Love hurts, and no one knows it better than Georgina Kincaid. If she so much as kisses Seth Mortensen, the shy, sexy, incredibly gifted Seattle writer she's been dating, she'll drain his life force. Georgina is a succubus - a demon who draws her power from other men's pleasure. Admittedly, the shapeshifting and immortality perks are terrific, and yes, Georgina did choose to join the ranks of hell centuries ago. But it seems completely unfair that a she-demon whose purpose is seduction can't get hot and heavy with the one mortal who knows and accepts her for who she is.
It's not just her personal life that's in chaos. Doug, Georgina's co-worker at a local bookstore, has been exhibiting bizarre behaviour, and Georgina suspects that something far more demonic than double espressos is at work. She could use help finding out, but Bastien, an irresistibly charming incubus and her best immortal friend, is preoccupied with corrupting an ultra-conservative talk radio star - and giving Georgina some highly distracting come-hither vibes. Georgina is going to have to work solo on this one - and fast because soon, Doug's life won't be the only one on the line.
©2008 Richelle Mead; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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I have yet to come across a crucial plot line in the Georgina Kincaid series. What I mean by this is that yes, the characters are working towards resolving a problem but the overall story doesn’t revolve around its success. In this case, it took me a good chunk of the book before I realized what the plot line actually was and the same thing happened in Succubus Blues. Succubus on Top felt more like a warped version of a reality TV show or a preternatural soap opera than a paranormal novel. Richelle Mead is the first author that I’ve come across who’s been able to pull this off and she does it extremely well I might add. I’m really diggin’ this series!
Georgina is an awesome character; I absolutely love her to bits! I was happy to see that Seth didn’t get scared off by her succubus nature because they make an adorable couple. Which is weird seeing how they can’t be intimate but then again, when the physical aspect of a relationship is not an option the emotional side has to compensate. I love how open they are with each other and what lengths they are willing to go to in order to express their feelings while continually resisting the urge to jump each others’ bones. Needless to say, this is no easy task for a sex demon and any warm blooded-male on the planet.
I like how raw Richelle Mead’s writing is in these books. The characters tell it like it is and cuss like sailors (bonus points). The dialogue is phenomenal too and causes the lines between fiction and reality to blur. Listening to the audio book version of Succubus on Top probably boosts the conversations’ realism by a couple of notches as well.
Georgina’s long time friend Bastien is introduced in this installment. He’s an incubus which is the male equivalent of a sex demon. His methods of seduction are a bit different because females can be a little trickier to seduce for a quick romp in the sack. I’m not sure how I feel about Bastien yet. There were moments when I liked him and ones where I really didn’t. I’m kinda hoping that he doesn’t become a permanent fixture in this series… Although, this seems to be the overall consensus among reviewers so at least I’m not alone!
I can’t get over how quickly I became hooked on these books considering that they weren’t even on my radar originally. It was a fluke that I bought the first audio book and now I find myself committed to the whole series! Succubus on Top is addictively written with unforgettable side-characters and Georgina is just a-w-e-s-o-m-e!
I didn't think I would like this book as much as I did. I love all the vampire and supernatural genres, but I wasn't sure about succubus (or is it succubi?)
Anyway, I'm so glad I did. I loved the characters and the narrator, as well. And I especially loved that not everything turns out perfect and happily ever after.
Lots and lots of sex which sometimes is quite over the top, but who's complaining?
I will definitely listen to the other books in the series.
This was a fun, easy listen. I've enjoyed both books in this series so far. If you are looking for a literary masterpiece, this probably isn't it, but if you are looking for a story that easily keeps your interest and gives you a laugh or two, you've found it. Narrator was great, too!
Paranormal-urban fantasy book lover!
This series is the first series in a while to grasp hold of me in a while, not since Jeaniene Frost's books have I been so in awe of para/rom fiction. We meet new characters and Seth and Georgina finally find a way to be together. I like that it's not just sex for sex but it is tied into love with this book. She did an amazing job writing this book and Elisabeth Rodgers does an amazing job narrating!!!
On to book 3...
