$100 Amazon GC-Mind Games (A Cassie Scott Novel)-Christine Amsden-Ends 7/16 | Miki's Hope

$100 Amazon GC-Mind Games (A Cassie Scott Novel)-Christine Amsden-Ends 7/16

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


This is the 3rd book in the Cassie Scott series. If you have not seen my reviews or the guest posts that Christine Amsden has written for Miki's Hope then click in the links below.

Cassie Scott-Paranormal Detective (Book 1 w/trailer)
Secrets and Lies (Book 2 with 1st chapter reveal)
Judging a Book by its Cover: Reflections on the Cassie Scot Cover (Christine Amsden's 1st Guest post on Miki's Hope)
Guest Post-The World is Full of Blank Pages (her most current guest post on Miki's Hope)

This is definitely a series you should read in order. It takes off seamlessly from the prior book and the ending--well has you wanting that book immediately if not sooner! Cassie is still heartbroken over the way Evan just seemed to drop her and is now living with two of her friends in an apartment. A new guy comes into her life, Matthew, but he is not all he seems to be. Meanwhile there is a preacher in town who is really on a witch hunt! Cassie is working with the Sheriffs department to try and find out why people are dying or are they being murdered?

Cassie finds herself in this book, she also finds out some truths about herself that she was never told! Another book I finished in one sitting--and I can honestly say that I love the way this author writes! Of course she is darn good at leaving you hanging at the end too-------5 Star for sure!

About the book: (from Author Promo Material)


Beware your heart and soul…

Evan broke Cassie’s heart two months ago, and she still doesn’t know why. She throws herself into family, friends and her new job at the sheriff’s department, but nothing helps. The only thing that finally allows her heal and move on is the love of a new man, mind mage Matthew Blair. Cassie finds him…irresistible.

Matthew may also be the only one who can help keep the non-magical residents of Eagle Rock from going crazy over the murder of a beloved pastor’s wife. It looks like a sorcerer is to blame, but while Cassie tries to figure out who, others take matters into their own hands. With tensions running so hot, a single spark might set Eagle Rock ablaze.

Praise for the Cassie Scot Series
From Publisher’s Weekly:

“Amsden continues the story of the only mundane member of a supernaturally-gifted family in this middling sequel to Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective. Cassie, stubborn and proud, is bravely trying to live on her own after her family disowns her. Struggling to make ends meet, she accepts a case involving a pair of magical girls who disappeared from summer camp. With the aid of the
handsome Evan Blackwood, to whom Cassie is attracted despite her family’s disapproval and her own better judgment, she follows the trail of the missing girls. What she finds is a dark side of the magical world, and the hidden depths of her family’s past force her to reconsider long-held assumptions. The growing complexity of Cassie’s world makes this an entertaining installment,
focusing as much on the will-they, won’t-they romantic chemistry between Cassie and Evan as on the primary mystery. An inconclusive ending is clearly intended to feed into the next volume.”

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!”

Read 1st Chapter here (Warning -there may be spoilers, you should probably check out the 1st 2 in this series first.)

Purchase the book here: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Audible


About the Author: (from Author promo Material)


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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156 comments :

Colleen Boudreau said...

I'd like to at times.. but not always.

Lisa Brown said...

I don't think I would like to read other people's minds. Who do you base your characters on?

Christine Amsden said...

Thanks so much for another wonderful review!

Lisa -- I don't consciously base my characters on anyone. I can't be sure about subconsciously, of course. :)

Maria Malaveci said...

Hmm, I am not sure if I would like to read someones mind. Only if they were good thoughts and not evil!

debra pauley said...

I don't think I would like to read other people's minds.

pippirose said...

I definitely would not want to read a person's mind. I think I'd hear more negative stuff, than positive ones. I wouldn't be able to handle that! :o)

Lexie Lane said...

I like anything with magic. This sounds a little creepy which is why I would probably like it! lol!

Brynn said...


I wish I could read peoples minds, but then I would probably hear things I dont want to and that would be hard

Ness-Kana and Munkey said...

