Aug 23 2015

A Review of Sandwiched by Succubi by M.E. Hydra

Sandwiched by Succubi by M.E. Hydra

Sandwiched by Succubi by M.E. Hydra

It has been some time since I have reviewed a work by one of my favourite authors, M.E. Hydra. Normally I have been reviewing collections of his works, but this time I have part of a series called Sandwiched by for review, and, of course, in this, the third work of the series, there are Succubi.

There are those who think they know everything, or have everything, or, many times, seek to have it all. The thing is that the universe has a way to see to it that not everything works out as you might have expected.

Especially when it comes to Succubi…

The work tells the story of:

Julian Cress-Vejce is a man used to getting what he wants. What he wants is a pair of succubi for a night of hot sex. At an exclusive brothel specialising in otherworldly beauties the madam cautions against this. Sex with a succubus is an intense experience and one is more than enough for most men. But Julian Cress-Vejce isn’t most men, and what he wants he gets…

Sandwiched by. One dude, two sexy babes. A perfect fantasy… or maybe not…

Julian has want of nothing in his life. As such he is arrogant, self-centred, and the sort of person that expects to always get his way. Ignoring good advice, he finds himself in the arms of two seductive succubi named Honey and Cream. They promise he will have an experience unlike any other.

I’ve always believed that M.E.’s strength is in writing longer, more involved stories which have the most interesting characters appearing in them. The succubus Nicole, for example, ever so much so. There’s just something about how much personality is created, how much story is within them, that I just find to be amazing. In this work that is very clear in many ways.

The succubi, Honey and Cream, are wonderfully seductive, having a lovely undercurrent of controlling the entire encounter even as Julian assumes that all is in his control. There’s a neat little touch of subtle mind control, some misdirection, even a bit of sheer sexual power that the pair of succubi use that I just adored.

The work tends to be a little more “adult” in nature compared with the author’s other works, but that doesn’t overcome the story, the characters or anything else. The heat simmers throughout the story, telling how succubi in this universe are “Mistresses of Sex” and I really think that came out well.

The main character, Julian, is someone that you really cannot like much from the beginning, being a bit of an ass from the beginning to the end of the story. As such, knowing the author’s tendencies in writing, I was wondering how that was going to play out as the story went on. There’s a certain satisfaction in seeing Julian fall under the control of the succubi, how they both play with him, and with each other, and while I expected the ending, how that came about, and the reason for it, was quite a surprise and I liked that a lot.

Getting back to the story itself, there is a lot of work building, some of which is seen from Julian’s perspective, but also there are hints about where the succubi, and other beings in this universe, came from. I found that Julian’s memories were a bit bland at times, almost as if the events were nothing special, but I did like how the succubi made their tale very seductive in how it was told.

The erotica has a good bit of mind control, some lovely seduction, the heat in telling of the succubi having their fun with Julian comes out quite well and as this takes quite a long time to develop fully, I was enchanted by how the author managed to keep the heat in play throughout.

Well written as always, amazing succubi, and a setting that I found just fit perfectly for the characters involved. I don’t feel that one must read all of the other works in the series in order to get full enjoyment of this work and that is a plus as well.

My one nitpick, and it is a minor one, is that I would have liked to have a slightly longer ending, focusing more on Honey and Cream than what was developed. I feel like I wanted to know a few more secrets about them that weren’t really touched on and the Madam of the house I think, while telling some, could have revealed a little more.

As always, a wonderful hot read about the succubi and, as always, enjoyed from beginning to end.

Four and a half out of five pitchforks.

A delicious story of succubi seduction and what happens to someone that does not heed when they are warned of the dangers they are.

