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The Succubus: Sins of the Flesh (eBook)
|The Succubus: Sins of the Flesh|
The Succubus: Sins of the Flesh eBook Cover, written by Vanna B.
|Publisher||Hope Street Publishing|
|Publication date||October 29, 2013|
|Followed by||The Succubus 2: Raven's Reign|
The Succubus: Sins of the Flesh is an eBook written by Vanna B. It is the first work in the Succubus series by this author. In this work the character Raven is a Succubus.
- Title: The Succubus: Sins of the Flesh
- Author: Vanna B.
- Published By: Hope Street Publishing
- Length: 48 Pages
- Format: eBook
- ASIN: B00GBFTTA0
- Publishing Date: October 29, 2013
Other Works in this Series on SuccuWiki
Dressed in strange clothing and covered in tattoos and piercings, Raven DuBois appears to be just another goth college student rebelling through her unusual, dark style. Darrin Brown, on the other hand is as boring as they come. Before moving to NYC to complete his sociology degree, the Average Joe knew nothing more than church, the four walls of his Detroit home, and his Plain Jane girlfriend, Melody.
Raven is spontaneous…unpredictable…dangerous. She's unlike anyone Darrin has ever met and he's instantly intrigued by her unique style, killer body and seductive ways. But he soon finds there is much more to her than meets the eye.
After getting a taste of what Raven has to offer, Darrin can't get enough. He soon falls deep under her spell and will do anything she asks of him, without questioning. He finds himself a pawn in her wicked game; a game in which he stands to lose more than he ever imagined – including his soul.
The following review was originally published by Tera on her Blog, A Succubi's Tale on August 22, 2014
One of the things that bothers me more than anything else when someone writes a story about Succubi is that they appear as being, for lack of a better description, beautiful monsters. They are written as creatures with no soul, no real caring within them. They are simply existing in the story as a means to shock and then draw others in the story to do poor things. I do not enjoy horror. I do not enjoy horror that attempts to give meaning to itself by wrapping itself in the guise of erotica.
Perhaps when authors write something like this they should clearly say that the work is horror and not really erotica. In doing so I might have taken a different approach or had other expectations in the works. Still, the promise I thought I saw at the beginning quickly turned into something that just turned me off completely. If the second work hadn’t been free, I don’t believe I would have looked at it either.
In short, the series did nothing for me.
As much as the summaries might suggest there might be some erotica in the works, there isn’t. There is a great deal of pain, suffering, abuse, hate, and more negative emotions that any kind of heat generated from the story is lost in it.
You cannot have a reasonably hot erotic encounter followed by a mass murder or worse, at least I think so, and that happens more often than not here. There are many taboos that are crossed in the works, one of which was a complete and total turn off for me and when it happened that ended any kind of enjoyment for me period.
It is a repetitive cycle of abuse followed by actions to gain favor which lead to more abuse. There is no real substance to the works save for the moments of horror and abuse that the characters suffer though. So why is that so?
Why is it that what begins as what might be an interesting entanglement turns into a story of personality change, loss and in the end, suffering for so many? There is no respect for the female characters in the work, they all turn into fodder for a misguided belief which the demon, and she is a demon and not any sort of Succubus by any stretch of the imagination, is forcing on the male lead character.
There is a D/s relationship in the work, or at least it attempts to be one in the beginning but really all it turns into is abuse and lies for an end. That is not any kind of story I can enjoy. I did not. I cannot recommend a story where abuse is the core of the story and everything else is muted by it being so overwhelming.
One pitchfork out of five.
That one pitchfork is for the concept and the beginning of the series. It is a shame that the promise in the beginning was tossed aside for the mess it turned into when there was a good interesting plot that could have gone somewhere without resorting to the scenes of murder and destruction that appear.
I don’t like horror for the sake of it. I don’t care for a story that is more about the horror and what goes into it than the characters themselves. Most of all I dislike stereotypes. and there are a lot of them in these works.