Welcome, Pippa Jay!


A warm, friendly welcome to author, Pippa Jay. We are celebrating her book, Gethyon, a young adult science fiction novel!

Pippa is awarding prizes to random commenters, so be sure to enter at the end of this post!

BLURB for Gethyon:

Abandoned by his mother after his father’s death, Gethyon Rees feels at odds with his world and longs to travel the stars. But discovering he has the power to do so leaves him scarred for life. Worse, it alerts the Siah-dhu—a dark entity that seeks his kind for their special abilities—to his existence, and sets a bounty hunter on his trail.

When those same alien powers lead Gethyon to commit a terrible act, they also aid his escape. Marooned on the sea-world of Ulto Marinos, Gethyon and his twin sister must work off their debt to the Seagrafter captain who rescued them while Gethyon puzzles over their transportation. How has he done this? And what more is he capable of?

Before he can learn any answers, the Wardens arrive to arrest him for his crime. Can his powers save him now? And where will he end up next?


To whet your appetite even further, here’s a short excerpt from Pippa’s book:

He couldn’t move. His feet seemed pinned to the floor, his muscles locked into rigid immobility. The Siah-dhu howled at him, their voice leeching all will and all power from him. Despite the sparks of power within him, the darkness writhed through his gut, gnawing with jagged teeth as it twisted though his mind. It was hunger magnified a thousand times, as if the vacuum of space had opened up inside him. He fell to his knees.

Gethyon. Not quite a voice, not quite any sound he had ever heard, the Siah-dhu called his name. The roiling mass drew closer. A chill gale blasted over him and snatched all the breath and warmth from him, sucking the life out of him.

“No.” The single word snatched him back from the edge. He hadn’t come so far or lost so much to surrender. As the Siah-dhu pulsed toward him intent on his consumption, he forced himself up again and turned his back on the shadows. It was the hardest thing he had ever done, to resist that pull into oblivion. The edges of the black cloud twined around him, incorporeal fingers striving to grasp him, seething forward to swallow him…

The world disappeared.

About Pippa:

A stay-at-home mum of three who spent twelve years working as an Analytical Chemist in a Metals and Minerals laboratory, Pippa Jay bases her stories on a lifetime addiction to science-fiction books and films. Somewhere along the line a touch of romance crept into her work and refused to leave. Between torturing her characters, she spends the odd free moments trying to learn guitar, indulging in freestyle street dance and drinking high-caffeine coffee. Although happily settled in historical Colchester in the UK with her husband of 20 years, she continues to roam the rest of the Universe in her head.








One commentator on each blog stop will receive four bookmarks and a $5 Amazon or BN gift card. One randomly drawn commenter during the tour will win a green crystal pendant charm. Both contests are open internationally.

Click Here to Enter!

Enjoy! I look forward to reading your comments!

And as always, thanks for stopping by!




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22 responses to “Welcome, Pippa Jay!

  1. Mary Preston

    So many elements to excite. Such as what was the terrible act Gethyon committed?


  2. It’s fun to have some mystery, isn’t it? Thanks for writing, Mary!

  3. Thank you for hosting me, Brenda, and for the warm welcome. 🙂

  4. Catherine

    Pippa…I LOVE your author picture on this post. Love the “feathers for hair” style. I see on your Twitter page that you’re a Whovian, as am I. Who do you think will be the next Dr. Who? The net is just full of speculation…with some folks saying that it should be a woman. That would just blow my mind!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

    • Love those feathers, too, Catherine!

    • Aww, thanks Catherine! I did that for a concert I went to.
      And ooo, well. I don’t believe it will ever be a woman. Much as I’m all for girl power, somehow the Doctor becoming female just doesn’t sit right in my mind (even though I once wrote a fanfic eons ago where I did that). However, I’d love to see the Rani – a female Gallifreyan criminal – come back, just as the Master did. As for who will be Who… I’m going to say Russell Tovey. 😉 Who do you think or who would you like it to be?

  5. Shannon

    Thanks for the great excerpt, you really left us hanging there wanting to know what is going to happen to him

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  6. Jacki Page

    I’m reading Gethion at the moment & loving it. Nice to meet up with Quin again, having been introduced to her in Keir. Really enjoying the book…the relationships developing as Gethion matures & discovers more about himself. Is this a one off, Pippa, or do you plan to develop this strand?

    • Hi Jacki, so glad you’re enjoying it! Well, the sequel Keir also stars Gethyon and ties up loose ends from both stories, and I’m currently waiting on a contract for that one. But I *am* tempted to write Gethyon another story because I had so much fun writing his adventure.

  7. Chelsea B.

    Ohhhh! Intriguing!


  8. bn100

    Sounds interesting
    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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