"Christmas tree stands are the work of the devil and they want you dead."
The Fortunes of Ruby White
Ruby White has burnt her bridges. After quitting her terrible secretarial job, she finds herself at a seminar for those who are Hyper-Audio-Aware, a condition she never knew existed, run by the Jaasmyn Empire, a company she’s never heard of. To Ruby’s surprise, she is offered a job.
Providing everything from meditation classes and “specialised sleeping aides” (otherwise known as “pillows”) to a psychic therapist (a parrot), the Empire offers solutions for every physical and metaphysical problem ever conceived, and many that haven’t been. As Ruby gets sucked deeper and deeper into the Empire, she begins to wonder if she can ever get out...A biting satire on the New Age scene, The Fortunes of Ruby White is for anyone who's ever bought a scented candle and lived to regret it.