Jan 30 2016

The film is called Succubus… does it have one?

A YouTube trailer of a film called Succubus that I know nothing about today on the Tale. There’s very little information about this film that I can find, the trailer really doesn’t reveal much, and the summary is quite vague really…

The main reason why this is appearing on the Tale is that I’d like to see this, somehow, and find out what it is about, or have someone tell me about it so I can figure out if this is something that needs to be on the SuccuWiki or not.

Because honestly, I just don’t know.


And if you cannot see this video here on the Tale, please try this link:


This film appears on the IMDb here and is summarized as:

Succubus is about man struggling with his conscious in order to protect a girl from a danger, he created in his alternate reality.

I suppose that it could be about a Succubus in some way, but the summary leaves a lot to be desired really. Not even looking through the cast list reveals if there is a Succubus in the film or not as well.

Really a lot of questions, and one way or another, I hope to have them answered sometime…



Jan 29 2016

A Review of The Succubus Awakens by Carley Rose

The Succubus Awakens by Carley Rose

The Succubus Awakens by Carley Rose

A review of a new series that started this month about a Succubus coming of age who has no idea that she is one. The one thing about this work that bothers me to an extent is that the main character has just turned sixteen at the opening of the series. I find that uncomfortable considering all that transpires in the first work in the series. There is a logical reason, of course, but that alone isn’t enough I think.

Just saying that someone is a succubus isn’t enough to base a series on, there needs to be something which makes that mean something. At the same time, allowing the erotica to drive the story can, at times, work, but there is more to being a succubus than sex. Defining that part of the story matters.

  • Title: The Succubus Awakens
  • Author: Carley Rose
  • Length: 33 Pages
  • Publishing Date: January 18, 2016
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work is the story of:

‘The Succubus Awakens’ is the first in the ‘Cravings’ series, following Elle after she awakens and goes from being a normal teenager into the model of good looks overnight, somehow drawing people in with a power that feeds off of their sexual gratification.

There’s a force inside of her that needs to feed, to take the energy that the people around her have no problem giving to her. It’s temptation in it’s darkest form.

Can she control herself when faced with a hot incubus and werewolf that try to challenge her? Or will she allow her inner demon to do with them whatever it pleases?

Elle wakes up from a dream and finds that she’s not the same girl from the night before. She’s the centre of attraction, she seems to be able to control others, and there’s a need inside of her that she’s never experienced before. Encountering a boy that claims to be an incubus, she is told she is a succubus, and then things start to get complicated and out of control rapidly.

Elle’s path through this story is one of being lost, trying to understand what is happening to her, and making a series of mistakes in judgement, understanding, and with her lack of sexual experiences, combines into putting her into situations that feel odd when they happen. Elle throughout the beginning of the work is very innocent and really assumes that everything that is happening to her is because of puberty. In the end, that’s true, but it is her succubus coming of age that has changed her.

That becomes the focus of the story overall. How Elle tries to understand what is happening, how everyone around her acts. There are some well written moments of succubus mind control that I liked, but as well there was too many moments where the story could have been more focused on explaining the events but instead moved into a sex scene before getting to the next encounter.

There is something odd about Elle, and when she encounters Pete, an incubus at her school, that oddity becomes much more distinct and focused. But rather than getting further into explaining how things work in this universe, there’s a confrontation which leads to only more questions. If Elle can be said to have her humanity, Pete struck me as very much stereotypical in his personality and actions, which was disappointing. As well, the encounter is short, little comes from it, and in the end it seems like an afterthought than anything really of substance.

The climax of the work comes with a supernatural being confronting Elle and the events that come from that confrontation, which end with a mildly hot flash of erotica. The result of this being only to push the conclusion of the work towards a mysterious group and what that means to Elle.

When Elle attempts to learn about her nature, there’s a distinct slant to her thoughts, and from Pete, and others, that definition of what a succubus is. I’m hoping that the stereotypical assumptions made do not become how the series unfolds because if they are, that will leave me cold.

While Elle as a character has her moments, the rest of the characters seem a bit two-dimensional overall and the author needs to make Pete more interesting if he’s to be anything like a major character in the series. As well, while the vagueness of the opening work makes sense as to be leading into a series, there’s a feeling of too much happening in a short period of time. There was a reasonable point in the work where this could have been split into two parts, allowing for more development for Elle and the other characters and I think that should have happened.

There is the beginning of a series here, one that could be interesting, but having Elle being sixteen when everything happens is a little uncomfortable. That point isn’t dwelled on, really only noted at the beginning of the work, but it still makes for some encounters that are slightly concerning.

