Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, #1)
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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. At least there's her day job at a local bookstore--free books; all...more
Paperback, 343 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Kensington (first published February 27th 2007)
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Lola
Jul 08, 2014 Lola rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: UF, demons, angels and succubus fans.
**3.5 stars**

Meet succubus Georgina Kincaid:

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Georgina Kincaid is a succubus, an immortal ''creature'' that feeds on other people's vital energy in order to survive. Most of the time, she does that during sex. Except for that detail about her, Georgina is a charismatic and easy going woman that works in a library. She's in fact quite an interesting and entertaining character.

The story kicks when an immortal powerful vampire is mysteriously and unexpectedly killed after having an argument with our...more
Kat Kennedy
I really enjoyed this book and I enjoyed that it, in a number of areas, was brave enough to break away from the stereotype that the paranormal urban romance genre is famous for.

On one hand, I enjoyed the plot, story and characters. It was paced well, easy to read, enjoyable. The characters were fresh, original in some regards and likable.

The great "reveal" was painfully easy to guess and I had suspected it from the beginning, but I feel that the writing style and characters made up for this lack...more
Aestas Book Blog
3.5 stars.


This gif represents EXACTLY how I felt about this book... I was eager to start it, I found it a little tough to get into though, I struggled (with convincing myself to keep going) midway through, but at the end everything started happening really fast and suddenly I was finished it lol

I read this book on several glowing recommendations from trusted readers who compared it to the Fever and Night Huntress series (both of which are among my fav PNR/UFs so I was pretty excited to start it....more
Litchick (is stuck in the 19th century)
This is how I feel about this book…



When I first started reading this I thought “Thank the good lord” because reviewers whom I follow and adore all rated it highly. Also, I’ve been reading far too many YA-Contemporary/YA-PRs lately and this seemed like it would provide me with a much needed break. I thought it would clear my intellectual pallet of the sugar it’s been fed these past two weeks. Don’t get me wrong, sugar can be a good thing. Sometimes it’s just the pick me up I need. But too much of...more
Tatiana
May 27, 2011 Tatiana rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who don't mind reading about characters that they can't respect
3.5 stars

I read Succubus Blues first over 2 years ago and liked it A LOT. Since then Mead embarked on a money-making trip and managed to completely ruin Vampire Academy for me. The latest Succubus book was meh as well. (Her Dark Swan books are not even worth mentioning IMO.) I started questioning myself - were Mead's books ever good? Or I simply liked them because this series was one of my first encounters with fresh then genre of urban fantasy?

Good news, Succubus Blues is still great entertainm...more
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
You know you don't like a book when you would rather fold laundry than pick it up again.

As I was struggling with this book yesterday, I was thinking, "Maybe I have some dishes to do or something? What chores can I do?" Not a good sign.

**Some mild spoilers ahead**

Most people love this book so feel free to ignore me. In all fairness, I had read some really good urban fantasy books right before this one so I was coming off a huge UF high when I picked this up. And it did not measure up. At all.

Le...more
Stacia (out of inspiration)
***RE-read July 2011 as a buddy read with the TPR girls***

I am giving Succubus Blues a higher rating the second time after realizing that the first time I read the book, I had come down off a high from one of my favorites and was way too hard on this one. Even though I enjoyed SB the first time and did consider it to be about a 3 to 3.5, I enjoyed it much more the second time around after knowing the series and characters better (and was able to skim the world building trap of book 1). 4 plus st...more
Ash Wednesday
Jan 23, 2014 Ash Wednesday rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Someone. Anyone. Everyone. And the stragglers in between.
Sometimes you wake up from a dream. Sometimes you wake up in a dream. And sometimes, every once in while, you wake up in someone else's dream.

1.21.14 BUDDY RE-READ WITH ROBIN, BAILEY AND TANDIE

I almost want to up-rate this to a 5.

So very different the second time around. The palpable silences, the knowing looks passed between Carter and Jerome, Carter's odd, quizzical looks at Georgie, Jerome's pregnant pauses... The book in itself was predictable the first time around, but once you've kno...more
Elle
SEX ANYONE?

Well, you're in luck.
Oodles of it in these books.

But aside from all the glorious filth, there is also much laughter to be had with this series.
Once again we are introduced to another of Richelle Meads' baddass heroines, Georgina. Who manages to rid the city of various demons, evils, etc. whilst maintaining an equally baddass sex life.

