"Not a typical zombie story." Restless In Peaceville BY @pippajaygreen #ya #paranormal

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Restless In Peaceville

Written by Pippa Jay

Genre(s): YA, paranormal, zombies



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Welcome to Peaceville, population 2067 and rising...from the grave... 

Luke Chester has had enough. He’s the school geek, the girls laugh at him, he’s lost his dead-end job at the pizza place, and in the midst of the world’s messiest divorce his parents don’t even know he exists. An overdose of his mom’s tranquilizers and a stomach full of whiskey should solve all his problems...

But they don’t. Instead, Luke finds himself booted out of the afterlife for not dying a natural death, with nowhere to go but back to his recently vacated corpse and reality. How the hell is he going to pass for one of the living without someone trying to blow his brains out for being one of the undead?

And it just gets worse. He’s got to fight his own desperate craving to consume the living, evade the weird supernatural hunter who’s having a field day with the new undeads rising, and there’s this creepy black shadow following him around. Add to that the distraction of female fellow undead Annabelle burning to avenge her own murder, and clearly there’s no rest for the wicked. Jeez, all he wanted to do was R.I.P.

A YA zombie story, originally published by Lycaon Press, 20th August 2014.

Warning: contains some bad language and moderate gore.

An excerpt from

Restless In Peaceville

"There." Annabelle snaps the second set of stitches with her teeth and packs her sewing stuff away in the box. "That's the best I can do."

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Fans are saying

Not a typical zombie story!

Zombies. Right after teen dystopian tales, I can't tell you how many zombie stories I've read, especially since The Walking Dead got popular. By rights, zombies are murderous undead who have no coherent thoughts except for "Brains...". Right? Wrong. Not in Restless In Peaceville.

You start the book in the afterlife itself, with Luke being told that, because he committed suicide, he couldn't go to Heaven or Hell. Very Catholic reasoning there. So he gets sent back to his dead body. He's coherent, and very frightened. What makes it worse, there's another newly risen girl, too!

The book escalates from there, taking the reader on an emotional journey, detailing both of the teens' difficult lives. But it's not all feels. There are vampires, witches, revenge plots and hunters...and not the Winchester brothers type!

In 45k words, we're given an undead thrill ride perfect for teens and adults alike. You get a little of everything, even romance, and it all meshes together easily for a quick, fun read you'll want to keep rereading.

Poignant, funny, and as one should expect in a Pippa Jay novel: a surprising twist at the end.

I’m going to stop insisting I don’t like zombie books.

The reason why I keep saying that is because
a) I don’t believe walking dead zombies exist,
b) It’s hard to fall in love with them, since they have decaying body parts and
c) they smell.

So typically, I ignore all things Zombie. Then Pippa Jay re-releases a zombie book.

I’ve never read a book that Pippa Jay has written that I haven’t liked.

And that remains true upon reading Restless in Peaceville.

It’s serious one moment, then you’ll be laughing at one of Luke’s funny one-liners, then you’re feeling bad for the zombie couple as they try to make sense of their new weird life.

And I so didn’t see the ending coming. In fact, it surprised me so much, I read it twice.

You don’t have to love zombies to love this story, but like me, you may start to question why you are so against zombies upon reading this book. In the hands of a talented author, they can be most entertaining.

Author Bio

Pippa Jay

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 indulging in freestyle street dance and studying the Dark Side of the Force. Although happily settled in historical Colchester in the UK with her husband of 22 years and three little monsters, she continues to roam the rest of the Universe in her head.

Pippa Jay is also a committed member of the SFR Brigade - a community of science fiction romance authors dedicated to writing and promoting the very best of the genre - and a member of Broad Universe and EPIC. She blogs sporadically 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), the EPIC eBook awards, and the GCC RWA Silken Sands Star Awards (2nd place).