Mar 10 2014

Succubi Anonymous Part I By TeraS

To those that will read this story, and then moan and complain about my using Succubi for the plural and singular tenses of my characters. Deal with it. This isn’t a story about the traditional Succubus myth. It’s my own. And in my mythos we are Succubi, one and all.

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Succubi Anonymous
By TeraS

 

It’s hard to understand addiction unless you have experienced it …

 

The sun had just begun to set in the Realm when she left her home and started to make her way to were she was supposed to be, but didn’t honestly wish to be. It was the longest walk of her life. Considering that she was one of the Succubi, that was saying something.

It wasn’t the distance itself that was the problem; she could have simply willed herself there in an instant. The problem was that she was going to have to do something she didn’t want to. She would have to tell her story, all of it, and face the slings and arrows of those that would be there. The thought of telling her story, all of it, every awful part that ate at her from within, just did not make the time pass as she walked along.

As she went along, she noticed, here and there, others going this way and that, seemingly happy in their own lives. For the most part, really, nothing caught her attention … until she saw a black tail leading her slave crossing her path.

She stopped and stared at them. The black tail was obviously in control, her long thigh high boots swishing as she walked. Her slave, her pet, her thrall—a male—was being led on his leash a few short steps behind her.

The observer shivered and closed her eyes, hoping to control herself. She hoped for a moment of quiet in her thoughts, a moment to gather her will so she might quietly continue on her way. Instead, she had a flash of a moment, one that both thrilled her and shamed her. She remembered holding court, her thralls whimpering and kneeling around at her feet. Their collars shimmering around their necks, their wills bent … twisted … reshaped and redefined. She bit the inside of her cheek to stifle the moan that she knew was coming; a moan growing from her desire to turn, leave, and go back to all of that delicious submission that she held and controlled. The heat within began to boil and she shook as the need to control … command … be worshipped …

“Are you okay?”

The voice shook her away from her thoughts, though the heat was still there, simmering, and an urge bubbled up in her: to take, completely, the one who disturbed her. When she opened her eyes, that thought left as she realized who had spoken. She knew him well, of course she did. He knew exactly what she was going through.

Her reply rode on a sigh: “Hi, Lee.”

He looked at her, his green tail shifting behind him as he did so: “Annnd let me guess: you saw Rachel with her toy and lost it?”

She started walking again: “Didn’t lose it. But if you aren’t careful I’ll make sure you lose it when I scratch this itch.”

He chuckled: “Tempting. Afterwards, maybe, but not now.”

“Great. Now I’ll be horny and wet.”

“Imagine everyone naked. That might help.”

“Not helping.”

When he didn’t say anything for a few moments, she turned and looked at him, only to see a smirk waiting for her. Her tail arcked away and slapped him on his leg as she added to the sound of it hitting him: “Asshole.”

Rubbing his leg he caught up to her: “Naturally. Part of the job description, after all.”

As they crested a hill, she saw their destination and stopped, Lee bumping into her, making her stumble before he caught her. It was a simple, single story meeting place in the Realm for those that … had a problem.

“I’ve changed my mind.”

“No. You’ve come this far. You can get through this.”

“You actually expect me to go there? To tell them? You know what could make this worse?”

“Doing it naked?”

She wrapped her arms around herself: “If she’s there.”

“Well, I don’t expect her to be.”

She looked at the doors, seeing them open, welcoming Succubi here, Incubi there. It looked to be a full house. Terrific.

“If she’s there, I can’t do this, Lee. I’ll fall apart. I know I will.”
He touched her shoulders and turned her away from the scene to look at him: “You won’t. All you have to do is go in there, do it, and walk back out. Easy.”

“Easy is seducing someone, Lee. Easy is finding the right shade of lipstick to use on a certain Incubi I know. This isn’t …”

He chuckled: “It is. You just have to seduce them into listening to you. Just try. Please? And I want to see that lipstick after.”

She pushed him away with resignation in her voice: “Might not ever want to again.”

