Jan 13 2013

A Review of Lusty Bites by Iris Deorre

Lusty Bites by Iris DeorreIt occurs to me that while some authors can write well, they cannot write a decent summary of their books. Would it be so bad a thing to give a little bit of information about the works in a collection of your stories rather than a vague idea of them? Sometimes I think that is to hide something and that makes me not really want to purchase a book from them. That results, more often than not, in missing something interesting…

The book summary is extremely short sadly:

Five short paranormal stories. A werewolf trying to find his identity, A vampire in desperate need of a feed, A succubus who feeds on the ego, a ghost who hunts a river and feeds on men and finally a woman who has to come to terms with her untimely death.

As this is a collection of this author’s works, I will be reviewing each story and then give a rating for the entire collection.

I’ll note before I do so that there is only one Succubus themed story in the collection, otherwise there isn’t much in it for those looking for Succubi stories like I do.

His New Identity – Luke once, a long time ago, was bitten by a werewolf and he meets that being again to discover who he is in truth. It’s a mix of sadness, discovery, and, finally, hope and understanding. It might be a bit uncomfortable a read for some, but getting past that issue, and really it isn’t that difficult to do so, results in a story well told.

A drink of Lust – Claire is a vampire and she needs to feed. Not just anyone will do, she needs one specific kind of person and finds them willing. It’s an interesting story in that who Claire is attracted to, what he does to her, and she in return to him, makes it a hot flash of a story to read. Claire is interesting as a person, though the man she picks isn’t someone I could care about all that much and I think that was the point really. Well told, you can envision Claire in your thoughts very easily, and a change from the usual “I want to suck your blood” sort of vampire stories… or the sparkly ones for that matter.

His Night with a Succubus – Gary goes out on the town and meets someone… and she’s a Succubus. The only Succubus themed story in the collection and really a very good one overall. We never learn anything about the Succubus herself, save what she looks like and what Gary feels when she takes him. She is the classical image of a Succubus from all that is told in the story, red hair and all. But there is a problem with this story. It ends just as it begins. This feels so much like the introduction to a much longer story that we don’t get to see here. We meet a character at the end that makes you think that there was more to come, but isn’t. That’s a shame really as unlike the other stories in this collection that have a fairly certain end to them, this one just teases. I’d like to see where this story goes, what happens to Gary, who the Succubus is, and what exactly is going on. That’s probably wishful thinking, but, with this good a beginning, it’s hard to accept the ending here.

The River Bank Horror – Kerry goes to the river with a group of guys for some group sex. But something else is also coming to the party. The most horror slanted erotica in this collection I think. After the sex, there is a lot of violence and horror that occurs and the conclusion of the story reminded me a lot of many teenager slasher films. Really didn’t enjoy it all that much, but it would make an interesting episode of a television series as the story is very visual in nature.

Till death do us part – A woman thinks about her past and then remembers her present. The only story in the collection that is told from a first person viewpoint. Really violent at the end, and the twist in it was a bit jarring but made sense with the dream like qualities of the story itself. Very descriptive and it felt somewhat Twilight Zone in theme overall. Can’t say that I really enjoyed this work as well, but that I think comes to the violence in it which is rather graphic and more than I personally like in a story.

The author has an interesting style of story telling which works well with their themes, characters and stories. A bit on the violent side, but not overly so which makes the collection more palatable. I do think they need an editor as there are quite a few mistakes, spelling, word choice, and, once, instead of using a character’s name, Luke, they write look. A bit jarring now and again and really that shouldn’t happen. Also the author has some problems with tense in their stories, it should be “breathe” not “breath” for one thing, and in one story it’s a major one.

I’ll give this collection three pitchforks out of five overall. There is one story that interested me, the rest really didn’t do much for me.

Perhaps there will be more to see from this author in the future…

 

Tera

Jan 12 2013

A pair of Morrigan Aensland speedpainting YouTubes…

This week and next I have something a little bit different to share on the Tale from the videos I find on YouTube…

This time I have a pair of videos that show a speed painting of Morrigan Aensland that an artist did…

And if they do not show up here you can see them there:

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ0D06BbUwA

And, as well a screenshot of the finished art…

Morrigan Aensland by DrkRoder

The art is by an artist on DeviantArt called Rush–it, who’s artist page you can find here if you would like to see some of their other art they have created… That includes some lovely works of Morrigan and Lilith Aensland as well…

I think their style of art is interesting and, really, it is a unique aspect of Morrigan that isn’t seen very much if at all…

Do have a look at their DeviantArt page for the other Lilith and Morrigan art they have created!

Next week… A Lilith speed painting also done by this artist as well!

 

Tera

Jan 11 2013

The Lost Girl should pick a better toothbrush…

Season three of Lost Girl finally began this week. I have to be honest and say that for all of the teasing, the hints and the possibilities the previews gave… I for one was disappointed. I found it hard to keep with the episode for how disinterested I was in the entire plot. I hope that this is not a harbinger of things to come…

The first episode of the third season, also episode thirty-six of the Lost Girl TV series was this week. Bo goes to jail and makes some new friends… and enemies. Kenzi freaks out that she can’t be Bo’s backup and that Lauren has to be. Vex tries to get Dyson to take him on as a partner, but the leather and cuffs look doesn’t go over well. And Hale… is the new Ash? Seriously?

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This is the first review of the third season of of Lost Girl. A summary of this episode has been added to the SuccuWiki, but won’t be adding my commentary to the articles there as that is what the Tale is for….

