Jul 03 2015

A Review of Succubimbo by Skye Maze

Succubimbo by Skye Maze

Succubimbo by Skye Maze

There are, I have to admit, some ideas which make me wince a bit. I really have never quite liked the idea of mixing bimbos and Succubi together, mainly because it just doesn’t quite fit my own view of Succubi.

However, that doesn’t mean that an author can’t write something that might be more than I expect it to be. Today’s review is of the sixth work in an ongoing series, but according to the author it can be read as a stand alone work. The title, I will admit made me wince a bit, and I didn’t expect much really from the work as a whole… But I could be surprised… It’s a shame that I really wasn’t.

  • Title: Succubimbo
  • Author: Skye Maze
  • Length: 28 Pages
  • ASIN: B010R2AKWS
  • Publishing Date: June 30, 2015
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells the story of:

Having escaped from the clutches of six demon mistresses, Kai returns to save his friends. Used up and dominated in the dungeon, his Coven witches have lost all hope – but when Kai reveals the huge secret in his pocket, their infernal captors will do anything for a taste. Before they know it, these sexy succubi might be submitting in ways they never thought they would – or could.

There is a hidden trap which catches succubi unaware, and Kai has the means to use the trap and gain his freedom. If that means taking some succubi as his playthings, then that is what he will have to do.

The author made the note that this work could be read as a stand alone story and I have to say that really it can’t be. There is story preceding this work that I think would have made a difference for how the work read. but it isn’t in this work. The main focus in this work is the submission of a group of succubi, focused on how that unfolds and what happens through it all.

There are a few relatively hot parts in the work, but overall there was too much BDSM in play and they didn’t do much for me. While I know the characters are supposed to be otherworldly and so on, I kept wincing at the abuse being throw around that was trying to be erotic and it just didn’t work for me.

The work becomes more confusing when one succubi after the next has their name changed… and it is the same name. While I understand that is due to the spell they are under, and it is core to how the story unfolds, it just became irritating. While the main character does given them slightly different names, it doesn’t quite work in the end and needing to read the descriptions of each of the succubi to figure out which was being talked about bothered me.

There really isn’t much plot to speak of, the work drives directly into the erotica, and in doing so that makes the suggestion of this being a stand alone story a bit hard to accept. There’s no real explanation to why things are happening as they are, who the characters are, and how they all wound up in the situation they find themselves in.

There was a summary of the preceding works in the series at the end and that filled in a lot of the blanks, but that shouldn’t have been needed. Taking a few more pages to bring the story up to speed would have been nice. Having more story would have been as well.

I can’t say that I really liked the work, even if there was some good mind control erotica at a few points, even if there was one scene where there was some hot succubus erotica. The main problem I had was all of the focus on the over the top BDSM themes that, for me, pushed all of the heat out of the story.

As well, the title of the work gives a certain expectation to what the story will have as a theme. Now, I will admit that I was looking for a succubus who was a bit of a bimbo, acted like one and so on. That didn’t happen in this work at all. Yes, there is a lot of demand for bimbo themed stories and I am sure that an author could tell a good one with a succubus who was a bit of an airhead, but this wasn’t it.

The work is a hot flash, not having a lot else within it and I’m not sure if I want to go back and read the preceding works in the series or follow it forwards. I don’t like abuse all that much, and some of the scenes were pushing the envelope for me. Some will enjoy this work, I just couldn’t find my way into the heat past the suffering.

Two out of five pitchforks.

Better to read the proceeding works and know where the story came from and where it is going than to just take this story on its own merits. Not enough heat to sustain the work and not enough story to make it more than the flash it is.

 

Tera

Jul 03 2015

A Review of Slave for the Incubus: Catholic Schoolgirls Sinful Journey Into Lust by Arcadia Black

Slave for the Incubus: Catholic Schoolgirls Sinful Journey Into Lust by Arcadia Black

Slave for the Incubus: Catholic Schoolgirls Sinful Journey Into Lust by Arcadia Black

A story with an Incubus at the core this time on the Tale. Sometimes the title of a story tells you exactly what a book is going to be about. You might hope it is something more than what you expect it to be, you might expect that from the beginning of the story things could be more story than sex.

Sometimes it is. Sometimes it isn’t. Then you wonder why it went in the direction that it did for a long time afterwards… And why it had to be just so stereotypical…

  • Title: Slave for the Incubus: Catholic Schoolgirls Sinful Journey Into Lust
  • Author: Arcadia Black
  • Length: 40 Pages
  • ASIN: B00O1462DK
  • Publishing Date: September 23, 2014
  • This work at Amazon.com

 

The work tells of:

Three teenage catholic schoolgirls get more than they bargained for when they inadvertently summon a sadistic Incubus of sexual lust and perversion while attempting a prank.The Incubus and his hyper-sexual Gargoyles drag them into a dark world of eroticism and hot lust from which they cannot escape.

Abigail and her friends find a book in the library and after some consideration, decide to perform the summoning it tells of as a joke. The problem is that they do summon an Incubus that had his way with them all before turning them loose on the school they attend.

The most disappointing thing about this story is that it contains just about every single stereotypical erotic scene that has something to do with catholic schoolgirls. To say that the main characters of this work are hyper-horny, undersexed and wanton would be an understatement. Almost every scene has one of the students doing something erotic and that’s well before the Incubus appears.

There’s little in the way of story that doesn’t directly lead to some sort of sexual encounter and with that comes a repetition of assorted sexual innuendo, the students “making out” and assuming they are not being seen, but they are, and silliness continues from that point onwards. Even when there is some time given to the reasons to why the students are reading the book they find, it is mixed with what is really personalities that are just this side of vapid. Which, for me, was a complete turn off well before the work turned towards the Incubus appearing.

The Incubus, Mizazu, is yet another example of a stereotypically evil, mean, cruel and nasty creature that has his way with the students, bends them to his will, and forces them to pay the price for summoning him. This leads to some “monstrous” erotic scenes that, again, didn’t have any heat for me in them because they were, as a whole, just scenes of the characters being abused.

The latter part of the work then returns to the students being in school and having to obey the will of their “Master” which results in yet another stereotypical sex scene with the staff of school they attend and then other students as well. The story ends on a note which obviously seems to be meant to continue in another work.

As a whole, this sort of work does nothing for me at all. The work reads as very bland with an attempt at shock hot flashes mixed with some tentacle and monster erotica to give it some flavour. There is a story somewhere in all of this, but finding it means getting through all else which had no interest for me at all.

I think that the story needs a rewrite that lessens the “monster” part of the story and improves on the characters of the students. Less “air-head want to be slut” and more “reality” might help in that. Less “porn scenes” and more “actual erotic moments” would help as well.

I’ll give this work one pitchfork out of five.

There was some promise at the beginning that might have kept my attention, but I just found that things were too formulaic for my tastes. Too many stereotypes and fantasies that didn’t have any heat in them for me at least. Perhaps for others, but I couldn’t find it. Just disappointed with the work as a whole and I won’t be reading further if there is a second work.

 

Tera

Jul 02 2015

Succubi Image of the Week 389

Some cute and wonderful Succubi art today on the Tale… Another of the fun Succubi that I adore in their personality, poise, and expression… All good things for those with tails and horns…

Devil by pandakim

Devil by pandakim

The art is simply called Devil and is by pandakim on DeviantArt. You can find the original page here and this artist’s page can be found here.

I feel like this particular Succubus would fit right into the Realm really well. There’s something about her look, the way she holds herself. The outfit is deliciously sexy and fun, her tail just works with her body in just the right way too.

I like the way her horns match her outfit and shoes, it’s a neat little touch. Normally I don’t care for long pointed ears on Succubi, but they fit her well and seem like echoes of her horns and I think that’s a neat little touch.

The background just frames her in the right way, bringing the drawing’s focus inwards to her face, the quizzical expression she has, and the look in her eyes. There’s an amazing personality and character to her and that, for me, is the thing that makes this art one of my favourites for the year…

 

Tera

Jul 01 2015

The Realm’s Canada Day is here once more…

Canada Day has arrived in the Realm, and as such it is the tradition that our Poet Laureate gives another verse in the wonderful version of O Canada that he has been generously creating each July 1st… And so, with no further delay…

 

O Canada!
No Realm, but one nice land!
True patriot love in succubi command.
With playful hearts and glowing eyes,
quite mischievous and free,
above our bangs our horns shall rise,
O Canada, for thee.
Gorgeous and glad, glorious and free,
O Canada, we swisch our tails for thee.
O Canada, we swisch our tails for thee.

Incubi, too,
stand proud, tall, and erect
(watching their mates results in great effect)!
Their tails reach out to wrap around
the beauties whom they see,
arousal in each sight and sound
sets their libidos free!
He touches her, Eternal-ly!
Make Canada the Realm and set it free!!
Make Canada the Realm and set it free!!

In Canada
we try not too make spills,
and, in the Realm, we first break stiff men’s wills.
We don’t approve of making mess
that’s not necessary.
With huggles we get more success
(what fireworks we’ll see!).
We’ll tie and rub to set you free;
send Canada upon a lustful spree!!
Send Canada upon a lustful spree!!

Come closer, dears;
our scents are in the air.
You’ll be seduced, and we’ll not leave our chair!
Your Queen is neat. Ours has her beat
in sexuality.
Both Will and Kate will feel so great
once they stop in for tea
(or Diet Coke). Just watch and see.
O Canada, we’ll rev your royalty!!
O Canada, we’ll rev your royalty!!

Will Canada
hang on to all its dough
while other lands have economic woe?
Those succubis have tempting eyes.
One look, we think of sex!
Not one pays out; one stare, one pout,
she instantly collects.
Their bonds bring sweet maturity.
Oh, Canada, cum into solvency!
Oh, Canada, cum into solvency!

In Canada
state secrets do not leak.
No Snowdens here
to dig them up, then speak;
but succubi, were they to try,
would get them in a blink.
It’s no surprise; the coolest spies
melt, babbling, at a wink.
With one soft kiss, they’d take a knee,
and, Canada, they’d give the Realm your key!
O Canada, they’d give the Realm your key!

O Canada,
your capital is hot.
Your leaders, though . . .
. . . most definitely not!
How could Rob Ford be so adored?
He’s one big, sweaty mess!
Our Queen is cool, makes thousands drool
in her red summer dress.
Cum, vote to live harmoniously.
O Canada, enjoy all we can be!
O Canada, enjoy all we can be!

Hey, Canada,
are you sure its July?
Grey, chilly, damp;
when will we see blue sky?
No cloven feet, but we’ll bring heat
and warm you one by one.
With horns and tail, we never fail
to make warmth so much fun!
Friends from the Realm thaw you with glee.
O Canada, we’ll get you hot quickly!
O Canada, we’ll get you hot quickly!

 

Oh there will be quite a lot of heat… That much I do promise…

 

Happy Canada Day!

 

Tera

Jun 30 2015

A Review of A Harvester of Souls by R. N. Fontenot

A Harvester of Souls by R. N. Fontenot

A Harvester of Souls by R. N. Fontenot

Some stories are filled with sadness. It becomes the core of the story and cloaks all else in the darkness that comes with that sadness. The question of how one deals with loss, despair, and in the end, the sense that nothing is worth anything any longer is a difficult story to tell.

Love, it is said, exists long after life itself. We remember those that we have loved and lost and in that remembering we can either gain from the strength or lose from the anguish that it holds.

Sometimes, we can have both, but then what transpires isn’t always the happiest of times…

 

The work tells of:

Leandra St. Thomas Yvonne needs a soul. A strong soul. One that can withstand more torture and agony ever experienced by any one man. Unfortunately for her, that soul is forever lost…

She is a lilin; a succubus. The firstborn of three. For now she must be content with roaming the earth and stealing away souls. But over the years, her conscience has grown in weight during the passage of time and the centuries of dead bodies strewn behind her as she has fed, sometimes without mercy.

Now she seeks to put her own soul to rest and ease the burdens of her life. But after a visit from a vampyr, long thought to have been extinguished from the world, she soon finds that being a succubus may very well get her killed. And the thought of death is most becoming to her.

But she will die on her own terms.

Leandra is a succubus who’s past is filled with loss. The love she had was taken from her, the loss gutting her deeply and now she is but a shadow. She is a quiet terror in the world that takes and leaves nothing but death and loss in her footsteps. And now someone is walking those footsteps intent on ending her and her kind.

The story is told from Leandra’s perspective and, as a whole, save for the moments she remembers the one she loved, it is ever so sad that all she seems to be, even in her best moments, is a horror wrapped in an illusion. She is the image of the Succubus that dooms all around her in order to keep herself alive.

The same can be said about her sisters Nystirra and Miranis who are twisted mirrors of Leandra herself in many ways. The three of them are Lilin, the last three of their kind, birthed from Lilith their mother. Lilith is spoken of, but not seen in this work, but Leandra’s two sisters are and in some ways they are stereotypically “evil” but in others they are something more than that, though trying to see that through Leandra’s eyes it is difficult to see what that is exactly.

The story is not erotica, save for some passing moments when Leandra brings that which the ones she must draw from to survive their fantasy. It reads as more of a mystery/adventure story as the work unfolds and events conspire to force Leandra into a choice that she has no choice in.

I found it difficult to like Leandra at many points in the story, though it is clear that what she does is a matter of survival, that survival becoming more and more difficult as the story progresses. There’s some interesting connections to past history which made a good deal of sense and fitted in with what Leandra needed to survive.

The work ends on a cliff hanger, obviously leading towards the next work in the series, but regretfully that work never appeared. It’s a shame because there are many questions that are asked not just by the reader, but also Leandra herself. Questions of why her love was killed, what made it happen, why she is being followed, and why it is that now she must trust someone that she should not. Then the questions about Lilith, Leandra’s sisters, and Leandra herself come into play. There is a lot of universe building in this work that I thought worked really well, but we never see the result of that and that’s the larger shame.

But the one thing in this work that muted my enjoyment was the overwhelming sadness, loss, and pain that Leandra suffers throughout the work. I found it hard to keep reading when there was no joy, no hope, no glimmer of some little bit of light to be seen. Part of that is the time where this story is set, it was not, by far, the best of times… But did it need to be the worst? I’m not quite sure about that point honestly.

Three out of five pitchforks.

It is a shame that nothing more came from this series, for the questions of these sisters, Lilith, and the reasons why things are the way they are need some answers. It is a story filled with grief, loss, remorse and more, but there is a glimmer of something more in the story and that is something I would have liked to see unfold…

 

Tera

Jun 30 2015

A Review of Shadow by Darque Maven

Shadow by Darque Maven

Shadow by Darque Maven

The opening work in what was supposed to be an ongoing series with an incubus as one of the characters this time for review. Sadly, as of this review, the second work has not appeared, the questions remain and the heat still simmers.

It is a shame really because the beginning looks to have quite a lot of promise within it. There is substance here, which would be nice to see be transformed into the series that could be. Perhaps that will happen sometime, but we shall see I suppose…

  • Title: Shadow
  • Author: Darque Maven
  • Length: 21 Pages
  • ASIN: B00U93JQ9Y
  • Publishing Date: March 3, 2015
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells the story of:

In the dark, he will come…

Toffee-skinned Brynn has never liked things too complicated, and her life is fairly simple until a nightly visitor begins to interrupt her sleep cycle and shatter her perceptions of reality and dreams. The dark becomes a place where pleasure and passion intertwine, and she discovers she’s caught the eye of a being beyond anything she’s ever encountered.

Brynn’s nights are interrupted by the appearance of a being who lusts for her in many ways. The teasing and suggestiveness of his actions grows over time until finally she comes face with him and it isn’t in her dreams. A moment of passion, a claim made, and Brynn finds that she is the favourite of an incubus and all that means.

As the opening work in a series, the story tells quite a lot about Brynn, her life, what she has experienced and what her thoughts are. As that part of the story is told, there is a hint that something else is happening around her and it is that mystery which Brynn finds herself puzzling over and then being ensnared by.

I found that in telling Brynn’s story in the way it was, there was a real connection made with her. In her thoughts came her truths, in her experiences with the incubus there are hints of what she finds arousing and then when she finds release, it is told in a way that is very hot and sensual. The author has a lovely way with telling the moments in which Brynn submits to the incubus, but at the same time there are reflection of her concerns and fears which also makes the story better overall.

The incubus himself is never named, but his description makes it clear that he isn’t stereotypical in appearance which is good to see. He is dominant, there is no question of that, he has an otherworldly aspect to him that makes him more than what might be expected of him. There’s a certain tone in his character that is different, intriguing, and in being so that adds a lot to what otherwise could have been a simple hot flash with nothing else within it.

Story is very strong in this work and being that it is the first work in a series, it has to be so. The story leads seamlessly into the erotica and then, once the heat passes and the ending of the story approaches, the story returns in strength. The ending isn’t abrupt or feels out of place. It is very much an aspect of Brynn’s personality and in being so it tells of where the series goes from here.

But there hasn’t been a continuation of the series and that’s more the shame here. There is a really captivating mystery here, to explain why Brynn is so attractive to the incubus. To tell the story of the incubus and what the hints he has given so far mean overall. There are some really well constructed plots to carry onwards and it would be really nice to see that happen.

There are a few points at which the author needs to edit things, a few misused words, one or two spelling mistakes, but overall nothing that took away from how good the overall work reads and how much anticipation it give with what would come next.

I’ll give this work four out of five pitchforks.

Really an excellent beginning to a series with two very well thought out and told characters. A lot of mystery to unfold, a story that holds up quite well. It is a shame that the “coming soon” note by the author at the end of the work has not transpired as yet.

Perhaps it will and the rest of the story can be told…

 

Tera

Jun 29 2015

A Day Off By TeraS

To my amazement … I have a cold. Being that it is, technically, supposed to be summer here, that really shouldn’t be happening. Still, I am sniffling and, overall, I don’t feel all that well. I might even have to take …

 

A Day Off
By TeraS

 

One of the constants in the Realm is that Tera, on the whole, tries very much never to take a day off from her duties. Whether they are real or imagined by her, they matter and, as such, she finds it to be the most difficult thing to take some time away for herself.

However, amazing as it may be, and though it is a story that seems to most to be impossible, she did, once, take a day off. The universe didn’t end, and there wasn’t a massive disaster or some other event to bring things to a screeching halt.

Of course, that day began with her trying to get out of bed and going off to her duties in the Realm. She even managed to make her way as far as the kitchen before she found herself carried back upstairs by Keith, her Eternal, tucked back in and told that things had been taken care of. The thing was, she had never noticed His Majesty picking her up, because, feverish and feint, had passed out into his arms when she sneezed.

“You are sick, my love,” Keith whispered warmly, “and the rest of us can handle things while you rest.”

She of course, said that she wasn’t and they couldn’t, insisting that she needed to be up and about. But, after a good deal of persuasion and a bit of tail rubbing done in the way that only Tera’s Eternal could know, she relented and fell asleep …

… at least until Keith had left.

