Dec 31 2012

Speak into the Air by TeraS – Part Six

The last Tale of 2012 arrives… And with it Lily’s questions and problems are… more.

My thanks to my heart for fixing this mess…

And my wishes to all for a Happy New Year…

 

Tera

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Speak into the Air

By TeraS

Chapter Six

 

 

Lily was sure she heard her Eternal. Everything was … right: exactly, blissfully, perfectly, right. Even more, she felt the aftershocks of … everything coursing through her body. It had to be him; he was the only one …

“Lily?”

But it wasn’t his voice she heard.

“Come on. Easy now. Let me help you up.”

She opened her eyes to see who was there, but her vision was blurry and, while the voice was male, she couldn’t tell exactly who it was. She didn’t resist when he helped her to her feet, nor did she stop him from leading her … wherever it was that he was taking her.

“Just take it easy, we’re almost at the couch, and you can rest there.”

She felt him beside her, but she couldn’t feel him. Normally when she was with someone she could feel their desires, their thoughts, their … soul. Not this time. There was something there, but it was muted, indistinct, unclear.

This should have given Lily a fright. She should have run, or pulled away from him, but instead she just held onto his arm and managed to sit down when he let go of her. It was in that moment she realized something.

Her tail.

She couldn’t feel her tail!

That shook her, and she brushed a hand over her forehead to feel her horns and found that they weren’t there either.

“Just rest. I’ll be right back.”

She listened to him leave, the sound of his footsteps on the floor before they faded away and she was alone again. Or so she thought.

“Hello Lily. It’s nice to finally meet … you.” A female voice this time. Again, she didn’t recognize it, and now Lily began to tense up and become truly frightened by what was going on.

“Shhh … no … It’s okay. I’m not going to hurt you and neither is he.”

“Who … who are you? Both of you?”

“It’s not important right now. We’ll help you.”

Lily laughed softly, “I’m supposed to say that.”

“I know.”

The woman, whomever she was, placed something cold over Lily’s forehead and then settled onto the couch with Lily. There was something … familiar about what was happening, but she couldn’t put her finger on what it was. Lily reached up and took off the cloth as she tried to stand up: “I’m okay and …”

… and she dropped right back onto the couch when the dizzy spell hit.

“No, you aren’t okay. I can tell that much.”

Lily did manage to lean forward and put her head in her hands to try and steady herself as she heard him return.

“How are you?”

“Confused …” Lily couldn’t help the sigh that came from her.

“… you’ll be all right.” He left again and it was just Lily and this … woman.

“It’s hard to understand what’s going on right now, but that will pass and things will make sense soon enough.”

Lily actually laughed at those words. Nothing made any sense at that moment and what was worse seemed to be that the two people here knew more about what was going on than she did. “What’s so funny?” she demanded.

“Oh… just…”

“Just what?”

“Just rest a while. We’ll talk when you can.”

A headache started to pound in her temples and she put the cloth over her forehead again. There was something so familiar about all of this. Not the woman, just what was happening … somehow. For a while, Lily just stayed there, the woman beside her occasionally tending to her before leaving her alone, just sitting there and waiting.

The headache passed and then, finally, Lily’s vision cleared, and she could see the woman beside her and she drew in her breath in surprise: “Hi.”

It was her, but it wasn’t her. It was her face, her body, her voice, everything including her tail and horns and that damnable dress that her tail had made her wear. But how was that possible? “What the hell is going on?”

“A choice, Lily. One you need to make, otherwise it’s all going to happen exactly the way it did the last time you chose …”

“I … I don’t understand.”

The other Lily nodded and then said, “You won’t … not for a long time.”

Lily looked at herself finally for the first time and realized something. She wasn’t wearing the dress, she was dressed in an oversized shirt and that was all. This just made no sense at all, and her anger began to boil within her …

… or it did until her other self’s tail wrapped itself around her right wrist and it all drained away into nothing. “Just be calm and listen to me … please?”

