Category: Contests

Book Review: Succubus Shadows by Richelle Mead

Posted October 14, 2011 by Kimberly in Book Reviews, Contests / 0 Comments

Title: Succubus Shadows

Author: Richelle Mead

Publisher: Kensington

Publication Date: April 2010

Genre: Adult Fantasy

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Five

Check out my archive to see the reviews on books one to four!

Synopsis can be found here.

Review: 
Georgina probably wishes she had disappearing powers. Not to give too much away, but her personal life isn’t exactly working out. After the emotional rollercoaster that was book four, Georgina is settling into her life again and trying to deal with all the sad changes and adjustments the future will bring. While she’s more of herself than she was in the last book, she’s still suffering from a broken heart. And wary of the new succubus Simone who has entered the picture, and seems to be focused on… Seth?
But oh, she does in fact disappear. Georgina is kidnapped by unknown forces and trapped where no one can reach her. No one. No one?? Hmmmm…..
This book was very satisfying for me. Not only do all the storylines come to a climax, but mostly because of Georgina. Her past, deepest fears, desires are all shown back to her. The people she’s hurt, saved and who she was before Seattle are used as a form of torture for Georgina. We’ve all done things in our past we’ve regretted. Thanks to her captors, Georgina gets to relive them all. Her depth and character development really shined in this book and she became more human to me. I could relate to her, her mistakes and her sadness.  The horror of watching some of her memories and the present alter into her worst nightmare was unbearable at times.
This book also sets up the most important question in the series at the end of the book.
No, I’m not going to tell you. You’re just going to have to read it for yourself.
The usual gang is there. Jerome and Carter are, as always, awesome. All her friends rally to save her when she’s kidnapped and there’s such a form of unity between them, they reminded me again of my group of friends. 
And Seth is there too. For me, this is the book he redeems himself. Sure, we know all the reasoning behind the months of heartbreak, but this is the book Seth finally stands up for himself. And for what he wants and who he is.
One of my favorite books in the series, this one moves so fast and really pushes the plot forward. All the storylines get a bump and as Mead winds down the series, you can only hope the last book was going to be amazing. (More on that later…)
Rating 10 One of the Best

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Posted October 14, 2011 by Kimberly in Book Reviews, Contests / 0 Comments


Book Review: Succubus Heat by Richelle Mead

Posted October 13, 2011 by Kimberly in Book Reviews, Contests / 0 Comments

Title: Succubus Heat

Author: Richelle Mead

Publisher: Kensington

Publication Date: May 2009

Genre: Adult Fantasy

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Four

Succubus Blues (book one) review can be found here.
Succubus On Top (book two) review can be found here.
Succubus Dreams (book three) review can be found here.

Synopsis can be found here.



Review: 
Succubus on the road?

Georgina is sent to Vancouver to help stop a cult of Satanists. Wait, she was sent to stop them? Yes, you read that correctly! This cult just makes the real demons from hell look bad.
And if that wasn’t bad enough, the unthinkable happens.
Succubus no more?
Georgina loses her powers. While she doesn’t seem mortal, her shape shifting ability and all that other fun stuff, like sucking the life out of anyone she has a physical relationship with, disappears. Oh, and did I mention no one can find Jerome?  No demons. No friends. Not even Carter. !>
Becoming a little crazy, Georgina starts risking herself to find her boss and stop the cult, all without her usual powers. The stakes are raised.
Throw in some heartbreak in the form of a writer and a new boyfriend with questionable morals and you’ve got a bizarre love triangle.
This book deals a lot with the falling out from the last. Georgina isn’t her usual perky self, and her mood and depression definitely plays a large role in this installment. Dante is an interesting character too, especially how he’s played off in comparison to the Seth and the Georgina of the day.  He gave me the creeps through the entire story. And it’s very interesting to see how Georgina and her friends cope without their powers. 
For me, this is the darkest book in the series. Not only because of the changes I see in the characters, but also as a reflection on everything happened in book three. I don’t condone cheating, and it’s there aplenty in this series, and Georgina tries to find reasons to justify it.  But in the end, it’s just a mechanism to show how we hurt the ones we love most.   Don’t get me wrong- the sex is hot, the chemistry building for forbidden love.  At the same time, Seth and Georgina have gone to a darker place than I’d ever seen them, helpless and feeling out of control.  And that can only lead to one thing- more mistakes.
A well-written book, darker than the rest, and just a bit sad! Don’t skip over this one in the series. 


