Some see Succubi as creatures of horror. Some write them to be evil beings that care only for destruction and death. While that is one of their aspects, the question becomes one of where the erotica and the horror meet.
There is something called horror erotica that exists and it is something that I personally do not care for very much. Less so when there is an overwhelming amount of horror that has some erotica sprinkled here and there.
- Title: Fatal Attraction
- Author: DrkFetyshNyghts
- Length: 74 Pages
- ASIN: B00H5UZXIC
- Publishing Date: December 6, 2013
- This work at Amazon.com
The work tells of:
In the not to distant future, the stunning, flawless Demon Succubi exist amongst human beings and with the consent and cooperation of various governments worldwide. It remains unclear why such an arrangement is in place but it doesn’t look good. The Succubi, female sexual demons, use supernatural allure and sexuality to trap victims and what happens to these hapless individuals defies description. Unnatural sexual pleasure tugging against unspeakable horrors and everything in between – the pleasure usually being followed by an unimaginable life extinguishing event. David had been selected by the Succubi in his early years and was allowed to fester in his own deepening and obscene fantasies – fantasies he thought were a product of his own imagination. Then he was reeled in. David had been selected to experience a never ending cycle of sexual pleasure, death and re-life. For him there would be no release, or escape.
The one overwhelming theme of this work is, in short, suffering and death. The focus is mainly upon all of the things that David suffers through due to a series of Succubi who use him, and then in the next moment end his life before bringing him back to life and starting all over again.
It is, without a doubt in my mind, horror erotica, the emphasis on the horror. There are many detailed descriptions of how David suffers, the things done to him physically, and it quickly becomes repetitive in that. The erotica is muted in all of the suffering that he goes through and well before I was too far into reading this work I found myself flipping pages to get past the suffering into the story itself. The problem is that there isn’t all that much story.
The work is one horrific scene after the next with some moments when David tries to figure out what is going on before it starts again. Or there is a moment of erotica he feels and then the story devolves back into his suffering. While this is the point of the story, it happens so often that I just didn’t care, nor really wanted to finish this work after 25 pages of reading.
I found that the author could have used at least two more editing passes for the spelling mistakes and use of some words that didn’t make a lot of sense at times. The characters were forgettable for me at least and the story as a whole just didn’t do anything for me.
All of this, of course, is my view of things and that is coloured by my own view that Succubi are beings of seduction. To be truthful I did not see any real aspect of that in the Succubi that appeared. They are more monster than Succubi in the end and that’s more the shame really. The concept of the story, the universe they exist in does interest me and I think I would have liked the work more if that was emphasized.
One out of five pitchforks.
If you enjoy horror erotica, then you will likely enjoy this work. I just could not for the violence and the repetitive telling of how David suffers and passes on over and over again.