Review: The Succubus Gift – B. R. Kingsolver
Brenna Morgan has had her up’s and down’s. Orphaned from an early age, she’s been shuffled from home to home for as long as she can remember. Her solitary existence sets her apart from those she interacts with on a daily basis. Deep inside, she prefers things this way. Her unique powers make it difficult for her to get close to someone. She doesn’t quite know how to control them, though she’s done everything possible to do just that.
Her one treasured possession, an ornate carved wooden box given to her by her mother, is the one thing she’ll never do without. No one knows of it’s existence, as she’s gone to great lengths to keep it hidden. Stumbling upon a man while out one night, Brenna soon learns that he’s not only just a stranger she’s met, but also family.
Startled by the change of events, Brenna is skeptical, at first, as to whether her new-found family is really that – family. Still, she has a chance of learn about her unique heritage, and she’s not willing to pass up that opportunity. As secrets about her past come to light, she struggles to understand about who and what she is. Never-the-less, she’s willing to learn as much as she can about her Succubus Gift in hopes of using her gifts to her advantage.
This was definitely a unique take on the succubus lore. It’s refreshing to see a world lovingly crafted around a girl who struggles to accept who and what she is within the world she lives in. I think B. R. has set the stage for a very intriguing series. Brenna’s world is dark and turbulent, where nothing is what it seems. A world she yearns to fit in no matter what comes her way. I look forward to what comes next in the series.
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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 Morgan was orphaned at eight when her parents were killed in a plane crash. Through one foster home after another, she carried the ornate, carved wooden box her mother had left with her, keeping it always a secret. Then one night she stumbles over a man who claims her as family.
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.
About The Author:
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, a teacher, and somehow found a career working with computers.
I love the outdoors, especially the Rocky Mountains. I’ve skied since high school and 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 in Canada.
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.