Feb 09 2010

Temptations XXXXVII – The Grotto – Part XV

Coming to a close and returning to having those that the Succubi Queen has allowed into her world to come together for a purpose..


Temptations XXXXVII – The Grotto XV

By TeraS and Darkside

I thought for a moment. “I always look to the future from the present. Let’s deal with your threat first, since I won’t enjoy it otherwise.”

Tera nodded and then said, “If you go to the main staircase and follow the signs you will come upon the Grotto…. Darkness is there with two others and myself…. Do not fear Darkness… He is part of this place in his own way… He is a protector of what we have and of me… He will not attack you without a reason…”

She held his hand tighter and continued, “The threat to us is unknown… Save for this… One by one legends in all the worlds are being destroyed…. The books in the library are in jeopardy… As is all of the realities if it is destroyed…”

I nodded, not bothering to question how she could be in multiple places, and headed off to find her crew.

Tera released his hand and smiled wistfully, “Hopefully we can come out of this in one piece….” She stood there, her tail swishing behind her watching him walk towards herself and then she called after him, “Down the main staircase two levels and then follow the signs…” Then her form faded away from him, moment by moment until she was no longer there….

I headed out, a creeping shadow flowing down the stairs. I followed the signs and entered what must’ve been the grotto. Assuming a more ‘human’ form, I found the group and headed over.



And with that, Shadow will meet the rest of those in the Grotto and we’ll see what happens then…

Next time…


Feb 08 2010

Storm Clouds XL – 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...

Chapter Ten editing this week, lots of fixes really and thank yous as always to James for his help… One line added at the end of this that I forgot to put in last week… Will be continuing again next Monday, but I have something else that I need to do this week and it won’t let me write this story right now…


Storm Clouds XL

Storm Clouds

Chapter 10

By TeraS

Tom leaned against a tree watching as Brent played with his children next to a small fountain with a soaring angel in the center. He was puzzled by what the fountain was supposed to mean, and that showed on his face. After all, who would expect an angel motif in a place that didn’t seem to have a lot of angellooking beings in it?

Camilla came around from behind the fountain, carrying a small box in her hands. When she came close to Tom, she asked if he had eaten anything. When he didn’t answer, she simply put a wrapped sandwich in his hands and, with a nod of her head, directed him to have a seat at a picnic table nearby.

After getting settled, Tom watched as she began to pick at a salad. As he unwrapped the sandwich, he asked, “Something bothering you?”

She paused and then began, “What bothers me, Thomas, is that I have lost a Sister. I suffer for that. But that’s nothing compared to Brent and his children.”

Tom picked out a slice of tomato, “How bad is it for Brent?”

She poked the fork into the salad with some force, “If he didn’t have the children, I am sure that he would be no more.”

Tom considered that as he took a bite, “He’s still here. So are the kids. And you. He doesn’t strike me as the type to put a bullet to his head and end it all. Sorry, Camilla, I’m not going to dwell on that.”

“Heartless, aren’t you?”

Tom reached into a pocket of his jacket and tossed a small notebook onto the table between them: “Haven’t the time. Brent gave me a list of people that had something against him. I can look into the ones who are people. You game to grill the ones who aren’t?”

She turned the notebook around and opened the cover. After a moment she whistled: “I would not have guessed at any of these.”

Tom wiped his lips with a napkin, “How bad are the names you recognize? The ones I do are lousy, but I can take most of them from the list. I’m looking for a killer, and most of them are playboys, playtoys and thrill seekers. They don’t qualify.”

Another bite. “Three of them I’ll have to grill.”

She considered him, “At least your list is a short one. From this side I can see ten times that many creatures and things who would have loved to be the one to have done this…”

Tom shook his head, “Not love, Camilla. Need.”

She started back at the beginning of the list again, her fingers tracing down the names. Then she said, “Two that we can get to; one that I would not touch with a ten foot pole and an army of hellhounds behind me.”

Arching an eyebrow, he asked, “That bad?”

She shrugged, “Worse. We’ll need help to see that one.”

