Dec 25 2015

Tera’s 2015 Christmas Manip – Randi The Red Tailed Succubi

The thing about taking a song and turning it… Succubish… Is that sometimes it is very easy and sometimes it appeared to be at first, but then the complexities get amazingly difficult to overcome. I though that using Rudi’s song for Randi wouldn’t be too difficult…

With the help of my heart… It is more than I expected things to be…

Randi The Red Tailed Succubi by TeraS and JHB

Randi The Red Tailed Succubi by TeraS and JHB

 

The song, which I think is cute and fun is…

Randi the Red Tailed Succubi

Randi the randy red-tail
wore a very shiny top,
and she was quite voracious;
never knew quite when to stop.

All of hot Randi’s playmates
knew she didn’t seem quite right.
Still, they enjoyed how Randi
made them moan straight through the night.

Then one snowy Christmas Eve,
underneath her tree,
Randi heard a royal voice growl,
“Think you can keep up with me?”

They played twelve days and evenings,
cumming through it all, and yet
Randi was still quite randy.
Would you like to be her pet?

A Happy Christmas to all… Whether Naughty or Nice… I hope your wishes come true…

Tera

Dec 24 2015

Succubi Image of the Week 414

A fun and cute image of a Succubus for this week’s image of the week… Cute and fun Succubi are some of my favourite kind and this particular one, in a lot of ways, makes me smile…

Succubus by Gigaaa

Succubus by Gigaaa

This work is by an artist on DeviantArt called Gigaaa and you can find the original page on DeviantArt with this work here and this artist’s page can be found here as well.

According to the artist’s notes, this Succubus can be found in the Summoner’s War game, and within the game, she looks like this:

Summoners War Succubus

Summoners War Succubus

Between the game version and the creation of this artist, I have to say that I like the artist’s version better in a lot of ways. She looks a bit more… real… I suppose is the best way to put it. As well, the artist made her look a bit more mature and I do prefer that look more.

Her outfit is quite interesting, really rather unique, very happy that she has a tail, and as much as I am usually not thrilled with head wings, or any wings for that matter, I think as a whole the look suites her well. Lovely hair style and colour, amazing eyes as well, they really draw your attention to them and just a wonderful shade of green.

A beautiful piece of Succubi art…

 

Tera

Dec 23 2015

Devil Costumes don’t get much worse than this…

Devil Woman Carnival CostumeTacky is the nemesis of all Devil costumes. It can take the worst costume and push it into the realm of disastrous. Which brings up a question. Why is it that costume designers find it is necessary to label, in big shiny letters, what the costume is suppose to be “saying”?

Probably I think it’s because they know the costume cannot say it… No matter how hard one looks.

This… thing… is called the Devil Woman Carnival Costume and it comes with the top, pants, gloves and horns. The pitchfork, shoes and stockings are not included, not that they make any difference at all. The amazing thing is that this awful mess sells for the amazing price of $125 US.

No, I am not joking. This entire thing, model’s expression included, is so far into trashy that it might create a black hole. That might not be a bad thing actually considering, but before it vanishes, we have to deal with looking at a costume upon which, written over one’s bust, is the word… hot.

It wasn’t enough to make a costume that looks trashy. It wasn’t enough to add fringe to it that makes that worse. It wasn’t enough to add armlets with fringes to bump the trashiness to new heights…

No, now we have to add the word “hot” to a costume that is anything but “hot” and in doing so make the woman that wears it, and I feel sorry for any that have, do, or are considering, be anything but hot.

A complete miss which gets worse for the addition of a single word in shiny letters…

Zero pitchforks out of five.

I cannot believe that someone thought this was a good idea…

 

Tera

Dec 22 2015

A Review of Succubus Week: Thursday by Lisbet Laire

Succubus Week: Thursday by Lisbet Laire

Succubus Week: Thursday by Lisbet Laire

A review of the fourth work, technically the fifth, as there was a collection released before this week came out, in the series called Succubus Week on the Tale today. You can find my review of the first work in this series here, the second work in the series here, and the third work was reviewed here on the Tale.

