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Meet Hailey — possessed by an other-worldly being from another dimension who was previously trapped in her Kindle.

When Hailey Parrish discovered her husband was cheating with her co-worker, she swore off men. Then, she had to find another job when her boss went to prison for running a prostitution ring in his spare time. Three years later, Hailey still hadn’t gone on a
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ebook, 217 pages
Published February 11th 2012 by M.L. Ryan (first published February 11th 2011)
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Sheri
Feb 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
I think my Kindle is defective. It didn't come with a man. Maybe I should send it back.

The thing I loved the most about Special Offers was the characters…no the quirky humor…no the inventive storyline…I'll have to get back to you on that. Long story short, I loved this book. I knew from page one that I was going to like Hailey. First of all, she has this sarcastic wit going on. She made me laugh through the entire book. I loved being in her head. Second, she is a book hoarder, so I can relate
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I hate giving bad reviews. It literally hurts my body and I feel like drinking a whole lot of hard liquor when I know I have to post a, dare I say, negative review.

However, reading this book was like forcing myself to color with my child. I know that might sound really mean to some of you but I hate to color. I can't think of anything more boring than having to sit and color for even fifteen minutes.

I couldn't find anything I liked about the characters. This book started out, via the blurb,
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Coco.V
Nov 26, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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DANIELLE'S REVIEW

5 STARS


The concept behind this book intrigued me from the very beginning when I first heard about it. Then I hosted it for a book tour and got an excerpt from the book and burst out laughing. I just had to read the book.

The author has this innate tendency to draw the improbable and flat out strange and make you laugh. But it's not just a comedy or satire. The author also does a very good job with romance and action scenes. This book was very well rounded and I ended up
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Fran
Nov 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Special Offers
M.L. Ryan

Before taking off for work Hailey Parrish decides to answer her emails. Just how dangerous can that be? Well, Hailey loves to read and she’s what you might call a book hoarder. Her shelves are filled with books and her ability to part with them non-existent. What better way to save money and conserve space then to do what so many others have done and purchase a Kindle eBook reader? Living in a confined space and barely making it over to the bathroom without having to climb
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Laura Thomas
Oct 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first thing that popped into my head when I read it was a genie in a magic lamp!



I thought, Wow, a new take for an old tale. I thought it was quite creative. Don’t know if that was the authors basis, but it works for me.

From the beginning I knew I liked Hailey. She is so normal and genuine. I could relate to her, right down to her eating habits. I too stand at the kitchen sink and chow down sometimes. When you are cooking for one, why make a mess at the table to clean up. And her daily
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Drako
Mar 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So, this book is written from the point of view of the main character, Hailey, who is a 30 year old woman three years removed from a divorce with a fairly boring life. She's become complacent, working a stable job and associating with coworkers, but no longer dating after a failed marriage that ended horribly (and frankly her ex husband should be thrown off a cliff). She's an avid reader and finally decides to join the new age by purchasing a kindle at the reduced price, the basic one with ...more
Majanka
Review originally published here: http://www.iheartreading.net/reviews/...

This book was hilarious! That’s the best way to describe it. Hailey Parrish, the main character, has a sarcastic sense of humor that made me laugh out loud at times. She hasn’t had a date in three years, and although she kind of wished she had, a large collection of paperbacks threatening to take over her small living space, is a good way to live with not having a man in your life. But since paperbacks are old-fashioned,
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Heather Boustead
Special Offers
By M.L. Ryan

Divorcee Hailey Parrish has been single for three years and has no interest in men, compulsive book hoarder she decides one day to buy a kindle; once she does she is bombarded by men. The kindle that she bought for a reduced price with “special offers” comes fully installed with a man who takes over residence inside her body until he can get back to his own.

This is such a funny book! I of course had to read it after the author approached me, I mean a man in a kindle
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Darlene
I picked up this fun book through BookCrossing dot com. I put off reading it for a long, long time. Why? The title and the cover. Even the blurb didn't make me want to read it. But I am so glad I finally did!


