Nov 30 2014

A Review of Savion and the Succubus by Sara Kane

Savion and the Succubus by Sara Kane

Savion and the Succubus by Sara Kane

Some stories have the creation of a Succubus as a curse. The way that happens varies, of course, but sometimes the larger question to ask is: Why was she cursed in the first place?

What follows from that question can be so much more interesting than the curse itself. After all, history, especially the history that makes someone who they are, has a way of returning again…

  • Title: Savion and the Succubus
  • Author: Sara Kane
  • Publishing Date: June 25, 2012
  • Length: 266 Pages
  • ASIN: B008EXKT2O
  • This work at Amazon.com – No Longer Available

The work tells about:

Fallon, succubus assassin, will do anything to find her missing daughter–even take a contract on the only man she’s ever loved and ever desired as something more than prey for the demon she’s become.

Savion Ardennes, alpha werewolf, isn’t surprised when he discovers the woman looking for her daughter is really a succubus sent to kill him. Many have tried and many have failed. But this one will succeed because he can’t stop touching her, or living the fantasy that she’s the woman he loved and murdered all those years ago.

Guilt and betrayal are wielded expertly by black forces trying to destroy them both. Can Savion and Fallon overcome the darkness and find the light of truth that will lead them home to each other?

There are many different kinds of supernatural beings in this work. Vampires, werewolves, demons of all sorts. But only a single Succubus, Fallon. She has no horns or tail, but she does have the ability to enflame the desires of others and beyond that turn them quite literally into ashes when she is finished with them. She’s placed her real self far into her past, pushed her true self into a corner and locked it away so that she can survive and it has worked so far. At least until she takes a contract and finds herself facing the man, now werewolf, that made her into what she is. But she can’t hide that she still loves him, even if it costs her everything.

Fallon I found to be interesting for many reasons, but the one that I particularly enjoyed was the descriptions of her using her power, reaching out to those around her and what effect she has on them. When she cannot control her abilities and things go a bit wild, the moment was very striking and stayed with me throughout the rest of the work.

The work has many threads running through it and paying attention to each character as things progress is a must. It does become slightly confused towards the latter third of the work when certain truths are revealed and some very unexpected changes happen.

While there was much told about Fallon, her daughter is for the majority of the work a mystery. That is a shame really because she didn’t feel like part of the story save for a means to draw Fallon into the situation she was in. When things happen in that thread, they seemed very rushed and… incomplete.

Savion is a werewolf, the leader of his pack, and still holds within him the need for who Fallon was. That need is cloaked beneath an iron persona, which it must be of course. Still, when he comes into contact with Fallon he knows there is something about her that is familiar. It is that familiarity that drives much of the story forwards as each of them sidesteps the other, the secrets swirling around then both.

The level of plots and mechanisms that have been swirling around them, and many others, really is very intricate and well designed so they their actions, their choices, do not see out of place or strange as the story develops. When everything breaks, the piece match up really well and while there are two moments that felt slightly odd, overall the climax of the story is delicious.

Fallon’s personality, her drive, the way she stands up to those around her, occasionally making them do what she wants, mainly driving many of them to dislike her in spite of themselves really makes her a force. It is that force of personality that makes this story so much more.

The erotic moments are not overwhelming, save for when Fallon goes out of control an in those moment it is very hot and animalistic in nature. But then the more personal and important moments have that as well at times.

The end of the work closes the door on Fallon, things change for her and when they do I have to admit that I was slightly disappointed in that. I thought, based on one vital moment that Fallon and Savion share, that she would not change from what she is, but she does change and in that the story of a Succubus comes to an end.

But, and this is the important point, there are open doors to new stories from this world… But they never appeared and that is a real shame.