This cover immediately draws one in, it looks interesting and dark. It also reminds me of a VC Andrews cover. I am going to go read that first chapter.

Natalie said...

I would love to read someone's mind, although I might not like what they are thinking.

Liz Mays said...

One sitting? That seriously must have been good!

JessyPooh87 said...

I would like to read minds. but idk about at all times.

Kristy Figueroa said...

There are times I would love to be able to read minds but I'm sure it would be a curse at the same time. This series sounds fantastic for my reading at the pool this summer.

Michele D said...

Wow! This book sounds very interesting! Reading minds, I kinda like that :)

Chubskulit Rose said...

It would be great if you have that ability. Nobody could hide from what they are thinking about you.

Christine Amsden said...

I've heard people say that you'd stop worrying what people thought about you if you ever realized how seldom they ever did. I'm sure that's true for me as I'm paranoid. :)

I've asked the question partly for research -- my telepath from Mind Games appears again, this time in his own point of view. So I'm asking people ... What would that be like? My gut instinct is that most of the things he hears people say have little to do with him and much, much more to do with themselves. :)

Thanks for stopping by, everyone! I'm super excited about this volume in the series. It's 3/4 of the way through now. One book left to launch and then I can honestly tell people that they can read the WHOLE series in one go if they want.

Jessica Cox said...

Yes I would really like to know what people think of me

Renald said...

Read other people's mind, I'm not sure. It's a double edge sword. Deb P

Lynne said...

Reading someone's mind sounds great - but I sure as heck would not want people to read mine at times to know what I am really thinking. I bet I don't want to know what they are thinking of me either. (Shudder)

Karen Beck said...

It would be nice to be able to understand people better by reading their minds, In particular, I have a son who is autistic and it is very hard to figure out what he is thinking sometimes and get very much out of him, I dearly wish I could have a real conversation with him sometimes.

AdinB said...

What an intriguing and thrilling story of a book this is. And just the cover alone tells a story of what this book is going to be.... mysterious and thrilling. Anyway, thank you for sharing all of your book reviews. I should start reading this summer when I get the chance. Good luck, everyone!

Healy Harpster said...

This is the kind of story that I would loved to read! Will join in the giveaway. Thanks!

April McGregor said...

Seems like a very engaging book! I would love to read this. :)

magic5905 said...

Absolutely. I have always wanted to.

Melinda Dartmann said...

I would love to read someone Else's mind!

bn100 said...

no

Dianne CG said...

Yes! that would be awesome! :)

Michelle Li said...

No, ignorance is bliss.

Rose-Marie said...

I would like to be able to read other peoples' minds - and that they wouldn't realize it. I think I could save myself from some pitfalls!!!

Diego alejandro said...

Yes, just in cases!

Deborah Caudill said...

I would like to be able to read minds, but only if I could turn it on and off at will.

Do you have an agent, and how hard was it to get your first book published?

Bonnie Caselman said...

Reading minds sounds like a good idea but I'm sure we'd find out some things we would rather have not known.

Laurie Penman said...

I think it would be interesting to read peoples minds....and I would use it to go to Congress and do some housecleaning!.....lol

Shannon said...

I think it would be interesting to be able to read people's minds.

Ali Goff said...

I would want to read people's minds, as long as I could turn it off sometimes.

Alex Pakula said...

I am already psychic, but I would love to be more psychic!!

Ashley Trail said...

I am pretty intuitive , but yes I would like to have the "ability to read minds" I think I am pretty good right now though.

Sara said...

Yes I would like to be able to read people's minds

char41356 said...

I think I would like to be able to read peoples minds. Sometimes I really want to know what makes people tic.

Daniel M said...

no don't want to read anyone's mind - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Funky Town said...

Not sure if I would like to read people's minds. I might see something I wish I didn't know like how they really felt about someone or something they planned to do that would hurt someone. Not sure.....tough question!

Deborah Caudill said...

