The 2020 Books I Predict Will Be 5-Star Reads {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s all about the 2020 books we predict that’ll be 5-star reads. And at first I was really excited about this, because I’m excited about a lot of books but then… it turned out it’s no so easy to predict which books will be 5-star reads and which won’t. I may love a book, but the difference between a 4-star or 4,5-star rating and a 5-star rating is hugely emotional for me and often not only has to do with the book itself, but the emotions I felt while reading it, how invested in the characters I am, how big my book hangover is… Basically, IT’S HARD.

But I tried! So while this list is a little shorter than usual, I think most of these will become 5-star reads for sure. Let’s check in again at the end of the year 😉

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The One Where Everything Hurts — Druid Vices and a Vodka by Annette Marie {ARC Book Review}

Druid Vices and a Vodka by Annette MarieTitle: Druid Vices and a Vodka (The Guild Codex: Spellbound #6)
Author: Annette Marie
Publisher:
Dark Owl Fantasy
Release Date: January 3rd, 2020
Standalone/Series: Series
Genre: New Adult – Urban Fantasy

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My rating in stars: 5 stars
My rating in words: New all-time favorite

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

I’ve said it before, but sometimes I’m a bad person. I cheated on my twelfth grade math final, I’ve run countless yellow lights, and I gossip about how hot my kickass best friends are. (Good thing my job as a guild bartender doesn’t require moral perfection.)

But there’s bad, and then there’s bad. And I’m not sure which applies to a certain dark druid/wanted criminal/reluctant friend of mine. His transgressions include black-magic dealings, kidnapping, and murder, and he’s about to add “revenge-fueled killing spree” to his resume—if I don’t stop him.

Should I stop him?

He and his nemesis are gearing up to tear each other apart, rogues and vultures are converging with their sights on the spoils, and the guilds that would normally stomp them into the ground are under attack. We’re on the brink of an all-out criminal turf war, and my time to decide is almost up.

Who’s the real bad guy … and do I dare stand in his way?

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)

Demonized Series:
Taming Demons for Beginners (#1)
Slaying Monsters for the Feeble (#2)

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Demon Magic & A Martini by Annette Marie {Book Blitz & Give-Away}

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Hi everyone and welcome to the Book Blitz for Annette Marie’s latest fantasy novel, Demon Magic and a Martini, the fourth book in the Guild Codex: Spellbound series. This Book Blitz is hosted by Xpresso Book Tours.

It’s no surprise that I am a huge Annette Marie fan. Proof of my fangirly obsession is ALL OVER my blog. But if you need still some more convincing, I highly suggest to check out the summary and excerpt below and enter the fun, blitz-wide give-away for your chance to win an Amazon gift card!

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Two Witches and a Whiskey by Annette Marie {Book Blitz & Give-Away}

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Hi everyone and welcome to the Book Blitz for Annette Marie’s latest fantasy novel, Two Witches and a Whiskey, the third book in the Guild Codex: Spellbound series. This Book Blitz is hosted by Xpresso Book Tours.

Now, I was lucky enough to have been able to read an ARC of Two Witches, so you can already check out my review here. (Spoiler: I LOVED IT!) If you need still some more convincing, I highly suggest to check out the summary and excerpt below and enter the fun, blitz-wide give-away for your chance to win an Amazon gift card!

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Laugh-Out-Loud Humor With Lots of Heart — Two Witches and a Whiskey by Annette Marie {ARC Review}

GCS3 Two Witches and a Whiskey- AnnetteMarie GRTitle: Two Witches and a Whiskey (The Guild Codex: Spellbound #3)
Author: Annette Marie
Publisher:
Dark Owl Fantasy
Release Date: February 8th, 2019
Standalone/Series: Series 06
Genre: New Adult – Urban Fantasy

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My rating in stars: 4,5 stars
My rating in words: Loved it!

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

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.


Note: The three mages are definitely sexy, but this series isn’t a reverse harem. It’s 100% fun, sassy, fast-paced urban fantasy.


THE GUILD CODEX: SPELLBOUND
Three Mages and a Margarita (#1)
Dark Arts and a Daiquiri (#2)
Two Witches and a Whiskey (#3)
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Demon Magic and a Martini by Annette Marie {Cover Reveal}

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Hi everybody, and welcome to the official cover reveal of Demon Magic and a Martini, the fourth book in the Guild Codex: Spellbound series by Annette Marie!

This cover reveal is hosted by Xpresso Book Tours.

Well, here we are AGAIN with another Annette Marie post! (#sorrynotsorry) I’m sure I already told you that I love Annette Marie’s books and have subsequently raved about the writing, the worldbuilding, the pacing, the character development or romance aspects of her books, but something I tend to rave less about are the covers and that’s a shame because they are GORGEOUS!!  This new cover is no exception, and I’m having trouble deciding which one I love more, the Two Witches and a Whiskey one or this new one. Which Annette Marie cover is your favorite?

Check out the full cover for Demon Magic and a Martini below and while you’re at it, be sure to check out her books, including this lovely Guild Codex: Spellbound series.

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Two Witches and a Whiskey by Annette Marie {Cover Reveal}

 

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Hi everybody, and welcome to the official cover reveal of Two Witches and a Whiskey, the third book in the Guild Codex: Spellbound series by Annette Marie!

This cover reveal is hosted by Xpresso Book Tours.

By now, I’m sure it is no surprise to any of you that I love Annette Marie’s books. But though I can rave about the writing, the worldbuilding, the pacing, the character development or romance aspects of her books all day long, another amazing (if slightly more superficial) aspect of her books that deserves some love is the absolutely gorgeous covers. Annette Marie has definitely been blessed by the cover gods, but I’ve got to admit that this latest cover is one of my favorites!

So check out the full cover below and while you’re at it, be sure to check out her books, including this lovely Guild Codex: Spellbound series

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