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…



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.



Feb 05 2014

It’s not good when the accessories are better than the costume…

Devilish Delight Women Sexy Bodysuit CostumeMy one peeve about costumes is that little line that starts with: “The following are not included.” I really wish that it would be more obvious or that when a costume is sold, you only see what actually comes with it. In this case, it really is a shame that the accessories are more interesting to me than the costume itself…

This is called the Devilish Delight Women Sexy Bodysuit Costume. And that is where the problems start/ It comes with the bodysuit, pitchfork, gloves, and the horns headband. It does not include the shoes, tutu, collar and stockings.

And it sells for $55.00 US.

But, if you want to look as the model does here, you need to add about another $75 in accessories which would bring the total to $130 US.

I really cannot see how something like this would be worth that much money. Yes there is a certain cute to this look, but that doesn’t make it worth well over $100.

Considering that I have looked at several latex outfits and some really amazingly well made and designed ones that are in this price range, I can’t see myself having this one in my collection.

I would like the stockings and possibly the horns as well. But otherwise really there isn’t much here that makes me want this…

I’ll give this one pitchfork out of five.

There are so many other costumes that are so much more than this one is…



Feb 04 2014

A Review of The Demoniac Method by Mr. Potestas

The Demoniac Method by Mr. Potestas

The Demoniac Method by Mr. Potestas

I find it interesting when science fiction and fantasy get mixed together. The method of how that is managed is key of  course, but while it can start the story, what follows still has to be driven by the characters, the situation, and, eventually, a purpose to the story itself.

That question of the purpose of the story can be the most important thing really whether it be simply to make the erotic moments in the story arrive or something more complicated…

The story is of:

In the near future, a miracle drug was created by accident. It’s transformative properties are capable of the most wild of physical changes, which are fully reversible. The expensive, heavily regulated drug is most popular with actors. Thus, it is nicknamed The Method.

Lucy tells her husband that she has a job playing the role of a Succubus in a television series… and she really needs to get into the role. She takes a drug which promises to make sure she really does get into the role and… she does. Completely.

As a result of taking the drug, she begins to transform, both mentally and physically into a Succubus, horns, tail, red skin and all. Along with that comes a touch of mind control over her husband and some rather interesting sexual needs as the story goes along. The transformation is really well done and I thought it was one of the better such things I have read for some time. While Lucy’s transformation is hinted at and isn’t really focused on, the mind control ability that she begins to possess is very evident as the story goes on.

The thing is, that as Lucy’s transformation progresses, she really becomes focused on one thing and one thing only to the exclusion of anything else. While that makes for some heat, I felt that it took away from what I think could have been a series of moments as she slowly slips towards being a Succubus. We really see her transformation from the view of her husband and not from within Lucy herself and that, to me, was a missed opportunity within the story that I think would have been interesting to see.

Nonetheless, this is a nicely hot flash as a whole with a little touch of a world and background that I thought would have been interesting to see fleshed out a bit more. When the story comes to a close the ending left a lot on the table I felt overall. The hint of where Lucy might go in her life and what might happen from this point forward are interesting possibilities which aren’t touched on save in passing.

Lucy isn’t an actual Succubus in that she takes the souls of others, but she does have a strong need for sex from others and that possesses her wholly, mind, body, and all else she is. But within that I have to think that she is more than just thinking about sex all of the time and I felt like that was a missing point in the story that could have been explored.

Overall, I think that this work could stand to be quite a lot longer and delve into the changes that Lucy goes through more, how she meets the people she does and how she controls them, and where things go from being an actress playing a Succubus to being a Succubus.

Three and a half out of five pitchforks.

