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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

OPEN MINDS by Susan Kaye Quinn

Welcome to the launch party of the young adult novel, OPEN MINDS, the first installment of the Mindjacker Trilogy by Susan Kaye Quinn.

The most dynamic use of line in a composition is one that rapidly changes direction. OPEN MINDS grabbed me and took me on a ride filled with unexpected switchbacks, climbs, and straight drops.

I was taken by the world of OPEN MINDS that blends the familiar landscape of today’s life with controversial technological advances that may be waiting for us in the future. Susan Kaye Quinn keeps us rooted in the physical world we know, but projects a fascinating path for the evolution of the human mind. The story presents a hypothesis for where our brains may be headed which is both mesmerizing and terrifying at the same time.

Kira and her supporting cast sing with authentic teen voices. They navigate their ordeals with the perfect adolescent blend of arrogance, impulsivity, and insecurity.

Bravo, Susan for taking us on adventure where the stakes rise with every turn, and no thought has a safe place to hide.

When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep.
Sixteen-year-old Kira Moore is a zero, someone who can’t read thoughts or be read by others. Zeros are outcasts who can’t be trusted, leaving her no chance with Raf, a regular mindreader and the best friend she secretly loves. When she accidentally controls Raf’s mind and nearly kills him, Kira tries to hide her frightening new ability from her family and an increasingly suspicious Raf. But lies tangle around her, and she’s dragged deep into a hidden world of mindjackers, where having to mind control everyone she loves is just the beginning of the deadly choices before her.

Open Minds (Book One of the Mindjack Trilogy) by Susan Kaye Quinn is available in e-book (Amazon US (also UK, France and Germany), Barnes & Noble, Smashwords) and print (Amazon, Createspace, also autographed copies available from the author).

Susan Kaye Quinn is giving away an Open Books/Open Minds t-shirt, mug, and some fun wristbands to celebrate the Virtual Launch Party of Open Minds (Book One of the Mindjack Trilogy)! (Check out the prizes here.)

Three ways to enter (you can have multiple entries):
1)      Leave a comment here or at the Virtual Launch Party post
2)      Tweet (with tag #keepingOPENMINDS)
Example: When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep. #keepingOPENMINDS @susankayequinn #SF #YA avail NOW
Example: Celebrate the launch of OPEN MINDS by @susankayequinn #keepingOPENMINDS #SciFi #paranormal #YA avail NOW

3)     Facebook (tag @AuthorSusanKayeQuinn)
Example: Celebrate the launch of paranormal/SF novel OPEN MINDS by @AuthorSusanKayeQuinn for a chance to win Open Books/Open Minds prizes!


Bethany Kaczmarek Open Minds
Joanna Marple (from France!) - 10/28
Adam Heine (from Thailand!) - 10/31
Heather McCorkle (Indie Elite Blog)
Heather McCorkle (her blog)
S.B. Stuart-Laing (from Glasgow Scotland!)

The Story of Open Minds (linked posts)


  1. Party Hosts are mesh! Thanks so much for the cool review! :)

  2. That sounds really intriguing. Good luck to Susan! What an exciting time. :)

  3. Best of luck to Susan! Her book sounds fascinating

  4. Sounds like a very interesting read! Count me in!

  5. So much awesome!! What a stellar release party!

  6. @Laurisa Thanks for being excited about Open Minds!

    @Everyone Thanks for hopping through the Virtual Party!

    @Leslie Thank you for being a wonderful Party Host and writing such a sweet review!

  7. Sounds interesting. Good luck to Susan.

  8. Congrats to Susan! I'm glad to be able to visit so many blogs launching her book. Here's hoping I win the giveaway!

  9. Thanks to everyone for coming to the party. Meet you over by the chips - I hear they just put out a new bowl of guacamole.

  10. Oooh hello!
    Lovely punch and chips they have here.
    So nice to meet you :)

  11. Susan really has a terrific concept in this one! Love the cover too - aweosme! :)

  12. Good luck Susan! I hope you have lots of sales, the book looks great!

  13. This sounds like a fabulous book! Winning this book would be awesome:)

  14. I was one of Susan's beta readers and can't wait for the sequel. I loved Raf (LOL as Susan points out in the acknowledgment page). :D

  15. I'm back. I had to fill the salsa bowl. More confetti in the air for Susan, yay!

    Stina - I agree that Raf is definitely swoonworthy.

  16. Oh this sounds like a great book!
    And I love the cover! I hadn't seen it before. I always like to learn about new books! THANKS!! :D
    I want to learn more about Raf!

  17. Have you got another offer for your books