Aug 17 2016

At least there is an attempt at class in this costume

Devil Fancy DressOccasionally there comes a costume which has been designed to be a little understated. That in itself can be a good thing if it is done in the right way. Many times the best costumes are ones that a red dress, with the right accessories, can create.

This is called the Devil Fancy Dress and it comes with the dress, the armlets and the horns. The pitchfork is not included, nor are the heels, and it sells for $35 US on most sites I have found it on.

I actually like this a lot, mainly because it looks classy, isn’t over the top or silly, or for that matter trashy either. It’s a simple red dress with armlets that works with the horns to make an ensemble that has a fetching look I think.

It isn’t perfect, and really the main thing that I don’t care for are the armlets, opera gloves in red might work better as a whole. The dress is a little off in how it drapes over this model’s form, but really some mending would take care of that if need be.

Still, I have better evening wear that would allow me to take things a bit more into the seductively classy level of succubiness. I might just do that, for the sake of keeping things somewhat minimal this Halloween.


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

A good attempt that looks good and has something going for it, which is more than a lot of costumes can say otherwise…



Aug 16 2016

A Review of The Unleashing by Jasmine Wright

The Unleashing by Jasmine Wright

The Unleashing by Jasmine Wright

A review today of the first work in the Lilith’s Kiss series by Jasmine Wright, one in which I have some very mixed feelings about. One of the themes that appears quite regularly in works with succubi is transformation. A character finds a book, or some other item, and falls into their soul, and body, changing into something else.

Much of the time that transformation is short, swift, and overall lacks in detail. It’s a bit of a sideshow on the path towards the erotica than anything else. Giving some time to telling that transformation can bring with it a lot of heat, but sometimes there comes a point where the transformation goes a little too far, becomes a little too much and the character becomes a caricature.

  • Title: The Unleashing
  • Author: Jasmine Wright
  • Length: 18 Pages
  • ASIN: B01K3DP6FM
  • Publishing Date: August 8, 2016
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The work tells the story of:

Lizzy had plans for her Friday night, and they surely didn’t include working late at the public library. She would much rather be at her ex-best friend Sasha’s Halloween party, letting her know how much of a bitch she was for sleeping with Lizzy’s ex-boyfriend while they were still together.

But, thanks to a co-worker’s call in, the petite redhead is stuck sorting new arrivals in a small corner room on the facility’s third floor with no one to keep her company except Claire, an introverted coed from the local university. Things, however, take a turn for the demonic when Lizzy opens a strange, leather-bound tome, unleashing an ancient evil that engulfs her mind—and body.

Seized by a sudden uncontrollable arousal, Lizzy is forced to watch as she transforms into a hellish creature of unbridled lust, bursting from her clothing with otherworldly proportions. The new, lascivious beast that emerges has only one thing on her mind…


Lizzy is rather upset with her best friend and her ex-boyfriend. Planning to go to their Halloween party, she first needs to finish up at the library. A book discovered leads to a transformation for Lizzy. No longer the girl she was, Lizzy the succubus craves something more.

The first thing I’ll note is that the summary isn’t quite true to the story which appears here. As a whole it covers the first work and tells what Lizzy will likely do in the next. The majority of this work is taken up with Lizzy’s transformation, which is about two-thirds of the work. The remainder is telling of Lizzy’s background, recent events and her being at the library.

There’s nothing really erotic as a whole in this work, there are mentions here and there, but there’s a distinct lack of heat. It’s less about erotica than it is about Lizzy’s transformation. That is told in page after page of detail which describes every little thing that Lizzy goes through. Her transformation is both mental and physical of course which leads me to my issues with what happens.

Setting aside my well known dislike for hooves, and yes, Lizzy gets them, the problem I had was trying to picture Lizzy’s new form in my mind. There is such a thing as going a little too far, having something change that pushes reality beyond anything reasonable and in this case that comes to, for the most part, Lizzy’s cleavage.

Double-H isn’t something reasonable. Yes her body changes, yes she’s made more… if not “demonic” then certainly taller. I can sort of see why the author pushed Lizzy’s body to the extremes that it takes in this work, but there are so many changes that it becomes rather monotonous. There is a bit of heat in her transformation, and I can see that and appreciate the author doing so, but… it’s just a little too far, a little too much.

