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Violet Midnight

(The Enchanters #1)

3.44  ·  Rating details ·  311 ratings  ·  71 reviews
Look into the world of The Enchanters, where water has a sense of humor, trees scare people, and love… is destiny.

The beautiful Jane is hovering at the edge of content in her life of solitude in the quiet town of Jasmyn Lake, but when her energy sends her on a journey to meet the man she has been dreaming about for months, she cannot resist. Meet sexy artist Elias, who
Paperback, 154 pages
Published May 1st 2014 by Booktrope Editions (first published May 2nd 2011)
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Aneta Bak
Jun 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
“I'm not going anywhere.”

Violet Midnight is the perfect book for all hopeless romantics! With a 'to die for' love story in a fantasy setting, it is the perfect book for any fan of young adult and new adult books.

I fell in love with this book in the beginning! The characters all felt so real, I couldn't help to fall in love with both the main characters. I loved Jane's fierceness,I admire how she is such a strong and independent women, but you also get to see the scared and afraid side of her
Michele at A Belle's Tales
Jun 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
“He knew she was gone the second her cool touch withdrew from his arm. He never saw her but had felt her disappear into some cold, dark place. He perceived the black emptiness where she had been summoned, her deep anxiety filling his heart. But he couldn't reach her. He didn't even know her name.”

Violet Midnight is the first book in The Enchanters series by Allie Burke. First of all, I have to say that I loved her book dedication. If you are a fan of a certain series that has taken the world by
Gillian (Tattooed Book Review)
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‘Her name is Jane Wildes. She’s not just any Enchanter. She’s one of a kind.’ “

Allie Burke has created a unique, romantic, and mysterious story. It is unknown what brings Jane and Elias together, perhaps fate or the universe or something else set in motion long before they meet. What is certain however, is the undeniable connection they share. This is a difficult task: creating a romance between two people with out much background or build-up.
Jul 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A paranormal romance novel, Violet Midnight is captivating and surprisingly mysterious. Allie Burke leaves the reader reaching for more information consistently, but in a “this is so good, I want more” kind of way. A paranormal romance novel about a group of people called Enchanters who control various elements, Violet Midnight presents a fresh perspective on people with “super powers”. The history behind these Enchanters and their relationships gradually reveals itself, beautifully leaving room ...more
Courtney Cole
Jun 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The only word that comes to mind when I try to describe this novel is "Ethereal". I don't know why, but that is the word that I want to describe it with.

The writing in this debut novel is exquisite and dreamy. Very beautiful, very poetic. It almost seems more like a piece of art than a piece of writing. The love between Jane and Elias is so tender and sweet that it literally just makes you ache with it.

I personally like the way this author switched POV's between Jane and Elias. I also like it
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Violet Midnight is book one in The Enchanters series and is a Young Adult/New Adult Fantasy, Paranormal Romance written by Allie Burke. I was gifted a copy from Booktrope Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

3 Pretty, Sometimes Confusing Stars!
Amazing Concept, Beautiful Story, But Too Many Questions Left Unanswered!

The Review:
I have mixed feelings about this one. This novel has TONS of potential and the concept was beautiful! I loved
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What I thought of the plot:
Well this was quite a surprise, I rarely do read paranormal romance but this one grab me from the Prolog and didn't spit me back out, until it was done with me. With this book you have no choice but to finish it, it's more than well written it's a hidden gem. When you find out the person of your dreams is real, and the emotions you felt while dreaming of them transcends into reality set on fire... yeah it's that kind of book. This book enchants you off your feet into
Emma (BelleBooks)
May 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-copy, kindle
First of all, I want to say a massive THANK YOU to the author Allie Burke for giving me a review copy of Violet Midnight.
It took me a while to get round to reading it, and I apologise for that!

Anyway this books follows two people, Jane and Elias and it is told from each of their points of view, switching back and forth between them both.
Of course Jane and Elias fall for each other, what good book doesn't have a bit of romance in it?
But they both have their own baggage and separate issues that
Karina Halle
Jun 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
I have the pleasure of following Allie Burke on Twitter, so I figured it was about time I read her “Enchanters” series, starting with Violet Midnight. The book ended up being as poetic, gracious and lovely as the author herself.