He didn’t answer that, but followed a short distance behind her and, when she entered the building, he turned and walked through another doorway. He had his own demons to face … in more ways than one.

A little while later, she was looking at a table which had a spread of snacks laid out before her. As she reached for a cookie, her hand paused over a can of Redi-Whip that someone had placed there and her thoughts drifted … again. She remembered using that … more than once … a lot more than once. Dammit, she was wet now, and horny, and …

“Looks like a nice turn out, don’t you think?”

That voice was the one she didn’t want to hear. Her hand shaking now, she picked up one of the cookies and turned it over in her hands to occupy herself. There was no escape now, not with her here.

“Didn’t really notice.”

“I did. Are you alright?”

She managed to take a bite of the cookie to muffle her reply, or, more accurately, to stop it. The sound of the cookie crunching drowned out the sounds around her and she looked to see that the room was, in fact, full, others having found their seats—save for her.

There was one chair left, she knew from the stories she had heard that the one she feared would be there would not be sitting down.

“Do you want some help?”

She shook her head and walked the last dozen steps to the empty chair, dropping into it and continuing to look at the cookie in her hands. She didn’t look up through the introductions, nor did she really want to listen. Having heard the words often enough she could have repeated them from memory.

“Is there anyone that would like to start?”

As always, no one offered. She never went first, it was better to be further down the list so that her own faults and mistakes were drowned out by the mistakes of others.

This time, however, as she looked up, she realized that everyone in the room was looking at her expectantly. Waiting for her to stand up and face the music. Clutching the cookie like a lifeline, she stood up, her tail wrapped around her right leg nervously.

She tried to smile, but that didn’t come easily. But at least the first important words came out in a rush before she could change her mind and run away. “Hello. My name is Stacy, and I am a succubi. It’s been 42 days since I last enslaved someone, and I am trying very hard not to do it again … as tempting as it has been in the past while.”

There was a round of applause from the others in the room, all of them succubi, sitting on their folding chairs; occasionally whispering to each other and listening to Stacy tell her story. They knew what she was fighting against and they were there to commiserate with her and what she was going through.

Just across the floor from Stacy stood a tall, raven-haired succubi. There was no doubting who she was, and Stacy wished that she wouldn’t have been there. It would have been easier. Every Succubi and Incubi in the Realm knew who she was, her red tail swishing in the air as she nodded in approval before urging Stacy on.

“Go on, Stacy … We’re all here to support you.”

She managed a shy smile, “Yes, Tera. Thank you … I need all of the help I can get, honestly.”

She looked over the group seeing a black tail here, a green one there, but—and this was the most frightening thing—she was the only pink tail there. It wasn’t so bad to have to tell about what she had done and might do again. No, the problem was that Tera was standing there and listening to everything she said, as well.

And it wasn’t the easiest thing to disappoint someone who had trusted her and then had to deal with the aftermath of what she had done. She looked at the last piece of the cookie in her hand for a long moment. Where to start? Where to begin?

The answer was in a deep breath, followed by: “My problems started a long time ago, and at the time I really didn’t see a problem with what I was doing …”

Mar 09 2014

A Review of Succubus Kissing Booth by Jacqueline Sweet

Succubus Kissing Booth by Jacqueline Sweet

Succubus Kissing Booth by Jacqueline Sweet

Today I am continuing my review of the Reluctant Succubus series by Jacqueline Sweet. You can find my review of the first book in this series, Devour, here on the Tale.

Perhaps the most difficult thing to be able to control, especially for a Succubus, is their hunger. To not know what it is in truth and then to be controlled by it, to suffer for and through it marks them. It is worse when in doing so that which you find you cannot have, the hunger takes… and you are left to face the consequences of your actions… Alone.

What happens then? Are you able to overcome your needs, fall to them, or worse, have the choice taken from your hands and placed into the hands of others? What, in the end, do you do and whom do you turn to?

The work tells of:

Sarah Mayhew made a deal with a demon for the body of her dreams. Now Sarah finds herself suddenly indescribably hot. But her transformation has come with a price and an appetite that must be sated. Office cutie Alec is all too happy to feed her what she needs, but can she control her new powers around him? And what will she do when she’s forced to work the kissing booth at San Francisco’s sexiest street fair?

