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31 May 2014

WW4BB Presents: An Author Spotlight Weekend of Wolf Moon by C.D. Gorri with a Guest Post, Review & Giveaway!

Posted by Amanda Masters on 6:34:00 am




Title: Wolf Moon - Grazi Kelly Novella 1
Author: C. D. Gorri
Publisher: C.D. Gorri
Published: 3-4-2014
ISBN: 1230000226095 
E-Book ASIN: B00IS0WW5A 
Pages: 126 
Genre: Teen/Young Adult 
Tags: Paranormal, Fantasy, Magic, Shapeshifters, Werewolves, Demons, Myths & Legends 
Sensual Level: Mild 
Overall Rating: Excellent

"Hi. My name is Grazi Kelly. There are things I know are true and things that I never would have guessed. First, demons and witches exist and they are evil. Second, the world is up for grabs and the witches are getting their minions ready. Third, I'm a werewolf and it's my job to stop them."
High school sophomore Grazi Kelly leads an ordinary life in the suburbs of New Jersey helping her grandmother with chores and attending Catholic school. Things are pretty good except for her bullying cousin and the rest of the obnoxious cheer team. Then things take a frightening turn when the night of the full moon arrives and the bodies start piling up. Grazi learns that she is different in ways she never expected. She finds herself torn between Sebastian, the school soccer star and Ronan, a foreign exchange student who shares her secret. She must uncover the identity behind the mysterious attacker, but is she ready for the entire truth?













My Review

Wolf Moon: A Grazi Kelly Novel by C.D. Gorri
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Incredible Book! I couldn't put it down for a second! C.D. Gorri is a wonderful author who keeps you hooked from the very first word and keeps you guessing all through the story. I loved the uniqueness of the story and the brilliance of the characters and their lives as this was not your typical werewolf story.

As a witch myself, I didn't like that they had to be one of the villains talked about in the story as they are so often painted as the bad guys and thrown in with the devil, but there always has to be a bad guy right? As real witches don't believe in the devil this is what makes for a good story and what sets it apart from real life.

The villain that was fought in the story I totally didn't see coming and was so brilliant! I can usually guess who it is before the end of the book and I had totally no idea! The villain is one of the best parts of the book and if don't correctly usually tells the best story and this one was amazing!

Another thing that sets a book I find is the behind the scenes characters, the characters that most people notice but overlook because of the love they have for the main characters. I always try to pick one of this characters and tell why they are my favourite and not the main characters because everyone knows the main characters are great. My favourite Character in this one was a toss up between Nonna and Angela. Nonna was amazing, everyone's ideal grandmother always loving, stubborn, and never lets you down. Angela is that friend you always hope you will meet you is the true friend, loving, kind, thoughtful and has your back when you need it.

The werewolves in this story were so different and unique that I really got into the story. I have a big love of shifter stories and this one caught my interest right away. I love stories that are unique and go their own way and this one defiantly fits the bill. I loved the way it ended as well and I so can't wait to read the next one!

I highly recommend this story to one and all! especially to all the supernatural story fans out there! TBR and get your copy today!



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Guest Post



How becoming a Werewolf has affected my life by Maria Graziana Kelly

Hi. My name is Grazi. A few months ago Nonna, that’s my grandmother, I live with her. Anyway, she started acting all weird. Her normally delicious food started tasting bitter. Even my favorite iced tea and hot cocoa. I didn’t know it then, but she was poisoning me. No, it’s not what you think. She wasn’t trying to kill me or anything. More like she was trying to give me more time and protect me from becoming what I really am. I’m a Werewolf. Yes, it is absolutely true and absolutely unbelievable.

I wouldn’t have bought it either except I can see my wolf. In my mind. More than that, we speak to each other. She is the other side of me. Like she may be more me than I even am. If that makes any sense.
So anyway, I’m stronger. I’ve gained some muscle. I’m faster. And I’m a heck of lot more coordinated than I used to be. I actually scored a goal in soccer in gym the other day.

It hasn’t made living with my Aunt and cousins any easier, but that’s okay. I find I’m too busy now to really pay attention to them.
My Uncle Sean, my father’s brother, is a priest from Ireland and he’s training me. He brought over this guy to train with me too. But he already knows everything. His name is Ronan. He’s a year older than me. He’s a Werewolf too. He’s alright I guess.