The best thing about the novel – which deals with a line of witch-types called “Enchanters” – is the writing style. It’s very beautiful, very poetic and flows as easily as the waves at Jasmyn Lake. Burke is adept at building a world through carefully thought-out words,
Jun 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I adore Violet Midnight. It is such a magical, enchanting and unique story with a sexy romance trickling through it. Ahhh my kinda book! ;) I was taken away on an air of prettyful purple glitter where I was then introduced to Jane (a beautiful petite redhead who can control the elements; especially water) and Elias (gorgeous, dark haired and muscular) who fell in love after Jane thought Elias was some guy she was dreaming about but those dreams end up being real! She could see him but he ...more
Kayla West
Jul 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book had two sides to me. On the one hand, it had sort of a childlike innocence as Jane and Elias kind of discovered their love for each other, and on the other hand, that innocence was taken over by suffering as their real worlds collided with their newfound one. Both of them have had their share of heartaches. Elias with someone very close to him, and Jane...well she has had even more than her share, considering what she is.

When we meet Jane, we find that she is not what most would
Shari Ryan
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Allie has done an incredible job of putting a new spin on paranormal. I love when I read a book that is truly unique, and that is precisely what this author has done with this book. To create a story unlike anything else shows true creativity and artistry.

Violet midnight is a beautifully written story about two paths that were meant to cross for reasons only the author must know. I feel that it is normally the case where opposites attract, but Jane and Elias are from two different worlds as
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I believe a reviewer once said that Allie Burke was the queen of the surreal, and I’d have to say I concur. Indeed, the flow of the writing, the way the scenes are short and fluid, are very dream-like. In Violet Midnight, the first in The Enchanters Series, we meet Jane, a woman who comes from a line of enchanters. She is characterized by her aversion to daylight and her glittery purple aura. Then along comes Elias, the mortal love interest met once upon a dream.

Jane is an odd but beautiful
Debbie I Heart YA Books
Apr 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I won Violet Midnight on a Goodreads giveaway. I'm so glad I entered for this book and even more I won! I’ve started reading more self-published books lately, and like most of them, but this is one I can truly say I loved. The romance between Elias and Jane is so amazingly beautiful and tender. I was captivated. Jane is an enchantress who is content living a quiet and isolated life, until her dreams begin taking her to Elias—the man she’s destine to love and forever be with. I fell in love with ...more
Myra Espino
Apr 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
**Complimentary copy provided by author for an honest review**

Violet Midnight, amazing book.
From the start up to the last, I'm hooked with it!
The characters and the setting of this book are great.
I loved it.

The characters, Jane and Elias are easy to relate with and love.
I love how simple Jane was yet had a strong appeal and personality.
Elias, he's kind of guy that you easily fell in love with.
I love his personality and I love how he treats Jane.
The characters' chemistry is easy to feel.
S. Policar
Jul 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
*I received this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review*

This book is the start of a trilogy about elemental casters called Enchanters. Jane Brooks is a special Enchanter, quite unlike the others, Elias Linden's family history is a mystery to him, yet destiny draws the two together at an unexpected time.

The story keeps a steady pace for the most part, building up to up some fated battle. While I liked the story, the sentences are a little stiff in some places. Despite that, the
Marni Mann
May 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Violet Midnight by Allie Burke is a story about love, passion, and fantasy. Jane, an Enchanter, is quiet and secluded in her little home, but breathtakingly beautiful. And Elias, an artist, is tender, sympathetic, and handsome. Watching their relationship unfold, build, and strengthen was a really nice touch to the story. But their relationship wasn't simple - there were problems within Elias' family, unspoken secrets, and powers that aren't revealed. Not to give away too many details, but there ...more
Jen Gilbert
Mar 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh I loved this book! It took my favorite elements from books and combined them into one enchanting (literally) package. Jane, the enchanter is charming with her innocence but her incredible power is so commanding that she embodies the whole spectrum of woman. And then her new found love Elias is strong and sensual but has all the best aspects of an artsy man who also wants to take care of his woman. But how does that work when the woman has special gifts and can more than take care of ...more
Mireille Chester
Jun 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
'Violet Midnight' was great. This book had everything I love in a book; battle scenes, romance, magic. The characters were believable, they weren't perfect, which I like, and Allie's description of their enviroment painted a great picture to put you there in the moment. So, would I reccomend this book? Definitely. Am I going to read 'Emerald Destiny', the second in the series? *snickers* I was up until one this morning finishing it.
I suppose there's really only one thing left for me to say...
Brea Essex
Jun 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Oh. My. Gosh. I LOVED Violet Midnight! Allie Burke creates a fantastic world that I’d love to live in. I appreciated how strong Jane was, even in her weaknesses. Elias is just . . . delicious.
The aura color themes of the different types of Enchanters were great. I liked how each type of Enchanter had their own element, as well as aura. I also really liked how Jasmyn Lake seemed almost like a person complete with emotions.
Even if you don’t like fantasy, you would probably like The Enchanters
Debbie Allen
Oct 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This truly is a breathtaking story. Romance, fantasy and the magical are a perfect combination. Allie Burke has created a wonderful and amazing world where I was captivated by Elias and Jane's love and the beautifully written story around them.
I found this to be an amazing introduction in to the world of The Enchanters. I am looking forward to reading the second novel: Emerald Destiny, and once again escape in to a work of fiction that feels so alive.
I love the world Allie Burke built, The suspense and mystery kept reading top see what would happen next. To see my complete review go
Heather Faville
Jun 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
I gave 3.5 stars, but am perfectly happy rounding up.

