Jan 03 2017

A Review of Red River Song by A. R. Mummey

Red River Song by A. R. Mummey

Red River Song by A. R. Mummey

It’s necessary for characters to grow in a story. They can’t remain static in the face of their world changing. While there can be reasons for that, leaving a character in the depths of despair with no hope is a sad thing. More so when that is a weapon to be used against themselves.

Some monsters hide themselves with beauty. A layer that covers the dark they are. They can be powerful and seemingly unstoppable. However, even something dark can be hurt with enough light.

The story is about:

Lorelei Abrahms knew she’d never be famous. She’d never change the world. Lorelei’s just an introverted college student losing faith in her dreams as her life plods onward with no meaning. That is, until she discovers she has strange powers and someone wants her dead. When Lorelei first sees the sparks coming from her hands, she worries it is all in her mind. She tells her best friend Heath, but he seems more interested in separating her from Patrick, a classmate she cannot keep off her mind. After being nearly killed by Thea, a succubus disguised as a college student, Lorelei learns she and her closest friends are Gifted, or sorcerers, and Patrick and his family are Sang, also known as vampires, though no one uses the common terms.

Somehow, she must control her new powers and unite the Gifted, the Sang, and the Dark, the Gifted’s opposing faction of sorcerers, to defeat Thea. Unfortunately, Thea is much more than just a succubus and no faction is safe on its own.

Lorelei’s life sucks, there’s really no way else to explain it. An encounter with an odd student leads into an odder relationship and then all hell breaks loose. Now she’s not sure about herself, her reality, or what’s going on. Worst of all, there is something evil that wants her and Lorelei can’t get an answer on what to do next.

The main character, Lorelei, seems to have one emotion throughout this work and that seems to be a complete lack of self assurance. She just doesn’t see anything of value within herself and even when she learns that she is more than she could have imagined, that nagging self doubt keeps hammering into her. It’s hard to see much in the way of her character developing as a result and as such it’s difficult at times to see progress in the story.

The characters that surround her are in the same way lost in many respects. There’s so much strife and loss that simmers in them that the work just lays about waiting for the conflict to start. Before that the story treads on what is almost a romance, but a lost one. When the story turns towards the real plot and things get complicated, that odd feeling remains. Lorelei and everyone around her just cannot find their footing and when the real evil appears, the train wreck begins.

The character Thea is described as being a succubus, and she does display some mind control powers and some seductive qualities. It becomes more fascinating a story when her past is delved into, the connections made, and the questions about Lilith, Eisheth Zenunium, Naamah and Agrat Bat Mahlat in this universe come into play.I rather liked how important they are, what they represent, and the hidden aspects that come out over time.

Thea is, as a whole, an evil force of nature with very little character otherwise. There’s no question she’s evil and Lorelei’s discovery of who she is opens up some interesting mythologies to explore. She’s cruel, uncaring of anything save power, and seems to have no other thoughts but that goal. As such she’s a little two dimensional in that aspect which is a shame because considering all she has done I expected her to be more whole rather than the creature she is. That’s not to say she isn’t a threat, she’s a very clear one, but she could be less of a willful villain and more of a scheming seductress. The hint is there, but it isn’t played out fully.

The writing is very good, the characters are complex and the interwoven plots I enjoyed as they unraveled. I just found Lorelei too lost as a main character overall. There’s a lack of belief in herself and I have the feeling that’s on purpose and caused by other forces. The sparks of life from time to time are fleeting and could be more. I think there is, I just would like to see a little bit more hope within Lorelei than there is.

Four out of five pitchforks.

The only thing that I didn’t really enjoy was the overwhelming lack of self that Lorelei shows through the story. Even when she started to see what she could do, there seemed to be no way to get out of the life long funk she’s been in. In many ways she is static from beginning to end. Considering who she is up against, that needs to change when the series continues.

Sometimes faith isn’t everything. Belief in yourself is.

