Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Succubus Takes Manhattan-Nina Harper

Succubus Takes Manhattan
Nina Harper
Del Rey, Dec 2008, $6.99
ISBN: 9780345495075

Lily loves her current lifestyle as living in New York is exhilarating and working as the accessories editor for Trend magazine is hot. Of course the three millennium old succubus knows what is hot as her night job is that of a Chosen One delivery person; she brings to her employer Satan, three desiccated souls of creepy studs; a quota she meets with ease. Still she would like to get out of her Faustian deal with Satan because she would just like to fall in love with someone who loves her back.

When Lily meets the mortal private investigator Nathan, he is different towards her; she falls in love, but he proves how he differs from her typical brain down there creep as he cannot deal with her demonic soul. He ends their relationship, something the succubus has never dealt with before. As she finds solace with one of her own kind Martin, the Hierarchy of Hell wants her dead; her friend’s demon lover has been abducted; and a former lover returns wanting her. Life in Manhattan is as always excitingly out of this world.

The second SUCCUBUS IN THE CITY tale is a lighthearted urban fantasy starring a terrific female who holds the story line together. There is plenty of action and suspense yet the prime cast members are fully developed especially the heroine (ironic as she turns creeps into ash), the PI, and the demons (wonder if they are considered illegal aliens?). Nina Harper makes believers of her audience that demons in particular one sexy succubus are trying to make it in Manhattan.

Harriet Klausner

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