A cute little hot flash, but it is fleeting for me character-wise. I would have liked to see more of the transformation from Lucy’s point of view than we do honestly and perhaps a little less emphasis on the sex over the story itself…



Feb 03 2014

Just a bit of inspiration for a story to come…

I really have nothing to share this week story-wise at least. However I did come across something that I thought was interesting, at least for one of the Succubi…

The Dress

I think I know who will be wearing this particular creation… It’s just a matter of putting the words in the right places… Hoping for next Monday that will all come together in the right ways…

In The Dress…



Feb 02 2014

A Review of The Succubus Ring by Diana Astor

The Succubus Ring by Diana Astor

The Succubus Ring by Diana Astor

One of my own beliefs about Succubi is that they are not evil beings or wish to be. While that is the way most writers tell the stories of the Succubi, there are a few, if only a few, who see something else in them and bring that to the fore.

Part of that, of course, is they bring eroticism with the Succubi, and if the author can manage to bridge the two well… It can make for a very delicious story…

The story is of:

Through the magic of a secret signet ring, Alex unknowingly summons Shala, an ancient and alluring Succubus. The Succubus Ring is an erotic tale of the sexual coupling between a human and spirit, that transcends ordinary love affairs.

Alex enters a store and finds a ring that does not seem to want to let go of him. He leaves with it and when he returns home, he thinks about his fantasy woman… and in the middle of the night, she comes to see him… again and again… and… well, there is a lot of that to be seen…

There is a lot that I like about this story, and that mainly comes to how Alex’s life is shown, how he sees himself and those around him. It isn’t a hot flash in which the story moves directly to the sex scenes leaving the world building and character building to the wayside. In doing so the author made a story that is a lot more interesting to me.

One part of that is Alex’s dream woman is a redhead. As the story unfolds and the Succubus of the story Shala appears, I had a bit of deja vu over her in that she really reminded me of someone… Those that know will know the reference I mean.

What is also nice is that Shala is nothing like the stereotypical Sucucbus in any way, shape or form. While she has no horns or tail, she is very seductive, can be demanding and somewhat dominant in nature sometimes, but most of all she is there to share pleasure above all else. That makes her one of a very few Succubus characters that give more than they take or demand of their partners.

But in that, she is very talented in her abilities, how she plays with Alex at one moment, submits to his desires in the next, and then draws them both through a lovely and erotic set of scenes that were enthralling to me. While she is there for the sex, at least in the way the story is told, she is more than that, hints at it, but we only have those hints to see and, regretfully, nothing more.

In truth we learn more about Alex’s neighbour than Shala herself. By the end of the story we have only hints about what she is exactly. There is nothing about her past, her own desires or her wants or needs other than pleasuring Alex.

I can see, in a way, that the story might have been inspired by all of those so-called Succubus summoning rings you can find on eBay and the like, which I truly dislike with a passion. However, in this case, in this story, that prop opens a door to a well told, hot, and wonderful story about a Succubus and the man who summoned her.

Lovely writing, there really wasn’t anything that took me out of the story, and the heat was just right overall. The only thing that bothered me was the lack of story behind Shala. Her appearance was right, her words were right, her sensuality was perfect. It’s just that I wanted to know more about her.

Are there more like her? Is she the last or the first? What drives her? Where did she go when Alex awoke? She claimed to be real, so who is she? I felt like there was a hint of who she really was, and if that is true… That would have been an interesting twist on the story…

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

It’s almost a perfect story, but we learn next to nothing about Shala which I think is a shame for all that happens otherwise… The thing of it is, there is an open door at the end of the work for more and it was never taken… That’s the biggest shame of all…



Feb 01 2014

Yet more Morrigan Aensland on YouTube…

Many more YouTubes of Morrigan Aensland have been appearing, which is a good thing really… Though some of the music I’m not too sure about. Personally I think that Morrigan’s theme is something more classical in nature…

And here is the link to the video if you cannot see it on the Tale…


As always, the one image that I really liked of Morrigan as well:

Morrigan Aensland Screenshot

It’s a shame that so many of the images of Morrigan are slightly burry, I’m not sure why that is exactly, but they are… I’d like to find a better, clearer version of this art, the wings are really amazingly drawn and i am sure that they are wonderful…

More Morrigan next week…