Kaitlin’s Tale by Christine Amsden
Publisher: Twilight Times Books
Publication Date: May 16, 2016
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.
Kaitlin’s Tale Synopsis
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.
Kaitlin’s Tale Review
I want to note before I get started on this review that Christine Amsden has another series that she writes titled the “Cassie Scot Paranormal Detective Series”. I mention this because this is where Kaitlin is first introduced. This means that when you come into Kaitlin’s Tale the book is picking up as if you already know some of the details. If you want to know everything coming in then you might want to go ahead and pick up the four books in the Cassie Scot series. However, Kaitlin’s Tale is written in such a way that you can get through the book and enjoy it without having done so. It’s entirely up to you.
Now onto the review. I knew from chapter one that Kaitlin’s Tale was not a book that I would normally read. While I do like slight paranormal books, think the Sookie Stackhouse or Beautiful Creatures series, I have found that I’m not a hardcore paranormal fan and this book tends to fall more towards the hardcore than the slight. That being said, I actually did really enjoy Kaitlin’s Tale. The characters were really well developed and Christine Amsden made them come alive. I tend to usually find heroines in stories these days are unbearable, a lot of times I want to yell at the book “Put your big girl panties on!” as I throw it across the room. I did not feel this way at all as I read about Kaitlin, I could completely understand why she was as distrustful as she was especially when it came to Matthew (he was the ex of her best friend Cassie Scot). Honestly, I could see myself not only going back and catching up on the Cassie Scot series but reading any additional Kaitlin stories as well!
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