Angel turned succubus Monica returns in book two of the Soul Stripper series with one vital point to make: It’s not about passion or sex anymore, it’s about survival. Collins does a fabulous job transitioning from the ending of her debut — the beginning of this one starts off with a bang (literally)! The storyline will keep readers caffeinated; between the numerous twists and turns and the hot sex, they won’t have any trouble staying awake. This raunchy, electrifying — and sometimes scary — tale bares all and strips down to paranormal erotic excellence.
If Monica stops stealing souls during the dirty deed, she won’t survive on Earth. Plus, having multiple partners keeps her mind off how she’s still in love with her daytime boss, café manager Drew. Now, Drew has a new love interest, and once murders begin happening all over town, Monica turns her attention to helping find the killer. But when one of the deceased bears her family crest on his arm, Monica lands in grave danger — about to unearth the true secrets of her past. (APHRODISIA, Oct., 352 pp., $14.00)