Succubus Heat & Succubus Shadows by Richelle Mead

Posted December 6, 2015 | 24 Comments

These are just a couple of quickies for the Georgina Kincaid series.

I didn’t read any of the blurbs until now and just realized how spoilery they might be if you haven’t read the previous books. So you probably want to skip over them.

Succubus Heat & Succubus Shadows by Richelle MeadSuccubus Heat
Author: Richelle Mead
Series: Georgina Kincaid #4
Published by: Audible Studios
Publication Date: January 12, 2010
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Elisabeth Rodgers
Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
Source: Purchased

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…

Ugh. Yup, Richelle Mead is trying to kill me with what she puts Georgina through. Even though my logical self says to calm the hell down, that Georgina will get her HEA, my freaked out emotional self wants to burn shit down. But I swear, I’m loving every minute of it!

I adore Georgina so much. She not only continues to be a great heroine, she keeps getting better and better. Even when she gets in her bitchy funks, she stays true with the wit and sarcasm she does so well.

The mystery is fantastic. I love figuring out what’s going on and who the culprits are. Even though I would feel I knew who did what, I’d stay open to other possibilities because Mead is really good at casting doubt and making me second guess myself. She really knows how to pull a story together, while throwing in advances for the overall arc.

Speaking of the overall series arc, it’s driving me crazy. I could tell what was going on since the end of the first book, so experiencing everything Georgina goes through gets extra frustrating. In the best way, though. The author is really setting everything up wonderfully, and I can’t wait to see how it will eventually plays out.

Succubus Heat & Succubus Shadows by Richelle MeadSuccubus Shadows
Author: Richelle Mead
Series: Georgina Kincaid #5
Published by: Audible Studios
Publication Date: March 30, 2010
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Elisabeth Rodgers
Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
Source: Purchased

Georgina Kincaid has formidable powers. Immortality, seduction, shape-shifting into any human form she desires, walking in heels that would cripple mere mortals—all child’s play to a succubus like her.

Helping to plan her ex-boyfriend’s wedding is a different story. Georgina isn’t sure which is worse—that Seth is marrying another woman, or that Georgina has to run all over Seattle trying on bridesmaid dresses. Still, there are distractions. Georgina’s roommate, Roman, is cluttering her apartment with sexual tension. Then there’s Simone, the new succubus in town, who’s intent on corrupting Seth.

And if that wasn't bad enough, she's started having dreams shadowy, dangerous but alluring dreams, dreams that don't want to let go. These dreams are created by the Oneroi, demons in the service of Nyx, a creature from Hell who's bent on revenge. These are dreams that can trap their chosen victim and drain their powers through nightmares. This mysterious force that’s visiting her thoughts, is trying to draw her into a dark, otherworldly realm. Sooner or later, Georgina knows she’ll be too weak to resist. And Georgina is powerless as she watches those in the real world try to find her, she comes to understand that her freedom her fate lies in the hands of the only one who can find her soul, who just happens to be the man who s about to marry someone else. She’ll discover who she can trust, who she can’t—and that Hell is far from the worst place to spend eternity…

I am seriously loving the audio for this series. Elisabeth Rodgers is rocking the hell out of the narration. She really does deserve a huge amount of credit for pulling me into the story so deeply. I just miss having the ability to highlight, because believe me, there would be a lot of it.

The plot thickens! Some crazy stuff goes down as we head into the homestretch of the series. This book doesn’t have as many different storylines going on at once, but there’s still so much that happens. Everything is starting to pull together now, and is it ever exciting!

There are so many great characters in this series, and my love for them continues to grow. Of course Georgina is freaking amazing, but her group of friends really shine too. I adore Carter and get a kick out of him, but I’m still trying to fully figure him out. I know he knows what’s going on, but just like Georgina, wonder about his interest in her and Seth. Doug is still one of my favorites, I just love the dynamic he and Georgie have.

Succubus Shadows is definitely an emotional rollercoaster at times, taking my heart from achy to elated. I can’t wait to see how everything will fall in to place in the final book.



24 responses to “Succubus Heat & Succubus Shadows by Richelle Mead

  1. Why haven’t I heard of this series? Why? Finding a great PNR series is so hard to find in adult, they always seem so incredibly cheesy or just a faint storyline written around erotica. It sounds a little predictable which I’m not surprised drove you crazy, but personally I don’t mind the lack of surprises, then I can immerse myself completely. Wonderful reviews Christy, going to check these out <3

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  2. Oh man, just wait until the last book. I am so curious to know if you figured out allllll of Mead’s secrets. I had my guesses and most were right but classic Mead had to throw in a major unexpected curveball to mind fuck with me.

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this series and Georgie and Seth and Carter and the rest of the gang. I have a special place in my heart for Roman and even shady ass Jerome.

    I really hope you love the last book!

  3. Richelle Mead can definitely be brutal on the emotional front Christy, so I can see this series being a rollercoaster in that department. I’m hesitating only because of the succubus element – how does the romance work if she has to sleep with other people? Although it sounds like things with Seth are plenty rocky even without that little tidbit:(

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  4. *cough, choke* I still need to start this series! I’m so glad you’re enjoying it! Honestly, I hate when the heroine’s HEA is dragged on too long but if there is an end in sight, I can get behind that.

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