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Hathor Legacy: Revelations on “Other Worlds of Romance” Radio Show

Hathor Legacy: RevelationsMy fourth appearance on “Other Worlds of Romance” hosted by author, Linda Mooney on Blog Talk Radio to read an excerpt from my science fiction romance, Hathor Legacy: Revelations.

The show starts at 11:00 pm eastern. Listen live or to the recorded show.

Click here to listen: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/other_worlds_of_romance/2016/09/22/deborah-a-bailey-returns-as-my-guest-author-on-september-21st

 

 

 

I’ve also been a guest on Linda’s show to read from Hathor Legacy: Outcast and Hathor Legacy: Burn. Check out the links below to listen in!

Hathor Legacy: Outcast
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/other_worlds_of_romance/2014/04/22/deborah-bailey-is-my-guest-author-on-april-21st

Hathor Legacy: Burn
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/other_worlds_of_romance/2014/07/29/deborah-bailey-returns-as-my-guest-author-on-july-28th

 

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Family Pride Lion Shifter Series Pre-Summer Sale

Summer is coming. Fill your Kindle with hot, sexy lion shifter action before the long holiday weekend!

Family Pride: Love & Challenges

Free download for Kindle – 5/21 – 5/25

Amazon buy link:  http://bit.ly/LoveandChallenges

 

Family Pride: Blood Fever

On sale for only 99 cents (regularly 2.99)  – 5/23 – 5/30

Amazon buy link: http://bit.ly/BloodFever

 

Family Pride: Love and Challenges by Deborah A Bailey

Family Pride: Love and Challenges

Business owner Mac MacKinnon is a perfect catch: attractive, ambitious and successful. He’s a member of an old, established pride of lion shapeshifters, but determined to live life as a loner. Except that when Zora Mason walks into Mac’s coffee bar one day and applies for the position of assistant manager, he knows without a doubt he’s met the woman of his dreams.

Can she accept life with a shifter-boyfriend?

Zora knows a lot more about Mac (and the other shifters in town) than she’s been letting on. Falling in love with a sexy shifter is more than she bargained for when it comes to dealing with sibling drama, learning the business, and managing an alpha male who’s used to doing things his way. When a challenge to Mac’s Pride threatens to destroy Mac’s family, Zora has to decide whether to be claimed as his mate in a ritual in front of the pride.

Who knew that love with a lion shifter would be so challenging?

 

Family Pride: Blood FeverFamily Pride: Blood Fever

After claiming Zora Mason as his mate, and fighting off a threat to the MacKinnon pride, Mac is more than ready to get back to managing his coffee bar and settling into mated bliss. But just when it looks like things are quieting down, Mac and Zora find more challenges ahead.

Plans for Zora and Mac’s official introduction the to the pride, and the opening of the new coffee bar may be derailed when, gripped by a mysterious blood fever lingering after the leadership challenge, Mac is driven to the edge of his endurance as he fights to keep his inner lion under control.

Juggling her responsibilities in the business and her position as the mate of the pride leader becomes even more challenging when Zora is forced to confront her fear that Mac is changing into someone she doesn’t recognize.

As the fever pushes Mac to the edge, the revelation of an old, painful family secret proves to be the key to saving Mac’s life. Zora and Mac come up with a plan to end the threat of the fever forever, but that same plan can destroy them both.

Is their love strong enough to defeat the blood fever, so they can live happily ever after as mates?

Reviews

Love it
“This book was free and highly recommend. I’m happy I got to see what was this book about. And I was not disappointed with any of it. Love it” – RaeMisha

I really enjoyed this book
“Good read I had read few of these shifter books and found them interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed”family pride, can’t wait for next book– Marilynn Hodge

*Coming later in 2016: Family Pride: Love & Legacy*

The Secret to a Powerful Author Brand | Kristen Lamb’s Blog

Branding is a hot topic these days. Should an author create a brand? Will it really help to sell more books? This post on Kristen Lamb’s blog answered those questions and more.

I studied the neuroscience behind branding. What made content go viral? Was there something about content that the human brain reacted to positively or negatively? Was all content equal?

Source: The Secret to a Powerful Author Brand | Kristen Lamb’s Blog

Book Signings & the Introvert Author

Book Signings & the Introvert AuthorI’ve had two book signings in my life as a writer. It’s what authors dream of, isn’t it?

Clamoring fans lining up to get your autograph–which is probably more of a fantasy than a reality for most writers.

Still, it’s not a bad thing to wish for.