There comes a point in a series where things seem to be almost rote in how they transpire. It is a very hard thing to overcome, it can cause a story to seem like it has been told, in some form, once before. That said, there can be a single moment in a work which finally offers the promise that, yes, a question that has been hanging over the entire series might be answered. Even if that won’t happen for some time as yet.

  • Title: Succubus Week: Thursday
  • Author: Lisbet Laire
  • Length: 20 Pages
  • ASIN: B019L8KV32
  • Publishing Date: December 19, 2015
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells the story of:

It’s been a long day for Adrienne, a centuries old succubus. The hunt for a murderer using their paranormal powers to kill humans has been a drain on both her patience and her powers. Forced to spend hours on the train to try and hunt out the killer she is desperate to find some way to vent her frustrations. Going to the gym seems like an ideal plan, work out a little on the treadmills, get some muscle tone on the weights, be seduced by someone in the sauna. They’re all good ways to reduce your stress.

Adrienne gets to work staking out the scene of a crime and finds that doing so is as boring as watching paint dry. At the end of the day, she decides to go and exercise which brings her to encounter a lovely lass who promises to work her up.

The thing about this work is that there’s a certain feeling of deja vu that happens to Adrienne, what she does during her day, and, eventually, the erotica that comes into play in the latter half of the work. It feels very much like a boring, repetitive day where nothing happens of note, time passes slowly and nothing comes to fruition. Now, much of that is simply from the events that happen around Adrienne, which make perfect sense all things considered.

One of the things that the series has been good at is starting to describe the supernatural world that Adrienne lives in, the place she works at, and what her like is like. But the detail in that hasn’t really gone anywhere, remaining somewhat vague at times. There are hints about things, the idea of a greater world to explore, but the work doesn’t sink into that, remaining close to Adrienne. There are a few moments when it is explored, slightly more, but it only serves to offer more questions and not a lot in the way of answers.

As for the erotica, there’s a certain familiarity in how that comes about in the work, what Adrienne does, and were things wind up. It feels a little formulaic in that the heat, the expressions of lust, the needs that both Adrienne and her lover have, all feel like the series has been down this path before.

Being that Adrienne is a succubus, it would be nice to see her be a little bit different in her approach, her actions, even, if only a bit, how she expresses herself. There’s a hint of that when Adrienne first encounters her partner in the gym, told in her voice, and I really wanted to see more of that because it was different and interesting.

The core plot of the series, the mystery, moves slightly, but it isn’t resolved, nor did I expect it to. What I didn’t expect was the return of a thread that was mentioned, forgotten, commented on, and then lost. This work lays out, quite clearly, that come Saturday, Adrienne will be seeing her mother and I personally cannot wait for that to unfold.

As much as the series has talked about Adrienne’s world of work, it really hasn’t talked about who she is, what her past is, and why she has made the choices that she has. It is, at least to me, vital that this be explored and giving an indication that this will, finally, happen, gives me some hope that the following works in the series will do so.

While the writing is as well done as ever, and the work tells of a thought out and fleshed out plot, there seemed to be a bit of something lost in this work compared to the others in the series. No amount of heat in a hot flash can really overcome a story that has been sleepwalking to get to that point.

Three out of five pitchforks.

This work felt, at least in the erotica, as if it has happened before in the series. Perhaps that needs to be spiced up a bit, changed slightly, something.

Still, the promise that Adrienne will go to see her mother on Saturday does make me smile, and that, more than anything else, is what I look forwards to in the series. Because it will, at last, really explore who Adrienne is and not what she is.

 

Tera

Dec 22 2015

A Review of Incubus: A New Adult Paranormal Romance by Alexis Darlington

Incubus: A New Adult Paranormal Romance by Alexis Darlington

Incubus: A New Adult Paranormal Romance by Alexis Darlington

A review this time of a work that appears in a rather long series of works. It has an incubus as one of the characters, which is a good start, but it is what has been called here many times a pamphlet in length and as such it’s disappointing.

