Apr 18 2015

A lovely Lilith Aensland Tribute Video…

I’m actually quite pleased to have found this tribute video for Lilith Aensland as there really isn’t enough of Lilith to be found in comparison with her sister Morrigan…

And a link if you cannot see this video on the Tale:


And the one image that I liked the most of Lilith herself…

Lilith Aensland

I’d like to have seen the entire image of her, but just from this little part of it, I think she’s adorable here and if anyone happens to know where I might find the complete piece of art, I’d love to know were I could find it…



Apr 17 2015

A Review of BSI: Bureau of Supernatural Investigation by C.J. Pinard

BSI: Bureau of Supernatural Investigation by C.J. Pinard

BSI: Bureau of Supernatural Investigation by C.J. Pinard

I think the one thing that gets to me more than any other when it comes to Succubi appearing in stories is the number of times they are said to be vampires. Now, they aren’t and I’m not going to get into a long discussion over this point here, but it is, for me, the one thing that can turn me off when it comes to a story.

There is one small caveat to this however. I’ll accept this in the rare occasion that the story is very, very good, that the explanation of why the Succubi is a vampire makes some sense, and there is something that I like about it.

That really doesn’t happen very often, but I give many works the chance to impress me. One came very close.

  • Title: BSI: Bureau of Supernatural Investigation
  • Author: C.J. Pinard
  • Length: 145 Pages
  • IBSN: 9781301453573
  • Publishing Date: September 26, 2013
  • This work at Smashwords.com

The work tells the story of:

Supernatural creatures have roamed the Earth since the beginning of time. There was a time when humans would not tolerate having vampires and other creatures in their midst, stealing their young and killing their fellow human beings. These humans took care of business with pitchforks, sharpened stakes, and fires. As the centuries passed, the supernatural creatures learned that they needed to hide in order to survive. As they did, humans evolved, and after a few decades, humans no longer believed the tales from mythology and folklore. Then the creatures became more bold again, showing themselves when they should have stayed hidden.

In 1945, the assistant director of the FBI suffered a horrible tragedy, which he learned later was supernaturally related. He created a small branch of the Department of Justice called the Bureau of Supernatural Investigation – the BSI. Little did he know that there were already men and women policing the world of the supernatural – or the “Fae.” The only difference was that this other group had a huge advantage over the humans running the BSI; they were also immortal, just like the creatures they policed. Should the BSI and the Immortals work together to keep the peace?

Follow agents and Immortals from the four supernaturally busiest places in the country – San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans, and Washington D.C. and watch the BSI evolve.

Vampires, shapeshifters, succubae, and Immortals. What is the Justice Department hiding?

The work has a really interesting premise, one that creates a world very close to the real one, but with little differences. It tells a story through time, through various characters and I found myself wondering about how they all connected as the work continued. Each of the eras, from the 1940s through the 1980s have the right feel, the right voice to the characters and the overall settings work very well. It’s rather cute to see how some of the older, more immortal, beings still have pieces of their past in their dialogue, and how those around them tease about it.

The focus is on the “undercover” investigations, what is found out about the supernaturals over time and what that means to each of the people involved. The main focus is on vampires and shifters, with a little side note about other beings, but that is only said in passing. As such there isn’t very much about Succubi in this work, though in the last era told they do have a main role in what happens.

Quinn is the only Succubus seen in this work, and as a whole she acts very much like a Succubus would be expected to. She seduces, entraps, and then feeds on those she has ensnared. The problem comes with what happens after she does so. It is said that she feeds on the souls of others, not their blood, so she isn’t quite a vampire in that respect. But in the aftermath of her feeding she turns the others into vampires, quite brutal ones at that. As a whole, I like Quinn’s personality, how she seduces and, at least to a point, mind controls others as well. But it’s the transformation part that bothers me a lot.