I skipped over one collection of M.E.’s works called A Succubus for Saint Patrick’s Day and Other Tales of Sinister Sirens, in order to review this, his latest work, but not for long I promise…

 

Tera

Aug 23 2015

A Review of Caught in the Temple of Forbidden Lust by Haleigh Cookson Clark

Caught in the Temple of Forbidden Lust by Haleigh Cookson Clark

Caught in the Temple of Forbidden Lust by Haleigh Cookson Clark

The second review today of a pair of works by the same author on the Tale. I reviewed the other work Never Summon a Succubus here on the Tale last Friday. I am reviewing them in reverse order of publication as the last work released is billed as the prequel to the first one. Both have some rather interesting characters and events in them and I do think the author tells quite the story. Today’s review is of the first work in the series that was released called Caught in the Temple of Forbidden Lust.

When you make a deal one does need to make sure that all of the I’s are dotted and the T’s are crossed otherwise you might find yourself in a situation you might not have expected. This is true for sorceresses as it is for Incubi as well…

  • Title: Caught in the Temple of Forbidden Lust
  • Author: Haleigh Cookson Clark
  • Length: 20 Pages
  • ASIN: B00KAE19HO
  • Publishing Date: May 11, 2014
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work is described as:

Braena Wyvernwood, skilled sorceress and treasure-hunter extraordinaire is as cocky as she is beautiful. One evening while attempting to “liberate” the wealth of a temple dedicated to a dark cult of deviant pleasures, the arrogant girl stumbles upon something she hadn’t counted on – the agonizingly beautiful demon guarding the temple! The excited adventuress attempts to magically compel the demon into leading her to the cult’s treasure trove, but she soon finds out that the demon is only too happy to teach her a lesson in humility she’ll never forget.

Braena is in search of a treasure and in doing so finds an Incubus. She binds him to her, but she forgets something important in the binding which finds Braena in a position where the Incubus takes every advantage of her. Braena has him exactly where she wants him now… or is it that the Incubus has her where he wants Braena to be?

Braena isn’t quite the innocent she was in the other work in this series in that she’s more focused, older, and as a whole, a lot more experienced in the ways of the world. With that comes a certain attitude that felt slightly wrong at the beginning of the story. However, when she encounters the Incubus, then her real personality comes out and much of what I liked about her in the other work came back again. It’s that cute, slightly submissive attitude in the midst of having her sexual desires met that I find wonderful and as that happens, the reason why I liked Braena came back to me. She’s quite happy to give into her sexuality, but for the right person in the right way.

Kas, the incubus of the work, begins out to be somewhat stereotypical in nature, leaning towards a lot of threats and bluster, but when Braena gains the upper hand, he has to change his approach and it is when he turns towards seducing, with a bit of mind control. Braena, that the story becomes very hot and I liked Kas much more. He is a bit devious in his actions and desires, but as the story unfolds he gets caught up in Braena’s own desires and things are very hot and deliciously so.

There is a really neat twist in the tail of this story, which I shan’t reveal, but really it made me smile and did speak to Braena’s own sense of what is important to her. If this was actually the second work written I can see how her encounter with a particular Succubus might be the beginning of this. It’s an interesting thought.

The thing is that Braena herself in this work is quite a bit different from what she is in the other story. It isn’t so much what she does with Kas or even the path that take her to him. It’s more of a question of her going from wanting to be submissive in the other work to becoming more dominant in this one. It isn’t explained what happened between the two stories to make this change in her and it’s a question that bothered me throughout this work.

When the story turns towards erotica, it is every bit as hot as the other work in a lot of ways, though I have to admit that Kas is a bit more forceful and dominant over Braena. That does work and it sets up something later in the story that I couldn’t help but laugh over when it happened.

A neatly told adventure story with a well told hot flash that brings things together really well. The personalities of Braena and Kas come out well in the story and both of them I really like a lot. The story ends on an interesting note and I think there really should be another work in the series that ties things together in a way that makes everything fit together.

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

I think that Braena isn’t quite the same character she was in the other work in this series and that bothered me a bit. The erotica is very hot, the writing is excellent, and considering that this work was written before the other is does well reflect on this author’s writing and what came next. But reading the works in the order it is suggested tends to make the latter work better than this one did for me at least.

