Feb 14 2017

A Review of The Castle: Blind Date by Penny Prescott

The Castle: Blind Date by Penny Prescott

The Castle: Blind Date by Penny Prescott

The thing about book summaries is that sometimes they reveal an important point about the story, or a character within the story, that doesn’t actually come through clearly within the story itself. While doing so gives some idea of what is happening behind the scenes, that doesn’t really give the author a reason to skim over something that’s important in order to understand better what’s going on.

Telling of the past for a character is important as well. Teasing about that past without telling of it leaves something to be desired too. Sometimes the things that aren’t said mean more than the story that is. While that can work in the setting of a series, to start the epic along its way, it also can leave the reader wondering why.

The work tells the story of:

The Castle has operated for hundreds of years at various locations around the world. A club built around all human desires and run by a family of succubi, the Castle now resides in the City of Angels in sunny, Southern California.

After thousands of years alone, Eva’s brothers are determined to find her a mate whether she wants one or not and, after getting recently her heart broken, she definitely doesn’t want to. Fortunately for Eva, her brothers are adept at getting her what she needs, not just what she wants… in this case Cassie, a bold sub looking for a mistress.

Eva thought she’d found the one, the soul that would complete her, but then that fell apart and she’s suffered ever since. Still, as the Mistress of the Castle, she has to make her appearances and hold things together for herself and her succubi. But she isn’t happy, not by any means so. The arrival of a new submissive is a tantalizing thing, one she both cannot ignore and cannot understand. The need calls to her, as does Cassie, and through the attraction, could there be something more?

The work tells of the beginnings of a D/s relationship, the two main characters, Eva and Cassie, feeling out each other’s want and needs, trying to see what each offers and if there is something which both desire within. There’s wonderful depth to Eva, there’s quite a bit of mystery around Cassie as well. While their emotional needs are bare in the story, who they are is quite deeply shrouded in mystery and doesn’t really have a chance to be told over the BDSM theme of the work.

Eva, according to the book summary, is a succubus, as are her two brothers. While it might be more apt to call her brothers incubi, setting that aside, there’s the barest hint within the work of they being succubi of any description. The little bits of description which offer that possibility are very short, don’t actually come out and say they are succubi either. Eva’s need to pleasure Cassie, to absorb her passions is very succubus like, but without the hint of the summary, it’s really hard to say she is a succubus.

Cassie is, for the most part, a mystery calling out to Eva, pressing upon her and dearly so. The depths within her are vast, not the least being her answers to the questions of what she needs and looks for in a D/s relationship. The little hints of Cassie’s life, her past, are offered, but they aren’t really explored as much as they really need to be as well.

The BDSM theme runs a little hot and cold at times, there’s a minor character that felt like they were in the story for no good reason, but aside from that I felt that what transpired between Eva and Cassie wasn’t silly, over the top, or felt wrong overall. The focus of the work is that construction of the relationship, of setting out the boundaries and seeing where that takes them and I enjoyed that quite a lot.

Once past the creation of the encounter, the erotica has heat, though some moments felt a little lost, being overcome by the occasional twist and turn of the BDSM theme before the next flash of heat comes within the story. The attraction between Eva and Cassie is unmistakable and I loved that very much, but I really wish there was more time spent in the afterglow to tell of something more than just a feeling of “see you next time.”

Written well, both in the characters and themes, there are a very few spelling mistakes here and there, but they don’t take away from the work. But there is a real lack of an appearance of succubi and as such I was disappointed in that. Being such a short story as well, there’s really only time for glimpse of all that goes on before the story has to move to the next step. I think, as an opening to a series, it’s well done, but even so there’s just something missing, beyond some kind of recognition of Eva and her brother’s succubus natures.

Three and a half out of five pitchforks.

The work is far too short, really it is a taste of what comes next. I really feel that the work deserves a higher rating, but the succubus aspects are well hidden, almost non-existent and that’s a shame. The D/s relationship story works, it’s a delight, but some of the moments felt a little bit wrong and uncertain. Eva and Cassie’s story begins wonderfully, but there could have been so much more if the work had been expanded and told more about the world beyond the main characters.

At the time of this review, a follow on to this story had not appeared. I think that’s a bit of a shame as the world created here has a lot to be revealed and needs to be. There’s not nearly enough time spent in telling about Eva and her brothers, of the succubi and why the Castle exists.

