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Demon Magic and a Martini

(The Guild Codex: Spellbound #4)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  9,120 ratings  ·  626 reviews
When I first landed a bartending job at the local guild, I didn't know a thing about magic. These days, I'm practically an expert on the different magical classes, but there's one nobody ever talks about: Demonica.

Turns out they have a good reason for that. My guild is strictly hellion-free, because who wants to risk life and limb to control the biggest bullies on the myt
Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Published April 12th 2019 by Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.
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Caelena Fey
Feb 11, 2019 marked it as to-read
Please tell me I am not the only one that already missing Zak??
☘Misericordia☘ ⚡ϟ⚡⛈⚡☁ ❇️❤❣
Q: What was with mythics and cryptic warnings? (c)

The darker go at Tori the intrepid barwoman's adventures, fresh equipped with her shiny new Magical number thingy she got at the end of the previous installment. She's so good with bartending:
“We just want to wet our whistles alongside our mythic compatriots. What’s wrong with that?”
“You can wet your whistles in a puddle outside. Try one near the dumpster.” (c)

Too bad Zak didn't make an appearance here. Well, at least we've got a bookful of Ez
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, arc
REREAD Sept 25, 2019

I'm upping my rating from 4 stars to 4.5. Missing half a star because half of my heart ((view spoiler)) was missing from this book.

This book was A LOT more fun to read after reading Taming Demons for Beginners. As a reader, I find it fun to know the bigger plot picture. It ups the enjoyment level of the story for me.

I am SO READY for The Alchemist and an Amaretto, you have no idea (actually if you've read up to this point in the series you probably do
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-books
Even though this was somewhat darker feeling than the previous books (hello, Demons!) I absolutely loved it! I love Tori's growth throughout this series so far and I love me some hunky mages! And Ezra! Eep, so happy we finally got more of his mysterious past, powers, and story. I can not wait for more! And even though I did miss Zak in this I think with the title of future books, we will definitely be seeing him again. ...more
Every bit as good as book 1.
This series is great.
Characters, stories....I love everything about it.
♛Vanessa♛ Fangirl Faction
06/16/2021: Reread. (Audiobook.)
09/18/2020: Reread. (Audiobook.)
08/01/2020: Reread! (Listened on audiobook with my son, Maddox.)
07/14/2020: Reread!
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Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Star Rating: —> 5 STARS !!
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️, Baby!

If I had to describe this novel in one word it would be, without question, EZRA !!!

[can I just say- I finished 3 books in this series within 24 hrs. All of them within 48, I believe? That is proof enough I think, that these are fantastic and so addictive it hurts! Thank Goodness for Amazon’s suggestions for meee]

UGH This. This was everything I’ve been waiting for and moreeeeeeeeee! Brilliant. Thank the Good Lord for this! We FINALLY learn about cl
This one was definitely the best book so far in this series. I'm glad I decided to stick with it! There was a lot of action, reveals, and I like the way the character arcs are heading. Good stuff. Now on to the next book according to the 'universe' reading order, and is actually a different series? I don't know, I'm kind of confused, but willing to give it a try. ...more
LISTEN. if you haven't read the first three books of this series, first of all, WHY; and second, this is your ✨ official warning ✨

✨ spoiler alert homies ✨

✨ seriously, please steer clear ✨

okay, now with that out of the way: Y'ALL. i have been waiting for this book since two witches and a whiskey! april couldn't have come fast enough because it would bring this book and more news from annette marie herself. i am absolutely BESIDE myself with this—i was so, so excited and impatient to see where she
Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews)
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I may be biased but this is the best book in the series so far! I've been on Team Erza since the beginning and this book finally gave us a look into why he is how he is and so much more. For that alone, I consider this the best book to date in this series!

Now that I've gotten the fangirling out of the way, let's talk about the story. I can agree with a lot of other reviewers when they say Tori was in the background for the first half of this story, but it didn't bother m
Parvati Patil
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Addictive series
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
“Lungs on fire and legs hurting, I settled into what should’ve been an easy jog but felt more like death in motion.”


Another funny book in this series. But when will Zak come back?
Montzalee Wittmann
Demon Magic and a Martini
The Guild Codex: Spellbound, Book 4
By: Annette Marie
Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
Trouble abounds with a rival guild, a rogue demon,and a powerful secret. Loads of action, suspense, magic, and romance. I really love this series!
The narration is excellent too!
Apr 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Did anyone else find Tori utterly useless until the last 4 chapters?

Okay so I love this series, but I feel like the more I read each book, the more I dislike Tori. I can't quite pinpoint the reason why. Initially, I loved her fieriness and her stupidity/bravery to jump into danger to save the 3 mages (Aaron, mostly) despite knowing that she's facing magic. Lately, it seems that bravery is starting to lean more into stupidity and utter recklessness - but I'm referring more to her actions in th
**I voluntarily read and reviewed a review copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.**

My review, as always, is as spoiler free as possible!

This is the fourth book in Annette Marie's latest series 'The Guild Codex: Spellbound" and by now it's safe to say that the author has won me over yet again with another favourite; A favourite series, a favourite set of characters, a favourite set of friendships and a favourite world. I already knew that I loved this series but the books have g
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio, read-in-2019
Demon Magic and a Martini is the fourth book in the Guild Codex series by Annette Marie. A demon has been let loose on the city and Tori Dawson, or more specifically her three best mage friends, have decided they're going to kill it. Not afraid of being outclassed, the mages start tracking the beast just and quickly realize they're being hunted in return.

