Mar 11 2015

Those aren’t horns…

Black Devil OutfitOh the things I find that claim to be devilish costumes.. Some of them simply just really should never, ever, say they are. No matter how many accessories they throw at it.

And really the size of the pitchfork in the image doesn’t help to sell it all that much.

This is called the Black Devil Outfit. It comes with the top and bikini bottoms and… that… thing.. calling itself horns on the model’s head. The pitchfork is not included and it sells for $25 US.

So if I understand this concept, you create a really lousy bikini, add some sheer fabric to it and stick a weird thing with eyes on it on your head and you are a devil.

Right. Of course… It’s just so obvious.

I still cannot understand how a costume.. Any costume… Can call itself devil anything without actually having something connected to that concept in the basic costume. Why is it that one must purchase all sorts of things to make the costume actually be what it attempts to be?

This particular costume, to me at least, is an example of leftover things found in a bin, tossed together and stuffed into a package for sale.

Not something that I will ever consider…

Zero out of five pitchforks.

Moving on to, I hope, better things…

 

Tera

Mar 10 2015

A Review of Sexual Omens by Terrill Sarter, Jr.

Sexual Omens by Terrill Sarter, Jr.

Sexual Omens by Terrill Sarter, Jr.

Something that I personally like to see Succubi be are, in some way, teachers. By that I mean they try to help someone to learn about themselves, what they are capable of, and, sometimes, if they have to crack the whip to make that happen… Well, that can be part of a Succubus can’t it?

Mix that up with some witches, a few legends, some oversexed humans, and one newly transformed Warlock and the classes get more interesting by the moment.

The work tells the story of:

Troy is a nerd, and (it goes without saying) a virgin.

However Troy also has, unbeknownst to him, more magical power than Bill Gates has money. The witch Roxanne has cast a spell on Troy to bring that power to the fore where she will take him as her lover and suck that power out of him like a black widow (with the same end result for Troy!)

Well, at least he won’t die a virgin right?

In steps Morgana, a succubus. She wants Troy too, although for ‘slightly’ different reasons. She saves Troy from Roxanne and thus starts a tug of war with Troy in the middle.

Two women, both exceptional beauties (and crazy good in bed) now fight for Troy. Both would do terrible things to him if they ‘won’, but he’d not be a virgin anymore.

Why is it so hard for nerds to lose their virginity? It’s not fair!

Troy meets a girl she turns out to be a Succubus who intends to have her way with him. A witch casts a spell on Troy, letting loose the power he has and an unending number of sexual situations as a result. The problem is there’s something very wrong, Troy isn’t dealing with it well, and then things really go off the rails. If only he would have paid more attention to the Succubus in the first place when she offered to help him.

It’s a good opening book in a series as it introduces the main character, Troy, and the two beings that want a piece of him: Morgana, the Succubus and Roxanne the witch. But it also adds in a series of other characters that are, at times, much more interesting than any of the three main characters. There is a lot of erotica in this work, almost every ten pages or so Troy finds himself having his way with someone, or Morgana does with Troy or someone else. But mixed in with that there are hints of what Troy needs to learn, or others that will, it seems, have a bearing on his future, whatever that turns out to be.

The erotica touches on just about every sexual situation you might find in a porn movie, and at times the description of Troy’s transformed body is just a little bit silly. In spite of that there is the occasion loving scene or an encounter that isn’t totally animalistic in nature. Really those were the better ones to read when they came.

Morgana might look like the stereotypical Succubus, red hair, black horns, tail… and yes she has hooves. The thing is that she worms her way into Troy’s life and she appears from time to time like a normal woman too. Between her two forms, I think that I like her real one, even if there are hooves involved because she didn’t act stereotypically. She’s more thoughtful, she has a mind, she’s not afraid to take control of a situation, and she’s quite willing to bring Troy to heel when that needs to happen. But it’s a bit more than that. She also, even if it’s only a little, seems to care about Troy and that gives me some hope that should this series continue, things will go in more interesting directions.

There isn’t much seen of Roxanne, at least nowhere as much as in Morgana’s case and it’s a bit hard to pin her character down, what she wants, and who she is. There is some time taken to reveal a bit about her past, how she came to be where she is now, and it’s a story that I think needs to be seen more of, again, if this series continues.

In spite of all of this, the story wanders a bit from time to time. It feels at times like some of the scenes don’t quite connect together exactly right and there’s something missing in-between them. I think the work could have used at least one more editing pass to tighten up things and make the work read smoother than it does. That said, the characterizations are really well done, each character has a background, wants and desires, and all of that comes to the fore as the story goes on.

A surprise for me was the addition of sketches at some key points in the work to help make the characters a bit more solid in my thoughts. Some of the art seems familiar in many ways, but the images do work well for the characters they represent. I have to admit that my mental picture of Morgana for one is quite a bit different than the art in this work however… But then its difficult to match what images appear in one’s imagination…

Four out of five pitchforks.

As a beginning to a series, it is a bit wandering, but the characters make up for that. I think that Morgana is a lot more than she seems to be and I hope that story unfolds in the next book whenever that appears…  It should be very interesting…

 

Tera

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…

 

Tera

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…

 

Tera

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…

 

Tera

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.

 

Tera

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eekQmZM8Ns

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…

 

Tera

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