A Review of The Incubus Stories by Jennie Lee Schade

The Incubus Stories by Jennie Lee Schade

The Incubus Stories by Jennie Lee Schade

Many stories about succubi and incubi tend to have them either physical entities or spiritual beings. This makes sense of course, they are, or rather can be, such things.

Where stories become interesting is when the succubus or incubus moves from the realm of thought to the realities that exist. Within that shift comes something marvelous when the author reaches into the souls of the characters entwined.

  • Title: The Incubus Stories
  • Author: Jennie Lee Schade
  • Published By: CircleDreams Publishing
  • Length: 52 Pages
  • Format: eBook
  • ASIN: B010N3T5C2 (Original), B094DSYZ5F (Reissue)
  • Publishing Date: June 29, 2015 (Original), May 6, 2021 (Reissue)
  • This work in Kindle Format at Amazon.com

The work tells of:

A set of six intriguing short stories that tell a tale of paranormal romance and adventure. College student Tanya has created the perfect fantasy partner within the vaults of her rich imagination. She has made him everything she could ever have desired. But what will she do as the accumulated time and energy she has given her creation slowly builds his power? And what of the young man she’s created? He is real. He can laugh and hurt and cry. He loves her …and he has the power to destroy her.

Tanya’s fantasies have given her something impossible. Everything she’s ever wanted in a lover resided in her mind once, but over time her wishes became an incubus to her desires. But when the truth comes to pass, and Tanya sees what she has brought to life, what does that mean for Ziyan, the incubus of her dreams and now something more.

The work reads very much as a coming of age story mixed with some very strong BDSM themes on occasion. Tanya is dominant by far and Ziyan is very much her enthralled submissive throughout the story. It’s how the relationship transforms, much in the same way as both of them do, that gives this work so much life and passion. It’s not simple erotica, though there is delightful heat. It’s more in the way the two are told in the story, the choices made and, in time, the truths they both see.

It’s not a typical incubus story about falling to needs, and really that’s the main thing here. It has that aspect to it, but this does not rule the story or force either main character to be untrue to themselves. When they cry out in sadness, it rings true. When they beg for the other, it’s a truly felt need. The passion isn’t what matters, it’s what the reality of their situation is and how much effort Tanya must, not needs, to give for Ziyan’s sake. The emotional connection is ever present and it just gives the story so much depth and unexpected moments to enjoy.

Simply a captivating, intelligent, passionate work of writing and one that I truly appreciate. Emotionally draining at times, the tragedy and excitement mesh into one of the best works this year. I’d wish for a bit more, mostly in the “what comes after” sort of way, but even so, this is a wonderful work that I do recommend for its uniqueness and powerful storytelling.

Five out of five pitchforks.

Highly recommended, a work with fully realized characters with a story to tell. The twists are amazing and open things to be all they should be. Never stereotypical and in that I was the most thrilled.

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Succubi Image of the Week 699

Time for another Morrigan Aensland piece of art as the Succubi Image of the Week… I freely admit that the images that I like the best of Morrigan are those where her hair just looks amazing. An image this week of Morrigan looking a bit pensive, but deliciously naughty…

The Soul Sucker, Morrigan by melficexd

The Soul Sucker, Morrigan by melficexd

This lovely art is by the artist melficexd on Pixiv and you can find the original page with this work here.

It’s amazing how perfect Morrigan’s expression is, somewhere between a tease, temptation and just a bit naughty. The detail is wonderful, her hair is amazing, but all of the little details in the art make this a wonderful piece of Morrigan art…

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There comes a point when there’s too much sequin in a costume

Sequined Devil CostumeI don’t really mind sequins as a whole, they can add something to a costume when used well. This week’s costume seems… like someone dipped the costume and just about all of the accessories into a vat of sequins…

This is called, surprisingly enough, the Sequined Devil Costume but the image is a little misleading. The costume includes the sequined leotard with a pair of attached wings and a tail. The wig and nylons are not included and it sells for about $60 US.

I think my main issue with this is the wig more than anything else, so setting that aside it has possibilities, even with sparkly wings and tail… which reminds me of a story I need to finish sometime…

Still, while it is interesting in a way, it’s a bit plain for my tastes overall…

Two and a half pitchforks out of five.