You know, if you like boys with reddish hair and emerald green eyes, who are six foot three and muscular and can sing and play the piano. Anyway, he can be a bit annoying or infuriating. It depends. One minute we’re cool then he like, goes all moody and sour.

Anyway, Nonna is always worried now and I am sorry for that. I’m ashamed to say I was mad at her for not telling me about my mom and dad. About him being a werewolf too and how they died and all. She is trying her best to make peace with it. She doesn’t go to Church more than once a day anymore and that’s an improvement. She also stopped adding crucifixes and statues of saints to my room. Good thing too. I was running out of shelf space.

Oh, I’m still doing well in school. It seems I need less sleep, I have like oodles of energy so I am pretty caught up in all my classes. Sebby wants me to join the girls’ soccer team, but I don’t think so. I have way more to learn with Uncle Sean. It’s weird, school and getting good grades were like my whole life before. Now I have to learn what I can about myself and this new world I’m in.

Keeping it a secret has been pretty hard. I wish I had Angela to talk to about this kind of stuff. Like my clothes hardly fit anymore, my hair is ridiculously long, and about that time of the month, you know the full moon, I am left with some serious face fuzz afterwards. Thank goodness for the beauty salon Angela took me to and their laser hair removal tech.

So, let’s see I’m still me. But different. My heightened senses are taking some getting used too. So is my strength. I accidentally broke the mailbox the other day slamming it closed. Uncle Vito, Nonna’s son, thinks it was kids from the neighborhood playing a prank. I can smell things now too. Not just your perfume and soap. I can smell emotions. Lies, jealousy, happiness, things like that. They all have their own particular odor. Cool, right?

Oh, and my seriously favorite thing about being a Werewolf is the food. Typical right? Seriously though, being a Werewolf gives you a lot of energy to run around and stuff, but also you get a killer appetite. I feel like I eat all the time. Nonna is super busy keeping the fridge stocked with fresh roasted turkey, baked fish, yogurts, nuts. All kinds of goodies. Keeps her from worrying and keeps me in top shape.

I guess you don’t get a choice when you’re a Werewolf. It’s not like a potion you take, or a bite, or anything like that. I was born this way. I don’t feel put out by that. I feel like I had been missing a huge chunk of who I am for so long. I used to think it was my parents, because they died when I was three. And yeah that is still there and it hurts, but now I know the majority of what I was feeling had to do with not knowing about my Werewolf side and being apart from it.

I guess it’ll take some time before I know everything there is to know about being a Werewolf. And more time to learn what it is to be a Hound of God. So, I’m still learning, but don’t worry I’m a quick study

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WW4BB & GCR Presents: A Cover Reveal of THE WHISKEY PRINCE by Toni Aleo

Posted by Amanda Masters on 6:32:00 am


Take a risk.
Do something drastic.
Fall in love.


When Amberlyn Reilly loses her mother, her whole world comes crashing down. Having been caretaker to her for most of her teenage years, Amberlyn is inexperienced in many aspects of life. She hasn’t had time to live, have fun, or enjoy even the little things. It’s only when a letter from her mother, asking her to fulfill three things, sends her off to Ireland to live a life she never thought possible that she begins to heal.

Declan O’Callaghan was born and raised in Ireland and has his family’s legendary whiskey in his veins. He’s shy and not a fan of the pressure and spotlight that comes with his family name, or the title he was given at birth—the Whiskey Prince. Declan knows just what he wants and that is to take over the family dynasty, but when his father gives him an ultimatum, everything he’s worked for could come undone in the blink of an eye.

With six months to get married, the reclusive Declan spots Amberlyn across a lake and instantly feels the need to know her. Soon, the two find themselves traveling down a path neither expected. However, like any road, there are bumps and side streets to derail them. Can Declan help find the pieces that will make Amberlyn whole again? And will Amberlyn stay or run when she learns of Declan’s deadline of marriage?



Toni Aleo is the author of the Nasvhille Assassins series: Taking ShotsTrying to ScoreEmpty Net, Falling for the Backup, and Blue Lines.

When not rooting for her beloved Nashville Predators, she’s probably going to her husband’s and son’s hockey games and her daughter’s dance competitions, taking pictures, scrapbooking, or reading the latest romance novel.

