A Gentleman and a Rogue

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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Cassie Scot Mystery Series
by Christine Amsden

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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: Cassie Scot, Paranormal Detective:


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.

Author Interview:

Questions: If we were to come to your house for a meal, what would you give us to eat?

Fresh home made bread, lasagna, tossed salad, and home made chocolate mousse for dessert.

Question: Are you a romantic?

Oh yes! Although I think that word means something a little different to all of us. To me the most romantic thing a person can do is to want to make someone else happy, even if it means sacrificing their own happiness.

Question: Do you listen to music when you're writing?

Sometimes. I go through moods.

Question: Do you ever read your stories out loud?

I always read my stories out loud during the wordsmithing phase. That's the only way to know if it sounds right. (It's not a foolproof method or anything, but it's the best I have for self-editing.)

Question: What are your future ambitions?

I would love for writing to become a self-supporting career for me so I have more time to do it.


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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4 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing!

    Although bad news, my kitchen aid's broken, so no home made bread for now. I'm told people used to kneed that stuff by hand... weird!

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  2. I enjoyed the interview, thank you.

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  3. I've never had luck with hand-kneading, either!

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