Dec 14 2016

The costume is a little too plain to be flaming…

Red Flaming Devil CostumeThere are some costumes that are a little too plain. By that I mean one might be just as well served in finding a seductively cute red, or black, dress, adding some heels, horns and a reasonably decent pitchfork. In that case, the accessories matter because you need them to take a dress and make it more Succubish. When that is how some costumes appear to be, the question then becomes… why?

This is called the Red Flaming Devil Costume and it comes with the dress, the horns and the armlets the model is wearing. The pitchfork, the tail, the necklace and the belt are not included and it sells for $40 US.

What this amounts to is a dress with a poor set of horns and gloves to match. I do, in a way, like the dress a little, it reminds me of one of my own. It is a little difficult to separate the entire ensemble, and I need to, because the image is a bit misleading, considering what the fine print says.

I might, in a pinch, consider the dress with my own horns and so on, but in the combination here I just can’t like it all that much.

One and a half pitchforks out of five.

It’s not a complete waste, really the accessories make things worse, so there is some means to make things better…

 

Tera

Dec 13 2016

A Review of Covetous: A Song of Sin: Book I – Interview From Hell by Patricia Sly

Covetous: A Song of Sin: Book I - Interview From Hell by Patricia Sly

Covetous: A Song of Sin: Book I – Interview From Hell by Patricia Sly

Sometimes the most interesting thing about a Succubus in a story isn’t that she’s a succubus. It isn’t about what she does, if she claims soul, how she does that. What’s interesting to me is who she is, not what she is. Being a Succubus isn’t a character trait, it isn’t what makes a story, or a character work. It’s the door through which something comes from that holds me in the story.

There are some that are destined to be the ones that claim souls, take them to their punishment. But as well, they can also be the ones to tease, tempt and ensnare. But being evil isn’t being sexy, or more importantly sedative. the difference is in how they hold themselves in the moment of revelation.

The story is about:

Some of the most abhorrent and depraved of sexual deviants walk in our midst, going unnoticed and unpunished for their insatiable lust. However, lurking closely behind in their shadows is the just as equally depraved demon known as Cyn, who will see to it that their souls are carried into the deepest pits of Hell, but not before granting them pleasures beyond mortal comprehension.

 

Syn loves her job. Gathering souls and taking them to their punishment is a thrill, but it also pays her rent. Evil can be many things to Syn, and just like her name, sin will bring souls to her and then the fun begins.

The story is, for the most part, a hot flash of erotica that circles around dominance and the paying for one’s sins. There are some good points in which the story has heat, tells a story that is interesting, but then seems to move off the mark. The point at which things turn from being a story that’s interesting to being, as a whole, more focused on porn than erotica, seems to be like night and day.

The beginning of the story is really well done, tells of Syn, who she is and doesn’t read like an information dump. Her character is clear, there’s purpose to her, something that just makes her stand out against all of the others that appear. Her personality is a bit odd at times, somewhat scattered, but when she’s focused, then something changes and it’s at that point where I really liked her. At least until the erotica came in the story.

The problem is that Syn seems like a character that doesn’t quite reveal herself overall. By that I mean there are aspects to her which are hinted at, but not really explored. Much of the work focuses on the sex, which has more of a porn movie feel to it as a whole. While that does, to a point, work within the story, the issue then becomes when Syn turns the tables and dominates the scene.

She a little bit too “evil”, just that bit too stereotypically so and it takes a lot away from revealing her true nature. While, again, it works within the story and the scene, it just didn’t have the heat it should have. The contrast between Syn “off duty” and on takes away really all of her character, submerging it beneath a veneer that didn’t fit.

I feel like there’s a good series here to be told, but there needs to be more than a tease of story at the beginning and then nothing but lukewarm sex scenes. If Syn’s character isn’t explored, if those she “works” for aren’t a stronger part of the story, then what’s left is the porn. If that happens, then I’d like to see more “story” there. More heat, more of Syn being seductive than simply a sex toy would really go a long way for me at least.

The writing is good, but the erotica needs more heat. Syn as a character is really interesting and telling more about her story interests me quite a lot. What doesn’t is Syn being evil for the sake of being so, then rushing the story to a close, or Syn having all kinds of sex that doesn’t have heat. I think her story can be done a lot better and have more heat, open this universe more and make the series as a whole better.

Three out of five pitchforks.

Syn was far more interesting outside of being evil than within. The better story is her life when she isn’t doing “evil” than when she is. The heat in the story isn’t found in the erotica, it’s in who Syn is. Perhaps the author will try to tell her story more than there has been and develop her further than being “just a succubus” because I don’t accept she’s a stereotypical one.

 

Tera

Dec 13 2016

A Review of Insatiable: A Paranormal Succubus Romance by Mika-Rae Leone

Insatiable: A Paranormal Succubus Romance by Mika-Rae Leone

Insatiable: A Paranormal Succubus Romance by Mika-Rae Leone

One of the issues I have with some stories is that they take a path to the ending that’s a bit of a cop-out. Rather that force the character to make a choice, to deal with their own flaws, they are taken to an event, or decision point, that comes out of nowhere and seems to be slightly off for their character.