Bo figures out that it’s not much fun being a…

Caged Fae

The episode opens with a pair of police cars arriving at a bank as Bo (Anna Silk) leaves from a back door carrying a bag stuffed with money. She walks down an alley, but a pair of thugs confront her looking to take the money from her. She is cut by one of them on her cheek and is enraged over this, quickly knocking them both unconscious. She leaves the alleyway and walks past a club where three men are being told by a bouncer that they were never getting inside. She pauses and then begins to point at individuals there saying as she does: “Eeny, meeny, miny…” Then grabs the bouncer with the word “Bo’s” before draining him of some of his Chi to heal the cut on her cheek. Then Bo throws him aside before tossing the money she took from the bank into the air.

Bo then runs down another alleyway, being chased by someone, before running into the Dal Riata with Dyson (Kristen Holden-Reid) following immediately behind her. He tells her to give up and surrender, but she taunts him and then attempts to escape again as Vex (Paul Amos) watches from another part of the room. Dyson then asks Bo if there is any Fae law that she hasn’t broken in the past three weeks. Bo’s answer is that she’s having fun as Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) rushes in and demands to know what Bo has done but Vex stops her cold as Bo and Dyson continue to fight together. Dyson wins the fight and Vex releases Kenzi moments later. Dyson tells Bo that her crime spree is over as he arrests her. Bo asks Trick (Rick Howland) if she should ask for sanctuary again, but he refuses her saying that he doesn’t know who she is anymore. Bo turns and with an insane look in her eyes says: “I’m Bo bitches and I’ll be back.”

After the opening credits we find Bo being checked into prison. The guards make a record of what she is carrying which include a pair of earrings that were reported stolen, a gold woman’s watch which they note was also probably stolen, and a sex toy which Bo declares as being hers. One guard completes the procedure by saying: “Thus lists the personal possessions of Bo Dennis, lineage unknown, genus succubi.” When Bo asks if she wants an autograph, the answer is no one cares. Bo then asks about “the peanut gallery” standing one level above and watching her to which the answer is they like to watch the new girls go through decontamination.

Bo next finds herself under a cold shower as guards stand around and watch her which then leads to her being escorted through a cell block to her cell. At the cell, she tries to use her powers on the female guard, but they have no effect. She then enters the cell and meets her cellmate Sylvie. Sylvie asks Bo if she is innocent, but Bo just confirms that she did all of the things that she is accused of. Bo asks Sylvie what she did and she stole some bread to feed her starving family. She then tells Bo that her mother warned her that she would send her to Henaba prison and now that she is there, the letters she writes to her mother aren’t even opened. Bo looks through the letters and comments: “I barely knew my mom, though she did sleep with my boyfriend and try to kill me.” When asked if she has any kin outside, Bo’s answer is she has friends that are more than family, or at least she did once. Bo learns that the guards are all Amazons, Silvie adding they are all very anti-male in nature refusing to take orders from them. Bo asks about orders from the New Ash, and is told that they especially do not obey his words. Bo also learns that once every five years they do pick males, breed with them and then keep the female offspring abandoning the males in the forests. A guard then takes Bo away on what is called a work detail.

Bo is taken to the infirmary where it is revealed that Lauren (Zoie Palmer) is the prison doctor who sends the guard away. They have a conversation where it is revealed that Bo did not in fact turn bad, but was playing a role for some purpose. Bo asks why Lauren smells so bad and the answer is she poured the smell of a Skunk Ape on herself to pass as a Fae and Bo is very impressed with Lauren for figuring out that plan to hide she is human. Bo reveals next that the plan was to go undercover to investigate the corrupt prison and to find out what the Warden is up to, and to explain why the previous prison doctor, Lauren’s mentor, Dr. Evert, is missing. Lauren then gives Bo a piece telling her to keep it with her at all times. Bo makes the joke that having a “rock” so early in their relationship is a sign of commitment. Lauren teases back the question “Are we in a relationship?” as the Warden arrives with some guards. The Warden muses over Bo being a “rare Fae succubus” before telling Lauren that she is taking Bo away to other duties, mainly cleaning the Warden’s office. As she leaves, Bo says to Lauren: “See you later stinky” and Lauren sighs that she hopes this works.

Going back to the Dal Riata, Trick tries to stop Kenzi as she frets over the position Bo is in saying that she is going to a meeting. Opening a door to one of the tavern’s back rooms she calls out that “you need to fix this, you’re the Ash now.” Hale (K.C. Collins) then appears and replies: “Yes little mama, I am.”

Returning from commercial, Kenzi is in a funk complaining to both Hale and Trick that their plan of Bo pretending to go rouge was stupid. Dyson tries to tell Kenzi that Bo did well at that, but she doesn’t care because Bo has no one to protect her except Lauren. Hale defends Lauren saying that she can defend herself. Kenzi wonders if Lauren will “science people to death” as her way of helping Bo. Trick then says that Lauren is good in a crisis and Kenzi freaks out further as Dyson just shakes his head over what Trick said. Kenzi asks Hale again as the Ash to get Bo out of prison, Trick correcting her that Hale is the Acting Ash, not The Ash. Hale explains that the Amazons will not listen to him, Kenzi commenting: “Why? Because of your stupid penis?”

Hale and Trick explain that Hale needs to have some kind of show to prove he can be the Ash and using the investigation of the prison would do so in the eyes of the Elders. Kenzi starts to tell them both off but then is confused about the prison being built on “get laid lines.” Trick explains that they are Ley Lines and are there to remove the powers of any Fae that is in the prison. This only upsets Kenzi further, but Dyson reveals that Lauren gave Bo a sarsen stone which will protect her as long as she possesses it. When Hale explains further that the guards also carry these stones, Trick tells Hale to be careful what he says as anyone could be listening.

