Sunday, March 9, 2014

{Tour Stop} THE STAR THIEF by Jamie Grey—Author Interview + Giveaway

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The Star Thief
by Jamie Grey

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.

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Age Group/Genre: New Adult, Science Fiction, Romance
Purchase: AmazonB&N • IndieBoundBook Depo

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with Jamie Grey


LM: What inspired you to write The Star Thief?

Jamie: 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 hear of gold. And a steamy romance. So, I wrote one!

LM: Was there anything particularly challenging about creating the space-themed/galactic world of The Star Thief?

Jamie: I think it’s always a challenge to try to keep the world building fresh and new, but not *too* alien that people don’t connect with it. There’s a fine line between something that adds to the story and something that is distracting, so I think my biggest challenge was making sure it wasn’t overwhelming.

LM: Describe your main character, Renna, in just three words.

Jamie: Tough. Complex. Self-assured.

LM: Can you share with us one of your favorite quotes or scenes from the book?

Jamie: This is one of my favorite scenes – for a little set up, Renna has just been assigned to Captain Finn’s ship, and he wants to make sure she follows the rules:

Finn dragged his gaze back to her face. “I’ve already told you I don’t want someone like you on my ship or fraternizing with my crew. I know you, Renna. I know how you work. But Dallas says you’re the only one who can figure out who these people are and help stop them, so I have no choice.”
He lowered his voice and leaned close enough that his scent washed over her again. “Let me remind you: There’s a chain of command here and I’m at the top.”
So much for working together. Whatever he thought he knew, she wasn’t some raw recruit now. She was the best thief in the galaxy and he damn well needed to remember it.
Renna lowered her voice to match his tone. “I don’t mind you on top, darling. It’s when you start pushing me around that we’ll have a problem.” She smiled at him coldly. “So, I’ll do my job, don’t you worry. Just don’t expect me to play by your rules. You know I was never very good at following orders.”

LM: Tell us what you enjoy doing when you aren't writing!

Jamie: Lately it feels all I’ve done is write! But I’m a huge video game geek, so I’ve been spending lots of quality time with my favorites this winter. I also love reading and just finished Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. And of course spending time with family! I also love to travel, and am going to Orlando this spring. I can’t wait to get away from this awful snow!

Thanks so much for having me on! These were great questions!

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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.

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* Win (1) signed copy of Star Thief by Jamie Grey, a star scarf and Star Thief notebook (US/Canada)
* Win (1) ecopy of Star Thief by Jamie Grey (International)
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Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Reading!

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