Two Witches and a Whiskey by Annette Marie

July 12th, 2019 Kimberly Review 12 Comments

12th Jul
Two Witches and a Whiskey by Annette Marie
Two Witches and a Whiskey
by Annette Marie
Series: The Guild Codex: Spellbound #3
Narrator: Cris Dukehart
Length: 8 hours and 9 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Narration: 5 cups Speed: 1.3x

Three months ago, I landed a job as a bartender. But not at a bar—at a guild. Yeah, the magic kind.

I'm not a badass mage like my three smokin' hot best friends. I'm not a sorcerer or an alchemist, or even a wussy witch. I'm just a human, slinging drinks like a pro and keeping my non-magical nose out of mythic business. Seriously, I know my limits.

So why am I currently standing in a black-magic ritual circle across from a fae lord?

Somewhere behind me, my three mage friends are battling for their lives. Somewhere near my feet is the rogue witch I just knocked out with a stolen spell. And I have about five seconds to convince this very angry sea god not to shmoosh me like a bug.

I'm pretty sure this wasn't part of the job description

friends magical twisted urban

Two Witches and a Whiskey by Annette Marie is a fun urban fantasy series about a human who finds herself working in a Guild bar and solving cases with three smoking hot Mages. A spell thwarted has Tori in trouble and MagiPol is sniffing around the Claw & Hammer.

I am having such a blast with this series. I love the world Annette Marie has created. While each book revolves around a mythical case, the series is best listened to in order of release.

So far the guild has done a good job of keeping Tori’s employment at the Claw & Hammer a secret, but MagiPol shows up with questions about recent cases/bounties and is looking for a guild member with red hair. A woman who was involved in a kidnapping case and may know the notorious Ghost. Eep! The guys get Tori out of there and Darius puts her on leave until things cool down. Our poor girl is depressed, but two witches show up at her apartment and things are about to get interesting!

We gain some insight into our handsome mages, particularly Kia. Ezra helps Tori sort through some of her own issues and we learn more about Zak, Aka the Ghost as Tori gets herself caught up with powerful fae, and a dark lord.

The plot was fast paced, action packed and entertaining. I enjoy how the author can share more about the characters and world as she seamlessly weaves them into the current storyline. We see overall series arc advancement including the MagiPol problem.

What really makes this series are the characters and bonds that form. We have magical creatures, complicated dudes, tarot readers and more. Darius the guild leader impresses me, and I love how Kia, Ezra and Aaron. I hope we see a lot more of Zak, the mysterious druid. The banter and snark between him and Tori are hilarious.

Cris Dukehart has become the voice of these characters. Her narration is fun. From the fae to Tori she has given each a unique voice that suits their personalities. I will grab other titles she narrates.

Two Witches and a Whiskey ended on a high note. Fans of UF looking for friends, exciting magic cases and humor should grab the series.



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About Annette Marie

Annette Marie

Annette Marie is the author of YA urban fantasy series Steel & Stone, its prequel trilogy Spell Weaver, and romantic fantasy trilogy Red Winter. Her first love is fantasy, but fast-paced urban fantasy, bold heroines, 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 single book.

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12 Responses to “Two Witches and a Whiskey by Annette Marie”

  1. Jen

    I keep reading all the good things about this series. Your review has really piqued my interest. (following your reviews is becoming an expensive habit! haha) Thanks!

  2. Lola

    I am really enjoying this series as well :). Each book has these fun fast paced stories/ mysteries and I also like how you learn more about the characters throughout the series.

  3. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

    I’m so gone for this series! I adore everything about it and I cannot wait for the sister series to start and for more of this one!
    I actually got giddy with happiness all over again just reading your review. 🙂

  4. Judi Easley

    I’m loving this series, too! I’m not as far along as you are, but it is so much fun to watch the relationships develop and see how much trouble this foursome can get into! I’m doing it on audible books. This is my first real trial of audiobooks, so that’s been an adventure as well. But Cris Dukehart has made it really easy to follow along. I don’t feel as if I’ve missed anything.

    Judi Easley recently posted: Three Mages and a Margarita
  5. Melliane

    I really loved all the books and I can’t wait for the spin off one too! I still need to post my reviews but well I have many that are waiting

  6. Di @ Book Reviews by Di

    Oh my gosh Annette Marie is one of my absolute favourite authors and I’m so happy to see that you enjoyed this AB! I’ve enjoyed all of the books in this series so far and eagerly awaiting the next release in October!!! 🙂 I’m also happy to hear that the narration of this one was good – I might have to give the audio a try when I want to ‘re-read’.

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