Oct 29 2016

A learning to draw a Succubus YouTube lesson

I enjoy watching videos that shows the methods that artists use to create their works. An interesting one today, with quite a lot of humour, but also a lot of lessons told. Not to mention a sexy succubus who is the subject of the art too…

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

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

As always, here is an image of the art, in case YouTube has made the video vanish as sometimes happens…

Succubus by Jazza

Succubus by Jazza

She’s one of the more sexy succubi of late, and I think she has a look that’s right, though her tail is a little bit odd. Lovely hair, slightly naughty expression, and I do so love the details, and there are quite a lot of those.

She might be a bit on the evil side, based on her expression, but regardless of that, she’s sexy, she’s one of the succubi and I think there’s a story to be told about her…

 

Tera

Oct 28 2016

A Review of Vampires and Angels and Incubi, Oh My! by Ann Anderson

Vampires and Angels and Incubi, Oh My! by Ann Anderson

Vampires and Angels and Incubi, Oh My! by Ann Anderson

The single thing that I do like to find in stories is that there is character development. Having a character go through a number of events and then be exactly who they were at the beginning doesn’t add much of anything to the story as a whole.

It’s the mystery of why things are, who they meet, and what happens that serves to tell the story. Hot alone cannot, nor can any sort of tease or action scene. Story always matters and it is the characters that tell the story in the first place.

It is the story of:

All Ashuerin wanted was a night of feasting in the human world, not to defend a bunch of humans and a melancholy vampire.

Ashuerin snuck out of the dream plane to enjoy a bit of fun, but instead of taking up with the hunk he finds, Ashuerin finds himself helping to protect the humans and a random vampire who should definitely not be in a human bar. Even a simple fight against a bunch of zombies doesn’t go as planned and Ashuerin finds himself heading toward Death’s door, except the angel who tried to kill him is now saving him. What’s an incubus to do?

Ashuerin sneaks away to find a night of fun, pleasure and perhaps some fun along the way. What he didn’t expect was to find an angel and a vampire. Or the zombies, or the other beings that really should have been anywhere save in a human bar drinking.

Ashuerin is the incubus of this story and from the first page its clear he isn’t the typical stereotypical sort of incubus one might expect. He has a very clear view about being an incubus, that he won’t kill or harm those he is with, and I liked that for the sake of putting his character clearly into who he is before the story got too far along the way. As well, Ashuerin’s sexual preferences are masculine in nature, again something that makes his character different. His personality is quirky, there’s a certain mischievousness as well that I liked.

Overall the story is a mix of adventure, discovery, the finding of unexpected soulmates and what that all amounts to. There is a bit of erotic heat, but overall that’s not the core of the story. Developing all of the main characters is and that does work well through the story as things come to a boil and the climax comes.

The work is short and as such there are some developments in the plot and characters that felt a little skimmed over. Some details are mentioned, but vaguely. There are some moments that could have been developed further, but weren’t. However, in spite of the shortcomings, the work as a whole tells a unique and unexpectedly captivating story that I enjoyed.

The characters are rich, the writing is very good and well edited overall. I did feel that there wasn’t quite enough background about Ashuerin, the angel or the vampire in the story. Ashuerin seemed to know what was going on, had some tidbits to share, but really there isn’t the level of detail that I would have liked to see.

There’s a sense when the climax comes, the revelations appear and then the ending arrives that this might be the opening to another story to be told. If not, then the ending is a little too abrupt for my taste, leaving the explanations vague and open to interpretation. That isn’t the worst of things to happen, to be clear. Still, the questions offered in the ending would be something to explore further and think about.

Three out of five pitchforks.

Overall a cute story with three characters intertwined that I think worked well as a whole. Keeping Ashuerin from being stereotypical was something that I was dearly glad to see as it could have turned in another direction too easily. I’d like to see more from these characters, the work ends on a point that offers that possibility. There are quite a few things not delved into about Ashuerin and his family, incubi, succubus and otherwise that I think would be neat to see.

Something different that tells a story, allows for heat and develops characters. All are really good things, I’d just like there to be more of a satisfying ending that what the author gave here.

