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Jul 26 2013

A Review of Just A Taste by J.C. Holly

Just A Taste by J.C. Holly

Just A Taste by J.C. Holly

What does it mean to be a Succubus? It is simply the sex? The means to have that from anyone, anytime, anywhere? I don’t believe it is. No one thing defines any one person, or being, or kind of being. What does define them is who they are when all of the other descriptions, all of the things that they seem to be, are taken away and all that is left is their soul.

And then the question becomes, is that then what they truly are?

The story tells of:

Jenna is a succubus, a creature that feeds upon lust and sexual energy. And she’s good at her job. Who wouldn’t be after 700 years? When Terry tries to pick her up in a bar, she takes him back to her place for a night literally straight out of his dreams.

A hot flash about a Succubus named Jenna who takes a man back to her place and then fulfills one of his fantasies in order to feed from his sexual energies. Overall that is an interesting start to a story, but the problem becomes that the story suffers for getting to the sex to be told.

Jenna is, most certainly, a Succubus, though there are no descriptions of horns or a tail to tell that for certain. Still, the author describes her as a Succubus, she feeds from sex, and she has the ability to make dreams real. She has obviously been a Succubus for some time as the use of her powers is barely an distraction to her. I thought that her casual attitude was interesting, though some more background on her past would have been nice.

She is, at least in this story, very dominant in nature and her prey falls to her powers very quickly which then immediately leads to the sex scene, which is hot, with a little bit of bondage and BDSM which follows it. I have problems with stories that have Succubi appearing as a means to a sex scene rather than characters in their own right with a history.

Jenna treads the line for me. On the one hand there is a history to her which is hinted at, but we learn nothing of it really. Then we have her performing all kinds of sex acts on her prey, but there isn’t a lot of heat in that for her and her attitude shows that.

The writing is good, nothing in the story really took me out of it, though I wanted more than this little moment. I suppose that makes the title quite apt really…

Three pitchforks out of five.

More story, because there are things to tell, and it would have been nice to see that.

 

Tera

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    James

    Twenty pages is, optimistically, about 10,000 words. How can one, in that time, do any real justice to 700 years of history, a description of what has made Jenna so blasé in the use of her powers, the problem of her inability to fully experience the heat and the joy and the sharing of her encounters–this, to me, should be a story in itself–and also the encounter with her “prey” in this story, making him or her a fully realized character? Unfortunately, this is another author who has solved the problem by skipping to the sex. So, instead of erotic literature, we just get porn. Too bad.

  2. avatar
    TeraS

    I think it is the impatience of the current generation that leads to this…

    Tera

  3. avatar
    James

    Tera, are we getting so old that we are launching into “when I was their age” conversations?

    Well, since you are ageless, perhaps that is am I getting so old that you are indulging in such conversations?

  4. avatar
    TeraS

    Oh no my heart… We are forever young in our souls…

    Tera

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