The Locksmith

Susan Kaye Quinn
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Companion Novella to the Mindjack Series

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.

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)

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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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Feb 9, 2015
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Fiction / Dystopian
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Fiction / Science Fiction / Cyberpunk
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
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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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

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
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

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

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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