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$100 Amazon GC GA-Stolen Dreams-(The ending to the Cassie Scott series)-Christine Amsden-Ends 10/15

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Oh how I am going to miss the characters in this series. If anyone had told me I would fall in love with a YA series I would have laughed--but the laugh is on me. From the first book to the last I was enthralled. I read each one in one sitting--and hungered for more. I hope at some point Christine Amsden will continue the saga--there are many directions she could take. To read my reviews of the first three click on the links below where the books are listed in order. The about the book below about says it all without giving anything away--and there are an awful lot of things happening!

About the Book
: (from Publicity items)


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

About the other books in the series: (from Publicity items)

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.

Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective (Cassie Scot #1)

Secrets and Lies (Cassie Scot #2)

Mind Games (Cassie Scot #3)

If you want to read more go to the authors website!!


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About the Author: (from Publicity Items)


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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177 comments :

Mai Tran said...

My favorite series is Harry Potter and it ends satisfactorily.

Danielle Royalegacy said...

My favorite series of books is The Lord of the Rings. It ended very satisfactory.

savannah said...

I have often fell in love with YA books :), My favorite series would have to be either The Hunger Games of The Vampire Academy.

Christine Amsden said...

Thank you so much for following this series and for being part of my tour!

Karen Dawkins said...

I'm a huge fan of YA literature. And, I have come to trust your reviews -- so I'll add this series to my list for 2015. I'm struggling to get through the 2014 list (about 2 books behind right now). Thanks!

Dan from Platter Talk said...

More great reading suggestions from you; I need more summers to get these all in!!

magic5905 said...

Dark Fever Series and Vampire Academy series. Loved them. They ended great. I loved the first two books in the Divergent series but hated book 3.

Sandra Shaffer said...

This sounds like an adventurous series! My niece might be interested in this. I'll have to see if she knows about it. Thanks!

Masshole Mommy said...

I actually like some YA books, too! I mean Harry Potter is one of my favorite series of all time.

Life Tastes Good said...

Oooh I dint know if I can pick a fave but I love the Alex cross series from James Patterson

Scott said...

My favorite series has always been the Lord of the Rings Trilogy (plus the Hobbit). Read it in high school and re-read it a couple times since!

Theresa Mahoney said...

I always get sad at the end of a series. Like you, I never thought I would like the YA genre, but my niece has introduced me to some books that I just love from it. I guess you never know what's going to grow on you until you try :)

Christine Amsden said...

FTR, this series isn't *exactly* YA. The main character is 21, and I would not recommend it for younger teens. I consider it "New Adult" -- a cross-over genre. Or, as I like to tell people, I'm in my thirties and I wrote if for me! :)

Stace Werner said...

I love a good book series! They are great while they last, but sometimes you feel like you've lost a best friend when they end!

stephland3 said...

The hunger games isn't over yet.

Jenn said...

I loved reading all about this book series. I hate when they ends to, you feel so connected to the characters.

Kristi Maloney said...

I think my son would love this series. I enjoyed the hunger games.

Carly from The Puzzled Palate said...

I guess I don't read many series. I did read the Hunger Games- I thought the ending was weak!

Kung Phoo said...

I am a magic and wizard fan.. this would be a good read for me..

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

Sounds like the kind of book my daughter would like. Entered the giveaway for her =)

becca said...

My all time favorite book series was Harry Potter. boy I miss them.

Mistee Dawn said...

Great giveaway! And it sounds like an awesome book!

Adrienne McElwain said...

Mrs. Pollifax and no it never did have an ending the author unfortunately went on to write other things and abandoned it.

Brynn said...

I love the House of Night series books. It is ending this October with the release of the final book :( tears! I am sure it will end well though and tie up all loose ends

Rebecca Swenor said...

I have never finished a series of books. I started reading V.C. Andrews books. I might have to read this series of books though. Thanks for sharing.

Konstanz Silverbow said...

I LOVE the Tigers Saga by Colleen Houck! The fourth book has a beautiful ending so I'm kind of worried to read book five (which won't come out for another year at least).

One of my all time favorite series is Patricia Wrede's Dealing with Dragons series! It's an amazing series with a nice ending!

