Nov 15 2015

A Review of Futa Secrets: I Live with a Succubus! by Ros Allaway

Futa Secrets: I Live with a Succubus! by Ros Allaway

Futa Secrets: I Live with a Succubus! by Ros Allaway

There seems to be a bit of a trope that has become rather prominent in many supernaturally themed works. In these stories, the characters are usually roommates, usually have been living together for some time and, naturally, they each are hiding what they are from the other.

It can lead, on occasion, into a story that doesn’t seem to have a real focus in the parts leading towards the inevitable erotica. It’s a shame when the story starts out really well, seems to have the goal of being more than a hot flash, but then goes into the erotica and leaves the story in its wake.

  • Title: Futa Secrets: I Live with a Succubus!
  • Author: Ros Allaway
  • Length: 18 Pages
  • ASIN: B00TQE7FIG
  • Publishing Date: February 17, 2015
  • This work at Amazon.com

The story tells of:

Carly has been having interesting dreams about her roommate, Lia, for a few weeks. They’re hot, sure, but some of the details are…weird. Carly’s not too concerned though; subconscious sapphics are the least unusual secret in her life. Or Lia’s, as it turns out. Both girls are hiding pretty big things…huge in some cases. It’s only a matter of time before it all comes to light, the question is what will happen when it does.

Carly has been living with Lia for sometime now, the pair living out their own lives in the big city. The thing is that Carly… she has a secret. As for Lia? She has one as well. Circumstances conspire to reveal everything and in the aftermath things have to change.

Since the title of the work clearly reveals there is a futa in this work, I’ll be clear and say that person is Carly, who it the focus of the story while Lia, she is the Succubus of the work. It’s actually an interesting thing to compare the two of them and see how they relate to each other a the story unfolds.

The work tells of Carly making it through her day, all of the moments that she goes through from her job through being at a coffee shop to attend a reading group. However, that gets cancelled and then Carly comes home early to find Lia, wings and all, having her way with someone on the floor of their apartment… and then the questions really start.

Before that happens, where Lia discovers that Carly has something that Lia dearly wants as a Succubus, the story seems to be a bit lost in getting to that point. There’s a lot to tell about Carly’s day, while takes up about half of the work and that, while telling about Carly, didn’t really seem to have any real point to it. It felt a lot like filler material to expand the erotica into a longer work. While it was interesting to know Carly better, the story just seemed to drag on quite a lot until, finally, the reveal of Lia being a Succubus appears.

While Lia has the appearance of a Succubus, wings, taking energy and sex from men, she doesn’t see herself as such. But it seems to be clear that she is a Succubus, and she does try to explain her needs to Carly as she can. Eventually this leads to Lia becoming intimate with Carly, something she’d been dreaming about. That then reveals that Carly is a futa, which pleases and thrills Lia and the erotic hot flash begins.

The erotica itself is a bit rushed I felt, though there seemed to be a light mind control touch to things as a whole. Carly does fall under Lia’s spell and in the end they both have what they desire. But again, once the climax comes, the story rapidly ends in a few paragraphs which leave a lot of questions about what happened exactly and what the future holds.

If this was the beginning of a story, I would say that it works well as a means to draw you into the story. But as this is, being a short hot flash with some context in the beginning, I didn’t feel it managed to be a complete story. More than anything the start of the work needs focus, for one thing, and the ending is a bit vague for my personal tastes.

Three out of five pitchforks.

I think there needs to be a clearer path from the start of the story to the reveal. Perhaps seeing things from Lia’s side would have made his work more interesting and complete overall. Certainly having more relationship to see would have appealed to me.

 

Tera

Nov 15 2015

A Review of Tales from the House by R.K.B. Kirin

Tales from the House by R.K.B. Kirin

Tales from the House by R.K.B. Kirin

The personality of characters is important. There needs to be, in a single moment, a defining presence to them. Once that is set, then the story that surrounds them comes into focus, the world turning on their words, actions, needs and desires. Being able to have that moment occur once is a challenge. To be able to make that moment appear throughout the story is a talent.

A character needs to have purpose, a reason for their existence and in having that, it creates for the story the theme that runs throughout. Having that leads into storytelling that can be the most amazing of things to read.

