Aug 29 2015

A view of Succubi and Incubi on YouTube that I can agree with

I found what I think is a very interesting view of Succubi that I wanted to share on the Tale today. The person that created the YouTube isn’t me, but what she says does match my own view of Succubi, of who and what we are and that, for me, felt really good to find…

And if you cannot see, or rather, hear this on the Tale, please try this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YscmCDN8rMU

As a whole I agree wholeheartedly with almost everything said in this YouTube, save for one point and for those that know me, that point will be very obvious when it comes up in the discussion.

What matters most of all is that the truths that I have written about in my stories about the Realm is reflected here and in doing so it gives me some hope that the classical views of Succubi and Incubi might, just might, not be as prevalent as they once were…

I can dream of course…. But then Succubi are the stuff of dreams…

 

Tera

Aug 28 2015

A Review of In Her Dreams by J.E. Keep and M. Keep

In Her Dreams by J.E. Keep and M. Keep

In Her Dreams by J.E. Keep and M. Keep

There are those stories in which things seem… lost. A lot of that can be explained by events happening in a dream-like state to the main character sometimes. In other cases the plot is hard to find, or to follow. Then there are those stories in which the final few pages tell of something completely aside to the main story unfolding which means something, but is not explained.

Stories having these problems are difficult to read at times. More so when the work ends and the only thought that one comes away with is… why? What was the point? And, mots of all, why was it so confused when it didn’t have to be?

  • Title: In Her Dreams
  • Author: J.E. Keep and M. Keep
  • Length: 47 Pages
  • B013XCTQB0 (Reissue)
  • Publishing Date: September 24, 2013 (Original), August 13, 2015 (Reissue)
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells the story of:

Rita feels invisible. She’s a plus-size secretary in a job surrounded by white walls and monotony. Every day is the same until she dreams of the perfect…demon?

The exciting and unreal incubus offers her sweet surrender and affection. He makes all of the pain go away. For the first time in so long she feels loved and desired, and quickly she finds she can think of nothing else. Nothing but her new Incubus Master.

Every night he touches her in new ways, teaching her new and forbidden pleasure as he dominates her. He teases her with his passion and experience, but in the end, will she surrender everything to be with him?

Rita’s life is miserable in just about every way one could imagine. A demon appears in the night and takes her breath away, leading to her submitting to his demands. But at what cost and why is a question to be answered.

Going from the summary alone, what comes in this story doesn’t match up well. The work reads very much like a dream sequence most of the time, being confused and uneven at many places. There’s a disconnect with Rita as this happens which makes the work harder to read. She seems to lose focus with her reality over time, which makes some sense considering she’s supposedly with an Incubus, or other dream demon.

While that story unfolds there is the slightest hint of something else going on around Rita and others, but that isn’t really delved into much through most of the work. In truth, that plot thread is mentioned once or twice, but why it is, what it matters, never comes out fully. Once the climax comes, that underlying thread is touched on again. But I cannot understand why it is in the work in the first place.

The work ends on a revelation which makes no sense with the rest of the story, doesn’t have a purpose with regards to Rita’s actions, or that of Anton, the supposed demon of the work. It feels very much like a tease towards a horror/action movie plot in a way, one that’s been done many times before and not all that well really most of the time.

But before the work gets to the end, and the confusion with it, the story in-between is a mix of submissive domination, in an over the top and nasty way. It wasn’t erotic to me, didn’t have much heat in it, and, again, looking at the summary, I expected more than what came out in the story.

The incubus himself, Anton, wasn’t much of an incubus, save that he wanted Rita to submit to him in a sexual way. He acted somewhat stereotypically in that, which I didn’t care for very much either. It’s not quite clear what he wants. exactly, again the dream-like storytelling makes it hard to find the motivations of the characters. When the ending does comes, even then it’s not clear what the motivations were either.

As such, the work didn’t seem to have a direction, a focus, a reason for the story to move in the direction it did. The ending just seemed to be there for shock value, in all ways, and it just left nothing to enjoy.

One pitchfork out of five.

A confusing work with an ending that left more questions in its wake than should have been. The author might well have stopped the story about one page before they did and leave out the last couple of paragraphs.

The work might have made a little more sense in that context.