I would like to see a third work in the series with Kas, Misstiand’ara and Braena together… I think that would be something quite hot and heated for the three of them by far…

 

Tera

Aug 22 2015

Morrigan Speedpainting Cuteness on YouTube

It’s nice to find art of Morrigan Aensland that is cute, and I found a YouTube of an artist creating such art that I wanted to share today on the Tale…

 

And in case you cannot see the video here on the Tale, please try this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiSjfDq_gpc

Finally ,here is a screenshot of the finished art in case the video should vanish as happens from time to time…

Morrigan Speed Painting by LawyDraws

Morrigan Speed Painting by LawyDraws

 

I just adore this art of Morrigan because it shows her cuteness. There’s a certain pose and look she has that just really works well here and it is something that really isn’t seen enough of in art of her. The artist brought out her eyes and that little smile just makes the entire piece exactly right. The added touch of her hair flowing around her frames Morrigan’s body really well and makes this one of my favourite pieces of Morrigan art by far…

 

Tera

Aug 21 2015

A Review of Possessed by a Demon: Book 1: Awakening by Kat Firestone

Possessed by a Demon: Book 1: Awakening by Kat Firestone

Possessed by a Demon: Book 1: Awakening by Kat Firestone

A review of a recently began series in which an Incubus appears to make a college students life more interesting than she expected it would be. There is that moment for some where they turn from what they appeared to be and become who they actually are. The question that comes along with that decision is whether they understand who they are, or if they only think they are.

There are some stories which have a theme of possession in them that never quite manage to get to the actual story. They tend to hover around the erotica, try to tease the story out of some passion. But there is story in the characters themselves if one only listens to them. No matter how we might not want to know…

  • Title: Possessed by a Demon: Book 1: Awakening
  • Author: Kat Firestone
  • Length: 16 Pages
  • ASIN: B013GYJGLU
  • Publishing Date: August 4, 2015
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells the story of:

Eighteen-year-old Silver Bellingham has escaped her small hometown and arrived at college intent on exploring her repressed and raging lust. But on her first night away from home, her virginity and lust awakens an ancient incubus hell-bent on opening a portal from his world into hers. Now Silver must learn to live in the shadow of Hell, and navigate an unknown reality that will either drive her to the heights of ecstasy or her utter destruction.

Silver leaves home, and the false front she has been putting up for years in order to be what she feels is her true self at college. A wrong room picked, a spirit awakens, and she finds herself being haunted in more than one way.

The work is told from Silver’s perspective and, as a whole, she’s rather unlikable for much of the work. She is very much the wild child away from home and as she goes on in the story, it becomes clear there isn’t much of a filter between her mind and what she says out loud. Along with that, her decision to run away from all she was and become what her fantasies pull at her makes for moments in which there not much left save her need for sex and nothing more.

That means her thoughts revolve around sex, aren’t filtered, and when she is confronted with something that she doesn’t like, there’s no holding back for her. She seems to lose control and in doing so that makes her a little less of an interesting character for me. That said, the story itself focuses, in this the opening work, in setting up Silver’s past, her reasons for what she is doing, and her first moments in her life at college. There are some amusing moments, but as well there are some dry passages that are a lot of reflecting upon her plans done and her plans to be.

Silver encounters what seems to be an incubus, or at least that is what Silver believes it to be. Who, and how, that comes to pass seems to be an interesting story and that I expect will lead towards some points in the series going forwards where the incubus possesses others or something similar. It is also entirely possible that Silver herself might become a succubus, considering her past and goals that she has clearly stated in the work.

There is one bit of erotica, really a hot flash, in which Silver and the incubus have their moment together. There is an aftermath, which is something not seen in a lot of works, that I thought was quite different and interesting as well. The heat is luke-warm at best, as it feels rushed in order to get to the next part of the story and begin setting up the series going forwards.

There are a lot of hints about where the story might go, and I think that will be interesting to see. There are, however, a lot of unlikable characters in the work, mainly male, but Silver herself has her own level of dislike. That is a bit of a problem as, if she is the heroine of the work, she needs to have something likeable. Considering her attitude and her goals, I’m not sure about that.

