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WAS IT A SEX-KILLER? OR SOMETHING WORSE? RITUAL FOR LOVE He promises them his love, then kills without mercy. Each seduction ends in death--each victim, murdered in bed. Detective Jack Cordesman has vowed to unravel the demented mystery, to enter the heart of a maniac's temptation...where desire demands the ultimate price. PASSION FOR EVIL The stranger beckons--the man of ...more
Paperback, 221 pages
Published September 21st 2011 by Necro Publications (first published 1991)
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8:30 pm Ok I didn’t go out and get drunk with my co-workers because reasons, and yet now here I am at home brooding about work and wanting a drink. What to do, what to do? Need some distraction. How bout some graphic horror and my good buddy, Maker’s Mark? Let’s do this!

8:45 pm Ritualistic sex murders, ok! Demons? Maybe so. “Incubi” must be the plural for incubus, I guess. Didn’t know they did their business in groups. Now I’m thinking of packs of fratboys. Ugh, what/>8:45/>DЯUNK
Jun 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
There is no disguising it. I am a fan of Lee and to be honest, I am currently looking for other titles of his to read. Yes, he writes some of the sickest, most visceral stories that I've ever read, but after you become numb to gore and chills, you can see the morality tales at the core of his work. With "Incubi" the nut at the center of the dark fruit, is a tale of redemption. Jack Cordesmen is a washed up cop with a serious love of alcohol and a career that is taking a nose dive on a jet pack. ...more
Mar 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is the best novel I have read thus far by extreme horror master Edward Lee. This novel is incredibly dark and disturbing, full of the most grotesque things imaginable, and if you're familiar with Lee, some of it reaches heights of nastiness that are actually unimaginable, because nobody but Lee could imagine stuff like this. Where the book really triumphs, however, beyond the great concept and accomplished execution, is the strength of the characters and the very wise and intelligent commen ...more
Nov 01, 2014 rated it did not like it
The two female MCs are men hungry bimbo morons from hell that got on my nerves from page one. They are drooling and competing over a total stranger who has invited them to a creative retreat in the middle of nowhere. The main MC Veronica is pouting at the fact that she wasn't the only one invited to spend time with this guy and doesn't want to share his attention with her friend or anyone else. She is seriously whiny and needs a good slap. It seems to be more about her feelings and her failed re ...more
Jan 23, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Oh gott, wie schlecht!
Gavin Hurley
Mar 28, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of extreme horror, Hell, mythology, and philosophy
Shelves: extreme-horror
One of the best horror books I have ever read. The narrative engaged me, the graphic scenes sickened me,the characters were vivid, and Lee's Hellish mythology was brilliant. Highly recommended.
Sep 12, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Er verspricht Liebe, doch er bringt den Tod.

Veronica Polk sehnt sich nach Liebe und der Fremde scheint der Mann zu sein, der ihre Träume erfüllen kann ...

Als Incubus (von lateinisch: incubare für »oben liegen, ausbrüten«) wird in der Mythologie ein männlicher Alb bezeichnet, ein Albträume verursachender nachtaktiver Dämon, ein Waldgeist, der sich nachts mit einer schlafenden Frau paart, ohne dass diese etwas davon bemerkt.

Wheeping Angel
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-loved
What can I say about this book other than that I LOVED IT!!!! I usually get hits and misses with edward lee but this one was a home run. I love the fact that the incubi were more deceitful than the succubi...I had a problem about demon's ''love deciet'' then the direction the succubi go...but then i realize they have there own way of doing things then we do...the succubi has a amazon tribe vib and the succubi have there own and slutty artistic woman...and sacrifice...i was actuall ...more
Matt Neputin
Jun 25, 2017 rated it liked it
I simply couldn't finish. I do not know why but the whole thing just seemed extremely boring to me.
Maybe because I read so many of Lee's other books and a lot of tropes (Serial killers and a lot of characters) simply repeated, so it was kind off like reading the same book over again.
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What can i say

I loved it. Nice job Edward Lee... No spoilers from me..5 demons out of 5.....Edward Lee is a awesome writer...but warn he is gory and sadistic...but I love it
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Nov 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
I am continuing to reread Edward Lee, and next up is Incubi. Of note to fans here is the brief appearance of Lee's version of Hell (as made famous in his Infernal series) in a few brief vision/dream sequences. As for the main plot, this is a police procedural about ritual sex murders with a supernatural twist. Recurring Edward Lee character Jack Cordesman debuts here, and we get a few appearances from the ever delightful Jan Beck.

I am such a fan of Mr. Lee's writing style that I enjo
Jan 09, 2012 rated it liked it
This is one of Edward Lee's earlier efforts and because of that I give it points. Its not quite as delving into the macabre, But its very easy to pick up starting point and idea here for later books.
Over all its not bad it almost read as two separate stories in a way, as every other chapter follows a woman and a man as the entire story unrolls out.
I could see Lee coming back to visit this story and take it a lot further.
Another early effort is The Chosen from around the same time period.
Feb 23, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011-read, horror
Girl dumps guy, girl gets in trouble--it's an old theme but with an Edward Lee twist. The theme reminds me of the previous book by Ed Lee that I read, "Shifters," as well as elements in his hell series. The last half was very good, but again, as in "Shifters," it starts out a bit slow.
Richard (Davros)
Nov 18, 2011 rated it liked it
Well if that was a horror book, I must have misunderstood was was meant by horror. I think I would rather read Stephen King, and I think he writes in the wrong genre.

I need more Shaun Hutson books.

FWIW, this storyline is not related to Succubi.

Both of the books are fantastic and stand on their own.
Zombie Fied
Very nice. Definitely enjoyed it
Nov 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Slightly different for an Edward Lee, not a Redneck in sight, which makes a change. I did enjoy the book, the plot was interesting but a little slow paced for me.
Jul 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As usual excellent reading
Jan 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great book.
I thought this is going to be a typical horror story.
But the author manages to spin a great read combining both crime and horror.
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Edward Lee is an American novelist specializing in the field of horror, and has authored 40 books, more than half of which have been published by mass-market New York paperback companies such as Leisure/Dorchester, Berkley, and Zebra/Kensington. He is a Bram Stoker award nominee for his story "Mr. Torso," an
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