Mar 25 2014

A Review of The Demon’s Curse by Chew Toy

The Demon's Curse by Chew Toy

The Demon’s Curse by Chew Toy

This is the second of three book reviews of the Demon Summoning Made Easy series by the author Chew Toy. You can find the previous review here and next Tuesday will be the last review in this series.

In the second work one thing is made very clear. One should never underestimate a Succubus… Between Incubi and Succubi, Succubi are the ones to watch out for. Especially when you are seeking to use them. For they have every intention to use you instead…

The second work is:

The story is of:

Being dumped sucks. What if you could summon a demon to curse the girl who stole your boyfriend? Valerie’s sure the book “Demon Summoning Made Easy” is just a joke. But if it did work, she knows who she would send it after. She’d have it tempt and corrupt Lily Ranier until everyone saw what a slut she really was. That’s only fair, isn’t it?

Valerie finds the book that ties this series together and gathers her sonority together to see if the summoning can really make a demon appear. She does manage to summon a Succubus, one with black horns and tail, and when Valerie is asked what she wants, decides that she wants revenge on Lily, the girl that “took” her boyfriend. The thing is, when making a deal with a Succubus, one should always be very precise about what you want and what you will have to give up in return… and Valerie isn’t.

I have to say that I wanted to see more about the Succubus herself, but really she is a means to an end in the story and as such we never learn her name or really anything about her. She drives the changes to Lily, and in the end she takes her price from those that summoned her. I do like how she is described, the tone of her voice and her attitude. She makes her quite an interesting Succubus, but that’s the real problem. As much as she is interesting, as much as how she uses her powers to change Lily and so on, there isn’t a lot to tell about her. I would have liked to know more than just the description or her actions. Her personality isn’t quite there for all else and I found I missed that about her.

Setting that aside, Lily’s transformation scene is nicely hot and there is quite a hint about what the Succubus intends to do with her within it. Once that scene passes by, Lily’s mental and physical changes are subtle and that makes what happens quite a lot hotter as the story continues. There is, of course, quite a lot of sex in the story. Lily has her way with many partners and with that comes an interesting means of control that she has over them. It is one that I though was used well and made a good deal of sense.

The erotica is nicely hot and the mind control aspects that appear make it quite a lot more so. There isn’t a lot of character development, save for Lily’s changes, and that is something that could have been a bit better dealt with considering all of the changes that Lily made to those around her. Valerie doesn’t change much through the story, her only focus being on getting back at Lily. To be honest, I didn’t care for Valerie from the start, there is one line that just made me sigh and continue on. It may well have been there to make the reader dislike her and if it was, it really did for me.

I found that compared to the first work in the series, this one seemed to have the Succubus appear more than the Incubus did. It is only a bit more, but I found that in doing so the story came together better. It seemed that the Succubus had a plan and intended to use Lily for that purpose while in the previous book the Incubus was present for but a moment physically. In both works though their powers were quite clearly in force. Perhaps having them be more “active” in the story than they are would be a better approach? Still, the result of the Succubus, or the Incubus for that matter, in the work is one of giving someone what they say they want but in a way that gives the Succubus, in this case, what she wants.

Well written again, and the work builds nicely upon the first book. You need not read both stories to be able to jump into this work which is a nice touch. I feel that the second work is better than the first by a shade however.

Three and a half out of five pitchforks.

A nice little hot flash with a Succubus that I would have liked to know more about. Some nice mind control scenes and a hot little transformation sequence that works really well…


Next Tuesday, Book Three: The Demon’s Price



Mar 24 2014

A RealmLabs Special Report by James

The things are still going on in my world and as such I could not write anything for the Tale this week… But my heart has…


A RealmLabs Special Report


We interrupt your regularly scheduled Tale story for this special report from RealmLabs.