There’s really very little in the way of plot in this work, being that it focuses upon Lizzy’s transformation. There’s a hint of Lilith, though that is fleeting, and what she wants is a bit murky overall. Lizzy’s character has a chance to form in the introduction but through the transformation all of that buildup gets tossed aside.

I think there’s a story here, something that might turn into being more than just a little series of hot flashes. But there needs to be more time spent on plot, on the characters, on telling the story more than just telling about transformations. If the next work tells more of a story than just Lizzy having her way with someone, that would be something promising. I’ll have to see if that comes or if that’s only Lizzy and whomever she finds herself with.

Two and a half out of five pitchforks.

The story was interesting right up to the point when Lizzy’s transformation took her body into the realm of being “too much.” There’s a point where reality is stretched that little bit too far and this work passed well beyond it. The mental picture of the “new” Lizzy just doesn’t work for me.

I’ll see where the author takes the story from here, there’s an obvious place Lizzy will wind up at some point, and perhaps the other transformations will be a little more reasonable. That said, I’m also hoping the author manages to get back onto the path of story telling and be less concerned about describing events in the minutia they did here.



Aug 16 2016

A Review of Power Hope Futility Oblivion by Michael Stewart

Power Hope Futility Oblivion by Michael Stewart

Power Hope Futility Oblivion by Michael Stewart

Story matters. I have said this many times in my reviews and being so there are some works where there is story, characters, and a sense of purpose. I’ve never really liked vampire novels, to be clear, but when one appears that has Lilith as a Succubus, then that is one I do have to read and see how she is portrayed.

And that’s the thing isn’t it? It is the characters, who they are, why they acts as they do, that drives story forwards. It isn’t enough to have something happen without explanation however and when it does that causes some problems.

  • Title: Hope Futility Oblivion
  • Author: Michael Stewart
  • Length: 215 Pages
  • Publishing Date: January 31, 2016
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The work tells the story of:

Federico’s, one of the Ancient vampires, life is about to change radically. His entire world will soon be uprooted and devastated by a horrific war between two squabbling sisters. The fate of the entire world hangs in the balance and in his hands.

The past always comes calling, even if you are Lilith and are the beginning itself. The world can be yours, to do as you wish, but there are always those who must oppose your will for that is who they are. Even at the cost of the world itself.

This work is, overall, an interesting mix of the supernatural with some aspects of science fiction and adventure mixed in. For the most part told from the first-person, the work tells a complex story that sometimes loses its way here and there. In spite of this, the characters have clear voices and personalities and in that the author’s strength comes through.

Among all of the characters, Lilith appears in this work and she is described as a succubus, has some of the sexuality of one, but acts more like a general in control of her world dealing with plots and forces which continuously confront her. There’s really very little of Lilith being a succubus, and I found that a little disappointing. However, she has a wonderful personality, I love her occasional quips and how she relates to those around her.

Lilith is a Queen, but she’s more than that. She cares, in her own way, about those around her, the world as a whole, and tries her best as she can. That’s not a simple thing by any means, and seeing her decisions and actions does leave some questions and concerns, but then all such things do over time.

There’s no erotica to speak of, really there need not be because the story doesn’t call for it. But it is necessary to focus on the work and not be distracted because there are little threads running throughout and must be paid attention to.

There are some minor editing problems with this work, mostly some apostrophes missing here and here. But the real issue comes to the dialog which reads very unevenly. At some points there is style and presence in the words and in others the characters sound more like robots than individuals. As well some of the descriptions of event sound odd, mostly how things unfold and aren’t quite explained well. Details are missing, some important ones at times, and that left me trying to piece together what happened exactly and why.

But the single problem that took much of my enjoyment of this work away was the ending. After all of the time spent in telling the story, with all that transpires, the ending is sudden, isn’t explained, and leaves much to interpretation. A single sentence ends this work and it really shouldn’t have. A cliffhanger is fine, and there is one, but the final line of the work was a sentence too far.

Three and a half out of five pitchforks.

Overall an interesting mix of the supernatural and science fiction which works quite well. Lilith was complex and I liked that she was. However the ending bothered me, I expected more considering how much effort went into the work overall and that took away quite a lot of my enjoyment.

