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Three Mages and a Margarita

The Guild Codex: Spellbound Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2018 Annette Marie (P)2018 Tantor

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on a whim purchase

loved the narration and story. i had never heard of the author before purchasing but saw this series as a recommended book and fell in love. Cris's narration is also one of my fvaourites

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excellent

This was a refreshing change from most fantasy novels. the writing style and flow where perfect. I will be hungrily devouring the rest of the series.

I hope the author continues to bring there imagination to life.

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Fun, Fresh and...

I picked up this title on a whim. I'd never heard of the author or series, but I liked the title and the blurb so I paid over my credit. I'm so glad I did. This is the first new best-of-breed series I've found since The Rivers of London. Tori and her three new best friends are great fun and there's enough back-story mystery to keep the flow going through the series. The narrator, whom I'd not heard before, fits the main character and does a good job with different characters throughout.

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  • Mandy
  • Bennett Springs, Australia
  • 28-10-2018

Too enjoyable for words!!!!!

I loved every minute if this book. The narration fit the story perfectly ... I highly recommend Annette Marie!! 😁😁😁

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  • Roz Hans
  • 18-10-2018

Enjoyable and fun

Not epic but a light fun magical read. Nothing made me roll my eyes which is an accomplishment in itself, no over flowery romance or stupid dialogue, just light quirky characters with a fun story, nothing mind bending or surprised but pleasant with laughs.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-10-2018

No spoilers

This is the first book I've listened/read by MS Marie and I liked it a lot and will try more of her books. This one was full of action through out, suspense and some laughs no flat spots in the book moved along nicely. I wouldn't say it was a must read but it was entertaining and I will be reading/listening the next in the series. As far as the narrator MS Dukeheart she did a fantastic job loved her voice. She brought this book to life did the voices of all the characters very well. Without hesitation i will listen to any book read by her. Highly recommend the Audible and it's a nice price too. After you read this series try M.L Ryan Corsedon series or Deborh Dunbar Imp series both very good but read this first and enjoy like I did.

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  • Pip
  • 12-11-2018

Fluffy Fun for the Win

The normal pattern is that our hero is a supernatural in a human world who saves the day, this time around its a mortal who stumbles into the supernatural world and whilst not quite saving the day, does seem to use her own mortalness to help out.
It is a cute story and I'm looking forwarding to more.
#fluffyfun #mortalhero #supernaturalbar #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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  • RedDaBEAR
  • 20-12-2018

Like it was written from a playbook

Trite, simple and shallow. That is the story, the characters, the MC and well... the whole thing. I could not believe how dead linear the progression of the story was or how ridiculous the MC was. "Oh, look, I'm a super hot and hot-headed ginger who has ZERO skills or self-control but everything bad that happens to me is someone else's fault and not because of my own choices in life and OH YEAH, I have no powers but I'm constantly saving the lives of these three totally hot guys who are SO into me right now". Not even books that target adolescent boys are this trite.

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  • Diana
  • 07-03-2019

Young Adult or Teen level story. Basic writing

Just a straight forward story of a young woman who is mouthy and has poor judgment and has no critical thinking skills and who is focused on young men and needs to be protected and rescued by the same young men. Plain writing with few interesting descriptions, observations, or plot twists.

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  • Mina
  • 25-01-2019

Damsel in Distress with hot guys

I am not into female characters evolving only around men, the damsel in distress story is too old school for me and there are too many books now that try to force multiple love interests to one girl instead of developing her as somewhat individual character its this constant protect the female vibe. The narration was very good but the story sucked.

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  • MaGGot
  • 21-04-2019

Teen Urban Fantasy

When the cosmos puts a mundane amoungst the mystics, she finds a home, a place to be, happiness. The main character has something... critical thinking ability, like Sherlock Holmes, as well as a willingness to put herself in harms way for the peeps she cares for. An excellent trait. This was a satisfying read, no over the top hot and humping...

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  • a.nava
  • 02-11-2018

LOVE LOVE LOVE

It is sooo hard now days to find a good book where the Heroin is not whinny or waiting on a guy to save here. And let me tell you this book is amazing! I loved every second of it. The MC is not one to let people push her around, nor is she one to just stand by and let the guy do all the saving. She is smart and has a lot of attitude, and a bit of a temper. But this book has you smiling and laughing and rooting for her to kick butt. She does not have "gifts" of her own so she is a human helping mages and let me tell you that she is doing a fantastic job doing it.

I am already excited to get the next one! This is a fantastic series!

Also the narrator was perfect for this series. Just the right tone for all of them and you can tell everybody apart which makes the book play like a movie in your head. I definitely recommend this one!

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  • Ezra
  • 12-03-2019

Medicore

I listened to it all and it was fine but I do not feel very incllined to continue the series.

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  • Stephy
  • 27-12-2018

Just what I needed

Laughed all the way through. Loved the story and the narrator is awesome. Can't wait to see what happens next

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  • Carl
  • 16-11-2018

An Excellent Listen

This book was a blast, plain and simple. Great story, interesting characters and some really funny moments. I've already picked up the second, and hoping its just as good as this one.

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  • Rebel
  • 09-12-2018

Missing Something.... Powers

This book had great potential however I couldn't help but wish the lead character had some powers... I know this is what the author was going for... a human surviving in a non human environment but frankly it was boring. The story around how she ended up getting a job in the guild was also weak. Much better stories out there.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 26-10-2018

Brilliant!

I love the story. I love the mc. I love the fact she kicks was and saves butts but also needs a bit of saving . Looking forward to new adventures!

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  • Mrs. C. Hunt
  • 02-03-2019

Three Mages and a Margarita

This is a funny light hearted Mage story with kidnapping, fighting fun and laughter. Great first book in the series.

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  • katarina lithgow
  • 08-01-2019

So good I finished it in one day!!!

I know the book is only 7 hours but it was impossible to put down. It gave me quite a few laughs and I am a sucker for books with strong female characters with the odds stacked against them