I think the synopsis does a very good job of setting the scene for what's to come. Souljacker felt more urban fantasy then paranormal romance to me as even though Lily clearly needs sex, and indeed there are obviously mature scenes here, it didn't seem like titillation but just a very necessary part of setting up just what Lily must go through to survive. In fact, if her hunger overpowers her then very bad things can happen and the author had a unique way of actually pointing this out! There's a poignant moment when you realise Lily has had to purposely close her heart off as even though she was born for passion, perhaps love might not be possible for her.
It's a world Ms Galenorn has created where supernaturals are out of the closet and indeed this first book in the series is pointing the way for vampires to try to take even greater control. I liked that Lily has good friends around her and the chaos demon, Archer, is quite possibly looking to be her love interest; but first of all Lily has to survive her old friend, now turned vampire, trying to kill her! Yes, in this reality being turned into a vampire really does release a monster but there are other creatures that can be equally dangerous. We meet witches, ghosts, demons, weres and perhaps most surprising of all was the involvement of the Fae. No outright spoilers here but the inclusion of the Fae and their Winter Queen looks to take this series in a direction that can only be full of surprises. Already things are revealed that leave questions hanging and I strongly suspect Lily's life is about to get very complicated indeed!
Souljacker is clearly the author's way of easing us into her new series. I had fun getting to know Lily and her friends but did think it overshadowed the plot at times. Things do get a resolution of sorts but that still leaves a few things hanging in the wind as Lily seems to have more than one enemy. A succubus as the heroine is a bold step for the author as it could go horribly wrong, but Lily isn't an evil soul sucker, just a woman trying to survive.
Actually, thinking about it there are really only two other series that really stand out as taking this idea and developing it. If you haven't yet read Richelle Mead's, Georgina Kinkaid books or Jill Myles' Succubus Diary series, then now is the time to search them out.
I'm curious what will happen next and look forward to reading more about Lily and her possible romance with Archer.
This voluntary opinion is of an advance reader copy I requested from NetGalley and these honest thoughts are my own.