Jan 16 2017

Isn’t Much By TeraS

Another one of those weeks in which I haven’t been feeling all that well, which means that I haven’t been writing much and what I have managed to accomplish doesn’t feel like a lot. But great things sometimes come from something that …

 

Isn’t Much
By TeraS

 

If there is one constant about the Queen of the Succubi, it’s that she never expects anything in return for what she does for others. The common refrain heard is, “I owe you”, and Tera’s reply is inevitably, “You owe me nothing.”

Regardless of what she might have done, how complex or simple it might be, how much it means to the recipient of Tera’s generosity, she expects nothing in return. This, of course, brings no end of confusion and concern to others. It’s obvious that she’s a Queen, that she should, therefore, expect some sort of gift in return, some promise made, some offer. Some even think their soul would be acceptable to her. The red-tailed one just smiles in that bemused way of hers, shrugs, and comments: “It isn’t much, don’t worry about it.” She doesn’t see that what she’s done is anything special, that it might be something beyond the pale. Giving to others, for her, is a kind of pleasure and it is one that she especially loves.

So, regardless of who it is, what Tera might have done, or anything else, nothing is expected, nothing is wanted, nor is anything needed. A “thank you” brings a smile, while the offering of a gift is gratefully noted, but she’ll always say that she couldn’t possibly take something.

And so we come to the telling point. It’s just about impossible to give something back to the Queen for all of the things she’s done. Not that many haven’t tried, in all of the ways you could imagine, of course. It’s quite a battle trying to get Tera to see, within herself, that what she’s done for others is far more than nothing much at all.

This, then, brings to light a cherished gift which can be found in Tera’s bedroom, something which she did accept, in spite of her stubbornness, from a moment in her life where the gift mattered, more than she could put into words for the gift carried with it that most cherished of things… a memory. The first, the very first thing she ever accepted seems so simple, something almost so ordinary that it could be overlooked, but Tera never does. It’s a pair of fuzzy red socks.

This very special pair that brought her to tears one Christmas a long time ago was a gift from the Queen’s heart, one that few can understand or see in the way that Tera can. It was a reminder of a conversation at the fence between the Queen and her heart one winter. She spoke of being a bit cold. That thought drifted for a bit in the winter air between the two, the musing that she needed a pair of socks to warm her toes on those cold winter mornings when the floors were so bloody cold.

Whenever she saw those socks, she remembered a package arriving, out of the blue. Her mind drifted back to opening the gift, looking inside to find a Christmas stocking with some delightful fudge hidden beneath a pair of red socks. A card from her heart, the tears of joy in holding in her hands that which he and his Beloved had blessed with their love. The first Christmas they’d shared as family, one she cherished, one that she was forever grateful to Goddess for scheming to bring two families on either side of a fence together.

She can remember telling her heart how wonderful the gift was, how delighted and thankful she was, asking how she could repay his kindness. Her heart, being who he is, replied in a very familiar way: “It isn’t much, don’t worry about it.” It was a familiar reply, said with love for the one that was gifted, whether they expected the gift or not, whether the giving needed to be or not. It simply was and all else that came with the gift was reflections of what giving unto others means.

Perhaps, then, the need within the Queen to brush off the idea of receiving a gift for simply being herself is something that is reflected in many of her family. Perhaps, in a way, they all know that it isn’t about the gift, about the thing done. It’s about giving, as one can.

Perhaps the gift is found in the giving. And, sometimes, the grace is found in the receiving without worrying about deserving, but just because the gift is given out of love.

For in giving to another may seem like it isn’t much, but it’s the greatest miracle in any Realm when it is done out of love.

Jan 15 2017

A Review of Dommed by a Big Dicked Lesbian Succubus from Hell by Sarah Azad

Dommed by a Big Dicked Lesbian Succubus from Hell by Sarah Azad

Dommed by a Big Dicked Lesbian Succubus from Hell by Sarah Azad

Not all succubi have red skin, or hooves, or for that matter are overtly sexual beings. Some of them are somewhat more forceful, almost warrior-like in their attitude, poise and mannerisms. It’s a rather unique aspect to consider and one that offers some interesting plots and stories to unfold… assuming that the story actually goes in that direction and doesn’t take a turn for the expected.

