The Debt Collector: LIRIUM (Season One)
Book 1, The Debt Collector
Susan Kaye Quinn
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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.
"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.
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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
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)
young adult science fiction
Open Minds (Book 1)
Closed Hearts (Book 2)
Free Souls (Book 3)
Mindjack Short Story Collection (Book 4)
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)
• The Debt Collector: LIRIUM (Season One)
• The Debt Collector: WRAITH (Season Two)
From Publishers Weekly
© Publishers Weekly
Season 1 was great. Love Lirium's snappy attitude.
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.
I've been an avid reader for decades. It seems as if new sci-fi or fantasy can't keep pace with my appetite. I've tried self published authors before and been disappointed each time.
No so here. Lirium is a well thought out story that's paced just right to keep you reading non-stop. I highly recommend this book as an introduction to anyone looking for a new author to keep them entertained.
Other Books in This Series
- Level: Twelfth Grade
- Category: Fantasy
- Published: Jun 24, 2013
- Publisher: Susan Kaye Quinn
- Seller: Twisted Space LLC
- Print Length: 430 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, The Debt Collector