I like to add to my reviews some of my fav authors and series for the readers of my reviews to see and check out. I also like to hear from you on what series or authors you would suggest so here is my email if anyone wants to give me suggestions
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Jeaniene Frost - everything
Charlaine Harris - sookie
J.R. Rain - Samantha moon
Suzanne Collins - hunger games
Molly Harper - everything
Kim Harrison - the hollows
Darren Shan - zom b
ANYTHING read by emma galvin and Amanda ronconi
Dan wells - john cleaver series
Beautiful creatures series
Kresley cole - arcana chronicles
J.D. Robb - in death series
Hugh Howey- silo saga
Richelle Mead - Georgia Kincaid
Sherrilyn kenyon - chronicles of nick
As I say in ALL my reviews, if anyone has read her dark hunter series and can recommend or not recommend it I would love feedback. I'm hesitant to start a series with so many books when the reviews are so split!
And lastly this book is going to be on audio very soon, I read this book and fell in love with it
Dew Pellucid - the sound and the echoes
I enjoy a good many urban paranormal series and I wasn't too sure about this one at first. The protagonist isn't some powerful fighter who resolves problems through violence. She is, well, a 2000 year old demon hooker of sorts feeding off the life force of mortals and corrupting souls for the forces of evil. Georgina is witty and though I hardly feel she behaves like someone with centuries of experience I find the story entertaining. You don't get a book about a Succubus expecting grand drama so perhaps my expectations are lowered a bit but I highly recommend the book. Elisabeth Rodgers is an excellent narrator who brings great expression to the series.
We get to know more about Georgina and the gang of immortals and the background in this story. As in the first book, it goes very fast.
I like the colorful side characters more than the main characters. My vote goes for Carter whom while he doesn't in charcter but in disheveld look makes me think of Castiel in Supernatural. He says all those cryptic things to Georgina, but I believe he has her best interest in heart.
I also found Sebastian her ex-appretince/partner succubus interesting, too. He reveals more about Georgina and her past.
I downloaded this with some trepidation because I saw a few reviews saying it wasn't very good. Is this one of the best books I've ever "read"? No. Let's face it though, if we are contemplating buying a book called "Succubus On Top" with a steamy photo on the cover, we aren't looking for the next War and Peace great novel. Sometimes, ya just want some light entertainment that doesn't suck. For me, this fit the bill. I was entertained, it didn't make me roll my eyes, and the narration is good. I'm enjoying the series and I'm going to get the next.
One of my all time favorite series, I love Georgina Kindcaid, I love her love for her friends and her need to be good even though she is a "succubus", shes funny, witty and sexy.. I really enjoyed all 5 books..
Although I didn't find the first book in the series entirely compelling, I thought I'd give the 2nd a try. Georgina remains surprisingly graceless for a succubus. She's likable, but for someone who has been alive for at least a thousand years AND is demonically seductive, she is naive and prone to being at a loss for words. It's not a bad series, by any means, but I don't think I'll be trying it out any further.
Reviewing Romance & Urban Fantasy
If you'll remember in the review about Succubus Blues I mention there being two love interests. We get to see more of the second guy, Seth. He is Georgina's favorite author that she meant while working in the book store. But the problem is he is human and a good guy. I know that doesn't sound like a problem but when you're a succubus like Georgina Kincaid and you try to stay away from the good guys so that you don't suck their life force then dating is a problem.
In Succubus on Top, Georgina is dealing mostly with her relationship with Seth and trying to figure out how to make it work. She meets his family and sad by what she will never have. But she can't let Seth go so it's an emotional roller coaster between the two.
The plot or mystery if you will, is focused around the humans in Georgina's life and how they are acting crazy as bat sh*t. Doug, one of Georgina's friends and co-workers, is in a band and things really start to take off for him but he's starting to act weird. So Georgina adds figuring out what's wrong with to her plate.
Now if she didn't have enough problems, Georgina's long time incubus friend blows into town to causing problems. Bastien is the incubus in question and Georgina taught him everything he knows back in the day. He stays on her case about how boring she is now, while asking for her help.
Succubus on Top is filled with steamy and funny hi-jinks from being to end. Richelle Mead grabbed my attention with the first book and with the second, Succubus on Top she has me running to start the 3rd book. Looking for a fun urban fantasy read? Check out the Georgina Kincaid series by Mead and you won't be sorry. I recommend checking the series out on audio. The narration is fun and I truly believe it's one of the main reasons I'm enjoying the series.
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