Jan 25 2012

Where is the Risque in this Succubus costume?

I think that, for the most part, when you call something risque, then one would assume that in some way, no matter how small, it is. At least I would think so and I also think that most would agree with that idea…

So how is it, exactly, that this costume is called risque?

Risque Devil GownBecause I can’t see how it is in anyway, shape or form really…

This is called the Risque Devil Gown, it is a stretch micro and mesh dress. And that’s about all that it is. The horns, pitchfork and shoes are not included with it.

And the dress sells for $92 US, although according to the site where I found it, the list price is $175…

And I can’t see how that can possibly be really…

It’s not that sexy to be honest, it doesn’t have any real shape to it either. Oh it lets you show a little leg, but otherwise there is nothing risque in it whatsoever I think at least.

It also bothers me that they show this dress with accessories which aren’t included with the dress in the first place.

Also, there is no tail, the horns are nothing really special and that pitchfork is laughable honestly…

Now, I don’t particularly like this dress as you have probably noticed, but, for the sake of argument, it might be something to consider for a more tame and public event for Halloween. But if so, I think that there would need to be changes made in order to make it, if ever so slightly, risque…

But I really need to ponder that for a while to see how that could possibly work…

Two pitchforks out of five.


If all else fails, at least it will keep you warm on those cold Halloween nights… That has to be worth something right?



Jan 24 2012

Desires 14

Shadows of oneself can be more than that… Sometimes…


Desires – Truths

By MZ and Tera S

Part Three


Why am I so nervous…. She’s the woman of my dreams…. more so than I could even imagine…. She wants me and I definitely want her…. why should it be anymore complicated than that.

Standing at the front door as nervous as the day he first met Tera, Curtis held a single hand carved wooded rose. The flowing birch stem and inlayed black cherry rose bloom was a marvel of his craftsmanship. No detail was missed, even the faintest vein in each pedal received attention. The rose wouldn’t be a surprise to Tera for he had brought her one for everyone of their dates since the first night together. As he gently knocked on Tera’s door, he waited eagerly for her to open the door and bless his vision with her presence once more. His heart raced like a kid on Christmas day.

Where are they?…. they said it would be here by now….. I want her to be surprised.

Slowly a flatbed truck pulled up at the house carrying Curtis’ big surprise for Tera. Taking him virtually every spare moment he had to finish by their one year anniversary, it expressed just how much Tera meant to him. The mahogany piece depicted a scene from a tale about a sailor who devoted his life to capturing a mermaid, only to see how wrong it was for him to hold onto someone so precious and needed in the world. The sailor’s eyes showed his pain at the lost of his life’s dream, but his face radiated pure enjoyment for not depriving the world of the mystery behind the mermaid’s existence. With the mermaid delicately floating at the surface and blowing a kiss good bye, Curtis showed the mermaid’s mystery was just as important as her freedom and deep love of the sailor. The title read, “Love Does The Right Thing.”

Hearing the sweet sound of Tera’s heels approaching from behind the door, Curtis ran his hand through his slicked up hair and adjusts the knot of his tie. Working on last minute details of his piece, Curtis failed to notice the small amount of saw dust resting on his black tux shoulders. Thinking he had caught every last detail from his freshly polished shoes to locating red heart shaped cufflinks, Curtis smoothed out his deep red vest.

My love is here.


She hopes at least… More next time…



Jan 23 2012

Storm Clouds 153 – An ongoing Succubi Story

This is the continuing story of the Succubi called Storm Clouds…

If you want to read previous chapters, please click the link in the Tale header at the top of the page marked Storm Clouds or click here...

Editing this week with many, many thanks to my heart for his time and ability to stand my lousy writing…


Storm Clouds 151

Chapter 21

By TeraS


The thing about the Dark was that it was too confident. It thought that it had all of the answers and that no one could oppose it.

That was almost true.

She could, and did . . . regularly.

It had become almost an obsession for her now. There were so few who would challenge the Dark when it appeared, and so it fell to her to do so. It wasn’t a chore or an imposition; it had to be done, and she had seen enough of the Dark and what it was capable of to know that the best thing to do was what she did: drive it mad with anger and make it stop thinking.

Losing the one portal did that. Then letting it stew in its anger had made it get involved intimately with mortals and their world. She wondered if, this time, it would actually learn something from the experience or not.

