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Meet Deborah Jay, author of the Urban Fantasy Novel, Desprite Measures

Brains to Books Presents Deborah Jay!

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Book: Desprite Measures – a Caledonian Sprite novel

Book blurb: On the surface she's a cute and feisty blonde; a slender pocket rocket fitness coach. But Cassiopeia Lake has a secret; she's really a force of nature – an elemental.

Water sprite, Cassie, has lived undisturbed in her native Scottish loch for eons. Now, one encounter too many with modern plumbing has driven her to live in human guise along with her selkie boyfriend, Euan. It’s all going fine - until a nerdy magician captures Cassie to be an unwilling component in his crazy dangerous experiment.

Escape is only Cassie’s first challenge.

She’s smitten by her fellow prisoner, the scorching hot fire elemental, Gloria. But how do you love someone you can never touch?

And what do you do when your boyfriend starts to hero-worship your persecutor? Not to mention that tricky situation of being the prize in a power contest between two rival covens of witches.

So when Gloria’s temper erupts and she sets out to murder the magician, can Cassie keep her loved ones safe from the cross-fire, or will she be sucked into the maelstrom of deadly desires and sink without trace?

Author Bio: Deborah Jay writes fast-paced fantasy adventures featuring quirky characters and multi-layered plots – just what she likes to read.

Living mostly on the UK South coast, she has already invested in her ultimate retirement plan – a farmhouse in the majestic, mystery-filled Scottish Highlands where she retreats to write when she can find time. Her taste for the good things in life is kept in check by the expense of keeping too many dressage horses, and her complete inability to cook.

She has a dream of a day job riding, training and judging competition dressage horses and riders, and also writes books and magazine features on the subject under her professional name of Debby Lush.

A lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy, she started writing her first novel aged eight, and has never stopped. Her debut novel, epic fantasy THE PRINCE’S MAN, won a UK Arts Board award and was an Amazon Hot 100 New Release. The second book in the series is due out shortly.

Her eco-Urban Fantasy, DESPRITE MEASURES, (first in a projected 5 book series) and the companion stand alone short story, SPRITE NIGHT, tell the tale of a Scottish water sprite trying to live a human life in the Scottish Highlands, and are currently available on Amazon.

She has also published a multi-author anthology of science fiction and fantasy tales on behalf of her writer’s group, including stories from such well-known names as Tanith Lee, Liz Williams, Cherith Baldry (aka Erin Hunter), and many more. Included in the anthology is Jay’s SF short, PERFECT FIT, a story of genetic manipulation. Connect with Deborah on Twitter: or on Facebook:

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