 

Tera

Aug 28 2015

A Review of Seducing the Succubus by Felicity Silver

Seducing the Succubus by Felicity Silver

Seducing the Succubus by Felicity Silver

Occasionally I come across a story which has as a character a Succubus that I find very interesting. They have personality, drive, but most of all, there is something about them that catches my attention and holds me to the story to see where it takes them.

I want to know more about them, their past, how they see themselves and others. If they have more than just the stereotypical view of the universe, or if, as a chance, the universe has something to teach them. But then the question is if anything really changes when that comes or they do…

  • Title: Seducing the Succubus
  • Author: Felicity Silver
  • Length: 23 Pages
  • ASIN: B00OU1WLSO
  • Publishing Date: October 22, 2014
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells about:

The art of seducing is the Succubus’ job. This Succubus is about to get a surprise when she becomes the seduced.

Halloween approaches, and the Succubus Cassandra is forced to work instead of play with her Master. She reluctantly finds herself among sweaty, awkwardly moving humans. She must find a human to suck the libido from so she can resume her night of fun with Master. Years of practice enable this self assured Succubus to complete this task in mere moments. Until Markos.

Markos and his dark olive skin cause Cassandra to prickle with excitement. His beefcake body stuffed into a tiny, slutty, female devil costume. Her lust is ignited for this simple human. Simple he is not, as he manages to seduce the Succubus, rather than the other way around. Cassandra forgets about her mission, and her Master, submitting instead to Markos for the night.

Cassandra is a Succubus, one of, if not the best. On Halloween, when she expects something special, she is sent to Earth to claim a soul, just one. She finds one, but then discovers that not all those she seduces are seduced. Some are adept in seducing her as well.

This work is a bit more than a hot flash in that while a good part of the story revolves around Cassandra’s seduction and she facing her own seduction in return, there is a lot more than that told. While there isn’t much said about who she was before she became a Succubus, her life as one is told in quite a lot of interesting detail that I enjoyed. She doesn’t have hooves, thankfully, and her appearance is seductive beauty rather than something more evil in nature. But she is, just slightly, stereotypical in her need to take souls, to be evil, and some of her attitude is a bit callous at times.

Much of the story is told from her perspective and that gives quite a different expectation as the story moves from arrival to encounter, entrapment, and, finally, seduction. Cassandra is very seductive as a Succubus, being that it is Halloween, it’s amusing to hear her thoughts about this time of the year, how she feels about it, and more what it is like for her not to have to hide herself away from those around her.

When the work turns toward erotica, there isn’t any urgency to tell that part of the story. The tapestry of seduction is woven around both Cassandra and Markos in a way that works really well. Cassandra tipping over the edge into submitting to Markos is very hot and her thoughts as they play games with each other I did enjoy very much. Eventually the climax comes, both for them and for the story, and it felt a bit rushed at the end. I think there should have been more of the “afterwards” told when they had their moment than there is.

Which then brings me to the close of the story. Who Markos is, the twist in the story, is very well done and I though it was hidden very well to the end of the work. But with that reveal comes a series of questions, none of which are really answered, which is a shame.

While the work tells a full story, I do feel like there is quite a lot that isn’t told, left open, and in that I felt somewhat disappointed. I like story with my erotica and this work had a lot of story to tell and much of that was told… I just feel like there is something missing… It could well be that there is a part two to come, which would make some sense… We’ll see.

I’m giving this work three and a half out of five pitchforks.

While the story was unique, Cassandra I found to be one of the more interesting Succubi I have read, and the erotica was very hot and passionate… it is much too short for all of the promise that the story began with. The work plays with some ideas and concepts that I would have liked to see expanded on, stories told, and more. But it wasn’t and that’s the bigger shame.

There’s more in this work than a hot flash and it would have been good to see that… sometime…

 

Tera

Aug 27 2015

Succubi Image of the Week 397

A very sexy image of a Succubus this week on the Tale that I found some time ago… I’ve always thought that for Succubi to be sexy does not mean that they have to be nude. If they have a look, a pose, and a style that works for them, the sexy comes along with the seductiveness…

Louder, Louder. by Paper-Plate

Louder, Louder. by Paper-Plate

This work is called Louder, Louder. and is by an artist on DeviantArt called Paper-Plate. You can find the original page on DeviantArt with this work here and this artist’s page can be found here as well.

