Publisher Description

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.


2015 Top SELF-ebook in Library Journal!


AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

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.


SUE’S OTHER BOOKS

SINGULARITY SERIES

young adult science fiction

• Defiance (Prequel to The Legacy Human)

• The Legacy Human (Book 1)

• The Duality Bridge (Book 2)

• The Illusory Prophet (Book 3)

• The Stories of Singularity #1-4 (Novella Box Set)

• Awakening (Stories of Singularity #5)


MINDJACK SERIES

young adult science fiction

MINDJACK: KIRA

Open Minds (Book 1)

Closed Hearts (Book 2)

Free Souls (Book 3)

Mindjack Short Story Collection (Book 4)


MINDJACK: ZEPH

Locked Tight (Book 1)

Cracked Open (Book 2)

Broken Wide (Book 3)

The Locksmith (Book 4)


THE ROYALS OF DHARIA

sweet royal romance

• Third Daughter (Book 1)

• Second Daughter (Book 2)

• First Daughter (Book 3)


DEBT COLLECTOR

adult future-noir

• The Debt Collector: LIRIUM (Season One)

• The Debt Collector: WRAITH (Season Two)

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2013
June 24
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
430
Pages
PUBLISHER
Susan Kaye Quinn
SELLER
Twisted Space LLC
SIZE
2.6
MB
AUDIENCE
Twelfth Grade

Customer Reviews

kmaccarthy ,

Stamped "paid"

Season 1 was great. Love Lirium's snappy attitude.

math wizard ,

Killers

What I thought might turn out to be an interesting book turned out to bore me. I will not finish this book as the main character, Librium, is stuck on trying to save Ophelia who looks to me like she doesn’t want to be saved. The concept of taking life force from one person to give to another is horrible! The collectors are taking life force which would be fine it they were trying to help people to pass on but they are basically killing people! I do not recommend this book!

Demetrius_Six ,

A great read!

I enjoyed this book very much. I found the premise very interesting and well executed. As soon as I finish edit, I purchased the seasons season. I hope this series continues to be this interesting.

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