This confuses Hale who says that Trick told him the room they were using was impenetrable. Trick’s answer is that it was available and Hale wanted to be closer to the people so this is what he got for doing so. Kenzi then says the Dal was so secure that Al Capone couldn’t get in, and also mentions how stale the place is. Trick’s answer is to start talking to Kenzi in 1930’s slang which only drives her crazier still over the situation. Dyson calls Kenzi over and tells her that Bo has faced things worse than where she is and she can handle it. Kenzi pouts and whines that she misses Bo and Dyson tells Kenzi that he does as well before hugging her.

The scene then changes to find Bo on her hands and knees wearing very little as she is scrubbing a floor with a toothbrush with the Warden looking on making suggestive comments about Bo. A guard then arrives carrying a case and the Warden directs them to her office, entry using an eye scanner. Inside the office the case is opened revealing a container of some kind within it, the guard asking if the “subject” is ready, the Warden’s answer is soon. When the guard questions the Warden about how long she will continue her plans, the Warden strikes out and warns the guard that disobeying her would be unwise. Bo then meets Sylvie and they walk through the general prison population, Sylvie pointing out certain prisoners that Bo should be aware of, one of them being Jobina who works in the infirmary with Lauren. Then Sylvie sees a prisoner being escorted by, telling Bo that she knows her, calling her Maeve, and that she thought she had made it outside. Bo asks if prisoner return often and Sylvie tells Bo they do, but she’s planning to be the exception to the rule in three days when she gets out. She also tells Bo that the only way people leave Heckuba is in a body bag. One of the guards then grabs Sylvie by the air and begins to abuse her until Bo steps in and challenges the guard. At first the guard beats Bo, but then Bo turns the tables on her and feeds from her, which is something that shouldn’t be possible in the prison and is seen by everyone that is watching the fight. Bo is pulled off by another guard and then is taken away to the Warden’s office, but she never arrives there. Instead she is brought to the showers, sprayed by a fire hose and then the Warden searches her, eventually finding the stone on her that Lauren provided. After taking the stone, Bo attempts to use her powers on the Warden, but fails because the stone no longer is protecting her. She is then attacked by many guards and severely beaten.

After another commercial break, Bo is crawling on the floor injured from the beating and Lauren finds her. Lauren asks what happened and Bo tells her that she couldn’t stand by and watch Sylvie being beaten. Lauren agrees saying, “That’s not your style.” Bo then tells Lauren that she wants Hale to get Lauren out before the Warden figures out that Lauren is the one helping her. Lauren refuses and shows Bo some files she found in a secret compartment in Dr. Evert’s desk. The notes indicate that Dr. Evert had been injecting rare Fae prisoners with a “super vitamin cocktail.” Lauren tells Bo that half of the prisoners she cannot track down and the other half reoffended and came back to prison completely broken. Lauren makes the point that the woman Sylvie knows, Maeve will not speak. Lauren comes to the conclusion that the injections must contain something that makes the prisoners more violent or more likely to commit crimes. but Lauren cannot understand why Dr. Every would do such a thing. Bo tells Lauren that not everything is black or white, there is also grey. Lauren then tells Bo that she wishes she could make a clear choice about one thing before saying that the smell she is wearing is jacking up her hormones. Bo then tells Lauren that she does get it and that Lauren deserves more. Lauren pushes that aside saying that she has to find out what happened to Dr. Evert. Bo replies that they have to move faster, and is told that Dyson is working through Hale to have medical supplies brought in. At Bo’s comment that Dyson is good, Lauren’s comment is that she could do better.

Dyson is at the police station as Vex enters and begins to talk loudly about Dyson working with humans and being undercover there. Dyson warns Vex that if he breaks his cover he will cut Vex’s “balls off and sell them to a certain butcher we both know.” Dyson looks at Vex who’s arm is in a sling and wonders why The Morrigan doesn’t want her broken little toy back. Vex replies what Dyson is going to do for a partner now that Hale is the acting Ash. When Dyson says that he works better alone, Vex reveals that he is aware of the prison case, that there is no record of any of the released prisoners reentering Fae society and that they just disappear. Then Dyson is told there is a call for him about a prison doctor as Vex leaves telling Dyson to put in a good word for him at the station. Plus, he has his own uniform already.

Bo returns to her cell, Sylvie already there waiting for her. Sylvie thanks Bo for taking the beating for her and tells Bo to keep low. Bo wishes her well on the outside and Sylvie tells her that whatever people say about her, she knows that Bo isn’t all bad. Bo makes her promise never to return and Sylvie tells Bo that she is never coming back as she is taken away leaving Bo alone in the cell.

Kenzi is at the Dal Riata waiting as Dyson arrives carrying an envelope. Kenzi opens it and Dyson tells her that he wishes that he was going with her as protection. She asks Dyson how he is feeling and he tells Kenzi that he feels better and probably better than The Norn. He asks Kenzi what she did and all Kenzi tells him is that she did what she had to do. Kenzi asks him if he will ever tell Bo he has his love for her back and Dyson tells Kenzi he is still trying to figure that part out, Kenzi warns him that someone else might snap Bo up referring to Lauren, telling him to think about it.

The next scene has Kenzi arriving at the prison claiming to be Bo’s human pet so that she can see her identifying herself as Kenzi Von Clare and looking very much like a hooker. When Bo sees her, the first thing she says is: “You wore your redneck wig.” Kenzi’s answer is: “and my monster truck thong. Go method or go home.” She asks if anyone is buying Lauren being a doctor, Bo reminds her that Lauren is a doctor, and then Kenzi asks when Bo is coming home saying that she has to cut the crusts off her own sandwiches and that Vex says her Sponge Bob impression is weak. Bo can’t help but laugh at this and tells Kenzi that she really is missing her and that she didn’t really understand how much until that moment. Kenzi takes a piece of gum out of her mouth and sticks it to the bottom of the table they are at as Bo asks about the rash that Kenzi has, Kenzi claiming that she has and it will be fine. Then Kenzi crawls over the top of the table and kisses Bo deeply before the guards break the two of them up, Kenzi kicking and screaming as she is taken away. Bo remains at the table watching her go and then removes something from inside of her mouth and with a smile says: “Love you too Kenz.”

