The Star Thief (Star Thief Chronicles #1)
by Jamie Grey
Release Date: February 1st 2014
by Jamie Grey
Release Date: February 1st 2014
Stealing another galactic secret will get her arrested, but playing by the rules might just get her killed.
At twenty-three, Renna Carrizal is the most notorious thief in the galaxy. There's just one problem - all she wants is to get out of the business.
But after Renna rescues an injured boy on her final job, she finds herself on the run from the mob instead of enjoying retirement. She unwittingly becomes ensnared by MYTH, a top-secret galactic protection agency who offer her a choice - either help them on their latest mission, or spend the rest of her life on a prison ship.
Forced to work under the watchful eye of handsome but arrogant Captain Finn, Renna learns the former mercenary-turned-hero has a few dirty secrets himself. As Renna works to discover the truth about Finn's past and keep the tantalizing man at arm's length, she unearths a plot to create an unstoppable army. The target? The human star fleet.
Now Renna must pull off the biggest job of her career - saving the galaxy. And maybe even herself.
Jamie Grey spent most of her childhood writing stories about princesses who saved the day and pretending to be a daring explorer. It wasn’t until much later that she realized she should combine the two. Now, as a tech-obsessed gamer geek, her novels mix amazing scientific developments, future worlds, and the remarkable characters that live in them.
Jamie lives in Michigan with her boyfriend and their pets, who luckily tolerate her overspending on tea, books, and video games. You can learn more about her at www.jamiegreybooks.com, or follow her on twitter via @jamie_grey.
How can I choose just one? I guess I’ll have to choose the Harry Potter series, because I can re-read it over and over!
A cup of tea, a quiet house, the cat curled up in my lap and soft music in the background.
Right now, it’s Chuck. I just started watching on Netflix and I’m in love!
A rainy, coolish day, where I can curl up with a cup of tea and my writing.
It’s Time – Imagine Dragons
Mr. Darcy of course
“If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it” Albert Einstein
Video games. A lot. Also TV show. When I get obsessed, I can’t stop watching!
Kiss with a Fist – Florence + The Machine
I love that there are so many kindred spirits in this community and that a love for books is so powerful that it brings us all together – writer, reader, or blogger. You guys are the reason I keep writing!
And a huge thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to stop by and spend some time with me. I’m so honored and humbled by how supportive and amazing you all are!
Hi Jamie! We are super excited to have The Star Thief in our FFBC.
Star Thief is one of those books that just wouldn’t leave me alone. I drafted an earlier version about 4 years ago and set it aside because I just didn’t know what to do with it. But last year, I stumbled across the file and after re-reading, I knew it would be perfect as a New Adult Sci-Fi romance with a few tweaks. After introducing a few new characters (Including the handsome Captain Finn), the words just flowed.
I’d been looking for a good sci-fi romance and I’d read quite a few that I liked but none of them were exactly what I was looking for. I wanted a female Han Solo type, with ambiguous morals and a heart of gold. And of course a steamy romance. So, I wrote one!
The poor girl is always in danger! But it wasn’t as difficult to write those scenes as I expected. It was actually kind of fun to throw her in horrible situations and see how she’d react! But there were times when I felt sorry for her and just wanted to give her a happy ending and had to break her heart instead, so those days were a little tough.
Renna is a tough, complex woman, who’s had a terrible childhood and learned that looking out for herself is the most important thing. She doesn’t trust easily, and is a love ‘em and leave ‘em kind of girl. But the best thing about her is that when she does let herself trust someone, she’s loyal to the death and willing to go to any lengths to help them.
I changed a lot of the middle section of the book to make it flow better, and I’m actually glad I removed a few scenes. I think they bogged down the action and didn’t really help readers connect with what was going on.
Mmmmm. He’s one of my favorite characters! Captain Finn has his own secrets he’s spent most of his life trying to leave behind, but when Renna shows up, she brings everything rushing back. With his job at MYTH, he’s become a fine, upstanding soldier and worked really hard to change his life, but he still can’t quite shake the rogue he used to be. He’s the kind of guy who helps rescues kittens from trees, but plays a wicked game of strip poker. Sexy and sweet.
I do! I use a lot of music when I write, but mostly intsrumentals and soundtracks. For Star Thief, I used a ton of video game and movie sound tracks – Mass Effect, Star Wars, Firefly, etc.
Oh that’s a tough one. I think the scene where Renna and Finn compare scars has to be right up there as one of my favorites!
Currently I’m working on the sequel to The Star Thief – Athena’s Ashes. I’m planning on that being out this summer. After that, I have plans for a short story set in the same universe, and potentially a spin off series that follows some of the minor characters in Star Thief. Whatever I write, it’ll probably be more sci-fi romance! I can’t seem to get enough of that genre right now!
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