Laurie Floyd - Steals and Deals for Kids said...

I love Karen Kingsbury and I read one of her series. The characters involved were like my family and it was hard to let them go!!! It did end well though.

Kero Pinkihan said...

Another YA series! I am gettign the hang of it these days. When I finish book 3 of Prince of dawn, will check this one out

Dede said...

I like reading books with a paranormal theme; haven't heard of this series before. Kudos to the author for going after a successful career despite the physical obstacles she faced!

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

My favorite series is the Harry Potter series. For me I wish it had gone on longer. But she chose to end it, a few changes might have been interesting to see.

JessyPooh87 said...

My favorite is the hunger games, and i felt it all wrapped up great. Wish it the end had a little more detail but over all very good.

Amanda Love said...

Even though this is a YA series I can totally see myself reading this. I like books like this and sometimes the YA ones are so much better. btw I would love to win that gift card. :)

Amanda McMahon said...

This sounds like a great series for some imagination. My favorite is likely some VC Andrews.

Housewife Eclectic said...

I love too many series. Harry Potter, Graceling and all sorts of others

Liz Mays said...

I think I have to go back to childhood and say the Little House on the Prairie books were my favorite. I read that series many times!

April Mims said...

I've read so many series over the years and loved many of them. I love a story that continues from one book to the next. But I may be the only person alive that is not a Harry Potter fan.

Krystal Butherus said...

sounds like a great book! cant wait to read this one!

Jayne T. said...

My favorite series is The Wheel of Time and yes, it ended quite satisfactorily.

Debi @ Life Currents said...

Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite series of books has always been the Narnia series. So great!

StellaMagic said...

Narnia and it did end well

Anonymous said...

My favorite series is the Witchling series

Maddi'sMommy said...

Interesting read! I enjoy reading a series because with each book you get to visit old friends.

Pam Gurganus said...

My favorite series is Twilight and I loved the way it ended.

Claudia N said...

My favorite series is the Chronicles of Narnia and I liked the way the series ended, Than you!

Renald said...

Yes I did read a series years ago, it was about a family of werewolfs. It was good and did end well.Deb P

David Smith said...

There are so many series of books that I have read that it is hard to pick only one as being the best. I enjoyed the Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien, the Incarnations of Immortality by Piers Anthony, the Belgariad and Malloreon by David Eddings, the Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey and Bolo by Keith Laumer

katieoscarlet said...

I think the last series of books I read was when I was a teenager and it was the Petals on the Wind, VC Andrews the whole series. I loved it. Now I seem to read a lot of books either nonfiction or are fiction but not the whole series.

bn100 said...

Rosemary Beach series; hasn't ended yet

PrettyLittleWarrior said...

My favorite series are the Gallagher Academy series by Ally Carter! Thanks for this great giveaway!

Robyn Bellefleur said...

Harry Potter series.

Cheryl R said...

Virgin River series by Robyn Carr came to an end, I sure did like it and I think it was a good ending. She might sneak in some more at a later date ( I hope).

Anonymous said...

Bailey Dexter Right now I love the hunger games, but it will come to an end to. Great review!

Melissa Cushing said...

One of my favorite series is The Discovery Of Witches and I am getting ready to read the finale, "The Book Of Life" and keep holding off because I do not want it to end! Thanks for sharing and good luck to all!

Librarian Lavender said...

Harry Potter still remains my favorite series. I can read those books over and over again.

Kara x said...
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Kara x said...

Dust Lands was awesome. The series ended in May & I had troubles finishing the last book. The last book in the series did not serve any justice for the series. My other 2 favorite series are ending soon! Lola coming out in May & The Retribution of Mara Dyer in November. Can't wait to these & thanks!

Jamie F said...

I just hate when something great comes to an end, like series. So glad you really enjoyed these books!

jenn huey said...

I just finished reading the Fishers of Men series by Gerald N Lund and it was an excellent, very well written series. I will read this again in the near future

Julie Waldron said...

My favorite series is Abram's Daughters by Beverly Lewis. It had a happy ending :)

amweeks said...

I can't think of a series that I love. My favorite book, though, is Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby!'

Natalie said...