Bo returns to scrubbing the floor of the Warden’s office with a toothbrush in the next scene, a guard watching her as she does so. Bo tells the guard she is almost done and the guard leaves to check on something. After she leaves, Bo places a contact lens in one of her eyes and then goes to the Warden’s door and places her eye against the scanner making the door open for her. Once inside, Bo searches for clues before noticing a large emblem on one wall of the prison’s shield, discovering that it holds another eye scanner that is the trigger for a hidden door that leads to another room behind the Warden’s office. Searching there, she discovers more of the containers seen earlier in the episode which were in the possession of the Warden. Beyond that is a door marked Solitary Confinement and Bo continues on to discover a hidden area in the prison where she discovers another container that has never been opened and a living space where to her surprise she finds Sylvie there. And she is in a very advanced stage of pregnancy.

Another commercial and Bo asks Sylvie what happened. She answers that she woke up with her “own apartment and a bun in the oven.” When Bo tells Sylvie that they can’t stay there, Sylvie says that she has to be good because she doesn’t want to go back to prison. She also tells Bo that “they” are going to take away her baby and that they are “always watching” as she looks at a curtain. Bo goes over and opens it to discover that there is a nursery on the other side with many cameras there watching what it going on and Bo sighs with the comment: “Just when I think I have seen all things Fae” before Sylvie closes the curtain again. Sylvie asks Bo to promise her that she will not let them take her baby and Bo makes that promise guiding Sylvie to leave. When Sylvie asks what if they see them, Bo replies: “a giant pregnant lady and a succubus in a red jumpsuit? I doubt they’ll ever notice.” But as they try to leave, Sylvie’s water breaks with a splash and Bo begins to panic as Sylvie goes into labour but realizes that she does have some help they can use.

Bo takes Sylvie to Lauren at the infirmary when she and Lauren learn that Sylvie is a Wamblee, which Lauren thought were extinct. Lauren then begins to remove all of her clothing explaining that the scent of the Skunk Ape she is wearing to hide herself, if the newborn smelled it, would make it blow up in size and that would likely cause Sylvie’s death. As a result, Lauren strips off her clothing and washes to remove the scent. Bo tries to stop her, saying that it will reveal she is human, but Lauren tells Bo that she knows that Bo will protect her and she has to protect the child.

Dyson is still at the police station as Vex arrives with Kenzi in tow, Vex in a fetish policeman’s costume, Kenzi just looking miffed. Kenzi tells Dyson that Hale wants a meeting about what’s going on and then sees the pictures that Dyson was looking at. She discovers, thanks to Vex blurting it out, that they are images of the remains of Dr. Evert. Kenzi goes into a panic and rushes off with to see Hale with Dyson and Vex following in her wake.

Meanwhile, Lauren has changed and now is safe to deliver the baby, she is confused however in how Sylvie could be ready for birth in only a week and has no answer to why that is. When Lauren goes to help Sylvie, Sylvie is shocked that Lauren is human and Jobina just smiles saying that she knew Lauren was too pretty to be a Skunk Ape. Lauren then takes control of the situation, coaching Sylvie through the birth with Bo and Jobina assisting her. When Bo hesitates to hold the baby when it appears, Jobina tells Bo to “suck it up” and Bo helps Lauren to deliver Sylvie’s baby which turns out to be a boy as Sylvie said it would be. As Bo and Lauren look at the child, Lauren tells Bo that she has always liked the name Ethan for a boy and Charlotte for a girl. Bo is shocked and asks Lauren: “You want babies?” Lauren’s answer is: “Of course, don’t you?” When Jobina asks for the mother to have a chance to hold the child, the Warden appears with the guards and demands that the child be turned over to her saying that it is her child.

Coming back from the commercial, Sylvie is strapped to her bed and something is injected into her knocking her out as she tells Lauren and Bo that they promised to protect her baby. Bo confronts the Warden saying that she has been breeding prisoners, the Warden replying that “the adoption market for rare Fae is quite lucrative.” Bo puts the evidence together and comes to the conclusion that the canisters contained some kind of sperm that made Fae pregnant in less than a week. Lauren figures out that the sperm must be from a Lidérc, a Trickster Fae that can impregnate a host without detection and cause a birth to occur a short time later. The Warden continues the explanation saying that they wipe the memories of the Fae they use, convince them they have reoffended and place them back into the prison to be used again. The Warden gives the child to one of the guards and then explains that the Amazons go along with the plan because the Warden is their leader and Amazons are nothing without duty and honour. When Lauren attempts to use a phone to call out for help, the Warden strikes her with a shock rod which stops her. Lauren attempts to speak for the Ash, but the Warden dismisses her as human. Turning to Bo, the Warden says Bo is not Light Fae and as such she can sell Bo’s baby to either side, Light or Dark and she won’t lose the chance to breed a Succubus. Bo says she would rather side, and the Warden says: “You will. After you have spawned.”

Kenzi storms into Hale’s room at the Dal Raita demanding that he stop Bo’s mission because of the pictures she has seen about what happened to Dr. Evert. Dyson explains that they have found the doctor’s body and then Hale tells them that he received a call from the prison infirmary but thought it was a misdial as all he heard was someone yelling. Dyson and Kenzi leave to rescue Bo, Hale calls after them that he wishes he could be involved and Vex just says he is bored. Dyson tells Hale that he is the new Ash and he will be missed as he leaves. Vex expresses an urge to put on a fedora and dance the Charleston.

