Jan 08 2016

A Review of A Byte of Paradise by J.G. Scape

A Byte of Paradise by J.G. Scape

A Byte of Paradise by J.G. Scape

A review today of the first work in the Tales of a Hotel Succubus series, a series that, for me, offers a wonderful story, excellent writing, and a Succubi who is, very much, like one of the Succubi of the Realm than anything else. I’ve said so often that I would love to discover more authors that create Succubi that are different, and Kat, the Succubus of this series, has that certain something that I adore most of all…

She has a soul, she cares, and it matters.

It is the story of:

Lori Moss, a programmer working in software sales, finds herself the sole occupant of a honeymoon suite at a beachside resort hotel after catching her ex-fiance, James, in the arms of her best friend. After getting some odd advice from a bellhop, Lori seeks out a mysterious woman to forget James, but discovers more than she was expecting from the woman, the island, and herself.

Lori’s life has gone off the rails. Her fiancé cheated on her, and now she’s stuck on a trip were it seems that she’ll be alone in her misery. A chance encounter leads her to meet Kat, who isn’t like anyone she’s ever met. Kat’s purple, she’s a succubus, a sex demon if you prefer, and she’s going to show Lori that there’s more to her, and herself, than she ever knew before.

The most amazing thing about this work is the underlying humour that seeps into so much of what happens. While there are some serious moments, some lovely hot erotica, and the characters have their own compelling stories, it’s the running commentary from Kat at times that keeps the story full of light and makes it adorably cute so often.

Lori is a character who comes across in the work as being very real, grounded, and in need of someone to talk to. She has background, a story to tell, and as things unfold it’s nice to see how her story is given a means to be told, expanded on, and for her character to develop further.

As well, there are several secondary characters that I found fascinating, possibly the one I want to know the most about is Bianca. She’s mysterious but captivating as well. There’s an untold story which I feel like would be something amazing to tell. The hints about that are ones I wanted to see explored, but they weren’t. Still, that didn’t really disappoint me as her presence in the work more than made up for that.

The succubus of the story, or sex demon, is Kat and she’s wonderful. The thing about her is that what matters about her, what makes her an attractive character isn’t what she is, but who she is. Her personality shines in the work, her humour is joyfully shared, and I was just captivated by her. While she is a futa succubus, that isn’t important really to who Kat is. I make that point because while the erotica focuses upon that, the rest of the work really doesn’t very much. In doing so, that allows Kat to be who she is, to be part of Lori’s life, and to take that story, what it means to both characters, in directions that feel right most of all.

Kat does use her powers from time to time, but in doing so they are used in ways that make sense and aren’t in the story for the sake of proving that she is a succubus. There’s meaning to her actions, why she does things. There’s nothing foolish because of this, there are solid explanations to why things happen, what Kat can do, but the story isn’t bogged down in trying to explain every aspect of Kat. There’s a certain faith in her that one gets through the story and when Kat’s magic happens… It really is magic.

There are several hot flashes of erotica in the work which revolve around Kat and Lori. In these appear some really well described moments of Kat’s powers and their effect on Lori that I loved. A kiss with Kat is more than a kiss sometimes, and how that all unfolds was heartfelt and deliciously written. I didn’t feel like the erotica was over the top save for one scene which might have been pushing the limits of things a bit, but, again, the scene came to a close with a good, logical ending that I appreciated.

The work ends on a series of notes, allowing a lot of the storylines to complete. Still with that the ending leaves quite a number of paths open for Lori, Kat and Bianca and in doing so that leads towards the next work in the series, whatever form it may take. The ending isn’t sudden, it fits in with the story, it makes sense, and it left me wanting to see more. Really the best kind of ending for the first work in a series. A story closes the loop, but as well, it leaves threads to be pulled on and explored.

Really a wonderful story, amazing characters and the entire universe does have a lot of possibilities to play with. There are a few minor spelling mistakes here and there, but, very minor. I would have liked to know more about Kat, how things work, but that’s part of the appeal really. I also would have liked the story to be somewhat longer, mainly because the chemistry that Kat has with Lori, among others, would have been nice to see more of and explore further. I do hope that happens.

Four and a half out of five pitchforks.

I want the next work in the series, right now. Seriously. I love Kat dearly… She reminds me of someone… I wonder who that could be? More than that, this work brings me a lot of hope for all the strength in the writing, the characters, and more.

I hope Kat returns very soon.



