Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn
Lily O'Connell, a succubus, has put her unique talents to work. She owns Lily Bound, an elite sex salon in the Blood Night District of Seattle. When a client turns up dead in her club, and she hears the news that the Souljacker--an old tattoo-artist friend-turned-vampire, who was institutionalized years before--has escaped to reclaim his "artwork," Lily knows she's next on his list. With one of his tattoos on her thigh and nowhere else to turn, Lily hires Archer Desmond, a chaos demon and PI, to track the vampire down before he tracks her. But she didn't expect to fall for Archer-and they say a succubus who falls in love will destroy the heart of the one she seeks to claim...
Jill Smith on RT Book Reviews wrote:
Galenorn (the Otherworld series) launches the Lily Bound paranormal romance series with a murder mystery that crackles and sizzles. In this parallel present, humans know about supernatural entities but don’t trust them or accept them in human society. Lily is a 600-year-old succubus, a member of the Fae Winter Court in Seattle. She satisfies her need to feed on chi energy by providing sexual services for money. She has a few close friends in the supernatural community but is rather solitary by nature. All of that changes when someone kills a client in Lily’s one-woman brothel and escapes without being seen. The dead man is a weretiger, and a leading figure in the were community. Suddenly Lily needs to defend herself against political repercussions. She’s also trying to keep her friends safe from a vampire predator known as the Souljacker. Help comes from an unlikely source: a chaos demon named Archer who manages to connect with a protected part of Lily’s soul. Ostensibly the story centers on the search for the killer, but it goes much deeper, laying the foundation for what promises to be an insightful exploration of Lily’s process of personal change while giving readers a peek at a political chess game. The characters leap to life, carrying readers along on a journey through a world much like this one but with a dangerous allure. Agent: Meredith Bernstein, Meredith Bernstein Literary Agency.
Galenorn fans can rejoice, for this prolific and very talented author is back and kicking off a brand-new UF series featuring Lily O’Connell, a Fae succubus whose life is about to get very complicated. As her multitude of fans can attest, Galenorn is excellent at creating both impressive alternate realities and complex, intriguing individuals. Lily’s struggle to keep her dangerous nature under control makes her relatable and sympathetic. A great start to an exciting new series!