Series: Cassie Scot, #1
Publisher: Twilight Times Books
Publication Date: May 15, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Mystery

Rating: 4 Stars
Source: Review Copy

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.

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My Thoughts

What if you lived in a world where the paranormal was normal?

I really enjoyed the unique premise of this book and the well thought out world. Living in a world where being normal is looked down upon is definitely a twist. The author handled the different paranormal aspects really well.

The romance was nicely done and very sweet, but it didn't take up the entire story which I really liked. I could definitely feel the chemistry between the characters.

I also liked how the theme of growing up and finding yourself was dealt with. You could really relate to Cassie and most of all I really liked her courage to be herself and to live her own life outside of the expectations of everyone else.

The family dynamics in the story were also very interesting and I enjoyed seeing how Cassie interacted with them.

Mystery and suspense were prevalent throughout the story and had me on the edge of my seat as I tried to figure out what was going on right along with Cassie.

This is a fun and interesting new twist on the paranormal and I highly recommend it!

About the Author

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. (You can learn more here.)

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, Drake and Celeste.

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