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

Really there was much to like about Fallon, the ending felt right, but there were so many open doors to explore that haven’t been… and likely never will. The bigger shame is that this work isn’t available any longer. It really was well worth the read…

 

Tera

Nov 29 2014

A Morrigan and Lilith Aensland YouTube with music that works…

There are, of course, many Morrigan and Lilith Aensland YouTube videos out there. But to be honest very few of them have music that even slightly seems, at least for me, to work with the characters… I found one this time which I actually like and the name of the song, for me at least, makes me smile…

If you cannot see the video here on the Tale, try this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfT0vI9uFVM

And, of course, the one image of the video that I liked the best…

Morrigan and Lilith Aensland

I just really like the poses and the outfits they are wearing… The artist created a lovely work of the sisters here and really it is so difficult to find a cute and “sisterly” image of the two of them together…

Getting back to the song, it’s titled Seduction, and really isn’t that quite the right sort of song to use with a pair of Succubi?

I really think so…

 

Tera

Nov 28 2014

A Review of Fatal Attraction by DrkFetyshNyghts

Fatal Attraction by DrkFetyshNyghts

Fatal Attraction by DrkFetyshNyghts

Some see Succubi as creatures of horror. Some write them to be evil beings that care only for destruction and death. While that is one of their aspects, the question becomes one of where the erotica and the horror meet.

There is something called horror erotica that exists and it is something that I personally do not care for very much. Less so when there is an overwhelming amount of horror that has some erotica sprinkled here and there.

  • Title: Fatal Attraction
  • Author: DrkFetyshNyghts
  • Length: 74 Pages
  • ASIN: B00H5UZXIC
  • Publishing Date: December 6, 2013
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells of:

In the not to distant future, the stunning, flawless Demon Succubi exist amongst human beings and with the consent and cooperation of various governments worldwide. It remains unclear why such an arrangement is in place but it doesn’t look good. The Succubi, female sexual demons, use supernatural allure and sexuality to trap victims and what happens to these hapless individuals defies description. Unnatural sexual pleasure tugging against unspeakable horrors and everything in between – the pleasure usually being followed by an unimaginable life extinguishing event. David had been selected by the Succubi in his early years and was allowed to fester in his own deepening and obscene fantasies – fantasies he thought were a product of his own imagination. Then he was reeled in. David had been selected to experience a never ending cycle of sexual pleasure, death and re-life. For him there would be no release, or escape.

The one overwhelming theme of this work is, in short, suffering and death. The focus is mainly upon all of the things that David suffers through due to a series of Succubi who use him, and then in the next moment end his life before bringing him back to life and starting all over again.

It is, without a doubt in my mind, horror erotica, the emphasis on the horror. There are many detailed descriptions of how David suffers, the things done to him physically, and it quickly becomes repetitive in that. The erotica is muted in all of the suffering that he goes through and well before I was too far into reading this work I found myself flipping pages to get past the suffering into the story itself. The problem is that there isn’t all that much story.

The work is one horrific scene after the next with some moments when David tries to figure out what is going on before it starts again. Or there is a moment of erotica he feels and then the story devolves back into his suffering. While this is the point of the story, it happens so often that I just didn’t care, nor really wanted to finish this work after 25 pages of reading.

I found that the author could have used at least two more editing passes for the spelling mistakes and use of some words that didn’t make a lot of sense at times. The characters were forgettable for me at least and the story as a whole just didn’t do anything for me.

All of this, of course, is my view of things and that is coloured by my own view that Succubi are beings of seduction. To be truthful I did not see any real aspect of that in the Succubi that appeared. They are more monster than Succubi in the end and that’s more the shame really. The concept of the story, the universe they exist in does interest me and I think I would have liked the work more if that was emphasized.

One out of five pitchforks.

If you enjoy horror erotica, then you will likely enjoy this work. I just could not for the violence and the repetitive telling of how David suffers and passes on over and over again.

