Outcast. Cursed. Dying. Is Keir beyond redemption? For Keirlan de Corizi–the legendary ‘Blue Demon’ of Adalucien–death seems the only escape from a world where his discolored skin marks him as an oddity and condemns him to life as a pariah. But salvation comes in an unexpected guise: Tarquin Secker, a young woman who can travel the stars with a wave of her hand. But Quin has secrets of her own. She’s spent eternity searching through space and time with a strange band of companions at her back. Defying her friends’ counsel, Quin risks her apparent immortality to save Keir. She offers him sanctuary and a new life on her home world, Lyagnius. When Keir mistakenly unleashes his dormant alien powers and earns instant exile from Quin’s home world, will she risk everything to stand by him again?
Another guest review post. This time, by my good friend Karen. -Kat
Loved this book! Keir was a fantastic read. The hero (Keir) and the heroine (Quin) had so much rich character development. Both of them were riddled with emotional–and physical–scarring; however, it was beautifully woven into the storyline to make them stronger people. Together they were able to overcome their insecurities.
Keir is packed with action, adventure, intrigue and spicy love scenes…but one of my favorite things was the role reversal. Keir was the inexperienced one, and I loved that Quin taught him–not just how to make love, because that was hot–but how to experience life and to open himself up to forgiveness. Keir suffered a great many things, but Quin was there to support, encourage and bring him back to life.
A few of my favorite lines from the book:
“I am not friendly. I am dangerous.”
He felt her presence in his mind still, like cool hands soothing his fevered thoughts. It both disturbed and comforted him. Was she an angel in human guise? Or some demon sent to torment him before delivering him to his final hell?
His words filled her with a sadness so sharp she had to fight down tears.
He screamed for help as they took him through shadowy streets to an unknown place, but no one came.
Why am I such a sucker for tortured souls?
“We weren’t meant to have these powers, Keir, but it’s how we use them that defines who and what we are.”
“Friends may easily become enemies. Prosperity attracts envy. We must always be wary of complacency and misplaced trust.”
Would learning the truth justify the risk?
For the first time in remembrance, he wanted to touch and be touched in return. To hold her and have her return his embrace freely, with more than a friend’s affection. To feel her white skin under his fingertips. To brush the hair from her face as the breeze did now, and run his fingers through it.
He leaned close to her, and the darkness of his eyes seemed to swallow her soul. “Your fears will come to pass.”
I have more, but pretty soon I’ll be quoting the entire book! So go buy it! 🙂 Keir is a must read!