Aug 16 2014

Kiss of the Demoness – An interesting YouTube film

I found a series on YouTube, or what should be a series, or what was billed as a series at the time I found this video. There is a lot that I like about it and for once at least Lilith is… interesting to me…

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSBCuOH046k

And two screenshots from the film, one of Lilith in her humanity and one of her in her Succubus form… both of which I think compliment each other really well…

It isn’t often that Lilith is seen to be seductive and tempting without being horrific and for that alone I really like this portrayal very much. She has, in her human form, a assured presence around her that really comes out in how the actress plays her. It’s also really captivating when she is dancing and drawing her prey to her…

When she appears out of the shadows in her Succubus form it really works well too. I will say that her eyes put me off a little, but otherwise she’s very sexy and seductive as a Succubus and she’s very much in control of the situation which appeals to me as well.

I’ll even accept that she has hooves, or rather the appearance of her lower legs seems to suggest that. The other thing that works well is how her hair has changed colour, from red to black, and how her leggings are the same colour… Lovely touches I thought. Her red skin almost seems like she is wearing latex or something like it, or it is really well done body paint and I thought that was impressive as well.

The over all presence of Lilith just is right here and it’s one of the very few times that I can say that I liked a Succubus appearing in a film…

I’d like to see a part two, or three, or twelve… Sometime…

 

Tera

Aug 15 2014

A Review of Incubus Daughter: Book One by Joy Laforce

Incubus Daughter: Book One

Incubus Daughter: Book One

One question that comes in many stories is: Where did I come from? That is usually followed by: Where am I going?

The larger question for a Succubus or an Incubus is: How do I survive? That is a very important point to think about in the modern world for leaving a trail behind you will mean your eventual end. So, you become smarter, you become more careful, and you take only what you have to.

But what happens when your needs takes you in a direction that you never knew existed?

It tells the story of:

Succubi and incubi are demonic predators that feed on sexual energy and mate with humans to produce halfling children called cambions. Daughter of an incubus and a Puerto Rican woman, Cameron Rivera is one of these children. Since puberty, she’s balanced her cravings for sex and a regular life through one night stands and dream-time flings—until she meets Michael Hunter.

How much does he know about her?

How can he see through her illusions?

Is this what she’s been waiting for?

While this book is a hot flash in that there isn’t really a lot of character development that happens, before the two characters of the work get together in more ways than one… There is some. It was good to see something of who each of them is, their wants and desires, before the desires that Cameron has takes over for them both.

Having read the summary, I had a good idea of what Cameron would look like in my mind and that I found was good to have in that she really isn’t defined well. Most of that is because we see her not from her own perspective, but that of Michael and she is… fluid. By that I mean that her physical appearance shifts as one might expect a Succubus to do when she is baiting her prey. There are hints in the story of her nature, mainly in her eyes, but defining her as a Succubus really is a difficult thing to do as there are no other obvious signs of her nature.

Michael at first seemed to be a little bit “cardboard” and I wasn’t sure if he was going to amount to anything more than a one-night stand for Cameron. Over time however, his personality came off the page and he was a good match for Cameron in a lot of ways.

The erotic moments of the story are deliciously written. Lovely hot scenes that are interspersed with the hints of what Cameron is. The raw sexuality is well created and when Cameron’s powers come to the fore it really was perfectly described.

There are open questions of course. The biggest one being the last three lines of the work which will lead, I am sure, into the next book of the series when it appears. There is also a question that I wonder about Cameron’s needs and what she can do and how a little silver packet might come into play with all of that.

There wasn’t anything that took me out of the story from start to finish. However, I would have liked the story to be about twice as long as it is for two reasons. One is that I would have liked to see Cameron before she met Michael. What was she doing? Where was she? Why pick him exactly? The other is that the aftermath of their meeting seemed too rushed to get to those last three lines. I felt like I was missing something and that bothered me somewhat.

Four out of five pitchforks.

There is a lot of promise in these few pages with Cameron. When the next part of the story arrives, I will be there to read and see where the story goes from here… Because there is more to Cameron than what has been seen so far…

 

Tera

Aug 14 2014

Succubi Image of the Week 344

A piece of 3D Succubus art this week on the Tale… Latex and Succubi go really well together… I wonder if a Succubus was the one that came up with the idea in the first place… Well it was either them or their tail… and aren’t Tails the eviler ones really?

