Monday, September 19, 2011

BOOK REVIEW - SUCCUBUS BLUES by RICHELLE MEAD - GEORGINA KINCAID # 1

By: Succubus Blues
Published By : Bantam Books
Released : Available Now
Details : Paperback from library , 478 Pages

RATING : 4.5 SMEXI STARS!!!

Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

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:



If you want a sexy , steamy , humorous read then pick this series up. Georgina Kincaid is a succubus. Just this alone will tell you this is not a YA series.


Georgina is a shape-shifting demon who must seduce and pleasure men to survive. Centuries ago she signed her soul over to Hell in order to right a wrong she did.


I found myself forgetting what Georgina was, a demon, a baddie, who works for Hell. She is just a great character. Intelligent, loyal, very sexy when she is after her prey, the soul she needs, the life force energy she must absorb to survive. When she shape-shifts to a new identity and works her mojo, all us other ladies don’t have a hope to be in the same room as her.


On her down time, her day job, she works for ‘Emerald City Books & Cafe’ as an assistant manager. Her boss Warren and store owner, is her sometimes source of energy, not that he knows it. Her work colleagues are oblivious to her ‘other’ life.


Doug is the cute Japanese guy she works with, they have a fun working rapport, he is a pretty cool dude.


Her closest friends are vampires and an imp. Her other boss, Jerome (could almost be John Cusak’s twin) , Lord and Master Archdemon of Greater Seattle and his drinking buddy, Carter, who happens to be an angel , are trying to find out who killed Duane the pain in the ass vampire that was harassing Georgina and who is attacking immortals in their backyard.


Georgina is a huge fan of Seth Mortensen, author of the Cady & O’Neill series. She of course makes a total mash of meeting him and there begins the start of an awkward friendship.


Georgina has had centuries to hone her dancing skills and together with Cody , her vampire friend , teach swing dance after hours at the book store. Not how you would think a succubus spends her down time.


I really like Carter, he has such an odd relationship/friendship, not sure what you call it, with Jerome , they work well together problem solving. The thing with this series is you can easily forget that Hell is involved, that Georgina is working for Hell. She is immortal but behaves like a mortal , working at the book store, going to see Doug and the band practice, teaching dance, reading. It’s only when she must work her succubus mojo that you are reminded she is more.


And oh how you are reminded!!


Richelle writes this series very well, when she has Georgina working her succubus mojo...ooo weee....


Succubus Blues is a warm up to the aptly named Succubus on Top.


Richelle has the ability to make all her series’ so different, yet contain such great , strong, intelligent female leads and gorgeous men who make for difficult relationships with a side order of great supporting characters that more than not, make you laugh. I’ll be seeing this series out to the end.

Michelle

3 comments:

  1. I looooooove this series! Just read the final book a week or so ago! It's really awesome! Glad you liked it!

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