 

Tera

Jan 02 2017

Behind the Eight Ball By TeraS

2017 arrives and with it a … somewhat different story to be told. A comment by a dear friend brought this story to the fore. A question about magical artifacts and what happens if someone gets …

 

Behind the Eight Ball
By TeraS

 

There are those in the Realm that are, surprisingly, more naughty than others. They are more adventurous, willing to take risks, explore the mysteries around them. Those particular souls are known as purple tails. By themselves, they can, and do, get into all sorts of mischief—it is, after all, their nature. When they set their minds to something, things tend to get a little out of hand.

On the last day of the year, in the last hours of the evening before the clocks strike midnight and the New Year begins, there is a ball held within the Palace, which all are welcome to attend. The sovereigns appear to hold court, to mill with their subjects, and to speak of the year past and the year to be.

Many attend, some remaining until the celebration begins, some depart after sharing a moment with either Tera or Keith, whichever happens to be available or within the visitor’s reach. Others mill about on the edges, having their own moments, perhaps sneaking off through the halls and passageways, finding an alcove, a room, or, for those that are especially daring, a window to be pressing against as their partner in crime, as it were, does interesting things to them. However, in the case of two purple tails, they weren’t attending the ball for the pomp, the fun, or the games. No, for these two purple tails, well, they were on a mission. For the young, being dared is one thing, being double dared is another. But then being tripled dared with RediWhip on top … by a blue tail no less … well, there wasn’t any choice for Pandy and Hope.

The pair had come to the New Year Ball, made their appearance, said hello to Keith—not Tera, mind you. They didn’t want her to know what they were planning, at least they, and their classmates, had figured Tera couldn’t possibly know what they were up to if she didn’t get close to them. It was just after ten when the two purple tails edged their way to one particular exit in the grand ballroom before ducking out. Neither had noticed that the blue-tailed succubi that had dared them was standing with Tera and Keith. They also didn’t notice how she was giggling with Tera as they all were looking directly at the couple of sneaks as they left.

Pandy was trying to pull up her long skirt, so she didn’t trip over her too-tall heels, whining as she did: “She’s gonna kill us. We are sooo doomed.”

Just ahead, her roommate, Hope laughed: “You’re just mad that you decided on that formal dress.”

She twirled in a circle, teasing as her miniskirt showed off some delicious-looking thigh: “Going modern and slutty makes for a quick escape.”

The slightly older of the two, and the wiser, all things considered, continued to frump: “Oh please. That’s not why you decided on that look. You were all ga-ga over Keith.”

Stopping at a corner, peeking around it, the sneak in charge whispered: “Sure, as if you weren’t showing off all that boobage of yours.”

Hope was notorious for being a tease and Pandy’s claim to fame was her deep cleavage. Especially in a corset, which made up most of her wardrobe. As the brunette succubi pornstar-wannabe-with-a-ponytail started to move again, she yelped in surprise as a hand tipped with sky-blue nails grabbed onto that ponytail, pulling her back. Her pink lips were in a frown, her hair, once perfectly quaffed, now an auburn mess of curls hovering around her shoulders as she pulled her friend—though she sometimes wondered about that—into an intimate hug, boobs rubbing against boobs as she purred: “I thought you liked my boobs?”

“Oh gawd, Pands. We haven’t got time!”

A smirk, one that made Hope shiver, was accompanied by Pandy licking her lips: “There’s always time.”

Being pressed against the stone wall, shivering a bit more from the cool bricks on her bare back and the heat from her friend, she managed to keep long pink nails from slipping underneath her far-too-short skirt: “No! Come on, Pands! Do you really want to go back empty-handed?”

The frump this time was a resigned one: “Fine. See if I give you a New Year’s Day present.”

Hope watched Miss Boobs walk around the corner like she owned the Palace. Shaking her head, she mumbled to herself: “Damned drama queen! I swear!”

“I heard that! Come on, let’s get this over with!”

Ten-thirty came with the chiming of a clock in the hallway that the pair were sneaking through. They hadn’t bumped into anyone, which was a surprise Pandy thought. Hope, however, had done some research, and realized that no one was in the offices of the Palace on New Year’s Eve. Tera made sure that everyone had the day off, and the place was locked tight.

At least it was supposed to be.

