Indie Author Spotlight: Delivering Evil for Experts by Annette Marie

Delivering Evil for Experts

(The Guild Codex: Demonized #4)

by Annette Marie

If you’re not familiar with Annette Marie’s books, I’d start with Three Mages and a Margarita (The Guild Codes: Spellbound #1). The Spellbound books (8 total) and Demonized books (4 total) are parallel story lines in the same world that sometimes intersect. For reading order go here:

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Romantic Subplot: Marie is the Queen of Slow Burn.
Steam: Not fade to black but not graphic either.
Diverse: Eh. Side characters from the Guild Codex: Spellbound are diverse and intersect into this series, but the MC is a cisgender, heterosexual white woman.
Action: Marie’s action scenes should be taught in UF writing classes. They’re so vivid but not bogged down with description.

POV character:
Robin (1st person perspective)–Book smart, linguist, demonica class mage, who overthinks everything. She has big feels but holds them inside Stress baker. (Sidenote) A. M. needs to write a cookbook because the bribe cookies in this series sound so yummy.

Plot: Delivering Evil for Experts is the wrap up novel for the Guild Codex: Demonized series. Robin is searching for a way to send Zylas, the demon, home while at the same time secretly pining he’ll stay. She grows a lot in this book and begins to open up. The story ties in with Guild Codex: Spellbound’s eighth book Damned Souls and a Sangria.

Recommend? I highly recommend these books. Actually, everything written by Annette Marie. The only books by her I haven’t read are her Red Winter novels.

©TJ Deschamps 2021

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Published by TJ Deschamps

Tammy loves to build worlds with words, exploring themes the effect of diaspora on the generations born elsewhere than their ancestors with the backdrop of tech or magic and dragons (sometimes both). These stories are inspired by her own family's immigrant experience. She's queer and many of her characters fall somewhere on the LGBTQIA spectrum (though that is not the focus of her work). She's married to an engineer who dances. Together they are raising three precocious teens in the Seattle suburbs. Two of her children are neurodiverse. Her experiences have taught her much about the world, its beauties and its injustices. All of this comes through in her fiction with a healthy dose of absurd humor.

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