Mar 14 2016

To Do List By TeraS

Everyone has a To-Do List; even the Queen of the Succubi has one. A dear friend sent me such a list for Tera, the Queen of the Succubi, and I have to admit that I laughed over it … But then the thought came … What really is her …

 

To-Do List
By TeraS

 

Everyone has one, or two, or sometimes more than that. They know it as “The List”: that long, rambling thing that reminds them of all of the things they need to do. No matter who they are, that list is there, somewhere, tugging at their minds and telling them what’s next on the agenda. Some manage to focus that list down to a shorter length, somehow managing to put into focus what they really have to do and nothing more.

Then there’s Tera and her own list. She keeps it folded into a small square in the pocket of her long, red jacket, and she looks at it every day. The paper has turned yellow with time, the folded edges being torn slightly when she retrieves it from that pocket every morning right before kissing her Eternal and before she steps outside into the Realm. Depending on the day, the things on her list happen, one way or the other, and, as such, the list isn’t really in any particular order.

And one particular item on that list happens every moment.

On this morning, after looking at the list and putting it away, Tera spent the morning with her Eternal. This wasn’t anything really special or needed to be. She simply shared a mug of hot chocolate with him, shared a kiss and a snuggle now and then. Here and there she would tease him a bit, whispering what she intended to do with him later that evening with a can of Redi-Whip. A little touching up of her lipstick, a brush of fingers through her hair came with a sultry look and then, after one more hug and a bit of tail twining, she made her way into the Realm.

As she walked through the Realm, she encountered her sister, Rachel, the two hugging each other tightly. Rachel seemed to be concerned about something, and Tera held her hand lightly, offering her time, her love, and more to her sister. The pair talked, giggled, and by the time Rachel needed to be off on her way elsewhere, there was a glow about them both, Rachel a little more bubbly and happy, Tera a little more the sultry, passionate Queen that she was.

She walked a bit further along, and Song came into view, ponytail swaying behind her, a need in her eyes for her lover to hold her, touch her, let her melt into her arms. Tera’s smile was simmering with heat, love, and desire for her Song as they drew close to each other. The kiss was long and soulful, the moan from Song in her desire enflaming her passions. Tera held her Song closely, a lick of her tongue over Song’s lips, a caress of fingers over Song’s hip, Song’s need to submit to Tera becoming a lovely wet heat in her core. The breathless purr from Tera was met with a giggle of surprise when Tera suggested they needed to go … shopping, for heels … among other things.

That led to Song being drawn away in Tera’s wake, being the victim of Tera’s sense of fashion in a number of shops in the Realm. By the time the pair had finally found something suitable—which wasn’t all that simple considering Tera’s constant teasing and, for Song, achingly wonderful seduction. Song was awash in her love, warmed by the knowledge of her lover’s need for her. Tera watched her Song glow as she left to sing to the Realm of her bliss, her love, her wonder in the soul that was Tera. Tera’s own glow became a bit brighter, a little more encompassing.

Entering the Palace, Tera passed an alcove and then stopped, peering inside. A hooded and cloaked man stood there watching her, his features covered in shadow save for his chin and warm smile.

Her glow washed the shadows away, her arms drawing him to her, her tail wrapping around the waist of her Legion. He smiled at her words, nodded at her thoughts, and, at least once, chuckled when she promised she’d get him for something he had done before. This was their way, how it had always been. There was nothing but love and respect between them both, it was how they were. A telling game of wits, of being teased and not fearing in what the other thought, for they both knew already.

When Legion bid her well, there was a bit of fire in his eyes, a strength in knowing that she cared, held him in her thoughts, and always would, and he the same. That glow about Tera remained, and, even in the shadows where Legion dwelled, there was light within him, enflamed and with him always.

This was how her day was. Every soul she encountered parted a little better, a little more than they were before: some teased, some taught, some wrapped in passion. In every case, the glow around them, in their souls, was a little more than it was before.

Upon the falling of night, she returned home after what was, all in all, a good day. A fuzzy red sweater found itself hugging her curves, a pair of blue jeans hugging her hips. A kettle was put on, the waiting for the steam coming soon after. Tea was poured into two mugs and then she looked out the window towards the fence. The warmest smile of the day graced her lips as she picked up the tray and made her way there to meet her heart.

Her glow was there with her, warming the air, shining upon her heart, waiting at the fence as she approached. The tray balanced on the fence, a warm hug was shared, and then the tea was offered, as her heart offered some cookies of his own. The two spent their time, as was their way, talking about family, about theology, about the worlds they shared, about the lives they led. Tea was sipped, the cookies were nibbled on … or used to express a particular point and give it emphasis.