Mixing up Succubi and vampires just doesn’t work for me and that point really muted my enjoyment of the work. More than I think it should have, but really it just… Let me put it this way, enthralling is very hot. Turning them into wild blood craving beings isn’t.

That said, the work is very well written, I loved the characters and it is a real page turner. The world is well conceived, told and presented in a way where it isn’t an information dump as well. The inner workings of the investigators, their relationships and secrets all twist things into something that’s a fun read with a touch of mystery within it.

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

Quinn was interesting, what little was seen of her and at least she acted like a Succubus and not so much a vampire. It would have been nice to see her be a Succubus. Beyond that the story was very good, the characters compelling and the lives told came together in unexpected ways. More pleased than I thought I would be, but my personal bias still gets in the way.



Apr 17 2015

A Review of Tethered by Pippa Jay

Tethered by Pippa Jay

Tethered by Pippa Jay

What is the place of Succubi and Incubi in science fiction? That is something that I have thought about in the past and i came to the conclusion that they could very well have their own world and yet still exist within the galaxy as a whole.

The question of the society, of who and what they are is a more open one and it allows for the Succubi and Incubi to be transformed. But at their core there are some things that they need to have. They need to know passion, they need to see worth in themselves, and in the end they need to believe in themselves.

That’s a story that I find fascinating.

The story tells of:

For Tyree of the Su, being an assassin isn’t simply something she was trained for. It’s the sole reason for her existence. A genetically enhanced clone—one of many in Refuge—she’s about to learn her secluded lifestyle, and that of all her kind, is under threat by a race capable of neutralizing their special talents to leave them defenseless.
For Zander D’joren, being a diplomat has not only cost him his appearance, but also the love of his life. Scarred, grieving, he must nonetheless continue in his role as co-delegate to the fearsome Tier-vane or risk a conflict that could only end one way.
Now both of them need to keep each other alive and maintain a perilous deception long enough to renegotiate the treaty with the Tier-vane, or throw their people into a war that could wipe out Terrans and Inc-Su alike. But there’s more at stake than humanity, whether true or modified. Can the love growing between them save them both? Or merely hasten their destruction?

Tyree is very good at her role in life. She is one of the Inc-Su, a race of beings that are very much like the legendary Succubi and Incubi. Tyree’s role is that of an assassin, but when she is told she must take the place of one of her clone sisters to save the universe, things begin to unravel for her. She questions her motives, her past and what she knows about herself. She also discovers something that her kind have not been allowed. The capacity to love and to be loved. And what that new emotion will teach her.

Tyree is a very complicated character from the first moment she appears in the story. She’s a bit headstrong, her will and abilities are just as powerful and as a female lead character she is well suited to the role of a force in her own right. But there is a part of her that her own society had no use for and has tried to, for lack of a better explanation, burn out of her and her kind. There’s no place for love and compassion in the world of the Inc-Su even though their trade is through sex and with that comes some of the abilities of the legendary Succubi and Incubi.

Tyree has no horns or tail, she does not look like the Succubus of legend physically. But she has several powers that are Succubus-like such as being able to turn into mist and pass through walls or other items. She also can use a bit of mind control over others, and she, like the legend, can kill others through sex with them. With that there is also a need to feed on sexual energy to live which is also somewhat Succubus like. But with all of that there is a certain amount of coldness in Tyree that takes away from her a bit. As the story is told that changes, and the changes are exactly right, but somehow I felt like beings for who sex and sensuality is such a part of who they are I would have thought there would be more… soul… in their society and in themselves.

When she meets Zander, she begins to lean that there is a part of her she has buried deeply because of what her society forced her to do. She finds her thinking changing, turning towards Zander and as that happens there is a change not so much in who Tyree is, but rather what she wants. It is that growth in her character, the shift from cold and calculating towards making a connection, being wanted and wanting in return that I really did enjoy. Tyree at the beginning was nothing in comparison to Tyree at the end of the work and it is a change that does not come like the turning of a switch. It happens over time, slowly and in a way that is amazing to watch.

