Aug 11 2013

A Review of Lilith by Parker Heimann

Lilith by Parker Heimann

Lilith by Parker Heimann

Lilith is, of course, a prime subject for authors that write about Succubi…. and I understand why that is. What I don’t quite understand is why the being she is must be hidden beneath layers of darkness and horror. It’s more frustrating when she appears to be a very interesting character and then just… isn’t.

  • Title: Lilith
  • Author: Parker Heimann
  • Publishing Date: November 3, 2012
  • Length: 10 Pages
  • This work at Amazon.com

The story is of:

When Harold visits a bar downtown looking for his brother, he ends up with more that he bargained for. Living a lustless marriage, he then meets Lilith near closing time at the bar. Harold is fascinated with this beautiful women that seems welcoming to his stares. Lilith offers Harold a night not to forget. It is hard to resist when she is so beautiful and welcoming. He has never felt this way before, and he may never feel this way again…ever!

The thing about this story is that, regretfully, there is a layer to it that is hinted at, but is enveloped within a rather, at least to me, expected story. By that I mean man meets Lilith, Lilith entraps man, destroys him, laughs and carries on.

That does not interest me. I’ve read this story before with many variations in it, but it is the same three parts to the story and not a lot else. There is one redeeming quality to this story and that occurs at the end of the story.

I won’t go into details about what that is, but this one part of the story revealed something that I didn’t expect in it. The problem with that is the story comes to an end just as the realization of what the story’s characters are, and who they are, and more importantly where they are.

It made me pause and reflect on the story as a whole and then… it ended.

Which brings me to the cost of this work and the length of it. Again this is a very, very short work. A story of three acts, not much more than ten pages in length. I’m sorry but the author could have continued this story further as they hinted to at the end of the third chapter and that continuation I believe would be very interesting. The story could be triple the length it is, it could have been more than it is… but it isn’t.

Turning to Lilith herself, she is more entrapment than seduction, more evil and horror than anything else. This is a theme that seems to attract writers to her for various reasons, but it is not a good reflection on Lilith herself. She is so much more than just these facets that authors place upon her and someday I’d like to see that be the core of a story with her in it. It might even make for a far better story overall…

One final point. The cover here reminds me of another work that I reviewed on the Tale some time ago which you can find here. It is not the same image of course, but it seems to be from the same series of images. That bothers me and it has in other works as well because it just makes me feel like not a lot of thought went into the cover which, sometimes, means that not a lot of thought or effort went into the work itself.

In this case, there is a good deal of work placed into the underlying story, the characters have their merits, and at the end of the story there is more than is wanted to know. But it is much too short, too brief and that’s a shame…

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

Too short… again. But most of all, hinting at a layer of the story which is a fascinating thought and then not going anywhere with the concept? That’s disappointing… Perhaps the story will continue… Perhaps not…

That’s the real shame here.

 

Tera

Aug 10 2013

A Morrigan Darkstalkers Speed Drawing on YouTube

For this week’s YouTube, I am going to share an artwork in progress video, and it is, interestingly enough, not just of Morrigan Aensland, but also of a work that was, some time ago, a Succubi Image of the Week too…

And if you can’t see it on the Tale:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NpEv6K7MsU

As well, here is a small version of the completed art:

Morrigan by XAnimaetalX

And, lastly, a link to the completed work on DeviantArt too…

http://xanimetalx.deviantart.com/art/Seductive-Morrigan-314673447

I’ve said it before, but, her expression is wonderful, both in her sexuality, but also the mischievousness that lurks underneath the surface too…

I do however wish that this artist would create more works of Morrigan… Mebby someday they will…

 

Tera

Aug 09 2013

A Review of Succubus Dreams by Kaylee Fox

Succubus Dreams by Kaylee Fox

Succubus Dreams by Kaylee Fox

What are dreams made of? Some say that dreams are wishes or hopes from within that we never quite hold in the real world… Dreams are, when you think about it, an integral part of the Succubi in all of their forms. What is a more thoughtful concern is; what if that dream is more than a dream? What if it is the means to change a life, heal a soul, and in the end, allow someone to find closure when they never could before?

What if. What if you found you were the means to that end? What if you had no choice in answering the call? What if you knew what you had to do, had the power to just make it happen? Would you do so or would you actually do something good?

