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Onyx Night

(Catnip and Cauldrons #1)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  130 ratings  ·  30 reviews
When her parents are taken from her too soon, Onyx Night is thrust into a secret world and discovers something about herself she could never have imagined.

Onyx Knight has yearned to leave her tiny hometown behind for years. With her parents' support she attends the local university where she has developed a not-so-innocent crush on her Medieval History professor, Cole Radc
ebook, 68 pages
Published October 19th 2012 by Breathless Press
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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
DNF @ 38%

This was just not what I was in the mood for and definitely not the caliber romance that I am used to from this author. I LOVE her MC club series and have been a hardcore fan for a while. I think I’ve put off reading this because I had a feeling it would be more...debut-like, being that I think this predates that series.

And I was right.

I was thoroughly enjoying her recent rockstar series, but got to the end of book two...realized book three hadn't been released yet (my bad!)...and was
✰ Liz ✰
Oct 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
"I don't want you to have any regrets."
"I'll never regret loving you."

Onyx Night is the first book in the Catnip and Cauldrons Series. It is a quick and sexy paranormal read with magic, shifters, and smoking hot forbidden romance!

"Tell me, tell me, what's happening to me!"
Onyx Knight is a college student from a small town. When she loses her parents in a horrible accident, she is heartbroken and suddenly alone. When she discovers the truth about who she is and the magic that surrounds h
Midnight Bloom
Dec 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Received as a free read during the promotion for the sqequel. Took me awhile to get around to reading it, but once I did, I was hooked and immediately grabbed and devoured the sequel, Onyx Shadows. Fantastic start to a new series. I really hope there are more to come.
Onyx is the perfect paranormal heroine. She's the perfect combination of sweet, sexy and innocent without being TSTL or annoying.
Cole hits every one of my sexy-professor kinks. If only my college had professors like him!
If you like
Nov 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves hot, shifter romances!
Hot, hot, hot!

(I hope this isn't a spoiler*)
I love the whole shifter in heat trope. Plus, there's a sexy professor! Love the whole forbidden professor/student thing. There aren't a lot of domestic cat shifter books out there, so this was a gem to find! Very promising new series!! Ends on a cliffhanger, so I was happy to find the second book.
Got this as a free read and realy loved it.
Autumn Lake
Oct 30, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved this book. I'm a big paranormal fan and I have to say I haven't read one like this before. This book was the cat's meow! ...more
Oct 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Sweet, sexy, fun cat-shifter romance!
Oct 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love AJL's Lost Kings MC series and I love PNR, so I had to give this one a try.

Onyx Night is the first of a trilogy. We get to meet the characters, learn their backgrounds. It's a fast-paced and very steamy novella. So if you love shifters, insta-love and hot scenes, this book's for you.

I'm curious about what happens next and yes, I'm a fan of Cole's.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. My rating is 3.5 - 4 stars.
Lisa Adams
Jan 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Verdict?

Totally brilliant! The cat and mouse chase is thrilling, the sex is well written, and I absolutely love the paranormal were-cat. Not many out there are just regular house cats, most involve the big cat variety. But, I cannot express enough how well the author seemed to get into the mind of a cat! The high and mighty attitude, the curiosity, even the movements. I was completely enthralled! (As I myself am a cat person, there is some bias there. Sorry.) As this was just the first in th
Apr 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Everything I love in a paranormal, shifter romance and a little something I like from mainstream romance.

Solid story. Sets the tone for the series. Very hot romance between the two main characters. I like that Onyx is a strong character. She needs Cole's help but also uses her own smarts to get the job done. Had to auto-buy the next book!

A little bit of professor/student love story = HOT!
Shifter going into heat, needs to mate = HOT!
First time = Hot!

*Got this as a free read during promo pe
Mary  Meredith
Nov 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Magical story

So I love this author's other works and was intrigued when she released this story. Naturally I was curious and snatched it up right away. Little did I know, it would be a great story that I devoured. The only downside was it ended too soon.
Onyx - such a strong and independent character. I liked how she was written and how she dealt with everything that happened. I also feel there is something big in store for her and can't wait to read the next book to find out.
Cole - yeah he's a
Mar 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Onyx Night is a quick, light read about a werecat and a sorcerer with a nice balance of romance and action. Great start to a series!
Oct 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book by a skilled author. I'm a huge fan of her MC series, so naturally I couldn't wait to read the start of her new series. The chemistry between the H and h is flaming hot, but doesn't overshadow the intrigue and mystery. Looking forward to book two! ...more
Honestly Honest Bookworm
Nov 02, 2016 rated it did not like it
Favorite Quote:
He wanted to be her hero.
Diksha Choudhary
Nov 14, 2017 rated it liked it
3 and 1/2 stars