The glow surrounded them both, that of her heart mixing with Tera’s own, of a simple understanding being more than it was—the finding of light within two souls, that light being doubled and doubled again in the acceptance, in the understanding they shared. The time came, as it always did, when the two hugged, promised to see one another tomorrow, and parted once more. As they did so, the glow remained with them both, keeping with them, the light brighter than it had been, a reflection of what each gave to the other and what was returned tenfold.

Later, when Tera was curled in bed with her Eternal, a small light shone in a pocket of her red jacket as it hung nearby. Within that pocket was her list, but not as it was at the start of the day. The paper was pure white. The paper was whole. The writing was clear, as if the words had been written moments ago. The list had been with Tera since she had been given the paper by her mother and asked to write her list upon it.

 

Brighten The World Around Me
Learn From Those That Love Me
Tease Those Around Me
Look Super Hot
Buy New Shoes

 

Beside each one there was a little checkmark noting that she had done so, and did so every day. From the first to the last it reflected her life and what she had learned throughout.

It wasn’t so much a To-Do List as it was an Always-Do List, after all …

Mar 13 2016

A Review of Holy Hell: A Mistress Victoria Fantasy by Vivian S. Vice

Holy Hell: A Mistress Victoria Fantasy by Vivian S. Vice

Holy Hell: A Mistress Victoria Fantasy by Vivian S. Vice

There are some stories involving succubi that appear quite often. One of the most common have a corrupting the innocent theme and a transformational theme usually comes along in the story as well.

This can mean the story has some lovely heat in it, that there is a bit of succubus mind control and seduction as well. But there are some stories that don’t spend a lot of time in plot, not enough time explaining why things happen for the sake of getting to the erotica and the transformation.

That can work, and sometimes if the heat is well done, that can make up for some of what’s missing. However, if time isn’t spent to edit the work, to make it read better, to fix some glaring errors, then regardless of how hot things are, the story cannot be all it should have been.

  • Title: Holy Hell: A Mistress Victoria Fantasy
  • Author: Vivian S. Vice
  • Length: 58 Pages
  • ASIN: B01CRIMDL6
  • Publishing Date: March 8, 2016
  • This work at Amazon.com

The story is about:

Sister Trisha lives a boring life of unappreciated, chaste drudgery in the convent, but her life takes a turn for the steamy when a seductive succubus shows up to convince the cute little sister to take a walk on the wild side.

Trisha finds herself at the tender mercies of Victoria, a succubus who has taken an interest in her and those around her. A few suggestions, a little whispered seduction leads to Trisha falling under Victoria’s spell. But that’s just the beginning, for Victoria has plans for her new playmate, and when they come to be Trisha won’t be innocent, or the same, again.

The story focuses on Trisha and how she is corrupted slowly through her encounter with Victoria, as such the work is somewhat less a story about succubus seduction than it is about succubus corruption. That does mean the story has a focus upon that transformation, both physical and mental, which is written well by the author and I enjoyed much of how things developed. Save for there being the appearance of hooves mind you, but that’s my own personal quirk.

That said, the transformation doesn’t happen at the snapping of fingers. There is a well thought out series of small seductions and changes that Trisha goes through at the hands of Victoria. The mental shifting has some lovely heat, how Trisha’s thoughts change is interesting and the twisting and turning in that change works well. Her physical transformation is told in how the things that Victoria does, how they entice Trisha to give herself to Victoria through the pleasure she feels, is also a nice mix of heat and story.

Trisha’s final form is described deliciously, I have the most interesting image of her in my mind, though her tail bothers me about as much has her hooves do. Still, her overall appearance as described is quite succubus-like and her new self falls into being a succubus quite well. The only thing that seems a little odd about her final form and thoughts, is that there’s something missing along the way.

Following Trisha’s becoming a succubus, she passes on the gift Victoria gave her to another and it is at that point in the story that it lost me. I didn’t find the latter part of the work all that hot, interesting, or seductive. It was something more like revenge, and that just didn’t interest me.

Overall the erotica mixes with the story well, Trisha and Victoria are well fleshed out, if somewhat stereotypical in who they are. But there’s really not a lot told about Victoria, why she appears, what she wants, other than the obvious. It feels like there is more story to be told about her all things considered, including a comment by Victoria about her palace elsewhere. It would have made for a more interesting story if how Victoria got there would be told, what she did before meeting Trisha was revealed more than it was at the end of the work.

The other stereotypical thing is that the plot as a whole just is something that has been done a lot, in a lot of different ways, and I didn’t feel like the author managed something new, or really different in the core story, having to put their effort into the erotica and transformation which didn’t change the main problem of this sort of story being so prevalent as a whole.

