Jan 05 2016

A Review of The Beast Within by Natalie Severine and Eric Severine

The Beast Within by Natalie Severine and Eric Severine

The Beast Within by Natalie Severine and Eric Severine

The third review of the ongoing series called Lily Quinn written by Natalie and Eric Severine. You can find the first review here and the second review can be found here on the Tale.

The one thing about the series so far is that, at least for me, who Lily is, her history, that hasn’t been told very much. It’s been referenced only fleetingly before the story turns towards the erotica and in doing so leaves only a lot of questions behind. For the third work in the series my hope was that there would be character growth along with… other things growing…

It tells the story of:

Let me introduce myself. My name is Lilith Quinn, but you can just call me Lily. I’m a sex-powered half-succubus bounty hunter working for a College of sorcerers who pay me in gold to deal with monsters. My life just gets weirder from there.

There’s a werewolf loose in the city. I don’t know who the hell he is, but it’s my job to catch the guy before he can hurt anyone or spread his demonic curse. The College wants me to take him alive, but werewolves are strong, fast and tough as hell to catch. This is going to be a challenging hunt and I’ll need a lot of power to finish it.

You remember what I need for power, right? So let’s get started.

Lily is on the hunt for a werewolf, but there are complications. One is Stefano, the bounty hunter that Lily knows intimately, or so she thinks. The other is the werewolf himself, who is more trouble than Lily expected. Sometimes a chance has to be taken, and when it is, things don’t always turn out for the best.

Lily’s story continues in this work, and as such she encounters yet another supernatural being, but in this case things are quite a bit more brutal, as a whole in the encounters. As a result there is an opportunity to learn more about Stefano, who Lily has been intimate with before in the series. His story is really quite unexpected and I liked that there was a good reason why he wound up where he is. I enjoyed the interplay between Stefano and Lily, I think it showed in a lot of ways how Lily is seen by others, not always in the best light, but it does tell of a lot of things that weren’t quite made clear in the first work.

As well, there’s a good deal of story background shared about Max, the single human in Lily’s life and how they are connected. It gave a little insight to Lily, which I enjoyed, it broadened both of their characters and most importantly, it’s set up a lot of sexual tension that I think will be interesting to watch unfold.

The universe, in how things work, is explained a bit more as well. There are some really unique explanations about how things work, and as well, where succubi and incubi fit into things. I thought the explanation of the werewolf curse was stunningly intelligent and I think it showed a lot of imagination on the author’s part for doing so.

At this point in the series however, Lily’s sexual encounters are becoming a little bit repetitive as a whole, at least where it comes to Max, and to a lesser extent to Stefano. The heat is good, the scene are quite involved, but there’s a hint of repetitiveness that took some of the heat away. There is a scene with the werewolf as well which started out quite hot, but then turned in a rather over the top and somewhat violent way. What happens along the way between Lily and the werewolf makes sense, but it is possibly the most violent the series has been so far.

But this is a vignette, a little pause in the overall series arc I feel as the prior stories which offered hints of something larger going on, aren’t touched on in this work. At times there is a feeling of a info dump going on, if one that is very well done as to be interesting most of all.

I wish there has been more story about Lily’s past, at least as much as was told about Max and Stefano at the least. I feel like we know Lily, but we don’t. She’s hiding a lot of her past, only small bits coming out and nothing more. I wish there was a little less focus on Lily having sex and more about Lily… being herself. It’s hinted at, suggested, but not really focused on and it needs to be.

Three and a half out of five pitchforks.

I liked that two central characters had their stories told, but that still leaves Lily’s story untold and it really needs to be. As much as I understand that the point of the series is the erotica, focusing on that at the expense of the larger story and characters seems to be a bit of a shame.