I wouldn't normally like to be able to read minds, but if I could turn it off and on at will, that might be okay.

Stephanie Shipley said...

I would love to be able to read people's minds. Of course there would be times when it would hurt to know what people really think, but I would like to know people's honest opinions and thoughts.

ladybug_69err said...

I am not sure I would like to read peoples minds maybe some but then there are the minds that just make you say hmmmm......

Veronica Valdez said...

I think it would be both good and bad to be able to read someone's mind. You would never be able to be surprised, but then you don't have to spend time wondering either.

Christine D said...

I don't think I would want to be able to read people's mind. At first I think it would be nice to know where someone stands on certain subjects BUT no one is free of criticizing or negative thoughts! It would make me paranoid and think everyone was out to get me! Haha!

Kelly OMalley said...

I would not want to read other people's minds. Although there would be perks, I would not want others to read my mind. I have such flighting thoughts, that I would not want others to know. Therefore I too, should not have that invasion of privacy ability.

Katha said...

I don't want to be able to read my friends minds. It's an invasion of privacy.

Christine Amsden said...

"Do you have an agent, and how hard was it to get your first book published?"

I do not have an agent. Mind Games is my 5th published book, and my publisher, Twilight Times Books, has been a great partner from the start. They are a small, traditional press that often publishes cross-genre novels, or stories that don't seem to quite "fit" with a bigger press. They were a good fit for me, though! I discovered them after a year of trying to get my first book published and I'm glad I did.

Jeanne Agee said...

Sometimes I really would like to read peoples minds. I might not like it but at times it could help you make decisions that would otherwise be very difficult. I would also like to read animals minds. I would love to know what our 2 dogs are thinking about us!!

Emma Brown said...

I would like to read other people's minds.I'm not the kind of person to trust easily and this ability would help me a lot. :D

Priscilla S. said...

I don't think I would want to read other people's minds. That would be too weird.

Bube said...

No,I don't want to read other people's minds :D

Tammigirl said...

Sometimes I would like to read someone's mind. But I would need to be able to turn it off, too.

mandala said...

I would love to read someone's mind occasionally but it will probably be hard I am constantly doing it. Thanks!

Min K said...

I don't need to read minds - It's more fun to guess.

Christy Maurer said...

In a way yes, but not really! I think we'd be too hurt sometimes.

Tara said...

It seems like it might be a really cool thing and also helpful in some situations, but I'm sure you'd find out things you wouldn't like!

Wes Hovorka said...

I would love to read people's minds. And yes, I heard what you were thinking.

Starbreeze said...

I dont think I would like to have that power...I just feel that while reading minds, I would definitely run across some thoughts that I just wouldn't like.

Barbara Tryon said...

It might be fun once in awhile.

Erika Messer said...

Oh the ability to read people's minds would be awesome! There are quite a few things I want to know.

Elizabeth said...

I'm not sure I necessarily want to know what's going on inside everyone's heads. I'd hate to have all my thoughts exposed to someone else!

Lisa Jane said...

Good morning - thanks for the giveaway chance.
I don't think I would be interested in reading someone's mind - I am way to sensitive and there are things I just don't want to know lol

Edna Williams said...

I would like to read someone's mind but it could be tough.

ksceviour said...

no,I don`t think I would like to read people s minds,,that would be too freaky..lol.;
(Karla Sceviour)

Lisa Ehrman said...

I really don't want to be able to read someone else's mind.

Sherry Butcher said...

Oh yes. I could change the way the world!!

Michelle said...

I would only want to read minds if I could do it selectively.

Andrea said...

No, I don't think I would want to read other people's minds. It might come in handy once in a while, but over all I don't think that would be good at all.

kitblu said...

I would like to read someone's mind only if I can choose not to.
MPaula

anne marie Carter said...

Yes, I would like to have this ability.

Claire said...

I would love to be able to read other people's minds. But only when I choose to. And not the mind's of those closest to me. Because sometimes it's better not to know.

Amy Heffernan said...

