Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Book blurb blitz stop for Gethyon by Pippa Jay

Today is a book blurb blitz tour stop for the young adult science fiction novel, Gethyon by Pippa Jay, available from BURST.

One lucky commentor on each blog stop will receive four (4) bookmarks and a $5 Amazon or BN.com gift card. One randomly drawn commentor during the tour will win a green crystal pendant charm. Both contests are open internationally. To be entered for a chance to win, use the Rafflecopter link below. To increase your chances of winning, visit other tour stops and enter there.


Blurb:
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?

Excerpt:
Gethyon sat alone on the edge and stared into the heart of the fire, a bottle of cheap grade alcohol in hand. The acid taste of it churned his stomach but he still took the odd gulp from it for appearance’s sake.

“Hello there.” The bright voice snapped Gethyon from his brooding, and he glanced up. A girl with silver skin and black tiger-stripe markings smiled down at him, her crop of red hair almost blood-colored in the twilight.

He lifted a hand in silent greeting.

“You’re Gethyon, aren’t you? Gethyon Rees?” Despite the blandness of his welcome, she hunkered down into the sand, wiggling her backside in an effort to get comfy and with a crooked grin on her lips. A sliver of unease coursed down his spine at her expression. It reminded him all too closely of another face, one with hair a paler shade of auburn and sapphire eyes. He nodded confirmation.

“I’m Jinxuri Chei-har of the Veen,” she said.

This time Gethyon couldn’t restrain a smile. “That’s some name.”

The girl shrugged. “I didn’t choose it. But you can call me Jinx if you like.” At that she thrust out a hand toward him, and after a moment he took it. Sudden pain splintered through his arm into his chest, and he yanked his hand free to massage the feeling away. He stared at Jinx, but she seemed unperturbed as she continued to grin at him.


Author bio:
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.

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8 comments:

Pippa Jay said...

Thanks for hosting me, Lisa. :)

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Shannon R said...

Thanks for the great excerpt, sounds like something you're not going to want to put down

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Chelsea B. said...

Thanks for sharing!

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bn100 said...

Nice excerpt

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Catherine Lee said...

Gethyon is an interesting name. What does it mean? How do you choose/create your proper names?
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Mary Preston said...

Jinx sounds so striking and I love her full name.

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Pippa Jay said...

Hi Shannon and Chelsea, thank you very much!
Catherine - Gethyon is from the Welsh name Gethin - I 'borrowed' it from a redhaired co-worker, lol. My names come from all sorts of places - real ones from baby name books that I sometimes tweak to make new ones, completely made up ones, or even some of those annoying CAPTCHA codes.
Mary, thank you - Jinx is a big favourite.