Building up a character, giving them purpose, flaws, a decision to make, whether it is good or bad, is important. There needs to be something that brings meaning to them. A get out of jail card for who and what they are isn’t interesting. Having a reason to live is.

  • Title: Insatiable: A Paranormal Succubus Romance
  • Author: Mika-Rae Leone
  • Length: 57 Pages
  • ASIN: B00THZM4K8
  • Publishing Date: February 11, 2015
  • This work at Amazon.com

The story is about:

Baltimore preschool teacher Sirena Evans has a dark secret: she’s insatiable. She is a succubus, cursed with a constant need to feed on the sexual energy of unsuspecting men. In order to stay satiated and sane, Sirena spends her nights picking up men at bars. She’s lonely, afraid of being found out, and her reputation is always at stake…

Then she meets Kayson Gentry, a sexy blond mechanic with Southern charm, at a bar. Sirena feels an intense urge to feed, more intense than she’s ever felt, and for the first time in so many years, butterflies. They share a passionate night, and for some reason Sirena is unable to steal any of his sexual energy. She is not sure why, but her guess is that it’s because she’s falling for this man. But how could she ever explain to Kayson what she really is?…

An emergency meeting is called by the local secret society of succubi. The elders warn that blood-thirsty hunters are in town, killers bent on making succubi extinct. Does Sirena’s inability to feed from Kayson mean that he is a hunter himself?

Both her fear of revealing what she is to Kayson and her fear of the hunters on her trail push her to starvation, but she can’t go long without feeding. She’s insatiable. She will have to feed, and face the consequences to both her new love and her own life.

Sirena’s life isn’t one that she loves. It’s sad at times, emotionally bereft and there’s just so little in the days and nights to comfort her. A chance encounter in a bar leads her into the arms of Kayson. He’s everything she could want, desires and more. But Sirena is a succubus and trying to explain that is a problem. Losing him is far more. There is such a thing as being hopeless, but its worse when you have some hope and you don’t know how to hold onto it.

The story is a lovely romance mixed with the worries, fears and concerns that both main characters have about each other. The single theme that runs throughout is one of understanding and opening themselves to each other. The problem is that Sirena can’t manage that, and when she tries to, Kayson just can’t allow her to. There’s too much hurt on both sides to allow for the connection to be as it should and that leads to all kinds of disasters along the way.

Sirena is a succubus, really a lovely, seductive one, but more importantly, she has a soul, she wants something more and that’s where the story really comes into its own. We never see horns or a tail, though another character does at an important moment. There’s also a very interesting hint of a succubus society that’s just touched on, suggested, but not explored fully. It’s a shame because the secondary succubus characters are very interesting and I really wish more time had been spent with Sirena’s friends there to broaden her character and her world.

As the story is, overall, a romance, the erotica comes in a series of short hot flashes for the main characters, but as well there are some moments for Sirena, in the aftermath of her needs, which are terribly sad and heartbreaking. The contrast is striking and I think that worked really well to show how the main characters are together and apart.

The writing is very good, the characters develop and that works well. But Sirena’s succubus like is mainly about her and when the hint of other succubi appear, that just feels skimmed over for the sake of getting to the climax of the work. That climax takes the story in a direction which I felt took something away.

Sirena had to make a choice, as did Kayson. But that choice gets pulled away from both of them in a way that just didn’t feel right. It allow for the ending, the reveal, and some resolutions. But otherwise when the ending comes it’s disappointing. Something is taken, something that really was core to Sirena’s story. When it is, what’s left is a rote ending, one that is not all it could have been.

Three and a half of out five pitchforks.

It’s a shame about the ending. It feels wrong for Sirena, it doesn’t allow for her to come to terms with herself. It’s too easy a way out for Sirena and being who she is, that choice really didn’t feel right. I wish there was an ending that didn’t feel so rote or expected. I think both Sirena and Kayson’s characters had something more in each to tell.

 

Tera

Dec 12 2016

Succubus Tales Part I – A Visit from A Queen

Once again this week Second Coming.. isn’t. I have a terrible writer’s block to overcome. However, there are some other stories to share that I haven’t on the Tale. One of them is a series called Succubus Tales that I am writing with my Adored Brother. This series originally appeared on DeviantArt and you can find them here with the images that go along with the stories.

