Aug 23 2013

A Review of Succubi Seduction by Amanda Ramsay

Succubi Seduction by Amanda Ramsay

Succubi Seduction by Amanda Ramsay

It has been a peeve of mine that short stories, and I mean the ones that are short enough that you can blink and miss a lot of the story, bother me.

Now, if that story can hold my attention, that makes it better. If that story has a theme I didn’t expect, that’s better still. What does not, however, is when there is a story begun, the tease takes me and holds me to the story and then… it ends.

That really shatters the faith I have in the work and then my thoughts are… why stop there?

The summary of this story is:

Mary wakes up to the attention of a creature she didn’t know existed. A Succubus. Can she resist?

Mary finds herself at the mercy of a group of invisible Succubi who have their way with her. That in itself is interesting as a story, but here’s the problem with this one. The Succubi in this story, or at least some of them, are male. So as that seems to be the case, wouldn’t they be more correctly Incubi?

It’s not that much of a story killer in itself, but couple that with several word errors in this story such as “meeting a small pert of her need” were bothersome and creeped in much too often for my liking. It’s another example of an author writing and then not having an editor and, again, if someone is selling a book for whatever the amount, you expect some kind of care like editing to happen. Especially in a six page work.

That then brings me back to the length of this work. The six pages come and go, as does Mary, and then… it ends with questions to be answered which aren’t. I do understand that this is another of the hot flashes that seem to be the “vogue” thing at the moment, but honestly there is a story to be told here. The Succubi, again, more accurately Incubi, are mysterious and it would be a path to follow with something to be written about. The end of the work, what Mary finds when all is done… Why was that there? Did it cause what happened? Did Mary bring this upon herself or did someone set her up?

Too many questions left and if the author had at least tried to answer some of them, then this story would have easily been double the length it is.

The physical descriptions of what happens to Mary, what the Succubi do to her are very hot and erotic. Some truly needful moments come in the work, but then, again, the word mistakes pop up in the middle of the heat and things fall apart again.

It is not awful, not at all, but a bit more care, a bit more thought and this would be something very special…

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

Too short. Far too short. Six pages and then nothing more does not endear a work to me even if the beings within the story do. Nor does not proofreading for errors that should have been not there…



Aug 22 2013

Succubi Image of the Week 294

Succubi do have their darker side sometimes… The creation of art that shows that side, but also retains the sensuality of the Succubi is something special. I found a wonderful example to share this week on the Tale…

Sketchjam002 - Demons by Amymiu

Sketchjam002 – Demons
by Amymiu

This art is titled Sketchjam002 – Demons and is by an artist on DeviantArt named Amymiu. You can find the original page on DeviantArt with this work here and this artist’s page here too…

I really do think her eyes, the glow, are the focus of this art, but what’s more fascinating to me is how there are but two colours here, red and black, and they tell a story in a way, They tells of her power, her existence, her being. But they also give hints and at the same time they hide a lot of her. One of those things being her tail, I can’t see one, but her wings are there and can be seen well.

I wonder if this might be a moment when she has been summoned and is materializing on this plane of existence, her powers stating to become known to the one that did. Her smile as she sees that whomever it is will be her toy, or pet, or thrall moments later…

Another thought for a story, and that’s always a good thing to have…

Please do visit this artist’s page for more wonderful art…



Aug 21 2013

PVC Does Not A Succubi Costume Make

I like shiny Succubi costumes. I freely admit that and, as well, I tend to give a better rating to them. I just think that overall they tend to look better if they are done in the right way… Mostly…

PVC Devil Woman

This is called, simply, the PVC Devil Woman costume and it comes with the PVC costume with an attached tail and the PVC horns and the wristlets.

The stockings and garters do not come with the costume.

It sells for $45 US, but it can be found for less easily enough.

The one thing that really bothers me about this costume is that, on some sites, this is described as being a “cat devil” costume because, and I can see this, the horns are so wide that they can be mistaken for cat’s ears.

I really don’t like this much. There isn’t really a lot of sexy here and seductiveness is even less so.

I also can’t see a way to make this better considering that the entire costume looks… cheap. It’s not sexy in the way I like sexy nor is it honestly well made from what I can see.

I won’t give it a zero, though I have to admit that I was very tempted to do so…

One half pitchfork out of five.

I’m still looking…



Aug 20 2013

Desires 91

What is it that Succubi can offer?


Desires – Beginnings

By BStyles and Tera S

Part Twenty-Seven


Her hands made him quiver…

Her tongue made him gasp…

But her lips made him moan out loud…a new experience this, the realm of physical delight. Again his thoughts meandered to ponder the truly wondrous world of mortals, before Tera’s lips consumed his thoughts in pleasure.

Like seemingly all malekind with no idea how to occupy themselves during such an act, Martin found his hands nestling in her hair. A short moment was taken as he enjoyed the luxurious feel of her reddish locks between his fingers, before his hands strayed to brush against her horns. Remembering her earlier reactions, he gave them a few little touches and caresses. His wings twitched as well, quivering with his delight before he brought them around his body once again, their gentle weight falling around to almost envelop Tera entirely, once more spreading pleasant feathery softness over her bare skin.