Sometimes a hot flash is a hot flash. Sometimes the hot flash is not one. This time… it really doesn’t get the chance to even strike the match.

  • Title: Incubus: A New Adult Paranormal Romance
  • Author: Alexis Darlington
  • Length: 5 Pages
  • ASIN: B00VND8F1E
  • Publishing Date: April 3, 2015
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells about:

The blonde heroine finds herself worshiping the creature she set out into the caves to find, the incubus. She throws herself into full submission to his every whim, desire, need, and pleasure. All thoughts of previous experiences are removed from her mind as there is nothing but him, her submission to him, and his ownership of her very soul.

A woman finds herself at the mercy of an incubus who does whatever he wants to her, then walks away after she surrenders all she is to him.

Possibly the shortest and weakest hot flash that I have read in quite some time. There’s no character development, no story, nothing save a few pages of well over the top sex followed by a series of repetitive questions asked by the incubus before he just walks away from her and the story ends.

It’s a good example of the book blurb being a lot better than the actual story in fact. If one didn’t pay attention to the length of this work, you might expect an interesting story with a little depth to it. What happens however is that the work is one very short encounter and it isn’t all that erotic at all. After reading this, I really don’t think much of the series if this is a good indication of what the rest of the series is like. If nothing else at least this was something I read on Kindle Unlimited and didn’t pay for it because if I did I would be really quite upset that I had.

The characters are not named, the incubus is called “He” in a D/s relationship sort of way which I didn’t care much for either. How the scene was written I feel like the author doesn’t really understand the concept of a healthy D/s relationship, and yes I know this is a fantasy work but still some grounding in good practise would have been a pleasant surprise. The writing was rushed, the story flew by faster than it being a mere five pages would have indicated really. It actually crossed my mind as I was reading if the author had written this as a challenge to write a piece of erotica in under a half-hour.

A very thin story, characters that had nothing to them, erotica with no heat in it. All in all this was a disappointment and it didn’t need to be so. Edit the work, add some length to it, make the characters better and make the hot flash really hot. Of course what that means is adding about 30 pages on top of this and completely rewriting things.

One pitchfork out of five.

Really nothing to look at, terribly disappointing and that’s a shame. The author gets one pitchfork for creating the work, but otherwise… there’s nothing here.

 

Tera

Dec 21 2015

Holly and Ivy By TeraS

Another long week which means … what it means, I suppose. In my case, that means never enough time to write all that I want to. So, a short story comes, this the last Tale story before Christmas 2015 arrives.

 

Holly and Ivy
By TeraS

 

Christmas comes but once a year, but, in the case of one particular green-tail member of the succubi, it came about as often as she did. Being that she was a succubi, of course, that meant it did, at least for her, come—and cum—quite often.

Her name was Holly, and because she was a green tail, for one, and because she happened to love Christmas, for another, and most of all because her name happened to be rather tightly connected to that special time of the year, she was a little bit … odd.

It wasn’t that she happened to own a shop in the Realm that was Christmas-themed year ‘round. It wasn’t that she happened to like dressing up in red and white, either. No, what was rather odd about her was that she had tied a bit of holly and mistletoe to her tail and walked about with it dangling over her head … for obvious reasons, of course.

Or they were to Holly, at least.

For most of the year, the hint was missed by everyone she encountered. And that first year was difficult. It seemed that, when Christmas was not in the minds of others, they just forgot entirely the point of being under the mistletoe. When Holly was prancing about the Realm in the midst of Spring, dressed up such that she was a candy cane from her red and white heels to the striped thigh-high socks to the alternating colours of her just-that-side-of-cute dress, most didn’t quite understand why she was doing so.

Still, sometimes … just sometimes, mind you … the occasional visitor to the Realm would encounter Holly and ask her out, but they never really noticed the mistletoe for their desire. What usually happened thereafter was Holly wondering where her dress went the following morning and arriving to open her little shop of Christmas in her stocking feet, her mistletoe still attached to her tail. When summer arrived, Holly’s usual outfit was a pair of red stripper heels, a white bikini and a pair of red tinted glasses. The mistletoe was still there, but few really noticed it for the distraction of her curves. Holly found herself going through a lot of glasses and bikinis during the summer, but the mistletoe remained.

