Beg for Mercy (A Cambion Series)

Beg for Mercy (A Cambion Series)

by Shannon Dermott
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Beg for Mercy (A Cambion Series) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Waiting_4_My_Vampire More than 1 year ago
We start out with Mercy, a 16, going on 17, year old girl talked into going to a party with her best friend. They end up sitting in a room in a circle playing spin the bottle. Problem is Mercy found out with her first kiss with her first boyfriend, Paul that she is a succubus. She ends up having to kiss Flynn, part of the "elite" crowd and the schools "player". However, nothing happens to him. Luke also apart of the "elite" crowd is sitting next to her and follows her out of the room into the main party. Luke and Mercy discover at the party that they are mutually attracted to eachother. Mercy's mom doesn't tell her what she is until her first kiss with Paul almost kills him. And the only thing her mom does tell her is what she is and to just stay away from boys. For 2 yrs she does just that, but that night the kiss with Flynn sets things in motion. Mercy is very book smart, however her mom has kept her so sheltered that she is naive in all aspects of life. Mercy discovers what she has been missing and decides that as and believes that as long as she's careful and controls herself, that she should be able to date Luke. From there things really take off. I'm not telling anymore. Read it like I did. It's fabulous! I love the take on this story. The succubus/incubus theme hasn't had an overpowering number of books written on it, which makes this a treat and something new and different. I've read many good books recently and this I would have to say would be in the top list, I definitely will be reading Waiting For Mercy as soon as I can!
Charlotte_Abel More than 1 year ago
It's not often I find a paranormal romance with a twist I haven't seen before. Not only was "Beg for Mercy" original and entertaining, it captured my imagination as well as my heart.   The main character, Mercy Moore, knows she's different. She wants a normal life, a normal relationship with her boyfriend which includes the ability to kiss him without killing him.  Her mother could teach Mercy how to control the beast inside that craves human life as much as intimacy, but she refuses. Mom tells Mercy she's not ready for this knowledge and responsibility and to just be patient. Mercy suspects Mom is just trying to keep her budding sexuality from going into full bloom. But there's much more than just Mercy's virginity at risk. The hottest guy at school, bad boy and heart-breaker Flynn McCallister, claims he has the ability to teach her everything she needs to know. The only problem with that solution is he insists it requires hands-on lessons. Mercy is attracted to Flynn (who isn't?) but she's dating his best friend, Luke -- another hottie but with the patience of a saint. If you think this sounds like just another love triangle, think again! Mercy's best friend, Paul, knows her secret and in spite of the fact that she nearly killed him, loves her anyway. But instead of sitting around pining for her in a Jacobian funk, he dates a cheerleader. (Yay Paul!)   The mysterious, somewhat dangerous and exotic Sebastian appears later in the story and I can only hope we'll see more of him in the sequel. With all these hot guys vying for her affection, you'd expect Mercy would be a bit vain. She isn't. We get to see her mature from a slightly depressed (and who wouldn't be if you couldn't kiss a guy without killing him?) introvert into a kick-ass heroine willing to sacrifice her own life to save those she loves. There are a few realistic scenes with teenage drinking and sexuality, but nothing graphic. I highly recommend this book for anyone that enjoys a good paranormal thriller age 14 and up.  I can't wait for the sequel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book flowed so well. It is so hard not to fall in love with the characters! I cannot wait for the second book. I recommend this to anyone looking for a bit of romance and a bit of supernatural. It is funny too! Read it! I know I couldn't put it down!
JessicaTX More than 1 year ago
I absolutely fell in love with this book. I read it from start to finish and wanted more when it ended. Mercy is a great lead character along with her wagon full of boys. Which brings me to the boys, well supernatural boys! Ok supernatural boys and one human boy. I think I go for Flynn. He is the right choice for her, or Sebastion. I look forward to reading about everyone in the upcoming book. Read this, you won't regret!
TwimomKK More than 1 year ago
Beg for Mercy was the kind of book that I am so excited to read that I drag it out to make it last longer. From the very beginning, I was interested to understand more about Mercy and the "demon" within well as what these hot guys were really all about. Its clear that there are many guys in her life and I was kept guessing about who would win her heart. I really connected with Mercy on a personal level because I was very much that younger high school girl with a popular older boyfriend that brought me into his world of parties and adventure. Well, not quite the same adventures but I really related and so much of the story brought back happy memories for me. I can't wait to read the sequel!!!!
