Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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.

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.

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.


The door opened with a jingle, and something in the air told me my day had just gone from bad
to worse.“Edward,” Victor said, as if greeting an old friend.
I faced my former father for the first time since he had announced his intention to disown me.
He looked just as he always had, with straight dark hair, brown eyes, a long, angular face, and a
wide, curving mouth – curving downward into a frown, that is.
If Victor was the last person I had expected to see in the diner that morning, then my former
father was the last person I wanted to see. Even now, with Victor explaining my part in his
unusual scheme for revenge, I didn't want my former father nearby. I didn't want his help. I only
hoped Nicolas and Juliana hadn't broken their promise and told him about the life debt, or I
would never hear the end of it.
The air crackled with visible tension. Sparks of shimmering red fire danced around my father's
head. Behind the counter, Mrs. Meyers twisted her hands together anxiously, as if afraid her
diner might burn down. Her fears were not unjustified.
I stepped boldly between them, facing my father. “What are you doing here?”
“We need to talk,” he said.
“I have nothing to say to you. You disowned me, remember?”
The color seemed to drain from his face as he stared past me, at his oldest enemy.
Victor raised his water glass in a mock toast. “I've known for some time. If it makes you feel
any worse, so does everyone else in town who hasn't been asleep for a week. Or at least, they
“I don't care what you think you know. Stay away from my daughter.” With that, he grabbed my
arm with a hand hot enough to leave a reddened imprint on my skin, and dragged me through
the kitchen to the employee room at the back. Only then did he release my injured forearm.


“My dad liked to say that magic itself is never black; only the uses to which it is put, but mind magic is already tinted a deep, dark gray.”
The story about Cassie Scot, the oldest daughter in a family of powerful sorcerers. Unfortunately Cassie herself has no magical gift and she has been forced to find a place for herself earning a regular living like everyone else.this was an enjoyable novel that kept me interesting and entertained as the mystery unfolded.I enjoyed getting to know Cassie.

 What would you do if you'll born into a magical world but you've no skills of it? How could you survive the attackeds from vampires and many paranormals? Cassie is the master about it,right? Or maybe not but you'll find out after reading the book.


 After reading first book,I was so curious about what's going to happen  about Cassie and Evan's Relationships.Lucky I have the second book but I wish I have the third book who even not published or doesn't exits. 

Cassie and Evan's families are like enemies. They have never gotten along or haven't for a very long time. They can't stand the fact that Cassie and Evan have been friends since childhood. This kind of stories always reminds me Romeo&Juliet. Forbidden Love.But also there's a different thing. Cassie so afraid to trust her own feelings about Evan. In the other hand Evan wants her forever. 
The end was almost made me cry. I can't believe Cassie's father say that to Evan!! Because of him they can't be together. Both fathers is evil-doer mostly Evan's father.Evan doesn't want to hurt her anymore and he leaves when Cassie accept her feelings about him! 
Damn! What a Cliffhanger! I can't believe this book end like this!! I hope there's a third book!!


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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