Jun 10 2015

Some Angels could be Succubi with some better costumes

Angel of Darkness CostumeSometimes I think about taking one costume idea and changing it a bit to make it a little more Succubi-like. Sometimes that’s not easy to do, sometimes it isn’t. And sometimes I just have to stare and wonder…

This is called the Angel of Darkness Costume and it comes with a stretchy black dress, belt, black halo headband made of feathers, fingerless gloves, a choker, and feather wings that go from black to red.

It sells for what I think is a fairly reasonable $50 US on the web and overall for what is included that seems to be a fairly good deal.

You still need, however, to find the boots the model is wearing, they don’t come with the costume.

I do, I have to admit. like the dress and the wings really are interesting in their own right. The halo doesn’t do much for me, nor the choker, and the gloves really should be a lot more shiny than they are. But as a whole, there is something overall that I do like about this costume and it might make for the place to start for something a bit more… Succubish.

Obviously there needs to be a pair of red horns, a red tail, and those gloves need to changed to something that matches the dress at least. I do think that latex stockings and some shiny black heels would work better with the dress than the boots as well.

I think as sort of a “last minute” thing this could work well as something one of the Succubi might wear and it is something for me to ponder in that way. I might not ever actually wear this exactly, but it is an interesting place to start and sometimes that’s worth more than the costume itself.

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

It’s a good place to start, all it needs is the right touch of red in the right places…

 

Tera

Jun 09 2015

A Review of the Devil’s Threesome series by Olivia Scott-Hill

Devil's Threesome by Olivia Scott-Hill

Devil’s Threesome by Olivia Scott-Hill

A review of two short works that, as a whole, were the beginning of what seemed to be something of an interesting succubus transformation story, one with some rather unique approaches. However, the series didn’t go past the first two stories, and that was a bit of a shame really.

World building is a difficult thing to do, it takes time, and if that world makes sense, then the story itself is so much better. Sadly, the author didn’t return to this series, moved onto other works and left things, quite literally, hanging in mid-air.

The first work in the series is:

  • Title: Devil’s Threesome
  • Author: Olivia Scott-Hill
  • Length: 27 Pages
  • ASIN: B00L4S71U4
  • Publishing Date: June 19, 2014
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells the story of:

It’s the night before Halloween and self proclaimed ugly duckling Emma and her hot best friends Aiden and Taylor are looking for a thrill. The boys want to hit up a bar, but Emma deems the idea lame.

Then Taylor suggests they visit the local cemetery. There is a secret beyond the iron gates that he wants to share with his friends. He leads them through the dark woods and into a long forgotten graveyard for “undesirables” that includes the graves of some women who were hanged for witchcraft.

A statue of a woman wrapped in a snake stands in graveyard’s center and Emma finds herself drawn to it. She touches the snake, becomes possessed, and finds herself starving…for men.

It is Halloween night and Emma finds herself back with her long time friends. A visit to a long forgotten part of the local cemetery brings changes to them, Emma most of all.

The majority of the first work in the series is mainly focused on Emma, Aiden and Taylor, their long friendship, and their lives. It tells of what happened to Emma in the past, how it changed her outlook of herself, and the conflict that is within her.

All of this takes about three-quarters of the work before they all arrive in the cemetery, Emma comes into contact with a statue which has some very obvious imagery around it. Soon afterwards Emma is, for lack of a better explanation, possessed, in a way, and she changes both physically and mentally.

She becomes far more dominant, having control over her friends and, in the wake of this new found power, they fulfill all of the fantasies that Emma has held deep within herself. When this all comes to a close, Emma has two thralls, and she has a need within to seek out others to feed the darkness within her.

As a whole, the work does well in making the reader care about the characters, wanting to know what’s happening, and what the events all mean. There isn’t much in the way of any explanations however, the work moves away from story to erotica in the last part of the work. There are some hot flashes along the way, and there is a very strong hint of Emma becoming, at least in some way, succubus-like even if she doesn’t actually transform physically into a succubus.

I think as the start to the series, the work sets up things well, offers a mystery to unfold and a group of characters that have their own personalities, problems, and with that the work has a solid foundation to build on. But when the erotica comes into play the work turns a bit stereotypical in that it seemed like the characters were acting on rote. Perhaps that is part of the story, there is a good deal of mind control in this work. In the end, Emma’s power over her friends is quite interesting and leaves a lot of questions to be answered.

