The Debt Collector: LIRIUM (Season One)

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
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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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Susan Kaye Quinn
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Sep 26, 2017
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Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Dystopian
Fiction / Fantasy / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
Fiction / Fantasy / Urban
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Fiction / Science Fiction / Cyberpunk
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Fiction / Science Fiction / Genetic Engineering
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The #1 New York Times bestselling sequel to Words of Radiance, from epic fantasy author Brandon Sanderson at the top of his game.

In Oathbringer, the third volume of the New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive, humanity faces a new Desolation with the return of the Voidbringers, a foe with numbers as great as their thirst for vengeance.

Dalinar Kholin’s Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost: The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction, and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.

Nestled in the mountains high above the storms, in the tower city of Urithiru, Shallan Davar investigates the wonders of the ancient stronghold of the Knights Radiant and unearths dark secrets lurking in its depths. And Dalinar realizes that his holy mission to unite his homeland of Alethkar was too narrow in scope. Unless all the nations of Roshar can put aside Dalinar’s blood-soaked past and stand together—and unless Dalinar himself can confront that past—even the restoration of the Knights Radiant will not prevent the end of civilization.

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Wenn du Gedanken kontrollierst, kann nur dein Herz dir zum Verhängnis werden.

Vor acht Monaten hat Kira Moore einer Welt von Gedankenlesern offenbart, dass es mitten unter ihnen auch Mindjacker wie sie gibt, die die Gedanken anderer Menschen kontrollieren können. Jetzt fragt sie sich, ob es wirklich die richtige Entscheidung war, die Wahrheit öffentlich zu machen. Während sich wilde Gerüchte verbreiten, nutzt ein mächtiger Anti-Jacker Politiker die Angst der Gedankenleser aus, um die Rechte der Jacker zu beschneiden. Während manche von ihnen nach Jackertown fliehen – einem Slum voller Jacker, die ihre Fähigkeiten gegen Bares eintauschen – verstecken sich Kira und ihre Familie vor den Lesern, die sie fürchten, und den Jackern, die sie hassen. Doch nachdem das Mitglied eines Jacker-Clans Kiras Freund Raf in ihren Armen zusammenbrechen lässt, hat Kira keine Wahl mehr. Sie ist gezwungen, die Menschen, die sie am meisten liebt, zu retten, indem sie sich dem stellt, das sie am meisten fürchtet: FBI Agent Kestrel und seiner experimentellen Folterkammer für Jacker.

„Diese Geschichte ist ein wahrer Pageturner.“ – Manus Tintenkleckse

„Wie auch Band 1 (der mich einfach umgehauen hat! ;)) überzeugte nun Band 2 der Mindjack-Triologie von Anfang an mit einer fesselnden Geschichte und einem rasanten Tempo“ – Natzes Leseecke

„Ich wollte immerzu wissen wie es weitergeht, war bereits nach kurzer Zeit vollkommen im Geschehen gefangen.“ – Manjas Buchregal

„Die Mindjack-Reihe war der Überraschungserfolg des letzten Jahres, und obwohl der zweite Teil oftmals schwächelt, ist es hier zum Glück nicht der Fall!“ – Fairy-Book Blog

„Der zweite Band ist richtig spannend, ständig passiert irgendwas mit dem man nicht rechnet und das einen als Leser nur noch neugieriger macht wie es den weiter geht.“ – Nadines Lesewelt

„Die ‘Mindjack‘-Trilogie ist für mich eine Buchreihe, die viel zu wenig Aufmerksamkeit bekommt, denn die Bücher sind einfach großartig.“ – Lovelybookblog

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

Sneaking out of the palace wasn’t one of Aniri’s best ideas. But she’s the Third Daughter of the Queen of Dharia—zero responsibilities and zero royal duties. She’s just the backup daughter, in case her older sisters’ arranged marriages—to take the crown or broker an alliance—don’t quite work out. But once Aniri reaches her 18th birthday, she’ll be truly free… and then she can marry the charming fencing instructor she meets for fevered kisses in the forest.

But then the impossible happens—a marriage proposal. From a barbarian prince in the north, no less. And if Aniri refuses, the threat of their new flying weapon might bring war.

So she agrees to the young prince’s proposal, but only as a subterfuge to spy on him, find the weapon, and hopefully avoid both war and an arranged marriage to a man she doesn’t love. But once she arrives in the sweeping mountains of the north, she discovers the prince has his own secrets… and saving her country may end up breaking her heart.

This Bollywood-style royal romance takes you to an alternate East Indian world filled with skyships, saber duels, and lots of royal intrigue.

THIRD DAUGHTER is the first book in the Royals of Dharia trilogy.

Third Daughter (Book One)
Second Daughter (Book Two)
First Daughter (Book Three)

KEYWORDS: clean and wholesome, sweet royal romance, steampunk, historical Victorian romance, spies and espionage, young adult fiction, teen fiction, young adult free books, young adult romance, young adult books free, steampunk books free, historical romance books free

When your mind is a weapon, freedom comes at a price. Four months have passed since Kira left home to join Julian's Jacker Freedom Alliance, but the hole in her heart still whistles empty where her boyfriend Raf used to be. She fills it with weapons training, JFA patrols, and an obsessive hunt for FBI agent Kestrel, ignoring Julian's worries about her safety and repeated attempts to recruit her for his revolutionary chat-casts. When anti-jacker politician Vellus surrounds Jackertown with the National Guard, Kira discovers there's more to Julian's concerns than she knew, but she's forced to take on a mission that neither want and that might be her last: assassinating Senator Vellus before he can snuff out Julian's revolution and the jackers she's come to love.

Open Minds (Mindjack: Kira Book One)
Closed Hearts (Mindjack: Kira Book Two)
Free Souls (Mindjack: Kira Book Three)

Locked Tight (Mindjack: Zeph Book One)
Cracked Open (Mindjack: Zeph Book Two)
Broken Wide (Mindjack: Zeph Book Three)...coming soon

Mindjack Short Story Collection (Novella Box Set)

Mindjack available in ebook, print, audiobook, French and German

Voted Best Trailer at the 2014 Illinois International Film Festival and one of 50 Most Cinematic Trailers Ever Made – check it out at Susan’s website.

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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