Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Blog Tour: Special Attraction by @MLRyan1 - #Review & #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.

My Review
This is part of a series and I went into it blind. I did not find myself lost and really enjoyed this novel enough to go pick up the first two in the series. Filled with Action, Romance, Fantasy, and even Humor... ML Ryan manages to engage the reader from start to finish. Super quirky and different from other novels I've read recently, this was a nice change of pace.

Characterization was well done. There were many characters to get to know (probably because I had not read the first two) but I never felt bogged down with information. Ryan is able to seamlessly re-introduce characters and plotlines so the reader does not feel lost. Definitely a solid Urban Fantasy novel. Perfect for a good laugh as well! 

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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