Making the portal vanish was child’s play for a being like her. If the Dark ever figured out just how powerful she was, it might actually pause to think twice about the plans it had against Tera and her kind.


The thought did make her smile as the portal showing the severed tail reappeared among all of the Dark’s other ones. She stood there for a time, tapping a single pink fingernail against the surface and trying to decide what would be the most unpleasant thing she might do.

She could destroy this portal—the thought had been there before—but she had her own plans, and, for those, this one portal needed to remain, at least for the moment, in spite of what it showed.

The tapping stopped as she placed that hand against the surface and whispered to the awful image that it showed, “It will not be long. Promise.”

And, unlike some beings, she kept her promises.

She turned away, coming to the decision that, for once, just this once, she was going to make the Dark know what it was to lose something valuable.

What followed was the sound of fingernails raking across portal after portal, each of which turned white against the darkness, throwing light into a place which despised it. She didn’t ruin every single one of them, but, when she was done, she had left the Dark but three portals.

She thought that she just might be able to hear the scream of anger from it from three universes away when it returned to see what she had done here, and that thought made her smile slightly.

She glanced once more at the portals that remained, satisfied that this would be a problem for it, that it would have to spend effort and time repairing the damage if it could, and that, thankfully, might give the others needed time to figure out what was happening and where.

As much as she wanted to, she couldn’t actually get involved in the battle or make choices for those involved. It was, after all, necessary that all beings make their own choices, no matter how wrong or ill-advised they might well be.

Still, she had one thing that the Dark didn’t have: trust. Trust in others, trust that they would make good choices, but, most of all, trust in that one person that saved her life so long ago and, in doing so, changed her own universe for the better.

She would always owe that person for that gift.

She passed into the ether, on her way to where she needed to be. If the Dark could get involved with mortals, she could as well … to a point. But first she needed to talk to someone who needed to understand that some paths were not worth following.

Following the path of one who owed the succubi—and Tera, in particular—her life … that was the most foolish thing that it had ever done.

And it would soon learn.

As for the Dark, possessing one of its pawns was distasteful. But there was little choice. That damnable creature had cost it its watch over the tail. The one thing that would, if its plans went to completion, cause the barriers to fall before it and thus have what it wanted most.

But having to deal with a corporal form? That was something that it did not enjoy in the slightest. Emotions, thoughts, images from this pawn were getting caught between its own thoughts and, as well, it knew that its own thoughts would be mixing the other way.

But the important thoughts, the ones that it needed for itself, those it kept under lock and key, or so the Dark would believe. The problem was, as it always was, that nothing is ever completely closed off when beings merge, even if only for a short time.

Fingerprints leave smudges, after all …

It took the Dark some time to return to where the tail was kept. The wards around the place made it impossible for someone to appear there without seeing the place first and entering at one specific spot. From the outside there were traps and obstacles that it knew would stop any magic user from getting close.

But this pawn was tuned to the place, and the wards would fall before it. Even so, the time … the time was taking far too long for the Dark’s liking.

And so time passed, the Dark fumed, and the universe turned …



Storm Clouds

Chapter 22

By TeraS

“I think I am.”

Tom looked behind him expecting to see Camilla there, and she was … sort of.

It was Camilla, but her tail and horns were grey instead of black and her hair had changed color from blonde to purple. Tom couldn’t stop the words that came out: “I liked the blonde and black better, Camilla.”

She smirked.

And Tom paused. He was pretty sure that Camilla didn’t smirk.

“It’s a long story, Tom, and right now we haven’t got the time.”

And that was wrong, as well. Camilla never called him “Tom.” Mary Ann tried to get away again, and Tom was forced into flipping her over, straddling her, and then locking her wrists together with handcuffs before sitting on her legs. Having some control of the situation, he looked at Camilla and said, “We’ve got the time. You want to let me in on why the style change? Got tired of your hair color or something?”

She ran her left hand through her hair, pulling on it slightly, “Okay, short version: I’m Camilla’s bad side; I’m a bitch; I’m nothing like her, and you don’t want to screw with me. That good enough for you?”

“I’m never going to understand this, am I?”

She smirked again, “Oh, I dunno … You’d make an interesting Incubi … I can put in a good word for you if you’re up for it.”

