One of the more common transformation themes is a gender transformation of a character into a succubus. It’s far rarer to have a gender transformation into a an incubus which is the focus of this book review.
It’s not always obvious what one desires, but when it is given, what does that lead to?
- Title: Christmas Feast for an Incubus
- Author: Salazar Zed
- Published By: Amazon Digital Services
- Length: 22 Pages
- Format: eBook
- ASIN: B09NHV3SC2
- Publishing Date: December 12, 2021
- This work in Kindle Format at Amazon.com
The work tells of:
Incubi have a strict curfew to keep them out of trouble and married women’s beds. When the sun goes down, they all have to report to a holding cell where they spend the night alone with no one to please, even on Christmas Eve. You decide to take the selfless act of paying one a visit in his holding cell, you know, to keep him company for the holidays.
Sometimes one’s desires get in the way of one’s reality. But given the chance to encounter them, one soul finds themselves brought to their needed ecstasy, before they discover their true need within themselves.
The work is a hot flash which focuses on the needs of the main character, who is never named, but the reader is put into their place from the beginning of the story and sees the world from their viewpoint. It’s an interesting means of describing things, the universe as well tells its own tale which is quite unique overall.
The incubus of the work is never named as well, they are not evil, though they have a need and will do what they must to fill that need. The description is unique, not quite the normal appearance of an incubus, but that gives them a certain attractiveness overall.
The erotica runs hot and cool, not quite cold but there are moments when the dialogue doesn’t quite match the mental picture the narration gives. There’s a very short gender transformation which is mostly done off the page which I think could have been explored to add something to the ending of the work beyond the erotica.
The work could use another editing pass to give the dialogue more heat, possibly expand on the main character’s needs and, most of all, define the incubus more than the sexual being he is. That’s the thing that seems to be missing. An understanding of why things turn as they do.
Three out of five pitchforks.
The transformation aspects of the story could have been expanded on more than they were which I think would have added to the tone. The erotica might have been a bit more involved, passionate and meaningful, though it did have some heat. It’s a different view of the incubus myth, an interesting universe, and that I did enjoy.