Mar 18 2014

A Review of The Demon’s Gift by Chew Toy

The Demon's Gift by Chew Toy

The Demon’s Gift by Chew Toy

I will be reviewing a series of works by the author Chew Toy starting today on the Tale. The next work in this series will be reviewed next Tuesday and the Tuesday after that the last work in the series will be reviewed.

These works all come under the series title of Demon Summoning Made Easy which has quite a good hook to connect them together I think. What happens when someone finds a book that allows you to summon a Succubus or an Incubus? What happens when you do? And what happens when you aren’t paying attention?

That can be… an interesting question in itself…

The first work is:

The story is of:

“Demon Summoning Made Easy,” read the title of the book that literally fell into Mark’s hands in an old bookshop. And it was as easy as it said. The demon made Mark sexually irresistible. But everything has its price…

Mark summons a demon, specifically an Incubus, and makes a deal with them in order to be “irresistible.” While that does become true, there is a little matter of the meaning of words and the plans of demons that involve Mark into something he didn’t expect to have.

Overall, this are more of a hot flash in that the plot of the work seemed to revolve around Mark getting into more and more sexual situations that spiralled out of his control. He gets everything he wanted, and a few things he didn’t expect to as well.

All of Mark’s fantasies come true, in more ways than one, and as things continue the meaning of the word “irresistible” starts to take a turn. There is quite a lot of mind control in this work, which isn’t a surprise as the author is well known for that focus. How that mind control effects Mark himself is quite subtle and as such creeps into and changes things for him as the story progresses. While it was hidden well over the story, the effects upon Mark’s partners in the work is a bit more obvious. At some points I wondered whether it was really necessary to be so obvious when it might not have needed to be quite so much so.

All of the erotica is well written and Mark manages to, for lack of a better description, sample a lot of different kinds of sexual encounters before he finds himself facing the Incubus again and the real story behind was has been going on is revealed.

The one part of the story that I think was best done was the confusion in Mark’s thoughts about the things he sees, feels, needs, and desires. Those moments tie the vignettes of erotica together and I wish they were quite a lot more than they were. It would have been nice to see more of Mark trying to piece together what happens to him as the story continues than there was. Part of that I know is needed to drive the plot forwards, but… while I liked those pauses, they seemed to be missing that one little thing to make them better as a whole.

Three out of five pitchforks.

While the concept was interesting, it was a bit too much sex scene and not really enough character development for me. The mind control aspects were hot and the erotica was well done, but I just needed more story personally.

Next Tuesday, Book Two: The Demon’s Curse



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