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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…
Book 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.
Aurora SpringerJuly 19, 2014 at 7:11 am
Enjoyed your excerpt!
DeborahJuly 19, 2014 at 10:57 am
Glad you enjoyed it, Aurora! Thanks for stopping by!
Ed HoornaertJuly 20, 2014 at 11:17 pm
I predict that before the book is over, Nadira will indeed be letting it ALL out!
DeborahJuly 21, 2014 at 11:49 am
You’re right, Ed! 😉 Thanks for stopping by!
Greta van der RolJuly 22, 2014 at 6:52 pm
Nice snippet. The part about how she’d been told to control her emotions piques interest.
DeborahJuly 22, 2014 at 7:50 pm
Thanks, Greta. When I wrote that scene I wasn’t expecting her to react that way. Very interesting when characters take over.