It is only vaguely about Special Offers. What it is is a humorous paranormal story. When I started reading it I couldn't stop. I needed something light to read as my husband was in the hospital and I was in the middle of a fibro-flare. So I couldn't be at the hospital with him. Instead, I
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Candy
Jun 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading the description of this book, you can't help but think, "Oh geez, really?" - I really did NOT want to like this book, but I couldn't help but read it because it sounded so weird that I couldn't resist.

I was actually quite pleasantly surprised. It's not highfaluting fiction, for sure, but an interesting mix of chick lit and urban fantasy. It was funny, silly, weird and a blast. It was a perfect read for when you've been burned out with too much heavy reading, just a lot of fun and a
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Erin
Feb 08, 2017 rated it did not like it
Yeah I'm DNF'ing this one. I can't be bothered to pick it back up after not having even glanced at it for like a week or so.

Nothing happens. She's boring.
Couldn't get into it.

Since I can't remember anything else... I'll share with you a comment I did make so as to remember it... "Oh my god, this has to be the author's first novel. It's full of the every second of the MCs day minutia details that just irritate a reader and betray the novice status of the author. Really, did we need to know about
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Ezinwanyi
Mar 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book was just what I needed. Funny, Light and interesting. I definitely will read the sequel.

Hailey Parish is a recent divorcee, who works at a Diary Plant where she supervises the production of Chinchilla milk cheese. One day, as she was preparing to read a book on her new Kindle, she felt an energy jolt from the device. She thought nothing of it, and kept on reading. The very next day, a host of weird occurrences began happening. First, her cat wouldn’t come near her. Then when she got to
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Lucee Lovett
Lucee’s Review of Special Offers by M L Ryan
This is the first time I’ve struggled when writing a review. As I’ve never had a book draw me in so completely yet at the same time frustrated me to distraction. When I read the blurb on Special offers I was intrigued and was excited to read it. I was not let down by the plot, the embodiment of the storyline or the characters who were enthralling.
Hailey: The smartass who is possessed by the essence of Sebastian a being from another realm; is hilarious
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Dianne
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Who says reading isn’t fun? Special Offers by M. L. Ryan had me laughing out loud at the antics, thoughts and actions of its main character, Hailey! Seems Hailey took the eReader plunge to conserve space in her cramped apartment, and ordered the Kindle with the special offers. As she was setting it up, she was zapped, and suddenly she wasn’t alone I her mind! The essence of a man from another
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Stacy
Apr 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: r2rs, favorites
If you just heard the unearthly wail of someone screaming “NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!”, then you were probably in the near vicinity as I finished up my latest R2R adventure, Special Offers by author M.L. Ryan. Damn you, Ms. Ryan. But let me start at the beginning…
I received this book for free through my online book club Goodreads, in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions are mine, all mine.
An avid book reading, sexually frustrated, chinchilla milker (no, that’s not a typo)
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Critique de Book
Title: Special Offers
Author: M.L. Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Running With Scissors Publishing (February 10, 2012)
Available: $0.99
Rating: 5+ stars
Rater: Dihanna

From the publisher:
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
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Natalie Gibson
Sep 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was pleasantly surprised by Special Offers. At first I was rolling my eyes (after all it was a story about a man's personality/ memories/ attitude getting caught in a kindle and transferred into the first human who used it), but I enjoyed it. Special Offers is a science fiction romance and they are quite rare. The hero is magically adept which could put this as a paranormal romance, but the reason he's magical is because he's from another dimension. That puts it squarely in sci-fi.

Hailey is a
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Jocelyn Dex
3.5 Stars

I loved the idea of a soul being stuck in a Kindle and knew I had to read this book.

It was well written and the characters had distinct personalities but something kept nagging me as I was reading. I finally started making notes in my Kindle while reading and almost all of them said the same thing - "too formal". I think it would have been even more fun had the dialogue and description been a little more casual but I enjoyed it anyway.

So, if you like romance, sci-fi and the paranormal,
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Ross Homer
Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an absolutely sweet find of a book. Someone on my FB page recommended it and I downloaded a sample from Kindle. (A major player in the book, by the way.) I was completely hooked before finishing the second page. I love the heroine, Hailey, and the "assistant" characters, Alex and Sebastian. Ms. Ryan combines the best of romance, science fiction and mystery in this book and series. I've already gotten Special Rewards, the second book and am looking forward to the third in the series.

