Aug 06 2014

Yet another new low in Devil Costumes…

Ugly CostumeI know that I keep going on about how bad… truly bad… so many costumes are. But for this week we reach a new low in awfulness that I think will be something very hard to surpass…

And I cannot understand why the model is smiling…

This is called simply Devil Costume, and it comes with the usual things, but also one thing that does give me pause. You get the jacket, the skirt, the collar, and the horns of course, but the twist in this costume is that the top coms with a… well… it comes with foam cleavage… The shoes and trident are not included.

It sells for $50 US, but can be found for less.

It’s… well… awful isn’t that strong a word I think really. So much overwhelming tackiness that whomever is wearing this has to be drowning in it.

It’s another example of something I wouldn’t touch with a fifty-foot pitchfork and that’s not an exaggeration really. It looks tacky, ugly, unflattering, not at all sexy in any way, shape or form.

It’s obviously a zero out of five pitchforks costume with no hope whatsoever of making it any better…

 

Tera

Aug 05 2014

A Review of To Summon A Succubus by C. T. LaCreme

To Summon A Succubus by C. T. LaCreme

To Summon A Succubus by C. T. LaCreme

Personally I prefer that Succubi have strong personalities. That they are aware that they have power, desire, and need. But also that they have within them the knowledge of right from wrong and what that means.

To be a leader, to have that, means you need to be more, give more, act more. Every fault and need around you is something so very plain to see… but are your own as well? It’s an important question.

The work tells the story of:

Jakira’s life as the head succubus of her coven is turned upside down when an unwilling human,Tony, is thrown into her domain. One harmless SEXT by Tony’s friend turns Jakira’s and Tony’s lives into an adventure that will never be forgotten.

Tony is dragged into a situation that he never expected to be in because of the ill advised decisions of a friend. Drawn to be at the mercy of Jakira, his greatest fears cause him to pause. But then he discovers that fear is nothing compared to a single promise.

Tony is a mystery. Really that is the only way that I can talk about him as there are some rather huge gaps in his story, which are alluded to. Beyond that, his reactions to what Jakira does in their encounters has a bit of oddness to them as well. That’s not to say that he isn’t interesting, for he is, but as the story progresses his “voice” in the story changes and I’m not sure why that was.

Jakira is the main Succubus character of the work and she is a very strong, wise, and focused Succubus. She has a goal, an important one, and woe to any that get in the way of that. Except for Tony. Her attraction to him and vice versa is a wonderful thing to see and it allows the mask to be taken away from Jakira, the one she shows to all around her, and that changes her as the story goes on. Like Tony, her “voice” changes through the story, but in her case I just had issues with the changes that came. Jakira the powerful seductress becomes less as the climax of the story arrives and honestly that bothered me.

While with Tony, she grew in character, emotion, and more and that was wonderful. More so when Jakira allowed Tony to be dominant over her. It wasn’t hurtful or awful… It was right for their characters in that moment and I loved every moment of it. When things turn wrong, the pain and hurt she feels was right for where she was, but, of course, her stubbornness makes her do the wrong thing for the right reasons.

That brings me to Ryland, the main Incubus of the work. Ugly. Unashamedly so. All that he seemed to care about was inflicting pain and forcing himself on others and to my own views, this is completely unacceptable. I do understand that there needs to be conflict, but when he appears is is simply brutal and did nothing for me.

Jakira’s coven and their method of feeding was rather unique and worked well, though the problems they have with technology were amusing and silly sometimes. I wasn’t too thrilled with the need for them to feed on both sex and blood. I’ve never really enjoyed the concept of Succubi or Incubi needing blood because that seems too vampiric for my tastes. Allowing that they feed from blood at the height of sex made some sense at least.

We do see several different kinds of Succubi and Incubi which I thought was fascinating, and when Jakira’s true form appears, it worked well for me as a whole, and, I have to admit, what Ryland really looks like is a reflection of his own horrors and darkness within. In that the author does give a lot of depth to the characters and that was well done.