Tom shook his head: “Thanks, but I have enough issues with my life as it is. The universe isn’t what I knew it was, there are people—like you—who are legends, and I am supposed to deal with that. Oh yes, and I am acting under the command of the Queen of a race of beings that exist on sex and pleasure and I have no idea why I should be, but I’m doing it anyway.”

She nodded, “Tera does have her ways, doesn’t she? At least she isn’t using that pitchfork of hers on you. Mind you, some like that sort of thing…”

“So what do I call you? ‘Not Camilla’ or ‘Punkie Brewster’ or what?”

She leaned down so that they looked into each other’s eyes: “You really want to know who I am?”

Tom didn’t finch: “I trust Camilla. She’s proven herself. I don’t trust you.”

She nodded: “Good; backbone and will. I can see why Tera wants your help. You may call me ‘Nina.’”

“All right; ‘Nina’ it is. Tell me something, seriously: does every one of you have an ‘a’ at the end of your name?”

She laughed, “No … Just some of us do. Congratulations, Tom; you just endeared yourself to me. Camilla will be pleased to know that. Make sure you tell her when you see her again.”

The smirk vanished and she looked past Tom to Mary Ann on the floor beneath him, “You mind getting off her? She and I have … a past.”

“Good or bad?”

“I won’t kill her, at least, not just yet.”

“If I don’t?”

“Then I’ll have to move you, Tom. You don’t want me to, I promise you.”

Tom got up and moved to the side. Nina reached down and pulled Mary Ann to her knees by the handcuffs before grasping her chin. “Hello, bitch. It’s been a while since I’ve seen you. How long has it been?

The fear in Mary Ann only allowed a quiet whisper of an answer, “Babylon.”

“That’s right. As I remember it, you came into my temple and tried to turn my followers, didn’t you? You corrupted them from the top down and, in the end, you were responsible for how many deaths?”

“I don’t know.”

“I do. I remember them very well. You watched as they fought, four hundred eighty-six of them falling to your promises of riches that were hidden from them. And when it was over, what did they find inside the walls?”



Mary Ann closed her eyes, “Because everything they gave you, you returned to them … and more. You … you cared about the cattle and …”

Tom didn’t see Nina’s hand as it struck Mary Ann, sending her sprawling across the floor.

“They are not cattle, you worthless bitch! They are more than you will ever be or ever could be. You can’t understand that, can you?”

There was no answer, and Nina pulled her once again to her knees by the handcuffs: “Here’s the deal. You tell us what’s going on and who’s in charge, and I won’t kill you today. You lie to me, and I’ll start taking you apart one piece at a time …”

She extended her left hand and, to Tom’s shock, a silver sword appeared there, flames dancing along its blade. Tom thought he could hear the sword … growling?

She placed the edge against Mary Ann’s neck: “You know what this is. You know exactly what will happen if I strike you with it. Camilla wouldn’t; she follows the new ways. But I don’t. So make up your mind, right now, and tell me why you are here and what you have done to Ginger.”

Tom coughed, “Nina … You said you wouldn’t kill her.”

She didn’t look at Tom: “Oh, this won’t kill her. It will, however, take away what makes her special. What she is, she won’t be anymore.” A cruel smile appeared, “And since she is so enamored with being immortal …”

Mary Ann closed her eyes, “You are a fool. I serve powers greater than you. You’ll never leave this room alive if you harm me.”

“Oh I’ve already harmed you. Now I’ll cripple you …”

And she pulled the blade back and then swung it towards Mary Ann’s neck …

What happened next was something that Tom would never quite be able to explain.

The blade came down and struck on her right shoulder, then passed through her body and came out at her waist … leaving not a mark on her. Mary Ann still breathed, still was alive, but the look of disbelief in her eyes that she had been struck was matched by the satisfaction in the look that Nina had …

… and what the sword now held upon its blade.

Tom could clearly make out what looked like a twisted, ghostly image of Mary Ann’s form wrapped around the blade, with the flames licking against it and a silent scream of pain on the ghost’s face.

Nina didn’t look at Tom, she just held the sword in front of Mary Ann, “You have very little time, bitch. I’d say about three minutes before you aren’t immortal anymore. Maybe ten and you’ll start aging, and we both know what happens when you do.”