MyBookBoyfriend More than 1 year ago
This book, by far, this year surprised me. There are a lot of books about werewolves, vampires, witches and wizards. I haven't seen a book about a cambion. The plot twist in this book haven't been done. And I read alot. This is a must read. Mercy can't have a normal relationship without the possibility of killing the guy. So she doesn't date. In walks the perfect guy to change her mind. Her troubles don't stop there though. I won't spoil it for you, but there isn't a love triangle. There are a couple of guys that wouldn't mind dating Mercy. And for who and what she is, that's a problem. But more than the romance, there is mystery and danger lurking around. Mercy has her hands full when someone or something maybe out to get her. This book draws you in and you can't put it down. It is well worth the $2.99 price if not more. I can't say enough good things about this book. Don't miss out. Give it a read. There aren't that many reviews yet on this site, but if you are a Goodreads member or Amazon, check out the reviews there, if you don't believe me.
Ginger-Read-Reviews More than 1 year ago
Beg for Mercy has many of the elements I absolutely hate in a book. 1 - There is not a love triangle but something more like a love square that leads into a love pentagon and if you add in all the extraneous girls it is probably more like a decagon. 2 - You have a main character that tends to just let things happen. She never pushes the issues or asks the right questions when she should. 3 - There is an over abundance of male characters all pining for one chick, who just happens to be absolutely oblivious. Okay, so that pretty much goes with point number one. It warrants reiteration. 4 - The hottest guy in school also happens to be the biggest jerk. So of course all the girls fawn over him. You may be wondering about that 3.5 star rating, right? Trust me, I'll get to that. Mercy finds out she is a Succubus demon when she scores her first real kiss with Paul. Paul nearly dies from the killer suck face session. At the urging of her mother, Mercy swears off dating. Fast forward a couple of years and we find Mercy at a party playing spin the bottle. Bad idea, if I ever heard one. But when ultimate bad boy Flynn prods her for his kiss, her anger (or maybe need) gets the better of her and she gives in. Surprised and confused by the fact that he isn't a pile of lifeless flesh and bone, she flees the room. Who follows her out will confuse her even more. Flynn's best friend and polar opposite Luke. Cue the love triangle. Luke is like white chocolate; super sweet and soft. He's also chivalrous, caring, protective and California surfer boy hot. He's hiding secrets of his own and should have nothing but platonic intentions towards Mercy. Though this isn't stopping him from pursuing or falling for her. Flynn is more like dark chocolate; sinfully delicious and only good for you in small doses. Flynn is an Incubus demon and should be Mercy's match for all practical reasons. He is forced to feed off the lust of others to survive and this has given him the inevitable reputation of a man-*%@#. Which repulses Mercy, much to Flynn's dismay. The kiss with Flynn clues him in to what she really is and Mercy is thrown into a world her mother has worked so hard to keep her out of. She begins to learn more about herself and the other supernaturals that exist. She also gets a huge dose of her demon side the more she and Luke explore their relationship. This is when Paul finds he's still got a 'thing' for Mercy. Hence, the square. Paul, unlike Luke or Flynn, is milk chocolate. Average, good, nothing really spectacular but reliable. He's been Mercy's good friend and only real confidant for so long, she can't help the thrill she gets when around him. Mercy is innocent, inexperienced and selfless. She tries to make everyone happy, she lets people walk over her and then feels bad for them. Therefore, when all these boys vie for her attention she tries to keep everyone at some level of happiness. It pretty much leads to epic failure. Mercy stays oblivious to the power she has and makes mistake after bigger mistake. What seems obvious to the reader goes without notice to Mercy. Mercy's inner demon is breaking hearts left and right and garnering the attention of a very powerful, very dangerous foe. It may take all the boys in Mercy's life to save her from this new evil and from the demon waiting to burst from inside her. Now, on to what I absolutely loved... Here is what drew me into this book and devoured me. The characters. They are all well written and complex. Each one struggles with who they are. I love a good damaged character and there are several to choose from in Beg for Mercy. None more so than Flynn. My favorite, by the way. Yes, he is arrogant and a jerk but there are reasons he is the way he is and as you get to know him, he's quite endearing. You so easily understand their pain and struggles and you can't help but feel for them. There are more secrets than I've ever read in a book and I was constantly trying to figure everyone out. Beg for Mercy was a book that had me continuing to think about the characters even after finishing. So much so that I, rather quickly, picked up the second book and devoured it as well. Then purchased the companion novella and ate that up. Now, I anxiously await the next installment, due out later this year. Fair warning ~ if you have major hang ups about editing, you will have a hard time with this one. Fortunately for me, I can get past that if you give me a good story with great characters. Beg for Mercy has great characters, that you'll love and you'll hate, in spades.