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

A good start, a bit lost when the introductions are done and the erotica begins, but there is promise, which is always good to see.

Devil's Threesome 2 by Olivia Scott-Hill

Devil’s Threesome 2 by Olivia Scott-Hill

The second work in the series moves onwards from the first. I had hopes for something more than in the first in that I wanted story, not horror or erotica to take over. But the story faded out to be replaced by the horror for the most part and the the erotica did the same.

In doing so, in setting aside the mystery for the horror and erotica I found that this work wasn’t quite the same in holding my attention as the first was.

The second work in the series is:

  • Title: Devil’s Threesome 2
  • Author: Olivia Scott-Hill
  • Length: 26 Pages
  • ASIN: B00S1PRICY
  • Publishing Date: January 8, 2015
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells the story of:

It’s the morning after and Emma is left alone to pick up the pieces. She can only remember flashes of the previous night – three bodies, naked flesh, filthy acts in the graveyard – but she’s lucky. Her best guy friends Taylor and Aiden don’t remember anything at all.

As she attempts to contact her buddies, Emma finds herself starving, but nothing in the fridge will satisfy her. Then the cute mailman comes knocking and she realizes that it’s not food she’s hungry for. At the same time, a coven of reanimated witches trolls the town looking for snacks to feed a similar hunger and Emma finds herself strangely connected to their evil souls.

In the end, with her zombified mailman lover in tow, Emma reconvenes with her friends to attempt to fill in the missing blanks from the night before. Fortunately for Emma and the guys, the blanks won’t be the only things getting filled!

Emma’s day after is not at all what she expected. Her hunger is worse, her powers grow, and she is starting to slip away. Horror appears among them all, and where that goes next is anyone’s guess.

The core of this work is, really, horror over everything else. In focusing on the horror aspect, which is quite violent at times, I found the story hard to read because the contrast between the horror and the erotica was so severe. In being so, the erotica was well out of place, didn’t read as well as in the first work and I didn’t find myself as interested in the work as I felt I should have been.

There are some revelations about what exactly is going on, to a point, and those are interesting, but this is fleeting and soon gives way to the horror. The blood flows, things become violent and this just didn’t do anything for me. Emma becomes less succubus-like and that’s a shame really. Her powers tend towards her being a succubus, but rather than holding her story in the realm of mind control and some kind of succubus transformation, it doesn’t go there. Emma becomes a monster, like the others that appear in the story and i just found that to be a shame.

While the work is written well, there just seemed to be a focus on shock and horror over the story, over the erotica, and, to a point, the reasons why all of this unfolds. The explanation takes up about two pages and it felt rushed. Perhaps more time should have been spent on the past, how this all connects to the present, and the why of it all.

This work, and the series, ends on a cliffhanger, which really isn’t much of one. It’s clear what Emma expects to happen, what she intends to do, and as such the next work in the series, if it ever appears, seems to be spoiled in the last page of this work. If that’s true, then it seems very stereotypical. That’s a shame because I don’t think it needs to be, there’s something more here and I hope the author intends to use that to their advantage.

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

These works were reissued on Amazon a short time ago, and as such the release dates on Amazon show them to be in 2015. I wonder if the author has decided to continue onwards here or not. I would like to think they might in if they do, I hope they turn back to telling the story more. There is a really interesting story here, that shouldn’t be lost in the erotica.

 

Tera

Jun 09 2015

A Review of Succubus Fyre: A Fey Fyre Tale by Vi Valentine

Succubus Fyre: A Fey Fyre Tale by Vi Valentine

Succubus Fyre: A Fey Fyre Tale by Vi Valentine

Sometimes the core of a story gets lost in the lead up to it. What I mean by that is there are side stories, little things that take the main character off in different directions. Sometimes that just doesn’t work at all. Sometimes it does.

A Succubus, no matter who she is, isn’t just the need for sex that seems to be the core of a lot of stories. It’s more interesting to tell a story about a Succubus thinking, considering, and sometimes. discovering something they never expected.

  • Title: Succubus Fyre: A Fey Fyre Tale
  • Author: Vi Valentine
  • Length: 21 Pages
  • ASIN: B00MP1I9JQ
  • Publishing Date: August 13, 2014
  • This work at Amazon.com

The story is of:

A indefinite hiatus from the opposite sex? On any normal day Wendy would cringe at the idea. Humans might be able to deal with the prospect of a sexless future, but for a succubus the very thought seems ludicrous at best and dangerous at worst. Sex was the only way a succubus had to release her Feyaire, the intense energy that all Fey Folk posses.

