Dec 11 2011

A Review of The Zero Dog War by Keith Melton

There are some stories about Succubi that are, unfortunately, quite short. As a result they appear in anthologies and collections that don’t really lend themselves to being seen. It’s rather satisfying when an author publishes their works on their own so that they can be seen by those that look for stories about Succubi… Like me.

The Zero Dog War: Zero Dog Missions, Book 1 by Keith Melton

The Zero Dog War by Keith Melton

It tells the story of:

After accidentally blowing up both a client facility and a cushy city contract in the same day, pyromancer and mercenary captain Andrea Walker is scrambling to save her Zero Dogs. A team including (but not limited to) a sexually repressed succubus, a werewolf with a thing for health food, a sarcastic tank driver/aspiring romance novelist, a three-hundred-pound calico cat, and a massive demon who really loves to blow stuff up.

With the bankruptcy vultures circling, Homeland Security throws her a high-paying, short-term contract even the Zero Dogs can’t screw up: destroy a capitalist necromancer bent on dominating the gelatin industry with an all-zombie workforce. The catch? She has to take on Special Forces Captain Jake Sanders, a man who threatens both the existence of the team and Andrea’s deliberate avoidance of romantic entanglements.

As Andrea strains to hold her dysfunctional team together long enough to derail the corporate zombie apocalypse, the prospect of getting her heart run over by a tank tread is the least of her worries. The government never does anything without an ulterior motive. Jake could be the key to success…or just another bad day at the office for the Zeroes.

This work has it’s moments of silliness and fun mixed with occasional seriousness and, just once, disaster. That’s not bad things and it kept my interest through all that the characters went through, but this review isn’t so much about the book as the Succubus that appears in it.

Her name is Tiffany, she is a Succubus, but oh my is she a shy, lost thing indeed…

Tiff as she is mostly known as, looks like a Succubus. She has wings, odd looking eyes and is the focus of attention for men and, unfortunately, hated by most women save for Andrea who tries very hard to get Tiff out of her shell, but in the end that’s not the point of the story and so we lose Tiff in the woodwork for the most part.

It bothers me that the author clearly states in the story that Succubi are, in a way, related to vampires, something that always bothers me. She has pale skin and dark hair, which has echos of vampires, but her eyes and her wings set her apart from vampires, which is a good thing really.

As much as the author has a lot for their characters to do in the story, I found that Tiff really did not appear as much as I would have liked her to. I think that was partly to her role in the group, mainly watching from afar and above, which just seemed to lessen her effect I thought.

Still, the story was interesting, if a bit more violent than I would have liked to see. There was no sex in the story, which was a good thing considering the number of zombies that appear in it. So it became something of an action adventure with a supernatural angle to it.

Not a bad beginning to what appears to be a series based on these characters really, though I do wonder where the story goes after the way it ended.

Three pitchforks out of five.

Not enough Tiff, too much zombie for me…



Dec 10 2011

A Succubus Pole Dancer YouTube…

About six weeks ago on the Tale I shared a YouTube that showed a Succubus and an Incubus dancing together… You can find that post here for those that would like to see it…

It was the creation of a user on YouTube calling themselves 

This week I have one other video to share from them….

And if you can’t see it here:

This was done in Second Life of course with one of the many, and I do mean many Succubus avatars that are available there, but once again she has a double tail…

I still don’t think much of that idea really…

Otherwise, she’s an interesting Succubus, and I do think that other than her tails she is really well done…



Dec 09 2011

Can the Lost Girl hear the Fae-Rest fall?

The eleventh episode of Lost Girl season two aired this week, and I suppose that I should be thankful for some movement character-wise in the series this week… But save for some growing conflicts between some of the characters, there wasn’t a lot to this episode at the mid-point in the series.

Episode twenty-four, and the season two eleventh episode of the Lost Girl TV series, was this week. Bo plays dress up with Ciara, we discover that wood can kill, and Kenzi remembers all of the names she has used in the past… Oh and there is some spitting too…

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

Bo, it turns out, seems to like Bruce Cockburn music when she learns that she…

Can’t See the Fae-Rest

The episode begins with Bo (Anna Silk) and Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) standing outside of a high class fashion store discussing a jacket they see in the window. Kenzi tells Bo that she could go in and use her powers to get the jacket for free, but Bo tells her that it isn’t her style. A moment later and Ciara (Lina Roessler) leaves the store and sees the pair standing there. She comes over to talk to them. Ciara tries to make small talk with Bo, part of which is trying to thank her for saving her life in the episode Original Skin, but Bo seems to be uncomfortable talking to her. When Ciara tries to take the two women to lunch, on her treat, Kenzi fakes being sick and Bo makes excuses to Ciara for them not being able to join her. Ciara seems to be hurt by this and says her goodbyes before leaving. Kenzi talks to Bo about Ciara and Bo makes it clear that she doesn’t want to “hang out” with Ciara as she isn’t her friend before the two walk away in the opposite direction.

