Jan 01 2016

The 2015 Succubi Year in Review

The single thing, at least from my perspective, about 2015 was the ending of things more than the beginning of things that had something to do with Succubi. As such, there aren’t really ten things that are positive points, really it is a mix of things overall for the year.

So, in no particular order, and in whatever way the thoughts came to me, here are my thoughts about Succubi and the year just past, 2015…

  • Lost Girl – Obviously the single thing that marks this year was the ending of Lost Girl. I still feel like the last season was a disappointment for how much didn’t really get any sense of completion when all was said and done. More so, the loss of Kenzi for most of the season, what happened to Trick and Tamsin, didn’t endear the series to me for what happened. What bothered me, more than anything else, was how the series walked away from the core question of who Bo is, to find her own way, and turned the last season towards her father, what he wanted, and what his plans for Bo were. Beyond that, the ending itself was more focused on him than Bo, or the main cast for that matter. If there is a “Lost Girl: The Next Generation” I will give it a chance… but then I doubt we’ll ever see that happen.
  • Dangerously Chloe – I feel like the series has been in a holding pattern for much of the year story-wise. There’s not been a lot of development of Chloe herself, there’s been nothing in the way of really telling a story other than a few little arcs that, by the end, haven’t done anything to progress her story, or really, any of the other main characters. I will say that the Valentine’s Day arc was fun and had some moments that worked, but otherwise? I just would like to see Chloe grow up. She really hasn’t as yet and I’d like to see that.
  • Yes, you know I have to rant over lousy costumes – I can count on the fingers of one hand how many costumes I found in the past year that were, in the smallest of ways, slightly better than the usual awful things I find. Considering there are at least two costume companies that can create reasonably nice looking costumes, other than Devils, I’m not calling them Succubi, because they aren’t, wouldn’t it be possible to create one single costume that I would actually need to have? I’m not expecting better this coming year, but still, hope springs eternal.
  • Sinfest – As much as I have liked that Fuchsia has progressed as a character, Baby Blue hasn’t. Abby has, in a really nice way, but Sapphire hasn’t. There’s a story to be told, but really it hasn’t this past year very much. Considering the past record of the series, I’m sort of expecting things to turn away from any kind of character development and return to a series of commentary over the elections that are coming soon. Still, there might be some side arcs for the Devil Girl characters as a whole, and I hope so. What happens next with Abby I think is going to be interesting. Still, Sapphire is a question mark and I’d like to know more about her.
  • New 2015 Succubi Book Series – There were actually a lot of series that started over the past year which have Succubi as main characters. By my count there were 22 series started, 7 of which never got past the first book in the series. Of the remaining 15, really only six were not stereotypical. I’m hoping for better in a lot of ways for 2016, but I can really only see three of these series started in 2015 that I have any real hope for. Why is it that so many authors see the word “Succubus” and have to immediately write an evil, over the top sexual being? How about using some imagination please?
  • Succubus Short Films – I noticed there were a number of short student films that appeared on YouTube in 2015 that had a Succubus character in them. However, they were mostly horror-themed, didn’t really have a Succubus as much as they had a female character that acted in a less-than Succubus-like fashion. Some where very stereotypically evil, or horrific, but, occasionally, there was a film that had a different take on things that I found to be interesting. Perhaps there will be more of that in 2016.
  • Video Games with Succubi – There were actually a lot of small little games that popped up in 2015, but they were shooter games, or maze games or similar sorts of things. If they came from Asia, they focused on succubi with one thing on their minds, and the games revolved around that one point. The other option were succubi that were really not so much succubi as they were an excuse to have over endowed enemies to fight in the game. I wonder when, if ever, there will be a succubus in a game that isn’t there for the sake of showing off her cleavage?
  • Cosplay – I think this was one of my more positive points in 2015 for the number of Cosplayers that have taken the idea of Succubi and given them a presence. By that I mean there are quite a number of them that have appeared in simply amazing costume, have the look and attitude of Succubi that I personally like to see. It’s nice to see Succubi cosplayed as being powerful, not eye candy.
  • Succubi Stories – With all of the books that have come out in 2015, the ones that are a single story and nothing more, there have been several that were really so very good and I wanted to see more from. Perhaps they will return and surprise me in 2016, but if not, there were a bright spot here and there, even if there were still a lot of short, poorly edited, hot flashes that were not.