Lily found she couldn’t resist the words and became quiet, listening, and trying to understand what she was told next.

“You are confused because, in this moment, there are two of us.”

The headache started again, “What are you talking about?”

The sigh was so very familiar before the answer began “At this moment you haven’t made a choice, a very critical one in your life. This is the moment when you decided to leave him … forever.”

Memories started to come now, unbidden: the face of her Eternal, but not; someone else that was, but wasn’t. It was all so confusing and the pain got worse and worse. “Don’t get what you mean … so confused.”

“You will. Or rather, we both will.”

“What are you talking about?”

“It’s hard to exist here with you, having the memories of the past with the knowledge of the future. Things you shouldn’t know you do … sort of.”

“Please …”

The other Lily was quiet and then said, “I’m here to take your place, Lily. He won’t know the difference. I’m going to change things.”

“Why?”

The laugh was ever so bitter, “Because it’s the right thing to do for the right reason. You … I … made the wrong choice. We picked wrong after it all happened. We should have picked the right Eternal. We didn’t.”

Lily shook her head, trying to get rid of the pain within her, but it just got worse still. “Why am I hurting so much?”

“Because I’m here and we both can’t be.”

Lily’s voice was so quiet, “Are you going to …”

“No. But …”—the other Lily held up the wish—“… but this makes something special possible.”

Lily looked at the paper, still confused. She knew what it said … didn’t she? It was all so confusing now, and just getting worse by the moment.

“He asked for a second chance, Lily. He wants us. No, that’s not right. He wants you. He doesn’t want you to make the choice to leave, to leave him behind.”

For an instant, Lily’s thoughts cleared, “I’d never leave him.”

“You would. You … I did.”

The confusion came back; which him was she talking about? She gave her heart to him; she gave her soul to him. God, it was so confusing, and the pain just got worse and worse by the moment.

The other Lily continued: “We have a chance to fix this, to be happy, really happy. He wants this, I want this, and, if you could only understand, then you’d want it, too.”

“Please, tell me.”

Lily felt a hand on her chin and she looked into her own eyes. “If we choose as we did, you will lose them both. If that happens then we’ll spend our life after waiting to die.”

Lily finally saw the look in her own eyes: the look of loss, of self-loathing, of certainty that there was nothing to live for. “I’m sorry.”

Her other self held the wish up to her. “Then, together, we fix it.”

For a long moment they both looked at the wish, and then they both touched it with their fingers.

Another a flash of both light and darkness came …

… and there was one Lily, with horns and tail, wearing the oversized shirt, and sitting on the couch, waiting for him to return to her. She heard him approaching, and made her horns and tail vanish from sight.

“Are you okay?”

She looked at him, holding back the tears and said, “I’m perfect.”

“How’s the headache?”

“Nothing to worry about. But …”—she held the wish to him, and the confusion was so plain to see in his eyes—“… I need you to read this.”

“What’s it say?”

“Read it? Please?”

“Why?”

“Because you’ll never believe me if you don’t.”

Dec 30 2012

A Review of How to Summon a Succubus by Roxie Feurouge

Sometimes the core of a story about Succubi isn’t so much the Succubus themselves, but instead the folly of humans that decide to summon them. Especially ones that don’t realize just how foolish they are. This usually results in things taking a turn for the worse. The question is, what is the turn, and how bad could it possibly be?

How to Summon a Succubus by Roxie Feurouge

  • Title: How to Summon a Succubus
  • Author: Roxie Feurouge
  • Publishing Date: May 29, 2012
  • Length: 3,000 Words
  • ASIN: B0087FJIOO
  • This work at Amazon.com

It is the story of:

Meridiana the succubus has been without a victim for 23 years, when suddenly an influx of internet users start using the ritual to summon them. David is a young man in college who finds just such a ritual on the internet- but gets one of his ingredients wrong, and so he is at Meridiana’s mercy. Will he regret summoning a sex demon?

