Jul 23 2016

A cute Morrigan WIP YouTube

A really cute Morrigan Aensland artwork being created by the artist today on the Tale. She sort of reminds me of a Chibi Morrigan, in a way, which I think works really well. Cute Morrigan is always a fun thing to have after all…

 

If you cannot see this video here on the Tale, please try this link:

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

The artist, ZeldaLukaChan, was nice enough to share this art on DeviantArt, and you can find this finished work here on that site and this artist’s page can be found here.

Here is a smaller image of the art in all of its cuteness…

Danger! Morrigan Aensland by ZeldaLukaChan

Danger! Morrigan Aensland
by ZeldaLukaChan

I think this is just adorably cute, especially Morrigan’s eyes and her expression which just makes me smile quite a lot…

Please do visit this artist’s page on DeviantArt and see some of their other works too!

 

Tera

Jul 22 2016

A Review of Fuzzy Magic by J.H. Bond

Fuzzy Magic by J.H. Bond

Fuzzy Magic by J.H. Bond

I like stories where Succubi are described as being different than what they are generally expected to be. The idea of what seems be a witch, in many ways, being said to be a Succubus to me is a little different and I think it is an interesting concept to explore.

The thing is, when that idea is just used as a means to get to what is a rather silly piece of erotica mixed with a somewhat oversexed pair of Succubi, it doesn’t quite live up to expectations. Nor does it really when the reason why they are called Succubi itself isn’t explored. Perhaps that missing piece makes all the difference…

  • Title: Fuzzy Magic
  • Author: J.H. Bond
  • Length: 20 Pages
  • ASIN: B01A4YAPZ6
  • Publishing Date: January 3, 2016
  • This work at Amazon.com

It is the story of:

Shortly after her eighteenth birthday Megan learns she is a Succubus. A sorceress who summons spirits of lust and drains their energy to fuel her own powers. Each Succubus embodies and promotes the spread of a specific type of desire. Her initiation and awakening is going to involve Sir Benjamin Bunbury, the stuffed rabbit she’s slept with all her life. When Megan summons him though he transforms from stuffed toy to tall, lean, muscular furry hunk. In order to awaken her abilities, and before she can send him back, Megan must drain him of his lustful energies, and there’s only one way to do that. Hint: It doesn’t involve potions or spells.

Megan is told by her aunt Samantha, who isn’t quite her aunt, that she is a Succubus and she needs to deal with it. A certain stuffed plushie rabbit, a little succubus magic, and the need within her turns the experience into something that Megan isn’t likely to forget.

As a whole, this is a cute, funny work of erotica that doesn’t take itself very seriously, There’s a feeling throughout the story that the characters are winking at the reader, teasing them with what happens in the story. There’s just this lovely bit of mischievousness that runs throughout the work, holds things together, and in doing so makes this work quite the unexpected read.

Megan and Samantha are called Succubi, but they aren’t what one might expect them to be. It’s never really clearly explained why they are called Succubi exactly, though the need they both have for sex, almost constantly, seems to be the biggest indication of why things are as they are. I feel like it is more apt to call them sexual witches more than anything else because their powers seem to be set towards that and not really towards something more Succubus-like.

That’s not a bad thing, really it leaves some interesting paths for the story to take, but while the erotica’s path is taken, almost from the beginning, nothing else really is. There’s not a lot of time spent explaining things, how it is that Megan accepts things so quickly and why she does. The focus is on Megan’s summoning and what happens after that, for that led to the erotica itself.

With the balance of the work being focused on the erotica as much as it is, there’s a real lack of story and it is a shame because I wanted more of the story than there is. It was interesting, if passed over quickly and I wish it wasn’t. As well, there aren’t really Succubi in this work and calling characters Succubi doesn’t make them so.

One and a half out of five pitchforks.

A cute read, lots of humour and there’s just that little bit of silliness from Megan that made things work. But I wanted more story, a lot more… and some real Succubi, because these really aren’t.

