Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid #1) by Richelle Mead
Succubus (n.) An alluring, shape-shifting demon who seduces and pleasures mortal men. Pathetic (adj.) 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...
Succubus Blues was my first ever audio book on Kindle and it was a good choice. Not knowing exactly what to expect of Succubus I dived in and found that Elisabeth Rodgers (narrator) had the perfect voice for Georgina Kincaid.
The start of the chapter is hilarious to read and sets the tone of the duration of the title. Unfortunately, there is some action. Parts where I wanted POW there was little. However, the character development is top notch. Kincaid may be a essence sucking demon but she has a conscious and a day job managing a bookstore. Unlike many others of her night walking kind, she does not enjoy killing and desires to have more... however, 'more' is no option for her. With Kincaid's luck, she finds not one but two men in which she would love to have 'more' with. But her touch is deadly and what relationship would there be w/o it.
Seth is Kincaid favorite author but because there are no pictures of him Kincaid does not recognize him in the bookstore. She raves about him to him. When all was revealed it was a definite laugh out loud moment. Roman, is a charismatic, confident man who takes advantage of Kincaid. In the bookstore Kincaid head boss is trying to rope her into meeting with him. This very boss is a married man and the two have fooled around in the past. Kincaid wants it to end so she grabs a stranger in the store, Roman, and says that they two have a date. Soon after encounters with Roman are countless and he sure has a lot to hide.
Stuck between two men, a life she can not have, a boss that doesn't accept no, and her demon boss breathing down her neck, murders connected to Georgina- she is one sought after and stressed succubus.
All in all, I enjoyed Succubus Blues and I'm glad I chose it as my introduction into the audio book world. It was different not to see the words in front of me but Georgina was interesting enough that I followed along easily. Great work by Richelle Mead who is one of my favorite young adult authors.
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