I was sad to see the hunger games series come to an end. I liked how it ended though.

Linda Madden said...

Alex Cross is a wonderful series.

Kate F. said...

My favorite series is the Harry Potter series.

Christina Shirley said...

Like many others have said above, my favorite series is also Harry Potter. Nice giveaway, thanks for the chance!

Shannon said...

Thank you for this chance to win!

Nancy said...

I enjoyed the Little House on the Prairie series of books, as did our children.

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June Ebinger said...

MY FAVE IS HARRY POTTER. IT ENDED WELL.

FarmerGirl said...

Love Comes Softly is my favorite series. And Little House!

Anonymous said...

I love Harry Potter! It ends so well!

Mary Bearden said...

Well, both of my series haven't ended up so I am not sure if I will be satisfied or not. Hunger Games and yours!

Lucero De La Tierra said...

Thanks for sharing these. I'm starting to get into reading novels again after a long hiatus. I'll have to put this on my to read list.

Anonymous said...

My favorite is The Hamish Macbeth series by M.C. Beaton.

Hekala Alakeh said...

One of my favorite series is Harry Potter

nrobak said...

the green mile

Dianne said...

I Love James Pattersons Cross Series

Edmond Leung said...

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Cyndi F said...

I love reading series, but i will admit i hate when they end!! A series i just finished was the feral warriors by Pamala Palmer it is a shifter series and i loved it so much one of my favorite all time series, the last book was good, but i don't think it was as good as the others, and i really wish she would not of ended it, i don't no why she did there were still storys to be told, of characters that she had not told, but i guess that's how it goes, but i am sad. but like i said i am never happy when they end, thank you so much

stacey dempsey said...

The Harry Potter series was my favorite as I read that with my kids

Laurie Nykaza said...

We love Harry Potter and wish it would never end we really have enjoyed them

Anonymous said...

My favorite series was Lord of the Rings and you can never say that your favorite series ended well because you never want it to end !!!!

karen beckett said...

I LOVE reading...unfortunately in the summer I don't have as much time to read. I seem to always have a book in my hand during the winter months! I do LOVE the Little House on the Prarie series!

Colleen Boudreau said...

I love The Hunger Games series.

68d237b4-ecb1-11e3-a8d2-d3e3f53b3032 said...

My favorite series is the Dragonriders of Pern series. It's ongoing and I hope it never ends!

Cali Willette said...

Thanks for the giveaway! The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare series was my favorite and I was sad it ended. <3

Lori Franklin Hopkins said...

Well, my all time fave that I could read over and over, is the Harry Potter series. I also love the Hollow series featuring Rachel Morgan by Kim Harrison. Great Urban Fantasy!

juliemurphy said...

I like the V. C. Andrews Flowers In The
Attic

Daniel M said...

maybe harry potter and yeah didn't want it to end - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

wcaligirl said...

I guess the Hunger games, not done yet.

Elaine said...

harry potter :(

ginabad said...

Soulless by Gail Carriger. It ended well, I guess. Could have been better.

BlogWithMom said...

I just bought the Paranormal Detective book - can't wait to read it!

Danielle Williams said...

My 3 favorites were Hunger Games, Harry Potter, and Twilight...I did not like the way the Twilight series ended in the books but I did like the way they fixed it for the movie

Kitty Iecvan said...

I like the Harry Potter series, although the ending was rather corny.

Bella Boo said...

I really like series they are my favorite, but i wish they could go on forever, i really hate when they end, like twilight is one of my favorites, and I think she could have kept it going so easy. but noooo she had to end it and crush my heart. lol thank you so much

Dani' said...

I like Harry Potter.

ksceviour said...

I don`t have a favorite series,,thanks for the giveaway! :)

Marissa M said...

In middle school I loved the Clique series, it ended greatly!

Stephanie Verhaegen said...

My all-time favorite series was Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. I cried when it ended and all things considered it was a great ending. =)

Dena Furgason said...

I loved House and no it didn't end that well too many questions.

Elizabeth said...

Oh man I have so many favorite series! I love Harry Potter, and I think it ended well. :) I'm also a fan of the Amelia Peabody books by Elizabeth Peters, and I thought they wrapped up pretty well. My all-time favorite author is Dorothy Sayers. I love her Lord Peter mysteries and I do think they ended well.