The writing is quite good in expressing Silver’s thoughts and what happens around her. The work sets up the series well, tells just enough about Silver to explain about her, puts in the incubus in the quickest way possible, and then the story travels onwards to the ending.

The ending is quite open, leading into the next book in the series without a doubt. I do hope the characters becomes less self-absorbed and in being so the story becomes more as well.

Three out of five pitchforks.

The next work in the series is titled Incarnation, having some obvious connotations in that. Hopefully that work will balance out the erotica and the story itself as much as can be…

 

Tera

Aug 21 2015

A Review of Never Summon a Succubus by Haleigh Cookson Clark

Never Summon a Succubus by Haleigh Cookson Clark

Never Summon a Succubus by Haleigh Cookson Clark

A pair of works by the same author this time and this coming Sunday on the Tale. I am actually reviewing them in reverse order of publication as the last work released is billed as the prequel to the first one. Both have some rather interesting characters and events in them and I do think the author tells quite the story.

If you are going to look in places where you aren’t supposed to, you shouldn’t be surprised when you meet something that you didn’t expect to. Sometimes that’s a bad thing… and sometimes it opens your eyes to things you never thought of before…

  • Title: Never Summon a Succubus
  • Author: Haleigh Cookson Clark
  • Length: 22 Pages
  • ASIN: B00ONEKJ4G
  • Publishing Date: October 17, 2014
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work is described as:

In this prequel to Caught in the Temple of Forbidden Lust we follow the life of the beautiful sorceress Braena Wyvernwood back when she was still just a lowly apprentice. Late one evening she makes good use of her powerful mentor’s departure and decides to better explore his keep, eventually stumbling across a seemingly ordinary room. However, little does the curious girl realize that the room hides a seductively sinful secret! Will she be able to undo the powerful magics that accidentally released a sexy new playmate before her master gets back? More importantly, considering what a rare opportunity this presents for the frustrated young sorceress will she even want to?

Braena is an elf who is studying to be a sorceress, but as her teacher is away, then she, of course, has to play and discover all of the things that she hasn’t seen so far. She finds a hidden room and accidentally summons a Succubus. And then the play time really begins and Braena discovers that submitting to the wiles of a Succubus is very pleasurable.

I really enjoyed this work as a whole in that there is a lot of story being told before any of the erotica comes into play. Quite a lot is told about Braena’s past, what she is doing at the moment, and what she thinks about her teacher. It’s also interesting to hear her thoughts about everything that she sees and how that changes her opinion of her teacher as well. When she discovers the hidden room, and makes what is honestly a silly mistake, then the Succubus of the work appears and her name is Misstiand’ara.

Misstiand’ara is not quite the stereotypical succubus and it isn’t exactly clear if that is because of what her situation is or if how she acts is really how she is. Nonetheless, Misstiand’ara is seductive, quite dominant, and how she wraps Braena around her little finger is very hot and wonderfully told. Misstiand’ara has an appearance that is just slightly evil, but really it’s more towards her sexuality being very powerful and how she uses her powers to draw Braena to her, and then make her submit, is nicely hot.

There are some aspects of Succubus mind control in the work that really aren’t mentioned very often, such as in her scent among other things. But what really sets her apart is the nature of her control that Braena cannot resist and falls to completely. The mention that Misstiand’ara makes of Braena falling to her own “dark desires” is very apt and when the story turns towards being a hot flash, that’s when the story really shines.

A wonderfully told sapphic hot flash in which both Misstiand’ara and Braena fall to their own desires and needs. There is a turning point for Braena when she calls Misstiand’ara her Mistress and when that comes, and they both do, the story isn’t simply a moment of sex and nothing more. There’s more to the story, something changes in Braena, and that really interests me as much as Misstiand’ara herself does.

The work ends on a lovely close, one that just felt right after all else that happened, but it left me wanting somewhat. While I am reviewing the second work in this series first, knowing what happens in the first work, which chronologically is the second in the series, is a bit of a problem. As much as this work is wonderful, it doesn’t really connect with what happens in the second and as such there is a lot in that story that doesn’t quite connect with this one.