The story tells of:

An ancient book compels Dirk to seek out a sinister mansion where a beautiful, inhuman seductress awaits his arrival. Drawn into a night of unearthly pleasure, Dirk will learn the truth behind the dark forces that have brought him. Forces that intend to cause an upheaval which will send ripples through both the worlds of light and shadow.

Can Dirk resist the seductress’ erotic charms and escape with his soul? Will he want to?

Dirk finds himself called to a mansion where he encounters Selina. He is captivated by her, ensnared, and then she reveals her world, and what she needs from him. Submitting to her seems a dream… and in doing so, could change reality.

Selina isn’t quite a succubus, really she’s many different kinds of seductress, but as a whole there’s a certain tendency, at least in my thoughts, to think of her as being one. Dirk asks a question in the latter part of the work which turns on an important point, but I will return to that. She is a seductress, she expresses that in words, her actions, her voice. She is, in so many ways, passion, seduction and erotica brought to like and I enjoyed that quite a lot. The cover of the work, at least in my mind’s eye, doesn’t quite fit Selina well. She’s less “evil” than she is “practical” in her outlook.

Being so, knowing what she wants, that makes for some amazing dialog. As well it allows the story to push towards one of the more unique D/s scenes I have read in some time and I enjoyed how that played out. Selina is sure in her power, what she needs from Dirk, and the story of his submitting to her will has some lovely heat that I enjoyed. The way in which Selina weaves her story, how she draws Dirk into her world and then where that story goes is told in a way that’s very erotic, has a smoking hot tone and puts the story out in a way that the erotica isn’t simply “there” it is bound to it, pushing the story onwards, and being so makes the work so much better.

Dirk himself, as things unfold, is drawn into Selina’s web and there is a delicious undercurrent of mind control that reads exceptionally well. Dirk knows something is happening, but Selina sees to it that he focuses more on her than anything else. That beings a moment where Selina’s dominance comes to the fore.

In that moment, Dirk asks a question of Selina, and the answer to that question cemented my belief that she wasn’t a stereotypical succubus. She is something quite different and more. She has a purpose, it drives her, and in being so, she’s found there is more to her and her world, than what has been. In that moment, I felt there was a payoff in the story, that everything that had happened made sense and that thrilled me.

The erotica has lovely heat, Selina’s sexuality doesn’t overcome her seductiveness. She knows what she wants, what she is doing to Dirk and, as a whole, he has an inkling of what she is doing to him. It is the slow descent towards the climax of the work that works so very well with the erotica.

The work ends on a note that offers a way for the story of Selina and Dirk to continue, but it does so in a way that there is a satisfying closure to the work. There’s no disappointment in the ending, really it offers the most interesting conclusion and in doing so the characters continue to be true to themselves to the very end.

I wish there had been more told about Selina, her past, how things came to this point in time. I found myself wondering about those that had come before, what happened with them. I would have liked a little more revealed about the time between Selina and Dirk’s climax and the ending of the work. It feels like there’s a scene missing for some reason. Not a critical one by any means, just a question I have that I feel like wasn’t quite being answered in the end.

Well written, the characters are wonderfully told, the story is strong, has power, and tells of a universe that has so many stories to be revealed. Well enjoyed and recommended.

Four and a half out of five pitchforks.

An amazingly good read, Selina is a wonderfully complex character and in being so, she avoids being stereotypical which made me enjoy the work even more. I’d like to see more, what happens next. I feel like the story of Selina and Dirk and the others isn’t finished by any means. I hope to see that sometime. To know more about Selina, the secrets not told would be a story within itself.

 

Tera

Nov 14 2015

A YouTube of a Morrigan Aensland Figurine

A YouTube this week of a Morrigan Aensland figurine that I haven’t seen before to be honest and one that I think really “displays” her in a way that I think is a bit painful to look at…

 

And if you cannot see the video here on the Tale, please try this link.

And here is an image of the figurine, which I think shows well why I think the pose is a bit… painful.

Morrigan Aensland Figurine

I don’t have this figurine in my wiki and I don’t recall ever seeing this one in my wanderings of the web looking for Succubus figurines. So, if anyone can tell me more, I would appreciate it!

