Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Straight Browsing from the Library: Christine Amsden

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READ THE BLURB


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.



READ AN EXCERPT


Book Two: Secrets and Lies

Flames now filled the room, along with the smoke. It was incredibly hot, like an oven. The metal doorknob was beginning to glow.

With tears stinging my eyes I dropped the crystal back in my pocket, picked up the mallet, and swung it with all my strength at the wall. It landed with a satisfying thunk, but only managed to inflict a small dent in the heavy wood.

Trying not to feel discouraged, I repeated the exercise. Again and again I swung, throwing all my weight into the movement.

I couldn't take a full breath. My lungs burned. Tears filled my eyes so I could scarcely see. Reaching down to pick up my shirt, I draped it over my head and swung again. Finally, I managed to beat a chunk out of the wall.

The flames licked my heels. If I got out of this alive, I would need to take a bath in Nicolas's burn ointment, but I tried not to think about that as I swung again and again.

My swings were getting weaker. I couldn't breathe. Racking coughs had claimed my body and the hole in the wall was still too small.

Sinking to my knees, I struggled to hold on to consciousness, but I was no longer sure if I should. My hands and knees against the floorboards were pure agony. Blackness could only hurt less.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR


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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7 comments:

  1. Nobody likes to feel "ungifted" Hopefully Caddie will dig deep and find her personal brand of 'magic'

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Elise-Maria: I think she might manage that, but her character arc develops over all four books in the series so she definitely has to earn it. :)

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  3. This series sounds really good. Since you are a new-to-me author, I'll be looking closer at your work. I like books with the same main character throughout the series. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy New Year.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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  4. looks like a good book

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