Thursday, June 13, 2013

VBB: GETHYON by Pippa Jay


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?



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.

About the author:

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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One commentator will receive four bookmarks and a $5 Amazon or BN gift card. :-) Don't they look awesome?

One randomly drawn commenter during the tour will win a green crystal pendant charm. Both contests are open internationally. :-)

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This is Not my usual type of book but in an effort to be more well rounded, I figured that I'd point it out. The cover and the book marks look really cool. If I were going to try a sci-fi book, I'd at least think about trying this one. :-)

Do you like Sci-fi books? 

What do you think of the cover?

Thank you for commenting! Don't forget to enter the Comment Incentive Giveaway. The link can be found at the top of the page!


  1. Thanks for hosting me, Brenda, and for the compliments on the cover and bookmarks. :)

  2. Does the name Gethyon have a meaning?


    1. It's taken from the Welsh name Gethin, which means swarthy. (Shh, I actually borrowed the name from an old work colleague who happened to have red hair. I just like it!)

  3. I think the cover is great. I wish I could design like that. I enjoy sci fi books most of the time. This one does look great.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  4. I do like reading sci-fi... less now that's true but i started english with starwars novel and star trek's ones from my brother's collection^^.
    now i like to read some sci-fi from time to time for example i like gini koch because her books have a lot of humour in it but i did read more authors and i discovered some excellent books.

    this book is tempting because of the mysteries, i also wonder if his twin sister also have some powers ( perhaps more latent) because if it's only him it's strabnge ( only the man of teh species have powers perhaps)...

    so lot of questions i hope to see answered if i do read this book however after looking a little about on goodread i do have a question because i'm really interested

    Is this book part of a series? can it be read as a stand alone?

    The cover is not that original for a sci-fi book but the panel of colors is well chosen and the bookmarks are great and i would be happy to add them to my collection

    thank you a lot for opening your giveaway to international.


    1. Hi Isabelle,
      Thank for stopping by to comment. This *can* be read as stand alone, but is linked to another novel I have called Keir (a science fiction romance) which is set 20 years after Gethyon. :)

    2. so this one is like a prequel of sort i guess, good to know ^^ and your book are available in print which is a great bonus. Would you recommend to read this one first or to start with Keir?

      i would definitively give it a try if the opportunity present itself

      thank you a lot for answering too

    3. Yep, it can be considered as a prequel. Gethyon won't be available in print for a while but that will happen in the not too distant future. Keir *is* in print. I'd suggest starting with Gethyon now it's out. :)

  5. Brenda, it's not my usual reading material either but I agree that the cover is enchanting and the blurb is interesting. Might well consider this for my TBR!

  6. I love in sci fi reading that there are no limits, you can make anything into reality without being limited by what is possible and what is not. Glad you gave this book a chance

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

    1. Thanks, Shannon, the no limits thing is why I love to write scifi as well.

  7. Ohhhh even more intriguing!


  8. I love the cover and I love sci fi books!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. It does have a great cover! I havent really read much sci-fi. I love the genre though. I watch alot of it. I will definitely give this a try. :)

  10. Thanks for all of the comments. I am glad to put the spotlight on a new genre for a change. :-)

  11. Sci-fi is usually not my cup of tea but,if the storyline is compelling and is filled with humor ,I do widen my horizons :)
    I like the cover and the Colour combinations used,the fonts impressive :)
    The excerpt is intriguing enough to tempt me!
    Thank you for sharing and for making it international,and providing a chance to win!
    Appreciate it :)
    Best Wishes,
    Sydney W

  12. I love sci-fi movies, but am not much a big fan of the books for the cover, the green color gives it some kind of alien vibes which is interesting :3

  13. This sounds great - and the pendant would be an amazing win - love that colour. Thanks.

  14. I love sci-fi books, and this one does sound pretty cool. And the cover rocks!

  15. I enjoy some sci-fi books, especially the Dune series by Frank Herbert.