I’d really like that to be explored, to bring out the why of the story, as this work just barely scrapes the surface. The superficial nature of the work took away almost all of the succubus aspects, and that part of the story is what interests me. Having the characters introduced, what needs to happen next is peering behind what they seem to be and see who they are.

Perhaps that will come in time.



Feb 13 2017

Chocolate By TeraS

It is almost Valentine’s Day and a little quirky story came to mind at the last moment. It may seem to be just something silly, but it also has a little bit of truth within it as well. Many times, once everything is properly heated, we can find what we need in …


By TeraS


Valentine’s Day is, as one might expect, one of the more celebrated days in the Realm, and, of course, it is a day that a certain red tail adores most of all. You might expect that to be Tera—and you’d be very right, of course. One of the things that she loves most about this particular day is going out to purchase something quite special from a very particular establishment in the Realm.

“I’d like the assorted pleasures, please.”

It’s something of a tradition, if you like, which offers a little insight to the Queen of the Realm and her nature. A little glimpse, perhaps, of something that she holds dearly every moment of the day. It is, quite simply, that the Queen happens to adore chocolate.

“Would you like to try a sample?”

The royal chocolatier’s shop is positioned along one of the more quiet avenues of the Realm. One would have to be aware of it and it’s legend or, perhaps, be directed there by someone that happened to appreciate the care, skill, and grace taken in creating the little bits of delicious delights found there.

“Hmmm … Should I?”

A quaint place, the front door protected by a red and white striped awning, the exterior cladding of deeply brown, one might say, almost chocolate-coloured wood, polished to a gleam that showed the pride of the soul that called this oasis of culinary perfection hers.

“You really should … to be … sure.”

It is a place where craft matters, where time taken to stir up a certain texture of chocolate is an art unto itself. These are not the sort of chocolates that one would devour. No, these are the sort of thing were each little morsel is a bit of wondrous ecstasy all its own; something to be delighted in and savoured before passing over one’s tongue.

“Is there something you’d suggest?”

At least that was how Belinda saw things. The bright blond, blue-eyed, purple-tail loved dipping a finger into a bowl of melted chocolate, watching the sinful delight drip off that finger back into the swirling velvety wantonness.

“I’d start with the kisses.”

She delighted in wrapping her lips around her finger, sucking the divine taste away until her finger gleamed like her pots and pans right after they’d had a really good polishing. It was, after all, important that things be well and truly clean after they’d been dirty.

“How many would you suggest?”

While her shop did offer a vast variety of tempting wonders, the most popular of her creations was one in which the purchaser of the chocolatey goods was involved in the creation of them. As such, when the confections were ready, they reflected something of the hands involved in their creation.

“mmmm … I think a baker’s dozen?”

There was a certain shiver that passed through Belinda when she could see how captivated her customer was by the treat that beckoned her or him onwards. The sparkle in one particular pair of so-green eyes was as sinfully delicious as the chocolate that happened to, on occasion, find itself coating more than just a finger.

“… oh … yes … that’s a … wonderful idea.”

While there were many different sorts of chocolate to be considered, the purple-tail’s favourite was a deeply rich and thick syrup that had all sorts of different uses. She sold this wonder in little specialty bottles, just the right size and shape for a hand to dangle temptingly—or a tail, if one was available, could hook itself onto the handle designed for allowing the perfect flow of ebony goodness to be released, to reach those more difficult places.

“Such a … delightful texture … mmmm?”

Watching the concoction flow from the spout, light catching the darkness as it fell through space until meeting the surface upon which it was destined to be deposited, was simply mesmerizing. The shimmer as it pooled in a depression, or slithered ever so slowly along a channel, or arced or found itself teasing over a pair of mounds was more than enough to illicit a moan of passion.

“It’s … oh FUCK … scrumptious.”

The sheer pleasure of a pair of ruby red lips sucking upon the mounds, licking the creamy goodness, took the confectioner’s breath away. Gasping in wonder, whimpering for the delight to be consumed and enjoyed brought goosebumps and shivers in response to the taste, smell, and wonder of the treat made to be enjoyed, yes, but desiring to be devoured as well.

