Surfing the net for images gave me this one of a US musician whose face I 'stole'. It was the closest I had seen for the one that was in my head. To me, this is EXACTLY how Keir looked.
This, and the following photos are from a list of top 50 male actors that Lauri found, and that we researched heavily in a hunt for the perfect Keir. Yeah, research is a torturous thing! Milo Ventimiglia was the first.
Sean Maher. Another choice for the part. Firefly fans might find his face familiar. :) Let me know if you're getting bored yet....
Tom Welling was Lauri's first suggestion. And about the only one of these that I recognised, having watched one or two episodes of Smallville over here in the UK. Bit typecast tho?
This was (oddly) my husband's choice of actor for Keir. I was quite pleased that he chose Aidan Turner as the image he got from my descriptions of Keir, although not the one I would have chosen myself.
But this was the image that my publisher came up with for my cover. It probably isn't how I saw him in my head to begin with, but I adore it. (And strangely not too far off Aidan Turner either). So this is my Keir now. :)
Keir - a science-fiction romance available 7th May 2012 from Lyrical Press Inc:http://www.lyricalpress.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=81&products_id=513
Outcast. Cursed. Dying. Is Keir beyond redemption?
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?
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So that was the shortlist for the male lead. Based on the images above, can you make any suggestions for actors you think might fit the role? If you let me know in the comments with your contact details, there's a $10 Amazon Gift Card (or UK/AUS equivalent) up for grabs to one lucky person. And if you hop over to my blog here from the 7th May there's a special release day prize available internationally. There's also a list of the tour dates and places, with copies of Keir to win, or you can jump straight to the Lyrical Press Inc site here where all new releases are 30% off for the first week. :)