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This is an excerpt from my new book, “Hathor Legacy: Outcast” which is the first in a series.
This snippet continues the scene from last week. Jonathan and Nadira (being pursued by security) have been hiding in an abandoned house waiting for the storm to pass. Now the storm is over, but the security team is much closer than they thought.
“Too bad I didn’t stay awake.” Jon pulled his boots on. “We could’ve done something else to pass the time.”
She narrowed her eyes at him, the hint of a smile on her lips. “We didn’t have time for that.”
“There’s always time for that,” he replied, slipping into his shirt.
“Jonathan, you are just–”
“Damn it! What’s that noise?” From deep inside he felt a vibration scraping his nerve endings. Wincing, he ran to the window.
There was nothing out there but a flock of brown birds gliding across the water.
“I don’t hear anything,” Nadira said, as she reached out to him.
Jon rushed out of the room and was halfway down the stairs before he heard Nadira’s footsteps behind him. The door swung open and he bolted out onto the sand.
A black aircar was slowly heading in their direction. It was hovering lower to the ground than usual, probably scanning the area as it traveled.
“It’s Zina. Hurry, Jon you have to go find Matt’s house. It can’t be much further now. I’ll get her to stop.”
“No,” Jonathan said. “We’re going together.”
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.
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Cary CaffreyFebruary 8, 2014 at 12:50 pm
Exciting! And, Jon's right. There's always time!
Deb BaileyFebruary 8, 2014 at 3:01 pm
Ha! Priorities, priorities! 🙂
Heidi Ruby MillerFebruary 8, 2014 at 2:57 pm
More and more intriguing each time, Deb! Enjoying the story.
Deb BaileyFebruary 8, 2014 at 3:05 pm
Thanks! Glad you're enjoying it.
Veronica ScottFebruary 10, 2014 at 12:08 am
Tense! Too bad they missed their opportunity for a little close encounter of their own…excellent excerpt, loved the shift in mood.
Deb BaileyFebruary 10, 2014 at 3:34 am
Thanks! They'll get another chance at that encounter later!
Ed HoornaertFebruary 11, 2014 at 6:57 am
Don't you just hate it when aircars land just when the mood is right for love? I know I do.<br />Thanks for sharing, Deb!
Deb BaileyFebruary 11, 2014 at 6:19 pm
LOL! Your comment made my day. Thanks, Ed!