But things are hardly normal for Wendy these days. After a string of failed relationships with Fey men, Baron has stepped into her life. There’s something in his gaze — neither Fey nor human — that makes her Fyre flash hot with succubus cravings. Wendy is faced with a decision: give in to her Succubus Fyre, or stay away from him. Find out which way Wendy will go.

Wendy’s life is complicated, she doesn’t like the others of her kind, she can’t find what she needs from the humans around her. As a Succubus, being sexually frustrated is never a good thing. About to take herself off the table, in more ways than one, she becomes intwined with Baron and then the surprises really begin.

As a whole I rather enjoyed this work, though the beginning gave me pause. By that I mean the story seemed to be groping around, looking for the path it wanted to follow, but having to set out the situation for Wendy first. I’m not sure that worked for two reasons, One, I don’t think that dwelling on what is really a minor character for the longest time added to the story, and two, I can’t say that dealing with Wendy’s self examination over and over again made for a good story. At times it was a bit dry, dragging, and just didn’t hold my interest.

Once Wendy meets Baron, and the rest core plot of the story begins, then the work turns onto a completely different tone. There’s passion and seduction and when that comes to the fore the author’s writing passions are very clear. The heat in the erotica is delicious and brought this story from being average to something quite a lot better.

Wendy herself is a Succubus, a Fey. She has all of the beauty, sensuality and power of a Succubus. No horns or tail, if she does, they are never mentioned, but her skills are told with a lot of heat and that made the latter third of the work an almost perfect hot flash. Before the heat however, there is all of the self-doubt, concern, and confusing to get through. I’m not sure that reflected on Wendy well considering the moments after she meets Baron and I think it didn’t do her justice in many ways.

There is a minor character who is a Succubus as well, Lydia, but there isn’t a lot said about her. That’s a shame as from the little bit we see of her, I would have liked her to have a larger role. In fact, I could see this story playing out a lot better if the moments of Wendy’s poor relationship were removed and replace with Wendy and Lydia reminiscing about things before going to the party where Wendy meets Baron.

Baron is a mystery, one that isn’t explained by the end of the work. I liked him, I liked he and Wendy together, and I liked that there was a connection, more than a spark, between the two of them. From all of the characters in the work, I think Baron had the most personality and when that connected with Wendy, the sparks flew and the erotica was delicious.

I have to split this work into two parts, before meeting Baron and after. The before seems scattered and that hurt the story a lot. The after was focused, hot, and almost the perfect hot flash overall. There aren’t any problems with the author’s style in the heat of the moment… It’s getting to the heat that I think needs some work.

Four out of five pitchforks.

The work seemed a bit lost at the beginning, but managed to settle into the real story in a way that wasn’t silly, wasn’t a train wreck and more importantly, managed to tell a lot about Wendy in many ways. Hoping to see more about her, about Baron, and what it all means for them both sometime…

 

Tera

Jun 08 2015

No by TeraS

Going to, at least trying to, make time to finish off several stories that I haven’t gotten to over the next while. We’ll see how that goes; it might, it might not … Still, there are little short stories that I’d like to tell and so … we’ll see how that goes, too …

 

No
by TeraS

 

There are those in the universe who have a rather warped idea of who Tera is exactly.

They believe she is evil, which she isn’t.

They expect her to do whatever they want her to if they summon her, which she won’t—depending on her mood, more than anything else, she might entertain their request, but never a demand.

Moreover, there are some things that Tera won’t do simply because they aren’t the right thing to do. That does not, however, mean that she cannot teach someone a lesson.

That, more than anything, is something that she does enjoy …

“No. I simply will not.”

“I summoned you! Just do it! It’s what your kind does!”

This exchange of views was, at that moment, being held between a certain Queen of the Succubi—who was standing with her arms crossed over her chest, a thin smile on her lips, and her tail peeking around her side past the long red latex jacket she was wearing—and the other person in the room with her—a blonde, who had all the makings of being a cheerleader, short skirt and all. The latter thought she had the means for her revenge …

Tera raised one eyebrow slightly: “Actually, no; my kind does not. You’ve been played for a fool, just so you know. I will not do as you ask. Deal with it and move on … or I will.”

She watched the blonde, who moments before had given her name as Buffy—and yes, Tera did have to stifle a giggle at that—as she started pulling on her hair in frustration. “Look, I want revenge, you can give it to me. So, what’s it going to cost?”

That eyebrow raised a little higher as Tera replied: “So we’re moving away from the whole ‘suck their souls out’ thing and moving onto something a little more realistic, then?”

“Yes … Fine.”

Tera shifted her stance slightly as she narrowed her eyes: “Have you any idea at all what you would like, or are you leaving that up to me?”

“Do whatever you want. I don’t care. I just want to get even with them.”

Tera looked at the circle below her and then simply crossed over it as she walked up to Buffy: “First things first: the only reason I appeared was because you were quite willing to go summon things that would likely eat you first. Lucky you, you picked me instead. So …” The succubi plucked the book from Buffy’s now shaking hands, putting it into one of her jacket pockets as she did so: “… I’m taking this.”

The look in the cheerleader’s eyes made it quite clear that she was frightened now, and coming to realize that she never actually had the Queen of the Succubi in her control. Still, she tried to put on a brave front as she answered: “Just give me my revenge.”

Tera walked around her, stopping to lean in and whisper in her right ear: “You know … revenge is such a petty thing. Why not do something more … interesting?”

Whether it was the whispering purr, the closeness of having the Queen of the Succubi next to her, or the little flutter in her clit from Tera’s innuendo that sent a shiver through the blonde’s body, she somehow managed to swallow her moan and ask: “Like … what?”

Tera stroked a fingertip over Buffy’s cheek, mulling as she did: “How about changing you, rather than changing them?”

The suggestion should have caused her to startle, to snap out of her focus on her clit—which was at that moment quivering and holding most of her attention—but it didn’t. Instead she managed to reply: “Ummmm … bu-bu-but … n-n-n-not about me … It’s about … them.”

Tapping that finger, Tera purred: “Of course it is. But you are such a delicious morsel that all it would take are a few little nudges here and there and you could be so much hotter than all of them. Wouldn’t it make you so wet if they all wanted you so badly?”

The thought of all of those that she hated needing her did have a certain appeal to it, and if she was the hottest of all of them, then she would have a kind of revenge on them. She imagined being fondled by them all, their hands stroking over her skin, and she moaned out: “Oh gawd yessss ….”

Tera moved behind her, then pressed herself against Buffy’s back, her tail wrapping around Buffy’s legs, and then cupped the blondes’s cleavage in her hands. “You sound like a needy little pet when you get all hot and bothered.”

There was a moment’s pause and then Buffy felt something cool touch the nape of her neck and then, almost like water, circle around before settling in so comfortably. A thought started to form, that something wasn’t right, but that soon went spiralling away, lost as her body started to ache, and her attention went to the red-tail’s light touches on her skin.

“All good pets are obedient. You are a good pet, aren’t you? You want to obey your Mistress in all things, isn’t that right?”

The shift in her thoughts, the loss of her will, the need to listen, to obey, to be whatever Mistress told her to be, was so sudden that what she had been before was dust on the wind, forgotten, immaterial.

Tera’s voice turned slightly insistent, controlling now: “A proper pet has a ponytail. She only needs to wear her collar and her heels. She is wet, needy, willing to obey with all that she is every moment.”

The collar that had formed glowed and a band of magic spread out over pet’s body. Bit by bit, her clothing evaporated, her hair altered, her shoes turning into what could only be described as those worn by porn stars. Now bare to Tera’s ministrations, she gasped in pleasure as Tera’s tongue licked against pet’s ear and she continued: “Isn’t this wonderful, pet? You can serve, await the pleasure on your knees, and obey whoever wishes to have you.”

Pet dropped to her knees, arching her back to thrust out her cleavage for all to see, as a whimpering moan begged for her Mistress to command her, to give her purpose.

The Queen returned to stroking pet’s cheek as she mused: “Now, I should leave you like this, a wanton little pleasure toy to be found and used in all of the ways that you are thinking of right now …”

Pet thought this was wonderful, her thoughts filled with submitting to others, obeying them, being anything and everything they wanted her to be …

… right up until the moment that the collar evaporated and she became herself once more.

