Nov 21 2015

A 1990s Comic Book cover that makes me ponder…

I came across a cover of a comic book from the 1990s a little while ago that brought me up short for a moment. It is, I will admit, not exactly “seductive” at least as I see things, but it is interesting and as such I wanted to share it, and also to ask if anyone has one, if they can tell me if there is, in fact, anything Succubus-like in this issue or any other in the series.

From The Darkness Issue #4 -1991

From The Darkness Issue #4 -1991

Now it isn’t the most sexy of covers with a Succubus on it, but I think she could be seen as being one, though that isn’t exactly clear. I’ve seen some of the other covers in this series and, as a whole, a lot of them have either a Succubus or vampiress theme to them. So, possibly, there is something Succubus-like within the pages, but as yet I haven’t found any copies to say for certain…

So, as such, if anyone has a copy, and this is something that should be part of the SuccuWiki, please leave a comment?

 

Thank you !

 

Tera

Nov 20 2015

A Review of Redneck Succubus: She Comes by Beatrice Evenmorne

Redneck Succubus: She Comes by Beatrice Evenmorne

Redneck Succubus: She Comes by Beatrice Evenmorne

A short time ago I reviewed two works in a series called Redneck Succubus here on the Tale. You can the first review here and the second book’s review can be found here. Overall, the series has left me wanting for quite a number of things, some of them being the background to how things have unfolded for one, but more in that I have been hoping for something that wasn’t stereotypically “evil”.

The final work in this series was recently released and, sadly, things continue to be as stereotypical as ever. There is such a thing as “bad things happening” of course, but in the same vein, there’s better stories to tell than simply a succubus having her way and leaving ashes in her wake.

  • Title: Redneck Succubus: She Comes
  • Author: Beatrice Evenmorne
  • Length: 32 Pages
  • ASIN: B017VE81ZI
  • Publishing Date: November 11, 2015
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells the story of:

Krissy’s taken out her revenge on Larry. He doesn’t want to accept the new “her,” but soon a woman will show Larry exactly what it means to be a woman. Until that happens, Krissy doesn’t know what to do with herself, that is until she finds two muscled men who know exactly what to do. But she’s got a strange feeling that something else inside her is driving her actions. What will happen when those actions come to fruition?

Krissy’s hunger is getting the best of her and as it does so she finds herself taking others, and not leaving much behind. Encountering Larry after his transformation, Krissy cannot help but have her way. But is it all Krissy’s doing or is someone else pulling the strings?

The work focuses on, mainly once again, the sexual encounters that Krissy has and as well Larry after his transformation Krissy uses her powers to claim more of those around her, leaving ashes behind as she has before. There is a moment however in which she tries to control herself, but that is fleeting and most of what transpires has happened before and will, of course, happen again.

The possibility of something pushing Krissy in the direction she has been going in is told a little better in this part of the series, but that is fleeting as well in a rush to put Krissy into the erotic scenes of the work. In the end, that comes out and in doing so it offers something interesting to think about, but the work doesn’t do anything with it.

There is a little mix of everything erotic in this work, futa and otherwise, and it makes up the majority of the storytelling. In being so the small pieces of story, of plot, do not come out as well as they should, which is disappointing. There was a question at the beginning of the series, that being how Krissy got into the situation she is in and what happens to her. There’s some payoff in that theme in how things turn, but as for taking that plot to a conclusion, it didn’t manage to get there well.

The work ends in a way that could have been really interesting, but rather than take the story onwards into a situation where the truth of all that happened comes out, the author takes the story to an abrupt, two sentence ending that is very disappointing. There’s a mystery that is offered at the last page without a name, without explanation, and then, before anything more is told the work ends on a decisive note.

In a way, how this work ends, and the series for that matter, shouldn’t have been a surprise considering how the previous works did, how the individual scenes focused on the sex and walked away from the story. Rather than expand on the story, to answer the questions that Krissy has, or even try to take the work in a new direction with the appearance of a new character, the work runs headlong into a brick wall and comes to an end.

