May 16 2015

And another Morrigan Aensland Tribute YouTube

Another of the many, many Morrigan Aensland tribute YouTubes today… There are some really nice images of her in this one, but, I really don’t think that the music “fits” Morrigan all that well…

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

And, as always, the one image of Morrigan in the video that I liked the best overall:

Morrigan Aensland

It is, of course, a lovely piece of Morrigan art, but what really strikes me about this one is the way Morrigan’s eyes are, in a way, hypnotic. They seem to swirl a bit and that gives me pause and I wonder about Morrigan having mind control powers as well…

…after all, most can’t look away can they?



May 15 2015

A Review of Contractual Obligations – Book 1 by Zoe Miller

Contractual Obligations - Book 1 by Zoe Miller

Contractual Obligations – Book 1 by Zoe Miller


A short time ago on the Tale, I reviewed a wonderful world by an author that I really enjoyed and have been looking forward to seeing more Succubus-themed stories to appear from them. Their first work, Antiquity’s Scion, was I felt a wonderfully different story and I reviewed that work here on the Tale. They have started a series recently and today I will be reviewing the first work in that series.

The series isn’t set in the same world as the first work I read from this author, and this story has quite a different tone to it as well. It’s different, in both a good and perhaps not quite so much so way, but nonetheless, it tells it’s own story in its own way and that’s what is important.

The letter of the word can cut two ways. There is meaning in the words to each involved in them. One to answer, and one to speak them. Sometimes the order can be the most important thing to keep in mind for both sides, for it really does matter…

  • Title: Contractual Obligations – Book 1
  • Author: Zoe Miller
  • Length: 14 Pages
  • ASIN: B00XI96PJA
  • Publishing Date: May 10, 2015
  • This work at

The work tells of:

Arsa is a Skint, a sensuality demon who preys on human essence. Inexperienced, but primed and ready for her first foray to steal the souls of the unwilling, Arsa is surprised when her summoner turns out not to be some drunk college kid with a Ouija board but Grace Gallant, Esquire of the occult law firm Harris, Harris, and Clay. The tables turned, Arsa quickly discovers that Grace intends to leverage her preternatural powers towards career enhancement… after a little fun, of course.

Arsa finds herself summoned to the mortal world and things take an unexpected turn when the summoner turns out to be more than Arsa expected. A battle of wills, a turning of fortunes and Arsa learns that some deals are more than one sided, they are completely overwhelming.

Arsa isn’t quite a succubus, though she has the aspects of being one in her physical form, actions and needs. She is, for lack of a better explanation, rather new to the world and there’s a bit of innocence in her character that I thought was a unique touch. Being so, she’s kept off balance through most of the story and as a result things happen which twist Arsa in a lot of directions.

Grace, the other character in the story, is dominant, there’s no question of that. She’s obviously intelligent, has summoned Arsa for a reason, and has a slightly cold aspect to whom she is that makes her really quite dislikable. It’s in her tone, her actions, and as a result, there’s a blasé feel to her, as if she’s been down this road before and doesn’t really care much other than to get things over with.

While the work is written well, there is a problem. The story rushes through events very quickly and there isn’t really much time spent in telling more about where Arsa is, why she’s there, and what Grace has in mind. While the book blurb explains who Grace is, within the context of the story itself that isn’t explained. There’s a few leaps of logic that the reader needs to make to draw the threads together, but it isn’t explicitly explained as it is in the book blurb.

There is a bit of erotica in the work, but as the story moves so fast there isn’t a lot of time for heat to build up which hurts that. Also, as a result of Grace’s tone and her attitude, the dominance she holds over Arsa seems a bit stereotypical and becomes almost a caricature. The two characters at times don’t actually talk to each other but rather talk over or perhaps more accurately, each talks to a wall, getting no real response in return.

It’s not easy to like either character here, mainly because they rub each other in the wrong way from the beginning. There’s conflict from the first moment and the story focuses on how that conflict develops and what the resolution turns out to be. It does set up a lot of questions about both Arsa and Grace, but there’s really no delving into what’s going on under the surface and that’s a shame. The why of the summoning, the how, the explanation of why Grace does certain things to Arsa isn’t explained and as such, at points, there is some confusion in the story.

I think the author would have been better served to draw out the interaction between the characters more, possibly in making Grace less of a… I think bully is the best way to describe her at the moment, though I hope that isn’t true. There is a point to how they interact, why things turn out as they do and I understand that. But for me it was hard to get into the core of the story, to connect with either character. I wanted to understand Arsa better than what was revealed about her and to learn more about Grace, but that didn’t happen and needed to.

Being that this is the opening work in a new series, there needs to be questions and plots left over to be explored as the series goes on. In this case the background is very thinly told and I hope that more of the “why” comes in the next work. The author’s strength, at least to me, is in how they construct a universe and how that universe relates to the characters within it. Forcing the issue, as happens in this work, doesn’t allow for that to unfold.

I feel like this work could have been split into two separate parts and in doing so there would be more time to set things up. Perhaps in letting the characters tell their own stories before drawing them together might have worked better than just putting them into conflict at the drop of a hat. The author has a talent for telling involved, passionate stories. In this work I just didn’t feel that came out and that’s a shame.

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

The characters are interesting and the work sets up what seems to be a unique universe to play in. The problem is that the story moves far too quickly, leaving little time to enjoy the story. I hope in the next work in the series the author delves into the who, how and why because that needs to be explored. There’s promise here, but it isn’t bought to the fore.



May 15 2015

A Review of I, Succubus Incubus by Cain Berlinger

I, Succubus Incubus by Cain Berlinger

I, Succubus Incubus by Cain Berlinger

Mysteries are always interesting things to read. Sometimes the biggest mystery to solve is the one that resides within one’s self. It’s the question of who you are, what you desire, and what your dreams are made of. And both Succubi and Incubi love dreams don’t they?

Reality is what you make of it they say, but sometimes reality becomes something that you didn’t expect. When it does the questions left behind can be both troubling and arousing… If one cares to look into them deeply.

The work tells the story of:

Nick thought brother Jesse and sister Violet just wanted to get into his pants. What they wanted was to get into his nightmares.

When Nick moves back to New Orleans he meets and lusts after lounge singer, Violet, but she has other things on her mind. Sometime later Nick meets Jesse, who turns out to be Violets twin brother. Nick and Jesse have a brief affair but Nick still hankers after Violet. The final confrontation proves you cannot trust anybody.

Nick is trying to be an actor, but like all up and comers he needs to survive. He encounters Violet, a woman that made an impression on him and discovers that she still does. When her brother Jesse appears from nowhere, things become… interesting.

It’s quite obvious from the title of this work that Violet has the role of a Succubus and that Jesse has the role of an Incubus in this work. While they do, there are only hints about what they are truly like as a Succubus and Incubus. There aren’t the normal aspects seen nor are there really anything that points clearly at them being so save for a short passage in the work.

But the hints are quite clear and their actions do, in many ways, say that they are. They are both very sexual beings, they both play against Nick’s desire and they are both constantly in his thoughts. So as a whole, yes, they are what they seem to be.

Over the course of the story it’s interesting to watch as Nick grips with his own desires, thoughts and needs in the face of who he is and what his needs are. Violet opens a door to some of that but Jesse takes as much if not more. It’s an interesting situation to watch unfold and as it does it becomes clear that Jesse is lost to those around him to an extent.

While there are some hot flashes in the work between Nick and Violet and then more so between Nick and Jesse, they really aren’t the focus of this work so much as the mystery that surrounds all of them and what it all means.

When the conclusion comes, it is a bit confusing, though it is seen from Nick’s perspective and as such one would expect it to be considering what happens at the climax of the work. It ends on a question, an important one, and an opening towards another story about these characters. That question is one that I would like to see the answer to, if for no other reason than to tie up some loose ends and settle the final lines of the work which offer an opening towards something I found rare when it comes to stories about Succubi and Incubi.

The characters are very strongly written,with clear voices and actions that do not falter through the work. The settings are richly told and paint a vivid picture as well. There are a few minor word errors in the work, for example using “to” instead of “too” in one case. As well there are a few moments where the story became slightly confused, but I think that was intended to show Nick’s confusion more than any fault of the author’s writing. But it took me out of the work for a time as I mulled over the events told and tried to set them clearly in my own thoughts before continuing onwards.

I’m giving this work four out of five pitchforks.

The work needs at least one more editing pass to collect the small scattered word errors in it. There are things not explained that would be the start of another work easily and I would like to see that sometime from this author. The world they have created leaves one wanting and that is a good thing to have. A bit more clarity in two passages would have been nice as well, but as a whole a wonderful mystery that I did enjoy.


May 14 2015

Succubi Image of the Week 382

Some Succubus cuteness today on the Tale, which of course I love very much. She is really a lovely image of a Succubus, I quite like her and I can even ignore that she does seen to have hooves as they aren’t exactly obvious. But she has lovely horns and hair, a cute and lovely form, and she’s just interesting overall to me…

Ashke Succubus by Amalgam-Images

Ashke Succubus by Amalgam-Images


This is called Ashke Succubus and is by an artist on DeviantArt called Amalgam-Images. You can find the original page with this art here and the artist’s page is here.

She might not have hooves really, it’s kind of hard to tell as her feet seem a bit oddly positioned in the foreground. I think she doesn’t, at least that is how I am going to look at things. Love her horns, they aren’t silly or over the top and the black matches nicely with the red of her hair. Mind you, that’s something Tail’s known about for a long time now… Her wings are interesting as they aren’t quite the usual sort of bat-wings but seem almost angel-like but made of her skin. I think they work really well on her form and I am especially glad that they aren’t ripped and torn as that would be a awful contrast with the rest of her form. Her eyes are amazing as well, there’s a lot of personality in them, soul if you will, and it;s the perfect little touch to make this art the wonderfulness that it is…

Cute Succubi are fun and she strikes me as being a lot of fun in her own way…



May 13 2015

If all else fails… Find horns and a tail

Satin Devil Accessory KitSo it’s Halloween night… Well, it isn’t this moment, but come with me, it’s a journey. You rush off to the store and the shelves are bare. There isn’t a thing to be found save for one little package that is… well… a “Do It Yourself” devil costume… Something like this.

This is called the Satin Devil Accessory Kit and all it comes with are the horns and the tail. Nothing else. No dress, no stockings, no shoes… Nothing. Here’s the best part… It sells for $35 US.

I’ve found costumes that cost as much as this by itself does.

While the horns and tail are, to be honest, laughable, at least when they pulled the model into wearing them they spent the time to get the rest of her looking nice.

It does give me a thought for Halloween sometime, but getting back to the actual accessories here, they aren’t anything that doesn’t come with any one or two pitchfork costume that I have reviewed. So in that sense I wonder if it isn’t a better idea to go and buy a lousy costume so that the cost makes some sense?

But, as I said, this is a journey, so we have a pair of horns and a tail. That’s something at least and I am very sure that there is a smexy red, or black for that matter, dress that can go along with them and make them look nice… Right?


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

Do It Yourself might be the best choice of all. But not with this.



May 12 2015

A Review of Vampire: Taken by the Succubus by Sinn Lee

Vampire: Taken by the Succubus by Sinn Lee

Vampire: Taken by the Succubus by Sinn Lee

Story and character can be interchangeable at times. By that I mean the story holds things together, but if the characters are not able to do the same, then the work can fall apart. It isn’t always necessary to know everything about a character, nor is does it have to have everything explained either.

A good storyteller can show instead of tell. The work shows what is happening and doesn’t exactly tell you. After all, imagination can fill in the blanks at times and that makes things more interesting.

  • Title: Vampire: Taken by the Succubus
  • Author: Sinn Lee
  • Length: 16 Pages
  • Publishing Date: July 31, 2014
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The work tells of:

Sandra is a centuries old vampire, on the hunt for a delicious meal. But when she finds the person she’s after, she’s not prepared for what she encounters. A steamy situation ensues when Sandra finds herself on the Succubus’ menu after interrupting her latest meal.

Sandra, as a vampire, has seen it all. Or at least until she senses something different and comes face to face with a Succubus. Tables are turned, surprises appear, and Sandra learns that there are some creatures that actually do “bump” in the night.

The work is told from the perspective of Sandra as she chases a scent that captivates her and urges her onwards. Sandra isn’t the stereotypical vampire, thankfully, in that she is mature, intelligent, and is aware of what goes on around her. But in spite of all of that, she is drawn by the call of something she has never experienced before and when she finds out what, or rather, who that is, the story takes an interesting turn.

Sandra is dominant, is in control, but that fades away quite quickly after she tastes her first succubus. The succubus herself is never named, but it is clear she has been in existence for far longer than Sandra and as such the succubus takes control of Sandra, after she takes care of someone else.

What follows is a seductive dance between the two, their worlds brushing against each other with danger close by. The succubus is not at all stereotypical, which I found deliciously seductive as well. She is sexually not quite the normal succubus as well, but that doesn’t take anything away from the heat the two build towards the climax of the work.

There’s a cute little pause in the action just before the closing of the work that I thought spoke to the mischievousness and power that the succubus had as well. The moment really plays off well considering what the succubus was like in the heat of the moment, and what her attitude and power is.

The work ends on an open note, a path that might be explored sometime in the future. I would like it to be, if for no other reason than to learn the name of the succubus and about her past. A tightly written story, the characters were very unique and captivating. There is still a little quibble with the author needing to edit their writing, there were a few mistakes in grammar and words being split up at the wrong points. The heat is wonderful most of all and the world created really appealed to me. I just would like to have had more story than there was.

I’m giving this work four out of five pitchforks.

Two interesting characters. one still a mystery at the end, and an open door to something more perhaps? It would be a good thing to see as there is more to tell here by far. And I’d like to see that.



