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Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Richelle Mead
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Book Description

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. 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. . .

"Mead cooks up an appetizing debut that blends romantic suspense with a fresh twist on the paranormal." --Booklist

"The mix of supernatural mystery, romance and reluctant succubus is great fun." --Locus

"An engaging read." --Jim Butcher, New York Times bestselling author



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The ability to look like whoever you please. The power to bring men to their knees. Sure, it sounds like heaven to be a succubus, but even after centuries, Georgina Kincaid is still haunted by her past and her loneliness, and her real job in the Emerald City involves assisting men who have made deals with the devil fulfill their pacts. Actual loving relationships with men are off-limits. So, naturally, she has men vying for a place in her life, especially linguist Roman and her favorite author, Seth. While Georgina tries to hold off the threat to her peace they're causing, another, more dangerous menace emerges: something or someone is stalking immortals, and she may be next on its list. 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. Nina Davis
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"Succubus Blues is sexy, scintillating, and sassy! Richelle Mead is now on my must-buy list!" -- Michelle Rowen, author of BITTEN AND SMITTEN

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  • File Size: 512 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Zebra Books; Reprint edition (August 1, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003IYI6RE
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,718 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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160 of 165 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than the title and cover suggest May 20, 2007
Format:Paperback
Honestly, when "Succubus Blues" arrived on my review stack, I was worried. It looked good, but it also raised a few warning flags; this could, I thought, be another lascivious sex romp disguised as urban fantasy/horror, proving little more than an excuse to have demons and other supernatural creatures get naked and sweaty with lustful mortals.

I was pleasantly surprised, however, to find relatively little graphic sex -- apart from a few torrid scenes here and there, and one opening encounter that will bring joy and hope to basement-dwelling ubergeeks everywhere. "Succubus Blues" is a very good novel, featuring (obviously) an "alluring, shape-shifting demon who seduces and pleasures mortal men." In exchange for their souls, of course, but Georginia Kincaid apparently makes that little trade quite worthwhile in her Seattle stomping grounds.

Georgina's life is troubled, because she can get all the sex she wants but love and romance are largely denied her. Carnal acts -- even really good kisses -- steal life force away, and while Georgina is immortal, it doesn't serve well to deplete and kill the men she loves. So she leads an emotionally vacant life, supplementing her nocturnal duties with a more mundane job as an assistant bookstore manager, hanging out when time allows with a couple of vampire pals, a demon or two and even the occasional angel. Technically, succubi are evil, but Georgina doesn't get too involved with the politics of her job.

But then someone starts killing the people around her, and Georgina finds bigger issues to deal with than romance. Is it an amateur vampire slayer, inspired by the exploits of a popular TV heroine, or is something more sinister at work?
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53 of 57 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I am eating my words and they taste SCRUMPTIOUS! April 16, 2007
Format:Paperback
Even when people whose opinions I respected told me I'd like "Succubus Blues", I couldn't quite get past the title. Then, I had a few minutes to spare at my local bookstore while my husband perused the computer books and I picked the book up.

I was laughing in the first chapter and of course Georgina went home with me. Georgina Kinkaid, the protagonist, is a succubus and has been since ancient Greece. She's surprisingly decent for someone who drinks the life essence of her lovers to stay alive.

For starters, Georgina doesn't pick men who she considers nice. She buys her own flowers and chocolates and wishes sometimes for a child and someone to love.

Okay, and she works at a bookstore--not the first occupation I'd thought she'd have. When her favorite author shows up at the Emerald, the Seattle based bookstore she works at, she's elated. She's so elated, she tells a customer at the store's coffee shop been a fan forever and reads only 5 pps of his books per day--because they come out so frequently. Little does she know that customer is the author himself.

Next, she tries to beg off of a 'date' with her boss and gets involved with handsome Roman, a teacher of linguistics.

Two good men at once and she won't allow herself either because being with them could substantially shorten their lives.

Then, someone starts killing the immortals in the area. First a vampire who Georgina had problems with--then, an angel, who no one thought could be killed.

