[Georgina Kincaid, #1]
Author: Richelle Mead
Publisher: Kensington Books
Publication: March 2007
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Succubus. An alluring, shape-shifting demon who seduces and pleasures mortal men. Pathetic. 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...
It's great; buy it!First Sentence:
"Statistics show that most mortals sell their souls for five reasons: sex, money, power, revenge, and love."Georgina Kincaid is a succubus; an immortal demon who shape-shifts to seduce and control mortals, but she'd rather just be a regular human. Having cheated on her husband back a thousand years or so, Queen Succubus Lilith, agreed to erase the aftermath of Georgina's affair, and everyone's memory of it, for Georgina's eternal servitude.
In present day Seattle, Georgina is happily living with her cat and being the assistant manager of a local book store. While Georgina is talking to a customer, she not only complains about the time lapse between installments, but also the long, drawn out relationship between the two major characters. Later at the actual singing, she finds out that the guy she was complaining about the author to IS the author. Talk about a foot-in-the-mouth situation. But Georgina's not letting embarrassment get in the way of her singing!
If those were the only issues Georgina faced in her immortal life, all would be nifty. Too bad that's a far cry from the truth. While she's off flirting with the now local author, there's a nephilim running loose around Seattle, offing immortals. Georgina and her friends [vampires, demons, angels, oh my!] are desperately trying to unravel the clues before it targets one of them... but the real culprit is closer than any of them think.
I thought this book was both well-written and interesting. I'm a sucker for spunky heroines, and I found a new one in Succubus Blues. Georgina is full of attitude and wit; my perfect role model.Plus, all the supernatural/paranormal elements make for a great character network.
- The main character is a succubus, not a common character.
- She works in a book store.
- Georgina's completely full of sass.
- I got a smidge confused by all the characters, but it was okay later on