The scene then shifts to a party somewhere else in the city where various high class rich people are drinking and partying together. A couple pass through the party and then enter a room together, the man, Cameron (Rainbow Sun Francks) closing the door behind the woman (Devon MacDonald) as they enter. They make out for a time before the man shows the women some condoms that he keeps in a small wooden box. She lays on the bed in the room obviously drunk trying to make up her mind and then a shadow crosses over her body and the sound of the man being crushed is heard. When she opens her eyes again and looks around, she can’t see him and then finds him on the floor obviously dead and screams.

Returning from the opening credits, Dyson (Kristen Holden-Ried) and Hale (K.C. Collins) are at the scene of the murder investigating. Through the course of their conversation, it becomes clear that this event is one in a series of murders that have been happening over the past few weeks. The victims have been rich upper class men who all were killed at home. All of the deaths having the same appearance, the body being crushed to death and no witnesses of how the deaths occurred. Hale comes to the conclusion that the likely suspect has to be a Fae, but has little other clues to share. Dyson agrees with Hale, but since they have been seen at the murder scene they cannot go undercover to find out more information at other parties that seem to be the one connecting factor in all of the murders. But Dyson has a solution for that problem.

Dyson and Hale meet Bo and Kenzi at Bo’s home, and try to convince the women to attend the parties and gather information for them. At first Kenzi and Bo are not interested, but Hale describes the parties as being insanely lavish to the point where Kenzi comments: “I’m going to marry one of these parties.” Bo relents as does Kenzi, but Bo asks how they can possibly attend an A-list party. Dyson’s answer is that the two women are going to have to attend prep school with someone that knows the high-class world. That persons turns out to be Ciara. She meets Bo in an upper class fashion store and goes about trying to give Bo all of the information she will need in order to attend the party. She gives Bo a complete guest list for the party with background on every person attending as well. As well, Ciara offers Bo a dress that will, she thinks, be perfect for Bo to wear to the party. Bo attempts to divert Ciara’s attention by asking about one of the people on the list. She is told that person is Russel Cooper (Kristopher Turner) the host of the party. Several other people are named off and Ciara tells Bo about them as well. One of these is named Lita S (Sitara Hewitt) who is a fashionista for the rich and famous. Ciara also mentions that Lita was seen to be very close to the first murder victim. Bo then goes off to try on the dress that Ciara wants her to wear, as she does so, Ciara tries to explain to Bo that she wants to help because she can’t see anything of the world that Bo and Dyson are involved in and she wants to know more about her and Dyson and what has happened to him. Bo’s answer is that the dress is over her head and she can’t understand her.

The scene then shifts to the party and Russel is seen in the middle of it all. Moments later, a woman walks up to him and he greets her as Lita. She gives him a gift of a belt, especially made for him, and he goes off to put it on. Bo and Kenzi walk into the party next, Kenzi trying to decide where she will start gathering the free things that are being given away, Bo reminding her that they are supposed to be investigating for Dyson and Hale. Russel then approaches Bo and Kenzi and starts making small talk with them. Bo introduces Kenzi as “Kimmi” and Kenzi calls Bo “Bitzy.” Kenzi flits with Russel, telling him that they live upstairs, heard about the party and decided to come down and see what it was all about. Russel seems to be smitten with her and they go off together leaving Bo to continue checking out the other people at the party on her own and then approaches a man named Clive (Drew Nelson). They carry on with some small talk and Bo learns that he owns a software company that Russel invested in. He begins to show Bo pictures of his niece on a tablet he has, and then Lita interrupts them. Bo attempts to make small talk with her and asks about having some boots made for a girlfriend, but Lita refuses saying that her focus is on men alone. Lita then focuses her attention on Clive and talks about the cover he has on his tablet. She then takes the tablet and walks away with it. Bo continues to talk to Clive and asks if he knew Cameron, the man that was killed at the beginning of the episode. He tells Bo that he did and that he was also at the party where Cameron was murdered, but doesn’t want to talk about it and leaves Bo. Meanwhile, Russel and Kenzi have completed their tour of the party and wind up alone. Kenzi asks Russel about his relationship with Cameron and he tells Kenzi that Cameron was a brother to him. Russel goes off to find a book of artistic nudes to show Kenzi and she looks around a desk in the room before opening a box sitting there. Russel tells Kenzi that the box was made from a tree in Belize and Kenzi acts suitably impressed with it. Then someone comes into the room and hits Kenzi over the head knocking her out and then moves towards Russel.