Recent Internet pictures of succubi with sparkly horns and tails have prompted extensive research into the phenomenon. Dr. Tracey Jurgens believes she and her team have found the source of the infection in the strange realm of AnaHahyeam. Calling it Disneyriasis, she says this comes of particular intimate contact with purveyors of what is called “Pixie Dust.” Here is an excerpt from Dr. Jurgens’ interview with a Ms. T. Bell, an attractive, winged blonde—Dr. Jurgens says she would look even better with a green tail and horns—whom the realm believe infected “Patient Zero.”


“One night, I was flitting around the gardens outside Cinderella’s Castle—you can get the smoothest buzz off the bluebell nectar there—when there was this puff of tangerine-scented smoke, and I saw this babe with chestnut hair, hazel eyes, and a body with even better curves than mine. Now, I have always been into guys (and strictly older men ever since that pimply Petey kicked me to the curb for that Darling slut), but there was something about Julia, something that stirred me to primal levels.


“She had arrived by night . . . pretty late, and there was hardly anybody around except me, and, of course, she couldn’t see me except as a little glimmer that dazzled her eyes while I purred in her creamy ears. She gasped when I took a taste of her left lobe, and I swooned, somersaulting backward through the air until my spiral was broken by . . .


“. . . an orange tail. Now this was quite intriguing. She was purring more and more, which was arousing me more and more. Somehow I was overwhelmed with a yearning, compelled to fly up behind those delightful horns and begin . . . begin . . . I’m almost embarrassed to admit this . . . do I really have to?


“You want me to? But I’m not sure . . . You want me to tell you everything, even if it makes me blush? Well, you look a bit flushed yourself, Doctor, and . . . Stop avoiding the subject? But Doctor . . . Call you Trace? . . .  Ummm . . . Ooooo  . . . Mmmmmm . . . Tracing the end of your purple tail down the small my back, just like Julia did when I . . . when I . . . oh my  . . . Oh Walt! Oh Walt!  Oh Walt!  Oh Walt! . . .




The interview recording seems to break off here, and resumes with Ms. Bell seeming a tiny bit winded.


“We were both moaning in harmony when I felt her touch me with the tip of her fingernail. I knew what she wanted, and so did I . . . I might have wanted it more.


“That was when I sprinkled the pixie dust on her.


“Now, I know what the stories say, that pixie dust makes people fly. Well, I did that with the Darling urchins, because Petey wanted them to fly—I should have known then and there that he was just being lead about by that bulge in his green tights. Basically, the Dust makes whatever alteration I need on a person at the moment. The next thing she knew, Julia—I learned her name so that I would be able to scream it that night—was just my size. I could have become her size, like I am now,  but I was guessing that she had never done it inside a tulip bloom. Believe me, we both got nicely pollenated by dawn.


“And then . . . mmmmmmm . . . Trace, your toe running along the inside of my thigh like that, it just . . . just . . . call you “Doctor”? Ohhhhhhhhh . . . kaaaay . . . I . . .


“Oh, yeah . . .


“The next morning, we awoke in one of the beds in the castle . . . honey, that whole night was a blur, and I have no idea how we got there. But Julia’s tail and horns were all . . . well . . . sparkly, and she had this insipid smile on her face. And where did she find the knee-length dress and the frilly apron and the pearls? And why was she cooking me breakfast and whistling? Worst of all, when I tried to pull her back into the bed for round . . . what was it? seven? . . . all she did was shake my hand and kiss me on the cheek . . .


“It was soooooo, depressing. But . . . yes, you are making me . . . making me . . . making me feel MUUUUCH better . . . and . . . Oh? . . . Well, no, I don’t have any dust. You want me to come with you now, and you’ll make me forget all about Julia, all about AnaHahyeam? Why, sure I could . . . I could . . .”


That was the end of the recording. Julia and several other succubi whom she sang to and cleaned for upon her return to the Realm exhibited similar sparkly horns and tails, high degrees of perkiness, and an unacceptable asexuality. Treatments have been long and painful, with many incubi nurses falling victim to the effects of the singing and needing massive doses of carnal therapy themselves. While most of the contagion has past, we do warn our viewers that a few residents of the Realm remain unaccounted for, several angelkitties are rumored to have been pressed into service cleaning woodland cottages, and the sound of singing crickets has been heard from the far shores of the Lake of fire.


