Keir by Pippa Jay #atozchallenge

The A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2013   is almost reaching the halfway mark. Can’t believe how fast April is speeding by. I’m co-hosting AZ on Amlokiblogs, so drop me a comment there if you have something to say about the challenge itself. On this blog, I’m featuring mostly indie-published book excerpts for all of April. I love reading, and supporting author-friends, and this is a good way to do both.

Today, for K, I give you a scifi romance: Keir by Pippa Jay, a book that promises sweet romance, some violence, and plenty of adventure.

Keir by Pippa Jay
Keir by Pippa Jay

Elevator Pitch: Outcast from his own world, Keir must accept and master his alien heritage to save the woman he loves, or face the rest of eternity alone.

Excerpt: As she raised her hands in defense, he grabbed her right arm and twisted it behind her back, pulling her against him and sending them both crashing to the ground. Pinned beneath his weight and with one arm trapped, Quin went limp. The fight was over. They lay face to face, hearts pounding in unison and panting from their efforts.

“Nice move,” she said, a smile curving her lips. “Now you’re learning.”

“Thank you.”

Keir stared down at her for a moment. With his own arm trapped beneath her, they lay locked together in a tight embrace, Quin acquiescent in his grasp. The sparring had added a warm flush to her skin. The heat and softness of her body beneath his crowded into his awareness. Even through the coarse fabric of their combat gear, he felt the rapid flutter of her heartbeat.

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Readers of romance can now indulge their cravings in outer space– this sounds unusual, at least to me. Are you a scifi, or romance fan, or neither (like me) ? I’ve read the occasional scifi and also romance, but not enough of either to be considered a fan. Have you read scifi romances before? Would you consider getting this one?

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  1. thebnc

    I’m definitely intrigued. I’ve not read a whole lot of sci-fi romance (although I have read, separately, a lot of science fiction and a lot of romance) but I’d love to branch out more into the genre.

    Also, the excerpt? Very sexy. 🙂

  2. Kira Lyn Blue

    My brain cannot process the phrase “sci-fi romance” and I really can’t figure out why. I like paranormal romances because they’re usually pretty action heavy and you’d think sci-fi ones would be, too. So why the mental block? No idea. Maybe I should give it a try just to challenge my preconceived notions.

    • pippajay

      Kira, this seems to be the big issue with scifi romance. Plenty of people love the paranormal and urban fantasy variety, but somehow readers don’t seem to migrate across.

  3. Simi K. Rao

    I wanted to first thank you for following my blog. It is nice to see a fellow writer liking my work. As far as books go, I’m not much of a scifi fan though I must say there is one book that was recommended to me and which I liked very much- Fledgling by Octavia Butler. 🙂

  4. chinks

    Neither a hard core sci-fi nor lovey dovey kind of romance fan. But the combo?? I guess I’ll check out. Love comingbackto yourblognowand then:)

  5. kirstyes

    Hi, I’m not usually a big reader of romances, not as the main point of the story, but who doesn’t love a bit of love. The guy on the front cover of the book reminds me of Drogo from Game of Thrones.
    The extract looks interesting – maybe the scifi aspect is what I need to get me into romance.

  6. Aequanimitas23

    I’m a scifi fan, for sure, and I enjoy scifi books with love stories, but I’m not sure I’ve ever bought a scifi romance novel. Interesting. 🙂 Thanks for the intro!

  7. urbanbookthief

    Sounds like a good ‘un – I’ve not actually heard of this book, so must give it a read. I have found for me that there has been a natural progression from reading urban fantasy to sci-fi books. Perhaps it has something to do with the amount of world building needed to pull it off?

    • pippajay

      Interesting to hear that you’ve gone from urban fantasy to scifi. Agreed, most speculative fiction takes more world building than contemporary.

  8. Christina Channelle

    I’ve never really been into scifi and I think it’s just because I never tried it. I do need to branch out from my typical urban fantasy or contemporary genre that I tend to read and write. From what you post, it seems interesting and a good read. I can be a romance fan but it’s got to be more than strictly romance or else I may lose interest.

  9. kristin

    I don’t read much of either sci-fi or romance and I doubt I would find this book and read it. But, if there were more here, I would read that 🙂

    • pippajay

      I’ve had guys read and rate this book, but I have to admit – my publisher’s target audience is probably more likely female than male.