Hey gang! Susan asked me if I'd be willing to help in her book launch today, and I'm THRILLED to, but I also thought Susan, in particular, presented the face of some fabulous stuff that was going on in the Indie Publishing world, so I am gunna talk about THAT, too... in fact maybe that FIRST so you'll see what is so exciting about Susan and her latest book (or all of her books, but including her latest).
You know... it wasn't so long ago I was saying 'they just aren't there yet', and for ME, I have not dived in... mystery sells well traditionally without me learning all that extra stuff, and since I haven't gotten AROUND to learning all that extra stuff, I've stuck to traditional for my YA stuff, too. But I DO see indie in my future—my couple books that are off genre, in particular—the pieces of my career that will be nice as 'also by'... and I might get there for YA.
The reason I've changed my mind is largely that the QUALITY has come up so much. Two of the best books I read last year were Compass Master by Helena Soister, and Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn—they had all the phenomenal quality, and were less expensive.
Part of this great improvement is because of authors like Susan—who works in cooperation with other authors—several of our friends even—Leigh Talbert Moore, Matt MacNish, Jessica Bell. These authors are dedicated to quality and critique, edit and proof for each other so they get a really professional product.
Susan has been a forerunner in this—like I mentioned—intentionally getting her superstar books out there at TOP quality and opening the avenues for the rest of us who care to do all that work.
The other thing I'm so excited on about Delirium, is it is being sequentially released... remember me talking about that just last week--the potential... so you can get your first taste for just 99 cents.
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.
Susan Kaye Quinn, Author
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So if you haven't read Susan yet, you definitely want to, and at 99 cents, it seems like maybe this is a good time to get hooked...