Mar 10 2015

A Review of Soul of the Succubus by Lila Shaw

Soul of the Succubus by Lila Shaw

Soul of the Succubus by Lila Shaw

Over the next little while I will be reviewing a series of works by Lila Shaw that are set in a universe of Succubi and Incubi…

The first work asks an important question. What secrets are held around you that you never see and when you see them, do you believe in them, push them aside, or trust in them? And if you can trust, who do you put your trust in?

The story tells of:

After nearly four millenia, Yve, a succubus and harvester of souls, has finally met her quota. She must travel to hell to redeem her own from the devil who holds it in hock. Ta’avah, the hunky and charming minion responsible for luring Yve into sexual slavery, joins her for her redemption ceremony before an audience of ogling demons. The pair soon learn that deals with the devil are rarely settled to anyone’s satisfaction other than Lucifer’s. Only one weapon can trump those of the master of deception, but do Yve or Ta have enough humanity left in them to find and wield it?

Yve, after so so long, has her “get out of hell” card and she’s more than willing to use it. The problem is that, like all deals, there’s one more thing that she needs to do, whether she likes it or not. Ta, the one that made her a Succubus, is involved in that task, but when it’s over, Yve finds that Ta has a few more secrets to reveal.

Yve is, as a whole, jaded and worn out after being a Succubus for so long, being seen as the lowest of the low by those she has faced for so long. From the first moment she speaks in the story, it’s clear that she would be just as happy for her existence to come to an end as she would be in being no longer a Succubus. Being used for the countless time that she has been, has marked her spirit deeply and it shows.

Ta, when he first appears, seems to be just someone that Yve tolerates for the most part and even when things turn towards the erotic, the connection between them is tenuous at best until, finally, Yve discovers a secret that Ta has been carrying since he turned her into a Succubus and with that, the story turns into something much better than it began as.

There is one single long erotic moment in the work, which runs somewhat hot and cold at times. Some of that is the situation itself, and some of it comes from the thoughts that Yve has throughout the moment. But the work doesn’t have the erotica as it’s core, the story matters more and that’s where this work shines.

The story of Yve and Ta, how they are connected, how the truth finally comes out between them both, that’s a wonderful story in itself and adds so much to the characters in this work by far. There is a lot of history hinted at, much in the way of the past and what happened, but it isn’t really gotten into save for in passing. The same is true of the ending in which the story offers a hint of what is to be, but we only get the barest taste of what that is.

But in-between, there’s a connection made, one in which the truth, in a lot of ways, can set them both free. It’s that connection, the revelation that sometimes what is obviously there in front of you  isn’t everything you think it is, that brings Yve pause. In the same way Ta finds that some things are worth giving up for the right reasons. In doing this, in finding that truth out, they both become much more alive in who they are and that makes the difference.

Lovely writing, characters that are true to themselves, and a story that has some well thought out twists and turns. I just wish the ending was longer than it is, that we saw “heaven on a bun” and the moments that come for them both.

Four out of five pitchforks.

I wish there had been an “after” told about these characters. Perhaps not a complete one, but at least something that brought some closure to the two of them and some of the dangling plots that were unresolved…



Mar 09 2015

Lost… But hoping…

There isn’t a story here today to be shared.

There isn’t another story of the Realm, a bit of fluff, a moment that needed to be told.

I’m lost. I’m feeling very lost and the reasons for that loss I won’t be sharing here…

I don’t know, if ever, I will be writing again. It might be a long time away before I find in myself the desire and need to be creative once more… But at this moment… I just cannot find it within myself to.

What this means is that Mondays will likely have nothing here. I don’t want to put something else in the place of this day, so I won’t be. I may full well just put a single word here and nothing more.

I might do nothing. To be honest at this moment I just don’t know what I will do or won’t do.

The rest of the Tale will go on, as things are, for quite some time to come. There are many weeks and months of posts I’ve accumulated and if nothing else, at least that will be here.

But otherwise?

I just don’t know at this moment…

My apologies to everyone… I just need some time…



Mar 08 2015

A Review of The Succubus’ Sub – Session Twelve: A Day in Pink by John Dylena

The Succubus’ Sub - Session Twelve: A Day in Pink by John Dylena

The Succubus’ Sub – Session Twelve: A Day in Pink by John Dylena

The twelfth work in the Succubus’ Sub series by John Dylena was released this week. I have always loved this series, and in this work things take a very interesting turn for Brett. The author wrote a short little bit of flash fiction about Brett, or rather his alter ego Brooke quite some time ago, which I thought was an inspired bit of writing about Brooke turning “all out bimbo.”