Startled, Buffy scrambled away from Tera, frightened of what she had done and how quickly it had happened. She looked at herself, fearing that she would see herself naked, changed, a mindless pet.

But she wasn’t. She looked exactly as she always did. Staring at the brunette from where she was, Buffy watched as Tera walked across the room, her heels clicking as she did so.

“How interesting. In spite of all of your bravado, the front you put up, you are a little submissive thing, aren’t you?”

“No! You’re wrong!”

Stopping a short distance away, Tera tilted her head to the left and smiled sadly: “No, I’m not. See, the thing is you can’t hide your desires from me. I know exactly what you like, what makes you hot, what you dream about and need.”

She didn’t answer. If Tera knew all about her, then she knew the truth: that what she wanted was to get back at the others, all of them, for every single thing they had done when she had given herself to them.

Tera shook her head: “Not every domme is mean, nasty, or worse. There are some, rare as they are, who love, care and protect those that are theirs. You, my dear … your trust was misused, taken, and then you were cast aside.”

Buffy didn’t need to hear this, didn’t want to at all and put her hands over her ears, shaking her head and starting to cry softly. She heard Tera come close, place herself beside her, and then she found herself in Tera’s arms.

Tera just held her for a while, letting Buffy cry herself out. When the sobbing was done, when she could speak again, she whispered: “They said I was worthless.”

Tera sighed: “They do that. It is the only weapon they have. They take out of you your worth, give you nothing and then laugh to themselves over that. It’s wrong, and they are not worthy of you.”

Looking at Tera in surprise, she asked: “They said I wasn’t worthy to be theirs.”

Tera nodded: “Of course they did. But that means you don’t belong to them anymore. You can do anything you want now, be anything you want. They have no say in things.”

“Why … Why did you change me?”

Tera flicked her hand to the side and the collar that had been fastened around Buffy was in her hand. She looked at the silver of it, the light glinting off of it as she explained: “I wanted you to see what might be. It doesn’t have to be.”

Tera tossed the collar into the air and it vanished into a puff of smoke. Giving a light hug, she continued: “You are better than that. You are more than that. You are whatever you choose to be.”

Buffy fidgeted with her hands: “How?”

Tera smiled: “You start by deciding to say ‘no.’”

“What if … I want to say ‘yes’?”

Tera’s smile became warmer: “Then … ‘yes’ it is.”

The following morning, a changed Buffy walked down the hall. Her head held high, her gaze clear and strong. The observant would notice her hair was in a ponytail, she looked confident, and a red collar adorned her.

However, some are not that observant. At one point she was stopped by one of those that had done her wrong. He tried to command her, to belittle her.

She smiled, remembering what Tera had told her: “No.” And then she walked on, leaving them all in her wake, forgotten. They would never know what they had lost, but she knew what she had gained …

… a Mistress that loved her, believed in her, and was with her, always …

The lesson learned?

Free will means you can choose wrong sometimes, but you can always make better choices, too.

Jun 07 2015

A Review of Give The Devil Her Due by Marc Cabot

Give The Devil Her Due by Marc Cabot

Give The Devil Her Due by Marc Cabot

One of my most loved and adored Succubi characters is a certain Succubus named Lily who is one of the main characters in the Hell To Pay series by Marc Cabot. I have reviewed all of the works in this series previously on the Tale and you can find the review of the first book here, the second book here and the third work in the series here.

I simply loved each of the stories and in each one, the thing I most enjoyed was how Lily changed over the course of the books, how Simon also changed over time and what that meant to the two of them in the end.

Recently Marc released a bound collection of this series with the added bonus of telling the story of what happened… after. When the series came to a close with the third work, there was the question of what would be the reaction of the Devil to what Simon managed. A miracle given has a price… but what is the price?

This work tells the story…

  • Title: Give The Devil Her Due
  • Author: Marc Cabot
  • Length: 274 Pages
  • ASIN: B00YOAC9G0
  • Publishing Date: June 1, 2015
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells the story of:

Simon Marshall was a trust-fund playboy enjoying the good life that being handsome, smart, and rich can bring. Then he met Irena, the beautiful Czech club girl who turned out to be a lot more than she seemed. When the dust settled, Irena was dead and Simon found himself thrust into the world of the supernatural without a clue as to how to survive there. And when Simon’s experiments lead to his summoning a succubus named Lily, the temptation proved too great. Now she’s his for a year – and then his soul is hers forever.