It is a very unsatisfying ending because what happens is completely stereotypical and it didn’t need to be. I could see a way to continue onwards, but with how things ended there’s really no point in doing so. It felt like the author gave up on things just at the point where there was something more than simply sex going on.

Two and a half out of five pitchforks.

A disappointing ending to the series when there was a way to continue onwards and tell a larger, more interesting story than one of revenge and what it can do when one has the power.

 

Tera

Nov 20 2015

A Review of Succubus Week: Wednesday by Lisbet Laire

Succubus Week: Wednesday by Lisbet Laire

Succubus Week: Wednesday by Lisbet Laire

A review of the third work in the series called Succubus Week on the Tale today. You can find my review of the first work in this series here and my review of the second work in the series can be found here.

Throughout this series so far, I have one single overriding question that, since it was mentioned, hasn’t been paid off on. That being who Adrienne’s mother is. Now this is, I admit a minor thing, but it bothers me quite a lot that it wasn’t delved into very much. So, going into the third work in the series, I hoped that something would be revealed. When an author sets up such an obvious hook, one expects it to be paid off sometime after all.

  • Title: Succubus Week: Wednesday
  • Author: Lisbet Laire
  • Length: 16 Pages
  • ASIN: B017VAG41K
  • Publishing Date: November 11, 2015
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells the story of:

Succubus Adrienne is on the hunt for a murderer, sent home to get some rest before a stake out she first goes to pick up a book from a rare books dealer. The shop keeper is a beautiful young woman and so Adrienne decides it can’t help to have a feed. . .

Adrienne deals with pushing paper in her office while working on a case before leaving for the day and some rest. A detour to pick up a book as part of the search leads to a small bookstore where the book awaits and the woman there awaits Adrienne’s pleasures too.

The work reads as a short vignette between two larger events in Adrienne’s week, a pause in-between all that has been happening. The most interesting thing about this work is the short little glimpse of Adrienne’s office, what she is involved in, and the people there. It brings a lot of colour to the series and I did like that.

Along with the view of Adrienne’s day, it’s becoming clear that things are wearing on her, to a very large extent, and with that comes a bit more about Adrienne herself that I liked to see. Once out of her office and into the core plot of this work, the building of Adrienne’s character takes an abrupt turn when she enters the bookstore and meets Evie. Upon their meeting, Adrienne’s succubus needs come to the fore and all sense of plot is pushed aside for a lovely erotic scene between the two of them. Like the previous works in the series, Adrienne is a joyfully passionate succubus, she isn’t stereotypical and in being so the scene is refreshing awkward at times that did make me smile.

But in spite of what I liked about this work, there was too much idling really. The purpose of this work seemed to be in connecting the prior work in the series and the next one to come. Beyond that, Adrienne’s mother remains still a mystery and being that in the prior work that was very much in Adrienne’s mind, I was disappointed in that particular plot point not going anywhere. I feel like it was an opportunity lost to know more about Adrienne and her past and I do wish this had happened in this work.

The writing is excellent as it has been throughout the series, the erotica is lovely, passionate and hot. But still it felt like this was a bridge and not a lot more. I wish it had been what I had hoped for.

Three out of five pitchforks.

A pause more than anything else though learning a bit more about Adrienne’s place of work was interesting. Nothing really much otherwise transpired and there’s still nothing said about Adrienne’s mother after being mentioned so much. Thursday is next in the series, and it seems to be that Adrienne will be on a stake out. I am curious to see how that unfolds, but more so, I’d like to see more about Adrienne herself than has been. There’s more to her than the succubus she is, that needs to balance out the erotica more than it has been.