There is a rather interesting turn of events for Sarah that is told in this, the second part of her story. It is the question of temptation and what happens when it rears its head and Sarah finds that she cannot do much else but deal with things as best she can. The consequences of that temptation, who she ensnares through it and what happens because of it give some wonderfully hot erotic moments but at the same time the results of that heat, of what happens because of it makes for Sarah at least, a realization that she really has no idea of what she is dealing with.

It becomes more heated when she encounters Alec and finds out what she thought she knew isn’t quite the truth. But then her need gets the better of her and things get out of hand. But, and this is the important thing, she does not follow through will all that she might have done. That I think speaks well to her personality and character and in the end I think that will make the most difference.

There are some very well described and hot mind control erotica scenes. The one with Alec I thought was the hotter because it was more intimate, but the second is quite close in heat to it. The author uses an interesting method to show that Sarah is using her powers to command others and it is something I haven’t seen before. Using red to show when her “voice of power” is being used I think works well. It is not used too much, just at some pivotal moments, and it worked well I thought.

Besides the erotica, there is a lot of world building, especially in Sarah’s life before her transformation that was really well done. In addition there was a twist in the story that connects that world with her new one and where that part of this work goes I’m not quite sure. I have to admit that I smiled when Sarah’s thoughts about her office, the people around her, and what her past was there came out at the beginning of the story.

Sarah’s discover not just of her needs, but, as the story progressed, her first small transformations into a Succubus, both mentally and physically changed her. That’s not a bad thing, I rather enjoyed her Domme streak coming out and really her appearance as that happened I liked quite a lot. Black horns and the description of her wings I especially liked.

Sarah does lose control, and she does something that she will have problems with I am sure, but as well there is, at least for me, an important point. She has regret, she knows what she did, and in that comes a chance to be something more than others around her wish her to be. I have hope for her in that and I think she’ll prove my thoughts right in the end.

This work is quite a lot longer than the first and I think the author adding to this book, making it more descriptive, more involved with Sarah’s thoughts and reactions as things happened instead of reacting really made for a more compelling story.

There is one event in the work that I did question which had to do with Alec. Sarah tells him something, which to me would mean her hold on him… wouldn’t be… and yet Sarah still has a hold over him later on which I don’t think should have been. Call it a question of “following the rules” when it comes to mind control and I’ll leave things at that. A small nit, but in terms of where the story closes, at least for the moment, it needed to work that way.

Where the story closes, the situation that Sarah and Alec find themselves is… not good, but then desperate beings do things that might not be in their best interests. But then one should never discount the power of a Succubus. Ever.

Four and a half out of five pitchforks.

Really a very good, hot, and deliciously told story. Emotionally what Sarah goes through, experiences, and faces is well told and involved me more in her world as it went on. There are still many questions to be answered, and I look forward to seeing them be. The hints so far intrigue me and in that comes a story that I have high hopes for…

 

Part Three, Succubus Academy cannot appear soon enough…

 

Tera

Mar 08 2014

A moody Morrigan Aensland art in progress YouTube…

Sometimes art of Morrigan is… different. Sometimes, the art tells a story about her that really isn’t mentioned often for all else that is about her. I have shown this art on the Tale before, but I discovered a YouTube of its creation which I think was interesting to see…

And if you cannot see this on the Tale:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG1yN5n2-MQ

Lastly, a screenshot of the art, which is really striking…

Morrigan by Badruddin

The artist, named Bader Badruddin noted that the work took him about one hour to complete, which I find amazing in how much character, expression and texture there is in this work. It isn’t often that art of Morrigan shows her more intense side. It’s something that I would like to see more of to be honest as she is complex being really…

That part of her isn’t seen as much as it should be I think…

 

Tera

Mar 07 2014

A Review of A Bloody End – Chronicles of Myra by Catherine Forbes

A Bloody End - Chronicles of Myra by Catherine Forbes

A Bloody End – Chronicles of Myra by Catherine Forbes

Honour. Trust. Belief. Three things that are, at least to me, important to see in a Succubus, whomever, whenever, or whatever she is. More so if she is the Mistress of others or in any way, shape, or form, having a place of power or responsibility. The one thing that is telling most of all is, however, when one they care for is no more, how do they respond? Are they simply evil or are they something more than that?

