May 07 2015

Succubi Image of the Week 381

For this week’s Succubi image I found one that I thought was really well done, could have a really interesting story to tell, and as a whole I really liked it a lot. The only thing that I wish was that the artist had used a bit less shadow around her… But then I think that’s all part of the mood of the work…

Twice as Piquant by Nyuunzi

Twice as Piquant by Nyuunzi

This art is called Twice as Piquant and is by an artist on DeviantArt called Nyuunzi. You can find the original page where I found this wort here on DeviantArt.

She has a little bit of a World of Warcraft vibe to her, but thankfully it isn’t overwhelming and, at least for me, if she has hooves they aren’t shown, which makes her a lot more interesting to me at least. While I do like that the scene is lit by the single candle and in doing so her eyes are more pronounced and the little bit of light that falls over her curves looks really nice, I do, in a way, wide that the art would have been a touch brighter so that the details stood out a bit more.

I do wonder about those bracelets she is wearing, if they are, possibly, a sort of collar that she places around those that fall to her charms… That seems to me to be an interesting plot for a story possibly…

Wonderful art, it does set a particular tone and setting in one’s thoughts and that can take you almost anywhere really…

 

Tera

May 06 2015

Not that bad a looking wig really…

Red Devilina WigI might need a wig this year, I’m pondering a Tail appearance as an option. But I’m also pondering a slightly different look as well for Tail. I’ve never been able to get my hair into curls and have it coloured red at the same time. Highlights and curls do work, and really well, but red and curls just goes all frizzy and I’ve never liked that much.

I found this wig, it’s called the Red Devilina Wig and it sells for $8 US… And I think I might have to try it as an option.

I think the horns are all that bad, the colour is quite nice, and I do like the curls too… I might have to see about doing something with the hairstyle, other than the curls however…

The biggest thing for me is that it doesn’t look silly or over the top which would take away from the costume I am pondering as an option…

Three out of five pitchforks.

We’ll see what develops… Won’t we?

 

Tera

May 05 2015

A Review of Futanari Demon by Taylor Jax

Futanari Demon by Taylor Jax

Futanari Demon by Taylor Jax

Something I’ve noticed of late is that there is actually quite a lot of myths and legends getting mixed up in stories. Ghosts get mixed in with Incubi for example. While that sounds like a good idea for a story the problem becomes when the ghost/incubus doesn’t actually appear in the story. Rather one specific part of them does and otherwise they are a mystery.

The larger mystery becomes when at the end of the story you aren’t exactly sure what happened, why it happened or for that matter, if the entire thing was a really weird dream.

  • Title: Futanari Demon
  • Author: Taylor Jax
  • Length: 14 Pages
  • ASIN: B00MT5AXPQ
  • Publishing Date: August 16, 2014
  • This work at Amazon.com
  • It is the story of:

It’s a slumber party from Hell!

When Kate and Jane mess with a Ouija board, they get more than they bargained for. A creature from the spirit world wants to share something long and hard with them.

The girls find themselves trapped in an erotically charged paranormal nightmare that will transform their lives forever…

Kate and Jane get high, have some donuts, play with a Ouija board and things do a little crazy when the spirit that answers wants something more out of the two of them. A strip tease, some kissing and then things get really weird in a psychedelic way.

The work is really just a hot flash between the two main characters with Damien, the possible incubus of the story, watching for most of the work. It’s not even clear if he is an incubus because he is never seen… well save for one particular body part. He seems more like a sprit, a creature that possesses others and has his fun with them. Whether that makes him an incubus is another matter.

The summary of the work is a bit misleading considering where the story ends and how it does. I felt it was quite the let down with respect to the rest of the work, what happens between Kate and Jane especially. The sexual innuendo is quite right with regards to the story, which really is the core of it regardless, but beyond that there isn’t much else.

The work seems more of a drug induced nightmare, or a dream, or something like that overall. In that the ending does make some sense. But as for it being a work about an incubus that connection is very thin overall. I don’t feel like Damien is an incubus, though there is a touch of mind control or manipulation in the work that had some nice heat on its own.

The heat in the flash itself could have been a bit more, and I think the main problem is what the girls consume before they try out the Ouija board. I think that part of the story didn’t need to be there, and if it wasn’t I think what comes with Damien could have been a lot hotter, mind control or not.

The writing has its moments, some better than others, but it is the ending that just took a lot away from the story. I’m not sure that a vague ending was the best way to go when there could have been many other ways to end the work, even to the point of leaving the door open to something of a sequel. But really it is a hot flash, which the work manages fairly well, but in that heat there was too much confusion and misdirection for my liking.