“That door better be open, or this entire idea …”

“It’ll be open. I’m sure.”

Pandy’s musings echoed off the walls: “What did you promise?”

“I didn’t … promise … anything.”

“You didn’t.”

Hope had an innocent smile: “Yup, I did. By now the video’s been shared all over the place.”

Pandy made a mental note to check the local intranet for the footage: “You’re nuts.”

“I’m popular.”

“So’s RediWhip.”

Hope came to a sudden stop, Pandy bumping into her: “Well, I didn’t let him use that.”

“Thank Tera.”

Hope winked then walked through the main doors to the Palace Offices: “I’ll use that on Mark if he is a good incubus for me.”

Watching the doors swing shut behind her now obviously insane roommate, the well-endowed succubi put her hands over her eyes: “So going to kill us.”

As the doors continued to swing back and forth, the insane one called out: “Oh! I also promised that you’d use your boobs on him … oiled, too!”

Pandy grabbed the door handle, slamming the door open, running after her: “Dammit, Hope!”

The giggling led her onwards through the empty offices until she found her nemesis in front of a pair of doors, jiggling the door handles. “Come on! He’d better have …”

Leaning against the door, Pandy smirked: “Maybe you should have used RediWhip?”

A click announced the lock being released, but the louder sound was Pandy shrieking in surprise as the door she was leaning on burst open. Losing her balance, the top-heavy succubi’s arms flailed about, grabbing Hope by the collar of her too-tight bolero jacket, the pair being thrown into the next room, the doors slamming shut behind them both.

The pair stumbled and tumbled across the office, hands clutching at anything they could grab, meaning that Hope got a handful of boob and Pandy got a helping of ass. Tripping over Pandy’s long dress, and completely losing their balance, the pair rolled across the floor, bouncing off a table and winding up in a heap beside a leather couch. As the pair lay there on the red carpet, they looked towards the table they’d bumped and gasped in horror. They’d come here looking for one particular thing in Tera’s office. All they wanted to do was take a picture of them holding it and get away.

They’d been warned—by Marion, the brightest of all of the yellow-tails in the Realm—not to mess with it. Her words came back as it wobbled on top of the table: “It’s a major magical artifact that would bring doom to countless millions in the wrong hands.”

Then it came off its stand and started to roll across the tabletop.

“It’s something no one should be messing with …”

The pair scrambled to get over to the table before it fell off and shattered, Tera only knowing what might happen.

“… especially since it belongs to Tera.”

It rolled off the edge of the table, time slowing down as it descended towards their certain doom, hands sweeping through the air in an attempt to save it.

“Good thing it’s in the possession of the frequently bemused Queen of the Succubi, then.”

With a soft thump, it landed in Pandy’s hands, just above the floor.

“I know I breathe easier.”

Hope’s forehead thumped into the carpet in relief. They hadn’t destroyed Tera’s Magic Eight Ball. They might just get out of this with their tails in one piece: “Are you okay? Is it okay?”

“I dunno. I’ll ask it.”

“No! Wait!”

Hope’s eyes widened as Pandy turned the black orb over in her hands: “Are you damaged?”

The window came into view, then a message appeared: Better not tell you now.

Getting to her heels, Hope moaned as she saw the result: “Crap. Look, let’s get a picture, put it back, and get the hell out of here.”

Pandy had the strangest gleam in her eyes: “This is Tera’s Magic Eight Ball …”

“So?”

Pandy walked over to the couch, settling in there, looking at the mystical orb, then smiled: “So … let’s ask some questions?”

“You are nuts.”

“You’re the one that took the dare! If I’m going to be in trouble, I’m going ask a question! What’s the worst that can happen?”

Neither caught the message in the Eight Ball: Cannot predict now.

“You have no idea what that thing can do! It’s Tera’s! Don’t mess with it!”

The curvy auburn-coiffed succubi smiled: “What? You think anything will happen?”

Again, they both missed the message: You may rely on it.

“Look, I really don’t want to piss Tera off. Just put the darned thing down, let’s get that picture and get out of here!”

“Oh chill out, Hope.”

