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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opYTt-kshkY

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…

 

Tera

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
  • ASIN: B00UKHNPBY
  • 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.

 

Tera

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…

 

Tera

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…

 

Tera

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.

 

Tera

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…


Loaned
By JHB



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.

Jan 10 2016

A Review of A Demon’s Gift by Jocelyn Dex

A Demon's Gift by Jocelyn Dex

A Demon’s Gift by Jocelyn Dex

There are some questions which do tend to wrap themselves around one’s thoughts over and over again. Some of them are clear, focused, they speak what they mean and mean what they say. Other thoughts are draped in shadow, their truth held away, until the moment when they must come to the fore and speak the words that one never expected.

The question of one’s history can be the one question that can never be fully answered until the moment arrives and the truth reveals more than one knew.

Even if that truth shatters the world once known.

The work tells the story of:

Cordelia is a demon hunter in training. Passing her final test will allow her the freedom to celebrate her first Christmas, but one demon stands in her way. As much as she tries to fight it, to convince herself he repulses her, her body comes alive, betraying her, each time he’s near.

Argoth, a sex demon, is locked in a cell, used as a punching bag for the demon hunter trainees. The only thing he looks forward to is his training sessions with Cordelia. The first time her fist connects with his face, he knows she’s different and that he has to have her, to save her, to make her his.

When Argoth’s truth turns Cordelia’s world upside down, will she give in to her desires or run for her life?

Cordelia has been training for longer than she can remember. Finally to the moment when she might be able to graduate, she has to face her own demon, quite literally. Beneath the words, the innuendo, the questions and more, there’s something hidden. Finding the unknown within and without can change everything, if she only would listen to the voices in her own mind.

The most telling part of this work is the way Cordelia and Argoth spar with each other over the course of the story. From the first moment, there is a connection, a reason for the story to unfold and that sets a tone throughout the rest of telling. Two strongly written characters who have their own wills, needs and desires. The internal struggles through which each must make their own choices, good or bad, and learn to deal with them. What I found the most telling of all was the histories of each. The secrets that are held in each of their pasts are not tossed out all at once, there is a reason for each part of the story to be told.

Argoth’s character tells of his honour, his needs, but always there is a fear within him that holds tightly. Finding out what that is, who that is, takes him from being a thinly written character into something far more. At the beginning, perhaps, there is a moment when he seems to be slightly obvious in what he is, a sex demon as he is described, possibly more accurately an Incubus, but that fades quickly as his real self comes out and tries to connect with Cordelia. There are two beings with “humanity” in this work, he is one. Cordelia is the other.

Cordelia herself is a bit of a hot mess through most of the story, but over time she grounds herself, learns about who she is, and in doing so that answers a lot of questions she has held for a very long time. It is clear there is something different about her, it is a bit telegraphed at times, but not too badly so. When the truth comes out, when she embraces it, there’s a certain lovely innocence that comes out overtop of who she has been and I really enjoyed that.

The work tells a complete, passionate tale, but it also leaves some questions unanswered, the fate of one character close to Argoth unclear for one, what exactly Cordelia will do with her life now a bit less unclear, but open to interpretation. The ending is satisfying nonetheless and in that I couldn’t help but smile.

I do wish that the story was longer, to allow for, perhaps, a little more happy in the ending, to find that piece of closure that Argoth does not have in the end. The ending tells the story, but it allows for more to be told and I’d really like that to happen. Solid writing, characters with depth, presence, and more. A touch of heat which does not overcome the story itself. All in all a wonderful read and the pleasure that comes with having that.

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

A wonderful story, fully realized characters and a universe that feels right from the first word to the last. I’d love to see where this story goes from here, there are more than enough hooks in the story to allow that to happen and I hope it does sometime…

 

Tera

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