Jun 15 2015

The Speech By TeraS

Something a little different today. Sometimes it is the words that matter more than the actions—assuming one cares to listen, of course. That, more than anything, is where the questions will lie waiting …


The Speech
By TeraS


A long time ago, when Tera was still setting out the path for the Realm and those within it, there was a point where she was mulling over a thought. It would be, without question, a major change for their world, for their kind. This thought brought with it change. Something that is, for all beings, a frightening thing at times.

It also brought about with it the need for Tera to stand in front of the Court of the Realm and explain why it was she felt it was a good idea. Tera could have, being Queen, simply pushed the Realm to bend to her will, but this wasn’t her way.

It was, in the end, a sweeter thing to have others change their mind on their own.

On this day, the Court had assembled in the Grand Hall of the Palace, decked out in their finery. Some had brought along their playthings, others shows of their perceived wealth. Amongst all of the beads and baubles, the one thing that connected them together was their belief that their Queen was … wrong.

They were all milling about, talking—some quite loudly—about the idea, what they thought of it, and, more importantly, what it would do. They all expected the traditional arrival of the Queen, the pomp and ceremony that always came with it.

They were, of course, quite sadly mistaken.

The first to notice that something wasn’t quite right was one of the elders of the Court. He was in the midst of a heated argument with one of his peers when, out of the corner of his eye, he noticed a splash of red on the floor of the Grand Hall were none should be. When he turned to see what it was, the sight made him gasp, then stare, which the gained the attention of those beside him who also turned to see what he was looking at. The effect ran like wildfire through the milling assembly, the droning of their voices quickly dropping to a hush as they looked upon the scene that confronted them.

Standing in the middle of the room, immediately over the seal of the Realm that had been carved into the wood… was the Queen. That she was there, without being announced, without warning, was a severe breach of etiquette. If that was all that had been, it would have caused some tails to be bent out of shape slightly.

However, in addition to just appearing out of thin air, she had also forsaken her traditional gown and all of the finery that their Queen should be seen displaying to her court and kind. No, Tera stood there looking quite out of place with all of her Court amassed around her. Her mane of raven hair wild, her tail arched over her right shoulder, arms crossed over her chest, she did not say a word as the Court’s attention was draw to her. Her only reaction was to tap her right index finger on the sleeve of the long red latex-like coat she was wearing. If that wasn’t shocking enough, the black bandeau top and pants, also in latex, were a bit more so. Adding to that, a pair of black ankle boots made her appearance that of, at least from some points of view, one of the commoners of the Realm.

The Queen … didn’t look like the Queen.

When the crowds had fallen silent, Tera tilted her head to the right and was about to speak when one of the black tails in the upper rafters called out: “Your Majesty shames us. There is protocol, and even Your Majesty must follow the rules.”

Tera looked up in the direction of the one that had spoken and replied: “Quite true: I am here; you are as well. Therefore, the basic rules are accommodated. All else is open to interpretation.” Before there could be a response, she continued: “For example, nowhere does it say that the Queen must be in her finery. Nor does it say that she must be announced by horns and pages running about. In fact, when you look at the letter of the rules to which you refer, all it says is that the Queen must meet with her subjects regularly.” Tera had a bemused smile, one that the Court, and the Realm, would come to know very well: “So, as such, I am following the protocol.”

She waved her right hand at those around her as she walked in a circle, continuing to speak as she did so: “All of this, which you call important, is simply window dressing. There are but two things which matter. The first is that I am available to the Realm. The second is that I listen and then act in the best interests of the Realm.”

She paused, looking over her shoulder at her Eternal, who stood nearby, as casual as she herself was. “My Eternal has mentioned to me that he rather holds this particular look as his favourite, and I tend to agree with him.” A pause and a bright smile came with: “As well, that gown causes my tail to itch, and it is better not to irritate my tail, would you not all agree?”

The almost coordinated nodding from the surrounding Court was quite amusing, she thought, not even noticing her own tail turning its tip around to look at the Court and causing a bit of consternation as it did so. Stopping to look at the dais, with the thrones of the Realm resting upon the carpeting there, she continued: “I have noticed something which bothers me. The majority of my time seems to be spent listening to my ministers, advisors, and others who have a place in our Realm in which they are to be serving the Queen and the Realm. Over the course of my typical interactions with you all, I do not see those whom we serve, the people of the Realm.”