Stalking up to her obviously insane roomie, her tail very agitated, Hope touched the Eight Ball: “Are you kidding?”

Another message: Ask again later.

Pandy sighed: “Why don’t you relax?”

This message was clearly seen by both of them: Yes, definitely.

Something caressed its way along two purple tails lightly, sending a shiver through the arguing succubi, turning their shouts into needful moans. Hope’s legs wobbled and she fell onto the couch beside Pandy who was rubbing a hand under her skirt: “Oh fuuck … so … gawd … so fucking hornnnnyyyy …”

The eight ball rolled out of Hope’s hands, falling between the two succubi, who fell against each other, the orb’s newest note very clear: Without a doubt.

Pandy tried—really, she did—to move away, but Hope’s tail sneaking under her dress, the tip rubbing against her thigh, pushed that thought away. Her voice was husky: “Hope … please … don’t … tease me …”

The mewl was temptation: “Wanna cum?”

Again, another message: It is decidedly so.

Pandy’s formal dress didn’t stop Hope at all from burrowing beneath it and focusing all of her efforts, and tongue, on one singular thought.

The screaming as Pandy fell to Hope’s talents, were an open door so far as the orb was concerned as it rolled back and forth on the couch.

“Oh, Fuck! Don’t you stop!”

Very doubtful.

“Gonna cummmmm!”

It is certain.

“Where did you … oh, Goddess! … learn THAT!”

Reply hazy. Try again.

Pandy was finally pushed over the edge, her orgasm the most wild one she’d ever had. A limp, wet mess, she laid there in bliss as Hope licked her way back into view. Sucking on a finger, the temptress moaned: “Your turn.”

Pandy could barely put the words together: “Can’t … so … gawd …”

Hope frowned at the answer. She’d been nice to her roomie, but roomie wasn’t being nice back. Then her eyes fell upon the eight ball and, unable to stop her, Pandy could only watch as Hope’s slick fingers caressed the orb: “She’s a horny fucktoy.”

“Nnnnnno …”

The orb agreed: As I see it, yes.

The fancy dress faded away, Pandy’s expression went from surprise to wanton need in an instant. Her eyes gleamed, her fingers found their way to Hope’s sick wet sex and stroked her slowly. A sheen poured over her skin, her auburn hair slicked by oil. Her tail slithered over Hope’s body, the tip rubbing just underneath the sensitive spot where her target’s purple tail came out. Pandy’s hand was on the orb as well, and she moaned in glazed over lust: “We … both … mmm … are …”

Outlook good.

Hope’s barely-there outfit vanished, her body soon covered with oil, hair dripping wet, whether rubbed off Pandy or created by the orb, neither could know, or care. “Are … mmmmm … ya a slut?”

Concentrate and ask again.

Her mind emptied out, the little bit of thought that remained held on one thing: “Are … you … a … slut?”

Most likely.

“Sooooo … fucking … hot … fucking slut …”

The screams from the two entranced succubi as they licked, rubbed, sucked and toyed with each other echoed through the empty halls of the Palace offices. From time to time, one or the other of the sex-obsessed pair would place a hand on the orb, sometimes when they could think clearly for a moment.

“Can’t … Have to … stop …”

My sources say no.

“We … haveta … ssssstop …”

Don’t count on it.

“Please …”

My reply is no.

“Can’t … have to … go …”

Outlook not so good.

“Oh fffffffuuuccckkkkk!”

The following morning, Tera walked into the Palace offices, carrying a mug of tea. The evening had been a delight, and this was usually a holiday, but there was something she needed to deal with. She found the two purple-tails a naked mess in the middle of her office as she opened the door and looked inside.

Careful not to wake the two exhausted succubi, Tera crossed the floor, vigilant not to slip in the oil that was soaked into her carpet. How that was going to be cleaned up was something she was musing over as she picked up the eight ball: “Did they have fun?”

Signs point to yes.

Setting the orb back in its place, Tera smiled and made her way to her desk. Settling in, she waited for the two sneaks to recover from what they’d been through. The young were risk takers, some more than others, but they all were a source of delight and bemusement nonetheless.

