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This is an excerpt from my new book, “Hathor Legacy: Outcast” which is the first in a series.
In this snippet, Jonathan and Nadira are being pursued by security and have taken refuge from a storm. While they’re at the house, Jon has a nightmare about the mine where his father was presumed to have been killed during a robbery.
Rocks moved beneath his feet. Another step would send him tumbling over the edge of a precipice. Digging his fingers into the openings of the slick, machine-blasted walls, he groped his way back from the edge…
“Jonathan! Wake up, Jon.” A soft voice echoed through the darkness. Calling him back.
His eyes snapped open as he gasped for air. “What? Where am I?”
Nadira was kneeling on the bed in front of him, her gold-flecked, brown eyes shimmering. “You were dreaming. The storm’s over. We have to go.”
He sat up and ran his hand through his hair. “How long was I asleep?” A dream? It felt real, right down to the dust he still tasted in his mouth. But why would he dream about being in the mines?
“Almost an hour. I was talking to you and all I heard was a snore.” She eased off the bed.
“I don’t snore.” Stretching, he joined Nadira at the window.
The sea was back to its regular sapphire blue calm, the waves gently lapping onto the shore.
About the book…
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.