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I ask you. What more do we need?
Kim
Urban fantasy books are always difficult for me. Whenever I see a shelf of those in a store, I look at a few titles and hope something will look interesting. They seldomly do, because all these books are the same to me: Hot heroine with at least one guy on every finger. (I blame this on Anita Blake, who I liked, at first, but after a while I got so bored with her books and, I'm glad I did because, apparently, I stopped reading before the completely messed up books came.)

But back to the sassy her...more
Alkyoni

Georgina Kincaid, Succubus, is leading a lonely life having traded her mortality for eternal youth and beauty and let’s just not get into the reasons why. In order to survive she gets the life force out of humans that she’s having sex with, but being a Succubus with a conscience she only does the low lives, hating the idea of damning the souls of good men. She is unable of forming meaningful romantic relationships with men that she actually likes since even a kiss would suck a considerable amoun...more
Anzu The Great Destroyer
WARNING! The following review is not supposed to make any sense. If, through an unholy miracle, it does make sense then you should consult a doctor at once. You might have an evil cotton candy monster living in your brain.

After a failed attempt with The Blood That Bonds, Anzu decides to go for something else in the Urban Fantasy genre. Since she is such a sadistic person she goes for Succubus Blues, another book she was sure she will hate. Deep inside she was still hoping to be proven wrong.

Anz...more
Regina
The first book introducing readers to the world of Georgina Kincaid is just good old fashioned urban fantasy fun. The world building is not intense nor is it complicated. The mystery is easy to figure out and many of the characters act in a predictable way. But damn, this is the most fun I have had reading an urban fantasy book in a long time. The story is told from the point of view of Georgina and she is a succubus with a conscience (supposedly). She loves sex, loves male attention, but misses...more
Kait
Oct 06, 2008 Kait rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Heather, Christine, Crystal
Oh man. I read this book in about 5 hours. I was expecting a vapid "hi, I have a lot of sex, watch me boink all these men" kind of story. At first, I honestly thought it would be, when Georgie started to talk about her designer shoes (note to authors: women don't care about designer shoes as much as you think. Stop mentioning them!), but I really got hooked when we, the readers, meet Seth. After that, I couldn't put this book down.

I don't really have a lot of criticism for this book. The cover i...more
Nic
This was the first book I ever read by Richelle Mead and I loved it instantly.
Succubus Blue is one fantastic book. It is full of witty characters who you will fall in love with, deliciously hot romance and plenty of twists and turns you never see coming.
This story is about Georgina Kincaid who works for hell. She is succubus an alluring shape shifting demon who seduces mens while sucking life force from them as payment to hell. She much prefers her day job as a manager of a local bookstore in S...more
~Tina~
Already a huge fan of Mead's Vampire Academy, I wasn't sure how I'd take her Urban Fantasy series since I've never been a huge fan of it really. Leave it to Richelle Mead to change all that and have this sensational masterpiece hit my favorites shelf!
I don't know how Mead does it, like the first VA book it was a slow go in the beginning and this one was the same way for me, but then out of know where your hooked to ever word, every character and it was impossible to put down.
I really should have...more
LiteraryLover
Succubus Blues is about Georgina Kincaid, a very reluctant succubus. She was born human but traded her soul to a devil to pay for a mistake she made. Ever since she became a succubus she hasn't really liked it. She's good at the seducing and sucking their life energy part, but she doesn't enjoy it. She's been sticking to sucking life energy only from souls of bad or sinful people. She's managed to make a few friends along the way however, and she's currently posing as a human working at a local...more
Jonathan Peto
I liked it, okay? It reminded me of The Lightning Thief, except the narrator of Succubus Blues knows from the very beginning that she is not mortal. In fact, Georgina Kincaid works for the forces of evil, which is actually a pretty complicated premise in my opinion. We are expected to identify with her even though she has spent centuries seducing men in order to claim their souls for Satan. Because it is downplayed and she has been in a funk for a few decades, we do accept her for the most part,...more
Leah
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Trin
Paranormal romance/urban fantasy thingy that I enjoyed in spite of some rather obvious flaws. Namely: the writing’s only okay (no first person narrator should ever say “as I noted earlier” unless they’re narrating an academic text), the identity of the villain is obvious pretty much from the moment he’s introduced, and the ending’s kind of an anti-climactic cop out. I was also kind of bummed that in a novel about angels and demons, no one seemed particularly good or evil; there’s a second-rate C...more
Arlene
I’m not an avid reader of urban fantasy, but I am a fan of Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy. So after coming across several rave reviews by my fellow avid readers here on GR, I decided to finally give the Georgina Kincaid Succubus series a try. Surprise... surprised... I enjoyed it much!

