Enchantment (The Channie Series Book One)

Rated 4.33/5 based on 21 reviews
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. More
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About Charlotte Abel

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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Review by: Merissa Sheppard on Jan. 13, 2017 :
Enchantment is the first book in the Channie series by Charlotte Abel. It tells the story of a sixteen-year-old magical girl who is suddenly uprooted from everything she knows, and taken to a new place to live, where the people don't believe in magic. Not only that, but her parents change her 'Power Name' from Enchantment, to Chastity, for obvious reasons. They had no idea of how this would affect her (and them). Now, Channie has to try and get to grips with a new power which acts like a taser the minute a boy has lustful thoughts!

This is an easy read, although you do have to remind yourself that Channie is only sixteen, and has what could easily be called a sheltered upbringing. She has no idea of 'real' life. Also, her power name of Enchantment was warm and cosy, making everyone want to like her. From the background you are given, she doesn't abuse this power, but rather uses it to make her life a bit smoother. (And what sixteen-year-old wouldn't?) Once she has Chastity's power though, she has to learn how to work with it. Where Enchantment is smooth and warm, Chastity is prickly, cold, and hard. This changes her attitude, and I couldn't really fault it towards her parents - and I use the word loosely!

With difficult choices to make, jealousy, and wanting things that she can't yet have, Enchantment is a sweet love story that sets the scene for more to come. Very well written, with no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt the reading flow, this book was thoroughly enjoyable. Recommended by me.

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Review by: Fairie Lover on Sep. 18, 2013 :
Someone told me to read this. I liked it. Great read.
Picks up after a while and took off from there.
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Review by: Gina S on Dec. 8, 2011 : (no rating)
First of all I would love to thank the amazing Charlotte Abel for providing me with this eBook, after winning the write-a-spell-for-a-day contest (I wrote a prophecy but when taking a look to this novel, the kind of prophecy it is does suit the whole context of the spells used). You did a marvellous job at writing this novel that I can't wait for the next novel in the Channie series.

Ironically, this book truly is enchanting. We are drawn into Channie's world from the very beginning and we learn with her as well as through Josh. What really needed to be done was to give more of a 'face' to the characters, we need to be able to picture each and every character. However, this really is the only lacking thing in this novel. Even the Goodreads synopsis had proved me wrong as I thought it would be a completely different novel than to what the synopsis had percieved it to be.

I love how we are completely taken into the story and get straight to the point, not waiting expectantly for something to happen, which would quickly make us tired of the story when we have only just gotten us into it. No, this novel takes on a ride and makes us wonder if a spell has been put on us to keep reading and not to put the book down. Although this novel had it's bits of predictability it wasn't overbearingly predictable and did have some shockers.

Honestly, I didn't expect to know if the novel would last. Why I ever thought this I have no idea. The story was not lacking in any way and I can't think of much (much else to the very minor things stated above) that would have made this novel into anything but lustworthy.

The spark between Channie and Josh, brought us back to the times when youthful teenage lust was enveloping the air and the talks with our parents and lectures on the 'birds and the bees' as many subtley call it. Hormones raging, cramps playing in the background, as well as dirty minds fill our youth, but also through the remembrance of firsts. First kisses, loves and fights are also part of it and we look back and connect our youthful teenage selves within this story that we don't nedd to be given explanations to explain because we already know the feeling and were there once before.

Channie and her families innocence on some matters of everyday life (like mobile phones and BMX Racing) is cute and makes us laugh at how unaware and naive at some of our lifes everyday occurrences. It just brings on a side to her charactervand to her world of magic that we wonder what else they don't know or are unaware of.
(reviewed 63 days after purchase)
Review by: Alexandria Theodosopoulos on Nov. 26, 2011 :
The beginning of this book was a little slow for me but I really liked it after they moved and she met Josh.

There was a good plot, and even though I guessed at the end, I wasn't completely sure it would happen.

What I really liked about the book was the characters, they definitely had strong personalities of their own. They were very believable and they grew, which is always important!

I kept picturing the Channie and Josh as younger, probably because Channie calls her parents Mommy and Daddy still. So when they kept talking about sex, and it's a HUGE part of this book, I was a little shocked. The characters are around 18 though so it makes sense that it would be a big topic. Their love was so cute and it was fun to watch.

