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Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective [Kindle Edition]

Christine Amsden
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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.


“When sorcerers call the shots, what’s a girl without powers to do? Get ready for a ripper of a murder mystery full of romance and intrigue, where magic potions bubble, passions spark and vampires are definitely not your friend. Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective grabs you by the heart and won’t let go until the very last page. Well-written, immersive and unputdownable. This is urban fantasy at its best. More please!”
~ Kim Falconer, bestselling author of The Spell of Rosette


Editorial Reviews

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From Publisher's Weekly:
"In this entertaining series opener, Amsden (The Immortality Virus) introduces readers to the eponymous Cassie, a decidedly mundane member of a magical family. ...Readers will enjoy Cassie's fish-out-of-water struggles as she fights magical threats with little more than experience and bravado." 
Kim Falconer, bestselling author of The Spell of Rosette, Quantum Enchantment Series, had this to say:
"When sorcerers call the shots, what's a girl without powers to do? Get ready for a ripper of a murder mystery full of romance and intrigue, where magic potions bubble, passions spark and vampires are definitely not your friend. Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective grabs you by the heart and won't let go until the very last page. Well written, immersive and unputdownable. This is urban fantasy at its best. More please!"
Midwest Book ReviewCassie Scot is a fun and interesting take on a magical fantasy world existing within the real. It is a mix of the popular fantasy stories and a solid whodunit. It fits between the children fantasies of JK Rowling and the adult tales of Charlaine Harris -- a bit closer to Sookie than Harry. The plotline is light and the mystery is sound. What makes the story work is the solid world creation Amsden has built.

From the Author

In a world of sorcery, what's a girl without magic to do?

Amidst mystery, romance, and family feuds, this "new adult" series shows us that there are many types of strength, and many ways to be a hero. Cassie is smart, compassionate, clever, and brave. Yet she is burdened by doubt because she is the only member of her large family without magical powers. She calls herself a "normal detective," but there is little normal about her.

Product Details

  • File Size: 642 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Twilight Times Books; First edition (April 15, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C7VR69I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #207,767 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I NEED BOOK 2! July 2, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
What a different story with such wonderful characters. Cassie is a great heroine with such messed up parents! I hated them, loved her. I am looking forward to getting to know Evan better. His personality was just starting to emerge when the book ended. I can't wait to find out what gift Cassie has, because I think she has one. The story has so much to offer and the possibilities are swirling around in my head. I hope the author can get some of those possibilities down on paper so I can read the next book without too much of a wait! Great job. Thanks for the great read.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for another! April 16, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Let me start off by saying...WOW! I was immediately sucked into this story and I could not put it down. I think the book was well written and the storyline is enthralling.

Cassie was a smart and strong willed character dispite feeling like an outsider within her own family. Without spoiling it, let me just say her family really ticked me off, well her parents anyway.
Anyhow, I really want to know more about her and Evan!

This was an excellent start to what could be a fantastic (and long) series, and there are so many directions it could go. I will be reading the next book as soon as it is available!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! That was really fun to read! May 12, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Wow! Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective by Christine Amsden was so much fun to read. This is going to be a terrific series. With strong characters, magic, Vampires AND love interests, it has everything. You Do Not Want to Miss This!!!!

This is my first read from Christine Amsden, so I was not sure what I was getting into, but once I was in, I was hooked. Easily. With so many conflicts going on, Cassie is surprisingly well put together. She thinks she is 'normal' but I think maybe her strength of character and fearlessness may be more of a gift than she is willing to acknowledge. I loved the mystery and suspense, and will always remember the 'smack my head' moment when I figured it out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cassie Scott a lovable and charming character August 8, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I have been thoroughly charmed and caught in a spell spun by Christine Amsden. I am not sure what I expected of Cassie Scot but what I got was a lovable and charming character that has won me over. Cassie a "Marilyn Munster" in a magical family has to carve her own way. When nothing is done for the simple reason of favor but has repercussions and debts to be paid, it can be a little tricky. Cassie runs her own detective agency and works with her former boss the police chief to solve magical/normal cases.

When a client comes into the office with hopes of Cassie serving a subpoena to a love potion making witch thing go from easy to puzzling when Cassie finds a dead body. Only the dead body turns out to be cousin to a powerful and childhood friend/crush Evan. A sorcerer that is rumored to place love spells on the women he meets. They begin to work together to find out who is behind the murders and quickly become gossip.