Zander is as headstrong as Tyree, perhaps a bit more so, at least he is single minded for most of the work. Again there is a shift from he mourning his lost wife and having to deal with Tyree being there and looking exactly like his wife. The shift in his thinking is a bit more hidden, not perhaps as bluntly told as the story is see mainly from Tyree’s viewpoint and that’s a bit of a shame as I would have liked to see when the shift in going from “just being” to “living” happens.

The story is well told, the universe is richly detailed and the work holds onto the reader and keeps you turning the pages to see what happens next. There is a touch of erotica in the work which does not detract from the story. The moment isn’t wrong for when it appears and I enjoyed the way the connection between Tyree and Zander is transformed through that moment and the moments that come before.

The writing is solid, there really wasn’t anything that took me out of the story. At the end I was left wanting to know what happens next between Zander and Tyree, what happens with the Inc-Su, and what the future holds for them all. The work as a whole tells a captivating story and I enjoyed that.

The one issue I had with the story was mainly in the Inc-Su society, the harshness of it. The punishments were severe, the threats that pushed Tyree to be who she became from where her life as an assassin began were very hard to read and they, at least for me, took some of the joy out of the story. I do understand that it needed to be the way it was for the sake of character growth and to get the characters to progress. But I felt that it might not have been necessary to tell considering where the rest of the story went.

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

A unique version of the Succubi and Incubi that I found riveting, well considered, and with that came a history that told much about them. I wish the race as a whole were more passionate, more in tune with themselves more than anything else and that hardship didn’t quite work well for me. In the end, Tyree’s passage from who she was to who she becomes makes up for much of that and I do hope there is more to be told in this universe about the Inc-Su.

I don’t believe their story is finished yet.



Apr 16 2015

Succubi Image of the Week 378

I find it very hard to like Succubi with demon. or demon-like wings. They just don’t work for me very much for a lot of reasons that have to do with my own ideas about Succubi. Sometimes however, an artist does something a little different with them and it makes their Succubus art… different. More alluring. More… interesting. I like interesting.

Succubus by きっしー

Succubus by きっしー

I found this art on Pixiv, and you can see the original page with this art here.

As a whole, I love the look this Succubus has. Her hair is amazing, the stockings and shoes just look exactly right on her as well. An interesting pair of horns, and her tail is, of course, a devilish thing on its own. I’m not so sure about the red in her eyes… Green or blue might have looked better, at least might have stood out more than they do here.

But what’s really interesting to me are her wings.

For one thing, they are not torn or damaged, or look poor when compared to the rest of her body. There’s a beauty in them, just as much as she is herself and that’s something that really isn’t done often with wings like these. Usually they are an afterthought, more or less, which really they shouldn’t be.

She seems like she would have a very strong character and personality and that I think can be seen in her eyes and expression here.

A lovely, sensual, powerful member of the Succubi…

And that’s always good to see…



Apr 15 2015

This must be a definition of a sexy Devil costume I wasn’t aware of…

Sexy Devil CostumeJust what exactly makes a costume sexy? While that is, of course, in the eyes of the beholder, a more important question to ask is… Why is it that costume manufacturers cannot seem to take a basic idea… and make something of it?

Perhaps I will admit, my expectations and tastes are more than they can ever manage. For, just this once, let’s consider a costume that isn’t really too sexy, but might fit the bill for a more… mainstream… party…

This is called the Sexy Devil Costume and it comes with the red and black mini dress which has a tail attached to it, the sleeves and a red soft horned headband.

The shoes, the pitchfork, and the fishnet pantyhose are not included.

It sells for $35 US on several sites I found this for sale on, but with shoes and stockings, this would run up to $65 US.

Ordinarily, I would dismiss this out of hand, but thinking this over a little bit, as a “fun” thing to wear to a party it’s really not that awful. At least, if nothing else. there is a certain kind of kitsch to it that is, at least, a little attractive.

