Sep 25 2015

A Review of Getting Freaky by Belle Payne

Getting Freaky by Belle Payne

Getting Freaky by Belle Payne

One thing that bothers me when some collections of stories appear is that many times the ideas in the story are so good, so well told, that they honestly need to be turned into longer stories… but aren’t.

It is a shame when a universe is created where the characters have so much background, drive, and purpose and the story itself cannot hope to hold them into a short tale about them. In these cases the saying “less is more” really doesn’t apply, nor should it.

But then the problem is the “more” isn’t there to allow the work to become all it seems to want to be.

The work is a collection of two stories:

Two short stories in one book. Time to get your Halloween Freak on.

  • Itchy Witchy – Ann’s college roommate had angered her for the last time. The witch gets her revenge by using techmagic to subdue Sherry and puts her on display for all to see. Finding one of the creepiest guys on campus, she has him come up to their dorm room. Things get freaky when Ann turns him into a demon with extra appendages, and records the hot encounter on her laptop. Demon sex, tentacle sex, anal, voyeurism, DP and more. This is a freaky erotica story, be prepared.
  • Hot Action – This strip club is not a typical one, and Ruby is hired not just for her ebony beauty. She has a special set of hot skills that can turn a non-paying schmuck into one who flashes the cash. Using her curvy body as a way to seduce naughty customers, she takes them for the ride of their life. Things turn hot quick for them when they do not do what she asks. They can turn deadly if the men don’t play nice. Demon erotica, interracial, monster sex and more. A horror erotica short.

As this is a collection of stories, I will review both of them and then give my rating of the book as a whole as the works in the collection both have some kind of Succubus or Incubus connection.

The first work tells the story of a witch in a really bad mood getting revenge on her roommate by using magic, a bit of sex demon possession, and a lot of sex. While that description is rather blunt, as a whole that is really what the entire story is about. There are some very good twists in the story and Ann’s personality is something to behold which adds quite a lot to the story.

As part of the story, another student is possessed by what is described as a sex demon, but I tend to think of them as an Incubus if only tangentially so. There isn’t much in the way of a character for the incubus as mainly the only purpose is to drive the erotica of the story forwards as quickly as possible. Regardless of that, I thought the concept was an interesting one and how that turned into the erotica in this story came out really well.

The erotica includes a bit of mind control, which actually was hotter than I expected it to be. It is a bit over the top as a whole leading into the ending which just made me laugh, especially the last sentence of the story which just fit Ann and what happened in exactly the right way.

But the story is very short and that is a problem because the setting up of the story, of Ann, her roommate and so on really lends itself to a much longer story and I think that it’s a shame that story didn’t come out here. There’s a lot of richness in the characters, Ann especially, and I think that would make for quite the interesting story.

The second story tells of Ruby, a creature that seems to be, in a lot of ways, a Succubus and how she deals with a “problem” at the strip club she appears at. The work is a bit heavy on the horror, but not awfully so, and there is just enough erotica to smooth out some of the most “horror” moments in the work.

The story focuses mainly on Ruby herself, what she looks like, how she acts and more. She seems to be a Succubus and as the story unfolds that becomes more likely through the erotica, which has a very Succubus feel to it and into the horror part of the story which arrives at the end of the work. Together they seem to paint Ruby as a Succubus, but she isn’t a stereotypical one. There’s something more about her, something different and that is just touched on slightly as the story progresses.

Overall I liked Ruby’s story, the telling of her thoughts, the little we learn about her, more than the erotica itself. There was a good building up of her character in the story, but then it quickly turns to the erotica and at that point things become a bit less interesting in the drive towards the horror aspects of the story.

That’s not to say I didn’t like the story, actually I did, and I think it is the better of the two in this collection by far. The promise of the beginning just comes up a bit short because the story itself is very short and any character development gets lost in the erotica. Like the first work, it feels like this is the opening chapter to a longer story and that would be nice to see someday.

Three and a half out of five pitchforks.

It’s a shame that this work is so short as either of the stories in the collection have quite a lot going for them. Either could have been turned into a work on its own, and honestly they should be. The concepts are just too good, the characters too interesting to just leave with these short tales about them.



Sep 24 2015

Succubi Image of the Week 401

For this week’s Succubi image, I found what I think is a really interesting character in a lot of ways. More than anything else it’s her style and the smile she has which I just adore…

Comm Succubus by NerinFox

Comm Succubus by NerinFox


This work is a commissioned piece of art by an artist on DeviantArt called NerinFox. You can find the original page on DeviantArt with this work here and this artist’s page can be found on DeviantArt here.

