Monday, December 15, 2014

New Release: Debt Collector Season Two #urbanfantasy #cyberpunk

Debt Collector
Season Two
Episodes 10-18
Susan Kaye Quinn

Genre: Urban Fantasy with a Cyberpunk Twist

Date of Publication:
Dec 15, 2014

ASIN: B00OF18W50

Number of pages: 500
Word Count: 125,000

Cover Artist: Steven Novak

Book Description:

What's your life worth on the open market?

In this gritty urban fantasy, debt collectors take your life energy and give it to someone more "worthy"... all while paying the price with black marks on their souls.

Wraith is a shadow in the night, haunting the bedrooms of the rich "high potentials" who have stolen life energy from the desperate and dying. The justice and the sweet mercy hit that follow keep her from falling into her own personal abyss.

Her secret nighttime work also keeps her on level for her real mission: carrying on her father's legacy of attempting to bring an end to debt collection as a whole. But when a mysterious debt collector interrupts her in the act and discovers her secret, everything Wraith loves may be destroyed by the one thing she can never fix-- the original sin of being a debt collector herself.

Available at Amazon
ebook and print
Contains mature content and themes.

Book Trailer:
  

"Wraith is amazing and just as compelling as Lirium--once again I'm hooked!!"

"I loved being back in this world! Wraith has captivated me."

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2014 Semi-Finalist in Science Fiction in the Kindle Book Awards

The nine episodes of Season Two of the Debt Collector serial are collectively 127k words or about 468 pages.

It is recommended that you start with the first season, but each season is a complete story for that debt collector and can serve as an entry point to the series.

There are five planned seasons in the Debt Collector series, the first four each from the perspective of a different debt collector with the fifth season bringing all four together.

READING ORDER

Season One - Lirium 
Episodes 1-9: Delirium, Agony, Ecstasy, Broken, Driven, Fallen, Promise, Ruthless, Passion
Season Two - Wraith
Episodes 10-18 - Wraith, Specter, Menace, Temptation, Shattered, Penance, Judgment, Corruption, Atonement
Excerpt:
My new collection suit weighs less than a shadow on my skin, and my soft-soled boots don’t even whisper as I creep across the thick, yielding carpet of my target’s apartment. With the best bullet-resistant synthetics money can buy, the black curve-hugging suit makes me look more like female-special-forces than someone’s hot date for the night. It raised the bellman’s eyebrows, but an untraceable debit card got me waved through the lobby, no problem. Money buys a lot of things. Access to one of the highest-security luxury buildings in LA. A ninety-fifth-floor apartment high above the smog-soaked city, complete with all the clean air you can breathe. And the no-doubt illegal collection of ivory-handled daggers I passed on the way in. It’s too bad for data-mining mogul Adrien Odel that money can’t buy your way out of a blackened soul.
I know.
I’ve tried.
And tonight I’ve come to collect a debt he doesn’t even think he owes.
Outside the floor-to-ceiling windows of Odel’s apartment, the city is lit up with a nighttime electric haze, the kind that makes it look seedy even in the high-rent district. It’s the perfect backdrop for a collection, and my suit is a black silhouette against it, a hole of death punched in the city’s twinkling lights. The high-tech fabric clings to me like the original sin I can never expiate, the one every debt collector is born with: the ability to deliver death with the slightest touch. We traffic in it, surround ourselves with it, and can never escape it.
Not that I haven’t tried that, too.
But even a short three-week dry spell away from collecting has me needy as all hell. The craving for a life energy hit claws at my back, and every step across the carpet amps up the desire. Even the possibility of Odel pulling a gun and shooting me dead hypes the thrill a little. My palm aches in anticipation—for the justice and the high that comes with it—but I take it slow, watching the placement of my feet and checking the windows. Along one edge, next to a mile-wide screen and some pretentious artwork, there’s a control panel. Only the rich want windows that open in the city, but it’s a bonus for me, especially given the windows face the broad expanse of the skyline and not the high-rise next door.
As I check out the control panel, the high-rise becomes a peep show. A woman’s naked body is pressed against the glass, exposed to the city’s onlookers as a man clutches her bare skin and makes love to her. I’m transfixed by the way they move, skin against skin, without care for the contact or the watchers. In a moment, they’re gone. Maybe reason broke through the passion. Maybe the glass was cold, in spite of the perpetual heat of LA.
Regardless, the image holds me hostage.
Having a lover isn’t something that’s part of my future. Or my present, for that matter. But that doesn’t stop the base need from surging up, usually at the least convenient of times. Then a different image—a cold, pale specter from my past—crawls out of the dark corners of my mind and reminds me I’m not the kind of woman who gets to have a normal life. I’m the kind who takes life and then gives it away. And the ecstasy of that is the closest I’ll ever get to the normal kind again—so it had better be good enough.
I couldn’t stomach even that pleasure for a while, not after what the debt collectors did to my father. I managed a whole three weeks without a single collection. But in the end, it’s the only thing that keeps me stable. And I’ve had a severe lack of stable ever since my father’s death nearly tore down the teetering scaffold of lies that comprises my life. That’s when the abyss reared up and stared me full in the face. Will-power alone wasn’t enough to stop it—the darkness just opened its maw and threatened to swallow me whole. At least that would have put an end the torment… but I couldn’t let the sin of who I am destroy everything my father had worked for. That we had both worked for. So here I am, dressed like a phantom, stalking the rich to give to the poor. With a tremor in my hands that’s more than a little unsettling. For better and worse, it’s the one thing that keeps me out of that dark place and gives me hope that one day I might redeem everything I am and everything I’ve done.