Overall, I came to really like Georgina Kincaid and her narrative was captivating and engaging. She’s sassy, unapologetically bold about her choices and an overall strong character. I wanted to know more about her...more
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Georgina Kincaid is a succubus. Has been for, well, quite a long time. There are a few perks to giving up her mortality: immortality, of course, and the ability to shape shift her physical appearance and her clothes - always handy. Her boss, Jeremy, is an upper level demon who likes John Cusack movies so much he's opted to look like the actor too. Since she absorbs energy from any men she gets intimate with, she can't have an ordinary relationship with a human - ah yes, she may be a lower level...more
Emily May

I liked this book a lot more than I imagined I would. I'm not really a hardcore urban fantasy fan, I much prefer series like this with the softer, chick-lit style writing complete with witty dialogue and hot immortal men. Georgina Kincaid is a very likeable heroine, not a pretentious do-gooder but nice enough that you care about what happens to her.

This first novel in the series is full of steamy sex, hilariously quotable writing and a supernatural mystery to form the background plot. What more...more
Kim  *Mo Chridhe*
Lazy recap of thoughts because I accidentally deleted my review without saving it.

4*!!!


I loved RM's VA and Bloodlines series so I thought it was high time I gave her adult series a go. Like the pilot books for the two, I found Succubus Blues easy to understand. The plot was easy to follow and the heroine was easy to like. I thought there was an interesting mix in the cast of characters. Even though I know who Georgina's OTP is I kinda liked that there was another love interest. After all, I sti...more
Wicked Incognito Now
Things I enjoyed about this book:

The unique premise--a succubus that is not thrilled with her role as soul-stealing ho, and avoids the sucking away of lifeforce as much as possible. A minion of hell that's pretty much a nice gal. So original! Love it.

The heroine that's not so much kick ass as kind of savvy and not afraid to embrace her not-so-perfect characteristics such as lust, selfishness, and vanity. Yet, she calls herself on those negative characteristics and doesn't set out to be a horribl...more
Tandie
I jumped in on a buddy read with this one. A look at the seedy underbelly of life as an immortal. While it wasn't a favorite, I enjoyed it enough to read it almost all in one sitting. The characters were excellent. There were a few really raunchy scenes that almost put me off of it at the beginning. Seriously, I didn't know what a succubus was exactly! Georgina was a character who made the best of a crappy situation. She doesn't want to hurt nice guys, so she sticks with scumbags. It turns out t...more
Sue (YAHollywood)
I honestly wasn't planning to picked this up any time soon but somehow Chips managed to persuade me and Succubus Blues didn't fail to remind me why I love Richelle Mead and why her books will always have a special place in my heart.

Succubus Dreams have a very interesting prose, a far cry from my comfort zone. A great fast paced plot with spunky one liners. It's fun and sexy. I genuinely enjoyed it. All of the characters are amazing. Georgina, the protagonist of this series are one of those kind...more
Yvenande
Solid 4 Stars

This is a hard book to review, so I'm just going to get right into it. Let's start with Georgina. First of all, when I hear the word succubus, this is what pops into my head

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Georgina is a very complex person; she's incredibly smart, witty, charismatic, well-read, and also incredibly world-weary. She's been around a long time and frankly hates her job of corrupting good, kind souls; so, she decided to only go after the ones that are already ... morally compromised for lack of a bett...more
Bailey
Like most things, what I knew about a succubus I learned from TV, specifically Charmed. So as usual I have gone into a new series with one idea and leaving with something completely different. Turns out succubi (is that the correct plural term?) aren't all evil, sex-crazed, demons. Instead of luring men into bed just for the fix some succubi would rather stay in and read a book, or five pages of a book. Apparently some succubi think they have no social life. Crazy right?

Yes, cause I wish my soc...more
Megan
Mar 22, 2014 Megan rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Megan by: Nereyda Gonzalez


4 stars

Georgina Kincaid series Reading Order

This book was not even on my radar until recently thanks to Nereyda at Mostly YA Book Obsessed. OH MY GOSH!! I am HOOKED!! I am a HUGE Richelle Mead fangirl. I devoured her Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series like they were book candy. I can't get enough. I love her writing style and the worlds she creates. So when Nereyda raved and gushed about this series, I knew I had to get on the Georgina Kincaid train.

One of Richelle Mead's strong points are h...more
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Scorpio Richelle Mead is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington where she works on her three series full-time: Georgina Kincaid, Dark Swan, and Vampire Academy.

A life-long reader, Richelle has always loved mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away f...more
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