While this particular story is actually the second in the series, I look at it as being the first, at least here on the Tale. From time to time, I’ll be sharing the stories from that universe here on the Tale …

And so … this begins with a succubus called Sophia and a problem she has …

 

A Visit by a Queen
By TeraS and her Adored Brother

 

I couldn’t fly forever, no matter how much I wanted to. At some point I would have to return home and prepare for the day, despite that being hours away. I stayed in the darkness and shadows, the night being my cloak and protection from prying eyes. My wings were caressed by the winds, helping to save me energy as I made my way to the balcony of my apartment. Though it took only minutes for me to get from the mountain side to my home, my mind felt that it took hours—hours in which I remembered everything that happened tonight. Alighting on my balcony, I could see through the glass someone sitting on my couch in the darkness, waiting for me. Quietly, I slid the door open and closed it behind me. I wasn’t worried, being immortal; this person wouldn’t be able to harm me. But who it was, and why this person was in my apartment; those were the questions needing answers. My wings fluttered once, then quickly were absorbed into my body again. If this was a mortal, there was no need to share what I was. Crossing the marble floor, my heels clicked in the room, the sound echoing throughout and revealing, to whomever it was, that I was there.

The mystery waiting for me purred in a voice that sent a tremble through my skin: “Forgive me for making myself … comfortable. I do so dislike having to wait, you know.” Her … it was a her, there was no question in my mind of that … Her voice was honeysuckle sweet wrapped in a hint of seduction, a … temptation—there was really no other way to describe it.

“Well if I was expecting a guest, I wouldn’t have.” I responded, with a smirk playing on my lips. I could only see her raven-coloured hair, just slightly darker than the room itself, as I made my way around to see who was there.

She had a bemused chuckle in reply. I felt her laugh play across my skin, making goosebumps appear and causing my thighs to clench. She was one of the succubi, there was no longer any question. The power she held, to tease me with just her words, made me ache. I watched as she raised a hand into the air and flicked her long red nails through her hair: “Oh of course, and, after all, one never knows when I might happen to appear out of thin air.”

I continued to slowly make my way towards her, wanting to know who this was, to see more of her, to know if the voice matched her body. A red leather jacket was the first thing I made out in the darkness. Following that, a black leather bandeau top, hugging some amazing curves, caught what little light there was now in the room. Her long legs were caressed by red leather pants, the same colour as her jacket, leaving no doubt that she had the curves to match the voice. A black leather belt went around her waist, with a matching pair of black leather boots that just went above her ankles completing her look. My eyes wandered over her body, seeking out who she was: “So what brings you to my …” My voice caught as I recognized her. I must have had a stunned expression as I watched her ruby red lips curl in a delicious smile that made me ache to kiss them. My blue eyes were captured by her sparkling emerald pair, they filled with mirth at my expression and confusion. Tilting her head to the right, she traced a fingertip over the rim of a glass of red wine she had been toying with while waiting for me.

“Hello, Sophie. Forgive my being so dramatic with you. I’ve missed you dearly, sweetheart,” the Queen of the Succubi said playfully. No, that’s not quite right; she’d be miffed if I called her that. Her name was Tera … and she loved me.

I blinked at her. I couldn’t believe it. Tera? Here? My mind was whirling as I found myself in her presence, a bit weak, a little needy, and very much worried why she came calling, tonight of all nights. I suddenly realized something and wagged a finger at her: “You know damn well my name is Sophia, Tera.” I couldn’t help but give a small little chuckle as she always called me the wrong name. Tera knew that I didn’t like it and teased me every time when she visited me. The worry came a bit stronger within me as I began: “But if I would have known, I wouldn’t have …”

Tera sighed lightly, still looking at me: “Fully devoured that man you went home with?” It’s amazing how so few words can hurt so much; more so when they come from someone that loved you. “I can see your aura is full of energy … his soul is inside you, too.”

I hung my head. I hoped, actually prayed a little, that Tera wasn’t terribly disappointed in me. I turned away from her gaze, my reply barely heard: “I’m sorry.”

“I know.” Tera put her glass down on the coffee table and rose from the couch, her movements the epitome of sensuality as she did so. I heard her heels clicking now, each one taking her closer to me. Facing me, she placed her right hand on my chin, gently turning my gaze to her once more. Her eyes were soft, accepting of me, even though I didn’t feel that I deserved the next things she said: “I also know that, if you could, you would not kill. I know that; promise.”

I couldn’t help but fight back tears. Tera doesn’t believe in killing those whom she is with. Hell, she doesn’t even call what she does to mortal men and women feeding. Tera calls it partaking in their sexual energy. She takes what she needs to survive, or that is what she tells me. It is a skill I haven’t learned. I had to change the subject, the shame I felt about what I did tonight threatening to overcome me.

“You’re hiding your horns and tail,” I observed. “I have never seen you do that.” Tera is the only succubus that I know who can have them, red of course, and have humans find them sexy. Anyone one else would have our intended meals running away in fear. It exposes us. Tera … is just Tera. She does what she likes, but always for a reason.

“True.” Tera said as her smile got bigger, but she could see right through my bravado. She took my hands and guided me to the couch. She had to help me there; I could barely see the coffee table for my tears. My Queen took a seat next to me, still holding one of my hands and regarding me with those eyes of hers: “I know. If I had been showing them, I couldn’t have teased you a little, and you needed a little teasing sweetheart. Now …” Tera cupped my cheek with her other hand, her entire being now focused on me. I was held in her gaze and then heard the words: “… I want to talk to you.” It’s a shattering experience for we succubi.

