Saturday, August 24, 2013

Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective by Christine Amsden: Review

Title: Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective

Author: Christine Amsden

Release date: May 15, 2013

Publisher: Twilight Times Books

Age Group: New Adult

Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Tour organized by: AToMR Tour

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Book Description:

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.

5 Blazing Stars

One of the funniest and at the same time heart-wrenching stories I have read this year.  Fabulously original, Cassie’s family is large, rambunctious, and dysfunctional. Her parents are talented magic wielder’s, often distracted by other concerns, as are each of her six younger siblings.  The magic gene seems to have missed Cassie entirely, which makes her standing in the family pecking order awkward, to say the least.  Thankfully, Cassie is blessed with acute intelligence, an inquisitive nature, and an upbeat personality.  She is a force to be reckoned with because, though she cannot cast spells, she is highly proficient at minimizing or even neutralizing incantations intended to harm her or others.  Quite simply, Cassie is a remarkable woman and tenacious detective.
Fast-paced, well-phrased, and stunningly original, this book sets up the opening to a series that embraces small-town dynamics and large family histrionics giving readers the opportunity to root for a heroine both familiar to, yet decidedly different from  the norm.  I cannot wait to dig into the second book to see what is in store for Cassie next. 
I purchased this book for myself on Amazon and I just recently purchased the 2nd book, too. 
Reviewed by Laurie-J

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 comment:

Christine Amsden said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful review! Hope you enjoy the second one!