Returning from commercial, we find Kenzi, Russel and Clive all unconscious on the floor. Kenzi awakens first and pushes Russel off of her, but then realizes that Russel is dead as Clive awakes and the pair scream in shock. Elsewhere, the Ash is seen in his chambers admiring a small glass box that seems to contain a creature of some kind suspended in it. Lauren (Zoie Palmer) enters and the Ash asks her if she knows what he is holding in his hand. Lauren tells him that it is the body of a Pari, which the Ash adds is an endangered Fae of Persian origin. He also notes that they are beautiful creatures until they swarm and then they become like bees with the voices of Angels. Lauren tells the Ash that she knows all about them because she did an autopsy on one for him a few weeks ago. The Ash waves that report in his hand and dismisses it as being incomplete and useless. He then demands that Lauren do a complete autopsy for him now. Lauren is frustrated with the Ash and tells him that she has new evidence with respect to Nadia, but the Ash does not care about it and sends her on her way without further discussion.

Meanwhile, Kenzi is in the police station being grilled by Sargent Ross (Falvio Cecere) about what she was doing there. Kenzi tries to defend herself from him, but he suspects that she is responsible for the murder. He then opens a folder on Kenzi and reveals that Kenzi has used the names Kenzi Williams, Kenzi McAdams, Kenzi Rogers, Rhino Levine, Ninotchka Alexandrovitch and lastly Tony Soprano. Kenzi tries to deflect him, but he is unmoved by her attempt and threatens to make her responsible for the murder. Kenzi is on the verge of tears when Hale barges in and tells the Sargent that the Chief wants him and then Hale takes over. He asks Kenzi for any information on what she saw before she was knocked out and Kenzi lists all of the items that she saw in the room from her memory including the wooden box she was looking at and a business card holder by Lita S. Hale gives Kenzi a hung in thanks and Kenzi comments: “I don’t like dead people.”

Bo in the meantime is in the police station as well, awaiting her turn to be interviewed. She takes a seat beside a bag lady and after she shares a look with her, offers the sandwich that Bo had been intending to eat. The woman introduces herself as Maganda (Pamela Matthews), which meanspretty of the forest, and Bo gives her name saying that it means… Bo. Bo then asks if Maganda is there as a witness to the murder and the answer is: “I am witness to all from beneath the tree.” Bo asks if Maganda lives in the park, and the answer is that Maganda’s home is lost. Maganda seems to be somewhat confused when Bo asks what Maganda has seen, but nonetheless, Bo is kind to her and listens to what she is saying. Maganda talks about many things, one of which is what she calls “a snake with a lady’s face.” Bo is then called into the interview room and meets with Dyson. He tells her that Clive seems to be okay, if shaken by the experience. Dyson then lays out where Kenzi, Russel and Clive were and asks Bo where she was. The answer is: “In the kitchen trying to pretend that I am not dressed like Succubus Barbie.” He asks about her dress, Bo tells him that Ciara picked it out for her, and Dyson tells Bo that she looks nice in it. Bo pushes on and asks if Dyson has interviewed Lita, to which Dyson tells Bo that there is no such person on the interview list. He also tells her that no one seems to have seen anything, but Bo tells him that one person did. After saying that, we see Maganda waiting in the hallway.

Dyson, Bo and Ciara meet at the Dal, and pose the question if Lita is Fae, Bo wondering if Lita might be a Snake Shifter. Ciara notes that all of Lita’s items are made of snake skin and Bo comments that it’s very green of her to use her own old skin to do so. Dyson points out that other victims have had snake skin items in their possession when they have been killed and asks Bo to go to see Lita, but Bo tells Dyson that she isn’t Lita’s type. Ciara, with a smile, says that Lita likes handsome guys with more money than brains as she looks at Dyson. Dyson asks if she thinks he matches that description, and Ciara tells him that he has the handsome part down at least. Ciara also tells Bo that she will have to go as well in order for Lita to get interested in Dyson, and that it would be good to have Dyson as her fiancé. Dyson and Bo don’t like the idea, but Ciara tells them that they are all friends. Dyson agrees and leaves which allows Bo to ask Ciara if she is okay with the plan. Ciara’s answer is: “I trust you.”

