Richelle Mead: Succubus Blues

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 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 did tell you guys how much I enjoyed this book already.

But here’s the full-length version.

I think Lilith Saintcrow said it best when she called Succubus Blues
“Dysfunction, funny and sexy!”

It’s quite the page-turner too, except for a section towards the end.

I would have liked to understand Georgina’s world better. Other than who’s her boss and her stealing souls, there’s not much you know about it.

Um, it’s not a romance. Just to make it clear. Kensington’s not even putting romance on the spine.

I want to read the next book!

This rates 4.5 out of 5.

3 Responses to “Richelle Mead: Succubus Blues”

  1. February 27, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    It’s an awesome book, innit? Richelle is AMAZING.

    We both fretted and giggled over just how many similarities there are between SUCCUBUS BLUES and HELL’S BELLES — down to the publisher. Both books have:

    – An important character named Roman
    – A succubus who loves to dance
    – Nookie (okay, this was a gimme)
    – Succubi who are unhappy with an aspect of their infernal lives

    Wait until you read the next Georgina book, SUCCUBUS ON TOP. 🙂

  2. February 28, 2007 at 1:14 am

    Jackie, you failed to mention that I will never, ever actually use the word “nookie.” But I adore you nonetheless.

  3. February 28, 2007 at 1:54 pm

    Jackie, don’t worry about the similarities. Seriously, anybody who reads the first chapter will realise that SB and HB are very different books.

    Ooooh! Girlfight!

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