Monday, November 19, 2012

[Review & Giveaway] The Succubus Gift by B.R. Kingsolver


Book 1 of the Telepathic Clans Saga.

The transition between teenager to university to graduation is difficult and confusing for everyone. As an orphan and a prodigy who entered college at sixteen, harboring secrets she dares not reveal, Brenna Morgan’s journey is more complicated than most. Then one evening she stumbles across a young man who promises to answer all her questions if she’ll trust him.

The history of the Clans, called the Sidhe by the Irish, stretches back to antiquity. The Goddess blesses Her people with 25 Telepathic Gifts. In addition to Telepathy, the Gifts include command over Air and Fire, Telekinesis and Teleportation. In over 2,500 years, She has never bestowed more than 15 Gifts on a single person.

Brenna’s life isn’t the same after she discovers her unusual and mysterious heritage. In addition to being a telepath, Brenna learns she has the Succubus Gift.

That’s just the beginning of her problems. Someone is stalking her. Then there’s the tall, dangerous woman who shadows her and hints a Goddess has linked them. And what is she going to do with a handsome, charismatic, womanizing man she knows she should avoid?

Some days a girl just wants to pull the covers over her head and stay in bed -- with a willing young man of course.

Urban Fantasy with a dash of romance. The Succubus Gift is a completely different take on the succubus myth. Beautiful women and hot men in a world with a hidden telepathic subculture.

My Review:  I absolutely loved this book!  It was so different than so many of the stories out at the moment.    I love paranormal, and I'm always looking for something new and fresh in the paranormal genre.  We first meet Brenna, orphaned as a child, and now an adult, when she is following someone whom she can’t get a read on.  You see Brenna is different.  She can read people.  But that’s not all.  She finds out that she has more and more “talents” as the story goes on.  Talents are basically magical gifts.  There are 25 known magical gifts, and Brenna is the first person to ever have more than 15. 

So back to what I was saying, Brenna follows the young man she can’t get a read on, and rescues him from the people seeking to hurt him.  Through this encounter she discovers the family she never knew she had, as well as finds out more about her talents, including the fact that she is a Succubus.  Through all of this, though Brenna has moments of insecurity over her body (she’s not a size 2 – yay! A real woman), she stays strong and his kick ass. 

I love her new found family.  They are such a tight-knit, loyal group that would do anything for each other.  They are fierce and protect their own.  Through her family, Brenna meets Collin, another talent, but a major womanizer.  Can Brenna learn to trust Collin, or better yet tame him?  Find out and read Succubus gift. 

Succubus gift is well written.  The characters, including the minor ones are well developed.  The book is really something special.  So if you’re looking for something different and exciting.

Giveaway:  For this Giveaway, I wanted to do something different.  I will not be using rafflecopter.  I just want you to leave a comment.  Make sure that there is some way for me to contact you.  The giveaway is for an ebook copy of Succubus Gift.  It is open internationally.  It runs from today through November 24.  Please leave a meaningful comment about your favorite type of paranormal, your thoughts on the book or a question for the author.  Thank you and good luck.

Author Bio

I write books combining Adult Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and Science Fiction. I believe in fiction as an escape, with devastatingly beautiful women and incredibly sexy men.
In my books, you will find characters with psychic abilities, such as telekinesis and telepathy, and a completely different view of a succubus than you've ever encountered before.

I made silver and turquoise jewelry for almost a decade, ended up in nursing school, then took a master's in business. Along the way I worked in construction, as a newspaper editor, and somehow found a career working with computers.

I love the outdoors, especially the Rocky Mountains. I've skied since high school, with one broken leg and one torn ACL to show for it. I've hiked and camped all my life. I love to travel, though I haven't done enough of it. I've seen a lot of Russia and Mexico, not enough of England. Amsterdam is amazing, and the Romanian Alps are breathtaking. Lake Tahoe is a favorite, and someday I'd like to see Banff.

I have a very significant other, two cats and two Basset Hounds. I'm currently living in Baltimore, nine blocks from the harbor, but still own a home in New Mexico that I see too infrequently.

Places to purchase the book

The Succubus Gift and Succubus Unleashed are both available at all major eBook locations, Amazon, B&N, Apple, Sony, Kobo, etc for $2.99 (and the equivalent in pounds at Amazon UK). The Telepathic Clans, Books 1 and 2 is available at the same locations for $3.99. That's two full-length novels, both Night Owl Top Picks, for the price of a Starbucks. 
For the bundle:
Amazon - B&N 

It is also available in the Apple iTunes bookstore.

Website and Blog:

B.R. Kingsolver

Author of The Succubus Gift,
an Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Romance novel
The Telepathic Clans Saga


RoxanneCrouse said...

My fav paranormal book from traditional publishing would be The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1)
by Julie Kagawa. In self pub Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely #1)
by Melissa Marr

Anonymous said...

I love when authors mix paranormal elements into a dystopian setting. I'm also a sucker for paranormal romances as well :P

BRKingsolver said...

Thank you for the wonderful promotion and the kind review. I really appreciate the help in letting people know about my books.

Thanks also to your followers for their interest and participation in the contest.

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