Especially when they get tripled-dared by her blue-tailed daughter Rianna and her sense of humour.

Taking another sip of her tea, Tera wondered out loud: “I wonder if Rianna will try this again next year?”

The Eight Ball’s answer was an obvious one.

Yes.

Jan 01 2017

The 2016 Succubi Year in Review

The past year, 2016, was the sort of year that… hurt, in a lot of ways. Personally it is a year that left my family in tatters, my soul torn and our lives shattered. There’s a lot of hurt, a lot of pain that I’m still going through, still will be for a long time to come.

There’s been one constant however, and before anything else i want to thank, with all I am, all of my friends, my family, those that are part of my, our, life. The light shared with us, from you all, means so much and we’ll be forever grateful and thankful for your love, prayers and being there in this year of loss we’ve been through.

Thus, with my thanks once more, onto the year of 2016 for Succubi…

There’s been a singular lack of presence for Succubi as a whole this year, but that’s really not a surprise as there’s no television series, no mainstream movies to be found. The core of this past year are the books and novels, of whatever length they are, that have continued to appear. As well, the few webcomics that have Succubi as characters also continue to have a presence.

But there are things to mark for 2016 and in no particular order, and in whatever way the thoughts came to me, here are my thoughts about Succubi and the year just past, 2016…

  • Succubi in Written Fiction – 2016 marked, by my count, a total of 464 published works released on Amazon and elsewhere that had, as a main or minor character, a Succubus appearing. Ir was, looking back, the largest number of published works that I can list going back ten years or so. While many of those works are short, there were a number of series as well, some lengthy novels and so on. The themes tended to focus on two main ones: Gender Transformation and Transformation into being a Succubus. My singular complaint, overall, comes to how many of the works where less than 10 pages in length. I feel like that, for writing as a whole, will come to be an issue going forwards, in a lot of ways for many authors. It’s not an easy way to make a living by far, but at some point the pamphlet mentality needs to stop and real books be created instead.
  • The Succubus series by Alana Church – One of my most dearly loved and cherished series of the year. Alana has become a dear friend, a cherished part of my family. I adored the series, loved everything the came along for the ride. Truly a highlight of 2016 for me and I’m ever grateful for Alana being part of my life.
  • The Lily Quinn series by Natalie Severine and Eric Severine – Another Succubus series that came to a close this year, and one that touched me in ways that I’ve shared with both authors. There are some stories that matter, that tell about characters you don’t forget about. This is one of those series. Sometimes Succubi are more than they are expected to be. Lily was that and happily so.
  • The Succubus Apprentice series by Dou7g – A friend, a series that makes me giggle, laugh and with all that came in 2016, a bright light that i cherished. Allowing me to have my way with Kendra as well, was a joy and my namesake appearing in the series was a delightful surprise. Cherished, loved and my thanks for being part of my family always.
  • Sinfest – While there have been a lot of story and character development for the Devil Girls as a whole this past year, I’ve found that, at least for me, there’s been a shift in the tone and the storytelling that holds little interest. While I understand this is storytelling, it’s how things are, when I find myself reading the series once a week instead of every day, that, at least to me, says that the story isn’t what it was. There’s a feeling of things being in a holding pattern, going in circles and beating up the same themes over and over again. Perhaps the coming year will see that come to a close and the characters develop again instead of being static.
  • Dangerously Chloe – Again, the series has been in a holding pattern, much as it was in the prior year. There’s been a lot of focus on the other characters in the series, quite a lot of development has happened. But as for Chloe herself, it feels like she’s been barely appearing in her own series and when she is, there’s almost no point of her being there. There’s an issue with her, it’s been present the entire year, but nothing’s been done with it. The exploration of Teddy, the other main character, being gender transformed, hasn’t gone very far either for all of the side stories. Some movement here would be good if for no other reason than to have Chloe more “there” than she is.
  • Another year, still more bad costumes – Looking back, I count two costumes for the year that were any good at all, less than ten that weren’t absolute rubbish. I think in the coming year I’m going to start really looking into the custom designed works that I’ve seen, regardless of how much some of them are. However, even $2000 costumes have their issues of course. That said, I’d like to see one attempt from a costume designer that has class and seduction. It’s a thin hope I know, but they have to be there.
  • Succubi Films – There wasn’t much in the way of films with Succubi this year, though there was one “major” release at the end of the year called SiREN which I’ll be reviewing in the future… and it won’t be a positive review I can promise you. That said, there are some hints of some adult films popping up, possibly one major release coming as well. But for 2016, the issue I had was, as always, that the Succubi are monstera, not Succubi and that meme needs to be changed somehow.
  • Succubi in Video Games – There weren’t any mainstream video game appearances this year, but there’s been quite a few Hentai works throughout 2016 as well as some homegrown choose your own adventure and similar games that are in the midst of development. That growth is a good thing, and for the most part the Succubi aren’t played as monsters, which is surprising really. Hopefully 2017 will being more, and, perhaps, Morrigan Aensland will appear again in something new. It would be nice to see.
  • The Queen herself appears in several published works – Throughout 2016, my namesake, my Succubi self, has appeared in several works of published fiction. I’m flattered beyond words. I never expected that, nor was looking for such things to happen. It’s an amazing feeling to be reading a story about Succubi and the name Tera appears, ebon hair, red tail, horns and all. I’ve thanked every author that has done so, expressed my joy, how happy these moments have been in the past year for me. Perhaps, in some way, I’ll be able to repay that kindness, that joy, however I can.