 

Tera

Nov 13 2015

A Review of His Toy by Misha Ray

His Toy by Misha Ray

His Toy by Misha Ray

On occasion there are moments when Succubi and Incubi characters lose control of themselves. That isn’t always because of love, or need, or desire. Sometimes it’s simply a matter of being taken to the edge by their nature restrained.

When that happens, it can make for some really good heat, some moments that are wonderfully passionate in a lot of ways. Sometimes that doesn’t quite happen and what is left is just animalistic in nature. It isn’t always the most hot of reads when that happens…

The story tells of:

Linna has finally accepted her Succubus side, which means not only accepting but catering to her unnaturally high libido. After countless invitations she finally agrees to join her best friend at the local paranormal club, The Toy Box. Of course, she’s looking for someone to play with, but had no idea she’d become a toy…a toy to be shared.

Linna is a half-Succubus with a problem. Cora, her best friend, as been pushing her to visit a club for a very long time. Unable to control herself as it is “her time”, Linna goes to the club, gets lost in her needs and finds out that she’ll do anything for the right Incubi… and they’ll do anything for her too.

From the opening of the work, which tells just enough about Linna, her situation, some of her history, it’s clear that Linna is a Succubus, but one that is somewhat more under control than the typical ones it seems. That’s more clearly put into focus when her best friend Cora appears, who is a full Succubus, unlike Linna, who is a half, and is, in short, simply focused on sex to the exclusion to anything else.

This, in time, takes Linna from being an interesting character and pushes her slowly towards giving into her Succubus nature and falling into the clutches of an Incubus. There’s a undercurrent of the beginnings of a D/s relationship in that, brought into sharp focus by Linna being referred to, over and over again, as Toy.

As Linna notes in the work, she should be mad over this and walk away, but from the moment she meets Jude, Linna’s brain simply turns off and all that matters to her is having sex with every Incubus, or other supernatural being in the bar, she can. The Linna at the beginning of the story just does not exist any longer and just is a being made for sex, having sex, and only caring about sex.

Linna is put into several situations, and the heat does build in the work well as that happens. However, the disconnect between who Linna is and what she is at that moment is somewhat jarring and I kept thinking back to how she was in the beginning as she was “taken” in the story. Contrasting that, the Incubi in the work are creatures of sex, dominant, and do not really seem to care very much about Linna herself except for how good the sex is with her. In a way, Cora, as well doesn’t seem to care all that much about Linna when things start to heat up and vanishes for a good part of the work before reappearing as things come to a close.

There is a twist in the work at the end, and I think it works quite well and plays to my own views of Succubi somewhat. Things do come to a rather abrupt halt and I would have liked to see things continue further on, at least showing a bit of what happens afterwards.

The Succubi and Incubi in this work do not have horns or tails, but in one passage it’s noted that Jude has fangs which to my way of thinking means that they are related to vampires in some way in this universe. They aren’t vampires, thankfully, and as such I like the concept to a point. What I don’t care for very much is the total loss of control that is shown. I do understand that part of that is “the moment” that comes for them all regularly and in that they lose control of themselves. but how the D/s relationship is told in this work is a bit too violent and harsh for my own tastes.

The work is written well, and overall is a hot flash with a small amount of story at the beginning to set things up before the erotica takes over. I would have been happier with the work if there had been more story to it, either in the beginning, or at the end. Better still would have been Cora more involved in the story than she was, really mainly acting to draw Linna into the club, setting her up, and then fading into the background, one assumes, to watch the fun and games. Really that’s true of all of the characters in that they are interesting, but before their stories can really be told, the erotica comes in and story gets pushed aside for the heat to play out.

Three out of five pitchforks.

As much as Linna interests me, the work doesn’t tell a lot about her, goes almost immediately into the heat of the moment, and in doing so seems to leave a lot behind. Not quite enough story for my taste and because of that, the heat when it comes really doesn’t as well as it could have.

