When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep. The Mindjack Series of novels explores a world where everyone reads minds... except one girl who can control them instead. This collection of novellas are companion stories that stand alone but illuminate the stories behind the favorite characters in the bestselling novels.
Novellas – Mind Games, The Handler, The Scribe, Keeper, The Locksmith
Deleted Scenes – two scenes from Free Souls
Flash Fiction – Leaving Gurnee, Seeds of Promise
SUMMARIES OF STORIES
Mind Games: Raf, a regular mindreader, wants to take Kira--the only girl in school who doesn't read minds--to the mindware Games, but his friends have other plans.
Leaving Gurnee: flash fiction of a scene that occurs between Open Minds and Closed Hearts, told from Xander's point-of-view.
The Handler: The first recruit in Julian Navarro's mindjacker revolution threatens to derail his plans to ensure jacker freedom in a mindreading world.
The Scribe: Sasha Rimbali stopped using his mindjacking skill to erase souls in order to keep from going mad, but when a beautiful female jacker is threatened, he has to decide if there is any cause worth the cost of using his ability one more time.
Keeper: Seventeen-year-old Kira Moore is determined to be part of the second-chance mission to free her fellow mindjackers from FBI Agent Kestrel's secret prison, but Jacker Freedom Alliance leader Julian believes she's too valuable to risk in the operation.
Seeds of Promise: Anna Navarro, leader of the Jacker Freedom Alliance, spends her time in FBI Agent Kestrel's secret prison enduring his torments... and awaiting the time for her revenge.
DELETED SCENE: Kestrel's interrogation
DELETED SCENE: Drinking the Water
The Locksmith: 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.
Open Minds (Book 1)
Closed Hearts (Book 2)
Free Souls (Book 3)
Mindjack Short Story Collection (Book 4)
Locked Tight (Book 1)
Cracked Open (Book 2)
Broken Wide (Book 3)
The Locksmith (Book 4)
FORMATS AND TRANSLATIONS
Mindjack available in ebook, print, audiobook, French and German
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About the Author
She writes full-time from Chicago, inventing mind powers and dreaming of the Singularity.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Everyone has a story, whether good or evil, it is there inside everyone. There are backstories. Parts that could not be put into the novel because it would just be too bulky (?) is that the right word? Anyway, these are stories about some of the main characters that flushes them out a little more than could be done in the main stories. It makes them more human lets you know a little more how the jacker thing works compared to how the reader thing works. The mind is a beautiful thing and a vast world to work with. Many, many more stories to write and I hope Susan writes them for a very long time.
These are three short stories that expand/explain some of the background from the "Mindjack" trilogy, kind of like the special features that come on movie DVDs/Blu-Rays. It isn't necessary to read these to enjoy the trilogy, but except for the first story, if you read these without reading the trilogy, you'd be lost. But I really enjoyed the trilogy, and so I had to pick this up to go along with it.
It's ok if you want some backstory on the male characters, I personally did not like this collections because you just "get into" their story and it's over.......