She lives in the Nashville area with her husband, two children, and a bulldog. Read more about Toni here.

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29 May 2014

WW4BB & GCR Presents: A book highlight for IMPOSTOR by Susanne Winnacker!

Posted by Amanda Masters on 6:43:00 am



Title: Imposter
Author: Susanne Winnacker
Series: Variants #1
Genre: Young Adult, thriller


Can Tessa pose as Madison . . . and stop a killer before it’s too late? 

Tessa is a Variant, able to absorb the DNA of anyone she touches and mimic their appearance. Shunned by her family, she’s spent the last two years training with the Forces with Extraordinary Abilities, a secret branch of the FBI. When a serial killer rocks a small town in Oregon, Tessa is given a mission: she must impersonate Madison, a local teen, to find the killer before he strikes again.

Tessa hates everything about being an impostor—the stress, the danger, the deceit—but loves playing the role of a normal girl. As Madison, she finds friends, romance, and the kind of loving family she’d do anything to keep. Amid action, suspense, and a ticking clock, this super-human comes to a very human conclusion: even a girl who can look like anyone struggles the most with being herself.


"An unpredictable page turner with shades of terror reminiscent of a Stephen King novel."—VOYA

"Fresh and inventive. . . . the strongly-written mystery component takes center stage.“—BCCB



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Excerpt


I went over to the window and pried it open. The frame groaned but with a jerk the window slid up and cool air streamed in. The fresh smell of rain in the night was one of my absolute favorites.
A shadow shifted on the street. I poked my head out. Even in the rain, the hooded stranger waited on the other side, staring at my window. I grabbed my cell phone from the nightstand and the pepper spray from my purse, slipped into my ballet flats and rushed out of the room and down the stairs. Devon appeared in the hall, his eyes bleary. I didn’t stop to explain.
My feet carried me outside where the rain plastered my hair down and soaked through my clothes. The stranger turned the corner as I crossed our front yard.
I pumped my legs. I heard Devon’s steps behind me and his shouts of confusion, but I turned a corner and then another until it appeared that I’d lost him. I stormed into the forest at the edge of our neighborhood, where the stranger had disappeared just moments before.
From up ahead, the sound of twigs breaking kept me on the trail. Devon must have given up or lost sight of me because I didn’t hear him behind me.
Without streetlights, the forest’s darkness was absolute. Rain rattled the leaves, and twigs snapped under my shoes. Shape-shifting while running was difficult and straining, but with Madison’s short legs I’d never catch the guy. Who was he? The killer? And I was alone in a dark forest with him. Maybe not my best plan.
I let the rippling wash over me. Tearing, stretching, twisting, remodeling. My clothes strained and ripped. I stumbled a few times over my lengthening legs but then, with Alec’s body, I gained on the stranger. Wind howled in my ears and for a moment I lost my bearings as he disappeared from view.
Up ahead, something flashed in the blackness like a beacon. He’d turned around to check if I was still following. My breath rasped in my throat as I jumped over a fallen trunk. The forest was cloaked in mist, concealing the outline of the mysterious figure.

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About Susanne


Susanne Winnacker studied law before she became a full-time writer. She lives with her husband, two dogs and two bunnies in Germany. She loves coffee (in every shape and form), traveling and animals. When she isn't writing, you can usually find her in the kitchen, experimenting with new vegan dishes.

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28 May 2014

WW4BB & RABT Presents: Messenger - Week Blitz By Laury Falter

Posted by Amanda Masters on 12:40:00 am



Messenger - Week Blitz
By Laury Falter

Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Date Published: May 8, 2014

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Maggie does not know she is a Messenger. She has never met her eternal lover. She has never survived a Fallen One. All this changes when a Messenger awakens in the Hall of Records only to die moments later, never to return.

As Maggie sets out to determine why the Messengers are suddenly beginning to die, she crosses paths with the infuriatingly appealing Eran and their story begins.

In this riveting account of Maggie's first life on earth with Eran, the star-crossed lover's romance transpires amidst treacherous enemies, their friends' resistance, and their own opposing wills. With the odds against her, can Maggie survive long enough to admit the feelings she has so carefully denied?

Messenger is the first prequel to the bestselling Guardian Trilogy - the breathtaking romantic saga about a love that has lasted centuries between a Messenger and her Guardian.