And so, those are the ten things that come to mind, such as they are for 2016…

A few highlights for Succubus.net for 2016:

  • The Tale has over 3 million views in total.
  • The Tale has over 3,600 posts.
  • The SuccuWiki has surpassed well over 34 million views.
  • The SuccuWiki contains over 4,200 articles.
  • The Gallery of the Succubi has over 7,700 images.
  • The Tale and this site had their ninth anniversary in November.

This then brings me to my hopes for what I might accomplish in 2017…

I think that I need to make a concerted effort to finish so many unfinished stories here on the Tale and elsewhere. It’s a failing of mine that I start things and never get them done. Second Coming will be finished, will be complete and… we’ll see if that work becomes my first… something.

There’s still a cloud over my family, something that I fear won’t ever go away, though I don’t want that to overcome myself and my Eternal as it has in the past year. The next six months, especially, will be painful, reliving the moments, the hurt. This coming week will be, save for that horrible day when it comes in June, the darkest of all.

What will be, no one knows. What happens next, none can say.

But I hold onto that which I can.

Love you all, for always.

Hopes and wishes for the coming year for you all…

 

Tera

Dec 31 2016

The film is called Succubus, but I don’t really see one…

For this, the last post of 2016 on the Tale, a short film I found on YouTube recently which is titled “Succubus”. While that is the title of the film, it’s more horror than anything else by far, which for me is a bit disappointing honestly. Still it is a film about a Succubus as the film summary notes:

When a young man thinks he’s getting lucky a pretty lady quickly changes his mind.

It is rather short and to the point which is, as well, the film moves into the horror aspects relatively quickly and with some force. There are some squeamish bits, to be sure, one of them being thrown across a room, and you’ll know it when you see it.

 

If you cannot see this film on the Tale, please try this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXZBsFbLgPQ

And, as always, in case YouTube removes the film, here is a still image of the Succubus herself as well…

Succubus Movie Still

She’s somewhat seductive in her human form and when she has her way with her pray, it’s fairly clear what she’s doing and what the end result is. Still, with all of the horror and blood I found that the building up to the reveal got dampened a lot and that’s a shame honestly.

There is shock value, without a doubt, but it makes her more a demoness than a Succubus to me and it might not have had to go that way. I wonder what it would have been like for, perhaps, something more “soul sucking” than “body tearing”…

Something to consider at least…

Tera

Dec 30 2016

A Review of A Succubus for Christmas by Zayna Noble

A Succubus for Christmas by Zayna Noble

A Succubus for Christmas by Zayna Noble

Earlier this year, round about Halloween, I reviewed the book A Succubus for Halloween by Zayna Noble and you can find that review here on the Tale. I enjoyed the story, but I couldn’t find my way to giving the rating I wanted to give it for various reasons. One of the main ones came to wanting more character development for the main characters Bianca and Neil. I also wanted more told about Lala, who is a succubus that pops up in many of this author’s works.