 

Tera

Jul 22 2016

A Review of Home In Her Arms by C.V. Walter and J.D. Rammer

Home In Her Arms by C.V. Walter and J.D. Rammer

Home In Her Arms by C.V. Walter and J.D. Rammer

There is such as thing as promise in a story. The promise of the characters, the promise of the story. Sometimes there is the promise of a succubus appearing, even if they only do so fleetingly and tangentially to the story itself.

In May of 2015, I reviewed a work by this author in which I commented on some issues I felt needed to be addressed in their writing. The work I am reviewing today is, apparently, set in the same universe as that prior work and the author has improved to an extent. There is story, there is not quite so much focus on erotica, but there still the minor problem of dropping in a succubus for no real reason.

  • Title: Home In Her Arms
  • Author: C.V. Walter and J.D. Rammer
  • Length: 44 Pages
  • ASIN: B01IAR4PYQ
  • Publishing Date: July 11, 2016
  • This work at Amazon.com

It is the story of:

Rikett’s a soldier who’s been away fighting for someone else. When word comes that his village has been attacked, he rushes home to help. Half of his home is in pieces and the only person left is Solana, a girl he grew up with, and she doesn’t want his help.

So, what’s an elf to do but fight for his home… and her heart.

There are choices that Rikett needs to make. None of them are simple, save for one. It’s making that choice which will set out not just his future, but that of Solana as well. Together, their future will be more than they expected, and greater than others thought it would be.

The work, overall, is written better than the prior work and series that the author released, called Evil Sorceress In Training. In that series, there’s not much in the way of character development, plot or much in the way of anything succubus themed, save for one minor scene along the way.

There’s a connection in the main characters here, which is good, the erotica isn’t overpowering the story, which is also a good thing. But there’s still the problem of dropping a succubus into the story for really no good apparent reason.

There is a succubus in this work, though she is never really described other than being a succubus. Her name is never given, her reason for appearing isn’t explained. She simply appears at the end of the work as a means to give direction to some sort of ‘evil’ that the main characters will be facing. Assuming that this work leads into some sort of series.

As such, this isn’t much of a succubus themed work. The succubus is a tease, a thought, a passing idea and then the work comes to a close. She’s a very minor character making an appearance… just because.

Overall, the work offers an interesting start to a series, there’s some good plots to carry forward, but if this work goes off in a direction that’s more focused on sex than story, it would be disappointing. The author’s note suggests there’s the possibility of something more to come. As things stand, the succubus isn’t so much a character as she’s an idea, not fleshed out. From the perspective of anything succubus themed, there isn’t. That’s not to say there might be, eventually, possibly.

Three out of five pitchforks.

An interesting story with some promise for a series, but this isn’t a succubus story. There is a succubus here that only promises to be part of the story, but really isn’t. Perhaps the author will continue things forward, that is unclear from their comments at the end of the work. If so, we’ll see what comes. The name of the succubus for one would be a good place to start.

 

Tera

Jul 21 2016

Succubi Image of the Week 444

There is some art of Succubi that tells the most amazing story. There is something about the moment captured, the expressions, the pose, that tells an unspoken tale. A story that teases, suggests, offers the most tempting things to be discovered… Those are the images that I am most drawn to…

Little Devil's wall boom by Violic Chen

Little Devil’s wall boom by Violic Chen

This work is titled Little Devil’s wall boom and is by the artist Violic Chen. You can find the original page on ArtStation.com where I found this art here.

There’s the most… Harry Potter feel to this art I think, certainly the young man who finds himself looking into the eyes of a rather intense Succubus has that look to him. The entire work is just strikingly powerful in so many ways. The background, the pose, the little details here and there, but then comes the Succubus herself.

I simply adore her. Her expression, the force of will she has is amazing. The intent in her eyes, how she holds him, trapped, as if to demand an answer from him about something he has done. Her form is exquisite, not over the top sexually, but instead she’s a force of nature wrapped in horns, wings and tail that just expresses the power she holds. Most of all, she looks human, she does not have hooves, and really her outfit and those boots just add so much to her character…

Possibly my favourite Succubi Image of the Year by far…

 

Tera

Jul 20 2016

If there is Delight in this costume I can’t find it…

Devil Delight CostumeOnce again I have to wonder at what point exactly a costume goes from being a good idea into the realm of being a disaster. There is a tipping point where I think there needs to be a giant flashing neon sign to which heed needs to be taken.

This is called the Devil Delight Costume and it comes with the flame colour gown, the horn headband and the sleevelets. The shoes and pitchfork are not included and it sells for around $75 US online.

The horns are silly, at least they had the intelligence not to include that wonderfully trashy pitchfork, which I have to admit I am surprised that they managed.

It isn’t the worst gown that i have seen offered and really it wouldn’t be quite so bad if not for the jagged hem, which I just do not like at all.The colour pattern actually looks relatively nice compared to some of the costumes that I have reviewed on the Tale in the past.

I’m not sure I would want to use the sleeveless really, they don’t quite suit me well, for one, and I don’t like things that drape over my hands as they do in this image.

I suppose as a none-too-sexy costume for more public occasions this isn’t all that bad a choice overall, but there are many other costumes that look quite a lot better for about the same cost.

I think I would have to look for one of these in a larger size so that I could have it adjusted to remove that hem line, for one, and possibly find a way to cinch in the waistline to make it a bit more body conforming…

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

Not totally awful, but at the same time it isn’t completely delightful either…

 

Tera

Jul 19 2016

A Review of Taken By Lust/Demonic Lust by Ruby Winchester

Taken By Lust by Ruby Winchester

Taken By Lust by Ruby Winchester

The thing that I have the most problem with are characters that, when the story is done, fall into what feels like an ending that doesn’t do much to make the story that came before really worth the reading. While I know that not all stories have a happy ending, when there seems to be the slightest hint of that being true, why is it that there needs to be a twist just for the sake of putting one in?

When the story has the heat and the characters to make things interesting, there’s little point, at least to me, in falling into the well worn endings that are the most obvious things when it comes to succubi or incubi.

The work is described as:

These stories feature sexy characters who find pleasure in the dark side. Included are the stories: Taken In The Asylum, Witch Lust and Touched By A Demon.

The work is a collection of three stories, the first being about zombies, the second about angels and demons and the last has one of the characters as an incubus. The first story didn’t do anything for me, and I’ll admit to skimming over it because I just didn’t care for the theme at all. The second work was interesting to a point, the corruption aspects were interesting and there was a point to the story. It was a better read than the first work, though the ending seemed a little flat and rushed all things considered.

The last work in the collection tells of Mia’s encounter with an incubus, why things unfold as they do, and the eventual outcome of her allowing the incubus to be with her. The story itself is probably the strongest of the three works, mainly for how thing unfold, how Mia describes what happens to her, and what she discovers.

The work, like the others, is a series of short, hot flashes of erotica mixed with a bit of storytelling between the moments. Compared to the other stories, I felt like more time was spent in telling Mia’s story and when the incubus appears, there’s some time spent in saying something about him, if fleetingly so.

The problem with the work is, however, the ending which really isn’t at all unexpected by far. It’s stereotypical, expected, unimaginative, and, as a whole, just takes away from the rest of the story. It’s a shame because there seemed to be something a little different before the ending, what seemed to be a different aspect to the events and what the outcome might be. But the final lines of the story came too quickly, left the story in tatters and too any heat from the story.

There are a scattering of minor mistakes in the work, mostly similar sounding words being used in error. Otherwise the writing is good, the characters have good voices and are used well. But the endings just don’t live up to what comes before and being so that just was my biggest disappointment.

I’ll give the collection two and a half out of five pitchforks. Touched By A Demon, I’ll give three pitchforks.

For me there wasn’t a lot to like in this collection, really only the last work had something to attract me and the ending just took it all away. While not unexpected, the stereotypical endings didn’t go over well with me. I can envision better endings, something that would, if nothing else, leave the fates of the characters unknown and I think I would have liked things better that way.