That’s nine, and really the tenth is something that is special to me. Perhaps I’ll share that, sometime soon…

And as for my site… A few highlights for the year that Succubus.net had:

  • The Tale has over 1.4 million views in total.
  • The Tale has over 3,100 posts.
  • The SuccuWiki has surpassed well over 20 million views.
  • The SuccuWiki contains over 3,700 articles.
  • The Gallery of the Succubi has over 5,100 images.
  • The Tale and this site had their eighth anniversary in November.

For myself, I hope to write more, to write better. I would like to accomplish one thing that my heart and others have been poking my tail to accomplish… Perhaps it will happen, perhaps it will not… But no matter which does…

I wish you all a Happy 2016… May your coming year be happy and wonderful for you all…



Dec 31 2015

Succubi Image of the Week 415

A somewhat different image for the last Succubi of 2015. I haven’t had a lot of 3D renderings of Succubi on the Tale this year and this time I’m going to share something that I found to be really quite unique and wonderful…

Succubus Demon by Agr1on

Succubus Demon by Agr1on

This work was created by an artist on DeviantArt called Agr1on and you can find the original page with this art on DeviantArt here and this artist’s page is here on that site.

Obviously she doesn’t appear to be a “normal” looking Succubus and I think that works really well here. She does have the most interesting wings, her horns are almost invisible in the glow of light that is touching her hair and, there is, if you look closely, a tail. The design of what I think of as the jewelry she is adorned with is one of the most amazing displays of Succubus clothing that I have seen in quite some time. It teases with what it hides but also tempts quite well as it leaves really very little to the imagination.

The setting works well with her body and the lighting, the reflections in the pool she is rising from add a bit of mystery that works nicely too. Quite the striking image and it certainly is a memorable one to close out 2015.




Dec 30 2015

The model’s expression says everything about this costume

Devil Lady CostumeOnce again I have found a costume where the model’s expression more than gives a clue that it is not the best one they’ve encountered… Not that the first look at the costume wouldn’t have given you that clue and more…

This is called the Devil Lady Costume and it comes with… well actually the description only says that the costume is lycra and nothing more… other than it sells normally for $65 US, but it’s on sale for $34.

I’m going to assume that the costume comes with the horns and not the pitchfork, though really whether they do or not really doesn’t make any difference to the tackiness of this mess.

It’s about as unflatteringly ugly as anything I’ve found this year in costumes and that’s saying something. On top of that the model really isn’t selling this well considering her expression and pose.

No real way to improve it, wouldn’t consider wearing it, and I hope never to see this in person… ever.

We end another year of costumes with a zero…

We can hope that the coming year will average above a one…



Dec 29 2015

A Review of Tale of the Farm by R.K.B. Kirin and K. Bell

Tale of the Farm by R.K.B. Kirin and K. Bell

Tale of the Farm by R.K.B. Kirin and K. Bell

A little while ago I reviewed Tales from the House by R.K.B. Kirin and you can find that review here on the Tale. I rather enjoyed the story and the succubus Selina who was the core of the work was I thought a wonderful character. I had wondered about the possibility of future works, or a series, and quite recently the author published a second work in the series which I will be receiving today. I do think that the title of the series, Shadowlust, is an excellent choice and I hoped that the second work would be as wonderful as the first.

It is the story of:

Caroline is a fan of horror films who finds herself lost on the road and forced to look for help on a dark, creepy farm. The next thing Caroline knows, she is thrown into a shocking, shadowy world more frightening than any movie. She encounters an well-endowed incubus who clearly wants to get know her much more intimately, while a beautiful, ghostly woman and her disarming consort appear claiming they want to help her. But there is a secret that Caroline must learn. One that will change her entire life.

Will Caroline become trapped in a nightmare she cannot escape? Or will she find herself in a sensual dream she never wants to leave?

Caroline finds herself stranded on a farm and has no idea how she got there exactly. An encounter with an Incubus leaves her both frightened and aroused, but at the same time confused. The truth is stranger than fiction, but the reality isn’t. When the answers come, then everything is made clear by an odd couple Caroline encounters, the Incubus that pursues her, and her own desires revealed.

