Friday, June 6, 2014

Mind Games ( Cassie Scot Book 3) - Review + Giveaway

Mind Games (Cassie Scot Book 3) by Christine Amsden
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Release Dates: ebook: April 15, 2014; Trade Paperback June 15, 2014

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 nonmagical 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.

Cassie is such a special character. It's so hard to find characters like her.
Characters that are total fighters.
Characters that know how to take care of themselves.
Characters that know they do NOT need a man to survive. (In Cassie's case literally.)

Even no matter how much we want that man.
I mean "She."
No I don't.
I really like Evan.

A lot. At some point while reading Mind Games I realized that I'm under the theory that he can do no wrong.
Yes, I'm that smitten.

So it's not just Cassie that's special but all the characters in the List of Characters at the end- that would have done me a lot better at the beginning, just saying- from the main character to characters that are only around for a chapter. They all have something that will instantly make you like them.
Even the ones you aren't so suppose to like.

The series itself is something special. It's a wonderful mix of mystery, humor and paranormal. (Mystery and paranormal were two of my big three when I started blogging.) I found myself diving it head first and not wanting to come back out of that world until I was done with it.

The story just keeps getting better and I can't wait to see what happens next.

Read the Chapter One here.
(Warning: Contains series spoilers. New readers to the series would be better off checking out the preview of book one.)

Find my review for Book 1 here.

Buy Links
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Print release June 15. Audiobook release TBA.

a Rafflecopter giveaway *The giveaway begins on April 15, 2014 at midnight and ends on July 16, 2014 at midnight.


  1. Thank you so much for being part of my tour, and for "getting" Cassie so well! I always love to see that. :) :) :)

    I love Evan too. I wonder if he and Cassie will work things out or not...

    Yes, I know the answer! And you will soon! I just saw preliminary cover art for Stolen Dreams (the last book in the series) and my publisher is talking about releasing the ebook as early as June 25!!!

    I'm dizzy, but excited.

  2. Great review and excerpt!