Feb 12 2014

It isn’t quite a hot costume, but it is a start…

Hot Sexy Devil Women CostumeSometimes I find a costume that is tempting to me… At least a little it can be. Sometimes it’s the look, many times it is the model they have displaying it that makes it a little more palatable. But then, usually, there is something about it that gives me pause and what I liked about it just vanishes into thin air…

This is called the Hot Sexy Devil Women Costume and it comes with the corset with side zipper and lace up back, the bottoms, tail and horns. All sparkly. It does not include the shoes the model is wearing and it sells for $60 US.

Adding the shoes, which I think I would have to really, would raise the cost to $125 US.

I don’t think much of the tail, or the corset really. The bottoms are cute and the horns match at least so that’s something. As I said, I like the shoes as well, but they are accessories as always of course.

This is another example I feel of a costume that is the sum of its parts in that you need to have all of them in order to manage the look that the costume is going for.

I’m not all that thrilled with this honestly. I have a one piece silver bikini with red trim that I think would work better and those horns would match it well. All I really would need are the shoes, but I could improvise if I needed to.

As an idea, it does have possibilities. The thing is that I can create something that I think at least would look a lot better and be a lot more sexy when I am done with it…

And adding a red wig I think would just about top everything off…

I’ll give this two pitchforks out of five.

It’s a start, but a start alone is not the answer I am looking for…

 

Tera

Feb 11 2014

A Review of Midnight’s Serenade: Phoenix Files Book 3 by Kianna Alexander

Midnight's Serenade: Phoenix Files Book 3 by Kianna Alexander

Midnight’s Serenade: Phoenix Files Book 3 by Kianna Alexander

I think it is always a good thing for a Succubus character to be intelligent, resourceful, and perhaps, just a little bit sneaky when she focuses on something she wants. But along with that must come some self doubt, some self examination and, sometimes, the willingness to be who they are in spite of what they may fear about themselves. That fear can be overpowering and if left unchecked makes some needs they have fears.

And with that they fear what others fear of them as well…

  • Title: Midnight’s Serenade: Phoenix Files Book 3
  • Author: Kianna Alexander
  • Publishing Date: October 27, 2013
  • Length: 93 Pages
  • IBSN: 9781310004919
  • This work at Smashwords.com

The story tells of:

Dr. Le’Kisha Byrd, is a modern-day succubus and brilliant scientist, who just created something that will have a lasting effect on world affairs. It’s the culmination of years of hard work and research- but now that’s she’s completed it, everyone wants to get their hands on it- including those who would use it for evil.

Le’Kisha is a Succubus, one that has come up with an invention that really is quite unique and will do quite a lot of good in the world. The problem is that some people do not want her creation to be and she becomes a target. She comes to the attention of a group who sends one of their protectors to watch over her. Marcelo comes to Le’Kisha’s aid, even if she really doesn’t want him to, and over time they both find out that what is on the surface is, as they say, skin deep.

Le’Kisha doesn’t have horns or a tail, but she has the power of a Succubus to enthrall others to her will. But she has locked that power away and for the majority of the story what she can do isn’t seen. There are hints, there is a past for Marcelo that tells of what she could do, but not what she would do. For the most part she is there on the edges of the story. She becomes the focus of Marcelo’s thoughts, and finally, she does begin to be a Succubus, if ever so slightly as the story progresses.

Eventually we do see Le’Kisha be what she can be, and that particular scene is very deliciously told here and I rather liked it. But the aftermath of that, the added depth to Le’Kisha’s story and where it leads from there makes what I feared would be less… More.

Still, the actual depth of what a Succubus is in this universe is just scratched upon and that was for me the one thing that I felt was missing. I would have liked to know more about the little details that make up Le’Kisha both in personality and in her physical being more than anything else.

Now I only have read this, the last work in the series at the time it came out, and so some of the finer points I might be missing as a whole, but as a stand alone story it does well I think. The story does focus on Le’Kisha and Marcelo and what happens to them, but there are so many other characters that come into place that at a few points I felt that the core of the story was overwhelmed by them.

Beyond that, the work is written well, the grasp of the characters and making them be clearly different is done well as a whole. The heat in the story, when it appears, is very well done, though a bit short for me and I felt like there was something missing before the epilog of the work. I’m not sure exactly what I was expecting, but somehow there was a moment between Le’Kisha and Marcelo that wasn’t there and I think it should be.