jendsmit_ More than 1 year ago
Ohmygod! Ohmygod! Ohmygod! Ohmygod! Ohmygod! Ohmygod! I love love love this book! I can't put my love of this book and the amazing characters into words... buuuuuuuuuuut here is my try at it! Mercy is smart and strong. Flynn is AMAZING! Luke is the sweetest boy ever, prince-in-shining-armor style! I can't wait for the next book! Shannon Dermott has put a spin on the succubus demon in a way I've never seen - I can't explain how genius it is to show a character who doesn't want to use power she has for bad - she wants to be good, but she is surrounded by AMAZINGLY gorgeous yummy guys all the time - GENIUS! Mercy is tested time and time again! AGAIN I LOVE THIS BOOK! ------------------------------ Mercy is a succubus, half-human / half-demon, 16 year old high school student. Poor Mercy has sworn off dating and all boys after almost killing her first boyfriend with her first kiss. Mercy finds herself in the worst situation possible because she is a good friend to, Maggie, her best friend. What could be worse than being at a party with the most elite seniors in your high school playing spin the bottle / truth or dare when you could kill someone with one kiss?! That's where this story begins and Mercy's somewhat normal mundane life ends! Her life is thrown into a twisting and turning drama from that point on. ------------------------------ Enjoy!!
WC_Bailey More than 1 year ago
What a great read! I enjoyed the characters and the writing style. The twists and turns in the book were compelling. Mercy was a little annoying with her lack of insight at some points. However, that could be because I have been reading a lot of books lately with different points of view. It would have been great to see things in this particular story from another's POV, especially Flynn. I really hope to read a sequel because at the end I was like WTH?! I have also been feeling that there is something up with Paul. I can't put my finger on it, but something's up. I truly can't wait to read the next Cambion book!
Book_WhispererJO More than 1 year ago
Beg For Mercy is a huge compilation of the supernatural world. Readers quickly learn that Mercy and Flynn are of different, but as the book progresses the number of different kinds of species is astounding. From the start I sympathize with Mercy¿s character. She is young and maturing, and self out casted due to her fear of hurting another person. As a succumbus a kiss can be deadly, and with a mother that refuses to teach you anything about who you are Mercy finds herself in a very dangerous game. It is easy to see the good natured and caring side of her personality, and a terrible injustice that her mother expected her to seclude herself in order to stay safe. The desire to be affectionate is a natural; the fact that her Mother expected her to be like a saint is frustrating and ridiculous. Mercy quickly changes all that when she plays a dangerous game of ¿spin the bottle¿, and followed with a embarrassing game of ¿Truth or Dare¿. In one night she is able to discover that someway, somehow she has kissed a boy without killing him; and that she seems to have drew the attention of a couple boys at the same time. This begins the rollercoaster of emotion that encompasses Beg for Mercy. I don¿t believe that I have ever read a book that introduced so many characters in one sitting, but I quickly realized that it was all necessary. With four objects of affection for Mercy alone it easy to understand the need for an abundance of characters. Mercy has quite a struggle in her hands with so many awesome guys to choose from. Luke, Flynn, Sebastein, and Paul all share one thing in common; every single one of them is in love with Mercy. What¿s worse than having four guys all want you at the same time? Loving each one of them back, and not knowing which one you love the most.The author takes time to detail each one of these characters, and they are great it is easy to see why Mercy would love every one of them. With the obvious distraction of love, Mercy doesn¿t realize that she has more important things to worry about like who is following her from town to town living missing women along the way. When Mercy finds herself captive by the last person she thought possible it will change the entire story. This is a story about secrets, mystery, and love. Mercy is an incredible character that will easily grab the readers attention. With such a delicate story this novel follows a much slower pace. I found myself wondering just where this story was taking me, and how she could be falling in love with another person. The conclusion wraps the entire story into a nice package that will guarantee fans for the remainder of the series. I look forward to seeing what the next book has to offer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is for ages 12-14:/ i bought ut thinking othetwise. So if ur not in middle school ibwould not reccomend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book i wasnt expectimg to be that into it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was way better than I expected. It started a little slow for me, but once it picked up pace, I was hooked. I had no idea what the book was actually about and really didn't think I would like it, but I absolutely love it. I read the book in a day, and quickly moved through the 2nd one in a day as well.
