Thursday, November 21, 2013

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway - Secrets and Lies by Christine Amsden


Cassie Scot Mystery Series

by Christine Amsden



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.


Book One 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.
A quick interview with the wonderful Christine Amsden?
1. Do you ever wish you were someone else? Who?
I wouldn't say I wish I were someone else. I'm okay being me. I do enjoy the fantasy sometimes, which is why I write. The “Who?” would be my characters. I've never wanted to be anyone else I've known or heard of in real life.
 2. What did you do on your last birthday?
 Went to the casino and played in a Texas Hold 'Em tournament.
 3. Do you have any tattoos?  Where? When did you get it/them? Where are they on your body?
 I'm all natural and plan to stay that way.
 4. What are you working on right now?
I'm working on Madison's Song, a spin-off sequel to the Cassie Scot series. (A couple of Cassie's friends got a bit big for subplots.)
5. What do you think you’re really good at?
Besides the obvious – writing – I think I'm good at critique. I enjoy helping peers or mentoring newer authors. There's a subtle art to being constructive that involves complete honesty but in a way that the artist can accept it.
6. What do you think you’re really bad at?
Exercise. I'm a wimp. I've done Couch to 5k a couple of times and feel good about myself when I do, but I think my “run” may somehow be slower than my walk.

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. I´d like the amazon gift card! :)
    Jenna O

  2. Nice interview.
    Amazon please.


  3. Great interview!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  4. Enjoyed the interview. Thanks for sharing it and the giveaway. Wishing everyone a wonderful and magical holiday season. evamillien at gmail dot com

  5. I would prefer Thank you for the giveaway!

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  6. Thank you so much for posting and for the interview. (My apologies for not stopping by yesterday... I was sick and couldn't look at the computer without gray matter threatening to emerge from the split in my skull. :) )

  7. Thanks for the chance to win, I would prefer the Amazon card :)

  8. I liked the blurp about Cassie Scot: Paranormal Detective now I really want to read it.