Can I just fangirl for a moment?
I love Susan's stories! From the Mindjack trilogy to the Debt Collector series, I'm just in awe.
Delirium - EPISODE 1 of the Debt Collector serial. Contains mature content and themes. For young-adult-appropriate thrills, see Susan's bestselling Mindjack series.
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.
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.
Delirium delivered. I appreciate the dark and twisted and this gave it to me with a noir/sci-fi flair. Lirium is perfectly flawed and the world Susan creates is one you'd almost want to be in if it weren't scary to consider how much one's life would be worth on an open market *shudder*
I can't wait to read the next episode, which I have in my kindle library. Now back to writing so I can get to the next installment.
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