May 12 2015

A Review of the Contracts of the Succubus series by Linda De La Mora

Contracts of the Succubus: The Complete Series by Linda De La Mora

Contracts of the Succubus: The Complete Series by Linda De La Mora

A review of a complete, at least, to a point, Succubus series today on the Tale. Normally I would review each of the works in the series individually, but as they are found in a collected work, I’ll combine all of my thoughts about the series into this single commentary instead.

It is not the easiest thing to create a series, to hold the parts together and make them into a larger whole that makes sense, reads well, and in the end, comes to a conclusion that makes the tale worth the time. Perhaps that is an art that needs to be the focus of writers more than it is sometimes.

It is said that contracts are the be all and end all. They hold one’s word, one’s being, and, sometimes, one’s soul. The thing is, however, sometimes that contract has a loophole… assuming you can find it of course.

  • Title: Contracts of the Succubus: The Complete Series
  • Author: Linda De La Mora
  • Length: 53 Pages
  • Publishing Date: October 19, 2014
  • This work at

The story tells of:

For a price, Trish will be any man’s dream, their imagination the limit. But when she’s the object of every wild fantasy, there leaves no time for her own. Her daily (and nightly) outings have her losing steam until an old flame returns to drag her into exactly what she needs to spice up her life.

Trish is sucked into the inner workings of Hell and questions its darker deals, but she soon learns her place in the underworld and is taught exactly how much her love means to those that thrive on domination and obedience.

Hell has never been hotter, and you’ll be chained to the bed right with her!

Trish is a succubus who knows that contracts means everything. She’s been a succubus for so long that all that really matters are her contracts and nothing more. Her past returns to remind of things that are more important and then Trish needs to make a choice which can cost her more than she could have expected.

Rather than reviewing the series individually, this review is of the series as a whole because, in truth, the individual stories do not stand on their own, but I’ll get back to that point.

Trish acts, at least in the beginning, as a rather disinterested succubus. There is a moment where she appears as what the stereotypical succubus looks like, but that passes quickly and the real Trish appears. It’s extremely difficult to like her in the beginning, mainly because there’s so very little about her to connect to. Her life is complicated of course, and she talks a lot about that with her few not-quite friends as well. Once past that, Marcus, an incubus, appears and then the story turns from being uninteresting into something a bit more than that.

Marcus is a mystery in many ways and the thing about this work is that mystery between Trish and Marcus never really gets explored or explained. It’s a rather large plot hole in the series and the ending, when it comes, doesn’t answer the most important questions about them both.

There is one other succubus, named Grace, who is, for the most part, just unlikable from her first appearance. She is a foil to Trish for the most part, which does work, but her tone, attitude and overall character just rubbed the wrong way, which, at least in the tone of the series, made sense even if I didn’t care about her when she appeared.

Over the course of the series, Trish puts herself on a mission to find out what happened to Marcus, where he is, and then to try and free him. That in itself works as a story, with some sidetracking that didn’t do a lot for me, but it does work overall.

There is some erotica, really a series of short hot flash scenes which come and go rather quickly before the story moves onto Trish’s next stop along her planning and actions. I didn’t feel a lot of heat in the erotica as most of the moments were not the sort of thing that I enjoy. There is a final scene at the end of the series that I did love, but there’s a problem with it as well.

The series has some editing problems, there are many points where there is a wrong word used, something said that makes no sense. There’s also quite a number of disconnects in the series between chapters, but also there’s a huge disconnect at the climax of the work in the last four pages. The chapters, or parts of the series, exist in their own way and the connections between them are rather fleeting. I think there needed to be more time spent in getting from point A to point B at times. By that I mean it’s hard to follow when the characters go from being in danger at one moment to be entwined in bed together in the next. It’s frustrating as there’s something missing that needs to be there and it isn’t.

The same can be said about the supporting characters. They pop in and out of the story at times with no rhyme or reason to that happening. While who they are is explained, to a point, there’s really not much seen from their point of view to understand why they do things as they do.

I felt lost at times in the series, because there were so many moments in which a character could have directed the story, explained things better, drove Trish towards the actions she takes. That’s not to say that the events don’t make sense as a whole, as a series however, it’s just that disconnect between parts that bothered me.

The work needs another editing pass to clean uo the word errors and to try to make the scenes connect together better. Most of all, I really feel that the ending didn’t give the series a good place to end in a lot of ways. The ending is what it is of course, but the moments to that ending need to be better than they are.

One last point is that the work is described as being bondage/submission themed and I just didn’t really see that here. There is a bit of that in the erotica, and it’s very light in tone. But that isn’t the core plot of the series. I see this as more of a mystery/adventure sort of work as a whole with a bit of erotica added to spice things uo.

I’ll give the series as a whole three out of five pitchforks.

There was a lot of promise, a story that was interesting. But there needed to be more to the story, more to hold things together and more told of the characters themselves.