Audio: Three Mages and a Margarita by Annette Marie @AnnetteMMarie @CrisDukehart @TantorAudio #LoveAudiobooks #JIAM

Posted June 9, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, JIAM / 10 Comments

Audio: Three Mages and a Margarita by Annette Marie @AnnetteMMarie @CrisDukehart @TantorAudio #LoveAudiobooks #JIAMThree Mages and a Margarita by Annette Marie
Narrator: Cris Dukehart
Series: The Guild Codex Spellbound #1
Published by Tantor Audio on October 16, 2018
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 7 hours, 14 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
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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 asshole right back. That's the definition of fitting in, right?

I expected to get thrown out on my ass. 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-shit 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.

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I read a review of Three Mages and a Margarita and decided I needed to read it.  It is the first in the Guild Codex Spellbound series.  Urban Fantasy is the best sometimes.

I loved the world-building and the characters.  Tori is wonderful and she doesn’t have an easy situation.  I enjoy her efforts to meet her goals and commiserate with her frustration with people.  There was so much fun, some action and a few things to discover.  I can’t wait to go on with the series.


Cris Dukehart is a narrator I already know and enjoy.  She did so well with all the characters and their feelings.  I was able to listen at my usual 1.5x speed.

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About 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.

Annette lives in the frozen winter wasteland of Alberta, Canada (okay, it’s not quite that bad). She shares her life with her remarkably patient, comparatively sensible 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.

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Narration (Audio)
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Posted June 9, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, JIAM / 10 Comments

10 responses to “Audio: Three Mages and a Margarita by Annette Marie

  1. I devoured and loved these on audio and I’m just sitting here waiting for the next release on audio! So glad you enjoyed it! Psst…hubby and I listed to Fated on our trip. I just grabbed audio 2 and 3 today 🙂

  2. I read this series so far in ebook, but it’s good to know the audio is well done too. I’ll keep that in mind, in case I ever want to do a re-read. I am really enjoying this series so far :).