Licking my dry lips, tasting my tears, I felt ashamed as I managed: “Of course. I always have time for you, Tera.”

Tera’s smile became a little brighter, and she gave my hand a light squeeze as she explained: “I followed you tonight. I saw … everything. You were marvelous, you know. I was so very proud of you.” She clicked her tongue against her lips, her eyes looking down at my hand in hers: “I saw you with Logan. He was a very nice man. You gave him something he’d never had before, never thought he could have. You gave him … happiness. You were even willing to give him pleasure that only succubi can give. You were, my dearest Sophia, trying to be your best. I need you to know that I was so happy and pleased to see you like that, it meant a great deal that you would.”

The shame lifted as Tera’s words got through to me and I realized that she wasn’t angry with me. More than that, she was … happy for me. I blinked some of the tears away as I managed, “Thank you.”

Tera continued: “You didn’t force the issue of sex upon him, even though I know you dearly wanted to entwine yourself with a soul in the deepest of ways. You accepted that, you understood, and you just wanted a good night kiss.” Tera’s expression, that one she has of simple acceptance, didn’t waver as she went to the next, awful part of what happened: “And, in that kiss, the one you wanted to be chaste, to be joyful, Logan was lost. But you need to understand, Sophia—please try to accept one very important thing—he had what he wanted in that moment. He was happy in your arms, and he doesn’t blame you for what happened.”

I looked away again, trying to break her hold on my chin. I sounded like a broken record: “I’m sorry.”
Tera wouldn’t allow me to do so. She guided my eyes back to her own and I discovered, once again, Tera’s mercy for those she loved: “I don’t blame you. I know you can’t control yourself when you feed. I know why. I know you never were taught by the elder succubi how to control your powers. I know you have never been guided in how to lick instead of bite, how to nibble instead of devour, how to taste and simply know those pleasures.”

“If you mean sip, then you are right,” I said softly.

Tera tilted her head to the left: “Taste, sip, sample, experience. Any of these is the right word, or not. We all have our own words to explain. Perhaps the best way to put things is to say ‘Try to do as little harm as possible.’ Humans are fragile beings. Their bodies and souls burn brightly, but for a short time, and ending that life too soon is … a poor thing to do when one is nearly immortal, as we are. We can’t always manage that, we can be in dire need—starving or worse—and we can lose control. But we have to at least try to be more than the legends say we are. We need to be grateful for what we receive from them.” She traced a finger over my lips in thought: “I heard you thank him for his gift to you. I’m glad you did. It matters, more than you understand. But you will … someday.”

I couldn’t respond. I wanted to cry, the hurting inside from killing Logan was eating at me. I understood that he lives on as part of me, as do many others I have fed on throughout my life. Two hundred years of souls inside of me. How much pain have I caused to so many?

“Now … I didn’t come here to make you sad, my darling Sophia Beauchamp. I came to here to help you.” Tera let go of my chin and hand as she turned back to her wine glass, picking it up and then offering it to me: “I would like, if you are willing and if you will allow me, to teach you how to survive without harming, how to control yourself better, to use less energy, to give you something you haven’t had before: a life where you aren’t on the hunt and can live.”

I blinked at Tera in shock. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I knew Tera’s love was for always, that she would do anything for someone she loved. I knew she did love me, in her own way, but this? To offer a kind of freedom? To lighten the ache inside? I couldn’t quite wrap my mind about that. To no longer have to kill to survive … While Tera doesn’t like admitting it, taking a part of someone’s soul will leave that someone with part of their life span drained, but still alive. I could only nod my head as I took the glass of wine Tera offered to me. Her offer was one I couldn’t refuse.

I found my voice as my fingers clutched the stem of the glass: “Please, Tera? Help me, please.”

She smiled: “I have to, because I love you, sweetheart. I know you like to enjoy a glass of wine after a meal. It’s an interesting thing to do. I hope you don’t mind that I joined you.”

I hadn’t noticed there was another wine glass on the table, along with the bottle Tera had poured from earlier. She took the waiting glass and curled into the corner of the sofa beside me, her legs underneath her, turned to face me once more. I wasn’t comfortable at that moment, the tension of worrying about what she thought slowly ebbing from my body. I looked at her as she leaned back into the couch, an expectant expression on her lips, waiting for my answer.

“I would be honored if you joined me.” I whispered as I waited for Tera to hold her glass towards me. She did so, we tapping them together lightly before we each took a sip.

We were both quiet for a time, sipping at the wine. Tera was looking about the room as she revealed: “I didn’t mean to start this visit on a sorrowful note, but we needed to talk about that first.” Her eyes were twinkling as she continued: “So that you and I could enjoy something more … entertaining.”