 

Tera

Jul 19 2016

A Review of My Best Friend is a Succubus 2: Book Two: Coven by Amanda Clover

My Best Friend is a Succubus 2: Book Two: Coven by Amanda Clover

My Best Friend is a Succubus 2: Book Two: Coven by Amanda Clover

A review of the second work in the My Best Friend is a Succubus series by Amanda Clover. I reviewed the first work in the series earlier this year, and you can find that review here. I felt that the series had some promise, even if some of the moments and characters were slightly stereotypical in how they were presented. But there was something about the work that gave me hope that the next book would turn towards something more interesting.

Sometimes you need help. There come a moment when there is no where else to turn, no where to run. In that moment you discover who really matters to you, why they do, and what that means. Not everything has a price, but rather comes with a promise.

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  • Title: My Best Friend is a Succubus 2: Book Two: Coven
  • Author: Amanda Clover
  • Length: 50 Pages
  • ASIN: B01HYRL25S
  • Publishing Date: July 3, 2016
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells the story of:

Faith’s boring life has been turned upside down!

Faith Granger has learned that having a sex demoness as a best friend makes life a lot more complicated. Soul-sucking bombshell Morgana and Faith are on the run from a mysterious group calling themselves the Holy Inquisition who are hunting the powerful magical codex in Faith’s possession.

Faith enlists the aid of a seeker demon to locate potential allies at a demonic coven, but will the coven really help them or will the hedonistic demon worshipers be too busy with their orgy?

Faith is lucky and unlucky. On the good, or at least naughty side, is Morgana, the Succubus she summoned. On the bad side are a group looking for her and the book she used to summon Morgana. Running away leads to conflict and with that comes one certainty. Faith needs faith in herself and Morgana.

The work follows immediately from the prior work in the series which means the story immediately rushes headlong into Faith being in a very bad situation. There is a bit of a summary in Faith’s thoughts as the story begins which tells of what she’s been through and her summoning of Morgana. It’s not really an info dump and I think it worked well all things considered.

The story follows Faith as she tries to deal with a threat, a promise and the need to find, somewhere and somehow, a kind of protection that Morgana insists that she needs. There’s actually very little seen of Morgana in this work, though there are some moments in which her understanding of the present is shown to be lacking, that there are some things that can hurt her, and very badly as well. In one scene there is a moment when Morgana loses control and in that moment comes the question as to exactly what her motive are.

The story is mostly an action.mystery with a little bit of erotica dashed in at times. Some of Faith’s scenes, the things she does, are quite telling about her character and I rather liked them for showing how she’s changed her perspective and character. There’s a feeling that Morgana’s influence is changing her, or at least making her more open to sexuality as a whole. Whether that results in Faith becoming a succubus in time as well is questionable, but a thought nonetheless.

A bit of the plot is well over the top, almost stereotypically so, but it does manage to drive the plot and story forwards. A new group is presented, they entwine themselves with Faith and Morgana, and then the story takes a sharp unexpected turn which leads into a cliffhanger ending.

Overall, I think this work is good, but the prior was better overall in the story telling and the focus on Faith and Morgana. In this work there are a lot of new characters dropped Ito the story and it’s not clear what their purpose is exactly. I have an idea, but, again, if the stereotypical answer is the right one, that will be disappointing,

There is a scattering of some hot flashes of erotica in the work, most of which really didn’t have very much heat to them. Overall, much of the erotica did make me wince at what was going on, more so when some rather poor things happened to both Faith and Morgana. In that, especially for Morgana, the events draw her towards something that  I think she really isn’t, that being a stereotypical succubus. The scenes feel that way, I know there’s a reason for that, but there has to be something more to Morgana than what she’s shown so far.

While Faith’s character did develop in the story, Morgana really didn’t so much as react to the situations she was placed in. I would like to see more about Morgana, who she is, why she has made the choice she has, There’s a secret behind that smile and I’d like to know what that is.

Three and a half out of five pitchforks.

The story wasn’t overcome by the erotica, but it was pushed aside for the new characters, threats, and plot that developed. It’s a bit of a shame as the story is about Faith and Morgana, and it didn’t really develop much. Hopefully in the next work that will happen.

The story here is the relationship between Morgana and Faith. Taking the series back to that core story I think would help a lot.

 

Tera

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