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How steamy is it? Sizzling

Publisher's Summary

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.

Critic Reviews

"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)

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  • Lisa
  • United States
  • 10-26-13

This book made me fall in love with the series!

***NO SPOILERS***

I saw the title and thought "great, another para/rom same theme and same plots" I was wrong. Thanks to my good friend (thank you JULES for gifting this to me!) I found out how wrong I was. Yes this is a para/rom but it is structured differently than others I have read. It's a bit more mature than others out there and the theme is overall good vs evil literally. It also has a allot of action and suspense and it's funny which I love as well.
I would most definitely recommend this series to anyone who likes paranormal even if your not big on romance because this offers so much more.
Elisabeth Rodgers does an AMAZING job with her narration.

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
Lisalove00 @ hotmail . c o m

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

16 of 17 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Jessica
  • Austin, TX, United States
  • 04-10-11

Another great paranormal series!

To be honest, I expected sex as the main plot-point in a book titled “Succubus Blues,” but this just goes to show you should NEVER judge a book by its cover! This fast-paced, supernatural thriller – chock full of witty dialogue and a bevy of intriguing paranormal beings – is mesmerizing reading indeed! Richelle Mead, well-known author of the Vampire Academy, really knows how to create a strong, sexy heroine with a heart of gold. Fans of Laurell Hamilton’s Anita Blake looking for a less intense version of the supernatural seductress should definitely check out this series!

16 of 17 people found this review helpful

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  • Buffy
  • Helper, UT, United States
  • 02-25-11

Loved it!

I just recently happened upon this series and now I am addicted! (I've even managed to get my Mom addicted) My tastes usually include thrillers and murder mysteries such as King, Koontz, Hoag, Rice, Grafton, and even a little Evanovich thrown in for fun. The "Succubus" series is similar but also different. It's a little "steamier" than what I am used to, given the name, that's hardly a surprise, and they are well written and narrated. I have officially added Richelle Mead to my list of favorite authors and I would recommend this book to everyone!

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Dana
  • riverview, Fl, United States
  • 01-15-10

Fantastic Book

I absolutely love all of Richelle Mead's books! I have been waiting for the Succubus Series to come to Audible. This book is a fantastic start to a wonderful series. It has everything you could want in a book, suspense, mystery, romance, and humor. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good Paranormal read! Make sure you don't stop here get all the series and all of her books!

20 of 23 people found this review helpful

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  • Angie
  • NAPLES, FL, US Minor Outlying Islands
  • 01-24-10

Love this book

I think this is one of the best books from Rechelle Mead. I had read all of her books but the succubus series is my favorite, Georgina is a very compelling heroine and her internal battle with what she is makes the story endearing . The narrator does a great job too

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Leslie
  • Sausalito, CA, United States
  • 11-21-10

Satisfying

This book delivers on what I was looking for. I like paranormal / romance / mysteries, but I always cringe a bit before buying because sometimes they are really bad. I give this a 4 star for it's genre. It was entertaining, had a few surprises and the narration was good. Not high art, but a nice diversion that doesn't leave you cringing. In fact, I'm intrigued and I'm going to download the next in the series.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Sarah
  • Astoria, NY, USA
  • 02-10-10

Smart, sexy, sarcastic

Just what I like in a man- oops I mean book! But hey, who doesn't want to have a love affair with a book? Delicious, keep me comin' back for more! I was somewhat skeptical when I picked it up, but it was on sale so I figured I'd check it out.. Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised! It's shorter than my usual indulgences, but in no way lacking in development and story telling. Each day it was incredibly difficult to turn it off when I got to class!!! Just picked up number two "Succubus on Top". So excited!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Don
  • Willingboro, NJ, United States
  • 06-29-12

How the "Blues" can make you smile!

Because I read so much for my work, it has been years since I did a lot of personal reading. So when I discovered audio books, my love affair with the written word was revitalized.

I should note however that there are some pretty extensive changes in the Science Fiction/Fantasy landscape since my transition from avide reader to power listener. Here are just a few:

1. There are many more women writers creating great work.
2. The work that many of these artist are creating isn't strictly Science Fiction/Fantasy. Rather it is a blend of SciFi/Fantasy with Romance.

And here is where the problem begins to develop, romance storys and scifi storys have a different cadence to them. An estimate of the content ratio is 75% SciFi and 25% Romance. So you have 3 or 4 scenes in the romance area. But the power and intensity in the romance scenes is out of proportion with the writing in the rest of the story.

Yes, I know I am rambling on but here is my point.

Richelle's Succubus Blues is one of just a few novels where the Romance elements are neatly integrated into the story so that I wouldn't call it anything other than a Fantasy novel. Where many of today's female authors seem to be writing Romance novels designed to entice women and young girls into the SciFi/Fantasy realm, Richelle has written a smart, funny, and provocative Fantasy novel from a womens perspective.

So when I finished this book. I smiled.

14 of 17 people found this review helpful

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Funny, Different, and VERY Steamy

What did you like best about this story?

The "misfit" cast of characters. Despite the fact they are working for the dark side, the supporting characters are really very likable.

What about Elisabeth Rodgers’s performance did you like?

I really enjoyed Rodgers's reading. She was very easy to listen to and had great timing.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed the book, but buyer beware the characters have no "moral" hang-ups about sex, "all in a days work" attitude about casual sexual encounters (and I do mean casual). Might not be everyone's cup of tea.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Paul
  • United States
  • 02-14-12

Good start to a series

Who was your favorite character and why?

Georgina is an interesing character, but Seth Mortensen takes the prize in thise book as the most interesting character. He's a soft spoken author and observerves rather than speaks much of the time. As Georgina's favorite author much of their best interaction comes in the forms of email rather than through dialog.

What does Elisabeth Rodgers bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Ms. Rodgers brings a great performance to the characters and really does a great job of bringing the characters to life. The different voices help bring out each characters' own personality and i look forward to hearing her orate more stories.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Georgina's backstory and history is very interesting and is well told. I appreciate how the author carved her history into the present and Georgina's desire to not let history repeat is a really sweet moment.

Any additional comments?

The book starts slow and there's a lot of backstory before the story really digs in. The payoff was worth it and it's a fun pulpy novel and can't wait to dig into book 2.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful