Mar 13 2014

Succubi Image of the Week 322

Two weeks of Succubi with hooves for the Succubi of the week… That’s something unique I think if I remember that correctly. Why this particular image? Well, if I ignore the hooves she does make me think of an interesting story which isn’t a bad thing… and the story behind her is interesting as well…

Misty Commission by Curlyhair

Misty Commission by Curlyhair

This image was a commission of an artist called Curlyhair on DeviantArt. You can find this artist’s page here and the page I found this work is here on DeviantArt.

The short version of the story behind Misty is that she is a cheerleader in a school and took a book of magic which then transformed her into a Succubus. It also warped her mind so that she has always, at least in her mind, looked like this as well.

The artist really has brought out the personality in this character, which before her change was a bit on the manipulative side. You can see it in her pose and expression and I would also say in her eyes in spite of them being not really visible. She has kind of a menacing air about her which for her more devilish look makes sense and looks right for her.

I’m not sure that her clothing being torn up is the best way of drawing her, but then I am picky about how Succubi appear. As always, I am not too thrilled by her hooves, though again she is more of an “evil” Succubus so that does kind of have to happen in a way…

But then my thoughts turn to how could I write a story about something, or someone, like this…

Maybe I will…



Mar 12 2014

So if this is a Demon Costume where are the horns?

Woman's Demon CostumeIt is starting to become something of a habit in advertising I think where they call a costume devil or demon in some way in order to sell it. That’s not a problem really, but, when a costume is defined as such wouldn’t it be a great idea to actually have some horns at least with the costume?

In this case, that didn’t happen. Not that it would help this costume at all really but still… This is called the Woman’s Demon Costume and it comes with… well. again this is an example of a costume with no details at all about it, and that’s becoming a problem too I think. I can say that this sells for $55 US however.

I’ll guess that the boots are not included, which is a shame really because I do like them, but all else is and that means that horrid bat on the front of the skirt comes with this costume.

This is, really, a vampire costume, but of course the description of this disaster I think was designed to direct google hits to it.

I wouldn’t buy this less wear it. Vampiric Succubi do not do anything for me. This costume does nothing for me. Even adding a pair of horns to this and removing that awful bat on the skirt can’t help this to be better in anyway.

Zero pitchforks out of five.

I know this isn’t a Succubus costume, or a devil one for that matter. I just wanted to note the lengths to which some retailers go to sell something this bad…



Mar 11 2014

A Review of I, Succubus by Lara Waters

I, Succubus by Lara Waters

I, Succubus by Lara Waters

It is interesting to me the concepts of what a Succubus is that authors decide on. More, it is how that existence is explained, or used, to drive the story forwards which can either make or break a story.

The problem for me comes in when the explanation of what happens in the story, how the Succubus comes to be isn’t explained or alluded to enough. To simply have her “do something Succubus-like” isn’t going to really do a lot for me. It’s quite a bit worse when, given that the story ends on a cliffhanger, and is advertised as the beginning of a series, that it does not continue and the questions are not answered.

  • Title: I, Succubus
  • Author: Lara Waters
  • Length: 15 Pages
  • ASIN: B00CBY33Y8
  • Publishing Date: April 11, 2013
  • This work at


The work tells of:

A new paranormal erotica is born! Welcome to the tale of I, Succubus – a dark, lusty and comic tale of what happens when a girl discovers more about her sexual appetites then she perhaps wants…

Evelyn is a Succubus, calling herself one of the “Others”, those that are not quite human that exist within the human world. One a month her Succubus takes over and she needs to take the life of another to calm the being within her and continue on. Meeting another in the streets of Stockholm in her moment of need, she takes them and what she is comes to the fore.

The most interesting thing about this work is that Evelyn seems to be two beings within one body. There is a distinct personality shift between the two and it’s interesting to watch Evelyn shift from being concerned about the other to not caring about them. There is a touch of evil in her Succubus self that drives the story towards erotica and while that is done well, I have a problem with it.