 

Tera

Oct 28 2016

A Review of Bred by the Untamed Futa Succubus by Felicia Dumont

Bred by the Untamed Futa Succubus by Felicia Dumont

Bred by the Untamed Futa Succubus by Felicia Dumont

The names of characters matter, at least to me they do. It’s hard to become involved in what happens when their name is never spoken, never mentioned, never thought of. It’s a bit more concerning when the character’s life is told in detail, explaining much about them and still nothing is said about their name.

Ambition is one thing. Desire is another. When the two mix together sometimes what comes out is unexpected. More so when the need of ambition leaves you wanting and open to something never wished to be, but will become.

It is the story of:

A hot and sultry tale about a Witch who gets in over her head when she attempts to summon an untamed Succubus.

A witch’s ambition leads her to risk everything she has for the chance to summon a succubus and claim her as her own. But risk and reward are not always what they seem to be. And the succubus herself isn’t exactly what she was expected to be either.

The work is told from the perspective of the witch, who is never named. That was a little disappointing overall because I found it difficult to really care about her when her name isn’t told. Her history is, her life is, all of the things she has sacrificed to come to this moment are, but never once her name. I found that to be very sad, more so when the succubus Ankumi appears and things change.

Ankumi as a succubus is very interesting beyond the eventual reveal that she is futa in nature. There’s a certain playfulness within her character that I liked a lot. She is powerful, there’s no question of that. but along with that the question mainly comes to what exactly she wants from the unnamed witch herself. It’s suggested, inferred, but overall the story doesn’t really have the time to give for character development or exploring Ankumi herself.

The latter half of the work is Ankumi’s seduction of the witch, the reveal of her being a futa, and then the erotica comes that then pushes story aside. The erotica has not a lot of heat to be told, but it’s somewhat more a seduction, a little mind control, a bit of toying before Ankumi takes the witch.

The work is short, very much so, and really that’s the main problem here. The time spent telling the witch’s past is well done, but leaves so many questions. Ankumi’s appearance tells of why the witch and Ankumi meet, but it’s glossed over in passing. The erotica is rushed through, not giving time for things to unfold. The ending is abrupt and, to a point, a little disappointing. The work could easily be twice the length and read so much better and I really wish it was.

Two and a half out of five pitchforks.

Ankumi is interesting, but really there’s not much told about her, the work focusing more on the falling of the never named witch. The story has it’s moments, but along the way there are a number of sidetracks and questions offered, but never played out. Giving detail about a character is welcome, but more so when there can be a name put to the person themselves.

 

Tera

Oct 27 2016

Succubi Image of the Week 458

It’s been a few weeks since Morrigan Aensland has been the Succubi of the Week. I try to find art of her that speaks to my creative side in some way. For this image of Morrigan, I feel like this art puts her into something of a stylized anime form and I think, with her expression, that does work quite well…

More Morrigan Again by justZaz

More Morrigan Again by justZaz

This art is called More Morrigan Again and is by the artist justZaz on DeivantArt. You can find the original page with this art here and this artist’s page on DeviantArt can be found here.

I really quite like this artist’s style for how it stresses Morrigan’s more dominant side. By that I mean while her curves are emphasized here, it’s really the look in her eyes and the slightly clenched smile that caught my attention.

I like to see Morrigan in all of her power and personality, and here that really comes out quite well I thought.

 

Tera

Oct 26 2016

There’s not much to a Fiery Devil Costume is there?

Fiery Devil CostumeFor this, the last peek at costumes before Halloween this year, something a little different. There are not, for some reason, very many lingerie costumes that have a devil theme, even fewer that are even slightly succubish in nature. But there are some, and here is one that gave me pause…

This is called the Fiery Devil Costume and it comes with the top, the boyshorts, neckpiece, tail and horns. Stockings, gloves and shoes are not included and it sells for $160 US.

Adding the gloves, stockings and shoes would then make this entire ensemble a very shocking $225 US.

While I will say that the model is doing her best to make this look enticing, really the base costume, for what it costs, to me seems a bit overpriced.

I will say that, as a whole, the basic costume at least seems to match in colour, which doesn’t happen often. But the tail is a bit sad, the horns are so-so. The lingerie by itself I think is rather cute in its own way though.

If given little choice, I suppose the tail would be the first thing to go, it takes away from the entire look I think. The stockings and shoes are a must as are the gloves as well.