There appears to be a possibility of a follow up to this work, though that isn’t clear by any means. If so then my opinion will change I think, but until then, the ending just didn’t work.



Aug 15 2016

And Now the News… Part V By TeraS

It’s been some time since the news has been on the Tale. To get back up to speed, you might want to visit this page on the Tale where the prior four parts of this story can be found. It is time for Paige to make a choice. Whether it is her’s alone or someone else’s is debatable.


And Now the News…
Part V
By TeraS


“There is no such thing as a deal without loopholes.”—As said by Tera to a soul seeking solace.


Thrall lay entwined with Need, their bodies slick and damp, fingers lightly stroking each other’s heat, the lit pots of fire around the circumference of the room being reflected from the oil upon their bodies. The delightful feeling of skin warmed in the oil, hair slicked back, and the sheen from it all making their bodies sleeker, more sensual, more powerful.

Song lay nearby, her soft melody drifting upon the air, coating the two in passionate blanket, a second skin around their bodies. Reclining with Song was Goddess, a soft smile playing upon her lips. She watched the two lovers, then lightly kissed Song’s shoulder, making her voice quiver in pleasure. Then she arched an eyebrow, as if something had disturbed her.

Song felt the change, her voice almost catching in the midst of a verse before continuing. Goddess had explained what was to come, about her Song being all-important when the moment came. Song came and her aria flourished as Goddess wished.

Need’s lustful tonguing paused. She looked towards Goddess, who gave a slight nod, causing Need to dip once more into Thrall’s sex, making her moan and quake, the bliss and pleasure overcoming the change around them. Goddess had explained what she needed, what Her Need was.

Thrall was in ecstasy. She was Hers, like Song, like Need. The part of her that was Paige felt every caress of Need’s tongue and fingers, the heat of their legs scissoring, the wetness of her sex. She was enthralled, as Goddess commanded she be; Her Thrall would obey. Her eyes were closed, her voice quailing in joy as Need—and her own need—brought her fires to their peak. She wanted this, needed this, for all time, for always. Then, on the edge of orgasm, one that she needed, begged for, desired as her reward from Need, a single word from Goddess froze Thrall … and Paige awoke. She turned the tables on her lover, her Need: where once she was being served, she was giving. Her fingers caressed her lover’s nipples, her tongue played with her love’s own. She pressed herself tightly, not wanting to lose this moment, to hold her love in her arms.

She had years upon years to make up for. As she slithered towards her lover’s sex, her body shaking in need to taste and pleasure, Goddess spoke: “It’s time.”

Paige whimpered slightly. She didn’t want to leave, didn’t want to abandon the Need long forgotten and now here. She took a purple nailed hand in her own black nailed one and lightly kissed every finger. The sound of her lover moaning in joy made Paige’s heat blossom, burn, become a flame inside of her.

Her lover purred: “I’ll be waiting.”

That promise alone was enough for Paige, at least for her to disentangle herself from her lover and turn towards Goddess. She did not need a command—Thrall’s knowledge was part of her as she was part of Thrall. Her place was with Goddess, that place that had been hers always. She stood, proud to know she was Hers, and walked across the red marble floor towards where Goddess and Song awaited.

It was only a moment later that Paige knelt, legs open, sex bare, her eyes ravishing the sight of Goddess and her Song entwined together. She remained there, watching, a blissful smile upon her lips as her lover padded to her. Paige managed not to moan as her lover teased a finger along the black collar she wore. Then her lover took the last few steps, crawling onto the collection of pillows and satin sheets where Goddess and Song observed her. Paige’s joy at watching her lover meld her body against Goddess and Song’s own was delicious torture.

When Goddess spoke once more, Paige-Thrall listened intently: “Whose are you?”

“Yours, Goddess. As was written, as was meant to be, as should have been.”


She hesitated: “I … I was guided, mislead, turned away.”

“What do you wish?”

This was a longer pause. Paige thought about this carefully—at least, she tried to as she heard her lover’s voice mewl in pleasure as Goddess licked: “To be free.”

“What of revenge?”

The answer came from Thrall, but Paige accepted it without question: “It is not your way, Goddess.”