“So this visit isn’t just about helping me?” I asked, a slightly playful pout coming to my lips.

“Well, not all of it.” Tera said as she took another sip of her wine. She had a bemused air about her as she continued: “I came to see how you were doing, I understand you are helping—oh, what was her name—Bianca Bordeaux, isn’t it?” She said with a smile, “Such a kinky thing she is.” Tera winked and I saw the naughty look in her eyes that matched, I knew, her thoughts. I couldn’t help but laugh as Tera did that. She always could turn the mood in a room in an instant when she put her mind to it. Mirroring her own moves, I tilted my head to the right and asked: “And how do you know what Bianca likes in bed?” I couldn’t help the smile as she hadn’t told me. Hell, Nathen hasn’t told me, either, but I do know he likes their sex life very much indeed.

Tera twirled a finger in an ebon lock of hair as she pondered: “Oh, I don’t think Bianca would like me kissing and telling. But let’s just say I … encountered her when she was human. She was … quite … enthusiastic. I wish I had known her better then, I’m sure she’s … interesting even now.” I could see Tera’s eyes glint to a memory that she had. It was but a brief moment before Tera chuckled again and looked at me. “If you mention me, I think you’d get to see the most rarest of things: a vampire blushing.”

I shook my head in amazement. Tera had her mysteries, and this was one that I so wanted to know more about … sometime. “Fair enough. Just having that to tease Bianca with a little will be fun.”

“Promise me you’ll just tease her and don’t push her. I don’t want your friendship to be hurt by me. You two have something special, and I’m glad for you both.” Tera said with a smile as we both took a sip from our glasses.

The next hour was nothing like I expected things to be. You might think that it would be all about Tera. The things she’s seen, the stories she has to tell—and, believe me, she has so many of them. But it wasn’t about her, it was all about me. Tera curled up there with me, listening to me talk about whatever came to mind. I found myself talking about my life, about how I had met Bianca and how we became friends. I tried to explain to her what Bianca was working towards for vampires and how inspiring that was to me. I tried to put into words what Bianca meant to me, how much she inspired me, even that I wanted to reveal myself and our kind to them.

Tera didn’t judge my thoughts, though she did express her own desire for the succubi and incubi. While she accepted my point of view, she also explained before we could run, we needed to walk and, before that, we needed to crawl. That was a little confusing; Tera does lover her metaphors, after all. After a time, she explained that those like us were very few, and, if we were widely known, our existence could be at risk. In the end she only asked me to do the right thing.

After a while, the bottle was empty and I found myself nestled comfortably with Tera, the two of us spooned against each other on the sofa. Even though we weren’t naked, I could feel her body heat against my skin. In the quiet of the moment, after I had talked myself out, she lightly was tracing a fingertip around my navel. I couldn’t see her smile, but I could tell she was enjoying this moment with me. I was her singular focus, the only thing that she was thinking about in that moment. Nestling her lips into my hair, she gave a light kiss there, and I shivered at the touch of her lips. It’s hard to explain what it’s like to feel a kiss like that, one where you know she’s put all of herself into that kiss in order to say, without a word, that she found me desirable.

Taking her hand in mine, I kissed her fingertips, one by one, happy to be with her, held by her. It was a simple expression of the love we had for each other. The words came out in a needful little purr as Tera lightly caressed her fingers over my cheek, then around my ear: “You are so beautiful.”

Her answer came with a light smile on her lips: “Because you are, too, sweetheart.”

I had to ask, I couldn’t help myself: “How beautiful am I?”

Tera nudged me to sit up, then guided me to recline on the couch. I was a bit confused by this, but the expression on my lips was replaced by a wanton smile of lust as she straddled herself over me.

I was pinned beneath her, she drawing her hands over my waist, along my arms and, to my needful little whine, tickling her fingers over my bosom. “Your beauty is inside of you. In the love you have. It’s outside of you, in the smile you share. Your beauty is … you, dearest Sophia. It’s always been there. Young you are, but, in time, you will see the truth about yourself as I do.”

I opened my mouth to ask a question, but, before I could, Tera lowered her body to mine. Her breasts pressed deliciously into my own as she came closer, her particular scent of cherries caressing my nose, telling me she desires me. My gasp took away my question and, as she delighted in tracing butterfly kisses along the nape of my neck, all I cared about was exposing more of that neck for Tera to enjoy.

Her lips hovered so close to mine, the heat of her breath thrilling me to my core. Her emerald eyes filled my vision, deep pools of want, love, lust and desire so complete that I was enraptured by her. A soft kiss on my lips, the taste of cherries there, then she whispered: “You have too much clothing on.”

I wanted to tear off my clothes in that moment, bare myself to her completely. She could read me like a book—of course she could—she knew me better than I knew myself, honestly. She rose back up again, her hands rubbing lightly over my sweater as she did so. One moment it was there, the next it was simply … gone.

