Release Blitz ~ Kaitlin’s Tale by @ChristineAmsden #paranormalromance


Paranormal  Romance
Date Published: May 16, 2016

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Kaitlin Mayer is on the run from the father of her baby – a vampire who wants her to join him in deadly eternity. Terrified for her young son, she seeks sanctuary with the Hunters Guild. Yet they have their own plans for her son, and her hopes of safety are soon shattered.
When she runs into Matthew Blair, an old nemesis with an agenda of his own, she dares to hope for a new escape. But Matthew is a telepath, and Kaitlin’s past is full of dark secrets she never intended to reveal.
*Companion to the Cassie Scot Series

~ Excerpt ~

Chapter 1
Re: Jason is Dead
Jason is dead.
Go ahead. Say “I told you so.” You never do, but just this once could you stoop down to the level of us mere mortals long enough to sneer like a ten-year-old? Put a little hip wiggle into it and wrinkle your nose. Roll your eyes at me like I’m the biggest moron on the planet.
After all you did, in fact, tell me so.
And when you’re finished, I need you to do me the biggest favor I’ve ever asked in my life. In all likelihood, the last favor I’ll ever ask. I need you to take Jay. I need you to keep him safe, because you and Evan are probably the only two people who can. I hope that one day you can find it in your heart to love him like you love your own daughter.
Your Friend,
Kaitlin closed her eyes as she hit send, praying that Cassie still was her friend. Praying that nothing went wrong over the next two days. And just… praying.
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~ My Review ~

I’m a huge fan of the Cassie Scot series and am enjoying the spin-off novels as well. Despite that, I was hesitant to start Kaitlin’s Tale. Why? I really liked Jason in the previous novels, even though we didn’t see much of him. But now he’s a vampire and in the Cassie Scot world, that’s a bad thing. A very bad thing. It did in fact take me a while to get into Kaitlin’s story. Jason peeved me off and Kaitlin seemed weak and boring at first. Well, let me tell you, first impressions can be wrong. Very wrong. Kaitlin turned out to be one of my favorite characters of the series. She has a lot of hidden depth if only someone would take the time to get her to open up.

Matthew Blair also had much more depth than expected. Like everyone else who has read the Cassie Scot series, I didn’t think much of Matthew. Yeah, I pretty much hated him. For the longest time in this story, my opinion of him didn’t improve. But Matthew grew on me; probably because he grew as a person during the story.

Once again Amsden has created a fantasy world full of action and suspense – a place I want to live in, despite the danger involved. There’s a lot going on in this world. Intrigue, mystery, political posturing, Kaitlin’s Tale has it all. Although this story can be read as a standalone, I don’t recommend it. There’s just way too much going on and readers will miss subtle hints and clues. And why would you not want to read all the other stories in this series, anyway?

If you’re looking for a well-rounded story that will keep you sitting on the edge of your seat, pick up a copy of Kaitlin’s Tale. You won’t be disappointed.


~ 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, which scars 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.
Christine currently lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, Austin, who has been her biggest fan and the key to her success. In addition to being a writer, she’s a freelance editor, mom, and foster mom.
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Buy Links
The Cassie Scot Series
Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective (Cassie Scot #1)
Secrets and Lies (Cassie Scot #2)
Mind Games (Cassie Scot #3)
Stolen Dreams (Cassie Scot #4)
Madison‘s Song (a Cassie Scot Companion)
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  1. I have to confess that when I decided to put Kaitlin together with Matthew I wondered how well it would go over. I knew that depending upon how well I wrote the story, it would turn out to be a gutsy move or a disaster. I’m so glad that it’s turning out to be a gutsy move; the positive feedback I receive warms my heart.

    Thanks so much for hosting and honestly reviewing this book.

    Oh, author Christine Amsden here. There’s going to be a Facebook Launch Party on the evening of May 16 with lots of great prizes and fun. At least, I’ve been working hard to make it that way! Finally got the video working for my live reading of chapter 1. 🙂 Get more details at — has details.

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