Thursday, December 18, 2014

Welcome Breathless Press Author Pippa Jay

Please give a warm welcome to Breathless Press author Pippa Jay as we talk about their new book, No Angel.

Can you please tell us about your latest/upcoming book(s)? It’s a futuristic urban fantasy short along the lines of Bladerunner with angels and demons. It centres around Lucien, formerly a guardian angel, but now condemned to serve Satan as an incubus for daring to kiss a mortal woman.
How did you come up with the idea for this story? It started with a submission call for angel stories from my publisher, but also from two TV/film characters: Peter Capaldi as the Angel Islington from the BBC’s TV adaptation of Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, and Jude Law’s Gigolo Joe from the film AI. Gigolo Joe does this move in the film where he half turns and swishes his jacket out around him, and it’s an image that’s really stuck in my head as something that would catch any woman’s eye (and probably mens’ as well). And Capaldi singing I’m In Heaven in Neverwhere is the same - not seductive as such, but quite mesmeric. I also had this really fun idea of who I wanted to cast as His Infernal Highness as the story - don’t know why or how the idea came about, just one of those flashes of insanity, but it’s amused some of my readers so far.

Who is your ultimate "book boy/girlfriend"? You know, that hottie you read about and drool over. Well, aside from my own characters, I have a real thing for Ethan, a Mechatronic Automaton from CE Kilgore’s space opera, Ghost in the Machine. And he’s blue, which happens to be my favourite colour. Did I mention he’s a machine? Maybe that’s why Gigolo Joe ended up as inspiring another of my characters too...

Who is your Celebrity crush? And what would you do if you ever meet them? Oh, David Tennant. Loved him as the tenth Doctor. I’d probably either gush horribly and embarrass myself or be too star-struck to squeak a word. Hoping for a hug might be too much...

If you could collaborate with another author on a secret project, who would you pick to work with and why? Jaine Fenn, who I admire as an author very much. But I think I’d be too scared to ever suggest it!

No Angel
Paranormal Romance
Breathless Press
Available at Publisher

How far would you fall for love?

Centuries ago, guardian angel Lucien committed a terrible sin. He gave into his own desires and revealed himself to the mortal woman he'd been charged to protect. By kissing her, he condemned himself. Torn of his wings and his angelic powers, thrown down into the City Below, Lucien now serves Satan as an incubus who claims souls for his master from the City Above, and who feeds on the energy stolen from his mortal lovers. Dark, sexy and charming, he's been top of his league for decades uncounted.

Until His Infernal Highness decides to send Lucien looking for a lost angel. Lucien has no idea what he did to deserve such a punishment, and the touch of an angel could destroy him. Yet the challenge and the potential kudos of seducing one of his former heavenly kin leads him on.

But when he finds the angel, he learns he still has more to lose than his already forsaken soul.

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Teaser Excerpt:

A new burning consumed his body. He wanted to reach out and hold her. Wrap his arms around her, and drown in her kiss. But even as he took one shaky step toward her, the light and goodness within her scorched him and he staggered back a step, one arm thrown up to shield himself.
"Lucien." Her voice washed over him like a sweetly scented summer breeze. He dared to drop his arm and look at her again.
"Miranda." Her name came out as a growl, and he cursed himself for it.
Her frown deepened. "Lucien, what's happened to you?" She took a step closer and he shied away. No matter how she'd come to him, welcomed him, her angelic powers could still be deadly. "Oh, my love, what have you become?"
My love. The words cut him as deeply as the priest's forgiveness. The pain stirred his resentment. She had been the cause of his fall. The reason for his torment. And now she was scolding him for it?
"What I am is what you helped turn me in to." He raised his head, glared at her. "What I am is because of you."
She shook her head. "Is that really what you think? That it's all my fault?" Tears glimmered in her eyes. "I've watched you for a long time now. Waiting for the right time to come to you. I've seen how your existence has come to trouble you more in the last decades. How the tasks set to you have crushed what remains of your soul."
Lucien snorted. "My soul? I lost that with my heart. And my wings."
"No. You didn't. You hate what you do. You sealed your heart in stone to protect yourself, but you can't bring yourself to fully give into the darkness, no matter what."
Lucien shuddered. "You're wrong."
"You know I'm not." She took another step toward him, and though he tried to back away he found himself trapped against the brick wall. She put up her hand, palm outward, as if to touch him. His breath stalled in his chest and his whole body might just as well have become stone. He couldn't move.

About the Author

After 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 21 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, 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), 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 is on Twitter as @pippajaygreen.
You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and Wattpad

Blogs –
Adventures in Scifi -
Spacefreighters Lounge -

1 comment:

Pippa Jay said...

Thanks for hosting me!