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natalegarrett More than 1 year ago
I love this series and can't wait until Angel of Mercy comes out!!!!!
amslvr1 More than 1 year ago
ENGAGING, ADDICTIVE, & REALLY SOMETHING WORTH TALKING ABOUT!!! I really should have posted this eons ago, as I had this review written from the FIRST time I read the book...and I have re-read it many times since then. Well, doing so now, while hiding in shame, sorry Shannon! This book is a fabulous read! I am very drawn to each of the characters and I could not stop reading it! I can't wait to see where the story goes next. The different personal struggles and demons she seems to be facing are all working together with the separate love triangles. Besides really feeling like we knew Mercy...she then made it so we could really see each of those boys. And even though I do have a favorite guy, there are times where I can't help but want Mercy to be with each one. Pulling the readers in each direction just like Mercy herself... I'm anxiously waiting to see how everyone's parts play out. I really, really, love Flynn! So I hope to see some more interest there. However, seeing as where things left off, who knows where we will be heading! I am eager to see what Shannon gives us though! Thank you for the great read so far!!! Many times over, it satisfies every read through!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overview Mercy is your average teenager, that is, if you are a succubus. She cannot even kiss a boy without possibly killing him. Finding herself at a party with the "elite" crowd from school with her best friend she is suddenly thrust into a game of spin the bottle... and just guess where the bottle lands. This one juvenile, innocuous game played by teenagers is the domino that seems to really stir up the fates, and Mercy's usual MO. No boys, no kissing, and predilection for using the SAT word-of-the-day app... all this is suddenly turned on its head. Mercy finds herself not just in a love triangle.... What I Thought You can't tell but I am fist-pumping the air over this book! This displays EVERYTHING I love about YA books. I love the angst... and how much more angst can you get than a budding teenage girl filled with hormones, and a succubus that wants to suck the life out of every boy she finds herself attracted to. And there is not just a love triangle, but a "love hexagon" as I've seen Shannon put it. It was such an interesting take on a commonly used literary device. And there was plenty of "boy eye candy" to go around. I even loved the pattern of SAT words preceding the chapters and looking for the use of that word in the chapter. You get a boost to your vocabulary just by reading this book! I personally found all the characters to seem natural to themselves, and loved the variety between each of the "guys". There were some plot twists that I saw a mile away, with a big neon sign- but I still loved the way it was told. And there were other plot twists I was expecting, but either I was wrong, or maybe, just maybe those possibilities will be explored in the future installments. And quite honestly, I was NOT expecting the ending, so that was a pleasant surprise. The book was well pace and very engaging. Normally, it would have been the book that I would have stayed up way too late reading, but current circumstances forced me to draw it out. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone that enjoys YA. And while there are (obvious) sexual overtones (hello, succubus?) this is still a "clean" enough story to give to any teenager. I'm left wanting the next book NOW! But, as I hear it should be just a few months away at the most, I will attempt to subdue my inner demon from begging for mercy....
trh_87 More than 1 year ago
Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. I loved this book. I thought the concept was very original. Most YA books are about vampires or werewolves. It was refreshing to see quite a different creature as the main character. Mercy, who is half succubus, is so real as she struggles to battle her inner demons while still having to deal with real life issues such as parents, boys and high school. She makes mistakes like a normal teenager and this makes you love her all the more. I was warned by the author herself that if I didn't like love triangles I may not like this book. This was not an issue for me as I love them. This book takes the concept of a love TRIangle and adds a few more sides. Mercy, being an alluring succubus, has four main boys swooning after her. To me, this makes the book all that more interesting and fun. Especially since they are all yummy in their own way! Along with the romance, this book has elements of mystery and suspense. It seems not everyone is being completely honest with Mercy. In addition, she seems to become involved with a string of disappearances and murders that begin happening around  her. The only small critique I had was the 'SAT word of the day'. I know Mercy was trying to use the words in her everyday life but at times in made the writing seem off as the word was not used in the right context. I would recommend this book for anyone who likes YA paranormal romances that are geared toward the older YA audience as there is some mild language use and has some sexual content. While it is 'paranormal' Beg for Mercy does deal with normal teen issues as Mercy is still half human! Shannon has created an intriguing paranormal world with Beg for Mercy. I will definitely be reading Waiting for Mercy as soon as it is released.
