Secrets and Lies

Secrets and Lies 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

  • Title: Secrets and Lies
  • Author: Christine Amsden
  • ISBN: 9781606192771
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 whenCassie 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 Mystery 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

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    • Christine Amsden

      Christine Amsden has been writing science fiction and fantasy 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 it is in this way that she strives to make science fiction and fantasy meaningful for everyone.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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    • Secrets and Lies is the second installment in the Cassie Scot new adult paranormal mystery series. Though there’s a bit of backstory in this novel, it’s preferable to read the books in order, if only to find out from the beginning who Cassie is, how she got started as a detective and, especially, how her romance with Evan evolved. Also to understand the animosity between their families.In Secrets and Lies, two girls have gone missing from a summer camp and although the local police have alre [...]


    • I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.4.5 StarsSecrets and Lies is the second book in the Cassie Scot series. It's not a standalone novel, so be sure to read Cassie Scot ParaNormal Detective first. I enjoyed this novel as much as the first, though I think this one was a tad darker, with quite a bit more angst. The angst was flying at Cassie from all directions this time; I'm somewhat surprised she was still sane by the end. I found it almost impossible to put it d [...]


    • ***I was gifted a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review***To start off, you need to have read Book 1 (Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective) to be up to speed on what’s happening in Cassie’s world. If you haven’t read it, I suggest you stop reading this review until you have :POk, sooooooo Cassie and Evan are still at the “will they, won’t they” stage due to neither knowing if the other is showing their true feelings due to the Life Debt Cassie owes. Cassie rea [...]


    • If you didn’t read Cassie Scot, ParaNormal Detective, you missed a fun paranormal mystery romance set in a fascinating town where para is the norm. But Secrets and Lies, second in the Cassie Scot series, starts with enough hints and memories to bring characters and situations into immediate and enticing focus. Evan’s still following Cassie around. Cassie’s still struggling with being the only normal in a family of powers. And Evan’s family and Cassie’s are still at odds with each other [...]


    • This story is naturally and fluidly written in a manner that draws you in. It follows in the same tone and style as the first novel in the series, adding a sense of continuity to the saga. That said, I’d highly suggest reading the first novel first. Her explicitly visual descriptions bring everything to light in a very vivid way. Amsden does a great job of introducing new and unique concepts as part of the story’s action rather than as a separate narrative. She keeps you guessing and on your [...]


    • Let me start by saying that this has to be the the No. 1 worst cover, subject to its competitor book 3, in the history of paranormal cover art. I’m sorry if I’ve hurt someone’s belief in their nebulous artistic venture. If you put your work out there in the public arena, you’re going to meet with some critics.The book itself is a really well done novel. The first novel is good value at the moment, and well worth the go. The main character is someone that I think most of us can relate to. [...]


    • After reading first book,I was so curious about what's going to happen about Cassie and Evan's Relationships.Lucky I have the second book but I wish I have the third book who even not published or doesn't exits. Cassie and Evan's families are like enemies. They have never gotten along or haven't for a very long time. They can't stand the fact that Cassie and Evan have been friends since childhood. This kind of stories always reminds me Romeo&Juliet. Forbidden Love.But also there's a differen [...]



    • So far for me this series is fairly enjoyable. I think I might have liked this book more than the first except for a very distinctive theme I see developing that I am not really happy about. Cassie Scot lives in a society made up of magical and non-magical all trying to co-exist in one small town. Cassie comes from a very powerful magical family made up of her parents and her 6 brothers and sisters. Of the seven of the siblings, Cassie is the only one who has no magic. Her family's biggest rival [...]


    • Disclosure: I received a review copy from the author in exchange for a honest review.Secret and Lies is the second book in Amsden’s spellbinding Cassie Scot series. Secrets and Lies take place exactly where the first book left off, with no amount of time passing. Cassie comes from one of Eagle Rock most powerful and prominent family of sorcerers, but is the only one in a family of seven kids without magic. In the last book, Cassie was disowned by her family and was left to fend for herself wit [...]


