Judith’s review of Succubi Like It Hot by Jill Myles.
With a hot new figure, her dream job as an archeaologist, and two gorgeous boyfriends to scratch her seductive itch–an angel and a vampire–Jackie Brighton is totally getting the hang of life as a succubus. Then she accidentally knocks the pizza guy unconscious with her touch. Great–she’s cursed. After striking a deal to get the curse lifted by a crafty demon, Jackie and her best friend Remy take a road trip to deliver a cryptic message to the nation’s oldest succubus. Unfortunately, neither of her jealous lovers is talking to her right now, and due to the curse, she’s desperate to get her itch scratched more often than ever. Their journey gets weirder with every mile–demonic possession, a charming stalker, a cryptic warning–and when they get to New Orleans, Jackie discovers a dangerous catch to her supernatural bargain. Someone wants her dead–again. Can a brainy vixen in a miniskirt outsmart the forces of evil?
Jill Myles is at it again! Funny, zaney, brainy, and mouthy Jackie Brighton is again in trouble, but this time she has no idea how she has been cursed or why or by whom. All she knows is that a low-level demon affirms her cursed state and directs her to a succubus/voodoo priestess in New Orleans on the condition that she give Delilah a message. but inexperienced and naive Jackie doesn’t know that there is always a hidden catch with a demon. Add to her troubles, her two lovers are jealous of her involvement with them both, even though they had agreed originally that they could tolerate each other in Jackie’s life. It would seem that tolerant spirit is gone. Noah refuses to have anything more to do with her as long as Zane is in her life. Zane agrees to travel with her and Remy to New Orleans until he finds out that she is cursed and then he abandons her. Now Remy is also possessed with the spirit of the original fallen angel Joachim, so now Jackie is on her own, dealing with Remy/Joachim, being sought in the murder of Remy’s companion, seduced by a stalker, and so it goes with new challenges and dangers along the way.
Ms Myles has passed a critical test for writers: writing a second novel that maintains the energy and integrity of the first novel. Jackie’s hilarious adventures just never grow old because there are always new twists, new challenges, new people and beings that complicate her life. The plot is very creative and the story line progresses so well. Character development is quite astute–I think it is hard enough to write about humans much less concoct these characters out of snipets of history and legend.
I hope that fantasy/paranormal/romance fans will welcome this novel and enjoy it as much as I did. It will be well worth the time and effort to read. I give this novel a rating of 4.75 out of 5.
This book is available from Pocket Star. You can buy it here or here in e-format.
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