Deborah Jay


Deborah Jay writes fantasy and urban fantasy featuring complex, 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 the time. Her taste for the good things in life is kept in check by the expense of keeping too many 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, first in a trilogy and winner of a UK Arts Board award, is available from most ebook retailers. Her eco-Urban Fantasy, DESPRITE MEASURES, (first in a projected 5 book series) is the tale of a Scottish water sprite trying to live as a human, and is currently available on Amazon.

Books By This Author

“The plot had magic, intrigue, suspense, betrayal, and of course a little bit of romance. Although it is book one and there will be more (can’t wait!) it was not left on a cliffhanger. So for those of you who hate to read a book before the whole series is out shouldn’t have a problem with this one.”

“Desprite Measures by Deborah Jay is, on the surface, a light hearted urban fantasy set in and around Inverness, in Scotland. But like nearby Loch Ness, which looms in the shadowy corners of the tale, the surface of the lake doesn’t always show the depths. It’s well done, with a light touch, appealing characters, and scenes that made me yell - Noooo!!! Cassie, don’t do that - without making me think she was a twit. I’m looking forward to book 2.”

“You can’t help but get caught up in the amazing world that Jay presents to her readers. At times I felt like I was watching a reel, I was so caught up in Jay’s descriptions of each and every scene. ”

“You can’t help but get caught up in the amazing world that Jay presents to her readers. ”

“The conflict Ms Jay uses between these characters are so vivid; it's an amazing world she created, that reminded me a bit of Lord of the Rings/The Game of Thrones. ”

“Desprite Measures. Yes, that really is DESPRITE - it will make sense when you read the book. It is available NOW, and you REALLY need to read this book. Desprite Measures is most definitely an Urban Fantasy, with all the myriad characters such implies. However, Ms. Jay goes deeper and wider than your everyday UF. She touches on real issues we are all facing today. And she does it in a way that weaves believably into her story. There are good guys and bad guys, and sometimes, the good and bad blend and meld in ways that make you wonder - where do the lines cross?”

“The author blends urban mythology regarding vampires and the fae, modern witchcraft and the old-time selkie legends well, and pits them against modern ecological issues, such as sustainable power. There is also the age old conflict of truth and trust, and how sins of omission can mess up a life, which makes for great drama.”

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