Mindjack Short Story Collection

Susan Kaye Quinn
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When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep. 

The Mindjack Series of novels explores a world where everyone reads minds… except one girl who can control them instead. This collection of novellas are companion stories that stand alone but illuminate the stories behind the favorite characters in the bestselling novels.

Novellas – Mind Games, The Handler, The Scribe, Keeper, The Locksmith
Deleted Scenes – two scenes from  Free Souls
Flash Fiction – Leaving Gurnee, Seeds of Promise


Mind Games:  Raf, a regular mindreader, wants to take Kira—the only girl in school who doesn’t read minds—to the mindware Games, but his friends have other plans.

Leaving Gurnee:  flash fiction of a scene that occurs between Open Minds and Closed Hearts, told from Xander’s point-of-view.

The Handler:  The first recruit in Julian Navarro’s mindjacker revolution threatens to derail his plans to ensure jacker freedom in a mindreading world.

The Scribe:  Sasha Rimbali stopped using his mindjacking skill to erase souls in order to keep from going mad, but when a beautiful female jacker is threatened, he has to decide if there is any cause worth the cost of using his ability one more time.

Keeper:  Seventeen-year-old Kira Moore is determined to be part of the second-chance mission to free her fellow mindjackers from FBI Agent Kestrel's secret prison, but Jacker Freedom Alliance leader Julian believes she's too valuable to risk in the operation.

Seeds of Promise:  Anna Navarro, leader of the Jacker Freedom Alliance, spends her time in FBI Agent Kestrel's secret prison enduring his torments... and awaiting the time for her revenge.

DELETED SCENE:  Kestrel’s interrogation

DELETED SCENE:  Drinking the Water
The Locksmith:  In a world filled with mindreaders, Zeph is a mindjacker who wants to stay hidden—even if it means the cute mindreader in his Latin class is forever out of his reach. He locks and unlocks minds for a ruthless mindjacker Clan in exchange for protection and the chance to have a normal life with his parents and little sister. But when a girl he doesn’t know reveals the existence of mindjackers to the world, Zeph is forced to make a choice: unlock—and ultimately destroy—the mind of a young jacker changeling… or turn his back on everyone he loves.

Kira's Story
Open Minds (Book One)
Closed Hearts (Book Two)
Free Souls (Book Three)

Zeph's Story

Locked Tight (Book Four)
Cracked Open (Book Five)
Broken Wide (Book Six)...coming soon

Mindjack Short Story Collection (Novella Box Set)

KEYWORDS: young adult science fiction, young adult dystopian, teen science fiction, cyberpunk, action and adventure, genetic engineering, post-apocalyptic, metaphysical and visionary
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About the author

Susan Kaye Quinn is a rocket scientist turned speculative fiction author who now uses her PhD to invent cool stuff in books. Her works range from young adult science fiction to adult future-noir, with side trips into royal fantasy romance and middle grade. Her bestselling novels and short stories have been optioned for Virtual Reality, translated into German and French, and featured in several anthologies.

 She writes full-time from Chicago, inventing mind powers and dreaming of the Singularity.

See her website for free stories, trailers, and links to social media.

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Mar 10, 2017
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Fiction / Dystopian
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Fiction / Science Fiction / Cyberpunk
Fiction / Science Fiction / Genetic Engineering
Juvenile Fiction / Science Fiction
Young Adult Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Young Adult Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Young Adult Fiction / Dystopian
Young Adult Fiction / Paranormal, Occult & Supernatural
Young Adult Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Class Differences
Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
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Susan Kaye Quinn
Book 1
Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture.

It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.

"Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract."

A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.

A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It is the first book in The Time Quintet, which consists of A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time.

A Wrinkle in Time is soon to be a movie from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling.

This title has Common Core connections.

Books by Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle in Time Quintet
A Wrinkle in Time
A Wind in the Door
A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Many Waters
An Acceptable Time

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson

Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: A standalone story set in the world of A Wrinkle in Time.

The Austin Family Chronicles
Meet the Austins (Volume 1)
The Moon by Night (Volume 2)
The Young Unicorns (Volume 3)
A Ring of Endless Light (Volume 4) A Newbery Honor book!
Troubling a Star (Volume 5)

The Polly O'Keefe books
The Arm of the Starfish
Dragons in the Waters
A House Like a Lotus

And Both Were Young


The Joys of Love

Susan Kaye Quinn
Susan Kaye Quinn
What if you could paint with reality? Elijah Brighton can bring a girl back from the dead, travel outside his body, and absorb a lifetime of memories from anyone he touches in the fugue state. Everyone seems to think he’s the prophet they’re waiting for… including the girl he’s falling in love with. The truth is, the fugue is bleeding over into reality, bringing his sketches to life and haunting him with visions of a girl in metal armor. She stabs him with her blade and denounces him as any prophet worth the name—and it’s not like he disagrees.

People who change the world generally aren’t losing their minds.

He just wants to hide out in his tent and kiss Kamali, but a vision of his death and an attack on the Human Resistance Movement convince him something bigger is coming. Maybe Augustus—the power-mad ascender he barely defeated. Maybe the Makers, a tinkering cult with their own kind of ascendance. But when his best friend Cyrus disappears, questions of destiny and prophethood will have to wait—because the fugue is always showing a version of the truth, and Eli must discover that truth before his terrifying visions become reality.

