*I received an ebook copy of this from Xpresso Book Tours in order to participate in the Seduce Blog Tour.
Author: Jennifer Snyder
Series: (Succubus Kiss, #1)
Publication date: February 24th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
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Life isn’t so bad for succubus, Kenna Blake. True, she seems to be the only succubus with a conscience and a specific strategy for finding her male meals, but she has a cute new apartment, a budding graphic design business, and the most unique friends she’s ever had.
Her personal love life, however, is non-existent.Until the legendary vampire Randal Vincent sweeps into her life. Even though he isn’t someone she set out to date, at least she can kiss him without killing him. But when you’re dating someone who’s the inspiration for Dracula, there are bound to be a few hiccups along the way…
Seduce is very engaging and I definitely enjoyed it a lot more then thought I would. There’s werewolves, vampires, witches, demons, and the likes. While reading it felt so normal for there to be an abundance of supernatural creatures and what they do to survive (such as Randal having to drink blood, and Kenna having to kiss men in order to satisfy her hunger). It was almost as if humans were the weird ones. It was incredibly easy to fall into as well, which made it all the more better.
I think the characters had a lot to do with that. See, Kenna is a succubus, and her job is to seduce men in order to have her hunger satisfied. Now, instead of being an overly confident, seeking-for-a-guys-attention, pro seductress, she’s actually fairly awkward and shy, and she hates having to seduce men. She thinks of herself as a slut, which I honestly couldn’t understand because the most she ever does is make out with them (because that’s how it works) and hasn’t had sex in a year, or more. That made me really love her, because she wasn’t the typical succubus and she really made it work. She’s also a great character, always there for her friends, kind, caring, and loving.
Which brings me to Randal. He’s a very old vampire, having been the inspiration for Dracula (I know, he’s really, really old). And yet he isn’t overly cocky and confident. He too is shy (there’s been instances where he’s blushed, and it makes that heart beat) and he takes his time getting to know Kenna. I mean, okay yeah he has his cocky moments, but they’re usually in the form of smiles directed at Kenna in amusement, and he clearly gets the ladies anytime he wants because one, he’s gorgeous, and two, he speaks more formally (which they find sexy?) as he is a lot older than he looks. Randal and Kenna obviously have a connection, but neither of them are rushing it, or declaring their love for one another. To Kenna, it’s simply a crush. Which is another reason why I love it.
I also love the world, especially the clubs. The clubs are filled with supernatural creatures, some who own the clubs, others who work there, and the rest there for a good time. I love the atmosphere and the fact that Randal and Kenna met in a club. I’ll let you find out how by telling you to read the book. I also love how they have special drinks for them, and that the one Kenna tends to get leaves her in a fog for many, many hours. It was all very intriguing and I loved every minute of this book.
However, I wasn’t so fond of a few characters. Namely Natalia, someone who Randal recently broke off with. She likes to stalk Kenna secretly, especially when Kenna is with Randal. She did show herself twice though, once at the club and once when Kenna was with Randal. She’s kinda crazy in love with Randal by the looks of it, and would do anything to get her spot back. I don’t like her much because of that, and because she obviously wants to hurt Kenna. She’s just a sour character.
Overall, I really enjoyed reading Seduce and I definitely recommend this to lovers of paranormal and romance books.
Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing new adult and young adult fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is a tea lover with an obsession for Post-it notes and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.