Oct 09 2016

A review of Turned into a Succubus: Gender Transformed by the Devil Herself by Lily Fey

Turned into a Succubus: Gender Transformed by the Devil Herself by Lily Fey

Turned into a Succubus: Gender Transformed by the Devil Herself by Lily Fey

There are some stories in which the ending is pretty much telegraphed from the opening paragraph. There’s little to be surprised over, the characters are somewhat stereotypical in their nature. Such stories tend to turn towards a darker ending, many times having a twist in the work, which isn’t really a twist all things considered.

Corruption of a character into being a succubus can be very trope-like. It really shouldn’t be. But sometimes the main character gets what they wanted from the beginning and so the story fits that purpose. The story holds to that darker form, that expression of evil only. I find that boring overall, and rather depressing sometimes.

  • Title: Turned into a Succubus: Gender Transformed by the Devil Herself
  • Author: Lily Fey
  • Length: 32 Pages
  • ASIN: B013GKHUZS
  • Publishing Date: August 4, 2015
  • This work at Amazon.com

It is the story of:

Arrogant sorcerer and gothic pretty boy Foster makes painstaking preparations and horrific sacrifices in order to bring the Devil into this world, so that he may ask Satan himself if he can serve under him as a demon. The only thing is, the Prince of Darkness is more like a Princess of Darkness, and she’s not willing to turn Foster into a demon unless he can prove himself to her.

Eager to please his Dark Mistress and prove his loyalty, Foster undergoes a gender transformation, and, if the newly transformed sorceress can prove herself, Satan just might turn her into a full-fledged demon. Little does Foster know that when you make a deal with the Devil you’ve got to read the fine print, because Satan has quite the role in mind for her new-found demon-to-be.

Foster’s goal has been to get the Devil’s attention. He finally does, and she’s unimpressed with him. Still, she could use him somewhere, for some purpose. Foster then discovers that what he wanted isn’t what she gets.

Overall the story is rather dark, the characters are, for the most part, unlikeable in their thoughts, actions and words. Foster in particular is really very unlikeable and that’s a problem when that is the main character. There’s not a single redeeming quality about him, nor really does his character develop into something more than what he starts with.

The devil’s first appearance is a quick transformation scene, one that passed far too quickly. The same can be said for Foster’s own. There’s not a lot of detail, there’s a rush to get to the sex and that leaves a lot to be desired overall.

The erotica isn’t very hot, really it is a series of porn movie scenes strung together with some various taunts and promises from the Devil herself. It’s somewhat clinical, forced, and the heat just isn’t there.

There’s a real lack of character development, there’s little time spent in telling more about the Devil, to give her more character than being evil and manipulative. Foster is singularly focused on one purpose throughout the work. When his “rewards” is given, the shift into that new form, being a succubus, is done in an instant, there’s a complete change in her personality, and she’s evil… just because.

I couldn’t really get into the story, I didn’t really care about any of the characters. The erotica didn’t have much heat, the theme was overall dark and to a point depressing. Even the twist, when it came, didn’t do much save stress how much Foster’s transformation changed her, making her a pawn. But then she’d always been one. She just never realized it.

One and a half out of five pitchforks.

I didn’t like any of the characters overall, they all being stereotypical in their actions, words and thoughts. The transformation was well done, but then the story devolved into sex scenes, some dark turns and a feeling that, in the end, nothing came from it. Perhaps it is what the characters wanted from the beginning, at least one did, and I expect they all did in the end.

 

Tera

Oct 08 2016

A YouTube video game scene with a Succubus possession

Most of the time in video games, Succubi appear as actual characters, horns, tail and all. It’s uncommon as a whole to find a game where there’s a bit of a succubus possession theme. That’s more of a popular theme in story writing and it can make for some interesting storylines. I found a YouTube showing a scene from Dungeon Travellers 2 in which a character has possession of a Succubus Ring… and then is possessed by it…

 

If you can’t see the video here on the Tale, please try this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjlVF9wqVtY

Now while there isn’t an actual image of the succubi, there is one of the character being possessed… and so…

Dungeon Travellers Possessed by Succubus

The main change is the eye colour of the character and that glow around the ring she’s wearing. It’s actually quite a change from her usual personality to being possessed… and no, she’s just as busty before, during and after, the succubus has nothing to do with that.

I thought how the succubus told of her dreams of wanting the player’s character and using that to control her, and trying to control him, had a little bit of mind control as well which, sadly, didn’t really go very far.