The climax of the work left me wanting, but then it leads into a second work quite obviously. Still, the brutality of it just completely took away any sort of heat there was for me in the story and I found myself skimming the last few pages because it was just too much for my tastes.

There are several small word and spelling errors which need to be taken care of. Otherwise the characters are strongly written, the erotica is well done and as a whole it is an engrossing read. But the mixture of vampire and Succubus/Incubus really didn’t work that well for me and beyond that the actions of Ryland at the end completely turned me off.

Three out of five pitchforks.

I don’t like the concept of Succubi feeding through blood and sex. Honestly that makes them more vampiric than anything else… and they are not. Personally I find that it took a lot of what I enjoyed from the story and muted it. I will look for the second work, mainly because I think that both Jakira and Tony are more than they seem to be. I really hope that’s true because beyond them their universe seems so very awful in comparison to the two of them.

 

Tera

Aug 04 2014

Flight of the Just Bee by James

A story this week by my heart, one that tells a story that I do need to remember and hold more than I do by far… Sometimes you just have to be.

 

Flight of the Just Bee
By James

 

Lil was the Queen of the Succubi’s favorite knitter. Come to think of it, Lil made just about every sweater, scarf, and tail cozy worn in the Succubi Realm, unless it has been brought from some other world, and she had as long as anybody could remember. Best of all, just about everybody left a fitting with Lil feeling a special spring in their step—except after certain tail cozy fittings, where folks just needed to go lie down and quietly pleasure themselves until dinner. This was a succubi who seemed to have a deep and abiding appreciation of and knowledge for the succubi and incubi forms.

The Queen’s favorite knitter had a special fondness for Her Majesty’s Eternal, because he was clearly so devoted to Tera and never wanted to play silly power games with her. That made him an ideal incubi in Lil’s book and an excellent role model for all males everywhere. But she had a special connection with the Queen Herself, as the only living succubi—or succubus of any kind, or living being of any kind, for that matter—with whom Lil had ever shared her complete nature, and with whom she shared a unique set of experiences. Best of all, for the knitter, any time she wanted some time with the Queen, Tera felt and responded to a deep need to see her.

Until a few days ago, that is.

Lil had been thinking about Her Majesty, her own red tail undulating all morning at the thought of a visit. She had the most wonderful red yarn with bits of green threads running through it whose shine matched Tera’s soooo green eyes. She was quite ready to show this to the young Queen, and show her other things. She was occasionally biting her lower lip and running a hand through her silver-streaked black hair in a kind of anticipation she hadn’t felt in untold years, one which continued growing as the day went on.

Tera had been especially busy doing what Tera always does—looking out for friends, advising her daughters, supporting her Eternal, planning for the long-term needs of her Realm—only adding ever so much more so every day for the last few months. The . . . desire to . . . visit with Lil grew steadily as the Queen gave of herself with more and more people, running from hither to yon. Of late she had not even allowed herself much time for meals or even the briefest snuggles with her Eternal, who had set a similar pace for himself for several weeks. There were others who needed both of them, and things that needed doing, and there was simply no question, on this particular day, of indulging herself in even the most delightful fitting.

As lunch hour approached, Lil grew impatient, and dusted off her rarely-used computer to send a message to the Royal Succub-I-phone. When she received a reply that simply said “Sorry,” her . . . expectancy nearly slipped into ire.

“Getting angry won’t help, you know.” Lilith turned to see an apparition, a succubi apparition with blonde hair and a plain dress which she managed to make look positively regal.

“She is your daughter! I thought you taught her better manners than this!”

“Now, now . . . you appreciate her behavior well enough the rest of the time, and it is terribly difficult to fault her for being too conscientious.”

“I suppose so,” she shook her dark hair with its very pale streaks. “But this isn’t at all good for her; even a succubi cannot keep up such a pace.”

“I am most aware,” the noble vision replied. “And yet, you of all succubi should know how difficult it is to give advice to daughters.”

“Then maybe I should take the lead,” the timeless succubi smiled. “And I think . . . why, yes! . . . something your great-great-great-grandmother taught me once, to get a similar idea through my own head—she was a rather cheeky one!—should do just the trick.”

