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The Succubus Gift (The Telepathic Clans #1)

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Book 1 of the Telepathic Clans Saga.

The history of the Clans, called the Sidhe by the Irish, stretches back to antiquity. The Goddess blesses Her people with 25 Telepathic Gifts. In addition to Telepathy, the Gifts include command over Air and Fire, Telekinesis and Teleportation. In over 2,500 years, She has never bestowed more than 15 Gifts on a single person.

Brenna Morg...more
ebook, 262 pages
Published April 22nd 2012 by Smashwords
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Melissa Simmons
The Succubus Gift is the first book in The Telepathic Clans series by B.R. Kingsolver. When approached by the author I was very excited to read this book; it sounded like something I'd really enjoy. It sounded like a really different spin on the paranormal. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would and that's saying something.

The story follows members of the Clan as they find a family member they thought to be dead and learn about her abilities. I really enjoyed the emphasis on family and loyalty...more
Kim Graff
The Succubus Gift is B.R. Kingsolver's debut novel and a great read. I'd recommend it to anyone that's looking for an unconventional romance and love story. The main character, Brenna Morgan, is a strong, highly developed, and intriguing leading female. All the other minor characters are just as interesting, particularly Rebecca (my favorite).

The romantic relationship between Brenna and Collin is unique. I can't think of another book that has a relationship quite like this.

This is a fresh take...more
Hennessee Andrews
Brenna is a compelling character. I loved her intelligence, witty charm, and the journey she is on. B.R. Kingsolver has a very in depth, vivid and extraordinary imagination. I was hooked immediately, wanting to learn more, and find out more about the telepath and succubus Brenna. A chance meeting with another telepath and relative changes her life forever, leading her into a new world where she is able to learn about her gifts and explore what it means to be a succubus. Not only is this story ab...more
Bob Milne
Before I get into my review, I should be up front about something . . . okay, two things. Number one, I don't generally read a lot of urban fantasy. Not sure why, but I guess I prefer a more complete escape or disconnect from reality. Second, I don't generally read too many books that cross over onto the paranormal romance shelves. It's not that I have anything against romance, just that I'd rather it not be the dominant focus of the story.

So, with all of that in mind, it's a bit of a surprise t...more
Laura Greenwood
Review forthcoming on http://a-reader-lives-a-thousand-live...

The Succubus Gift is book 1 in the Telepathic Clans Saga. I received a copy of The Succubus Gift from the author in exchange for my review.

Orphaned at a young age, Brenna always believed that she had been abandoned by her family, but after a chance encounter with her cousin, Jared, she learns that they believed she was dead. It is from her rediscovered family that she learns about the telepathic gifts that she has inherited. Though at...more
The Succubus Gift is a great book for the beginning of this series. It’s a very entertaining read with many memorable characters. B.R Kingsolver does a wonderful job creating this world hidden within the modern world. From the moment when Brenna saves her cousin to meeting Collin for the very first time to learning how powerful she could truly be. It is one great twist after another. Also, I really enjoyed how the complex relationships between characters were demonstrated. For instance the relat...more
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

This book had some things that I really liked, but overall was just not my taste. I can see where people would absolutely love it, there were just to many things that made me uncomfortable to truly enjoy it.

First, I received this book through Read it Review it on the New Adult Book Club page, and while technically the main character is 22 and therefor this book is considered New Adult, because of the subject matter, I would co...more
Renee Rearden
Sometimes our past dictates how we plan our future.

Brenna has grown up in foster homes, learning to adjust to each new set of parents’ rules. She perfected the go-along-to-get-along attitude. Her internal drive to succeed carried her through college and her dissertation. She’s careful, methodical and knows exactly what she wants and how to achieve her goals—because planning is everything.