Jan 04 2016

Mood By TeraS

For the first story of 2016, I wanted to write something … and never expected that it would be this. However, perhaps the thing that one must be aware of is that, when you encounter the Queen of the Realm … she just might be in a …


By TeraS


New Year’s Eve in the Realm is much like you would expect just about anywhere. There are the crowds milling about, scattered among the plazas to be found. Of course, some of those gatherings involve the use of tails in a most interesting fashion, or the occasional orgy of succubi, incubi, or both—along with assorted others in multiple combinations—having their last, and then, their first, pleasures of the year.

For Tera, the night is about dancing. One very special dance which begins one minute before the clock strikes twelve. But we are getting ahead of ourselves a bit.

As the last year faded, in the hours before the clock struck twelve, she was in the midst of putting together her outfit for this year’s dance. It was about the time when her hand was just brushing against the material of the one she had chosen when there was a knock at the door: “Your Majes- … ummm …. I mean, Tera? I have an invitation for you.”

Leaving her decision behind for the moment, the red-tailed brunette looked over her shoulder, a quizzical expression her lips as she did so: “Hello, Miriam … You look rather fetching … I’m rather pleased.”

The strawberry blonde, the brightest yellow tail in countless generations, fidgeted about in her red dress, blushing at the compliment: “Well … I mean …”

Tera took the invitation as Miriam stumbled about with her answer. After reading, her tail moved slowly behind her, the card finding a place between her red lips as she considered. Then those lips smiled a slightly wicked smile, which caused a shiver to run up Miriam’s tail.

“Would you mind looking after this, please?”

“I can’t do that. I’m just a …”

“No, You aren’t. There is no such thing as ‘just’ a librarian, and, in any event, you are much more than a librarian, my dear. You and Irving are a lovely couple, and you are the ones to call the New Year into being by helping the ball drop. It will be wonderful for you both.”

“But, it’s for you.” There were times when, try as she might to respect the Head Librarian’s desire for informality, one could tell that Miriam yearned to say, “Your Majesty.”

Oddly enough, the Queen didn’t seem to notice—there wasn’t even a sign of the polite smirk she often had when Miriam attempted familiarity—but was idly humming to herself until she said, “Actually, the note asks for someone special, someone … What was it? … Oh yes, someone with an exceptionally bright tail. Were you trying to get out of doing something, Miriam?”

The answer was the nibbling of a lip and a tail that drooped slightly.

Tera crossed over to Miriam and gave her a hug, which, for Miriam was slightly unforgettable, as Tera hadn’t bothered to put anything on. The strawberry blonde bloomed into a full-blown blush as her Sovereign pulled her, close, their forms meshing and their tails entwining as she whispered warmly into the yellow-tail’s ear: “I have a tradition on this night. I know you and Irving don’t have one as yet. Think of this as the start of something new for both of you.”

“But …”

The special-collections librarian was rendered speechless as the red-tail nibbled the ear into which she had just whispered. There was a pair of freckled knees getting very weak and a red dress pooled on the floor as the whispers resumed: “‘But’ nothing. You are perfect. That tail of yours will sparkle under the fireworks, and you’ll have a wonderful time.”

The young yellow-tail was breathless, and her head was spinning as she found herself being sensuously danced around the Royal bedchamber: “Really, I … I just … just wanted to … to do n-n-n-nothing. I mean, we’d both be …,” there was a sigh, “ … okay with just being at home.”

Tera dipped her companion deeply: “I know you won’t believe it, but I didn’t want to go out on New Year’s Eve either, not for a very long time. Now it kind of puts me in a … mood.”

The yellow-tail took the invitation back, catching her breath enough to say, “Y-Yes. That much is … obvious. What changed your mind?“

The answer, as the dance ended, was a smile, a kiss on Miriam’s lips, and a tap on her nose: “You’ll see. Go on, have fun, and make sure you hug Irving tight, please?”

After Miriam dressed herself and left, Tera returned to slipping on her own slinky silver dress, the back very low to accommodate her tail, and to framing her mane of ebon hair in just the right way. A pair of strappy silver heels found their way to where they belonged for this night. She needed to look just right, for this night, this moment, was one that was always special.

