Tour/Review/Giveaway – Beg for Mercy by Shannon Dermott

Welcome to my stop on the Beg for Mercy book tour which has been brought to you by Supagurl Tours. Here you can read a summary of the book, my review and learn a little more about the author Shannon Dermott. There is also a giveaway to win a copy of the book, so please enter!! Don't forget to visit the other blogs on this tour for more information about this book and the author.

Title: Beg for Mercy
Author: Shannon Dermott
Series: Cambion #1
Genre: YA Paranormal
Published: August 7th 2011


Everyone dreams of that first kiss. Of that magic moment when your lips finally meet those of that special person you’ve waited your whole life for. A little awkward, a little scary, a little hot and every bit amazing. We speculate that the whole world will shake and time will just stop. No one, however, ever imagines that kiss would be lethal.

Sixteen year old Mercy Moore's life got more than just complicated. The kiss that originally could have meant she would finally have a boyfriend, now was the kiss that could have very nearly ended his life. A small detail her mother conveniently never told her will take her life for an abrupt u-turn. Dating, no love, was now completely and utterly impossible.

But life, however cruel, goes on. Far too soon for her taste, Mercy finds herself at a party with the elite students of her school and her best friend. And of all things, playing a stupid game that could very well mean the death of someone in that small room. If it were not for her best friend, the hottest guys in school, and a small need to fit in, she may have been able to escape the disaster that was to come. Her worst nightmare, her personal curse, her very life, only gets dangerously worse.

My Review

I really loved this book, I love a good Succubus book and this has just gone to the top of my YA paranormal list!! It would be very difficult knowing that you couldn’t kiss a boy because you may drain the life right out of them. That is the story of Mercy’s life!!

Mercy is a junior at school, but because of her name she is often the butt of the jokes. She has lived a normal life up until 2 years ago, when she almost killed her best friend Paul while kissing him and in doing so, tried to suck his life from him. They were interrupted because Mercy’s mother came home which ended up saving Paul’s life. But that was how Mercy found out about her other side, her Succubus side, because her mother never thought of telling her.

But now at a party, things are about to change when some of her deepest secrets come out and she may have to kiss someone. Will she take their life force?? How will she get out of this?

The story rolls on and Mercy’s Succubus keeps trying to rise but she is able to hold it a bay. Her life is going to get even more complicated as there is more than one guy that is showing interest in her, let’s just say it’s not a love triangle, but maybe a pentagon!! How the hell one girl can juggle that many guys is just amazing. I think it has to do more with the Succubus stirring in her as a lot of guys do show interest in her, but she doesn’t realise.

Mercy is a fun and bubbly character once we get to know her. I loved seeing how she would get herself into situations and then try and get out. She is such a typical teen in some ways, but she is also very passionate about cooking, acing her SAT’s and uses new words daily from an app she has found. It was amusing to see her use those words especially with Flynn, the hottest guy at the school. Flynn knows that he is “all that” and more, but he is a bit of a ladies man, so Mercy does her best to avoid him. His best friend Luke on the other hand, well, yum and sweet, what can I say!! What girl wouldn’t love not only one guy, but four to give their lives for hers.

Not only is this about Mercy trying to discover more about herself, but there is a deeper story unfolding that she doesn’t realise. All the people around her have their own secrets and may not be who she thinks. I think Shannon McDermott has created a new and fresh story which left me in suspense most of the way through. I was often on the edge of my seat wondering what was around the corner. It will be interesting to see how Mercy deals with her Succubus side and her harem of men in the future!!

Author Bio

Shannon first love was reading, diving into other realities to explore and brave new worlds. To share her writing is the best experience of all. Her first series explores the life and trials of being Mercy Moore, a teenage cambion.

When Shannon isn't writing she loves to shop and watch horror movies that make turning out the lights seem like a stupid idea. You can explore more about her at her website She can also be found on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter.

Twitter - @Shannondermott

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  1. wow, this book really looks interesting! Thanks for the giveaway, Naomi!

  2. Liz @ Fictional CandyNovember 21, 2012 at 5:40 AM

    I agree with Sandra - this does sound really good! I haven't read a succubus story in a while, I'm due!!

  3. It does!! I really liked it! Got to read the next one soon!!! Argh!!


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