What if the question becomes less about what happened and why it happened than, in fact, who was involved in it?

It’s an important thought if you think about it. More so if you are the one that must decide what is right or wrong and why, in the end, it matters to you.

  • Title: A Bloody End – Chronicles of Myra
  • Author: Catherine Forbes
  • Publishing Date: September 26, 2011
  • Length: 7 Pages
  • This work at Smashwords.com

The story is about:

Introducing Myra – mistress and succubus. Seducing men is what she does best, but when one of her girls is murdered, seduction is the last thing on her mind. Instead, she sets out to punish the man responsible.

The setting of this story is a bit unclear, but, it is a world of supernatural beings, a Succubus and at least one vampire at least, though I have to assume there are more in the shadows. It’s also a bit unclear when in time this story is set, though I think it would be in the early 19th century based on the use of candles and the “feeling” that this world gives me.

There is a murder, a brutal one which is the catalyst of the story, but it isn’t really the point of the story. The point is to show the reader a little of who, and what, Myra is. Now as far as I am concerned, she is a Succubus, but not a stereotypical one thankfully. There are moments in the story where she fights her nature, which I thought were well done. It also was a nice touch that her “girls” who she once describes as her “pets” are connected to her. That allows for the story to progress to what is, really, and expected ending.

But here’s the thing. Myra is a fascinating Succubus to me. The author writes her with personality, her actions are erotic and powerful in their own right, again well done. There are hints of her true nature, but not so much as to explain her fully, which makes her more interesting as well. Her powers, when they appear, are not overly explained, which again adds to her overall persona. All of this does make for an excellent read ooverall.

The one thing that bothers me is that there is a wonderful introduction, the building of Myra and her girls is rich in detail, and Myra’s evening with a certain someone tells us so much about her. But then after the murder, the chase is too short and the ending, when it arrives, is so quick that it feels like the author just decided for the story to end suddenly. That was the one disappointing point in this work.

Otherwise, I haven’t seen anything else from this author in this universe since and that’s a real shame. The hook of this story is wonderful and where the story goes from here I would love to know…

I’m giving this work four out of five pitchforks.

Really an amazing beginning to a series with a lot of promise for what is there to see. The only problem is that nothing came after and that’s a shame for all of what, and who Myra seems to be. While I have my thoughts about that, the only thing that matters is that she cares, deeply, about those she calls hers. I rather like that…

 

Tera

Mar 06 2014

Succubi Image of the Week 321

Something a little bit on the silly side this week on the Tale for the Succubi of the Week… But I will say that it does give me an idea or two about a story, which can’t be a bad thing really…

Touch My Hooves by Dypsomaniart

Touch My Hooves by Dypsomaniart

This is called Touch My Hooves and is by an artist on DeviantArt called Dypsomaniart. You can find their artist page here and the page where I found this work here too…

It’s an interesting idea really, a Succubus Escort Agency. Perhaps something will come out of my thoughts over that sometime.

I love the image, she’s really very sexy, though as always the hooves bother me somewhat. Still, for the punchline of this image, they have to be there and so they are. Interesting tail she has as well, which matches her wings and her horns too. Her horns are a little hard to see amongst her hair, but they are there and thankfully not huge and silly ones which would have wrecked this I think…

While this is an image that has been on DeviantArt since 2008, it still remains one of the better Poser art images that i have found of Succubi…

 

Tera

Mar 05 2014

This costume needs some help…

Lingerie Sexy Devil CostumeAnother one of those costumes this week that the first thought that came to me was… why?

I think this is an example of all of the worst things that I have found in Succubus costumes… But we’ll get to that soon enough.