I don’t quite understand why she couldn’t have been eighteen, a little more “wise” or “adult” to begin with because if Elle was, then what she does with those she is close to in the series would make a lot more sense. Elle talks about her first “wet dream” at the beginning of the work, but when her powers come to the fore, there’s nothing “first” about her actions. She acts very much like a mature succubus and I can’t quite see how that works exactly.

There’s a lot missing, detail wise, in this work, but being there is more to come, I can accept it. But the ending is too abrupt, adds in a huge question, and then fades out with nothing more to be said until the next work. I will be looking for that, hoping for more focus on the why and less about the sex.

Three out of five pitchforks.

Elle’s story is about her coming to be a succubus. The sex isn’t who she is, or what she is. It is only part of the story. Telling that story, which I think is interesting, needs to be more of a focus than it is. That’s not to say the little flashes of the Elle to be aren’t hot, for they are, but losing who Elle is for her new needs seems a waste.



Jan 29 2016

A Review of Plaything: A Tale of Demonic Desires by Raine Roka

Plaything: A Tale of Demonic Desires by Raine Roka

Plaything: A Tale of Demonic Desires by Raine Roka

There are some works in which the main character just rubs me the wrong way. Sometimes it is their attitude, their personality, or something more. Given that, as a whole, this is usually done for a reason, it seems to me that some sort of connection would be nice to have with that character.

Perhaps it is a quirk of the writing, some kind of problem within the story that just makes it not quite connect. When that happens, even the most amusing ending can’t quite overcome that issue.

  • Title: Plaything: A Tale of Demonic Desires
  • Author: Raine Roka
  • Length: 21 Pages
  • Publishing Date: May 25, 2015
  • This work at Amazon.com

The story is about:

When Howie Bell inherits his eccentric uncle’s country house, he hopes he’ll be able to sell it for a tidy sum. He decides to take a look around the place first, and discovers that his uncle was an avid book collector – and a practitioner of black magic! Howie can’t resist trying a spell to conjure up a playmate, and is rewarded with a demon who takes the form of a stunning, voluptuous vixen. Unfortunately Howie isn’t the sharpest knife in the box, and after some initial pleasure he discovers that a denizen of Hell isn’t quite the ideal partner.

Howie takes possession of his uncle’s run down mess of a house. Looking for something to sell, he checks things out and discovers a vast library. A book found, a spell cast and he finds that he has summoned a demon. A bit of fun, the tables are turned and he has a problem to solve. One way or the other.

Overall, the story idea is interesting and I was expecting something that would hold my attention. But the problem is, in short, Howie. As a main character he just doesn’t interest me, I really felt nothing towards him, and when things turned and went off the rails, I didn’t find that it mattered all that much.

Really, that’s a problem because getting past his speech mannerism, his attitude, and so on, what he does, how he manages to make it from the beginning of the story to the end is interesting and shows that he has, at least something, of a mind. But there’s just this style which gets in the way of my liking the story and I couldn’t overcome that.

The demon, which can be called a succubus, is for the most part very stereotypical and that didn’t do much for me either. Yes, she sexy at points, but then the usual tropes appear, things become less interesting and in the end there’s a bit of something there to see, but it’s overcome by the stereotypical behaviour.

There is some heat in the erotica, but again the style of the characters made it very lukewarm and as such didn’t hold my attention either. The writing itself is good, tells a story, and manages that well, but the characters just didn’t appeal to me.

The ending is, however, quite unexpected and I will admit that Howie’s solution is unique, makes a good deal of sense, and in that I found a bit of laughter in the ending that gave some enjoyment. But that couldn’t quite overcome Howie otherwise for me.

I’ll give this work two pitchforks out of five.

Howie just rubbed me the wrong way from the beginning and that carried on throughout the work. Even when the ending made for a laugh, that wasn’t enough to make me like the story. It’s a shame because the idea is interesting, I’m not sure how the story was told managed to make that work right or not.



Jan 28 2016

Succubi Image of the Week 419

Succubi do, of course, have many different forms, shapes, styles and personalities. I do, I admit, like the cute Succubi most of all and when I find them, that’s a lovely moment for me. Sometimes the Succubi aren’t quite obvious about themselves, which is fine, but there is always something that reminds you of who they are…

Sirri the Succubus by Nexxy-Darkstar

Sirri the Succubus by Nexxy-Darkstar

This work is called Sirri the Succubus and is by an artist on DevianArt called Nexxy-Darkstar. You can find the original page on DeviantArt here and this artist’s page can be found here.

