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Jun 03 2012

A Review of Inkubus by Sidonie Spice

I think it’s interesting when an author takes a slightly different take on Succubi or Incubi. The better ones are those that mix a solid plot with great characters and, importantly, have a really intense story to tell… This work is one of those I think.

Inkubus by Sidonie Spice

Inkubus by Sidonie Spice

It tells the story of:

Sex with an incubus comes with a price…

Jess’ fevered dreams are haunted by an incubus: sexy, charming and inexplicably terrifying. As she sleeps, Mathias awakens her darkest, most hidden desires, indulges them until she screams for mercy and then begs for more. As he visits her more often, Jess craves his control, his orders, the glorious pain and intense pleasure he can inflict upon her. But upon waking, Jess finds Mathias’ mark upon her – a beautiful tattoo that wraps around her body, searing her skin and spreading more every time.

Can Jess resist the heady pleasure he gives her, or will Mathias complete his mark and stake his claim to her – for eternity?

Jess is a woman with a problem. As much as she tries, her dream lover is so much better than real life, and she’s starting to pay for that in ways she didn’t expect she would. Every time that she sees Mathias, and he imposes his will on her, making her submit to him as she wants to, to be a toy, a plaything, or whatever that Mathias seems to want, it makes her orgasm like she’s never done before…

And that scares her. A lot. So she tries not to sleep, not to dream, but in the end Mathias appears, she submits, and then he marks her with an elaborate tattoo that is covering more and more of her body. And when that tattoo is finished, then she will be his… forever.

Jess is one of those characters that is so very real. She has an odd job, is just that side of beautiful in her own way, is independent and strong willed. She seems to have everything together, but deep inside, she’s scared of Mathias and has been for a very long time. What’s interesting is how her view of Mathias changes over time and with the realization that the things that happen are things that she wants. When that comes to pass, then we get to the meat of the plot, the story, and the reason for why Mathias is an Incubus.

Mathias is hard to read as a character at first. Even if you hadn’t read the book’s title, you would know he was an Incubus in his words, actions, and looks as well. At the beginning he seemed very one dimensional, which I was a bit miffed about. However, there is a turning point where the truth comes out, that he needs Jess as much, if not more, than she needs him. When we get there, and they actually relate to each other instead of Mathias just screwing Jess senseless, I really came to like him, what and who he is.

The sex was hot, erotic and well written… Not a stroke piece in itself, but a story of dominance and submission and the trust that has to be in existence in order for that sort of relationship to exist. I will say that some of the BDSM scenes were a bit more than I like personally, but looking at the cover, of what Jess might really look like, and the description of her, made those moments less jarring for me at least. As the story progresses, we go from vanilla sex to some very hard core BDSM situations. I can’t say that it was my cup of tea as I said, but I can say that I found all of them save two very hot and enjoyable. The latter two just felt somewhat degrading to me, and that’s something I don’t like in a D/s relationship.

Again, that’s just me and my view of that sort of thing such as it is.

I won’t spoil the ending, but it made sense, it fit the story, and it tied up the tale in a way that felt right for the characters. That made me quite happy, but I would have liked to know more about Succubi and Incubi in this world and especially the one Succubus that “doomed” Mathias to his fate as an Incubus.

Inkubus gets three and a half pitchforks out of five. Hot scenes, characters to care about, and a story that goes places and does things that I didn’t expect it to. Just would have liked to know more about the Succubus that started all of this for these characters a long time ago…

Perhaps the author will reveal that someday.

 

Tera

2 comments

  1. avatar
    James

    I am not sure it’s fair to deal with that succubus’ story in the midst of Matthias’ story.

    It’s nice to hear about a strong story about a fully-realized incubus.

  2. avatar
    TeraS

    They are quite rare really…

    Tera

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