Simon and Lily have the world at their feet and their choice of exotic playmates. Lily can give Simon anything – or anyone – he wants, and the erotic possibilities are unlimited. Between Simon’s wealth and Lily’s power, they’re off on a sexy version of “Around the World in Eighty Days.” But both of them know the clock is ticking. Both of them will find that what they thought they wanted won’t seem so important when lust turns to love even in the heart of a demon. And maybe, just maybe, they can find a way to change their destinies.

Even if there is a way out, though, there’s still the small matter of Lily’s boss – the Devil Himself. He’s not amused by the attempts of mere mortals to thwart him, especially for something like… Love. Can Simon and Lily ever be safe from the wrath of the Lord of the Pit?

Or will the Devil’s Huntsman find a way to collect from both of them?

This is the story of Simon, who discovers that magic is real, that succubi are as well, but also that one particular succubus named Lily is the most real of all. A year of lessons, exploration and hope comes to a singular moment when the choice to ask for the impossible is made and in the moments after even the impossible is real.

I have written that I loved this series dearly, that Lily is one of my most favourite succubi characters, and how much I adored how Simon’s life and Lily’s come together and how things unfold for them both. This work places the entire Hell To Pay series into long full length novel and in doing so the work stands up quite well. There are some interludes between the larger chapters that connects things nicely, but there’s something more.

At the end of the third work, there was the hanging question of what was the cost of Simon’s plan and what happened to Lily as a result. This work concludes this part of Lily and Simon’s tale in a way that is simply perfect. It ties up nicely some loose ends, offers insight into why things turned out as they did, but more importantly, the conclusion does something more. It tells of something that was core to the series from the beginning and in the end turns out to be the meaning behind all that came to be.

It’s passionate, loving, spiced with a bit of adventure, mystery and, yes, there are some questions left at the end. All of that fits perfectly and just made me love Lily and Simon even more. In the face of what comes for them, there’s a singular purpose to Lily and Simon. Seeing that finally out in the open between them, seeing Lily’s reactions to knowing, truly, something she never knew before and being given something she never could have imagined is rewarding.

Reading the series as a whole, to once more see how things went from a magician summoning a succubus to that single universe changing moment reminded me of how well the author writes, how strong his characters are. Story, I have said many times, matters. This work has story, has the characters to make it sing, and if they happen to have some lovely heat along the way, that just makes everything so much better.

A joy to read. I’ve come to love Lily and Simon dearly, with all of their quirks, moods, and more. This novel is a wonderful expression of how succubi should be written for one, but most of all, it tells of an author who knows, with certainty, how to tell a story and tell it well.

Five out of five pitchforks.

It is a wonderful moment when a story is told fully, completely, and with all of the emotion, love, and strength that the characters have to give. Telling that story, bringing to life something exceptional is, by far, the most wonderful gift that any author can share.

For bringing Lily to life, for giving Simon purpose and, most of all, for showing that really anything is possible… Thank you Marc. For this, most of all, made me so very happy to see unfold…

While this work closes the story of Lily and Simon for the moment, it is just for a moment. The future, whatever shall be, will be wonderful to see…

 

Tera

Jun 07 2015

A Review of reVerie by C.E. Black

reVerie by C.E. Black

reVerie by C.E. Black

There are two things that happen from time to time in a work that bother me. One is when succubi or incubi are mixed with vampire legends. Personally I have issues with that because it makes little sense to me.

The other is when the story doesn’t seem to get its feet under it until well into the story. I understand the need to build a work, set up the story, and then move on. But moving from the core of the story into something that really has very little to do with the main plot, save for pushing a character in a direction, and taking what feels like forever to do so is a problem.

  • Title: reVerie
  • Author: C.E. Black
  • Length: 37 Pages
  • ASIN: B00MZDFZVY
  • Publishing Date: August 22, 2014
  • This work at Amazon.com

It tells the story of:

At least once a week I would have a recurring dream of something I didn’t understand, nor remembered ever happening. A house I desperately wanted to see, but never could and then there was him. He was the man of my dreams, my reverie, and my worst nightmare… reVerie

Claire has a job she hates, a coworker that she’d like to see run over by a bus, and overall finds her world just being one disappointment after the next. Her dreams on the other hand, offer something she desires, needs and wants. The problem is that when the dreams are over, she doesn’t remember them. But perhaps the universe can see its way to making her dreams closer to her own reality.