Jan 07 2016

Succubi Image of the Week 416

For the first image of the Succubi for 2016, I found a lovely Librarian of the Succubi who I think is adorable, cute and most of all… she has the perfect set of glasses…

Hell's Librarian by himebuns

Hell’s Librarian by himebuns

This work is called Hell’s Librarian and is by an artist on DeviantArt called Himebuns. You can find the original page where I found this work here and this artist’s page can be found here as well.

She’s just an adorable Succubus I think from the tips of her hair to the tips of her toes. A lovely smile, a cute expression, big cute eyes, her outfit simply just is perfect for her too. I wish that her horns had matched her tail, the green makes them fade into her hair and while that might be a good thing it caught my attention. Speaking of her hair, it’s wonderfully textured and styled in a way that simply fits for her.

It makes me smile to think that she’s reclining on a sort of bean bag, a pile of books beside her and being tempting not just for her lovely Succubiness, but also the knowledge that she holds within herself. There’s more to her behind that smile and I think that’s a wonderful thing…



Jan 06 2016

The garter might work, the whip doesn’t…

Devil Whip With GarterFinding the right accessories for a Succubi costume is not the easiest of things. Many of them are tacky, ugly, and quite frankly make me shake my head for the silliness of them. Now, one of the more popular items seems to be a “devilish” whip to be carried along… I can sort of see that, in a way, but really things like this just make me shake my head and sigh…

This waste of material is a Devil Whip With Garter and it sells for anywhere between $24 US and, when on sale, $7 US.

It’s… well tacky and silly are the most obvious things to say, but really there’s so much more. I don’t mean that in a good way either. I mean that in a “why would you bother with something like this” way.

It’s not even practical, and yes I know that saying something like that doesn’t make a lot of sense because it’s not meant to be practical. But really why bother with something that’s so small as to be more of a wand than a “whip” as it is described…

Come to think of it, it might be a better idea to cut the whip part off and use it as a “magic wand” or something like that because really that handle looks to me more like a wand than anything else…

We begin the year with giving this zero pitchforks out of five.

Seems like we ended last year in the same way… I hope that isn’t telling…



Jan 05 2016

A Review of Demon Lust by Snowe Foxx and Panthera

Demon Lust by Snowe Foxx and Panthera

Demon Lust by Snowe Foxx and Panthera

I’m starting the new year of reviews with something of a disappointment in the hope, though it may be fleeting, that there will be better things to come as the year progresses. It’s always disappointing when story is sacrificed for erotica, no matter what form it may take and when it does even the best of twists in the ending can’t really help to make things better regrettably.

Many times the stories about incubi, in whatever forms they may be, tend to focus on one point only. Getting the main character and the incubus together as quickly as possible and then seeing what happens from there. It’s more challenging to draw out the story and make it more before going off the rails.

It is the story of:

Priest Daniels is a bored, sacrilegious man of the cloth who is about to come face to face with the most frightening creature known to man: a demon. This is no ordinary demon, however. Demos is a very large, imposing man with incomprehensible powers; powers he employs in his quest for the hapless priest’s soul.

Will Daniels be able to ward off the extraordinarily good-looking demon’s advances and prevail against the Devil’s minion? Or will he succumb to his wile and charm?

Daniels finds a demon is delving for his soul. After a time the struggle ends, the need overcomes and the results are quite unexpected.

This can only be described as a hot flash and really not much more than that. There isn’t a lot of story outside of the interaction between the main characters and the majority of that tends towards constant pushing by Demos, the incubus of the work, until Daniels’ will crumbles and he succumbs. It’s hard to find much story otherwise because, as a whole, there isn’t.

There is a smattering of set up, but beyond that point the story takes on a dream-like quality and as such any character development is left to the side as the erotica heats up and things transpire. It’s a shame really because there is a story to be told, but that doesn’t have the opportunity to come out and it should really.

There is an interesting twist at the end of the work, which consists of three lines of dialog, which I would have loved to see develop more than it is. It’s unclear who, exactly, is speaking save that it is a woman of some description, with the most interesting question that she puts to Daniels. There’s a story in those three lines that, I think, tells a lot more than what this story did. It gives some needed background, a reason for things happening as they did and more.

But that never happens. The story leaves a lot of questions about what happened, what could happen as a result, and more. Perhaps the author would have been better served to continue this work from where it ended and tell the other part of the story.

Certainly, at least for me, it couldn’t have hurt.

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

Overall the characters are a bit stereotypical, the direction of the story was telegraphed from the beginning and the ending, and is one to ponder mind you, couldn’t get me out of the disinterest that the work had. Erotica alone isn’t a good story. Too much of that here by far.

