I received a copy of Specter, part 11 of Debt Collector, in exchange for my review.
Having narrowly escaped another debt collector with her life, Alexandra has some decisions to make. First and foremost, how to deal with the board of Sterling industries, the company her father built up as a way of being an alternative to life energy. Alexandra knows that if her status as a debt collector is revealed then the company, her father’s legacy, and her life will all lie in tatters. Unfortunately Gehenna knows who she is, and she could just play right into their hands.
Firstly really silly point, but I was looking at the title of Specter and wondering why it didn’t seem right in my head, then it hit me, as the American spelling its actually unusual for me to see it like that (we’d write spectre over here!) I don’t actually mind American spellings in books, it really doesn’t bother me, but it does stall me sometimes!
Now…Gehenna…they finally played a bit of their hand and I’m wary. Not only is Gehenna revealing themselves definitely not good for Alexandra, but I’m wary in general of them. On the surface it seems that they’re doing good, but further down I’m really not convinced, there’s another agenda and I hope Alexa doesn’t get dragged into it.
Nameless debt collector now has a name…and turns out it’s Moloch…shifty guy. I don’t like him at all and I hope he stays away. But then part of me is concerned that he’s going to become Alexa’s Ophelia. Then again Alexa could really use the guidance that Lirium benefitted from. Though she does seem pretty advanced anyway.
Also yey for Alexa and Wyatt. I’m liking that pairing and hope it goes well for the pair of them. I think that they have good chemistry and could work together really well.
If I was worried that Debt Collector: Wraith wouldn’t live up to Debt Collector: Lirium then I would be wrong. The story is continuing well!
Specter counts towards Winter COYER.
by Susan Kaye Quinn
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 amazing and just as compelling as Lirium—once again I'm hooked!!”
“I loved being back in this world! Wraith has captivated me.”
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.
Contains mature content and themes.
OPTIONED FOR VIRTUAL REALITY BY IMMERSIVE ENTERTAINMENT
2014 Semi-Finalist in Science Fiction in the Kindle Book Awards
The nine episodes of Season Two of the Debt Collector serial are collectively 125k words or about 500 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.
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About the Author
Susan Kaye Quinn is the author of the bestselling Mindjack Trilogy and the Debt Collector serial, as well as other speculative fiction novels and short stories. Her work has appeared in the Synchronic anthology and has been optioned for Virtual Reality by Immersive Entertainment. Her business card says "Author and Rocket Scientist" but she mostly sits around in her PJs in awe that she gets to write full time.
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