Seesion Twelve tells that story, and also serves as a warning to never play with things that a Succubus leaves laying about… You never know really what they might be capable of doing… or what you will be doing because of them.

The story tells of:

When the succubus is away, the sub will play… 

Myserra has had her hands full teaching Ashley, the new succubus, how to control her powers. Brett is used to being the center of attention, and in his loneliness, he’s begun to act out. But Myserra is unimpressed, and when she leaves him alone for a week in their condo, he’s devastated.

It seems that his mistress has left something behind, however: a sparkly bracelet covered in rhinestones. And no matter how hard Brett tries to avoid it, he can’t help but want to slide it over his wrist and give in to the power he knows lurks inside of it.

It isn’t long before he surrenders and discovers his inner bimbo in the process. Now he’s having the time of his life. But at what cost?

Brett’s relationship with Myserra has gone a little bit off the rails of late. Myserra is not spending as much time with Brett as she used to which Brett finds hard to take, at one point being rather short with Myserra and when she leaves him alone for some time, he finds that things just become worse. A mysterious bracelet catches his attention and Brett discovers that when a Succubus leaves something out in the open, it can change things in ways one would never expect.

Myserra and Ashley do not appear for very long in this work, as it is really focused on Brett alone. It is clear that Myserra has something in mind for Brett, the comment she makes at the beginning of the story makes that very clear, and the means to make that happen is both cute and wonderfully told. They do, of course, appear by the end of the story again, to make sure that Brett, or rather Brooke, gets everything out of her lesson, and the twist in the ending is a neat little one that I didn’t see coming earlier in the work.

Brett’s transformation into “Bimbo Brooke” is told in a way that makes it very subtle and by the time that Brett realizes that something is happening to him, it’s far too late to do anything about it. Not that he could at any rate as Myserra’s trap for her submissive works really quite well. The Brooke that has been seen before isn’t the Brooke that appears in this work. She’s very much a bimbo, but there is also something a bit different about her. She does try to fight her transformation, attempts to control herself as much as she can, but over time she falls further and further into Myserra’s trap. When it finally closes completely, Brooke is a cute little sex toy that has quite the experience with her Mistress and her new found friend in the story.

I liked the mental shifting of Brett to Brooke and then how Brooke turned the corner into being the best bimbo she could possibly be. The shifts in attitude and character build up slowly over time and to Brett and Brooke’s point of view, when they do shift, it’s fairly seamless and not noticed too much by him/herself.

There are two very hot scenes in the work, one that introduces a new character to the series which I thought was lovely, and the other when Myserra and Ashley return that takes Brooke into being completely bimbo in nature and finding out what that means in some very hot ways. Two really well told hot flashes, but the mind control and body transformations are really the core of the story and as such they make the work very strong as a whole.

The author knows his characters and how they act, what they do, and more importantly, how things come to the climax aren’t out of place. I would have liked to see a bit more of Bimbo Brett getting into some “situations”, more than she did. I think I would like to see her return again sometime, perhaps Brett will see this side of him/herself as being a treat in more ways than one.

Certainly Brett will have learned not to touch things that he doesn’t recognize. Succubi have all sorts of things to play with… or to play with others you know…

Four and a half out of five pitchforks.

Just a wonderfully fun work that just made me smile throughout. It was wonderful to see Brett, through Brooke, be something different than she usually is. It gives a different perspective on things, what could have been, what might have been, and what could, possibly, return again some time. A lovely light, joyful, and cute story that I really did enjoy…



Mar 08 2015

A Review of Enslave by Felicity Heaton

Enslave by Felicity Heaton

Enslave by Felicity Heaton

Sometimes the concepts of Succubi, and Incubi for that matter, get a little bit entwined with vampires. Sometimes that really doesn’t work, mainly because the two concepts really don’t work together well. However, if you take a slightly different view of both sides of things, you can, if you try, come up with an idea that makes sense, works well, and most importantly, helps to create a uniquely hot, passionate, and adventurous story.

What happens when what you are is hidden from you, then confronts you and then destroys what happiness you had. What is the result when your refusing that which you are for years on end, draws others to you who want you for their purposes and care nothing about you?

Who do you turn to and trust? And when you figure that out, is it too late already?

The work tells the story of:

His determination to succeed in business has left no room in his life for love. Now, a beautiful and deadly succubus has teleported into his dark, decadent world and is in danger of enslaving his heart.

Andreu’s future entails opening an erotic theatre like Vampirerotique, gaining wealth, women and power, not shackling himself to a single female, but he cannot deny the dangerously seductive succubus who stirs his anger and passion, and tempts him like no other—he will have her.

