A Georgina Kincaid Novel
By Richelle Mead
Narrated by Elisabeth Rodgers
Succubus (n) - An alluring, shape-shifting demon who seduces and pleasures mortal men.My review guidelines can be found HERE.
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 get-up 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…
- I have discovered this with audio books in the past; they move too slow but the lengthening of the story causes me to think about it through out the day/week.
- The wit is lovely. A succubus as just a normal everyday Jane. Not at the top with the greater immortals, not at the bottom with the humans.
- Vulnerable with her false bravado in the face of a vampire and her faux pax with her favorite author.
- I continuously find myself laughing out loud (since I am "reading" via audiobook on my ipod, I tend to get a few stares).
- I thoroughly enjoyed watching the relationships evolve. The ending almost had me in tears. (I know, I'm such a girl!)
- The mystery aspect kept me guessing, trying to figure out who was who. I was even right a couple of times!
- This is a beautiful set up for an epic series. The super villian is forged before our eyes. Love withstands killing blows. Good and evil are questioned and human existance/purpose investigated. All this with a quirky middle management reluctant succubus paving the way.
I am so moving on to Succubus on Top and will most likely seek to add a printed version of Succubus Blues to my keeper shelf. I have a feeling that reading the story vs. listening to the story will reveal even more details that my wandering attention may have missed.
Read an excerpt HERE.
Georgina Kincaid reading order
Succubus #6 (untitled and unknown release date)