“Simply … mmmmm … sinful …”

From the first lick, the centre of the treat weeped moisture—a creamy goodness surrounding a delicious cherry. The red delight within the core of the treat simmered within the mouth that enclosed it, tonguing the chocolate, burrowing towards the heart of the treat.

“Oh my … Gawd … PLEASE!”

The chocolate melted away, the little dribbles not licked clean, soon being scooped up by a lazy finger before being suckled upon. A hunger satisfied through the sweetness tasted, loved, and cherished it all. But, once a treat was tasted, the appetite for more was never quite satisfied.

“What … mmmmmmm … do you suggest as dessert?”

A hand reached out to the chocolates nearby … considering them … plucking another bit of temptation from the surrounding layers of sinful goodness. The creations of chocolate were displayed by the creator of them, placed to be enjoyed by the patron of the shop, however she wished them to be.

“Anything … please … anything at all …”

A little bon-bon of wonder, held in one hand, dark, rich chocolate with wisps of red in a certain way, of a certain colour, was a mouthwatering thing … but just a beginning.

“Yes … more … more … and … and … oh … GODDESS!”

Chocolate was, after all, merely the appetizer, on this day. Belinda was more than happy to be her Queen’s dessert in all of the ways she, and her chocolates, could be.

Feb 12 2017

A Review of A Succubus for Valentine’s by Zayna Noble

A Succubus for Valentine's by Zayna Noble

A Succubus for Valentine’s by Zayna Noble

I’ve reviewed several works by Zayna Noble, and this review will be of the third work in the series called A Succubus for the Holidays. You can find my reviews of the prior two works in the series here and here on the Tale.  I’ve had several issues with this series, and in this, the third work, those issues really get in the way of telling the story, but beyond that, there’s a bigger problem. That’s one of offering plots and then dumping them for the sake of moving onto the erotica, which is a shame.

Following the review of the third work, I will be reviewing the series as a whole as well, and I have a number of thoughts about that too.

The work tells of:

It’s been a few months since Neil transformed himself into an Incubus, a demon of lust and sex. The newly transformed demon and his succubus girlfriend, Bianca, have been keeping warm with their new routine. Sex for breakfast and sex for dinner, and again for dessert!

However, coping with their permanent change has taken a toll on their bodies. They still have to disguise themselves in front of their friends. As the month wears on, they determine it’s time to come out of their demonic closet. While there are mixed reactions, one friend has a recommendation: Celebrate Valentine’s Day without sex!

Taking the challenge to heart, Neil and Bianca set out to get each other a thoughtful gift that couldn’t possibly be used for something naughty. Though with their new demonic instincts, what will they find, and how will they twist it?

It’s Valentine’s Day and it’s time for Neil and Bianca to come clean with their friends and reveal the truth. They hope for the best, as much as they can, but being an incubus and a succubus can cause problems. Sex is wonderful, but then it can’t be everything can it?

The story is more of a reflection upon what’s happened to Neil and Bianca with a little bit of angst from their friends and the attempt at trying to come up with a Valentine’s Day that isn’t all about sex. It sounds like a good outline, and at times there are some points where it well could be. However there are problems.

The story rushes from one moment to the next, really never pausing long for anything to develop or some expansion on the characters, both major and minor. There’s one scene of conflict that offers something, and it could have been a real change overall, but it vanishes as quickly as it started, leaving really nothing but some questions that were never answered.

At the same time, there’s more focus on Neil and Bianca being entwined with each other and having sex in every way possible. The scenes tend towards making them both caricatures of themselves, bordering on being almost stereotypical sex crazed beings. There is some intimacy, but it doesn’t last long before the pair are immersed in what can really only be described as porn movie level erotica.

The work is very short as well, which doesn’t allow for the hints of side-plots to go anywhere at all. The intimacy which appeared in the prior works between Neil and Bianca is but a flash here, seeming to say that their personalities have been deeply changed by becoming what they are now. It’s a bit telling that even in what seems to e a normal conversation, the pair can’t help but have wild sex together.

The work needs to slow down, to tell the story before going off and plunging into the erotica. That alone would have made this a much better read on its own. More so, the story sort of falls to a stop at the end, not really seeming to have a point, or purpose when the tale is done. There’s something lacking in the telling, the characters and the work overall. That, I think, comes to just not having Bianca and Neil be who they are and not the beings of sex they’ve become.

Three out of five pitchforks.

