Thursday, December 13, 2012

Interview with author Pippa Jay

Seeing as I'm giving away her book KEIR (yes! I am! Check the end of this post for the giveaway) I'm pleased to welcome sci-fi author Pippa Jay to my blog today. I've recently discovered Pippa's books, and what can I say, I've really enjoyed them!

(P.S. You can check out Pippa's interview with me here. We authors are friendly like that.)

Welcome, Pippa!

Thanks for having me!

What genre/s do you write in? 

Generally scifi, with or without a dash of romance, but I’ve been known to stray into the nearby realms of fantasy too.

Why do you write? 

Because not writing is simply not an option. I love escaping into other worlds and torturing my characters.

Where can we stalk you?

Upcoming releases? 

I’ve just released a hot science fiction romance short story titled Terms & Conditions Apply, originally written for an anthology that never happened.

“Welcome to Venus Ascendant, a Public Grade space station in the Andromedan Galaxy. With our open-to-all policy, any being in the universe can find their perfect R & R, romantic getaway or dangerous liaison at our purpose built resort. The on-board empathic AI Ganesa ensures that anyone coming to Venus Ascendant will find their heart’s desire, with suites that transform from luxurious boudoirs to sunset-lit beaches to dark BDSM dungeons. So come to Venus Ascendant and find exactly what you’re looking for!”

It was meant to be a romantic getaway for Marie and the love of her life Jaisen; a chance for him to get to know her better after months of her denying him more than a few stolen kisses. Instead, Marie finds herself dumped and alone on Venus Ascendant with no credit for a transmat and the next starship home not due for another hour.

But the all-seeing AI isn’t going to leave anyone aboard the space station with their dreams unfulfilled. Marie's boyfriend might not have made it to the station, but there are others willing and able to take on the role - even if they aren’t entirely human.

Previous releases?
The Bones of the Sea, a free scifi short, available at
Keir, a science fiction romance available from
Lyrical Press Inc.

What are you working on now?

I’m polishing up a scifi rom short for the SFR Brigade anthology while I’m waiting on edits for a YA scifi novel - Gethyon - due for release in June 2013 with the BURST imprint of Champagne Books. I’ve also got another sfr novella I’m preparing for submission, and a dark space opera and a gritty superhero romance on the go.

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. In between torturing her various 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 19 years, she continues to roam the rest of the Universe in her head.
 Thanks, Pippa! 

Now, do you want to win one of Pippa's books? Of course you do. Just leave a comment here -- or scroll down to yesterday's giveaway post and comment there -- for a chance to win KEIR by Pippa Jay, and BIRTHRIGHT by Valerie Parv.

Book giveaway ends Wednesday night. Make sure to leave your email address! Remember, you'll also go in the draw for a $50 bookstore gift card at the end of the giveaway part-ay.


  1. How fun! Your books sound amazing - guess I'll be adding them to my read list.

    1. Thanks, Virginia. And thanks for having me over, Erica. :)

  2. Great interview for a great author!

    1. Email address: patrickstutzman (at) swtft (dot) com

    2. Hi Patrick! Thanks for visiting :)

  3. Oooh, great interview. :)

  4. Hi Pippa,
    Great interview. Love the Keir book cover. Nice tats on that man. :-)


    1. Hi Celia, great to see you here. Yes, love that cover and the tatts, sigh. ;)