For Christmas, the author returned to these characters to tell a story which I think was wonderfully fun, heartfelt and most of all, took the story of Bianca and Neil and moved it towards something I like to see. Turning a short hot flash into a story about love and relationships and what those in love will do for each other.

Because that, always, is a delight to see.

The work tells of:

Since one fateful Halloween, Bianca has been living life as a succubus, a demon of lust. Gone is her scrawny, mousey body. Now she’s buxom, curvy, and elegant. That said, neither she nor her boyfriend Neil expected the effect of her little necklace to be permanent! Now, with Lala’s help, she has to learn how to shapeshift to trick her friends, family, and coworkers into thinking that nothing has changed at all. It’s particularly hard to pretend like her old self when her new demonic persona is much more lustful.

Neil is wracked with guilt. He feels that all of Bianca’s efforts are his fault, if only he’d paid attention to the fine print! He’s definitely getting more out of Bianca’s transformation; he has a hot girlfriend that’s all over him as soon as she gets home from work! Surviving her libido is one thing, surviving the holidays is another completely. Christmas is coming up fast and he has no idea what to get his girlfriend to make up for his blunder.

Thankfully, the magic shop owner Lala has a solution for him. If Neil becomes an incubus, he’ll be on equal terms with his girlfriend once again. The male equivalent of a demon of lust, he would be sacrificing a bit of his humanity to gain the body of an adonis and a package to match, and all he has to do is put on a little ring.

On Christmas Day, both Bianca and Neil will have sexy surprises for their partners…

Neil has issues to deal with and that isn’t going well for him. He thought things would be great with Bianca being a succubus, but things aren’t quite as he had hoped. Perhaps the worst thing of all being the guilt that’s been eating at him ever since. Hoping to find a solution to make things right, it’s back to Lala with the hope of a Happy Christmas for all, and with Lala’s help, that’s always possible.

This work, being a sequel to the previous work in the series, manages to tie up quite a few loose ends for the main characters Bianca and Neil. Neither is left out of the story and there’s quite a telling look into Neil’s personality, what Bianca means to him and how her transformation has effected him since it happened. There is an aftermath seen, the meaning of Bianca being a succubus and how much guilt Neil has been carrying with him since Halloween. This all means that both Neil and Bianca as characters are made to develop so much and be more than they were at the end of the prior work.

In many transformation stories, there’s no time spent in telling of how things have changed, what the impact has been on the lives of the characters outside of “just having a lot more sex”. This story delves into that aspect of things and that makes this work special by that alone. It is short, there’s a bit of skimming over some aspects of the pain that Neil goes through, how Bianca tries to make Neil see that she’s more than happy with her new self and needs him to be okay with it as well,

This brings Neil into seeing Lala once more and being offered a means to make things “right” again. That scene gives an inkling, dearly needed, into Lala’s personality, what drives her and more importantly, shows that in the end, sometimes what you need really is what you want. It’s only a question of being willing to pay the price for the happiness you want.

Once again, like the prior work, there is a transformation, this time it’s Neil’s, and when that comes to pass the erotica comes into the fore of the story. The heat is lovely, but it’s more the getting past the guilt that has been hovering over Neil and allowing the characters to be a couple, be in love and, finally, be who they are meant to be. A couple in love, their desires made real and the joy that comes from the passions they have for each other being allowed to be unbridled as they should be.

The work is a hot flash, being too sort for my liking, but in spite of this, the story told is romantic, caring and telling of who Bianca and Neil are. A couple in love with each other and finding their own kind of love and passion once more aflame. A delightful read, one that I think did both characters a service in letting their love come out over the erotica and tell the story beyond just sex and beyond the transformation itself.

Four out of five pitchforks.