This might be more of a tame costume for Halloween, but then there’s always a place for something like this..

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A Review of The Courtship of a Succubus by T. D. Rashawn

The Courtship of a Succubus by T. D. Rashawn

The Courtship of a Succubus by T. D. Rashawn

The definition of what a succubus, or incubus for that matter, is can be shifted in focus in many ways. The reasoning for choosing what a character describes themselves as makes a difference as to how the reader sees them to be.

A review then of the first work in a series which keeps some very important explanations close to the chest and in doing so creates something quite captivating.

  • Title: The Courtship of a Succubus
  • Author: T. D. Rashawn
  • Published By: Amazon Digital Services
  • Length: 78 Pages
  • Format: eBook
  • ASIN: B094GHV6DM
  • Publishing Date: May 7, 2021
  • This work in Kindle Format at Amazon.com

The work tells of:

As an immortal Succubus, Jaden has charmed life. He’s got more money than most people could see in a lifetime, three wonderful Succubi partners who love and dote on him, and a particular diet that requires him to feed on the sexual energy exerted during sex with humans. His life should be perfect, yet, his heart was still incomplete. His partners have all found what they needed, but Jaden is still searching. That is until he meets Elijah, an attractive Korean guy who’s never been able to convince anyone to have sex with him. Is he the one Jaden’s been waiting for to fill the missing part of his heart? Or is there something more lurking within Elijah than just a chaste existence?

Jaden’s life as a succubus is both delightful and at times a bit of a pain in the rear. Not quite like his other succubi brothers, he feeds differently to them and looks for something different. Encountering Elijah takes both on a journey that neither expected or know where it will bring them both.

The work is, at its core, a mystery which takes the main characters from sexual delights to a very harsh questioning of their realities. It should be made clear the the succubi in this work are male and the erotica is very much focused on male sexuality. I found that interesting because while there are some dominant and harsh moments, overall the story is really less about their gender and more about the relationships between all of the characters in the work.

The succubi are not quite the typical succubi in their nature, there’s some very unique aspects to them that are delightful and expressive. Whether the moments are light or a bit dark, the aspects that come to the fore are perfectly used to make the events more impactful and unexpected.

Jaden, the main character, is delightfully reflective and considers his emotions and what he should, at least to the other succubi, to be doing to survive. I felt that he has a very honourable viewpoint, one that makes sense for him as a whole. Where things get a bit muddled is how the succubi are “supposed” to act to survive and that, honestly, brings into the story some reflections and revelations to the characters.

The heat is throughout the work, it simmers in the background, coming to the fore here and there to add something to a moment where it delights or presses the characters to reveal something. Being that the erotica is male/male in focus, it may not be what some would appreciate as a whole. But from the structure of the story, the characters themselves, it’s not out of place, it’s loving and really it speaks to them as a whole very well.

There is a scattering of issues in the writing to note. Some tenses are mixed in the work, the narration reads a little odd as a result, but it’s not very often. There’s also a bit of an oddity in the dialogue from time to time, but I’m not sure if that is meant to be there because of the personalities. Overall the writing is emotional, it tells of the hearts of the characters and that is something quite special.

Four out of five pitchforks

The mystery behind the story is deep and captivating. The ending answers one question and turns the story in a direction that I didn’t expect from the start. I will be looking forward to the next story in the series, I think there’s a lot to unravel and that will be something of a battle for the characters to overcome together.

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Caught in the Act by TeraS

There’s an idea that has been mulling about in my thoughts for a while now. Thanks to my heart, who’s advice and considerations have always made my ponderings become something more than they otherwise would be, I’ve had a story idea bemuse me. So, a story about a certain silver tail, a certain red-tailed aunt, and the problem one has when one is …

Caught in the Act
By TeraS

The Receptionist of the Realm was known for many things, not the least of which was her ability to know, without question, when someone had intruded on her domain. Whether that was someone pushing at the portals to the Realm and being denied, or, as on this particular morning, someone who dared to step into her gateway within the palace, guarding the entrance to the offices of the Queen and the King.

Even if the Eternals had issues with those titles, they couldn’t do anything about what the offices themselves were named, of course. Nor would they even think of trying to alter the bureaucratic domain of the Receptionist.