I really like her quite a lot, though I will admit that I wish she had a tail. I can imagine it curled around her legs and waving for you to come closer to her. A very strong character in her expression, pose and form as well, which I like and with that her outfit I think works very well with her body shape.

Her wings remind me a bit of Morrigan Aensland in a way, which is probably why she doesn’t have a tail. I also like her hair and how her horns meld into the colour and texture. From her expression and pose, I would think she’s a fairly dominant character, again, something that I like in Succubi.

A lovely piece of Succubi art and it tells a lovely story all on its own…

 

Tera

Aug 26 2015

It’s SuperDevil…. not.

Fierce Flame Sexy Devil CostumeOne of the things that I have, I admit, thought about as a costume is a sort of superhero Succubi thing. Now I’ve never been able to work out something that looks sexy, isn’t silly, but has that “thing” about it that makes it work. That doesn’t mean of course that someone hasn’t tried… sort of.

This is called the Fierce Flame Sexy Devil Costume and it comes with the metallic mock neck bodysuit with contrast flames and the gauntlets. The boots are not included and it sells for $79 US. Adding the boots would send the price of this costume to $150 US.

I notice that there aren’t any horns, nor a tail with this costume and as such I think it’s a really lame attempt to stick a devil tag onto what otherwise is a rather unimpressive superhero costume.

Just because a costume has some flame sewn onto it does not, at all, make it anything like a Succubus costume, nor a devilish one for that matter.

There is a certain kitsch to this mess I suppose and perhaps it will be appealing to someone, but for myself I just can’t see this working at all. Even adding a set of horns, or a pitchfork for that matter, probably would result in having to answer questions about just what exactly you are supposed to be?

There has to be some sort of way to create something in a superhero theme that isn’t a compete disaster like this is. Thinking about this a moment, it probably would work with something as simple as a black corset, skimpy bikini bottom, thigh high boots and a pair of horns… I’m sure that particular idea tells some that follow comic books exactly which well known character I am thinking of… But it isn’t this thing.

Zero pitchforks out of five.

Not even close to a devil costume and so far away from being one of a Succubus that it isn’t worth mentioning…

 

Tera

Aug 25 2015

A Review of Summoning the Demon Succubus through the Power of Orgasm: An Erotic Fantasy by Aaron Sans

Summoning the Demon Succubus through the Power of Orgasm: An Erotic Fantasy by Aaron Sans

Summoning the Demon Succubus through the Power of Orgasm: An Erotic Fantasy by Aaron Sans

Some short stories bother me more than others do. What I mean by that is a story begins, the characters are drawn together, and the story becomes very interesting. But then, quite suddenly, everything climaxes, in more ways than one and the story ends far too soon.

It’s more bothersome when the hint, and a bare one at that, of who the Succubus on the story could be is limited very much to a few lines… and when she is one that I like, even with hooves? That is very frustrating to me…

  • Title: Summoning the Demon Succubus through the Power of Orgasm: An Erotic Fantasy
  • Author: Aaron Sans
  • Length: 8 Pages
  • ASIN: B00ERV11VK
  • Publishing Date: August 24, 2013
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells about:

Johan and Alexa are put into a dangerous position where Johan must go on a quest to seek help for his tribe. Alexa volunteers to be an avatar for the summoning of a demon protector, which requires the use of sex and orgasms to fully awake the beast and bend the demon’s will to his. This might be a fun journey after all.

The summary here is a little bit off. Johan is a warrior of the North and he must leave on a quest to find help for his people from an invading army. In order to do so, his wife Tarja agrees that she will become the vessel for a demoness to inhabit. The die is cast, the summoning made and Tarja is possessed by Alexa, who Johan must tame.

There is much to like in this short work… Johan and Tarja’s relationship and goals for what they are going to do are made clear, the shaman who helps them pushes the story along, and very shortly we see Tarja possessed and transformed into…. Alexa.

Alexa is, quite simply, a Succubus as far as I am concerned, though there is a second one mentioned for an instant before the transformation occurs in the story. She appears with black wings, horns, and chalk white skin… and hooves. Save for the hooves I rather liked the description of her and it was interesting to see her personality as compared with what Tarja’s was previously.