We next see Bo and Dyson at Lita’s office talking to her about having Lita dress Dyson, who is calling himself Wendell, up as he has no style whatsoever, Bo telling Lita that Dyson wears the exact same suit every day of the year. Lita seems to be very interested in Dyson and begins to try and push Bo out of the picture in order to have Dyson for herself. She comments that she wants to bring out the animal in him, and Bo makes the remark that there is an animal inside of Dyson. Lita suddenly realizes that something is wrong and tries to leave, but Dyson confronts her that they know she is Fae. Lita sprays Dyson in the face with venom spit from her teeth and then runs out of the office with Bo in pursuit. However, just before Bo can catch up with Lita, she runs headlong into Maganda who is pushing a shopping cart with her belongings in it. They crash to the ground and Bo tries to help her gather the belongings as Dyson rushes past and tackles Lita, placing her under arrest.

After the next commercial, Bo and Dyson are searching through Lita’s office for clues, Lita having been placed in the Ash’s Dungeon. Bo discovers a client list which has on it all of the men that have been murdered and Dyson notes one name that seems out of place, someone named Heinze. Dyson tells Bo that Heinze is a Fae, specifically a Kobold, and Dyson can’t understand what he is doing on the client list as he isn’t, according to Dyson, Lita’s type. Elsewhere, Clive meets with Hale and Kenzi and they ask him what he knows about Lita. He tells them that she is at all of the parties and that he might be a little obsessed with her. Clive goes into a panic as he realizes that all of his friends are now dead and that he might be next, but Kenzi assures him that with Lita in jail, he is safe.

Dyson and Bo meet Heinze at the Dal, and they ask him about his relationship with Lita. He tells them that Lita sends client to him for special handcrafted items from around the world, that he gives her a cut of the action, and as well supplies her with rats from the delivery ships as snacks. When Heinze says he is trustworthy and then asks Trick (Richard Howland) to confirm it, Trick’s answer is that: “unless a Kobold is bound to you, don’t leave any of your stuff laying around.” Dyson then shows Heinze pictures of the dead men, but he claims not to recognize any of them. He then suddenly leaves claiming that he has an antiques show to get to. After Heinze leaves, Dyson gets a phone call that Lita is awake and he leaves to interrogate her.

At the interrogation room, Lita is bound to a chair with Hale and Dyson confronting her. She claimed to have loved the men, and their money, and did not kill them. Dyson tells Lita that the Ash was not happy to hear that she uses her own skin for her products and she does not seem to care, at one point baring her fangs to Dyson in frustration with him.

Back at the Dal, Ciara arrives and when Kenzi asks Bo if she wants to leave, Bo admits that she is beginning to like Ciara. She also tells Kenzi that she and Dyson are done relationship-wise, but Dyson seems to have good taste in women as Ciara is smart and funny. Kenzi seems to be jealous, and Bo tells her that she is as Ciara comes over to the table to talk to them. Ciara offers to buy them some champagne to celebrate Lita’s capture and Kenzi runs off to get some, but Bo seems to be uncertain about things. Bo is confused about something and talks to Ciara about it. Bo tells her that Lita is a Snake Fae called a Mama Wata and Ciara tells her that kind of Snake Fae is poisonous and does not crush its prey like a python does. Bo and Ciara come to the conclusion that they have the wrong Snake Fae as Kenzi returns with the champagne. When Kenzi hears the news, she calls Clive to warn him, but moments after reaching him on the phone, he is killed.

After another commercial, Kenzi and Bo are sitting together when Dyson arrives and tells them that Clive is dead, and Kenzi believes that she must be some kind of Black Widow as every man she has met at a party has been killed. Bo tries to comfort her and Dyson confirms that they must have the wrong suspect to Kenzi’s disbelief. Elsewhere in the Dai, Heinze is trading his wares and attempting to have someone buy a bar stool from him. Trick is not pleased with him trying to do so, especially when he hears that the wood is from Bali and is likely illegally shipped from there, and eventually kicks him out of the Dai. But before he leaves, Heinze leaves a wooden cane near the main doors.

The Ash is reading Lauren’s report on the death of the Pari and comments that someone is killing small defenceless Fae. Lauren also indicates that there have been three Pari deaths, all by electrocution, and that she has a theory to what is going on. When the Ash demands that she reveal what she knows, Lauren refuses to give him that information. She shows the Ash the African cursing nail and tells him that she needs his help to save Nadia. She tells the Ash that she has done whatever he has asked but the Ash tells her that he was not the Ash when Nadia was cursed and therefore he owes her nothing. Lauren asks for permission to look through the old Ash’s journals and when she is refused that access she defies the Ash, tears off the locket she wears that marks her as the Ash’s property, and swears she will not help him any longer, that she will take Nadia and leave. But the Ash calls for his guards and Lauren is dragged out of the room screaming at him. Afterwards the Ash calls for the old Ash’s journals to be brought to him.