Simone would not have been at all amused. Not even breakfast with Keith could change that. Being woken up with a start well before dawn didn’t do much for the red-tail, and she wasn’t at all pleased. Tossing the covers away, she seethed, “This time she’s gone too far.”

Meanwhile at the Palace, a door was opened to admit someone who shouldn’t have been poking her tail where it was. Mind you, Cassiopeia didn’t really concern herself about that issue. She had far more important things on her mind. The silver-tailed temptress had been … well, stalking wasn’t exactly right. There was something about Keith that kept drawing her to him. As she looked around Simone’s office, she nervously fingered the silver bracelet on her left wrist and remembered …

Long ago, she’d challenged Tera for the throne … and lost. To be honest, it wasn’t really about her taking the throne from her closest friend; for Cassie, the point was to push Tera into being herself and shaping the Realm to her desires. Yes, to many in the court in that moment, it was seen as a betrayal of the Queen, but she’d never want to cause harm to Tera. If she had won, then Tera would be free to do whatever she wanted. In that, she believed, Tera would thank her … eventually.

That Tera left immediately after their confrontation was a shock, Cassie could not believe that Tera would just abandon the throne without a word. It was more of a surprise when the court was summoned and Tera was on the throne alone.

But she wasn’t for long. Her first glimpse of Keith was him appearing beside Tera. He just … looked right: blue eyes, red tail exactly the same shade as Tera’s own. He wasn’t a movie star, wasn’t like the other incubi who kept flaunting themselves. Revealing his name and taking Tera’s hand in his own, it was clear that, while he was the King, he was there as an Eternal not as a Monarch, and that realization made Cassie’s heart flutter.

She’d told Tera, very clearly, that she intended to know her Eternal better, and that set Cassie a new goal. It was a short time later, as the assembled court was paying their respects to the Queen that Cassie had found herself watching from afar, being pleased with Tera and with all that her being Queen would hold for the Realm when his voice startled her.

“Cassiopeia, may I have a moment please?”

Oh Goddess, it was Keith. She turned away from Tera to find a pair of so-blue eyes waiting for her. Brushing her short blue hair behind one ear, Cassie demurred, “Yes my King?”

She didn’t expect him to take her hand and hold it gently. Succubi have the ability to know exactly the souls of others, to see within them and look into their desires. What Cassie found was the never-ending love for Tera, and that brought tears to her eyes. But what caught her breath were the next words Keith said: “Tera explained that you are her dearest friend. I’d like for us to be as close, if you’d be willing.”

The silver-tail found herself being drawn into his embrace, her green eyes meeting his blue. She’d never been comfortable with anyone, save for Tera. There wasn’t any sort of connection she’d felt with anyone else in the Realm. In that moment, being the focus of Keith’s attention, the thought that she’d had when he first appeared came back. He just … looked right.

Wetting her lips, Cassie whispered, “Only if you call me Cassie.”

His smile delighted her: “Only if you call me Keith.”

The enchanted silver-tail nodded, her voice escaping her. What he did next was unexpected. Allowing her hand to slip free of his own, he drew a small silver case from a jacket pocket and offered it to her. “This is for you Cassie, I hope you’ll like it. I’ve been told that silver-tails are very particular about this sort of thing.”

Jewelry was indeed something that silver-tails were very picky about, especially silver jewelry. Opening the clasp, Cassie caught her breath at the simple silver bracelet that rested within, three fingers wide, with ornate patterns drawn throughout. Her eyes returned to Keith. “It’s beautiful.”

Keith coming close and kissing her cheek made her melt. She knew he wasn’t using any of the powers of the Incubi, wasn’t trying to influence her. He genuinely sought her approval and friendship. From that moment onwards, the bracelet never left her left wrist.

But a gift given required a gift in return. Cassie’s thoughts focused on this as Keith offered his hand and they returned to the court, where Tera awaited. The smile of her dearest friend drew her into a needed embrace, and a naughty thought that Cassie couldn’t shake.

As Keith watched, the blue of Cassie’s hair faded away, turning blonde, while at the same time it lengthened, becoming almost as long as Tera’s own. Tera giggled as she drew Cassie’s hair over her right shoulder, “Tease.”

Cassie shared a naughty smile with Tera, “I did say I intend to know your Eternal better.” Then she looked directly to Keith, “We’re going to have a lot of fun.”