She looked at a clock on the wall, “Three minutes. Talk.”

Tom wanted to intervene. This was torture and he knew it. But he didn’t know what would either help or harm in the situation he found himself in. He didn’t expect that he would be able to disarm Nina, nor did he have any way to fix whatever Nina had done.

Tom hated being helpless … it reminded him of Beth and …

… he just turned away and kept his thoughts to himself.

To Mary Ann’s credit she held out for an entire minute. She just looked back at Nina, but when Nina drew a finger along the shaft of her sword and then licked a wisp of Nina’s ghostly form from her fingers, she caved in…

“Ginger is nothing. She was a convenient way to gain power. She didn’t care about anything save her own beauty and screwing her husband. It was child’s play to alter their minds and take him out of the picture.”

Tom heard this and asked, “What did you do?”

“I made him get involved with the mob, you asshole. I made sure that he was stupid about it. I saw to it that they would find out what he was doing, make him transfer everything to Ginger and then you so helpfully took him away, leaving Ginger to my tender mercies. Didn’t take a week and she was a hot little slut that would do anything for me to degrade her and …”

Nina interrupted, “Nice story. Now, how about why you did it in the first place?”

Mary Ann gritted her teeth, “I needed power.”


She didn’t answer that question. Tom had a thought, “You needed power for a purpose. You seem to have a past with Nina and her kind … is that why you needed this … power?”

The look she gave him spoke volumes.

Tom sighed, “Peachy: a war between omnipotent beings. I should have stayed in bed.”

Nina placed the point of the sword just in front of Mary Ann’s lips, “Who are you working for.”

“Give it back to me first!”

“No. You give me the information and I’ll give it back to you. Better hurry. You’re running out of time … rapidly.”

Mary Ann finally broke down and said in a whisper, “The Dark. It’s the Dark …” Then she screamed, “Now give it back!”

Nina stood up and then wiped the length of the sword with her fingers, balling the ghost into her hand before tossing it casually at Mary Ann. It fell into her body producing a sigh of pleasure from her lips and then a look of defiance on her face.

Which Nina promptly removed with another strike of her hand against Mary Ann’s cheek which resulted in her falling to the floor unconscious.

The blade vanished in a flash of light and then Nina then stood up and looked critically at Tom, “Tell me something. Other than you being human, is there anything special about you?”

Tom shrugged, “Cats like me.”

She looked at him for a long, long moment.

“That’s good.”


“That would be telling. Come on, if she is working for the Dark, then we need to get out of here right now.”

And then she pushed past him making for the elevators without another word, Mary Ann on the floor out cold and Ginger in the other room pleading for her Mistress to come back to punish her again …

Jan 22 2012

A Review of Succubus Seduction by J.C. Holly

I wonder sometimes if some authors think about their Succubus characters past what they are. Now by that I mean that some Succubi are just caricatures of a sex demon or something similar to that. But occasionally an author builds a Succubus that has a background, lives in the “real world” and has feelings and desires of her own…

I like that when it happens…

Succubus Seduction by J.C. Holly

Succubus Seduction by J.C. Holly

The story is of:

No strings attached turns into one hell of a tangle.

Zara is a succubus, a demon born of lust, and after one bad relationship too many, she decides enough is enough.

Nothing but one night stands from now on.

Then she meets Darren.

Zara is an interesting character as Succubi go. She’s very much a Domme, takes no attitude from people around her and dominants the office where she works… Or rather the bank where she works…

The thing is, at least for me personally, that she is too much a Domme. By that I mean that she isn’t really all that kind, abuses some people, and seems to have something in her past that is hanging over her.

Now, that is a past relationship, but we don’t get much on what happened in it. That’s a shame as it would have explained more than the flippant remarks she makes to Darren through the story about it.

Darren is very much a submissive personality, and the thing of it is that the abuse he takes from Zara just felt wrong somehow. By that I mean that she didn’t talk to him as an equal but rather did everything possible to push him away, even when he proved his worth which seemed wrong to me.

At one point, Zara tells Darren that he has to pass three tests. But the story only takes us through two of those. The last one, the one that I wanted to know, was that she would show him her true from… and we never see it. Oh there is a hint of it in that at one point she shifts and we are told that she has hooves, but as for a tail or horns, we aren’t told that…

It disappointed me.

