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
Print Release: July 15, 2016
Audiobook Release: TBA
I received a free ecopy of this book from the author for an honest review.
I read the Cassie Scot series by Christine Amsden and was sorry to see it end, so I was thrilled when I learned that she was writing about Cassie’s two best friends. I read Madison’s Song, which was good, but I liked Kaitlin and her story with Jason so I couldn’t wait to read Kaitlin’s Tale. I have grown fond of the characters and the town of Eagle Rock and I was happy to see that Cassie and her husband had a small role in this book.
Kaitlin has been with Jason, the father of her baby and a vampire, for about a year. She has finally realized that she’s not going to get the fairy tale family that she had dreamed of. Jason is no longer himself and she needs to get her son away from him. She doesn’t really have anywhere safe to go that’s close so she ends up going from one bad situation to another. When Matthew Blair shows up, she wants to trust him to take her home but she knows that he hurt Cassie and she doesn’t believe that he can be trusted.
I like Christine Amsden’s characters because they are always complex. Kaitlin has always felt like she didn’t deserve a good man and has some deep, dark secrets. Matthew can read minds so Kaitlin is afraid that he’ll learn her secrets and when he finds out that she is resistant to his magic, he’s scared of her because he can’t wipe her memories. What a couple of messed up people who might just be right for each other!
Kaitlin’s Tale is full of vampires, magic, suspense, and love. It does stand on its own but I enjoyed it even more since I’d read the Cassie Scot series. I definitely recommend all of Christine Amsden’s books, especially if you like series like I do.
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)
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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