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Not in the Cards

(An Oracle Bay Novel #1)

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Oracle Bay attracts everyone who’s a little off, particularly the descendants of the divine vacationers who used to frolic in the quaint seaside town. When a true descendent steps foot in Oracle Bay, their divine powers awaken, they receive a visit from the Psychic Union, and shenanigans ensue.

Sandy Franklin is on the run from her old life and her almost-ex-husband. The pr
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Published October 25th 2018 by Broken World Publishing (first published October 12th 2018)
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Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Not in the Cards is a cozy mystery set in Oracle Bay, a small town by the beach that ha an extraordinary amount of psychics living and working there. I have recently been introduced to the cozy mystery genre and have found them charming and entertaining, so when I got the request to review this book I happily accepted. Not in the Cards combined fantasy elements that I love with an interesting mystery set in a small town se
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Was absolutely crazy about this book! I love divination and a good book and this book has it all!💖

I love all things divination and even am part of a group and do it for a living so reading this book was swoon worthy! The characters were fantastic and oh how I wish I lived in Oracle Bay.😍
May 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

This is the first book in the Oracle Bay series by Amy Cissell.

This series is right in my wheelhouse. I am jamming reading how the oracle bay psychics, tarot readers, crystal ball readers, palm readers, etc figure out how to keep their town from being sold out from under them.

When the big ah-ha moment comes in and you realize that Sandy is totally connected to this town in a significant way, then the story really takes off. I feel like this is almost more contemporary love story than a
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As I had only read maybe one book by this author before (and I wasn’t sure about that), I didn’t know what to expect when I went into this book. The premise of the book sounded like something I would enjoy. At first, as I started reading the book, I wasn’t sure I was going to like it. However, after a few pages, I was drawn into the book and it never let me go. In fact, by the end of the book, I was so ready to find out what was going to happen next from all the hints that were given, I wanted t ...more
Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, nook
This was so much fun! I would very much like to live in Oracle Bay, although I'd be the character who doesn't make an appearance, the hapless, completely not-at-all psychic one who just wanders alongside the main characters and appreciates the punny business names. I don't understand why there is not a cocktail bar/bookstore named Olive or Twist in my life.

I'm also very happy with the release schedule for this series. My birthday week is shaping up to be pretty exciting.
Dec 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
She just has to read the tarot and let her gift guide her

A community of psychics, a woman desperate at get away from her soon to be ex-husband and a man on his way to financial ruin and possibly even jail time. The characters are just slightly too goodie, goodie and too baddie, baddie. (It could just be me but I would have preferred a more mixed up ratio). She is still trying to get her life on track and thought that this small town would be the perfect place. Although renting a tarot card reade
Melissa Basnight
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sandy moves to Oracle Bay to hide from her soon to be ex-husband and gets a job as a tarot reader to make some money from the tourists that visit the area. She used to read tarot cards in college and figured that was her only real talent, but what she didn’t know was that she definitely had the gift to truly read the cards. The residents of Oracle Bay tested out her skills to make sure she was the real deal. The psychics in the area all have different abilities to read the future and they formed ...more
Dee Smith
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Oracle Bay book 1

I really wanted to give this 5 stars. I loved the story, it was entertaining and had all the right components... had romance, excitement, danger and suspense. Then I got to the ending..I had saved the last two chapters to kinda savor them(I hate to be interrupted at the end of a book) and the ending was just ok. Nothing that's grabs you to want to immediately get the next book. Don't get me wrong it wasn't a bad ending, was just a little bit of a left down. But the boo
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
So so

I won’t be reading anymore of this series. The world building had big holes. The female lead just took too much for granted without ever questioning her new talents or the history of the town. The male lead was suppose to be a smart successful businessman but he couldn’t figure out how to solve his problems. The bad guy talks and behaves like a spoiled child. The action is weak, the dialog weaker.
Nikki Minty
Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved the card readings and psychic element throughout this book, it was a fun touch to the overall story. The main protagonist Sandy was easy to connect with and her friends were all very quirky and engaging. I enjoyed the banter between them.
I’m looking forward to seeing how this story moves forward in book 2.
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An Exciting Introduction

Amy's books immediately go to the top of my queue when they are released and they never disappoint. This was an exciting introduction to Oracle Bay and I'm looking forward to getting to know the rest of the inhabitants in future books.
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great read

This was a great read. Not at all what I was expecting and I'm glad for that. This is a unique setting with an array of quirky characters. I can't wait to figure them all out.
Jul 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
Sandy comes to oracle bay after filing for divorce. She meets the guy, Vincent, who is going to sell oracle bay’s Main Street. Turns out her ex-husband, Aaron, followed her to town. Turns out Vincent is Aron’s ex-employer.
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing. I thought I was getting a simple cozy, but what I got was a complex and engaging story. Although the story was very involved every moment was necessary as the story unfolded. I can't wait to learn more about the characters and to see the direction the story continues. ...more
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved this. Can't wait for the next installment to come out. ...more
Mary A Moon
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Not in the Cards, by Amy Cissell, is a thoroughly enjoyable mystery, fantasy, paranormal, romance! I just loved every bit of it! Read it straight through. Highly recommend!
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great start to a new series! Loved the different characters. The story was a bit predictable at times, but other than that I enjoyed it a lot. Can't wait for the next. ...more
Dec 23, 2019 rated it liked it
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Mary Warren
Aug 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great book !💕 loved it can't wait to read the other three books!!!💕💕💕💕💕💕💕📚📚📚📚📚📚 ...more
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Amy Cissell writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance and is the author of the Eleanor Morgan series. Although she currently resides in the booming metropolis of Portland (Oregon), she grew up in a tiny town (population 100!) in northeastern South Dakota.
Her first exposure to fantasy was at the age of ten when she picked up her father’s copy of The Hobbit—and an enduring love affair was born. (

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