Jan 05 2016

A Review of The Beast Within by Natalie Severine and Eric Severine

The Beast Within by Natalie Severine and Eric Severine

The Beast Within by Natalie Severine and Eric Severine

The third review of the ongoing series called Lily Quinn written by Natalie and Eric Severine. You can find the first review here and the second review can be found here on the Tale.

The one thing about the series so far is that, at least for me, who Lily is, her history, that hasn’t been told very much. It’s been referenced only fleetingly before the story turns towards the erotica and in doing so leaves only a lot of questions behind. For the third work in the series my hope was that there would be character growth along with… other things growing…

It tells the story of:

Let me introduce myself. My name is Lilith Quinn, but you can just call me Lily. I’m a sex-powered half-succubus bounty hunter working for a College of sorcerers who pay me in gold to deal with monsters. My life just gets weirder from there.

There’s a werewolf loose in the city. I don’t know who the hell he is, but it’s my job to catch the guy before he can hurt anyone or spread his demonic curse. The College wants me to take him alive, but werewolves are strong, fast and tough as hell to catch. This is going to be a challenging hunt and I’ll need a lot of power to finish it.

You remember what I need for power, right? So let’s get started.

Lily is on the hunt for a werewolf, but there are complications. One is Stefano, the bounty hunter that Lily knows intimately, or so she thinks. The other is the werewolf himself, who is more trouble than Lily expected. Sometimes a chance has to be taken, and when it is, things don’t always turn out for the best.

Lily’s story continues in this work, and as such she encounters yet another supernatural being, but in this case things are quite a bit more brutal, as a whole in the encounters. As a result there is an opportunity to learn more about Stefano, who Lily has been intimate with before in the series. His story is really quite unexpected and I liked that there was a good reason why he wound up where he is. I enjoyed the interplay between Stefano and Lily, I think it showed in a lot of ways how Lily is seen by others, not always in the best light, but it does tell of a lot of things that weren’t quite made clear in the first work.

As well, there’s a good deal of story background shared about Max, the single human in Lily’s life and how they are connected. It gave a little insight to Lily, which I enjoyed, it broadened both of their characters and most importantly, it’s set up a lot of sexual tension that I think will be interesting to watch unfold.

The universe, in how things work, is explained a bit more as well. There are some really unique explanations about how things work, and as well, where succubi and incubi fit into things. I thought the explanation of the werewolf curse was stunningly intelligent and I think it showed a lot of imagination on the author’s part for doing so.

At this point in the series however, Lily’s sexual encounters are becoming a little bit repetitive as a whole, at least where it comes to Max, and to a lesser extent to Stefano. The heat is good, the scene are quite involved, but there’s a hint of repetitiveness that took some of the heat away. There is a scene with the werewolf as well which started out quite hot, but then turned in a rather over the top and somewhat violent way. What happens along the way between Lily and the werewolf makes sense, but it is possibly the most violent the series has been so far.

But this is a vignette, a little pause in the overall series arc I feel as the prior stories which offered hints of something larger going on, aren’t touched on in this work. At times there is a feeling of a info dump going on, if one that is very well done as to be interesting most of all.

I wish there has been more story about Lily’s past, at least as much as was told about Max and Stefano at the least. I feel like we know Lily, but we don’t. She’s hiding a lot of her past, only small bits coming out and nothing more. I wish there was a little less focus on Lily having sex and more about Lily… being herself. It’s hinted at, suggested, but not really focused on and it needs to be.

Three and a half out of five pitchforks.

I liked that two central characters had their stories told, but that still leaves Lily’s story untold and it really needs to be. As much as I understand that the point of the series is the erotica, focusing on that at the expense of the larger story and characters seems to be a bit of a shame.



Jan 04 2016

Mood By TeraS

For the first story of 2016, I wanted to write something … and never expected that it would be this. However, perhaps the thing that one must be aware of is that, when you encounter the Queen of the Realm … she just might be in a …


By TeraS


New Year’s Eve in the Realm is much like you would expect just about anywhere. There are the crowds milling about, scattered among the plazas to be found. Of course, some of those gatherings involve the use of tails in a most interesting fashion, or the occasional orgy of succubi, incubi, or both—along with assorted others in multiple combinations—having their last, and then, their first, pleasures of the year.

For Tera, the night is about dancing. One very special dance which begins one minute before the clock strikes twelve. But we are getting ahead of ourselves a bit.

