Cassie Scot is the ungifted daughter of powerful sorcerers, born between worlds but belonging to neither. At 21, all she wants is to find a place for herself, but earning a living as a private investigator in the shadow of her family’s reputation isn’t easy. When she is pulled into a paranormal investigation, and tempted by a powerful and handsome sorcerer, she will have to decide where she truly belongs.
When sorcerers call the shots, what’s a girl without powers to do? Get ready for a ripper of a murder mystery full of romance and intrigue, where magic potions bubble, passions spark and vampires are definitely not your friend. Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective grabs you by the heart and won’t let go.
Ooooo, Pink loved this book. I like it when an author puts a character like Cassie in world that she doesn’t belong in but also is trying to crave out a life for herself away from her gifted family. Makes for some good old-fashioned drama on the home front. :) Plus, with a family like hers, I don’t think I would want to be “gifted”. Too much to live up to.
With that in mind, she opens her own detective agency and the weirdest murder mystery lands in her lap. Not to mention the reappearance of Evan whose family is at odds with Cassie’s and it’s ripe with romance. I liked the fact that romance didn’t over power the story. I mean she already had the steady boyfriend that was dull as watching paint dry but he’s there nonetheless. *sigh*
Evan is a dream. I need and want more of him. I feel as if Ms. Amsden has only peeled away some of the many layers that he has. I can peel them. Pick me, pick me. ;) I liked the chemistry that has been set up between Cassie and Evan. Plus, what’s up with their families and a feud? More layers to this story than just the murder mystery.
I know that rather picky on my paranormals to read because of a certain series (Gag) but I really liked this one. The world building was good, dialogue was crisp and the two leads were relatable and I connected with them. Cassie would definitely be hanging out with me and my friends. Plus, I’m a sucker for suspense in a book. I get that from my sister Harlie. He He!
I can’t wait to read more of Cassie and Evan. Just wondering how long I have to wait. *pout*
Christine Amsden has been writing science fiction and fantasy for as long as she can remember. She loves to write and it is her dream that others will be inspired by this love and by her stories. Speculative fiction is fun, magical, and imaginative but great speculative fiction is about real people defining themselves through extraordinary situations. Christine writes primarily about people and it is in this way that she strives to make science fiction and fantasy meaningful for everyone.
At the age of 16, Christine was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease, a condition that effects the retina and causes a loss of central vision. She is now legally blind, but has not let this slow her down or get in the way of her dreams.
In addition to writing, Christine teaches workshops on writing at Savvy Authors. She also does some freelance editing work.
Christine currently lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, Austin, who has been her biggest fan and the key to her success. They have two beautiful children.
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