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Succubus Blues – Richelle Mead

01 Sep

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Summary:

Georgina Kincaid wants nothing more than to have a normal life. Unfortunately, she has made a deal with the devil and must live her life as a succubus. For a while it was enjoyable, having people sell their souls to be with her but it’s no longer what it used to be. She decides if she’s going to steal souls, they are going to already be corrupt. No more pure souls for her anymore.

So, when Georgina comes face to face with her ultimate crush, what is she supposed to do? She can’t sleep with him. That would negate all she had been doing. She can’t love him. How can you love someone who refuses to be intimate with you? Plus, there’s another guy.

Roman is everything Georgina has ever wanted in a man. He speaks to her base desires and to her heart as well. But she knows she can’t be with him. She also can’t stay away.

To top it all off, she has a stalker. Not abnormal for a succubus but this stalker seems to want more than just Georgina. He seems set on a destructive course through Georgina’s friends.

Review:

That gaping hole left in your heart by Kim Harrison is about to be filled. I have been on a search for a truly good urban-fantasy series for some time now, and hallelujah I have found it. Georgina is such a great character that you can’t help but like her. She is charismatic and quick witted. Plus, there isn’t a lot of romantic fluff in this novel. I think many authors today want to tout their works as urban-fantasy when really they are paranormal-romance, much like LKH, who now writes nothing shy of erotica vs. the horror queen she once was. Don’t get mad, you know it’s true.

Favorite Quotes:

“How do you know if a demon is lying? His lips are moving.”
― Richelle Mead, Succubus Blues

“Lucky Charms?” I asked.

“Magically delicious,” he explained. “Requisite for any sort of building project.”

I shook my head, still amazed at how he had managed to weasel his way over here. “This isn’t a date.”

He cut me a scandalized look. “Obviously. I’d bring Count Chocula for that.”
― Richelle Mead, Succubus Blues

“Aubrey, crouching on a nearby counter, watched me with squinty eyes, apparently pondering why anyone would willingly immerse themselves in water ever, let alone for extended periods of time. ”
― Richelle Mead, Succubus Blues

“All right, Mortensen, last chance. Are you ready to make the switch from voyeur to exhibitionist?”

He inclined his head toward me curiously. “Are we still talking about dancing?”

“Well, that depends, I suppose. I heard someone once say that men dance the same way they have sex. So, if you want everyone here to think you’re the kind of guy who just sits around and—”

He stood up. “Let’s dance.”
― Richelle Mead, Succubus Blues

“Sleep with Seth Mortensen? Good grief. It was the most preposterous thing I’d ever heard. It was appalling. If I absorbed his life force, there was no telling how long it’d be until his next book came out.”
― Richelle Mead, Succubus Blues

“Because…Beacause it’s so good, and there’s only one chance to read a book for the first time, and I want it to last. That experience. I’d finish it in a day otherwise, and that’d be like…like eating a carton of ice cream in one sitting. Too much richness over too quickly. This way, I can draw it out. Make the book last longer. Savor it. I have to since they don’t come out that often.”
― Richelle Mead, Succubus Blues

“What were good and evil, really, but stupid categories? Stupid categories
that restricted people and punished or rewarded them based on how they responded to their own natures, natures they really didn’t have any way to control.”
― Richelle Mead, Succubus Blues

“He held on. Grabbed her and wouldn’t let go through all of those terrible transformations. No matter what she turned into, he just held on.”
― Richelle Mead, Succubus Blues

“I heard some interesting things about your performance up here.”

“I hear interesting things about your ‘performance’ all the time Doug, but you don’t hear me making jokes about it.”
― Richelle Mead, Succubus Blues

Recommendations:

Dead Witch Walking – Kim Harrison

Goddess of the Sea – P.C. Cast

Storm Front – Jim Butcher

Working for the Devil – Lilith Saintcrow

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