There I lay, bare from the waist up, save for my jacket. I mewled in passion: “I’m … please, Tera … please …”

She licked her lips and purred, smiling with delight as my breathing became rapid and heated with lust, but not saying a word. She was such a tease at times, but how needful and wet she made me when she was.

“Please …” I begged with passion and desire flowing though my words.

Tera tilted her head to the right, a lock of her wonderful hair falling over one eye. She traced a single finger over my breast. I closed my eyes and my moaning deepened as it escaped me. Hot, wet, and needy now, I could feel her long red fingernail circling around my nipple as it became erect. She did the same with the other exposed breast. I arched my back as she drove me wild with desire for her.

“You are so beautiful like this …” Tera whispered, but she didn’t allow me to move. She leaned once more into me, pressing her lips to mine. The kiss was a deep soul kiss, a kiss that only succubi could really experience fully. Her lips were the perfect pillowy softness, having just the right texture to them. Our lips slipped and played over each other, our tongues wetly sliding, touching, probing deeply within. She moaned into my mouth, passing some of her heat into me as I gave some of mine back to her.

I could taste her passion for me. How she loved me, needed me, wanted me. Her hands cupped my cheeks and mine hers in return. I thrilled at her eyes glowing, knowing my own were as bright, as completely entwined with her. I wanted her, so dearly, so much, so hot now that my body was shivering in bliss. When the kiss broke, Tera took my hand and rubbed it against her cheek. I nibbled the inside of my cheek, wanting to submit to her, to give myself to her in ecstasy. Licking my palm, she asked, in a hot voice that captured my thoughts completely, “Where’s your bedroom, love?”

I had to swallow, her cherry taste caressing down my throat and warming me to my core. My eyes looked towards my bedroom: “O … over there …”

Tera helped me to my feet and led me to my bedroom. She was in control now, but I did not fear, it was the furthest thing from my mind. I wanted her, would do anything to be with her. Knowing that she was going to have her way with me, I almost couldn’t walk. My moan was so wanton: “Tera … please … do anything you want to me … I’m … I’m yours.”

As the backs of my legs bumped into my bed, Tera pulled me into her arms once again and we fell into bed together. “I’m yours, sweetheart,” she purred as she played her fingers over my jacket and my jeans. They soon vanished and I was left with only my boots. Tera, being the tease she was, said with a wink: “I like these. They can stay on.”

I let out a moan as I started to try and tug at Tera’s jacket to get it off but she quietly took hold of my wrists. “Oh pleeeease… please let me see all of you, Tera …” I said in a whiny beg.

“Soon, just not quite yet,” she replied with a sly smile.

That was a promise I could hardly wait to see unfold. I wanted to lick her skin, nibble her, touch every part of her. I wanted to please her, so much so that little else was in my mind.

But she had other ideas first. Imagine, if you can, being at the mercy of a lover that knows what makes you scream in lust; a lover that knows that one spot on your body which, when she licks there, turns your mind to mush as it dribbles out of you; a lover that makes time freeze, holding you on the edge, your voice horse with joy at being taken in every way you’ve been needing for so long. She asks for nothing in return, save to know your bliss, your joy in what she has given you. Tera, more than anyone I’ve ever encountered, is that and more. She plays my body for what seems like days. I have deep needs, and my Queen plumbed them to the core, leaving nothing untouched, unfulfilled. As the last of I-can’t-count-how-many orgasms left me a exhausted wet mess on my sheets, I looked at the clock by my bedside …

An hour; one single hour in her hands and I was aglow in an experience of a lifetime … several lifetimes. I came to my senses and found myself lying there, wrapped in my bedsheets, only with my boots still on, if barely so, and Tera lying next to me, a smile on her face, still fully clothed, her finger tracing my body and one eyebrow arched mischievously.

“Oh, Goddess … that felt good,” I moaned in exhaustion.

She smiled: “Nice to know I haven’t lost my touch. Next time …” she kissed me again, “… bring some chocolate syrup.”

I smiled at Tera as visions of licking that syrup from her skin tempted me. I whined, I didn’t have any syrup. But before I could offer something else, she kissed my shoulder and explained: “There will be a … little intimate party tomorrow. Would you please come? We’ll start your lessons there tomorrow, if you are still interested.”

I nodded at the brunette temptress, still breathing very heavily. “That sounds … good.”

The red tail’s smile was warm and delicious: “Thank you for letting me help, sweetheart.”

My eyes were getting heavy. I couldn’t stay awake after all she had given me. But I smiled—a real, hopeful smile, filled with hope for what she would be able to teach me. A question drifted into my thoughts. Tera had always been known to help any succubi in need. Sleep was gaining on me, but I had to know: “You pleasured me because I was horny, didn’t you?”

She tapped my nose: “I did it because I love you, and you needed me. Remember, sweetheart, that giving pleasure is pleasure for me … just as it is for all succubi. That includes you.”