As much as Holly liked the summer, it was a time where her little shop was rather quiet, giving her time to plot and plan the coming Christmas season. She mused and mulled over the special gifts that she would have for sale, the little surprises that awaited those that happened to pick a gift from the “Grab Box,” as she called it. She considered and connived over where every tree needed to be in her store, how her helpers would be dressed up, and more.

But as for the mistletoe on the tail, she was to be the only one.

The fall came, the weather turning a bit cold, Halloween approaching, and with that Holly’s outfit changed again. The mistletoe was still there—perhaps a bit worn, but still it remained. As it was the time of Halloween, and in the Realm that meant a month, if not longer, of Halloween fun, Holly dressed up like an elf, ears and all. The red of her outfit not matching her tail as things happened to be, but still a hint of the season that she loved. Thing was, it was the ears they noticed, not the mistletoe, being that many thought that Holly was being an elf but not a Christmas elf. In spite of this, Holly kept having to replace her slippers and too-cute outfit almost every night. Still, while the mistletoe dangled, suggested, those that wanted Holly still didn’t want her for what she thought were the right reasons. And what was happening to her clothing?

The answer came on that particular Halloween night when, at exactly midnight, the moon was full over the Realm. As Holly returned to the apartment where she lived over her shop, looking for another elf suit, the moonbeam reflected into her special mirror—the special mirror every succubi owned—in just the right way. There, standing before our naked protagonist, was a red-tailed, green-haired version of herself, dressed in a somewhat tighter, lower-cut . . . oh, yes, and vinyl . . . version of the elf suit. A sprig of mistletoe was wrapped around her horns, entwined in her hair.

The green-tail gasped: “Are you . . . ?”

“Yes, sweet cheeks, I am Ivy, your tail-self. You get so focused on wanting our . . . encounters to get the mistletoe bit that you forget to enjoy them. And I am wearing the stuff 24-7-365; it just drives me wild. So I take over for you, and I just don’t worry too much about getting us dressed again.”

“But I don’t remember . . . “

“Um . . . yeah. Again, you are too wrapped up in what they don’t get, so you are missing a lot of passion and pleasure.” Ivy grinned as she glanced about. “But we have a few more minutes with the moonlight just right, so let me repay you.” As Holly let out a squeal, a red tail wrapped around her waist and pulled her close.

Squeals were supplanted by moans as Holly and Ivy indulged in a Christmas miracle enabled by a Halloween moon.

As the first snows of the season arrived in the Realm, Holly was still smiling contentedly. As her time of year arrived, the anticipation that had simmered in her for the last twelve months came to a boil. Of course, it being the time where one was to be naughty or nice, it was something that she pondered every year as the first flakes fell: Was she to be nice? Was she to be naughty?

The answer, she now knew, was to be both at the same time. What one would find would be the Mistress of Christmas holding court.

They would find her waiting for them with a smile. Her outfit wasn’t exactly Christmas-themed, however, for the Santa hats and fur were what her assistants would be wearing …other than their collars, of course.

Holly herself would be beckoning her clientele with an outstretched hand, a red-tipped fingernail suggesting they come closer. A bright red drape would surround her, the gleaming white dress hugging her curves reflecting the light of her store. Her red thigh-high boots were wrapped with white ribbons, a swirl of colour to draw every eye to her.

And, amidst all of this, her tail held a piece of mistletoe over her head in invitation. The glow of Holly’s love for this moment, the thrill she had in giving … and receiving … remade the mistletoe fresh and new, a bright beacon of green with a hint of red that demanded that one make a choice. And, if they didn’t know the legend, Holly trained them.

And so, if you happen to visit Holly over the holidays, you have two choices. You can kiss her, under the mistletoe, and she will treat you very nice. Or you can make her kiss you, and then she will be so very naughty to you.

