02 August 2014

Review: Tethered by Pippa Jay

She can kill with a kiss. But can assassin Tyree also heal one man’s grief, and bring peace to a galaxy threatened by war?

For Tyree of the Su, being an assassin isn’t simply something she was trained for. It’s the sole reason for her existence. A genetically enhanced clone—one of many in Refuge—she’s about to learn her secluded lifestyle, and that of all her kind, is under threat by a race capable of neutralizing their special talents to leave them defenseless.

For Zander D’joren, being a diplomat has not only cost him his appearance, but also the love of his life. Scarred, grieving, he must nonetheless continue in his role as co-delegate to the fearsome Tier-vane or risk a conflict that could only end one way.

Now both of them need to keep each other alive and maintain a perilous deception long enough to renegotiate the treaty with the Tier-vane, or throw their people into a war that could wipe out Terrans and Inc-Su alike. But there’s more at stake than humanity, whether true or modified. Can the love growing between them save them both? Or merely hasten their destruction?


I am an avid fan of Pippa's, so I was ecstatic to get a hold of her new release. Safe to say that I was not disappointed. Though Tethered is a shorter work, she manages to pack a lot of action and character development into 135 pages. Tyree is instantly likeable and even though she's part of an alien race and an assassin, she's full of awesome and win. She's hired to protect diplomat Zander D'joren, a human. The problem is that Tyree isn't a bodyguard--she's used to killing, not protecting. And worse, she's forced to pretend to be Zander's deceased wife and co-delegate Mirsee, a defective Inc-Su. There's a tangled web of lies and assassination attempts woven throughout the story, and a lot of Tyree getting knocked down a peg or fifteen. The book is beautifully written, full of vibrant language and visuals befitting the science fiction genre. And the love story she weaves between Zander and Tyree adds to the overall plot rather than detracting like romances often can.

I very much love the world Pippa has developed and look forward to spending more time in it. If you are a fan of science fiction romance, do yourself a favor and pick up Tethered.

Buy links:

Breathless Press - http://www.breathlesspress.com/index.php?main_page=product_free_shipping_info&cPath=6&products_id=597 (and for the whole of August, Breathless Press is offering 50% off to celebrate their 5th birthday!)

Smashwords – http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/455540

Bookstrand – https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-tethered-1562948-343.html

All Romance ebooks - http://www.bookstrand.com/tethered-0

Amazon US – http://www.amazon.com/Tethered-Pippa-Jay-ebook/dp/B00M4P6J36/

Amazon UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tethered-Pippa-Jay-ebook/dp/B00M4P6J36/

Add it to your Goodreads TBR here – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22085149-tethered

To celebrate the release of Tethered, Pippa is giving away a super-awesome necklace!

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 a YA science fiction novel—Gethyon—published through BURST (Champagne Books), three self-published short stories (Terms & Conditions Apply, The Bones of the Sea, and Reboot), 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 http://pippajay.co.uk, or at her blog http://pippajay.blogspot.co.uk, but without doubt her favorite place to hang around and chat is on Twitter as @pippajaygreen.
Blogs –
Adventures in Scifi - http://www.pippajay.blogspot.co.uk
Spacefreighters Lounge - http://www.spacefreighters.blogspot.com

1 comment:

Laurie A. Green said...

Can't wait to read Tethered! The story sound so inventive and hooky! Great review. Thanks for the giveaway, too.