Our listeners are warned that, if you see anyone with a sparkly tail and/or horns, you should not approach them directly, no matter how kind and chipper they may seem. Call or text RealmLabs immediately so that a professional team can aid this poor unfortunate.


Disneyriasis: it’s no laughing matter.


We now return you to “Succubi Anonymous,” already in progress.

Mar 23 2014

A Review of Incubus and Succubus by Alan Toner

Incubus and Succubus by Alan Toner

Incubus and Succubus by Alan Toner

Wikipedia is a wonderful thing… You can discover all sorts of things you never knew before, assuming of course that someone didn’t change the facts or make something up out of thin air that is.

While it does have information in it, it really shouldn’t be the only source for information one uses. It also isn’t such a good idea to copy that information into a book… for the most part…

  • Title: Incubus and Succubus
  • Author: Alan Toner
  • Length: 26 Pages
  • ASIN: B00F2QMK5A
  • Publishing Date: September 8, 2013
  • This work at

The work tells of:

Incubus and Succubus takes a look at the so-called “sex demons”, said to have plagued mankind for centuries. As well as featuring a chapter on the most famous succubus of all, Lilith, the book also contains chapters on what incubi and succubi really are, the “Night Terrors” phenomenon, incubi and succubi in fiction, and more.

What happens when you take a series of quotes from Wikipedia, join them together into a haphazard book and then sell it? Well, that is what this book is basically. It is a summary, for the most part, of what one could find by searching for information about Succubi or Incubi on the web, specifically Wikipedia. It becomes quite obvious that this is the case when the list of Succubi and Incubi in fiction appears and it is, almost word for word and order for order that which appears in the Wikipedia article on the subject.

There is no real thought to the work, no investigation or consideration of anything written in the work at all save for a single page of thought that really did not add anything to the conversation about the myth of Succubi and Incubi.

I hesitate to call this a book, it is more of a pamphlet, and one that is less than engrossing by any means for myself at least and I think for anyone that has done the barest amount of online research about Succubi or Incubi.

Also I found it irritating that there is all sorts of author information at the beginning of the work that pushes the actual content to the point where it cannot be seen in previews on Amazon. It feels dishonest to me at least.

At least the author had the decency to price this work at 99 cents when I read it.

I’m giving this work a half pitchfork out of five.

Short, really very much a cut and paste work with little in it that one could not find in Wikipedia in the first place. A single page of thought does not help to make this work any better.



Mar 22 2014

A Drawing Morrigan Aensland YouTube

I found a lovely YouTube of an artist drawing Morrigan Aensland to share today… It’s very interesting to me how the entire image comes together and I hope you think so too…

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

And an image of the completed artwork as always…

Morrigan Aensland by tororoto

Morrigan Aensland by tororoto

It always amazes me at the amount of work that goes into art like this What I particularly like about this piece is the sort of pastelness of it. I also like that Morrigan isn’t cartoonish as well, she seems more… real like this. And I think that’s when she is at her best honestly…

You can find more of this artist’s work on their Blog here. It is not in English, but their talent speaks for itself I think by far…



Mar 21 2014

A Review of Dreams in Red: Part Two by Lilith Li

Dreams in Red: Part Two by Lilith Li

Dreams in Red: Part Two by Lilith Li

I do understand why some authors publish their works in parts. Sometimes that is just how things work out. Perhaps the story itsn’t fleshed out enough, or there is a good break in the action that allows for doing so.

The problem I have is when the overall story is broken up into pieces and it appears that the only reason for doing so is to force the reader to buy all of the chapters to gave the story…

I think that is rather poor form honestly…

  • Title: Dreams in Red: Part Two
  • Author: Lilith Li
  • Length: 4,000 Words
  • Format: eBook
  • ASIN: B00F9X2S8A
  • Publishing Date: September 17, 2013
  • This work at

The work tells about:

Gwen’s demon begins to reach beyond dreams.

