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Sunday 6 September 2015

☀☄ Madison's Song - Christine Amsden

Following our Release Day Party, thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Madison's Song, a Paranormal Romance by (, Twilight Times Books, 275 pages), and a stand-alone companion to the Cassie Scot series.  **Currently ONLY £1.99 / $2.99**

Check out the book's synopsis and the two excerpts below,  as well as details about the whole Cassie Scot series.  Finally, do not miss our Q&A with author Christine Amsden.

PREVIEW: Read the Prologue and the first two chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

Christine Amsden will be awarding a $25 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn winner during the tour. Christine is also running another giveaway where she will award a $100 Amazon Gift Card!!! Don't miss out. Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

Trailer | Synopsis | Teaser #1 | Teaser #2 | The Series | Kaitlin's Tale | Author Q&A | About the Author | Giveaways & Tour Stops


Her voice is enchanting; his soul is black…

Madison Carter has been terrified of Scott Lee since the night he saved her from an evil sorcerer – then melted into a man-eating monster before her eyes. The werewolf is a slave to the moon, but Madison’s nightmares are not.

Despite her fears, when Madison’s brother, Clinton, is bitten by a werewolf, she knows there is only one man who can help. A man who frightens her all the more because even in her nightmares, he also thrills her.

Together for the first time since that terrible night, Scott and Madison drive to Clinton’s home only to discover that he’s vanished. Frantic now, Madison must overcome her fears and uncover hidden strengths if she hopes to save him. And she’s not the only one fighting inner demons. Scott’s are literal, and they have him convinced that he will never deserve the woman he loves.

Teaser: Excerpt #1

“Silence,” David commanded.

Madison's Song Theme
Her throat continued to work, but no sound emerged. She felt like a fish being gutted, choking and spluttering as David returned to the work of cutting into the soft, sensitive flesh of her belly. Yet even as tears refilled her eyes and fear devoured her heart, some part of her recognized that her guts remained intact. Whatever David was doing to her with the dagger involved tracing shallow patterns across the surface of her skin.

Fight the pain. Take deep breaths. Ground and center. She was not in the empty living room of a house she had not quite moved into yet, she was at church, singing in the choir. Above her, Jesus hung from a cross, a crown of thorns atop his head, a soft glow surrounding him. She usually found the magic within that glow. She reached for it...

“Stop that!” David slapped her hard across the face.

Once again her eyes flew open. She saw the dagger dripping with blood – her blood. Had her feeble grab for magic actually made a difference? David seemed to have noticed something, but what?

“You're just making this harder on yourself,” David said.

“What do you want?” Madison tried to ask. Her mouth moved, her lips forming the question, but no sound emerged.

She didn't think he would answer; he couldn't even have heard the question, but to her surprise he only hesitated a moment before saying, “Your soul.”

Teaser: Excerpt #2

Her head rested perfectly atop his shoulder. She wasn't a short woman and he wasn't a tall man. He only had three inches on her, but it put her at the perfect height for his embrace. She fit him. Her beautiful body, soft and full, fit him perfectly too. This wasn't a woman who would break at his touch.

He wanted to kiss her. He wanted more than that, but just now he wanted to feel her lips against his. He had refrained the night before, glorying in her touch alone, forcing himself to let that be all he needed. But today he wasn't sure it would be enough. Today he felt desperate and unsure. He placed a finger under her chin and lifted it slightly. Her eyes met his in question, but he didn't answer in words. He answered by settling his lips over hers in a soft, gentle brushing of skin against skin. Then he backed away slightly.

Her eyes were closed and her lips slightly parted. She looked a bit dazed and very unsure, but she wasn't pushing him away. He could smell her growing interest and it made his heart swell with newfound hope and need.

He brushed his lips against hers again before deepening the caress. She returned the kiss, a little inexpertly but with all the passion he'd known she possessed. She opened her mouth to him, welcoming his explorations. Welcoming him.

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The Series: Cassie Scot

The 4 books in the Cassie Scot series are meant to be read in order. They do not stand alone. You have been warned. :)

Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.

Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective [1]

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.

“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!” ~ Kim Falconer, bestselling author of The Spell of Rosette [Published 15 April 2013, 260 pages]

Secrets and Lies [2]

Cassie Scot, still stinging from her parents' betrayal, wants out of the magical world. But it isn't letting her go. Her family is falling apart and despite everything, it looks like she may be the only one who can save them.

