Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Thoughts On | Succubus Blues By Richelle Mead

Title: Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid #1)
Author: Richelle Mead
Date Published: 1st August 2007
Rating: 4/5

When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they can 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 Cusak movies, and she can't get 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 the bestselling, sexy writer, Seth Mortensen, aka He Whom She Would Give Anything to Touch but Can't.
But dreaming of Seth will have to wait. Something wicked is at work in Seattle's demon underground. And for once, all 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...
After reading the Vampire Academy I decided I wanted to read more of Richelle Mead's work. This series is about Georgina Kincaid, and she is a succubus (a female sex demon). She survives by stealing the life force from humans through sexual acts.
But Georgina kind of sucks at being a succubus. She has a human job, wears human clothes rather than shape-shifting into them and she only preys on asshole. She doesn't date the nice guys, she doesn't want to hurt them. So she lives a quiet life working at a bookstore taking energy only when she needs it. But when other lower demons start being attacked by an unknown entity, that throws a spanner in the works.
For me Succubus Blues is an urban fantasy/chick lit/mystery. I did really enjoy the plot and all the possible love interests. The book has a steady pace and you really get to know Georgina and her history and why her existence is so ironic.
I find the supporting characters a bit shallow, but they didn't play a big role so we don't get to know them very well. One of my favourite characters is Carter. He is an angel who is friends with a bunch of demons.
He is very understanding and protective, and kind of badass for an angel.
Throughout the book I was kept guessing what was going to happen. The love stories were a bit predictable, but no less enjoyable. But on the mystery side of things, I didn't see that coming.
I would recommend this if you wanted a quick entertaining distraction. I kind of think of this as the Mills & Boon of the Urban Fantasy world. I have already order the next to books in the series and I can't wait for them to get here.

Have you read the Georgina Kincaid series?
Does it get better or will I be disappointed?

Love and Bugs

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Sunday Coffee Morning | The Week Of Much Coffee

Hello my Lovelies!
This week has been exhausting. It started off promising, and I was getting things done that I had planned. But the school holidays are very draining for a waitress. Almost every night this week I have fallen asleep ridiculously early and still found it difficult getting up the next morning. Not the best excuse to explain why I've been so quiet, but it's the best I've got. Everything suffered last week. I barely read, I didn't write at all and sleep in make up didn't do any good to my skin.

To be honest the only thing that got me going in the morning was really loud music. Hopefully my body has adjusted to this increase in activity and I can get back to normal. 
I have only filme two videos this weekend (I know I'm a major slacker), but I'm hoping to catch up on blog posts before I dive into the next string of videos. But I'm sure you will all enjoy what I have filmed and with the lighter evenings I'll try to get more filmed throughout the week. 

I'm not going to make any promises this week incase I can't meet them, but I'm going to try my hardest to get something done everyday.
I'll leave you with my song of the week. Can You Feel My Heart by Bring Me The Horizon.

Love and Bugs

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Sunday Coffee Morning | Music, Nano + The Epic Fail

Hello My Lovelies!
I decided to do this week's SCM Post as a video post for a change.
Wrestle Zone -
Devin Townsend Project - Kingdom

Nightwish - Ghost Love Score

After Forever - Being Everyone

Epica - Storm the Sorrow
So now that I have over loaded you with some music I'll be off. I still have a word goal to meet and my camera battery is still charging. Remember to check out my Book Blog for full updates on my Nano journey.

Love and Bugs 

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Show + Tell | Book Haul No 9

Hello My Lovelies!
So I've been book shopping ( and I've been again since this too). I'm reading at a much faster pace so I feel I can justify these purchases. And to be honest I desperately wanted to find out how Vampire Academy finishes, everything else was just collateral damage.
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I'm looking forward to devouring these books, especially the Lunar Chronicles. I've heard nothing but good things about them, so I can't wait to see what I get out of them.
Have you bought any good books lately?

Love and Bugs 

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Wrap Up + TBR | March 2014 Edition

Hello My Loves!
I posted this video on my channel at the start of the month and forgot to post it here, apologies for the delayed sharing.
All by Richelle Mead
Forbidden* by Tabitha Suzuma
Clockwork Princess* by Cassandra Clare
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At the moment I have already read the list VA books and I'm currently on the fifth book and may go on to complete the series this month. I couldn't help sneaking those in. But I'm confident I'll be able to finish the other two in the allotted time.
Have you read any of these? Please, no spoilers :)

Love and Bugs

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Sunday Afternoon Tea | Technological Fasting + Future Planing

Happy Sunday My Lovelies!
Firstly, I'm sorry for my little hiatus over this past week. I've been holed up with the Vampire Academy books all week, I'm hooked! So I've just been reading and not wanting to do much else. I feel a bit guilty for not reaching my goals but I've had a few benefits. Because I haven't been on the computer so much I haven't felt so drained and I've been getting to sleep a lot easier. I'm still having those crazy dreams though. But I don't think that can be helped, I just have an over active imagination.
But this week I'm feeling very refreshed and whilst I'm still in the clutches of VA, I'm pretty pumped to get back on my upload schedule. You can look forward to a video every day this week from me :)
I'm also going try and integrate some course work in this week. As most know I am training to be a MUA and a fashion stylist. Although I don't know what I'm going to do once I get the qualifications, but I'll think about that when I get there. I may end up a full time blogger or try and get work with a magazine or my local paper. I do know I want writing to play a big part of my life.
Ever since I could remember I have wanted to write or become an author of some kind, and if I'd ever learned guitar I'd probably be trying to produce some music too.

But I have a lot to get on with today to make up for last week. So I'll talk to you guys later :)

Love and Bugs

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Heads Up! | Cherry Culture 40% Off Sale

Hello My Lovelies!
It that time of year again! Cherry Culture are running their March Make up Madness Sale.
Cherry Culture have also just updated their website to include some of the latest drugstore releases from the USA. Perfect time to get your hands on some new goodies!
Of  course NYX have launched their Butter Lipsticks, they also added to the Matte Lipstick and Butter Lip Gloss Lines. They have also launched the Infinite Shadow Sticks and the Invincible Foundation.
Unfortunately their Milani section doesn't include the new blushes or the new lipstick shade, but they have the other new lip products. The Power Lip, a glossy stain and the Brilliant Shine Lip Glosses. They've already sold out of the lip lacquers.
Other Brands such as Jordana, LA Colors and LA Splash are on clearance, so it's a great chance for bigger saving!
I've already placed my order like I do every year, so you can look forward to some awesome reviews coming soon!

Love and Bugs