 

Tera

Nov 27 2014

Succubi Image of the Week 359

A lovely pencil sketch of a Succubus to share this week on the Tale… I found this work earlier this year and at the time I commented to the artist that I thought it was very striking. Especially her eye…

Succubus by traxxamass

Succubus by traxxamass

This work is called Succubus and is by an artist on DeviantArt named traxxamass. You can find the page on DeviantArt I found this work here and this artist’s page is here on DeviantArt as well…

She just looks… right. I really cannot express things much clearer than that. As a whole she looks lovely, seductive, and has this little smile and expression that I do so like to see Succubi have. Her eye is really what I found to be the more expressive part of this work. There is, at least to me, a sort of ethereal glow in it as if she is seeing into the one that is looking towards her. Seeing into them, and… just knowing.

Her body shape fits with her hair style, her horns really work as well, much better than a lot of art I have seen where the Succubus has horns that look silly on her. Here they just bit. The seductiveness of her pose, look and form is something I will remember…

The artist said that this was one of their first works, and really it is an expression of a Succubus that made it one of my favourite images of the year…

 

Tera

Nov 26 2014

You might be a Little Devil… You aren’t quite a Succubus…

Little Devil CostumeI will say that some costumes really are not that awful. There are some that actually do, in some small way, manage to not quite be totally trashy or ugly or a mess or worse. Of course those are few and fae between but they do, sometimes, appear in the midst of all of the junk that is out there to be found…

This is called the Little Devil Costume and it comes with the dress, which has removable shoulder straps, but the tail isn’t. A pair of sequin devil horns, a feather boa and the necklace you can just barely see the model wearing… The shoes are not included and the ensemble sells for $50 US at most places on the web that I found it.

I actually rather like the dress, though the horns, tail and boa are… well… a bit on the tacky side for my personal tastes. Though at least they used a pair of shoes that are a fairly good match for the costume at least. They sell for $22 on one site that gave them as an option to by with the costume I should say.

I would not use the boa, nor the tail or horns, I have better tails and horns to use of course. Overall as a “something to wear to the office Halloween party” idea it really isn’t all that awful a thing to consider I think. Shoes included.

I’ll give this three out of five pitchforks…

Is it bad to think of this as “respectable?”

I’m not sure…

 

Tera

Nov 25 2014

A Review of Succubus – The Hunger by Alice May Ball

Succubus - The Hunger by Alice May Ball

Succubus – The Hunger by Alice May Ball

I find the most interesting stories about Succubi are those that show them on the prowl and seeking those to claim as theirs… Call it my own Domme nature coming into play if you will. I like to see Succubi seduce the ones they focus on. I like to see them be erotic and powerful in their own right.

The story is better when the Succubus can give the one that calls to her, or is called by her, their own fantasy… Where things go from there matters as much as the erotica does. Some authors do understand that…

The work tells about:

Dark haired with a penetrating gaze in his deep, dark brown eyes, Morgan is a fine, hot-blooded male. His keen intellect and burning passions, though, have done nothing to prepared him for the unholy lust of a surprise night visitor. How far will her inhuman passions push him? Can he endure what she will propose?

A Succubus, who is never named, goes hunting and finds Morgan in a club. She knows that he sees her, tail and all, and is intrigued by him. So few can see Succubi around them, know them and, more importantly, be attracted by them. She then visits Morgan later in the evening and choices are made by both of them.

The Succubus is, very much, a tempting seductive being who knows what she wants and who she wants. From the first moment she is in control of the situation, takes Morgan and firmly controls what happens in the story. Having a tail is, for me, just the icing on the cake of her personality and it is nice to see that tail mentioned and used in some interesting ways.

Morgan’s character is a submissive one, but that has to be drawn out and directed by the Succubus and she does so in a way that tells of her ability to seduce him. She does not hurt him or make him do something that he doesn’t want to do. She knows his wants and desires and plays upon them towards an end.

When the moment comes at the end of the work where she asks of Morgan a question and what his acceptance of that question means, it reveals Morgan’s need and her own desires as well. That I thought was well done and the work ends on a fitting note. But it ends a bit too soon I thought. I really would have liked to have seen a part two of this story as the path was there to continue onwards.

Very hot writing with two well told characters. A few minor spelling mistakes to be found in the story. But, as always, the story is short and ends at a question which is left unanswered and I would have liked to know where it would have gone from there.