My first signing was at the dearly departed Borders book store in Princeton, NJ. Located at within a huge mall that was broken into 4-5 individual sections.

Since there was so much traffic for the stores in the various sections, I was sure this would be a good place to connect with a lot of shoppers.

Unfortunately, the bookstore was between two empty storefronts, so there wasn’t much foot traffic (or car traffic either).

No matter, I was primed to go and happy to get the opportunity. It was my first book, Think Like an Entrepreneur: Transforming Your Career and Taking Charge of Your Life, and indie published at that.

But the store manager was eager to feature local writers (and, as it turned out, get more traffic into a failing store).

She set me up with a small table, a banner, pens and some candy (to attract shoppers). For about 2 hours I sat there and smiled whenever someone came over to check my book. Some people just grabbed candy and kept it moving, others stopped to chat.

All in all, I sold 5 books (one to the store manager who was probably looking for a new job ahead of Borders’ demise) and headed off to a friend’s apartment in Princeton for dinner and a much-needed glass of wine.

It hadn’t bothered me that I didn’t have readers lined up. Or that most people who walked in didn’t even look in my direction. None of that mattered. I had a book signing at Borders, and that (and my published book) was the culmination of a lot of work.

My next signing was at the Liberty States Writers Conference in NJ. Not only was I signing, but I was also presenting a workshop with two other authors. I’ve done workshops before, so standing in front of people wasn’t so unnerving for me. But sitting at a table signing copies of my novels was a scary prospect.

Suppose no one wanted to buy one? Would I feel bad when the other authors around me were greeting their long lines of fans? Was I really ready for this?Woman Taking Inventory of Books ca. 2002

As it turns out, I had a fantastic time. The other writers I met were supportive and encouraging. One of them explained how to set up a merchant software on my phone to accept credit card payments. Another lent me one of her stands so I could display my books.

When a few of my friends showed up to buy books–and a couple of people I’d met at the conference stopped by to do the same–my anxieties melted away.

It was fun; it was exhilarating and I soaked up the creative atmosphere with everything I had.

Authors are prone to fears and doubts. Anxieties wake us up in the middle of the night. Blank pages unnerve us. When it’s time to begin a new book, it comes with its own fears as we figure out how to navigate this new territory and hope that at the end of it, our story won’t suck.

No matter how much we’ve written, there’s always resistance whispering in our ears telling us what we can’t do. That’s probably the best benefit of being around other writers and meeting readers. It doesn’t matter if you have 1 reader or 1001. The experience  can give you the fuel you need to keep going.

So yes, even though there are times I’d rather be home writing (or I’m reluctant to put myself out there in crowded settings) I can say that getting out there really is worth it.

If you get the opportunity, just do it. Soak it up. And when you get home, open up your notebook and get to work.

Why I Love Writing Science Fiction

6473906493_637a5f822c_bMy love for science fiction started when I was a young girl watching Star Trek and the Twilight Zone. Stories about aliens and space exploration always caught my attention.

I’ve also got a rather large comic book collection stashed away, with my favorites being Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman (and just about anyone else with a flashy costume and superpowers). So, it wasn’t hard for me to imagine my own characters and to put them into stories.

When I started writing my book, “Hathor Legacy: Outcast,” I knew it was going to be set somewhere in another solar system. Though I didn’t know exactly where! As I worked on it, the history of the planet unfolded and the pieces came together.

In my story, the planet has been colonized by settlers from Earth. After many generations, they developed psychic abilities. These powers allow them to read minds and move objects by using energy from their bodies.

With science fiction, the story elements should be probable and not magical. My heroine has psychic powers–which to some people may seem very unscientific. But then again, is it really?

Depending on which studies you read, maybe not. For instance, if you look at the theories about alternate universes, or time travel–there are a lot of things that might sound like fantasy, but are accepted by the scientific community.

In my story, the characters use aircars. Sounds very futuristic, doesn’t it? Well, I recently saw a story about an aircar prototype. You can fly it, and drive it home after you land. So science fiction becomes fact rather quickly these days.

Readers can see themselves on a spaceship bound for Mars, or in a future settlement on a faraway planet. They can fall in love, encounter alien visitors, or try to survive in a future dystopia.

Sure, a lot of science fiction stories focus on science and technology, but that doesn’t mean they can’t also be fun, sexy and full of adventure.

This post originally appeared on The Reading Addict.

Photo Credit: HJ Media Studios via Compfight cc

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!

This is an excerpt from my WIP–and book 2 in the Hathor Legacy universe–“Hathor Legacy: Burn.”

(Book 1, “Hathor Legacy: Outcast” is available on Amazon.com.)