To complicate matters, Cassie owes Evan her life, making it difficult for her to deny him anything he really wants. And he wants her. Sparks fly when they team up to find two girls missing from summer camp, but long-buried secrets may ruin their hopes for happiness. Book 2 in the Cassie Scot series.

"Christine Amsden unleashes her brilliant storytelling magic as the adventures of Cassie Scot escalate to the extreme. Rife with betrayal and a debt too deep for money to clear, Secrets and Lies plunges the reader into an utterly believable world where villains and heroes spring lifelike from the pages. Brace for a whirlwind ride of sorcery, romance and knife-edge peril. A truly original urban fantasy. Not to be missed!" ~ Kim Falconer, bestselling author of The Spell of Rosette, Quantum Enchantment Series [Published 13 October 2013, 274 pages]

Mind Games [3]

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 to heal and move on is the love of a new man, mind mage Matthew Blair. Cassie finds him... irresistable.

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. [Published 10 April 2014, 280 pages]

Stolen Dreams [4]

Edward Scot and Victor Blackwood have hated 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.

Stolen Dreams by Christine Amsden is the winner in the Fiction Fantasy/Contemporary category of the 2015 Global eBook Awards. [Published 25 June 2014, 262 pages]

About the Author

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 affects 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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Giveaway and Tour Stops

10 Aug to 10 Sep 2015 - Enter to win a $25 Amazon GC
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15 Jul 2015 - Enter to win a $10 Amazon/BN GC
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Aug-Sep 2015 - Follow Madison's Song's tour at:

Aug 10: I Heart Reading
Aug 12: Bookaholic Ramblings ☀
Aug 14: Sunshine Book Promotions ☀
Aug 15: Majanka’s Blog ℚ
Aug 16: I’m an Eclectic Reader ☀
Aug 17: Books Direct ✉
Aug 18: Iy Book Fairy ☀
Aug 20: Cassidy Crimson’s Blog ☀
Aug 22: Books, Books a More Books
Aug 25: Evelyn Shephe’s Blog ✉
Aug 26: I Heart Reading ✍
Aug 28: The Book Gazette ☀
Aug 30: Compelling Beas Blog ℚ
Aug 31: Hollow Readers ☀
Sep 1: The Book Daily ℚ
Sep 2: Bookish Madness ☀
Sep 3: Books are Forever ✍
Sep 5: Bedazzled Reading ☀
Sep 6: BooksChatter ☀ℚ
Sep 7: 365 Days of Reading ☀
Sep 8: Editor Charlene’s Blog ✉
Sep 10: Book Junkiez ☀

15 Jul 2015 - Follow Madison's Song's tour at:

1: Archaeolibrarian - I dig good books!
2: Undercover Book Reviews
3: Booker Like a Hooker
4: Unabridged Andra
5: Room With Books
6: The Blog of C.R. Moss
7: StarAngels Reviews
8: Writer Wonderland
9: Wake Up Your Wild Side
10: 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!
11: Two Ends of the Pen
12: Sapphyria's Book Reviews
13: A Book Addict's Delight
14: fuonlyknew
15: The Snarkology
16: The Avid Reader
17: Romance Novel Giveaways
18: BookSkater
19: Deal Sharing Aunt
20: We Love Kink
21: Mythical Books
22: MAD Hoydenish
23: Dawn's Reading Nook
24: Romorror Fan Girl REVIEW
25: Sharing Links and Wisdom
26: Edgar's Books
27: Books & Other Spells
28: Independent Authors
29: Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock REVIEW
30: Dina Rae's Write Stuff
31: RhiReading
32: Raine Delight's World
33: SolaFide Self-Publishing and Book Blog
34: fundinmental
35: Yeah Books!
36: BooksChatter
37: Books That Hook
38: Dena Garson-Real... Hot... Romance
39: Ye Olde Inkwell
40: Tamaria Soana
41: Long and Short Reviews
42: Linda Nightingale...Wordsmith
43: From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews
44: Vala Kaye's "Other World"
45: Readeropolis
46: Megan Morgan
47: Welcome to My World of Dreams
48: It's Raining Books
49: Straight from the Library
50: Cafinated Reads


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Christine Amsden said...

Thanks for being part of my release day blitz!

Ben said...

Cool cover! Thank you for sharing your book!

BooksChatter said...

Hello Christine, thank you for stopping by. I love that cover! And the book sounds really good. Best wishes with your release :-)