The Illusory Prophet is the third book in the Singularity series. This young adult science fiction series explores the intersection of mind, body, and soul in a post-Singularity world.

Singularity Series Reading Order:
Defiance (Prequel to The Legacy Human)
The Legacy Human (Book 1)
The Duality Bridge (Book 2)
The Stories of Singularity Novella Box Set (Short Stories #1-4)
The Illusory Prophet (Book 3)
Awakening Novella (Short Story #5)

KEYWORDS: Young adult dystopian, teen science fiction, cyberpunk, action and adventure, genetic engineering, post-apocalyptic, metaphysical and visionary
Susan Kaye Quinn
Susan Kaye Quinn
Susan Kaye Quinn
What's your life worth on the open market?
In this sexy, gritty future-noir, debt collectors take your life energy and give it to someone more "worthy"... all while paying the price with black marks on their souls.

Lirium plays the part of the grim reaper well, with his dark trenchcoat and jackboots—he's just in it for his cut, ten percent of the life energy he collects before he transfers it on to the high potentials, people who will make the world a better place with their work and their lives. That hit of life energy, a bottle of vodka, and a visit from one of Madam Anastazja's girls keep him alive, stable, and mostly sane... until he collects again. But when his recovery ritual is disrupted, he has to choose between doing an illegal hit for a girl whose story has more holes than his soul or facing the bottle alone—a dark pit he's not sure he'll be able to climb out of again.

"Absolutely riveting!"
"Quinn has a way of writing heart-breaking characters."
"You'll be holding your breath, looking over your shoulder, and begging for more."

Originally written as a serial, LIRIUM is Season One of the Debt Collector series and contains the complete story of Lirium. There are five planned seasons, each from the perspective of a different debt collector.

Contains mature content and themes.

2015 Top SELF-ebook in Library Journal.

Keywords: genetic engineering, coming of age, paranormal, dark fantasy, urban fantasy, dystopian, cyberpunk, science fiction, future noir, fantasy, adventure, short stories, serial, free science fiction
Susan Kaye Quinn
Wenn dein Verstand eine Waffe ist, musst du für Freiheit einen hohen Preis bezahlen.

Vier Monate sind vergangen, seit Kira ihr Zuhause verlassen hat, um sich Julians Jacker Freedom Alliance anzuschließen. Doch der Verlust ihres Freundes Raf hat ein Loch in ihrem Herzen hinterlassen. Sie füllt es mit Waffentraining, JFA-Patrouillen und einer besessenen Jagd auf FBI Agent Kestrel. Julians Sorgen um ihre Sicherheit und seine wiederholten Versuche, sie für seine revolutionären Internet-Chats zu gewinnen, schlägt sie dabei in die Luft. Als der Anti-Jacker Politiker Vellus Jackertown von der Nationalgarde umzingeln lässt, entdeckt Kira, dass an Julians Sorgen mehr dran ist, als sie dachte. Sie ist gezwungen eine Mission anzunehmen, die sie nicht will und die ihre letzte sein könnte: Ein Anschlag auf Senator Vellus, bevor er Julians Revolution und die Jacker, die sie zu lieben gelernt hat, auslöschen kann.

„Dass ich die Mindjacktrilogie LIEBE, ist untertrieben! In der Tat ist dies seit langem mal wieder ein für mich erfolgreicher und überzeugender Abschluss einer dystopischen Trilogie“ – Jack, In Flagranti Books

„Mich hat in diesem dritten Band wieder tief beeindruckt, wie durchdacht diese Welt ist, bis ins kleinste Detail. Gerade wenn man denkt, man wüsste schon alles darüber, lässt einen Susan Kaye Quinn wieder etwas Neues entdecken!“ – Mikka list

„Ein genialer Abschluß einer Reihe, die extrem viel zu bieten hat.“ – Manus Tintenkleckse

„Wohlverdiente 5 Sterne und eine Leseempfehlung für alle, die gerne Dystopien lesen.“ – Steffis und Heikes Lesezauber

„Lieb gewonnene Charakter, die sich nochmals weiterentwickeln, ein fesselnder Stil, der sich flüssig weglesen lässt und eine spannende Handlung, mit nicht unerheblichen Wendungen, haben mich auch hier wieder vollends überzeugt. Klare Leseempfehlung!“ – Manjas Buchregal

„Fazit: ein toller Abschluss einer gelungenen Trilogie. Ich kann alle 3 Bände nur empfehlen.“ – Tapsis Buchblog

Kiras Geschichte
Gedankenspiele (Prequel)
Open Minds – Gefährliche Gedanken (Buch #1)
Closed Hearts – Gefährliche Hoffnung (Buch #2)
Free Souls – Gefährliche Träume (Buch #3)

Zephs Geschichte
Der Schlosser (Prequel)
Locked Tight – Gefährliches Misstrauen (Buch #4)
Cracked Open – Gefährliche Spaltung (Buch #5)
Broken Wide – Gefährliche Freiheit (Buch #6)

Themes: Jugend Dystopie, Teenager Science Fiction, Cyberpunk, Action und Abenteuer, Gentechnik, postapokalyptisch, metaphysisch und visionär

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