Still, the entire scene might make for a good little bit of erotica at some point for me to write…

We’ll see…

 

Tera

Oct 07 2016

A Review of The Demon’s Daughter Likes to Watch by Nessa Triskelion

The Demon's Daughter Likes to Watch by Nessa Triskelion

The Demon’s Daughter Likes to Watch by Nessa Triskelion

A short time ago I reviewed the first work in a new series about a succubus named Elodie and you can find that review here on the Tale. At the time I noted a series of questions and issues that bothered me about the work. I also mentioned what I had hoped might be the focus of any works that followed. Recently another work did appear and while there was some opportunity for more story to be told, and there was to a point, the story of Elodie herself seemed to go into a bit of a tail spin… literally.

Telling a story needs to be more than a narrative about what happens around a character. Even when that story has some heat in it, not doing something with that heat can be disappointing. It’s a shame when much of the story seems to be pieced together and the outcome winds up to be not much more than an interlude.

The second work in Elodie’s story is:

The work tells the story of:

Elodie is a fledgling succubus just trying to make her way through college. When she and her best friend have the opportunity to watch a pair of girls make out in the showers, will she be able to resist trying out her powers on Stephanie? No. No she won’t. And the result will certainly be juicy…

Elodie has a series of issues, not the least of which is that she needs a job and quickly. Being dragged by her best friend to work out brings with it a little voyeurism, some fun and games and the possibility of something going right for her. But not all things are quite expected and family is, after all, family.

I had the feeling that this work was a little lost for the most part. There didn’t seem to be a real direction to the story at times for one. The other issue was that the erotica felt almost tacked onto the story as an afterthought. The heat simmered, trying to come to a boil, but never really got there. It teased and not much more than that. More so, the erotica didn’t really “show” very much, leaving much of what happened to the reader’s imagination. It was a little disappointing in that this work is about Elodie, she is a succubus, and she barely acts as one.

Part of that is Elodie’s character, her desire to not depend on the talents she has, which storywise is interesting to read. But that means the story falls back on what happens otherwise to her. Her day isn’t really under her control so much as she is dragged along by circumstance. Elodie tends to be rather whiny much of the time, but there are moments when the story takes a positive turn.

Some of this is her desires when she encounters someone, some is her past which is touched on more. Still more comes from the appearance of a family relation. But in all of these moments it happens so fast that little time is spent on developing things than it is in a rush to move onto the next moment in the story. Much like the first work in the series, this work is too short, which leaves a lot of story and development to the side.

I really do like Elodie as a character. I’d like to know more about her mother, which doesn’t happen, and as for Lala, Elodie’s aunt that appears for a fleeting moment there’s a certain familiarly about her, one that suggests that this universe is connected with another series in some way. Perhaps, as in that series, there will be something told about Lala herself along with Elodie.

While there are no obvious editing issues, the story is short, the heat of the erotica is lacking. Character development gets a toehold, enough to start to tell something about Elodie herself, but only skims the surface. The main thing, as a whole, is the work is far too short and that hurt the heat, the story itself and the characters.

Three out of five pitchforks.

The heat that exists in this work doesn’t actually settle around Elodie. It holds itself to a pair of minor characters that appear, then vanish moments later. Even when Elodie’s powers come to the fore and there is some heat, that felt muted and inconsequential. That said, the telling of more about Elodie, her life, her family and those around her was what kept me in this story. But it wasn’t quite as strong as the first work in the series.

There will, obviously I think, another work in the series to come. Perhaps with that will also be some focus on building Elodie’s character, telling about her mother, who still is a mystery, and perhaps take Elodie from being something of a wall flower into something more.

I hope so, because there’s a lot about Elodie I like and would like to see more of. I hope that will be.

 

Tera

Oct 07 2016

A Review of Hunted by the Lustful Futa Succubus by Felicia Dumont

Hunted by the Lustful Futa Succubus by Felicia Dumont

Hunted by the Lustful Futa Succubus by Felicia Dumont

I enjoy works that have history and background to their characters. I feel that makes them something more. There’s things to wonder about, consider as the work unfolds. Sometimes those hints involve other characters as well, and then I’d like to know what happened then. It doesn’t happen often, which leaves a lot of questions behind, but that I can accept.

The issue comes when the story closes on a point where it’s obvious that something more needs to follow, that the two characters have something to figure out, and doesn’t explore that. A cliffhanger on work with nothing to follow it bothers me.

  • Title: Hunted by the Lustful Futa Succubus
  • Author: Felicia Dumont
  • Length: 22 Pages
  • ASIN: B01DPRZ21G
  • Publishing Date: March 31, 2016
  • This work at Amazon.com

It is the story of:

Gwen has been on the run for a long time. Better to be safe than sorry, when you’re a vampire. But it seems that Gwen’s sexual passions have garnered the attention of a lustful succubus, who has sought out the vampire across the world, using her own sexual aura to find her. When the succubi finally catches Gwen, she has more than one surprise in store for the lonely vampire.

