I can’t believe we’re at the end of this Urban Fantasy series that was started over two years ago. I remember starting off this series a little hesitant. The first book is heavy on the action and urban Fantasy style put pulls you in like none before. The last installment had some long anticipated romance included. But Damned Souls and a Sangria did not disappoint.
There was a fun dip in the middle where it read as if it was the ending of the book but then the ball started rolling again to end with a bang. The action was all a bit on the heavy side. Where I thought for a short while. ‘Just get it over yet. How long can a action scene last”. As always where the characters amazing. World building to get lost in and a story to keep on reading and get endless lost until you hit that last page and you realize it is the end of the book.
A good thing to know is that this is not the end of the characters and we are probably get to read about them in the other books from the The Guild Codex: Unveiled Series and The Guild Codex: Demonized Series. I am for sure reading them all 🙂
Her strengths and weaknesses at war.
He’s broken his chains and restoring control.
The Wheel of Fortune
Brought together by fate…
…it will be his choice alone, but first there must be…
The Hanged Man
“Vh’renith vē thāit.”
The unfamiliar words rasped from his throat. “Never forget.”
“Victory or death. I’ll remember.”
The spellbound series
For the sake of keeping it simple, I’m focusing this post mostly on the Spellbound series, since this is the series that started it all. However, I love the Demonized series just as much (if not more) and will briefly rave about that one some more below.
For now, here’s the blurb for Three Mages and a Margarita, the first book in the Spellbound series:
Broke, almost homeless, and recently fired. Those are my official reasons for answering a wanted ad for a skeevy-looking bartender gig.
It went downhill the moment they asked me to do a trial shift instead of an interview—to see if I’d mesh with their “special” clientele. I think that part went great. Their customers were complete dickheads, and I was an ***hole right back. That’s the definition of fitting in, right?
I expected to get thrown out on my ***. Instead, they… offered me the job?
It turns out this place isn’t a bar. It’s a guild. And the three cocky guys I drenched with a margarita during my trial? Yeah, they were mages. Either I’m exactly the kind of takes-no-*** bartender this guild needs, or there’s a good reason no one else wants to work here.
So what’s a broke girl to do? Take the job, of course—with a pay raise.
Damned Souls and a Sangria
Series: The Guild Codex: Spellbound,
Category: Urban Fantasy
Reading Time: 3 hours
Published by Dark Owl Fantasy Inc. on October 2, 2020
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About this book
Once upon a time, I was your average spunky redhead with the lamest employment history ever, a shaky relationship with my only family member, and no idea what I was doing with my life.
Now, I'm a pseudo mythic with the best bartending job in the world, the most amazing (and hot) best friends I never knew I needed, and a guild of misfit magic-users who've become my extended family.
And I'm about to lose it all.
In my desperation to save Ezra, I stumbled into a web of ruthless deception—and seriously pissed off a sleeping hydra. Now its every murderous head is turned toward me and my guild, and I don't know how to stop it. I'm not sure I can.
I'm not sure anyone can.
But if we don't, we're all doomed—Ezra, Aaron, Kai, and my beloved guild.
--THE GUILD CODEX
Spellbound Series:Three Mages and a Margarita (#1)Dark Arts and a Daiquiri (#2)Two Witches and a Whiskey (#3)Demon Magic and a Martini (#4)The Alchemist and an Amaretto (#5)Druid Vices and a Vodka (#6)Lost Talismans and a Tequila (#7)Damned Souls and a Sangria (#8)
Demonized Series:Taming Demons for Beginners (#1)Slaying Monsters for the Feeble (#2)Hunting Fiends for the Ill-Equipped (#3)Delivering Evil for Experts (#4)
Warped Series:Warping Minds & Other Misdemeanors (#1)
Other books from this seriesDruid Vices and a Vodka, Lost Talismans and a Tequila
- Adult: Yes
- Featuring: Heroin, Demon, Magic, Friends, Final Book, Witches
- Cover: 5
- Characters: 5
- Suspense: 4
- Romance: 2
- Heat: 2
- Fast paced: Yes
- Cliffhanger: No
- Epilogue: Yes
- Total: 4,5 stars
About Annette Marie
Annette Marie is the author of YA urban fantasy series Steel & Stone, its prequel trilogy Spell Weaver, romantic fantasy trilogy Red Winter, and sassy UF series The Guild Codex.
Her first love is fantasy, but fast-paced adventures and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She proudly admits she has a thing for dragons, and her editor has politely inquired as to whether she intends to include them in every book.
Annette lives in the frozen winter wasteland of Alberta, Canada (okay, it’s not quite that bad). She shares her life with her husband and their furry minion of darkness—sorry, cat—Caesar.
When not writing, she can be found elbow-deep in one art project or another while blissfully ignoring all adult responsibilities.