    • **** Review Originally Posted at Pink Fluffy Hearts****"Secrets and Lies" is the second book in the Cassie Scot series that follows a ParaNormal Detective through the mysteries of her small town. Cassie Scot was born to a powerful sorcerer family, but is seemingly the only one of the seven children that has no powers. This leads her to want to prove to her family, as well as the town, that she is capable of living a life outside of sorcery. This book starts right where "Cassie Scot: ParaNormal D [...]


    • I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour in exchange for a fair and honest review. I rated it 4.5 out of 5 Stars.Set in a fictional small town in Southern, Missouri, Secrets and Lies, the second book in the Cassie Scot series by Christine Amsden, picks up shortly after the events taking place in Cassie Scot: Paranormal Detective. Cassie, still lacking in magical abilities, and now without “protection” due to being disowned by her parents, is trying to put her lif [...]


    • Originally posted on The Canon! canireadeverythingI received a copy of this book from the author for review. This did in no way affect my review. Promise!I read the first Cassie Scot book as a part of a blog tour in the past year and fell in love with this detective. Her personality and self-imposed role as the only 'normal' one in the family made me laugh from the first page. When I was offered the opportunity to read the next installment of Cassie's journey, I jumped at the chance! Here's wh [...]


    • Original review here: offbeatvagabond/2013/11/secrets-and-lies-blog-tour-reviewmlSecrets and Lies is the sequel to Amsden's Cassie Scot series. This book picks up where book 1 left off. Cassie is now on her own, well, without the help of her parents. After refusing Evan's proposal and her family's last act of charity, Cassie wants to be independent for once. It will be hard, but she will do what she can. So on top of trying to figure out how she will get her next paycheck, she has to figure out [...]


    • My review of Book 1 can be found here: saphsbookblog/201Secrets and Lies is the next installment in the Cassie Scot series by Christine Amsden.Please note:There will most likely be Book 1 spoilers.Cassie is still trying to accept that her parents have disowned her and she owes a life debt to Evan. She can't fathom the idea of seeing either of her former-parents, which has unfortunate affects on her siblings. Cassie's obligations to Evan have her so tied up in knots that she can't see straight. A [...]


    • My ****4 Star**** ReviewFirst, let me say that this is the second book in the Cassie Scot series. If you haven’t read the first book – STOP HERE!! This book picks up right after the first and will definitely spoil things for you. You can check out my review on the first book HERE.So, after the big cliffhanger at the first one, things start pretty calmly in book 2. Evan’s father, Victor, and Evan’s best friend/cousin, Scott Lee, both think that Evan should just force Cassie to marry him. [...]


    • I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.In ParaNormal Detective we met Cassie Scot who unlike other members of her family she has no magic and needs her family or someone for protection. In ParaNormal Detective Cassie's parents did a disownment spell and kicked her out of the house on the same day. They didn't even give her a chance or the time to find somewhere to live. But luckily Cassie has some very good friends. One of her friends Kaitlin let her stay with h [...]


    • Check out my other listens at Eargasms Audiobook ReviewsThis is book two in the Cassie Scott series and it picks up where the first left off. Cassie is still dealing with the disowning by her family and Evan's power over her.There are many levels to this book, Cassie's need for independence, the relationship with Evan, a little side romance hint, two mysteries to solve and loads of backstories to reveal. The book really keeps ya hopping, in a good way. It is never really over whelming and the pa [...]


    • Secrets and Lies ( Cassie Scot #2) by Christine Amsden is a 2013 Twilight Times Publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.This second in the Cassie Scot Paranormal Detective series picks up where the first one left off. Cassie has moved in with her friend and is out of a job, estranged from her parents, broken up with her boyfriend and struggling with her feelings for Evan. When two girls disappear from camp, Cassie looks into the case, alt [...]


    • This one nudged over the four-and-a-half-star threshold because of a moment near the end which made me say "Yes!" aloud and pump my fist on behalf of the protagonist.Cassie Scot is more than worthy to stand beside Kitty Norville, Joanne Walker or Mercy Thompson in the urban fantasy genre. She's smart. In fact, she's primarily smart. She doesn't have any supernatural advantage going on, and is surrounded by people who do. She isn't big and strong and kickass; she's been a sherrif's deputy and can [...]


