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.
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Alex stopped typing on his laptop and gazed at Sebastian. “I’ve considered that as well, but when you get right down to it, none of the attacks have been particularly sophisticated.” He pushed his chair away from the small desk he was using and leaned back with his hands behind his head. “In fact, the first two incidents, the fire in Hailey’s yard and the snake in the fruit basket, couldn’t possibly have been intended to kill. So why tip your hand?”
“It’s more like the plot of a low-budget slasher movie,” I added. “First a couple of weird, but seemingly unconnected, things happen, like the pet dog goes missing and then the house is tagged with elaborate graffiti depicting the zombie apocalypse. Next thing you know, people are being lured into the woods and chopped to bits by a chain-saw wielding maniac.”
Alex raised his head and stared at me like I was speaking in tongues. Sebastian simply arched an inquisitive brow. I could tell they had no clue how anything I had just said related to the topic at hand. “Come on guys, it’s an allegory. Or maybe a metaphor, I forget the distinction. The point is, if someone is nuts, their actions don’t necessarily follow a logical progression.”
“She has a point,” Sebastian conceded. “We haven’t really considered it could be someone, not with a score to settle, but with a delusional mind.”
Shrugging, Alex countered, “Perhaps. But if my assailant is just some crazed psychopath without a prior connection, he or she cannot be tracked. The only way to apprehend such a person is to catch them in the act. In any event, it is more likely that the perpetrator has a specific grudge.”
“Of course, I’m not suggesting we abandon investigating our prime suspects,” Sebastian responded with a brusque flip of his hand. “But we shouldn’t ignore the possibility of a more nebulous motivation.”
As long as we were thinking outside the box, or at least outside the list, I decided to speculate a bit more. “You know, if the attacks were aimed at Sebastian, you’d have to factor in a disgruntled former lover.”
Sebastian chuckled. “What makes you think that Alexander could not be a victim of a relationship gone horribly wrong?”
“Well, it’s hard to picture Alex eliciting that kind of venom from an ex-girlfriend,” I replied. “You on the other hand, I’ll bet there are plenty of women who’d like to see you dead.”
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 Tortoise.
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