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May 24 2015

A Review of The Devil in Me by Carl East

The Devil in Me by Carl East

The Devil in Me by Carl East

The author Carl East has written quite a number of works in which succubi appear or are main characters in the story. Some of these have been really wonderful stories that I did enjoy and recommend always. The stories tend to go in some unexpected directions which adds quite a lot to this author’s stories.

The question that this works brings is: What happens when you have been possessed and then freed? Is there a cost or a gift in the aftermath? The meaning is, always in the eye of the beholder of course.

The work tells the story of:

The exorcism that saved her life has Samantha coming to terms with what happened. Unable to remember the demonic possession, she’s told that there are others like her, and each has received a special gift or power as a result. When her power begins to manifest, she’s shocked to discover that it’s not what she expected. How she decides to use it, may be a gift or a curse, but there is no denying the pleasure it gives.

Samantha was possessed once, but is freed. Told there are others like her, and that they all have a power as a result, she wonders what that might be. It doesn’t take long for the power to reveal itself. Samantha has some of the powers of a succubus… and something more.

Overall Samantha isn’t a succubus, or at least physically one. She does however through her possession gain the power of controlling the lust, needs and wants of others. At first this is focused on one particular type of individual, but over time it’s clear that she can do more than that. She does not have horns or a tail or wings, but there is something about her that has changed and that makes the erotica go forwards from there.

Samantha becomes, when aroused, a futa, and with that change comes a change in her personality, becoming far more dominant for one, but also she seems to turn also a bit masculine in her mannerism, voice and inflection. The erotica that follows is a bit harsh, slightly over the top, and in the end didn’t quite live up to what I had hoped the story might offer. That’s not in that Samantha became a futa, it is that she’s a kind of succubus and that part of her isn’t explored as much as I would have liked to have seen.

Outside of the moments when Samantha is trying to figure things out, or having her way with various characters, the other moments fell a bit flat for me. The dialog is a but stiff, uninvolved and, on occasion, the other characters seem to be talking from rote and that bothered me. Other than Samantha herself, the other characters were cardboard in comparison and that hurt the story as a whole.

The story moves very quickly from the first encounter through a short explanation of what happened and then the erotica takes over from the story as much as it can. Interspersed are bits of story, of discovery, but they aren’t enough to carry things between the erotica. There’s more than enough erotica, there isn’t enough good story to tie it all together and that’s the real shame here.

I’ll give this work two and a half out of five pitchforks.

The beginning offers quite a lot to tell, but the rest of the story doesn’t quite deliver on that promise. There is heat, some futa erotica mixed with some mind control which works as a whole, but the story behind all of that is a bit thin and I wanted to see more.

 

Tera

3 comments

  1. avatar
    James

    A fully developed story would help this a lot, it seems.

    I am a bit bothered by the whole idea that dominance is connected to masculine characteristics here, but I could be over-thinking things.

    But what we seem to have here is a succubish devil, and we know no devil is a succubus.

  2. avatar
    pocong

    While the story is a bit mediocre the idea of possession giving people powers after being exorcised has merit! It’s a nice way to lead into a lot of stories, perhaps involving the new connection forged between the spirit and the person they possessed. I just wish it had been used in a better story.

  3. avatar
    TeraS

    True.. And as such there needs to be a story about that I think…

    Tera

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