Angels can have pleasures too…




Aug 19 2013

A Preview of Something to Come

Something of a previewIt’s been a week for me and as such I haven’t really been able to focus on anything creative.

As such I haven’t anything finished to share today on the Tale, but as an aside, I can share this little part of a manip that I am working on…

It’s been a long time since I have done some manipping and perhaps that is a way for my creativity to start to return again…

I know the title of this will be “Something” and I think I have a vague idea of what it might be about as well…

The part of that being about one of the Succubi is a given I think… It’s the rest of the story that needs to be figured out better than it is….

Still, there is a possibility it might become more than something and that has to be… something… I suppose…

We shall see…



Aug 18 2013

A Review of Succubus Bites – Tasmin by Lila Shaw

Succubus Bites - Tasmin by Lila Shaw

Succubus Bites – Tasmin by Lila Shaw

There is something that bothers me sometimes. It is something called background. Now, a lot of stories don’t have that. There are the occasional ones that do and when it is there, then I expect the story to be… interesting.

I don’t want anything more than a Succubus that I can like, a story that I want to read and, if at all possible, at the end of the story I’d like something good to happen. I don’t often have that happen, really it is a rare thing overall. It is more disappointing to me when an author, who I know can write delicious Succubi, writes one that I… well… I’d like to pitchfork… repeatedly.

Just because the world has gone to hell in a hand basket does not mean that a Succubus has to as well…

The darkness cannot win.

  • Title: Succubus Bites – Tasmin
  • Author: Lila Shaw
  • Length: 14 Pages
  • IBSN: LLSHWX0000002
  • Publishing Date: August 4, 2013
  • This work at All Romance Books

It is the story of:

Tasmin lives in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where the few survivors must fight for scarce resources. Picked up as a hitchhiker, she makes a deal with her opportunistic savior; only a starving succubus is not always capable of reigning in her appetite.

Tasmin is a Succubus in trouble. She needs to feed, and with the entire world around her just about wiped out, that’s a difficult thing to do. Alone and desperate, she encounters someone who offers what passes for help in this world. The problem is that Tasmin is desperate and desperate Succubi do desperate things…

I have to be blunt and say that Tasmin is coldhearted and cares only about herself and no one else. She sees others as simply a means to survive and not much else of them of worth. Her goal is to survive and leaving a trail of death in her wake is, at least to her, just part of being a Succubus and nothing more.

While some of that is a reflection upon the time she exists in, and I understand that, the problem for me was that her thoughts were focused on her feed, how to get it, and not much else. And even afterwards her attitude is… well… it left a bad taste to me in her words and actions.

I have read other works by this author, and overall I have enjoyed all of them very much. This story just didn’t do anything for me. There was a darkness ingrained into every character, every scene, every moment, that sucked the life out of the story. While that again is a reflection upon the world Tasmin lives in, I need some balance in the story to enjoy it and I didn’t see any of that. Tasmin is simply a stereotypical Succubus out to feed and that is her entire existence. I find that kind of character to be one-dimensional.

Ross, the other character in the story was somewhat more interesting. I would have liked to know more about him, but that just didn’t happen for the rush to get the two of them into bed together and have what happens… happen.

While I didn’t like the story as a whole, the background of why things are the way they are, some of the background characters that are mentioned, and other little touches were interesting in their own right. The most interesting part of the story was, at least to me. a little quote at the beginning about Succubi and their diet. I have to admit that it made me smile and perhaps that is the problem here.

I expected one kind of story and I read something else. Personally I would have liked to read more about that quote and the author of it than the story that followed… That I think is the biggest shame.

While the work is well written, there is depth to the words, favour to the conversation and more, it isn’t enough for me to like it as much as I had hoped I would.

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

I just really did not care all that much about Tasmin, or for that matter Ross. I didn’t care for her attitude, how she acted or what her reaction was at the end of the story. Yes it is a mess of a world, yes it changes beings and not for the better either. However darkness without light in it makes for a story that I cannot enjoy.

That might be my personal fault, but I expected something better.

The author notes elsewhere that this work connects to a larger work of theirs called Succubus Bites, an anthology of Succubus stories they will be releasing in the near future. I hope, more than I can say, that the balance of the works in that collection are more in tune with this author’s other writings… This particular story just didn’t have much soul in it…

And isn’t that what all stories about Succubi need?



Aug 17 2013

A Slightly Adult Morrigan Aensland YouTube

There are, not too surprisingly, quite a lot of very adult Morrigan Aensland images… I mean, really adult… So this YouTube I found, which has images of her, isn’t all that adult I will admit. It is, however, interesting to me that the person who uploaded it felt they they had to add a disclaimer to it…

And to be honest, I’m not sure why they did really…

And, in case you can’t see in on the Tale:

Pardon the slightly odd music, I suppose it does make some sense to have a video game theme. There are a lot of images, and of them all I think I liked this one the best…


I really do need to find this work… And I will…