Nice beginning of a different style of writing for Ms. LAke but I just love everything she writes. This is a paranormal sexy romance. Cole definitely has the markings of being a good hero! Enjoy this short book.
Anne Jenkins
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love all of Autumn's books the LOKI series especially. Whilst I prefer the LOKInooks to the C and C books they are still extremely good books and great reads. AJL is a great author and her books are without exception well written and gripping. ...more
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good beginning

Nice beginning to this paranormal series. It focuses heavily on sexy scenes. Hoping in future the books are more substantive while sill sexy but this one did set the plot. Definitely worth reading
Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was a little different than what I am used to reading but since I love all of Autumn Jones Lakes books I gave it a try. Still impressed with her ability to tell a good story and it captured my attention. I would continue to read this series if she expanded upon it.
Maryann Bassi
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cats and magic meet

Autumn Jones Lake has turned into my favorite author of all time.
Her characters are clearly defined and woven into a story where you can easily identify with whatever they are plotting.
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great one from Autum

Her parents die and she turns in to a cat. Ok that is strange. Her life gets stranger. On to second book.
Laura Poynter
I liked it, haven't had a chance to pick up the rest of this series. I really love the Lost Kings Series and am going through Autumns catalog until her next LOKI release. ...more
Decadent Kane
Jul 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Onyx Night was a fun magical read. I enjoyed the idea of this story, werecat, and the community / politics the author set up along the way, they seemed natural.

Onyx is a college student and when her parents tragically die, a change is forced upon her. The ability to turn into a cat. But that's not all that's being forced-- people she has loved all her life are trying to make sure Onyx never leaves...

This book is the first in the series. The ending doesn't end on a cliff hanger, but is left open
Johnnie-Marie Howard
Nov 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: r2r
Omg this author can really write just about anything. I loved it and wanted more right away. The story is not one I personally have read before anywhere along with hearing about it anywhere before. Amazing I don't think covers it. Like I dont even have enough words to say what I think, I'm left speechless. The characters are really wonderful Onxy and Cole are fastly becoming my fav couple. They have so much life and love that you can feel it come right off the pages. I really don't like Wilson o ...more
Oct 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
I think this book is a great start to the 3 book series!! The story was interesting and sucked me in from the beginning!! I really enjoyed reading about shifters and magic and murder and some REALLY hot sex!! I definitely recommend this book which is the perfect length to read in one sitting, and I really look forward to reading book 2, which I hope is very soon!! It doesn't end in a huge cliffhanger, it's more of a Happy For Now, but you know from the beginning there are 3 books, which is just ...more
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: shifter
I finally got this book. Finally. I read it in about forty minutes I think? It wasn’t long at all, which made me horribly sad but then it also didn’t; because this is what my friends would label a fanfic, one called porn with plot. To explain there was a tiny bit of plot or story, only so that the porn could happen. While maybe not wholly true it’s very close. I was looking forward to seeing some kitty shifters, but instead it is just another tool to have the porn happen.
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May 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorites! Onyx Night is a sexy, quick, novella about Onyx, a werecat and Cole, a sorcerer who against all odds are determined to be together.
I love Onyx! She is sweet, but also goes after what she wants. Cole is a completely drool-worthy book boyfriend. Together they are great.
Nice beginning to the series. Left me wanting more, more, more!
Dawn Gee
Nov 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good start to series

I've read Lake's MC series and I like this magical world of Catnip and Cauldrons just as much. Cole and Onyx are interesting characters. I like how we get a glimpse of Onyx's parents through her mother's writing. There's some steamy scenes. There's a little twist too.
Chris Murray
Nov 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute &Naughty

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I have read about all different shifters but not about were cats. I so loved Onyx's naivety as well as her curious nature. Cole was so loving and protective. This was a new way to read about romance and as always Autumn knows how to write it.
Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book. I'm a big paranormal fan and I have to say I haven't read one like this before. This book was the cat's meow! ...more
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Autumn is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the popular Lost Kings MC and Hollywood Demons series. Autumn firmly believes that true love stories never end and that is reflected in the stories she tells.

Her past lives include baking cookies, slinging shoes, and practicing law.

She was born and raised in upstate New York, where most of her books are set. Autumn still enjoy

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