The work is every bit as good as the first work in the series. The characters, and there are a lot more in this work than in the first, speak with their own voices, but Caroline is the centre of the story and everything revolves around her for the most part. There is a secondary storyline which centres on a couple that Caroline comes across in the midst of a rather intimate moment that I enjoyed.

Through this second couple, there’s a fascinating explanation of how things work, why Caroline is where she has come to, and what, as a whole, it all means. Much of that reinforces the prior work in which Selena, the succubus, and I tend to think of as, Mistress of this domain, explained how things worked. I found Wyneleth, who is the supernatural part of this new couple, a complete joy in the story for how she presents herself, her character and how she holds her opinions and thoughts so well. She seems a bit of a foil to Selena, in a way, and where that leads to I think will be interesting to see.

The incubus of this work, Sebastian, is a mystery through most of the story and when his secret is revealed I liked how it fit into what had happened in the work to that point, what Caroline’s reaction was, and where the story went from there. It made sense, it explained a lot of why things happened, but left a few questions loose to be picked up towards the end of the work by other characters as need be.

Sebastian has most of the classical appearance of an Incubus, but his character is not stereotypical, cruel, or strange. It takes some time for the story to get to the point where the truth appears, Caroline confronts this and has to make a choice. I liked the little touches of Sebastian’s Incubus nature that came out in his being with Caroline, and how that was used to heat up the erotic scenes quite nicely.

The balance between story and erotica was well done, there is good heat in the several hot flashes that creep in here and there. There are one or two points where things go a little over the top, but not too much so. Some of the reactions from the other characters as Caroline and Sebastian have their fun are amazingly funny and I adored that part of the story.

The characters are written very well, having a clear voice, the scenes are rich with descriptions, thoughts, and how everything links together is well done. There are a few, very minor spelling and word mistakes, but they are very minor as a whole, and do not take much away, but they are a little stumbles in what otherwise is a strongly told story.

With all that comes in this work, what it describes and lays out, I do look forwards to the next work in the series. Selena’s fleeting appearance adds a nice connection to the prior work, but it also tells of what the future holds. How that works out, where it does, I think can make for many delicious stories to tell.

Four and a half out of five pitchforks.

I think this work is a wonderful followup, it tells a captivating story, but more so, it explains more about this universe, how things work, and why they do so. It feels like more of a complete world, the characters dwelling there with their own lives and stories to tell. I do hope that Selena and her realities do appear again for there are so many more stories to tell.



Dec 29 2015

A Review of Claimed by a Succubus by Naomi Silvera

Claimed by a Succubus by Naomi Silvera

Claimed by a Succubus by Naomi Silvera

I very much dislike stereotypical stories about Succubi. I do not like to read stories where the end result is, sadly, a complete and total destruction of what happened in the work before that point. I’ve never understood what, exactly, is the point in doing such a thing.

To write a story that tries to have some heat in it, to try to create characters that have something interesting in them and then toss that all aside for what seems to be a matter of finding a quick means to end a story doesn’t sit well with me.

It is the story of:

Joey, a college student and talented quarterback from Woodwill University never had a lack of hot women surrounding him. After his game against Summit High he meets a mysterious and beautiful woman named Lisa. Joey is intrigued and decides to have drinks with her.

However, he will soon find out that she’s not human and that his life might be in danger.

Joey has all of the girls he could want being the star quarterback. Lisa appears and he expects things to go his way again, but Lisa has other things in mind for him.

I find it difficult to even call this work a hot flash because, as a whole, there isn’t anything hot in it. The characters are paper thin, the story is fleeting and most of all, the succubus herself is in almost every important way, completely stereotypical. There’s no passion, nothing to give the characters anything that would make the reader care about them.

The entire story leads to the final line in the story which doesn’t offer anything other than the well over used theme of “succubus feeds on unwary human then ends them” trope. The story itself doesn’t hold much within it save some sexual commentary, the occasional flirting and beyond that there’s nothing much to the story because at that point Lisa, the succubus, appears and takes over.

She is very much a predator, and the oddest part of the story is that Joey realizes what she is and makes the most inane comment about something Lisa does, then idly thinks that he should get away from her, but doesn’t. From that point forwards Lisa is, for lack of a better way of putting this, “playing with her food” which is supposed to have some heat in it. But it doesn’t. What follows is a series of comments and statements that try to be sexy and erotic, but fail.