The work goes by in a rush, there are so many plots left dangling and that disappointed me the most. It’s a shame, honestly, because there’s story here to be told, but it gets lost in just having Neil and Bianca having sex almost constantly. That’s not interesting overall and what could have been interesting turns out to be fleeting and lost well before the story closes.

For the series as a whole, the author needs to develop their characters and the stories more. Given that, there’s something good here, but it can’t be seen for the overwhelming levels of porn level erotica that have taken over things.

It’s very much a mixed bag of story telling. The single most constant thing is all of the characters dropped in, then lost. There are many of them who are, honestly, a lot more interesting than Neil and Bianca at times, especially when they both turn into characters are are just slightly more than sex demons.

That’s a real problem for me because in the moments before the transformations, both are amazingly interesting, have personality and meaning. Following their becoming an incubus and a succubus, there’s just something missing within each of them which then remains throughout all else. It’s like a chuck on their character is just removed and it doesn’t work for me.

Beyond that issue, the stories go past in a rush, the third work more so than the others. Sex alone, no matter how well told, as a story gets boring really quickly. This didn’t need to happen really as there are so many minor characters that pop in and out who could have been part of a larger story adding depth to the series overall.

I’d like to see more of Neil and Bianca, but something beyond them in the bedroom all of the time, or finding new ways to satisfy their urges. There’s more to them than the sex, it was there at the beginning and once Neil bemoans this. I feel like that’s something that could be explored. Collected as a single work, the flaws in the series are that much more present and that just takes away quite a lot from what otherwise I think could have been something really interesting.

But the sex gets in the way.

For the series overall, I’ll give it three out of five pitchforks.

There is a story here, but it can’t breathe for the rush in the storytelling and the focus upon the main characters being entwined together. That could have worked, but sadly it really didn’t all that well.



Feb 12 2017

A Review of Call Girl From Hell by Aya Ocean

Call Girl From Hell by Aya Ocean

Call Girl From Hell by Aya Ocean

Last year about this time I reviewed a work called My Secy Succubus Girlfriend by Aya Ocean and you can find that review here. I thought the author told a wonderful story then and I was quite pleased to see they had written another story about a succubus. While not quite the same, I found it to be as wonderful as the prior work and it surprised me wonderfully.

The tail of a succubus has many different talents. A talented succubus with a talented tail is a many seductive thing. But one should never forget that when a succubus is working, there is a price to be paid. The question is, always, how dear that will be.

The work tells the story of:

Jim has a long-standing rivalry with his business buddies. Armed with a fat bonus and surrounded by gorgeous monster girls, he soon finds himself seduced by the exotic queen of them all, a Succubus escort named Shar. Little does he know, Shar’s services come with a Hell of a price. Poor Jim was hoping for something more meaningful, he didn’t expect to be so thoroughly dominated during his paid-for ‘girlfriend experience’.

Jim finds himself in the arms and tail of a succubus named Shar. But Jim isn’t like all of the others that Shar has been an escort to. He asks for something more, something that Shar didn’t quite expect. Their time together brings to Jim a truth that only Shar could tell him. The cost of that, however, isn’t at all what Shar being a succubus would make one believe.

The story tells of a whirlwind weekend in which Jim, the main character, finds himself in the tender care of Shar. That by itself is an interesting plot which of course leads to several lovely hot flashes of erotica. The scenes are not overwhelming, they don’t take over the story. They are there to add some spice to the arrangement between Jim and Shar, and I though that worked really well.

Shar is a wonderfully complex character as a succubus. I especially found captivating the abilities of her tail, one of which I’ve never seen before but makes perfect sense when you think about it. Shar is funny, smart, talented and most of all she doesn’t take fools lightly. Jim’s request from her seems a simple one, but really it pushes at Shar and over time the dynamic between the characters shifts. It did make sense, it wasn’t unexpected, and how Shar made things turn towards her was really well done and it felt right for her character.

If there’s one thing that’s lacking, that comes to so very little being revealed about Shar herself. She’s a mystery, who she is, what she wants and needs is a bit murky being hidden behind her escort persona. It’s perfectly reasonable, after all the encounter is a job after all, but that left I felt so much character to be explored that wasn’t. I’d love to see who she really is. To that point, a comment from Jim towards the end of the work gave me pause to wonder.