A short time later, there was the sound of heels clicking in the Great Hall of the Realm. There were no other sounds: not one voice in celebration, not one yell of excitement to be heard. The hall was shrouded in shadow, save for the light of a full moon that cast a spotlight in the middle of the space.

From the shadows came two Eternals, one in silver, the other in black, both with red horns and tails. They crossed the moonlit space, coming towards each other, entering into a quiet embrace. An observer would think there was no music to be heard, for their music was that which they had heard within themselves … eternally.

“Wasn’t there just a full moon last week?” the incubi inquired.

“What can I say? I’m in a mood,” the succubi winked.

“Excellent …”

As the clocks came closer to midnight, these two did not pay them any heed. Elsewhere, a bright yellow-tail and her blue-tailed Eternal were counting down the moments to the beginning of the year, shuffling about in each other’s arms.

As the moment came, and the clocks struck twelve, the dances paused, the kisses came … but the ball, instead of dropping down the pole into the plaza, burst into a cascade of multi-colored sparkles. Everyone was quite surprised, but also delighted … and then the moment passed on.

Two lovers briefly paused in their shuffling and kissing as the blue-tailed incubi inquired, “Was that supposed to happen?”

“What can I say? I’m in a mood,” the yellow-tailed succubi winked.

“Ummmm … excellent!” Maybe this needed to become a tradition.

One might think that the dance might end one minute afterwards, but they would be wrong.

For Eternals, the dance is ever more.

Jan 03 2016

A Review of No Angel by Pippa Jay

No Angel by Pippa Jay

No Angel by Pippa Jay

Sometimes the most interesting thing about a story doesn’t come to the main characters alone. Sometimes to comes to the appearance of one single character who appears for but an instant and then is gone, leaving questions unanswered behind that one would really like to know the answers to.

It is so very difficult to accept when you are forgiven. If you are an Incubus, and your past comes to haunt you, that acceptance comes with a price. The thing of that is, whether you can or not, the other does. So what does that make of you and what comes of you in that moment? What is the price to be paid in forgiveness and can one survive?

  • Title: No Angel
  • Author: Pippa Jay
  • Length: 44 Pages
  • ASIN: B00XNP16T8
  • Publishing Date: May 13, 2015 (Reissue)
  • This work at Amazon.com

It is the story of:

How far would you fall for love?

Centuries ago, guardian angel Lucien committed a terrible sin. He gave in to his own desires and revealed himself to the mortal woman he’d been charged to protect. By kissing her, he condemned himself. Torn of his wings and his angelic powers, thrown down into the City Below, Lucien now serves Satan as an incubus who claims souls for his master from the City Above, and who feeds on the energy stolen from his mortal lovers. Dark, sexy, and charming, he’s been top of his league for decades uncounted.

Until His Infernal Highness decides to send Lucien looking for a lost angel. Lucien has no idea what he did to deserve such a punishment, since the touch of an angel could destroy him. Yet the challenge and the potential kudos of seducing one of his former heavenly kin leads him on.

But when he finds the angel, he learns he still has more to lose than his already forsaken soul.

Lucien has been an incubus for a very long time and he still remembers why he is an Incubus,how it happened, and more importantly, who was entwined in his fall. A summons, an order, and now Lucien finds that the angel he dared to love, and payed dearly for, is who he has been sent to find. But is that all there is? Or is there something more beneath the lies and deceit of his world?

The work is set a bit in the future where the world is, and yet isn’t quite what we see today. That is seen but fleetingly, a glimpse of the setting before the story focuses tightly upon Lucien, his world, his past and what he has been told to accomplish. It’s a setting in which, quite simply, anything can happen and in being so the author creates the most amazing scenes of having the main characters having to face their own truths.