Bo, Lauren and Jobina are being led through the prison, the Warden gloating over how the guards are completely devoted to her. Jobina is placed in a cell as the Warden tells Bo that Lauren will be torn apart by the guards and then Bo will be killed as well as a warning to the other inmates. Jobina traps one of the guards and gives Bo a chance to fight back which she takes breaking free, disabling one guard and then getting close to the Warden. When she is pulled away, Bo declares to the Amazons that the Warden is, in fact, male. The Warden claims that Bo is lying, but, one of the Amazons discovers that she is, in fact, a he and the guards drag him away, the Warden screaming that his mother was an Amazon and that he was doing it for the babies.

Bo releases all of the prisoners and they follow the guards to see what happens to the Warden. Bo finds one of the gifts made for Dr. Evert by the prisoners, turns to Lauren and says that “it’s time to go human lover.” Lauren smiles and hopes that Hale got her message. Bo assures Lauren that help is on the way. Lauren is confused, Dr. Every must have known what the Warden would do to her, and she didn’t leave. Bo’s answer is that she didn’t go for the same reason that Lauren didn’t. Bo then tells Lauren that she was right about everything, and then the two embrace and share a heartfelt kiss. Bo tells Lauren that it is time that they give their relationship a real chance to work. Bo tells Lauren that “life is too short” and then Lauren kisses Bo deeply as Dyson and Kenzi arrive to see this happen. Dyson’s comment is: “It’s all over.” Kenzi says that Bo looks “chipper.” Dyson wistfully says: “She looks happy.”

The final commercial brings Bo at the Dal Riata having a conversation with Trick. He tells Bo that it killed him not to give Bo sanctuary, Bo replies that was the plan after all “Gramps” and Trick tells Bo not to call him that because it makes him feel old. Kenzi asks where Lauren is, Bo says she’s at home resting and Kenzi asks Trick if “that’s what the kids are calling it today?” Bo looks at a message on her phone and reports that Sylvie and her baby made it to her mother’s and they are going to name the child Bo, and then Bo shares pictures of the baby. Kenzi is shocked to see that it is a “bird boy”, Trick tells Kenzi that they look better after their first molting. The talk turns to the Warden, who survived the wrath of the Amazons, Kenzi noting that he wanted to be like them. Hale enters the room and Kenzi calls out: “All Hale the New Ash!” Hale tells them that he pardoned all but the most violent prisoners and shut the prison down. He also says that it is the first time that he enjoyed being the Ash before walking away. Trick comments that Hale is the Acting Ash, Kenzi tells Trick that Hale is an acting Ash you can be proud of. Bo then tells Trick that she is off to see her girlfriend, and Trick gives his best wishes to both of them. Trick asks Bo if she is really alright and Bo tells Trick that going through what she did in prison was a lot like what Aife went through, how her mother spent hundreds of years being used by the Dark Fae King in the same way that the Warden used his prisoners. Trick asks Bo to explain this and she tells him that her father was almost certainly Dark Fae, but what worries her is if her father was a monster, then what does that make her? Trick tells Bo that she is a lot of things, but she isn’t a monster. Bo then gathers her things and leaves the Dal Riata.

The final scene of the episode shows Bo leaving the Dal Riata and walking down the alleyway which leads to it. A man, possibly Fae, is walking towards her and suddenly Bo growls like an animal, pins him to a wall and then drains Chi from him until he slumps to the ground unconscious. Bo then walks away, her eyes glowing and a evil smile upon her as the episode ends.

Fade to black…

Didn’t like this episode at all. I wasn’t interested in it when it moved into the prison, I didn’t care what happened in there, and that bothers me. I should care, I should want to watch, but I just couldn’t. If it wasn’t for me reviewing and summarizing for the Wiki, I would have turned the channel after the second commercial.

For me, that’s telling.

I really love the series as a whole and the highlight is watching the characters interact and their relationships change over time. That didn’t happen this time. It was another of those quick “something happens which really doesn’t mean anything to the overall season arc except two minutes at the end where we do a lot of foreshadowing because we can” episodes.

This really has to stop. Seriously. Oh but it can’t because the entire season is filmed and is either ready to go on the air or is in post-production. So that means, I think, one episode wasted on something that doesn’t do anything for anyone save a false sense of what’s going on at the beginning of it. Did Bo struggling with herself happen, no not really. Did Kenzi’s transformation continue? No, wasn’t even mentioned. What about Dyson, Bo and Lauren? Perhaps a minute, maybe two of that. Trick? Tending bar. Hale? Well, he is the Ash, but why? Nope, nothing about that… sorry.

Tossing things and seeing what sticks isn’t a good episode. I hope that a lot of things that happened this time pay off in the future somehow. It does not too often as it is.

On to the characters in the episode…

Bo… Is she bad? No, well yes, well maybe, well no, well maybe? Too scrambled for my liking and I really want them to either get to the point or let it go. I’m not expecting much on this until episode four at this rate. Oh, but they did get her out of the usual leather so that’s something at least.

Dyson… Not much of him to be seen, mostly for info dumps. He does face the reality that Lauren and Bo are together now, so where does that leave him? I predict a threesome at some point this year. He has his love, and he’s going to suffer I can see it coming… Pride hurts.

Kenzi…Human pet Kenzi was cute, I have to say that. But it pales in comparison to the Kenzi we know and love. She was, again, amazing. Favorite Kenzi line: “Why? Because of your stupid penis?” Oh how I have missed you Kenzi…

Trick. Concerned Trick. Worried Trick. Joke-making Trick. There is more to him than this and darn it let’s see that please? Less info more Trick..