The sex scenes between Darren and Zara are very hot, liked those a lot mind you, but the BDSM wasn’t extreme I felt, some would probably want it to be. But then I don’t care for that particular kink all that much so I was fine with it.

There was a good deal of character and relationship building in the story, which was a pleasant surprise. There was a certain amusement in Zara in her dealings with humanity around her which added to her more than I expected as I read through the story.

I think that if the author would have added about ten more pages to the story a lot of the questions I have about Zara would be answered and I have a few nagging questions about Darren that I can’t reveal here otherwise the story would be spoiled too much…

You might think that I didn’t like this work with the issues I have with it, but that’s not true. I liked Zara a lot, Darren was interesting, and watching Zara move from where she was to where she ends up made this work well worth reading…

Four out of five pitchforks.

Would have loved to see a lot more…



Jan 21 2012

An interesting Succubus model video…

Recently I started looking through Vimeo for Succubus videos, and there are some on the site that I will be posting from time to time on the Tale for the next little while…

I’m going to start with a 3D animation of a succubus that I found that is really very cute…

The first video was the original they posted…

And the second is an updated version…

The second is the better of the two according to the creator as they think that the movements and so on are a lot better in it…

The creator calls themselves MagnaOmega on Vimeo and they have other 3D works they have posted, but this is the only Succubus that I could find…

She would make quite a good video game character I think. A nice balance of sexy and cute which I always like, and thankfully she has a tail and horns which for a Succubus are a must really…



Jan 20 2012

A Review of Dream Seductions: Kye and Rico by Celeste Hall

In July of 2011, I reviewed the first book in a series called Dream Seductions: Ethan by the author Celeste Hall. I have been meaning to review the next two books in the series, and today I will be doing so before, I hope, the fourth work in the series appears… and I hope that it does soon because I am rather hooked on the story so far…

Dream Seductions: Kye by Celeste Hall

Dream Seductions: Kye by Celeste Hall

The book blurb describes the story as:

When a savage attack destroys all but two of the queen’s defending males, Kye finds himself slowly starving to death. After an unexpected ambush leaves him dying he turns to the human woman that saved him for more than just a temporary sanctuary, and it will change him in ways that he would never have expected.

The book was originally published by Ellora’s Cave Publishing under the pseudonym Aevyn Brooke by this author, and the rights to the book have reverted to her and she is reissuing the series under her own name through Amazon and their Kindle publishing system as well at Smashwords for those that would rather do business with them.

It’s quite the comparison between the first book, considering the two characters the story revolves around. Kye, an incubus, a proud one that cares about his purpose first, protecting his Queen Ayleth, one of the few remaining Succubi that exist in this world. The other is the woman that saves him from a vampire attack, Jamie, a nurse with a past that haunts her every day.

While the first book was of love between the main characters in the story, Ethan and Madison, this story is more about trust. About needed to trust in someone that they won’t betray you like you have been before. That you will accept them in spite of the fears that reside within you. Now, that’s not to say there isn’t love in the story, there most certainly is, but the thing is that to find that love, that acceptance between Kye and Jamie isn’t an easy thing for them to do.

And that makes the story very interesting…

Besides this point of the tale, I was quite happy to see that a good deal of the universe that the Succubi and Incubi exist in was made more clear and defined better for the reader. It’s not done as an info dump, but rather in small little thoughts and considerations that each of the characters have as the story goes on.

As in all good stories, there is a threat to facc, and as in the first book it is the existence of vampires in this world and their threat to not just the Succubi and Incubi, but humanity overall that begins to take centre stage. I thought that the transformations that occurred in the story showed more than anything else, the sharp contrasts between the “good,” being the Succubi, Incubi and humans, and the “bad,” being the vampires.

There is a good deal of violence in this story mixed in with moments of joy as their story goes on. There is, of course, some very hot scenes between Kye and Jamie, some light bondage for those that enjoy it, but also some, what I think, are truly touching moments of trust that come to pass. It makes them both very real and you care about them in the moments when danger strikes and you don’t know if things will turn out alright.

And they don’t always do for Kye, his brood, or the humans that have placed their trust in them.

The story builds quite well from tension to tension towards not a resolution, but a pause before the next book in the series continues the story and leads the reader on.

