***RE-read July 2011 as a buddy read with the TPR girls***I am giving Succubus Blues a higher rating the second time after realizing that the first time I read the book, I had come down off a high from one of my favorites and was way too hard on this one. Even though I enjoyed SB the first time and did consider it to be about a 3 to 3.5, I enjoyed it much more the second time around after knowing the series and characters better (and was able to skim the world building trap of book 1). 4 plus stars! I love this series as a whole (each book gets better) and would love to see more VA fans experience Richelle Mead's adult series as well. Seth = favorite Beta male of all time. In a world of lookalike alphas, sometimes you just want that shy, awkward author instead!***Original Review Below - Early 2011***Hmmm...how to review this one. I liked it, then I didn't, then I did. In the end I think like won out. The amount of races and characters in the book sort of threw me a bit, as well as Georgie's profession, but I adjusted after a while and got into the swing of things.The concept is interesting, and this might be (as far as I can remember) my first ever read with a succubus as a main character. If being one didn't involve giving up my mortal soul, I might even find the job sort of interesting. It's like a better version of a boring old shapeshifter.Just the advantage of being able to change clothes and hair on the fly would be too great for words. Never mind that it drains your energy...just a quick roll in the hay (with someone you don't care about) and it's all fixed. Okay, so having to avoid getting close to people in order not to drain their energy through contact would sort of suck, but there has to be a workaround, right?Georgina Kincaid is an interesting character. Usually it's the males in these books that have all the baggage and are afraid to let people in due to terrible wounds. I find it refreshing to see a woman with the burden to bear.Let's talk about the men. First you have mysterious writer Seth. He seems like the shy, awkward type, but that man sure does have something to hide. Obviously he has a mystery and since this is book 1...it means we get nada. Then you have Roman. Is he a complete jerk hiding inside of a hot facade? Or does he have true feelings under that exterior? Again, book 1. Guess this means I'm on the hook to read book 2. I'm not complaining though. It looks like this might be a fun time.