Ok, I couldn't wait to get home from work to rate this story. Absolutely amazing, very original and I LOVED it. Man, oh, Susan. I need the next short like two weeks ago. :D Will write a proper review in a bit.
My advice? Grab this as soon as it's released.
Now I'm fit enough to write a coherent review.
First the cover, love it!
I loved Lirium! I sense there is more to him, which hopefully will be revealed in the next series. I'll definitely pick up the next serial. I really enjoyed the world Susan created. Great characterization. Vivid descriptions, plus a steamy scene -kissing- in there ;) Lirium +Apple Girl= Awesome. Hope she'll be in the next series.
The next installment releases in a few days. I'm looking forward to that. :)