, he becomes a convenient scapegoat for the opposing factions. Nadira puts her life on the line to solve the crime, while the Elders make their move to remove Jonathan from her life forever.

As time runs out, the Guardians prepare for a clash with Novacorp that could plunge the planet into chaos, and a final betrayal forces Nadira to risk everything to save herself and Hathor.


“Hathor Legacy: Burn” Book Launch

Hathor Legacy Burn AmazonHathor Legacy: Burn, book two in the Hathor Legacy universe is now available on Amazon.com!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LW95G7K

Click the link above to get your copy. (Kindle version only right now. The print version will be available at the end of July.)

I’ll be posting updates when the virtual book tour starts on August 13th, so hope you can join me at the tour stops.

About the book:

On the planet, Hathor, an old threat re-emerges that may destroy the fragile alliance between the Guardians and Novacorp. When Nadira is called to investigate a rash of fires throughout the city, she discovers the Deshtu, another group with PSI powers who have been purposely kept in the shadows.

Working to uncover the source of the fires, Nadira learns the brutal truth about the origin of the Guardians. The Guardian Elders have plans to make Nadira more powerful, and she may be forced to sever her psychic connection to Jonathan Keel.

When an unexpected ally gives Jonathan information about the Deshtu that connects them to the fires, he becomes a convenient scapegoat for the opposing factions. Nadira puts her life on the line to solve the crime, while the Elders make their move to remove Jonathan from her life forever.

As time runs out, the Guardians prepare for a clash with Novacorp that could plunge the planet into chaos, and a final betrayal forces Nadira to risk everything to save herself and Hathor.

Cover by Steph’s Cover Design

 

Hathor Legacy Worldbuilding Part 2 – the Novacorp Corporation

4261440602_5e3c5f9585_oHaving worked in a few of the big companies such as AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, JC Penney, I was exposed to corporate culture for most of my working life.

If you’ve never worked inside a large corporation, good for you. 🙂 Actually there are good corporate environments, just as there are terrible ones. It all depends.

But one thing I learned over the years is that there are common denominators in corporate life, and they inspired me to create Novacorp Gallactic, Incorporated for the Hathor Legacy universe.

In that universe, the planet Hathor is the corporate HQ for a corporation that controls several solar systems in our galaxy. According to the history, Hathor was discovered in the year 2234. (See Part 1 and my post for the SFRB blog hop for more info!)

After its discovery and subsequent terraforming, settlers from Earth were selected to colonize the planet. Unfortunately after their arrival, a disease spread through the population, ultimately giving rise to the Guardians.

Hathor probably would’ve been abandoned after such a devastating event, but the planet had valuable resources, such as crystals and other precious gems, some of which were being used as power sources.

So, after the disease passed and other companies began arriving and staking their claims, Novacorp executives realized that they’d like to own all of the resources. In order to do that, they had to control the planet. This is what led to the Corporate Wars, (which is referenced in my upcoming book, Hathor Legacy: Burn). Instead of corporate takeovers and fights in the boardroom, these fights involve troops.

As I mentioned, Novacorp’s corporate culture is based on the environments I came to know in my work history. Here are some points that influenced my worldbuilding:

Emphasis on the collective and not the individual – corporate is great for emphasizing teamwork, over individual desires. There’s constant pressure to conform to the culture and not be an outlier. Working together for the good of the company is supposed to outweigh individual ambition (though that’s not always the case in the real world or on Hathor).

Rewards based on a hierarchy – the people at the top get most of  the perks, and the Novacorp senior managers get most of the spoils. They wear brown suits to differentiate them from the regular corporate workers who wear grey suits.

In most of the corporations I worked in, the “workers” were in cubes, with the size (and sometimes the color) indicating the employee’s level. Managers were usually in offices (or in larger cubes) and the size was based on how high the manager was in the hierarchy. If you had an office with a window, you were very special! A corner office (more windows and more floor space) meant you were on the fast track.

Established pecking order & lots of bureaucracy – the heroine, Nadira is the most powerful Guardian, so her position is higher than most Guardians. She reports to the Sentry Leader, a corporate manager who, in turn, reports to the company senior managers.

Novacorp executives are the elite of the planet. They only answer to the Novacorp board of directors. The thing is, there are so many levels of senior managers that no one is really sure who they are!

The company provides everything – when I was in corporate, there was a tendency to get very comfortable. Why not? With benefits, subsidized cafeterias, discounts on company-made products, gyms, employee wellness programs, credit unions, etc., you had no reason to go outside the company for anything. It was easy to become a “company man” or woman without even trying.

Novacorp runs everything from education to retail to food production to the weather. Society is broken down into four main groups: the Novacorp employees, the wealthy business people and company executives, the Guardians, and the people who are native to Hathor (descendants from various waves of settlers) who also work for the company in some capacity or another.

In the Hathor Legacy universe, there is always tension between the all-powerful corporation and the powerful Guardians. That relationship impacts the lives of Nadira and Jonathan (the hero). Their mothers take drastic measures to fight back against the status quo, resulting in sacrifice and loss for both families.

I’ll share more about the Hathor Legacy universe in upcoming posts. So look out for them and the launch of Hathor Legacy: Burn, book two in the series, later this month!

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