WE AT MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE WELCOME,CHRISTINE AMSDEN,AUTHOR OF “TOUCH OF FATE” TODAY…..
From the author’s website:
Fantasy and Science Fiction
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.
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.)
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.
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TOUCH OF FATE GUEST POST:
After Touch of Fate’s release, the most common question I received from the reading public was: Are the prophetic powers in this story based on personal experiences?
The first time I heard this question, I probably stammered like an idiot. It had simply never occurred to me that anyone would have that expectation, and I even began to wonder if it should have been based on a real-world psychic experience – if not my own, then someone else’s. There are plenty of stories, plenty of mysteries, and lots of wonder to explore in the world, after all.
The truth is, I’m a skeptic. I don’t actually believe in psychic powers in the real world, though I have a lot of fun playing make believe in my books, and in my dreams. I don’t specifically disbelieve in them, either – a true skeptic looks for evidence and does not close her mind.
Has anything strange ever happened to me? A couple of times I swear I knew (guessed?) someone was going to show up someplace before he or she did. I’ve known (guessed?) who would be on the phone when it rang, even when it wasn’t someone who normally called. If it happened more regularly, I might question it, but if these are evidence of a sixth sense, then in my case, it is terribly underdeveloped.
For the most part, though, I like to play make believe. When I write, I use make believe to explore personal issues and questions that are meaningful to me at the time. Marianne has the power to predict the future, but feels powerless to alter its course. To me, this was a story, not about psychic powers, but about feeling out of control, and about learning to accept the things you can’t change while embracing the power you do have to make a difference.
Why use psychic powers? Because it’s fun. Because it’s magical. Because it exaggerates the message in a way that puts it under a magnifying glass.
This is a work of fiction, one I very much hope you will enjoy.
TOUCH OF FATE
Marianne knows the future can’t be changed, but sometimes even a lifetime of experience can’t keep her from wanting to try. Sometimes, it’s too personal. With the shadow of a killer looming over her, Marianne is running out of time to learn the truth — about herself, about her power, and about the murderer.
Publisher: Twilight Times Books
Format: trade paperback / eBook
November 30, 2007
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Thank you Christine for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit with us today…
psychic power into future events but is powerless to change anything in the future.Her daughter also has this same power.Marianne is a divorcee.When her daughter’s best friend is killed in a car accident,and Marianne learns her ex-husband is to marry his lover,who happens to be pregnant she moves herself and her daughter half way across the country to start a new life.She finds new
friends,a group of women who share her abilities.Marianne with the help of her new friends learns to control and understand her ability. When murder occurs,Marianne finds herself attracted to the handsome detective,Derek. Together they must find a killer before Marianne becomes a victim
herself. Love blossoms between Marianne and Derek as they work to find a murderer becomes time runs out. This is a fast paced,action packed, adventure filled,roller coaster ride with an engaging plot and a list of characters that will keep you turning pages.It is a story that not only paranormal readers will enjoy but also mystery,suspense,thriller and romance readers will enjoy also. With romance,
Thanks to Christine we are offering 1 lucky commenter a chance to win an e-book copy of
“Touch of Fate”. This giveaway will run from today July 6 until July 13,2011.Winners are picked by random.com..
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!