Mar 19 2016

Another tribute YouTube for Morrigan Aensland

Yet another of many tribute YouTubes of Morrigan Aensland today on the Tale. While the music doesn’t do much for me, there were quite a few images of Morrigan that I liked. Naturally, it was the one image with her smiling that I adored…

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And here is the one image of Morrigan that I liked best of all of those shown of her…

Morrigan Screenshot

Really it’s her smile more than anything else that caught my attention. It’s nice when Morrigan is drawn with some fun in her personality and this image really does have a lot of that I think by far…



Mar 18 2016

A Review of Curvature: Part One by Amber Stuart

Curvature: Part One by Amber Stuart

Curvature: Part One by Amber Stuart

A review on the Tale today of a new series that started recently that has me wondering about the main characters. Not all books I read have succubi or incubi in them, but there are those works that suggest there might be some in the pages to find. Sometimes that hit can be as simple as the reaction between the characters and the musings about themselves and their pasts.

Need is more then what it seems. One can need a vacation, one can need to settle themselves. Then comes the need which is wrapped in passion, pleasure, and the realizing that there is more that what is seen on the surface.

  • Title: Curvature: Part One
  • Author: Amber Stuart
  • Length: 41 Pages
  • Publishing Date: February 1, 2016
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The story is about:

A Space Command employee who wants to eliminate her V-card. A pleasure worker in need of a sabbatical. Their introduction to sex magic and discovering how it can help a crippled Earth and the human race.

Hannah has come to a point in her life where she needs to make a change before moving on, and away, from an Earth she’s never known. Xasper is a pleasure worker about to give up on his craft and fade away. Brought together something sparks between them and what is revealed is something they never expected. But others did.

It’s unclear if there are succubi or incubi in this series, at least in this work, but Xasper would be the closest thing to an incubus overall. He has an interesting ability and mixing that with Hannah makes for some very unique moments. Xasper’s personality, his thoughts, fears, wants and hopes are wonderfully deep and he isn’t a cardboard or singular aspect character. There’s soul, if somewhat hidden, and how the series draws him into the open will be interesting.

In a similar way Hannah is a bit of a contradiction within herself, her thoughts and the expressions of that. She has a need, but it isn’t simply a sexual one. There is a drive in her, one that defines her strongly, and I liked she not being a damsel in distress as happens often in works similar to this. Taking her from her sexual innocence and confusion seems to be a struggle, or is suggested to be one. There’s a certain amount of self-doubt to overcome, a bit of a wall built between the real Hannah and the one the world sees.

Written well, the characters have good voices, the story moves along the plot overall at a good pace. However there are moments in the story where it takes a turn aside and then struggles to get past a hint of information, or a suggestion about what is happening before moving on. As well, there is a lot of time spent moving from one place to the next, Hannah or Xasper mulling things over as they do so. While not quite an information dump at times, the story loses some of its emotional drive at those points and, considering this is the start of a series, I’m not sure the details couldn’t be better served by not being so much so.

There are questions raised about what happens to Xasper and Hannah, about the connections between other characters in the work that isn’t explained, but offers a tantalizing hint that there might be something similar to succubi and incubi in this series. Whether or not that happens, Xasper’s powers I thought were well suited for a pleasure worker, but also they are so very familiar as well.

There seems to be a lot of promise in this series and I would like the next work to tell more about Xasper, about what the past for him is like. I’m not sure I want to see them rush into a relationship, which seems to be where the series is going, in any kind of hurry. The framework is set for a complicated story, I just hope the author can resist having to make things too much of an information dump as some parts of this work were.

Three and a half out of five pitchforks.