This isn't precisely what I'd term an action-filled thriller, but Ms. Mead keeps reader interest by bonding her readers to a sympathetic character and embedding some pretty good hooks at the end of chapters.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A rip roaring supernatural yarn May 16, 2008
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is not the type of work that I read; however, some Amazon friends reviewed this and I became intrigued. After having read this excellent thriller, I'd like to share my thoughts.

First, the cast of characters is quirky, including immortals, such as demons, angels, imps, vampires, and a succubus. And a strange creature that I had never heard about before, foreshadowed, of all things, by Scripture. The central character is a charismatic succubus, Georgina Kincaid. A succubus leads a life that is intriguing--shape-shifting, libidinous life style (although it can cost her lovers time off their life span and worse), immortality. Georgina works in a bookstore in Seattle, populated with mortals and immortals. Her snappy one-liners, putdowns, and so on make her an interesting and even likeable character--despite her effects on her lovers.

The bawdiness and humor take a dark turn when two immortals come up dead and two others attacked and hurt. Much of the rest of the volume focuses on the efforts of the immortals, led by a demon and an angel, to determine who the villain is and how to stop the attrition of immortals.

And, as a complicating part of the plot line, Georgina is interested in two very different men--Roman and Seth. On the face of it, she is torn in an impossible situation. Developing a physical relationship with them would wound them badly (at the very least); her attraction to them without being able to go any further is a torture in itself.

At any rate, the novel moves toward a tense confrontation and sets the stage for sequels. A reference to Peleus and Thetis (pages 342-343) suggests some future twists and turns. And I would, against all odds, be interested in looking at those sequels, one of which, as I understand it, is already out. This is well written and a real hoot; the pace moves ahead with great momentum.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting!
I really enjoyed the characters and the succumbs angle great. The loss of love and the need fir love make Georgina quite endearing. Looking forward to the next book
Published 11 hours ago by Shawn Sluder
4.0 out of 5 stars The adventure begins.
I grabbed this book after finishing the Kim Harrison "The Hollows" series. This is actually one of the books suggested to me by my female beta readers of my "That Ghoul... Read more
Published 10 days ago by TW Brown, Author, Editor, and Reviewer
5.0 out of 5 stars Bok One of an awesome series!
I love this woman's books. Sexy, smart, thrilling, and fun. The reader won't be disappointed. Here is a brief synopsis:

Georgina Kincaid is a succubus. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Ron Penn
5.0 out of 5 stars Best series of Mead's books.
This turned out to be a great series! I didn't expect to like it so much, since I didn't like The Vampire Academy or the Black Swan series very much. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Deborah D. MacArthur
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed Georgina's intro book - Angels and Demons abound!
Having read the Vampire Academy and then Blood Line series, I thought I'd check out some more adult books by Mead. I was not disappointed. Read more
Published 29 days ago by bjc1965
4.0 out of 5 stars Different from her other novels. Not quite what I ...
Different from her other novels. Not quite what I was expecting, but still enjoyable. I'll pick up the rest of the series and see how it goes.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I loved it !!
Published 1 month ago by Ana Rosado
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
nice read
Published 1 month ago by steve tanner
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
An excellent read.
Published 1 month ago by Milton Schaus
5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyed this book
Georgina was such a fascinating character in this book. I really enjoyed the good versus evil struggle that went on and discovering the twists and turns on who was truly on what... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Panda
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Richelle Mead is an international bestselling author of fantasy books for both adults and teens. Her Georgina Kincaid series follows a reluctant succubus, while her Dark Swan series features a shamanic mercenary caught up in fairy affairs. Over on the young adult side, Richelle writes the much-acclaimed Vampire Academy series and its spin-off, Bloodlines, about a secret society keeping the vampire world hidden from humans.

Richelle's books have been on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists and received honors from the American Library Association. Her books have been translated into over two dozen languages, as well as transformed into graphic novels. A lifelong reader, Richelle loves mythology and wacky humor. When not writing, she can be found spending time with her family, buying dresses, and watching bad reality TV. More at: www.richellemead.com

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Did I miss something about this book?
I have to agree with Deidre, there. This book probably isn't for everyone. I enjoyed it quite a bit, but I can see a lot of people hating it for a wide variety of reasons. Some would hate it because the sex scenes were too graphic, others because the sex scenes weren't graphic enough (or... Read More
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