Saturday, April 28, 2007

Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead

Succubus Blues
Richelle Mead
Kensington Publishing Corp.
March 2007

Georgina Kincaid is a succubus who more often than not wishes that weren’t the case, but becoming what she is was a choice she made. Working as an assistant manager at a local book store and having friends among the mortal and immortal world are the good parts of her life, but having a demon boss who oversees her duties as a succubus can really be the pits. When Georgina meets the author of her dreams at a book signing in the store, they fall into a tentative friendship. She knows it can’t be more because if she so much as kisses Seth she’ll be draining away his life. Immortals are dying and that shouldn’t be possible, so when the blame is placed on Georgina she finds herself in the middle of a dangerous mystery.

Seth Mortensen is a bestselling author that’s made the book store’s cafĂ© his new home away from home when he’s writing. Relationships aren’t something Seth is good at, but he has a genuine interest in Georgina. The closer he seems to get to her, the quicker she pushes him away. Theirs is a confusing relationship full of mixed signals, but Seth is content to take things slowly. When he finally learns why Georgina refuses to date, their relationship may never be the same.

Succubus Blues is an urban fantasy brimming with sexual tension and fabulously fun creatures from the paranormal world. Ms. Mead pens a well developed tale for her love starved succubus and the men who are near and dear to Georgina’s lonely heart. An enchanting story that will have readers eagerly awaiting the author’s next release.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews