SAL ButtonCassie Scot’s life will never be normal. She’s learned that lesson to the fullest, and is now doing her best to come to terms with everything she’s gone through. She’s still smarting from the fact that her parents disowned her. While she doesn’t quite know what brought them to that decision, she sort of understands their plight. She’s different, always has been, and she will never be magical enough for their tastes.

When a new ordeal surfaces, Cassie is forced to work with Evan once again in getting to the bottom of things. She doesn’t really want to. He’s become a thorn in her side, after all. Unfortunately, if she’s going to try and make something of herself, she’s going to need to set aside her differences for the time being. Determined to find the missing girls, she and Evan dive head-first into the heart of matter. They’ve encountered opposition in the past, and they know this time won’t be any different. Never-the-less, they’re going to do everything possible to bring the girls home.

Looking at the case from every possible angle, Cassie soon realizes things are not as clear cut as they seem. Someone is out to make a statement, and they’re using the girls as a means to make it. The unidentified magic user has a game to play, and Cassie’s the main target. Why, she doesn’t know, but she’s going to do everything possible to find out. Even if it means she’ll need to resort to using unconventional methods in order to do so before anything out of the norm happens yet again.

SALPD BCAnother great addition to this series! The story picks up where the first book left off, dropping you smack-dab in the middle of Cassie’s next dilemma. Her feelings for Evan haven’t diminished. They’ve intensified, something she refuses to admit. Christine has done a great job in adding more twists and turns to the story that definitely leaves you craving more of Cassie and Evan.

While most of her family get less screen time than they did in book one, it’s certainly endearing to see those that do appear try their best to make things work with Cassie. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what comes next for her and Evan. Will there finally be a resolution to their dilemma? Or will someone be hung out to dry when the time comes, I wonder?

 

 

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Synopsis:

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 2 in the Cassie Scot Mystery series.

 

 

CA PictureAbout The Author:

Christine Amsden has been writing science fiction and fantasy 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 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.

 

 

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