Four out of five pitchforks.

A neat mystery-adventure tale with a touch of Succubus fun within. Really that is the only problem I have with the work as a whole. We really do not see all that much about Le’Kisha as a Succubus, though her past is so lightly touched upon that I really wanted to see so much more on that by far. Perhaps, as this is a series, there might be a chance to see where Le’Kisha’s life goes from here and I really would love to know…

 

Tera

Feb 10 2014

I’ll Never Be Part One By TeraS

Sometimes we want to be something we aren’t… Perhaps there’s a story in that…

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I’ll Never Be
Part One
By TeraS

 

I’ll Never Be
By TeraS

Some say that we see our true selves when we look into the mirror. The real, bare-to-the-world, self that appears there is the one that we cannot hide away with clothes or attitude or anything else to cloak who we believe we are from what the world sees.

On one particular day in the Realm, one particular succubi was looking into a mirror. Not one of those special mirrors that showed her Tailself, but rather an ordinary, everyday sort of mirror. “I’ll never be like her.” Those words were spoken by this purple tail with black hair who was staring at her reflection. She looked and saw everything she thought was wrong with her: her hair, not quite the right shade of raven; her tail, never to be the right shade of red, either; her eyes, not green, but blue.

She sighed and continued to mentally mark off every part of her that wasn’t … right. The list was a long one, and it seemed like every look into the mirror revealed yet another fault, another flaw that would make sure that she could never be … like Her.

There was a sigh from across the room: “So? Why do you have to be like “Her,” anyway? What’s so great about being like “Her,” anyway, Bev?”

The purple tail spun around and looked miffed: “It’s Beverly! She doesn’t use nicknames! She never does! … She’s …”

“… Perfect? Dammit all, Bev, you have to get over this. She’s who she is; so are you.”

Beverly shook her head and looked back into the mirror: “No. I have to be … better. I need to be better. She’s …” Beverly sighed: “Exactly how does she manage not to use contractions?”

A long green tail rose into the air and waved lazily: “’Cause she’s been around the block a lot longer than you or me. It’s a habit for her. You trying to force yourself isn’t ever going to work.”

“Shut up, Jill …”

“You mean “Jillian,” don’t you?”

Beverly waved her hands in the air: “Fine! Great! Wonderful! Jillian! Are you happy now?”

There was the sound of bedclothes rustling followed by the patter of bare feet over the floor. Then Beverly felt Jill’s arms around her waist and Jill’s tail wrapping around one of her legs. “Not going to be happy until you follow me and let me try out the next chapter from the book on you. I really want to find that one spot that will make you cum your brains out.”

Beverly tried—really tried—to be angry: “No. Don’t wanna.”

However, the pull from Jillian towards the bed wasn’t something she was going to be able to resist for long … not that she ever really tried.

Night had fallen before Jill figured out where that spot was. Beverly was panting from—one … two … three … four—her fifth orgasm, mind you, when she gave the green-tail a pinch on her thigh and begged off from further fun and games … for the moment, at least.

They were cuddled on the bed together, tails entwined, looking out at the stars that shone over the Realm. “Why can’t I be like Her, Jill? I mean, she’s perfect, she’s everything I want to be. I want …”

“… You want to make her proud of you? Bev, are you really that dense? She’s proud of all of her family.”

“I know that, I really do. I just …” The sigh that followed was one of those that makes you just hug the one who sighed extra tightly. “… I’m just ordinary.”

The hug was, truly, extra tight. Then Jill untangled herself from Bev and moved to sit on top of her, her legs straddling Beverly’s waist. “Do I have to use some mind control on you or something? Maybe I should.” She poked a fingertip against her lover’s forehead before continuing: “I think there’s something not right in there and you need an attitude adjustment.”

Beverly closed her eyes and counted to ten … then twenty … not saying a word until she reached thirty. “My attitude is fine.”

“No, it’s not, and you know it isn’t right. You have this fixation on being everything she is.”

“It’s good to have a goal.”

“It’s bad to beat yourself up over it every single day and night, then sleep on it, thinking about it all of the time, and then wake up in the morning and keep beating yourself up over it.”

“It’s my life, Jill.”

Jill took hold of Beverly’s right hand and laced their fingers together. “It’s our life, you dummy. I love you. I might even be your Eternal; I hope I am. Someday I’ll … we’ll know for sure. But whether you are or aren’t, I love you, I worry about you. Please, for me, get over this.”