David asks on a website for a method to summon a Succubus and he gets one. The problem is that he doesn’t know all of the traps and pitfalls and Meridiana, the succubus he summons, is more than willing to take advantage of that…

I think the main problem I have with this story was that it was very short and as such it became simply a hot flash or a stroke erotica story. That’s a shame really as the beginning of the story held a lot of promise really, but when it got interesting… it stopped being so for me.

Meridiana’s background story was interesting, and I would have liked to know more about it, but in this case it was setting only and the story moved away from that as quickly as possible. Past that, we watch as Meridiana watches and plans as David does the same and then summons her. Everything after that is sex really with not much else happening.

When Meridiana springs her trap, that is an odd moment, but it makes sense in the story. What happens to David afterwards is a bit brutal and the ending was, really, quite expected to be honest. I thought I would like her at the beginning of the story, but that soon faded away as her personality was all “gloat and be evil” and not a lot else. That’s kind of thin as a character and I have issues with it.

I can see this becoming a series of stories about Meridiana, which would be more interesting I think overall, but the author needs to tighten up their writing some. The work didn’t flow smoothly for one thing, the characters were paper thin for the most part as well. Oddly enough, the minor characters were more interesting than the main ones for the most part.

I have to wonder if the author might have been better served to not end the work with the first meeting of David and Meridiana, but to tell about the week she is there. I think that would have made for a better story, better characters and involved me more in it.

Three pitchforks out of five.

The story didn’t flow well for me, I didn’t care for Meridiana all that much as well. It was short, much too short and really it could have been more than a stroke story…

But it wasn’t.

 

Tera

Dec 29 2012

A Dark Succubus YouTube…

Now, I know that, for the most part, Succubi are on the dark side of things… I came across a YouTube video of a really interesting image of that, and, the artist also linked to their page on DeviantArt for the completed work…

So…

And if you can’t see it here on the Tale…

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

And, the completed work…

Sucucbus Character Study by Artbyans

You can also find this work here on DeviantArt and the artist’s page is here as well….

What I found interesting is that the artist says that the Lost Girl series inspired this work and I can’t quite see how that fits into this work… Mind you, I would love to see Bo with horns, just once in the series…

This is a very dark Succubus of course, and that of course is revealed by her red hand, covered in blood I assume, as well as her greyish skin and spikes…

It’s an interesting interpretation of a Succubus, and somehow the overall look works really well…

Interesting and thought provoking I think…

 

Tera

Dec 28 2012

A Review of The Other Side of Hell by Niall Teasdale

The twelfth book in the Thaumatology series by Niall Teasdale, The Other Side of Hell was released last week, and there was no way I wasn’t going to read it immediately… I even put aside my last minute Christmas shopping for it… Believe it or not. Yes, it is billed as the tenth book, but I am counting the anthologies as well. I reviewed the first book,  Thaumatology 101, here. The second, Demon’s Moon was reviewed here. The third book in the series, Legacy, that review is here. The first collection of short stories from this universe called Tales from High Towers’ Study is here.  The fourth book in the series, Dragon’s Blood is reviewed here. And the review of the fifth book in the series, Disturbia is reviewed here. The second collection of short stories, Tales from the Dubh Linn, was reviewed here. And the eighth book in this series Hammer of Witches was reviewed here. And, you can find the review on the Tale for the ninth book called Eagle’s Shadow here as well. I also reviewed the tenth book Ancient, and last week I reviewed book eleven Dragonfall.

The Other Side of Hell by Niall Teasdale

The Other Side of Hell by Niall Teasdale

When you lose your world, you’ll go through Hell to get it back:

In the final battle with the dragons, Lily Carpenter sacrificed herself to save Ceridwyn Brent, and the world. There was not even a body to bury; she vanished in a blaze of light leaving Ceri to mourn her passing.