Devilish by mikemusike

Devilish by mikemusike

This work is called Devilish by mikemusike and you can find the original page I found this work on DeviantArt here and this artist’s page can be found here on DeviantArt as well…

Love the red, tail and all… It’s nice that her outfit matches her tail and horns i think. Really the only thing that I don’t quite like is that she is so over endowed… more so than her pose and the effects of gravity really should have on her.

I would have liked her to have thigh high boots I think, those heels are a little bit much. But then her tail would have to be doing something else and really it is about perfect where it is right now.

Her tail makes me smile, the wrapping about her leg is cute and reminds me of some of the stories I have written. I’ll also admit that her outfit does give me an idea for Halloween this year… I will have to see about making that happen I think.

Or another story… Definitely a story I think.

Aug 13 2014

This costume needs some Desire I think…

Burning Desire CostumeI do find that some bikini costumes, at least from a Succubi point of view, aren’t that awful… Some of them. Not in this case I think…

This is called the Burning Desire Costume and it comes with a sequin Front Halter Top and attached Sequin G-string. A tail with Sequin Tip. Mesh gloves which are not shown here, a pair of  sequin horns and the awful pitchfork the model is holding…

It sells for what seems to be a very low $19.93 on the site I found it on.

I really don’t like the pitchfork, the tail or the horns at all. There are much better ones that could be added to this costume and I would in a heartbeat.

I would also take a pair of scissors to the ruffles as they look just wrong in so many ways…

But, after doing all of that, it might not look all that bad with the right pair of red heels.. I’m fairly sure my Eternal wouldn’t complain all that much if I did. Mind you, it wouldn’t be something I would wear to a party… This would be for my Eternal alone…

As it is however, I’ll give it two pitchforks out of five.

Not awful, a little work would improve it a bunch and there is some hope to make it better…

I haven’t said that in a while…

 

Tera

Aug 12 2014

A Review of Encounter: Incubus Nights by Sam Cheever

Encounter: Incubus Nights by Sam Cheever

Encounter: Incubus Nights by Sam Cheever

Fantasy is a part of life. It opens our eyes to what could be, if we were brave enough to take the risk. It tells us what we can be, should we decide that who we believe we are is not the real that we can be.

To understand that, to see our own worth, to know, truly, that there is better for us if we desire it sometimes is impossible. But then, with the right being, anything is possible…

The story is of:

Ally opens a door at a party and walks right into her hottest fantasy.

Ally owns a bookstore called Incubus Nights where she sells romance books and other books that kindle dreams and desires in others. The problem is that Ally’s own wishes have never come true. She finds herself at a party and something goes terribly wrong making her run away in shame and hide. The thing is, the door she opens is to her own wishes and in those wishes awaits an Incubus who reveals the truth to Ally that she could never admit to herself…

Normally I would call a story like this a hot flash. While there is lovely heat in the work there is an undercurrent of something more as well. While Ally is pleasured and made to accept that pleasure, it also reveals her own wants, needs and desires fully in ways that simply stating them would not do her character justice. The need in Ally, the wishes that drive her soul forward, these are the things of fantasy that the Incubus plays with a deft touch.

He is not truly a stereotypical Incubus, he is Ally’s ideal and in that her own release is assured. Passions that she has wished for, thought about, dreamt about come to her in this moment where the world of wishes and the world of reality have touched, if only for a brief instant of time. But it only takes an instant for one to change one’s life.

In the end, the story comes to a lovely passionate climax, but it is the last few lines that for me, truly, are the part of the story that stays with me most of all. While the main part of the story is Ally submitting to her fantasies, there is more than that. There is a chance, a offering, a consideration that she alter her own thinking and way to find something she has wanted. A chance for real love, real passion, and being offered that does change Ally.

It is that change that both warms me, but also saddens me slightly. The story ends and the question of Ally’s future is not told. I would have liked to see some of it, but I can imagine Ally being better, more alive, and more willing to see herself for who she is… and that is, really, what fantasies can open the door to…

Four out of five pitchforks.

