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.

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Excerpt from book #1:

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.

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**One randomly chosen commenter will win a $50 Amazon/ gift card.


Awesome excerpts and thanks for the giveaway

Thank you for hosting today. Christine is away for the Thanksgiving holiday, but will check in over the weekend to respond to comments.

Sounds great :)

thank you for the chance to win :)
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Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

Both of these books look like they'd make a fun read! I'll have to add them to my TBR list. Thank you for putting on this giveaway. If I win, they will be the first 2 books I buy!

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All I can say is "AWESOME!"

Sounds like a great read....added to my wish list! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sounds great, can't wait to read it.


I have a copy of cassie scott on my tbr list. It looks really cute. Like a young nancy drew esq, vibe.

Thanks for the great post!

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These sound like great books that I would love to read!

Ah, Cassie...normal is subjective even if you're NOT a sorceress!


it souns amazing!!

The excerpt is pretty funny! I'd love to read more :)


sounds very good i will have to go check them out and read and the cover looks real cool.

Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway.

Your book looks like a really good one. Thanks for sharing with all of us!! grandmatinaof2 (AT) gmail(dot)com

Sounds like a witty and interesting book. Thanks for the giveaway!

I really liked that excerpt. The name thing was a cute idea. Thanks for the giveaway! jessicanchiles(At)gmail(dot)com.

Sounds interesting, I hope I win, I am greedy like that ;)

The firts one sounds my type of book, sounds awesome and love the cover :)

Both of these books sound very good! I'm definitely intruiged by the synopsis and excerpt! Thanks so much for the chance to win!


Sounds awesome, thanks for the giveaway!

I am very intrigued, this is defintely now on my tbr. Thanks for the giveaway.


Thanks for the excerpt,sounds very good :)
Thanks for the amazing opportunity :)

looks great!
thanks for the chance to win
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Books look great, Many thanks!

These books are going to my to be read list! Thanks for the great giveaway!!!
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Book Two definitely sounds like the kind of book for me. They're both pretty appealing. Thanks for sharing and hosting this book-tab-ulous giveaway! I didn't see any requests for email but since I see so many including theirs I will include mine just in case ;)

wow this sounds right up my this genre...thanx for the a chance at this amazing giveaway

Amazing!! thank you :)

Sounds like a great read, I add them to my TBR list.

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'Ungifted daughter of powerful sorcerers' sounds like an interesting concept, usually it's the other way around.

sounds interesting.

Veronica Vasquez said... November 28, 2013 at 4:23 PM  

This sounds like such an awesome series! Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway :)

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Wow. She's Nancy Drew for a new generation. Congrats! (catshaw2e at gmail dot com)

I would love for my daughter to read about Cassie Scot the Paranormal Detective but only after I read it first. Secrets and Lies might have a little too much romance for her.

Thanks for the great giveaway and sincere good wishes for your heroine and the continuation of her series! Comin' to ya @ colum75 at

Thanks for the giveaway. Sounds like a really good series

Awesome excerpts and thanks for the giveaway

thanks for the giveaway :)

Love the sound of these books can't wait to read them the excerpts really drew me I. cjlps23 at gmail dot com

I like the idea of a paranormal detective. Sounds kind of cool.

jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

I read Book One of the Cassie Scot series and loved it! Can't wait to read Book Two!!

cc_clubbs at yahoo dot com

Looks awesome, very Nancy Drew-ish! Thank you!

sclong at gmail dot com

This sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing!
mestith at gmail dot com

Awesome excerpts. Thanks for the giveaway!

Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Like the reviews on the book. Would use the money to but your books.

Great excerpt! I love the Harry Potter reference! :D

I hadnt heard of this series before! Sounds interesting!

Thanks for the giveaway!

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I hadnt heard of this series before! Sounds interesting!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Abgafford at gmail dot com

This sounds interesting, although this IS the first time I'd heard of it. I'd like to read it. Awesome giveaway by the way.

Oh yah. And forgot to say. The author is really funny, she made me laugh haha. "I seriously have no idea what this means." Go team Jacob, though.

Sounds really good!!
Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Thanks so much for hosting! I'm sorry I couldn't get to you on Thanksgiving, but I was having a nice visit with my parents.

And thanks so much to everyone who commented on this thread! Wow, I wasn't expecting such a wonderful response. Of course, *I* think Cassie is awesome, but you know, you have to decide for yourselves. :)

FTR, I did read Nancy Drew as a child. This is aimed at an older audience, though -- I think. Unless I read Nancy Drew younger than I was supposed to. I read her in upper elementary/early middle school. Cassie readers should at least be in high school, IMO. (Although officially I wrote it for me, and I'm in my 30's! :) )

Awesome the covers (:
Thanks for the giveaway as well.

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