There is a saying that suffering is good for the soul. Some succubi have a talent for making that true. But what are they beyond the teeth, the claws and the pain? Sometimes they amount to a lot of fury but so little substance.

  • Title: Dommed by a Big Dicked Lesbian Succubus from Hell
  • Author: Sarah Azad
  • Length: 19 Pages
  • ASIN: B01JX1ST5E
  • Publishing Date: August 6, 2016
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells the story of:

John Meyer is a quiet and unassuming young man who never backs down from a challenge, when his frat brothers dare him to summon a demon he goes all out, sure it won’t work. When a succubus appears it challenges everything he thought he knew about the world and himself.

John is challenged to summon a succubus, thinking it will never happen. But Lori appears and John finds himself at her tender mercies. But Lori is a very particular succubus and John will have to meet her standards… one way or the other.

Overall the only way I can really describe this work is a mixture of horror, BDSM and a little bit of sexuality touching a gender transformation. It’s a little scattered, a bit unsure of where it wants to go. There are quite a few grammar and spelling mistakes, a story that tends to focus on pain and suffering above all else.

There’s a bare hint about who Lori is, what her personality is like before the story turns directly into all of the pain and suffering that John is taking through. At times that verges on B-grade horror with a bit of porn mixed into things. As such I didn’t find much in the way of heat, nor did I really find my way into the story.

This is the single problem really in that the story begins with Lori encountering John, but before anything really develops, he is bound, pushed, used and beaten in all sorts of ways. I can’t find anything sexy in John bleeding, being turned black and blue. It does not interest me at all.

But Lori does. She’s a series of contrasts that I wanted to know more about. Possibly the most surprising of all is her comment of never losing a pillow fight. Noting that and then all else she does that’s a difficult thing to keep with her character. It is those odd little quirks that needed to be explored more, but never were.

There are a number of spelling and grammar mistakes, many of which make comprehending the story a little difficult. There’s no heat in the erotica, and there’s barely a connection between the two characters by the ned of the work. It feels like there’s something missing here, something important. Perhaps focusing on story above sex and pain would have made this something more.

One pitchfork out of five.

I’m certain that for some this work will be attractive to them, but personally I didn’t enjoy all of the inflicted pain and suffering that became the core of the story. The work needs another editing pass, the story needs to be more about who the characters are than it being about what one does to the other. Torturing isn’t that sexy and somewhere there’s more of a story about Lori than is revealed here.

 

Tera

Jan 14 2017

An interesting set of Succubus horns…

Succubus Horns by PropCornShop

Succubus Horns by PropCornShop

I found a pair of Succubus horns on Etsy a while ago which, for me at least, are more a piece of art than they are costume. The quality, the look, and the care taken in the horns make them something quite special and I wanted to share them here on the Tale…

These horns are the creation of an artist on Etsy called PropCornShop and you can find the original page where I found this work of art here.

The horns are custom made, there are no two alike and the artists indicated on their page that they can do custom works as well.

I find that the level of craftsmanship is really amazing, and the care taken in each set of horns is really clear to see.

The cost seems quite reasonable, and they do make for the most interesting ideas to ponder about them.

Fantasy to be made reality takes care, and it is so good to see that horns like these are possible…

 

Tera

Jan 13 2017

A Review of The Lonely Succubus: An Erotic Quickie by Serena Synn

The Lonely Succubus: An Erotic Quickie by Serena Synn

The Lonely Succubus: An Erotic Quickie by Serena Synn

All characters have a story to tell. Sex alone doesn’t tell a story, nor can it talk about a character’s fears, needs, hopes and dreams. It’s up to the story to tell that and the erotica to heat things up at the right moment. There’s a talent to being able to manage that well. Especially when the main characters are deeply flawed.

