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Friday, December 14, 2012

Free Souls: Book Three of the Mindjack Trilogy

The final novel of the Mindjack Trilogy is here.

I am SO EXCITED to have this book out in the world. I love every book I publish, but I have to be honest: Free Souls is my favorite of the trilogy. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Free Souls
(Book Three of the Mindjack Trilogy) Now Available!

When your mind is a weapon, freedom comes at a price.

Four months have passed since Kira left home to join Julian’s Jacker Freedom Alliance, but the hole in her heart still whistles empty where her boyfriend Raf used to be. She fills it with weapons training, JFA patrols, and an obsessive hunt for FBI agent Kestrel, ignoring Julian’s worries about her safety and repeated attempts to recruit her for his revolutionary chat-casts. When anti-jacker politician Vellus surrounds Jackertown with the National Guard, Kira discovers there’s more to Julian’s concerns than she knew, but she’s forced to take on a mission that neither want and that might be her last: assassinating Senator Vellus before he can snuff out Julian’s revolution and the jackers she’s come to love.

All Mindjack stories available on Amazon, Barnes&Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, and iTunes
(note Free Souls is not yet available on Smashwords or iTunes)

Early Praise for Free Souls

“Quinn paints a picture of a not-too-distant America where politicians inflame the hatred of one section of the populace for another—all for their own gain—and you worry that her world is not so far off from our own.”
Dianne Salerni, author of We Hear the Dead, The Caged Graves, and the forthcoming The Eighth Day

"Free Souls starts with a bang and doesn't let up. Like a mash-up of all your favorite science-fiction adventures from Star Wars to The Legend of Korra, it blends nonstop action, nail-biting escapes, and great romance. I absolutely loved it! A great series conclusion—a must-read."
Leigh Talbert Moore, author of Rouge and The Truth About Faking

“Susan did it again. Free Souls was WOW! I expected Kira to step up to her role as heroine but not like this. Surprises kept coming until the very end which tied up more loose ends than I knew existed. Warning: Don't start reading until you have time to finish. I didn't want to put Free Souls down for a second. It's that kind of book.”
Sher A. Hart, Goodreads Review

THANK YOU to the many awesome people who are sharing the cover reveal of Free Souls today! You guys rock my world!!

Interview with me
I'm over at Amy Saunder's blog today, answering questions about how I came up with the mages' abilities, what kind of mage I would be, and all about my future works. And Laura Howard asked me to write a guest post about 5 Tips to Build Buzz for Your Book - my answers might surprise you.

Interview with Julian (a certain revolutionary mindjacker)
Julian stopped by Kai Strands blog today for an interview where he talks about his biggest conflict and closest friends.


Digital Box Set
Since Free Souls is out, I now have a Digital Box Set of the Mindjack Trilogy for those of you who want the whole series! (Thanks to Dale Pease for the awesome 3D cover!!)
Available on Amazon

Mindjack Origins Collection
Want more Julian? Wondering how Sasha's ability really works? Looking for EXCLUSIVE DELETED SCENES from Free Souls? I've put together a collection of novellas, scenes, and other goodies for those craving a bit more of the characters and drama of the Mindjack series.
Includes:

Mindjack Novellas
Mind Games (Raf's story)
The Handler (Julian's story)
The Scribe (Sasha's story)

TWO EXCLUSIVE DELETED SCENES from Free Souls (published nowhere else!)

PLUS Mindjack flash fiction, an (imaginary) conversation between Raf and Julian, and other goodies for readers who want just a little bit more of Kira, Julian, Raf, and the Mindjack crew.
Available on AmazonBarnes&Noble

As part of the Hullabaloo I'm giving away
FIVE ecopies of the Mindjack Origins Collection.
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41 comments:

  1. Congrats Susan! Very excited for you.

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    1. Thank you Natalie! I’m so glad today is here. *takesaseat* *needsanap*

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  2. SQUEE!!! Free Souls is so fantastic and awesome. It might be my favorite, too, and I know it's going to soar~ :o) <3

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    1. Thanks so much for all your support, LT! And especially for loving the books! :)

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  3. Congrats, Susan. Now I can read the series. I've been holding out until the final book. I'm doing that with a lot of series now.

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    1. I can understand! I made the mistake of reading Hunger Games before Mockingjay was out and it about killed me. :)

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    1. I have a bottle of red merlot ("cupcake" wine) that I've been saving for today. I probably should wait until this evening to drink it, though. :)

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  5. I love how the novel covers look like a set, and then the short story/novella covers look like a separate set.

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  6. And those trays of shrimp with dip? Potato chips are also acceptable. If there's dip.

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  7. Thrilled for you, Susan. But I think you already know that. This really is a great series. I'm loving the blue tone!

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    1. Thank you for all your help in getting the word out, Sheri! And for your sweet words! :)

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  8. *raising glass of champagne*
    Congratulations Susan!!
    I've read Open Minds and I wanted to wait till Free Souls was out to start Closed Hearts.
    Thanks for the giveaway and happy holidays!!

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    1. Thanks! Yeah... I think you'll be happy to have Free Souls to read straight after Closed Hearts. #justsaying :)

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  9. congrats! Your books look great and I love the covers.

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    1. Thanks Rebecca! I hope you enjoy the stories! :)

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  10. Congratulations!!! I'm super excited to read Free Souls, and it was fun to read about your upcoming projects on Amy's blog!

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    1. Thanks so much for hopping over and taking a peek! :)

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  11. I've been wanting to read this series FOREVER! Thanks so much for having this giveaway.

    alle at theloopylibrarian dot com

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    1. Well, now they're all done, so you won't have to wait for the next one to come out! :) (This is what I should have done with Hunger Games, but foolishly started reading it before Mockingjay was out.)

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  12. I can't express enough how happy I am for you that you've gotten to the end of this trilogy. It's bittersweet. I've enjoyed reading Kira's journey but accept that at some point it has to come to an end. So I've got to hurry and get my copy of this soon!!

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    1. I feel the same way! But I’m a big believer in ending the story when it needs to end. There’s so much to explore in the Mindjack universe, I’m not entirely sure I won’t come back to play it in again. But for now, other characters beckon with their stories.

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  13. Awesome looking trilogy package! I'll do something similar when I release my third book.

    Best wishes for your continued success!

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  14. Congratulations! They looks so beautiful!

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  15. I am up to date on this series and can't wait to read the last one! Love them!!!
    Bonnie Hilligoss/bonhill@speakeasy.net

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    1. Yay! I can't tell you how much it means to have readers that read the first book(s) and waited patiently while I wrote the second and third. You guys are AWESOME! And you've helped make the series a success. :) #thankyou

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  16. I am so happy that all the books are finished especially in time for Christmas. Congrats on finishing a wonderful story. I can't wait to finally get final book read. Thanks you for the hard work.Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

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  17. Congratulations on your new release! An awesome giveaway, too. Thanks for inviting me:)

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  18. VERY awesome giveaway!! But more importantly, congratulations to you on your book release! your trilogy sounds intriguing & I have added all your books to my TBR at GoodReads - I previously only had one on there :)

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  19. Congratulations, Susan. The books sound great!

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