Friday, 6 November 2015

The SFRB Showcase - Never Wake A Sleeping Redhead #scifi #romance #spaceopera

Hello! Welcome to this month's SFRB Showcase. I'm so excited to finally be able to share some snippets from my long overdue sequel to Keir - Keir's Fall, book two in the Redemption series. It's been a long time coming, and especially as I've really struggled with the edits this past month. But release is imminent, so today I'm sharing a scene from near the start of the book (and slightly after the opening excerpt posted in the back of Keir). The hero has just returned from a fishing trip, but he's still not learned there are some things the heroine won't tolerate...

Fragmented sunbeams fell through the gauzy insect netting at the windows to pattern the smooth timber floor. Keir paused, and his breath caught. Dappled light touched the woman sprawled across the bed, asleep under a woven blanket in shades of blue. Her tousled red hair half-covered her face, one arm was folded across her stomach, and the other laid palm upward on the pillow beside her head. The elfin face was childlike, her skin pale gold with freckles scattered over her small nose, her expression one of contented oblivion.
His chest tightened. Even now, it seemed beyond belief that he should be here, that he should have such a peaceful life and someone as beautiful and loving as Quin to share it with. The idyll of Kasha-Asor would be nothing without her by his side. Each day with her was a blessing. All the more so because he had once believed her dead by his own actions.
On impulse, he lifted the netting aside, but as his shadow passed over her, her gray eyes snapped open. In a flurry of blankets, she leaped from the bed and knocked him to the floor. Pain speared through his body as she straddled him and pinned his hands.
“Never,” she told him in a low growl, “ever try to sneak up on me in bed!”
Winded, he could only nod, and she gave him an impish grin before leaning down to kiss him. Freeing himself from her grip, he slid his hands slowly along her back as he returned her kiss, ruffling the short, turquoise shift she wore. The pain faded into irrelevance as he buried his fingers in her hair and pulled her close. Her lips were sweet and hot, her body warm and soft against his. The scent of azuri flowers filled his nostrils, and heat spiraled through him.
“Ahmiri.” The Metraxian word for soul mate had become his special name for her, and her kisses deepened. For a few blissful moments, he lost himself in her response, in the fiery glow of her thoughts. Then she sat up, shattering the rapture as she disentangled herself from his embrace.
“Where are you going?”
You can check out another excerpt from Keir's Fall at the 'It's An Alien Invasion!' event at Allie Ritch's HERE from the 7th, or pop back here from the 7th to read another snippet. And to celebrate the upcoming release, the digital format book one is now reduced to $0.99 (or the local equivalent) across all retailers until the end of 2015!
A Science Fiction Romance Novel
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  1. Great title for your post, Pippa. He should've known better. ;)

  2. Ah Sweet lovers. I guess they will be blown apart in the Fall.

  3. Sweet, sexy moment. But if I know my Pippa Jay, all hell is about to break loose :)

  4. Some people just wake up grumpy and then soon regret it.

  5. A beautiful excerpt, loved all the details, right down to his pet name for her. Terrific worldbuilding!

  6. Looking forward to reading Keir's continuing adventures.


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