Bo, Dyson, Kenzi, Hale and Ciara are all at the Dai going over the evidence they have and trying to connect all of the victims together somehow. Kenzi suggests that it might be her, but Bo tells Kenzi she is being silly. Bo however holds up a picture of Maganda and notes that she has been near every one of the murders. Dyson asks Bo what was in Maganda’s shopping cart and she lists off various items made of wood. They also discover that the wooden case from Russel’s desk is not at the scene of the crime anymore either. Dyson ask Trick about this and Trick comes back with the answer that Maganda must be a Batibat. It is explained that the Batibat is intimately connected to a specific tree which is their home. They are peaceful Fae, but when their trees is destroyed, they will kill in order to reclaim the wood their tree was made of. Then Kenzi asks what Maganda is doing in the Dal. She is searching around the Dai looking for something and when she is confronted, Maganda attacks Dyson and begins to crush him. Hale attempts to use his Siren powers on Maganda, but they do not effect her. Ciara hits Maganda over the head with an iron poker, but only succeeds in dropping both Maganda and Dyson to the floor, Dyson continuing to be slowly crushed. Bo and Trick talk about why Maganda would be there and they come to the conclusion that Heinze was there with some of Maganda’s wood. Trick realizes that Heinze had left something behind when he left, his cane, and Bo retrieves it. Bo then attracts Maganda’s attention with the cane and draws her away to Trick’s vault where they lock her inside. Dyson appears moments later and tells Bo that they have to find Heinze and the rest of Maganda’s wood.

After the commercial break, Dyson and Ciara are holding the vault door closed as Maganda tries to break free. Trick arrives with Heinze in tow and Bo confronts him. After hearing Maganda’s cries of anger, Heinze claims not to have know that he had taken the wood of a Batibat, but when Trick confronts him about leaving the cane behind, Heinze admits that he thought that Trick would know what to do. Bo tells Maganda that they have the man that took her wood and will make him return all of it to her to Heinze’s disbelief. He tells Bo that he has sold hundreds of items and that he will not be getting them back for free, but Bo doesn’t care about that and tells him that for what he has done to Maganda, he will do so, no matter the cost or time. Bo tells Maganda all of this and she calms down. When they open the vault door, she tells Bo that her tree was hundreds of years old, that every leaf of the tree grew in her heart, and that it was a castle for her grandchildren. Bo tries to comfort her and tells her that she is so very sorry for everything that has happened to her, and promises that Maganda will have her tree again. Maganda then tries to hug Bo, but Bo very cautiously declines the hug.

The next scene is Ciara in the dress shop where she and Bo had been before. Bo enters the room and after a little small talk, she asks Ciara if she has some time for her. Bo tells Ciara that she is smart and talented, but Bo also can see that she is lonely and hurt. Bo also tells Ciara that she has succeeded in making herself a friend and that Ciara deserves to be happy. Bo tells her to talk to Dyson and to be direct with him and then Bo leaves.

After another commercial, Dyson returns home to find Ciara waiting for him at a table with candles and some wine. She asks him to sit with her and then Ciara tells Dyson that she loves him madly and that she has been waiting for him for a lifetime. She also tells him that she will not be easy to fool and that she does not want to be a fool either. She asks him directly if he will love her back and Dyson’s answer is that he will give everything of himself that he can and that he will do his very best to make Ciara happy. She tells him that he already does, after which they kiss.

The next scene shows Maganda in a cell sitting quietly and cuddling some of the wooden items that have been returned to her. A peep hole in the door slides open and reveals Bo and the Ash standing outside. Bo comments that Maganda looks happy and the Ash agrees. The Ash tells Bo that they will keep Maganda in the cell until Heinze returns all of the items, which may take several years. Bo seems alright with that as Maganda does have to atone for the humans she has killed. Bo thanks the Ash for what he has done for Maganda and he replies that the Light Fae must be happy and that their lives are more important to him than anything else. He also tells Bo that he will do whatever it takes to protect “our people” as well. He then dismisses Bo, telling her that he has things to do in the Dungeon and Bo can find her own way out.

The final scene of the episode has the Ash walking over to a nearby cell and opening the peep hole for it which reveals Lauren sitting within the cell, a prisoner of the Ash. Lauren comes to the window and asks the Ash for forgiveness, but he does not answer her, shuts the shutter again and then walks away as Lauren screams at him through the locked door.