How Evelyn as a Succubus takes the other isn’t exactly clear and it seems a bit scattered and an afterthought really when that moment occurs. That’s not to say the erotica isn’t well written, for it is, but rather that the ending was not satisfying because it just… happened. And there the story comes to an end.

The other thing is that the way this work is summarized, I was expecting to find a second part to this work. To discover more about Evelyn, about her world, about all that has happened to her. But there isn’t, at least not to the date of this review at least.

What little there is told about her past, the vagueness of how things progress for her, the questions that I was left with at the end of the story all led to asking… why? Why couldn’t the work be a little bit longer? Why couldn’t the story tell more about Evelyn herself? About the “Others” she refers to? There just seemed to be a lot more that could have been covered in the story to make it better rounded and more interesting than simply some erotica that had a touch of horror within it.

Two and a half out of five pitchforks.

An interesting idea that left me wanting. Too much unexplained or happening that isn’t embellished upon. If there was a second work I think all of this would be better explained, but to this review, that didn’t happen…



Mar 10 2014

Succubi Anonymous Part I By TeraS

To those that will read this story, and then moan and complain about my using Succubi for the plural and singular tenses of my characters. Deal with it. This isn’t a story about the traditional Succubus myth. It’s my own. And in my mythos we are Succubi, one and all.


Succubi Anonymous
By TeraS


It’s hard to understand addiction unless you have experienced it …


The sun had just begun to set in the Realm when she left her home and started to make her way to were she was supposed to be, but didn’t honestly wish to be. It was the longest walk of her life. Considering that she was one of the Succubi, that was saying something.

It wasn’t the distance itself that was the problem; she could have simply willed herself there in an instant. The problem was that she was going to have to do something she didn’t want to. She would have to tell her story, all of it, and face the slings and arrows of those that would be there. The thought of telling her story, all of it, every awful part that ate at her from within, just did not make the time pass as she walked along.

As she went along, she noticed, here and there, others going this way and that, seemingly happy in their own lives. For the most part, really, nothing caught her attention … until she saw a black tail leading her slave crossing her path.

She stopped and stared at them. The black tail was obviously in control, her long thigh high boots swishing as she walked. Her slave, her pet, her thrall—a male—was being led on his leash a few short steps behind her.

The observer shivered and closed her eyes, hoping to control herself. She hoped for a moment of quiet in her thoughts, a moment to gather her will so she might quietly continue on her way. Instead, she had a flash of a moment, one that both thrilled her and shamed her. She remembered holding court, her thralls whimpering and kneeling around at her feet. Their collars shimmering around their necks, their wills bent … twisted … reshaped and redefined. She bit the inside of her cheek to stifle the moan that she knew was coming; a moan growing from her desire to turn, leave, and go back to all of that delicious submission that she held and controlled. The heat within began to boil and she shook as the need to control … command … be worshipped …

“Are you okay?”

The voice shook her away from her thoughts, though the heat was still there, simmering, and an urge bubbled up in her: to take, completely, the one who disturbed her. When she opened her eyes, that thought left as she realized who had spoken. She knew him well, of course she did. He knew exactly what she was going through.

Her reply rode on a sigh: “Hi, Lee.”

He looked at her, his green tail shifting behind him as he did so: “Annnd let me guess: you saw Rachel with her toy and lost it?”

She started walking again: “Didn’t lose it. But if you aren’t careful I’ll make sure you lose it when I scratch this itch.”

He chuckled: “Tempting. Afterwards, maybe, but not now.”

“Great. Now I’ll be horny and wet.”

“Imagine everyone naked. That might help.”

“Not helping.”

When he didn’t say anything for a few moments, she turned and looked at him, only to see a smirk waiting for her. Her tail arcked away and slapped him on his leg as she added to the sound of it hitting him: “Asshole.”

Rubbing his leg he caught up to her: “Naturally. Part of the job description, after all.”