The shoes don’t match however, the pitchfork is the lousy one that I dislike to no end as well. As a whole both of them just take away a lot of the kitsch and make it more blah than anything else.

Still… Really it isn’t all that bad all of the other costumes I have reviewed of late considered as a whole. That doesn’t say a lot for it… But it’s something. Would I buy this? Maybe as something to wear at the door when I give out treats… or tricks… Depending on my mood…

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

At least there is kitsch.



Apr 14 2015

A Review of The Initiation Of The Incubus by VZ Fauchard

The Initiation Of The Incubus by VZ Fauchard

The Initiation Of The Incubus by VZ Fauchard

It seems like there are many authors who are publishing works with either Succubi or Incubi, or both, as characters in their stories. While that’s a good thing where I have continuing problems is when the story seems to indicate that there should be another story to come, but it never does.

It’s more so when the story tells of what might be called a society of Incubi and Succubi, tells of some of their members, talks about their customs and actions but then just sets all of that aside. That’s a shame because after all of the build up, walking away from that part of the story seems to be a waste to me.

The story is about:

For as long as she can remember, Jase was like a big brother to Courtney, always looking out for her. When he vanishes without a trace for six months, she know something has to be terribly wrong. When he finally resurfaces, she can hardly believe what he tells her: he’s been turned into an incubus, a demon that feeds on sexuality. But the shock of that is nothing compared to what he has to do to complete his initiation into their ranks…

Jase vanishes one night and Courtney is devastated. When he suddenly reappears, that seems to be a good thing. When he explains that he is an incubus, and that both they are succubi are real, that’s a bit worrisome. But when Jase asks Courtney for something she never expected… Then things turn a corner that she didn’t expect.

The one thing that hooked me in this work wasn’t the erotica by far. What did catch me was the characters, especially Courtney who was just amazingly well described and had a strong presence in the work. The story of the succubi and incubi in this world, how Jase gets involved, what he has to do also made for some interesting reading but also some really funny moments that I think worked exceptionally well.

Jase is not exactly an incubus, though he claims to be in the story. He seems to be a bit of a mix between an incubus and a vampire, but the latter aspects are very fleeting thankfully. He has horns, if barely, can make himself invisible and has some rather vampiric powers beside. But he isn’t stereotypical in his actions and most importantly the work doesn’t end poorly with him causing Courtney’s death. Overall I liked his character and what he offers to the story, but with some small reservations.

There’s a bit of an attitude about him that creeps into the story, one that considering what each of the main characters reveals to one another doesn’t quite sit well. There is the occasional comment he makes that didn’t fit in the moment and took me out of the story for a time trying to figure out if he was serious, joking, or if the words weren’t really supposed to be there.

The erotica itself is a hot flash, but there’s more than enough buildup and story to make it worthwhile even if it is a somewhat taboo subject considering their relationship. It does have some silly moments and surprises which I think worked well and held the tone of what happened from becoming uncomfortable.

The one thing that does bother me is that there is so much time spent on constructing this universe, setting up the whys and hows of Jase’s transformation. There seems to be a society of incubi and succubi with their own rules and so on which have a central role in the story’s erotica, but they are fleeting. After the climax of the work is past, Courtney makes a comment which seems to lead towards there being a follow-on story, but there isn’t one.

It’s disappointing because there’s a really good story to be told and it would have been nice to see where it did turn to. One of the most obvious ones is whether Courtney becomes one of the succubi or not and that’s a point which is dangled out to the reader but nothing comes of it, even if she does.

A strong story, very good characters with a lot of history to be told. It would have been nice for the work to continue to a satisfying conclusion, but it really didn’t which is the bigger shame here.

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

I liked the concept of the succubi and incubi, though I could have done without the blood and gore aspects. There’s a lot of very good universe building and ideas that I would like to see developed more, but were not. More is the shame that with the obvious open paths for the story to take, that never happened, at least to the time of this review and it really should have for all of the promise that seemed to be here.



