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 best-selling, 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.
©2007 Richelle Mead; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
"At the start of a planned series, Mead cooks up an appetizing debut that blends romantic suspense with a fresh twist on the paranormal, accented with eroticism." (Booklist)
"Elisabeth Rodgers’s understated narration displays subtle skill. Her low, even voice traces Georgina’s snarky musings and wistful regrets without melodrama. Rodgers’s vocal choices also support Mead’s secondary characters. Angels mesmerize as they try to convince Georgina to repent. Demonic pals and mortal co-workers emerge with unique voices and endearing concern for the likable Georgina. Mead’s quirky story—the forces of good and evil even gather for Friday night happy hour—is well matched by Rodgers’s intuitive depiction of Georgina’s complexities." (AudioFile)
I thought this would be an entertaining way to pass the time on my long commute to work, however this was complete and utter garbage!! The characters are shallow and I especially despise Georgina. Simply couldn't get into this one!! I was initially excited to learn about these other worldly creatures, but the author simply focuses on the mundane day to day struggles of Georgina. Wished to learn more about these evil being's purpose on earth, but unless this happened later in the story (I had to stop listening b/c it was too horrible) this did not happen. Had potential but failed to deliver!!
I ordered Succubus Blues along with Halfway to the Grave and Storm Front, as I was in the mood for Urban Fantasy and they were all in a First in a Series sale. Succubus Blues was a major disappointment. Fundamentally, it has the plot and characters of a Romance novel, with supernatural elements only present in a minor role, more like accessories than significant factors driving the plot. It doesn't even succeed as a Romance novel though, because steamy passion is in short supply (rather odd when the protagonist is a succubus).
No real plot, could not get into the characters, the narrator was so monotone and mind numbing I keep feeling like I had dropped a notch on the food chain. If you have insomnia, this is for you, you will sleep in a matter of 15 minutes. Took 2 weeks to get thru this crappy book and to think I spent money on it, thank goodness it was in the sale that was just promoted. DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY --and for a succubus she certainly did not have much sex, I thought that is what they did. BORING pass the ice pick for the lobotomy.!!!
I AM NEWLY ADDICTED TO AUDIO-BOOKS. I GOT THIS ACCOUNT LAST YEAR AND ALREADY HAVE 93 BOOKS IN MY LIBRARY. IT'S AWESOME...
I REALLY LOVED THIS BOOK AS WELL AS THE REST OF THE SERIES. I LIKE HOW MEAD WASN'T AFRAID TO GET DOWN AND DIRTY. MOST YA BOOKS HAVE TONED DOWN VERSIONS OF LOVE AFFAIRS...PG IF YOU WILL. MEAD TOOK A CHANCE THAT US YA'S COULD HANDLE SUCH A SEXUAL SERIES THAT BRILLIANTLY INTERTWINED INTO THE PLOT. I WISH MORE AUTHORS WOULD REALIZE THE YOUNG ADULT POPULATION CAN HANDLE SUCH THINGS AND WRITE BOOKS ON A MORE SEXUAL LEVEL. IT ONLY MAKES THE READ/LISTEN THAT MUCH MORE INTERESTING AND EXCITING!!!!! GREAT SERIES!!!!!!
So I'm a huge Richelle Mead fan and after hearing about these books for forever, I decided to break down and start listening to them. I enjoyed this first book. Georgina is my kind of woman. She's powerful, smart, thinks for herself, works in a bookstore, relishes her books like a good meal. The guys were super-sexy and wonderful. And I know I could definitely fall for the sexy writer.
But I'm not sure I'm sold on this series yet. The story drug in a couple of places. Also, I figured out the bad guy halfway through the book. I kept thinking that surely Mead was going to pull a twist at the end and make this person not be the bad guy but she didn't. In all honesty, if I didn't already own the second audiobook, I'm not sure that I would be that pressed to continue the series. But I do have the second book so I will give the series one more shot. So I'm a huge Richelle Mead fan and after hearing about these books for forever, I decided to break down and start listening to them. I enjoyed this first book. Georgina is my kind of woman. She's powerful, smart, thinks for herself, works in a bookstore, relishes her books like a good meal. The guys were super-sexy and wonderful. And I know I could definitely fall for the sexy writer.
But I'm not sure I'm sold on this series yet. The story drug in a couple of places. Also, I figured out the bad guy halfway through the book. I kept thinking that surely Mead was going to pull a twist at the end and make this person not be the bad guy but she didn't. In all honesty, if I didn't already own the second audiobook, I'm not sure that I would be that pressed to continue the series. But I do have the second book so I will give the series one more shot.
Geek, Gamer who hates wasting credits.
Ok gave it a try and it is not a horrible book but it is not good either. If you like this type of story ??? reality mixed with supernatural plus a little sex and laughs thrown in for fun there are better. Spend your money on the Undead ???Queen Betsy books by Mary Janice Davidson
i loved this book I loved the preformance, I loved the story everything about the idea. I hated how graphic the sex was though.
The story had potential. If I had read the book, I might have given it high marks. However, the narration was extremely distracting to me, so I eventually gave up on trying to listen to the audio book.
I really loved this book and can't wait to read/listen to more in the series. The story itself was very engaging, and I couldn't help but feel for the heroine, Georgina, as her story unfolded. She is a succubus, and must sleep with men to survive, but she doesn't want to hurt anyone who is good, so she seeks out "bad" men instead. This book works forward as Georgina tries to figure out who is attacking and killing supernatural creatures in the Seattle area and tries to avoid emotional commitments with 2 different men who are interested in her. In addition, the book also utilizes flashbacks, filling in Georgina's history, and just how she came to be a succubus in the first place. I gave the book a 4 out of 5 mainly because of the narrator who pauses like every 2-3 words and puts stresses on way too many syllables, which is fine if there's some high drama/intensity going on, but not through the whole book! Instead, the narrator becomes a bit annoying and distracting, which can detract from the plot itself.
I devoured Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series, and couldn't wait to pick up with any of her other work, because I think she's such a fantastic storyteller. For me, what's falling flat right now is the narration, and it looks like the same voice carries the series. I love my audiobooks, and I really think I will have to move to paperback to finish these out -- the voice just sounds too perfect, in terms of tone and diction. I feel like I am listening to a computer reading!
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