Succubus Blues

Richelle Mead
Succubus Blues
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Release Date
August 2010
Book 1 of Georgina Kincaid
Urban Fantasy

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 Review by Danielle S. (reviewer)
Oct 13, 2010   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
233 people found the following review helpful
This book came to me highly recommended and I wasn't disappointed. Georgina Kincaid is a succubus who is not happy with the role she is supposed to play. She is unhappy because she doesn't like taking life away from her victims. For that reason, she only feeds off bad men and only takes enough of their life energy to survive. Most of all she hates the fact that she'll never have children or someone she can love in a long term relationship. Georgina is a very caring person and is surrounded by friends she loves but other than that, she finds herself alone.

Georgina works in a bookstore and is ecstatic when her favorite author is coming to do a book signing. When she meets the author, he's nothing like she imagined. Throughout the book, she manages to get herself caught up in a love triangle that she can't act on because even with a kiss she can take some of his life away. She also has someone leaving her notes and killing immortals, which should be near impossible. So how does these murders relate to her? Well, that's her biggest problem.

I was looking forward to reading this book because I've read her first Vampire Academy book and really enjoyed it. She does not disappoint with this book. Her world building was great. Sometimes with Urban Fantasy books, I can get confused with so much going on but I didn't have that problem with this book. I was happy with the way everything turned out so far but I have to say that she ended the book with a lot of unfinished business. So I'm really going to be looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

I would recommend this book to readers who like Urban Fantasy. It did have some violence and a few explicit love scenes, but nothing too extreme. The only reason I gave this book 4 stars instead of 5 is because I'm not a huge fan of urban fantasy and love triangles. Having said that I think that whoever reads this book will not be disappointed. It's time well spent.
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