EXCERPT

He strode to me and crouched at my hip. His shirt was already off and the nearness of his well-built chest made it a challenge to stop myself from glancing at it. To my astonishment, he seemed not to notice my internal plight, not even the tremble that shook me when he tenderly took my chin and turned it toward him.

"You're healing nicely," he observed, concentrating on my forehead.

"Mm-hmm." It was all I could muster.

This was the closest we had ever been. His lips were no more than a few inches from me and drew my attention.

"I don't think you'll even scar."

When I didn't answer, I felt a shift in his presence and my eyes darted up to find him staring back with his striking blue-green eyes.

We froze in place.

Only our chests rose and fell, and they did it more rapidly the longer we stared at each other.

As his eyes lowered to my lips, his fingers tightened gently around my chin.

The flare of his nostrils and the intensity of his stare mesmerized me, made me want him closer. And it told me that he was struggling too and was in profound debate over what we were doing. No ward should be this close to their guardian, even if the ward didn't recognize them as one. It was taboo, unheard of, an abject insult to the role the guardian had been given. Yet, here he was, looking at me, at my lips, tensing at the sight of them.

And he wasn't alone in the struggle. For the first time, I forgot my urge to throw him off balance, my need to establish my independence. I was the one quickly losing my poise and forgetting who was dominant. The charm I fought so hard to deny, the very one that drew all others to him, took hold of me. And I gave into it out of my own free will.

About the Author


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Laury Falter is a bestselling author of young adult romantic suspense and urban fantasy. She is also an animal rights activist, a sailor, a one-handed golf putterer, and a Colorado River conqueror.
She has three series out: the Guardian Trilogy, the Residue Series, and the Apocalypse Chronicles.









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26 May 2014

WW4BB & IFB Presents: A One Day Blitz of Devour by Jill Cooper

Posted by Amanda Masters on 1:13:00 am









Release date: May 26th 2014
Self-published



BOOK DESCRIPTION

Life in Gloucester Massachusetts will never be the same.

Raging storms, fierce winds, shadows shifting in the breeze. Storms are nothing new for the fishing hamlet.

But darkness has come to claim the hearts and minds of those that stand in it too long. When that happens, love will be ripped from man leaving only violence, despair, and gnashing teeth.

Except 


The door chimed and I glanced over, fluffing my red curls slightly. He was right on time.
With Brooding wide shoulders, Deputy Gabriel Manning could fill out a uniform in all the right places. His hair was sandy brown, and soft like an ocean’s wave. My heart skipped a beat in the way it had when I knew Gabriel growing up, but what girl hadn’t had a crush on him?
“Deputy.” I said with a smile as I poured a cup of coffee into a Styrofoam cup and attached a lid. “Danish?”
“Not today. I have to watch the calories.” Gabriel smiled and patted his perfectly flat stomach. Perfectly perfect was more like it. On more than one occasion I had imagined him without his shirt. Always made me feel guilty, I wasn’t ready to move on, and he just wasn’t my friend.
He was Rick’s friend too.
That just made it a whole host of complicated and while I knew Gabriel should have been off-limits, nobody told my heart that.
He took the coffee and his fingers swept across mine gently, but I knew he did it on purpose. It made me blush, but my heart sprouted wings. He had been working up to something for a while, but I never said anything. Always pretended I didn’t notice. My heart shouted at me through a bullhorn to say or do anything, but the guilt stopped me.
Guilt like I was betraying my dead soon-to-be-husband with his closest friend. Meanwhile Rick was somewhere at the bottom of Gloucester Harbor, still never found.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Author of the YA Dream Slayer series, Jill loves to blend horror, comedy, the supernatural, and love, through her novels. A fan of genre blending, her work strives to cross boundries, but most of all strives to entertain.

She loves soft cuddly cats, warm blankets, and paranormal romances.

Jill resides in Massachusetts, is constantly renovating her home that she shares with her husband, young daughter, and two skittish cats.



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25 May 2014

WW4BB & RABT Presents: A Review of Finding Me by Dawn Brazil

Posted by Amanda Masters on 12:20:00 pm



Sixteen-year-old Chloe Carmichael’s perfect world is in chaos. 

