Keir’s Fall by Pippa Jay #Review

Keir’s Fall by Pippa Jay #ReviewKeir’s Fall by Pippa Jay

Series: #2 Redemption
Genres: Sci-Fi Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published on December 7, 2015
Pages: 224
Format: eBook
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A little while back, I read this fantastic story that had me absolutely riveted.  It is still one of my all-time favorite sci-fi romance stories.  Imagine my excitement to discover that there was a book two.

This book really shouldn’t be read out of order or as a standalone.  The Redemption universe, the characters, the background, and more is all introduced in the previous book, Keir.

Keir’s Fall opens about one year after the events that ended Keir.  Keir and Quin have lived in isolation healing and growing their relationship now that are safe and at peace.  But then Quin starts acting oddly and her health is declining so they are forced to leave their isolated seaside cottage and head back into the middle of things.

Quin is shocked to discover what has caused her illness and needs time to adjust.  She has to consult her son so she and Keir travel to the human settlements and visit with Quin’s adult son.  It is awkward for Keir at first, but the family is welcoming of him, alien blue skin and all, but soon after Quin shares her secrets and he has a big adjustment to make, the peaceable human settlement is invaded by the Nercaadi.

Keir pushes everyone to safety, but doesn’t make it and becomes the prisoner of the cold-hearted Nercaadi Empress.  He is horrified to see her capturing humans and converting them into cybernetic warriors to continue conquering all before her.  Keir’s fate is different, but he has no more freedom than those converted and drained of their humanity.  The misery and pain of his new circumstances are only endurable knowing that Quin and the rest are safe.

Quin is beside herself and desperate to rescue Keir.  But she is barely herself and needs to consider more than herself now.  Quin’s pain is beyond anything when she learns Keir’s fate.  They were so happy and now she wonders if she will ever be happy again.

Well, this second installment was full of the colorful and unique settings and peoples, the tight and dangerous situations, the character and romance development, and the chilling villain that I came to appreciate in the first book.  This segment of the story moved quickly and was shorter, but had depth and heart that kept me breathless and flipping pages madly to see what was going to happen.  I loved the twists and turns and those pivotal moments.  The ongoing romance between Keir and Quin was satisfying and I love them as a couple.  I enjoyed meeting the new characters and reuniting with others.

And now, I am back in that waiting time for the next release, but at least I know there are more installments and the projected release dates.

All in all, this second installment was a good follow-up to the first.  I would most definitely recommend this series to sci-fi romance lovers who like their sci-fi to feel like it is really otherwordly and unique.

My thanks to the author for providing a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Challenges Met:

Romance Roundabout #51 Sci-Fi R
Literary Pickers #50 explosive
Diversity #11

About Pippa Jay

After spending twelve years working as an Analytical Chemist in a Metals and Minerals laboratory, Pippa Jay is now a stay-at-home mum who writes scifi and the supernatural. Somewhere along the way a touch of romance crept into her work and refused to leave. In between torturing her plethora of characters, she spends the odd free moment playing guitar very badly, punishing herself with freestyle street dance, and studying the Dark Side of the Force. Although happily settled in the historical town of Colchester in the UK with her husband of 21 years and three little monsters, she continues to roam the rest of the Universe in her head.

Pippa Jay is a dedicated member of the Science Fiction Romance Brigade and Broad Universe, blogging at Spacefreighters Lounge, Adventures in Scifi, and Romancing the Genres. Her works include YA and adult stories crossing a multitude of subgenres from scifi to the paranormal, often with romance, and she’s one of eight authors included in a science fiction romance anthology—Tales from the SFR Brigade. She’s also a double SFR Galaxy Award winner, been a finalist in the Heart of Denver RWA Aspen Gold Contest (3rd place), the EPIC eBook awards, and the GCC RWA Silken Sands Star Awards (2nd place).

You can stalk her at her website, or at her blog, but without doubt her favorite place to hang around and chat is on Twitter as @pippajaygreen.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.
  • Cara Bristol

    Love to see SFR getting attention!

    • Oh yes, I adore the sci-fi romances, Cara. 🙂 This is one of the best for worldbuilding and atmosphere.

    • Pippa Jay/Pip Green

      The Delighted Reader is a big supporter of SFR.

  • That cover is creepy

    • And that would be one creepy villainous in the story. Chilly chick! LOL

  • Those black eyes on the cover are so creepy, it gave me the chills. I probably wouldn’t pick this one up based on the cover. It does sound like a great book and I like the sci-fi romance genre. Both the romance and the sci-fi elements sound well done and it’s always fun to meet with old familiar characetrs and meet new ones. Great review!

    • Yes, that cover does give one a shiver. I’m more a blurb person so I probably would have grabbed it b/c it’s sci-fi romance. It was great getting a second book after I loved the first one. The books have a good strong alien feel which I like.

    • Pippa Jay/Pip Green

      Sorry if the cover scared you! Is it wrong that I’m glad it gave you the chills though? She *is* meant to, but now I’m worried it might put people off…

      • I guess it depends on the reader? I think some like the creepy covers and the cover might make them curious about the book, but for me I probably wouldn’t check out the book based on only seeing the cover. Those all black eyes just creep me out.
        Then again it is the second book in the series right, so the cover of the first book might be more important (and I checked and that one isn’t creepy), if people read the first book they probably will read the second book no matter the cover.