Christine Amsden

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Christine Amsden has been writing science fiction and fantasy 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 it is in this way that she strives to make science fiction and fantasy meaningful for everyone.

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.

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Christine Amsden Thank you so much! (Gosh ... I either need to look in here more often or turn off questions!)

Anyway, this is NOT the finale. In fact, book 7 begins a…more
Thank you so much! (Gosh ... I either need to look in here more often or turn off questions!)

Anyway, this is NOT the finale. In fact, book 7 begins a new 3-part arc (a trilogy, if you will). I've drafted book 8 ... still not happy with it but it's coming along.

Book 9 will probably be the finale, mostly because I've started moving on to other projects, other series, and it really is time to close this one. But I make no promises! I thought I was done with #6 and that wasn't the end so you never know. :)(less)
Christine Amsden Wow, I'm so sorry I missed this! Goodreads questions are truly not the best way to get in touch with me as this one is my first and I never thought to…moreWow, I'm so sorry I missed this! Goodreads questions are truly not the best way to get in touch with me as this one is my first and I never thought to look here. :)

As a matter of fact, YES, I am continuing the series and Frozen just went live on Amazon today. Which is why I'm here, updating my profile and poking around in areas of my author page I clearly missed before.

I'm so thrilled that you loved the books, and hope you continue. If you ever want to get in touch with me for real, try e-mail: christine.amsden@yahoo.com -- I check that daily (okay, multiple times per day). (less)
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I discovered Luciver a few months ago after the first three seasons were dumped onto Netflix (they were originally aired on Fox). And this a show that’s, well, not good precisely but bad in a specific way that makes it hard to stop watching. You’ve got the literal devil, Lucifer, teamed up with an LA cop to solve murder mysteries that somehow manage to parallel whatever internal struggle Lucife...

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This read a lot like a soap opera, and lacked the suspense of most of the previous books in the series. While there were chapters from the point of view of Beth, who'd been taken by the serial killer, the Troubleshooters didn't run into said serial k ...more
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And we finally get Max and Gina's story! As an added bonus, we got to revisit Molly and Jones, a secondary couple from a few books back that I also hoped would reappear. This was a very good addition to the series.
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The bodyguard has never been my favorite trope. I was far more interested in the secondary plots, especially Jules, than the main plot.
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When I recently began reading this series, I knew there was at least one book I'd already read, out of order, but I couldn't remember which one. It was this one (it might have been another one, but it was definitely this one). And, to be a bit harsh, ...more
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It might be too soon to give this book a fair review...sometimes, you need to let a story marinate a bit, but I don't want to forget either. So, here I am, fresh from reading, and my thoughts are as follows:

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First to clarify: This series is a 5-star series so far, and I love it. And you have to read this book, or I'm sure you're going to be confused in the book 6, but that's a big part of the reason why this book didn't stand out as being quite as good a ...more
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Another winner! This one had Wild Card out in the Indonesian jungle with a woman whose connection to his duplicitous ex-girlfriend has him both angry and suspicious. But this was once again action packed, suspenseful, and sexy. The WWII flashback sec ...more
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Jennifer Haskin Hey Christine!

I put up the first six chapters of the trilogy I'm publishing. I have an agent who is waiting to sign papers until book 1 is publisher ready-which it is NOT. It is currently in the hands of my fabulous beta readers. I thought I'd see if the beginning got some response here. Would you take a look? I would value your opinion!

It's YA/16+, sci-fi, fantasy, romance about a girl Samurai and a half metal man who join forces to bring down an evil wizard and set her people free from another dimension when she learns that she is really an enchanted princess. It's complicated. Lol.

If you go to the top of the screen and hit the arrow next to 'Explore,' then click on creative writing, go to the tab that says 'new' and scroll down a little ways till you see a girl with swords. The title is The Key of F. Thanks! I appreciate it!

jenn


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H.L. Carpenter Thanks for your friendship, Christine. Looking forward to reading your updates here and on Google+.

Helen & Lorri


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Karen Tyrrell Thanks Christine for friending,
How are you?
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Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


Christine You are quite welcome!


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