Later that afternoon, Tera, rushing from judging the sand castle competition on the Lake of Fire beach (three angelkitties won that with something they’d be able to live in until Remembrance Day) to guest lecturing at the “Seduction 101” class to a meeting with the Library acquisitions committee, found herself in a field of lilies, which were truly in full bloom at this time of year, and filled with busy honeybees doing what bees do. She had decided she wouldn’t be able to go see Lil; how did she get so close to her cottage? Spinning around on the ball of her foot, she was still too slow to avoid the ancient knitter. “Lil, I am so, so sorry, but . . .”

“. . . oh, I know, dearie . . . ummm, Your Majesty: you have a very busy day.” With a remarkably swift and smooth maneuver, she slipped her arm around the Queen’s. Then, suddenly, she changed, standing straighter, becoming taller, seeming younger, her breasts full and perky and her hair as much blacker than Tera’s as her tail and horns were redder. As the succubis’ mouths met in a deep kiss, Tera’s green eyes were swamped by the dark ones before her.

The Queen broke the kiss, unsure whether to strip naked or curtsey: “Lilith! I am so sorry I hesitated in answering your summons.”

“It is quite all right, my child.” The First stroked Tera’s cheek possessively while scratching tenderly behind her horns: “Still, love, you really need to slow down a bit. There are no promotions to get after queen, you know, and no special prizes for outworking all who came before you.”

“But there is so very much to be done . . .”

“And an entire industrious, gifted, eager race of succubi and incubi to do it. You, sweet morsel, have a more important role than doing sometimes.”

“But people expect me to . . .”

Lilith put a finger to the younger one’s lips, and Tera couldn’t help but suck it for a moment. “Look at these flowers around you. One of . . . well, a relation of mine somehow, born quite a bit after me, said we should pay attention to the lilies. They never do anything, and yet they get all that they need and contribute to the world. You should give that some thought.”

“I have even less time for pondering than I do for sex, Lilith, and . . .” The Succubi Queen was distracted by the buzzing of the bees, until suddenly, she felt a sting on her bum.

“Oh me, oh my,” Lilith seem to flick something off Tera’s derriere, copping a small feel along the way (it was a delicious derriere, after all). “Oh, my sweet, I am afraid that is a Just Bee.”

“A Just Bee?” Tera had never heard of such a thing, but Lilith had been around considerably longer.

“Yes, pet. They are mostly harmless, but, for a short time, your legs will go weak . . .”

Tera felt her legs going weak, and Lilith helped her sit.

“. . . and you won’t be able to speak beyond the occasional ‘mmmm-hmmm’ or ‘uh-uh,’ and maybe . . . just maybe, some nodding . . .”

The Queen’s voice fell silent, and she nodded at the First.

“. . . and this is likely to last until sunset, so just enjoy, baby.”

It was Lil who turned and shuffled toward her cottage as Tera watched, with a vague memory of someone else—Was it the First? No, that was impossible—as the knitter went away.

Tera fumed for a while, then began to notice the colors of the lilies playing in the sunlight as their blooms bobbed and weaved among the and marvelled at the creative ideas bouncing around her head. The acquisitions committee found her there in the meadow full of flowers sat down around her, and began their business. All the Head Librarian really had to do was offer an encouraging nod from time to time; her staff really knew their jobs spectacularly well, and the meeting was done within 45 minutes.

About half an hour later, Keith came by, wondering at the rumors that his Eternal was sitting in a field of lilies. The bees were still buzzing, and she couldn’t warn him away, though Lil was sidled up next to him in a shot, and surely she would . . . no, in a moment he was stung, and then sitting next to his bride.

After some more panic and fuming, the two of them settled in to notice the wondrous rhythm of life in the Realm. While they sat, there were smiles from passersby, who were inspired by their rulers sitting quietly and enjoying one another’s company and the beauty of the day. With simple nodding and approving sounds—and one wrinkly nose from Tera—they helped Vvrayven choose new wallpaper and paint for most of her house, and advised FreezeFrame on how to deal with a recalcitrant assignment in the human realm. They even assisted Irving and Miriam in resolving their argument about best possible sexual positions to try during trans-dimensional bampfing. They even managed to hold each other’s hands, spending long quiet times bathed in the glory of the world around them and the companionship they valued most in life.

