Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Chari-Dee's February FAB Pick - Richelle Mead

Hello, Lovelies! Excuse me, while I say SQUEEEEEEEEE!!! Look who my FAB pick is!!!! The absolutely, lovely, funny, and talented Richelle Mead will be with us all week! I am so super excited about this. Richelle's debut novel SUCCUBUS BLUES will officially be hitting shelves on March 6th, and I say officially, because if you are lucky you may be able to find it on shelves sooner (like NOW), like I did last Friday!

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.


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...

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

Richelle Mead
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...

Take Care


Michele Bardsley said...

Just wanted to wish everyone luck. SUCCUBUS BLUES is freaking awesome! Go, Richelle!

DeeandDee said...

OMG! I'm gonna go pass out now. Michele Freakin' Bardsley saw my blog. AND COMMENTED! And she's absolutely correct, SB is awesome!

Take Care

Caffey said...

Dee, I'm reading through and checking Kensington out and all, and just totally thrilled about this book! I love to read new to me authors. Its exciting! I sure did put up in my blog on myspace all about this! The link is:
(and I hope I have it all up there to make sure all the info is on my blog for others to see to get this one!)

Thanks to AmySmith for referring me here. I'm off to check out more cuz I see lots I like here. Nice meeting you Dee and Dee :)


Caffey said...

And hi to Michele too! Great to see you here too!


Terri said...

Posted at

Do I get extra entries? :)


Terri said...

Oh and Michele Bardsley ROCKS !!

Michele Bardsley said...

Hi back! LOLOL! You guys are so nice. (BTW, I pay Terri to say that stuff. The currency is books, of course. *g*)

Charity, I think this contest is such a fabulous idea. You're going to have readers salivating over Richelle's SUCCUBUS BLUES.

I'm not entering the contest (let readers have those wonderful goodies), but I will tell people to get over here!

I know it'll be a smash success!

Now, I have to go back to writing. =:-0

Terri said...

Oh please you know I love you and would say that even if I never got ANYTHING from you.


dee said...

WHY do we have to have all of these cool contests that I can't even enter?
If I post a link to THIS blog, does that count? If I tell all my friends and they come over here, do I get extras? Pretty please? With CHERRIES on top?
Sometimes it just stinks when I can't even enter contests on this blog! But then again - Michele freakin' Bardsley! How totally cool is that?!?

DeeandDee said...

You know, dee, I feel the same way. If we totally didn't know we rocked and how pretty we both are, we would have to hate us! I'm buying you a copy of SB anyway, because you have got to read it, you just have to wait until release date for me to order. And just a tip, use your cherry name like me and maybe one day I'll slip up and not recognize it. Hey, it could happen, anyway, that's what I keep hoping will happen and you'll enter me!

And yes, Ter, you get TWO entire, 2 blog posts? You so ROCK! Except, Michele is paying you with books? NOT FAIR!!!!

Michele - you can pay ME with books, and I promise to keep singing your praises (I say keep, because, um, check out the review I did on ITVTW.)

Cathie - THANK YOU for entering, and welcome to d&D! Great MySpace page!

Take Care

I cannot believe how much fun I'm having. You guys are the greatest!

Robin Snodgrass said...

This sounds like such a terrific book and I've been waiting for it for what seems like forever!
I blogged about it on my MySpace page:

Oh and just to let you know, Terri is the one who told me about your fabulous blog and this wonderful contest!

And, Michelle, she says those terrific things about you even when you're not around to hear (see) them! :)

Robin S.

jennybrat said...

Hi, great discussion going on here. I blogged about it on

DeeandDee said...

Thanks Robin and Jenny! Robin - I tried to leave a comment on your blog over on MySpace, but it wouldn't let me :( I'm not sure what I did wrong, but I'll try again later!

danetteb said...

I blogged about Succubus Blues on my website . I got your website from Michelle Bardsley,shes the best.
I can't wait to read this book.
Congrats on the new release Richelle.

Hugs, Danette

Robin Snodgrass said...

I'm very new at the whole blogging thing so I'm not sure what to tell you about not being able to comment on my MySpace blog. It's a whole new world to me....and I often feel like an idiot in this

Thanks again for the great info on Richelle's book!!

Robin S.

Helen Marie said...

Been hope to get this book, sounds sooo great. I'm not really good at ll this comp. stuff, but I posted it on my yahoo360 blog,bubbas_bookworm.Hope I did it right.

Oh and Michelle Bradsley sent me.

Helen Marie

Lorelei said...

Michele Bardsley is the reason I am here and I cannot wait to read Richelle's book. I blogged about it on my myspace page and even got Jackie Kessler mentioned as well who is awesome too!! Here's the link:

dee said...

Ack! I checked my local big-chain bookstore today, but NO LUCK! I am so bummed, because I'm now really excited about this book, and I'm not even that much of a para-type. That's more the other Dee, you know? But this one? Yeah, I want this book in a bad way. Dee has been talking about it for a while now, mentioning it at least once or twice a week in e-mails, getting all SQUEE-ey in my ears, and now I can hardly wait to read it!

DeeandDee said...

Helen Marie - could you give me the address to your 360 page? I'm not all that familiar with the 360 so I'm not sure how to find it with your user name.


DeeandDee said...


Looks FABulous! Thanks for entering!

Christina said...

Okay...I posted on another blog entry by mistake so I'll try this again...
LOVE Richelle's stuff...I've had her on my site for some time.
You can find her at,, and

I've got both her website (which links to her blog) and her magical minxes blog on there. Well, I'll keep my fingers crossed...I'd really love a copy of that book!

Helen Marie said...

hey dee I moved it to my myspace page.MySpace URL:

Thanks HelenMarie

Maria, Lover of All Things Romance said...

Great contest. I have it up at

~Linda~ said...

Yo.........Congrats Richelle!! Linda *waving* Hey everybody!
Great review Dee's

Rachel said...

I've put my squee for Richelle Mead and Succubus Blues up at

Thank you

DeeandDee said...

Love to see squees going on! Richelle and SB totally deserve them. Thanks for entering, keep 'em coming guys!

Hope said...

Did my part and have hopefully will get some new reders for Richelle and her book.

Sue A. said...

I just found this blog today! I've got it bookmarked aready! I only wish I'd found you sooner.

DeeandDee said...

Thanks Sue! Glad to have you with us. Feel free to comment any time and tell us what you think!

Take Care

Deb R said...

My chock-full-o'-links blog entry/contest entry is posted here.

DeeandDee said...

SQUEE, Deb! Thanks!!!!