Until life throws her a curve ball and changes all the rules. Her psychic ability leads her to discover anoth...more
I loved this book! I don't think I will be able to look at people the same way any more. What if a person I am talking to is a telepath? What if somebody can really read your mind. (?!?!) I am not sure who I loved more - Brenna or Rebecca. They are so different. Can't wait to read more in this series. :O)

This was an easy and fun read. I hadn't read anything about succubi before, though I had been eyeing some books about them, so it was very refreshing to read this story. I'm a huge fan of vampires and witches, but sometimes you just need a break from them. :)
I liked the way the author showed the succubi (and all the Telepaths), with their history going far back before the rise of Christianity, with roots in Celtic mythology/tradition. The succubi in thi...more

So I just finished The Succubus Gift. I wasn't too sure about this one in the beginning. The story just seemed really rushed

in the beginning. But the story's pace seemed to even out and I really got into it.

Things I loved about this book:

Kingsolver did an amazing job at creating this world. I love the detail they put not only into the characters, but into the

clans and the abilities as well. The author didn't just wave away how the telepathy and the different abilities worked.

There is even a...more
I received a free copy of this book, in exchange for my honest review.

The synopsis of this story intrigued me. I was definitely a bit hesitant to read a book about the succubus, since it immediately made me think that there would be a lot of sex scenes. However, the main character discovering her lost family, and the promise of Irish mythology were too much for me to resist. In the end, I'm very glad that I couldn't.

Brenna was an awesome heroine, and I actually really liked her. She was str...more
Maghon Thomas
Ok, so let me start by saying I’ve never read anything quite like this book. I’m saying this as a compliment because different is better to me. Sometimes stories about a particular type of character get repetitive so it was a breath of fresh air to see something different. I am particularly fond of how very detailed the author has made the rules and gifts and how they work. Some “gifts” are part of a “Talent” or are a “Talent” in themselves. So, we’ve got magic here lol

I will not lie and say tha...more
Sofia Wren

This truly unique book has several things to offer:

1. A smart, attractive and kick-a** protagonist with a lot to figure out.

Brenna has battled her way from foster homes to the top of her class. Her dissertation on psychic activity is gaining attention, and she is teaching this year at John Hopkins.

When people start telling her they are long lost family and that she has some kind of gift she doesn't want to believe them. But she has to, and once she does, she hits the ground running and takin' n...more
I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side.

Firstly I would like to thank B.R. Kingsolver, author of The Succubus Gift, for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this awesome book.

Here we meet Brenna who doesn’t know about her true identity and she is orphaned when she was just 8 years old. Moving from foster home to foster home she kept the one and only family belonging with her, a wooden box of her mother and later on she comes to k...more
Let me just start by saying WOW, because this book completely blew my expectations out of the water and then some. The initial synopsis plot struck me as interesting, but it didn’t prepare me for the utterly heart stopping onslaught of sex, violence and paranormal abilities out the wazoo.

In an age where book covers are raved about because they feature a pretty girl in a dress that’s been air brushed to oblivion, I love that The Succubus Gift’s cover has a more traditional art look and feel to it...more
Theresa Davis
I have never wanted to read a book about a succubus before but I figured since it was free and all I had to do was send in a review, why not! I am glad I did!!! Brenna has no idea who she really is and has no family, or so she thought. The story starts off with a scene that draws you in right away. You get to be right beside Brenna as she learns who and what she is. As a woman, I must say it sounds like it would be great to be a Succubus but when Brenna finds out that is what she is and points o...more
Brenda- Naughty Bits' Book Reviews

I do love my strong female leads. And Brenna didn't disappoint. She lost her family as a young kid only to one day accidentally find them shortly after finishing college. She didn't let it totally overwhelm her and she was willing for the most part to learn about her family but not give up her freedom. She was strong, funny, sexy, mature, intelligent, and has many Gifts. We don't even get to know ALL of them really yet. It's not everyday a young women finds out she's a succubus and this book...more
Jacqueline Baker
While skipping around the web looking for something different to load to the Kindle, I saw the "Top Pick" review for this book on's PARANORMAL page and decided to check it out. As another reviewer quipped on the storyline, "Some days a girl just wants to pull the covers over her head and stay in bed -- with a willing young man of course." After reading just the few preview pages, I was hooked and had to much for my Saturday night! Once I picked it up, I didn't w...more
Brenna Morgan has had her up's and down's. Orphaned from an early age, she's been shuffled from home to home for as long as she can remember. Her solitary existence sets her apart from those she interacts with on a daily basis. Deep inside, she prefers things this way. Her unique powers make it difficult for her to get close to someone. She doesn't quite know how to control them, though she's done everything possible to do just that.

