Summary:


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.












Excerpt:

My parents think the longer the name, the more powerful the sorcerer, so they named me Cassandra Morgan Ursula Margaret Scot. You can call me Cassie.

I've been called a lot of things in my life: normal, ordinary, and even a disappointment. After the Harry Potter books came out, a couple of people called me a squib. Since I haven't read them, I have to assume it's a compliment. 

Personally, I prefer normal, which is why the sign on my office door reads: Cassie Scot, Normal Detective.

You have to understand that around here, when your last name is Scot, people are easily confused. Not only are my parents powerful practitioners, but I have six talented brothers and sisters. Plus, my family hasn't always been known for its subtlety. When weird stuff happens around here, the people who are willing to believe in magic are prone to suspect the Scots.


The day I opened for business I got a call from an old woman who swore her cat was possessed by the devil. She also swore she'd read my web site, which clearly stated the types of work I did and did not do. Exorcisms were on the No list, and while I hadn't specified pet exorcisms, I would have thought it was implicit.


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.








** Christine will be awarding a $10 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

28 comments:

Detectives! My kind of books!

Thanks for the giveaway and the excerpts!

andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

"Cassie Scot" sounds like a fun twist in the paranormal genre... no "para" and all "normal"! I'll have to add it to my TBR list.

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

acwa AT netscape DOT com

Sounds good :)
Thanks for the giveaway!

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Thank you for hosting

Sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.
tara98ca@yahoo.com

poor thing...doesn't even know a squib is not a good thing :( looks like a good read! kamclauc AT gmail DOT com

sounds like it would be a fun read! I will be adding it to my tbr list. thanks for the giveaway!

On my TBR list!
sueseb@comcast.net

On my tbr list!!! thanks so much for the excerpt, looking forward to read it!!!

cris(dot)riquelme(at)gmail(dot)com

She sounds like a paranormal Nancy Drew! Love the idea. Thanks for the giveaway!
smhparent [at] hotmail [dot] com

Thanks for sharing. This book sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway.

Great excerpt! Thanks for the giveaway

cerianh at rocketmail dot com

I love books like this and so does my little sister! Thanks for sharing! <3
caliwillette(at)gmail(dot)com

thanks for info

Fantasy + mystery? Sounds awesome!
underhillholly(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sounds like an interesting read.

Thanks for the giveaway!!

Love it! Love it! Love it! How can you not like a female para detective! Love it!

Nice sneak peek

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

AWESOME!

While I am not a huge fan of the cover, I am a huge fan of the excerpt. It sounds like it will make me laugh out loud, and those are some of my favorite kinds of books!

I can remember mud blood but not squib so me and Cassie are in the same boat. The blurb makes me wonder what the world is like in the book.

Sounds like a fun story.

Adventures! Added to my booklist to read.

cumi3x AT gmail DOT com

Love any story about sorcerer and adventure, just added to my booklist. Thanks.

cumi3x AT gmail DOT com

This looks like a wonderful book! Definitely a must-read!

ChaoticKarma23 at gmail dot com

I have always loved books with investigation in them and tv show's with investigators in them as well.this one sound like one I will love because it's paranormal two.

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