Welcome to the world of the Enchanters, men and women with the ability to manipulate the elements. Violet Midnight focuses on the story of two people, Jane and Elias, who have recently begun dreaming of each other. Jane is an Enchanter. Water is her element and her color, or aura, if you will, is violet. Jane lives a very simple life, but has a few cute quirks that add to her personality. Elias, is a tall dark and handsome man with a strong
Valerie Rutherford
Sep 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways-won
Violet Midnight follows Jane, an Enchanter who sleeps during the day, and Elias, an artist struggling with the loss of his brother. Before they even meet in person, they appear to each other in dreams and astral projection-like encounters. And once they do meet, Elias quickly gets pulled into Jane’s world of magic and slowly begins to realize he might have been a part of it all along.

Jane and Elias share an instantaneous connection, which was sweet and heart-warming to read. I’m really into
Sep 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
I saw this book on my Goodreads recommendations list and was intrigued. It was a cheap purchase on Amazon so I decided to try it.

As far as rating it, that's a tough one since it is such a mixed bag of strengths and weaknesses. From a creative standpoint this could have been five stars easily. The Enchanters were humans with the magical abilities of the fae and little bit of witchy-ness. I loved the magic.

The problem for me was in the execution. The hero Elias was very well developed while the
Patricia Eddy
May 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: review-copy
Violet Midnight is the story of Jane and Elias, two Enchanters (think witches but instead of magic, they can manipulate the elements: earth, air, water, and fire) who find themselves falling in love, fighting other Enchanters who want Jane dead, and living their happily ever after.

I wanted to love this book. In fact, for the first couple of chapters, I did. I loved Jane, her grandmother, and even Elias and his family. And obviously since the book review appears on Author Alliance, I didn't hate
May 04, 2011 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Adults
After reading the synopsis of "Violet Midnight" I was looking forward to reading this book. The story begin with great potential but quickly turned into an 'okay' read.

Jane is an Enchanter, The Enchanter. She was control of the four elements: fire, water, earth, and wind. She lives alone with her cat Parker. After having a series of dreams about a handsome man, she finds she is able to insert herself while dreaming into his world. However, as soon as he speaks to her the spell is broken. Elias
May 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Jane, the Enchantress of all Enchanters finds herself daydreaming about a beautiful man. Jane is battling her past but trying to live her "normal" life of hating the daylight and being surrounded by her purple aura. Elias, an artist with his own issues to overcome, finds himself drawn to rosemary and painting a strange picture of a woman surrounded by purple glitter. Elias has been busy trying to get over his brother's death when he finds himself drawn to Jane's house in Jasmyn Lake. He cannot ...more
Vicki Keire
Jul 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really really liked this book. I found the writing to be poetic and the plot imaginative. The book had a kind of lyric flow to it that made its less than linear structure completely enjoyable. I loved the flashbacks between Jane and her grandmother. This method of "showing" and not "telling" revealed much about the main character as well as the author's narrative technique of not spoon-feeding her audience every single detail. Sensory details were vivid and layered. Burke's descriptions- of ...more
Jul 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
I picked this up for free the other day from Smashwords and was thoroughly impressed by this young self-pblished author. For personal reasons, I've been on a self-published kick reading books by Dennis Sharpe, Karina Halle, and Penelope Fletcher, and have been thoroughly won-over by all of them. It is encouraging to me [as an author, to be] to find that these books have been finding fans and succes without a major publishing house at their back.

Even though I am not very interested in the whole
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Allie Burke was an author before she told her readers she had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. The admission led her to write hundreds of publications on the subject, some of which have been published in Refinery 29, Vice Magazine, and Women’s Health. She now hosts a literary society called OCH to give back to the mental health community by offering a space for people to express ...more

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The Enchanters (3 books)
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“She ignored his feverish, sweaty skin, his violent trembles, and she kissed him. As he passionately held her against him, the whole world disappeared. It was just him. It had always been him.” 6 likes
“He will give his life, for anything he feels has more of a right to live than he. Make no mistake, Elias. He's a Reed. It's what he does.” 5 likes
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