This work is the following chapter to Gwen’s slow descent into her tryst with a demon and as this part of the story progresses things become… darker still. The demon, certainly an Incubus, manages to move from her dreams to reality and then beyond that, though I will not spoil that part of the story here. Mind you it was telegraphed in the first part of this work quite obviously.

Like the first part, the reality seemed to be dream-like in quality and over time it really felt like both reality and dream had merged for Gwen. The problem, at least for me, was that it is more of a nightmare and a harsh one at that.

Unlike the first work, which showed some promise, this part just left me cold by the end, being mostly setup for the climax to come I think. The moments of erotica might be fine for those that enjoy domination stories which are slightly cruel, but I do not.

I found that I didn’t care about the characters or the story for that matter by the time I was finished with this work. That’s not to say that I am not wondering about certain parts of it, but that alone isn’t enough for me to want to read this work. I need to want to read a story, to see what happens and enjoy it. I just… couldn’t.

But the biggest problem I have is that parcelling out this story into small chunks, basically a chapter and not much more, and charging what to me feels like an excessive amount for what little there is to like in the story rubs me the wrong way. As well, I found that the heat in the story is becoming less over time, moving more into the worlds of pain and suffering and I do not personally enjoy that sort of thing.

Mix with that some overpowering domination in a way that, again, I do not enjoy, then add to that the almost indifference I felt when the last page arrived and… I just cannot find myself continuing to read this series. I may think about buying the entire work in one volume if that happens, but otherwise? I cannot find my way clear to continuing.

I’m giving this work one and a half out of five pitchforks.

It had promise, but then the heat and passion were run over by cruel dominance…

I will not be looking at any other works in this series in the future I think. Making a reader buy one chapter for $2.99 over and over again does not endear me to continuing on. If I should find a single book with all of the parts in it, I’ll think about reading it… But for now… I’ll wait.



Mar 20 2014

Succubi Image of the Week 323

It’s been a little while since a Heroes of Newerth Succubus has been the Succubi of the Week on the Tale. I found a cute drawing of one for this week’s image and there really is a lot that I like about her…

Succubus by Krast

Succubus by Krast

This work is simply called Succubus and is by an artist on DeviantArt calling themselves Krast. You can find their artist’s page here and the page where I found this art here as well…

This is one of the better works of the Newarth Succubus I think and the artist’s style and the pastel look to this art is what really made it stand out to me.

I like the soft style to this piece of art, how there is a kind of dream-like quality to it which nicely connects to Succubi. She’s very sexy, the thigh-high boots have a lovely sheen to them, her tail looks right for her too which is important. I also like that her wings aren’t all beaten and torn up and they are the right size for her body too. Succubi of this universe do have rather large horns, which I think is a shame as smaller ones would look better with all else that they look like.

Lovely art and I was very happy to discover it…



Mar 19 2014

Seriously, these wings are not for Succubi…

Devil Wings CostumeSometimes I really do wonder about the ideas that creep into the minds of costume designers. I wonder how they make certain connections with ideas or have them in the first place. What bothers me even more is when they have an idea and it really should have never been thought of in the first place…

Like these so-called Devil Costume Wings which sell for $26 at various sites on the web.

They just look wrong in so many ways. Not to mention cheap, ugly, unflattering and have no connection to Succubi or Devils for that matter, save that have some red flames on a white background.

That does not make them, as a whole, any better or more attractive. What is more comes to the fact that wearing them would ruin any decent costume one might create otherwise…

Another example of a really lousy costume accessory and that’s a shame as there are much better ones out there than this. I wouldn’t consider them myself, but for some they might be good enough…

Zero pitchforks out of five.

And that’s being kind. Actually I should add that the costume the model is wearing is not all that wonderful either and I’ll give that two pitchforks out of five but with those wings it drops to a single pitchfork…