This comment brought a murmur from another part of the Court and Tera turned to the one responsible: “Before you start—any of you—I am aware of the People’s Day, when they can come to the Palace and be seen by their Queen and ask of her a favour.” Her eyes narrowed: “This is not nearly enough, not by any stretch of the imagination, and I am quite sure my own imagination need not ponder this longer than for you to agree that this is not, at all, acceptable.”

Beginning to pace—another quirk that the Court would come to know as well as her Eternal did—she mused: “I had wondered why things are. Why is it that the people, who look up to us, to ask us to lead them, cannot see us? Having no good answer from those in the Court who should be able to reply …” Again, the bemused smile returned: “… I walked among the residents of the Realm.”

There was, on many faces, shock and surprise at this. But in others, those that had known Tera from her childhood, from when she hid in the Court to listen to her parents preside, nodded in approval.

Tera caught the grin of her uncle and his approving nod and pressed on. “Oh please; there’s nothing and no one that would think of doing me harm. But, on the other hand, I can say that the Realm was overjoyed to have their Queen among them … Which brings up why we are here: I have always disliked being addressed as Queen. My mother was the Queen. My father was the King. I and my Eternal are … Tera and Keith. We are not to be addressed as King and Queen. Those are titles, not who we are.”

There was a thud from the opposite side of the room and Tera rushed off in that direction. She found an elderly while-tail had fainted, and she immediately began to make her comfortable. This, again, was Tera’s way. She would always help, regardless of the consequences. Some in the Court would recall that, in the time of the war, Tera had been in the midst of things, not at the edges or looking from afar. She fought with her kind, but she also healed whomever she found in need. It did not matter which side they were on, her decision was clear. In being so, those of the Realm who called themselves warriors had accepted her as one of their own. She was, to them, Tera first, and Queen second. For the white-tails who nodded in approval of Tera’s declaration, there was no problem. There never was. They had seen Tera’s wisdom long ago.

This particular white-tail awoke after a short time, and Tera asked: “Mary, are you alright?”

She smiled: “I’ll be fine … too much excitement. Go on …” There was a pause, then she added: “Tera.”

Tera kissed Mary’s hand and then turned back to the assembly: “Now, where was I … Oh, yes! Titles and putting ‘airs’ on: I do not like that sort of thing, I never have. My Eternal commented once that he felt I wasn’t happy when others were bowing and so forth. He is quite right, of course.”

Keith smiled and nodded in reply, but said nothing. This was Tera’s show, and he wasn’t about to step in.

“I do not see the problem with others using my name. And I do not mean my flowery, formal, never-have-used-in-a-million-years-because-I-can’t-accept-having-to-list-all-of-them name, either. I mean who I am. I am Tera. All else is after that.”

She then laced her fingers and stretched her arms out in front of her: “Therefore, as of today, I will no longer be holding court here.”

This time the gasp was followed, after a short pause, applause from several points in the room.

“Court will be where I am. If I am walking the beach and someone wishes to talk to me about something, I have the time. If I am sitting at that lovely little coffee house I enjoy and someone needs to know something, so be it. I will be making myself available to the Realm by being part of it.”

This, of course, made several ministers’ tails go straight up in the air as they realized what was coming next.

“This also means that, if you want to talk to me, you’ll have to get out of all of that finery you are wearing, walk through the streets of the Realm and find me. It also means that, for our pages, assistants, clerks and so on, they will be out and about, part of the Realm and not sitting behind desks all of the time.” Tera looked off in the direction of a group of pages that were grinning broadly: “Personally, I think they will enjoy being able to wear whatever they want … or nothing. Either is fine.”

The rapid nodding and quiet whispering and giggling, seemed to make it clear that they thought this was a really good idea. Their formal attire was itchy, after all.

She looked off into the distance, seeing the Realm in her mind past the walls of the Grand Hall. “I know I must lead our kind. That I have to guide us forward, to the future, to better things. Strengthening who we are is part of that. We are a collective of souls, bound together. That cannot be when we cannot simply be who we are, express our thoughts, and live our lives with meaning.”

Walking from the centre of the room, she made her way towards the great doors which led to the Realm outside. She paused there, her hand upon the door handle, her Eternal standing to her side. “The Realm is outside …” Opening the doors, she revealed untold numbers of succubi and incubi who had been waiting quietly there throughout her speech. Turning to look at the Court, she continued: “… and inside these doors. But the true Realm is the one we carry inside of us all … together.” With that, Tera walked into the crowd that awaited her, her Eternal by her side, as an ovation began from those who had heard her words, both inside and out.