As the sun began to set over the Lake of Fire in the distance, Lil returned. “Are you able to stand and move, dears?”

It had been some time since they had even considered it, but, almost instantly, they realized that they were, standing, stretching, falling into a warm embrace that got warmer by the second. They profusely thanked Lil for looking out for them. “You are always there when we need you, and we’re grateful,” Keith gushed. “And, you know what,” he beamed at his beloved for a moment, “it was really nice to just be quiet. Both of us, I think, really need to do that more.”

The old succubi smiled and wished them a good night. The warmth of the embrace they had just shared inspired them to go home and do other things they needed to do more often. Hours later, as Keith wandered to the kitchen to find a couple sandwiches—they had been in the flowers during lunch, and enjoying each other during dinner—Tera slipped into her bathroom to freshen up just a touch.

There was Lilith, just as naked as her hostess, and able to see every inch of Tera’s sudden blushing. Just the presence of the First in all her sexuality made Her Majesty’s pulse quicken while her nipples became diamond hard. Lilith smiled at this effect as she placed a golden pin on the vanity.

“What is that?”

“Oh, I have a little confession. That was what stung both of you,” the First purred while stroking the younger one’s hair. “The ‘Just Bee’ is entirely a fiction, based on a lesson taught to me by one of your bolder and tastier ancestors, and powered entirely by my abilities for suggestion.” She smiled to herself: “It’s nice to see I’ve still got it.”

Tera was perturbed with the subterfuge, but still couldn’t help but stroke Lilith’s arm while she responded: “You were trying to teach me a lesson.”

“Yes, my delicious friend. So much of what makes both of you important to all of us here is that you are. You accomplish mountains of good by being, and you could destroy yourselves by doing too much.”

“I have a friend who has tried to tell me that. I promise, we will try to let go and just be more.”

“Good,” she said as they pulled together for a nova of a kiss. Then Lilith turned her Queen around and sent her back to the bedroom, stroking her tail and tweaking the scalloped end. “And the next time I want you, be sure to come . . . and cum . . . right away.”

 

Aug 03 2014

A Review of Burning Up by Candra Aubrey

Burning Up by Candra Aubrey

Burning Up by Candra Aubrey

There is something that isn’t quite right about the way a lot of self published works appear. There are writing flaws, lack of editing and other things that are simply a matter of the author not quite doing all they should do when they create. But the one thing that I cannot stand is when a book is, for example, billed as being 15 pages in length but 8 pages of that is for copyright, book summary, self-promotion and so on. If makes it hard to actually enjoy the writing when you have to page past so many almost blank pages to get to what you are looking for… story.

  • Title: Burning Up
  • Author: Candra Aubrey
  • Publishing Date: September 11, 2012
  • Length: 15 Pages (3,694 Words)
  • ISBN: 9781623271985
  • This work at Smashwords

The summary tells of:

Desiree Nyman has always liked virgins. As a thousand-plus-year-old succubus, she’s had the time to refine her palate and enjoy the sweet taste of the innocent. She also has a soft spot for those who were bullied and a bit of a vindictive streak for those who did the bullying. After having her way with nineteen-year-old Fisher Whyte, Desiree heads for New York City for a bit of payback on his behalf. There she finds what she’ looking for as she drains the energy from two aggressive men, Ilias and Boone, who tormented Fisher when he was younger. She uses her power to pull the two of them together and seduces them into pleasing her and each other, before moving on. In one night, she is able to feed enough to satisfy her for awhile and also manages to even the score for the sweet, naive Fisher.

The thing about this summary is that… it’s missing a lot to be honest. You do know of course where the story is going overall from it, and that’s the point. But what’s missing from it is so much more.