Fade to black…

Okay, not awful as episodes go, but not one single moment of Succubus action to be seen. Kind of disappointing for me personally… However, they did get Bo out of all of that black she wears and changed her hairstyle some, so it wasn’t a total loss… but it was close.

I give points for the ever so slight nod to the Fae problem of ongoing deaths, and some acceptance of what happened to Lauren in the episode as well. But it was a filler episode for the most part and, again, I just don’t understand why that was exactly.

I liked the new Fae that were introduced, the Snake Fae as a group are interesting and I have to wonder about Bo’s comment about Snake Shifters… Neither of the Fae we saw this episode actually turned into giant snakes or something similar, but, it might be something to see in the future?

This was an okay episode in a bunch of different ways. Getting to know Bo’s background more, to understand where she came from, and what happened to start her on the path she is on was a good thing.

On to the characters in the episode…

Bo… Well she didn’t wear black for once. Other than that, and her seeming acceptance of Ciara, there wasn’t much else to be said for her this time.

Dyson… Emotion! A nice comment to Bo about her dress! Is this the first sign of him getting back with Bo? And is this the point at which bad things start to happen to Ciara as a result?

Kenzi… An episode without her being in it would be… well it wouldn’t be a good thing. And once again, she was the good thing about this episode. The interrogation scene was really the best part of the episode with Kenzi in it I thought… And I couldn’t help but laugh when all of her alias were listed… The Tony Soprano one was too funny…

Lauren. Only a couple of short scenes with her and, I’m sorry to say, I just found her too frantic and too forced for my liking honestly. I understand that she is upset with the current Ash, but, how that was shown to the audience just didn’t work for me I hate to say.

Trick. He’s becoming Mr. Info Dump and that has to stop. Now. This is not a good thing to do with a character, or an actor that has so much talent and so much promise in their character. I know that there will be a Trick centered episode soon and I want that. A lot.

Hale. Again just there for a moment and then gone again really… But the moment with Kenzi in the interrogation room was something special and I loved that moment a bunch.

The Ash. Can we just cut to the chase and kill him? That’s what’s going to happen I am sure and when it does I won’t be sorry to see it happen. Of course that means a new Ash, again, and I wish that it would be the old Ash, but that’s unlikely to happen…

Ciara. Finally she’s not made of cardboard anymore and her expressions and acting seems a lot more natural this time. That made me like her a lot more and I am glad for that happening… Now if they can only keep from killing her off in the next episode that would be promising…

Lita… Didn’t like her, didn’t care about her, and the sheer over the top attitude of the character was very much like a caricature. Shame really…

Maganda. I loved the actress and the character very very much. I found myself caring about her more than just about any other minor character in the series that has appeared so far. I would love to have her return again, but I don’t expect that to happen which is a shame.

Heinze was… just not interesting to me. Not sure if it was the seer frantic personality or the odd attempts to hide the truth that bothered me, but I just didn’t like to see him on the screen… I don’t blame the actor for that, I think the script backed him into a corner and he was dealing with it as best he could.

The victims of the episode, Clive, Russel, and Cameron were forgettable almost immediately after they left the episode. And for the rest? Can’t really say I cared or remember them either…

My rating of Can’t See the Fae-Rest

Keeping my interest – 3 Pitchforks

Portrayal of a Succubus – 1 Pitchforks

Overall look and feel – 2 Pitchforks

Storyline – 3 Pitchforks

Main Characters – 3 Pitchforks

Mythos – 4 Pitchforks

Overall Rating – 2.7 Pitchforks out of 5

For the mid-season episode I was expecting a lot more to be honest. I expected that we might have a lot of movement on the major plot lines of the series. I expected that we might see some answers to questions that have been in the series for a long time…

That didn’t happen.

What we did see however was Ciara becoming a character to like, at least for myself in the series. We got the barest hint of Bo and Dyson getting on with their lives. We got some new Fae to think about, which is always nice to see. Oh, and once again the Ash just gets more and more under my skin as a character you want to see very, very dead and soon.

While all of that was promising and interesting, we didn’t see one moment of Bo actually being Succubus-like, the comment about Succubus Barbie not withstanding of course. So for the most part I paid little attention to the party scenes, which were just set up for the most important moments in the episode.I understand that you have to set things up, of course you do, but is it really necessary to pan across a party for two minutes before the episode continues? Really? We knew they were going to one so why beat us over the head with that?