The smile was breathtaking: “True.”

Goddess draped her right hand towards Paige, her fingertips glistening red, Goddess’ colour. Thrall knew what to do. Paige inched forward enough to rub her cheek against Goddess’ fingertips. It was the first contact she had with her Goddess, something that she had been needing, whimpering for. The crescendo that blew through her body and soul, the release of her own need to be loved and accepted by Her, made her sex drip and Paige couldn’t have been more thrilled to know that she was.

Goddess loved her.

Paige remained there, her cheek nestled against Her hand, eyes closed, lips parted slightly, as both Song and Need served Goddess and her Thrall. She felt hands over her skin, the tightness of her marks as Thrall being applied to her, the wanton power of her service to Goddess being encased and bound.

Opening her eyes, Paige regarded her Goddess, draped in red, Her clothing seemingly painted onto her skin, Her lips in a seductive smile, Her so-green eyes glinting, the power of Her own seduction palatable in the air. Goddess offered Her Paige, Her Thrall a hand: “Rise.”

Paige’s hand found her Goddess and she stood as commanded. Thrall’s form was perfect, as it was meant to be. The light played off the latex that covered her body: deepest black, from her heels that she stood upon, arcs of light caressing her shiny black stockings, skirt, corset and long, black opera gloves. But greatest of all was the thrum of Goddess’ power rippling over her collar, the joy of knowing she was Thrall.

Goddess began to purposely walk from her sanctuary, holding her Thrall’s hand, their heels clicking on the marble floors as they walked to the elevator at the end of the hallway. Like before, the doors opened without a command. She followed Her within and the doors closed. The descent was longer than the ascent was before, she thought, unsure as the Song had made such things unclear in her memories.

When the doors opened again, it was not in a lobby. The space was deepest black. Goddess entered, still holding her hand, and, once the doors closed, Paige was invisible in the darkness. Thrall was blacker than the black that surrounded her, but she did not fear: the red of Goddess shone brightly in the dark, a beacon upon which Paige locked her eyes.

Goddess released her hand and then waited. Whether any time actually passed or if it was centuries, Paige didn’t, couldn’t know. All she needed was to look upon Goddess in her red and be calm.

A voice then came out of the murky depths that made Paige tremble: “We claim ownership!”

The bemusement in Goddess’ voice made Thrall quiver: “Oh? Do you?”

The voice answered: “She belongs to us.”

Goddess turned to Paige: “What is the truth?”

The Song within her formed the words, the Need pressed her to give voice to them: “I was Hers. I was meant to be Hers. Never yours.”

The answer made Paige tremble. Thrall kept her eyes upon Goddess. They both looked into so-green eyes that loved and cared. She heard the Song of passion in Her voice, they listened to the Need to be with her.

“You have interfered!”

“No more than you did when you took away her right to choose.”

“We gave her purpose!”

“At what cost? She was never given the change to choose.”

“She is ours!”

“No. She is another’s.”

The truth in those words found their way directly into Paige-Thrall’s soul. She was.

She was Need’s, because she was needed.

She was Song’s, because the song was incomplete without her.

She was Goddess’, because she was wanted, not to serve, but to just be.

She was Thrall, because she was enthralled with being part of something more than she, herself, alone.

How could anything compete against those truths?

Aug 14 2016

A Review of Forbidden Fruit by Alana Church

Forbidden Fruit by Alana Church

Forbidden Fruit by Alana Church

It’s been a little while since my last review of The Succubus series by Alana Church. Today on the Tale, the sixth work in the series so far. My first review is here, the second is here and my third review cab be found here. The fourth review can be found here on the Tale with the prior review to this one being here.

There are choices to be made in everyone’s life. Who you trust, who you care about, who you love. There is meaning behind every single one of those choices and all that comes from them. Family matters, in that comes not a choice, but a truth. The choice however is how you relation to them and how they relate to you.

The work tells the story of:

Althea, the first of the succubi, has been freed, released from her prison inside Rachel’s mind. Now her family must learn how to accommodate the beautiful woman in their midst. Driven by passion, haunted by the threat of the demon-spawn Kincaid, Rachel and her family must work together. But before they kill the demon who desires their death, there is still time to taste…Forbidden Fruit.

