Monday, May 5, 2014

Tour Kick Off - Special Attraction by @MLRyan1 #giveaway

Urban Fantasy / Sci-Fi Romance
Book #3 Can be Read as a Standalone. 
Date Published: December 15, 2013
  Thanks to a magical transplant from an inter-dimensional enforcer, Hailey Parrish can transform into a hawk. When someone begins dismembering hikers along the Appalachian Trail, the enforcers make use of her feathery talents to pursue the killer.  Unfortunately, like most things in Hailey’s life, there is nothing ordinary about the assignment.  Their target turns out to be maddeningly elusive, they rescue a stray dog that makes a sewage treatment plant seem pleasantly fragrant, and stopping the murders turns out to be the least of their worries.
Special Attraction, the third book in the Coursodon Dimension series, combines paranormal romance, urban fantasy, a bit of science fiction and a healthy dose of quirky humor.

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?  I’d love writing to be my career, but at this point, I’ll have to keep my day job.  Although, as an immunologist, I spend a lot of time writing science non-fiction.  It pays the bills, but isn’t nearly as fun as writing fantasy (it’s tough to sneak in sex and violence in an academic manuscript).

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?  Getting started.  I thought about writing novels for a long time but never had the guts to actually do it. 

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?  Not really.  I’d love to have a mentor, though.  (Jeaniene Frost or Ilona Andrews, call me!)

#4 – What is next for your writing?  I may get into some darker stories.  It will be interesting to explore the darker side of the Coursodon Dimension.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?  I wish I had more time to read.  I’m currently in the middle of The Vampires of Soldiers Cove, by Jessica MacIntyre. 

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet: Meet Hailey, possessed by a being from a parallel dimension who was previously trapped in her Kindle.

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3? MP3

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?  Chocolate.  Dark, bitter.  Like myself.

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?  Fries!  Anything fried, for that matter.

#4 – Comedy or Drama? Comedy.  I find humor in almost any situation.

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?  Probably neither, but if I have to choose then Nicholas.

#6 – Fantasy or Reality?  Fantasy.  I have enough reality to last a lifetime.

#7 – Call or Text?  Text.

#8 – Public School or Home School? Public.  I can’t imagine being taught by a family member.  Plus, I enjoyed being lost in a sea of other students.

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate?   Both.  I like to mix them together.

#10 – eBook or Paperback?  Definitely eBook.  Takes up less space, usually cheaper, and fantastic on a trip.

M.L. Ryan is a professional woman - which is not to say that she gave up her amateur status, but rather that she is over-educated with a job that reflects her one-time reluctance to leave school and get "real" work – and she spends a lot of time in that profession reading highly technical material.
She has many stories rolling around in her head, and she finally decided to write some of them. She prefers literature that isn’t saddled with excruciating symbolism, ponderous dialogue or worldly implications. She also doesn’t like plots so reliant on love at first sight that it makes her feel like her head might implode.

She lives in Tucson, Arizona with her husband and teenage son, four cats, two dogs and an adopted desert tortoise.


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May 9 - Texas Book Nook - Review
May 11 - Pure Jonel - Review/Guest Post
May 12 - My Reading Addiction - Review
May 13 - Our Wolves Den - Review
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May 17 - RABT Reviews - Wrap Up


  1. I like genres that use humor unexpectedly

    1. I enjoy humor, too. Sometimes, I think authors take their subject matter way too seriously!

  2. I love that its a sci fi romance!

  3. The cover and the story line!