 

Tera

Nov 19 2015

Succubi Image of the Week 409

An image today on the Tale that I think is wonderfully fun. I love Succubi that are wearing red, of course, and if that is latex-like, I adore it even more… Mix that with a character that’s fun, sexy, and most of all, assured of herself… That’s an image that I can’t resist…

She Devil by AL1ISBETTER

She Devil by AL1ISBETTER

This art is called She Devil and is by an artist on DeviantArt named AL1ISBETTER. You can find the original page with this art here and this artist’s page on DeviantArt is here.

There’s so much i love in this art. The style alone is so eye-catching in her pose, the perspective is just different enough that it focuses attention on her, not from her head down, but her toes up and I think that’s better in a lot of ways.

The main one being that her outfit just looks amazing on her. Adding to that her hair, which just looks so right with her form, her look, the outfit… All of this just comes together perfectly. There’s a real personality behind her, one that I think leans towards a more Dommish one.

I also like that her wings are more angel like, if red, that her tail has that lovely swoop that I think all Succubi tails need, and that her lips have the more interesting expression. Enough that you don’t need to see her eyes to have an idea of what she is thinking…

One of my favourites of the year by far…

 

Tera

Nov 18 2015

This costume should be a sin by itself…

Seven Sins CostumeNot all costumes that I find are obviously Succubish, or for that matter, Devilish, in form. Many times what they are is, to a point, interesting, but then they turn a corner and things just so wrong in so many ways. What is it, exactly that takes a sort of good idea and drops it off a cliff?

I wonder… I really do.

This is called, and I know this costume only has this name because it is link bait, the Seven Deadly Sins Lust Sexy Red & Black Devil costume. That’s a complete and utterly silly name of course. Better might be “Almost a good idea but we didn’t know what to do exactly and we forgot the horns to make it Devilish” costume.

The costume comes with everything seen here, save for the wig and the shoes, and the stockings. It can be found for $30 US on many sites.

What I particularly found amusing was the description of this costume which included the following: “Lust is one of the seven deadly sins in christian moral tradition that refers to intense desires. This seductive adult women’s fancy dress costume represents sexual desire with the rich deep red and black colours.” But it is the last line in the description that made me shake my head: “thou shall not exhibit lust”.

I actually like this… sort of. I mean it isn’t the worst thing I have found by far, which has to be worth something I suppose. But there is a certain amount of trashy in this that just doesn’t do anything for me and so really the like I had gets tempered a lot.

However, it does give me a thought about a certain dress I have that might have to see my dressmaker for some alterations…

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

If nothing else, it gives me a rather… interesting idea…

 

Tera

Nov 17 2015

A Review of Taken by the Fiery Demon by Lucey Fur

Taken by the Fiery Demon by Lucey Fur

Taken by the Fiery Demon by Lucey Fur

A story this time on the Tale of a Cambion, an incubus, meeting a human that’s more than she seems to be… and a Succubus that just made me smile when she appeared out of thin air.

Stories that have a heart, feeling, some connection between the characters are some of the best stories by far. Balancing that connection with some heat to bring the story to a boil is wonderful to see… it’s just a shame when the story comes to a close when there is so much promise to it…

  • Title: Taken by the Fiery Demon
  • Author: Lucey Fur
  • Length: 21 Pages
  • ASIN: B00U7PT018
  • Publishing Date: March 2, 2015
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells the story of:

Evelyn was an amateur photographer of monsters, walking off some steam after a bad encounter with a grabby guy she met on the internet. She encounters Cam, a demon with a hot human form and even hotter, fiery abilities. When this incubus hybrid offers her the chance to join him in his stage show at the Monster Hunks club, how could she possibly refuse?

Evelyn walks into the arms of an incubus after a really bad date and he offers her something that appeals to her nature. She’s attracted to him, agrees to go with him, and then finds herself being part of his stage show at a very special club. When the show is over, then the real fun begins… and then the truth Evelyn never knew comes out.