The past shapes the present. We are that which our own minds shape us into being. Some fears are the stuff that make us become small, a wisp of who we once were. It takes a choice, a need and a desire to see that we are not what we think we are. We are better and better when we can allow others into our lives.

  • Title: The Lonely Succubus: An Erotic Quickie
  • Author: Serena Synn
  • Length: 21 Pages
  • ASIN: B01JSFVGLO
  • Publishing Date: August 8, 2016
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells the story of:

Thanks to her agoraphobia and social anxiety Neridia was a lonely succubus hiding out in the woods. She learned to survive by syphoning sexual energy from the internet supplemented by the occasional snack on a delivery guy.

She was expecting a pizza delivery guy when Pierce stumbled into her cabin.

Sexy as hell and dripping sexual energy he could be the answer to all her problems…and the start of a few new ones.

Neridia isn’t your usual succubus and that’s because who she is was shaped by her past. A choice made, a promise destroyed and the hate within seething. Pierce is an incubus with a real problem, a hope that there’s a way to solve it. The two lost souls meet and then the questions become one of not just need, but want and desire.

While this is a work of erotica, there’s so much more that comes before that moment that makes this something really special. Both Neridia and Pierce have their stories to tell, and in the telling comes a pair of complex souls. They have their flaws, the pain of the past, the needs of now and the slim hopes they have for a future. Their characters are wonderfully strong, vibrant voices in the work and being so, that exploration of their pasts is just amazing.

That isn’t done as an info dump, the method used is inspired and without Pierce, it seems unlikely that Neridia would have confronted her own past and made something of it. There’s need in both characters, but it isn’t sexual alone. While the connection is cleat, there’s more of a need for understanding, a shoulder to lean on, an ear to listen. The characters have soul and that makes getting to the erotica so much better.

The erotica is a lovely hot flash which isn’t silly or unreasonable. While both Neridia’s succubus aspects and Pierce’s incubus ones come out fully, they aren’t evil or nasty. It’s nice to see a story where the characters don’t fall into the :”evil” trap. They are far more than that.

The writing is very good, the characters have depth, The plot allows for them to develop and tell a story. The heat simmers and holds things together quite nicely as well. The work is a little short, but it does have a clear beginning and end which really doesn’t leave too much out and wanting from the story. I would have liked a bit more of an ending, I think it’s a bit abrupt. but it does manage to satisfy overall.

Four out of five pitchforks.

I adore Neridia and Pierce, the story is delightful, fun and has wonderful heat. But most of all, these are characters with flaws, with needs. The erotica doesn’t get in the way of telling that story which makes this work really something special.

 

Tera

Jan 13 2017

A Review of Little Secrets by Catherine LaCroix

Little Secrets by Catherine LaCroix

Little Secrets by Catherine LaCroix

A review today of the second work in the Little Treasures and series by Catherine LaCroix, a series that I have loved since it first appeared in a prior edition, now reissued by the author. You can find my first review of the series here on the Tale, in which I expressed how much the work appealed to me. I’m delighted that the author has returned to the series, has done some lovely touches to this, the second work, and I am eagerly anticipating the third work in the series to come.

Love shared can mean many things. It can be a revelation, a surprise. But as well, it can give the truth that needs to be seen. Most of all, that truth, when shared, offers something far more to more than the one that loves, it is the one that is loved in return.

The second work is:

It tells the story of:

After two hot and steamy weeks spent in the care of his mysterious new lover Lilith, Tristan wonders about her motives and his future. Being offered every comfort and luxury he could ever imagine in her abode only serves to raise more questions. His curiosity starts innocently enough, but the secrets he uncovers will change their relationship forever.

Time moves onwards for Tristan and while Lilith gives him anything he wishes, all that he desires and more, the questions about where he is, who Lilith is, and what everything means whisper at the back of his mind. As their relationship moves onwards and games are played, Lilith reveals the truth that she has kept hidden from him when he least expects it… but the answers… those are harder to find.

In this work my love for Lilith really came to the fore. There are so many things about her personality and her actions in this work that seemed very familiar to me. Lilith loves reading and has a vast library of books, she teases Tristan with a can of RediWhip, and in many other ways as well. But in all of that the love, the need for him that she has remains strong and true throughout the work.

