Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Secrets, Lies and Magic

I read Cassie Scot, ParaNormal Detective a while ago (click on the link for my review) so I was delighted to be offered the chance to read the second in Christine Amsden's Cassie Scott series. Secrets and Lies was released in October of this year, and takes Cassie a whole leap further in her mixed-up world, as she rationalizes magic and investigates murder with equal aplomb, while trying to deny the leanings of her heart.

Imagine a female Harry Dresden, living in small-town American rather than down-town Chicago, with some serious romantic problems and magical weaknesses, then you’ll have the feel of this fun novel and series. Family ties, self-fulfilling prophecies, mysterious magic, and that fine line between love and control all play their part in this tale, and the whole is a fascinating mystery where the characters hide as many secrets and lies as the plot, and the magic is filled with surprises.

Read on to find out more about the book and the author, and enjoy!

Cassie Scot, still stinging from her parents’ betrayal, wants out of the magical world. But it isn’t letting her go. Her family is falling apart and despite everything, it looks like she may be the only one who can save them.
To complicate matters, Cassie owes Evan her life, making it difficult for her to deny him anything he really wants. And he wants her. Sparks fly when they team up to find two girls missing from summer camp, but long-buried secrets may ruin their hopes for happiness. Book 2 in the Cassie Scot Mystery series.

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.

·         Website http://christineamsden.com/wordpress/


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