Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Delerium by Susan Kaye Quinn: Launch Announcement

Technically, the debut of Susan Kaye Quinn's new Science Fiction/Future Noir series doesn't launch until tomorrow, but the links are live, and as one of Susan's critique partners, I've had the pleasure of reading the first three episodes in this serialized tale. I could go on for a while about it, but I'll just let the book speak for itself.

The Debt Collector by Susan Kaye Quinn

From the author of the bestselling Mindjack series comes a new future-noir serial, The Debt Collector. The first episode, Delirium, launches tomorrow (3/20).


What’s your life worth on the open market?

A debt collector can tell you precisely.

Lirium plays the part of the grim reaper well, with his dark trenchcoat, jackboots, and the black marks on his soul that every debt collector carries. He’s just in it for his cut, the ten percent of the life energy he collects before he transfers it on to the high potentials, the people who will make the world a better place with their brains, their work, and their lives. That hit of life energy, a bottle of vodka, and a visit from one of Madam Anastazja’s sex workers keep him alive, stable, and mostly sane… until he collects again. But when his recovery ritual is disrupted by a sex worker who isn’t what she seems, 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.

Contains mature content and themes. For YA-appropriate thrills, see Susan’s Mindjack series.

Delirium is approximately 12,000 words or 48 pages, and is one of nine episodes in the first season of The Debt Collector serial. This dark and gritty future-noir is about a world where your life-worth is tabulated on the open market and going into debt risks a lot more than your credit rating. You can find out more about the series at the Debt Collector website and facebook page. The Debt Collector newsletter is a special list just for episode releases. 

Early Praise for Delirium

 “The street-smart science of LOOPER meets the cold, just-the-facts voice of DOUBLE INDEMNITY in this edgy, future-noir thriller that will have you holding your breath, looking over your shoulder, and begging for more.” —Leigh Talbert Moore, author of The Truth About Faking, The Truth About Letting Go, and Rouge

“Do you owe more than your life is worth? No worries. A more deserving person than you can benefit from that excess life—and someone else will get paid with it. Enter the Debt Collector.” —Dianne Salerni, author of We Hear the Dead, The Caged Graves, and The Eighth Day (HarperCollins 2014)

The first three episodes of Debt Collector will be released a week apart, starting Wednesday 3/20. The remaining episodes will release every two weeks. Delirium can be found on: AmazonBarnes&NobleiTunes, Kobo. Or add it to your TBR on Goodreads.

Susan Kaye Quinn is the author of the bestselling YA SF Mindjack series. Debt Collector is her more grown-up SF. Her steampunk fantasy romance is temporarily on hold while she madly writes episodes to keep Lirium happy. Plus she needs to leave time to play on Facebook. Susan has a lot of degrees in engineering, which come in handy when dreaming up dangerous mind powers, future dystopias, and slightly plausible steampunk inventions. Mostly she sits around in her pajamas in awe that she gets make stuff up full-time.

15 comments:

Jessica Bell said...

This series looks so great, I paid almost 4 bucks for it this morning. Yup, I get charged international cyber-fare.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Susan!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Not bad...

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Matt - Thank you so much!! For critiquing and for letting me borrow your blog for the launch! :)

Jess - UGH. I'm so sorry about that international fee! I haven't uploaded to Smashwords, but would that have been better? I can do that for the upcoming episodes as well.(BTW THANK YOU for being willing to pay that much for it!!)

Eliza Tilton said...

Yay! I'm so excited for this. The cover is awesome. Watch out Susan, JJ Abrams might come knocking on your door!

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

LOL! If JJ stops by, I'll be too busy hyperventilating to hear what he has to say. :)

Adriana Dascalu said...

Congrats, Susan! I love the cover and description sounds great!

Michael Offutt, S.F.A. said...

I bet Susan sells a hundred million copies. She's incredible.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Hold up. Does anyone else notice how much Matthew resembles Lirium? Especially when Matt's snazzy pic of him dressed up in the right sidebar is sitting beside Sue's awesome cover? Coincidence? Or intentional? Hmmmmmmmmm.

Congrats, Sue! I'm so excited for this series. I know it's gonna be badass.

maine character said...

That cover is stunning in so many ways.

And future-noir - never heard of that before, but the cover does match it well.

Donna K. Weaver said...

I love the idea of serialized stories coming back. Congrats to Susan.

Elise Fallson said...

This series sounds excellent. I'm definitely checking this book out. Congratulations Susan!

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Maine Character - Future-noir is that genre that no one's heard of, but that's been around forever! (think Blade Runner, and more recently Looper) But I'm REALLY glad you think the cover matches, because I went through about 10 iterations on concept before I found one I thought would give people the right idea about the books. So thank you for that!

Karen - I am TOTALLY seeing the resemblance. :)

Thanks to everyone for your well wishes!!

Christina Lee said...

DAMN, that's a cool cover--congrats, Susan!

Margo Berendsen said...

I've read her Open Minds (awesome) and this sounds chillingly good.