This is called the Lingerie Sexy Devil Costume and it comes with the top which has that decoration on the front of it, the bottoms and the horns. The whip and shoes are not included and it sells for $50 US.

There is a lot not to like about the costume itself. The horns are lousy, they don’t ever really look like horns. The costume itself looks like nothing special as well. In fact, take away the horns and all that’s left might be a cheerleader costume or something similar.

As well, as an aside, the model really doesn’t look at all thrilled about wearing it, which is not a good thing, the pose she has is awful as well. I don’t understand why she’s holding a whip either, but it’s probably something to do with this being more lingerie than costume and so I suppose that it’s playing to a fantasy or two somewhere…

But not to me.

Zero pitchforks out of five.

It will take some time to get this one out of my memory I think…

 

Tera

Mar 04 2014

A Review of Consumed by Felicia Fox

Consumed by Felicia Fox

Consumed by Felicia Fox

Many see Succubi as being temptation or fantasy or even, on occasion, the one lover that they will never be able to possess. What if that was turned around slightly. What if you are the one they see as being what they desire more than life itself but they know, truly, they can never possess you. What happens then?

More, what happens when you need them every bit as much as they do you and they have to say goodbye… What happens then? Can you? Can they? It’s a question that brings with it more questions than answers by far…

  • Title: Consumed
  • Author: Felicia Fox
  • Length: 25 Pages
  • ASIN: B00GU07NE0
  • Publishing Date: November 20, 2013
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells of:

Felicity has never met someone like Alex before. Alex literally glows from their lovemaking. For the first time, Felicity is in love, but the woman she’s spent the last two months with may not actually be a woman at all. Felicity knows that Alex is something more, but she doesn’t know exactly what. Allowing Alex into her life might be the worst mistake she’s ever made.

Felicity is enraptured by Alexandra and she knows it. She can feel how her body aches at Alex’s voice, her touch, the teasing glances and more. Felicity also knows that there is something not quite human about Alex as well. Being taken away from one place to another in a split second and then being ravished by a woman that knows… well… exactly what she desires makes that very clear. Felicity has the perfect lover… but even the perfect lover has a flaw and that causes problems that neither of them expected.

Alexandra is a Succubus, of that there is no doubt at all. She’s seductive, powerful, dominant and uses her abilities to wring out every little bit of passion and pleasure from Felicity as the story unfolds. We never see her with horns, tail or wings, but she is described as being otherworldly beautiful with eyes that reflect her feelings as they change. She is so very possessive over Felicity, to the point where anything can happen between them and does.

Being so, at one point she makes a decision about Felicity that hurts them both, for the better Alex thinks at the time, but finds that once you have someone, once you know they are the one, you are every bit as much theirs and nothing in the universe can change that. When this unfolds there is a new layer of their relationship that rekindles the heart in the story and it really becomes something amazing to read.

Overall I really do like Alex very much, blonde and all, but the one part of the story that bothered me a bit was the taking of blood between Alex and Felicity at one point in the story. Personally I dislike that happening as it seems like a mixing up of legends and I think it could have been left out without any issues for all of the other connections and entwinement that happens between the two of them.

While it is a short work, it isn’t a hot flash with no background within it. There is story, a very well told and powerful one which has a narration that just fits exactly right with all that happens in it. The story is not muted by the heat that comes within it and it does in fact really add to the work as a whole.

Really nothing about the work took me out of it, the writing is excellent, the characters strong and their passions are very clear. I would have loved the work to be longer, to have more time to see the before, the months where Felicity and Alex first met and what happened from that point forwards to where this story told the tale. That first time that Felicity was taken away would be interesting to see and I wish that could have been shown.

Four and a half out of five pitchforks.

Wonderfully hot scenes with two characters that fit together perfectly, a story that plays with emotions, needs, and desires in a way that I really enjoyed. I hope that the ending, which leads to an obvious continuation of the story here, comes sooner rather than later because there are so many questions to be answered and I really want them to be… And seeing more of the passions within these pages can never be a bad thing…

 

Tera

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