Spellbinding stories of mystic love and soulful hope . . .  

The Lightning Charmer


A haunted man shadows the Smoky Mountain forest. A lonely woman returns to what she left behind. A legacy unfulfilled calls out to them both. 

 The sky darkens, the lightning seeks . . .  

The Lightning Charmer is full of whimsy, enchantment, ancient secrets, and dark earthy seduction.  Magendie taps into those primal secret places we all harbor, with a powerful story of learning where one fits in a world that may not fit us.  Braided with color, humor, and loyalty to family, this is storytelling at its best!  Sharla Lovelace, Bestselling and Award Winning author of THE REASON IS YOU

The spell was cast when they were children. That bond cannot be broken. In the deep hollows and high ridges of the ancient Appalachian mountains, a legacy of stunning magic will change their lives forever.

Laura is caught between the modern and the mystical, struggling to lead a normal life in New York despite a powerful psychic connection to her childhood home in North Carolina—and to the mysterious stranger who calls her name. She’s a synesthete—someone who mentally “sees” and “tastes” splashes of color connected to people, emotions, and things. She’s struggled against the distracting ability all her life; now the effects have grown stronger. She returns home to the mountains, desperate to resolve the obsessive pull of their mysteries.

But life in her mountain community is far from peaceful. An arsonist has the town on edge, and she discovers Ayron, scarred and tormented, an irresistible recluse who rarely leaves the forest. As her childhood memories of him surface, the façade of her ordinary world begins to fade. The knots she’s tied around her heart and her beliefs start unraveling. Ayron has never forgotten her or the meaning of their astonishing bond. If his kind is to survive in modern times, he and Laura must face the consequences of falling in love.

If there was a trailer that fit THE LIGHTNING CHARMER, this would be it (except for the shots of the woman singing, of course!)

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Author's "Soundtrack" for The Lightning Charmer:

Readers will imagine which characters sings to whom, which may not be always obvious:

Michael Snellings The Storm

Starkillers & Richard Beynon, feat. Natalie Peris: What Does Tomorrow Bring

Benny Benassi's "I Love My Sex" and Satisfaction

Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain

The Black Key's "Howling for You"

Future Shock's Eternal Fire 

MGMT "Electric Feel

Snow Patrol "The Lightning Strike

Mumford and Sons "White Blank Page

Three Kings Frozen & Madonna's Frozen