Tera began to slink out of bed as I started to fall asleep, but I reached out and took a feeble hold of her wrist. My voice was tired, weak, almost not there, but I pleaded with her: “Please don’t leave. Please stay with me.”

My lover smiled, not saying a word, but nodding as she came back into bed with me. I felt her arms wrap around my body as she pressed a kiss to my cheek. “I will watch over you as you sleep. I promise.”

I wasn’t sure if what happened next was a dream or real. She slipped under the sheets with me, bare skin touching my own. Spooning against me, an arm draped over my shoulder, a leg over my own. I was nestled with her, being held by her. “Sleep well, dearest Sophia. I’ll see you tomorrow.”

I nodded softly as I cuddled against my teacher’s warmth: not just warmth from her body, but from all of her. I whispered one last thing before closing my eyes and falling into a restful and peaceful sleep: “Thank you … for everything.”

Dec 11 2016

A Review of Little Love by Catherine LaCroix

Little Love by Catherine LaCroix

Little Love by Catherine LaCroix

Quite some time ago, an author began a series, but didn’t bring the series to a conclusion. A while ago, I came across the works of this author and was captivated by the stories told. The shame was that the last work in the series had never appeared.

To my delight, the author contacted me and revealed they were returning to writing and they fully intended to complete a series that I loved, a story that captured my imagination and more. The series is called Little Treasures and it is delightfully so.

So, a return of that first review today on the Tale with the hope for more to come and the series to be fully told. For the mysteries about one called Lilith can be the most delightfully erotic stories told… when they are.

The first work is:

It tells the story of:

As a young student living on his own, Tristan finds juggling work, school and his personal life difficult to manage. That is until he meets Lilith- a sultry, confident bombshell who finds herself immediately taken with him.

Lilith is twice his age.

Now Tristan must choose whether her doting affections will be enough to gain his trust, or if he should escape her grasp before his body makes the decision for him.

Tristan awakes to find himself in the presence of a seductive woman named Lilith who offers all that he desires, both spoken and unspoken in so many ways. But with the love, caring, and passions that she offers comes questions that he does not have the answers for. How did he get where he is, and why doesn’t he want to leave? Lilith’s smile and hold over his heart leaves nothing to be desired save for him to give into what she asks of him. To be with her… always.

For me the thing about this work is that from the moment Lilith appears, it’s obvious to me that she is a Succubus. Her hold over Tristan, the way she knows all of his wants, needs and desires and how she makes them come true point at her being a Succubus. What I particularly like about Lilith is that she isn’t stereotypical in her actions, she seems to love and cherish Tristan deeply, and more importantly, doesn’t seem to want to hurt him, but give all that he wishes for.

The little descriptions of Lilith, her home, her surroundings, seem to suggest that Tristan has been taken from his world to hers, or perhaps a sort of limbo. The little remarks about the balance of red and black drew a smile from me and in a way reflect upon Lilith’s character. She has red hot passions for Tristan and as well she has the touch of firm Domme control reflected in the black. But she isn’t “evil” nor is she wanting to cause him to suffer or feel pain. Lilith is dominant, calling Tristan at various times, pet, and more deliciously, little love, that I feel shows the need she has for him.

The work is a lovely mix of discovery and erotica that works very well together and sets up quite a number of questions for the series going forwards. While it is never said explicitly that Lilith is a Succubus, there is a well constructed mystery around her that works to tie the moments of passion together very well. It’s wonderful to see the pair simply being together, Tristan falling for Lilith as the story unfolds. He’s quite firmly under her spell, but there is an undercurrent of confusion at times that leads towards the erotica in a wonderful way. When the erotic moments come, they are well told, speaking of a loving, positive D/s relationship that I adored.

I would have liked for there to be a few more concrete hints towards who Lilith really is, her purpose, and why it was that she chose Tristan in the first place. But the way things unfold that part of the story isn’t told and really it need not be as the mystery in the moment for Tristan is well enough to carry the story on its own.

Well written, lovely heat and really fascinating characters. There wasn’t anything that took me out of the story from beginning to end and I enjoyed Lilith not being stereotypical. Tristan was a lovely submissive, but also had a certain amount of strength within him that was slowly drawn out over time. I would have loved the work to be longer, at least a dozen or so pages, and tell more about the why’s of the moment. Perhaps a little hint of what surrounds Lilith and Tristan or, more interestingly, when Tristan falls from exhaustion into sleep, what does Lilith do? Does the world change? Does she?

Four and a half out of five pitchforks.

A very strong opening in which many questions come to mind, but the answers are not given. There is an obvious answer, who or rather what Lilith is, but that answer is left still to be told. Many, many questions, but then the better stories always leave you wondering, but I hope, in this case, that will not be too long from now.