It took a little time for all of the Court to come to see Tera’s wisdom, to understand what her words meant. But they did … in time. With the understanding also came a simple fact: Tera, Queen though she was, was Tera first. In being so, in being the Queen of her people … all of her people saw her as Tera.

Which was all that she had wanted them to know, and they should have long before she had to give a speech, after all …

Jun 14 2015

A Review of Del by John E Kelley Sr.

Del by John E Kelley Sr.

Del by John E Kelley Sr.

The mix of story and erotica is a delicate thing. Too much story and the heart is drowned out. Too much sex and the story becomes only that and nothing more. The kind of characters in the story make a real difference and it isn’t just the major ones that matter, the minor ones have their role to play as well.

Sometimes an author spends too much time on the beginning, setting up the situation and falls into the trap of talking about the minutia around the characters and not quite enough time allowing them to speak for themselves. It can be a hard thing to manage well at times.

  • Title: Del
  • Author: John E Kelley Sr.
  • Length: 17 Pages
  • Publishing Date: September 20, 2014
  • This work at Amazon.com


The story tells of:

David Pullman is an embalmer at a local funeral home and is very over worked. He decides to stop at a bar on whim. After a few drinks, a beautiful stranger enters his world. After talking for several hours, they seem to hit it off. What David doesn’t know, is his life is about to change.

David is ticked off with the universe and decides to stop at a bar for a drink. He meets a woman that enthrals him and soon discovers why that is exactly. When her truth is seen, what he thought he understood comes back to haunt him and he discovers that words do, in fact, have power.

At the beginning of the work, David is somewhat of an uninteresting person. Part of that is his attitude, which is fouled by his experiences, but also more so because of the focus by the author at the beginning of the story about what kind of car he drives, the sounds of it, what he sees around him and so on. There’s a bit too much concentration on detail and as such the story drags by very slowly for the most part until the other main character of the work appears.

Del, who’s name is the title of this work, is the Succubus of story and on the one hand she is a well told, strong, dominant personality who, at least for me, is obviously a Succubus from the moment she appears. The bar itself lends itself to that realization as everything around her and David practically screams that she is. She’s a mix of images, sort of what I would think of as slightly glam punk in look and poise. Overall this works well for her and with that comes a personality, questions, and thoughts that she poses to David that I thought were rather unique for a Succubus to have.

After a time, the pair leave and the erotica begins. There’s a good deal of dominance in these scenes which, knowing that Del is a Succubus, works well and reflects that she is a Succubus. There is a lovely passion mixed with some light bondage that I thought worked well. When the climax comes in the story and Del reveals herself to David, tells what she is going to do with him, and what transpires beyond that point, Del is very much the “evil” Succubus here. The ending is a bit of a letdown for me personally, there’s really nothing good in it and the final lines speak to Del being somewhat stereotypical in nature as a Succubus which for me reduced my enjoyment of the work.

Other than the beginning of the work, which was, as I noted, a bit hard to read being very dry, when David actually interacted with a minor character before Del appears, that was the point where the story came to life and it held my interest from that point forwards. Some editing at the beginning might be a good idea to remove that stumble, but otherwise it is a well written tale of Succubus control and dominance over an unwary man.

I’ll give this work three and a half pitchforks out of five.

The work was a bit of a grind at the beginning but improved a great deal by the time the story’s reveal came to be. An interesting world with some facets I would like to see explored sometime.

Jun 14 2015

A Review of Contractual Obligations – Parts 2 and 3 written by Zoe Miller

Contractual Obligations: Performance Review by Zoe Miller

Contractual Obligations: Performance Review by Zoe Miller

Last month on the Tale, I reviewed the opening work in the Contractual Obligations series by Zoe Miller and you can find that review here. There have been two further works in the series and today on the Tale I will be reviewing both of those works.

I had commented that I didn’t feel like this work was as good as the other book by this author, and I had hoped that the following works would prove to be a better read. The author can tell the most wonderfully hot stories with the most amazing characters and that’s what I hoped to see.

