Jul 13 2014

A Review of His Naughty Succubus by Jennifer James

His Naughty Succubus by Jennifer James

His Naughty Succubus by Jennifer James

One of the things that I hold dear is that every soul is meant for another. The most difficult part of that is having them meet, see that truth, and then understand it. Really that is the most difficult thing. How can one prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt that the connection is there, it is real, and it matters.

It’s far more difficult when you are a Succubus, and the legends that tell what you are do not reflect who you are and what you really are. The truth comes out in the end, and in that moment… things change.

The work tells the story of:

Ghost hunter Liam MacDonnell has decided to do a special Halloween investigation on an infamous haunted house. He’s hard up for some action of the ghostly kind, and is looking for a sure thing. Lucky for him, cursed succubus Trinity Bell is waiting for him, and has a special assignment she needs him to bring to orgasmic completion.

Liam investigates a haunted house and finds that it is haunted by a Succubus. But she’s nothing like the legends say she should be. Trapped because of a curse, she hopes to be finally released by Liam.

This work was originally published in the Naughty Tricks and Sinful Treats anthology in 2013, and I honestly cannot believe that I missed that work when it came out. So, for me, this was a completely new work from Jennifer that I hadn’t seen before. Having read it at last, I have to say that I want to see a series about Liam and Trini. Leaving things here, where this work closes, would be a real shame.

It’s a wonderful mix of passion, mystery, and redemption that I loved from the first word to the last. What I particularly liked was how the mystery was ever so slowly revealed. There are hints about what Liam means to Trini and the reverse is true as well, but it’s very well hidden within the action and confusion that Laim faces from the first step he takes into the house.

There are quite a number of twists and turns in this work to do this and really how that is played between the two characters, the secrets each of them have are held until they have to push through the confusion, mistrust and misunderstanding.

Liam, from the moment he appears has something about him. He seems to be aware of it, if only fleetingly and unclearly. His past is wrapped up in some questions looking for answers and what he has been through since becoming involved with the supernatural are hinted at. That has coloured his attitude and view of the world sadly. But the most troubling thing is the question of why it troubles him so, why he is so connected to the supernatural, and what that all means. The answer to that question was something that made this work special.

Trini’s story, when it is completely told, is both heart breaking and at the same time proof that you can do anything for the right person. Even suffer through a curse, knowing that one might never escape it. But trusting nonetheless.

For Trini, really it is a matter of trust, of seeing that in herself and in Liam as well. Liam has to accept and trust that the legends about Succubi are not true, that Trini will not kill him like the legends tell. That there is something more about her. Trini is, for me, an example of what I believe that Succubi and Incubi are. In her actions, and that of Liam, that truth comes out at last.

But before that moment comes, before the truth about Trini and Liam is told, there are moments where Trini’s fears rush at her. Actions which Liam takes that put everything on a knife edge of whether things will work out for the best or not.

With all of that there are some deliciously hot moments of erotica as well. A slight hint of a submissive touch to Trini’s character comes out in them that I thought worked well. The raw unbridled passions that connect Trini and Liam together are told in a way that just worked right for both characters. Some of the more dominant actions taken by Liam felt… slightly off… at first, but as Trini’s story was told it made a lot more sense. By the end of the work the pieces all fall into place and that I appreciated.

The work ends with a promise, an opening to what could well be a future series about Trini and Liam, and that’s something I would dearly like to see. The tease, and really it is a tease, is simply the perfect opening and I hope the author does travel along that path.

Well written, two characters that I really cared about from start to finish. A setting that held throughout and kept me turning the pages. There are questions unanswered of course, but they didn’t have to be in this work, but I hope they would be in any future stories about them.

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

I really want to see these two characters appear again. How the story ends just begs for it to continue. More so as Trini just fascinates me and I would like to see more of her being a Succubus and one that I personally love in attitude, intent, and most of all… desire. And then, of course, there is the question of Liam and the secrets that he holds as well.