Overall the settings were good ones and I actually know where the Clive death scene happened to be shot, as well the opening scene was on Bloor Street I believe and I think I know which store that was as well. The look of the series keeps improving as the series goes on which is a good thing and I do hope that they continue to make it look less cheesy and more vibrant as in the Dal and Bo’s place which are really well done locations…

The main storyline was okay, I found myself really caring about Maganda, what happened to her and her tree, and the sadness that we see in her at the end of the episode made me go back and watch it again from the beginning. I have to say that the actress that played Maganda was, I think, one of the very best that have ever appeared on the series. I really cared about her and I found myself unhappy at the resolution of the story, though the promise of her future was something that helped a little.

Overall the main characters of the series didn’t have a lot of growth. Bo did figure out her relationship with Ciara, and Ciara became a better character as the episode went on. Lauren is in peril… again. But otherwise there wasn’t much to point at and say “yes, that changes things a lot.”

The Peri are interesting and I have the feeling that as a Far type they will come to mean something in the future, though what that is we haven’t a clue as yet. There is something going on obviously and all of the hints are pointing at something… question is, what is it, why is it, and in the end, how does that connect with the visions that Bo has seen and the Nain Rouge’s declaration of doom coming soon for all?

Lots of questions still to be answered, so let’s have some… please?

Next Week: Masks

Bo enlists Dyson’s help to find an artifact she believes will release Lauren from her life of servitude to the Fae — even though it might mean having to say goodbye to the good doctor herself.

Can it possibly be? A major plot line resolution? Really?

Why don’t I quite believe it?

I don’t think that they will actually bring an end to Lauren being in the series nor do I believe that the Nadia plot line will come to a close either. As a teaser it’s an attention grabber and that’s the point I expect, but for those that have been watching the series from the beginning… we don’t believe it for a second.

Still, I have been complaining about all of the loose, open endings in the series and it would be nice to have something closed so that we can move on.

As this is the midway point in the series for this season, I should also say that overall I’m mostly happy with it, though there are some issues that still bother me. The main one being that Bo isn’t showing much of being a Succubus every week.

She is a Succubus isn’t she? Stop making her look like Nancy Drew please? Let the characters and their stories carry the series and not have to have an “issue of the week” be the focus of it all.


EDIT: It was announced late in the afternoon of Friday, December 9th, 2011, that Showcase has ordered a third season of Lost Girl to begin production in the spring of 2012 and to premiere in Canada in September of 2012. You can read the official announcement at the Showcase Blog here.


Dec 08 2011

Succubi Image of the Week 206

This is the fourth week of a series of posts for the Succubi of the Week on the Tale for next the little while featuring the work of an artist on DeviantArt that has created some wonderful sexy Succubi…

The artist is Darthhell, and this is one another of my top three most favourite Succubi images he has created… Actually I think that it’s my number one work from them…

Burning Halo By Darthhell

Burning Halo By Darthhell

This is called Burning Halo and the reason that I like it has to do with something that it sort of an ongoing joe with my Succubi-self, but I’ll get back to that in a moment…

This work was created in 2010, and I think it shows how far this artist has come in style for their Succubi and as well their 3D art abilities…

You can find this image where I originally found it here on DeviantArt.

The artist has named this Succubus Jessica, which I think is a lovely name for her, and he tells the story that she gives out burning halos to those that deserve them…

She’s sexy and all that she is looks perfectly succubus-like… I do think that her horns being black isn’t quite right and they might be slightly more pronounced, but otherwise she’s deliciously sexy and that’s the important thing…

Which is why this is probably my top pick of this artist’s works of Succubi…

Now this also means something to me, or my Succubi-self because one of the trademarks that I have in mannerisms is when I put a halo over my horns and it bursts into flames… Now I admit that it’s usually a cardboard one, but that’s just part of the fun of the moment when it happens…

Please do visit Darthhell’s site on DeviantArt for lots of lovely 3D art!



Dec 07 2011

It’s not quite sinful enough for a costume…

Once again the pictures of a costume do not reflect exactly what someone is offering as a Succubus costume… Okay, I admit that they aren’t calling it a Succubus, but if they would have worked on it a little bit more that might have, just, had something that would be close…

But they didn’t really…

Sinful Devil Bustier CostumeThis is called the Sinful Devil Bustier Costume and originally sold for $90 US, but you can easily find it for about $45 at most costume sites on the web…

The costume comes with the bustier made of soft padded stretch satin  with support boning, satin ribbon detail on the sides and a fiery flame bodice accent…

And that’s all.

No horns, no tail, no wings, no pitchfork, no fishnets, and no tutu either. So once again the image does not reflect what the costume provides.

