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SKUNKS AND BATS AND NARCOLEPTIC CATS, OH MY!
As if being struck by lightning wasn't bad enough. I spent a month in a coma. Of course that was when I was a teenager. It left me with some pretty unusual abilities. For instance, I can find just about anything or anyone. Oh, and I can see ghosts, too!
I pick up extra cash working with the local P.D. I'm their go-to girl when they have someone they need to find. Despite all of this, my life is pretty boring — that is until the very hot Detective Nick Cavanaugh came into my life. Boy did we get off on the wrong foot. I was asked to pair up with Detective Cavanaugh to look for three missing children. Did I mention that he doesn't believe in my superpowers?
When we discover the children have been kidnapped, the search takes us up into the mountains and old mining towns. With time running out and my abilities going wonky, Cavanaugh is ready to drop me from the case. Pffft! As if that will stop me!
About the Author
Theresa Parker was born in California, where she continues to live with her husband.
Theresa has always been an avid reader. Whenever she finished reading a book, she would imagine new characters and insert them into the existing story.
Her greatest passion is writing, and she loves to 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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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite Lightning Strikes (An Andromeda Spencer Novel, book 1) by Theresa Parker is a paranormal mystery story. Andromeda Spencer was struck by lightning when she was 15 and was in a coma for a month. Not long afterwards, she discovered that she had a few special abilities that she didn’t have before, like knowing where to find things and people, and she can see ghosts. Captain Johnson hires her to help the police out on occasion with missing person cases and the latest case involves children. Detective Nick Cavanagh is partnered with her and he doesn’t believe that Rommy, as she is known, has any special abilities. With failure not an option, Nick Cavanagh is nearing the end of his tether as the case seems to be going nowhere and is about to drop Rommy from the case. Will that stop her? Join Andromeda and her narcoleptic cat as she battles bats, skunks, and Nick Cavanagh in a race against time to find the kids before it is too late. Lightning Strikes (An Andromeda Spencer Novel, book 1) by Theresa Parker was a fantastic read. Right from page one, the action drew me in and it was action all the way. This is a funny story with some great bantering between characters and the plot was nothing short of ingenious. The characters were a real mixed bag; a woman who sees ghosts, her sister who runs a Gothic nightclub, zany parents, and Nana with dementia (you just don’t know what she’s going to do next!). Not to mention the hottest detective ever! This is one of those stories that I just couldn’t put down, didn’t want to put down if truth be told, and the only disappointment was the fact that it ended. Definitely looking forward to book 2 and, for a debut author, this is a fabulous start.
I received this book to give an honest review. I think I have found my favorite character. I enjoy almost all the characters I read about, but Andromeda or Rommey as she is known has to be my favorite by far. She is witty, sarcastic, and she is just a normal girl minus the whole I can find people or lost things heck throw in the occasional ghost. Rommy's family is by far normal her mother is in a coven and her father believes in the stars how Rommey turned out to be normal is well her stars must have been lined. I found myself trying to saying her name properly and I couldn't so I am glad she had a nickname that was easy to say. Rommy helps the local PD in her town to help solve cases when they need her which I think is pretty rad. Rommy gets a case one that will push her limit on her powers and in the process explore her feelings with Mr. Yummy Detective real name Nick who is possessive and sexy all rolled up into one. I don't think he realizes that trying to control or "protect" Rommy is what is going to happen. The chemistry between both of these characters had me in fits of laughter especially the whole shower scene that went on that left Rommy a blubbering hot mess. There is humor, some action, some attraction all mixed in with this story and it went together very very well. The author has done a great job with capturing your attention from the first page and leaves you wanting more of Andromeda and her powers along with her narcoleptic cat which was a first for me to read about. The author has done a great job with character building, and descriptions overall she has an awesome writing style. I do hope to read more as I want more of the humor.