Friday, August 30, 2013

Spotlight on SPECIAL OFFERS by M.L. Ryan

Meet Hailey - possessed by an otherworldly being who was trapped in her Kindle.

Hailey Parrish was quick-witted, irreverent, and hadn’t had a date in three years. She only wanted an eBook reader because her collection of paperbacks threatened to take over her small living space. Little did she know that the "special offers" that prompted the purchase included much more than a reduced price in exchange for a few ads. The device came pre-loaded with the essence of Sebastian Kess, an erudite womanizer with magical abilities from a parallel dimension. When she inadvertently releases him and he inhabits her body, she finally has a man inside her, just not in the way she imagined. And soon her predicament introduces her to yet another supernatural, the handsome could-be-the-man-of-her-dreams Alex Sunderland. Can Alex and Hailey find a way to return Sebastian to his own body, stay one step ahead of the criminals who want to keep him where he is, and not lose their sense of humor?

Special Offers, the first book of the Coursodon Dimension Series, combines paranormal romance, urban fantasy, a bit of science fiction and a healthy dose of quirky humor.

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

Pages: 217

Isbn: 978-0615672762

Formats: eBook

Amazon / B&N


iTunes / Kobo / Sony

Trade Paperback

Amazon / Create Space


As I lay in the darkness, it occurred to me that I must be the most boring single 30 year-old ever. I didn’t go out much, I ate crappy food. I couldn’t even remember the score of the games I just watched.

This was not how I had imagined myself at this point in my life. Had my marriage not crashed and burned, we probably would have a baby by now. Yeah, and I would still be married to an asstard. He probably would have spawned asstardlets. I just wanted to feel like my life was going somewhere, like I was accomplishing something. Rolling over on my side, I vowed to try to get myself together and move forward.

When I finally fell asleep, I dreamt I went on my first post-divorce date. The guy took me to a fancy restaurant, ordered lots of food and expensive wine and then ditched me for the voluptuous hostess. I was presented with the check but lacked any means of paying it. After negotiating a payment plan with the restaurant owner, which involved

allowing him to indulge his foot fetish with my pinkie toes and some flavored whipped cream, I left the place and got into my car, which was really weird, because my date drove.

There in the parking lot were dine-and-dash and the hostess, groping each other with utter abandon. I revved up the engine, threw the car into drive and peeled out towards them. The headlights illuminated their stunned faces as I spun the car sharply, rolled down the window and chucked a lit Molotov cocktail - made from the empty wine bottle from dinner - at them and sped off humming the theme to “The Lion King.”

I woke up thinking I must be making progress. Usually in my dreams I ran them over after I set them on fire.

About the Author

M.L. Ryan is a profes¬sional woman — not that she gave up her amateur status, but rather that she is over-educated with a job in which she spends a lot of time writing dry science non-Fiction. In an effort to strength¬en the less logi¬cal side of her brain, she decided to write some of the many stories rolling around in her head. She lives in Tucson, AZ with her husband, son, four cats, two dogs and an adopt¬ed desert tortoise.

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Things that make you go hmmm. What if spirits could invade your appliances?

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  1. i don't think i would want such an appliance....looks like a lot of troubles comes with teh same package too^^
    Now it does sound funny and i would like to know more ( sound like he isn't a ghost but then how was his spirit taken from his body and how could he return to it....) oki added to the list ^^ while i wouldn't want the erareder including the spirit, the book i do want

    1. would you like the spirit if it means a new ereader?

    2. No Thanks! The reader I have is just fine. lol!

      Besides, you know I prefer paperbacks silly!

    3. :) I know I've seen something or read something where there was a ghost or demon in a book and the person read it and it went into them.

    4. Thanks Amber. You just had to pop my bubble. I thought it was safe! :-)

  2. Hi! Thanks, Brenda, for hosting a stop. Miki, I think you will enjoy Special Offers. Let me know what you think after you read it!

  3. This sounds hysterical! :) and Im pretty sure someone has invaded some of them. All my appliances like to go pyscho every once in awhile. While my dad likes to say its just the wiring in the house I like to say its ghosts. :) This kinda reminds me of the movie Maximum overdrive that was based on a Stephen King book. Where all the appliances did come to life. But totally less dark than that and alot more fun.

    1. My lights blink occasionally and every once in awhile, the tvs will appear to turn themselves on.

    2. We've had lights turn on and off by themselves. And alot of my nephews toys go off without anyone touching them or even just moving.

    3. i guess then amber that's tyhe house itself not the things or you have a bunch of spirit not only one

    4. The lights are totally the wiring in the house. The people who lived here before us added the addition in our house and did it really poorly so the wiring has always been bad. The toys I dont know. I watched one of his cars once go all the way across the room. The remote part of it had no batteries in it. That was really creepy.

    5. ^^ i won't visit and stay in your house then^^

    6. LOL its not bad! Nothing bads ever happened here. The toys were just creepy but we got rid of them and the horse totally broke! A neighbor girl who I yelled at like 3 times that she was way to big to be on it broke it.(no loss) So crazy posessed horse is no more! :)

  4. LOL Im pretty sure that they were always in Latin or something. :)

    1. Whew! I'm safe. I don't read anything but English! :-)

    2. LOL There's always a first time! ;)