It’s nice when fantasy can direct reality towards something better. This story does that in a way that was wonderful and that’s something I will remember…

 

Tera

Aug 11 2014

Storm Clouds 205 by TeraS

Continuing Chapter 35 this week on the Tale … another thread needing some poking and a little bit more …

For those that would like to read Storm Clouds from the beginning, you can click this link, and it will take you to the page where all of the previous chapters can be found.

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Storm Clouds 205
Chapter 35
By TeraS

 

Bill was in his office watching the clock as the red numbers ticked away the time until the day’s work was done. He hadn’t seen his son, Billy, for most of the day, and it wasn’t like Billy not to check in. Bill knew full well that Billy did more and worked longer than anyone else in his business; he had his finger on the pulse of the company and kept things running smoothly, even if he didn’t see just how vital he was.

Still, when Billy asked for permission to take the afternoon off, Bill didn’t hesitate, didn’t question it. If Billy wanted to do something, and it was important enough for him to take time off his duties, Bill wasn’t going to refuse him.

As the clock reached quitting time and he heard the office staff gathering up their things to leave, he started to worry. Billy hadn’t called; normally, he would. It wasn’t like him not to keep in touch. There was something going on, and Bill feared the worst.

He called out: “Tenshi! Come in here, will ya’?”

There was the sound of a filing cabinet closing, and then, in the doorway, there appeared a short, blond, Asian woman. She clutched a small stack of folders to her side and asked in a submissive tone: “Yes, Sir?”

“Where’z Billy?”

“I do not know where your son William is. There have been no phone calls or messages from him, sir.”

Bill strummed his fingers over the top of his desk before pushing his chair back and snatching a briefcase that waited close by: “Not like him. Shoulda’ called or somethin’. Make sure ya’ leave the answering machine on in case he calls. I’m going home. I’ll check for messages.”

She nodded, then stood to the side as Bill left his office.

He added, just before he turned the corner and moved towards the exit: “An’ don’t ya’ stay late, either, Tenshi. Get home. That filing can wait ‘til tamarrow.”

“Yes, sir. Goodnight, sir.”

Tenshi didn’t leave. She spent the next hour carefully putting away the files she had. She had to wait, anyway.

They always made her wait.

He always made her wait.

As she closed another drawer, her thoughts spun around the situation she found herself in. If it wasn’t for the debt her family owed, she would never be doing what they asked her to do. Bill was an honourable man. So was his son. But that didn’t seem to matter to them.

Nothing she honoured mattered to them.

The shadow that blocked out the light from the office startled her and she turned to find … him … again. It was always him: a dishonourable man with dishonourable intent living a dishonourable life. The colour of his skin reminded her of the legends her family told of those taken by dark spirits to do their bidding.

Again, she wondered what could have tempted him to be … this.

“Have you news?”

“His son is missing; I do not know where. He left after the police came to see his father. He spoke with one of the detectives, a woman; I do not know what they spoke of.”

The man frowned and then produced a knife from beneath the robes he wore, the silver clashing against the white of his skin and the black of his robes: “Sloppy. You’re supposed to be watching the two of them.”

Her brown eyes narrowed: “I cannot watch them both all the time. I was unfortunate to encounter one of the detectives.”

The knife began to trace a pattern over his palm: “Are they suspicious of you?”

“No! They both left; nothing was said!”

“That had best be true for your own continued existence.”

She said nothing to this. The penalties for failure, she had heard, were as brutal as any nightmare she could imagine and more.

The knife stopped moving, and he looked at her with eyes so black she thought her life was being sucked into them, her breath catching in her throat: “The son is no longer your concern. I will deal with him.”

A coldness creeped up Tenshi’s spine as she asked: “What does that mean, exactly?”

The answer echoed the cold she felt as the black eyes looked clean through her: “His life is inconsequential. But he has value as a pawn in a larger scheme.”

She turned away from him, not wanting to see him any longer: “Please. Do not touch him. He is an innocent in this. Please.”

The smirk was awful, the words full of despair: “Who can stop me—you? You forget your place. We will have to remind you … soon.”

“I know my place. I serve without question.”

