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.
"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