Added to the mayhem is a crazy and magical family that all live together in one house. All of Cassie's siblings have magical ability. It is a wildly funny and chaotic atmosphere. All is not perfect in this household. Feeling less than and not good enough has plagued Cassie since childhood and continues.

Cassie struggles to figure out who she is and who she can trust. It's hard with so many secrets and lies swirling around. Cassie is beginning to realize someone wants her dead. Who will help her? Who will cast her aside and who can she trust?

Such a good story that when I finished I immediately searched for book 2. Sadly we will have to wait till November. ((sad face)) I want it now mummy!

5 STARS!
T~

Given via The Autumn Review, ATOMR from the author
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cassie Scot is the 'odd-Scot-out'... July 15, 2013
Format:Paperback
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. Book Title 10 of 10
CASSIE SCOT PARANORMAL DETECTIVE
I must say, it's a very ingenious way to present a title. In fact, when I read it the first time...I had to do a double take to make sure I was really seeing the strike-thru on the word PARA. And when I was convinced that I wasn't crazy...that, indeed, it was intended to look like that I thought to myself, 'now what is that about'. Is this Cassie a detective with some sort of ESP that she tries to keep hidden? OR is she somebody everybody assumes has ESP because she just that good of a detective? (I envisioned a humble Sherlock Holmes sort of gal). With questions like those simmering in the back of my head...I had to find out for myself what was up with the strike-thru! And for a book title to catch my attention in such a way that it draws up 2 possible scenarios (both of which I later found out were wrong) well, that's a really good thing!

2. Book Cover 7 of 10
I'll admit, I wasn't blown away by the artwork on the cover. It seems stiff and unreal. The woman sitting by the lake has an almost mannequin appearance to her and honestly, until I read the story and figured out what the thing is at her ear, I thought she had a strange growth. (Now that I do know what it is...it makes sense BUT when I wrote down my initial thoughts on the cover I had to 'keep it real' and envision myself as a reader cruising through the aisles of a book store. I didn't look at it and go 'WOW! Now, that's a cool looking book!')

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5.0 out of 5 stars murderously magical
CASSIE SCOT PARANORMAL DETECTIVE CHRISTINE AMSDEN
For those readers who love tales of magic, vampires, witches and potions it’s all right here in one book. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Karen H. Vaughan
5.0 out of 5 stars Harry Potter Fan? Then read this!
This is definitely keeping me on my toes. I can't seem to read it fast enough. I am so glad I read the online review of this book from http://www.mikishope. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Blog With Mom
1.0 out of 5 stars I read these out of order
I read these out of order but if I had read this first I would have skipped this series all together.
Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive
When I first noticed Christine Amsden's book on Aileen Aroma's book page I felt only mild interest. The cover seemed to align with middle grade fiction and, though I like YA books,... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Cheri L.
4.0 out of 5 stars Layers over layers - well done
I loved the concept, very well presented. Different perspectives are skillfully explored as the main character tries to uncover ancient secrets in the town and predict how... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Rowan Stormdancer-Brasier
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy read with a good mystery and well toned paranormal
I really liked Cassie and her family, Evan and other supporting characters in the book. I love her emphasis on normal, which is not normal in her family. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff . . . But beware of vampires!
I enjoyed this world where the supernatural exists. The conversations with Cassie's siblings were great, and there are a few new additions to vampire lore that are fresh. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Tracy Lynn Kasper
5.0 out of 5 stars Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective
Love this book! It was a quick read for me, but kept me hooked until the last page.

So Cassie is detective who works on any normal case. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Serenity
5.0 out of 5 stars Book Club Pick
Christine Amsden's bio on GoodReads mentions this phrase, "great speculative fiction is about real people defining themselves through extraordinary situations. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Quality Reads UK Book Club
4.0 out of 5 stars Great paranormal mystery
Amsden, Christine, Cassie Scot: Paranormal Detective. 8:27 hrs. Audible Download, 2013.
Daughter of two powerful sorcerers, powerless Cassie Scot is a disappointment to her... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

Christine is the award-winning author of The Immortality Virus (2011), Touch of Fate (2007), and the Cassie Scot series (2013).

Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective (Book 1)
Secrets and Lies (Cassie Scot #2)
Mind Games (Cassie Scot #3)
Stolen Dreams (Cassie Scot #4) -- coming soon

Christine 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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