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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Mind Games by Christine Amsden



This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. The author will award a $100 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn winner (via Rafflecopter) during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.  NOTE:  Book one of this series is on sale for only $0.99 during May!

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.


Now enjoy an 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.


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.

Cassie Scot ParaNormal Detective (Cassie Scot #1) Buy Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Cassie-Scot-ParaNormal-Christine-Amsden/dp/1606192752/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368971523&sr=8-1&keywords=Cassie+Scot

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cassie-scot-christine-amsden/1115049717?ean=9781606192757

Audible (audiobook): http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/Cassie-Scot-Audiobook/B00FA89FZ8/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1379697202&sr=1-1

Secrets and Lies (Cassie Scot #2) Buy Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FX4C0YM/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00FX4C0YM&linkCode=as2&tag=chrisamsde-20

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/secrets-and-lies-christine-amsden/1117158667?ean=2940148499534

Audible (Audiobook): http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/Secrets-and-Lies-Audiobook/B00HFDO8BC/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1395684489&sr=1-1

Mind Games (Cassie Scot #3) Buy Links

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JLRNZ3C

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mind-games-christine-amsden/1119167384

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Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1030664.Christine_Amsden

Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective ($0.99 in May)

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.

First Chapter: http://christineamsden.com/wordpress/?page_id=1712

Buy Links for Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Cassie-Scot-ParaNormal-Christine-Amsden/dp/1606192752/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368971523&sr=8-1&keywords=Cassie+Scot

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cassie-scot-christine-amsden/1115049717?ean=9781606192757

Audible (audiobook): http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/Cassie-Scot-Audiobook/B00FA89FZ8/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1379697202&sr=1-1


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43 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Christine Amsden said...

Thank you so much for being part of my tour!

Tory Richards said...

My pleasure everyone!

Anonymous said...

Not sure if I would Ike to be able to read people's minds, but would maybe give it a try for a day LOL. The book sounds awesome
puddinp1e@msn.com

Anonymous said...

I don't think I'd want to know EVERYTHING people are thinking (or if they're thinking at all)!

vitajex(at)Aol(Dot)com

ladybirdrobi said...

No I would not because I probably would hear that the person wouldn't really like me or something

Robbibibrd3@aol.com

Rhianna of RhiReading said...

I would not. I have enough trouble with worrying about what people think of me, I think it would be much worse if I could actually find out.

Rita said...

No I would not because I may not like what they are thinking about.

Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

Christine Merritt said...

I'd like to read someone's mind, especially the authors - so I know what she is thinking for any upcoming so tires in the series...

Toni Whitmire said...

i am on the fence for some thins yes but others no bibbiesparks@yahoo.com

Liza O'Connor said...

I would not like to read minds because I would no doubt get my feelings hurt when people I like think mean things about me. Unless... I have the power to alter their minds as well. Then I would convince all people thinking about doing something violent to pick daisies instead.

Wanda said...

Thanks for the contest. I do not want to know what everyone is thinking. Too much I can hear that is already upsetting enough.

Carol L. said...

I'd imagine it would be too emotional and hurtful at times. I'm fine with just second guessing at this point. :) Thanks for the post and chance.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Marcy Meyer said...

In some cases, that would be great. But, I don't think I'd want to know what people were thinking all the time.

Kelli said...

I would absolutely love to be able to read minds! Even if sometimes I would get bad news on what others think of me. lol

prolvaag@aol.com

katsrus said...

I think it would sometimes be useful to read minds but; not all the time.
Sue B

pansypetal said...

No, I don't think I want to read someone else's mind. I have enough issue with what goes on up there now.

Nay Nay said...

I don't think I would want to be able to read everyone's mind ALL the time. Maybe just be able to read emotions or auras.

Hi Tory: thanks for hosting.

Millim said...

I would only like to read people's minds if I could turn it off and on. I wouldn't want to know what people are thinking every single second. I love the cover of Mind Games! Looks so mysterious! I want to know what happens next in the diner, too. Thanks!!
millimeow (AT) gMAiL DoT (COM)

Suzanne said...

Oh yes I would love mind reading ability. I could become the USA's secret weapon.

Naomi Bellina said...

I love a little magic in a story. You bet, I would like to be able to read minds! But I would also like to be able to turn it off when I want. Great post!

Tory Richards said...

Thank you all for taking a minute to leave your thoughts, and for coming by. Good luck!

mcv said...

I wouldn't want my mind to read so I wouldn't want to read anyone else's mind either!

Leslie Rodriguez said...

I do not know if I would want to know what everyone was thinking. Maybe sometimes.

Sherry said...

Sometime I would like to read someone's mind but not all of the time. I think you could have some hurt feelings and probably be scared by some people.

JackieW said...

I can read my sister's mind already but not surprising since we are identical twins and have been able to do this for a long time. But I don't think I would like to read other people's minds.
JFWisherd(at)aol(dot)com

Kai said...

I would love to read someone's else mind. This way I will know if they have good intent or bad intent.

Pamk said...

I don't think I'd like to be able to read everyone's mind cause I figure I'd have killed my hubby over 25 yrs ago lol.
book sounds fantastic.

Sue A. said...

I think being able to read someone's mind could lead to unexpected consequences and responsibilities. I'd rather not complicate life any further.

Warinda P. said...

Nope, reading people's mind would cause troubles for me :)

love to read said...

I have enough problems without trying to read someone's mind too

Anonymous said...

The book sounds cool!

Anonymous said...

No, reading other people's minds would add way too much complication to my life.

Darci said...

not so much because some of it I really don't want to know and when people are thinking they dislike me or whatever that could be rather hurtful

Tory Richards said...

I see some more of you have made it by. I hope you're having a great time visiting all the different blogs and perhaps finding some new authors and books.

Good luck with the contest!

Gabrielle Lee said...

I would not want the power to read minds.

Booksrforever123 said...

I don't think mind reading does anyone any good. You hear things that might be hurtful to yourself or others and if anyone found out-you could be exploited.

kansassweet43 said...

Yes, I really would like to be able to read minds, but only when I wanted to and not have peoples thoughts bombarding me. LOL

linett said...

would love to be able to read minds.

christine m said...

no thank you. I have enough issues with the thoughts in my mind.

Elizabeth G. said...

I would love to be able to read minds, but....selectively, at my choosing. Otherwise I think all the noise would drive me crazy!!

Sara said...

no, i think half the fun of social interaction is trying to figure the other person out. if they mean what they say, what their true motivations are, etc. otherwise life would be very boring.

Mollie Katie said...

I would love to be able to read minds, especially because I think of all the fights I've gotten into in life, 90% have arisen from a failure (on my part, theirs, or both) to clearly communicate what we mean, implying it (usually out of politeness) instead of outright stating it.