Friday, August 29, 2014

FFBC Blog Tour, Guest Post, & Giveaway: Athena's Ashes (Jamie Grey)

Publisher: Clever Crow Press
Release Date: August 26th 2014

It’s Renna’s biggest job yet – convincing MYTH leadership that she’s put away her lock picks and is ready to save the galaxy, despite the dangerous implant in her brain. But with the Athena on the run, she’s working solo and facing her most ruthless enemy, the traitor Pallas, who’ll go to any lengths to destroy the MYTH organization. Including framing Renna for a devastating assault on MYTH HQ that leaves their defenses crippled and hundreds dead.
Now that MYTH believes she’s a dangerous double-agent, Renna escapes their firing squad before they put more holes in her than a pair of fishnet stockings. But the ticking time-bomb in her head is the one thing Pallas needs to complete his master plan and he’s not about to let her get away. Even worse, he’s discovered the only thing that will bring Renna to her knees – threatening Captain Nick Finn.
Out of time and options, Renna’s got one shot to take down the traitor before he annihilates everything she loves, even though winning this battle may cost her everything.

Guest Post Topic: What gave you the inspiration for this book?

Great question! I wrote THE STAR THIEF because 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 a steamy romance. So, I wrote one!

With ATHENA’S ASHES being the sequel, I wanted to stay true to the spirit of the first book, but let my characters evolve and grow a bit. In this book, there’s a lot more focus on Renna’s relationships, on her trying to figure out what her path is and where she wants to be when this mess is all over. If she survives, of course.

And, while a lot of the inspiration came from the previous book, in general, I’m inspired by sci-fi movies - I love The Fifth Element and Star Wars, but also by other sci-fi books, and even video games. There’s so much cool stuff out there to get ideas from! And just between you and me, I’m already planning my next book based on a picture I found of space!

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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, or follow her on twitter via @jamie_grey.

Win (1) copy of The Star Thief and Athena's Ashes, along with a copy of the ebook novella (All the books in the Star Thief Series) + some Athena's Ashes swag (INT)

Win (1) $25 Amazong Gift Card (INT)

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