Richelle Mead lives in Seattle, has an MA in Comparative Religion and is passionate about all things wacky and humorous. As well as writing the bestselling 'Succubus' series, she is the author of the 'Dark Swan' novels and the phenomenal YA series, Vampire Academy. Find out more about her and her books at www.richellemead.com
Something ominous is tracking reluctant succubus Georgina Kincaid through her effervescent fifth urban fantasy adventure (after 2009's Succubus Heat). An elusive entity that Georgina can't name or fight invades her thoughts and nearly persuades her to kill herself. Georgina's boss, archdemon Jerome, and her angel friend Carter can't even detect the phenomenon, much less figure out how to stop it. Georgina's ex-boyfriend, Seth, is about to marry her friend Maddie, and what with pining after Seth, trying to protect him from another succubus, and being one of Maddie's bridesmaids, Georgia finds that suicide is starting to sound very tempting. Mead's lighthearted romp is plenty of fun on the surface; Georgina's struggles with the gray areas between good and evil provide a powerful undercurrent. (Apr.) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
As a succubus, Georgina Kincaid is immortal, passionately seductive, and able to shift into any form she desires, yet she is also a modern woman trying to juggle both her human and her demonic natures. Further complicating a life that includes dealing with a new succubus in town and an ex-boyfriend who is marrying her best friend, Georgina feels inexplicably drawn toward an unfamiliar darkness more terrifying than anything she has ever known. VERDICT This fifth series installment (after Succubus Heat) displays the author's sharp humor, trendy storytelling voice, and stylishly erotic sex scenes. Mature fans of urban fantasy/romance should enjoy. Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.