Jan 17 2016

A Review of Soul Mates by Carl East

Soul Mates by Carl East

Soul Mates by Carl East

The idea of a Succubus and an Angel meeting, becoming close and then something more has always appealed to me for my own personal reasons. I like the story idea, how that flows, how each of them changes and what, in the end, all of that means to them.

I like to see that connection, the realization that in spite of all of their differences, the two sides of the universe they are from, there is middle ground and when the right seeds are planted, that becomes something special.

The only problem becomes when the ending doesn’t live up to the love in the story.

  • Title: Soul Mates
  • Author: Carl East
  • Length: 36 Pages
  • Publishing Date: February 4, 2014
  • This work at Amazon.com

The story is of:

When Arianna (an angel in training) has to go out into the world to earn her wings, by saving a soul, she has no idea what awaits her. Brandy is a succubus and she’s on the run. She disobeyed Satan’s orders. When they both find one another, the strangest alliance you can ever imagine forms and a friendship is born.

Arianna isn’t quite an Angel just yet and she is sent to Earth to become one. A meeting with Brandy, a Succubus on the run and she discovers that Brandy is the key to her becoming an Angel. But the truth, for them both, is something more amazing to discover.

Overall this is a story about self-discovery, about findings someone to care about and to tell what one would do for them in the moments when all would be lost. I liked this story for this, but also for how well the lives of Arianna and Brandy are told, then joined together. There’s a good deal of innocence from Arianna, which I loved dearly. But I liked Brandy being an old soul and how that played off against Arianna and what that transformed their relationship into.

Brandy is one of the Succubi that I love the most in stories. She has a soul, a conscious, and most of all, she isn’t stereotypical at all. That mattered a great deal in this work and it added a touch of love and compassion that fit really well with Arianna’s own personality. Horns, wings and tail yes, but not at all what is expected of her. Or for that matter one of her Succubi sisters and that was lovely to see.

There is less of an erotic tone to this work compared to others that this author has written. It’s more a story about love, about that connection that transforms and it’s really touching. The story is about Arianna and Brandy making their way on Earth, surviving and, eventually, things come to a head.

It is at this point, the last few pages of the story where the author lost me completely. The work ends on a note that just doesn’t ring true with all else that happened. It is abrupt and sadly of all, it ends on a point where these two lovers seem to be going towards having to face each other on different sides. That just didn’t set well with me. To end the story that was about love, about understanding, about being together by taking that and tossing it away just didn’t work at all.

There are also a number of editing errors in the work that need to be dealt with. Some of them are rather large ones that occur in the midst of some important moments and that’ s a shame as well.

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

The ending just took away so much joy and that is the biggest shame of all…



Jan 16 2016

Morrigan And The Moonlight Speedpainting YouTube

A lovely speed painting YouTube today on the Tale of Morrigan Aensland but with a slight twist that, in a way, satisfies one of my own wishes about Morrigan… The question of what she would look like with a tail… or in this case, several tails…

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


And here is the completed artwork:

Morrigan And The Moonlight (speed paint) by XMaria-Onee-SamaX

Morrigan And The Moonlight (speed paint)
by XMaria-Onee-SamaX

The artist also posted this art on their DeviantArt page which you can find here and this artist’s main page on DeviantArt is here as well.

Now, I think it really looks like Morrigan has several tails here, and I think that is sort of a bit of a play on the legend of Kitsunes, but in a more Succubi way… nonetheless, it does offer a neat concept of what Morrigan might look like being a bit more “Succubus” like…

And tails are always a good thing I think…



Jan 15 2016

A Review of Punished by my Succubus by Harper Lewis

Punished by my Succubus by Harper Lewis

Punished by my Succubus by Harper Lewis

When a work is said to have a certain length, one expects that the story, in total, will be close to that number of pages. It is not, at all, acceptable to write a story and then have more than two-thirds of the work be advertisements for other stories.

It is even more unacceptable when the author leaves not a small handful of mistakes in their writing, but quite literally every page has a spelling mistake, a mistake in grammar, or worst of all, they cannot seem to keep the main character’s name straight from one page to the next.

When all of this happens, it does not matter that the story idea has promise. That just cannot survive so much being wrong.

  • Title: Punished by my Succubus
  • Author: Harper Lewis
  • Length: 78 Pages
  • Publishing Date: March 10, 2015
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells the story of:

Roped, naked and now a woman isn’t something Steven thought could happen to him when he woke up and went to the corner market.

When stolen by a naughty succubus Steven becomes Maryland, a beautiful, blonde buxom woman. Will Maryland be able to handle the painful pleasures his new Mistress and her servant Wyatt dish out?