Gwen is a vampire, a very experienced one at that. Playing it safe has kept her alive so far, but when an encounter leaves her rattled she finds that she has been hunted for centuries by a succubus that wants her. The question is, what exactly does that mean for them both?

The work tells a lot about Gwen, some of her past, her thoughts about her life as a vampire. The interesting part of that is all of the history she has, what she’s done and where she’s been. There’s a hint of her being, at least a little, worried about her life, trying to protect herself as much as she can. When she meets with a friend and a threat seems to appear, that’s where the story takes the turn towards Miranda, the succubus of the story.

Miranda is a futa succubus, but she’s different than most characters like her. She’s intent on Gwen, and the why of that, what it means, how it unfolds is what I wanted to see more of. The problem is that, compared to Gwen, really very little is told about Miranda. Her history is murky, save that she’s been on the Earth as long as Gwen has. Miranda’s been searching for Gwen, tells of some of the places they have been.

And that’s the problem, It’s a bit of name dropping really, there’s no detail, no expansion on that point. It’s a hint as to Miranda’s need to find Gwen, but not told. That plot, which I wanted to know of, is just put out in the work as a teaser, then it left behind as the work moves towards the erotica.

That erotica is a hot flash, actually a fairly good one, with a little bit of succubus and vampiric powers mixed in with the futa theme. It is short however, the moment passes very quickly and then the story concludes very rapidly. The conclusion leaves the promise of something more to be told, but never gets there. It’s a shame really because the erotica turns the work in what would be an interesting direction, to tell a larger story about both characters, but doesn’t.

Overall, the story could have continued in that vein, told that story, opened both characters up, told more about Miranda’s past as well. There are a number of lost opportunities here, and I wish the author had delved into them.

The characters are interesting, the plot is a little thin overall. The erotica could have had more heart, perhaps moving into a second scene between Miranda and Gwen that was not quite so rapid and forced overall. There’s a lot that could have been done, but it wasn’t.

Three out of five pitchforks.

I liked Gwen, she was interesting. I needed more about Miranda by far. Her past isn’t explored, only teased at, and in doing so a lot of opportunity was lost to tell a larger story. I’ve said it many times that erotica without story is disappointing. This work just about avoided that, and I really wish more time had been spent on telling the past encounters between Gwen and Miranda. There’s another story in there, there’s a story to follow this one, but it never appeared.

 

Tera

Oct 06 2016

Succubi Image of the Week 455

There are songs about the Devil and his fiddle, there are stories about that as well.  In the case of Succubi, wouldn’t it be more more sensual? Something in which one pours themselves into making the instrument they are playing… sing? For me, I think that might be the violin. This week’s image tells a story about that thought…

Melody's melody by HandsofMidaz

Melody’s melody by HandsofMidaz

This work is called Melody’s melody and is by the artist HandsofMidaz who can be found on DeviantArt here and you can find the original page with this art on DeviantArt here.

This might be one of the most wonderful pieces of Succubi art that I have found this year. It’s just an exquisite image as a whole, but there’s so much more. The details in Melody, her form, her outfit, her expression tell so much about her. She’s held by her passions for her music, in making her joys within her known. There’s that little smile she has in which it feels like she is at peace with herself in this moment.

The little artistic touch of having her tail twine around her brings that out a little more I feel, adding to her overall look and mood. It’s a snapshot of being whole with oneself, of knowing who they are… And that’s the most interesting thing about this. Melody is telling her story in all ways if one cares to listen…

A story? Perhaps…

 

Tera

Oct 05 2016

A rather cute looking corset Devil Costume…

Red Sequin Devil Corset CostumeIt is October and Halloween is fast approaching… Sometimes the best costumes are those that simply are elegantly sexy. Sometimes that takes someone to actually care about what they create and what love they give to their creation. It is always nice to find such things…

This is called the Red Sequin Devil Corset Costume and I found this on eBay some time ago. It is the creation of a small corset designer and, as such, there’s quite a lot here that I like because it is clear they cared about what they created.

The costume comes with a steel boned corset dress, the devil horns and the pitchfork the model is holding. Shoes are not included and it sells for $160 US.

That is not, really, an outrageous price for the corset, and really I only would want the corset  for the horns and pitchfork aren’t really all that wonderful. But the corset? That I really do like quite a lot.

