Oddly enough, Keir is about the only one of my books where I’ve ever thought about the casting list. In fact, one of my earliest conversations with a fellow author was about who we each saw as the hero. We had some rather differing opinions! And that was only for Keir. I’ve only recently discovered an actress that I would love to have playing my heroine, so when Heidi invited me to cast my characters, it gave me a chance to really think about who else I’d love to see in the film.


AUTHOR: Pippa Jay

DESCRIPTION: A demon waiting to die...

An outcast reviled for his discolored skin and rumors of black magic, Keirlan de Corizi sees no hope for redemption. Imprisoned beneath the palace that was once his home, the legendary ‘Blue Demon of Adalucien’ waits for death to finally free him of his curse. But salvation comes in an unexpected guise.

A woman determined to save him.

Able to cross space and time with a wave of her hand, Tarquin Secker has spent eternity on a hopeless quest. Drawn by a compulsion she can’t explain, she risks her apparent immortality to save Keir, and offers him sanctuary on her home-world, Lyagnius. But Quin has secrets of her own.

When Keir mistakenly unleashes the dormant alien powers within him and earns exile from Lyagnius, Quin chooses to stand by him. Can he master his newfound abilities in time to save Quin from the darkness that seeks to possess her?

Book One of the Redemption series and part of the Travellers Universe. A science fiction romance novel previously released by Lyrical Press Inc. 7th May 2012, Keir is a Readers Favorite Contest Awards Finalist 2012, HOD RWA Aspen Gold finalist (3rd place), The Kindle Book Review’s 2013 Best Indie Book Awards semi-finalist, and a 2012 SFR Galaxy Award Best May to December Romance winner.

Better known as the Blue Demon of Adalucien. A blue-skinned, heavily tattooed outcast, born into a medieval society who view his disfigurement as some kind of black magic. This tortured soul is my hero, and since his name is Irish for ‘dark one’, I guess Aidan Turner (better known as Kili in The Hobbit, or in the recent remake of Poldark) was a logical choice. Actually, he was my husband's suggestion way back when, while Aidan was playing tortured vampire Mitchell in Being Human. It's mostly the hair. :P

Scarlett Johanssen as QUIN (TARQUIN SECKER)
A three-hundred-year-old time traveler who doesn't look her age! Small, red-haired, not a born fighter but she doesn’t take any stick from anyone. I’d love to have Scarlett Johanssen play her. I’m going to admit to a serious girl crush over her portrayal of Black Widow, which is why I chose her for Quin (although Quin isn't so kick-ass). She also happens to be the perfect height for Quin - 5 ft 3. Um, which also happens to be my height too. And I know she can pull off the red hair.

Halle Berry as SUREI
My tetchy avian medic

Gigi Edgley as TALER
Quin’s companion, one of a pair of haemovores (literally blood eaters, though not much like our legendary vampires in any other respect)

Shawn Ashmore as SKY
Taler's brother, the other half of the haemovore pair

Rebecca Romjin as T’RILL
My reptilian queen, (Rebecca Romjin because she’s already pulled off one scaly character as Mystique with the same level of dangerous sensuality that I imagine in T’rill.)

Cory Hardrict as S’RANO
My saurian captain who saves and then befriends my two main characters while they’re stranded on his planet

Daniel Craig as RIALTO
The cold hearted military leader on the backward world of Salusan would be played by Daniel Craig, best known as the latest incarnation of James Bond (though I think he’d make a much better villain than a questionable ‘hero’. He’s certainly the most ruthless and chilling version of 007 I’ve ever watched, and therefore perfect for Rialto).

Guy Pierce as THE EMISSARY
The final villain in Keir and the most terrifying. We don’t really learn much about his past until the very end, but he has no difficulty removing anything that gets in his way, nor any hesitation in carrying out his threats. Guy Pierce has the perfect face and he’s already played a lot of bad guys in the past, so I think he’d slip into the role quite easily and scare the pants off the audience!

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 22 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, Broad Universe, and EPIC, 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.


  1. Love your spec fic inspirations! Thank you for casting your characters, Pippa.


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