  • Title: Contractual Obligations: Performance Review
  • Author: Zoe Miller
  • Length: 18 Pages
  • Publishing Date: May 19, 2015
  • This work at Amazon.com

This work tells of:

Skints are born to seduce, so why can’t Arsa get past the training course? After a week of failed liasons, the young demon’s future at occult law firm Harris, Harris, and Clay is looking bleak. The firm doesn’t like demons who don’t produce, so Grace decides to take a firm hand with her demon. Bend over, Arsa, it’s time for your performance review!

Arsa has quite a few problems, most of them revolving around Grace, the one that summoned her and now holds her. Failing test after test, Arsa finds herself in Grace’s office where she is made to answer some questions, both comfortable and uncomfortable, for them both.

I found this work to be far better than the first in the series, mainly for the focus on who Arsa is, what she is going through, and the people around her. There was a good deal of world building, of explaining how things work and for me that really made the difference.

There are two hot flashes in the work, one quite short, but really promising in that within the moments came a lot which filled in the blanks about Arsa herself. The second, quite a bit longer, was focused on Arsa and Grace and it revealed things about both characters that wasn’t really clear in the first work.

This, more than anything, reflects how well this author can create characters with story, emotion, drive and, in many ways, mysteries around them to see unfold. Over the course of this work, some real progress was made on Arsa’s character development, what her powers are, how they are being controlled. In Grace’s case, there are still a lot of questions about her, but she becomes a much more likeable, strong, and central character to the story. The connection between the two, what the truth is they share, and where things go from this point forwards is what I expected in the first part of the series. Seeing it here brought me a good deal of pleasure and that matters.

I thought the writing was better, the tone clearer, the characters better developed. In every way this was well written, had some lovely BDSM heat in it and it wasn’t something that I felt played out in a foolish or silly way.

Contractual Obligations: Strictly Business by Zoe Miller

Contractual Obligations: Strictly Business by Zoe Miller

Four of out five pitchforks.

Sometimes the thing that makes the difference is having characters connect. Here they did finally and it was wonderful to see.

The third work in the series turned in a direction that I didn’t really expect. In doing so, it raised things for the characters up a bit, finding something new for them to come to grips with.

Of course along with that comes some troubles, some surprises, and even a chance for everyone to learn something. Not even Arsa or Grace know it all after all…

  • Title: Contractual Obligations: Strictly Business
  • Author: Zoe Miller
  • Length: 28 Pages
  • Publishing Date: June 9, 2015
  • This work at Amazon.com

This work tells of:

Marie offers to sneak Arsa, the hapless seduction demon, out for her first night on the town and Arsa couldn’t be happier. This is her chance to impress Marie, maybe even seal the deal!

Of course, not all crushes are reciprocated. But no need to worry, Arsa–sometimes when god closes a door he opens a window!

Arsa finally manages to pass her test, but the prize she hoped for wasn’t there. Still, Marie takes things into her own hands and in doing so Arsa discovers that the human world is a confusing place. Even more so, some of the people that he knows from ‘work’ turn out to be something entirely different in the night outside of the office.

This work in the series is, as a whole, focused on story, on Arsa, on Marie and her friends and what all of their truths are. This adds a lot to the series, and to be honest, Grace could be left out of the series from this point onwards considering all of the questions that were created in this part of the series. One thing that I found interesting was when Arsa noted that her kind isn’t quite like the succubi in her reality, which is completely true. Arsa seems to care more about those around her, is more passionate, more interested in them first and, as such, that makes her a better character to focus the series upon.

Seeing Arsa deal with humanity, with the world, was at times both quite funny and sad as well. There is a lot of innocence in her, which I hope continues throughout. Reading her thoughts as she tried to make sense of things put a different perspective on how she reacted to others, how she saw herself, and even when her need was overwhelming, it made a real difference to the story.

There is a question about Arsa however that does put some other moments earlier in the series into question. A comment about her past, who she is, was quite unexpected and I think there is another part of her story, that of Grace, and of the situation that Arsa is in, to be told. In doing so, it puts events into a new light, might explain a lot of what happened, or didn’t, to Arsa, if not the why. Untangling that will be interesting to see unfold.

There is a short bit hot flash in the beginning, really a ‘stroke’ story, but in the latter third of the work, the story is focused around a wonderfully hot lesson that Arsa is taught. The latter story is just amazing and in being so reminded me of how the author can just make things ‘click’ at times.