There’s so much cuteness here from the little pet she is holding to her outfit, the look in her eye, and the way she’s so protective of her pet. She’s a succubus, horns, tail, sort of, and all, but as well she’s not over-sexualized which I think works best of all with her character.

It’s an interesting melding of her red hair and her dark horns, but also how the red highlights over her body add a lot to her looks too. She’s really quite unique and that, more than anything else, makes her adorable…



Jan 27 2016

I see the tacky in this costume, I don’t see the sexy

Sexy Devil Flames BodysuitIt seems like this year is turning into the year of tacky costumes, or at least I am finding more of them so far this year.

This is called the Sexy Devil Flames Bodysuit and it comes with the bodysuit, the lousy pitchfork and the silly looking horns. The most amazing thing to me is that this disaster sells for $60 on the web and I just cannot see why anyone would willingly pay that much for this mess.

I really do not like the horns, especially do not like the silly pitchfork, and as a whole the costume itself does absolutely nothing for me at all. It just looks wrong in so many ways. There’s nothing in this that isn’t a prime example of being tacky.

I suppose that the one thing this costume has going for it is how much cleavage you’ll be showing off. but that, again, is tacky.

I can’t think of a single thing that could make this a better costume, not even setting it on fire, though that might be rather satisfying if the costume didn’t cost anything.

Really it would be a mercy to all those that would otherwise have to gaze upon this and wonder what the person wearing it was thinking in the first place.

Yet another zero out of five pitchforks.

Simply avoid this and look elsewhere.



Jan 26 2016

A Review of The Nexus Staff by Alana Sanford

The Nexus Staff by Alana Sanford

The Nexus Staff by Alana Sanford

The idea of a character taking their revenge through a succubus is not all that uncommon. Usually that means the succubus being the one to take the revenge, usually amounting to some sort of soul being taken in the process. It is a bit more rare to find a story where the succubus is more of the enabler for the character to find revenge themselves.

If that was all the story was, it really wouldn’t have much within it for me. However, sometimes a single line manages to make a story like that better than it otherwise would have been.

  • Title: The Nexus Staff
  • Author: Alana Sanford
  • Length: 24 Pages
  • Publishing Date: March 11, 2015
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells the story of:

Roger lost his job due to three men who ripped the company off for money and got him blamed. Bonded to a succubus demon, Roger transforms to the woman of each of these men’s dreams, and uses their energies to devise an appropriate punishment for them.

Roger loses his job through the actions of three dishonest men. Meeting the janitor afterwards, Roger learns a few things. One, that magic is real, two, that succubi are real, and three, that his revenge will be quite a bit different than he had imagined it would be.

The story has a mix of themes within the pages. There’s a bit of a possession story, a little transformation, a smattering of mind control and then, in the end, it is all wrapped around the idea of getting revenge when being wronged. All of this focused on the idea that being joined with a succubus, and what she needs, can get what one might desire as their revenge.

It sort of works, though at times the story is a bit hard to read. There are, in the beginning, a lot of dry passages about watching elevators, avoiding conflict and there seems to be a lot of chaff put into the story for really no good reason. Rather that getting past the reason for Roger’s need for revenge, much time is spent showing why that is, what his life is like and then, as soon as the succubus appears, that just isn’t important to the story anymore.

The succubus, who is never named, appears for but a fleeting few pages in the work until she possesses, or rather merges, with Roger and their adventures in sex together begins. As that unfolds the succubus directs things a bit, wields a bit of mind control over Roger from time to time, but overall she acts as a means for Roger’s various transformations into women in order to have his revenge.

What follows from that is a series of three hot flashes of various levels, each with a different theme, one being a bimbo, for example. Roger’s personality is pushed aside by the succubus and he plays each role, being drawn into each sexual encounter and then obtaining revenge by using the piece of magic, and the guidance of the succubus to do so.

If that was all there was, really the work wouldn’t have much in it, being that the transformations are to some stereotypical themes, the story is overly focused on the sex, and so on. But it is the final page of the work when Roger explains something to the succubus which I felt told something about him that was unexpected considering the rest of the work.

The writing is a bit scattered at times, there’s some lack of direction and when the erotica comes into play the story doesn’t go very far. I wish it had, to learn more about the succubus, to see what Roger’s soul is like truly. There are some questions left in the aftermath which aren’t answered as well. The ending is a bit abrupt, I would have liked something more than the way it sort of ended, which is a bit off handed.