    • Okay I have to say this first. My plea and begging to ms. Amsden. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE I NEED I WANT I HAVE TO HAVE EVAN AND CASSIE END UP TOGETHER AND i ALSO PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE NEED THE NEXT BOOK SOON.Ms. Amsden does it again with the emotional rollercoaster and adventure into the world of witches and magic. The secrets that come out are incredible and ones I never would have guessed. Her writing style is one that entrances you into the story and gets you involved. Evan is my new book boyfrie [...]


    • 4.5 stars"Secrets and Lies" picks up where book 1 ends. Cassie is trying to come to terms with her family problems, make a life of her own, and hoping to distance herself from Evan. There is a new mystery to solve and tons of family drama that needs to be resolved. Cassie and Evan team up once again. This time they are trying to find two girls and solve the mystery of their disappearance. They discover way more than they bargained for and learn more about each other in the process.The Cover: Sin [...]


    • I received this book from the author as a First Reads winnnerThis review contains spoilers and I apologize if it is not well written. I'm not so good at focusing thoughts in my head onto paper. This book was engrossing and easy to read. The story line flowed smoothly and it kept me very involved trying to figure out who was doing what.It starts out with Scott and Victor stating that Evan should call in the life debt by ordering Cassie to marry him. Evan is in love with her and wants her honorabl [...]


    • This story takes off with a bang and never lets up.Struggling to make it on her own, Cassie latches onto a case of two missing girls. Evan works with her, worried about her safety. Sorcerers can’t find these girls with their powers, which means something paranormal is afoot, something strong.Cassie now owes a blood debt to Evan after he saved her life. He wants Cassie. She’s unsure of her feelings. She did kiss him and his kisses have the power to make her swoon. Is it the magic or is she fa [...]


    • Cassie Scot's life will never be normal. She's learned that lesson to the fullest, and is now doing her best to come to terms with everything she's gone through. She's still smarting from the fact that her parents disowned her. While she doesn't quite know what brought them to that decision, she sort of understands their plight. She's different, always has been, and she will never be magical enough for their tastes.When a new ordeal surfaces, Cassie is forced to work with Evan once again in gett [...]


    • In the first book of this series, we found magic, mystery, danger, and vampires. Well, take out the vamps, add a werewolf, up the danger, and you've got a good idea of this sequel.This book starts off right where the first one ended. With Cassie's family relationships strained, and her romantic life complicated beyond sanity, her world feels even more out of control than ever. Taking a case with Evan sets events in motion that cause even more danger, mysteries, and swirling confusion to surround [...]


    • What the heck did I just read? How did this book get so highly rated? The writing was repetitive, how many times did i read "my father, make that former father"? Too many times, the reader gets it already! And suddenly Cassie starts talking directly to the reader about some magic info. There is too much detail about stuff I didn't care about (everything ordered for lunch at MickeyDs, like I care if they ate salad, and fruit, and yogurt). And this book has a big pet peeve of mine: no one talks th [...]


    • I really enjoyed the first book in Christine Amsden's Cassie Scot series and was excited to read the next instalment Secrets and Lies. It's difficult to review book 2 without mentioning the events in the first book so if you haven't read Paranormal Detective then be warned!The story picks up right after the events of Paranormal Detective with Evan sorta owning Cassie and her trying to deny any feelings for him. Cassie's avoiding her family and is trying to find her place in the world; she's the [...]


    • “Secrets and Lies” by Christine Amsden is the second book in the ‘Cassie Scot’ series and continues immediately after the momentous events in the first book. Cassie is still reeling from the actions of her parents and the obligations she owes Evan Blackwood even as she struggles to find a way to support herself. An investigation into the disappearance of two girls who have ties to the Scot and Blackwood families forces Cassie to work with Evan despite her misgivings about not belonging t [...]


    • Cassie Scot, our heroine from CASSIE SCOT PARANORMAL DETECTIVE, is back. So is Evan Blackwood, the man that loves her. And she owes him a debt for saving her life. With his powers he could force her to marry him, but he wants her to love him on her own, not because of a spell. So Cassie must search her heart for her true feelings for Evan. Her love life is only one of Cassie’s problems, as she soon discovers.Author Christine Amsden continues Cassie’s story in her novel SECRETS AND LIES. Not [...]


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