Which then leads to the thought that something like this could be created with things I have already. Which is something I will have to ponder over…

But then, only my Eternal will know what happens to appear…

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

Interesting, missing the mark a bit, but giving me an idea is always good…

 

Tera

Oct 25 2016

A Review of A Succubus for Halloween by Zayna Noble

A Succubus for Halloween by Zayna Noble

A Succubus for Halloween by Zayna Noble

The author Zayna Noble has written a number of works set in a universe where succubi and other myths exist. While I haven’t reviewed their works so far on the Tale, those reviews will be popping up from time to time in the future. However, the author released a work on Smashwords that connects to their succubi story universe and, as the time seems right, I’m going to review that short story today on the Tale.

The character Lala is core to the series, another succubus called Elodie has appeared as well. With this short story set in this author’s universe, a new succubus appears with a delightful story to be told about want, love and desires.

There’s just one problem. The editing.

The work tells of:

In order to get his scrawny, video-game addicted girlfriend to participate in a fun Halloween get-together with his friends, Neil goes to a magic shop to acquire a very special ‘costume’. Bianca doesn’t show any interest in the pendant he presents, instead focusing on her video game where she can live a fantasy life as a gorgeous and powerful demon.

Driven to make both their dreams come true, Neil finally convinces Bianca to try the necklace on. When she does, a drastic transformation turns her from a stick to a gorgeous brunette bombshell! Full breasts, generous hips, toned abs, and long legs, not to mention the demonic horns, wings, and whip-like tail mark Bianca as a succubus! With the body comes the mind and an insatiable hunger for lust and sex.

Worried that he’s lost his girlfriend to demonic possession, he reminds her of her game. She hops back to it but instead of being a passive audience, she brings Neil into her chair. Even though her attention is divided between giving him the lapdance of his life and completing an important boss battle for her guild, she excels in both.

All that’s left is the Halloween get-together. Neil is tense, introducing his new succubus girlfriend to his friends for the first time. Bianca is the first to cave and after all the trick-or-treaters have gone home, she steals her lover away for a passionate session, while his friends are right downstairs!

Neil visits a magic shop where he purchases a gift for his girlfriend. Surprised to see that Bianca loves to play online as a succubus, the gift he was given makes something possible. Bianca is transformed into a succubus, but that’s just the beginning. Not all fun and games are found on computer screens, many come close by.

The work is a sweet romance mixed with a succubus transformation, a bit of succubus seduction and playfulness and that really appealed to me. Two succubi characters that have appeared in prior works by this author, Lala and Elodie appear for but a split second and if you didn’t read the other works by this author it does become a little confusing.

The main characters, Bianca and Neil are wonderful in so many ways. They are cute, in love, and have some delightful quirks that gave both depth and presence. The telling of their relationship, the wish that Neil has, the focus that Bianca has on her online video game, all serve to build their character and I think the author did well with that.

Bianca’s transformation had lovely heat, I liked how that was told and the effects on Bianca when she and Neil became more intimate. The succubus erotica’s heat boiled nicely and it didn’t stray into anything stereotypical or take away from the love between the two main characters. Bianca remains true to herself, regardless of her being a succubus, and I enjoyed that dearly.

The story is lovely, the characters are a joy. Really overall the work is a lovely hot flash which works as a story quite well. But there are problems in all that’s good here. Those problems take away from the heat, from the romance, from the passion and from Bianca’s transformation. The problem comes to something that happens often I regret to say.

The thing I’ve noticed from the author’s writing is that, as a whole, their works need a lot more editing than they have. Here the story becomes a bit muted by spelling mistakes, incorrect word choice and flat at times dialogue. There is heat, the transformation scenes are wonderful, but the editing mistakes and dialogue that just doesn’t “sound” right take away so much from what otherwise is a delightful romantic piece of transformation and succubus erotica.

The work is terribly short, which is a shame, because there’s quite a lot that Bianca and Neil offer as characters. The work skims over details, assuming that the reader has read prior works in the series where Elodie and Lala have appeared. The relationship, the romance, is delightful and both Bianca and Neil develop wonderfully. There’s so much here that’s good, but the editing leaves things lacking and it shouldn’t be.

Three out of five pitchforks.