Roxanne said...

I really loved the Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead and I looooooved the end! :)

wen budro said...

It would be the Harry Potter series and it ended well. It was difficult to see it end though.

cait045 said...

I have some favorite that ended well even if I wish they didn't end. Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Twilight,

Dara Nix said...

I honestly cannot remember the last series I read. But thank you SO much for this very generous giveaway!

Christy Maurer said...


I'd have to say Harry Potter is my favorite series and though it was VERY sad, it ended wonderfully!

Michaela said...

I'm a huge Harry Potter fan but I also adored the Charlie Bone series. It's sort of along the same story line as HP but slightly different. Very good read.

rj7777 said...

I don't really have a favorite series. I love books that keep my attention and I can't put down or don't want too. This sounds like it is a great one. Rita Spratlen

Lisa Williams said...

The Harry Potter Series,I have to say I love those books,I cried at parts and I laughed at parts but mostly I was okay with how it ended but I didn't agree with everything.

ManonFireBooks said...

It's a german series translated to dutch.
Maaike en Domenico (Maya und Domenico in german)
The series hasn't ended yet and the last books release date still has to come out. but it doesn't look very good :(

slogan1990 said...

Man that's a tough question. I honestly can't remember a lot of series I read...I'm not sure if the Babysitter;s Club counts :P

Rachel said...

Yes, Throne of Glass series! I love it, and it hasn't come to an end yet. 3 more books to come !

Cait said...

I love the Divergent and The Hunger Games series and I think they ended brilliantly!! :)

Karen said...

My favorite series was The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, It did end well for her, but oh, her enemies, not so much!

Christine said...

One of my favorites is the Fire and Thorns series, and it ended perfectly! :D

Judy Thomas said...

My fave series of books was The Green Mile series when it came out in small paperbacks.It ended okay but I missed getting it. :)

Marta K said...

Hi!
Is this open to international followers?
Thank you!

DistractedMommy said...

One of the only series I've read is Hunger games. I always get sad when I'm done a good book though...series or single.

Karen A. said...

The last series that I read was the Flowers in the Attic series and I really enjoyed it.

Cassandra said...

I read the twilight saga loved it. I'm currently reading the Sookie Stackhouse series

Written Melodies said...

Other than the Hunger Games Trilogy, I haven't completed another YA series yet. However, I was definitely sad to see The Poison Diaries trilogy end with the second installment. I need to know what happened to Weed and Jessamine. Thanks for the giveaway!

Don Robb said...

Breaking bad ended well

Jan Lee said...

I liked the Green Mile Series by Stephen King but I'm not sure it ended as well as it could have.

Jody Doncaster said...

I loved the Dune series and they did a fantastic job of tying it all together in the end!

Ana Georgievska said...

Not enough time to follow series , so love to read about them

Terri. said...

I would have to say The Hunger Games

mark c said...

The Hunger Games

Michelle said...

To date my favorite series was OZ, and I thought it ended ok.

Anonymous said...

I haven't read any series books since I was younger, but my favorite author that I keep reading over and over is Haruki Murakami

Carolyn R said...

Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite series of books has always been the Twilight series. So great! I thought it ended well..

Molli Reisman said...

my favourite is harry potter. it ended ok, but i thought it was a little neatly decided, i would have like more left to the imagination.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

If you mean movies - Lost I hated the ending. For books, There was As the world dies series and I would love liked for some people to live but hey it was a zombie book! LOL

judy schechter said...

My favorite series is Yesterday's Gone by Sean Platt and David Wright. I've read the first four seasons, the authors are currently working on the fifth. I know I'll be sad when it ends!

Anonymous said...

Favorite series the Hobbit I did end well though.
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Cindy Merrill said...

God is an Englishman by Delderfield, loved the series, but left hanging on the last book, did Adam die or not?
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Sweepstakes Free Club said...

Well its not a fantasy type series or anything but rather a series of books by Eckhart Toile about spiritual awakening, these books are always great.

Vanessa Binicki said...

I secretly loved the Twilight series!!! vbinicki@gmail.com

Beth w said...