I just love the overall look that this artist has given her, especially in her expression, her smile, and the sparkle in her eye. I really would love to see a full image of her as I’d love to see what her outfit looks like in total. The cutouts are quite interesting and I wonder if she’s waring something very tight or if it flares out past her waist. Adding the opera gloves in the same material just puts that little bit more into her style too. She obviously has wings, but I wonder if she has a tail. I don’t see horns, which is a bit of a pity. Wonderful hair, the texture and colour really work with her skin tone, pose, and what she is wearing amazingly well.

I think she’s cute, fun, and has that little bit of seductive mischief in her that I just adore seeing in Succubi…



Sep 23 2015

Lose the cape and this has possibilities as a costume

4 Piece Sexy Red Devil CostumeI think, in a lot of ways, that sometimes the simplest costume ideas can overcome all of the manufactured tackiness that seems to be the standard for most costumes. In a lot of ways all it takes is a nice dress and a pair of horns and the right attitude to make things work… But it doesn’t, at least I think, take a cape…

This is the 4 Piece Sexy Red Devil Costume and it comes with the horns, the necklace, the cape and what I think is a rather nice looking minidress.

I found this combination on eBay and it was on sale for $40 US. I don’t think that is asking too much by far and really this has a lot going for it as a whole.

I like the dress a lot in that there isn’t anything tacky about it. The horns aren’t the best by far, and the necklace doesn’t do much for me either, but really the cape is the thing that bothers me the most.

I don’t quite see the point to a cape, at least in how I envision the way I like to look and as such I wouldn’t wear it, considering that I have a tail to wear of course.

Adding a pair of my better horns to the dress and a pair of red heels. the exact ones I would have to ponder a bit, I think would make this work really well.

But really the main thing is the dress, the rest is accessories and looking at the dress alone it gives me something to ponder and that’s always a good thing…

Three and a half out of five pitchforks.

Something to ponder… and I will…



Sep 22 2015

A Review of Succubus Week: Monday by Lisbet Laire

Succubus Week: Monday by Lisbet Laire

Succubus Week: Monday by Lisbet Laire

The beginnings of a new series called Succubus Week this time on the Tale for review. I do enjoy stories where the main character, if she is a succubus, doesn’t play the game one might expect of her. I like to see personality, passion, something good within with a purpose. Having that makes the story itself so much better.

With that I like to see some world building, something that acts as a hook and drives the story forwards as well. The thing is, when the core of the story centres on what is, really, a wonderful bit of succubus erotica and mind control, there tends to be a little time to get deeper into the story. It’s more of a problem when the ending seems to be rushed and only a pale shadow of all that came before.

  • Title: Succubus Week: Monday
  • Author: Lisbet Laire
  • Length: 13 Pages
  • ASIN: B015GN2684
  • Publishing Date: September 16, 2015
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The story tells of:

Adrienne is hungry. As a succubus she needs to feed at least every other day and today she’s decided to have something along with her coffee.

Adrienne wanders off her usual path to work on a rainy day and visits a lovely little cafe with even lovelier humans there. One catches her attention and soon they are having a wonderful time together… At least until Adrienne must get to work and then things aren’t quite so warm and sunny for her.

Adrienne is really quite the interesting character as a succubus and that is mainly in how she acts, what she does, and the encounters that she finds her way to. There’s a lovely attraction to her in how she thinks, the way she sees the world and so on. It’s a wonderfully descriptive, telling way and it adds a delicious level to the work that I found captivating.

Beyond this, Adrienne isn’t stereotypical, though I will admit her having fangs was something I didn’t care for much. However, the lovely subtle bit of succubus mind control that comes in the story, how that leads to a hot flash encounter that tells so much in the description, serves to make that part of the work wonderfully hot and quite enjoyable.

The preceding part of the story, leading to the encounter, I think was just about perfect and had the right mix of telling about Adrienne, exploring her world a bit, and then leading into the erotica in a way that wasn’t heavy-handed or odd. However, the parts that came afterward didn’t quite have the same.

The post erotica scenes explain, to a point, what Adrienne does and follows her into dealing with a situation. The thing is that there’s not all that much detail, it seems a bit rushed, and there’s something missing in the entire scene. A bit of meaning, or purpose, because it felt like Adrienne had lost control of things to an extent and that changed her personality. But it was the ending, the least page or so, where it felt like the author just closed off the story in a hurry and I’m not sure why. Personally I think there could have been more, or even ending this part of the story post succubus feeding might have been better.

Overall the writing is very good, nothing took me out of the work, but there are a few minor word errors that cropped up here and there, such as:  “She tried not to role her eyes to visibly.” A minor thing, but it stood out at a point where it was very noticeable. The other such points were more hidden and not so jarring, but that one was to me.

