Monday, May 13, 2013

Audio Review: Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead

Succubus Blues 
by Richelle Mead 
 (Georgina Kincaid #1)
Elisabeth Rodgers (Narrator)
Source: Purchased from

Being a succubus sounds pretty glamorous. Shape-shifting, killer wardrobe, what's not to like? But Georgina Kincaid's life is far from exotic. Her boss is a middle-management demon with a thing for John Cusack movies, and she can't have a decent date without sucking away part of the guy's life, which means her crush on sexy writer Seth Mortensen is going nowhere fast. But all of that pales in significance when an unknown entity "helpfully" begins killing her immortal adversaries. For once, all her hot charms and drop-dead one-liners won't help, because there are some creatures out there that both heaven and hell want to deny..

I really enjoyed Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series and wanted to give her adult writing a try. So during different audio sales I've finally purchased the whole series and after having them in my library for a while; I thought it was time to finally start the series.

I'm really glad I did! I wasn't sure what to expect going in and I was pleasantly surprised by the humor. I was picturing a darker listen. Georgina is the first succubus character I've read. I was picturing her being a lot like Bo on Lost Girl but that's not the case.

Yeah, she feeds from the energy she takes during sex but she can also shapeshift which is pretty cool. There's a funny scene at the being where she shifts into a demoness, or at least what the nerd she is about to sleep with thinks a demoness should look it.

When Georgia feeds from a male it takes years off his life, so after many years of feeding from anything with a penis she now sticks to douche bags so that she doesn't feel bad about shortening the lives of the good guys.

Georgia has another good quality....she works at a book store. So in her "human" life she works as an assistant manager at a local book store chain where she is also sleeping with her boss. In her "demon" life she tries to make her quota for her demon boss while trying to stick to her douche bag only rule.

There is a romance interest (well two but you don't see that at first). But the love life of a succubus is not easy. If you enjoy a book with all kinds of supe creatures where the main setting is in a book store, with a bit of mystery, Succubus Blues is read for you.

I was drawn to Succubus Blues because of Richelle Mead's name; and she keep me entertained with her fun world and sassy, smart heroine and zany secondary characters.  Rodgers' narration was a prefect fit with her quick wit timing and  her girl next door voice.

1 comment:

  1. Unlike you, I've read all of these books but not her VA series. It's on my list though, somewhere. The narrator is phenomenal and the writing is just as good. I'm thrilled to hear that you're enjoying Georgie because she definitely ranks up there among my fav heroines.


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