Hey, guys! I’m very excited to be participating in the book tour for Pippa Jay’s When Dark Falls today. I know it’s been a while since I’ve given you a superhero fix, so if you’re looking for one, your search is over! Check this out:
“In a city where Dark Technologies Inc. now runs the show, Kadie Williams has more immediate concerns than the fall of Blaze, their guardian superhero. Almost every morning for the last few months she’s woken up with cuts and bruises on her body, and no idea how she got them. There are no nightmares. No evidence that she sleepwalks, or any sign of a break in. And nothing to tell her who’s been cleaning up after her. As just one of thousands of civilians conscripted to slave away in the labs of Professor Dark, she knew there’d be trouble ahead. But she never expected it to be so bad, or so personal.
Desperate for answers, Kadie looks to the new defender of the night, the only person who can hinder the total domination of Professor Dark—Nocturnelle. The mysterious vigilante superhero came from nowhere with her cybernetic sidekick Shadow, set on putting an end to the brutality of Dark’s regime. But as his laboratories work on a new secret super-weapon, Nocturnelle and Shadow may not be enough to save Nephopolis… or to save Kadie either.”
When Dark Falls is an alternative 1920s superhero romance released by Breathless Press on the 21st November. Add it to your Goodreads shelf HERE. Sign up for Pippa’s no-spam newsletter HERE to stay up to date with releases, cover reveals, sales and giveaways for all her titles and more.
Dark’s footsteps halted at the open door. The harsh sound of his breathing faltered. “What? What is this?” He clanked toward her.
She braced herself. For all the feebleness one might assume from his breathing issues, Dark was no weakling. He’d beaten Blaze, after all.
The footsteps came closer. Nelle risked a peek around the edge of the frosted casket. Dark stood at the head of the sarcophagus, blocking her way to the door.
“Who is in here?” he rasped. “There’s no escape. Show yourself, and your death will be quick. Though not painless.” He hissed out the last before laughing. Nelle’s stomach squirmed. Without further pause, she charged at Dark.
With surprising speed and strength, he grabbed her throat and lifted her from her feet. Fingers crushed her windpipe, and she struggled like a worm in metal tweezers. Damn, she’d never imagined he’d be so strong or so fast. That she’d be so helpless.
“Nocturnelle.” Dark chuckled. “I should have known. Out for a little nighttime jaunt, are we? I hope you enjoyed your visit to my Skylab last night. It will, of course, be your last.”
He tossed her against the far wall, and the impact blasted the strength from her body. Her head smashed into one of the glass tubes, the broken fragments gouging into her scalp. She dropped to the floor, paralyzed, pain hammering into her skull. Something wet trickled down her forehead as she lay there, gasping. Blood? The eerie purple fluid? She couldn’t see.
Dark grasped her hair and yanked her head up. She screamed as he punched her hard in the face, repeatedly. Her face wasn’t invulnerable, and blood pooled in her eye where he’d hit her.
She scrabbled backward but he still held her hair. She twisted, ignoring the pain, ignoring the feel of hair tearing free. If she didn’t get out of his grip, she’d have no chance. With another jerk, she broke loose. She regained her feet and her freedom, and stood braced. Dark faced her, breath rasping as though it was his last gasp. She should be so lucky.
He rammed into her, head first. The impact smashed her into the sarcophagus and would have broken her back if she’d been human. Instead her skin froze to the outer casing, and the pain as she ripped free burned into her back as if lashed by strands of barbed wire. She screamed, and let the sonics rip free—her last resort. The cry blasted Dark across the room and smashed him into the far wall. Tubes of glowing liquid exploded and sprayed across the room. A siren wailed. The heavy metal door of the chamber slowly swung closed.
Emergency seal? She didn’t stop to consider the consequences, and dove for the ever narrowing gap. She made it, but shutters were coming down at either end of the corridor, sealing her in with a slow, steady inevitability. She ran for the window, reached for the skin at her back and threw herself through the glass.
Pain smashed into her skull, and for an instant nothing but that filled her awareness. She opened tear-filled eyes. The tower streaked past her in a blur of dimly gleaming metal and pale lights as she fell. Moving her arms seemed too much effort.
I’m going to die…
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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).