Review & Giveaway! Steal the Stars by Mac Rogers & Nat Cassidy

Steal the Stars
by Mac Rogers & Nat Cassidy
Publication: November 7th 2017
by Tor Books
Category: Adult
Genre: Science Fiction

My Rating:

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Steal the Stars, a debut novel by Nat Cassidy, is based on the debut science fiction podcast from Tor Labs.

Dakota “Dak” Prentiss guards the biggest secret in the world.

They call it “Moss.” It’s your standard grey alien from innumerable abduction stories. It still sits at the controls of the spaceship it crash-landed eleven years ago. A secret military base was built around the crash site to study both Moss and the dangerous technology it brought to Earth.

The day Matt Salem joins her security team, Dak’s whole world changes.

It’s love at first sight—which is a problem, since they both signed ironclad contracts vowing not to fraternize with other military personnel. If they run, they’ll be hunted for what they know. Dak and Matt have only way to be together: do the impossible. Steal Moss and sell the secret of its existence.

And they can’t afford a single mistake.

~My Thoughts~

I am a pretty big fan of Science Fiction so when I was offered the chance to read Steal the Stars I didn’t hesitate. I haven’t listened to the podcast yet and maybe I never will, if I’m being honest. I guess I’m not big on podcasts. I haven’t found a love of audio books either. I can’t concentrate when someone is reading to me. My mind wanders and I have no idea what’s going on. Maybe that’s why I shy away from podcasts also. Anyway, the book.

Fantastic storyline and remarkable world-building with just the right amount of romance tucked into a thrilling adventure. The characters are well fleshed out, but I’ll admit…I was more a fan of Matt than Dak. Perhaps I wasn’t completely satisfied with the way Dak narrated parts of the story? I haven’t quite put my finger on it. The pacing dragged at times, but overall I enjoyed the story and will certainly recommend the book to all fans of Science Fiction. Just be ready for the ending because… WOW! I can’t get into details, of course. You’ll have to read the book to learn what I’m referring to… and trust me, you want to find out!

~Podcast Episode 14~

Episode Fourteen: As Fierce, As Colossal, As All-Consuming

In an epic final showdown in the Texas desert – as Sierra closes in from all sides – Dak and Matt finally learn the truth about Moss.

~About the Author~

Mac Rogers is an award-winning audio dramatist and playwright. His audio/podcasts dramas The Message and LifeAfter have been downloaded over eight million times. His stageplays include The Honeycomb Trilogy (winner of the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Premiere Production), Frankenstein Upstairs, God of Obsidian, Ligature Marks, Asymmetric, Viral, Universal Robots, Hail Satan (Outstanding Playwriting Winner at FringeNYC 2007), and Fleet Week: The Musical (co-written with Sean Williams and Jordana Williams; winner of Outstanding Musical at FringeNYC 2005). He has earned acclaim from The New York Times, The Guardian, Backstage, The Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, New York Post, Flavorpill, io9, Fangoria, Tor.com, Show Business Weekly, New York Press, and many others.

Mac’s Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Nat Cassidy is an actor, director, musician, and playwright. He has appeared on shows such as The Following (Fox), The Affair (Showtime), Red Oaks (Amazon), High Maintenance (HBO), Law & Order: SVU (NBC), as well as on stage in numerous productions and workshops both Off- and Off-Off-Broadway. Nat’s plays have been nominated for a combined total of 17 New York Innovative Theatre Awards, including 3 times for Outstanding Full-Length Script (which he won in 2009, and in 2011 for Outstanding Solo Performance for his one man show about H.P. Lovecraft). In 2012 Nat was commissioned by The Kennedy Center to write the libretto for a world-premiere opera, and in 2014 his play Any Day Now was chosen to be part of Primary Stages’ ESPADrills (The Duke Theatre, directed by Tony-nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel). He is also thrilled to be writing the novelization of Steal the Stars, which will be published by Tor Books in November 2017.

Nat’s Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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