The writing is very good, though one more editing pass would have corrected a few missing apostrophes. The characters have strong voices, the main ones especially, but the minor characters aren’t cardboard, they have purpose and that adds depth to the story. I just really wish there was more told about Shar. There’s a really good story to be told about how she came to be where she is. I hope that might come someday.

Four and a half out of five pitchforks.

For a new use of a tail that I hadn’t considered, for Shar, a wonderful character, a delightful succubus. For a story that is wonderfully told. But needing more about Shar herself, who she is, and most of all, what would make her happy.

There’s a line at the very end of this work that I wish would push the author towards another work with Shar. It would be, in all honesty, a perfect resolution to both Jim and Shar’s tale.



Feb 11 2017

A neat little Succubus Speedpainting YouTube…

I do love cute succubus art and I found a lovely speed painting YouTube of an artist creating a succubus character that is most certainly that to share today on the Tale…

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

As always, in case YouTube deletes things, here is a screenshot of the art as well…

Succubus by hC iraPbiG

Succubus by hC iraPbiG

I think she’s an interesting character, though the knife is a bit confusing to me. After all, being a succubus, she really wouldn’t need a knife to disarm someone…

Unless she’s Australian of course…

And there’s a story idea to ponder isn’t it?



Feb 10 2017

A Review of Making Love by Aidan Wayne

Making Love by Aidan Wayne

Making Love by Aidan Wayne

It is February and as such quite a lot of Valentine’s Day themed stories are appearing. a number of them having either, or both, succubi and incubi as characters in the works. Over the next few review days I’ll be reviewing a small number of these works, some of which are funny, others are sexy and there are some that are just delightful.

Succubi are not supposed to be able to find love, so many believe. However, in the search for something more than they are, the idea of love isn’t an impossibility. It’s a possibility. One that calls out, asks to be heard, and sometimes, making what seems impossible, so very much so.

The work tells the story of:

Carla the cupid is an excellent shot, but her chemistry is so bad that most of her matches don’t last. Her dream is to shoot a True Love pair, but until her scores improve, she’s relegated to the Puppy Love division of Aphrodite Agency.

Leeta, a succubus, is looking for a True Love match. Which is highly unusual, as most succubi are aromantic. But Aphrodite Agency — her only hope — turns her away because the receptionist can’t believe she’s not just looking for an easy meal.

Carla agrees to take Leeta’s case on freelance. She figures it’s a win-win: Carla gets to put a succubus’s True Love match on her résumé, and Leeta gets to find her True Love! Except as Carla tries to find a match for Leeta, she finds herself maybe . . . relieved when the matches don’t end well. And Leeta seems to be getting pickier and pickier. Things will never work out until Carla learns enough about chemistry to figure out who’s truly best for Leeta, and until Leeta can admit what — or who — she truly wants.

Carla is trying her best, trying to be the cupid she believes she can be. But there’s a few things getting in her way and that’s starting to wear upon her. But when Leeta appears, looking for love, and then being told there’s no such thing as love for succubi, Carla takes it upon herself to help Leeta find that love, even if that puts her role as a cupid on the line. But then, she’d do anything for love, even that of a succubus.

The work is a story of romance, self-discovery and the realization that sometimes what you need is right in front of you, you only need to accept that it is real. It isn’t erotica, there’s no entanglement with the two main characters in the work. There are wonderfully intimate moments, which as they flow into the characters, give life to them both. The mixture of innocence in both is achingly warm, but sad at times as well. While the story is told from Carla’s perspective, there are flashes of Leeta’s internal struggle to come to terms with herself, with figuring out what love is, what it means to her, and why the need is so dearly strong.

Leeta is a very strong personality, quite clear in her needs and thoughts. At times that does build a wall between herself and other characters, but then in the context of the story, what she deals with everyday, and what she wants, forces that upon her. The insights of her fears, her search for something more is quite telling. Beyond that, Leeta’s decision to be more than “just a succubus” and turning herself away from the easy path to something far more difficult, but infinitely more rewarding held my attention.

Carla is, in so many ways, a delight, but at the same time some of her more innocently lost, but trying to help, moments, took the story off into possibly more self-incriminations than self-understanding and I really wish there’d been more growth to Carla by the end of things. That’s not to say she didn’t become so much more than she was, it’s more that her hesitations remain. In time I’d expect her to be more sure of herself, to know, fully, what it meant to be a cupid than she did.