Lucien might seem, at first, a bit stereotypically “evil” but this is quickly brushed aside as his past, which is complex and well woven into the story, is told fully. The work gives bits and pieces of his life, his fall, and the reasons within that, but in each moment Lucien’s heart and soul of his character comes through clearly. The same is true of Miranda, the angel whom Lucien is charged with seducing. While her story isn’t quite as well told as Lucien’s, it is very clear that she has a past, holds it close to her, and is focused on one truth within herself.

It is the meeting of both of their truths that makes this story touching, warm, passionate and truly an enjoyable read. But there’s something more that just adds a little something that completes things. Her name is Angelique, and she is a Succubus.

Angelique is possibly the most fascinating character in this work for me. Not for her being a Succubus, not for her mannerisms, actions, or how she presents herself. What I loved about her was simply that in a very short appearance, she revealed and yet didn’t reveal her own truth. She has that character trait that I do love in Succubi most of all. She’s more than she appears to be, but to find out why, that’s something you have to work for. Lucien doesn’t quite manage that, only brushing the surface of who she is before Angelique straightens him out and sends him on his way.

I wish there had been more of Angelique in the story, sadly there isn’t, but she’s a force in this work, one that reveals things about Lucien, before disappearing once more. There’s a story in her, and that’s something I’d like to know more of. Sometimes the ones that tell of love are those who know of it in all its forms.

Strongly written, there is not a wasted word, action, event or moment to be seen. The characters are fully told, and in being so the work is amazing. This is not a work of erotica to be clear, it is a story of finding oneself and finding a truth not believed. In being so, the passions that are shown are more real, more haunting and more persistent than any simple erotica could be.

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

A wonderful work, the characters with their stories, personalities, histories and fates revealed. Save for one Succubus named Angelique. A story untold, but with every bit as much mystery held within for who she is. A story that, one hopes, might be told sometime…



Jan 03 2016

A Review of Eve Marshall: One For The Horde by Serene Makepeace

Eve Marshall: One For The Horde by Serene Makepeace

Eve Marshall: One For The Horde by Serene Makepeace

A short while ago I reviewed the first work in the series Eve Marshall by Serene Makepeace. and you can find that review here on the Tale. At the time I noted there was a lot of questions left unanswered, that the main character’s past and that of her missing sister weren’t delved into much as well. I hoped that in the next work there would be some time spent on telling that story, of finding out why things are and who everyone is.

However, that didn’t come in the second work. What makes things a bit harder to take is that there is a real need for the author to proofread and edit their stories, for one, and for the other, a story that only talks about the main character having sex with various supernatural beings becomes a little repetitive quite quickly. Especially if those encounters end in exactly the same way every time.

  • Title: Eve Marshall: One For The Horde
  • Author: Serene Makepeace
  • Length: 24 Pages
  • ASIN: B019RB8PTU
  • Publishing Date: December 23, 2015
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells the story of:

Continuing to fight the good fight, Eve Marshall ventures onwards towards McNelias and her sister. In this installment the succubus has two more steamy encounters with creatures of the night that can only end one way.

Eve continues on her path to answers, but along the way finds herself having to deal with things unexpected and questions unresolved.

As much as the book summary seems to say the overall story progresses in this work, I don’t feel like it does, if at all. The work encompasses two separate events for Eve, one with a gargoyle, the other with zombies. Of the two, I thought the first was better mainly because it was a little different, a bit more time spent on seeing some of Eve’s thoughts. The latter event really doesn’t do anything to drive the series onwards, save for a single line of commentary by Eve at the end.

The focus in this work is the erotica, again the first encounter being the better for the setting, what Eve does, and what happens along the way. The second one just seems like an afterthought, a little bit more written when the first story didn’t quite have enough length to it.

Considering what the main plot of the series seems to be, that of Eve finding her sister, I think there needed to be some time spent in talking about her, perhaps telling of that past, why Eve is doing what she is. There is only a fleeting reference to that issue and then the story turns back to the erotica once more. The erotica itself is somewhat lukewarm, especially the latter story in the work, and it’s a shame really. There was an opportunity to expand on the first story in some really interesting ways, but it didn’t, instead getting away from the story and to the sex as quickly as possible.