 

Tera

Jul 12 2014

An Aensland Sisters Tribute YouTube…

I found a neat tribute YouTube for Morrigan and Lilith Aensland recently… There are quite a few things in it that I hadn’t seen before which was a nice surprise to see…

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfQ8bI2AQCM

And here is one image from the video that I adore for having them both together…

Morrigan and Lilith Aensalnd

I think that what makes the sisters appealing to me is that their personalities are so neatly tied together, and if you know the story, you know why that is… It’s a good story, really it is, but for myself I would like to see Lilith be as mature as Morrigan is… That would be something that would I think help her so very much…

Tera

Jul 11 2014

A Review of Heart of the Succubus by Kay Glass

Heart of the Succubus by Kay Glass

Heart of the Succubus by Kay Glass

It seems like there is a new trope for Succubi that appear in stories. Ever since Lost Girl the thing to do, when a Succubus comes into her powers, is to have her kill her first boyfriend, lover, or someone else close to them. I think that’s getting old to be honest in a lot of ways.

As a means to starting a story, to tell where a character comes from, I can understand why this might be a good choice, but if it isn’t used in the right way, for a purpose, a story that means something by the end, then it doesn’t really matter does it?

The one thing that any Succubus cannot forget is their humanity, No latter how inhumane the world is around them. A story that tells of that is, for me, something more.

  • Title: Heart of the Succubus
  • Author: Kay Glass
  • Length: 25 Pages
  • ASIN: B00LI91A1K
  • Publishing Date: July 2, 2014
  • This work at Amazon.com

The story is about:

Liliana’s powers were awakened on her 18th birthday. Since that long-ago night, she’s worked for the Vampire Review Panel, using her powers as a succubus to punish the guilty, draining them of their very essence.

But what happens when the one the vampires count on to punish the guilty falls for the one she’s supposed to kill? When Liliana finds a name on her list that she recognizes, how far will she go? And which will be more important- her life, or the life of another?

Liliana is from a small town, but she has big plans for her future. On her eighteenth birthday she is on the cusp of having those dreams come true, but a night with her boyfriend that reveals the truth about her ends them. She is drawn into the world of vampires, to do their bidding, and becomes a killer for them. But when she is sent to kill again, and discovers the truth, she has to make a choice. The consequences be damned.

The vampires that Liliana has to live with, and is commanded by, have no humanity. Not even the one that Liliana lives with really has all that much humanity in her. Perhaps there is a slight hint of it, but as the story progresses that hint is smothered and just hurts more and more.

Liliana’s past is tragic, painful, and all of that is so very clearly told. She’s made into being something that she really isn’t by force and that takes a toll over time. Who she was at the beginning of the story is lost when we see her in the here and now because of all that she has had to do. There’s a lot of story in that which isn’t told, regretfully, and could have been.

Telling the intervening years, the pain, the moments, perhaps the thoughts of knowing what she was doing was wrong, could have made this from a short story into a full novel. There has to be years of learning, discovering, and seeing all of the darkness around her and how it changed her most of all.

Eventually the turning point in the story comes when she is sent back to her hometown, to face someone she knows and it commanded to kill them. But then she learns the truth from her victim. A truth that places Liliana at odds with the vampires and she has to make a choice. It is a simple question of morality in the face of beings that are immoral. Either choice will damn Liliana, there is no doubt of that, but making the choice, really the only one that can be made, tells something more. It tells about Liliana’s humanity returning to her, giving her the strength to care, to make a choice, and to know, fully, that the choice is the right one for the right reasons.

There are some moments of erotica in this work, but they are not the core of the story. The core is Liliana herself making a choice after having no choice at all. That’s an interesting story and for me made this work so much more than I expected it to be.

I wish that more had been told about Liliana’s life, all that she had been through. I would have liked to see more of how her life unfolded and not leave it to a “that was then, this is now” passage in the work. There was a lot to be told, it wasn’t, and that bothered me when the story was over in a lot of ways.

Four out of five pitchforks.

It’s a shame there wasn’t more to this work, more so where the story ended. I had hopes for something more, but then considering the themes in the work, the characters around Liliana it wasn’t meant to be.

Shame that.