Steven finds himself at the mercy of Cassandra, a Succubus who has plans for him. A spell used, her dominance set, Cassandra takes Steven and brings Marilyn to life. For Marilyn, that life is to serve her Mistress as best she can evermore.

You might note that I called the main character, after their transformation Marilyn, but the book summary calls her Maryland. This is just one of the many issues I had in this work. There are many instances where both names are used and the question is, of course, which one is correct?

Past that problem, the writing is clunky, uneven, has problems with tense and tone. There are moments where it is actually very hard to read the story because the words on the page do not connect together well. For example, Marilyn is told to kiss Cassandra’s hand…. and she kisses Cassandra’s lips. The disconnection at times in the story just takes away the heat from the scenes, the story idea, and most of all, leaves behind a story that just hasn’t anything within it.

Cassandra is, as a whole, a well over the top Domme, almost stereotypically so. As well, in many ways, she is rather stereotypical as a Succubus as well. The entire purpose of her being seems to be as dominant as possible over those in her thrall and to bend their wills to her own. There are some scenes that flash by, seeming to have no purpose other than to try to be erotic, and then the story moves onto her cackling and ranting over what she has done, or could do.

In that, there’s little that held me to the story, even as I hoped for something to come out of what transpired. The work feels like it was written as quickly as possible, then the author’s catalog of stories was attached to the end, and then it was published. I somehow doubt there was even a single editing pass made.

Here’s the thing however. There is a story here, it is hinted at, but it never really gets out from underneath the over the top BDSM scenes and that left me wanting sadly. The author would be well served to take another try at this work, for in as it is now, it is simply underwhelming.

I’ll give this work one pitchfork out of five.

This work needs a severe edit at the least, more story at the better, and, to make it something worth reading the work should be at least more than a handful of pages in what passes for a catalog of the author’s works.



Jan 14 2016

Succubi Image of the Week 417

A neat little image of a Succubus this week on the Tale that I think is lovely in a lot of ways. She’s an interesting Succubus, seems to be a lot of fun, and really that’s what makes this art work for me…

Succubus by ku-rya

Succubus by ku-rya

This work is by an artist on Pixiv called ku-rya and you can find the original page on Pixiv with this art here.

The art really looks like something found in a cute little anime series or something similar to that. She’s a cute succubus that has a heart of gold but makes the boys have nose bleeds… a lot. She just has a slightly overstated sexuality, but wrapped in that is a wonderful expression that I think hints at an interesting character by far.

She just looks right for her body shape, horns and tail. Her outfit is quite unique and is something that any Succubus would like. Lovely hair and colour that works with her outfit and her wings look right as well.

A lovely succubus character by far…



Jan 13 2016

Really it isn’t all that bad a Devilish costume…

Sexy Devil Flame DressI don’t think it’s impossible to make a decent Devil Girl costume for a reasonable amount. As a minimum the costume should be flattered, at least somewhat seductive, if not sexy, and it should, as a whole, come with enough accessories to look right. Managing to find a model that makes the costume look better also helps a lot in that.

This is called the Sexy Devil Flame Dress and it comes with the dress, horns and pitchfork. Shoes are not included and the ensemble sells for between $85 US and $40 US depending on the set and sales…

I have to say that the model they chose to show this costume off has the right body shape, which helps a lot, but her expression I’m not so sure about. I’m also not sure about the pitchfork, which I do not like at all, nor am I really thrilled about the glitter horns, again something that I don’t like all that much.

Still, the dress itself actually isn’t all that tacky for the most part. I think the black sparkle fringe which makes the flame shape works well and it isn’t silly looking either.

I would get different horns and pitchfork obviously and the shoes are nothing like what I would wear with this. The black doesn’t work well I think, red would be nicer and, as a bit of an inside joke, I might even try ruby red shoes and suggest that I might be persuaded to click my heels and “take” someone home…

I’ll give this two pitchforks out of five.

It has possibilities, which is a good place to start…



Jan 12 2016

A Review of Belle of the West by A. Henry Keene

Belle of the West by A. Henry Keene

Belle of the West by A. Henry Keene

The thing about writing a collection of stories is that the connections between them can be difficult to achieve. Once that is managed, then the stories should be part of an overall whole.

Sometimes in getting to that point, the stories themselves can become a little disjointed, scattered, looking for their own purpose before making that connection. In doing so, at times, that makes the stories a bit harder to follow. It isn’t always the characters or the setting that is the problem, sometimes it is simply that the story itself runs away from the author’s fingers and they have problems keeping up.

  • Title: Belle of the West
  • Author: A. Henry Keene
  • Length: 65 Pages
  • ASIN: B00X5ZE8M8
  • Publishing Date: May 4, 2015
  • This work at Amazon.com

The tells the story of:

A patchwork of tales, “Belle of the West” is a dark meditation on the Feminine in Western culture. Through stories and poems as diverse as supernatural horror, gun-slinging western, and southern tall tale, “Belle” explores a variety of characters and follows a soul-destroying demon as she begins to transform.