Tom considered his sandwich, “You know something? I am more inclined to believe that whoever did this is on your turf rather than mine.”

Raising her fork, she explained, “It can be that someone, as you say, on our turf started this, but you don’t understand how things work in your world. You see, Thomas, while some creatures like us can exist there and interact with your people, there are so many more that need an anchor, something or someone to believe in them and give them purchase in your world. Without that they can’t do anything physical.”

Confused, Tom just nodded for her to continue.

“Magic is thin in your world now. Creatures that once thrived in your world now can’t exist there. Oh they can look in, try to whisper thoughts and ideas into people’s minds and see what happens, but, without someone who believes, like a wizard, mage, or witch… they can’t actually do anything there.”

“Then how do you all manage to be there?”

She smiled, “Sex is a powerful thing. Love more so. If you are intimately connected with both of those, then crossing over isn’t a hard thing to do.”

He nodded slowly, “Base desires and overwhelming needs are the gateway to the soul or something?”

“Or something.”

They were quiet for a time until Tom said, “I need to get back, get on and see those names. Can you check your list and … ?

She shook her head, “No. You are stuck with me for the moment, Thomas. You can do your investigating there and then we’ll both see what happens.”

He frowned, “Are you telling me that I am going to have to go with you to see what you are afraid of seeing?”

“Afraid doesn’t mean I will not go there. But here’s the thing: you are a detective. You know how to ask questions and, moreover, you see more than I do. I think that you asking the questions of them will get us further than I can alone. Besides which, you have one power over them that I don’t.”

Tom looked shocked: “Power? I got nothing.”

Camilla gave a small shake of her head, “You have free will. You have the ability to choose. Most of the creatures we will have to see do not have that luxury. They are connected to other beings in ways that make them what they are. You however you don’t have that flaw.”

He sighed, “No. I have the flaw that makes me always do the right thing.”

She munched on her salad, “That’s not a flaw. It’s a gift.”

A small smile, “Some gift.”

Feb 07 2010

A lovely Succubus Poster Art…

Last night I was looking on Zazzle.com for Succubish things… Lots of Succubus things there, mostly very kitschy in all aspects, save for one thing that caught my eye…

This is the work of an artist named Tammy Pryce and is called Dark Mistress.

I love the overall composition of this work and her wings and tail are lovely, but regrettably she has not horns, which in my thoughts would make her look more complete as a succubus…

The other thing that does tug at me somewhat is that she holds a sword and not a pitchfork which would be more fitting for the overall image I think somehow. I also wonder about her boots, they seem a bit… off? I look at her clothing and they just don’t seem to match her boots… Perhaps long laced heels would have been a better choice or change her clothing into something that is a bit less raw and more sexually powerful?

A lovely work, which you can find at Zazzle.com here for purchase as a poster.


EDIT: I received an email from Tammy’s husband with a link to her website. I’ve added that to my link page, and you can see her lovely art here:


So many wonderful images of fairies and elves and you really should visit!


Feb 06 2010

Nahemah Movie… What ever happened to you?

This is a question that came to me while I was looking through my lists of Succubus related videos on YouTube.

This is probably one of the bigger mysteries for me at least…

And in case the embedding doesn’t work:


This is, or was, a teaser for a movie called Nahemah that was supposed to be released sometime in 2007 or so. At least the trailer/teaser is dated from that time…

It is supposed to be the work of Matt Riley and a company called MDR Productions, starring Samantha Reyes in the teaser and I assume the movie itself…

Here’s the thing…

There is nothing about this movie anywhere on the web that I can find. It’s like this was a half formed idea that was abandoned after the trailer was made for something else…

Would be nice to know if this was supposed to be about Succubi, and what the film was about if it isn’t…

Anyone with a clue about this, please comment and let me know?


Feb 05 2010

Dream Demon Review

I finally finished reading a novel this week that has a connection to Succubi, and so this is going to be a sort of mini-review of it…

The work in question is called Dream Demon and was written by Keith Gouveia. It was released in 2003 and is 120 pages in length.