Two out of five pitchforks.

Nothing really incubus-like in the story, and what there was provided a means to an end, that being a long drawn out hot flash that ended in a way that I found lacked a lot of heat. It could have been a lot better than it was in a lot of ways and that was the most disappointing thing of all honestly.

 

Tera

May 04 2015

Technical Difficulties… Sorry…

There should be a story here today, but there isn’t. I’ve suffered a rather huge issue with my Mac and, sometime today, my Eternal will be visiting a Mac repair shop with the hope of bringing my Mac, named Tail of course, back to life.

As such there isn’t anything here today because I really have problems writing on a laptop. I won’t bore you all with the reasons, but needless to say, it isn’t just the typing that is the issue, it’s all of the stuff on Tail’s hard drive that I can’t get to at the moment…

None of it is lost, thankfully, and I hope that sometime next week she’ll be back in my hands and back to herself once more…

So, as they say…

Please stand by…

 

Tera

May 03 2015

A Review of Crave by Felicia Fox

Crave by Felicia Fox

Crave by Felicia Fox

In 2014 I reviewed the first two works in a series by Felicia Fox which told the most amazing story involving a Succubus. You can find the review of Consumed here, which I loved dearly and the review of the second work Captive, can be found here on the Tale, was, again, a wonderful read.

The last work in the series, Crave, has been out for some time now, and today I shall be reviewing the work on the Tale.

The thing about not knowing everything is that there are some secrets, when revealed, which show just how tangled the past can be. Some secrets shouldn’t be held closely when they can mean the difference between life. love, and, sometimes, loss.

  • Title: Crave
  • Author: Felicia Fox
  • Length: 78 Pages
  • ASIN: B00LJ2SXDE
  • Publishing Date: July 3, 2014
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells of:

When passion sets your soul on fire.

Object of a deadly obsession, Felicity has been taken by the crazed incubus, Marius. Secrets, lies, and betrayals are mounting against Alex and Felicity. Will their passion and love be enough to keep from breaking Felicity, or will Alex’s world be the end of her?

Felicity finds herself held by a madman, who reveals just how mad he is, all of the things that he has done to her, and what he desires from her. Alex seeks out Felicity, her own truths and the hidden ones about Felicity that neither of them knew, or understood. They say the truth can set you free, but for Felicity and Alex, is there such a thing as freedom or is it all in their minds?

Overall, the work ties up a lot of loose ends and in doing so it gives explanations about a lot of Felicity’s past and of Alex’s as well. In doing so there are a lot of “well that makes sense” moments and really that’s very good because sometimes there are tales told about histories that make no sense. Here, the history is important, it matters and through that history it isn’t just Felicity that comes to understand, it is Alex as well.

In learning about now so much who Felicity is, but what she means to Alex’s society there comes a moment where an important question is posed to Alex. It’s one that really does matter and while it takes some time for her to figure it out, it does make a world of difference to Felicity. There’s some betrayal, some conflict, and there’s a certain amount of… worship… that comes from the truth. It explains so much about why things turn out as they do, but it also gives a certain hope that Alex’s society can be more than it is in this moment. There’s a past, one that still exists according to some, and it isn’t the best of one.

For me there was a bit of disappointment in how Marius’ story turns and comes to a close. It felt rushed in a lot of ways and with all that transpired through this series and how much Marius had his fingers into so many things, that resolution was… too pat. It wasn’t unexpected by any means, but I wanted more from this aspect of the series. Yes, there’s no doubt that we understand a lot through Felicity’s eyes as Marius reveals so much to her, but… something’s missing beyond that. Something wasn’t explained and that left me with something of a black hole in the story which I didn’t like to see.

What wasn’t a mystery was the love between Felicity and Alex. It is as strong, if not stronger than in the previous works. That love is the undercurrent that sweeps through all of the characters, making them take notice of what they have done, right or wrong. The passion in the scenes between Felicity and Alex is wonderful and the teasing moments bring a bit of light to the work when it’s sorely needed for all of the darkness that surrounds both Felicity and Alex.

Amazing writing, the characters remain true to themselves from start to finish. There’s nothing to draw the reader out of the story and the tapestry of Felicity’s truths, as they are revealed are gripping. As strong a work as the rest of the series and, as a whole, a very satisfying ending.

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

While this work closes out the story of Felicity and Alex and their world, there still are a lot of questions left open to explore. I really would like to see more from this world, to see where Felicity and Alex go from here. I’d like to see how Alex’s relationship with her father and as well the surrounding society she lives in are changed by the revelation of who, and what, Felicity is.