Again, like many other works by this author, more editing needs to happen. As well, the dialogue could be more passionate, more alive than it is. Also, a bit more time spent in setting up why things happened rather than obliquely suggesting them would be lovely.

And that’s the real shame here. I really like the story as a whole. I loved Bianca’s transformation, her new found needs and desires as a succubus. I liked that she didn’t lose herself becoming a succubus. Most of all, she isn’t evil or stereotypical. All of this is wonderful and I dearly wanted to give this work a higher rating, but I can’t bring myself to do so.

I think the author is creating a wonderful story universe and I do look forward to reading each new tale told. I just honestly wish there was more care taken overall. That alone would make things so much better by far.

 

Tera

Oct 25 2016

A Review of The Haircut by Lusty Soul

The Haircut by Lusty Soul

The Haircut by Lusty Soul

The thing about book summaries is that they offer a glimpse at the work in question, but cannot give everything away. But such summaries that tell a part of the story, one that is tangential to the core story, tend to suggest there’s more. Something different, something unexpected.

A work that tells a story about a succubus is one thing. A story that tells about the trials one soul has faced all their lives is the more gripping and amazing one.

  • Title: The Haircut
  • Author: Lusty Soul
  • Length: 47 Pages
  • ASIN: B01DKUVCAS
  • Publishing Date: April 8, 2016
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells of:

Lucy, a succubus still coming to terms with her special nature, falls in love with her hairdresser. Elbe isn’t the type of girl she usually falls for, but after seeing her stand up to her bigoted brother, Lucy is impressed by Elbe’s confidence and energy, convinced there’s more to this girl underneath her shy and timid personality. She offers Elbe her friendship, which quickly turns into scalding passion. But Elbe’s brother, in his religious zealousness, isn’t so easily deterred…

Lucy finds herself enamoured with Elbe, wanting to know her more than just as her hairdresser. There’s a connection, and for a succubus, that’s a rare and wonderful thing. But Elbe has a problem, her brother, and when Lucy and Elbe’s passions grew, the problem becomes more so. But as well, the connection becomes something more and a secret revealed changes everything.

Lucy isn’t anything like a stereotypical succubus, in fact she’s quite clear in the midst of the story to state that. I liked that her means to survive is the feeding on the sexual pleasures of those she is with, creating more pleasure for them which then gives her more in return. It’s a lovely arrangement, one that I feel works really well and has something special within it to offer.

The story is a dance between Lucy and Elbe, the two flirting, playing, slowly becoming more serious in their attraction to one another. This is told in a passionate, loving way that doesn’t simply move the two characters into bed together. There’s a strongly written plot, a story that as it unfolds is captivating and more.

There is a twist in the story, really it is one that comes unexpectedly, but when it happens, that moment is special. It’s hopeful, there is a connection made, an understanding and acceptance by Lucy of who Elbe really is. Telling that story, telling about what happens through that connection, the effects that Elbe’s brother has on that, takes this work into a place, an emotional level, that I couldn’t turn away from.

The work doesn’t focus on the erotica to the exclusion of all else, but when it comes into play there’s nothing odd about it. It is a loving, caring kind of erotica that offers a glimpse within both characters, telling of them and reinforcing the overall story really well. I am not going to spoil the twist which happens during one moment, it’s just so really well done that one needs to read the story and see how that all plays out.

The characters are wonderful, the emotional connection with the reader is some of the best I have read this year. The work holds you fully, needing you to turn the page, to see what comes next. The atmosphere is rich, the scenes are detailed. There’s so much to like in this work and I am quite pleased with what the author has created.

I do wish the ending was a bit less abrupt however. The final scenes offer much, but the ending just comes up a little short. I would have liked a little more closure, perhaps a hint of what comes next for Lucy and Elbe. What happens before the last pages is important, and how things comes to a close just doesn’t quite match all that comes before. The strength in this work are the characters, and in the last few paragraphs, something was missing.

Four and a half out of five pitchforks.

A twist in the story that doesn’t take away from the characters, a connection that matters and a story with feeling, love and promise. Really all that I could ask for, and much that was unexpected, but cherished as much as the characters are.

I just wish there was time spent in telling the after more than there is. The author notes “the end of the beginning” as the work closes… I do hope that’s true.

 

Tera

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