At the age of 16, Christine was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease, a condition that effects 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. (You can learn more here.)
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, Drake and Celeste.
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.
My parents think the longer the name, the more powerful the sorcerer, so they named me Cassandra Morgan Ursula Margaret Scot. You can call me Cassie.
I've been called a lot of things in my life: normal, ordinary, and even a disappointment. After the Harry Potter books came out, a couple of people called me a squib. Since I haven't read them, I have to assume it's a compliment.
Personally, I prefer normal, which is why the sign on my office door reads: Cassie Scot, Normal Detective.
You have to understand that around here, when your last name is Scot, people are easily confused. Not only are my parents powerful practitioners, but I have six talented brothers and sisters. Plus, my family hasn't always been known for its subtlety. When weird stuff happens around here, the people who are willing to believe in magic are prone to suspect the Scots.
The day I opened for business I got a call from an old woman who swore her cat was possessed by the devil. She also swore she'd read my web site, which clearly stated the types of work I did and did not do. Exorcisms were on the No list, and while I hadn't specified pet exorcisms, I would have thought it was implicit.
I absolutely love this story... seems to be a theme lately, right? But I do! I totally feel for Cassie. I think we've all had moments where we just don't fit in with our family.
Christine has done a great job at not only making a great main character, but those that she interacts with as well. They each seem to have their own personality and traits that make you want to get to know each one of them. I really wanna know about the side characters. There is so much potential for spin off series just on the siblings alone! (Just a hint, in case you're reading, Christine! And if you need a reviewer, pick me, pick me!)
The setting is great because it falls in the land of normal mixed with the paranormal. A place that most of our fantasies and daydreams take place anyways. Christine crafts details really well so it feels like we're experiencing it all with the characters.
Cassie is one of those characters that you feel like you have had a friend like that or even been like that- she's real. I appreciate real characters because you can connect with them easier. She's the kind of girl you want in your life.
Oh, and then there is Evan. Can we have more of him, please? I want to know what has caused the bad blood... more about that kisser of his... more about... well, just more! GIVE ME MORE!
I totally recommend this for everyone! Okay, if you don't like romantic novels (not that this is overly romantic), you might not enjoy this as much as someone else that does. Just check it out!