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Succubus (The Executioner #1)

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Christian is the Catholic Church’s best executioner. Dedicated. Devout. Deadly. Ever since the Church saved him from the decimated ruins of his hometown, his commitment to their cause has been unshakable.


Then he’s sent to execute Lilith, who lives in Seal Beach, California. He’s baffled. Lilith is afraid of men. The Church believes she’s a succubus, but he just can’t see i
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Published December 1st 2016 by Smashwords Edition
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Kristen Burns
2 Stars

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*I received an ecopy of this book via YA Bound Book Tours. This has in no way influenced my review.*

I was drawn to this book by the gorgeous cover, but unfortunately the writing inside the book didn’t live up to it for me. I’ll just make some lists.

Things I Disliked:

– The characters were kind of flat and extreme. Christian and Lilith were both super straight-laced and good without much personality other than that.

– There was too much description of minutiae, like every little
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Jodie "Bookish"  Cook
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Title: Succubus
Author: Brandon Varnell
Genre: Paranormal/Action/Romance
Rating: ****
Review: The opening chapter to Succubus was amazing, we are introduced to Christian also known as the Executioner who has been tailing a vampire with the intent to kill it. The lesser vampire unknowingly leads Christian to its coven. Christian then proceeds to slaughter all 8 vampire with the skill and ease of an exeperienced assassin. Christian is part of a religious sect within the Catholic Church that
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Britt
I loved this book. Personally, I'm not a religious person, but the religious aspects of the story were written in such a way that made it very enjoyable to read. It kind of reminded me of Supernatural! (Hint: I'm a huge SPN nerd). The action scenes in this book were fantastic and it had just the right amount of everything when it came to genres—horror, romance, action, you name it, Succubus probably had it. I absolutely loved Lillith's character and I think Christian is one of my most favorite f ...more
Donnielle Tyner
Dec 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
If you follow me at all on ANY of my social media platforms you know that I’m a lover of anime & manga. So when I saw the gorgeous cover for Succubus and read the interesting blurb, I became super excited.

Lets take a moment to look at the cover again.

Beautiful.

Now. Back to my thoughts. The world in which we find Christian and Lilith is a unique twist on the age-old story of secret supernatural world hidden/ governed by the mysterious Catholic Church. I found the executioners and the many ot
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Kati
Dec 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is Van Helsing for the modern age.

Christian is an Executioner for a Church-like organisation that hunts the monsters of your nightmares. I found the irony of a succubus who was scared of men to be utter perfection and loved the imagery in this novel. I felt like I was experiencing what the two protagonists were experiencing. I enjoyed the mix of different supernatural characters in a modern setting. The character development was very enjoyable and the discovery of the nuances of the superna
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Sara
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*This book was provided by the publisher/author for an honest review.*

Succubus was such a great book and opening of a series. I was immediately drawn to the cover and couldn't wait to start reading and was not disappointed. Lilith was my favorite character, she was so sweet and innocent. She was so different than a lot of heroines I've read recently. I give Succubus my highest recommendations.




*This review was done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official. For more information regarding our review
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Matthew Dye
Dec 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Action urban fantasy romance

Fun action American light novel! I can't call it groundbreaking, but I liked it alot, so who cares? Thank you Brandon! I look forward to more! You do a really good job of writing fight scenes of people with special powers. Also, this one wasn't illustrated. I did miss that. Where's Kirsten? Anyway, liked it a lot, thank you!
Jeremy Patrick
Dec 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Decent book

I enjoyed this book. It was simple but fun and reminded of an anime with how the characters acted. And unlike some of the other reviewers I think that the author did finish the main point of this book. It wasn't a cliff hanger.
Cassy Harwood
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this entire series!
Lora
Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Haddie Harper
DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this book as part of a blog tour.

This book is so interesting! Once I began, I could not stop reading. I really enjoyed Christian's character. His motivation and determination to complete his mission(s) was strongly prominent in the beginning. And as the story progresses, it just gets better. In general, I am not usually quick or eager to read vampire books. It's not usually what I go after. But this book totally got me enjoying it.

My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars.
I'm gl
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James
Dec 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great read, that once started you have to finish. Even though almost would have expected one of the mentioned LN series to be American Kitsune, but the mains do have good tastes in LNs too! (Even with that oversight).
Dark Ape
May 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
A bit too serious and intolerant for me compared to his American Kitsune series which is what lead me to read this one.
Levar Bouyer
Okayish. A bit darker than previous works, and certainly setting up for a sequel. As far as the light novel genre goes, though, it is servicable.
Tay LaRoi
Jan 22, 2017 rated it liked it
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The mystery that drives this plot had me curious from the start and held me until the end. It’s nearly impossible to take a simple creature, like a succubus, turn it on it’s head, and not grab the reader’s attention. Varnell does a great job revealing this world’s secrets bit by bit, laying a trail of clues that you can’t help but follow and enjoy, at least a little bit.
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Unfortunately, Varnell’s obsession with anime bleeds thr
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Brandon Varnell is the author of several book series, all of which involve anime-inspired fanservice. Having been an anime nerd for basically his whole life, his books tend to reflect that. He likes writing stories with loads of T&A, shonen-style battle scenes, and steamy romances that are both light-hearted and erotic. He is also a huge fa
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