Tuesday, February 2, 2016
The Manic Pixie Dream Girl Murders: Blood of the Succubus - by Duncan McGeary - Lots of sex and legend building in this new series
I first encountered the writing of Duncan McGeary about a year ago when his book Tuskers was released. Before that time, I had never heard of javelinas or skunk pigs, but a quick check of Wikipedia revealed they are real and can be found in Arizona where Tuskers is set.
Through an evolutionary quirk a small Arizona community is terrorized by these pig-like creatures who are exhibiting cunning behavior and in some ways are out-smarting their human prey.
Tuskers and Tuskers II:Day of the Long Pig are both great fun and well worth checking out and I'm eagerly awaiting the release of the third book in that series.
Duncan's newest book is something totally different, The Manic Pixie Dream Girl Murders: Blood of the Succubus is a very sexual, highly adult romp through the ages with three succubae known as the Three Daughters of Lilith, Agrat Bat, Naamah, and Eisheth. Each with their own charms, making them all but irresistible to men leaving them drained of their life force, often to the point of death.
The author has done a commendable job of taking the basic mythology of the succubus and creating a complex backstory of goddesses, once worshiped, then enslaved for for their blood, finally escaping and taking their revenge on mankind. Mixed in with all of this is the story of the The Guardians, a lineage of men who go to extraordinary lengths to make themselves immune to the powers of the succubae. As a man, these are truly some of the most disturbing passages I've ever read,
While I enjoyed The Manic Pixie Dream Girl Murders: Blood of the Succubus it's certainly not for everyone. If it was a movie, it would certainly be rated R, or depending how it was cut, NC-17 or even X.
Although this is a stand-alone novel with a solid conclusion, McGeary has deftly opened the door for a possible sequel should he decide to go there. I, for one, would love to go along for the ride.
The Manic Pixie Dream Girl Murders: Blood of the Succubus has it's heroes, villains, and those who walk the line between the two. The book is available as an e-book through Amazon.com. If you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited, you can read it at no additional charge. Also, if you are an Amazon Prime member you can read it for FREE through the Kindle Owners Lending Library.
Recommended for mature adults.