The work has no character development, no heat, nothing really of interest in it and even as the hot flash it is supposed to be it cannot manage to create that heat. Really there is not much in this work to enjoy and that’s disappointing. Little story mixed with little heat doesn’t make for a very good read.

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

A disappointing ending that was telegraphed from the beginning, characters that really didn’t hold much interest and a story, as a whole, that was only their to lead towards the erotica. There can be better, should be better, but isn’t.



Dec 28 2015

Answering By TeraS

And so, the end of 2015 approaches. With it comes a lot of stories unfinished, a lot of things not done. Still, the stories come, as they do. Some of them are unexpected, some are what they are. Among all of them, sometimes a story appears that is the result of a question that is posed to me, here on the Tale or elsewhere. Some of those questions are requests, some are thoughtful wonderings, and, sometimes, the question brings about a story that might not be the answer I thought it was going to be.


By TeraS


There are questions that the Queen’s Office in the Realm receives on a regular basis. They come from all the points of the compass that one could imagine and parts of the universe that one might not. Many times, the questions themselves are meant for someone else in the Realm to reply to; other times, the questions aren’t.

On this particular day, the sun was shining upon a Realm covered in a few feet of snow. Tera was looking out her window in the Palace, smiling as she watched a group of succubi and incubi having a snowball fight … or, perhaps more accurately, a snowball orgy … It was kind of hard to tell from where she was standing at that moment.

But that didn’t stop her from smiling while taking a sip of her hot chocolate. As she did so, her office door opened, and Tera heard the clicking of the Receptionist’s heels as she came into the room. “So, why aren’t you out there? I’m sure there’s a tail or two that would be happy to see you?”

The Receptionist replied in a mock-stern tone: “And you aren’t there why, young lady?”

Turning from the window, Tera smiled warmly: “It’s too darn cold for my tail, and I don’t want to ruin one of Lil’s tail cozies out in the snow.”

A small stack of envelopes was placed on the corner of Tera’s desk as she was told: “That reminds me. I do need to visit her and see if she has anything planned for New Year’s.”

Placing her mug on the desk, Tera’s tone was amused: “Oh … I think Lil will be fine. She always seems to find the company she needs … though I cannot imagine why or how.”

Taking a chair nearby, the Receptionist produced her notepad and pen, settling in there and regarding her Queen: “Whenever you’re ready.”

Picking up the small stack, Tera wandered back over to the window, placing the letters on a table nearby and then selecting the first one from the pile. For a moment, she reconsidered whether she wouldn’t rather be out in the snow, but then she set to her work. The sound of her fingernail running through the flap and opening it echoed, softly, but crisply, through the room, followed by a rustling of papers and then a long pause as she read the contents of the first one.

When she was finished, the royal red-tail refolded the note and then tapped the edge of the letter against her lips … “It isn’t enough to want or ask. To ask the question is only the beginning. Such a choice isn’t one to be taken lightly or offered without due consideration. To offer, as you have, is a serious thing. Be careful that you are willing to accept what it means, what will be, before you take the next step. Look into yourself, into your soul, and see what is before you ask what might be.”

She placed the note back in its envelope, before laying it to the side, and repeating the process with the next … and the next … and the next …“I take the word ‘Mistress’ seriously. You need to take the word ‘Pet’ seriously, as well. Neither are names to be offered without due consideration and thought. You cannot demand that one be a Mistress, just as another cannot demand you be a Pet. Want isn’t enough. Desire isn’t enough. When you realize what is, then you will have the truth.” …

… “When you look into the mirror, and can see yourself there for who you are, then you have taken the first step. When the mirror looks back at you, then you see what you could be, and what you have to accept is part of yourself.” …

… “From our desires comes that which we wish to be true. In our dreams comes the reality we desire to be true. To wish our dreams to be our desires can only open the way to see. We are the ones that have to make our reality become real.” …

… “… a touch, a caress, a light breath upon one’s skin, the shiver of goosebumps as one gives up oneself to another, the bliss of being held, loved, and cherished …” …

… “… to be more than we are, to become that which none expect us to be, to be the way found for those that seek …” …

… “Because. No better answer can there be.” …

This continued for some time, occasionally interrupted by a snowball striking the window Tera stood at. She replied by sticking out her tongue and waving before returning to her answering…

The last letter was opened, the question read, and the final answer given …“Love, passion, joy … for always.”

