{Review+G!veaway} Beg for Mercy by Shannon Dermott

November 7, 2012 Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews 13

Welcome to my stop on the Beg for Mercy tour! I have my review and an ebook giveaway for you today. If you haven’t heard of this book before, you need to check it out. It is the first book I have read from Shannon Dermott and I can already say I am a fan of her writing 🙂

Beg for Mercy by Shannon Dermott

ebook464 pages
Published August 7th 2011 by Wicked Truth Publishing
Age Group: YA
Source: ebook from Author
Series: Cambion #1
Buy this Book:Amazon


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.

I loved Beg for Mercy. I liked that the book didn’t seem super short, when she started going out with Luke, I remember thinking “that was short, now what is going to happen?” and I looked down at my kindle and the book was only at 33%. It made me so happy because the book didn’t end with the girl getting the boy at the end, like so many YA books. There is a whole lot of story in Beg for Mercy and I have to say it made me a pretty big fan of Shannon Dermott. (which is hard to do with just one book) 

Mercy is a succubus. You find out pretty quickly into the story but I remember the first chapter I was really confused about why spin the bottle seemed like such a huge deal. But after that, the ball really gets going and the story never loses speed. Mercy is inquisitive, and is a quality girl. I thought it was so funny the way she would say that she felt like a harlot after kissing a boy. I felt for her because she was kept in the dark about pretty much everything about herself for her whole life. It felt like a very introspective journey for Mercy. We got to see first hand the effects of being a succubus had on her and how she struggled with herself. I would have liked to see a little bit more about the effects that she had on others. 

There are a lot of characters in Beg for Mercy, which I really enjoyed. We got to know a whole crew of people. There are so many. My favorites are Luke and Flynn. I wanted to like Mercy’s best friends, Paul and Maggie more but they were both kind of moody throughout the book. They both had their really sweet friend moments and they both had moments where they annoyed me. 

The writing is great, and I love a paranormal book that is not about shifters, or vampires. Demons are not as heavily explored in YA yet and succubus and incubus are certainly not, so I felt like I was reading something more unique. Plus, I am kind of in love with Shannon Dermott’s writing style. It is so vivid. I am dying to read the next book! I am hooked on this series already and I want, no I need more, more more.

4/5 gavels

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 websitewww.shannondermott.com. She can also be found on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter.


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Shannon has generously given (1) one ecopy of the book for one of my lucky followers. 

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13 Responses to “{Review+G!veaway} Beg for Mercy by Shannon Dermott”

  1. Erika

    Glad to hear you enjoyed it! It is funny I thought this was contemporary before I read your review. Also glad to hear they didn’t end with them together. Thanks for your thoughts!

  2. Barbara W.

    Okay, so I was sad when you said the girl didn’t get the guy until I realized it was a series. D’oh! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a story about a succubus in YA – this sounds really good. Terrific review!

  3. sherry fundin

    i gathered from your review that you really enjoyed the book and the characters. i agree that succubi and incubi (?) are not written about as much and make for a different kind of read. thanks for the great review and giveaway.

  4. Christine

    This book sounds unique and awesome! Love reading paranormal stories that, like you said, aren’t just about the typical vampire/werewolf/witch. Definitely going on the TBR list 🙂
    Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  5. Helena Ison

    Ooo a book about a succubus? Yes yes and yes… I MUST READ THIS BOOK! I especially want to read it after your review, I love when a book proves to be more then anyone expected! 🙂

  6. Beckey

    This sound like an interesting book. I agree from your review that there isn’t many books with that concept … Interesting on the TBR pile it will go


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