I find it interesting the things you find in the corners of the internet. Sometimes it’s a trashy novel, a guilty pleasure, and then, every so often, you discover a story that makes you wonder where the author is today and what they are writing now…
Today’s work is, truly, a wonderful tale of a Succubus and her family’s world…
- Title: That Succubus Factor
- Author: Snowe Grey
- Publishing Date: 2005
- Length: 120 Pages
- This novel is no longer available.
The book is described as:
This wild ride of a tale features a nice, mid-western ex-farm boy turned FBI agent, a half succubus, a Vampire, an Incubus who really likes to wield his big sword, a devil and an imp.
And all of the problems that having a supernatural family can bring to a relationship.
The story revolves around a Succubus named Des Trevellion who is part of a family of various demon related beings like devils, incubi and imps but has well she has a brother who is a vampire as well.
Interestingly, her family looks like, and somewhat acts like, the stereotypical myths that they represent. More interesting is that they, and as well, other mythical beings, exist and live in the “normal” world of humanity.
This becomes a bit of a running joke as Des attempts to make excuses for things she sees, knows and does with others, but also to attempt to hide what her family does around her and in her life.
Complicating her world is her father, who is a small time crook that the FBI is interested in. So interested in fact that they send out an agent to check him, and by connection, Des out. That agent, Gideon Raines will find himself taken by Des and her with him… and in doing so, he will discover that what he thought he knew about the real world, isn’t quite right.
And possible learn more than that in the end.
I loved this story. Completely and totally so…
I won’t spoil all the scenes and the absolute joy in them and characters that the author brought to life in this work save to say that if you can find a copy of this story, don’t pass on it. You will not be disappointed in it at all.
The point of the story isn’t the sex scenes, there are some, but really it is character development more than anything else. It is wonderful to read a story that you don’t want to put down or have it end. This story accomplishes both of those goals effortlessly.
The writing is excellent. Descriptive in all the right places, funny when it matters, and serious when it has to be. But never over the top or crass or unwelcome in tone or subject. I can still hear the voices of every one of the characters in my thoughts days after finishing the work. That is, truly, impressive to me…
I’m giving this work four and a half pitchforks out of five.
I wish it was a little bit longer… This universe has so many wonderful stories to tell and I wish that they would have been…
The author herself has vanished from the internet, the publishing company is no more and there is but one or two places on the internet that still remember the story…
That’s a shame… It really is.