The universe itself is amazing, the little details dropped in at times really begged for stories to be told, but remained teases. I’d love to see more in this universe, more of Carla and Leeta as well, but then there are two other cupids who, honestly, I think needed to be explored more as they both seemed to have their own stories to tell.

The writing is wonderful, Carla’s emotions are so very strong, Leeta’s personality shines throughout. But most of all, it’s the slow discovery of who they both want, coming to terms with that, through the highs and lows, that brings out the best here. If there’s one thing that didn’t quite work for me it was the moments when Carla’s self-doubts seemed to overcome all else. I think that sometimes the time spent on that fear took a lot from her.

But the little flaws don’t take away from the story, in many cases they add needed depth and with this being a romance, that matters. Romance told well is a wonderful thing, and this work tells that story wonderfully. A joy to read, characters that are captivating, and in the end, a revelation that felt right.

Four and a half out of five pitchforks.

A lovely and sweet romantic story that’s so dearly innocent in so many ways. Leeta is a wonderfully deep character, Carla is a dear in her need to help, to love and the two combined are a wonderful story of love in all of the forms it can be.

I’d love to see what comes next for both Leeta and Carla, how their world, their lives and love changes and becomes all they deserve. It’s so rare to have a succubus story in which there’s actually very little in the way of sex, but so much focus on the delights of intimacy. The difference, always, matters when one discovers love.



Feb 10 2017

A Review of Perdition by the Dashboard Light: A Succubus Seduction Tale by Lucian Carter

Perdition by the Dashboard Light: A Succubus Seduction Tale by Lucian Carter

Perdition by the Dashboard Light: A Succubus Seduction Tale by Lucian Carter

There are certain endings that give me pause. In the case of stories with either succubi or incubi, there’s a tendency to add a twist at the end, something to add a bit of shock value. It’s very rare that works, overall it’s a bit of a waste of effort. If the characters cannot support the story, if the author feels that adding a little jarring moment will make the story more, I really don’t think that it does.

There are many different kinds of temptation. One’s own selfish temptation can bring about more than was expected. But temptation is a two-way street and you need to look both ways.

  • Title: Perdition by the Dashboard Light: A Succubus Seduction Tale
  • Author: Lucian Carter
  • Length: 19 Pages
  • Format: eBook
  • ASIN: B01KGAVR78
  • Publishing Date: August 14, 2016
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells the story of:

What could be hotter than a Succubus? What would you do if she offered to fulfill your fantasies? And, if you knew her making you cum would mean she claims your soul, would you walk away? Would you try to hold out? Or would you give yourself willingly?

A wish brings temptation in the form of a succubus to a man. How far will he fall into her clutches and will he even care when she gives him everything he wants and more?

The work is, at its core, a hot flash that doesn’t quite make it to being erotica than it does creating what reads and is acted out as a female domination porn movie scene. The characters are one dimensional, the plot only cares about getting to the sex scene and moving on as quickly as possible.

Delilah, the succubus of the work, reads a bit odd, a little strange. She claims to be a succubus, is very clear about what will happen if she gets what she wants. The seduction is a little thin, really she takes control and bends the main character to her will quickly. It’s unclear who she is beyond being a succubus, her focus being on making the main character submit to her tender mercies and beyond.

There is a twist ending and at least for me that really took a lot out of the story overall. I didn’t see the point when all that came before made it quite clear what would happen. The added shock value didn’t really add anything, mostly it dampened what heat there was. The author might have been better served by ending the story two paragraphs before they did.

The characters are thin, almost one-dimensional, Delilah is less a succubus than she is a tease and a manipulator of desire. The main character is a shadow with no real form or purpose. As a whole this is a quick hot flash that makes some heat, but doesn’t have a story beyond that of sucking Delilah’s prey into her clutches.

There’s more here, certainly telling more about Delilah herself would be a good place to start. Her entire character seems more of a charade and finding her beneath that might be the better story to tell.

Two and a half out of five pitchforks.

It’s more porn movie than it is erotica as a whole with an ending that is shamelessly expected and almost stereotypically so. As a hot flash there’s something here, but beyond that the story left a lot behind that could have amounted to something more than just the ending that it is.