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Friday, December 12, 2014

Heroes and Shifters and Fantasy (Box Sets), Oh My! #urbanfantasy #cyberpunk

Debt Collector Season Two will be here on Monday! BUT FIRST... I have a couple amazing box sets to share with you - one that includes Debt Collector Season One!



TWELVE URBAN FANTASY NOVELS... in ONE BOX SET!



99cents

An outright steal!

**INCLUDES DEBT COLLECTOR SEASON ONE**


See my tiny name there at the back? I snuck in when no one was looking.

If you haven't bought Debt Collector Season One, now's the perfect time - plus in the Heroes & Shifters Urban Fantasy Box Set, you'll get a total of 12 Urban Fantasy novels about shifters, sorcerers, witches and wizards, mages, ghost hunters, angels, demons, mutants, fairies, and... debt collectors! (I've always thought of debt collectors as a modern vampire, pulling life energy from people in a literal, rather than figurative, sense). These are top-selling authors, so I know you're going to get some amazing stories (besides mine)!

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HELP MY FRIENDS MAKE THE NYTIMES BESTSELLER LIST

I have a ton of friends in this Fantasy Box Set (Annie, Edward, David, C. Greenwood, Daniel, Megg, Terah) and it's been selling like crazy! In fact, they're SO CLOSE to making the NYTimes Bestseller list with this, it's not even funny.

For only 99cents, you can push them over the top
 and get 14 EPIC Fantasy stories as well.

99cents
Amazon, B&N, Kobo, iBooks

Coming on Monday.... Debt Collector Season Two!
Pre-order now to have it drop on your Kindle at midnight!

PRE-ORDER
releases 12.15


If you're reading episode-by-episode, the final installment will ALSO drop on Monday!
click on covers to get episodes
Season Two
  
  
  


Monday, December 8, 2014

Debt Collector and Third Daughter On Tour - SIGN UP! #bollypunk #urbanfantasy

I have TWO blog tours coming up! The first is a release day blast of Debt Collector Season Two (12.15) - it will include paperback giveaways. The second is a tour with Sonali Dev (The Bollywood Affair) for my bollypunk/steampunk romance (Third Daughter) on 1.19-1.23 - and will include review copies, paperback giveaways, and great Bollywood prizes. Check out the sign-ups below! I hope you will join us!

Enchantress Book Tour - Release Day Blast - 12.15
Includes rafflecopter giveaway of
paperbacks of Debt Collector
12.15.14


includes Bollywood giveaways and review copies
Jan. 19th - 23rd

Rated two of the Top 10 E-Romances by Library Journal, Bollywood Affair author Sonali Dev and Third Daughter author Susan Kaye Quinn are hosting a joint Bollywood Giveaway Blog Event! We will be giving away books, scarves, Indian jewelry, and henna-tattoos! Also available: Q&A with Sue and Sonali about Love and Arranged Marriage, as well as review copies of Third Daughter. Sign up below to host the event on your blog on Jan. 19th - 23rd!

Thanks so much for helping spread the word about these books!

Sue