Jamie Grey, Author of The Star Thief, Guest Post
I started The Star Thief a few years ago, and it’s had a few cycles of changes, but what’s never changed is how I saw these characters in my head. It’s so hard for me to do these kinds of posts because I have such specific images of these characters. I know them, picture them every time I write a scene, but I know it’s always fun to see how an author views her characters. So here goes.
Renna - the Star Thief, is tough, sexy and amazing at what she does. I wanted someone who could fit that bill, so Amrita Rao was the perfect choice. She’s a well known Bollywood actress, and looks very similar to what I imagine Renna looking. She also plays some kick-ass characters.
Captain Finn (aka Hunter) is a former mercenary-turned-good guy, so I wanted someone who was handsome, but also has the hint of a scoundrel. You know, the Han Solo type. I think Shane West fits that bill pretty closely, though my Finn has blue eyes. And of course he looks pretty hot in a uniform.
Doctor David Aldani is the scientist behind many of mysteries Renna is trying to solve. My doctor reminds me a lot of Idris Elba. I mean who wouldn’t want to play doctor with this guy?
During the book Renna rescues Myka, Aldani’s nephew. I imagine he looks a lot like Jayden Smith. The kid has been through hell, but he never loses his strength or personality.
The other big characters in this book are all alien, so I can’t give you a good picture of Viktis the Ileth pirate, or Lieutenant Keva, a Delfine soldier. (I suck at drawing or I would try to sketch them for you!) You’ll just have to read the Star Thief to get a sense of what they look like!
What do you think? Have you read The Star Thief? Do these characters look at all like what you pictured?
Thank you for sharing, Jamie!
Here's some more info about the book and about the fabulous author:
The Star Thief by Jamie Grey
Release Date: January 31st, 2014
She might only be twenty-three, but Renna Carrizal is the most notorious thief in the galaxy. There’s just one problem – all she wants is to get the frak out of the business.
But when Renna rescues an injured boy from the warehouse she’s casing, she finds herself on the run from the mob instead of enjoying retirement on a garden world. Turns out, the kid was a plant to lead her to MYTH, a top-secret galactic protection agency.
MYTH needs Renna’s special skills, and they make her an offer she can’t refuse – unless she'd like to spend the rest of her life on a prison ship. To make sure she does her job they shackle her with a MYTH watchdog, the handsome but arrogant Captain Finn.
A former mercenary-turned-galactic-hero, Finn happens to have his own dirty secrets. Secrets that Renna wouldn’t mind uncovering for herself. Together, they discover an experiment to develop illegal cybernetics that will create an unstoppable army. The intended target? The human star fleet.
Now Renna must use her skills as the Star Thief to pull off the biggest job of her career – saving the galaxy. And herself.
Recommended for 17+ due to mature themes and sexual content.
About the Author
Jamie lives in Michigan with her significant other and their pets, who luckily tolerate her overspending on tea, books, and video games.