As a whole the work is written well, tells an emotional story, and the ending is very satisfying. The problem is that the beginning of the work wanders from the core story more than I think it needed to. There’s a lot of time spent in the office where Claire works, the interoffice politics and, honestly, that really was the weakest part of this story. It felt like those scenes were tacked onto the story afterwards to give some background to the world that Claire deals with every day. Considering that the core of the story revolves around Claire and the incubus of the work, Andreas, I just didn’t see the point to the extra strife that was shown around Claire.

Andreas isn’t a stereotypical incubus thankfully. He is however a mix of both incubus and vampire which for me has always been a problem. Setting that aside, which is actually rather easy to do he is more incubus, more about seduction, and more about caring about Claire. He has a fascinating personality, expression, and focus on Claire that in their dreamscape makes for some very hot erotica that I enjoyed. There are questions about him that aren’t answered by the end of the work of course, but one is and in the end, it is the one that really matters to Claire. When she remembers it.

The idea the author has of Claire forgetting what happens in her dreams puts a barrier into the story that makes you wonder how, or if, she will get past it and be with Andreas. The way that unfolds was nicely unexpected and I enjoyed the climax very much for how the loss of dreams is turned into something much better and makes the work end on a note that is the opposite of how it begins.

I would like to see another chapter, more to be told about these characters and there is a clear path for that to happen in a warning that Andreas gives to Claire at one point in the work. I think that would be an intriguing tale told in that the question of dreams forgotten works for both of the main characters.

Three and a half out of five pitchforks.

The core of the story is really very good. It’s the scattered story at the beginning that takes forever to unfold that just takes a lot of the good out of the work overall. Mixing of myths is a slight problem as well, but in the end that’s overcome by the reveal at the end and the characters themselves.

 

Tera

Jun 06 2015

An adult film with Succubi in it… and I can’t find it?

I’ve often wondered why it is that there aren’t all that many adult films in which one of the characters is a Succubus. It seems to me that with all of the angel and devil themed videos that are out there there would be a good number of them with Succubi in them.

Sadly, this isn’t the case and it’s really a very rare thing to find a movie like that. Completely accidentally I came across a movie called Psycho Sexual which seems to have a Succubus character in it. Now it seems like this movie, and a second one called Psycho Sexual 2 were released by Penthouse Films several years ago.

What’s disappointing in that is the complete lack of information on the films. There’s just about nothing on either of them and, to be honest, I thought they really didn’t exist.

Until, that is, I found a trailer for the first movie in the series:

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

https://vimeo.com/72984358

Along with the trailer, there is a summary of the first film, Psycho Sexual, which is:

A succubus is a female demon or supernatural entity that appears in dreams, who takes the form of a human woman in order to seduce men, usually through sexual intercourse. Starring Jennifer Dark, Aiden Starr, Nicki Hunter, Amber Rayne, Kimberly Kane and Ash Hollywood.

And I also discovered a summary for the second film, Psycho Sexual 2, elsewhere which seems to be interesting as well:

Steven seeks the expert advice of his shrink friend Frank about Rusk’s succubus problem. Frank suggests getting professional help for Rusk or at least providing him some company for a few days. Steve decides to try that out and no sooner is he out of the office when Frank reveals a succubus of his own.

But otherwise… There isn’t anything I can find about either film.

I’m not expecting something spectacular, honestly one couldn’t. I will admit that the trailer has a very high cheese factor, really the highest I think I have ever seen from a film of any kind with Succubi in it. But I am actually very curious about what both films are like, so if anyone has actually seen either of them, please do leave a comment about that would you?

If nothing else, I’d like to know how many buckets of popcorn I would have thrown at the television before the movie was over. Seriously.

But I can comment on the trailer itself and in spite of just how underwhelming it is… There might be the smallest chance that the Succubi are sexy, are in control, and have a glimmer of seduction in them. It could happen, but I don’ t think I will hold my breath on that hope.

I mean, just look at one of the Succubi…

Psycho Sexual Screenshot

Seems like a lot of campy semi-horror with a side order of low budget porn… Considering that this is supposed to be a film from Penthouse that I think is very disappointing. I’d expect better considering the competition and what they produce. Still… I have to admit that outfit looks interesting…

Succubus Domme sort of look isn’t it?

There might be a story for me to write in that… and I should I think.

Tera

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