As they crested a hill, she saw their destination and stopped, Lee bumping into her, making her stumble before he caught her. It was a simple, single story meeting place in the Realm for those that … had a problem.

“I’ve changed my mind.”

“No. You’ve come this far. You can get through this.”

“You actually expect me to go there? To tell them? You know what could make this worse?”

“Doing it naked?”

She wrapped her arms around herself: “If she’s there.”

“Well, I don’t expect her to be.”

She looked at the doors, seeing them open, welcoming Succubi here, Incubi there. It looked to be a full house. Terrific.

“If she’s there, I can’t do this, Lee. I’ll fall apart. I know I will.”
He touched her shoulders and turned her away from the scene to look at him: “You won’t. All you have to do is go in there, do it, and walk back out. Easy.”

“Easy is seducing someone, Lee. Easy is finding the right shade of lipstick to use on a certain Incubi I know. This isn’t …”

He chuckled: “It is. You just have to seduce them into listening to you. Just try. Please? And I want to see that lipstick after.”

She pushed him away with resignation in her voice: “Might not ever want to again.”

He didn’t answer that, but followed a short distance behind her and, when she entered the building, he turned and walked through another doorway. He had his own demons to face … in more ways than one.

A little while later, she was looking at a table which had a spread of snacks laid out before her. As she reached for a cookie, her hand paused over a can of Redi-Whip that someone had placed there and her thoughts drifted … again. She remembered using that … more than once … a lot more than once. Dammit, she was wet now, and horny, and …

“Looks like a nice turn out, don’t you think?”

That voice was the one she didn’t want to hear. Her hand shaking now, she picked up one of the cookies and turned it over in her hands to occupy herself. There was no escape now, not with her here.

“Didn’t really notice.”

“I did. Are you alright?”

She managed to take a bite of the cookie to muffle her reply, or, more accurately, to stop it. The sound of the cookie crunching drowned out the sounds around her and she looked to see that the room was, in fact, full, others having found their seats—save for her.

There was one chair left, she knew from the stories she had heard that the one she feared would be there would not be sitting down.

“Do you want some help?”

She shook her head and walked the last dozen steps to the empty chair, dropping into it and continuing to look at the cookie in her hands. She didn’t look up through the introductions, nor did she really want to listen. Having heard the words often enough she could have repeated them from memory.

“Is there anyone that would like to start?”

As always, no one offered. She never went first, it was better to be further down the list so that her own faults and mistakes were drowned out by the mistakes of others.

This time, however, as she looked up, she realized that everyone in the room was looking at her expectantly. Waiting for her to stand up and face the music. Clutching the cookie like a lifeline, she stood up, her tail wrapped around her right leg nervously.

She tried to smile, but that didn’t come easily. But at least the first important words came out in a rush before she could change her mind and run away. “Hello. My name is Stacy, and I am a succubi. It’s been 42 days since I last enslaved someone, and I am trying very hard not to do it again … as tempting as it has been in the past while.”

There was a round of applause from the others in the room, all of them succubi, sitting on their folding chairs; occasionally whispering to each other and listening to Stacy tell her story. They knew what she was fighting against and they were there to commiserate with her and what she was going through.

Just across the floor from Stacy stood a tall, raven-haired succubi. There was no doubting who she was, and Stacy wished that she wouldn’t have been there. It would have been easier. Every Succubi and Incubi in the Realm knew who she was, her red tail swishing in the air as she nodded in approval before urging Stacy on.

“Go on, Stacy … We’re all here to support you.”

She managed a shy smile, “Yes, Tera. Thank you … I need all of the help I can get, honestly.”

She looked over the group seeing a black tail here, a green one there, but—and this was the most frightening thing—she was the only pink tail there. It wasn’t so bad to have to tell about what she had done and might do again. No, the problem was that Tera was standing there and listening to everything she said, as well.

And it wasn’t the easiest thing to disappoint someone who had trusted her and then had to deal with the aftermath of what she had done. She looked at the last piece of the cookie in her hand for a long moment. Where to start? Where to begin?