They looked at each other, then Beverly closed her eyes: “I’m going to see her tomorrow.”

“Good!” Jill paused, then added: “That’s good … right?”

The next part was something that Bev didn’t want to say, but did, “I’m going to ask that she … let me go to the Lake.”

“Bev …” The redhead knew that going to the Lake meant her lover would lose who she was, leaving that behind to become another succubi’s tailself.

“I can’t go on like this! I’m not perfect like she is! I’m not ever going to be! I’ll never be even half of who she is! I …”

Jill pinned Beverly’s shoulders to the bed, pressed her nose against the purple-tail’s own, and looked into her eyes: “You are not perfect. I love you. You are never going to be. I love you. You’ll never be who she is and I love you for that.”

Beverly struggled, feebly to be honest, then closed her eyes and whispered: “I’m never going to be good enough. You deserve better than me.”

Jill pushed herself away, then rolled off the bed and stood beside it, the light of the Realm’s moon shining against her skin. “That’s it. I’ve had about all I can stand of you loathing yourself and I am going to put an end to this one way or the other.”

Beverly called out to Jill, asking her to stop, but she didn’t, instead marching out of their bedroom, the door banging against the wall as she did so.

The brunette was left propped up against the pillows, her hands covering her face as she cried quietly … until she heard the sound of heels clicking on the hardwood floor of the hallway outside and her breath caught in her throat. She knew that walk … that sound …

Feb 09 2014

A Review of Sacrifice by Nicole Ireland

Sacrifice by Nicole Ireland

Sacrifice by Nicole Ireland

There are always stories with darkness in them. It is, for some at least, part and parcel of what Succubi or Incubi are. They are seen to be evil, do evil, and create evil. They prey on others, bend their will or worse, and in the end their plans are to create whatever destruction they are able to.

There is another side to that story however, and it comes from those who may not be able to stop them, but in spite of everything… They find a means to have their own small piece of light shine in spite of the darkness around them…

It is the story of:

“I’m afraid of the man in the mirror, Mommy.”

When Harper James’ daughter whispers those words to her mother, Harper must decide whether it’s a case of overactive imagination or something more sinister. Her daughter’s confession leads to a startling revelation of her own that rocks Harper’s world and forces her to make the ultimate sacrifice.

It is, I have to say, unclear that the being that threatens Harper and her family is an Incubus. That word isn’t used in this story, but overall it would seem to fit the situation that Harper finds herself in and, as such, I can’t think of a better description really…

While the Incubus is part and parcel of the story, over the course of the work it becomes more evident that it is less about the creature and what it wants then why Harper is in the situation she is in. The who, why and when are tragic and in truth it is the darkest part of the story when what happened is revealed.

There is. more than anything else, that tone of loss, regret, and other dark emotions that drives most of the story forwards but in all of that… there is a little glimmer of Harper’s own light. By that I mean she does, in the end, find herself in a situation she never agreed to, or wanted. But in spite of that, in spite of the evil that surrounds her and her family, she can still find something to hold onto that matters…

All of this is true, but honestly for me it was a very hard read for everything that happens in the story, the secrets revealed and what transpires. I will say that the ending of the story, Harper’s final thoughts made up for much of my feelings over the story as a whole… In the end, that is what matters isn’t it?

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

It is a story about darkness, human and otherwise and while it tells that story well, I just found myself uncomfortable with it all… Some will find it more to their liking, but it wasn’t a story for me at least…

 

Tera

Feb 08 2014

A YouTube of the Artist and Morrigan

One of the things that I enjoy is watching an artist create their art. I found a YouTube of an artist named Aria Blarg creating a painting of Morrigan Aensland that I think is wonderful…

And if you cannot see it here on the Tale, click this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlO4jcpsM_w

As always, here is a screenshot from the video showing this artist at her aisle, working at her art…

Aria Blarg and her Morrigan Painting

You can also visit Aria’s site at: http://www.ariablarg.tv where she also has a page for commissions of her art…

It’s a wonderful rendering of Morrigan, I love her pose, smile, and just how everything so nicely comes together here. She has an amazing talent to breathe such life into Morrigan and that’s something that always makes me smile…

Please do visit Aria’s site and see more of her wonderful art!

