Monday, September 23, 2013

Christine Presents: Special Offers

Please welcome M. L. Ryan  author of Special Offers.

M.L. will be awarding a $25 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win.

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.

“Sebastian was ambushed in his hotel room by Otto Kashanian, the thug he was sent to arrest.  Mortally wounded, and without hope of being found before bleeding to death, he elected to test his theories of convergence as a last ditch effort to stay alive.  He encrypted his essence into binary code and then intended to broadcast himself into his laptop, which was on and in the room.  He predicted that his spiritual being would remain intact and protected there until he could be reunited with his corporeal self.

"Unfortunately, he believes that during the melee with Kashanian the computer was damaged and was no longer receiving data.  There was a warehouse nearby, one which he assumes must have been a Kindle manufacturing site.  Luckily for Sebastian, someone must have been testing the wireless capabilities of one just as he became disembodied, and he was intercepted by this,” he declared as he dramatically picked up my Kindle.  He looked at the eBook reader with both wonder and admiration and whispered, “He did it.  That crazy bastard actually did it.”

I shouldn’t have interrupted his obvious veneration, but I couldn’t contain myself.  I vaguely recalled that data is transferred over the internet using the ones and zeros of binary code, but turning oneself into computer speak seemed unimaginable.

“So how is that even possible?” I queried.

He stared at me for a long time.  Eventually, he shook his head slowly, a look of total incredulity sweeping over his handsome face.

“Let me get this straight” he began finally.  “You’ve accepted that you are essentially possessed by a supernatural being who trapped himself in your Kindle to avoid destruction by a sociopathic outlaw, but you are questioning if the processes is technically feasible?”

M.L. Ryan is a profes­sional 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 strength­en the less logi­cal 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 adopt­ed Desert

eBook Formats:  SPECIAL OFFERS
Trade Paperback: SPECIAL OFFERS


Twitter: @MLRyan1


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Bobbye Hope said...

Cool book lol

M.L. Ryan said...

Thanks, Christine, for hosting this stop. I hope your readers enjoy the excerpt and want to read more!

Rita said...

Sounds interesting.

Christine Young said...

Welcome to my blog. I hope you have a great tour.

M.L. Ryan said...

Don't forget to leave you email (or some other way to be contacted) when you comment in case you win the gift card!

MomJane said...

This sounds like such a fun story. I love the excerpt. What great fun you must have had with these characters.

Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel said...

This sounds like a fun book! Hope your tour goes well. :)

Eva Millien said...

Sounds great. Thanks for sharing it and the giveaway. evamillien at gmail dot com

Chelsea B. said...

I had to add this to my Amazon wish list. It sounds all kinds of fabulous!


Mary Preston said...

I love how the excerpt ended. You made me laugh.


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Natasha said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
Sounds like a great read!
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