 

Tera

Dec 11 2016

A Review of Killer Kisses by ML Michaels

Killer Kisses by ML Michaels

Killer Kisses by ML Michaels

I do understand that authors are putting their works together into a collection. That’s mainly because of Kindle Unlimited of course. But the thing is when a story bills itself as being over 300 pages, one expects a story that long. A story that has character development, that takes the time to tell that story. When it isn’t clearly said that the work has other stories within the pages, that’s a little disappointing. That said, sometimes a hot flash is a glimpse, a suggestion of something.

Who you are isn’t what you are and vice versa. You need not be what others expect you to be. You do not have to do what they say must be. Sometimes you make your own path, if a rocky one. Sometimes that path leads you somewhere interesting.

  • Title: Killer Kisses
  • Author: ML Michaels
  • Length: 393 Pages
  • ASIN: B01EUC9EI2
  • Publishing Date: April 26, 2016
  • This work at Amazon.com

The story is about:

Zack Hanson’s first mission as a newly turned vampire and member of a group of supernaturals and humans who hunt fierce criminals is to apprehend three beautiful succubi. Zack doesn’t expect to fall in love during the mission, and he’s shocked when he learns the woman who captured his heart is one of the notorious sisters he’s been hunting. He knows she’s not the demon his superiors believe so he has a decision to make. Will he complete his mission or take a chance on what could be the love of a lifetime?

Whitney, Julia and Danielle are sisters, succubi at that. Two of them aren’t exactly the most kind, one is. She wants something more, something different and given the chance, she wants to change. An encounter seems to show her what she wants, but nothing is exactly as it seems. Even for Danielle herself.

The story is about sixty pages, more or less, within this collection of works and it offers some good characters, a reasonably interesting plot and somewhere for it to go. The problem is that the author rushes through much of the story, never really giving the reader time to collect themselves and figure out what is going on before the next problem runs headlong into the characters.

As the story moves so fast, there’s no a lot of time spent in building up characters, telling a lot of their stories. While Danielle and Zack are fleshed out a bit more, the balance of the characters seem to just be there in the story. It’s hard to like any of them, especially Whitney and Julia, who are sadly dislikable for what they both do. In the same way, Zack’s partner Becca, seems to be an interesting character, but she’s played so tightly that there’s not anything told about her until the story is almost finished which makes it feel like an afterthought.

There’s a feeling in the story that Danielle’s sisters have to be made to be “evil” for what happens in the story and to justify Zack’s actions. It’s odd, it feels wrong and there’s not a really good reason for it. In the same way, what Whitney and Julia do, how they act, makes me wonder if they ever were Danielle’s sisters in the first place. There’s a lack of connection amongst them all.

Much of the latter half of the work feels like it was tacked onto the beginning, used to create some action scenes and not much else. There is some erotica, but it’s less than a hot flash, reads somewhat matter of fact, and doesn’t have the heat one would expect.

That said, the part of this work that I thought was interesting was what each sister fed on and the results of doing so. It’s a bit sad in all honesty, how that works, but it is quite unique and different, which I did like. Still, the balance of the work doesn’t quite live up to what’s offered and so I found it lacking.

The characters are good, as a whole, but the story doesn’t rest, doesn’t have a moment for reflection or consideration. Each character seems to make a choice without really thinking about it, and that causes nothing more than a disaster. I wish the author had taken this work as an outline of a longer novel. There’s some good ideas here to expand on, but as things stand, I found it too fleeting, swift and missing a soul.

Two out of five pitchforks.

I really didn’t care for the sisters very much, the overall story went at breakneck speed, not leaving time for much story to happen. I expected more because the book summary said it was over 300 pages. But it isn’t. Really the idea is good, the story that appears feels more like an outline and in that the author missed out on something.

The author reissued this work in July 2016, pushed the length to over 700 pages, but did indicate that there are more than one story in this work. I’m still waiting for something to be taken from this hot flash that offers something, but doesn’t quite deliver.

 

Tera

Dec 10 2016

The Eternal Senia Succubus Battle on YouTube

I’ve never played the Eternal Senia video game, and to be honest I don’t think I would ever do so. However there appears to be a Succubus that appears as one of the boss characters in the game. Now, most of the game is made of 8-bit sprites, but there is some decent art as well. It’s a shame that the art of the Succubus is so small, but at least it is there…

 

In case the video can’t be seen on the Tale, please try this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CPfjXHmOg4

The Succubus appears at about the ten minute mark into the video, and here’s a screenshot of how she appears, at least in artwork form…

Eternal Senia Succubus

I realize this isn’t the best art of her, and after some Googling, I didn’t find anything better which is a bit of a shame. She’s called Succubus Celith, and as the scene plays out, she isn’t quite so much a succubus as she is a vampire. Mainly because she keeps looking to get some blood from the main character of the game, Senia, so’s she’s more of a vampire than anything else.

I do like her form as a character, even if the actual dialog isn’t all that thrilling. Still, long hair, horns, a tail and what looks to be a sort of latex outfit do make her look, at least somewhat, Succubus-like.

It’s a shame there’s not a lot done with her, save for getting to the fight scene and then moving on…

 

Tera

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