Friday, July 16, 2010
Gentlemen Prefer Succubi by Jill Myles
On Thursday my mailbox revealed a lovely pack of books, one of which was Gentlemen Prefer Succubi by Jill Myles.
To get in the mood for this book, it's best to imagine yourself as a 27 year old size 14 woman with B-cup breasts who works as a docent*. Now, see yourself waking up in a dumpster, 8 sizes smaller, 3 cup sizes bigger, with a rabbit on crack sex drive.
Oh, not to mention you're now undead, immortal and a succubus, with one vampire master and one angel master who you must answer to. Slight problem with that however. You don't know your fanged "father" and are seriously trying to ditch your winged one night stand. Sounds like a pretty crappy day doesn't it?
Fortunately Jacqueline "Jackie" Brighton is doing her best to deal with it all in stride.
This book is very good and insanely funny. It's definitely right for an escape between the pages or a break from any serious situation. Not to mention, addictive as hell, I read it all in one night and now can't wait to get my hands on the sequel, Succubi Like It Hot.
In this world we have 3 main supernatural veins. Angels, also known as dealers (give you a good deal, but end up screwing you over). The Serim, gorgeous fallen angels, who need a fix of the carnal variety every month. Lastly there's the enticing, yet kinky vampires who need blood about every two days. Turns out Succubi are the best of the Serim/vampire world. They need sex like Serim, but must have it every 2 days in order to sustain themselves, like vampire's blood lust. Though this is just the tip of the odd abilities iceberg, there are plenty more special gifts and limitations in Jill Myles new world.
Honestly there's almost nothing I can fault about this book, it's just plain good fun. Jackie does go with the flow a tiny bit too much, diving head first into a very strange new world. Then again, when an evil, bitchy vampire queen orders you to find a a magically delicious halo after you've been caught spying in her club for an angel you stupidly got in debt to, it might be better to stop understanding, just absorb.
Gotta say though, Jackie puts on her big girl panties very well, tackling each crisis with a minimal amount of whining and belly aching. Then again, she has a 400 year old succubi friend, Remy, with a bossy attitude and steel backbone to help her out. A rigid yet completely sexy Serim master named Noah and a pain in the ass spy of the queen named Zane who just happens to turn Jackie's bones to mush.
Really can't say anymore than it is a fantastic, fun book that every romance book junkie should read. Not to mention the sex is mind blowing, well written, and frequent. Be sure to pick it up next time you go to the store, you won't be sorry!
Docent*- Museum tour guide
(Only people I wouldn't recommend this book to are ones with a more conservative attitude, have a problem with incorrect history/religious aspects, or don't like non-monogamous relationships. )
Teaser line: "It had obviously been one hell of a night if I couldn't recall why I was waking up in a dumpster."
-My Summer Girl
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Book Trailer for: Gentlemen Prefer Succubi
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