Thursday, October 29, 2015

Author Showcase: Pippa Jay

Please join me in welcoming Pippa Jay to the bloggity for an Author Showcase. I do love doing an Author Showcase since I get to get all excited about an author, oftentimes one I have not read before. I love learning about new authors and adding to my already large TBR!! Pippa is all about the scifi romance. One of my favorite sub-genres in romance. Please give her a warm welcome.

scifiHi, I’m Pippa Jay and I’m a scifi geek. I say that unashamedly. I grew up watching original Star Trek and Doctor Who because both my parents were fans. At the age of eight I saw Star Wars: A New Hope for the first time, and Luke Skywalker became my first crush. It was the story that took me from writing fantasy to scifi. I would practice swinging my sister’s majorette stick around like a lightsabre and wanted my own X-Wing. Or the TARDIS. Or more recently the Milano and a quick dance with Starlord. I still dream of being whisked into space and shown the stars, preferably by the tenth incarnation of the Doctor... *coughs*

As a child I read books on space and astronomy, and hung model spacecraft from my ceiling. I could recite the names of dozens of stars and tell you what colour, magnitude, and what constellation they were in or how many lightyears away. Science fiction and science fact were my addiction, and I wished for the day that both would be one and the same thing.

Of course, we’re still a long way off. While invisibility shields, instant teleportation, and Star Trek-like tricorders are actually becoming reality, we’ve not yet cracked faster-than-light travel and I still live in hope I’ll be around to see the first person set foot on Mars (a mere hop from Earth compared to the nearest star systems with Earth-like planets). In the meantime I’ll just keep writing adventures crossing time and space, of romances that can withstand the test of other worlds and cultures, to fill in the gap until we actually make it further out among the stars and maybe encounter an alien race or three. And who knows, they might be more than friendly. ;)


Redemption #1
By: Pippa Jay
Released May 7, 2015
Self Published

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A demon waiting to die...

An outcast reviled for his discolored skin and rumors of black magic, Keirlan de Corizi sees no hope for redemption. Imprisoned beneath the palace that was once his home, the legendary ‘Blue Demon of Adalucien’ waits for death to finally free him of his curse. But salvation comes in an unexpected guise.

A woman determined to save him.

Able to cross space and time with a wave of her hand, Tarquin Secker has spent eternity on a hopeless quest. Drawn by a compulsion she can’t explain, she risks her apparent immortality to save Keir, and offers him sanctuary on her home-world, Lyagnius. But Quin has secrets of her own.

When Keir mistakenly unleashes the dormant alien powers within him and earns exile from Lyagnius, Quin chooses to stand by him. Can he master his newfound abilities in time to save Quin from the darkness that seeks to possess her?

A science fiction/time travel romance novel previously released by Lyrical Press Inc. 7th May 2012, Keir is a Readers Favorite Contest Awards Finalist 2012, HOD RWA Aspen Gold finalist (3rd place), The Kindle Book Review’s 2013 Best Indie Book Awards semi-finalist, and a 2012 SFR Galaxy Award Best May to December Romance winner. Book One of the Redemption series and part of the Travellers Universe, Keir was re-released with new material on the 7th May, 2015. Book Two - Keir’s Fall - will release in November 2015, with a companion side story - Reunion at Kasha-Asor - releasing in May 2016.



    Amidst the noise and flashes, the sound of movement drew his gaze aside. Quin had stepped out onto the adjoining balcony to lean nonchalantly on the ledge and admire the show. The light display forgotten, Keir immersed himself deeper in the shadows and watched her instead. Like his first sight of her in the Adalucien prison cell, it struck him how small she was, and how different to anyone he had ever known. Quin had unbound her hair, which now formed a wild red halo around her face. Her formal robes had been exchanged for a short, black slip that ended mid-thigh, and a long-sleeved robe of black lace. The gentle curves of her slim figure showed through the fabric. His eyes strayed to the white skin of her legs, like fine marble shaped and smoothed. What would it feel like to touch? Cool like stone? Or warm like velvet, soft as silk?
    Unease tightened his muscles, and he tried to drag his gaze away. A Salusian woman would never expose herself like that. Never show so much skin and be so uncaring about it.
But then, Quin is not Salusian. And she does not know I am here. I should not be looking.
Even as he thought it, even as he berated himself for it, his gaze drifted back. A smile arched her lips as she watched the skies, as enchanted as a child. A stronger gust of wind brushed the hair back from her face and folded the satin cloth of her outfit around her figure.
    So beautiful…
    Sudden elation overwhelmed him, combined with the heat T’rill had inspired. Desire wrapped tight arms around his body. The heady mix stole his breath. No. Shame burned his skin. Quin was his friend, the first he had ever had, and the only person to show him kindness in more years than he could count. Yet at that moment he wanted more. For the first time in remembrance, he wanted to touch and be touched in return. To hold her and have her return his embrace freely, with more than a friend’s affection. To feel her white skin under his fingertips. To brush the hair from her face as the breeze did now, and run his fingers through it.
    His thoughts dishonored her gift of friendship to him.


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About the author

auAfter spending twelve years working as an Analytical Chemist in a Metals and Minerals laboratory, Pippa Jay is now a stay-at-home mum who writes scifi and the supernatural. Somewhere along the way a touch of romance crept into her work and refused to leave. In between torturing her plethora of characters, she spends the odd free moment playing guitar very badly, punishing herself with freestyle street dance, and studying the Dark Side of the Force. Although happily settled in the historical town of Colchester in the UK with her husband of 22 years and three little monsters, she continues to roam the rest of the Universe in her head.

Pippa Jay is a dedicated member of the Science Fiction Romance Brigade, Broad Universe, and EPIC,  blogging at Spacefreighters Lounge, Adventures in Scifi, and Romancing the Genres. Her works include YA and adult stories crossing a multitude of subgenres from scifi to the paranormal, often with romance, and she’s one of eight authors included in a science fiction romance anthology—Tales from the SFR Brigade. She’s also a double SFR Galaxy Award winner, been a finalist in the Heart of Denver RWA Aspen Gold Contest (3rd place), the 2015 EPIC eBook awards, the 2015 LERA Rebecca, and the GCC RWA Silken Sands Star Awards (2nd place).

You can stalk her at her website, or at her blog, but without doubt her favorite place to hang around and chat with her on Twitter.

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  1. Oooh I love this cover! This one looks interesting.

    1. Isnt' the cover great? It's so dark and mysterious. A bit different from other sci fi romance covers I've seen.

  2. Thanks so much for hosting me, Deanna!

  3. Pippa, thank you for visiting the blog today. I love the sound of Keir. It sounds like it has a certain depth and darkness to it that would be intriguing. I hope to read it one day.