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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Character Review #5: Quinn O'Conor

Welcome to my fifth character review where I discuss Keri Arthur's HOT vampire Quinn O'Conor. If you have no clue who he is, then you obviously haven't picked up any books in the Riley Jensen series. Riley herself is half vampire, half werewolf, and a sexy, female guardian that can kick ass with the best of them. In the very first book of her series, Full Moon Rising, we get to meet Quinn, a much older vampire that has all kinds of secrets.

I have to admit that once we got to know Quinn I didn't like him very much. He wasn't very nice to Riley and made it pretty damn obvious that he was using her. His reluctant desire for her just pissed me off and every time she gave in I wanted to take away her bad-ass chic card. However, losing her seemed to be the best thing for him (sorry for the spoiler). I haven't read the entire series. In fact the book I'm giving away is the last one I bought but never actually read. Why have I "broken up" with this series? I honestly don't know. My tastes as a reader have changed and at the moment I'm not curious enough about what happens next to read Deadly Desire. However, Keri Arthur is an awesome writer and I highly recommend her to every reader of paranormal romance and hot urban fantasy. Most likely I'll decide in a couple of months that I must know what happens and buy the last three books.

So, let's talk about Quinn. He is a standard vampire in that he drinks blood, avoids the sun and is centuries old. He is intelligent and cunning which can be frustrating when he uses Riley for what he believes to be a higher purpose. He has lots of money, lots of charm and he is HOT! As I stated earlier he does eventually redeem himself (well, as far as I read in the series) and treats Riley better. He turns from asshole to hero and is the character that stood out to me the most in this series. If you haven't met him yet, I recommend you pick up at least the first book to do so.

Has there been a character that made you mad at the beginning of a series, only to redeem him or herself later on? Comment below with your answer and include your email address. You may win a copy of Deadly Desire! I'll pick my winner on Tuesday evening. Good luck!


  1. I have yet to read a book by Keri Arthur, though she is on my radar and on my wishlist. The one that pops up right off the bat is Jocelynn Drakes Dark Days series. Danaus, the hero is out to kill Mira the heroine but they end up having to work together all the while he still wants to kill her. I had a love hate relationship with Danaus over the first two books and when his book came out and was in his point of view I totally fell in love with him. Same with Mira's villian in these books. He's seems horrible and does awful things but as the series progress we see that there may be a worse evil and in the last book we saw these two come to a somewhat understanding and even help eachother out. I still don't like him but maybe not as much :)

  2. i haven't read any book by Keri Arthur. Would love to try them though :)

    a character ? it should be Wraith, larissa's Ione Demonica Series. i just hate this guy when i read the first book, but after i read his book (book three in the series)the hate is not much :D

    uniquas at ymail dot com

  3. Hmm, both of those series sound interesting and I haven't read either of those authors...yet ;-)
    Thank you, ladies, for your comments and introducing me to new books!
    Now time to choose one of you as my winner of Deadly Desire....
    (drumroll as I hop over to
    And the winner is...Mariska!! Congratulations! I'll be emailing you shortly to get your address so I can put it in the mail. I hope you enjoy it.
    I highly recommend this series and all of Keri Authors books!