Althea is herself once more and with that comes some difficulties to deal with. Being a succubus, being who she is, sex to her is like breathing. She loves unconditionally, she watches Rachel and her family work out their own relationships, but Althea has her own needs as well. But among the desires comes the knowledge that there is a threat to them all and defences must be made. Even if some of them happen to be difficult ones to accept for some.

This work in the series is a complex telling of the shifting of of the family dynamic with Althea’s return to her own body. That’s not to say that things change drastically, it’s more of the shift of focus from Rachel alone to both Rachel and Althea. How Althea deals with the family, with those that have been drawn into events is quite telling about her. She does make amends with regards to one specific character, which then leads towards some very deep and painful moments for them. Opening old wounds, even if unintended, does cause harm.

Rachel’s force of will is still strong, she holds her own with Althea and she’s clear in her being who she is. There are moments of Rachel and Althea pleasuring each other, which has some lovely heat, but the more interesting dynamic is that between Josh and Althea. With that came an interesting little tidbit about succubi tails in this universe, one that I hadn’t thought of, but makes perfect sense. I’m looking forward to seeing what Rachel does with hers sometime.

There are several pieces of erotica in this part of the series, all of the couples have their moments together as well as some of them having moments with Althea as well. There’s a glaring omission of one character in all of this, but the reason for that makes sense and having something happen in this moment of the series would have felt, by far, wrong. The heat in each passage is very good, the need and desires are well brought out in each character. There’s also quite a lot of sexual tension that remains unfulfilled which makes for some very good moments of dialogue between the characters that I enjoyed.

As an aside, there’s a teeny little passage that happens to mention Althea’s sisters… one of them happens to have red horns and dark hair. That, along with a certain exclamation of Althea’s about her sister’s “titties” made me smile and wondering about her. She might never appear, but knowing that she’s there was a wonderful moment for me. It was a really nice moment to have Althea talk about her past, her family and while that was but a small part of the overall story, it added a lot to her character and a bit about something she longs about.

The characters develop further, the story moves onwards towards the next crescendo. But in this work the time spent in piecing together what everyone is thinking, settling some of their thoughts and concerns is important. After the action of the prior work, the thoughtfulness of this part of the series worked well.  A pause before things take a turn is a good thing and in this case that time isn’t wasted by simple introspection. There’s a point to it, there’s need and it helps to redefine the relationships which the series needed to do.

Written as well as always, the author’s grip on the characters allows for exploration of them. I’ll admit to having wanted a bit more seen of Kincaid, the glimpse allows for knowing his plans for the future, but I feel like there’s more about him that needs to be said. Beyond that, the only other thing I would have liked is a bit more time within Althea’s thoughts and her focusing upon the effects she’s having on those around her. She sees some of them, but might be a little blind to the important one.

Four and a half out of five pitchforks.

A lovely interlude which adds quite a lot to who Althea is, what is going on around her and more. The blending of the lives around Althea is leading towards a bit of strife, a bit of thought, but that also leads to understanding. That’s the most powerful thing of all. Knowing their own strengths and being able to face what is coming is difficult, but that’s nothing compared to trying to figure out what’s going on within themselves.



Aug 14 2016

A Review of Sacred Lust: Maiden Training by C.P. Brickhouse

Sacred Lust: Maiden Training by C.P. Brickhouse

Sacred Lust: Maiden Training by C.P. Brickhouse

It’s important when telling a story that the characters remain true to who they are throughout. Losing who they are for the sake of some erotica doesn’t make for a well told story. Along with that comes the need to create a universe in the story which makes sense, allows for growth, and most of all, tells a story. If an author can manage to connect the dots in the right way, then what comes from that can be amazing.

The thing about being a Queen is that everyone’s problems come to you. Whether you like it, or not, you are the one in the end that makes the decision, sets a path, and deals with the consequences. However, it also means that you also have to be wise in both the ways of the mind, but also the heart and soul.

