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Jan - An Ari Lasher Story
|Jan - An Ari Lasher Story|
Jan - An Ari Lasher Story eBook Cover, written by Sarina Asheford
|Publication date||September 8, 2012|
Jan - An Ari Lasher Story is an eBook written by Sarina Asheford. It is the second work in the Ari Lasher series by this author. In this work the character Ari Lasher is a Succubus.
- Title: Jan - An Ari Lasher Story
- Author: Sarina Asheford
- Published By: Sarina Asheford
- Length: 14 Pages
- Format: eBook
- ASIN: B00989ZUNQ
- Publishing Date: September 8, 2012
Other Works in this series on SuccuWiki
Can Ari face her own past and help an abused woman? Recruiting has never been Ari's thing. She knows why she is a succubus and it's a great life for her, but the idea of convincing someone else to sign over their soul for an eternity of siphoning soul feeding of unsuspecting sexual partners is not one of her job duties.
Jan Moss has been suckered into an abusive marriage and she is at her breaking point, if Ari can't save her she's got few options. Her husband is going to kill her or she is going to kill him. Will she be willing to sell her soul and become a demon for her freedom?
The following review was originally published by Tera on her Blog, A Succubi's Tale on July 29, 2014'
The past is something that haunts us all. We can remember our mistakes, the things we did that at the time seemed like the right thing to do… but were not.
When you see the present of someone else, knowing what has been and will be, that isn’t the problem. The problem is when you have little choice but be involved and not for the right reasons… But what if you had someone to help you find a way to make things right? That becomes a more true journey in yourself as well…
In the next work of the series, Ari is told by those that she “reports” to that she is assigned to bring another into the fold of the Succubi. When she sees who that person is, what her life is… then her dislike for doing so changes. Jan’s situation hits very close to home for Ari and in the end, with some help from Derek, she decides to make a difference… But in a way that those above her do not quite expect.
With this work, Ari’s real personality comes to the fore. I especially loved that she liked to make muffins and enjoy them very much with others. It really is a lovely personality quirk that makes me like her even more than I did in the first work. While the first work was mainly setup and introduction, this one develops Ari into a fuller, more real character. The same is true of Derek as we learn he is perhaps a bit more than he seems to be, though that question isn’t answered in this work. There is also the appearance of the Succubus that transformed Ari into one as well who has her own quirks and oddities.
While a large portion of this story revolves around Jan, it is seen for the most part through Ari’s eyes and in doing so there is more told about her as time goes on. She has her moments, some sad, some very happy. Many of the happier moments are through Derek for which I am quite pleased to have seen. When the climax of the story arrives, there is a lovely erotic Succubus scene to enjoy, but it is the choice made by Jan that I found interesting and made me wonder about some of the things said about Succubi in this universe.
It was a wonderful closure to this part of Ari’s story and it did leave me wanting to see more of her…
I give this work four and a half out of five pitchforks.
But now comes the problem… The author wrote at the end of this work that there was going to be a novel or something similar appearing… and it hasn’t. I really would like to see more of Ari, the muffin loving, intelligent, in love Succubus, her lover and her protégé.
It is simply a thoughtful pair of works that draw you into a tale of personal truths and what revenge is… but also what happens when one finds the hope they thought they lost…
I will keep looking for this universe to continue… Someday I hope…'