Evelyn has a secret, one that attracts her to Cam and vice versa but for most of the story that secret is simply not referred to, or mentioned. It is only after the climax of the story when the consequences of that secret, what it means for Evelyn and Cam, comes out. It doesn’t quite seem out of place considering the hints that were given from the beginning of the story, but the way it is revealed was quite surprising and amusing at the same time…

Cam, short for Cambion, is an Incubus with some interesting fire and heat abilities. He isn’t quite all human physically, but not in a really over the top sort of way. Evelyn is attracted to him, enchanted really considering that he uses some of his powers to make her blood boil… among other things. There is a delicious interplay between the two of them that I enjoyed and it set up a hot little stage show scene which followed into a hotter piece of erotica that just fit the work and the characters really well.

Afterwards, when the moment has passed, a Succubus named Isadora appears, one that I have to admit made me laugh with her character, tone, and most of all, the wonderfully open nature that she showed in the short time she appeared in the work. She was wonderfully unique and added a lot to Cam’s background and more importantly, the kind of person he, and for that matter Cam’s family are.

There is love between these characters for a lot of reasons, and the emotional attachment I think worked really well for them all. As a whole, I really did like this work very much but there were a few small flaws. One being that the work needs an editing pass to remove six instances where a word is missing or a tense is misused. The other is that the work is rather short and as such it has the problem that all short works have.

Just at the point were some important things are learned, when the future that these characters will have is drawn and told, the work comes to a close with a promise made. We never see what happens next, leaving that to the imagination. I would have liked the story to continue, to tell more about Evelyn’s secret, about Cam’s past and as well Isadora’s reactions to all that is going to happen. So many hints and I wish they had been played with some.

Three and a half out of five pitchforks.

Just a lovely cute and sexy piece of erotica that has a heart and quite a lot of heat. It’s a shame that this seems to be a one-off story as the characters are all very interesting I would like to see where the story goes from here.

 

Tera

Nov 17 2015

A Review of the Jacie Series by A. Del

Waking Jacie by A. Del

Waking Jacie by A. Del

It is never quite a simple thing to put an idea into words. Turning those words into a story, having it make sense isn’t much easier. When that story turns towards erotica, the temptation sometimes is very great to leave a lot of the story behind for the erotica.

Trying to tell a story in a very few pages doesn’t often work. There’s background to be told, personalities to show and in the end, there has to be something about the main character that’s interesting and holds you in the story.

A review of the Jacie series on the Tale today. Some ups and downs and promise… But for the most part, there’s something missing.

  • Title: Waking Jacie
  • Author: A. Del
  • Length: 10 Pages
  • ASIN: B00U1WANZO
  • Publishing Date: February 26, 2015
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells the story of:

Jacie was no stranger to being different. From her body developing early to simply knowing every dirty emotion her peers ever had towards themselves and others, she could have been the queen bee.

But Jacie’s mother had a dirty little secret, and now Jacie is paying the price for it. Trapped in an unending sleep for three years, it takes a chance encounter between her step-brother and his girlfriend to bring her back to the waking world. Jacie has no choice but to watch as Gavin takes his girlfriend hard and without protection, but even he has his secrets…

… and now Jacie knows.

Jacie tells of her life, the problems that she has and cannot understand very well. Then her life changes dramatically and she is lost in a coma to her family. Until one day her step-brother and his girlfriend visit her… and then Jacie discovers what she can do… and sees the world through awakened eyes.

Jacie’s powers, her abilities, are very Succubus-like in a lot of ways and in the telling of her past, it’s clear that she knows that something isn’t right about her, but cannot understand what it is. Apparently her mother brought this “curse” to her, but Jacie’s mother is long passed and so she needs to deal with things herself. Telling that story at the beginning of the work does make a connection and it is a very good read as she tells of the things she can sense and knows about others.

Even when Jacie is in a coma, she tells of being there, what it is like, and how it felt, all of which I thought set up some really interesting possibilities. When her step-brother and his girlfriend enter the picture, then Jacie’s powers come into the fore and that leads to the hot flash of the work. The thing is that as a whole the erotica really isn’t all that interesting compared to everything else that Jacie spoke of before, and afterwards. There is purpose to the erotica, which is a device to get Jacie out of her coma… but otherwise I didn’t feel a lot of heat.