Her one treasured possession, an ornate carved wooden box given...more
This book was great; it captured my attention and held it. Brenna was a great character who loved others, and made them feel comforted. She had a streak of rage that was attributed to her strong feelings for the people she cared for. Brenna held a sense of abandonment after her parents dies in a car crash. She bounced around in foster homes and when she becomes an adult, she discovers there are others out there related to her. She's confused and bewildered but she takes time to learn what she ca...more
Andrew Allred
Very very well done book. I loved the world and the take she took on the succubus, it had well done world building and great characterizations. The heroine was very fleshed out and i so totally loved her she was awesome and for those who want some sexy fun times u will definately find them. My only complaint was once in a while some stuff wasnt fully explained but that in part was because i didnt read the list of powers till after i finished. So i recommend reading it before starting the story....more
Mia Darien
If GR allowed half stars, I'd actually give this 3.5 but it doesn't, so it has to be 3 since I can't quite say I *really* liked it.

I liked the world and paranormal setting Kingsolver created. I really liked the "unconventional" aspects of the romance. This felt more like a... paranormal coming of age story to me, but that's nothing wrong there. Some of the drama felt more like drama for drama's sake, with a bit more summarizing of events than I like, and Brenna made me want to gnash my teeth at...more
My thoughts:
Fantastic story. Interesting, captivating plot and wonderful characters. A spin I haven't seen with the psychic set. The infrastructure of the clan was clever and original. The shared "gifts" was intriguing. It was fascinating to watch Brenna's transformation, although I thought it took long enough for her to decide what she wanted from Collin.

I truly enjoyed this first installment of the Telepathic Clans Saga and cannot wait to read the next two books.
InD'Tale Magazine

This story is well-written with a plot that proceeds at a fast clip.

Full review in April 2013 issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Jessica Nicholls
This was a great introduction into Kingsolver's world of the Telepathic Clans. Such a rich, complex, fun and sexy world he's created here. Brenna is very likeable. This book has lots of glamour, sexiness and excitement.
Dolce Amore
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When Brenna Morgan sees a man with no thoughts, no mental activity, but whom she could read his emotions, she follows him. After saving him from his pursuers by shielding him, she finally has the chance of finding more about herself and discovers that she has grandparents, an aunt and that her cousin is the same guy she helped that night; she has a lot of money from her late parents and will probably live two hundred years.

Brenna learns that she is...more
Mistik INK
I picked up this book after I saw it posted in my group.

The succubus gift - great title since it is the only thing that is talked about in the book. At the very beginning of the read the heroine a perfect 10, or rather 14 to 16, smart, funny, attractive and special, learns of her Gifts and multi million dollar inheritance. She is very unique and a super power since she posses all the Gifts available to those like her. The Gifts include mind reading, fire generation, object manipulation, deathl...more
Brenna Morgan’s journey is more complicated than most, orphaned at the young age of eight she has learned to hide her gift of telepathy. After a chance meeting with another telepath she finds a few extended family members and learns her life will never be the same. In a world with a hidden telepathic subculture, Brenna learns the history of the Clan and how to control her powers. This is a fresh take on the succubus myth in a non-magical world.

This is a complex and organized urban fantasy where...more

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is the first book in a series that follows Brenna, who has recently found out that she is the long-lost granddaughter of the leader of the Irish Telepathic Clan. Brenna is aware that she is a telepath, but until she meets her family, that she thought had abandoned her, she doesn't realize how many talents she has. In this world telepaths have multiple gifts, with the maximum combination being 25; however, no one has been recorded to...more
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I made silver and turquoise jewelry for almost a decade, ended up in nursing school, then took a master’s in business. Along the way I worked in construction, as a newspaper editor, a teacher, and somehow found a career working with computers.

I’ve always been shy and I have spent a lot of my life alone with a book. I first tried to write a novel when I was 15, a science fiction book set in an alte...more
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