A very long building up of story and characters which needs to be for a series. The wrapping of mystery about the characters is wonderful. But there comes a moment when the minutia needs to get pushed away for the sake of getting to the characters and the story itself. I will be looking for the next work in the series, I’m hoping my assumptions about both Xasper and Hannah are correct. If so, and if the rest of this universe holds what I think it does, it will an interesting series to follow onwards…



Mar 18 2016

A Review of The New Girl by Janus Rain

The New Girl by Janus Rain

The New Girl by Janus Rain

Sometimes the concept of a story about succubi is interesting on its own. What usually makes, or breaks, the concept usually comes to the transformation of the character into being a succubus, if that happens, or how they deal with it. It can be humorous, frightening, interesting, or, sadly, indifferent.

Beyond that point, if the story makes things happen “just because” that tends to cause the story to suffer. When that happens, then the erotica has to come in to try to save things… This is not, always, going to work out for the best.

  • Title: The New Girl
  • Author: Janus Rain
  • Length: 10 Pages
  • IBSN: 9781310921063
  • Publishing Date: March 19, 2015
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The story is about:

Kathleen has landed a nice job at a law firm, but when rumors start to circulate, she begins to suspect her boss, Maxwell Stanik, is doing something shady. A quick peek at some documents she’s delivering causes radical changes in her body – ones that make her Stanik’s helpless victim!

Just into her new job, Kathleen finds that her boss is a bit of a… well… arrogant and troubling person. After being told to deliver some papers, and told not to read them, Kathleen does and… things change. And not for the better.

The story revolves around Kathleen, her job, what happens around her, the rumours that she has heard and so on. Well into the story things take a turn and she is given a task, sadly that she makes a mistake in, and finds herself being transformed into a succubus in a very short period of time.

The succubi that appear, and there are quite a number of them once the truth is revealed, seem very much to be similar to the Warcraft succubi in appearance save that in this work, there is a heavy emphasis on they being “breeders” with the obvious appearance and so on. They aren’t quite stereotypical in that they aren’t really evil in tone or personalities, but as a whole they are… not very interesting. While the other succubi make a fleeting appearance, Kathleen’s transformation is both physical and mental which makes for some odd scenes as the story goes on.

I didn’t find a lot of heat in the erotica, really didn’t care for the story all that much, and while the transformation was quite well written, the emphasis in the work on “breeding” didn’t do much for me. The work is very short and as such there isn’t a lot of time for character development, background or some kind of grounding. It drives towards the erotica, has a smattering of a dominance theme in it and then comes to an abrupt stop when Kathleen’s future and the other succubi are revealed.

While there are no real editing mistakes, the work reads a bit odd at times and I couldn’t find my way into the story to enjoy it. The idea of some papers causing a transformation, how that unfolds and what is experienced works and I thought that was good… it’s just that the rest of the work didn’t.

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

There is a story here, there are some interesting characters but it doesn’t go far. It could, there’s a lot of open possibilities, but sadly none of them are taken and they should have been.



Mar 17 2016

Succubi Image of the Week 426

Something of a different look for this week’s Succubi… It’s actually something I think is very interesting in a lot of ways by far. Not all Succubi look the same obviously and sometimes their look catches more souls than anything else can…

June: Nomei by Tanadia

June: Nomei by Tanadia

This work is of a character called Nomei and is by an artist on DeviantArt called Tanadia. You can find the original page on DeviantArt with this work here and this artist’s page on DeviantArt can be found here as well.

There’s sort of a “goo girl” vibe to this art in a way, which I really don’t mind all that much. It’s interesting that her entire form is a single colour save for the runes on her back and her eyes, which makes me wonder if she might be in the midst of a transformation or something similar to that…

Her body shape goes well with her horns and hair and while her tail might be a shade long, I would think that it would be quite useful for “guiding” or “encouraging” her playthings to come a little closer…

Really a unique looking character and she’s quite the interesting Succubi in being so…



Mar 16 2016

It’s called Desire, but I really don’t…

Devilish Desire CostumeI do realize that my particular tastes are… shall we say… particular. I do like a certain look, I have very little tolerance for tacky, ugly, or simply bad costumes whatever they might be. However, sometimes, I will give a pitchfork or two for a costume that juts manages to get out of trashy and into almost decent. It’s not much of a difference really, but perhaps that’s all in the style more than anything else…

That still doesn’t mean that I would buy it however…

This is called the Devilish Desire Costume and it comes with the dress, the foil flame printed bodice, a glitter tulle skirt and collar and glitter horns. The pitchfork and shoes are not included however. It sells for about $50 US on most sites that I have found it on.