I would have liked more about what Adrienne does, who she is, and what she’s like outside of her stop at the coffee shop and getting into her office and then being off to deal with a problem or three. I would hope that in future parts of this series we learn more about her, her past and what she is involved in. This might be a series of hot flashes, but I’ll hold out for something more than that.

Three and a half out of five pitchforks.

I do look forwards to seeing where this series goes to, Adrienne is interesting, and while we know much about her, there’s so much more than has not been touched upon. Finding that out, in time, I think will make for something wonderful.



Sep 22 2015

A Review of Seducing the King of Sin by Ella B. Wilder

Seducing the King of Sin by Ella B. Wilder

Seducing the King of Sin by Ella B. Wilder

It is important that the core of a story matters. It has to matter to the characters themselves of course, but it also has to matter that what happens in the story makes sense, feels right, and, at the best, tells a story that is something special.

Sometimes Succubi appear, more or less, in such works. Sometimes they don’t. Sometimes they are simply a means for emotions to be brought out of the main characters and then, hopefully, that takes the story somewhere unexpected.

  • Title: Seducing the King of Sin
  • Author: Ella B. Wilder
  • Length: 30 Pages
  • ASIN: B00NI9672U
  • Publishing Date: September 11, 2014
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The work tells of:

Sarah has a debt to repay, and the only being that can help her is the Devil himself. And so she calls upon him in a desperate plan of seduction. Only, as the two get closer, Sarah sees another side of him, and begins questioning a plan that will force her to betray his trust. Will Sarah fulfill her plan, even if it means losing the one person who can satisfy her?

Sarah made a promise, a dearly held one, but there is only one way to make it be true. A deal is struck, but then the deal becomes something more, something unexpected and then she has to face the most important question of all.

The telling thing about this work is the focus upon keeping a promise. That it matters, more than yourself at times, and what a promise like that can and will do.  It says a lot about Sarah herself in the story that her motives at the beginning are held tightly, but when reality sets in, when she finds there is something more that could be, she gives that a chance, looks at the possibility, and takes that regardless of what may happen.

The depiction of Luke, otherwise known as the Devil, is interesting in that he isn’t stereotypical. I found that to be a refreshing change of character and it allowed for some well told development to occur. The story he has, who he is, what he claims to be, plays against Sarah’s own fears, wants and beliefs in some interesting ways.

There is mention of Succubi, a very short one, and there is one redhead named Nikki that appears for an instant as well. Overall they are all just creatures of sex and not much else at least from their actions and attitude in the story. But then their appearance really is meant to drive Sarah’s thoughts in a particular direction. As such, they aren’t all that important to the work, nor really, when I think over the story as a whole, does it seem like they needed to be honestly.

There is a scattering of erotica in the work, some of which I enjoyed, some of which didn’t quite have a lot of heat in the moment. The story is well told, the characters are interesting and written well. But the work ends on a note that is a bit sad and I felt as if there was a part of the story that wasn’t told. I would have liked to have seen more about why things are as they are, but also I wanted to see exactly who Sarah made her promise to. That never happens in the story and considering what happened to them and why, it would have been good to have seen.

Three and a half out of five pitchforks.

Really a heartfelt story about a wish, a hope and a promise. I’d like to see what the future holds for them all, perhaps that will appear sometime.



Sep 21 2015

And Now the News… – Part III By TeraS

We all come from somewhere and somewhen … For some, that tells not just their past, but their future, as well. But what is the cost of spending one’s truth for what amounts to a dare? Is that all there is? And, when the deed is done, was it the right thing to do?


And Now the News…
Part III
By TeraS


Life is always at some turning point, whether we know it or not. – As said by Tera to a visitor to the Realm whose way was lost and who sought to find it again


She awoke with a startle, unsure of what was real and what was not. She had a flash of memory of hiding herself away, of not allowing herself to feel: changing herself for others, taking their advice, doing things that she could never, would never do. But in all of the thoughts there was a truth she couldn’t shake away: she had given away one important thing for something not so. It bothered her that she did so. But she couldn’t place what it was.

A light hand touched her back, and her memories solidified as she realized where she was. Turning over she looked into a pair of blue-grey eyes and smiled.


“Hey. Did you sleep okay?”

She sighed as she snuggled closer, giggling a bit as she felt fingers teasing over her thighs: “Okay. Good enough.”

“Liar. You were not asleep at all. You kept pushing me away all night.”

A kiss shared, just a little nibbling of lips, then a deeper, more lustful kiss: tongues entwining, mewls of pleasure being shared between them both. She pecked her lover’s lips and whispered: “I’m sorry, was having nightmares, I guess.”

