Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Blog Tour - Feasted On: Madison's Song by Christine Amsden | Review & Gift Card Giveaway

Today I'm turning my blog over to Christine Amsden, with a review of her novel "Madison's Song," which happens to be a spin-off from her Cassie Scot Mystery Series!!

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- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 555 KB | Expected Release Date: June 30, 2015 | Publisher: Twilight Times Books | Obtained: Goddess Fish Promotions

"Madison's Song" by Christine Amsden

Author's Book Description : 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.

*Stand-alone companion to the Cassie Scot series

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! A spin-off from Ms. Amsden’s Cassie Scot Mystery Series about Cassie’s best friend Madison who deals with coming to terms with her “magic,” using her gift of song as something more than the kids she teaches, finding a way to help her brother, and finding out to deal with her feelings towards Scott, the local Alpha werewolf.

I found this novel to be intensely riveting, especially with how Madison goes through the process of being a “little mouse” of a woman to standing on her two own feet. The changes Madison goes through throughout this novel are dramatic. Yet, I liked how determined she was help her brother even if that made her “evil.” In truth, though I was sucked into all of the drama flying around later on, the beginning didn’t hook me. It wasn’t until I was able to start reading from Scott’s POV in Chapter 2 that I started to get reeled in.

From all of the buildup about how they met to the night that has held them hostage with nightmares for the past two years, it was hard not to feel that Scott and Madison were meant for one another. Even with the fact that Scott is a werewolf, and neither feel comfortable about her safety with that side of him, they are both have similar temperaments and wants that it made me want to push them together myself. After reading about their adventure, I strongly feel that this dynamic duo are a great pair.

I would be happy to read more about Scott and Madison. =0)

I recommend this novel to those looking for an adventurous paranormal romance!

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Author's Novel Extras : T-Minus 2 Days to Madison’s Song | Madison’s Song Ebook Release!!!!

Book Teaser(s) :
“You’re not safe with me.” He could feel himself caving, though. He wasn’t that worried about his ability to keep her safe, and he knew from experience that new wolves transitioned better if the people they had loved in their former lives didn’t reject them.
“If you were going to kill me, you’d have done it two years ago.”
“Then maybe I’m not safe with you,” Scott said. ~ within Chapter 2

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MADISON'S SONG by Christine Amsden Author Page -- MY REVIEW AND BLOG TOUR POST WILL BE POSTED ON JULY 15TH 2015!! Please...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Tuesday, July 14, 2015
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Christine, then please check out her website.



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.




Book Excerpt :

The first police car screamed into the lot, skidding to a halt so close to the front of the truck that it was a miracle it hadn't hit. They were caught. Madison glanced at Scott for instructions, but his eyes were closed and he was muttering something under his breath – casting a spell.

Two uniformed officers spilled from their car, but they didn't come towards them. Instead, they went for Mick and his dad, cutting them off before they could pile into a rusty Toyota. Then another squad car screamed into the lot, ejecting two more officers who went into the building.

“Go,” Scott murmured.

She barely heard him, but she obeyed. She put the truck in reverse, carefully backed away from the police car trying to kiss their bumper, then threw the truck into drive and peeled away. Madison kept glancing at the mirrors, even though the angles were wrong, looking behind them for the cars that would surely give chase. They didn't. The police officers acted as if they couldn't even see them.

It wasn't just the policemen who couldn't see them, as Madison discovered when she pulled into traffic. She screamed and slammed on the brakes, barely missing a collision when a car changed lines directly into their side.

“Are we invisible?” Madison asked.



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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for the opportunity! =0)

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  2. Thanks for being part of my release day blitz!

    And thanks for the review. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Out of curiosity, have you read the original Cassie Scot series? I wanted to make sure this stood alone, but so far all my reviews have been from fans of the original series so I'm to know if this is a new reader experience. :)

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    1. You're welcome!! Nope, I have never read your Cassie Scot series before. I found that while I understood this novel fine without reading the series before, there was enough information about the background of everyone to know it had to be connected to another novel somehow. =0) Enjoy your day!

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    3. Thanks! I will. And let me know if you're interested in reviewing the previous series. :)

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