I really can’t say that I want to buy this by any means. It does nothing for me, though I will admit that I arched an eyebrow when I looked at the pitchfork the model is holding. Don’t care for the horns, the skirt or anything that’s offered here at all.

It isn’t quite tacky however, though it does come very close to crossing the line I think. The more telling thing, at least for me, is that I get a ballerina vibe from this costume and that, to me, means this might be a rehash of another costume, just dyed red.

Really nothing that I can do to make it better, certainly something I’d never be seen in. But, for some, it’s an option at least… Which is probably being kind.

One pitchfork out of five.

There’s better… really there is.



Mar 15 2016

A Review of Monsters of Pittsburgh: Succubus by Kate Whitaker

Monsters of Pittsburgh: Succubus by Kate Whitaker

Monsters of Pittsburgh: Succubus by Kate Whitaker

Succubi are not always the main characters of a story. Many times they are minor characters who appear for the purpose of moving the characters and the story forwards. Most of the time when this happens, there is, at least some, sort of meaning behind them.

However, at times succubi are simply cannon fodder to show what the main characters are like in a crisis, or to draw out their sexual natures or, sometimes, just window dressing to the larger story.

That’s not always a back thing when the succubus herself is so uninteresting and takes away from the plot as a whole. More so when the purpose of the work is to drop the reader into a universe running at top speed and leaves the reader trying to catch up.

  • Title: Monsters of Pittsburgh: Succubus
  • Author: Kate Whitaker
  • Length: 35 Pages
  • ASIN: B00MQA5Z5C
  • Publishing Date: September 8, 2014
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The work tells the story of:

The Steel City has never been colder for Rick and Mina. On the rebound, they’ve spent the last three months doing nothing but sparring and killing monsters. In an attempt to break out of their rut, they decide to spend the night dancing and boozing at a club. Unfortunately for them, the succubus was there first.

Rick and Mina take a break and go to a club, but there is a problem. They are in the monster and demon hunting business and business has been much too good lately. Arriving in the club, they soon realize there is a succubus there… and she’s hungry.

This work is the first in the Monsters of Pittsburgh series by this author in which a group of hunters have to deal with the supernatural beings around them, within themselves, and those that they have to work with every day. The thing about this work is that the series begins in way where it feels like there is something that happened at the beginning of the story that isn’t explained or touched on much. As a result, there are references made and idle comments which don’t make a lot of sense in the first work, but as the series progresses, it makes a lot more.

Still, in this work, there are a lot of questions that aren’t answered and there are relationships that the characters know about, but the reader doesn’t. So, what happens is that things are a bit confusing at times and that’s a problem as there are a lot of subplots and events that come barrelling through the story, but don’t have a payoff in this work. They will, one assumes, later in the series however.

The work does not have the succubus at the core, who is not named in any case, and as such she is a very minor character. She is hinted at, in a round about way, for some time and the two main characters talk about what succubi are, how they hunt and feed, which I thought was really very interesting. However, in spite of the concepts, and for that matter her appearance, she acts very stereotypically for the short time she appears in the story.

The work really only uses the succubus as a means to show the main characters in action against her. Beyond that there wasn’t really any purpose for her in the story. The main point, that of getting the series up and running, is handled quite well by the interaction between the main characters and the supporting characters in the story. I suppose there needs to be some sort of conflict or source of tension, but here again, that tension is strong enough between the characters that the succubus could have not been part of this work. As well, the small amount of erotica, which is very quick and doesn’t really take the characters anywhere, didn’t really need to happen considering where the story ended.