As a whole, it is rather hard to define or describe this work overall. There is a succubus-like being called Meridiana who appears in the beginning of the work and then, through the passing of time and the taking of other forms, interweaves herself into the lives of others. As she does so, she changes them, alters them, and in the end there is loss in all ways.

The stories that make up this work are quite different, one being a modern tale, one from the past, and another having a western theme. The change in tone and style in each is a bit jarring but once past the initial introductions, the stories have a life of their own and are captivating in their own ways.

There is a bit of murkiness however in that the stories become a little disjointed over time, occasionally losing their way before finding it again. Along with this comes an undercurrent of horror that, at times, was a bit too much for my taste to be honest.

The characters are very complex, having history, goals, and needing to face situations that push them beyond anything they might have expected. The relationships are strained, they are lost, many times because of Meridiana’s actions, and in the end there comes a moment where hope is lost for there comes little choice in what they must do. Either for themselves, or for the ones they love, trust, or need, there is a reckoning and it is, at times, terribly sad.

The work is not finished, the author made that quite clear when they published this work. The reason is, again, a sad one, tragic and that I think comes out in the stories themselves to a large extent. As such the work ends at a point which leaves questions. It reads as being unfinished, in the midst of thought, and wanting to tell more.

There is much here that I liked, found interesting and thoughtful and I would like to know where all of this leads to sometime.

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

Completing the thought is a hard thing sometimes, life can make that impossible. Sometime I hope to see that unfold as it needs to be here.



Jan 11 2016

Loaned By JHB

Some silliness for a Monday morning, inspired by last Thursdays Succubi Image of the Week by my heart for which I am dearly grateful today…


The Realm’s Library, it is well-known,
spans dimensions and worlds on its own
with infinite nooks.
And yet, for certain books,
even they need Interlibrary Loan.

So when Flo needed something obscure,
Irving handled it, calm and quite sure.
He filled out the form,
because that was the norm;
but his correspondent chose to demur.

Now, this was a special, charmed text
just for succubi (it might be hexed).
This other book clerk
wouldn’t answer a jerk.
She wrote: “Come. See me. We’ll see what comes next.”

Irv didn’t think this was so great.
He and Miriam had a hot date.
He’d started to bond
with the yellow-tailed blonde
(for an incubi, he’d bloomed very late).

But it was his job, so he went;
telling Tera he wouldn’t relent
‘til they said they’d share.
Yet he was unaware
of this woman to whom he had been sent.

When he got there . . . What? Was he high?
Was this librarian . . . succubi?
Red tail . . . horns of green . . .
yes, she made quite the scene:
arched an eyebrow as she said “My, oh my!”

But this realm was human, indeed.
Why and how could it possibly need
a creature like this . . .
. . . so voluptuous miss . . .
who was licking her lips, as if to feed.

“Ah, you did not expect me,
here with tail and horns all out to see.
The Realm was a bore,
and I wanted much more
than assistant in the Queen’s library.”

Both Irving’s horns and tail were hid
and he couldn’t believe what she did:
the key in her grip
made a lock’s tumblers slip
and a door open. “Let’s loosen your lid.”

Her office was filled by a bed,
and that’s just where this succubi led.
She patted his rear
so his tail would appear,
laughing as his cheeks turned cherry red.

“But your tail colour, that’s quite blue,”
she purred. “Such a magnificent hue:
deep as the ocean
just like your devotion.
Oh, sweet morsel, I’ll have such fun with you.

“You see, Irving, my name is Eve,
and, because of these loans, I receive
such marvelous guests
for my amorous quests.
And you’re already . . . ready, I believe.”

She touched his tail, making him moan
in ways his love hadn’t yet known,
got him on his knees
used his cute mouth to please
herself, leaving him quite hard as a stone.

He seemed to be finished, our Irv,
stuck here, condemned ever to serve,
canoodle, and squirm
for this lustful bookworm.
But her kisses touched a surprising nerve.

His Eternal sparked in his mind:
freckled knees, a luscious behind,
and eyes that beguiled.
The thought drove him quite wild
as he gamely put his host in a bind

–quite literally, it turned out.
His tongue wrapped her clit, caused a shout.
His tail wrapped her arms;
with astonishing charms
as the tables were soon turned all about.

He left Eve purring, with a smile,
in a sweaty, musky, soft pile.
The book was his prize..
It was Miriam’s eyes,
her scent, voice, and inimitable style

that kept him from being consumed,
lost to Eve, amorously doomed.
For right from the start
she held onto his heart.
Behind the book drop, their passions resumed.