Either way, that mistletoe will be there, for it isn’t odd: it simply is Holly and Ivy …

Dec 20 2015

A Review of The Devil You Know by Richard Levesque

The Devil You Know by Richard Levesque

The Devil You Know by Richard Levesque

I have always found that the hardest thing to write is a story that is set in the past. Some eras are better known that others of course, but it is still a challenge to get the tone, the words, the moments right. It’s more complicated when you mix in a supernatural theme and then things tend to get a lot more interesting.

  • Title: The Devil You Know
  • Author: Richard Levesque
  • Length: 291 Pages
  • ASIN: B00KKQSJMK
  • Publishing Date: May 25, 2014
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells about:

1946: The war may be over, but in Hollywood all hell is breaking loose.

When Marie Doyle discovers that demons are seducing the young women of Hollywood, she doesn’t know where to turn for help. But when a demon takes the soul of her best friend, Marie has no choice but to stop them herself.

Church secretary, war widow, and now demon slayer, Marie enters a world she never knew existed—a world not just of desperate ingénues and Hollywood scandals, but also one of ravenous monsters.

The devil you know may be better than the devil you don’t, but for Marie Doyle the choice might not matter. With demons on the loose and no one else aware of the truth, her only option is to send them back to hell—even if it means risking her soul.

Marie never expected that her life would go from housewife to having to battle incubi to save her world. The battle is long, dangerous and many will fall, but in all of the lies, deceit and terror that surrounds her, Marie also finds that sometimes faith manages.

The work describes a rather drunken mistake made by a group of drunks that happens to release into the world an incubus who then goes about drawing more of his kind to Earth. As this progresses, the incubi have their way with various men and women, threatening many lives and some sort of plan unfolds.

Against this, the heroine of the work, Marie, finds herself having to see her friend taken along with others and, eventually with some help, faces off against them in an attempt to stop them. It’s the telling of this story, of Marie discovering what has been going on that makes up the core of the story. While there is a certain amount of erotica, a smidgen of mind control as well, they serve mainly to pull the story along, driving things towards the conclusion.

The supporting characters, both good and bad or indifferent, or unknowing, are strongly written, having good clear voices in the work and providing for many side stories and layers of events to unfold. Some are captured in the events, some taken by them, but for all they are transformed to one extent or another by what happens. Watching the changes unfold in each character and what happens as a result tells quite a lot about each of them, and in some cases what their fates are becomes quite a surprise at the climax of the story.

The work does focus on the actions of the incubi, but there is a fleeting glimpse of a succubus as well. For the most part, and what is slightly disappointing, the incubi are expectantly evil in their actions and personalities while the succubus isn’t really move than a fleeting glimpse. It’s not quite clear if she is like them or if there is something more about her. In the case of the incubi, they use their powers to control others, bend their wills, and cause them to do some really horrid things. It’s also, in a sort of expected way, that the incubi take many, many liberties with the women around them. That’s a little repetitive at some points which didn’t need to be I think.

Regardless of this, the writing is solid, and the world created fits nicely into the era it is set in, there’s no out of place dialog or modern references made. It feels and read correct in the time and place, including the social society, the attitudes of the rich and the realities of those that are not. Marie’s character is, by far, the strongest of all, which it must be to carry the story, but it’s more than that. There’s an internal struggle in her as the story unfolds and at several points her monologuing is quite striking.

The work ends in a way which makes this complete, though there is a little hint that leaves a door open for the story to branch off away from the events here and continue. It’s more of a question unanswered really, but an important one.

An enjoyable read, if a bit long at times to go from one event to the next. There were a couple of points where it felt like there was some unneeded passages in the work, though this only happened a handful of times. The author managed to keep a rather shocking surprise well hidden until the climax of the story and in doing so I was surprised by the turn of events as much as Marie was.

Four out of five pitchforks.

It really is a very good read with quite a number of twists and turns that I didn’t expect which made for a good, solid, gripping read. I will freely admit that at some points in the work there were points that took away from my enjoyment, but they were few and far between. Quite the interesting supernatural thriller with characters that held my attention. I just wish there had been a little less convoluted plot at times which seemed to slow things down a bit too much.

 

Tera

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