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The Witch's Initiation

(The Dark Lords #1)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  69 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Chicago's top undercover cop, Cal Black, has faced his share of danger, but he's never tangled with the paranormal…until now. His mission is simple: to investigate the disappearance of a sorority girl from a private college. But there are two complications: the girl's a witch. And her sister is the enchantress who broke his heart.

Deme Chattox isn't looking for a man.
Mass Market Paperback, Harlequin Nocturne #147, 288 pages
Published October 16th 2012 by Harlequin
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Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
College co-ed Aurai Chattox disappears while an initiation ceremony takes place. It's up to her four sisters to go to the college and find her.

Heroine Deme Chattox goes to Colyer-Fenton college as a resident assistant, trying to blend in and talk to the girls on campus to see if they know anything about what happened to her sister Aurai. An undercover Chicago cop, Cal Black, is assigned to this case. Cal and Deme had a romantic relationship a year ago but Deme broke it up. As a cover they
Trudy Powders
Oct 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book introduces us to Cal Black a undercover cop and also to the five Chattox sisters.Cal and the oldest sister Deme have a past.Upon meeting again Cal gets drawn into Deme's world of witchcraft.Demes youngest sister disappears from her college and the other sisters get jobs at the college to find their missing sister.The sisters past relatives who died at the school try to help.There is something evil at the college and it's up to Cal and the sisters to find and destroy the evil.I enjoyed ...more
So much potential – so wasted...

I read the synopsis and was so excited. The story is great but the execution and development of characters that is lacking. I loved the concept of these five sister witches and getting to know each of the powers. The author tried but so much time was spent on the romance between Deme and Cal that the other sisters got lost. Yes, I know it’s a romance but some of the romance seemed to just overwhelm the book.

The adversary in this book is also way to powerful and
Leila Anani
Paranormal romance between a witch and a cop helping her find her co-ed sister who's been kidnapped by a chimera. Reads a little like an episode of the TV series charmed. This follows the eldest of 5 witch sisters, Deme who has power over earth magic. Sexy with a pretty good story and good balance between the two. I found the stupid names a bit unconvincing - I mean calling the heroine Deme? Demi maybe bute Deme? Bit daft to me. I also found it convenient that the hero was still madly in love ...more
Rosemary K
Feb 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Aurai, the youngest Chattox sister, has vanished during a sorority initiation held by the Gamma Omegas at a small Chicago college. Her sister, Deme has returned to help find her. She has to work with Cal Black, an undercover officer and her former lover. Their sexual attraction is as hot as ever but their unresolved issues cause problems. Deme and her sisters have a secret. They are witches. To rescue Aurai, everyone needs to work together. The chimera, a dark and powerful monster, is waiting to ...more
Misty Cail
May 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sexy and imaginative!
I love paranormal romance and this book didn't disappoint. The main characters are great, Cal Black made me swoon with his hotness and his alpha male ways. I'm looking forward to reading the other sisters stories especially Brigid's.
I recommend this book if you want a fast, hot read.
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love Deme and Cal. The characters stood apart as both individuals and partners. I loved the strength Deme showed, for herself and her sisters. Cal was understanding, but still asked questions and didnt just go with the flow which gave the story some normalcy. This particular adventure thede two had to face brought them together in the nedt way, I cant wait to see what happens next.
Janet Robel
May 19, 2019 rated it liked it
This is a good story in the Nocturne line featuring witches. I liked Deme and Cal, and hope they make an appearance in the next book.
Patti Ashley
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was ok
This story started out with such promise. The characters except for the sisters never really fleshed out. I gave it two stars because with some polish and intensity the could be a great book.
Suleika Santana -All About Books
Loved the characters, the story could've been better. It had a lot of potential.
Sep 16, 2013 rated it liked it
A light read, but not my cup of tea. I found the romance a little to convenient. I don't know the whole book just did not capture my imagination.
Elisabeth Kenney
Jul 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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