As Tera spoke that final answer, she looked out the window to see those she loved dearly still playing in the snow, loving in their own ways, sharing their passions. She smiled, in joy, for that being here, always—love, passion, joy … for always.

The Receptionist gathered the letters and then strode from the room, calling out over her shoulder: “Now, go on and have some fun, will you?”

Her Majesty watched her leave, the door closing behind her. There were always questions, but it was in the answering that Tera found some of her own personal delights. But that didn’t mean that one couldn’t have her fun, as well.

The efficient administrator had just finished typing up the last reply when Tera’s door opened. It was a surprise when a red jacket and gloves were dropped on the assistant’s desk, the Savereign standing there in her own winter clothing: “Come on. You need to get out there as much as I do.”

She smiled, putting the jacket on: “Probably. But I still can put some snow down your back and watch you squirm, Missy.”

Tera smirked: “You wouldn’t dare.”

The answer, moments later as they both walked into the winter wonderland, was a handful of snow pushed down Tera’s collar before the ultra-efficient succubi ran off towards the waiting playmates in the snow, Tera in hot pursuit.

And there was one final answer, as their laughter and giggling was answered by all those around them.

Dec 27 2015

A Review of Love Bites by James Newman and Donn Gash

Love Bites by James Newman and Donn Gash

Love Bites by James Newman and Donn Gash

The myth of Succubi and Incubi can, of course, be told in many different ways. There are some ways that are more thoughtful, some more sexual, and some that sort of are missing the point here and there.

Then there are the stories that tell you, right from the cover, that what awaits is something that’s more focused on horror than it is on erotica. In those cases you hope that the characters are interesting and the succubus and/or incubus has something to hold your interest. Sadly, this work didn’t have that for me.

It is the story of:

Meet Les & Wanda Sue, aka “HOTCOUPLE30”. MWC, very open-minded. ISO same for erotic escapades. Love weekend camping trips, watersports, anything “outdoors-y”. She’s 5’9″, 130lbs, bi & beautiful. He’s 6′, 170lbs, straight w/rugged good looks. Both 30-something, fit, well-endowed in all the right places. Nonsmokers, social drinkers. Age/race unimportant. Into swapping, 4-sums, whatever feels right.

Interested? Give us a call. There’s nothing to be afraid of.

. . . we promise we don’t BITE.

Jerry’s home life has gotten stale and he’s looking for a way to change things. Joining a website he comes into contact with a couple that like him and he likes them. After meeting them, Jerry convinces his wife to come along and meet his new found friends, for the first and last time.

The work is, first and foremost, a slow build towards the climax which is a horror story. There’s a lot of questions one asks themselves about Les and Wanda, but just as many about Jerry and why he does things. There’s a certain disconnect, a kind of dysfunctional personality in Jerry fro the first page. His life, what he thinks of it and how he is looking to change it, reads very much like a couple that just can’t communicate.

As such, it’s hard to care about Jerry, his wife, or really anything about them. In a way the same things can be said about Les and Wanda in that they have really few redeeming qualities. There is the slightest hint that Wanda is better than she seems to be, but really it’s not enough by itself to do much for me.

When it is revealed what Les and Wanda are capable of, there’s a very slight hint that they are, in a small way, possessing the succubus and incubus ability of attracting their prey through sex, but it’s fleeting before the horror aspects come out fully and all is revealed. In that moment, when I should have cared about Jerry and his wife… I couldn’t. That is the problem here for me at least. I need to care about the characters and I just didn’t.

It’s a shame because the work is written well, tells a good, strong horror story, but at the most important point, the characters, they just aren’t interesting. For those looking for a suspense leading towards horror, the work does that well. But I just didn’t care I’m sorry to say and I really wanted to.

One out of five pitchforks.

I didn’t care for the characters, the story, nor the outcome. There wasn’t anything that really hooked me in the story and the connection with succubi or incubi is so vague that it might well be a mirage. For those that like horror stories, it’s a well told one overall. For myself, and my tastes, it just really isn’t.