 

Tera

Nov 13 2015

A Review of Succubus 2.0: And Other Femdom Mind-Control Short Shorts by Declan Heyse

Succubus 2.0: And Other Femdom Mind-Control Short Shorts by Declan Heyse

Succubus 2.0: And Other Femdom Mind-Control Short Shorts by Declan Heyse

A review this time of a collection of short stories that have, in some ways, connections between them and as well at the same time a bit of a disconnect as well. While the subject matter deals with some of my own personal interests, it leaves something to be desired in the reading however.

Not all things called Succubi are, of course, Succubi as we know them… Sometimes they are the things that we have within ourselves that reflect needs, wants and desires… and the price to be paid for them…

The story tells of:

A forgotten marriage. A mind for the taking. A pleasurebot that brings about the fall of civilization. Fifteen short-short tales of femdom mind control and hypnosis.

This work is a collection of very short flashes, some of them being only a few lines in length, occasionally a page, sometimes a bit more than that. The main themes are clearly mind control and femdom themes and as the story goes on there is also a fleeting connection to each of the works.

This connection gives a semblance of a complete story, but at the same time there needs to be more revealed in that story than there is. The work feels like each passage is a summary of a longer work, a teaser if you will, and as such leaves a desire to see that complete story which is hidden among the words here.

Emotionally the work is very well written, offers much to consider and tells of many of the fantasies that are seen in much of the mind control and femdom stories. But again, the work is short, leaving much unsaid and that is somewhat disappointing.

There is but a single reference to Succubi in this work and this story tells of manufactured fantasy and what it did to the world… and what it might still do if the moment came to be. The work, called Succubus 2.0, is intriguing and makes me wonder about what that particular larger story might be. Again, the fleeting glimpse in this work of the larger story mainly teases a summary of what that story could be and leaves the rest to the imagination of the reader.

As a whole, the same can be said for the entire collection. There is just enough story to capture one’s interest, but then nothing more comes from that. In truth the author should consider taking each of these short summaries and transform them into longer, more involved stories.

There’s a lot to like here, and it really all should be told to the fullest…

Three and a half out of five pitchforks.

Quite an interesting collection of little vignettes that I thought worked together well as a whole. Not really a work about Succubi per se, but the mind control aspects are quite clear. I would have liked to see the story that comes between the vignettes as I think that would have been an interesting read.

 

Tera

Nov 12 2015

Succubi Image of the Week 408

Quite a unique image of Morrigan Aensland this time for the Succubi of the Week… When I look at this art, I feel like it is sort of something you might find in a book of spells and i think that’s an interesting thought…

Morrigan Aensland by barachan

Morrigan Aensland by barachan

This work is by an artist on Pixiv called Barachan and you can find the original page with this art here.

I think this is one of the most unique images of Morrigan that I have seen. I am not sure whether this is more of an image in a spell book sort of thing or, as I think about this more, possibly some sort of Tarot card image?

The question then becomes…. What does Morrigan represent then?

Setting that question aside, I just really like the style and flair of this art, how vibrant and alive Morrigan is here and how she looks. She’s a bit Manga in form I suppose, but I think that adds a lot of depth to this art.

There’s a kind of wildness here, perhaps a bit of uncontrolled passion or power that, in a lot of ways, seems to capture much of Morrigan herself…

Quite the powerful image and one that I do like simply for how unique it is..

 

Tera

Nov 11 2015

They are Remembered by TeraS

Candle of Remembrance It is my personal tradition that on this day, at this time, I pen something in remembrance.

The words themselves cannot, truly, express what has been lost, been sacrificed. We cannot, really do so. But we can give thanks and remember.

 

 

They are Remembered
By TeraS

They stand in the moment
Their thoughts their own
They recall lives
Their memories clear

The days past
They remember
The lives lost
They recall

A moment of laughter
They smile
A moment of tears
They shed

Sharing a drink
They once tasted
Sharing fears
They come again

Seeing the battle
They cry out
Seeing them fall
They look away

Celebrating the end
They cheer
Celebrating the loss
They reminisce

Time passes on
They live on
Time wears on
They push on

Forgotten heroes
They do not
Forgotten sacrifice
They cannot

Remembering their faces
They can like yesterday
Remembering their voices
They hear like they are there

Remember for a moment
They salute
Remember them
They do

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