The story revolves around the tale of a trio of high school boys that summon a Succubus and what happens to them as a result of managing to do this.

I’ll be blunt here… I didn’t enjoy this at all…

I know that this book was written for the horror market and, of course, since the characters in the book are rather young, there is little of the “typical” succubus acts in this book.

The Succubus, who’s name is Catrina, is cunning and so very evil as you would expect her to be, but there is so much missing in her being I think.

But that pales in comparison to the actions of the bullies in this novel, and more so, the responses to their actions that the adults in this work respond with. The book started out dark and just became progressively darker ending with an event that, for me, was totally unneeded and unwarranted.

While the major characters in this novel are fleshed out, I felt as if the minor characters were paper cut-outs or worse at times. Their thoughts, actions, and more importantly, words spoken seemed dull and lifeless which bothered me to no end.

Generally, I love books about Succubi, and I have no problem staying engaged in the work until I finish it… Usually reading it again to pick up things I might have missed…

This book was a struggle for me and to be honest, I can’t see myself reading it again. That comes back to the overwhelming sense of despair, darkness and loss that seeps into almost every page of this work.

That to me, is a shame…

Catrina is an interesting Succubus, I will admit, but at times she is so stereotypical in her actions that, to me. she seems to be a caricature of a succubus.

This brings me back to something that I hold in me when I read Succubi stories. If you don’t have a sexy seductive succubus and just have something evil and dangerous, you do not have a Succubus. You have a creature of evil that cannot, in my eyes, be a Succubus and shouldn’t be called one.

I’m going to give this novel five pitchforks out of ten.

Can’t recommend it for those that love Succubi to be seductive, can if you are looking for horror and darkness though…

You can find this novel at most book retailers, and there is a link to this novel’s page on Amazon.com in the book cover image in this article above.


Feb 04 2010

Succubi Image of the Week 111

This week’s Succubi is the gift of a reader of the Tale and a fan of Succubi. He gave permission for me to display this work for this week’s Succubi and I thank him so very very much for allowing me to do so…

This work of art, and it truly is that and more, was created by the artist rafCut on Deviantart. You can find his site there with this link.

And the original page showing this work is here.

This work was commissioned by Merman1234 on Deviant art and the story behind this work is described as being:

The succubus has married the king of
this realm, and on their wedding night
she reveals her true self to him.
Now she is the queen of the realm!

I am, quite literally, floored by the quality of this work. The shimmer of light on the latex-like clothing she wears is just perfect. Her tail, horns and wings are so finely detailed making them perfectly matched for her body. I love her hair, the textures in it as amazing too… If I didn’t know better I would think that this was a posed painting that rafCut worked from, but as I understand it, the only thing he had as a reference was a single photo.

This artist does take commissions, obviously, and you can find that information at his commissions page here.

There is also a blog, written by this artist which you can find here showcasing his works.

Again, many many thanks to Merman1234 (I know their real name, but won’t share that)…

*huggles and love*


Feb 03 2010

Succubi don’t play in this Playground…

And now… Yes… Once again it’s time to look at a Succubus costume and just cringe… A lot.

This is… Well it’s a train wreck isn’t it?

This costume consists of a one-pice dress and a pair of armlets and that’s the extent of it all. The boots, which don’t help this at all, do not come with this costume.

That’s right. No horns. You get to pay for those if you you want them, but why would you? I mean, it’s only a Succubus costume isn’t it? Not like having a pair of horns, or, for that matter, a tail would be of any use would it?

It bothers me the way this costume looks so unfinished. All of the threads and fabric hanging around all over it just makes me twitch and not in a good way…

They call this the Devil’s Playground, I’d me more comfortable calling it the Devil’s Trainwreck to be honest.

You can find this costume on the internet for around $45 USD. What is bothersome about that price is that there are a lot of other costumes available in which you get horns and occasionally, a tail, for the same amount of money.

So really, this isn’t a good thing to buy all the way around…

I’m giving this a half pitchfork out of five.

If it included the horns and a tail, I’d give it one pitchfork, but that would be me being generous…

Still looking…