Free Souls Review, Giveaway and Sandy Hook Fundraiser

Sher A Hart here. Well, I woke up after the Mayapocalypse, coincidentally the last day of a family vacation at Universal Studios Florida, and I’ve got things to do before we drive home. First, I want to share the Kite Readers Fundraiser. If you buy any of Julia Dweck’s books today, Saturday 12/22/2012, on Amazon, all proceeds will benefit Sandy Hook School Fund. It’s a great way to help your children learn to love reading via some beautifully illustrated books. Here’s a peek at Julia’s latest, Brianna the Ballet Fairy. It’s really a cute book and would make a great Kindle stuffer.

Now to continue the Mid-Winter’s Eve Blog Hop giveaway for an ebook copy of Free Souls or Open Minds or Closed Hearts in the Mindjacker Novel Trilogy, or the Mindjack Origins collection of novellas. Many thanks to Kathy at I Am a Reader Not a Writer and Oasis for YA for hosting the Midwinter’s Eve Hop, a family friendly book giveaway blog hop.

I recently posted Susan Kaye Quinn’s Free Souls cover reveal with a Mindjack Origins collection giveaway ending 12/21/12, the same day as Jeff Whelan’s Space Orville giveaway. Considering the SF genre of both books and the name of the giveaway hop for Space Orville being End of the World Hop, the Mayapocalypse probably has something to do with both giveaway end dates. If you missed entering Jeff’s giveway, it’s not too late to buy his book.

Here’s the Free Souls blurb:

Free Souls by Susan Kaye Quinn

(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.

Now, what did I think? I loved Free Souls! Here’s my review posted on Goodreads:

Free Souls (Mindjack Trilogy, #3)Free Souls by Susan Kaye Quinn

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Susan did it again. Free Souls was WOW! I expected Kira to step up to her role as heroine but not like this. Even though I’m good at guessing, few events turned out anywhere near how I thought they would. The closest I came to a prediction was the romance that started early on and a pattern of setbacks building to the middle crises. Throughout the book, serious action and plot twists kept me riveted. Surprises kept coming until the very end which tied up more loose ends than I knew existed. Whew! Very satisfying.

Sorry, but no more details. Don’t want to spoil it for you. 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.

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All of the Mindjack stories are available on Amazon, Barnes&Noble, Kobo, and iTunes

(Note Free Souls is not yet available on Kobo or iTunes)

Digital Box Set

Since Free Souls is out, there is now a Digital Box Set of the Mindjack Trilogy for those of you who want the whole series!

Available on AmazonBarnes&Noble

Mindjack Origins Collection

Want more Julian? Wondering how Sasha’s ability really works? Looking for EXCLUSIVE DELETED SCENES from Free Souls? This collection of novellas, scenes, and other goodies is for those craving a bit more of the characters and drama of the Mindjack series.


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


winner’s choice of Mindjacker Trilogy ebook  novels
+ the Mindjack Origins Collection of novellettes

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you’re all done, please check out my review of Space Orville SF comedy ebook. Along the lines of Douglas Adams Hitchhiker’s Guide and Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, Space Orville is a hoot with made up words and a hugely creative universe, a 12-layer spacey-cake of fun.

Share A Heart

Indie author-friendly freelance editor, children's book blogger for picture books through YA, kid lit, SF/fantasy lover with special fondness for middle grade, pun-loving SCBWI member, meter-maid for poetry and rhyming picture books.


  1. Lots of wonderful things going on! Nice to see people spreading happiness. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

    • You’re welcome, Jess, and sorry for the late reply but I was at Universal Studios with family. Now I’m home I want to wish you Merry Christmas and a big thanks for stopping by.

  2. I’d love to read Free Souls because I’ve read most f the other books in the series and loved them! The end of closed hearts left me dying to know what’s going to happen! 🙂

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