There’s a very obvious suggestion of the story not being done at the end, where things go from here seeming to be quite obvious as a whole. While the story of Trisha seems to be complete, what comes next could be more of the same, or something more. It’s hard to say which from where this ends.

With all of the good things, there is one major problem. The work needs another editing pass. There are too many spelling mistakes, such as “it’ ” instead of “it’s” which happens a lot. There is also some odd dialogue that just doesn’t sound right either. As well, at one point in Trisha’s transformation, there’s a moment that made me pause and try to figure out in my mind how, physically, such a thing could happen, magic or not.

It’s a shame because I did like so much of the story and the characters, but the editing issues and the final third of the work, which didn’t appeal to me very much, makes it hard to give this work the rating I want to.

Two and a half out of five pitchforks.

The work needs another editing pass, it also could use a bit more about Victoria than her just appearing out of thin air. There’s a story here, it seems to be on the edge of appearing, but it gets lost in the transformation, the corruption and while I liked a lot of that, without a story to back it up, this becomes a much less interesting and erotic work overall. Perhaps there will be another work to follow this one. If that happens, then perhaps that missing story can be told.

 

Tera

Mar 13 2016

A Review of Supernatural by Juliette Lubach

Supernatural by Juliette Lubach

Supernatural by Juliette Lubach

Not all stories that have a succubus appearing in them make that character out to be something more than ‘just a succubus’. Sometimes she is evil, really over the top so, and sometimes that turns out to be interesting. Sometimes not so much so when it’s hard to get past some of the things she does.

She can simply be a means to drive other characters onwards, or a method for showing how evil she is compared to others around her. But that can be pushed a little too far and when it is, as a whole, that can hurt what otherwise can be an interesting story…

  • Title: Supernatural
  • Author: Juliette Lubach
  • Length: 148 Pages
  • ASIN: B00N9AO10S
  • Publishing Date: September 1, 2014
  • This work at Amazon.com

 

The work tells the story of:

Valerie Thomas didn’t mean to get involved with witches and demons. All she was looking for was a way to live out her carnal fantasies. In her pursuit of love in the arms of two sexy, mysterious women, Valerie learns so much more about the supernatural world, and about herself. Now they’re hot on the trail of a beautiful runaway Succubus who never should have been released from Hell.

Valerie meets two witches and finds herself brought into their world. A chase to find a succubus begins and during that Valerie finds out some things that she didn’t expect. Choices are made, for good and bad, and in the end only Valerie can make things right, or wrong.

Morgan is the succubus in this work, and at the beginning she is, as a whole, rather likeable. She doesn’t feel evil in a lot of ways. However, when she is ‘demoted’ for a mistake that makes little sense, something snaps within her and then her personality turns and twists itself around being what amounts to a cruel, nasty thing. When this happens, which takes a little time, then her appearances in the work become quite hard to read at times. It also gets more confused when the story switches between Morgan and a man she last encountered as a succubus who is infatuated with her.

There are a lot of sad, broken characters in this work, Morrigan and Daniel being the main ones, but there is such an undercurrent of nastiness that recurred over and over again that, at times, it was hard to stay in the story and not skim pages. I understand that this is their development as characters, but honestly it seems to be a bit too much at times for my liking.

There are, from time to time, short passages of erotica, but they run the gambit from warm to hot, tending towards warm as a whole. Again, this is in response to Morgan’s actions, when it is warm or less so, hotter when Valerie shows her love for her friends. Both have their moments, and it is a contrast, but the unevenness is a little disappointing.

Overall, the plot is interesting, has a bit of mystery and there were moments when things worked in that. There were some side trips that didn’t make a lot of sense when they happened, but, later on, were explained and then the pieces came together. There are quite a lot of quirky and odd characters to add flavour to the work, which works in a lot of ways. Possibly the most interesting passages are when Valerie meets someone she never expected to and then finds out who she is, if not why she is there.

The work ends in a way that is a bit of a letdown when all that came before is considered. A new character appears out of thin air, there is conflict and confusion, and when some kind of answer is found, it really isn’t an answer. I’m not sure this was the best way to bring things to a close, unless there is another work coming to continue things forwards. There was, in a way, a better ending in the chapter before the actual ending, which might have been better at least to me.

There are a few, very minor, editing mistakes in the work, but nothing that really took me out of the story. What did make me turn the pages and skim a bit was when Morgan did some things that I wasn’t comfortable in reading. While that was part of her character, it took much of the good from the work and I wish that didn’t happen.