 

Tera

Jul 10 2014

Succubi Image of the Week 339

Pinups are always fun I think… Really Succubi make the best ones if you think about it a little bit too… They are sexy, they can be flirty, and always they bring out some lovely fun moments when they appear… As this piece of art really does…

Succubus pin up Cartoons by celaoxxx

Succubus pin up Cartoons by celaoxxx

This work is called Succubus pin up Cartoons and is by the artist celaoxxx. I found this work originally on DeviantArt here and this artist’s page on DeviantArt is here too…

She really is fun I think and for some reason this artist’s style kind of reminds me of the current Batman comic series on television a little bit… She seems to have a touch of Poison Ivy in her, but thankfully that is very slight…

Lovely pose, the shaping of her wings against her pose I think is striking in how it blends with her clothing and so on…I like that her horns match a lot of her colouring though I do wish she had a tail too as that would just be the icing on the cake for me personally…

I really find myself liking her outfit very much and perhaps that will be something I can use as a start for this year’s Halloween costume… Really have to put some thought into that…

It could be something wonderful, just like this art is…

 

Tera

Jul 09 2014

My definition of Devine must be different I think…

Devine Devil CostumeWhat is devine? To me. at least costume-wise, it is something that looks beautiful, has a certain something about it that makes it stand out from all of the other costumes, and as such, makes you stand out as well…

This costume would make you stand out, but not in the right way I think…

This is called the Devine Devil Costume and it comes with s sequin and mesh dress, s padded tail. a pair of horns and the awful plastic pitchfork appears again. Shoes are not included.

It sells for $50 US on many sites I have found it for sale on…

I don’t like the flame hem on this dress all that much. To be honest, if that wasn’t there I would give this a higher rating than I will be. The pitchfork is that lousy one that I have no attraction to whatsoever, the tail isn’t all that awful really, but I can do better than that…

At least the tail and the horns match the dress, which is something that happens it seems very rarely…

I think as a backup to the costume I want to have this year, it wouldn’t be the worst thing to wear, but it won’t be my first choice…

Three and a half pitchforks out of five.

It would be four, but that hem just seems wrong…

 

Tera

Jul 08 2014

A Review of Almost Good by Carl East

Almost Good by Carl East

Almost Good by Carl East

There is a question that sometimes comes about when Succubi are involved in a story, That is the question of can they not be evil? I think the better question is, who can, truly, not manage to do something, if not evil, then at least mischievous.

And what follows that question is, what happens when a Succubus makes a choice that puts her life in the hands of others because she has no other choice. Who can she trust? That question can make for some interesting partnerships…

The work tells the story of:

Clair has an unusual gift, she can detect strange. Yvonne’s as strange as they come, because she’s the first Vision Walker Clair’s ever known. With the power Yvonne possesses along with a Succubus, a Fallen Angel and a shape Shifter, the bad guys better watch their backs.

Clair has a motley crew of friends, or almost friends, with supernatural powers. Together they help who they can, but want to, somehow, do more. They rescue Yvonne from a bad situation and through her their adventures really begin.

The cast of characters in this work are interesting in their own rights and each really could be the focus of a single work on their own. There is background hinted at for each of them, but only hinted at and that leaves a lot of questions to be wondered about. The Succubus of this work, Candy, for one really interests me in that, by what is told about her, she decided that she didn’t like what “they” wanted her to do and she left, finding a place to hide with Clair and starting their group. While Candy is a Succubus, and there are some very hot scenes with her, she’s also, if not the leader of the group, certainly the brains in a lot of ways.

There are several transformation scenes in the work, one female character becomes male, some others, including Cindy, gain male sexual abilities, or become completely, or partially, male for a time, and there are some touches of mind control as well in the work. Add in some short adventures for the group and there is a lot packed into such a short story.

I think that’s the main problem with this work. There are so many things going on, so many events that they all have to deal with, that the work seems a bit rushed to me. With that there are also a few errors, calling one character “he” when she never was in the work, and a few spots where the text read a little off, or clunky.

But past that, the characters make up for most of that, the erotica, and there is a lot of that going on in this work considering that all of the main characters are female, has some really nice heat at several points. But with that there are moments when some characters do things that seem out of place to what they have done before. And they are not being mind controlled by someone else when that happens.

