Not all stories about Succubi or Incubi are exactly what they seem to be in the beginning. Mostly, for reasons that I personally cannot quite understand and especially in the case of Incubi, they are portrayed as having a single purpose. They have… well.. no soul or compassion except that which they use to entrap others.
However, there are ways to make them more than that. To have a thread within them that brings their story to a place that proves, again, that anything is possible… If you can believe and trust.
- Title: The Man of her Dreams
- Author: Nathan Stratton
- Publishing Date: July 14, 2013
- Length: 80 Pages
- ASIN: B00DXYS82C
- This work at Amazon.com
The work tells of:
Alexis has fallen for the man of her dreams — literally. He visits her every night while she sleeps. An impossible romance; she knows it’s crazy, but she can’t stop herself from falling for him.
But when the man of your dreams seems a little too perfect, you’d better hope that dream doesn’t turn into a nightmare…
While there are erotic moments in this work it is, thankfully, very much driven by the mystery of what Alexis finds in her dreams and what becomes of that experience. The dreamscape turns and changes as one might expect, but what makes that different is that Alexis can manipulate her dreams which placed a question in my thoughts.
While the beginning of the work plays out very much like the stereotypical Incubus visit, in truth there is something in the moment which give hint, from the start, that things are not, quite, exactly what they appear to be. That I found enthralling and enjoyable. He might be the vision of her first love, but when the real man appears, and with lovely black angel wings which made me smile, then the real truths of the story come into play.
He has history, a situation that is described and involved. He has personality, one that matches Alexis very well I thought and when the turning point in the story comes it is both touching and then in the next moment heart braking. I won’t spoil the ending, but it felt right, it does right by the characters and in the end, isn’t that the most important thing a story can do?
The descriptions of the real world are enough to tell you what Alexis lives through, but in the dream world she experiences something she never expected to have. That bring about a threat to them both which made sense for the setting they find themselves in. But it also provides a way for both of them to figure out some important questions in themselves.
I do wonder about Alexis though. She has the power to shape dreams, true they are her own, but in that I wonder if she had been, or could have been, in another time and place, a Succubus in her own right? It is an interesting thought when you finish the work and see where things end.
The story does end and close in a way that makes the work very satisfying. There are no real loose ends thankfully and that was nice to see as well. There are a few word errors though, meaning that a similar sounding word was used in the wrong place, but it wasn’t anything that really took me out of the story. A good, passionate, thoughtful story of two lost souls… but more than that really.
I’m giving this work four out of five pitchforks.
Lovely characters, well played, with their own souls. That always makes for a good tale…