Then a revelation suggests that Lily might not be dead, just elsewhere. But even for one of the most powerful magicians since the Shattering, walking into Hell to get her back may be one journey too far.

So, what can I say about this book that isn’t full of spoilers…

The beginning was interesting as it fills in the gaps that were hinted at in the previous story. What the dragons did, what happened to change Ceri, the things that happened that were not clearly understood make a lot more sense now. Especially if you didn’t pay attention. I’ve said this before and it is very true again with this story that you must pay attention to the little things… They will return with a vengeance.

Ceri falls back to a point in her life when she was quite willing to have it end. Lily is lost, Ceri believes that she has been killed to end the threat of the dragons once and for all. She isn’t thinking, she is grieving, and that costs her greatly as time passes on. At least until she is reminded of something, something very important, and she gets her mind together and decides to do something.

Many of her friends, notably Carter and Alec, are devastated by the events of the previous work. Others have been changed because of the dragons and their plans. Everything is, quite simply a mess and from all intents and purposes, the mess is only going to get worse before it gets better.

Twill is no longer at Ceri’s home, which is another problem, but it is one that Ceri can’t deal with at the moment because her purpose now is to find Lily and bring her home, no matter the cost. That means going to Hell… literally.

I found it fascinating, the small glimpse of this world, that we see. It’s not a complete view, not by any means but it does add a lot of background to demons and the like in this universe that I appreciated. Many plans come to their conclusion, past threats return, one of which I have to say I expected. I found rather satisfying the means to which Ceri deals with that issue, it was rather obvious and it served to just confirm something I had always thought about that particular character and their mannerisms. I suppose the old saying about stupid is as stupid does comes into play there.

It also was quite well done how the plans of the dragons and the demons came to connect in the ways they did, the aftermath of those events were quite Earth shaking and what that does to three characters in particular I think was well played out in the story. There is unfinished business there and I expect it to come to a head in the next work… Threats given do, eventually, have to play out don’t they?

Lily, one of my most favourite Succubi, has horns and a tail. Now, normally that would make me quite happy, but, as seems to be the fate of both Lily and Ceri, things are not all happy and light by far. How that happens, what it does to Lily and by association, Ceri, is difficult to read at times. The thing of it is however, in spite of the dark, there is hope and in the end that matters.

What’s more is that in connection with that, there are moments of joy, of compassion, and of belief that reconnect the two of them that by the end of the work I can just about see the Lily I know and love… just with horns and a tail. It is also nice to see Lily’s father again, and the reveals that come from that are telling, especially if you paid attention to him from his first appearance. It is always important to listen to the words spoken for they tell more than you see at first.

One point about Hell that was… expected, really, was the idea of owing a favour or giving a favour, or, more accurately, paying for a favour. That is hard for Ceri to deal with and her own self doubts do return to threaten her. I find myself pondering those she helped, and what happened from that, and most of all the climax of the story.

I have the oddest feeling that all of that is going to come back to bite Ceri where she least expects it…

Five out of five pitchforks…

The story does end on a cliff-hanger that has to do with Twill, who we finally have confirmation of who she is… Ceri has fought dragons, demons, angels, and a host of other supernatural beings. You would think that those she will be facing next would get a clue and just do whatever she wants. If not, they really should find a means to communicate with each other and save themselves a lot of grief.

Just saying…

 

Tera

Dec 27 2012

Succubi Image of the Week 260

I think it’s interesting how many people take the concept of Succubi and then make them less “evil” and more “interesting”… I’ve always believed that the Succubi aren’t evil and so when I find works that reflect that, I’m quite happy about that…

Junisra by ChatTatoue

Junisra by ChatTatoue

Now the story behind this art is really very interesting and I can’t do it as much justice as the person that describes it themselves…

And you all probably thought that my account name was just a random name. Junisra is actually a character of mine; Kilmarron’s daughter in fact.