It all makes for what could be an opening to a series with these characters, one that I would read and follow not just for Cindy who fascinates me as a Succubus, but all of the characters. There are a lot of tales to be told about them all, never mind all of the different couplings that could happen. But the story needs to slow down a little, gain traction to tell more story and a bit less sexual situations would I think make for a better story than there is here.

Three and a half out of five pitchforks.

The work needs one more edit to catch quite a few errors. Otherwise the characters are interesting, Candy the Succubus being for me, really very much so for her history that is not told, but then no one else’s really is either. This work needs a second book if for no other reason than to tie up a lot of plot threads that need resolutions.

 

Tera

Jul 07 2014

Succubi Anonymous Part III By TeraS

Some might remember that I started a story called Succubi Anonymous quite some time ago… You’ll probably want to read part one, which you can find here, if for no other reason that to remind yourself where this story began. Part Two, which you can find here, was a few weeks ago…

And now, I think, I can start telling the part of the story that matters … I think.

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Succubi Anonymous
Part III
by TeraS

 

You can’t defend the indefensible – anything you say sounds self-serving and hypocritical.

 

Stacy was lying in bed reading when the door swung open and Regina stormed into the room: “You have to be kidding me! What a bitch!”

Putting the cheap mystery novel to the side—and just as the killer was about to be revealed—Stacey answered: “What now?”

“I’ve been told that if I don’t … ‘fit in’ … I’m going to be ‘taught how to.’”

Stacy looked at her: “The mistress of the house throwing her weight around again?”

This was an ongoing problem for both Stacy and Regina since they moved into the dorm. Mary had criticized everything about each of them … repeatedly. Stacy wasn’t bothered all that much; in truth, she was a lot older than she looked and didn’t care much for Mary’s attitude in the first place. However, the ongoing threats, taunts, and jibes where clearly wearing on Ginny, and that was getting to Stacy.

And ticking off one of the Succubi was never a good idea.

“According to her, the sorority needs to ‘have a single look’ so that ‘we,’ read she, can move up in the social stratus here.”

“Uh-huh. I’ll assume your answer was a single finger pointed in her direction?”

“Both hands … twice … plus telling her to kiss my ass.”

“Nice. Miss Manners would be very proud of you.”

“Bite me, Cee.”

Stacy got out of her chair and walked over to Ginny: “Not my style and you know it. What does she want you to do, anyway?”

“Attend some sort of meeting with her and the rest of the dorm; something about learning the rules and how to live by them.”

“And me?”

“She didn’t mention you. I figured that she already snapped at you, she was waiting for me at the front door.”

Stacy rubbed her right hand against her cheek: “First I’ve heard of this.”

“Well that’s not at all ominous.”

“Mmm. I think I’m going to have a talk with her. Want to come?”

“Hell no! I don’t need to see her again today. I have my first test in basket weaving tomorrow morning. So do you.”

Stacy smiled: “I’ll be fifteen minutes, tops. Then we can cram for the test.”

“You’d better. You seem to be the expert on them.”

Stacy walked out the door: “I’ve had a few years to practice.”

Assuming that Mary would be still downstairs, Stacy made her way there and found Lisa in her usual spot by the door.

“Lisa. Where’s Mary?”

“Mistress is holding court.”

Stacy looked at the stairs she just came down with a sigh: “Great. Thanks.”

That, of course, meant walking all the way up to the top floor, which Mary had reserved for her exclusive use. As she made her way, Stacy mulled over what she had seen around her during the past month. There were clear signs that something was going on, something that she didn’t particularly like. With the exception of herself and Ginny, all of the other girls were submissive to Mary’s will. That in itself wouldn’t have been so bad, and she could accept that they had decided on their own, to be submissive to her. No, what Stacy didn’t like was that Mary was trying to bend Ginny and herself to being submissive to her.