Matching the corset with the right horns and shoes would be wonderful I think and it does give me something to ponder over.

This is a prime example I think of a costume idea that works, needing only a few minor changes and as such I think it is quite promising.

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

Lovely, save for the horns and pitchfork, but those aren’t that difficult to change to something better…

 

Tera

Oct 04 2016

A Review of Seductress Seduced by Kira Barker

Seductress Seduced by Kira Barker

Seductress Seduced by Kira Barker

Quite some time ago there was a series called The Embassy in which each work in the series told the story of one supernatural being or another. In one of these, of course, the main character turns out to be a succubus. While that garnered my interest, what kept me was something about her that tugged at me. A seeming feeling that she didn’t really care much, that she’d seen too much and for too long. But beyond that, she’d found that some things she could do, she never wanted to again. That was something I wanted to see unfold.

To be a succubus means, much of the time, you know exactly what the other person wants. What happens when you aren’t really sure if you do know? Moreover, what happens when the control you’ve placed on yourself is stretched to the limit and beyond?

It is the story of:

Welcome to The Embassy…

The Embassy is a matchmaking service catering to supernatural clients, and those who would love to satisfy their curiosity. Be it vampires, werewolves, demons, or humans, everyone finds the perfect partner to make their fantasies come true!

When your entire life revolves around sex, it’s easy to forget how much fun it can be–at least that is how succubus Viveca has been feeling for quite some time. But then she is approached to take care of Garrett, hotshot new insatiable lover for the female clients of the Embassy. He’s been trying to get on Viveca’s radar for quite some time, and he is very open for all kinds of exploration. After all, it takes a real man to even attempt to satisfy a sex goddess.

Viveca has seen a lot in 2,000 years of being a succubus. She’s done everything, seen it all. She’s become almost bland resigned to sex and for a succubus, that’s not a good thing to happen. A call to take care of a new client is intriguing, bothersome, irritating and that’s just Garett’s personality. Taking control and using him as she wishes, Viveca’s self control is pressed and she faces something she never wanted to again. The taking of another soul.

The most interesting part of this work for me was delving into Viveca’s personality as the story unfolds. To see things from her perspective and listen to her thoughts. She’s dominant, every bit the seductress and succubus she appears to be. Honestly Viveca’s character I adored because her thoughts allowed a glimpse into her own soul. To explore her own wants and needs, but also her fears and more. She’s a very complex character and through the story facets of her are brought out then shuffled around to deal with what comes next.

If Viveca is slightly mysterious, then Garrett is painfully self-centred at the beginning of the story and I really didn’t care for him very much. Even as the heat came into play, he submitting to Viveca and what comes from that, as a character I just didn’t care for him. It’s one thing to be self-confident, it’s another thing completely to act like an ass until the whip is literally cracked on your rear.

The mystery of Garett, when it is revealed, honestly wasn’t that surprising. There were a lot of hits about what he was, what he could mean to Viveca and what that might result in for both of them. There’s a lot of dancing around his truth, trying to keep it under wraps as long as possible. The point in the story when it comes out feels a little odd, mostly I think because of what Viveca went through in the moment before.

There’s a fair bit of teasing from both characters, they play off each other well I thought. The erotica focuses mainly on Viveca dominating Garett and where that takes them both. The BDSM pushes some limits, but not so much as to make things impossible or silly. It feels very much like the author might have tried out some of the things their characters do all things considered I thought.

The erotic heat is quite good, though some of the more dominant moments are pushing things to the point that some of the heat was lost for me. The climax was a little too quick for my liking, erotica-wise and felt a bit like the author was rushing to the ending. The ending itself tied up a lot of loose ends, explained who Garrett was, and how Viveca changes as a result. But there’s something missing.

As much as this story comes to a sense of closure, I wanted more out of the ending than the very quick one that came here. I would have liked more actual dialogue between Viveca and Garrett for one, and I wish there would have been a little more of the “what comes next” than the “promise of something will happen, but you’ll have to imagine what that is.”

Four out of five pitchforks.

It’s a shame the series never returned to either of Viveca or Garrett, save for in passing. This work tells the story of the beginning, but it leaves the middle and beyond left to the reader’s imagination. It would have been nice to see a part two, but that never happened. The balance of the series was as well written as this work is, but as there isn’t any appearance of succubi or incubi, they didn’t interest me as much as this one did.

The thing about hope is that when it is found, the story needs to tell where things go from there. Ending the story with the promise, at least for the characters, of more sex is a start. The question is where do things go from there. Again, a story never told or expanded on and that’s a shame honestly.

 

Tera

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