That is a shame, because the overall look with the accessories here, save for the wings and the sad looking pitchfork, isn’t all that bad I think.

I am, of course, ignoring the slightly lopsided horns she is wearing of course when I say that…

Still it is cute combination of different things, which I calculated would cost altogether about $125 US if you purchased them all… Disappointing because there are other, better costumes that include just about everything that you would need for a Succubus costume including the shoes for less than that…

And you would look Succubish too…

I’ll give the entire look three pitchforks out of five.

The bustier alone? One… Possibly two but that’s all…



Dec 06 2011

Desires 7

Give and give again and in the end what happens? A Succubi Queen mostly knows…


Desires – Beach Oasis

By MacroLass and Tera S

Part Seven


Miliani bucked and thrashed like a wild animal, orgasmic wave after orgasmic wave crashing against the shores of her psyche, each surging deeper and more powerful than the last. “Oh yes…OH YES…OH YES!”

And then she froze as they merged, caught in a perfect moment of sexual union that seemed to stretch on to infinity. Likewise, Miliani shared her utter devotion with her love, that she would always be hers to command.

She warbled in concert with Tera, their cries of joy mingling musically all across the island paradise. Her head fell between the succubus’ perfect breasts as she panted in happy exhaustion. She cooed again in satisfaction as the tail slid slowly out of her.

She looked back to the demoness with sparkling innocent eyes, so pure in her worship of the most perfect of lovers. No other words were needed as she nestled lovingly against her Creator and fell into a peaceful doze….


As Miliani lay against Tera, she gently slipped a gift into Miliani’s mind and that of Flexi deep within her. Tera smiled knowing that, while the gift would not appear today, someday she would find it within her and, Tera hoped, cherish it…

Tera’s fingers slowly caressed their way through Miliani’s hair and she sighed happily. Tera held her warm sensuous body against hers and wondered about the woman within. Her past… Her future… Tera took a deep breath and sighed quietly…

Then Tera heard a rustling of the jungle at the edge of the beach. Before what was making the noise became visible, she sent a soft thought towards the source of the noise, “Please wait… She can’t see you…” The noise stopped and the jungle grew quiet again in response to Tera’s request.

Satisfied that they wouldn’t be disturbed Tera turned her attention back to Miliani. She slowly kissed her way along Miliani’s cheek gently bringing her back to wakefulness with soft erotic pleasure. As Miliani’s eyes fluttered, Tera whispered, “Hello my heart… You think you have some time for me?”

Tera’s eyes twinkled and then she giggled softly as she trailed a finger along Miliani’s cheek towards her soft lips…


This was by far the best she’d slept since….well, she didn’t remember the last time she’d slept. But it was so warm and safe against Tera, she couldn’t think of any place she’d rather be….

“Mmmmmmm,” she hummed happily against Tera’s breast as she woke. “Good morning Mistress,” she added drowsily as she kissed each nipple in worship.

“Everything that I have is yours,” she echoed with her own giggle, taking the finger between her ripe young lips and sucking gently on it.


Tera shivered at her kisses and then smiled at Miliani’s devotion to her. She moved her finger in and out of Miliani’s lips gently before she traced a gentle path around her lips with her finger.

She whispered, “And I love you for it so my love…”

Tera carefully leaned back against the soft towel beneath her. With Miliani still laying against her chest, Tera gave a soft sigh and said, “Show me your devotion my love…”


The islander smiled as well as the finger came out. Her eyes glittered with adoration. And why not? Life here was perfect. With Tera in complete control, she never had to worry about doing anything wrong again. She had honed her existence to a single laser-like focus: pleasing the Mistress.

And it was a job she did very VERY well.

“As you command, my love,” she whispered, her breath hot and steamy over the succubi’s nipple. She started first by worsipping her magnificent breasts, giving them soft sucking kisses and delicate licks for a while before moving her hands up to massage them.

While her fingers worked their magic she started making her way down the taut belly, revelling in the spicy tang of her crimson skin. She lingered a while over the navel, first running her tongue around its edge then slowly sawing it in and out, obviously a prelude to what she was planning on later….

Finally she arrived at the Mistress’ pussy. She treated it with the utmost reverence, parting Misress’ thighs gently to worship it first with featherlight kisses. She glanced up during this to see if her devotions met with Her approval.



Oh I think that it will…



Dec 05 2011

Storm Clouds 147 – 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...

More nothing yet again. I hope, with a ton of luck, to be actually writing again after next weekend… or the weekend after that… or after that… or…


Storm Clouds 147

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 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 …