Well written, though I caught two minor word errors in the work, but they didn’t take any of the heat or the story away. A group of characters, minor perhaps, but they allowed for Arsa to grow as she needed to and explore herself and those around her. All good things and really a positive addition to the series.

I’ll give this work four out of five pitchforks.

I think this, the third work, is my favourite of the series so far and gives me a lot of hope for what is to come.

A huge question hinted at, which I really do look forward to seeing explained. Arsa’s relationships seem to be getting more complicated and in that I think will be the story of the next work in the series when it appears.

It’s good to see the series finding its footing and turning into what I hoped it could be…



Jun 13 2015

An interesting Succubus game transformation

I came across a YouTube of part of a video game that I have never heard of called Summons War. Now the game itself doesn’t really appeal to me all that much, but there is, in a way, a Succubus character transformation that caught me when I came across it on YouTube…

And if you can’t see the video on the Tale, try this link:


And, as sometimes YouTube makes videos vanish. here are two image of the Succubus herself, one at the beginning of the video and one at the end when she has been transformed a bit…

The video calls this character Selena, which I think is a lovely name for a Succubus, but I have to admit that her outfit gives me something to think about…

Her stockings have given me an idea to work on for perhaps a bit of a different look this year for the Queen of the Succubi at Halloween… Latex of course for one, but the rest will take some thinking and considering I think.

Regardless of those thoughts, I think she’s really cute, her outfit has the right smexy and as a whole she is a wonderful Succubus…



Jun 12 2015

A Review of Succubus #2 by Rob Hicks

Succubus: Issue #2 by Rob Hicks

Succubus: Issue #2 by Rob Hicks

After a bit of a delay, the second issue of the comic book series Succubus by Rob Hicks was published at the end of May 2015. I had previously written about the premiere issue of this comic book series in the Tale here and I thought the series had a lot going for it and wondered where it was going next.

Some of the questions that I had at the time were: What does Ximena, the main character of the series, look like when she transforms into a Succubus? What is the story about Gigi, her roommate, friend and webmistress? What was Ximena’s mother like?

The first issue left a lot of questions behind after introducing Ximena and her world, and I was wondering where the story was going to turn to next.

There isn’t a good summary of this issue available as such, so, from my perspective, I think it can be best summed up as:

Ximena’s webcam show goes all out, but then her past comes calling and things turn from heated to hunted. Payback can be a bitch, and Ximena knows her far too intimately.

In the second issue, there’s really a lot that happens in a very short period of time. We see Ximena and her girlfriend Gigi doing a webcam show, Ximena’s mother appears, as does Luna, Ximena’s sister and then something unexpected leaves the issue at a cliffhanger.

What’s more interesting is that, for a moment, we see Ximena looking more Succubus-like, thanks to a spell her mother put on her, but I’ll get back to that a little later. What I thought was interesting about that was the question of which form is her real one? Is it human looking Ximena or Ximena the Succubus? It is a bit of a mystery and one that I hope will be explored further.

Getting back to the content of the issue, the webcam show tells quite a lot about Ximena’s past, mainly that she’s had only eight camshows at this point, but also it tells a bit about Gigi, her personality and that she isn’t quite what you might expect her to be. The show takes up a good part of the issue and when it is over with, a call to Ximena’s mother comes next.

There’s not a lot really told about her, her name isn’t revealed, it’s clear, at least to me, that she is a Succubus as well, and she seems to be a Domme of some sort, and a wealthy one at that. Ximena gets the news that her sister, Luna, has gotten loose and this puts Ximena into a panic. There’s a hint that Luna isn’t exactly little Miss Wonderful by any means, and the little tease of her that is seen before the end of the issue leaves a lot of questions about her.

The issue ends on a cliffhanger, really one that I didn’t expect, and considering a comment by Ximena’s mother, I’m not quite sure to take what happens as it is… I’m expecting something is going on, not sure how that unfolds exactly, but I expect it will be interesting.

I have to admit that Ximena’s Succubus form, horns, tail and all, is very unique and as a whole she’s very sexy and the entire look really works well… save for her horns. For me, they are a little too small, they look a bit odd, but that might be the angle of the image. We’ll see I suppose in the future about that.

There was a lot in this issue that was covered, a lot of characters brought out and a lot of plot lines started. I think there might have been a little too much done in that, the issue seemed really packed with things going on, more so than the first issue and I think that hurt things a bit.