It is, in the end, something that can bring about something wonderful… if you try…

 

The work tells of:

After a lifetime of dangerous sex with strangers, Madison finally takes one risk too many and meets her demise. Upon waking she finds that she is in Purgatory and is now a succubus – a supernatural being that knows and fulfills your every desire.

Sean is a frustrated artist who shies away from the public eye. Enter Madison who must use her sexual charms to penetrate his stony exterior by any means necessary.

Can she use her powers to awaken the hidden sexual desires within Sean?

Madison is a self absorbed woman who really doesn’t care much about anything or anyone save her own gratification. And she does so up until things go very wrong and she finds herself in the presence of a Succubus Queen. Madison learns that her past has set her upon a future that she didn’t expect and that means…. she is now a Succubus. But what does that mean? How does she handle it? And what happens when she discovers what it truly means to be a Succubus? She learns that her own needs aren’t what matters any more, but the souls she touches are. Life lesson number one, you aren’t the most important thing in the universe Madison.

I think the first thing I have to say is that I didn’t like Madison at the beginning of the story. Her attitude, her style, everything that she was rubbed me the wrong way. Now, to be clear, that was before she… well… let’s call it turned a corner when she met the Succubus Queen Catalyna, but I’ll get back to her a little later. Madison’s attitude gets an adjustment, a really needed one and that was the point at which I found that I started to like her more. She isn’t perfect, but then she really isn’t perfect in a lot of ways that she discovers through her lessons with Catalyna, meeting Sean, and finding her way through what becomes the first time she touches another soul and learns about their needs. Life lesson number two, there is always someone that can teach you a think or two.

It’s actually an interesting moment when she realizes that she cannot do what she wants to, or could do in controlling or forcing Sean to do or be what she knows he wants to be. That brings me to Sean. From the moment we meet him in the story there is something that haunts him and continues to do so. What I liked was that the answer to that mystery doesn’t come until the very end of the story… and it’s perfect. There are possibilities and hints but nothing really specific which draws out the reveal really well. There is a lovely bit of closure in his life that makes the story before much more than a simple piece of erotica. It brings up a question that is haunting in many ways. Life lesson number three, we are our own worst enemies in the worst possible ways.

Catalyna is… well, she’s interesting as a Succubus Queen. I did rather enjoy her teaching Madison how to use her powers. More so how much control that Catalyna had over those in her domain and how simply pleased she is to teach the ways of the Succubi to those around her. I’ve always liked Succubi to be strong, imaginative characters and she has quite the imagination. Her world, the world she calls Purgatory really seems not to be quite that way, more of a place where some are given a chance to find themselves one way or the other.

Lovely heat in the story, the scenes between Sean and Madison are very hot and when she becomes a bit more dominant and Sean’s world begins to change, then things become a bit wild and forceful in nature. That’s not a bad thing, it’s an interesting reflection upon the beginning of the story I thought as a whole and what happens in Purgatory to Madison when she is in Catalyna’s hands.

There are a few minor spelling and grammar mistakes in the story which thankfully did not take away from the tale as a whole. Sean was wonderful as a character as was Madison when she turned herself around at  Catalyna’s hands, and Catalyna herself is someone that I would have liked to know more about for a lot of reasons.

As well, their universe, their so called Purgatory, is a very tempting place for stories to be told and hope that some might appear sometime there as well. As for Madison herself the work ends on a lovely scene that for some readers will be very familiar if you were a child of the 80s or watched one specific television program then.

A really neat story to start a series, which I hope the author does continue sometime, and I think that Madison will have all sorts of moments to discover not just what others need, but who she is as well… After all it is not the climax that makes a story but the anticipation of it…

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

Lovely heat, an interesting view of Succubi that I found fascinating, and a story that in the end was something more than I had expected from the beginning. I think one more pass for editing would help a smidge and otherwise I would have liked the moments between Madison and Sean, the ones where she asks questions of him, to be a bit longer.

I do need to add my thanks to Kaylee for sharing an earlier version of this story with me and allowing me to comment on things… I do hope that she continues Madison’s story… I will be watching…

 

Tera

Aug 08 2013

Succubi Image of the Week 292

Something very different this week as the Succubi of the Week. It’s not often that Morrigan Aensland is seen as being more dark in form. I found a piece of art that does, I think, reveal something of a side of her that isn’t seen often…

Morrigan by BaderBadruddin

Morrigan
by BaderBadruddin

This work is titled Morrigan and is by an artist on DeviantArt named BaderBadruddin. You can find the original page with this work here and this artist’s page on DeviantArt here.