Getting past that issue, the balance of the work has a decent plot, good characters and everything connects in some way which works well. But Morgan’s actions and the ending are the stumbling points for me.

Three and a half out of five pitchforks.

The main thing that bothered me was some of the brutal moments that Morgan involved herself in. While that was her character, it was a bit too far for my tastes and, as such, it took a lot of the enjoyment of the rest of the work away. The world is interesting, certainly unique and unexpected. The metaphysical discussion at times was surprising and I liked that. The ending feels too short, too abrupt and too formulaic for my liking. Still, it does leave an opening for the story to continue some time… We’ll have to see.

 

Tera

Mar 12 2016

A beautiful Morrigan Aensland WIP YouTube

A simply lovely YouTube of an artist creating a wonderfully soft and emotional image of Morrigan Aensland today on the Tale. Perhaps it shows, if only a little so, the inner power that Morrigan has in her character…

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXSD4AR4SMc

Here is the completed artwork, the artist’s name is Juliana Rabelo.

Morrigan Aensland by Juliana Rabelo

Morrigan Aensland by Juliana Rabelo

The one little touch in this art of Morrigan that I found the most striking is what I think of, in a way, are galaxies and stars in her corset. It’s an interesting idea which I think reflects upon the power she holds within herself. In her history, it’s clear that she is very powerful, and the idea of life and the universes existing within her form is a really fascinating idea.

That all said, her smile is amazing here, and it’s almost like she’s contemplating or thinking about something that she has done, or encountered. Thoughtful Morrigan is something I do like and it’s one of her aspects that comes out better in the anime about her than the games…

She’s a fighter, but she’s so much more than that…

 

Tera

Mar 11 2016

A Review of Vetusis: A Short Paranormal Mystery by Shelby Blake

Vetusis: A Short Paranormal Mystery by Shelby Blake

Vetusis: A Short Paranormal Mystery by Shelby Blake

Not all stories with succubi or incubi need to be erotic at their core. Occasionally the better story is one that lurks just underneath, the hint that something isn’t right, that the characters need to work out what’s wrong and deal with it.

It’s more interesting when the truth is discovered and one isn’t quite sure of what the truth is, what happens when it is found, and what the aftermath really is. Perhaps that is the true mystery and horror. Not the physical moments, but the ones that unfold in the mind.

  • Title: Vetusis: A Short Paranormal Mystery
  • Author: Shelby Blake
  • Length: 20 Pages
  • ASIN: B00VYNF3J0
  • Publishing Date: April 10, 2015
  • This work at Amazon.com

The story is about:

What’s behind his eyes could be deadly….

When Angeline agrees to a simple girl’s night out with her co-workers, she doesn’t expect to meet an attractive–and wealthy–business man. But what’s beyond those green eyes, may be far more than she ever bargained for.

He’s not interested in her body, only her soul….

Angeline goes out with friends and finds herself chatting with a man, Over time that chat turns into something odd, strange, unsettling. When the truth comes out and what he is becomes known, the real question is what does he really want? And is Angeline able to refuse him?

The work is more physiological in tone rather than being sexual. There’s very little erotica in the work which actually causes the tension within the story to grow uninterrupted. In doing so the story is very strongly written, the characters have some excellent depth.

It is the uncovering of the mystery, what everything means, and what comes next where this work shines. Piece by piece the mystery takes unexpected turns and the mind games that are played through the story are quite well done and I enjoyed them.

The question is, at least for me, whether Vetusis is succubus or incubus-like in makeup and I think, overall, that it is. But it’s goals are a bit vague and uncertain and that brings with it a bit of confusion here and there as the characters confront it.

The climax of the work tells of the strength of Angeline and what she is willing to do. Really her strength is throughout the story and the ending just brings that into sharper focus. The ending did leave me wanting a bit, as it is unclear and vague, but really that’s part of the charm here.

As I have noted, the work is well written, though with one rather glaring misused word. There is also a bit of confusion in the last few pages of the work, but that I felt was to reflect the situation that Angeline found herself in. As well, one more editing pass would have helped at some points where the story read oddly or the dialog seemed a little off.

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

Is Vetusis a succubus or incubus? Possibly. The hints are there and it does make sense with what he does in the work and the story told of him. It’s a unique take on the myth and I thought that was well done in tone and form. The issue comes to a bit more editing and perhaps a little clarification here and here in the work. An excellent mystery to watch unfold and as it does that story is telling.