“You want to talk about them?”

She shook her head, blonde hair moving in waves around her as she did so: “No, I’m okay … stupid dreams, not worth talking about.”

“Uh-huh. What’s eating at you?”

She rolled away from her lover, looking up at the ceiling: “Important day … got a job interview. You have one, too, don’t you?”

Her lover smiled: “You know, you should come along, too. She’s really nice, and I think it’s going to be something special.”

She scrunched up her nose: “How do you know?”

A giggle in response: “Simple: I know I’ll be happy.”

“Not that simple.”

“Yes, it is.”

She rolled out of bed, looking over her shoulder and smiling: “Sure.”

Later, she was standing in line at the corner coffee shop, waiting her turn to call out a long complicated order for coffee, because that’s what everyone did, and, of course, she needed to fit in. But why did that bother her so much? She needed to make a mark, to leave an impression, and being one of them was the best way to do that.

Brushing a bit of lint from her business attire, she went over in her mind again what she would say, how she would approach the interviewer, and, most of all, attempt to influence their decision. She hated job interviews, and it showed. This time, she’d show them. It was her future and she needed to make it happen. If that meant burning bridges and leaving her past behind, then that was what she would do. Her thoughts were swirling around that conviction when she heard a voice behind her: “You know, you should be on television.”

She turned to look at the person that spoke those words and after a moment replied: “Do I know you?”

A grin in response: “Would be surprised if you didn’t. But that’s not important!”

It was her turn to order, which she did, then turned back around: “Are you trying to pick me up?”

“Hell no. You aren’t my type. But you are the type that could go far!”

She didn’t know how to take that. She was both incensed and, at the same time, aware of an opening to get what she wanted: “How far?”

“Come with me, let’s talk about what you are looking for. Won’t take much of your time.”

“I have other plans.”

Their voice was strongly compelling: “You did. But now you really want to see what we have to offer … don’t you?”

She took the coffee cup: “Alright. I’m open to suggestions.”

The reply was a little bit ominous: “I’m sure you are. In fact, I’m sure you’ll like every suggestion I have!”

As she left the coffee shop, her eyes flickered across a stunningly beautiful brunette sitting at a table nearby and looking at her. She paused in mid-stride, the hand holding the coffee cup crushing it slightly. She saw, sitting next to the brunette, a familiar presence. The two were talking. She felt a twinge of need. She wanted to explain, to tell this woman that she made a choice, the right one. Or was it?

She felt a need, a want, a desire to walk over to her. To speak with her, to listen, to learn. She turned slightly to go that way, but she felt a hand pushing against the middle of her back: “Let’s go. The board will want to meet with you and start putting plans in motion. You are going to be a star!”

As she passed through the doors, she startled, unsure of what was real and what was not. She had a flash of memory of being entwined in the arms of others, of being wanted, desired, cherished, of being part of a greater whole, of having a purpose, of worshipping, becoming, transforming, of being held, of looking to a pair of grey-blue eyes and crying out in bliss.

She stumbled, falling, the world fading from the everyday into what the song told her was real. She laid there, waiting, for the longest time. She wept for the other, the one that never knew of the song, never knew of being wanted. She shivered, thinking of what the other had lost in never becoming.

The loss …

A pair of so-green eyes regarded her: “Thrall.”

She quickly moved to the proper place, just as the song told. Back arched, legs parted slightly, hands laced together over her sex as she looked downwards. She was not worthy. Her clit thrummed, the yearning within begging her to submit to whatever was asked, to become … Hers.


A blink, her eyes cleared, and she startled. “What? Who? How?” In a panic, she moved to cover her nakedness. But then the song returned, smoothed over her concerns and worries. This was right, of course: the song told her so. Her thoughts turned towards the others in the room. The one called Song, who gazed with devotion. The one called Need, who knelt to Her side. There was a thought, a whisper that something was familiar—was right—about this.

The way her pussy quivered when She spoke just added to that belief within her: “The dream is there for you, Paige, if you desire.”

She wetted her lips: “I am not worthy.”

“At this moment, you are not. But you can be.”

She looked up, seeing a pair of so-green eyes considering her.

“I have news for you.” Delight that made her thighs slick from Her words: “One saw you as worthy.”

Paige cried out in need, holding onto the truth she had been told, trying to understand. She whimpered: “Please … who?”

“You know the answer.”

Paige fell onto her side, crying out as she realized who it was and what she had lost.

Paige then heard Her walk across the room. Then she felt Her hand against her bare shoulder. Then Paige gasped in ecstasy as she was held. Was this how they all felt? The thought made her sob quietly, thinking of everything she had given up for what she had. The words came; she couldn’t stop them: “I’m sorry.”