He waved the knife at her, the tip flashing in the light: “See that you do. You are still human, but there are suitable dark beings who would dine upon your life, soul, and mind.”

She shivered at the warning, knowing it was not an idle one: “What would you have me do?”

The knife vanished under the robes: “Continue the plan. Other pawns have been ordered to move tomorrow. Have the trap set.”

She did not hesitate: “Of course.” She even bowed to emphasis the point.

He turned away, dismissing her, but, before he vanished into the shadows of the office, he added: “And be sure to be suitably shocked when he is arrested for murder … and the son turns up in the river.”

The office turned quiet once more after he had left, and she was thankful for that. It always seemed like, when he left, any life where he had been was sucked away with him. She dropped into a chair and stared at the stack of folders still to be filed, still waiting to be put into their places.

She shook her head at the realization that she herself was just like one of the files. Put into her place, to be taken out from time to time to be examined and then, eventually, discarded. As she took a deep breath to calm herself, something in the office fell and startled her. Turning to look in that direction, she couldn’t see anything obvious, but, assuming that he had returned, she called out: “Did you forget something?”

The lack of an answer was more than a little concerning. The lights in the office were, for the most part, dimmed or turned out; the only spot of light was around the space where she had been working. A few short strides took her to where the light switches were, but, before she could flip the lights on … she heard a cat meow. Out of the shadows came a small, grey, calico kitten. She adored cats: her parents had several, but, since she left them and arrived in the city, she never had a pet. She knelt down and offered her hands to the kitten, calling out to it in a soft voice: “Come here, sweetheart. I won’t hurt you.”

The kitten crept out into the light and warily considered her. She understood this; she remembered an injured cat her parents had taken in, how it kept its distance from her, from all of them, until it was sure that they weren’t going to hurt it.

“There’s nothing to worry about. The bad man is gone. It’s just me. I promise.”

It took some time, but, eventually, the kitten came close to her before it paused and sniffed at her hands. Tenshi expected the cat to dart off, hiss, or something just from her being in contact with it. Instead, the kitten brushed itself against her hands before slipping underneath them and pushing against her stockings … and it began to purr.

Tenshi recalled that they had forbidden her to have a pet, especially a cat, but her mood was foul over what he had said. She touched the kitten’s back, its tail twining around her fingers as the kitten began to pace back and forth against her. Petting it gently, her thoughts went back over what he had said to her.

The kitten squirmed around a bit and then turned to look at her. Tenshi was struck by just how blue the kitten’s eyes were. She had never seen such blue eyes on a cat, any cat, before. If she didn’t know better, she would think there was intelligence behind those eyes. Gathering the kitten onto her lap, she began to scratch the kitten’s head and started talking to it. She couldn’t tell anyone about all of the things that were happening around her, but she could tell this simple creature. After all, it was a cat, and cats couldn’t tell any secrets. “You know, it’s been a really bad day. It all started when …”

As Tenshi spoke, the kitten looked off into the shadows as her head was being scratched, shaking it on occasion. Tenshi never noticed the flash of purple that appeared in the shadows for an instant, before vanishing once more.

She had a lot to talk about, and the kitten wasn’t planning on going anywhere. Ever.

Aug 10 2014

A Review of A Succubus for Remembrance and Other Tales of Femme Fatales by M.E. Hydra

A Succubus for Remembrance and Other Tales of Femme Fatales by M.E. Hydra

A Succubus for Remembrance and Other Tales of Femme Fatales by M.E. Hydra

It has been far too long that I have not reviewed a collection of stories by one of my favourite authors M.E. Hydra.

I reviewed his first collection called A Succubus for Christmas and Other Tales of Devilish Delights here on the Tale. The second collection called A Succubus for Valentine’s Day and Other Tales of Perilous Pleasures I reviewed here on the Tale as well.  The third collection called A Succubus for Halloween and Other Tales of Terrifying Temptresses, can be found here. And a review of their full length novel, Succubus Summoning 101, is here on the Tale. The fourth, called A Succubus for Freedom and Other Tales of Obscene Orgies can be found here.

It has been too long since I read their work and for that I am sorry as it never should have been this long. Today on the tale I will be reviewing the fifth work by this author A Succubus for Remembrance and Other Tales of Femme Fatales.

