I’d like to give a big warm welcome to Christine Amsden, author of the award winning The Immortality Virus. Today on Beyond My Writing Space I’m showcasingChristine’s latest offering Cassie Scot Paranormal Detective.
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The deets …
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
Sneak Peek inside Cassie Scot: Paranormal Detective
At random, I picked up a bottle of perfume from the top
shelf and read: “Induces powerful lust. Spray on your intended and make sure
you are the first person they see. Lasts about an hour.”The thing you have to understand about any magic is that
there are good ways to use it, and bad ways to use it. The concept of black
magic is a hotly debated topic among sorcerers. Even death, in self defense, is
a shade of gray. As I stood there, reading the functions of the various love
potions, I thought of all the innocent and harmful ways they could be used. A
couple in a committed relationship might have a lot of fun with a spray of
lust. On the other hand, using it on an unwilling victim…I shuddered as I replaced the bottle and accidentally
knocked one of the neighboring bottles of perfume to the ground. It shattered,
splashing perfume all over my open-toed sandals.“Crap.”“What happened?” Evan asked, his voice hard and alert. I
could hear him moving closer.“Stop! I don’t want to see you right now.”“Which potion was that?” Evan asked, still in that
hard-edged voice of command.I pointed to the row of similar bottles on the top shelf.
“Lust.”One of the little bottles floated away from the shelf, but I
did not turn around to see what Evan was doing with it. Instead, I started
looking through my purse for a pack of tissues to clean the mess off my feet.“Cassie, I have some bad news for you.”“Worse, you mean?”“This potion doesn’t take affect until you actually look at
someone. Your hour starts then.”
Who is Christine Amsden?
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.
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