It’s not because she has a vision of her boyfriend murdered. And then he’s found dead exactly as she saw. It’s not because she suddenly has the ability to move objects when she’s upset. It’s kinda cool to close a door without touching it. It’s not her overbearing mother who only cares about appearances. Chloe’s grown accustomed to her families distance. 

So what has Chloe cringing in fear? 

It’s a love that defies reason. It’s a love that speaks to the heart. It demands attention. But Chloe struggles with a love that exposes the soul. What will her family think? What will her friends think? And is she worthy of his love. 

It’s having to become another person for a new group of people. Chloe knows she’s not perfect but apparently she was when she was Amanda in another life. Her new friends won’t let her forget. It’s the stench of death that hoovers over her every move. It’s the threat of finality as she tries to acclimate to a life of super human proportions. It’s an enemy she can’t see, doesn’t remember, and can be anyone she’s ever known. But her enemy knows her well. She’s the lone person with the ability to destroy him. But she doesn’t remember. 

And it’s never discovering who she really is before finality meets reality. 



My Review


Finding Me by Dawn Brazil
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amazing Read! I couldn't put the book down! Dawn Brazil is a wonderful author I found her story most intriguing and her characters were different and absolutely wonderful. She writes with such an ease that you feel as if your right there with the characters and before you realize it you have read the whole book in one sitting.

The book is edgy as well you never know what is going to pop up next or what mystery is going to be uncovered around the corner, the cliff hanger ending leaves you needing the next book right now!..lol

I can't wait to see how the story unfolds and what happens to the characters next! they were all so unique and interesting I don't know if I could choose just one to love the most but I certainly loved them all in different ways. their personalities were very well written and the villain totally shocked me! I am usually able to figure it out before the end and I so had no idea about this one! so way to go Dawn!

The villain was executed brilliantly in this and was one of my favourite parts of the book. Apart from being scary on occasion like most villains tend to be this one was smart, crafty and kept to the shadows till the end to reveal themselves which I though was awesome. They didn't just come at the characters full force and have lots of battles, instead it was always when the characters lest expected and was executed in a way so that they never knew who was attacking and then the villain was gone. total ninja style!

Dawn Brazil is totally brilliant and you all have got to read this book! TBR today and get your copy!

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21 May 2014

WW4BB & JGBS Presents: A PROMO Blitz of Cinderella & the Fairy Secret by Rhys Christopher Ethan

Posted by Amanda Masters on 5:55:00 am

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Title:  Cinderella & the Fairy Secret
Series:   Queerky Tales 4
Author:   Rhys Christopher Ethan
Published:  May 21st, 2014
Word Count:  10,000
Genre:  Fairy Tales, LGBT


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Synopsis:

The story of Cinderella, a timeless classic, the one every boy and girl have heard and grown up with, about a girl in distress finding her happy ever after.
Meet Fiorella. Young, beautiful and magical. You might think she has it all, and you’re right. She has a big house, a beautiful garden, a loving father. She also has a wicked step-mother, who hides no empathy and a step-brother whose arrogance is intolerable.
Fiorella wants to escape and she has the means to do it, to run away and reunite with her long lost mother. But then she meets Sogna, the palace princess, and her whole world is changed. Leaving is no longer an option.
What is she willing to sacrifice for the princess of her heart?
Cinderella and the Fairy Secret is the fourth installment in Ethan’s series of classic fairy tale retellings and is suitable for all ages.

Excerpt:

“You're the most beautiful girl I've ever seen, Fiorella. And the nicest one. Tolerating your wicked stepmother for your father's sake. I think I might be in love with you,” Sogna confessed, making Fiorella redder than before. “And you're the nicest princess I've ever met. Which doesn't really say much since you're the only princess I've ever met,” Fiorella stuttered and Sogna giggled. “What I'm trying to say is, I think I feel the same.” They both smiled and gazed at each other in silence.

About the Author:


 photo Rhys-Christopher-Ethan.jpgRhys Christopher Ethan is by no means a scientist, but he is an architect of his own fantasy worlds; an illustrator of emotional and multi-dimensional characters; a doctor of creativity and inspiration and a chemist of genres; mixing two or more, to find the perfect fit for his creations. He lives in a small, dusty lab he calls Home in London and works hard to bring his experiments out into the world. 

His companions (for now) are his pet-Laptop and his coffee-Booster and a bunch of notes, digitized and paper-wise. 

