Succubus Blues – Richelle Mead
As is quite usual for me, I’m reading this series in the wrong order. I’ve read the fourth book in this series, Succubus Heat, and now I’m going back to the beginning to try and make sense of it all. Don’t get me wrong, all of these books work perfectly well as a standalone, but if you’ve enjoyed reading one, then reading the entire series is lots of fun! And fun it is with characters like these…
Georgina Kincaid is a succubus. That is, she’s a servant of hell who must sleep with men in order to stay alive and fulfil her quota with the Underworld. The more morally righteous they are, the better. However, it’s not the immortal side of Georgina’s life that’s giving her grief. It’s the human side. Unlike most immortals, she also has a day job – working in a bookstore. Georgina simply finds life more bearable if she has something to fill her time other than having sex with strangers. And, as an avid reader, a bookshop is the ideal place to be. Free books, a nearby supply of caffeine, and access to fabulous authors.
In Georgina’s eyes, though, there are none so fabulous as Seth Mortensen. She’s read every one of his books and adored them, and counts the days and hours until the release of his next book. So nobody is more excited that she when Seth Mortensen comes to the bookstore for a signing. Georgina is finally going to meet her idol in the flesh. But, as usual in her life, not everything goes to plan. Her world is quite literally rocked when she is formally introduced to him and she realises they’ve already met, in rather embarrassing circumstances. But, it’s not the first time she’ll blush around Seth as her idolisation turns into a fully-fledged crush. Now, being genuinely attracted to a human isn’t very good news for a succubus – but to make matters worse… he feels the same.
Add in a sprinkling of supernatural activity and bad guys lurking here, there and everywhere, and you have yourself an action-packed book. One that is pacy, sexy, fun and unputdownable. If you’re into the supernatural and urban fantasy – definitely give Richelle Mead a whirl – you won’t regret it.