Four out of five pitchforks.

Seductive, tempting, and deliciously erotic. A lovely description of a Succubus on the hunt and finding one to be claimed… but leaves the reader just when the story turns the corner.

 

Tera

Nov 24 2014

Sparkly Horn Horror Part III By TeraS

I don’t think I’m finished with Part III of Sparkly Horn Horror… In fact considering where I leave things this time I know I need to do more with this chapter so… sorry all for that…

If you want to read Part One you can find that here on the Tale and Part Two can be found here.

Some answers, still a lot of questions, and for one particular soul of the Succubi a choice made that probably wasn’t the smartest thing to do…

 

Sparkly Horn Horror
Part III
By TeraS

 

 

The sound of snapping fingers was accompanied by a slightly miffed tone of voice: “Doc? Uh … could you please tell me where Adam is? Please?”

The question would have been innocent, except that the outfit Abby was wearing consisted of an oversized sweater and a pair of clear plastic stripper heels. Clearly, she was asking not out of innocence, but out of her own needs. And those needs had endangered her needlessly.

Florence pinched her nose: “Abby, what the hell are you still doing here? I know you were released this morning. I signed the forms. Come to think of it, I also told you to get your tail out of here and to go home.”

Abby looked at the floor and scraped the toe of one of her heels on the floor: “Umm … yeah, you did Doc. But I … well … kind of …”

“Never mind, it’s too late now anyway.”

Abby looked up in surprise at the tone of voice in those words: “What do you mean by that, Doc?”

It took about ten minutes to get Abby up to speed on what was going on, and, at the end, she stood there with an unreadable expression before asking in a calm voice: “So what you are saying is that a friend of yours is sealed up in a room with Adam and she’s fucking him.”

“That’s putting things in a really bad way, Abby. Neither of them are exactly themselves at the moment. You probably wouldn’t even recognize Adam. I can barely recognize Deb, and that’s only because they are the only two in that room.”

“But … she’s fucking him.”

“Not because she wants to. Neither of them wants to.”

“How are you sure? They might want to. She might have done all of this to get Adam from …”

Florence threw up her hands in disgust: “Fine! Yes! Deb is getting the shit fucked out of her by Adam! She’s planned this all along to get into his pants! Are you happy? Is that all that matters to you?”

Abby had the oddest look in her eyes, one that caught Florence and made her worry: “Yes, it does. I don’t care who your friend is, she isn’t good enough for Adam. Actually, neither are you, Doc.”

“What do you mean by that, Abby?”

“I know you and Adam were fucking at the nurse’s station. You think I didn’t hear you? You think that I couldn’t tell? You can’t hide that from me, Doc. You …”

Abby was stopped in mid-rant by Florence slapping her, hard, and then it was Florence’s turn: “You think I don’t know you have a doctor fetish? You think that I don’t know you want into Adam’s pants in the worst way? I’ve walked past your room and heard you moaning out his name in the middle of the night! You aren’t fooling anyone!”

Before things got much further, John coughed, then interrupted, waving his glasses at the pair: “If you are both done acting like children, perhaps you might think about the fact that you, Florence, have very little time left, and you, Abby, are likely going to be the only one in here when she is no longer capable of thinking about doing anything about this mess you are both in. So, why don’t the two of you get past who’s—as you so eloquently put it—‘fucking’ whom, and get to the question of who’s trying to ‘fuck’ the Realm and how to stop it?”

Abby was the first to speak after the shock of John’s words got through to them: “You just don’t understand. You can’t understand because you’re a … a thing. You have no idea what it feels like.”

Florence was going to say something more, but she bit back the words when she saw the look in John’s eyes and found herself feeling … bad … for him. Shaking her head, she cleared her thoughts and chalked up her emotions over John to being part of this thing that she was starting to suffer from.

It was that. It couldn’t be that she actually felt something for him. He didn’t exist, save in a computer. It was probably better that way.

“Abby. Have you seen anyone else here?”