Stacy could have used her powers—and had been tempted many times, just to show Mary what dominance really was like—but held herself in check. Not so much for herself, but for Ginny. The dreams that Ginny had—all of them, erotic and otherwise—held Stacy’s heart, and she didn’t want to lose her. Having a lot more sense, she should have gathered up her things, grabbed Ginny, and left this place, and the overbearing woman in control of it. But she couldn’t. The mystery of what was going on got deeper and deeper the longer she looked into it. The most telling thing of all was that, as far she could sense from those dreaming around her, only Ginny had dreams. Everyone else didn’t.

She wanted to know why.

Coming to the top of the stairs, Stacy arrived at the double doors that marked the way into Mary’s domain. Not for the first time, she regretted allowing herself to come here with Ginny. Not for the first time, she regretted trying to talk to this … woman.

The door swung open at her touch, and what greeted Stacy was another of the sorority’s sisters sitting at tables and reading.

“Mistress is busy. Please come back later.”

“Sorry. She’ll make time for me.”

With another few steps, Stacy walked into Mary’s office, which, of course, was lavishly furnished and looked like something out of Better Mansions and Playrooms, the magazine of the rich and overbearing.

There, sitting on the edge of a ridiculous desk, her legs dangling over the edge, was Mary. Still wearing that corset from the first time they met, holding a crop in one hand and tapping it in her other hand. Stacy was getting sick and tired of that purple mane and the attitude that accompanied it.

Mary did not even look at Stacy as she replied: “Wait your turn.”

It was then that Stacy saw two members of the sorority on their knees to Mary’s right. It was the first real proof that something bad was going on: collars and glazed eyes were never a good thing. Gritting her teeth, Stacy answered Mary’s order by marching past the two lemmings that were fawning over Mary before she unceremoniously yanked the crop from Mary’s hand.

“Your manners need work. We’ll have to do something about that.”

Stacy looked Mary directly in the eyes: “Manners? Really? How about my attitude and complete dislike for you, Mary? Or how about just how much I’d like to give you an attitude adjustment?” Stacy glanced at the crop out of the side of her eyes, then placed it directly underneath Mary’s chin: “You think you’re an expert with this? You’re laughable.”

Mary replied: “You will pay for that, for every word and action you and that Goth toy that lives with you have perpetrated since you arrived.”

Stacy’s answer was cold: “You, do not deserve any respect, not from either of us. You haven’t earned it.”

“Why should I earn it when I can force you both?”

That threat ended the niceties as far as Stacy was concerned: “You have no idea what you are playing with, Mary. Back off, right now, while you have the chance.”

Mary’s attitude was one where she believed she held all the cards: “There’s only one Domme here: that’s me. You’ll fall into line just like everyone here. You have no other choice. If you don’t play by my rules willingly, then I’ll just have to make you both do so.”

“I’m warning you, Mary. Hands off Ginny.”

“You mean Regina don’t you?”

“Cross me at your peril, Mary. Touch her and you’ll regret it forever.”

Mary smirked: “A bimbo like you? I’ve broken so many of you little playthings. I’ll have her and I’ll get you in the bargain.”

Stacy’s eyes narrowed: “Take your shot, but make it a good one. You won’t get a second one.”

Mary didn’t say anything as Stacy tossed the crop to the far side of the room and then walked away. As Stacy walked out the door, Mary called out: “You and Regina will be kneeling at my feet. And you will call me ‘Mistress.’”

She was answered by the slamming of the door and Stacy’s footfalls on the oak floor as she left.

Moments later, Stacy called out as she returned to her dorm room: “Hey, Ginny? How’s that basket weaving coming?”

What she found was Ginny sitting cross-legged on the floor, a partially made basket in her hands and staring off into space. Stacy called out: “Ginny?”

Ginny slowly turned her head and looked at Stacy. It didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that something had happened to Ginny while Stacy was confronting Mary. The glazed look in her eyes would have been a surefire clue, but there was a more telling one …

… “My name is Regina, Stacy. Mistress explained, didn’t she?”

Before Stacy could answer a hand put something over her nose and mouth while others took her arms, holding her in place.

The last thing that Stacy saw was Ginny smiling at someone behind her and reverently whispering the word … “Mistress.”

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