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Catalina, Queen of the Nightlings: Cleopatra's Pearls (eBook)

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Catalina, Queen of the Nightlings: Cleopatra's Pearls
Catalina, Queen of the Nightlings: Cleopatra's Pearls eBook Cover, written by J. Lee Roberts
Catalina, Queen of the Nightlings: Cleopatra's Pearls eBook Cover, written by J. Lee Roberts
Author(s) J. Lee Roberts
Series Catalina, Queen
of the Nightlings
Publisher Luminosity Publishing
Publication date June 5, 2014
Media type eBook
Length 65 Pages
ASIN B00KSPZOEY
Followed by Catalina, Queen of the Nightlings: The Aztec Goddess

For other uses of the word Succubus, see Succubus (disambiguation).


Catalina, Queen of the Nightlings: Cleopatra's Pearls is an eBook written by J. Lee Roberts. It is the first work in the Catalina, Queen of the Nightlings series by this author. In this work the character Catalina is a Succubus.


Overview

  • Title: Catalina, Queen of the Nightlings: Cleopatra's Pearls
  • Author: J. Lee Roberts
  • Published By: Luminosity Publishing
  • Length: 65 Pages
  • Format: eBook
  • ASIN: B00KSPZOEY
  • Publishing Date: June 5, 2014


Other Works in this Series on SuccuWiki


Plot Summary

“I’m not your average monster. In the past, I have toppled, liberated, and even ruled kingdoms. Believe me, I’m over that lifestyle. My motto is, ‘Learn from the past; love in the present’.

“By day, I’m Catalina Purdy, proprietor of Purdy Antiques. By night, under cover of darkness, I expose my true nature.

“I enjoy; long walks on the beach, candlelit dinners, easy men, and feasting off the chemicals they produce when sexually aroused.

“I also love my job. I am eternally thirsty for the chance to hunt down rare, exotic pieces. However, I’m not hard to please, I’ll take any piece I can get, and I always get what I want.”


Book Review

The following review was first published on Tera's Blog, A Succubi's Tale on April 3, 2015


Catalina is a Succubus, but she is also an adventurer, a mystic, and, at least according to quite a number of beings in her world, also has quite the story to tell. Sometimes the story however is more about Catalina than she’d like it to be. But being a Succubus tends to bring you all kinds of attention.

Catalina is a mix of being vampiric, in that she feeds on the blood of others, but also she defines herself as a Succubus in that she can mesmerize others and have them do her bidding, not to mention that she really needs sex on an ongoing basis in her life. She is an interesting character in that her past, though shrouded in mystery, defines who she is to others but at the same time she tries very much not to allow it to define herself. There is a bit of an internal struggle at times over that conflict, mostly through her using her past to occasionally obtain something she wants.

Still, in the here and now, she is somewhat of an Indiana Jones sort of main character, tending towards a focus on adventure, but not at all shy about using her abilities at the most interesting times in the story. But that’s where the problem starts. There is a vast background about Catalina that is skimmed over, relationships mentioned, and so on, but really the work doesn’t delve into that part of her.

The work focuses on all of the sexual interruptions and moments that she encounters and when they come to pass in the work, they take up quite a lot of the work as a whole. There’s many sex scenes which are, to be clear, very hot, very well written, and as a whole I thought they were quite good. But this alone cannot hold the work together and so the story falls back on the introduction of a number of characters connected to Catalina, When it does so, those moments aren’t long enough to give a lot of character development or direction to them. There’s a lot of suggestions, some quite lewd, and it adds flavour to the work. It’s just not interesting enough.

While the writing is very good and there aren’t many editing problems, save for a few minor ones that cropped up here and there, good writing couldn’t make me like this work as much as I wanted to from the start.

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

A bit too much erotica and not nearly enough story for my personal taste. That’s a shame because Catalina is interesting outside of the erotica by far.


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