I really would like to see another work in this series that brings Misstiand’ara back and perhaps with what happened in the other work in the series that would make for an interesting threesome… It’s a thought at least.

Well written, steamingly hot, really enjoyed the work very much. Just really would have liked to see more of Misstiand’ara, who she is, how she came to be where she is, and, perhaps, an answer to the question of what comes next… and who does.

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

I like Misstiand’ara very much, she’s very much the image of a seductive powerful succubus that I so very much enjoy reading about. The erotica is very hot and deliciously so with just a hint of mind control in it that I so do enjoy reading.

Next time, the second work, actually the first, Temple of Forbidden Lust, in which Braena encounters an Incubus and makes a deal… or two… but as for Misstiand’ara… She’s never seen.

 

Tera

Aug 20 2015

Succubi Image of the Week 396

There are quite a number of adventure card games which have either a magic theme or a similar one in them. Naturally, and this really shouldn’t be a surprise, Succubi tend to appear in the game in various ways… Or if not Succubi themselves, then certainly some rather familiar names of Succubi. Sometimes they are a bit more on the “evil” side, sometimes they are “powerful” but almost always they have a certain seductive quality to them that I think is very interesting…

Lilith by BABAGANOOSH99

Lilith by BABAGANOOSH99

This work is called Lilith and is by an artist on DeviantArt by the name of BABAGANOOSH99. You can find the original page with this art here and this artist’s page can be found here on DeviantArt as well.

I rather like this art in quite a few ways. She has no hooves, which I appreciate very much, while she has a somewhat “evil” form it isn’t one that looks poor or takes away from who, and likely what, she is. I do wish she had a tail, I think that’s really something needed here considering her overall look by far.

She does, I know, have more of a warrioress look to her, one that hides her seductiveness a bit behind that huge battle axe and the almost armour she has. But it doesn’t completely remove the Succubus nature of her character and the balance here I think works well as a whole.

I do wonder if she also has a more “seducer” form, one that takes her body shape and tones down her evil features into something a bit more seductive and tempting… As a whole I think that would work quite well and if that form doesn’t have those wings, and only adds the tail which she really needs… I’d love that a lot.

The game that is referred to on the image, Conjuror: Magical Card Adventure, is an online card playing game which you can find here. I don’t really know much about the game I have to admit and I am sharing the link for the sake of completeness and I have no connection to the game whatsoever.

So, if you do like such games, go have a look and let me know if there are, as I think there are, Succubi to be found in that game and let me know?

Otherwise, Lilith, I think, will be what I think Succubi in this world look like and it’s a rather pleasant thought at that…

 

Tera

Aug 19 2015

A Devil… Muppet… Costume?

Cozy Devil Sexy CostumeSome time ago on the Tale I shared a costume that was just the most awful thing i had ever found. It reminded me, in a way, of an attempt to make a muppet devil girl costume… and it didn’t turn out well at all. And I don’t think this attempt worked out well either…

This is called the Cozy Devil Sexy Costume and it comes with the fleece dress which has wings on it, though you can’t really see them in this image. There is also an attached spiky devil tail and a demon horn hood. The boots and tights are not included, not that it helps this disaster at all, and it lists for $85 but it does appear from time to time on sale for $35 or less.

This costume really does remind me of some of the huge monster muppets that I’ve seen from time to time, which are about a million times better than this mess by far.

The wings are silly, the tail is nothing special, and the hood with all of those horns on it just looks wrong. Adding the torn tights and the boots the model is wearing just pushes the entire costume into something one would have to really be slightly drunk to even think about wearing.

I can’t say that I like any of this, there is really no making it better, it is firmly in the fleece section of the awful costumes and it deserves to remain there. Preferably buried under a ton of potting soil and turning into compost.

Zero out of five pitchforks.

It’s just silly and ugly and those are two things that a Succubi costume shouldn’t be…

 

Tera

 

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