The answer was in a deep breath, followed by: “My problems started a long time ago, and at the time I really didn’t see a problem with what I was doing …”

Mar 09 2014

A Review of Succubus Kissing Booth by Jacqueline Sweet

Succubus Kissing Booth by Jacqueline Sweet

Succubus Kissing Booth by Jacqueline Sweet

Today I am continuing my review of the Reluctant Succubus series by Jacqueline Sweet. You can find my review of the first book in this series, Devour, here on the Tale.

Perhaps the most difficult thing to be able to control, especially for a Succubus, is their hunger. To not know what it is in truth and then to be controlled by it, to suffer for and through it marks them. It is worse when in doing so that which you find you cannot have, the hunger takes… and you are left to face the consequences of your actions… Alone.

What happens then? Are you able to overcome your needs, fall to them, or worse, have the choice taken from your hands and placed into the hands of others? What, in the end, do you do and whom do you turn to?

The work tells of:

Sarah Mayhew made a deal with a demon for the body of her dreams. Now Sarah finds herself suddenly indescribably hot. But her transformation has come with a price and an appetite that must be sated. Office cutie Alec is all too happy to feed her what she needs, but can she control her new powers around him? And what will she do when she’s forced to work the kissing booth at San Francisco’s sexiest street fair?

There is a rather interesting turn of events for Sarah that is told in this, the second part of her story. It is the question of temptation and what happens when it rears its head and Sarah finds that she cannot do much else but deal with things as best she can. The consequences of that temptation, who she ensnares through it and what happens because of it give some wonderfully hot erotic moments but at the same time the results of that heat, of what happens because of it makes for Sarah at least, a realization that she really has no idea of what she is dealing with.

It becomes more heated when she encounters Alec and finds out what she thought she knew isn’t quite the truth. But then her need gets the better of her and things get out of hand. But, and this is the important thing, she does not follow through will all that she might have done. That I think speaks well to her personality and character and in the end I think that will make the most difference.

There are some very well described and hot mind control erotica scenes. The one with Alec I thought was the hotter because it was more intimate, but the second is quite close in heat to it. The author uses an interesting method to show that Sarah is using her powers to command others and it is something I haven’t seen before. Using red to show when her “voice of power” is being used I think works well. It is not used too much, just at some pivotal moments, and it worked well I thought.

Besides the erotica, there is a lot of world building, especially in Sarah’s life before her transformation that was really well done. In addition there was a twist in the story that connects that world with her new one and where that part of this work goes I’m not quite sure. I have to admit that I smiled when Sarah’s thoughts about her office, the people around her, and what her past was there came out at the beginning of the story.

Sarah’s discover not just of her needs, but, as the story progressed, her first small transformations into a Succubus, both mentally and physically changed her. That’s not a bad thing, I rather enjoyed her Domme streak coming out and really her appearance as that happened I liked quite a lot. Black horns and the description of her wings I especially liked.

Sarah does lose control, and she does something that she will have problems with I am sure, but as well there is, at least for me, an important point. She has regret, she knows what she did, and in that comes a chance to be something more than others around her wish her to be. I have hope for her in that and I think she’ll prove my thoughts right in the end.

This work is quite a lot longer than the first and I think the author adding to this book, making it more descriptive, more involved with Sarah’s thoughts and reactions as things happened instead of reacting really made for a more compelling story.

There is one event in the work that I did question which had to do with Alec. Sarah tells him something, which to me would mean her hold on him… wouldn’t be… and yet Sarah still has a hold over him later on which I don’t think should have been. Call it a question of “following the rules” when it comes to mind control and I’ll leave things at that. A small nit, but in terms of where the story closes, at least for the moment, it needed to work that way.

Where the story closes, the situation that Sarah and Alec find themselves is… not good, but then desperate beings do things that might not be in their best interests. But then one should never discount the power of a Succubus. Ever.

