Wednesday, September 17, 2014


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.


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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.
STOLEN DREAMS: a Cassie Scot novel Review
By Christine Amsden
Feuding families and kidnappings. Vampires and seers. Magic and murder. Just another day in the life of Cassie Scot. If Cassie thought her life was complicated before, she’s about to discover things can and do get worse.
In Award-winning author Christine Amsden’s latest novel, STOLEN DREAMS: a Cassie Scot novel, the fourth and final book in the Cassie Scot series, Cassie returns home after being away for two months and finds the feud between her family, the Scots, and the Blackwoods, her ex-boyfriend Evan’s family, has escalated in her absence. Not only does she have to deal with Evan, who claims he still loves her, but people are dying and Cassie needs to stop the murders. Can she and her ex work together to find out who’s responsible? And will Evan give her magic back?
I love this series. Ms. Amsden has a talent for making the characters come to life so that the reader either loves a character or hates him/her. I don’t know a lot about magic and spells and such, but the characters sure know  and some of their feats are amazing. While Cassie is a wonderful young woman, interesting and appealing, Evan is my favorite character. He’s not perfect, maybe that’s why I like him; he’s human, well with special abilities. And he truly loves Cassie and regrets things he’s done in the past. Yes, I think she should give him a second chance. Does he? You’ll have to read the book to find out.
STOLEN DREAMS is a great read for readers that love science fiction, fantasy, and the magic (literally) of romance.  And  if you haven’t read the three previous books, I’d suggest you do so. You’ll be happy you did.
Author Bio
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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  1. Sounds like a great read indeed and that cover truly stands out

    1. This is my favorite cover of the whole series, Pat. And exciting story.

  2. Christine's book sounds so exciting and mysterious. I love the idea of Cassie having such a conflict with her family. Wishing Christine much success! :)

    1. They are a very unusual family, Lexa. Never a dull moment. :)

  3. Sounds like a good book series. CONGRATS, Christine! Thanks for sharing your review of the book, Beverly.

    1. The series is one of my favorites, Susanne. Hate to see it come to an end, but all good things have a stopping point.