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JohannaP More than 1 year ago
Mercy is a soon to turn 17-year-old girl. After a little incident she has refused to be interested in any guys. But of course the day comes when she can not resist the temptation anymore.. I might have given it a 4,5 stars if possible, but I really enjoyed this book and it was really good. Sure there were some grammar mistakes, but not enough to really bother me. In the beginning of the book I immediately was interested but was a little expectant of something..and when that something started I could not stop reading. I think this book was a really good example of ya characters in a paranormal plot still staying quite teen in their behaviour. There is quite a lot of romantic drama going on so if you do not like that, this might not be a book for you. There are some hot making out going on as well. Definitely want to read more of this series, I have no idea how things could turn out on the next book which is quite exciting.
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DeeDeeGriffin More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book and blew through in about a day. I read a lot of paranormal romance but haven't read many (if any) YA books about a succubus so this was fresh and different. There are a lot of hot guys in this book who want to be with Mercy, which is pretty typical in YA books that I've read (girl thinks she's a plain Jane but every hot guy in sight wants her), but in this case it's believable because she's a succubus so they by nature attract the opposite sex. This is more like a love pentagon than a love triangle so beware if you're not into that. I have no problem with love triangles so loved it. The five guys are her best friend, her stepbrother, her boyfriend, and Sebastian who I can't think of a label for. All are strong characters in the story and worthy competitors for Mercy's affection. I really can't pick a favorite. This book isn't just romance though. There's a lot going on with the paranormal aspects as well.
HsRamblingMom More than 1 year ago
Such an amazing read! It's really different from other paranormal romances that I've read. The characters are brilliantly created - Poor Mercy who can't kiss boys because she's scared they'll die.... hottie Flynn... Hottie Luke... It's not your usual "triangle" so don't be discouraged. Shannon Dermott does a great job with the plot & movement of the novel as well. I really enjoyed this read! (Love the cover too!!)
shyd More than 1 year ago
I have to say this book was so amazing I don't think I can put it into the right words. I loved everything about this book from beginning to end. The author has a way with words that just made this book flow so seamlessly and at the perfect pace. I flew through this book and actually stayed up late at night to finish it because I couldn't put it down. I loved the characters and got so attached to them that I didn't want to let them go. The concept of teenagers having to deal with all that they had going on was a huge plus for this book as it created so much action and suspense. I loved the character of Mercy. She had to grow up so quickly as a teenager and didn't get to enjoy all the normal things that kids her age were doing. Mercy had to keep a huge secret about what she was and boy was it a major one. I have to say I don't think I have read many books about succubus that were told from a teens point of view. This just made it more unique because the author showcased all the teen emotions and issues through Mercy in such a great way.The author knows how to write a story and craft it into perfection. I have to say I loved Paul,Flynn, Luke,and Sebastian in this story. I wanted them all to be with Mercy for completely different reasons. I loved that Paul was one of Mercy's best friends and knew her better than anyone and has always been there for her. I loved that Luke was such a gentleman and would do anything for Mercy. Oh my where do I begin with Flynn. I guess I really am a sucker for the bad boy and boy was Flynn one. I liked that Mercy brought out a better side of him though and he was able to let loose and be himself more. Sebastian was just cool on a whole other level and I loved him and Mercy together too. Mercy will have some tough choices ahead of herself and I loved that the author was able to sell me on all of these guys. I tend to not love triangles but this one is more than that and I could truly see Mercy with any of them. Overall I loved everything about this book and can't wait to read the next one. I can see this series getting better and better as there is so much potential there for it. The characters are ones you love and some are ones you love to hate. The author crafted them so well and endeared them all to me that I need more of them in my life like right now. I am so glad the author sent me the next one in the series and I bought the novella too and can't wait to get to them. I highly recommend you to drop everything and read this series like now because you will not be disappointed. I received this book for free for review for a blog tour but that in no way impacted by review.
Bookworm_Babblings More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. All Mercy ever wanted was to be a normal teenager. No one knew her secret except her first boyfriend Paul. Mercy was a Succubus, and not knowing, she almost kills her boyfriend with a kiss. Finally older, her best friend drags her to a party with their high school’s elite crowd. They decide to play Spin the Bottle, the bottle land on Mercy and Flynn. She prays she doesn’t kill anyone tonight, this will be the first boy she has kissed since the incident with Paul. I won’t go into detail about everything that happens but throughout the novel many secrets kept from Mercy are revealed. Although this book is labeled a paranormal romance, there’s suspense in it as well. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, so many paranormal beings, I think Ms. Dermott could write other novels based on a few of the characters.