Hale. Hale is the Ash. Okay, I didn’t see that one coming. Thing is, that has changed him… More than I really like and more worrisome, all of the promo pictures have him apart from the others. It strikes me that being the Ash is like being a red-shirt on Star Trek. I really hope that isn’t true this time. Seriously.

Lauren. Looks like she has the girl… or succubus… actually both. I did like the attitude and playfulness that she showed at the beginning of the episode when she met Bo in the hospital. And the scene where she and Bo made their relationship more real than it was I think spoke volumes…

Vex. Kind of back to the crazy Vex like he was at the beginning of last season. I still wonder about ulterior motives with him. But he did steal the show when he appeared and that was fun to see.

The other characters really didn’t stick with me much. Mind you that is sort of a given in an episode like this one. They were one-shot it seems and we’ll never see them again. Can’t say that I will miss many of them, but I will miss Sylvie. I liked her and I would have liked to see more of her again in a later episode too… But then you never really know do you?

 

My Review of Caged Fae

Keeping my interest – 1 Pitchforks

Portrayal of a Succubus – 3 Pitchforks

Overall look and feel – 4 Pitchforks

Storyline – 2 Pitchforks

Main Characters – 4 Pitchforks

Mythos – 3 Pitchforks

Overall Rating – 3.0 Pitchforks out of 5

I really had a lot of problems with this episode. I just found it really hard to keep any interest in what was going on in it. The storyline almost from the beginning seemed to wave a red flag at us screaming “Look! Evil Bo! Look!” and it seemed false from the first moment. As well, watching it a second time, there are lots of hints in how all of Bo’s friends acted around her as well. To call their replies wooden would be an understatement.

Then the story moved into a theme, and a situation, that I just didn’t care for. I have issues with the entire Amazons running a prison thing. While for the show it makes sense, the overwhelming stereotypical presentation of them was too much for my taste.

I did find it somehow bemusing that the first episode of the season dealt with Fae children and Anna Silk announced in the primer show before the episode that she was expecting… Congratulations to the lucky parents and I hope that all is well and wonderful for you all…

Still, on a whole, the entire episode just didn’t work for me all that much and that’s a shame because it was the premiere of the season. I would have thought that they would have had a stronger opening but this wasn’t it. Looking at some of the teaser plots for upcoming shows I can see at least two other episodes that would have been a lot more powerful on first glance than this one was.

Bo really wasn’t much of a Succubus in this episode. Yes she used her powers a couple of times but if you blinked you’d miss it. Speaking of that, how is it that Bo can use an eye scanner to open doors at the prison? That point wasn’t explained and if someone tells me it is because she is a succubus my answer is you have to be kidding.

Again, Bo was more of a fighter than a Succubus and it’s beginning to bother me a lot. If she is so powerful, if she is a Succubus, then why not show that? It can’t be that hard to write that into a storyline can it? I’ll hope this improves over the coming season…

The prison was interesting as a set, it was quite lush in how it looked, though some parts and locations, like the shower scene, looked to be a bit wrong for the situation. The scenes at the beginning of the episode were really well shot and well done too. I would have liked to have seen more of the Dal but I always do.

I’ve said already that I didn’t care for the storyline as a whole. Some parts were interesting, like the Vex subplot trying to get Dyson to take him on as a partner, or the Hale is now the Ash one. But otherwise I really just didn’t care at all about anything that happened in this episode. I don’t like that when it happens and I hope that it doesn’t happen again.

There really wasn’t much in the way of character development this time save for Hale. I have the worst feeling that he being the Ash will change him and I really, really do not want to see that. I miss the banter from him and Kenzi already more than I can say. The Bo and Lauren part of the triangle with Dyson seems to have been set in, if not stone, then mud at least. It will be interesting to see where that takes Dyson, but then there is Tasmin and who knows where or what, that means really.

It was nice to see new Fae in the universe, while the Amazons didn’t do much for me; their addition added something to the universe as a whole which was nice. It was also interesting to see how others, the guards mainly so it might not be a real view, see Bo. It seems like everyone thinks succubi are sex dolls and I think this will come back to haunt them very soon…

It wasn’t the worst episode ever, but it wasn’t the best… Shame that…

 

Next Week: SubterrFaenean

When Kenzi’s childhood friend is snatched away, Bo follows Kenzi underground to help find him. Meanwhile, Dyson’s new partner looks like trouble for Bo.

Well, it can’t be Nate… can it? Somehow I doubt it considering what happened last season. Obviously this will be mostly set underground, the title of the episode kind of points in that direction I think. Still, I wonder just who the “old school friend” is. I don’t think that Kenzi needs another relationship right now in the series. She’s more worried about Bo for one, and that’s going to stop any romantic or other real relationships from getting anywhere.

I would like some more explanation of how it is that Hale is now the Ash as well, and they should do that I would think as part of this story but, of course, anything can happen.

I wonder what will be the trigger to push Bo over the edge into darkness. Not the little bit of it that we saw in the first episode, but really over the edge. I’m expecting The Morrigan to be the cause one way or the other.

As this looks to be a Kenzi centered episode, I wonder how much progress will happen with the events of The Norn from last season. There really was nothing said or done about the “rash”that Kenzi has… The question I have is, what is it and what does it mean? Wouldn’t it be really something if Kenzi became like Bo? To be honest, I think Kenzi would be a better Succubus than Bo… At least she wouldn’t be wearing leather all of the time.

Tamsin appears in the next episode. Not sure what I think about her right now, there isn’t a lot of information on her and what is around is too vague to be of any real use. Still, I hope that she doesn’t become a replacement for Ciara. That would be really a shame.