I’ll give this work three out of five pitchforks.

The succubus is different, which is good, the story needs to be more than it is and the erotica needs to have more heat in it. The mind control aspects help, and the succubus is delicious in her own way… But there needs to be more.



Jan 26 2016

A Review of Taming the Succubus by Eric Stray

Taming the Succubus by Eric Stray

Taming the Succubus by Eric Stray

A review of the first work in a new series that I think has some rather interesting promise to it. While the work seems to have its focus on things other than Succubi for the most part, this first work in the series offers something that I haven’t seen many authors attempt.

Every succubus begins somewhere. They make mistakes, sometimes large ones, sometimes smaller ones. The thing about being a succubus is that the desires of others make you who you are much of the time. Holding onto one’s self can be difficult when the other is looking for one specific thing. Being lost within that fantasy can be costly or it can offer something unexpected. Discovering the difference is where the real story begins…

  • Title: Taming the Succubus
  • Author: Eric Stray
  • Length: 30 Pages
  • Publishing Date: January 12, 2016
  • This work at Amazon.com

The story tells of:

Mirri is a succubus on her first hunt. A supernatural creature able to live out any man’s deepest fantasies, she has only to find the right prey to begin her new life. Settling on a small, but well populated town, she quickly finds the perfect target… but all is not what it seems. As she shapes her mind and body to match his fetishes, she finds herself trapped as a busty, bouncy bimbo… a slave to her own needs. Giving in all too easily, Mirri begins to learn about an entirely different kind of nightlife…

Mirri is looking for a place to call home. Being a succubus, that’s not a simple thing to do. A small town beckons and she is attracted to her first prey. But things aren’t always what they seem. More than one surprise awaits her, and the greatest surprise of all might be the one that she never expected would be.

The core of this work is, as a whole, a kind of coming of age story mixed with a hint of surprise, mystery and the unexpected. This all combines into a work that manages to keep from being stereotypical in a lot of ways. Mirri, for example, isn’t a stereotypical succubus. The people she encounters aren’t exactly what they appear to be, but that doesn’t lead to bad things happening. In fact, that is the charm of this work. There’s not a hint of “evil” or “nasty” to be found. There’s a story of discovery on Mirri’s part, the finding of herself, and a place to call her home.

Mirri is the main character and succubus of the work and while she has some expected succubus traits in her form, she isn’t a typical succubus. Being so, I was attracted to her, who she is and what she believes in. The little tidbits about her sisters, and one in particular made me smile, made her more “real” and being so I became invested in what was happening to her.

Along the way, Mirri does transform herself into a bimbo, which is actually rather funny in how that plays out. The secrets of where she is, and who she is with however, are kept hidden well enough that the actual things that happen, what they mean, aren’t explained until the conclusion. There are some red herrings here and there, but they don’t take away from the heat of the story when it comes, nor the experiences of the characters involved.

Along the way, Mirri encounters Rachel, and she is a fascinating character on her own by far. She has a wonderfully blunt personality that meshes quite nicely with Mirri’s own. There’s a connection there, one that would have been interesting to see more of, but the seed of it, what it offers, I think worked well.

The story is well balanced between storytelling, character growth, and the moments of erotica that come along the way. There’s nothing silly or odd in the erotica, if slightly more bimboish in the telling than I really enjoy. When Miri is herself, there are some really interesting moments of self-pleasure that made me smile and mixing with that the telling of her story was a really nice idea that the author made work well.

The work sets up a universe that I think has a lot of promise to it. The explanation of how things work, why they do, makes sense and feels like the author has taken some time to plan things out well. The erotica is a scattering of a few short hot flashes, but they aren’t out of place within the telling of the story.

I would have liked to know more about Rachel than was told, and while much was told about Mirri’s past, there’s really no moment when Mirri, as herself, has pleasure as a succubus. It’s a bit odd as a result in that her “prey” holds her for the most part. I found myself wondering what the story would have been like if she had been herself more.

Four out of five pitchforks.

What I liked was the lack of either Mirri or Rachel being stereotypical in their Succubus natures. That alone hooked me into the story, but what came through the story, how things developed, added a lot to that. I wasn’t disappointed in what happened, more so I was pleased that the story didn’t turn towards being evil or nasty.

I think there’s a lot of promise in the series going forwards, though I am uncertain as to if Mirri or Rachel will ever appear again in the series. I hope so, I adore them both, who they are. The author took care here, I trust they will continue to do so with the series to come.