One thing that keeps bothering me is that anyone that Eve becomes intimate with has a bad end. It’s becoming a trope for her, there seems to be no other way things can go and that has to do something to her. Whether it does, or not, that’s not explored either and it really should be. I’d like to know what Eve’s thoughts are and how it effects her.

There are a lot of editing mistakes in this work. There are problems with tense, spelling, and so on. There needs to be at least one more editing pass for the sake of making this read better, but that’s just the start. There needs to be some focus on the core plot as well, there needs to be some movement in the series arc. There isn’t here, it’s just a couple of vignettes. Telling more story would be nice to see, because there is one to be told.

Two and a half out of five pitchforks.

The work needs another editing pass, there needs to be more story than just telling of the setting and then rushing into a sex scene. There’s a story here, it’s lurking underneath the erotica, but it’s not finding a way out. Doing so really would help a lot as would changing up what happens to Eve all of the time when she’s being intimate with whomever she’s with.



Jan 02 2016

A Morrigan Pen Sketch YouTube

A YouTube this time of an artist drawing Morrigan Aensland, in pen mind you, and in that I think it’s just amazing to see how they do so…

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


Here is the completed artwork, just in case YouTube removes the work as sometimes happens…

Morrigan Pen Sketch by David Patel

Morrigan Pen Sketch by David Patel

I have always said that I adore cute Morrigan Aensland art and this is really so very cute… She almost looks a bit embarrassed to me by her expression and that isn’t something seen often really…

The amazing thing to me about this work is, even speeded up, that there doesn’t seem to be any hesitation in the artist as they create, and considering there really isn’t any room for errors, I think that’s very impressive.

A lovely work of Morrigan and just one that I adore in both its implied complexity and at the same time, simplicity in form and style…



Jan 01 2016

The 2015 Succubi Year in Review

The single thing, at least from my perspective, about 2015 was the ending of things more than the beginning of things that had something to do with Succubi. As such, there aren’t really ten things that are positive points, really it is a mix of things overall for the year.

So, in no particular order, and in whatever way the thoughts came to me, here are my thoughts about Succubi and the year just past, 2015…

