Enchantment (The Channie Series Book One) [NOOK Book]

Overview

A lovable teenage mage and a BMX racer with a killer smile are frustrated by the chastity spell her parents cast to “protect her virtue.”

So when they learn a blood-stained, magical book could break the curse, lust overrules logic. They ignore the warning signs of dark magic and unleash a malevolent force with the power to destroy everything they love … including each other.

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Enchantment (The Channie Series Book One)

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Overview

A lovable teenage mage and a BMX racer with a killer smile are frustrated by the chastity spell her parents cast to “protect her virtue.”

So when they learn a blood-stained, magical book could break the curse, lust overrules logic. They ignore the warning signs of dark magic and unleash a malevolent force with the power to destroy everything they love … including each other.

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Editorial Reviews

Jason Matthews
“The writing is superb, really polished plot and characters … the essence of fiction, creating a whole new world to get lost in.” — Jason Matthews author of The little Universe and Jim’s Life
Ben Langhinrchs
“Magic, treachery, humor and thrills … flat out fun to read. Highly recommended. Five Stars!” -- Ben Langhrichs, My Comfy Chair book reviews.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044493032
  • Publisher: Charlotte Abel
  • Publication date: 6/20/2011
  • Series: Channie , #2
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 2,053
  • File size: 948 KB

Meet the Author

Charlotte Abel is a full time writer that lives near Boulder, Colorado with her husband Pete. When she's not reading or writing, she enjoys hiking, bicycling, archery and dog sitting.Previous careers include: dance instructor, jewelry designer and glass artist."Enchantment," a paranormal coming of age romance, is her debut novel. She plans to publish "Shattered," a romantic thriller set in the remote Sawatch Mountain wilderness of Colorado, in the early spring of 2012.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2011

    AWESOME

    I've been reading all afternoon and just finished reading Enchantment. It was really good and I totally liked it. It sucks that it was left it open ended but that's just because now I have to wait eagerly for a second installment to see the Mage Wars and see what happened to Abby as well as Channie's parents and Elijah! One thing I really liked was that I grew so fond of the secondary characters. I can totally see myself writing fanfic for some of those characters and what's going on for them.

    I suppose one thing that I didn't like especially was how GOOD Josh was. He was sort of perfect, no major flaws, or even minor ones really. he was pretty open with his emotions, his ego was always in check, even with all the girls chasing him and being a totally BMX champion, he never got freaked out over the magic thing, he had a good relationship with his mother and brother, he never tried to pressure Channie... all around, he's a top guy, but I guess he was just a little...bland? Like, all the times Channie misjudged a situation, like when she thought he'd cheated, I never really got worked up or worried, because...I guess it was sort of obvious that wasn't going to be the case. He didn't have a dark side. I suppose just what I'm trying to say is that I wasn't overly thrilled about the main love story. I liked it well enough but it didn't like take me over and engross me and make me ship it. Maybe it was just that I thought it was a bit too fluffy, all they seemed to do was lust each other and cuddle but I never really understood WHY they fell in love, like what did they see in each other, what do they have in common, what was so special about it. Don't take this the wrong way, I want to give constructive criticism, but really, almost everything in this book was amazing, I read all of it this afternoon, totally into it and enjoyed it. There have really cool characters and some of them have been written great, like you give the one extra detail that makes me see them as a person, like Josh's mom having migraines.

    The idea of a Name and then the almost personified powers of Enchantment and Chastity were awesome. Like, when Channie went to get renamed I was like 'Noooooo! What about Enchantment?' and then when a bit of Enchantment survived, I was totally relived, you know, until later when it/she died. I'm always just impressed when an author can create a world or a culture thats totally new and creative and awesome. I thought just the cultural differences between them was a really cool thing to show.

    As far as the plot goes, it was pretty solid, Enchantment created the atmosphere of tension and doom really easily, even though most of the danger is never seen.

    The poems/curses/book things, they were cool. They were good that they were easy enough for the reader to be able to work out but maybe they were not cryptic enough, because sometimes I'd get what it meant and the characters didn't.

    Overall, it was a very worthwhile read, it was fun and interesting and made me think and feel and enjoy. I recommend it totally.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 15, 2011

    Excellent novel for young teens

    I read this book in three sittings and loved it! The heroine is the victim of a magic power play by her parents, that backfires on them and leaves her desperate to get close to the boy she loves. Can the young hero and heroine risk using the dark magic that got them into the mess to get themselves out of it? A great plot that made me laugh out loud at times, with lots of believable characters that I really cared about. Now I am waiting impatiently for the sequel!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 28, 2011

    Highly recommend reading!

    I just read Enchantment, and I have to say its amazing!!! I couldn't stop reading it!!! It was perfect, I can't even find something bad with it.

