11/5/13

Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective, by Christine Amsden

3 Stars

ABOUT THE BOOK -
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. 

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.
Visit her at her website - HERE


MY REVIEW -
This book was pretty good. It was fun to read and I did really get into the characters, they were all very likable. While this was not the best paranormal I have ever read, it was definitely worth the read.
This is what I would call a lighter Vampire story, not dark and scary but fun and quirky. This was not real feeling, because it is not meant to be.  I have to admit, I do like these kind of Vampire books better, usually (maybe a few exceptions - one being "Nightlife").
And... No icky Vampire sex! Yay, thank you Christine! This is a pretty clean book actually.
This story was a good escape from the crazy reality of life. - So if that is the kind of book you are looking for this would be perfect.

This is the first book I have read by Christine and I do think I would read another.

There are tons of cute lines! But I will try to limit myself -
"I hadn't brought my Kindle because I had expected this to be a twenty minute job, so I pulled out my cell phone and sent random text messages to my friends." I just thought this was so funny!

"The entire family was gathered in the kitchen, where mom was brewing some kind of potion in a cauldron on the stove." LOL

"The Vampire must have killed me, but as I slowly blinked back into awareness, I was struck by how painful death felt. People always describe it as a release from pain, an end to normal, human suffering, and yet there I lay, weak, nauseated, and with a throbbing in my head that made it difficult to think...
..."Am I alive?" my voice creaking.
 

Thank you I. O. Book Tours for sending me this e-book to read and review!

 Get your copy from Amazon - HERE
And from B&N - HERE

6 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting! And LOL about the vampires. Actually, I don't do much in the way of supernatural creatures in this series at all. I mostly started with them in this book because it was something I thought readers could sink their teeth into while I was busy introducing Cassie, and because I wanted to protest the recent vampire romance trend. :)

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    1. I did like it, it was cute!

      I hate Vampire books that are nothing but sex, I mean seriously, are they like that in real life?... well you know what I mean.
      I see that you have a second Cassie book out and was asked to review it but I am booked thru Dec.!
      I will have to take a peek at some of your others.

      Thanks for taking the time to write to me!

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    2. Secrets and Lies is only out in ebook right now, it's official release isn't until next month and I'm touring it through February, so if your TBR pile gets a little more reasonable, there's still plenty of time to weigh in! But I know how tough it is to find time to read. I'm *gasp* on a reading hiatus right now. I've just gotten overloaded. No more until 2014, I've decided. (Except for editing... I don't have a choice there.)

      Thanks again.

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    3. Ohhh great!
      So maybe I will contact them and see if I can review it in Jan.

      See it pays to have the author right on your blog! ;-)

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  2. I received a print copy of this book for review. I was not too sure what to expect. Thanks for your review, Wendy. I'm a little bit more prepared for the book :)

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    1. Yeah I do think you will like it, it is light and cute and (funny in spots).

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