This collection tells of:

Think paranormal erotica is only about sparkly vampires and fluffy werewolves? Think again! You’re about to enter the bizarre and twisted universe of M.E. Hydra. His sexy succubi and other assorted femme fatales will give you a wild ride, but be careful they don’t eat you whole in the process.

This, his fifth collection, contains thirteen tales of the darkest erotica. A terrifying succubus wreaks vengeance on a group of former soldiers in “A Succubus for Remembrance”. A man is sent by his therapist to an unusual nudist camp in “Iron Girders and Steel Springs”. Two lovers look to a magical artefact to solve their problems in “The Skinning Knife”. A sinister mobster engages sexy diabolic help to demonstrate “Ways to Break a Good Man, #1” (and no.2 and 3). Bizarre and imaginative sex demons abound in a triptych of tales set in the hell-space universe. Also includes an extra bonus tale, “Nazi vs. Succubus,” for lovers of extreme, no-holds-barred fiction.

Prepare to be surprised, shocked and aroused by these and other tales of fiendish femme fatales. They’ll give you pleasures beyond your wildest dreams, and terrors beyond your darkest nightmares.

Once again, as in previous reviews of this author’s works, I will be reviewing the individual stories and then the work as a whole:

A Succubus for Remembrance – A story of revenge asked for and given. But the truth, even when known, does not set you free from a Succubus. The story is a mix of mystery and detective with a splash of erotica to carry the story along which works very well. The setting, being in the UK, reads very well and the dialog and thoughts of the characters match the setting well, there’s little doubt you are there as the story unfolds. I rather liked the succubus herself in that she isn’t quite the stereotypical evil being, but has shades of grey within her. The ending is a bit of a twist, and it shows that the truth can’t always set you free, but it can haunt you forever. Five out of five pitchforks.

The Skinning Knife – Two lovers find that the old saying of what lies underneath the skin matters the most is so very true. This isn’t quite what you might expect the story to be about at the beginning, considering what hints are given. What follows is a remarkable reflection on some truths in our world that run so very deep and are, truly, so very sad. While there is a tinge of a horror aspect to the story, the real horror is in what the two lovers see in the world around them. The ending was, for me, a truth that really needs to be seen by more. Five out of five pitchforks.

Vernon the Volunteer – The first of three interconnected stories in H-Space by this author where humanity has opened a portal to another world, and the natives aren’t exactly friendly. A new group of soldiers arrives and a volunteer is needed. Vernon does so and meets one of the locals as the rest of the soldiers watch. What Vernon encounters is a succubus, and she “explains” things to them all. As a whole I think this is one of the few H-Space stories that I enjoyed because of the way the story played out, the characters in the story, and how the story closed. I have to admit that the name of the succubus was… odd… to put it mildly, but she was a succubus, there’s no doubt of that in her actions, her use of mind control, and what she does. Five out of five pitchforks.

Trent the Traitor  – The second of three interconnected stories in H-Space by this author. Trent has betrayed his follow soldiers in the hopes of surviving. The succubi have promised him a reward, and he finds out what they mean by that. The story actually lays out quite a lot about the succubi in H-Space which really hasn’t been touched on so far. The question of what they are like when they aren’t around humanity is an interesting thought and that is explored in quite a lot of detail here. The story does dip more into the horror side of things than then erotic, but setting aside the reward that Trent receives and how that happens, I thought it added a lot to this universe as a whole. Four out of five pitchforks.

Hugh the Hero – The last of three interconnected stories in H-Space. Survivors of the succubus attack attempt to flee, but they have a human monster in their midst… and the succubi have plans for them all. In this work there is a human monster that in the end has a measure of justice done. In that comes more of the world that adds a lot to what is going on there that hasn’t been touched on before in this series. A bit more horror than erotic, but an interesting story to consider and think about. Three and a half out of five pitchforks.

Slugjob – A man goes out on a date having a hidden agenda… but then the woman he goes out with has one of her own… And soon he’ll know what that is. A unique story that has a bit of a mind game that plays out between the two characters before the secret is revealed and the horror and erotica falls into place. One of the more unique stories that I have read from this author. Three and a half out of five pitchforks.