Four and a half out of five pitchforks.

Really a very good, hot, and deliciously told story. Emotionally what Sarah goes through, experiences, and faces is well told and involved me more in her world as it went on. There are still many questions to be answered, and I look forward to seeing them be. The hints so far intrigue me and in that comes a story that I have high hopes for…


Part Three, Succubus Academy cannot appear soon enough…



Mar 08 2014

A moody Morrigan Aensland art in progress YouTube…

Sometimes art of Morrigan is… different. Sometimes, the art tells a story about her that really isn’t mentioned often for all else that is about her. I have shown this art on the Tale before, but I discovered a YouTube of its creation which I think was interesting to see…

And if you cannot see this on the Tale:

Lastly, a screenshot of the art, which is really striking…

Morrigan by Badruddin

The artist, named Bader Badruddin noted that the work took him about one hour to complete, which I find amazing in how much character, expression and texture there is in this work. It isn’t often that art of Morrigan shows her more intense side. It’s something that I would like to see more of to be honest as she is complex being really…

That part of her isn’t seen as much as it should be I think…



Mar 07 2014

A Review of A Bloody End – Chronicles of Myra by Catherine Forbes

A Bloody End - Chronicles of Myra by Catherine Forbes

A Bloody End – Chronicles of Myra by Catherine Forbes

Honour. Trust. Belief. Three things that are, at least to me, important to see in a Succubus, whomever, whenever, or whatever she is. More so if she is the Mistress of others or in any way, shape, or form, having a place of power or responsibility. The one thing that is telling most of all is, however, when one they care for is no more, how do they respond? Are they simply evil or are they something more than that?

What if the question becomes less about what happened and why it happened than, in fact, who was involved in it?

It’s an important thought if you think about it. More so if you are the one that must decide what is right or wrong and why, in the end, it matters to you.

  • Title: A Bloody End – Chronicles of Myra
  • Author: Catherine Forbes
  • Publishing Date: September 26, 2011
  • Length: 7 Pages
  • This work at

The story is about:

Introducing Myra – mistress and succubus. Seducing men is what she does best, but when one of her girls is murdered, seduction is the last thing on her mind. Instead, she sets out to punish the man responsible.

The setting of this story is a bit unclear, but, it is a world of supernatural beings, a Succubus and at least one vampire at least, though I have to assume there are more in the shadows. It’s also a bit unclear when in time this story is set, though I think it would be in the early 19th century based on the use of candles and the “feeling” that this world gives me.

There is a murder, a brutal one which is the catalyst of the story, but it isn’t really the point of the story. The point is to show the reader a little of who, and what, Myra is. Now as far as I am concerned, she is a Succubus, but not a stereotypical one thankfully. There are moments in the story where she fights her nature, which I thought were well done. It also was a nice touch that her “girls” who she once describes as her “pets” are connected to her. That allows for the story to progress to what is, really, and expected ending.

But here’s the thing. Myra is a fascinating Succubus to me. The author writes her with personality, her actions are erotic and powerful in their own right, again well done. There are hints of her true nature, but not so much as to explain her fully, which makes her more interesting as well. Her powers, when they appear, are not overly explained, which again adds to her overall persona. All of this does make for an excellent read ooverall.

The one thing that bothers me is that there is a wonderful introduction, the building of Myra and her girls is rich in detail, and Myra’s evening with a certain someone tells us so much about her. But then after the murder, the chase is too short and the ending, when it arrives, is so quick that it feels like the author just decided for the story to end suddenly. That was the one disappointing point in this work.

Otherwise, I haven’t seen anything else from this author in this universe since and that’s a real shame. The hook of this story is wonderful and where the story goes from here I would love to know…

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

Really an amazing beginning to a series with a lot of promise for what is there to see. The only problem is that nothing came after and that’s a shame for all of what, and who Myra seems to be. While I have my thoughts about that, the only thing that matters is that she cares, deeply, about those she calls hers. I rather like that…