Friday, September 27, 2013

Excerpt Tour and Giveaway - Special Offers and Special Rewards by M.L. Ryan

 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.




The harsh voice taunted me from above.  I lay flat on my back on the desert floor, rocks digging into my flesh, and forced myself to look up into the cold, grey eyes of my tormenter.  There was nothing there, no normal human feelings, only indifference.  My legs, one of which had twisted awkwardly underneath me when I collapsed, seemed oddly disconnected as if no longer a part of my body.  The pain that pulsed through the rest of me was agonizing; so much so, I wasn't certain what little I had eaten would remain in my stomach.  Serve the bastard right if I puked all over his fancy, Italian leather shoes. Sweat poured down my face, forming wet rivulets through the salty, crusted residue that dried from the many hours of agony already endured.  I tried to lick my lips, but my tongue was like sandpaper across my parched mouth.  I needed water badly.  I was sure I wouldn’t be getting any.

Having long since shifted from wondering if death was near, to hoping it was, I used my last bit of energy to sputter, “Just kill me now and get it over with, you son of a bitch.”  I was so tired, so utterly defeated. I just wanted the torture to end.

He grinned.  It was pure evil. He must have enjoyed my anguish, because for the first time today his smile engaged his entire face and not just his lips. The bastard poked me with his foot and repeated his earlier command.

“Again.  You have to learn to control your magic even when you are exhausted,” he barked.  “And stop your histrionics.”

I had just finished my second five-mile run of the afternoon on three hours of sleep in the past two days.  And now Sebastian wanted me to do five more.  “I can’t do it again,” I moaned pitifully.  Lifting myself so I was sitting, I hoped this new position would make my lungs burn less and the dizziness go away.  Unfortunately, it didn’t relieve my discomfort. 
“Get up.  Now.”

I couldn’t see his face because my head was now buried between my knees, but I knew from the tone in his voice that he meant business. 

“This is beyond cruel and inhumane.  Don’t you extra-dimensionals have some form of the Geneva Convention?  Can’t you just water-board me instead?”


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

            Amazon ~ Barnes and Noble ~ Smashwords ~ iTunes ~ Kobo 

Trade Paperback: SPECIAL OFFERS

 eBook Formats:  SPECIAL REWARDS





Twitter: @MLRyan1


 M.L. will be awarding a $25 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.  Please comment here and follow the tour and comment, the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!
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  1. It just makes me think I need to be careful using my Kindle. Very clever idea.


    1. If Sebastian was lurking in there, you'd be happy about it I think!

  2. This looks like fun. I will be reading it. My kindle didn't come with extras like that. Just a doorway to other worlds.

  3. Thanks, Sue for hosting this stop!

  4. I know this was a serious excerpt, but I did smile while reading it.

  5. Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com