And where will that take Vex when she does appear? He knows what Bo is, or at least has a really good idea now. Has he told The Morrigan or is he using it as a trump card later? I sense lots of scheming going on… I wonder why?

It is, however, only one episode in… Anything can happen.

I just have to hope for the best.

 

Tera

 

Jan 10 2013

Succubi Image of the Week 262

For this week’s Succubi, and for that matter, next week’s as well, I found two images by the same artist that I thought were quite good and so…

Devil Girl by Andy Price

Devil Girl by Andy Price

No need to click on the image as this is as large as it will get. This is called Devil Girl and is by the artist Andy Price. Now I couldn’t figure out if they have an official site, but I did find their DeviantArt site and you can visit it here.

Yes I know she has hooves, and yes I’m not liking them a lot, but I think it’s hard to say for sure that they are in fact hooves or just some fetish boots she is wearing, so I will think they are the latter because I like that idea more…

Otherwise, I like her look, the outfit works well I think too. The pitchfork seems like it might be a little too cute, but that’s okay as well. Overall, I think she’s a sexy Succubus and I do wonder what she might look like if she was inked and coloured too…

Would be nice to see if it exists…

Next week, one more lovely work by this artist to share on the Tale…

 

Tera

Jan 09 2013

Spandex doesn’t always work for a Succubus costume…

There are costumes made of Spandex of course. Now some of those are really sexy and, honestly, that is the point of a Devil Girl or Succubus costume…

However, I do not quite see how this costume qualifies as being a “good” costume in all honesty…

Toxic Fire Devil Costume

This is called the Toxic Fire Devil Costume and it comes with a one-piece liquid metal spandex suit with high cut sides, a zipper in front, and a flame pattern along the sides of the suit and the top of the attached hood, which the horns are attached to.

Now, everything else in the image here, the tail, the pitchfork and the shoes are separate to the main costume itself.

So, if you bought everything, and you kind of have to, it comes to a total of $350 US.

Now, it is a custom made costume which makes the cost of it make some sense, but there is so much not to like here I think…

Firstly, the zipper in the front… Why? It ruins the look of this outfit and honestly why it wasn’t in the back is beyond me.

Don’t care for the hood, looks ugly to me, especially that bit of flame on the forehead. The long sleeves also do nothing for me as well.

The tail is a long one at least, but that isn’t much to say for the good in this idea. I like the shoes, but then I have seen them before and actually I have a pair that I bought last year because they really are wonderfully made. But again that alone can’t save this costume for me.

I sort of like the pitchfork in a way, but there are of course better ones out there…

I don’t think I can give this costume anything more than one and a half pitchforks out of five.

The accessories are better than the costume itself and that is troubling…

 

Tera

Jan 08 2013

Desires 60

And things get… hotter…

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Desires – Needs

By BFSlave and Tera S

Part Twenty

 

The pleasure was more intense than anything he could’ve imagined. Why he didn’t expliode into her mouth amazed him. Then he realized she was using her power to help him last longer. She wanted their first time together to be special. So did he. After she pulled him out of her mouth, he heard a soft, wet, squishing sound. He knew she was rubbing herself. [i]I bet she’s using her tail.[/i] All thoughts quickly disappeared when he felt her long, sexy tounge lick his most sensitive area. He moaned again as his cock twitched in response. As she once again began her oral ministrations, he reached down and stroked her hair. His thumbs brushed her horns and he started stroking and rubbing them. She moaned and made a sound he’d never heard before. It was soft and low, but he swore that he heard her growl. The sound turned him on even more. He’d found one of a Succubi’s erogenous zones.

He kept rubbing and stroking the sexy protrusions. Her growls got louder. Her sucking and licking got more insistant. She rubbed her aching pussy with her tail harder and faster. “Oh Mistresss”, was all he could say. He wanted to tell her he loved her again, but the pleasure was too much. She pulled him out of her mouth again and looked at him, her eyes glowing. With the sensual growl of a panthress in heat she said, “Someone’s being a naughty boy.” He felt her tounge on his throbbing hardness again, then something new took it’s place.

Her nipple rubbed along the ridge of his cock. It jumped and he moaned and gripped the couch cushions. She rubbed it up and down on him, then switched breasts. Just when he thought he couldn’t feel any better, she caressed his throbbing manhood between her beautiful, soft, breasts. “Ohhhh Tera.” She massaged him between the hot, crimson flesh. “Mmmm, you like this don’t you?”, she purred. “Ohh yesss Mistresssss.”, he moaned. He reached for her face, and found her horns again. She moaned and growled again. She plunged her tail into her hot, wet folds. The sweet scent of her arousal filled the room. He took it all in. The scarf still covered his eyes, but his other senses were going into overload. The scent of her arousal, the feeling of her breasts rubbing his cock and her horns as he rubbed them, the sound of their moans and her beautiful animalistic growls.

His sight returned when she ripped the scarf away from his eyes. She was straddling him, her dripping pussy less than an inch away from his erection. Her hair surrounded her face like a cloak. All he could see were those eyes, glowing so brightly now. Between low growls she moaned, “Now, my love. Take me to my bedroom now.” He could feel her breath on his face, the heat of her body. She was so close to him. Looking into her eyes he breathlessly replyed, “Yes, Tera. Anything for you, Mistress.” They kissed deeply, filled with more desire than either one had felt all night. They stood, his arms around her, her legs and tail around him. He felt so weak and submissive to her, yet he felt like he could pick up a building right now, as he carried her to her room. She guided him between deep kisses.

