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Lightning Strikes (An Andromeda Spencer Novel Book 1) Kindle Edition

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Lightning Strikes is a cosy mystery about a woman, Andromeda Spencer, who was struck by lightning when she was younger, which imbued her with psychic powers. Now grown, she helps her parents out at their occult shop and occasionally assists the local police with missing persons cases and kidnappings. When she is tasked with finding three abducted children, her powers open up a mystery much bigger than the police had thought. And she has a love interest in the form of a handsome, arrogant cop, Detective Cavanaugh. The book is well-designed and easy to read on a variety of devices, and the cover is well-designed and stands out as a good one for the genre. Andromeda herself is a spunky, interesting character, whose voice is very original, if occasionally overly breezy. The reader does not get a real sense of her emotional motivations, for example, even though she is attracted to the arrogant Detective Cavanaugh when she first meets him, the reader does not get a sense of what her romantic background as context for the attraction. Overall, however, it is a lively and well-paced book and a very enjoyable read. The cast of secondary characters is suitably wacky and quirky but well-meaning. ~ Judge, 2nd Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published eBook Awards

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Lightning Strikes is Book One in the Andromeda Spencer seriesLook for book two coming soon!

Product Details

  • File Size: 1618 KB
  • Print Length: 154 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Theresa Parker (April 27, 2014)
  • Publication Date: April 27, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K032IOS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #248,126 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Theresa Parker was born in California where she continues to live with her husband and sons.

Theresa is an avid reader and whenever she finishes reading a book, she imagines new characters and inserts them into the existing story. She loves anything crafty and going to the local Indian Casinos with her husband.

Her greatest passion is writing and she loves to make people laugh. She believes there is no better feeling than putting a smile on someone's face or making them laugh out loud. She knows her books may not change someone's life, but she hopes that they will make people forget their problems for just a little while and lighten their hearts.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sue Feehan on June 15, 2014
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I was really enjoying this story. It was funny and kept my attention and I didn't want to put it down until I got done with it and then I got to the end of the book and the story just ended. I don't know if there is going to be another book to continue the story or what. I was really disappointed. If you are starting a series and going to continue the story instead of wrapping it up into a wonderful story with a wonderful ending then you need to let people know ahead of time.

-Now that I know for sure that there is another book continuing the story, I am changing my stars to 5 stars instead of 4. The only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 is because at that time we didn't know if there was going to be another book to continue the story or not. This book was wonderfully written and held my attention throughout the whole story. It is hard to believe that this is her first book. She writes like an experienced writer. I look forward to the next book in this series.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Carol C on July 27, 2014
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Entertaining story that keeps you engaged. The heroine is a real person with faults not some whiny needy damsel in distress.
There are a few editing issues but I overlooked them in my rating because I enjoyed the book. Particularly liked her quirky family and her narcolepetic cat. Looking forward to the next book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tiffany on August 28, 2014
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I'm an English major working through my senior year of college which means I do a lot of really dry reading that is never as enjoyable as I'd like reading to be. This book was a great way to break up the monotony of school work. Just curl up with it and enjoy the reading. It has some fantastic funny moments that make you laugh out loud, probably the loudest a book has ever gotten me to (...you probably shouldn't read this in public unless you want some questioning looks, just FYI). I mean, how can a book with a narcoleptic cat not be completely hilarious? The main character Andromeda is around my age and I find her thoughts, personality, and relationships relatable despite her supernatural abilities and circumstances. Also, being from the San Joaquin Valley myself, it's fun to be familiar with the environment a book is set in for a change instead of leaving everything to imagination. Overall, Lightning Strikes has a really good mix of humor, mystery, and romance that makes for a fun light read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By EJHoward on September 29, 2014
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This author spins a unique tale of a young girl struck by lightning. It is like a mash-up of Kim Harrison's Hollow series and Charlaine Harris' Grave series. The characters are imaginative and well described. There is also a nice blend of humor sprinkled between the pages that lightens the atmosphere of an otherwise ominous situation involving the kidnapping of children. I have to say that I enjoyed it very much and look forward to the second installment. There was one pompous character that annoyed me (Anthony) and I'm wondering if he will return in book two. Neither his presence or pomposity were clearly defined in book one, but I suspect there is more lurking beneath his dark presence that will be revealed, perhaps in book two? This reader hopes so. He'd make a worthy antagonist. Congratulations to the author on a well written story.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Myra Ball Ritch on May 9, 2015
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Andromeda Spencer can find lost things including people with her mind. She works with the local PD to help find lost children and adults. In this book, she on a case to find some lost kids that's been abducted. This book is laugh out loud funny at times despite the serious subject matter. Andromeda also has parents that own a new age type shop that she runs. Thrown into the mix is her grandma that forgets week from week who she is in the most funny ways. The book starts with grandma thinking she is the pope. Great book and well written. I even download book 2 because I liked this book so. There's also a bit of romance too. I was given this book to read for a review.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Diana J Febry on September 18, 2014
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Parker has a charming, relaxed writing style that immediately drew me into the story. She has created a feisty fun character in Andromeda (Rommey). Rommey's sassy attitude and descriptions of her unusual family, especially Nanna, made me chuckle several times as I was reading. Indeed it was Rommey's character and family background that made this book such fun.
An interesting plot with good characterisation throughout.
If there is a second book planned, I will be reading it.
A well produced, enjoyable read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By cobblestones on July 9, 2014
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This was a nice, funny book. Like it! Enjoyable read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MED on March 6, 2015
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I have already bought the second book! I enjoyed this book so much. There is humor and a little bit of suspense in the story line. I wouldn't call it a mystery because right away you know what has happened due to Andromeda's clairvoyance. The suspense is in the solving of the crime. I loved the narcoleptic cat falling off everything. The relationship between the detective and Rommy is amusing as well since Rommy, despite her foreknowledge of things, isn't sure what it is.
The book was easy reading and lots of fun. The characters were a bit unreal which made them even more fun and interesting to read about. A bit of the paranormal added to the happenings. Witches, an astrologer, a Goth sister, a clairvoyant, and a good friend who seems real are all entangled in the plot.
I recommend this book, which I received free for an honest review, to anyone who wants a fun escape for a while.
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