The moment their eyes meet, Varya knows she cannot have the exotic dark vampire who sets her pulse racing. His shadowed aura marks him as forbidden, but the hungers he awakens in her are too intense to resist—she must have a taste.

When an erotically-charged kiss ignites their soul-searing passion and reveals something dangerous about Andreu, will Varya leave forever or will she dare to risk all in pursuit of something she thought was beyond her reach?

Varya visits a theatre in which vampires perform some very kinky sexual acts and while she is there, trying to hide herself, her glamour slips and she is seen by Andreu, the vampire who doesn’t want to fall in love like his brother… But one look and he wants her. Varya has been told by her Fae clan that beings such as he are forbidden, but she can’t stay way either. A misguided trap later and Varya is imprisoned in the theatre… and then the truths begin to come out.

Varya is described as a Succubus, and another character is described as being half-incubus in nature. The interesting thing is that Incubi believe in love and Succubi have been told that they cannot love. Through the story, the real truths about Succubi come out and with that a really involved and passionate story unfolds.

While Varya is a Succubus, she does not have horns or a tail, though she has pointed ears, fangs, and she can teleport herself from place to place. She also has a touch of mind control abilities as well. Sadly, she also, if she is not careful, can and has taken the lives of others, but not their souls. I liked her style, what she wears, how headstrong and independent she is. All of that just added to her character in a lot of ways and when she was present, she took over the story from sheer force of will.

The supporting cast, all of them vampires, are interesting and complex in their own rights. Thankfully there wasn’t a lot of blood bring thrown around through the story, which is something I really dislike is any story about Succubi. Their lives and stories are really detailed and that helped to weave the story as a whole better.

The erotica mainly focuses on Varya and Andreu, and that passion, and the confusion it brings to each of them as the story unfolds is at times quite funny and at others so terribly sad. Varya’s teachings keep pulling at her, she cannot believe in what she has, and that hurts her. The same can be said about Andreu, what he is told wars against what he can see and it takes forever for him to make a choice. But when they both do, the story is so much better and a sweeter read. There are moments of conflict, sacrifice, and mistakes are made, but that makes their relationship all the better and realistic, and that adds to the heat of the story.

As much as I enjoyed the work, it was the ending that for me wrecked things. It felt wrong, it did not sit right, and in the end what happens seems like a cop out for a quick ending to the story. There’s so much that goes wrong from the first moment that Varya sees Andreu so much pain and suffering, so much heartache and more, and in the end, all of that ends with a decision that for both of these characters, isn’t right.

It also drives me to wonder what happens if the theatre was burned to the ground? What is the result of a disaster like that? There’s a lot of what ifs that came to me over the ending, and it feels like there needed to be a conclusion to this work. But I haven’t found that, and as such, to me, that means that Varya and Andreu are in a situation that cannot end well… and it shouldn’t.

Wonderful characters, the erotica, the descriptions of what Varya does and Andreu’s reactions and what he does to her are hot, passionate, and perfect in every way. The writing itself is strong, the settings and scenes are well written and more… It’s just the ending that disappoints me, and it shouldn’t have.

I’ll give this work four of five pitchforks.

A deeply involved story about a Succubus finding that she can love. Really beautiful and wonderful in many ways… But the ending left me wanting and after all that Varya suffered, that, at least to me, felt like a mistake.



Mar 07 2015

Some Video RPG Succubi are not what they could be

So there is, apparently, a video role playing game called Loren the Amazon Princess. As part of this game, at one point, you happen to come across… a Succubus.

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

Here’s an image of the Succubus herself, her name is Jul… Actually I do like her name as I think about it a bit…

Jul the Succubus of Loren The Amazon Princess

Jul the Succubus of Loren The Amazon Princess

It’s a shame really that there are no other images of her, and really for the most part she’s there for a moment and then vanishes… But I like her name…

There could be something in that…

Regardless, she’s somewhat of a stereotypical enemy, but there is a bit of mind control in the storyline and she does at least look the part… And I do like her tail actually…

Just wish she was more than she is…



Mar 06 2015

A Review of Black Shadow Detective Agency: The Angel and The Demon Caper by Sigurd Olson

Black Shadow Detective Agency: The Angel and The Demon Caper by Sigurd Olson

Black Shadow Detective Agency: The Angel and The Demon Caper by Sigurd Olson

Some think that Succubi are weak beings that do not, or can not, or will not, fight for something. The question isn’t one of something, but rather someone. There comes a point where a choice has to be made and like all beings, Succubi can choose. They can choose to know love, they can choose to be more than they are.

Most of all, they can decide that being more than “a simple” Succubus is what really matters to them. Having someone to love that sees you in the same way means that you’d do anything for them… and do.

