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message 1: by Anna (new)

Anna Erishkigal (annaerishkigal) Greetings Space Opera Fans!

The nominations have been randomized, and The Star Thief by Jamie Grey is our INDIE PICK for the spooky month of October.

The Star Thief (Star Thief Chronicles, #1) by Jamie Grey Jamie Grey

"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, the empire's 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-space marine 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..."

Are you reading The Star Thief? Shout it out in the comments thread below to find out who else is reading it and discuss what you think about the book. Just remember to be kind ...use the spoiler .html (view spoiler) or open your own spoiler-filled discussion thread in the Book Buddies Club folder located w-a-y at the bottom of the main community page where you can discuss the book in spoilery goodness.

Sarah I'm in. I read this earlier in the year and it's fun. The second book is out now and, as everyone knows, that means I MUST reread this one.

message 3: by Anna (last edited Oct 01, 2014 08:59AM) (new)

Anna Erishkigal (annaerishkigal) Sarah wrote: "Sarah Sorensen (tiggersorensen) | 38 comments I'm in. I read this earlier in the year and it's fun. The second book is out now and, as everyone knows, that means I MUST reread this one..."

How SFR romance-oriented is this one? It's classified as both on Amazon? Some SFR is space opera with a splash of romance, while other SFR is romance with a splash of space opera. I like both equally well, but some sci-fi readers like space battles all the way :-)

Sarah It's been a bit since I read it, but I believe it's more on the Space Opera side. Its more oriented around her and her thief skills with the guy she loves being a thorn in her patootie ;)

Sarah BTW, what is SFR?

message 6: by Anna (last edited Oct 01, 2014 12:25PM) (new)

Anna Erishkigal (annaerishkigal) SFR = science fiction romance. It's a sub-genre of romance with traditional romance novel tropes (focus on the relationship and the HEA/happily ever after) set in a classic science fiction setting. Most SFR books straddle the line between the two genres. I ask because some readers hate romance in all of its forms (screeching YUCK IT'S A KISSING STORY when Princess Leia kisses Han Solo), others enjoy a bit of spice in their space opera. Goodreads/Amazon/other distributors haven't caught up with labeling what's being written in the Sci-Fi sub-genres the way they have with fantasy, which is why I ask.

I just scanned through the reviews and cherry-picked a comment from the highest rated semi-critical review (I like to look at those when judging stuff).

"She’s proud of her abilities in hacking as a thief mercenary. Most heroines are so demure and meek. She’s also got a lot of witty dialogue in this novel that had me chuckling many times. The romance wasn’t gag-worthy..."

Yup ... that sounds right about my 'sweet spot.'

Sarah Yeah. Romance is not my favorite thing. If it was romance heavy, I wouldn't have liked it. However if it's a good story with romance included I'm okay with that.

Sarah It's also more of a they-have-history than that they meet and fall madly in love.

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Anna Erishkigal (annaerishkigal) ******************************************************************

Yippee! Jamie Grey has just granted us a Space Opera Fans Interview!!!

Interview is HERE:

Get the story-behind-the-story.


Sarah I'm at 48% and it's definitely more Sci-Fi than romance. There's a history between two of the characters but it hasn't gotten steamy yet. This is such a fun book! She uses a sonic screwdriver (completely awesome), an ultraviolet dryer when stepping out of the shower, lightweight bulletproof clothing, and there's an empath. And it's not just any old emotional empath, it's a tech empath. Seriously! She connects with technology rather than the typical human emotions type empath.

I had forgotten how much I enjoyed this book the first time. It's really fun.

message 11: by Anna (new)

Anna Erishkigal (annaerishkigal) Sonic screwdrivers? Oooh!

Sarah I know! It was so awesome! Total geek moment. :)

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Conal (conalo) | 143 comments For anyone who has not already gotten this one yet, it is currently being offered for free on Amazon through Sunday.

The 2nd book, Athena's Ashes in this series is also on sale next week for $0.99.

message 14: by Anna (new)

Anna Erishkigal (annaerishkigal) Thanks Conal! Just grabbed it, will repost the link on our Free Ebooks folder.

Betsy | 913 comments Mod
I finally finished reading this. Enjoyed it quite a bit. Here is my review.

message 16: by Anna (new)

Anna Erishkigal (annaerishkigal) Betsy wrote: "I finally finished reading this. Enjoyed it quite a bit. Here is my review."

Great review! I've got to buckle down and find some time to read this ... already bought it, haven't had the time.

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