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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead

Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead

Released Date: March 1, 2007
Publisher: Kensington
Pages: Paperback (343 pages)
Age Group: Adult
Series: Georgina Kincaid #1
Genre: Paranormal romance
Author Website:
Overall Rating: (4 out of 5 stars)

Description:Succubus (n.) An alluring, shape-shifting demon who seduces and pleasures mortal men. Pathetic (adj.) A succubus with great shoes and no social life. See: Georgina Kincaid.

When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical?

But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid's life is far less exotic. Her boss is a middle-management demon with a thing for John Cusack movies. Her immortal best friends haven't stopped teasing her about the time she shape-shifted into the Demon Goddess getup complete with whip and wings. And she can't have a decent date without sucking away part of the guy's life. At least there's her day job at a local bookstore--free books; all the white chocolate mochas she can drink; and easy access to bestselling, sexy writer, Seth Mortensen, aka He Whom She Would Give Anything to Touch but Can't.

But dreaming about Seth will have to wait. Something wicked is at work in Seattle's demon underground. And for once, all of her hot charms and drop-dead one-liners won't help because Georgina's about to discover there are some creatures out there that both heaven and hell want to deny...

Book Trailer:
Currently, there is not a book trailer avaliable.

Memorable Quotes:

"Sometimes you wake up from a dream. Sometimes you wake up in a dream. And sometimes, every once in a while, you wake up in someone else's dream."

"Vampires. Honestly, they're like children sometimes."

"Love is rarely flawless,” Carter pointed out. “Humans delude themselves by thinking it has to be. It is the imperfection that makes love perfect."

"Longing surged up within me. I wanted it. Oh God, I wanted it. I didn't want to hear Jerome chastise me for my "all lowlifes, all the time" seduction policy. I wanted to come home and tell someone about my day. I wanted to go out dancing on the weekends. I wanted to take vacations together. I wanted someone to hold me when I was upset, when the ups and downs of the world pushed me too far. I wanted someone to love. "

My Musings: I was alreay a fan of Richelle's young adult series, Vampire Academy, so I knew I had to dive into her adult books. If you are a fan of Vampire Academy then be prepared for a whole different kind of story. Richelle doesn't hold back and alot of the scenes are very graphic.

The book started out slow for me, because of the building of background story, but it did in fact pick up half way into the book. Georgina is a very different kind of heroine, who must have sex with humans in order to survive, but tries to only suck out the souls of the bad guys (what a humanitarian). She is definitely corky and tries to live the most normal life, despite her occupation. It is her love for friends and the good guys that give her a likeable personality.

At first I had a hard time accepting Seth as a love interest (because he is nothing like Dimitri Belikov from Vampire Academy), but I really began to love him towards the end. He is quite and shy, but can express himself beautifully through the power of the written word.

My favorite secondary character would have to be the angel Carter. Who would have thought a soldier for God likes to drink liquor and hang out with demons.

There is plenty of Richelle's humor weaved throughout the pages, which is a major pick plus.

It was, because of the way it ended that I decided to give this book 4 stars, instead of 3.

Cover Art: I am not the biggest fan of the cover shown above. The mass paperback edition is much better. You can find it here.

Reading Order:
Succubus Blues
Succubus on Top (Succubus Nights in UK)
Succubus Dreams
Succubus Head
Succubus Shadows
Succubus Revealed (Coming in September 2011)


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