In some ways i would love to read ppls minds and in others no..;)

Lori Jean said...

Thats tough one...We all think we would like to read minds but i bet we would be shocked and angered at some of the minds we read.

Lori R Jackson

lynn croxton said...

I'd only want that ability if I could also turn it off whenever I wanted.

Jane Ritz said...

I would like to have that ability to use when I wanted and if it was for a legitimate cause. If you could read minds constantly and without control you would be bombarded with too many thoughts...yours and others.

Anonymous said...

Kimberley Thomas: I would like to be able to move things with my mind !

Dawn Ganey said...

No reading someone's mind, I like surprises.

Jessica Cox said...

Yes I would like to read peoples mind to see what they really think

Tara L said...

I would like to be able to people's mind but at the same time I can see it being a problem.

Gef Fox said...

Read minds? Handy playing poker, but aside from that I figure I would muck it up royal. No thanks. :)

Danalee said...

I would love to read people's minds. It would be interesting! :)

Wendy Clark said...

I would love to be able to read my seven year old's mind as he is out playing. He has such an imagination.
Wendy Clark
clarksrfun at gmail dot com

katieoscarlet said...

Yes, I would definately like to read someone elses mind. That would really change things in ones future wouldn't it. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I would love to be able to read people's minds!

amanda.townsend2 @ gmail.com

BlessedTA said...

No, I don't

Tina Robinson said...

There have been times I wanted to but on a regular basis and all of them without control, no. If I could read the mind I wanted to when I wanted to, maybe
!

Jennifer Hiles said...

Yes, most definitely. But I'd also like to be able to turn it off in case I didn't like it!

rj7777 said...

I would like to be able to read people's minds. It might be a good thing but then it might be sad to know what people really thought.

Melanie S said...

I don't think I would want to read anyone's mind. Some thoughts are better left to the owners of the thoughts

Torie said...

Can't wait to read the book!

S Thompson said...

Looks interesting

twbellamy said...

I would love to be able to read someone's mind so I would know if they were telling me the truth or not.

Terri. said...

I think that would be great to be able to read someone's mind

OlmsteadKat said...

I would love to read minds! No more figuring out what people want or what they're thinking!

Cali Willette said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I don't want to read minds because some are dirty. ;)

Danielle PB said...

I would like to be able to read people's minds sometimes... as long as I could hit rewind or erase if there was something I didn't need or want to know ;)

Danielle Papsis
dpapsis2@gmail.com

Mendy Dinsmore said...

I would love to be able to read someone elses mind.
mendyd15 @yahoo dot com

Julie Waldron said...

Sometimes I'd like to read someone's mind, other times not.

Hug a tree with me said...

no, I don't think so. I really wouldn't want anyone reading my mind

Bobbie Bohn said...

That would be fun. I think LOL

Mindy said...

yes, I would love to read minds. Great giveaway!!

Sarah Osborne said...

I would definitely not want to be able to read minds...way too complicated :)

Susan Said What?! said...

I actually don't think I WANT to read anyone's mind! Who knows what thyey're thinking?! :)

Joyce Lansky said...

I'd love to read minds. It would be especially valuable as a teacher because I'd know who's not getting it but is too shy to ask a question.

http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

Diane Nnaemeka said...

I would occasionally like to read someone's mind, lol

Megan Parsons said...

I have always wanted to be able to read minds! I'd love to know what people really are thinking!

Colette S said...

No. We are not good people inside when not trying so I would not want to read anyone's mind.

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BlackAsphodel said...

I would like it to be a power I could turn on and off at will. I wouldn't always want to know everyone's thoughts about me.

blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kathy Fleming said...

I would love to be able to read peoples minds, especially when trying to plan my dinner menu at home.

katieoscarlet said...

I would really like to be able to read another person's mind. Lovely way of telling if someone is actually telling the truth or not.

Giveaway Momma said...

I'd like to be able to read my husband's mind - since he already thinks that I can and should! Lol.

Allison said...

I don't think I'd like to read someone's mind, because I think it more bad would come of it than good.