  • Title: Sacred Lust: Maiden Training
  • Author: C.P. Brickhouse
  • Length: 108 Pages
  • ASIN: B01AOJM5S6
  • Publishing Date: January 14, 2016
  • This work at

The work tells the story of:

Lilith Belili, the sister of the Demon Lord Asmodeus, rules in his stead while he is away. However, circumstances in the Realm of Lust have become routine, and she is bored. When a vassal requests her presence to combat a threat involving civil unrest (and a would-be lover), Lilith, along with her handmaiden Dumuzi, see the chance for some long-awaited excitement…as well as numerous opportunities to use their formidable seductive skills.

Lilith has a problem. She’s bored and that’s never a good thing for someone that is known as the Demon Queen. Still, a call for help might help her mood, along with some fun and games with her favourite toy of course along the way. It can be hard to be the Queen, but then again, it’s fun to be the Queen too.

From the first page of this work, it is very clear that the author has taken quite some time to create a universe, the characters, the meaning behind them, and tell a story about the characters themselves. While there are some erotic moments in the work, really this a story of fantasy, telling of Lilith and her dear Dumuzi dealing with the world they live in, the threat that comes towards them, and how that all plays out.

There isn’t a focus on erotica alone, nor is that forgotten along the way of telling the story. There is depth to each character, they have their own wants, thoughts and goals. Not one character is two-dimensional and that appealed to me in the most wonderful way.

Lilith is, as you would expect, the Queen Demon of the story and while she is a succubus in her world, she rules with seduction as her means of control. She isn’t evil as a whole by any means and being so that makes quite a lot of her actions turn towards thinking and finding answers rather than by brute force. Lilith is a force to be reckoned with, there’s no doubt, but it is in how she uses her abilities to control, tempt, and then bring what others desire to the fore.

It was a pleasant surprise to see Lilith be a seductress, one with a quick mind, a sharp wit, and the realization that it is better to seduce and have something given freely than to take it by force, or worse, cause pain. That is a rare thing to be seen in a story like this, and in doing so this work became much more than I expected it to be.

Dumuzi, a leser succubus, is Lilith’s favourite and how their relationship is told to me speaks of a love between the characters. Again, that’s something special and wonderful and it becomes core to the story over time.

There is a smart, well told adventure which mixes with Lilith using her powers of seduction to find answers and then making a plan to deal with them. Along the way there is quite a lot of erotica, but it makes sense, isn’t silly or makes the characters be other than they are. There is a point to the story, to the adventure, and as that is told the detail and care to tell that makes this work a wonderful read.

The one thing I would have liked would be more time spent “in” Lilith’s mind as things transpired. Often her thoughts are cloaked, hiding her plans from the reader and while that makes for some surprises along the way, that leaves something aside. Often Lilith thinks about Dumuzi and that relationship is assumed to be there most of the time. More story about that would have been nice.

Along with this, perhaps a little more of Lilith being a Queen as well. By that I mean she acts like a Queen, which I enjoyed, but she has so few moments where her being a seductress is allowed to play out. Most of the time when Lilith seduces there’s not much time before the other falls and I felt that limited showing who Lilith is. There is one passage where she proclaims her beliefs and what her realm is, which I enjoyed. But her realm isn’t seen as the story is off in another part of the universe. It would have been nice to see more of Lilith in her home and being the Queen.

Four and a half out of five pitchforks.

Just a well told story with interesting characters that doesn’t lose itself in the midst of the erotica. I adored Lilith, her way of thinking and how she tells one simple truth. For succubi, the best pleasure is the one that is freely given and wanted most of all.



Aug 13 2016

A YouTube of a Morrigan Aensland Game Sprite Skin

There are some video games that allow players to put a skin over a game sprite or avatar to change the appearance. There are, obviously, all kind of those to be found and I found one example recently of a Morrigan Aensland skin for a game.

I don’t know the game, no idea where to find the skin, but I thought it was cute nonetheless…


IF you can’t see the video here on the Tale, please try this link:

There really isn’t a good view of the game spite, but here is a screenshot of her…

Morrigan Aensland Game Skin

It seems, as a whole, to be a fairly good representation of Morrigan’s clothing, hair and wings. Of course, there isn’t a lot of detail, and there doesn’t seem to be any “typical” Morrigan game moves or actions to be seen.

I think the idea of Morrigan holding a trident, or pitchfork, is intriguing however…