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Mar 10 2015

A Review of Sexual Omens by Terrill Sarter, Jr.

Sexual Omens by Terrill Sarter, Jr.

Sexual Omens by Terrill Sarter, Jr.

Something that I personally like to see Succubi be are, in some way, teachers. By that I mean they try to help someone to learn about themselves, what they are capable of, and, sometimes, if they have to crack the whip to make that happen… Well, that can be part of a Succubus can’t it?

Mix that up with some witches, a few legends, some oversexed humans, and one newly transformed Warlock and the classes get more interesting by the moment.

The work tells the story of:

Troy is a nerd, and (it goes without saying) a virgin.

However Troy also has, unbeknownst to him, more magical power than Bill Gates has money. The witch Roxanne has cast a spell on Troy to bring that power to the fore where she will take him as her lover and suck that power out of him like a black widow (with the same end result for Troy!)

Well, at least he won’t die a virgin right?

In steps Morgana, a succubus. She wants Troy too, although for ‘slightly’ different reasons. She saves Troy from Roxanne and thus starts a tug of war with Troy in the middle.

Two women, both exceptional beauties (and crazy good in bed) now fight for Troy. Both would do terrible things to him if they ‘won’, but he’d not be a virgin anymore.

Why is it so hard for nerds to lose their virginity? It’s not fair!

Troy meets a girl she turns out to be a Succubus who intends to have her way with him. A witch casts a spell on Troy, letting loose the power he has and an unending number of sexual situations as a result. The problem is there’s something very wrong, Troy isn’t dealing with it well, and then things really go off the rails. If only he would have paid more attention to the Succubus in the first place when she offered to help him.

It’s a good opening book in a series as it introduces the main character, Troy, and the two beings that want a piece of him: Morgana, the Succubus and Roxanne the witch. But it also adds in a series of other characters that are, at times, much more interesting than any of the three main characters. There is a lot of erotica in this work, almost every ten pages or so Troy finds himself having his way with someone, or Morgana does with Troy or someone else. But mixed in with that there are hints of what Troy needs to learn, or others that will, it seems, have a bearing on his future, whatever that turns out to be.

The erotica touches on just about every sexual situation you might find in a porn movie, and at times the description of Troy’s transformed body is just a little bit silly. In spite of that there is the occasion loving scene or an encounter that isn’t totally animalistic in nature. Really those were the better ones to read when they came.

Morgana might look like the stereotypical Succubus, red hair, black horns, tail… and yes she has hooves. The thing is that she worms her way into Troy’s life and she appears from time to time like a normal woman too. Between her two forms, I think that I like her real one, even if there are hooves involved because she didn’t act stereotypically. She’s more thoughtful, she has a mind, she’s not afraid to take control of a situation, and she’s quite willing to bring Troy to heel when that needs to happen. But it’s a bit more than that. She also, even if it’s only a little, seems to care about Troy and that gives me some hope that should this series continue, things will go in more interesting directions.

There isn’t much seen of Roxanne, at least nowhere as much as in Morgana’s case and it’s a bit hard to pin her character down, what she wants, and who she is. There is some time taken to reveal a bit about her past, how she came to be where she is now, and it’s a story that I think needs to be seen more of, again, if this series continues.

In spite of all of this, the story wanders a bit from time to time. It feels at times like some of the scenes don’t quite connect together exactly right and there’s something missing in-between them. I think the work could have used at least one more editing pass to tighten up things and make the work read smoother than it does. That said, the characterizations are really well done, each character has a background, wants and desires, and all of that comes to the fore as the story goes on.

A surprise for me was the addition of sketches at some key points in the work to help make the characters a bit more solid in my thoughts. Some of the art seems familiar in many ways, but the images do work well for the characters they represent. I have to admit that my mental picture of Morgana for one is quite a bit different than the art in this work however… But then its difficult to match what images appear in one’s imagination…

Four out of five pitchforks.

As a beginning to a series, it is a bit wandering, but the characters make up for that. I think that Morgana is a lot more than she seems to be and I hope that story unfolds in the next book whenever that appears…  It should be very interesting…

 

Tera

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  1. avatar
    James

    I wonder, given the synopsis, if the story doesn’t wander because it reflects some of how the author wished his virginity might have ended.

    That being said, if the series does not continue–or doesn’t continue to Your Majesty’s liking–Your Majesty may always borrow the premise and write it better.

    After all, that worked for Shakespeare . . .

  2. avatar
    Pocong

    I couldn’t help but notice that the other woman on the cover of this e-book is Roxy from Final Fight! Now I won’t be able to stop thinking about supernatural versions of the whole Mad Gear Gang. Especially since their boss, Belger, actually returned as a zombie in one of the games. Witch Roxy makes me dread the coming of a werewolf El Gado or worse, Incubus Andore.

  3. avatar
    TeraS

    I think that my attempt at Shakespeare might be a bit… horny…

    Tera

  4. avatar
    James

    And the problem with that, Your Majesty? *winking*

  5. avatar
    TeraS

    That would be telling you know…

    *winks*

    Tera

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