I like that there is some closure for both Bianca and Neil, that their relationship remained true to each other regardless of what came. It’s nice to see the “what comes next” and have a happy ending to top things off. Perhaps we’ll see more of this couple, where things go from here. I do dearly love them both and seeing where this Christmas present takes them would be a delight.

Perhaps for Valentine’s Day? We’ll see I suppose…

 

Tera

Dec 30 2016

A Review of Succubus by Richard Biggsley

Succubus by Richard Biggsley

Succubus by Richard Biggsley

Not all succubus stories are sexy or seductive. There is a darker side which appears from time to time and when it does, there’s a certain tone the story takes. A focus on the more horrific nature of the legend and mythos. If the story is set up in the right way, the characters lend themselves to that storytelling, that works well. Sometimes exceptionally so.

There are many ways to be cursed, to fall into darkness, sometimes to be consumed. The darkness can be, however, within oneself. The darkness can be terrible and evil. How does one face such things and not lose the hold one has on their reality?

  • Title: Succubus
  • Author: Richard Biggsley
  • Length: 18 Pages
  • ASIN: B01GIJB942
  • Publishing Date: June 1, 2016
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells the story of:

Weary and penniless, Tarikh and Lukas find themselves into the city of limits of Eisinia. Swords for hire and desperate for coin, the pair reluctantly pursue a curious contract: a nearby estate is plagued by a succubus, an ethereal sex demonness, and there’s a laudable stack of coin waiting for the man who can tame and purge her.

Looking for a way to survive, two swordsmen find a request for help. A need to have a succubus removed from a land. Not all is as it seems, not the one asking, or the ones answering. But the call of coin is strong and the call of the succubus is stronger still.

The work is a mixture of medieval with a touch of sword and sorcery mixed together. There’s no magic involved, which means the story is grounded somewhere between the reality of what the characters face and the impossibility of it all. The focus is on the main characters and there’s a lot to be told about them which is interesting.

When the succubus appears, she isn’t a seductive being, she’s a rather darker and more base one. She is a succubus, there’s no question, all of her physical aspects are that of the classical succubus. The character is never named. but considering how she speaks, when she does, it’s unclear if she even has a name.

Where the question comes in this work centres on the succubus herself, how she came to be where she is, why she is there, and how it all ties together. That part of the story isn’t told too deeply for it’s really not the point of the work. The point are the main characters, how they react to events, and the aftermath of them.

There’s very little in the story that can be called erotica, though there is one passage when the succubus appears which is well told and describes things in a clear tone. Much of the story is taken with setting the characters into place, giving them purpose and then seeing what happens next. This works well, but leaves some parts of the story unanswered.

Along with this, the ending is somewhat open-ended, leaving questions about one character and the fate of what comes next untold. It would have been nice to have a little more time spent on the climax of the story, of revealing the truth about what’s been happening and why.

That all said, the writing is excellent, the story and plot are strong. The characters have depth. A strongly written story, but not a work of erotica, this is a story about facing darkness, which is something else entirely.

Four out of five pitchforks.

The ending leaves something to be desired, I do wish there would be something more of a closure to the story. The succubus is never named, though she is more beast than person overall, so that is not a critical thing really.

Perhaps there’s another part to come, to say how things really end for as it is now, that’s a somewhat open-ended question.

 

Tera

Dec 29 2016

Succubi Image of the Week 467

For the last Succubus Image of the Week for 2016, I found some art that I think has some really interesting details that surround the Succubus of the work. Many times it is the details that draw me towards a work of art and this one is no exception…

Succubus by xghostwheelx

Succubus by xghostwheelx

I originally found this artwork on Pixiv and you can find the original page with this art here.

The single thing that caught be about this work before anything else was the shoes that she is wearing. They are the favourite type of shoe of John Dylena, a dear friend of mine, and I had to smile when I realized that.

Past that, she’s a lovely Succubus in form, expression and overall look. I love her tail, her stockings and the little heart tattoo on her hip is a fascinating idea too. Her horns are a bit strange perhaps but that takes nothing away from this wonderful piece of art…

 

Tera

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