MADISON’S SONG BY CHRISTINE AMSDEN *REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY
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by Christine Amsden
Her voice is enchanting; his soul is black…
Madison Carter has been terrified of Scott Lee since the night he saved her from an evil sorcerer – then melted into a man-eating monster before her eyes. The werewolf is a slave to the moon, but Madison’s nightmares are not.
Despite her fears, when Madison’s brother, Clinton, is bitten by a werewolf, she knows there is only one man who can help. A man who frightens her all the more because even in her nightmares, he also thrills her.
Together for the first time since that terrible night, Scott and Madison drive to Clinton’s home only to discover that he’s vanished. Frantic now, Madison must overcome her fears and uncover hidden strengths if she hopes to save him. And she’s not the only one fighting inner demons. Scott’s are literal, and they have him convinced that he will never deserve the woman he loves.
*Stand-alone companion to the Cassie Scot series
Her head rested perfectly atop his shoulder. She wasn’t a short woman and he wasn’t a tall man. He only had three inches on her, but it put her at the perfect height for his embrace. She fit him. Her beautiful body, soft and full, fit him perfectly too. This wasn’t a woman who would break at his touch.
He wanted to kiss her. He wanted more than that, but just now he wanted to feel her lips against his. He had refrained the night before, glorying in her touch alone, forcing himself to let that be all he needed. But today he wasn’t sure it would be enough. Today he felt desperate and unsure.
He placed a finger under her chin and lifted it slightly. Her eyes met his in question, but he didn’t answer in words. He answered by settling his lips over hers in a soft, gentle brushing of skin against skin. Then he backed away slightly.
Her eyes were closed and her lips slightly parted. She looked a bit dazed and very unsure, but she wasn’t pushing him away. He could smell her growing interest and it made his heart swell with newfound hope and need.
He brushed his lips against hers again before deepening the caress. She returned the kiss, a little inexpertly but with all the passion he’d known she possessed. She opened her mouth to him.
Madison was attacked by a sorcerer and saved by Scott, someone she’s had a crush on. Unfortunately, the night he saves her it’s a full moon and he turns into a werewolf. In order to save her from his wolf, he must mark her by taking her virginity. Two years later, she is still afraid of Scott and his wolf. She has been thru a lot in those two years (see the author’s previous series), but she has made it through and become the music teacher she’s always wanted to be. However, her brother, Clinton, calls to say he has been bitten and then disappears. Who is after the wolves and what do they want?
While this book is a standalone book, it is a spin off from her Cassie Scot series. If you are reading or plan to read the other series, a lot is told about the previous books (which is good if you haven’t read them; you’re not wondering what happened). I did enjoy the book, although I found a section in the middle that kind of dragged a bit. Be warned, Scott is the kind of werewolf from the late show and your nightmares. He changes when the moon is full and loses himself to the wolf. He’s not one of those fluffy nice guy wolves you read in other stories.
*At the time of this review, the Goodreads rating was 4.5 stars which is exactly what I would give it. However, since ratings do not allow 1/2 stars, I will round up.
Can I say I love the cover?! I love Scott’s wolf with Madison’s piano and music. It said so much about the story. 5 Fangs.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
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, a condition that affects 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.
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.
Christine Amsden is awarding a randomly drawn commenter via Rafflecopter a $10 Amazon/BN gift card.