I’d like to know the future turns of events that come from everything that has happened and will, there is little doubt, come from this. There’s more story here, more passions, more life to be lived. I do hope the author does, sometime, return to tell more.

 

Tera

May 03 2015

A Review of Antiquity’s Scion by Zoe Miller

Antiquity's Scion by Zoe Miller

Antiquity’s Scion by Zoe Miller

 

There are some stories that, from the first word written, have a tone to them that simply works. That tone is in the characters, how they speak, how they act. It is the history that drives them forward, the secrets they hold.

Sometimes there is a connection that forms in the story which, as the moment unfold, reveals that there are layers not to the story itself, but the meaning behind what one character hides and another simply knows.

To them, in that moment, the real truths must become clear.

  • Title: Antiquity’s Scion
  • Author: Zoe Miller
  • Length: 23 Pages
  • ASIN: B00WQLADXU
  • Publishing Date: April 26, 2015
  • This work at Amazon.com

The story tells of:

Desperate to save her family’s failing honor, young noblewoman Chaudette Merlotte submits herself to the trial of Antiquity’s Scion–only to discover the Scion is an imprisoned succubus, and it’s her body the Scion intends to test.

Chaudette is on a mission, one in which she hopes to answer a riddle, find a boon and save her family’s honour in a time where honour is very important… even if the idea of woman having honour isn’t seen as being so possible. A mistake made, a challenge accepted and Chaudette finds herself facing the Scion… a Succubus who knows all, sees all, and offers something that Chaudette desires…

I simply adored this work in so many ways. The main characters, Chaudette and the Succubus, who is never named, but is referred to as Scion, are captivating, intelligent, and have very strong presence. While Chaudette is the main character and tells the story, really Scion is as much a strong force. Scion is amazingly witty, strong, talented, passionate, but the most important thing about her it that there is not a hint of her being stereotypically evil or uncouth.

Scion has a set of rules she exists by, meaning to her existence that she defends. But she’s more than that. She’s a speaker of truth, both her and Chaudette’s own. There’s a lovely bemusement about Scion that, for me, added so much to the story, how she related to Chaudette and what the outcome of the story turned out to be.

Past the first encounter, beyond the drawing out of Chaudette’s truths, there is a lovely simmering heat that is created between the two characters that turns, at the right moment and not in an out of place way, towards passions and discovery that told so much about Scion, who she is, and how she connected with Chaudette’s own situation, needs, and hidden desires.

There is a lovely erotic passage between the two characters that I felt did them both justice, made them more fuller and more “real.” There isn’t anything cardboard about either of them. They are both well fleshed out in so many ways that seeing the emotions from Chaudette as Sion takes her from confrontation to understanding is quite the telling thing.

The work is written well, the language spoken fits the time of the past, the actions make sense and there is a certain feel to the story that, while it is fantasy, also brings able the understanding that the story isn’t simply about the erotica, it is the story itself that matters. This is something that I look for and this author has the balance so very right by far.

The one thing about this work that did bother me was in the use of the short form ‘Mme.’ rather than the use of the full word ‘Madame’. It really broke up the story and took me out of it at times and I don’t quite understand why it was the author felt that this was a good idea. It took away a lot of the intimacy, heat, and passion between Chaudette and the Succubus, which really shouldn’t have happened.

The work ends on a cliffhanger and in doing so it screams quite loudly for a story to follow. There is a hugely important question that is not brought to its conclusion and that really needs to be told. I do hope the author does return to this universe, to  Chaudette and her unnamed Succubus to tell about what happens to them.

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

One of the very best Succubus stories of the year so far and well worth a read. Good characters, good story, and, most of all, good presentation makes for something special and in that I was pleasantly surprised…

 

Tera

May 02 2015

Still another Morrigan Aensland Tribute on YouTube

A rather interesting series of images this time on a Morrigan Aensland tribute YouTube today on the Tale. There are quite a number of works with her in some different outfits that I sort of liked, I think the main problem was they didn’t look right on her… for me at least.

And if you can’t see the video on the Tale, try this link:

And the one image of Morrigan that I liked the best:

Morrigan Aensland

I just like Morrigan’s look here more than anything else. She is, I admit, a bit over endowed, but that’s overcome by the really amazing look in her eyes, that smile, and the flow her hair has around her that draws your eyes to hers and not quite so much her more obvious assets…

I’ll have to find the full image of this sometime.. I think this is one of the best pieces of art I have seen of Morrigan this month…

 

Tera

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