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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

New Release: The Locksmith (A Mindjack Story) by Susan Kaye Quinn #YA #SF

I have a new (standalone) Mindjack story for you! Originally published as part of the Telepath Chronicles, it has a new character (Zeph) and takes place in the Mindjack universe, in parallell to the trilogy. 

available now

"This story had me hooked by the first page."
"Fantastic addition to the Mindjack world!"

When everyone reads minds,
a secret is a dangerous thing to keep.
In a world filled with mindreaders, Zeph is a mindjacker who wants to stay hidden—even if it means the cute mindreader in his Latin class is forever out of his reach. He locks and unlocks minds for a ruthless mindjacker Clan in exchange for protection and the chance to have a normal life with his parents and little sister. But when a girl he doesn’t know reveals the existence of mindjackers to the world, Zeph is forced to make a choice: unlock—and ultimately destroy—the mind of a young jacker changeling… or turn his back on everyone he loves.

The Locksmith is a short, standalone story (11,000 words or 44 pages). It can be read independently of the original Mindjack trilogy. It takes place in the same world as Kira's story (Open Minds), but Zeph walks on the darker side of the world of mindjackers and mindreaders. As you'll see in the note at the end of the story, I have big plans for Zeph in the future (but not until 2016, at least).

 here's more about Telepaths...

now available

Fourteen of today's top sci-fi writers share stories of the uncanny and unexpected. 
"highly recommend"
"amazing stories"
"I just want more"
"you don't have to read my mind to know how much I truly enjoyed this anthology"


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