Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I'm Scott Lee, and since you don't have enough sense to stay away from me I assume you don't know that I'm a werewolf. No, not some kind of puppy who takes on wolf form whenever I feel like it. Every month, at the full moon, I lose myself and become a monster.
Still here? Well, tonight's a half moon so I guess that means you think you're safe.
Did I mention that I'm also a sorcerer? Have been all my life, even before I stupidly got myself bitten. As far as I know, I'm the only werewolf-sorcerer in the world, or at least the only one with enough magical ability to count. My gift is intuition, and right now it's telling me that you're still more curious than scared, so get on with your questions.
What is your role in the story?
What story? If you mean what do I do, then the answer is I'm my pack alpha. I'm also an experimental sorcerer, which means I like to tinker with new potions and spells. But being alpha takes up most of my time, especially now that my pack expects me to find a mate. Jessica wants the job, but I honestly can't stand her.
The truth is, there's a woman I've wanted for two years. A woman who, unlike you, has the sense to stay away from me and who's terrified of me. But isn't that just the trouble?
Madison has the most enchanting voice I've ever heard. Literally. She's a songbird, which means she can influence people's emotions with her voice, but she doesn't do it often or intentionally. She's a mouse of a thing, but my gut tells me there's more to her.
What is your favorite hobby?
I've been trying to uncover the secret to true illusion for years, but I'm not sure that's what you mean. You're probably talking about fishing or something. Well, yeah, I like to go fishing, not that it looks like I'm going to have the opportunity anytime soon. Something unexpected … maybe even impossible … just happened, and I'm still not sure what to make of it.
What is the challenge you’re trying to overcome during the story?
I'm still not sure what you mean by story, but you won't believe what just happened. I'm still half convinced it was a dream – or a nightmare.
Madison Carter came to my house in the middle of the night. That's right, the little mouse, just up and came to me like we don't have a nightmare history standing between us, telling me her little brother got bitten by a werewolf in my territory. There's a werewolf out there with a death wish. Now I've got to try to get to sleep because in the morning I've got to track down a rogue werewolf in my territory and try to help Madison's brother with his first transition – if he survives.
But you know something? I was right about Madison. There is more to her than meets the eye. When she came to me to say her brother was in danger, she didn't back down, even though she was terrified.
If you could make one wish, what would it be?
I wish I could go back in time and tell the sixteen-year-old me not to go into the woods at the full moon.
Title: Madison’s Song
Author: Christine Amsden
Genre: Dark Paranormal Romance
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
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
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. 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.