My favorite series is the keaton chronicles and it hasn't ended yet. :)

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MamaTheFox said...

Harry Potter! I do love how it ended.

rebecca11111 said...

harry potter

kathy downey said...

I really love a good book series!

Jen Hirst said...

The best series of books I have ever read is the Narnia series. I love them! And yes, it did end well!

Lisa Mandina said...

The two best series are Harry Potter and Twilight. And I liked the way both of them ended.

Mary Songer said...

I've many favorite series. One that ended was the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. It ended with his death and I'm still sad that he passed away and I'll never know where he was going next with that series. His last book was wonderful and starting to take his main character into a new direction.

Ketan Agarwal said...

My favorite series is Lord Of The Rings

jessica pinkard said...

Favorite series? It is so hard to choose. Probably any of the Trilogies by Hannah Howell.

Tory King said...

Hunger games and harry potter are my favorite series

Morgan Johnson said...

Ahhh....can't decide between Hunger Games and Harry Potter. I was so sad when both of those series ended.

Lana Bradstream said...

My favorite series is The Mayfair Witches by Anne Rice. I was happy with the way it ended. No loose strings

Jennifer Shelton said...

Mine is Twilight and it had an amazing ending! However, I heard news today that there will be mini movies!

Sarah Hayes said...

back in the day I loved the twilight series. Id say it ended ok.

curlyblu918 said...

I am currently reading and enjoying the Left Behind Series, not sure yet how it ends.

Brianna Ketchum said...

the witch the werewolf the vampire by ak michaels!

Brenda Haines said...

Harry Potter and it ended perfectly.

Anonymous said...

Currently reading Left Behind series

Brenda Haines said...

Harry Potter and the entire series was amazibg!

Bianca Roman said...

my favorite series was from ellen hopkins!! all her books had different characters, but their lives were all intertwined!

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andie said...

abrennan09@hotmail.com
When I was a young teen I read a really nice Christian series called, "Love Comes Softly," series by Janette Oake. I should reread it and get a better idea of what I liked about it.

Berkeley Hapa said...

I'm currently enjoying the Kate Daniel series by Ilona Andrews.

Donna Sousa said...

Still has to be Harry Potter and I loved all of it

lynn croxton said...

Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles has been on hiatus for 15 years, but PRINCE LESTAT comes out later this month, so life has meaning again. LOL

Brittersweet said...

YES! my favorite ending was The clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare it was perfect!

Bube said...

Lords of The Underworld by Gena Showalter,Dark Hunters by Sherrilyn Kenyon :)

shirley said...

The Vampire Academy, ended great.

Emily Zuleta said...

Percy Jackson series! Ended amazingly, uncle Rick did me proud

Anonymous said...

My favorite series of books is The Lord of the Rings. It ended very satisfactory.
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Anonymous said...

My favorite series of books is The Lord of the Rings. It ended very satisfactory.
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Anonymous said...

correction of surname!

My favorite series of books is The Lord of the Rings. It ended very satisfactory.
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Anonymous said...

My favorite series of books is The Lord of the Rings. It ended very satisfactory.
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Aimee Correa said...

I have had many favorites series and by far the best have been Anne Rice and The MayFair Witches (not necessarily in order like series but many books continuting their saga), The Chronicles of Narnia, Sweet Valley High (Yes I admit it!)

MARY DIEHL said...

I think my favorite was Lord of the Rings and it ended okay for me. I read V C Andrew series years ago, but I never did get thru them all. I love to read, but my eye sight is making it hard for me to read.

Danelle Eisinger said...

The Lord of the rings books were my fav!!!

Stella Martis said...

Any series with less death, please! It makes my heart broken everytime I see someone (specially protagonists) dies! :(

Ramon Rojas said...

I like The Lord of the Rings series and its wonderful end. I love Eragon series and its end too. I like Hunger Games series, but the ending is so sad (OK, I know, that isn't a Disney tale).

Amanda Sakovitz said...

I liked Harry potter and i think it ended well

Thomas Murphy said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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amy banks said...

Breaking Bad was mine and i actually liked the ending of it... unlike so many others.
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Laurie said...

Hunger games

 
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