The author speaks of where Desiree came from, but more interestingly, some of her past, which to me was more interesting than the rest of the story to be honest. How she was changed by Fae into what she is now, the Incubus she met, many little interesting points about her that aren’t developed. Especially with regards to nature and civilization, and most of all, her ability to shift herself and others through space.

All of that, to me, really are things I want to know about. But we don’t. The teases we see are there for a moment and then lost to the menage a trois which is the climax of the work. What makes that sadder is that the story is rushed to that point with little regard to actually using the character reveals we see.

Why can she only be in civilization a short time? What did she do that she was cursed to be a Succubus? How is it that she isn’t Fae and isn’t human? What does that mean?

There are other questions left unanswered and that brings me back to the comment I made at the start. The entire work is less than 4,000 words. The page count is 15 pages, but really there are only 7 actual pages of story.

Could the author not have fleshed out the story some more? Make it less a story of sex and in doing so make it a better story? I know that some people like hot flashes that have no story to them, but I personally don’t. I need some meat in my story and this one lacks somewhat for that.

Setting that aside, I liked Desiree, I liked her a lot and I wanted to know more about her. She isn’t just there for sex, that’s clear in  her thoughts and actions. But rather than see more of that, to understand her wants and needs… It’s skimmed over for the sex.

The writing is quite good, and has some lovely moments of inspiration in it. It just really neeed more of that in having a longer story. It wouldn’t be that hard to make this story twice or three times as long, and really that would add so much to it. Character matters. There is the hint of that…

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

Again, far too short for all of the lovely hints of a larger universe that are given. I would like to see that… someday.

 

Tera

Aug 02 2014

When Harry met a Succubus

I came across a short comedy film that has a Succubus in it that I’m going to share on the Tale today… There really isn’t much to be seen of the Succubus, she isn’t quite what I expect as a Succubus, but then again the story isn’t about her really…

It’s called… Harry and the Succubus…

And if you cannot see the film here on the Tale, try this link:

https://vimeo.com/42434491

I had to think for a bit how to describe this film, and the summary I came up with is:

Harry is hanging out in a cemetery when he disturbs a Succubus while she is feeding there. She kills him and Harry starts out on an adventure. He doesn’t quite believe he’s dead, or anything that Crawford, a supernatural hunter tells when, when he feels like it. Harry deals with his new reality with wisecracks and acting like a stoner until he’s told how to get his life back. But will he or will the Succubus claim him as well?

It really is more about Harry and Crawford fighting with each other, mostly nagging, through much of the film. The Succubus herself appears in two scenes, once at the beginning and once at the end of the film. She’s more of a monster, quite literally a “man-eater” more than anything else. For me that’s disappointing, it’s a bit too much of a trope for me anyway… Still that is how she was represented in the film, and as such she isn’t the worst Succubus I have ever seen.

Geting past her, the rest of the film was amusing in its own way, the effects were surprisingly well done and overall I mostly liked the film. I will admit that Harry got on my nerves a bit, the stoner attitude just started to become irritating after a while and that took much of my enjoyment out of the film.

It ends on a cliffhanger, one that I kind of expected from the moment that Harry was killed and turned into a Zombie. As a whole the film had promise, it’s the little nits that get to me by the end that is the tragic part of this. The actors are very good, quite believable in their roles and the world they live in was nicely put together and visually interesting throughout the film.

There are quite a number of hints about things, mainly rules, that those passed on have, which left me with a lot of questions, but they couldn’t possibly be answered in a film this short… But it would have been interesting to know the answers for me at least…

I’ll give this film three out of five pitchforks…

I laughed, and that’s always a good thing…

 

Tera

Aug 01 2014

A Review of Incubi’s Lust by Rebecca Kind

Incubi's Lust by Rebecca Kind

Incubi’s Lust by Rebecca Kind

I don’t like coming into a story where it is part of an ongoing series of stories. The main problem is that you lose so much about the main characters, their history, what drives them and so on.

But it can also give a view of them that isn’t held by previous exploration of who they are and why they choose what they do.