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Jon
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, ebook, romance
I really hate giving this a bad rating since it's 100% not my style and I knew that coming in, but I had to read something along these lines for a book challenge. The writing wasn't terrible and there was actually a fair amount of characterization over time. I liked enough about the story that I could push through to the end and actually wanted to find out what happens. If you enjoy paranormal type romances and the description sounds up your alley, go for it.
Crystal
May 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't sure about this book at first. I didn't know if it would be one that I would enjoy. I was surprised when I got into the story. The author did a great job and I just couldn't put it down until I was finished with it.

This book had romance, comedy, and suspense. When you have a book that has all these in one you know that you will be taken on an adventure that will take you out of this world.
Vivian
Dec 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Hidden gem. It's a different concept, full of snarky characters that kept me laughing, and I was fully entertained the entire time. Currently free on Amazon, so there's nothing to lose :)

Amanda
I was delivered a pleasant surprise with this book. I was contacted by the author for a possible review. After reading the description there was some slight hesitation but mostly intrigued by the trapped in a Kindle concept. I figured it could either go well or horribly wrong and I was intrigued enough to find out. It turned out to go well! ML Ryan took what could have easily been a very cheesy concept and turned it interesting. Sebastian on the verge of death transferred his spirit into an ...more
Ryan Snyder
Dec 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
See this review and other at Book- Marks The Spot

4.6/5

Okay, may I just say that the author did a phenomenal job creating characters that contain flaws, but are still able to make you love them nonetheless? I adored Hailey, Sebastian, and Alex.

Sebastian was thoroughly entertaining and I know the book would not have been the same without his commentary and holier than thou attitude. I love that, even as a character inhabiting Hailey's body, he still manages to grow and change for the better as a
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Brianna
Jul 31, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.*

The synopsis made this book sound quirky, fun, and a touch fantasy-ish. I definitely got more than I expected with the fantasy/supernatural elements than I thought I would, but since I don't mind that kind of thing, that made me very happy. In fact, I liked the inventiveness of those parts in the book, and I am really interested in seeing how the sequel plays out. As for the quirky and fun side of the story, Hailey was the cause
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Michelle Willms
Jan 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, fantasy
Special Offers by ML Ryan
Hailey Parrish lived in a one-bedroom guesthouse that was quickly becoming overtaken by her paperback collection. So, in an effort to conserve space, she impulsively purchased a Kindle to help her conserve room. The Kindle included “Special Offers,” meaning she saved money by allowing it to show ads while charging. Hailey was a chinchilla milker, which paid pretty well, but she still didn’t see the point in senselessly wasting money.
When the Kindle finally arrived, she
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Christina J.
Jan 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Also posted on: Booksane

*No major spoilers*

There were a lot of things I liked about Special Offers. First of all I loved the storyline. It was so original and not like anything I've heard before, hence why I felt that I had to read this book and it did not dissappoint. A man in a kindle is not something you hear about every day. First impression when you start the book is that it'll be a relatively "normal" story, following Hailey in her daily routines with her job and home and of couse her book
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Lissette
Hailey Parrish is content to live her life just the way she wants it. Her old-fashioned ways suit her just fine. There's no need for her to upgrade to the current technological age. Until the moment she finds she has no room in which to store any more of her books. Books are her passion. The smell of one, the feel of the tender paper between her fingertips, and the overall contentment she feels when she holds one between her fingers is unlike anything she's ever known. Unfortunately, she has no ...more
Billy Masters
Apr 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
M.L. Ryan is a very talented writer and saleswoman. She proves that with this book-- both with the words she has written(writer)and that blasted cliffhanger at the end (saleswoman). I MUST read the next book.
This story has fantasy,suspense,romance,intrigue,lots of comedy, a little violence and yes, even some light erotica. Not to mention villains that are easy to hate and heroes that are easy to love. What else could you ask for?
The dialogue is well written and flows beautifully.
The synopsis
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Scientist by day, paranormal romance-urban fantasy author by night, M.L. Ryan 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. ...more

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Coursodon Dimension (5 books)
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  • Special Deceptions (Coursodon Dimension #5)
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“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?” 0 likes
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