Iron Girders and Steel Springs – A man is sent to a rather special out of the way spa for a weekend. Things become a little heated and one woman garners his attention and helps him to discover what he had lost. Overall, this is a lovely sweet story that has just a little tiny bit of horror nipping at the edges of it. The two main characters are the focus of the story and the balance of the characters are just on the edges, giving some flavour to the story. I really liked this story very much in that the main characters just fit together so amazingly well. There are secrets, and that of the male lead character are tragic and that story, along with what happens between the two of them is just wonderful. Five out of five pitchforks.

Ways to Break a Good Man #1  – The first of three stories about a mobster that just happens to have a collection of succubi working for him, an ongoing series from this author that has had some really interesting ideas wrapped up in it. A politician is causing trouble and in order to solve that problem, he’s asked to play a game with one very special and powerful succubus. The story is, for the most part, a very good example of a succubus that plays a game with a mortal that she knows, from the beginning, she will win… it’s just a matter of time and pushing the right buttons to get what she wants. There’s a lot of mind games being played as the story progresses, but with that it’s quite clear that the succubus herself is very powerful and knows all of the ways there are to bend someone to her will. Five out of five pitchforks.

Ways to Break a Good Man #2 – The second of three stories about a mobster that just happens to have a collection of succubi working for him. Another politician is causing problems for another mobster and a succubus takes care of the problem. A bit of an odd story in that the succubus’ appearance is a very unique one. Certainly it is one that I have never seen before and how that is handled in this story works very well overall. Four out of five pitchforks.

Ways to Break a Good Man #3 – The last of three stories about a mobster that just happens to have a collection of succubi working for him, though this story has the appearance of being connected if not actually saying so. An inspector is working late on a case and every so often notices a woman standing across the street waiting for something. By the end of the night it is clear she has been waiting for him. Quite a lot of seduction followed by a touch of succubus mind control that I thought worked really well. There isn’t any horror really in the work, and in that I think it made the story better. Five out of five pitchforks.

Vampiric Boobies – Another in a series of stories about a strip club where things aren’t exactly what they seem to be. A man talks with a stripper and she tells him she has “vampiric boobies”. He soon finds out she wasn’t joking. A unique story, one with a trap that I thought was well created and the character that goes along with them was interesting beyond her appearance. The story has a bit of mind control but there’s a shade more horror than erotica. Four out of five pitchforks.

Street-Walking with a Succubus – A story about a Succubus, a good man, and the bad one that  brings them together. The one single succubus character that this author has created and that I adore most of all is Nicole. And this is a Nicole story that is simply wonderful. She is, and always has been nothing like the stereotypical succubus, not horrific or evil. She has her own ideas about the right thing to do, why she does so, and what that means. The story begins in a way where you think you know the next part of the story, but then it takes a curve for a moment, the true story comes out and it just makes me like Nicole even more. There is a sweetness, a joy in what she does and I think in doing so, in what she gives in the story to someone that really hasn’t seen that in their life. Just wonderful and really it just makes me happy to see her again. I still want a book about Nicole though. I’m still as serious as ever about that. This story just brings that into sharper focus. Five out of five pitchforks.

Nazi vs. Succubus – The horrors of the past are more than they are on the surface. Especially when a succubus is at the core of them. There is a lot of effort put into this story and it really does show. There is a warning before this work and I can see why that warning is there as the story does tend to push things on occasion. But it is written well and in that comes a story that is hard to read at times, but then that is the point i think honestly. It is horrific, there’s no doubt about that and in that I admit it did make me rather uncomfortable in reading the story. Still, the characters are very good, the succubus is truly evil, and what happens in the story is a reflection on some of the darkest times in history. But then considering the title of this story it has to be. Three and a half out of five pitchforks.

I’ve said before that this author writes a long, detailed, character driven story that their talents truly shine. This is true in this collection as well and it’s good to see them remaining strongly tied to their writing, their characters and more. There were quite a number of stories in this collection that I enjoyed and the writing quality of this author stepped up greatly from their previous work. But I still want to see a Nicole novel. Please?

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

Another example of an author that knows their craft, knows their characters and remains true to them. A wonderful read and enjoyed as always…

 

Tera

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