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Georgina Kincaid has been a bad, bad succubus...
...which should be a good thing. But lately, thanks to her foul mood over breaking up with bestselling writer Seth Mortensen, she's been so wicked that Seattle's über-demon Jerome, decides to "outsource" Georgina to a rival-and have her spy for him in the process.
Being exiled to the frozen north-okay, Vancouver-and leaving Seth in the cozy clutches of his new girlfriend is unpleasant enough. Then Jerome is kidnapped, and all immortals under his control mysteriously lose their powers. One bright spot: with her life-sucking ability gone, there's nothing to keep Georgina from getting down and dirty with Seth-nothing apart from his girlfriend that is. Now, as the supernatural population starts turning on itself, a newly mortal Georgina must rescue her boss and figure out who's been playing them-or all hell will break loose...
320 pages, Paperback
First published June 1, 2009
"How come we can only get things we want by being bad? Why can't we get them being good?"
Sometimes it takes more courage to know when to retreat than to keep fighting.In Succubus Heat #4, the new year begins badly, sinking Georgina into her own personal hell. She enters a rebound relationship with Dante, someone she had despised earlier for his dark magic ability. Her demon boss won't tolerate Georgina's morose attitude and sends her off on a temporary espionage assignment in Vancouver.
I stared. "Canadian Satanists? You're sending me to a group of Canadian Satanists?”Intrigue and political machinations wait for no one. Archdemon Jerome suddenly disappears, as do the supernatural abilities of those under him in Seattle. Now more physically vulnerable than in the past millennium, Georgina resumes her Nancy Drew ways and realizes that Jerome's absence required multiple actors.
"I hope you had an entertaining time following me around,” I took my keys out.Even some mortals feel the repercussions of Jerome's departure.
“You should be a reality show,” he said. “It’s that good. And you know, I might be a totally unstable former assassin, but man. You manage to shock even me.”
"How come when mortals want things, their only option is to make a deal with Hell and sell their soul? Why can’t they make deals with God in exchange for good behavior?"One of the things I like about this series is that Georgina and many characters reflect the complexities of reality. People's decisions and behaviors aren't always entirely angelic or demonic but a combination of both.
It was another of those rare moments when I’d surprised Carter. I waited for the glib answer I’d mentioned to Seth, something along the lines of goodness being its own reward. The angel considered for several seconds.
"Humans make those deals all the time," he said finally. "They just don’t make them with God."
"Then who are they making them with?" I exclaimed.
"The unfortunate part about being a good liar, however, was that while I could get other people to believe my words, I didn’t believe them myself."