  • Lost Girl – Obviously the single thing that marks this year was the ending of Lost Girl. I still feel like the last season was a disappointment for how much didn’t really get any sense of completion when all was said and done. More so, the loss of Kenzi for most of the season, what happened to Trick and Tamsin, didn’t endear the series to me for what happened. What bothered me, more than anything else, was how the series walked away from the core question of who Bo is, to find her own way, and turned the last season towards her father, what he wanted, and what his plans for Bo were. Beyond that, the ending itself was more focused on him than Bo, or the main cast for that matter. If there is a “Lost Girl: The Next Generation” I will give it a chance… but then I doubt we’ll ever see that happen.
  • Dangerously Chloe – I feel like the series has been in a holding pattern for much of the year story-wise. There’s not been a lot of development of Chloe herself, there’s been nothing in the way of really telling a story other than a few little arcs that, by the end, haven’t done anything to progress her story, or really, any of the other main characters. I will say that the Valentine’s Day arc was fun and had some moments that worked, but otherwise? I just would like to see Chloe grow up. She really hasn’t as yet and I’d like to see that.
  • Yes, you know I have to rant over lousy costumes – I can count on the fingers of one hand how many costumes I found in the past year that were, in the smallest of ways, slightly better than the usual awful things I find. Considering there are at least two costume companies that can create reasonably nice looking costumes, other than Devils, I’m not calling them Succubi, because they aren’t, wouldn’t it be possible to create one single costume that I would actually need to have? I’m not expecting better this coming year, but still, hope springs eternal.
  • Sinfest – As much as I have liked that Fuchsia has progressed as a character, Baby Blue hasn’t. Abby has, in a really nice way, but Sapphire hasn’t. There’s a story to be told, but really it hasn’t this past year very much. Considering the past record of the series, I’m sort of expecting things to turn away from any kind of character development and return to a series of commentary over the elections that are coming soon. Still, there might be some side arcs for the Devil Girl characters as a whole, and I hope so. What happens next with Abby I think is going to be interesting. Still, Sapphire is a question mark and I’d like to know more about her.
  • New 2015 Succubi Book Series – There were actually a lot of series that started over the past year which have Succubi as main characters. By my count there were 22 series started, 7 of which never got past the first book in the series. Of the remaining 15, really only six were not stereotypical. I’m hoping for better in a lot of ways for 2016, but I can really only see three of these series started in 2015 that I have any real hope for. Why is it that so many authors see the word “Succubus” and have to immediately write an evil, over the top sexual being? How about using some imagination please?
  • Succubus Short Films – I noticed there were a number of short student films that appeared on YouTube in 2015 that had a Succubus character in them. However, they were mostly horror-themed, didn’t really have a Succubus as much as they had a female character that acted in a less-than Succubus-like fashion. Some where very stereotypically evil, or horrific, but, occasionally, there was a film that had a different take on things that I found to be interesting. Perhaps there will be more of that in 2016.
  • Video Games with Succubi – There were actually a lot of small little games that popped up in 2015, but they were shooter games, or maze games or similar sorts of things. If they came from Asia, they focused on succubi with one thing on their minds, and the games revolved around that one point. The other option were succubi that were really not so much succubi as they were an excuse to have over endowed enemies to fight in the game. I wonder when, if ever, there will be a succubus in a game that isn’t there for the sake of showing off her cleavage?
  • Cosplay – I think this was one of my more positive points in 2015 for the number of Cosplayers that have taken the idea of Succubi and given them a presence. By that I mean there are quite a number of them that have appeared in simply amazing costume, have the look and attitude of Succubi that I personally like to see. It’s nice to see Succubi cosplayed as being powerful, not eye candy.
  • Succubi Stories – With all of the books that have come out in 2015, the ones that are a single story and nothing more, there have been several that were really so very good and I wanted to see more from. Perhaps they will return and surprise me in 2016, but if not, there were a bright spot here and there, even if there were still a lot of short, poorly edited, hot flashes that were not.

That’s nine, and really the tenth is something that is special to me. Perhaps I’ll share that, sometime soon…

And as for my site… A few highlights for the year that Succubus.net had:

  • The Tale has over 1.4 million views in total.
  • The Tale has over 3,100 posts.
  • The SuccuWiki has surpassed well over 20 million views.
  • The SuccuWiki contains over 3,700 articles.
  • The Gallery of the Succubi has over 5,100 images.
  • The Tale and this site had their eighth anniversary in November.

For myself, I hope to write more, to write better. I would like to accomplish one thing that my heart and others have been poking my tail to accomplish… Perhaps it will happen, perhaps it will not… But no matter which does…

I wish you all a Happy 2016… May your coming year be happy and wonderful for you all…



Dec 31 2015

Succubi Image of the Week 415

A somewhat different image for the last Succubi of 2015. I haven’t had a lot of 3D renderings of Succubi on the Tale this year and this time I’m going to share something that I found to be really quite unique and wonderful…

Succubus Demon by Agr1on

Succubus Demon by Agr1on

This work was created by an artist on DeviantArt called Agr1on and you can find the original page with this art on DeviantArt here and this artist’s page is here on that site.

Obviously she doesn’t appear to be a “normal” looking Succubus and I think that works really well here. She does have the most interesting wings, her horns are almost invisible in the glow of light that is touching her hair and, there is, if you look closely, a tail. The design of what I think of as the jewelry she is adorned with is one of the most amazing displays of Succubus clothing that I have seen in quite some time. It teases with what it hides but also tempts quite well as it leaves really very little to the imagination.

The setting works well with her body and the lighting, the reflections in the pool she is rising from add a bit of mystery that works nicely too. Quite the striking image and it certainly is a memorable one to close out 2015.