As the last year faded, in the hours before the clock struck twelve, she was in the midst of putting together her outfit for this year’s dance. It was about the time when her hand was just brushing against the material of the one she had chosen when there was a knock at the door: “Your Majes- … ummm …. I mean, Tera? I have an invitation for you.”

Leaving her decision behind for the moment, the red-tailed brunette looked over her shoulder, a quizzical expression her lips as she did so: “Hello, Miriam … You look rather fetching … I’m rather pleased.”

The strawberry blonde, the brightest yellow tail in countless generations, fidgeted about in her red dress, blushing at the compliment: “Well … I mean …”

Tera took the invitation as Miriam stumbled about with her answer. After reading, her tail moved slowly behind her, the card finding a place between her red lips as she considered. Then those lips smiled a slightly wicked smile, which caused a shiver to run up Miriam’s tail.

“Would you mind looking after this, please?”

“I can’t do that. I’m just a …”

“No, You aren’t. There is no such thing as ‘just’ a librarian, and, in any event, you are much more than a librarian, my dear. You and Irving are a lovely couple, and you are the ones to call the New Year into being by helping the ball drop. It will be wonderful for you both.”

“But, it’s for you.” There were times when, try as she might to respect the Head Librarian’s desire for informality, one could tell that Miriam yearned to say, “Your Majesty.”

Oddly enough, the Queen didn’t seem to notice—there wasn’t even a sign of the polite smirk she often had when Miriam attempted familiarity—but was idly humming to herself until she said, “Actually, the note asks for someone special, someone … What was it? … Oh yes, someone with an exceptionally bright tail. Were you trying to get out of doing something, Miriam?”

The answer was the nibbling of a lip and a tail that drooped slightly.

Tera crossed over to Miriam and gave her a hug, which, for Miriam was slightly unforgettable, as Tera hadn’t bothered to put anything on. The strawberry blonde bloomed into a full-blown blush as her Sovereign pulled her, close, their forms meshing and their tails entwining as she whispered warmly into the yellow-tail’s ear: “I have a tradition on this night. I know you and Irving don’t have one as yet. Think of this as the start of something new for both of you.”

“But …”

The special-collections librarian was rendered speechless as the red-tail nibbled the ear into which she had just whispered. There was a pair of freckled knees getting very weak and a red dress pooled on the floor as the whispers resumed: “‘But’ nothing. You are perfect. That tail of yours will sparkle under the fireworks, and you’ll have a wonderful time.”

The young yellow-tail was breathless, and her head was spinning as she found herself being sensuously danced around the Royal bedchamber: “Really, I … I just … just wanted to … to do n-n-n-nothing. I mean, we’d both be …,” there was a sigh, “ … okay with just being at home.”

Tera dipped her companion deeply: “I know you won’t believe it, but I didn’t want to go out on New Year’s Eve either, not for a very long time. Now it kind of puts me in a … mood.”

The yellow-tail took the invitation back, catching her breath enough to say, “Y-Yes. That much is … obvious. What changed your mind?“

The answer, as the dance ended, was a smile, a kiss on Miriam’s lips, and a tap on her nose: “You’ll see. Go on, have fun, and make sure you hug Irving tight, please?”

After Miriam dressed herself and left, Tera returned to slipping on her own slinky silver dress, the back very low to accommodate her tail, and to framing her mane of ebon hair in just the right way. A pair of strappy silver heels found their way to where they belonged for this night. She needed to look just right, for this night, this moment, was one that was always special.

A short time later, there was the sound of heels clicking in the Great Hall of the Realm. There were no other sounds: not one voice in celebration, not one yell of excitement to be heard. The hall was shrouded in shadow, save for the light of a full moon that cast a spotlight in the middle of the space.

From the shadows came two Eternals, one in silver, the other in black, both with red horns and tails. They crossed the moonlit space, coming towards each other, entering into a quiet embrace. An observer would think there was no music to be heard, for their music was that which they had heard within themselves … eternally.

“Wasn’t there just a full moon last week?” the incubi inquired.

“What can I say? I’m in a mood,” the succubi winked.

“Excellent …”

As the clocks came closer to midnight, these two did not pay them any heed. Elsewhere, a bright yellow-tail and her blue-tailed Eternal were counting down the moments to the beginning of the year, shuffling about in each other’s arms.

As the moment came, and the clocks struck twelve, the dances paused, the kisses came … but the ball, instead of dropping down the pole into the plaza, burst into a cascade of multi-colored sparkles. Everyone was quite surprised, but also delighted … and then the moment passed on.