  • Title: Black Shadow Detective Agency: The Angel and The Demon Caper
  • Author: Sigurd Olson
  • Length: 50 Pages
  • IBSN: 9781301506200
  • Publishing Date: October 16, 2013
  • This work at

The work tells the story of:

The name of the door reads Black Shadow Detective Agency and the office is in a building so old that it considered a cultural landmark of the state. The room is clean the furniture isn’t new and when you walk in to the office it feels like you just stepped onto the set of The Maltese Falcon.

My name is Jason Black, I find things, people, and solve the occasional murder. I was given knowledge of both mortal and daemonic magicks from my parents and they are the tools of my trade. I have saved people from soul stealers, tracked kidnapped kids across the ocean with nothing more than a strand of hair, and interrogated the dead. For the right price and a worthy cause I’ll do anything to help a client get the justice that can’t be found from the normal sources.

My name is Jason Black and I’m for hire.

The weirdest case of my century long career has just landed in my lap. A succubus waitress from my favorite bar, The Mystic Wolf, has come to me begging for help. A valkyrie friend of hers has disappeared, and her place looks like a bomb went off inside it. Now I have to find an divine deamon for an infernal one. If it wasn’t for the fact that there was check with my name on it I would thing this whole thing was a sick joke.

I love complicated mysteries, especially ones that make you think and try to piece together the plots and plans that are swimming around. It’s even better when the characters have their history so neatly told that by the time you are halfway done you feel like you’ve known all of them for a long time before.

Being that this is the third work in this series, and I had not read the previous two works, it wasn’t hard to get into the story, the characters and this world. There is quite a lot of information needing to be shared of course, but it isn’t an info dump. The setting, characters and world are explained in an off handed way which works really well and provides for insight into the main character of the series Jason Black.

He is part demon in nature, but he isn’t demonic or evil. Far from that he’s intelligent, has a detailed past, and a very complicated present. That made him very attractive and in that his personality is sharply defined on the page. He strikes me as sort of Indiana Jones like in a way, fedora and all. His personality, humour, and more just made the story spin around him and in doing so the author created a gripping page turner.

Part of my joy in this work was the way Succubi were described. Having them be in a union at a club and read all of the little quirks and personalities they all have was wonderful. More so that the Succubi were not stereotypically evil or nasty. They are all trying to make it in a new world in their own ways and it was refreshing to see that. There were many moments where I laughed over some of the things they had to deal with and it was lovely…

That brings me to Sasha, the main Succubus of the story. She starts out confused, worried and most importantly in love. The question of who she is in love with starts the mystery and drives it forwards, but as that develops, Sasha grows in herself and what she can do. Love they say can change you. In Sasha’s case that’s so very clearly told. Sasha does have wings and a tail, as do all of the Succubi in this work. But she also isn’t really like any other Succubus in another way. She wants to be more than she is, going to college and studying to be a teacher. All of that made her adorable in so many ways and I love her dearly.

This is a mystery story, so there isn’t any erotica per se, but it was cute to see the little double entendres that appeared from time to time and how Jason bemoans the two women, both of which I thought were amazing characters in their own rights.

Tightly written, a world of detail, characters with style and purpose. All in all a wonderful read and well worth your time. My only wish? I would have liked to know more about Sasha, her story is a bit vague background wise. That and seeing more of the Succubi at the bar… There are so many characters there only touched on and they interested me a lot.

Four and a half out of five pitchforks.

A wonderfully told story with a strong universe and characters that are unique, have their own souls and are not afraid to show them. Really one of the best works in the detective mystery/supernatural genre that i have seen this year.



Mar 05 2015

Succubi Image of the Week 372

I’ve said many times that I love cute Succubi, the cuter the better honestly. A smile, a look, just how they are really can make me smile and I cherish those sorts of works of art very much. I found this one quite some time ago and every time I see it… I can’t help but smile and be thankful for the artist that brought her to life…

Cute Succubus by Hiyata

Cute Succubus by Hiyata

This cute piece of Succubus art is by an artist on DeviantArt called Hiyata. You can find the page I found this art here and this artist’s DeviantArt page is here as well.

The artist called this a “random Succubus quickie” but, to me at least, there’s so much character here that I can’t really see this as a quickie. The entire work just… speaks to me. I love her tail, the look in her eyes, her outfit, hair, horns, the markings on her skin, her expression… Really all of this just calls out to me so very much… So very much so.

She’s just so huggably cute, which I love as so many that know me are aware. Yes there is a little bit of sexy in her, there’s no doubt about that, she is one of the Succubi after all. But there’s personality in her, a strong one.

I wonder what her name is… Violet I think isn’t right…  Daphne? Melissa? Candice?

I need to ponder this I think.