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Thursday, 28 June 2012

Angels vs Demons Blog Hop - The Blue Demon of Adalucien


Welcome to my stop on the Angels vs Demons Blog Hop! I want to introduce you to my demon - Keir - and tell you how he earned his nickname. I think you'll love him. :)

A demon is a supernatural, often malevolent being. An unclean spirit. A force of evil that would possess humans beings and drive them to terrible acts.
Or so early Christianity would have us believe. The Ancient Greek word daim┼Źn means spirit, without any of the dark associations. My demon in Keir is human - a child with human parents. But his discoloured skin shocks the medieval-level society into which he is born. Without the knowledge to explain his condition, they revert to superstitious reasons. His own people condemn him as a demon for nothing more than his appearance:

His bare torso was the rich blue of an evening sky, the long, unkempt hair a knot of black curls tangled at the nape of his neck. Deep black tattoos, resembling some form of runic lettering, were carved into every inch of his skin.
“See, girl? That is the Blue Demon, a curse on the city of Adalucien and friend to nae living soul.” The old man shook his head and sighed, as if under a dreadful burden. Women hid their children’s eyes or made mystical gestures against the creature that had entered their grounds. 
A terrible fear and anger rose in Quin, not for herself but for Keir, helpless and half-naked in the midst of a hostile gathering. No words could rescue him from this. She saw the knife lift for another strike and clawed at the man who held her, shrieking urgently for Keir.

What becomes of my demon? You'll have to read the book to find that out. ;-)


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? 

Available from Lyrical Press Inc., Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk

And as a little incentive, I'm offering a $10 (or equivalent) Amazon Gift Card to one random winner who comments on the blog. Remember, everyone who comments also gets entered into the draw for the grand prize! Please, please makes sure you include your email address in your comment to qualify, otherwise we have no way to contact you if you win. Don't forget, the more blogs you visit and comment on, the greater your chances of winning - check out the list below. Good luck to you, and enjoy. :) 

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ONE winner gets a Kindle Touch & ONE winner gets a $60 Amazon or Barnes&Noble Gift Card.

47 comments:

  1. Keir and Quin sod interesting.

    riverinaromantic AT aol DOT com

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  2. I'm an angel sort of gal. Nice images today.
    sherifredricks at charter dot net

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  3. oooooo -- and the book is every bit as good as it sounds! (I can say so having read it!)

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  4. A blue demon, that's a new one for me. That's ok as long as he's got a smokin' body.

    acm05atjuno.com

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  5. Keir looks great, I look forward to checking it out!

    BK
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  6. Love your book cover. Sounds really good. Can't wait to find out what happens.
    Sue B
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  7. thanks for participating in the hop and hope you have a great time!!!

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  8. Demons are my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  9. Interesting excerpt. I wondering when his blue skin and tattoos appeared or if his parents hid him away when he was young. The cover is really good.

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  10. Sounds really good. Thanks for sharing!!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  11. I'm an angel lover...the book sounds really good!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  12. Thank you for sharing!

    Demons are my favorite!!

    sionedkla@gmail.com

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  13. I love demons!

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. Thanks for sharing! Keir sounds great :)
    laceyblossom1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. KEIR looks amazing. I may switch from Angels to Demons.

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  16. Oh boy! That cover is hot! Added Keir to my tbr!
    andieleah78@gmail.com

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  17. I just added Keir to my must have list. I look forward in reading it.

    Thanks,
    Tracey D
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  18. I so wanna read your book! A blue demon? Awesome!
    molly(dot)frenzel(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I pick Angels. Gale pgan427@yahoo.com

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  20. I am partial to demons.
    Yvette
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  21. I want one of each. I need the good and bad to balance me.

    proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. I love angel warriors.

    Caity_mack@yahoo dot com

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  23. Woohoo! I love blog hopping!
    What a great way to discover new blogs and visit with old friends. Everybody wins this way!

    Team Demon all the way! <^_^>
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.

    reneebennett35(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. I want both Angel and Demon!! A little Nice with a little Naughty! MM MMM!!
    Mel
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  25. I prefer passionate Angels that would give up Heaven for a human's Love.

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  26. Who doesn't love a bad boy? Demons for me baby!
    mawmom@gmail.com

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  27. I can't wait to read this one Pippa!! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Viajeradelmar@aol.com

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  28. Demons all the way to hell and back.
    r.d1@myfairpoint.net

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  29. I love bad boy/warrior angels.
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  30. Keir and Quin sound like an intersting couple! Thanks for the giveaway! P.S. Love both demons and angels!
    suz2(at)cox(dot)net

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  31. i like angels. bad boys are sexy, but sometimes they're just too much drama. emily joy drake at gmail dot com

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  32. Sounds like a very good book. I love a good Demon story.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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  33. Shanna Roberson1 July 2012 at 01:49

    I am all for a sexy demon story! :)
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  34. Keir sounds like a fantastic read!

    Demons are the ultimate bad boys, and I have a major "thing" for bad boys, so I'm definitely a Demon-snuggler!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
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  35. Team demon. Love your cover.

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  36. I like demons in the winter-they keep you warm and angels in the summer-their wings keep you cool...LOL

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  37. I'm not surprised that Christianity has turned demons into the bad guys. I think Keir sounds awesome. I love demons over angels.

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  38. I'm definitely intrigued by Keir! I like both angels and demons overall in literature, but often I prefer demons, especially those with a bit of a soft side. I particularly like Al from Kim Harrison's Hallows series

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    Thanks!

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  39. Very interesting! I am looking forward to reading more!!
    LIsa
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  40. Can't wait to meet Keirlan :) Thank you for participating in this fun hop. Today I am choosing fallen angels!
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  41. I like angels, but I love demons.

    Thanks for the chance! I have added Keir to my book wish list.

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  42. Nice excerpt. I like demons.

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  43. Fallen Angels! Okay, maybe demons. I love bad boys! :D Thank you for the awesome giveaway!
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  44. That's one awesome cover and excerpt! Left me wanting more! Will definitely add that to my TBR!

    Both demons and angels are good. I like them both. :)

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  45. First your books sounds interesting. I am a new follower sent here by the Awesome Nikki @ CEWTNK. to see your very impressive list of book reviewers wow it is awesome. And I look forward to reading your book and reviewing it on my blog sometime. Anna @ Read Between The Lines

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  46. Nice post. Team Demon FTW!
    Thanks,
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  47. Thank you to everyone for visiting, and for the wonderful comments. This contest is now closed. I'll be choosing my own winner here using Random.org and announcing it later. The grand prize winners will be announced on Carrie Ann's blog. :)

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