The art is wonderful, some of the settings and moments were really well shown and in being so it brought for me a little bit more about each of the characters. Each of them is unique, and the art plays upon that really well. I will admit that the webcam show was, in an amusing way, a little over the top, but considering the two characters, who they are, and more importantly, what makes each of them special, it worked as a whole.

I’ll give the second issue of Succubus three and a half out of five pitchforks.

Compared to the first issue, there was a lot of plot and characters that appeared in this one and I felt that hurt things a touch. I do know that everything was to set up the series going forwards, but somehow each of the characters, especially Ximena’s mother and her sister, needed to have more fleshing out than what happened.

I’m hoping to know more about Ximena’s mother especially, and yes, I know a little tidbit about her which Rob shared with me. When that comes out, eventually, it has a rather special meaning to me, one that made me smile, considering the name. I’m hoping to know more about Luna, Ximena’s sister, what her story is, and why she turned out the way she did.

Lastly, I’d like to know more about magic, about the Succubi in this universe, and most of all, I’d like to know just how close to the mythology of Succubi they are. I expect, as a whole, they are not stereotypical, at least all signs point to that, and in being so i think there’s a lot of interesting stories that can be told.

You can find the publisher’s listing of their comics, including Succubus at Spiral Ink Comics here.

You can find the publisher’s Facebook page here.

You can find Spiral Ink Comics’ online store here.

To order a PDF copy of this issue, please email spiralinkcomics.info@gmail.com for further information.

As an aside, the second issue will be the last individual one that is physically printed. Going forwards, the individual issues will be available as PDFs only. Current plans are to produce a collected physically printed edition of the series every four issues.

I would like to thank Rob again for answering some of my questions about the series and allowing me a peek inside. I’ll be watching for Issue Three and wondering…




Jun 12 2015

A Review of The Succubus and other Femdom Stories by M.V. Gaius

The Succubus and other Femdom Stories by M.V. Gaius

The Succubus and other Femdom Stories by M.V. Gaius

There are some stories which have a theme of female domination that I have problems with. That has a lot to do with my own view on the subject, what I believe a Domme should be, should act, and most of all, should regard those that give themselves to her.

I don’t care for abuse, pain, suffering, or anything that gives a Domme the appearance of being simply someone that wants to belittle, control, and, unfortunately, punish repeatedly those that submit to her. A true Domme is more than a whip or other means of punishment that she uses. Many that write about Dommes haven’t quite the right understanding of the relationship between a Domme and her sub.

  • Title: The Succubus and other Femdom Stories
  • Author: M.V. Gaius
  • Length: 93 Pages
  • Publishing Date: August 13, 2014
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work is a collection of:

“The Succubus and other Femdom Stories” is a devilish good romp of five hell raising tales of Femdom, CFNM, Foot Worship, Forced Nudity and loads of Tease and Denial for the demon in all of us. Keep your holy water ready to douse yourself before reading as each tale is hotter than the next.

  • The Succubus – Wealthy and handsome Dr. Pincher thought a vacation in rural Romania would be the trip of a lifetime. Finding an ancient book of arcane spells, and summoning the Succubus to service his carnal needs, he wishes now he had read the fine print before performing the ceremony.
  • Snowed In – When the worst blizzard in a hundred years hit the state, Steve thought the weekend was shot. Thinking he would be cooped up and bored, things turned quite hot when one of his three gorgeous roommates broke out the wine and suggested a game of strip monopoly. Finding himself the loser when he lands on boardwalk with two hotels, he further discovers that their evening of fun has awoken some dark desires in his roomies as they administer his penalty for losing.
  • Panty Raid Gone Bad – A simple raid on the freshman girl’s dorm goes horribly awry as young track star, and rushing pledge Carl gets captured. Tied, stripped, shaved and milked he pays a high price for his attempted theft.
  • Why I hate Colonial Williamsburg – Tri-corner hats, cheesy touristy t-shirts and the obligatory staged photo, Colonial Williamsburg has something for everyone. When the handsome, yet perpetual dog, Ted plays a game of truth or dare with some college hotties in the middle of the night, he thought for sure he was heading for a threesome. When he finds himself helpless and naked in public in the stockade he realizes he might just end up the most popular new attraction in the Old Town square.
  • The Big Game – Jordan Baker was a star. Handsome, hung and Captain of the football team, he had everything a college boy could hope for. Drowning in endless tail, he was living the dream. When he learns that if he wins the big game he will be given the opposing teams cheerleaders as his own personal sex slaves for the summer, he thought life could not get any better. He should have thought about what would happen if he lost, as his summer dreams turn into an embarrassing and very frustrating nightmare.