She replied: “I know. I know better now. So do you. Shall we return what is yours?”

Paige didn’t speak, only shaking her head in agreement as she was held, crying herself to sleep once more.

Sep 20 2015

A Review of Lilith’s Awakening by Stephen Rivera

Lilith's Awakening by Stephen Rivera

Lilith’s Awakening by Stephen Rivera

A review of a newly begun series today called Lilith’s Tears which isn’t quite what one might expect from the book summary and in this case that’s quite a good thing.

The most important thing about writing a story is that the characters grow from where they came from. It isn’t enough to simply say they do, one has to show why they do. Sometimes the reason for that happening can be as simple as the innocence of a child who simply accepts that there’s something good to be found in someone that doesn’t expect to find that in themselves.

Beings can change, become more than who they are. All that takes is a little kindness, hope, and acceptance. When that does happen, then they are more.

  • Title: Lilith’s Awakening
  • Author: Stephen Rivera
  • Length: 50 Pages
  • ASIN: B015C11FT6
  • Publishing Date: September 13, 2015
  • This work at

The story tells of:

When the son of a nefarious warlock finds a group of heroes attacking their home, he frees the genius demon Lilith to help him save his family. But magic can be tricky. Things don’t always go as planned and sometimes the sins of the past are more dangerous than the threats of the present. In the first short story of the Lilith’s Tears short story series, follow Lilith and Roe as they begin their journey and discover that even the best intentions can have terrible consequences.

Roe needs help as his world is coming apart around him. Not understanding fully the consequences of his actions, he summons Lilith and asks for her help to save his father and sister. At first Lilith sees nothing, not wanting to, but the simple acceptance of a ten year old to see more in her opens paths to them both. The truth, as they say, will set you free.

This was an adorable story and one that was completely unexpected. Much of that comes from the difference in the book summary and what actually happens in the work. It’s a surprise when Roe is revealed to be an innocent child, only wanting to save his father and his sister. It’s heartbreaking when the worst day of Roe’s life is told and how much a few short lines can make you cry.

The acceptance of Roe, of the good in him is wonderful. The moments where he is kind to Lilith, when his manners appear, and Lilith’s reactions to them are so telling, but also cause so much of a transformation in Lilith from where the story begins that it adds a huge character shift that makes the work so much more.

It’s very hard to see how this story exactly fits into the summary because there’s really little explanation of why things are happening and even when there is, that doesn’t connect quite right to it. So, in this case, the book cover doesn’t express the actual book and I feel that’s the one thing that hurts this work most of all.

That brings me to Lilith who might be a succubus, in a way, certainly some kind of powerful demoness however. She isn’t quite described in the story very well save to say she is beautiful, has red skin and a pair of wings that are similar to those of Morrigan Aensland’s. But really it isn’t about what she looks like in this story. It’s what happens when she is confronted by being summoned by a child, one that has a simple outlook on the universe, and what that does to her own view of it.

There are moments when Roe does something simple for Lilith, like calling her a lady, deferring to her thoughts, opening a door for her, when there is a noticeable pause to her. It’s like she is unprepared for someone to be nice, to like her, to see her as being more than a creature of sex and power. Considering who Lilith is, and what her relationship to children is told to be, that creates a new dimension to the character and forces her to change.

The work is a fantasy-adventure which sets up what I hope will be a series of books to come and in doing so doesn’t offer a lot in the way of detail which answers too many questions or offers a simple path for Roe and Lilith to take. While there isn’t a lot of background, of explanations, and the story tends to rush quickly through some parts, as a whole there is good story with good characters and there feels like there is a purpose to things as they unfold.

There are a scattering of minor formatting and spelling mistakes, but nothing that took me out of the story. I did find that the story felt rushed here and there and that bothered me because there’s a great deal of character development for both Roe and Lilith. There are moments in which that happens, literally in a paragraph, and then the story quickly moves onto the next event, the next crisis and builds Roe’s problems higher and higher still.

There are, as I have noted, some things unexplained and as such there’s a good deal of assumptions one must make as the story progresses. In doing so, there’s a hope that the questions left behind about Roe’s father, his sister, and how this all came to pass will be explained sometime. I feel like there’s a wonderful story to be told and I truly hope that happens here.

Three and a half out of five pitchforks.

A good story with two characters that play off each other well and make of themselves more than might be otherwise expected. A bit more story would have been nice, a little more plot, circumstance and meaning would have been too.

But there’s something good here, and in that, most of all, there’s a feeling of purpose and change. What that means for Roe and Lilith going forwards is something I will be looking forwards to.