 

Tera

Mar 11 2016

A Review of Manhattan Sucks by Dou7g and Amanda Lash

Manhattan Sucks by Dou7g and Amanda Lash

Manhattan Sucks by Dou7g and Amanda Lash

Returning to the Succubus Apprentice series, the second work in the series, this time on the Tale. You can find my review of the first work in the series here, in which the wonderful wit brought me a smile as this author always does.

The ensemble cast of characters are wonderful together, but there are stories to tell about each of them that do need to be told. Questions to be answered. For example, what one’s To Do List might happen to look like from time to time, and if that might need to change a bit under some circumstances.

It’s good to have a goal, something to aim for. But if you are the one that’s being aimed at that can be a real problem.

  • Title: Manhattan Sucks
  • Author: Dou7g and Amanda Lash
  • Length: 24 Pages
  • ASIN: B01CIXBBTU
  • Publishing Date: March 2, 2016
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells the story of:

This series continues the adventures of the characters from the series “Succubus Temptations” collected in “Succubus Journey”.

In this installment Kiki the vampire and Lorelei the dark elf sorceress implement their plan to take over Manhattan, at least the supernatural aspects of it.

These two beautiful dangerous woman as they wreak havoc through the greatest city in the world, in heels.

Kiki and Lorelei are off to see the Wizard. Well, actually they are off on a little bit of girl’s day out on the town, and that town is Manhattan. Of course it isn’t all about shopping for shoes, there’s a little matter of their wanting to take over things for themselves. But along the way things get a little complicated, and if one of them happens to break a heel, all hell will break loose.

This work focuses on the current whereabouts of Kiki and Lorelei, who left Kendra and the rest behind when they returned to their own world, and more specifically, Kiki’s home of Manhattan. Being that both Kiki and Lorelei are a little bit power hungry, that of course means the pair have a thought, and it’s one that comes with a lot of problems along the way.

There’s some wonderful interplay between Kiki and Lorelei, but it’s just as telling to see how Kiki interacts with others they meet along the way and what happens as a result. I’ll note that there is one character who’s love of books I adored and dearly so, who Kiki has wrapped around her finger and what happens along the way could be telling.

The story sets up the adventure to come, introduces some new characters, who bring along with them some telling moments for Lorelei. Listening to her thoughts as things happen told a lot about her, how she has changed, and, to a point, made her more “whole” as a character. As an aside, Lorelei’s To Do List was perfect, made complete sense, and I do have to agree with one of the points quite strongly, though I might have pushed it from #2 to number #1. It’s a rather important thing when style matters after all.

There’s a little bit of teasing sexuality in the work, but it doesn’t force itself into the story, or take away from what’s happening otherwise. The point is to set up what’s coming next, to explain things and then put the show on the road as it were. I think it does so well overall, though I would have liked a little bit more story about Lorelei thinking about what’s going on rather that reacting to things at times. Much of that comes from those she encounters, who don’t care to talk in the first place.

I found myself wondering what’s happened between their leaving Kendra in the last series and where they are now as well. I wonder about Lorelei going out on the town alone, or going to Kiki’s club or similar. There’s a story there I think and I find it nibbling at my thoughts as I was reading this work.

There are a scattering of minor spelling mistakes, nothing that takes away from the story. Really the thing that I liked the most was simply Kiki and Lorelei themselves, how they played off each other and the thoughts that Lorelei had while Kiki was “doing her thing.” Having an amused smile is never bad, and I did.

Four out of five pitchforks.

I like seeing what’s going on with Kiki and Lorelei, to find some closure to a plot point in the previous series, but I think that’s not going to come easily or quickly. I do think there will be a lot of moments, both fun and tense, that will tell a story. Not so much about the taking over of Manhattan, but rather how the relationship between Kiki and Lorelei might, and probably will, change.

And it is that development, that promise, that I enjoy most of all.

 

Tera

Mar 10 2016

Succubi Image of the Week 425

Sometimes I find images of Succubi that, for me at least, really inspire some interesting stories in my thoughts. Sometimes it’s an expression, other times their form, on occasion the attire they wear. It’s nice when all of those things come together in a piece of Succubi art that I think is inspired…

Topaz Tornado by Lynie

Topaz Tornado by Lynie

This work is of a character called Topaz Tornado and was a commission of the artist Lynie on Hentai Foundry. You can find the original page on Hentai Foundry with this artwork here.

She’s just the most amazing looking Succubi really. The pose, expression, attire, her overall form really all come together in just the right way so that she’s powerful in her character but at the same time there’s a certain allure to her as well.

I think the mixture of her red skin with her hair, wings, horns and especially how the glowing gems that she wears just simply work and make her look perfect.

It’s not often there is an image of a Succubus in flight and I think, by far, this is one of my favourite such images of the year…

 

Tera

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