Succubus (n) - An alluring, shape-shifting demon who seduces and pleasures mortal men.
Pathetic (adj.) - A succubus with great shoes and no social life. See: Georgina Kincaid.
When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants. The wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical?
But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid’s life is far less exotic. Her boss is a middle-management demon with a thing for John Cusack movies. Her immortal best friends haven’t stopped teasing her about the time she shape-shifted into the Demon Goddess get-up complete with whip and wings. And she can’t have a decent date without sucking away part of the guy’s life. At least there’s her day job at a local bookstore—free books, all the white chocolate mochas she can drink, and easy access to bestselling, sexy writer, Seth Mortensen, aka He Whom She Would Give Anything to Touch but Can’t.
But dreaming about Seth will have to wait. Something wicked is at work in Seattle’s demon underground. And for once, all of her hot charms and drop-dead one-liners won’t help because Georgina’s about to discover there are some creatures out there that both heaven and hell want to deny…
I'm not going to do a review today. I was, but then I thought, nah. I'll do a quick run-down of the contest for you. This time around, I'm going to do something a bit different. Only ONE book of SUCCUBUS BLUES is up for grabs, it will be signed and come straight from Richelle herself, BUT, in addition to that book, there will be TWO gift cards (a total of $40), and a dee & Dee tote bag, that you can use for books or whatever else you choose. That makes the total amount of prizes up for grabs worth over $60. I'll also give two runner-up prizes, to be chosen and announced during a FAB post later in the week.
BUT, to win this FABulous prize, you have to work for it. dee and I do these FAB picks for a few reasons. 1 - We are both readers at heart, and love to do a big ole' FAN GIRL SQUEE FEST, 2 - We love finding new authors and bringing them to your attention, and 3 - We LOVE NEW AUTHORS! and want to do everything we can to get the word out about them.
With the third reason in mind, your mission - should you choose to accept it - is simple. On your blog (any will work, MySpace, Blogger, Live Journal, Bravenet....) post either the above pic of SB and the BCC, with a link to the d&D site, or this press release from Kensington Books with a picture of the books cover, and link back to us.
RICHELLE MEAD’S FIRST PARANORMAL ROMANCE, SUCCUBUS BLUES, PUBLISHED BY KENSINGTON BOOKS
Being a succubus sounds pretty glamorous. Shape-shifting, killer wardrobe--what's not to like? But Georgina Kincaid's life is far from exotic. Her boss is a middle management demon who walks the earth looking like John Cusack. Her best friends are a carb-conscious vampire and an angel who can drink her under the table. Worst of all, she can't have a decent date without sucking away part of the guy's life, which means her crush on sexy writer Seth Mortensen is going nowhere fast. All of these woes are put on hold when an unknown entity begins murdering immortals in Seattle's demon underground. For once, all her hot charms and drop-dead one-liners won't help because there are some creatures out there that both heaven and hell want to deny...
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Richelle Mead has an M.A. in Comparative Religion and a passion for all things wacky and humorous. She lives in Seattle with her husband and four cats. Late-night musings and updates about the next Succubus novel can be found at http://www.richellemead.com/blog/
Kensington Books, an imprint of Kensington Publishing
March 2006/Fiction/Trade Paperback/Original
$15.00 ($21.00 Canada)/0-7582-1641-6
Author Residence: Seattle, WA
But, BUT, I don't have a blog, you say? Then, any yahoo!group, message board, or forum that you belong to will work. Just make sure we can verify. Once you have done that, come back and comment on any of my FAB posts, and you are entered. For extra fun, if new people come from your post, and mention YOU sent them, you will earn extra entries. Please note, you must include the picture of the book (or link to it if you are of the no blog persuasion), either the BCC or Press Release, and a link to dee & Dee. Also, bonus entry if you make sure to link to Richelle's blog Even Redheads Get The Blues or the blog that Georgina contributes to, Magical Minxes. Oh yeah, and extra entries if you send some one new to our site that comments on FAB posts.
I'll also run a sidebar that links to all the blogs that enter until the end of the contest. So, what are you waiting for, go get busy and enter!!!!!! Tomorrow, I'll talk a bit on the book. Until then...