As this is an anthology of works, I will be reviewing the succubus story in this collection and then make some comments on the works as a whole.

Thomas Pincher is a of wealth, position, and a somewhat aloof and self-assured character. In a search for rare books he finds the rarest of all, a book which holds the spell to summon a succubus. Begin that he also is rather sexually focused as well, he goes about summoning a succubus for one night, but finds that being self-assured does not mean that one knows everything, or can assume anything.

As a whole, Thomas was the sort of character that from the moment he appears you expect something will befall him, something will go wrong, and the sooner it does the quicker the story can get into the real story that surrounds him. He tends to be the sort of person that looks down on others, gains what he wishes from others, and overall, just is what some might call a bit of a cad.

Most of the story circulates around the attitude that Thomas has, what his wants and needs are mainly focused on, and the seeming way that his entire life unfolded in such a way that he has every advantage and uses that over each and every person he encounters. But when he finds the book, reads that he can summon a succubus to him, of course he does so. But it is that arrogance, that assumption that everything will go his way that turns the tables on him in the most obvious way possible.

The succubus of the work is never named, nor does she appear as herself but as another characters in the work that Thomas’ attentions were drawn to before the summoning. She is seductive to a point, but then Thomas’ mistake changes her attitude, she becomes very dominant and then does things to Thomas from which there is no escape. There is some heat in that part of the work, which was written well, and the ending made sense considering what happened during the summoning and otherwise.

While not the strongest story in the collection, I did enjoy it for the seduction the succubus ensnares Thomas with and then the chains she uses to bind him. It is a complete story, the ending ties up the loose ends quite well, and the ending tells exactly what Thomas’ future will be, if not what the succubus herself might do in the future. That might be an interesting story to tell considering who and where Thomas is connected to and what might transpire from that.

The story does take some time to develop, to set up the situation, and once the succubus appears the climax of the work comes very quickly. I’m not sure that the balance of this work, the background verses the succubus works well as the beginning of the story did seem to go very slowly, but then it needed to in order to set up the latter part of the work.

Three and a half out of five pitchforks.

The balance of the collection are a series of stories that for me run from hot to cold. The thing that makes the difference is the level of abuse that some of the male characters suffer through. In some cases the themes are cute, funny, and I couldn’t help but smile. In others I shook my head, sighed, and turned the page.

I am completely aware that some like harsher Dommes, but personally I never could understand why it was that they had to be abusive, cruel, and sometimes just a person that I just could not like at all. In those cases the heat that came in the story was severely muted for me and I just didn’t care for the story. Of the balance of the works in the collection, Snowed In was my favourite by far. The one I cared for the least was The Big Game and the difference was that the first was fun, cute and I could see love in the characters. In the second that just didn’t seem to be there and I couldn’t enjoy the story at all.

For the anthology as a whole, I’ll give it three out of five pitchforks.

A collection of stories with various themes, actions, and consequences for all those involved. There is really something for everyone overall in the collection, but for me the majority of the work didn’t have the heat I was looking for or the story about Dommes that I prefer.



Jun 11 2015

Succubi Image of the Week 386

A slightly different concept of a Succubus today for the Succubi of the Week… Sometimes the darker aspects of the Succubi do appear, the problem is how to show that darkness and yet still remain true to the seductive nature of them. I think this is one very interesting way to manage that…

Succubus by RedBast

Succubus by RedBast

This art of a Succubus is by the artist RedBast on DeviantArt. You can find the original page with this art here and this artist’s page is here.

This artist brings a very unique style to the image of a Succubus in quite a few ways. In this case she seems a bit more animal-like in her form, her hair and as well her tail. Her eyes are quite contrasting to the overall dark shades here and by doing so that does seem to bring them a more powerful effect which I think works really well. Her corset seems a bit at odds with the rest of her form, it almost seems like a bit of “control” against the wildness that makes up her form.

I find this a very thought provoking work about Succubi as it does give form to both the wild and the more controlled sides of erotism and sexuality. Wild things sometimes are only covered by a thin veil… and when they appear in all of their power… the unwary should be very careful…