Friday 17 May 2013

Book Tour Review: Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective

Book Title: Cassie Scot ParaNormal Detective
Author: Chrisitne Amsden |Website| Twitter
Publisher: Twilight Times Books
Format: Paperback
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Cost: $4.99 (ebook)
Pages: 250
How I got it: Blog Tour
My Rating:★★★
Erotica Rating: N/A
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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.

My Review:
Ok so when I first got this book I was a little scared it's a first time read from this author so I wasn't sure what was going to happen.  The story is pretty good, it pulled me in, Cassie's description of her desk alone was awesome.  I was drawn into the story and so wanted to know more about her world.

I was a little put off on the insistence in calling them sorcerers and sorceresses, but hey it's not my writing, Cassie was a pretty awesome character to read, strong, stubborn, hell bent on proving herself, you know a typical American woman. I liked that many of the side characters were actually well written as well; I can't wait to learn more about her brothers gift (being a healer seems awesome). I'm not sure how I feel about her going back and forth about Evan; either you do or you don't have feelings the outside stuff is just that stuff, deal with that later. In the end it doesn't matter because that spell seems pretty damn effective to me.

I'm sure there is going to be more explained in the next book, and this one really tied up the case well, but still left enough mystery about Cassie herself, like why is she from such a powerful family yet completely talent-less  Evan doesn't seem to mind, then again he's got a mind like a chess board and seems to playing way ahead of the rest of us.  As for her human boyfriend erm Braden Sir, why would you be happy to settle for being someone's backup plan instead of their first choice?? Cassie shouldn't even be thinking about that, considering how much danger she is in, although everydamnbody seems ready to let her go walking around without explaining the full danger she is in. Yeah that never goes wrong O_o

The world that was built was done in a way that wasn't ridiculous and let you fill in the blanks a little on your own, I read another reviewer on Goodreads who called it Dresden files in a small town, and I had to giggle because the comparison is actually spot on. It's engaging and pulls you in, without really bogging down the story. I'm sure more will be revealed in the next book & I can't wait to see how she handles all the little fires that are beginning to burn around her. Evan being the biggest one, her parents disowning her being the next, yeah, she's got a few issues to go handle.  Nothing a good normal detective can't handle.
Participating in the Pumpu Up Your Book Tour Party!! Happy Reading

***FTC Rules require I state that I received this as a review copy from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review**** 


  1. :) :)

    Tentative release date September 15th.

  2. noooo that's so far away *sneaks a peak over your shoulder as you type*

  3. Looking over my shoulder, huh? OK, you asked for it...

    “Wait!” Grace said. “There is one thing I can give you. Call it a warning.”

    I turned back to face her. “What?”

    “Beware your heart and soul, for before he is done, Evan will have broken them both.”

    I gaped at her. “That's it? What does it even mean?”

    “Some prophecies aren't meant to be understood until after they're fulfilled.”

    “Says who? You?” I felt irrationally angry with the woman, and felt sure she was manipulating me.

    “Since I'm the one seeing the future, then yes, says me. But trust me on this one – there's nothing you can do to change it, anyway.”

    “Why not?”

    “You've already lost your heart.”

    I started to deny it, but she cut me off with an all-too knowing look, and I swallowed the lie before I could give it voice.

    “And he will break it.” With that, Grace slid back into the house and shut the door in my face.


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