While this is a darker, more moody creation of Morrigan, the thing of it is that there are hints of her darker side here and there I think fairly often. It’s not a bad thing, quite the contrary and it gives her personality something more than it would have otherwise.

Drawing out that part of her and yet still have who she is, how she presents herself be core to her I think is a very difficult thing to do without straying off into directions that harm her as a whole.

In this work there is the danger within her brought to the fore and while that is there, and is a warning, her other aspects still draw you towards her…

Lovely, passionate, and a side of Morrigan not seen often.

Please do visit the artist’s pages and see more of their art…

 

Tera

Aug 07 2013

Victoria? This Costume isn’t a Succubus one

I expect certain things from certain companies. For example, Victoria’s Secret I expect sexy, seductive costumes that have no faults, look sexy, and, most of all, are something that I would want to buy. They did, once, make a Devil Girl costume…

It’s a shame that it really isn’t.

Victoria's Secret Sexy Little Things Costume

This is called the Victoria’s Secret Sexy Little Things Costume and it came with the bikini that has all those straps on it, the pitchfork, such as it is, and the horns that the model is wearing…

Now, it isn’t available from Victoria’s Secret anymore, but you can find it easily enough on eBay, though why anyone would want to is beyond me at least…

I don’t care for the costume, it’s nothing special, nothing all that sexy, and, most of all, why would they ruin what otherwise would be a sexy bikini by adding all that web in-between?

The horns are cheap lousy ones, the pitchfork is absolutely nothing to speak of either.

And this is where I have the biggest problem of all. Why would Victoria’s Secret want to promote something like this when, in all honestly, just about every other costume they had for sale, and as well, those that they still do have for sale, are so much better than this is?

I can’t believe that they would allow something like this onto the market when they could have doen so much more than this.

As for trying to do something to make this better… I can’t honestly see a way to improve what is, in truth, impossible to do without throwing away the entire thing and starting from scratch.

You would be better served by looking through their lingerie, picking something sexy in red, adding a pair of nice horns and calling that your costume…

Zero pitchforks out of five.

That’s being generous I think to be honest.

 

Tera

Aug 06 2013

Desires 89

What is it like when, for the first time, you know another in a way that none can explain?

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Desires – Beginnings

By BStyles and Tera S

Part Twenty-Five

 

Martin gasped out loud, a sharp inhalation of breath that was let out in a slow murmur of excitement as her hands fell upon him. Her fondling and caressing quickly bringing his cock to full firmness. Her lips against his chest, she would feel clearly his heart rate begin to accelerate. His wings twitched almost with the same rhythm.

Slowly, he let his hands trail up from her rear, fingertips gently tickling up and over her hip and side, spreading out to cup and fondle her fantastic breasts. He let himself savor their softness for a few moments, teasing her nipples a bit before sliding his arms around her once more. “Tera…” He murmured, seeming a little dazed by the sensations she was giving him. “…this feeling…”

He could feel her caution, her concern over his well-being from their actions. Even slightly overwhelmed as he was with sensation, he offered her a small smile. “It’s already unforgettable…” Breathing deeply, he inclined his head just a bit, offering gentle kisses to her forehead: the center, and at the base of each of her horns. Gathering his arms around her, he held her tight, bending his neck to kiss her on the lips. A pulse of golden light spread out from his halo as his hands traveled up over her bare back. His soft touch would suddenly feel softer, more akin to the sensations his feathers had given her, strengthened by her compassionate essence.

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Eroticism is more than what can be explained sometimes…

 

 

Tera

Aug 05 2013

Storm Clouds – An intermission…

As some will be aware, the next time I post something in Storm Clouds it will be the 200th time I do so… The thing is…

Well, I don’t want to post a little thing, I think I want to post a lot of chapters, ones that have been sitting here mostly done, but not done. It could be five chapters all at once, I’m honestly not sure.

The problem I am having at the moment, is that I haven’t gotten as far as I want to in them.

As such, it might be another week, mebby two, before the next part of Storm Clouds appears, but that isn’t really anything new for me is it?

It happens a lot for me, and that I do regret more than I can say…

I may post the next part of the story this coming Monday or the next, we’ll see what happens…

For the moment, for today, there isn’t much else to say except I am trying to make time in my life to write again and I hope to… soon…

 

Sorry again all…

 

Huggles

 

Tera

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