But then this isn’t a work of erotica, it’s more of an action-adventure story and in that tone the story is well written the characters are interesting and I liked that it was so. It creates a strong and vibrant setting to base the series on, it allows for the main themes of the series to be explained and give direction to the characters and a mystery to deal with.

But as a succubus story it really isn’t one. There is a succubus, it’s interesting to watch the hunt for her unfold as it did, and it told of something interesting. Thing is that really nothing is done with her save a bit of mind control, taunting, and then a very one-sided resolution to things.

I’ll give this three out of five pitchforks.

There are further works in the series, which is a pleasant surprise considering how many series start and then fail to come to be. They all deal with various beings in their own way and build upon this work quite well. An interesting premise with interesting characters, which is always a good place to start…



Mar 15 2016

A Review of Eastern Jam by Gwen Alexander

Eastern Jam by Gwen Alexander

Eastern Jam by Gwen Alexander

Short stories really shouldn’t have short summaries. That, at least to me, does nothing to offer any sort of an idea to a reader what the story is about, if they want to read it, and what awaits within the pages. It’s a shame when an author doesn’t make some effort in their summary as it feels like they either don’t care or seem to think their story doesn’t need a summary.

That said, there also is the question of how to tell that story, how to give a reader some idea that points of view are changing, different characters are in control of the story. Storytelling is better when it is a story and not something that reads like a chat transcript, no matter how hot and erotic that story is. A story like that deserves to be more.

  • Title: Eastern Jam
  • Author: Gwen Alexander
  • Length: 12 Pages
  • ASIN: B01CX2IRH0
  • Publishing Date: March 12, 2016
  • This work at

The story is about:

Eastern Jam explores a supernatural encounter of the sexual kind.

Nikita is on the hunt and discovers a morsel that she is attracted to. A bit of play becomes an ensnarement, but who is the one being caught in the web and who is the spider? Sometimes they can be both at the same time.

The book summary is so terribly short and reveals next to nothing about the work and in being so I would have passed this work by if it wasn’t available on Kindle Unlimited. This shouldn’t be and the author needs to rewrite the summary to make it more appealing. There’s a very hot encounter and scene to be found in this short story and I have the feeling that as things stand few will come to read this work.

Nikita, the main character, can be described as a succubus, and there is a hint of her otherworldly form, even if that only appears for a split-second in the work. Nonetheless, she’s seductive, enthralling, and has the most wonderful personality. I liked her character very much and her actions as a succubus, in controlling her tasty morsel are delicious and I thought were well done.

The story is very short, really it is a scene, a chapter at the most. But the heat is there from the first word to the last and it made up for a lot of things the work lacked or were odd. The single thing that bothered me the most was when the point of view changed, there was a chapter title with either Nikita’s or Miles’ name in bold before their story was told from their perception. At times the story read something like a chat transcript as a result. I didn’t feel like that worked, really it broke up and interfered with the heat of the story. It would have been better to remove them because they aren’t at all needed. It’s clear who is talking in the moment, and that runs true through the story overall.

The erotic scenes are very hot, there’s some well written succubus mind control as well. The story does take a neat little turn and how Nikita reacts to that I think was well done. Miles’ reactions to how things happen is also interesting and how Nikita deals with something that shouldn’t be happening fits her personality and style.

The work comes to an abrupt end, which is a bit of a shame. There’s a question asked at the end that I would have liked to have seen taken forward in some way. If this was the opening chapter to a novel, and it was formatted as such, I would be very hooked on the story and wanting to see what comes next. As things are I feel there’s things missing which, if there were there, and the author had expanded on more than what comes to a sex scene overall, would have been so much better.

Three and a half out of five pitchforks.

An odd decision made in formatting the story, a story that is too short and leaves so much more to be told. The author should consider writing the larger story that seems to be hovering around the edges of this one.