I will definitely be reading the next book!
(reviewed 31 days after purchase)
Review by: Beckie Voigts on Nov. 6, 2011 :
My Thoughts: ( I give this book 4 Stars )

I was given the book, Enchantment by the author Charlotte Abel a few months ago to review and I must say this book was better than I expected. It was beautiful written. The story-line was unique and interesting - holding me attention throughout the book. I loved the flair of magic and romance in the book. Both fit perfectly together. Enchantment is such a captivating book and I was not disappointed when it came to the content in the book and the character's as well. The romance was divine and I loved how Channie and Josh's relationship progressed so well in the book. It was fun to read about how Channie could cast spells and even a curse.
Enchantment is about a young girl who is a witch and so are her family. She soon finds out her family and Channie must move away from there home to start a new life elsewhere because her Father is in huge trouble with a family of Royal dark witches. Her parents decide she should no longer be called by her Witch name, but a new name will be chosen to keep her safe - Chastity! On the night she moved into her new home she later meets Josh and his friend at a nearby park. Channie decides to test her new magic in hopes that her Enchantment is still within her someplace. She cast a Come-Hither spell which makes Josh kiss her. From there on out her life will be changed - as well as Josh's.
I won't give any more away, but let me tell you if will be worth reading it to find out more. I found myself tearing up a bit during the book. You can just feel how much romance and love these two have found together. The ending was amazing and such a surprise of what is yet to come. I have really begun to love a lot of self-publishing authors. Just because the author is not published does not mean the book will bad. I have found a lot of wonderful book written by self-published authors - And Charlotte Abel is one of them. Her written style was stunning. Enchantment was such a joy for me to read and I would very much recommend the book to anyone who enjoys books about Witches as well as True Love!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Review by: Anjana Vasan on Nov. 4, 2011 :
I'm really not a fan of books not written from a first person POV but 'Enchantment' is one of the rare exceptions! Charlotte Abel had a way of feeding my imagination with clear descriptions of the people and places!

Channie has had a not so normal upbringing..her family's definitely rough around the edges and so is she. While reading this book, I could actually understand Channie's emotions really well despite the book not being directly from her POV. I did not think I would get so involved with the characters but I did.. I HATE Channie's parents, really like Abby(for some reason, though I'm nothin like her!)..and love love LOVE Josh!!!

Although Channie's parents made me want to throw the book at them sometimes (actually almost all the time)..it just made the book better! The accent, the setting..oh, just the whole hillbilly thing just had me! For some reason that made the book all the more special!

Enchantment is unique and and kept me engrossed from the start to the end! I haven't come across a similar book yet and kudos to Ms.Abel for being able to create something exceptional and nothing like other paranormal books out there!
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)
Review by: Maghon Thomas on Nov. 3, 2011 :
Ok so first, I'm a little in love with both Josh and this story! Second, I don't know if I feel more sorry or frustrated for Channie. I really enjoyed this! I have nothing but good things to say, except for Channie's parents, who are pretty horrible, but if they weren't horrible the story wouldn't be so heart warming, so I guess that means I only have good things to say! I am even more happy to find out there is another book to continue this wonderful path! YAY! with all the twists and turns and total punch-you-in-the-gut surprises, I did not put this book down! Literally! And the writing made it so easy to just fly right through it! So extra high fives from me and thank you again for the opportunity! I WILL be buying the next one!
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)
Review by: Ananda on Nov. 3, 2011 :
Channie A.K.A. Enchantment is a mage. She can cast spells, do that curse thing plus is great looking, long white-blonde hair and green eyes. Everything changes for her one day when her family is forced to move out to Colorado because of her dad's debts (yes, her dad is a mag and has debts because he is addicted to gambling). Forced to live with the Empties (Magically Disabled Persons i.e. normal people) she is forced to change her name, her powers..but is on her way to find out more about life. And when I say life, I mean boys! That's when Josh enters the picture, the cute boy with deep blue eyes.

I have to admit, it was a strange experience reading this book. It's an interesting mixture of paranormal and YA. I really liked Channie and Josh, but I would most definitely enjoy this book more if I was into mags and the whole no-talk spells, no-tears spells, etc, etc. Yes, I know the book is labeled as "fantasy", yet it was a bit too much for me.
However the author did a great job in describing the relationship between Channie and her parents, and boy oh boy, got me mad at them on many occasions. But I guess that was just the authors intention. There were few lines in the book I loved, and I even wrote down one so I won't forget it.
"Magic is powerful, but nothing is more powerful than love". Don't you just love the sound of that?
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)
Review by: Lauren Helms on Nov. 2, 2011 :
I really enjoyed this book! There were a lot of things I liked about the book and a few things I didn't. I didn't care for Channie's parents. One minute they where nasty, rude and abusive, the next minute they seemed caring and loving. I wanted them to pick a side and stay there. In the end, I'm glad they were left behind and I didn't have to read more about them.

I stayed up way to late to finish this book because I couldn't put it down. The thought of having to wait until the next evening made me anxious. I would most definitely recommend this book to a friend!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
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