What follows is Johan’s domination of Alexa, physically and sexually, and at the point where that story ends… so does this work. That is a shame really because it is a very good opening to a longer story… but it isn’t there to be seen. I would have liked to know more about the whys and hows of the story, how things link together and so forth. But instead all that does not come, though both Alexa and Johan do.

Besides the shortness of this work, the one other problem is a need for editing, there are several word mistakes made: lead for led for one. There is also an odd disconnect between Tarya being in the ceremony and Alexa in the other world being summoned that was confusing and unclear. It tripped me up and took me out of the story as I tried to understand just what was happening.

In spite of the shortness and the few writing stumbles, it really would be a solid beginning to a much longer work. One that I at least would like to see sometime…

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

It is really an interesting beginning to what might be an even better story. The characters are there, the quest is clear, and the costs are as well. It is a shame that the author didn’t continue the story from where they ended it. Still, should another work appear in this universe I will be looking for it….

 

Tera

Aug 25 2015

A Review of Redneck Succubus: Queen of the Trailer Park by Beatrice Evenmorne

Redneck Succubus: Queen of the Trailer Park by Beatrice Evenmorne

Redneck Succubus: Queen of the Trailer Park by Beatrice Evenmorne

A short time ago I reviewed the first work in a series called Redneck Succubus here on the Tale. You can find that review here if you’d like to see what I thought about it and what I hoped the next work might be.

I will admit that I went into this, the second work in the series, not expecting too much considering how the first work ended, how the main character’s personality changed, and what she did over the course of the story.

Still, there is more of Krissy’s story to tell, good or bad, and perhaps there might be something within the story that makes it better as a whole.

  • Title: Redneck Succubus: Queen of the Trailer Park
  • Author: Beatrice Evenmorne
  • Length: 23 Pages
  • ASIN: B013O7UYS8
  • Publishing Date: August 9, 2015
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells the story of:

After being transformed into an impossibly sexy, and deadly, succubus, Krissy has taken the first step toward her revenge by killing her sexual rival, Jo Anne, but not without having some steamy fun with her first. Killing her is not enough, however, she wants to destroy Jo Anne’s good girl reputation. So she decides she’s going to have a lot more sexy, wild fun with the town drunk right on his porch, all while disguised as Jo Anne.

After that, it’s time to lure in her primary target: Larry, her cheating, good-for-nothing boyfriend. How will she do that? By seducing his mom, of course.

Krissy is seeking revenge, and in order to do so she’s killed one person and now she’s going to have her way with one and change another. Revenge is a complicated thing when you are a succubus you know.

Overall, there’s a slight change in this work and that comes from Krissy realizing that her personality is changing, turning towards all sort of evil thoughts. She is aware of this, makes reference to it, but doesn’t do anything about it. She’s more interested in continuing her revenge in any means she can and, as such, that carries this work along.

While it wasn’t clear in the first work, she has killed one person, that being shown not just by the summary, but a scene in the work that leaves no question to what she’s done. There’s not much reaction to that from Krissy, and it seems like she cares less and less as things proceed onwards. Save for one moment when a character tells her a secret and Krissy changes her mind about continuing to kill others, at least for a moment. This leads to the transformation of another character which I felt worked well in comparison with Krissy’s actions in the first work.

This decision leads to a well told transformation, a piece of erotica that was not quite a hot flash, but slightly better than the erotica in the first work was. Along with that scene comes a slight change in Krissy, if for no other reason than she realizes there are other ways to have revenge on another.  Because of this, there’s a little bit of character growth in her, but by the end, when she works her revenge on her ex-boyfriend, a lot of that vanishes again.

Taking this as Krissy being influenced by the demon, or succubus, that she has within her, that makes some sense and works for the most part. The work is a lot more focused than the preceding work was, allowing Krissy’s thoughts to turn more towards what’s happening to her and how to deal with that. It opens an interesting plot, as to who’s life is it now, and where things go from here.

The work ends on a minor cliffhanger, but mainly sets up Krissy’s continued trail through the trailer park. Getting to that point takes a sidetrack, an encounter and a brushoff. But there is the beginnings of a story around the revenge in itself that should, I think, make things better going forwards. Or at least I hope it does.

Two out of five pitchforks.

There seems to be another work in the series to come, based on the ending. As things became slightly better and more interesting in this work, I hope the next will continue that going forwards. Perhaps Krissy will discover that having isn’t everything. You still might lose it all.

 

Tera

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