Last week I reviewed the first book from an author that involved someone becoming a Succubus and that needing them to have a gender change. You can find that review here. I had certain questions and some expectations for another book from this author and they did write one.
The thing of it is, it’s mostly what I wanted to see, but there are some huge questions that weren’t answered and leave me quite puzzled to be honest. But it is a decent continuation of the story… Just I would like to have known and seen a little bit more than was given here.
- Title: Gender Bender Succubus 2
- Author: Maxine Albedo
- Publishing Date: March 5, 2013
- Length: 5,900 Words
- ASIN: B00BQ0KN7I
- This work at Amazon
The work is about:
A week ago Dean learned his girlfriends secret: She works as a succubus! When she is too sick to go to work Dean offers to go in her place, and is magically transformed into a shapely succubus and sent out into the night. Now he is back in his old body, but he can’t stop thinking about the night he was a succubus.
When Lilith, queen of the succubus appears in his office it is a dream come true. Lilith offers him a job, to become a succubus and work for her, and embrace all his desires. Dean signs up on the dot, but as he is transformed into a female demon his body is filled with new sexual energy and desires. Can he contain his new desires to focus on his job, of entering men’s dreams to have sex? And what happens when the job brings him to new sexual situations beyond his imagining?
This is a good follow on story from the previous work, though several things bother me. One of the main ones is that Dean, when he agrees to become a Succubus… doesn’t have a name as one. Yes he signs a contact and yes his transformation to a Succubus is quite familiar from the firs work… But referring to himself, now herself, as a number all the time? Really?
It feels like the author wants Dean to make a clean break from who he was to a Succubus. It’s hard to do so when he keeps thinking of himself as Dean underneath all of the transformations. Assuming that the overall point of this tale is to remove Dean and replace him with… her… She doesn’t have a name remember and I refuse to call her number so and so all of the time, then why not take that step?
I did appreciate that Lilith, who was only glimpsed in the previous work appears in this one and more that she seems to have a lot of character in her. It’s a shame that her entire appearance is simply to have Dean sign the contract and throw an amulet at him before vanishing. She filled in a lot of the questions about how this all works and why. As well the amulet that seemed to have a personality of its own in the previous work really comes out in this one and its a smart alack.
After Dean becomes her, there is a part of the story that, as in the first one, I didn’t care much for. It’s a bit crude and to be honest I would have been happier with Lilith commanding her or something like that. Past that point there are two hot erotica moments, one of them a menage a trois which are very hot and Succubus-like. Overall I did enjoy those scenes and how she fit herself into those moments too.
The story ends in an open way so there is every chance for another work to appear from this author. I do think that they need to give her a name and answer a few questions about the situation she is in now. Specifically I am wondering about Dean’s girlfriend and whether or not he becoming like her will change their relationship for the better or worse. One of the things I noticed was that Succubi and Incubi seem not to be together in this universe in any relationship you can think of.
Then there is the question of just how is it that humans, who Lilith is supposed to be recruiting, are supposed to survive without having a real source of income in the real world. It takes me to an interesting thought that, possibly, there might be a way…
I did say I liked this work, but the thing is that I liked the first work a bit more. I think that was mostly to the lack of her having a name and as well it seemed a bit too… quick. Dean’s agreement was almost instant, his transformation as much so, and the sex itself was very much in the vein of “wham, bam” which is okay, but she’s a Succubus and she should have more power over those she is with than that. I would have liked to see her in control, using her powers and doing what she wanted rather than what they wanted… Just would have been hotter for me personally…
I’m giving this work three and a half out of five pitchforks.
Some minor plot holes that would be nice to see filled in, otherwise the author’s universe is filling in nicely. But give her a name will you please?
Next week, the third book in the series…