Title: Special Offers
Series: The Coursodon Dimension # 1
Release date: February 10th, 2012
Publisher: Running with Scissors Publishing
Genre: Contemporary / Paranormal
Hailey Parrish is quick-witted, irreverent, and hasn’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 by M.L. Ryan is the First novel in her Coursodon Dimension Series. It’s a mix of contemporary romance with gorgeous hunks and magic. I was contacted by the author for an honest review and when I read the description of the book I knew I had to read it.
Hailey Parrish is a divorced woman who loves her life and her books. She is an avid reader and she just decided to buy a Kindle because space is running out for her beloved books. The moment she start using her new kindle, she has some strange cravings and she seems to hear a voice inside her head. But that is not all; she doesn’t understand why this handsome man has an interest in her ordinary self.
Alex Sunderland has a reason to approach Hailey; it seems his good old friend Sebastian Kess has transferred his spirit into an electronic device when he was on the edge of death. That electronic device happens to be Hailey’s new kindle, through a little shock Sebastian’s spirit turns up inside Hailey’s body and Alex is there to help Sebastian back into his own body and falls for Hailey along the way.
I loved Hailey and Alex; she is funny, easy going and very understandable in the end. When Alex explains everything to her, she struggles a little, finding it all hard to believe. But when Alex gives her a little demonstration she has to believe him and wants to help them in the end. Alex is a guy everyone wants to fall in love with, he’s good-looking and a true friend. I even fell in love with Sebastian and his funny comments.
M.L. Ryan has written a great first book in this series, it has great characters, good storyline and a world that I want to know more about. So I’ll definitely read the next novel in this series, because with this ending I really need to find out what happens next.
Scientist by day, paranormal romance-urban fantasy author by night, I am a professional woman - which is not to say that I gave up my amateur status, but rather that I am over-educated with a job that reflects my one-time reluctance to leave school and get a "real" job – and I spend a lot of time in that profession reading highly technical and dry material. In an attempt to strengthen the other side of my brain, I decided to write some of the many stories rolling around in my head.
I prefer literature that isn’t saddled with excruciating symbolism, ponderous dialogue or worldly implications – unless they are other-worldly - and also don’t like plots so reliant on love at first sight that it makes my head feel like it might implode. I live in Tucson, Arizona with my husband and teenage son, four cats, two dogs and two adopted desert tortoises. Special Offers, my first foray outside science non-fiction, is the first book in the Coursodon Dimension series. The second offering is scheduled to be published in fall, 2012.