Rating 9 Ridiculously Awesome like Cookies and Ice Cream




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Posted October 13, 2011 by Kimberly in Book Reviews, Contests / 0 Comments


Book Review: Succubus Dreams by Richelle Mead

Posted October 12, 2011 by Kimberly in Book Reviews, Contests / 1 Comment

Title: Succubus Dreams

Author: Richelle Mead

Publisher: Kensington

Publication Date: October 2008

Genre: Adult Fantasy

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Three



Review of Succubus Blues (Book One) can be found here.

Review of Succubus On Top (Book Two) can be found here.


Synopsis can be found here

Review:  

Georgina Kincaid is one of a kind. Heart of gold bookstore manager first and succubus by trade; she juggles the new threat in her life with her cunning wit, her mind and her awesome attitude. And then the rug gets pulled out from under her.
See, Georgina’s having dreams, and not the good warm and fuzzy ones.  Each dream she wakes up and some of her energy is drained. Of course she’s confused- Isn’t that her job? The dialogue is spot on clever and her friends take center stage, amusing Georgina and the reader until I laughed out loud. These characters remind me of my own group of friends, quirky and fun banter. You know, minus the vampire, demon thing. And I can’t NOT mention Jerome and Carter. Every scene with them is fantastically written. No wonder many readers fall in love with Carter and out of love with Seth. Carter is amazing.
This balances the darker story nicely. There is a helluva lot going on in this novel, and that’s not a bad thing. Between Tawny, the new clueless succubus in town who needs some help and Georgina’s vulnerabilities being explored, the story is jam packed with character development and intrigue. Georgina is far from perfect, and readers will get a good sense of her morals and which ones she’s willing to bend. Or not.
The climax of this novel was very emotional for me. I won’t give anything away, but wow. That is some heavy, real heartbreaking emotion I felt towards the end. Mead is NOT afraid to make her characters unlikeable. And I had to read the last quarter of the book again, and again, to make sure I got it right. Did that really happen? Yes, yes it did. Be warned: you’re about to watch it happen in slow motion, right before your eyes. It’s an accident you can’t stop staring at.
Do yourself a favor and do not pick this one up without reading the previous books. The full impact may be lost and there was so much building up to this, you’ll feel cheated if you start in the middle.  Start with book one. Buy them all so you don’t have to wait till the bookstore opens tomorrow.  This is a solid addition to the series and you won’t be disappointed. It’s also very important because it sets up a lot of stuff that will become major, Major, did I say MAJOR plot development in the following books.


Go on. Get your copy.
I’ll wait. :)

Rating 9, Ridiculously Awesome like Cookies and Ice Cream

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Posted October 12, 2011 by Kimberly in Book Reviews, Contests / 1 Comment


GIVEAWAYS in my favorite month for some favorite books!

Posted October 3, 2011 by Kimberly in Contests / 3 Comments

Hey everyone!
I thought I’d drop a quick note today instead of a normal book review.


October is my favorite month. What’s not to love? Candy, Costumes and a feeling that the creatures that go bump in the night are out there… and we love it! 
This is the month autumn is in full swing, the leaves change to colors of gold and pumpkin and Halloween is the biggest party of all!


This being my favorite month, I’ll be hosting two giveaways! Both having to do with my favorite books, in my favorite month, at my favorite time of year.


And so……



I’m announcing a Succubus  series by Richelle Mead giveaway that will have TWO lucky winners!












One lucky reader will win the first book in the Succubus series, Succubus Blues, and another lucky reader will win the last book in the series, Succubus Revealed.


This will take place October 10-16th when my Succubus series reviews go up. Nothing says October and Halloween than a succubus from hell. With a heart of gold. 









The second giveaway is the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop which will go up October 24th to October 31st, hosted by Diary of a Bookworm and I Am A Reader, Not A Writer. 
This prize is a mystery for now- cue dramatic organ music!


So keep checking back! You don’t want to miss the giveaways! 


Happy October!

Posted October 3, 2011 by Kimberly in Contests / 3 Comments