The work is short, really much too short by far and leaves many questions about Jacie, her family and more specifically, her mother. There is a lot of mystery to explore about Jacie and that should be interesting to watch unfold as the series continues. It is well written, there wasn’t really anything that took me out of the story by any means. I just felt like the erotica was a bit of an afterthought and that bothered me.

Two and a half out of five pitchforks.

The work has a lot of promise at the beginning, but then moves into a hot flash that really isn’t all that hot as a whole.

Needing Jacie by A. Del.

Needing Jacie by A. Del.

However, the hints about Jacie, what she is, and what she can do offers the possibility that this series could become something more than it seems… We’ll see if that happens.

The question of how a series continues is one that can work well sometimes is the story is good and the characters have something to say. It is a lot less so when the story revolves around sex and not a lot of story. Heat alone isn’t really a story by itself.

There needs to be a reason why things happen as they do in a story. Not the answer, but at least an idea of why things as they are.

The work tells the story of:

Jacie’s life has become a whirlwind of passionate encounters in the most thrilling of places, but she hasn’t quite recovered fully since her waking. When an illicit encounter leaves her thrilled yet unfulfilled, she returns to her sanctuary, only to find that not all is as it should be.

When the young man of the house, her most trusted companion, decides that he’ll work out his anger on the newly promiscuous succubus, Jacie is introduced to the darker side of her new life – where even those she’s loved forever will take all that she offers to others – whether she likes it or not!

… and now Jacie knows.

Jacie has been going around town since she awoke, trying to scratch an itch that she can’t manage to fulfill. She has a night of sex, a rough moment in an alleyway, and then she comes home to what her stepbrother has become in the aftermath of her awakening.

In the second work, it still isn’t clear that Jacie is a succubus. She has no idea really why she is running around and having sex with every man she comes into contact with. Really the reason for why she does isn’t clear, isn’t explored, and save for the little mention in the book blurb, there isn’t any sign of Jacie actually being a succubus.

There are two erotic scenes which are interspersed with Jacie’s thoughts about what is happening to her, what she’s feeling as she is being used, and for the most part, abused. For me the scenes didn’t have much heat in the them mainly because I didn’t find that I cared all that much about Jacie, her stepbrother, or the man that Jacie has sex with at the beginning of the story. The scenes were, as a whole, not what I like to read and really the themes explored between Jacie and her stepbrother held nothing for me.

Beyond this, there is a story, which is nibbled at, but doesn’t really go anywhere. There’s a hint that the stranger that Jacie meets before she goes home is important to the story, but that indication is fleeting at best. The larger story is what happened to Jacie’s stepbrother and as the core of this story, it’s really a tragic thing. From the first work to this one there’s been a huge change in his personality and more. It is a sharp contrast between who he is now, and who he was. It’s explored, in a round about way, but really might have been delved into further. Things come to a head, things happen, and then his story peters out suddenly.

In spite of this, some important things are said which tend to drive the story forwards, to try to place the underpinning of Jacie being a Succubus, but, again, you have to be looking for them in order to see them. Otherwise the story really seems to be about a woman that needs sex, badly, and gets that anyway she can.

The writing itself is good, the characters have personality, but really didn’t develop all that much in this work. The balance was towards Jacie’s sexual encounters over story as a whole and that’s a shame as there needs to be more story. With any luck in the next work Jacie will be revealed, or told, or sees, what she is. It also would be nice to know more about her past, especially her mother, which I think needs to be told as well. I realize that sex sells, but story does more and there is a story here that’s trying to get out from under the erotica and I hope is does.

Two and a half out of five pitchforks.

This work was more sex than story, but there is a story lurking underneath. Like the first work, that’s the problem. Tell the story, explain why things are happening as they are, and then what comes next will make more sense. At this point it’s not quite managing that.

 

Tera

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