In this snippet, Nadira is leaving a gathering where she was called into a private meeting with the members of the Guardian Elders. During a conversation with Mikal, an old childhood friend of hers, she discovers his true feelings about the Elders and about her.

“Whatever the Elders think they can accomplish, it won’t work. But I mustn’t criticize Elder Dakar even if I feel his actions are questionable,” Mikal said.

“Are you going to tell me what you mean by that?” Nadira asked.

Mikal looked off in the distance. “Your transport is coming.”

“You’re not going to answer me?”

“I’m his assistant. It’s not my place say anything against the Elder,” Mikal said.”But I know he’ll do everything in his power to force you to comply with him.”

“None of them can force me. That would be a violation.”

The transport trundled up the street and pulled over to the curb. The door swung back with a hiss.

“They’re desperate and afraid of what Novacorp may do to us, Nadira. And desperate people can do violent things.” He reached out and ran his hand along her cheek.

His touch was like fire against her skin, searing her with his open desire. Startled she jumped back and stumbled. “Mikal, don’t. I have to go.” Brushing past him, she climbed into the vehicle and moved to the opposite side of the seat. Sitting there huddled in the corner, she felt vulnerable, like cornered prey.

“I’m sorry if I was too forward, Nadira,” he said, leaning into the cabin. “My emotions overpowered me.”


About the book…

Hathor Legacy: BurnOn the planet, Hathor, a new threat 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. In the meantime, the Guardian Elders have plans of their own for her, and they involve forcing her to sever her psychic connection to Jonathan Keel.
When an unexpected ally gives Jonathan information about the Deshtu that connects them to the fires, things begin to spiral out of control. 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


Guest Post on The Galaxy Express: “On Marketing Sci-fi Romance”

Check out my post on The Galaxy Express: “On Marketing Sci-fi Romance: One Author’s Experience” where I share a few things that I’ve learned from marketing my novel, Hathor Legacy: Outcast.

Thanks to Heather Massey for inviting me to stop by her blog!

Saturday, April 5th will be the kick-off of an Amazon countdown deal for Hathor Legacy: Outcast, and your chance to get it at a discounted price for a limited time!

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.

Security is on high alert and Nadira is charged with protecting Jon. She rescues him from an vicious attack and discovers that the Guardians have another agenda that has nothing to do with solving the crime.

Jonathan finds evidence of his father’s possible involvement, while his attraction to Nadira forces her to confront all she has known about being a Guardian, especially the rule to put duty before her personal feelings.

Struggling with their growing desires, and chased by company security, Jon and Nadira flee the city. But 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.

Available on Amazon.com

The Hathor Legacy Outcast Book Tour Giveaway Winners are…

My virtual book tour with Goddess Fish Promotions wrapped up on Wednesday 2/19. It was a great time and I enjoyed meeting everyone along the way.

Winners of a $25 Amazon gift card and 2 free hard copies of my book, Hathor Legacy: Outcast are:
 
1. Jane Bandy – $25 Amazon gift card Grand Prize 

2. Juliee Fitze – 1 free hard copy of Hathor Legacy: Outcast

3. Heather Baker
1 free hard copy of Hathor Legacy: Outcast

Susan Platt of Booklover Sue$25 Amazon gift card Host Prize 

Thanks everyone!


Book Tour with Goddess Fish – Booklover Sue

This is the last stop on my virtual book tour with Goddess Fish Promotions.

Today my book will be featured on: Booklover Sue.

There’s a giveaway of a $25 Amazon gift card and 2 free hard copies of my book, Hathor Legacy: Outcast (to be awarded to 3 randomly chosen commenters at the end of the tour).

So stop by the blog and leave a comment or two and you’ll be entered to win!

Booklover Sue URL: http://bookloversue.blogspot.com/2014/02/spotlight-interview-and-giveaway-hathor.html

Book tour winners will be announced soon!

Book Tour with Goddess Fish – My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews

For the next week I’ll be on a virtual book tour with Goddess Fish Promotions.

Today my book will be featured on: My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews.

There’s a giveaway of a $25 Amazon gift card and 2 free hard copies of my book, Hathor Legacy: Outcast (to be awarded to 3 randomly chosen commenters at the end of the tour).

So stop by the blog and leave a comment or two and you’ll be entered to win!

My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews URL: 
http://mytangledskeinsbookreviews.blogspot.com/2014/02/deborah-baileys-hathor-legacy-outcast.html#more

Here’s the remaining stop on the tour:

February 19: Booklover Sue