Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead

Georgina Kincaid #1
Published March 2007 by Zebra
343 pages
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Series: 1. Succubus Blues* 2. Succubus on Top 3. Succubus Dreams 4. Succubus Heat 5. Succubus Shadows 6. Succubus Revealed
Source: Bought @ Borders
Challenge: TBR Pile
Rating: Loved It

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…(Source: Goodreads)

I can’t believe this book has been sitting on my shelf for over a year. I was at a Border closing sale and popped over to Goodreads to see what I should buy. Jess @ Gone With the Words said how much she loved this series. So I bought it and it sat. For shame.

Now I know what the hype was all about. Georgina is my kind of gal. She is smart, loyal, hard-worker, sarcastic, and has a heavy conscious. This is not exactly a skill set a Succubus makes. She doesn’t date, because she feels guilty sucking the life force out of good guys. So that leaves her mostly lonely, despite her odd band of paranormal and work friends. She is a kickass heroine, but can’t really kickass. Being a hottie doesn’t necessarily transfer to physical bruteness. But you love her for trying.

A reluctant Succubus, she is. Don’t turn away. You will get some sexy times. But her  book crush on author Seth Mortensen has depth. How they keep each other off-kilter is fun to follow throughout. Most of all Georgina makes me laugh. Laugh  a lot and out loud.

Georgina is a  Succubus after my own heart and the potential leading men have a few surprises up their sleeves.

15 responses to “Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead

  1. Thanks for reminding me about this series! I’ve definitely read great things about Georgina!

  2. I have had this book for a long time and it also just sits on my shelf! Maybe I’ll read it soon and I really like the new covers!

  3. Yay you loved it! I miss this series so much. You’re right Georgina is funny and Richelle has a great sense of humor. Hope you continue to enjoy this series!

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  5. LOL! You’re so right about her being kick-ass but not being able to kick ass…she’s a character after my own heart, because I definitely cannot kick some ass (not that I’ve tried. I hate fights!).

    SO, SO HAPPY you liked this book, Amy!!

    • Wish I wouldn’t have waited so long to actually read it. Thanks so much for introducing me to Richelle Mead. Now I need to continue & add VA to my read list this summer.

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  7. Oh this one sounds lovely… I’ve never heard of it, but I watched a TV show about a succubus once. Sounds wonderful!!

  8. I really enjoyed this one too. I am still behind on the rest of the series but this one made me smile!

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