This was one wild ride! Finally more information about the Demonica mythic class. And, more importantly, this was Ezra's book!! My goodness is
Jun 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars. Much better than the last one and it really tied in with the other series. Looking forward to seeing what’s next.
Jacob Proffitt
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chaste, urban-fantasy
This is fourth in a series. Don't read them out of order.

This one had the action ramped to eleven. And we finally get the full low-down on Ezra. And Tori commits, like, for realsies and pretty irrevocably. All great things, making this the best of the series so far.

Correspondingly, I'm going to give it all five stars. The world building continues weak and there's a new wrinkle introduced that feels like the author shoehorning a new series in and it feels a little like she's got a new favorite ki
Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
I bumped this one up to 4 stars because there's one thing I really, really appreciate about this series, and I need to tell you guys about it.

Tori is a human. And she's stayed human.

In every single other paranormal/fantasy book I can remember reading, the heroine is either magical herself or ends up becoming one, because it's no fun always being the one on the outside of the cool powers. Tori suffers from understandable deep feelings of exclusion. I LOVED that the author didn't use shortcuts to
May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Tori and the guys face a new challenge when an unbound Demon is set loose in their city. Every mage in town is trying to track it down before it kills anyone. Also present are the Keys of Solomon, a guild that specializes in collecting the bounties of dead demons which they are willing to break all rules to obtain before anyone else. When Tori and Ezra survive a demon attack, it attracts the Key's attention and threatens to expose Ezra's most guarded secrets.

Yay! We get to know more about Ezra!!
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have been enthralled with this series since the first book I read, but I think this one is the very best one. We learned so much in this book, and I think Tori has really grown as a character, not that she wasn’t great before. I can’t say too much, but I think this book is a game-changer, and it is in some ways darker. That doesn’t mean it was funny and was light-hearted at time. Also, at one point, I was “flipping” the pages faster and faster because I just had to find out what was coming. An ...more
★Me Myshelf and I★
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio
The best yet!



At last!!
It was also the most action packed! And contains one of my now favourite scenes ever... Tori’s first training session.
I can not wait for the next one and it’s sooooooo far away .

Also very excited for the spin off series coming, we meet the MC for the first time in the this book. I immediately like her and her demon and can’t wait for more.
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's Halloween and now we are really being introduced to Demons and our favorite mages link to them. This is another fun, action-packed great book that really explores one of our mages pasts.

Tori is once again in the thick of Mythic chaos. If she is around S*** is going to go down and she is going to be right in the middle of it. This book sets you up to want that up-coming book. Especially with what happens at the very end.
Precious ✨ {semi-hiatus}
This series is seriously only getting better with each book that is released. Annette’s writing is fantastic. The descriptions are great and you can see the different sides to everyone in this book. Our heroine Tori is faced with a difficult choice, confronting her inner fears, and secrets are finally revealed. This book may possibly be a black hole because I could not put it down.
May 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an intense installment and focused on Tori and the three Mages, particularly Ezra Rowe. We’ve always known there is something different about him, what with the freezing when he gets upset and the way Aaron Sinclair and Kai Yamada protect him. The three Mages are roommates and I have so many questions! Until now Tori hasn’t asked a lot of questions. Thankful we finally get some answers!

Danger, asshat hunters, and badass demon wielders await you. Hold on cause it’s one hell of a ride.

Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
Another intense installment that focuses on Tori and the three Mage’s. Danger, asshat hunters, and badass demon wielders await you. Tori has some choices to make that will change her life.

The audio is addictive and once you start listening you just can't stop. It just pulls you in and you’re on the go.

Rated: 4 Stars
Magdalena Kaminska
I love this series, I love Tory she is awesome. It was a roller coaster of emotions .. I missed Zack though and secretly I believed that Tory and Zack end up together.. I like Ezra but I don’t know... I prefer them us friends.
Angela Cuéllar
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
YES. AT LAST THE CROSSOVER BEGINS. If you didn't know, The Guild Codex series Spellbound and Demonized cross paths and this book shows a certain epic demon battle from Tori and the guys' POV while Taming Demons for Beginners (the first book in the Demonized series) shows it from Robin and Zylas' POV. I admit I read the first two Demonized books before diving into the Spellbound series but either order you choose to read them in it's still really fun viewing the story from different viewpoints an ...more


Wow, this book was intense.

Demon Magic and a Martini was so unlike all its previous installments. It was laden with so much more of everything, filled with an insane amount of tension throughout the series.

The plot was absolutely rivetting, it was impossible for me to put the book down. I feel like I inhaled this book. Right from the start, things were tense. And with each page, things just grew darker and darker. It was fast-paced, even aggravating with how everything seemed
Good addition to the series! This book really focuses on Ezra and his past and magic and everything. He and Tori also have some moments, shippers! We learn a bit more about Kai's love life. The big magical focus is demons, which was interesting. I enjoyed seeing Tori and the guys again. This book was a bit darker than the previous one. I think this was a good book, and I would recommend it if you have read the other books in the series. You learn a lot. Sadly, tragically, horribly, book five doe ...more
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Annette Marie is the author of YA urban fantasy series Steel & Stone, its prequel trilogy Spell Weaver, romantic fantasy Red Winter, and sassy UF series The Guild Codex.

Her first love is fantasy, while fast-paced adventures and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She proudly admits she has a thing for dragons, and her editor has inquired as to whether she intends to include th

Other books in the series

The Guild Codex: Spellbound (8 books)
  • Three Mages and a Margarita (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #1)
  • Dark Arts and a Daiquiri (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #2)
  • Two Witches and a Whiskey (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #3)
  • The Alchemist and an Amaretto (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #5)
  • Druid Vices and a Vodka (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #6)
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