 

Tera

Feb 07 2014

A Review of Session Four: Temptation by John Dylena

Session Four: Temptation by John Dylena

Session Four: Temptation by John Dylena

Today I am continuing my review of the series The Succubus’ Sub, by John Dylena. You can find the review of the first book in the series here on the Tale. The second book was reviewed here on the Tale as well and the third can be found here.

This review will be of the fourth work in the series, which deals with a very important thing. The question of trust is something that is, truly, the most important thing in a relationship. That trust can and will be tested in ways that really can never be expected or prepared for.

But what happens when one feels they must hide something from the other. What happens if that decision can lead towards something that could mean not just disappointment in the other, but something worse?

What happens when one cannot find it within themselves to admit they were tempted by another and express that to their Mistress?

The story is of:

Brett is exhausted. His body is sore, tired, and he is barely able to make it through the day. He needed a night off and his succubus mistress was kind enough to give him one.

But things are only getting worse for Brett as Heather, his incredibly attractive boss, has suddenly set her sights on him and won’t stop until he is hers.

Brett discovers in this part of his story one of the rules that are true of a D/s relationship. A submissive can, and should, express to their Domme when they simply cannot physically take more than they have. But he also discovers a more important rule. To outright lie to your Domme is not, ever, a good thing. You can think you are protecting them, you can believe that in hiding something from them you are doing the right thing. It really is never that way. It harms the trust in the relationship, it puts questions into each one’s thoughts about the other and, most of all, it makes one question their choice… On both sides.

The catalyst for all of this comes to Heather, Brett’s boss, who turned out to be something that I didn’t quite expect her to be. It was clear in the previous work that she had an idea about Brett, what had happened to him, and seeing that made Brett more interesting to her. That continues on in this work and how Heather acts and attempts to sway Brett to her is a mix of her own desires of not having and knowing what Brett is.

Brett is tempted, teased, and then backed into a corner from which he finds only one piece of comfort. Myserra, his Mistress. When the moment comes, when Heather’s actions play out and the aftermath arrives, the truth that Brett learns about his relationship with Myserra is one that I don’t think Brett really has a complete understanding of.

That truth revealed I think speaks volumes about Myserra herself. To make the choice she did in how she wanted to have a relationship with Brett is telling for her being a Succubus. She actually gives Brett a very precious gift and when he understands it, I think that Brett gains a better understanding of what he means to her and she to him. That the choices he made where his and that it mattered what he felt and believed.

Really that is the thing that seems to be lost in many of D/s stories. That choice matters. That the submissive in the relationship has actually a lot of power and in that can come either good or bad… It depends on them.

The attempt by Heather was well done and did make a lot of sense for who she is, but it was how Brett and Myserra dealt with her that just fit right. That moment of understanding, of acceptance between them was perfect. Where that all leads to I think will make for some soul searching on both of their parts.

Where the story goes with Heather now intimately involved with Myserra and Brett is something to ponder. I’m not going to spoil who and what Heather is, but I wonder about the consequences of everyone’s actions. There seems to be a lot unspoken about everyone in this series and it is that question that I look forward to seeing revealed…

Well written, the characters have their own voices and how things are described and put together is, as the author always does, is a hallmark of their writing and one that I truly enjoy. As always I would have liked a bit more story, a few more pages of Myserra explaining to Brett about what his actions could have meant would I think been nice to see.

Four and a half out of five pitchforks.

An unexpected turn of events, and where the story goes from here will be interesting. The questions are still there and they keep my interest peaked…

 

Tera

Feb 06 2014

Succubi Image of the Week 317

Another series of Succubi art from one artist for this week and the next two weeks on the Tale, all of which are photomanipulations that I think are exceptionally well done… While there are hooves to be seen, the abilities of this artist are simply amazing and are inspirational to me… They do quite a number of Succubus manipulations and other mythical beings and it took a while for me to pick the top three images I liked… So, in no particular order…

Revenge Of The Succubus By FueledbypartII

Revenge Of The Succubus By FueledbypartII

This is called Revenge Of The Succubus and is by an artist on DeviantArt named FueledbypartII. You can find the original page with this art here and the artist’s page on DeviantArt is here too…

I really love this work in a lot of ways… I like the way her horns are merged with her, the wings are interesting and the very subtle changes in her skin are really lovely too. I am not quite so happy about the chain she wears and I would have liked her to have a tail, but really those are little nitpicks truly…

I am not quite sure where revenge comes into this image, there must be a story behind that… Might be a story in that sometime…

I really must ponder that…

Next week… hooves.

 

Tera

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