Keith really didn’t know what he’d unleashed within the now blonde silver-tailed temptress then onwards.

Returning from her memories, Cassie looked at the bracelet and made up her mind. She opened the inner door to Keith’s office and came to a stop. There, in the middle of the room, Simone stood. tapping a finger against the sleeve of her jacket and peering at the silver-tail over the rims of her glasses. “What, exactly, are you doing?”

For once, Cassie didn’t tease or skirt around the issue. She didn’t have a good answer other than the truth. Still fingering the silver bracelet, her eyes met Simone’s. “I don’t want to be alone anymore.”

That admission hung in the air between the two Succubi for countless seconds before the older red-tail embraced the young lost silver-tail. “Talk to me.”

And so, for the first time ever, Cassie did.

To be continued …

A Review of Desires of a Latex Succubai: Vol 2 by Marisa Mai

Desires of a Latex Succubai: Vol 2 by Marisa Mai

Desires of a Latex Succubai: Vol 2 by Marisa Mai


A review of the second work in the Desires of a Latex Succubai series by Marisa Mai today, you can find my review of the first work in the series here.

It’s not enough to be seductive when dealing with other succubi, sometimes you have to be a really good chess player and know exactly who is the Queen on the board… and think three games ahead.

  • Title: Desires of a Latex Succubai: Vol 2
  • Author: Marisa Mai
  • Published By: Amazon Digital Services
  • Length: 35 Pages
  • Format: eBook
  • ASIN: B093YB3ZSH
  • Publishing Date: April 30, 2021
  • This work in Kindle Format at Amazon.com

The work tells of:

Ivana is a Queen and Oliver is the lucky-unfortunate she has chosen to help her kinky plans come to fruition.

Oliver now finds himself at his Mistress’ beck and call, discovering that being hers means obeying in all things and for always. But another succubus appears with her own schemes and Oliver learns that being a pawn to his Mistress is more difficult than he expected.

There’s a lot of good progression in the overall storyline which I think is becoming more interesting. Yes, Oliver is used as a plaything by Ivana and the other succubi that appear. But there’s a lot of character development happening that kept my interest. Ivana is, as seems her character, very much closed off in her real feelings and how she wants things to be. There are some moments when her actions might be real, or might be just a set up, but that makes her more interesting as a character than she was in the first book.

Her newly appearing rival, Magenta, reminds me of a latex fetish model for some reason, though I can’t put my finger on who that is at the moment. She’s very sure of herself, but might be a little over the top and taunting for what she is to the story itself. I do think she’s a good foil to Ivana, perhaps she will return at a later point and be more of a presence than she was in this part of the series.

The erotica runs at a warm level towards the occasional hot flash. Those with a fetish for domination and control will find parts of the story to their taste, but I think it’s a bit too over the top at times and it feels rushed when it shouldn’t have been far too often. The one good thing about the erotica is that it does allow for the other succubi in the story, and their fetishes, to come out and that takes Oliver into some cute situations and also puts him at some risk which worked well.

Overall this is a good follow up to the first work, though it still needs another editing pass for some tense and word issues at times. Some of these are very distracting and made me trip over some parts of the story. I’d also suggest that some focus around the storyline would be good to take this from the erotica alone into something better still.

Three of out five pitchforks.

The series is getting more interesting, there are plans afoot and where that takes Oliver will be, I’m sure, a journey. There’s a lot of good here, it can be better still with some care taken to make the dialogue sound better and the flow of the work be more than it is.

A third work is planned, I’d like to see Ivana reveal more of herself, and how that will change Oliver will be the question needing to be answered.

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An amazing Succubus painting YouTube

There are some Succubus artworks that I think are inspired… The imagery, colours, forms and overall expression just link together into something wonderful. A process artwork I found on YouTube this week that has all of that within it…

In the event that you cannot see this video here on the Tale, please try this link.

And here is an image of the completed painting by the artist CD plus.

Succubus by CD plus

Succubus by CD plus

Amazing blend of colours in this painting, I especially like the the sheen on her skin and the reflections within it. It’s a dramatic pose and the background adds to that amazingly. Lovely tail that works with her overall form as a whole which I appreciate.

A wonderful work that tells a story of mystery that I do enjoy…

 

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