Friday, December 6, 2013

Book Tour: Cassie Scot Mystery Series by Christine Amsden Interview & Giveaway


Book One
Cassie Scot: Paranormal Detective

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.

Book Two
Secrets and Lies

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.


At random, I picked up a bottle of perfume from the top shelf and read: “Induces powerful lust. Spray on your intended and make sure you are the first person they see. Lasts about an hour.”

The thing you have to understand about any magic is that there are good ways to use it, and bad ways to use it. The concept of black magic is a hotly debated topic among sorcerers. Even death, in self defense, is a shade of gray. As I stood there, reading the functions of the various love potions, I thought of all the innocent and harmful ways they could be used. A couple in a committed relationship might have a lot of fun with a spray of lust. On the other hand, using it on an unwilling victim...

I shuddered as I replaced the bottle and accidentally knocked one of the neighboring bottles of perfume to the ground. It shattered, splashing perfume all over my open-toed sandals.


“What happened?” Evan asked, his voice hard and alert. I could hear him moving closer.

“Stop! I don't want to see you right now.”

“Which potion was that?” Evan asked, still in that hard-edged voice of command.

I pointed to the row of similar bottles on the top shelf. “Lust.”

One of the little bottles floated away from the shelf, but I did not turn around to see what Evan was doing with it. Instead, I started looking through my purse for a pack of tissues to clean the mess off my feet.

“Cassie, I have some bad news for you.”

“Worse, you mean?”

“This potion doesn't take affect until you actually look at someone. Your hour starts then.”

What is your favorite television show?

Doctor Who
What is something you’ve lied about?

My mood. If I'm feeling down, I'll often pretend I'm not. Acting happy encourages people to want to be around me, which in turn helps me actually feel happy.

Who is the last person you hugged?

My son when I dropped him off at school. (My daughter a second before that.)
What is the story of your first kiss?

Not a great story, sadly. I was a shy teenager (sophomore year of high school) desperate for the experience and he was willing to take advantage of that fact. It was at school during lunch, after we'd slipped down an empty hallway. The only thing I can remember about the kiss itself was that it felt wet. Yuck. Took everything in me not to wipe my hand over my mouth because I knew that wasn't polite. He was dating some other girl the next day and I wasn't at all upset.

Do you like kissing in public?

As a small gesture of affection, sure. As a make-out session, not so much.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Award-winning author Christine Amsden has written stories since she was eight, always with a touch of the strange or unusual. She became a “serious” writer in 2003, after attending a boot camp with Orson Scott Card. She finished Touch of Fate shortly afterward, then penned The Immortality Virus, which won two awards. Expect many more titles by this up-and-coming author.

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  1. Thanks so much for sharing my books with your readers!

  2. Nice interview, thank you.


  3. Cassie,
    I saw this on my FB page this morning and just had to stop in and say HI! Great interview! I hope all is well

  4. The excerpt is really fun!


  5. Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    Sounds really good!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com