Succubus Dreams

Succubus Dreams

eBook - 2008
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Some days, a girl just can't catch a break ...especially when the girl in question is Georgina Kincaid, a shape-shifting succubus who gets her energy from seducing men. First there's her relationship with gorgeous bestselling writer Seth Mortensen, which is unsatisfying on a number of levels. It's not just that they can't have sex in case Georgina inadvertently kills him (generally a turn-off for most guys). Lately, even spending time together is a challenge. Seth's obsessed with finishing his latest novel, and Georgina's under demonic orders to mentor the new (and surprisingly inept) succubus on the block. Then there are the dreams. Someone, or something, is preying on Georgina at night, draining her energy, and supplying eerie visions of her future. Georgina seeks answers from Dante, a dream interpreter with ties to the underworld, but his flirtatious charm only leaves her more confused--especially as the situation with Seth reaches crisis point. Now Georgina faces a double challenge--rein in her out-of-control love life, and go toe-to-toe with an enemy capable of wreaking serious havoc among mankind. Otherwise, Georgina, and the entire mortal world, may never sleep easy again.
Publisher: New York : Kensington Books, c2008
ISBN: 9781420128253
1420128256
9780758236418
0758236417
9780758236401
0758236409
Characteristics: 1 online resource (305 p.)

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Mar 19, 2015

This book was great, the the mystery and intrigue.
And then it began to get sad, then very sad, then emotionally shockingly sad, and then it ENDED. Nooooooooooooooo! I loved them as a couple!

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Sarah1984
Feb 07, 2015

As I've been reading this, the third instalment in Richelle Mead's Georgina Kincaid series, I've been thinking about what I thought it meant to lose (or sell) your soul. I assumed that it would mean you would lose all your humanity, any sense of a conscience, anything that you would look for in a human friend. Georgina doesn't seem to have lost any of these human traits and hasn't gained any of the evil 'demon' traits that I would have expected of a soulless being (especially one who has been around for so long) - a love for chaos, an enjoyment in watching others suffer, and a penchant for plain nastiness. In fact, none of Georgina's clan are evil with a capital e. I don't understand why all these soulless creatures of hell are so nice! I mean they even have mentoring for the newbies to help them fit in and get started (the operative and confusing word there being 'help').

I keep thinking back to Angel, brooding and tortured vampire with a soul, versus Angelus, psychotic serial killer vampire who enjoys maiming and killing for the fun of it as much as for dinner. Mead's demons from hell are about as scary as Angel was when he was feeling his most tortured, and therefore less likely to hurt a fly than anyone (except possibly Willow), let alone a human. If it was only Georgina who was so toothless I would imagine that it had something to do with her mortal personality or her reasons for selling her soul to begin with, but it's not just her it's all of them. Hugh, the imp, would have to be the closest to evil of all of them, but even he is more like any normal chauvinistic, one night stand kind of guy that you could easily go out and meet at a club tonight, than an agent of evil. Or are we supposed to believe that that behaviour is the 'essence' of evil? And if so, that must mean that about 75% of today's men are demons from hell out for women's souls because it seems to me that they all tend to behave like that. I wonder if the lack of evil that seems to surround Georgina is something that will be explained at some later point in the series.

SPOILERS FROM NOW ON!!

Hang on a minute here. Is Dante maybe... Erik's son? Could that be why Erik 'hates' Dante so much (although I don't think it's hate, more like dreadful disappointment)? Whatever their true relationship I think I'm about to find out. Seth and Georgina have just met Dante at Erik's house...

Another crazy idea... Could it be possible that Tawny is actually Nyx in 'human' form? But then wouldn't Jerome have noticed a different, much more powerful energy signature coming from her? And what about Niphon? Is he in the dark (ha! no pun intended) about who Tawny really is, or is he Erebus also hiding in 'human' form? Otherwise, I just don't understand what's going on with her claims of being the most inept succubus in the history of forever, while at the same time there are reports of others seeing her practically ready to hook up with a guy in public, only for him to just want to be friends only minutes later. Doesn't make any sense.

Oh God! Don't tell me the sacrifice with personal meaning to Dante was Erik?! That would be ridiculously upsetting, and possibly unnecessary. Does killing Erik move the plot along in any way that couldn't be done with him alive? I don't even know that's what happened yet, but I don't think so. *Tenses in anticipation of continuing with the next chapter*

3.5 stars because that ending was depressing scene after depressing scene after depressing scene. First there was the death, and I thought "Oh, that's dreadful, horribly sad." but we'll move on and Seth and Georgina will make up and go to Terry's Christmas party. Second there was the betrayal, and I thought that was bad enough, and then that final line from Georgina, like she'd lost all hope. Looking forward to the next book in the series.

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AKKI
Mar 05, 2011

A great book, although very sad.

<3 Georgie, and I would hate anybody who hurts her. No matter how noble their intentions are.

It was the same with Rose in Vampire Academy. I loved her so much that I actually hated Dimitri for being mean and ungrateful towards her.

BLESS RICHELLE MEAD! :D

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Mar 05, 2011

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