Apr 14 2015

A Review of Masquerade on Poker Night by Victoria Pond

Masquerade on Poker Night by Victoria Pond

Masquerade on Poker Night by Victoria Pond

One of the things that I do enjoy in stories about Succubi is when they can be the hero of the story. It’s more wonderful when the Succubus of the story is intelligent, has a strong will, and does the right thing for the right reason.

The thing about being a hero is, when you think about it, you act because it is the right thing to do. You don’t consider who is in trouble you don’t worry about what they need help for. You simply help if you can, comfort if possible and… occasionally…

You might find someone to love.

  • Title: Masquerade on Poker Night
  • Author: Victoria Pond
  • Length: 21 Pages
  • Publishing Date: August 5, 2014
  • This work at Amazon.com

It tells the story of:

Boys who like girls who like boys who dress like girls. In this erotic short story, a man on the run hides in a crowded café that happens to be run by a succubus. Oh, and he’s wearing a disguise.

Evan should never have cosigned for his brother’s loan. Now creepy loan shark thugs are after him. When he squeezes into a minidress and finds a busy café, he’s sure that he can hide. But the thugs still find him. Luckily, the café’s owner is a succubus who is more than capable of protecting this “damsel” in distress from a bunch of male goons.

Evan has a problem. The problem is that his brother asked him to help with a loan and now the people that want collect are looking to do so from him. Finding a wig, dress, and heels, he transforms himself into a waif of a woman and goes to hide at a small cafe. He then finds that a Succubus named Miriam and her sister Beth own the cafe… and for Evan and Beth, it’s the start of something unexpected and wonderful.

Evan is a fascinating character in many ways, not the least of which is his inherently kind and caring personality, how much he cares about others, and what he’s willing to do for them. He really stood out for me in the story in how he related to Miriam, how he was attracted to her, but most of all, the connection that comes between himself and Miriam that I think is one of the most wonderful passages that I have read in quite some time.

Miriam is a rather unique Succubus in some ways and thankfully she isn’t stereotypical or flat in how she expresses herself in the work. Whether she has wings, or a tail, isn’t really spoken of but it is quite clear that she is a Succubus, she has the powers of one to control through sexuality and though that have dominance over males foolish enough to cross her path and fall upon her somewhat darker side.

Her sister Beth however… really isn’t talked about all that much. Beth makes a momentary appearance, pushes Miriam in the direction of Evan and then vanishes into the background for the most part. I think that’s a bit of a shame as what little is told about her from the perspective of Miriam makes Beth something of a mystery and it is one that prods a bit. There is a story around her that isn’t told and I would have liked to know more about.

Regardless, the core of this story is the encounter between Miriam and Evan, how that unfolds over the course of the evening and really that is an amazing thing to watch the author tell. There is a touch of erotica, a bit of submission on the part of Evan to Miriam, and with that, Miriam’s dominance peeks through here and there in the story. But it’s more than that and for me, that was the part of this story that I liked most of all.

I was fascinated by how the relationship ebbed and flowed between the two, how at one point Evan was in control and in the next Miriam was. The connection between the two just felt right, worked amazingly well, and made this work really something special.

The work came to a close at a deliciously perfect point that I thought brought the story to a satisfying close. But in spite of that I would like to see more story about these characters, where they go from there, what happens next are open questions that I think need to be told. The question about Beth, the one she is with, and what that might mean for Evan and Miriam’s future i think would make for a really telling part two… Perhaps that will come sometime.

I’m giving this work four of five pitchforks.

Lovely story, enthralling characters and the moments they share are beautifully told. As a whole the work is a cute story about perception, need and discovering that sometimes the someone that you need is there in front of you… You just need to be able to see, try, and, most importantly, trust.

It’s not the easiest thing to do, but if you can manage it… Anything is possible.