#Review: Stolen Dreams – Christine Amsden
Ever since Cassie Scot learned the circumstances behind her having no magic, her life hasn’t been the same. Her heart aches for what is lost, and she’s had to content herself with the fact that nothing is as she knows it. Things have been so hectic, that she no longer knows which way is up or down.
To make matters worse, her family is intent on keeping the feud with the Blackwoods going. Cassie knows that something must change if anyone is to be happy, yet she’s not exactly sure as to what it is she must do. Her heart yearns for what could have been between her and Evan. Deep inside, she knows what she must do to fix things, though she’s not quite sure if she wants to. Granted, Evan does everything is his power to try to make her see the light, but it’s not enough to change things as they are.
As things continue to spiral in the wrong direction, Cassie soon realizes that there’s more to the situation than meets the eye. Someone is out to sabotage her family’s way of life, and she’s not exactly sure as to why. Determined to put together the pieces of her past, she embarks on a quest that will change her life and that of those she loves. Will she and her family be able to weather the oncoming storm? Or will their way of life and magic be lost forever?
Another great addition to the Cassie Scot series, Christine does not disappoint! While this is the end of this portion of the series, I have a feeling that it’s not the end of Cassie and Evan.
A delightful romp into all things paranormal, the author immerses us in a world where anything is possible. Magic, mayhem, and craziness ensues with every turn on the page. I think Christine did a wonderful job in tying up all the loose ends. I hope we get to see more of these beloved characters in the future!
Stolen Dreams (Cassie Scot #4)
Edward Scot and Victor Blackwood have despised one another for nearly a quarter of a century, but now their simmering hatred is about to erupt.
When Cassie Scot returns home from her sojourn in Pennsylvania, she finds that her family has taken a hostage. Desperate to end the fighting before someone dies, Cassie seeks help from local seer Abigail Hastings, Evan Blackwood’s grandmother. But Abigail has seen her own death, and when it comes at the hand of Cassie’s father, Victor Blackwood kills Edward Scot.
But things may not be precisely as they appear.
Evan persuades Cassie to help him learn the truth, teaming them up once again in their darkest hour. New revelations about Evan and his family make it difficult for Cassie to cling to a shield of anger, but can Evan and Cassie stop a feud that has taken on a life of its own? Conclusion to the Cassie Scot series.
Print Release Date: October 15, 2014
Audiobook Release Date: TBA
The Cassie Scot Series:
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.
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.
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