Enrique Herrera said...

I'd rather prefer not have that ability! I'd go crazy of hearing so many thoughts at once! XD

Shay Bear Jones said...

I would love to read peoples mind because I would have one on everybody but I wouldn't want anyone to rad my mind.

anita said...

i would like to be able to read people's minds so that i can differentiate those who are fake and those who actually care about me.

Abby Martin said...

Honestly....I don't think I would want to be able to read someone elses mind. Maybe if I could turn it on and off.

Hanna Lei said...

Of course I would! -Hanna Lei

Paula Ball said...

to read someone's mind? if it was selective maybe, but constantly would be mind-boggling.

Pixel Berry Pie said...

I wouldn't mind the ability to read someone's mind when I want to. I'd use it mostly when unsure if a person is being troubled by something they won't talk about or lying. Definitely would prove to be helpful!

Anonymous said...

No, I wouldnt want to be able to read someones mind. I have a feeling I would be a lonely person, lol - Thank you, Mary Withrow

Anonymous said...

I would like to be able to read someone's mind.
heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

puye said...

I would love to read some people's mind

agnesye@hotmail.com

Kara Griggs said...

If I could control it, then I would like to read minds.

Anonymous said...

no I already have enough going on in my head I do not want other peoples thoughts in there also.

KMichelleC87 said...

yes i would like to be able to read someones mind

kmichellec87(at)yahoo(dot)com

PrettyLittleWarrior said...

I would love to read someone's mind! Thank you for this amazing giveaway!

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Burning Moon said...

Once in a while but not all the time.

Zemira said...

I would but only if I could control the ability.

Stacey Roberson said...

If I could control when I could read someone's mind, yes. But it's not something I want to hear all the time.

Cryssie Cherry said...

I'd love to be able to read minds, IF i could control who I was listening to! I think I would like to just read minds when it could benefit me. I wouldn't want to hear everything everyone thinks!

cowboyswife said...

Yes, there are times when I would love to read someone minds, especially animals minds.

Chaitali Das said...

No I don't think I will want to read someone's mind; sometimes it is better not to know what a person is actually thinking when he or she is with you.

juliemurphy said...

Omg! I would love to read someone's mind.

Anonymous said...

Itwould be nice because ppl dont always say what's on there mind.
Melanie. Borhi
sweet-love55@live.com

Anonymous said...

YES!

Petra V.

Jane Doe said...

i think that would be cool! :)

Jeanette Green said...

Nope, I wouldn't want to be able to read people's minds. Somethings are meant to be private.

richelle bowers said...

I would love to read peoples minds.....to know what they actually thinking would be so coo

Kitty Iecvan said...

I'd love to be able to read someone's mind!

Ingrid said...

I think it would be tempting to read someone's mind, but I don't want to invade anyone's privacy.

seaburd said...

No , I wouldn't want to read minds, too much information!

Hannah Clark said...

Yeah that would be wicked!! Thanks for the giveaway<3

Ľubaša said...

NO, I would not like to know what other people think. Thanks. Lubka K.

Peggy Damon said...

Soemtimes I would love to read someone's mind because sometimes they just don't tell the truth so you would really like to know what they are thinking

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Stella Martis said...

I'm not sure. It's the only safest place for someone. I guess I don't want to have that ability :)

David Fultner said...

I go to a nicebe ach.

Leah said...

Would I like to read someone's mind? Nah, not really. That would be too much information that I may not always want. :P

Amanda Sakovitz said...

yes i would

Thomas Murphy said...

I would love to be able to read minds.

rounder9834 @yahoo.com

samdaleo said...

I think I would love to read my husbands mind..but then again, I might get my feelings hurt pretty quickly.
Samantha (samdaleo)
jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

Tammy D said...

I would love to be able to read peoples minds

Chris Stockford said...

I would love to be able to read someones mind!

Gayle S said...

On one hand I would love to read someone's mind but on the other hand I am afraid of what I might learn.

 
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