    Highly recommend reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2012

    Will make you laugh and cry

    What an unusual book for me to read. I honestly stay away from a lot of books that advertise that witches are the main characters. I don't know why, but this book seemed interesting to me right away. I guess it is because I once played a role playing game called Mage and I wanted to see if this was anything like that setting. It isn't but the link I had made in my mind was enough to leave me receptive to this story. And guess what? I couldn't put it down. I started it and finished it in less than 24 hours. I was feeling really sleepy and had no energy to play with my son, so I pretty much took him outside to play all day while I read. It was a wonderful read! My only complaint was that in the beginning of the book the Belks family dialog was in their native Arkansas tongue. That means that they sounded very uneducated and their grammar was terrible. I don't mean that to sound like that is how the people of Arkansas sound, so please don't take it that way. I just mean that the place where Channie's family came from in the story all spoke that way. They used "ain't" a lot which was a word my parents screamed at me for using. Interestingly enough, Channie actually was correcting her family's native speech in the beginning of the book because it bothered her as well. If you are an English teacher, you will probably struggle in the beginning of this book.

    I absolutely loved how Channie comes into her cursed powers. I laughed a bunch every time her chastity curse came out to torment the lustful people around her. I also laughed at her ways with dealing with other girls' behavior towards her boyfriend. There are some very funny moments in the story. I fought it quite endearing how her boyfriend Josh takes everything in stride. He is willing to put up with so much pain just to be near Channie. He loves her instantly even though he has to deal with a LOT of PMS from her. When you read the story you will understand why she is PMSing all the time and it isn't just because her parents put a chastity curse on her, though that is enough for a teenage girl to be moody when she's in love. It seems that along with the curse her parents gave her, she is constantly being put under new curses from the mistakes her parents made. As a result, Josh is also cursed over and over again. You will laugh and want to cry as you see what the two of them must endure just to get their true love's kiss. It was a wonderful read.

    I was left wanting to know what will happen next at the end of the story, but also felt a good sense of closure. However, there is an excerpt at the end for the next book in the series that will definitely leave you wanting more. I kind of wish I hadn't read the excerpt because now I really need to get the next book. Unfortunately I have a few others on my review list before I can get to that one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 27, 2011

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    Absolutely heartwarming and Brilliant!

    Let me first say that I got this book from read 2 review on goodreads and did not expect to love it so much. I thought this would be a sweet YA book for the younger audience.

    I was wrong...
    Simply brilliant...
    This story was sweet and endearing, fit for all audiences. Mothers can read with their daughters and boys can enjoy as well. Completely heartwarming and the promise that true love con conquer all. This is a must read for all ages, I could not put it down.

    READ IT!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2011

    Unique love story with tons of excitement and angst...

    Love this story. Its such a unique take on teenage romance. I love the characters and the drama. I want to know what happens to Channie...and Josh...and everyone else. I can't wait for the sequel to come out. And this author has put up a "Diary" site for Channie which is so cool. I feel like I'm getting sneak peeks into Channie's life and its so fun. Can't wait for more from Charlotte Abel!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 29, 2011

    Magical

    This book was great. I read it all in one day and I can't wait to see what happens next. It is a young adult book that even adults can enjoy. Charlotte Abel has good story telling skills that made reading "Enchantment" fun and breezy. In a world full of mages and non-mages love is always a page turner!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 24, 2011

    WOW! Excellent read!

    'Enchantment' is a must-read for anyone who's into fantasy books involving magic, mages, and the occasional evil curse! This book is amazing, a wonderful start for Charlotte Abel, and I would highly reccomend it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2014

    Wow must get book!!!

    After i read a couple of chapters i could not put the tablet down. Literally i stayed up all night reading this book and it was over it left me begging for more chapters!!!!!!! The author should the rest of the series free tho.this book was definitely worth the read! There was nothing gross in the book to me just cursing laungage. So worth reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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  • Posted June 26, 2014

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    After finishing Enchantment, I must admit I was pleasantly surpr

    After finishing Enchantment, I must admit I was pleasantly surprised by the twist in the ending. When I started this book, the first couple of chapters didn't pull me right in, but I made sure to keep reading because a friend with similar tastes recommended it. I'm certainly glad I did! The action really pics up and I was swept away into Channie's story! Charlotte Able did a great job in creating interesting characters and a wonderful story! I am definitely excited to see where this journey takes us next!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2014

    Loved it

    Great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2014

    Entertaining...mystery & magic

    I bought taken. I hope it is as riveting.
    Bingaux

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2014

    Very interesting

    Great charichers

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    Highly recommended

    Excellent book Must read!!

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  • Posted May 9, 2014

    great read

    4 stars very enjoyable

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  • Posted May 2, 2014

    I really enjoyed this read.  What i liked most is the paranormal

    I really enjoyed this read.  What i liked most is the paranormal twist it put on "normal" YA problems.  The characters were pretty interesting.  I loved a lot of the action, adventure, and mystery as well.  A great book that I will be recommending!  I'm definitely looking forward to the next in the series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2014

    Greay

    I really enjoyed this book. The characters and how the meshed together was great. Wish i could find the second book cant wait to read it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2014

    Don't bother!

    I have no idea why anyone would give a this high rating. It was confusing, boring & not worth my time. I dumped it within the first chapter! It may have been free but it wasn't worth it. I would have felt robbed if I had had to pay for this worthless garbage!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2014

    Anomous

    Cool book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    A must read!!!

    Love love love this book.... It's a must read!

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