Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Blog Tour - "Secret and Lies" by Christine Amsden

Secrets and Lies 
Cassie Scot
Book 2
Christine Amsden
Genre: Urban Fantasy 

Publisher: Twilight Times Books

ISBN:  978-1606192771

Number of pages: 274
Word Count: 85k

Cover Artist: Ural Akyutz

Book Description: 

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 teenagers missing from a summer camp, but long-buried secrets may ruin their hopes for happiness. Book 2 in the Cassie Scot series. 

About the Author:

Christine Amsden has been writing fantasy and science fiction for as long as she can remember. She loves to write and it is her dream that others will be inspired by this love and by her stories. Speculative fiction is fun, magical, and imaginative but great speculative fiction is about real people defining themselves through extraordinary situations. Christine writes primarily about people and relationships, and it is in this way that she strives to make science fiction and fantasy meaningful for everyone.

At the age of 16, Christine was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease, a condition that effects the retina and causes a loss of central vision. She is now legally blind, but has not let this slow her down or get in the way of her dreams. 

In addition to writing, Christine teaches workshops on writing at Savvy Authors. She also does some freelance editing work.

Christine currently lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, Austin, who has been her biggest fan and the key to her success. They have two beautiful children.

My Review:

This is the second in the series and it was awesome!  It picked up where book one left off.  Cassie has moved out of her parents house and is now living with her best friend.  Evan is still a thorn in her side however she can't seem not to want him around.  People are missing from a camp and with no money Cassie can't turn down the case.

I feel in love with Cassie in the very first book and love reading about her continued problems of being a normal child to witches.  She now has to face other obstacles that she never had before but still trying to deal with the backlash of her fall out with her parents.  Of course the "love" budding between Evan and Cassie is tortuous as you just want her to fess up to it :)  I am super excited to see what will happen in the next book (of course there has to be a next book ;))

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