A series about a group investigating the existence of monsters sounds like it would be interesting. The hope I would have is that, based on this story at least, there is a real payoff as the series progresses forward. Lots of questions, few answers…

…but lots of sex and mind control does make up for that… to a point.

  • Title: Incubi’s Lust
  • Author: Rebecca Kind
  • Publishing Date: May 15, 2013
  • Length: 30 Pages
  • ASIN: B00CTS9UZ2
  • This work at Amazon.com

The story tells of:

Most people don’t think monsters exist but they’re wrong. We know this because we track them down. The six of us were brought together based on our individual skills. We hunt them down to study them and sometimes things get very interesting.

In this installment, the group is investigating a possible Incubus. The twins Angelique and Domonique are assigned to distract the man and keep his attention while the others work. But will the two be strong enough to resist the mans charms, or will they give in to the lust this strange man draws out of them?

Rumours of an Incubus existing in the world bring a team of woman looking to see if they are true. Two of them, twins, are placed in charge of distracting their target so the others can do their jobs. The problem is, what happens when the rumours are true and the Incubus has his way with the twins?

This story is, in its own way, a hot flash, but for me at least, it really does go past that point in creating an Incubus that seems very much like the ones that I enjoy reading about. He isn’t evil as such, he isn’t after the souls of the twins. That makes him very much more interesting to me overall. Adding to that, there is a really well written use of “mind control” that just fits his character and the situation very well. It isn’t written in a “you are under my control, poof” kind of way. It’s smoother, more seductive than that.

What is more delicious is how the twins act and think within their minds as he controls them and has them do all kinds of deliciously erotic things with him and to each other. There is more than a simple sex story here, which is what I want to see. There a lovely opening to the story with the Incubus controlling the twins, a flashback to what led up to that moment, and then returning to the climax of the story.

Throughout the sex there is a wonderful simmering heat that I enjoyed very much, it’s not silly or beyond the realm of possibility in what happens. It’s also a neat touch that the power of the Incubus is shown in what he is able to do not just to the twins, but those around them.

There is a moment in the story when the Incubus feeds and that’s quite neatly done in that it isn’t flippant or a simple “use up the twins and walk away” moment. There is a reasonable plot to follow which ends in a very interesting conclusion to the story that made me wonder about a few things.

I think I will go back and read the first story and probably follow the entire series as a whole, mostly to see if the Incubus appears again… There are a few of the characters in the series that I think could use some time in the Incubus’ thrall…

Overall the writing is quite good, and there really isn’t much to nitpick over save that at a couple of points there were odd characters that appeared like equal signs that might have been an error on Amazon’s side of things and not the author themselves. I think the strongest thing was the personalities of the characters, that was done exceptionally well. However some of the choices made by Angelique and Domonique didn’t sit right with me, though needed for the plot however in they are who they seem to be, they would have not done what they did. That’s quite vague I know, but it is important to the plot and so I won’t spoil it.

Four out of five pitchforks.

In spite of this being part of a series, or because of it, the interplay between the characters took a lot of the enjoyment out of the parts where the Incubus appeared. Mind you, I would like to see him appear again if for no other reason than to see what happens…

 

 

Tera

Jul 31 2014

Succubi Image of the Week 342

An interesting Succubus character this week on the Tale in many ways. She looks a little bit cartoonish in a way, and that just makes her more adorable to me. Really the only thing that I wish she had was a red tail, but otherwise she is just a lovely Succubus…

Succubus by NocturnaHX

Succubus by NocturnaHX

This work is simply titled Succubus and is by an artist on DeviantArt called NocturnaHX. You can find the original page with this art here and this artist’s page on DeviantArt is here as well.

When I first found this work, my first thought was, she doesn’t have red skin. Then the next was, but she doesn’t have a red tail either. That has a lot to do with my personal kink about Succubi in that I like them to have normal skin tones but a red tail. I love her hair, really expressive I think of her pose and actions here. I am not sure that I like her white eyes, though they do work for her overall.

The other thing that I wondered about was how she might fit into a comic book series of some kind. The artist’s style just feels like she was meant to be in one and that does make me pause and wonder about her more…

 

Tera

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