Two lovers briefly paused in their shuffling and kissing as the blue-tailed incubi inquired, “Was that supposed to happen?”

“What can I say? I’m in a mood,” the yellow-tailed succubi winked.

“Ummmm … excellent!” Maybe this needed to become a tradition.

One might think that the dance might end one minute afterwards, but they would be wrong.

For Eternals, the dance is ever more.

Jan 03 2016

A Review of No Angel by Pippa Jay

No Angel by Pippa Jay

No Angel by Pippa Jay

Sometimes the most interesting thing about a story doesn’t come to the main characters alone. Sometimes to comes to the appearance of one single character who appears for but an instant and then is gone, leaving questions unanswered behind that one would really like to know the answers to.

It is so very difficult to accept when you are forgiven. If you are an Incubus, and your past comes to haunt you, that acceptance comes with a price. The thing of that is, whether you can or not, the other does. So what does that make of you and what comes of you in that moment? What is the price to be paid in forgiveness and can one survive?

  • Title: No Angel
  • Author: Pippa Jay
  • Length: 44 Pages
  • ASIN: B00XNP16T8
  • Publishing Date: May 13, 2015 (Reissue)
  • This work at Amazon.com

It is the story of:

How far would you fall for love?

Centuries ago, guardian angel Lucien committed a terrible sin. He gave in to his own desires and revealed himself to the mortal woman he’d been charged to protect. By kissing her, he condemned himself. Torn of his wings and his angelic powers, thrown down into the City Below, Lucien now serves Satan as an incubus who claims souls for his master from the City Above, and who feeds on the energy stolen from his mortal lovers. Dark, sexy, and charming, he’s been top of his league for decades uncounted.

Until His Infernal Highness decides to send Lucien looking for a lost angel. Lucien has no idea what he did to deserve such a punishment, since the touch of an angel could destroy him. Yet the challenge and the potential kudos of seducing one of his former heavenly kin leads him on.

But when he finds the angel, he learns he still has more to lose than his already forsaken soul.

Lucien has been an incubus for a very long time and he still remembers why he is an Incubus,how it happened, and more importantly, who was entwined in his fall. A summons, an order, and now Lucien finds that the angel he dared to love, and payed dearly for, is who he has been sent to find. But is that all there is? Or is there something more beneath the lies and deceit of his world?

The work is set a bit in the future where the world is, and yet isn’t quite what we see today. That is seen but fleetingly, a glimpse of the setting before the story focuses tightly upon Lucien, his world, his past and what he has been told to accomplish. It’s a setting in which, quite simply, anything can happen and in being so the author creates the most amazing scenes of having the main characters having to face their own truths.

Lucien might seem, at first, a bit stereotypically “evil” but this is quickly brushed aside as his past, which is complex and well woven into the story, is told fully. The work gives bits and pieces of his life, his fall, and the reasons within that, but in each moment Lucien’s heart and soul of his character comes through clearly. The same is true of Miranda, the angel whom Lucien is charged with seducing. While her story isn’t quite as well told as Lucien’s, it is very clear that she has a past, holds it close to her, and is focused on one truth within herself.

It is the meeting of both of their truths that makes this story touching, warm, passionate and truly an enjoyable read. But there’s something more that just adds a little something that completes things. Her name is Angelique, and she is a Succubus.

Angelique is possibly the most fascinating character in this work for me. Not for her being a Succubus, not for her mannerisms, actions, or how she presents herself. What I loved about her was simply that in a very short appearance, she revealed and yet didn’t reveal her own truth. She has that character trait that I do love in Succubi most of all. She’s more than she appears to be, but to find out why, that’s something you have to work for. Lucien doesn’t quite manage that, only brushing the surface of who she is before Angelique straightens him out and sends him on his way.

I wish there had been more of Angelique in the story, sadly there isn’t, but she’s a force in this work, one that reveals things about Lucien, before disappearing once more. There’s a story in her, and that’s something I’d like to know more of. Sometimes the ones that tell of love are those who know of it in all its forms.

Strongly written, there is not a wasted word, action, event or moment to be seen. The characters are fully told, and in being so the work is amazing. This is not a work of erotica to be clear, it is a story of finding oneself and finding a truth not believed. In being so, the passions that are shown are more real, more haunting and more persistent than any simple erotica could be.

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

A wonderful work, the characters with their stories, personalities, histories and fates revealed. Save for one Succubus named Angelique. A story untold, but with every bit as much mystery held within for who she is. A story that, one hopes, might be told sometime…