But in all of the love, the passions, the exploration of what Tristan desires, the little hints of things being not quite right are stronger in this work than the last. There are no windows, there is always heat around Tristan. Things magically appear from one waking moment to the next. It’s so much more clear, long before the reveal, that Lilith is a Succubus. But the way the hints are interspersed in the story makes things more seductive and passionate. It isn’t simply a hot flash when the erotic moments come in the story, there’s something more.

At one point they are described as sugar, being Tristan, and spice, being Lilith. It is very apt comparison and I dearly loved that moment because it defined their relationship in the best possible way. When things turn towards a slightly more dominant scene, it doesn’t feel out of place, though for Tristan it is strange and revealing.

The climax of the work, and I do not refer to the moment when, for the first time, Lilith and Tristan are truly intimate together, for that is a beautiful moment on its own, comes at the very end of the work, in the very last line when Lilith finally reveals her truth. She loves Tristan, which has been true from the first word of the series, but also that she is a Succubus, which has been hinted at as well from the beginning.

It is a moment that reveals an important truth about Lilith, about her being a succubus and that truth was a delight to see expressed by her. The word ends on a bit of a cliffhanger as a result, but it also gives the hope towards what I think can be something amazing to come.

The small changes that the author made from the original work I think added little bits of character development, a stronger connection between Lilith and Tristan, and suggested something of what Lilith seeks herself. Delightfully hot, passionate and loving, all things that I dearly enjoy reading.

Four and a half out of five pitchforks.

Every bit as wonderful as story as the first work in the series and though I wished for so much more, what was told about Lilith and Tristan was wonderful in both heat and substance.

In the prior edition of this work, what came next was never revealed. This time however, the author has promised to tell the conclusion of this story, something that I have been aching to see happen for years.

That, most of all for me, is the anticipation of promise that Lilith and Tristan have, and a story that is one of my most dearly loved romances about succubi.

 

Tera

Jan 12 2017

Succubi Image of the Week 469

For this week, I decided that I wanted to find some art of Morrigan Aensland that was a little bit different to start the year. I happen to like pastel and coloured pencil art quite a lot, and I found one particular work that I think takes Morrigan’s form and puts things into a very unique light…

Morrigan by gonxxo

Morrigan by gonxxo

This art is by an artist on Hentai Foundry called Gonxxo. You can find the original page on Hentai Foundry with this art here.

While this is a nude art of Morrigan, it isn’t something that is too much so. By that I mean while Morrigan is bare, save for her stockings, which I think is a delicious idea by the way, this feels more like a figure study or something of a portrait of her.

There’s more feeling, a little bit of softness, in how she has been drawn save for her eyes that I think have just a little hint of sharpness to them that makes them quite piercing, adding to that expression she has.

But really it is her hair, the wildness of it, how the strands are flying about, hinting at the power she holds, that brings to me that little bit of her personality that frames this work so very well…

 

Tera

Jan 11 2017

Not really that much of a Temptress or a Succubus Costume

Devil Temptress CostumeSometimes I come across a costume in which there is something in it that I can’t get out of my thoughts. It might be the look, the lack of style, or something like that. Other times it is an accessory that just looks wrong. In the case of wings, having them look like a paper airplane is something I won’t get out of my mind for a long time…

This is called the Devil Temptress Costume and it comes with the dress, coat, which has an attached tail, wings and horns. The heels are not included and it sells for $45 US on the site I found this on.

The only thing about this costume that I can just tolerate is the dress, which might be at least halfway decent looking. But otherwise that tail is awful, the coast is nothing special, the horns are too fat looking, and most of all… those wings.

I think the model looks like she’s wearing a paper airlines on her back and being so I just can’t get that thought away from me.

I do think that the coat gives me an idea, which I might do something with however. But all else that is here just leaves me unimpressed.

One out of five pitchforks.

Paper airplanes and sexy costumes don’t quite work really…

 

Tera

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