The author writes well, there was nothing to draw me from the story, and I appreciate that they have spent a good deal of time making rules and a history of all of their creatures, great and small. It’s always a good thing to manage your characters in a way that you can make them grow over time and yet still be true to their origins.

Four and a half pitchforks out of five.

Perhaps a bit more violent than I personally like, but the story makes the universe much, much more interesting and involved. That’s important for a sequel story and I think the author did really well.

The next book in the series, Rico, continues this theme and leads into more questions to come…

Dream Seductions: Rico

Dream Seductions: Rico

And this book in the series tells the story of:

After the betrayal and slaughter of his family, Rico chose the life of a rogue, every moment fueled by pain and rage. He had no intention of ever joining another covey, but was lured in by a young queen in heat. Now he finds himself bonded, and chafing at the restrictions she is placing on him. He is just itching for a good fight but never expected his opponent to be a headstrong and ambitious young woman.

I’ll get to the point in the story that made me smile in a little bit I promise, but the first thing to touch on is that this book marks a turning point in the series as a whole. A real threat appears to not just the Succubi and Incubi, but to all of the supernatural beings in the series so far and as well to humanity. Not only that, but we also get a tease of another branch of beings appearing that will, I am sure, make their own mark in this series.

The thing about this work is that the violence goes up a notch from the previous work, but that is explained well by the creature, and there really isn’t any other way to describe them, that has been pulling the strings from behind the scenes. Now that Ayleth and her coven know what’s going on, and find themselves entwined in a fight they really don’t want any part of, things are becoming more and more dangerous for them all.

But in spite of that, it is good to see that the women of the series, the ones that have come to love the Incubi, are not cowering in a corner in fear. They all show, has they have hinted at in every story so far, that they are willing and able to help the ones they love no matter the cost… and that cost in this story turns out to be very high indeed.

Rico finds himself meeting a police detective named… Terra. Yes, that’s what made me smile, one letter more than mine but still… And she is… well… let’s say that her background has made it impossible for her to allow herself to submit or care about anyone until she gets entangled, quite literally, in Rico’s life.

And then the handcuffs, and other devices appear and their lives become very interesting from there… Terra is very much the domme and it shows in how she treats Rico, but also the interesting thing is how he reacts to her moods and attitude towards him. It’s really well played and the growth in both the characters and their relationship by the time the story ends is amazing to watch. It’s about dominance and submission and the grey areas that exist in such relationships yes, but while that makes the journey they go on fascinating to watch, it isn’t the only thing that happens. That makes them seems more real and you care about them more.

Many, many questions remain at the end of this story and that has to be expected. Where it goes from here I’m not quite sure of, but I expect that it will be interesting to see.

One final note, there is a short passage from the next book in the series at the end of this work which hints at things to come as well…

Again, well written, excellent characters, but, the blood and violence goes up another notch. It has to in this case and it’s not done without a good reason as well, which makes it a lot more palatable for me personally…

I’m giving this book four and a half pitchforks out of five.

One last thing…

I still read this series with a smile on my lips when I recall that each Succubi is outnumbered nine to one by Incubi…

Looking forwards to the next book in the series, Dream Seductions: Gavin, with baited breath!



Jan 19 2012

Succubi Image of the Week 212

This week’s Succubi isn’t one really… She’s a Devil, or at least that is what is known more or less about her…

Her name is Koakuma, and she appears in the Touhou series of video games in one particular part of it…

And she’s a librarian assistant which I think is wonderful…

Koakuma by Unknown Artist

Koakuma by Unknown Artist


She is found in the library of the Scarlet Devil Mansion during the events of Embodiment of Scarlet Devil episode. Little is known about Koakuma, and she is very much a mystery. Apparently she lives in the mansion, but  her exact role is difficult to understand. She’s believed to be an assistant in Patchouli’s library there, due to being the midboss of her stage in the game she appears in.

Now the part of this that I rather do like is that she is a librarian, which seems to be a popular role that Succubi and Incubi in my Realm do enjoy being part of. While I have never played the game she is in, and I am quite sure that whatever she does it isn’t quite as I would hope it to be, I think that she’s cute and she has a personality around her that seems to be fun in it’s own way…

Might have to think about writing another story in the Realm’s library at some point…