Warping Minds & Other Misdemeanors – Review and Giveaway

September 2, 2020     Danielle Romero     5 Stars, ARC, BlogTour, giveaway, R2R, reviews

Warping Minds & Other Misdemeanors
Annette Marie, Rob Jacobsen
(The Guild Codex: Warped, #1)
Published by: Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.
Publication date: August 7th 2020
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy

My name is Kit Morris, and welcome to my warped life.

Picture the scene: Me, an average guy with psychic powers—not that my abilities are in any way average—just trying to scrape by in a harsh world. So maybe I’ve conned a few people, but did I really deserve to be thrown in MPD jail alongside magic-wielding serial killers?

According to Agent Lienna Shen, one-hundred-percent yes.

But her hardass attitude and “Arcana prodigy” status aren’t enough to bring down my former best friend, who slipped through the MPD’s fingers and is days away from unleashing untold horrors upon the city. Or he’s going to steal something. I don’t really know.

Whatever he’s up to, that’s why I’m sitting in an interrogation room with Lienna. And that’s why I just offered myself as her temporary new partner for the purposes of thwarting my ex-accomplice.

And that’s how I’m going to escape. I might even help with the case before I cut and run.

Warping Minds & Other Misdemeanors is the first book in a new series set in the world of The Guild Codex. It can be read on its own or as part of a larger adventure.

More series in the Guild Codex world:
The Guild Codex: Spellbound
The Guild Codex: Demonized

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I was a little hesitant about it being a male led UF story and with it being co-written. I tend to only read female led urban fantasy books and I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to relate to our MC Kit Morris as much or if I would feel like an interloper. I also tend to bi-pass co-authored books because I’ve been let down too many times with the overall voice being drastically different than previous books but that wasn’t the case here.

I think I wound up loving Kit Morris even more than some of our Guild Codex gals. He first and foremost is freaking hilarious. Right from the first page you get an idea of exactly who he is and how he handles problems when they arise … with humor. And it totally works for him. His witty one liners and pop culture references make him so much fun to read. Dialogue in Annette’s books is always is top notch. I found myself snorting or laughing or cursing right along with our characters because you just get so sucked in.

Warping Minds & Other Misdemeanors far exceeded my expectations and is a 5 Star Must Read. I can’t wait to see what comes next in book 2


Annette Marie is the author of Amazon best-selling 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 adventures and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She lives in the frozen winter wasteland of Alberta, Canada (okay, it’s not quite that bad) with her 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.

Author links:
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Rob is a Canadian writer, actor, and director, who has been in a few TV shows you might watch, had a few films in festivals you might have attended, and authored some stories you might have come across. He’s hoping to accomplish plenty more by the time he inevitably dies surrounded by cats while watching reruns of Mr. Robot.

Currently, he is the Creative Director of Cave Puppet Films, as well as the co-author of the upcoming Guild Codex: Warped book series with Annette Marie.

Author links:
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