Her room was as beautifully decorated as any room in her apartment, but all he could see was her. As they approached the four-poster bed with it’s red satin sheets, she slid off of him. He watched as she turned and crawled seductively across the bed. He stared at her perfect bum and watched her tail move sinuously as she moved like a cat. She laid her head down on her pillow, looked at him, smiled and patted the mattress next to her. “Come to me, my heart. It’s time.” Full of love and joy beyond measure, he joined his love in her bed. They kissed and the most perfect night of their lives began in earnest.

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…and hotter still…

 

Tera

Jan 07 2013

Speak into the Air by TeraS – Part Seven

Lily’s story continues and more questions arrive… as they are want to do…

 

Tera

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Speak into the Air

By TeraS

Chapter Seven

 

 

Because he loved her, because it was important to her, Lily’s Eternal read.

 

I have a wish.

I’m sure you have seen many of them. There are demands on you people asking for things every moment for themselves.

I’m not asking for me. I’m asking for her.

You know her as Lillian. I call her Lily.

Once she was here. Then someone appeared and offered her something. Something that she couldn’t explain to me. Said that I would never believe her.

She was right, of course. How could someone like me understand what she was offered? All I knew was that she was going to leave and never return.

I should have fought for her, you would say. But it’s impossible to fight for something that is already gone. When she told me she was going, her mind was made up already. She told me it wasn’t my fault. Nothing I did made her decide to go, she said.

But she left.

My life ended on that day.

I don’t know why I am still here, why I am writing this, what good it will do. It took years to stop thinking about her. I thought I did. 

But in my dreams I saw her. I saw her with someone else. She looked like she was happy. I could never hear her voice or see them clearly, but something wasn’t right. When I woke, the dreams were gone in a moment, with an echo of her in my thoughts until the day pushed it aside for the things that I had to do.

Then it all changed.

When I dream now, I see her sitting in the middle of an empty room, looking out a window. Alone. She isn’t happy; she grieves, and I can almost touch her in my dreams. But something stops me, pulls me away from her. I call out her name and she doesn’t hear me.

Every night, the same dream; every night she doesn’t hear me.

Why?

The dreams are all that I think about now. She is Lily; I know she is, in spite of the horns and tail, in spite of the gloom. She is the woman that I never should have let go of.

I have heard stories of a world called the Realm, of a Queen named Tera. She’s there with you, or so the mystics have told me. Explained to me how you are compassionate, how you are not, as I thought, evil

How you care.

I have a wish for you.

This part of the wish is for you. Please try and help her. Please?

The other part of the wish is that you give Lily this note so she can read the rest herself.

 

Lily,

I’m sorry I let you go. I’m sorry that I didn’t fight for you, didn’t convince you to stay. If I had the chance to do this all over again, none of this would happen. You’d be happy. 

Promise.

Maybe you would stay with me, see that being here was better than doing what you did.

Maybe.

I wish that there was a way to make you happy, even if that meant losing you again.

Life has been empty without you. My dreams tell me you feel the same.

I wish that it had been different.

Please, help me to make it be different.

 

 

He looked at the note, dog-eared, the paper turning color from white to shades of brown and gray. It didn’t make any sense at all. He’d never written such a thing.

“Lily, is this a joke?”

She shook her head, “No, not even close to one.”

The look on her face kept him from laughing or dismissing everything out of hand. Instead he took a spot beside her on the couch, set the note, as he saw it, to the side and took her hand. “Explain it to me.”

She smiled, that little, little smile that was her way to steel herself when she needed to tell him something. That told him that, whatever was going on, it was important to her, and so it was to him as well.

“I am … I am not the Lily you know right now. I am a Lily that comes after she makes a choice; one that means she’ll leave you and never return.”

He nodded slightly, “Okay. How do I know that’s for real?”

She sighed and then stood up, turning to face him still on the couch. “I’ll show you.”

She seemed to shimmer, and then he saw her in a silver dress, one that just made her look stunning. And there in her hair were a pair of small amber horns, while, peeking out from under her dress, a heart-tipped amber tail appeared, as well. Then a pair of angel wings was on her back and a halo was above her head.

He just looked at her for a long moment.

Lily didn’t know what to make of his reaction, and she began to turn away from him, thinking that all was lost … forever.

“Lily … Please don’t.”

The tone of his voice made a lump catch in her throat. He couldn’t possibly accept this … all of this … so quickly, could he?

“I don’t understand what’s going on. I don’t need to. I know that something is wrong. Talk to me … please?”

She turned back to him, her tail wrapped around her waist like a belt. “There is a place called the Realm. There are beings there called succubi and incubi … I …”

“It’s not important.”

Her only reaction to that was to blink.

“It’s not important because you are still the woman I love. What you are now, or then, doesn’t matter. You do.”

She put her hands over her nose and lips before continuing in a soft voice, “I should have known better. But I didn’t. I …”

“No Lily. If this is supposed to be a chance to change things, then tell me how we do that. What you are talking about …” He picked up the note, folded it, and showed it to her. “This says that we have a second chance to make things right. How do we do that?”

She wrung her hands, “Become like me. Come with me … please?”

“Is that all it takes?”

She laughed, “Oh probably not. It was hell getting to be here, to see you, to have this chance. It can’t possibly be that easy.”

He stood up, still holding the note in his hand. “It doesn’t matter. All that does matter is that whatever happened to you … to me. It’s not going to happen again.”

Lily started to cry, sobbing, words trying to come out of her, not making any sense at all. He came close, the note in one hand, his other now touching her chin and drawing her to look at him in his eyes, his deep chocolate brown eyes. “We will be okay.”

“I hope so.”

“I know so.”

Then a voice called out … “Lillian.”

The note glowed again, brightly, and then a flash of both light and darkness came …

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