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The Diary of Tessa Graves: First Entry (eBook)

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The Diary of Tessa Graves:
First Entry
The Diary of Tessa Graves: First Entry eBook Cover, written by Raven Leigh
The Diary of Tessa Graves: First Entry eBook Cover, written by Raven Leigh
Author(s) Raven Leigh
Series The Diary of Tessa Graves
Publisher Amazon Digital Services
Publication date July 10, 2015
Media type eBook
Length 24 Pages
Followed by The Diary of Tessa Graves: Teacher's Pet

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

The Diary of Tessa Graves: First Entry is an eBook written by Raven Leigh. It is the first work in the Diary of Tessa Graves series by this author. In this work the character Tessa Graves is a Succubus.


  • Title: The Diary of Tessa Graves: First Entry
  • Author: Raven Leigh
  • Published By: Amazon Digital Services
  • Length: 24 Pages
  • Format: eBook
  • ASIN: B011F3IM96
  • Publishing Date: July 10, 2015

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Plot Summary

Men are nothing more than playthings to her who provide her with entertainment and sustenance. This is especially true of those who are of the alpha persuasion, or even better – the twisted type.

She is not a “lady of the night”, although from the richer types she is not above exploitation. Tessa is only one small part of a much larger reality that most human beings do not see.

A beautiful and dangerous predator, she lives in shadow world which lies on the fringe of modern civilization - a place where the creatures of fantasy and lore exist right under our nose, yet out of sight.

Book Review

The following review was originally published by Tera on her Blog, A Succubi's Tale on February 16, 2016

Tessa is a succubus, one who is very self-assured in her abilities even if she doesn’t really understand them. Her story begins with the discovery of her sexuality and the effect she has on others. When one of them is someone she knows intimately, there’s nothing to stop her from taking what she needs.

The work is told from Tessa’s perspective and overall it’s very hard to like her as a character as she speaks from the present and tells the story of her past. The Tessa of the here and now is jaded, almost aloof, and overall has the personality of a shark looking for its next meal. It is a sharp contrast with her personality of the past, and as a whole I liked the somewhat more innocent Tessa than the matured Tessa. There’s just something about her that rubs me the wrong way and I think a lot of that comes from how cold she is.

As the past is told, we learn about Tessa’s life, her adoption, and the family she lives with, including an adopted brother. When her powers come into the fore, he, of course, becomes her target to sate her new found needs. It’s a half-hearted erotic scene for several reasons, not the least of which is the condition of the “brother” before things unfold which, for me, is a complete turn off. Still it does provide for a means to draw the story forwards and tell of Tessa’s thoughts about the past and how it started her on the path to where she goes next.

It is made clear that Tessa feeds on men, and, at least her older self speaks of killing many of them. She also mentions that succubi like her are “unique” and “the top of the food chain” which tends to put a particular light on the story overall. As such, at least personality-wise, Tessa becomes very much a stereotypical succubus in her thoughts and actions and needs which seems a waste considering how her past played out.

The writing is a bit stiff, there’s little emotion from Tessa herself and that takes some of the heat away from the story. She’s interesting as a character, but her personality makes it difficult to want to see what comes next for her and it needn’t be.

Two and a half out of five pitchforks.

A somewhat tepid beginning to the series with a character that isn’t as attractive as she really could have been. Still, the question of how Tessa got from where she started to where she seemed to end up remained a question unanswered.

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