Turning away with a shake of her head, Abby replied with a sigh: “No, I was looking for Adam. I thought I heard his voice here in your office. Thought that … that he was here … with you.”

“I … stupidly had John snow me what they were doing. It wasn’t a good idea.”

“Why?”

“Because I started to slip away … felt like I had to go to them and … join in … couldn’t think of anything else.”

Abby twined a finger in her green hair: “Kind of explains why you’re so horny, Doc … Sorry. I know that’s not you. You’re a little too straight-laced to be that horny … reputation or not.”

Florence smiled and wagged a finger: “Truth. Have you ever been with Adam?”

The blush was something to see. It went right up her tail and horns: “I … No, we haven’t. He probably doesn’t even know I exist. I mean, he’s seen me, said “hi” and stuff … just been too scared of asking him to … you know …”

“Fuck your brains out?”

Abby bit her lip and nodded: “Gawd, Doc he’s … perfect. Can’t explain it. I just … can’t stop thinking about him.”

Florence walked up to Abby: “How about we try to get him and Deb back? There isn’t an answer yet, but we’ll find one somehow. We have to.”

“Yeah. As much as it sounds like fun, better that we do. So how does that happen?”

“Miriam and Tera are trying to find a solution.”

“Well, that’s something.”

“Yeah. You know, I’ve never asked, what’s your “thing,” anyway?”

Abby looked confused: “Thing?”

“Medicine is mine. What’s your’s?”

“You’ll laugh. I’m a pink tail. We’re supposed to be all sex and no brains.”

“You never struck me as no brains. All sex, sure, but you never acted like a total bimbo. Try me.”

The blush came back: “I … have a green thumb.”

“Goes with your hair?”

Abby pouted: “That was kind of a mistake with a bottle of magic fertilizer. I was a redhead, once.”

“Green looks better on you.”

“Wish Adam would say that.”

Florence didn’t know how to answer, and, in the next moment, Abby was turning and walking out the door.

“Abby? Where are you going?”

“I’m going to see Adam. If I’m going to lose him, lose me, then I’m going to be the one that makes it happen. Sorry Doc, you’re not my type. See ya’.”

As Abby vanished from view, Florence called out for her to stop, to turn around … Abby didn’t reply, and, as she ran after her, she had but one thought: “The stupid things we do for love.”

Elsewhere, Tera and Miriam had been waiting for some time—how long Miram wasn’t quite clear on: “Um … Tera? How long do we wait?”

“As long as it wants us to. It’s kind of a pain in the tail at times.”

Miram was going to reply, but was stopped when she noticed something odd that had suddenly appeared in mid-air just in front of her. It was something she never expected when Tera brought her here. It was what appeared to be an old writing quill, green in colour, glowing with a purplish light. When Tera didn’t speak, Miram asked: “What is that?”

“That is something I have always thought of as the Storyteller of the Realm. To be honest, I don’t even know if it has a name. It’s never told me.”

The quill started to move swiftly, the glow moving from the tip, words appearing as it did so…

Some secrets are never told. Some are. Welcome both: the one that is and the one to be.

Miriam looked at Tera: “What does …”

Tera put her hand over Miriam’s lips to stop her in mid-sentence. Then Tera’s tail held up a sign to her: Be careful what you say. We have little time here and when that glow ends our time is up.

Miriam nodded in understanding as Tera asked: “An old curse has returned to the Realm … the one that almost ended us. We need to know how to stop it.”

The quill replied: The story continues. The loss returns. Remember stories you have been told.

“They are too vague, too unclear. We have little time left. I ask … plead. Will you give the answer?”

Remember your stories. The answer is there to be found.

Miriam frowned: “This is so confusing. I thought it was going to help us!”

The answer you seek is the one you already know, brightest of the yellow. Find the answer in yourselves.

Tera looked at Miram, then at the quill, with some concern in her eyes. The glow had faded, just slightly, but it had.

Time was running out, and it seemed that the storyteller had more riddles than answers. They just needed to figure out the answers to the riddles. Or ask the right questions …

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