He voices his obsessions on his website www.rcethan.com, rants on twitter @Rhys_Ethan shares messages on facebook.com/rcethan1 and pins his muses on pinterest.com/rcethan. You can contact him at rhysethan@hotmail.co.uk, or if you’re telepathic, he will probably meet you in your dreams.

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WW4BB & RABT Presents: Mind Games - PROMO Blitz By Christine Amsden

Posted by Amanda Masters on 5:54:00 am



Mind Games - PROMO BlitzBy Christine Amsden

Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Romance / Mystery
Date Published: 4/10/2014

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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. Book 3 in the Cassie Scot series.

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EXCERPT


Rick was still on some tirade about the heat, possibly trying to blame an August heatwave on sorcery, or perhaps the wrath of God, when I got the oddest sense of foreboding. It was a tingle, one of those things that is easily dismissed in the moment but, in retrospect, makes you think, I had a feeling…

Upon entering the diner my impression of danger strengthened, though it took me a minute to pinpoint the source of the threat. I noticed two things at once: First, Mrs. Meyer’s oddly shifty gaze as she worked the cash register, and second, the nervous expression of the stooped, middle-aged man standing opposite her.


The tinkle of bells startled the man in front of the register more than it should have. He turned slightly, took a good look at Rick and me in our deputy’s uniforms, and let out a cry of alarm. The next thing I knew he held a pistol in his shaking hands. “Don’t move!”


I froze. In that microcosm of time between instants, I gathered that Rick and I had interrupted a robbery and the man probably thought someone had called the cops. There was a sense of desperation about the man that made him seem wild and unpredictable – a dangerous combination, especially for a man holding a deadly weapon.



When time resumed, everyone in the diner began to panic. More than a few people screamed. Dishes fell and broke. Everyone scrambled for cover, most sheltering under tables.

In the midst of the chaos, the man’s shaking hand jerked upward and fired a shot into the ceiling, showering plaster and debris all !over a quaking Mrs. Meyer.


“I said don’t move!” He brought the gun back down and aimed it at me. “Drop your weapon.”


With painstaking slowness, I moved my fingers toward my sidearm. To my right and just behind me Rick stood stock still, not going for his weapon at all.


“Don’t try anything!” the gunman warned. He waved the gun at Rick. “Drop your weapon, I said!”



“It’s okay,” I tried to make my voice sound soothing. “You don’t want to hurt anyone. If you put the gun down, we can work something out.”



My gun was halfway to the floor when Rick suddenly withdrew his weapon and aimed it at the gunman, pairing the two of them off in a good old-fashioned Mexican standoff. “Drop your weapon!” Rick shouted.

For a second, I truly believed I would die. The gunman looked crazy and desperate enough to start shooting at a moment’s provocation. I even thought I saw his finger tighten around the trigger.


The gunman opened his mouth as if to speak, but then something rather odd happened. The only physical signs were his eyes, which took on a sudden vacant expression, and his fingers, which went limp. His gun clattered to the floor.


Not sure what had just happened, but not about to let the opportunity pass me by, I rushed up to the man, kicked the gun away, and twisted his hands behind his back. He didn’t even resist as I forced him to the ground, slapped cuffs on him, and patted him down in search of other weapons.


Rick came up beside me. “You shouldn’t have lowered your weapon. I had it under control.”

I doubted it. I wasn’t sure what had happened, but Rick’s move might have gotten me killed. It wasn’t the right time to discuss it, though, so with one knee on the gunman’s back to make sure he didn’t move, I radioed the station for backup. After that, I scanned the crowd for signs of injury. Everyone seemed fine, if rattled, but one face in a nearby booth caught my attention.

Matthew Blair, state senator, son of the mayor, and powerful mind mage, winked at me. Casually, he unfolded his wallet, slid a couple of bills onto the table, and walked outside. But he left me in no doubt that he had used his talents on the gunman to force him into docility.


On a positive note, Rick left the department that afternoon. I’m not clear if he quit or if the sheriff fired him, but he decided to head up private security for his church. I couldn’t feel too surprised when I’d never had a partner last much longer than a month anyway.


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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.

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About the Author


Author Christine Amsden photo AuthorChristineAmsden_zps678e4774.jpgChristine 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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