Then she was up again, this time rummaging for a warm sweater in one of the bedroom closets. Of course she couldn’t take time off! There were things to be done, and she needed to do them. Having just pulled her favourite fuzzy red sweater on, she found Rianna standing in the doorway and frowning. The Princess told her mother that she would look after the visitors to the Realm and the Queen should be back in bed. Tera brushed that off, saying that she had to be there, but in the midst of doing so, she sneezed—quite loudly—and, with that, Rianna laid her mother back down, pulled the covers over her, and went off to take care of things.

Tera, of course, couldn’t stay in bed. She managed this time to make it out of her front door, all bundled up and looking quite miserable—something that, if she was in her right mind, would have concerned her. As she walked into the yard, her heart called out over the fence: “Dear One, you shouldn’t be up.”

“Things to do, my heart. Simply cannot be lying about in bed, otherwise they will never be done.”

“Couldn’t you try to do them from bed instead of making yourself sicker still by going out?”

She paused in mid-stride and replied: “Well … no, not really. I mean, it wouldn’t do for the Realm to see me sick in bed.”

“So it would do for them to see you sick in other places?”

Again, Tera considered, her tail in its cozy flicking slightly: “I am expected to be, as they say, ‘on the job’ my heart. I’ll be fine, I won’t overdo.”

He shook his head and sighed: “Dear One, you are overdoing right now. Turn yourself around, go back to bed. The Realm can carry on as things are for a day … or two … or longer.”

“But …”

Adjusting his glasses, he replied: “There is no ‘but,’ Dear One. Turn your Royal Tail around and go back to bed.”

She smiled, a little bit of her usual mischievous self appearing among the sniffles and snuffles: “I have the feeling that you are in cahoots with Keith and Rianna to keep me home, my heart.”

He chuckled: “I assume you are aware of baseball and what it means when you have three strikes?”

Tera nodded.

Nodding in the direction of Tera’s home, he explained: “Well, you just had your third. Now go back inside, crawl into bed, and get some rest. You are, at least for today, out of the game, Dear One.”

Tera looked at him for a moment, as if thinking that she could just continue onwards, suffer through the day, and just manage as she needed to. But he took her left hand in his own, put his right on the small of her back, and began to lovingly but firmly lead her back to the Royal Bedchamber. “Be good, Dear One, and I’ll bring over some fresh-baked cookies.”

Tera started to laugh, but the cough overcame her for a moment. She thought she could wave him off, but he was there and guiding her back inside.

He returned the Queen of the Realm to her home, to her bed and, after a bit of searching, found a warm green blanket to put over her. Within moments, he had a mug of tea—his special blend, of course—in her hands.

She lay curled up there, looking at him on the other side of the room, and sighed: “I am sorry, my heart. I will be fine.”

Settled into a rocking chair, he looked up from the book he was reading: “Oh you will be, Dear One. I’ll be here in case you need something, after all.”

She started to protest, to explain that she knew he had things to do and needed to be off doing them. This took some time between the sniffles, but she managed to do so.

He just smiled: “I’m taking a day off, Dear One, and you wouldn’t want me to not enjoy my day off, would you?”

Tera blinked: “But you don’t take days off, my heart. Your sense of duty is every bit as strong as mine.”

He shrugged: “If you can, then I can.”

Setting the mug on the floor beside her bed, Tera snuggled a little deeper into the blanket: “Really cannot, you know.”

He turned a page: “Really can … we both can. One day will not be the end of things. We are simply putting the world on hold. It can wait, for a time.”

Closing her eyes, Tera asked: “What are you reading?”

“I’ll tell you about it sometime. Sleep for the moment, Dear One. You’ll feel better tomorrow.”

He thought that she had fallen asleep and had turned through several pages when she asked: “Will there be cookies?”

He chuckled: “Promise.”

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