A young succubus, and one of the last demons in all of Rashija to be born, Junisra was always the center of attention and rumors; unfortunately this boded ill as Demorok seized her from her home and forced her father into a treaty. Unfortunately for her, coila (succubae/incubi) aren’t meant to be raised outside of their foliage-filled kingdom, and this stunted her growth power-wise. In addition to growing in feathered wings, they are far too small to serve as any use other than decoration.

Junisra eventually grows up to be the first Queen of Ji-fo-Yan (the city of the coila), but in the meantime, this is her just enjoying the end of a long day-span and surely about to visit her harem.

You can find Junisra’s page here, the page I found this one on here and the artist who created this art, ChatTatoue, here as well on DeviantArt…

Now the thing about this work that I like are her wings, which are somewhat angel-like and sort of like the ones that my own Succubi character has, though mine are black with a touch of white on them…

But otherwise, she’s lovely, and she has the poise and attitude of a Succubus, but not one that is really “evil” at all which is nice to see…

I like her horns, her tail is alright those I would have liked to see a heart-shaped tip on the end of it. But you can’t have everything now can you?

There are quite a few stories about the universe that Junisra and her family live in, and if you want to learn more about her, please do visit the DeviantArt links!

 

Tera

Dec 26 2012

I wouldn’t be caught wearing these horns…

I think that I have found the absolute worst pair of Devil, and they aren’t Succubi, horns… ever.

And that’s saying a lot…

Horns

I have so many problems with this costume accessory that I don’t honestly know where to start…

Well, it costs $5 US, and really it’s not worth that much to me.

I hate the look, the flames on them look just awful, but what really gets me is the model on the package isn’t wearing them!

I can’t quite understand that, as, isn’t the point of a picture on a package supposed to be to show you what this item would look like when you wear it?

I also can’t help but laugh at the description on the bottom of the package that this is a “Hot Costume Accessory.”

Maybe if I threw it into a fireplace or something, but otherwise it certainly isn’t anything close to that…

I wouldn’t be caught wearing these. Period.

Zero pitchforks out of five.

And that’s being really generous I think…

Mind you, I would like to know more about that costume the model is wearing… That might have possibilities…

 

Tera

Dec 25 2012

Carly the Succubi by TeraS

So it is Christmas and it is time for the Succubi Queen’s annual Christmas present to you all…

This is called Carly the Succubi, and it is a parody of the song Frosty the Snowman…

Carly The Succubi by TeraS

Carly The Succubi by TeraS

You can also click this link to see the image in full size as well.

And the song, for those that wish to read it, goes something like this…

Carly the succubi,

is a horny, happy soul,

with a latex dress

cupping full, round breasts

and green eyes that grab your soul.


Carly the succubi,

is a wet dream (so they say):

she can mesmerize

with a tiny sigh

and quite quickly has her way.


On Christmas Eve, she checks her list

of every naughty vice,

and when she shows in front of you

you’ll be glad you weren’t so nice.


O, Carly the succubi is

as generous as can be,

and the lucky pets

are the ones who get

to be gifts from her, you see.


Humpty, hump, hump,

Humpty, hump, hump;

Carly takes your will.

Humpty, hump, hump,

Humpty, hump, hump;

Leaving you with a thrill.


Carly the succubi

heard her pets whine every day,

and said, “For a blast,

see how long you last

before I drain you away.”


Down to her love toys,

with her gift bag in her hand,

slinking here and there

all around the square

singing, “Cum now, if you can.”


She left the rest and took the best

to her seduction flat,

and, when they moaned, her white-hot kiss

wiped their minds out just like that.


For Carly the succubi

had to hurry on her way,

so she said, “Sweet fool,

I’ll be here for Yule

if you stroke, kneel, and obey.”

 

Merry Christmas to one and all, and my thanks and love to my heart for making my words what they are for without him they would have never been…

Happy Christmas!

Tera

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