Apr 03 2011

A review of Lilith by Tamara Jock

I discovered a book that I have had listed on the SuccuWiki for some time this past week in a used bookstore that I visit every once in a while. The book first appeared in 2002 but seems to be no longer available in print, the author seems to have vanished, and the weblinks to the publishing house don’t work either.

In spite of that, I have a copy of it now in our collection of books about Succubi, and so this week I am going to review it…

Lilith by Tamara Jock

Lilith by Tamara Jock

  • Title: Lilith
  • Author: Tamara Jock
  • Publishing Date: 2003
  • Length: 240 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0972406646
  • ISBN-13: 9780972406642
  • NLA – Used Book Only
  • No Author Website Available

The book cover describes the story as:

Alex Williams has battled demons all her life. Now Lilith, the mother of all demonkind has declared war on the human race, and only Alex can stop her. But to defeat the immortal demoness, Alex must lay aside her hatred and work with two half-demon brothers, Colwyn and Jacob Planter. Alex and her reluctant allies struggle to co-exist while racing to stop Lilith from annihilating all of humanity. Alex and Colwyn are prepared to destroy each other at the first sign of treachery. What they’re not prepared for is the passion that overcomes them. To defeat Lilith, Alex must embrace what she believes profane. Only by trusting in the half demon who might turn against her at any moment, by surrendering to him despite her dears, can she banish Lilith and save mankind from destruction. A seductive trip into the ultimate terror, Lilith gives erotic life to an ancient evil.

The first thing that I will stress about this work is that this work shows the good and bad side of both humans and demonkind. The heroine Alex has a grudge against demonkind which is completely understandable when it is revealed, the same is true of the two halflings she is forced to work with through the story as well. The same is true of the brothers themselves for what humans did to their sister was shameful as well.

So on each side there is distrust and dislike that combine to make everyone on edge and lose focus for the most part on what their goal has to be.

Lilith, who has been the source of much of humankind’s pain through the centuries according to the universe this story is set in, has returned and has started on a path in which the end result she believes will be the end of all. The Lilith of this story is completely evil in nature and has no qualms at all about killing anyone in her path. The blood and death that follows in her wake is occasionally sexual in nature, but overall there is just a lot of pain for those she feeds upon. That’s mainly because in this story, Lilith is less interested in the sexual acts themselves than the pain she inflects. Not quite as the myths and legends say, but it does set her and her sisters that appear in this story as being truly evil beings indeed.

Alex, in the beginning of the story, is alone being removed from a group called the Segreto, a branch of the Church in this world dedicated to the elimination of demonkind in whatever form that might be. Inciuding those unfortunate half breeds that have some demon blood in them. Alex used a method that was against the teachings she was given and was expelled from the group. She is called to a meeting to learn that Lilith has returned, that her replacement is not ready, and so she will have to deal with Lilith.

Alex’s main power is that she can sense when demons are near her. That seems to be something like a loud ringing in her ears and something like the core of her body vibrating to the effects of the demons near her. Her actual weapons are her belief, which is thin at times, and the knowledge she has of the means to expel demons from her plane of existence.

The arc of the story follows Alex as she stumbles through false leads, distractions, and many other roadblocks that are set in her path to first find Lilith and then remove her.

Alex as a character seems to be very headstrong, which is a liability at times in the story. The source of her hurt, that which is at the core of her personality, wasn’t immediately obvious and I will not spoil it here, but learning that, and then discovering what she needs to do in order to defeat Lilith is a crisis point in her life that is, truly, very close to being the end of her own and all other life.

The story isn’t specifically focused on sexual encounters as much as it is the development of the main characters of the story and the results of their actions. That is not to say that there aren’t some moments where we see the darker side of Succubi here in this world in which the end result of meeting them goes from utter joy to utter fear so very quickly. It also shows them being extremely cruel towards others, reflecting the will of Lilith in this story who cares not for anything or anyone save herself. That does come back to haunt her in the story at a critical point.

There is a good deal more horror as I have said in relationship to the amount of sexuality in the work. I can understand that as it is not really a work of erotica as much as it is a story of adventure. Regardless of that point, what the Succubi are isn’t well developed I think and having Lilith being evil for the sake of being evil isn’t reason enough I think here.

The author writes well, make no mistake about that and I think it’s a shame that I can’t find other works by her elsewhere as I would be interested to see how her writing style has changed over time. The main characters in the story, Alex and Colwyn are well developed and the look we get into their thoughts and emotions are really well done. I would have, however, liked a bit more expansion on the two critical moments in their own lives that placed them on the paths they are both on. There is a point were we learn a lot, but it just felt like something was missing when it happened.

As a work about Succubi, I’ll have to admit that it will not be one of my favourites, but as a peek into the darker realms of the Succubi and where they are seen to be in the mainstream, it does fulfill that well.

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

Bit too much gore, pain and suffering for my tastes, and that made it hard for me to read. Otherwise as a horror novel, it succeeds on that front.



Apr 02 2011

Two wonderful Aensland Cosplayers on YouTube…

Cosplayers do wonderful things with the subjects that they bring to life. One of the ones that I enjoy are the Aensland Sisters that pop up from time to time. Morrigan is of course, the most popular Succubus there is, but her sister Lilith is almost as popular as well I think though you see little of her as she is, really, a bit younger than Morrigan appears to be…

Last year, during the Chibi Expo Japan in October, a pair of Cosplayers showed their version of the Succubi Aensland sisters…

And in casr you cannot see the video…


Sorry that the audio is in Japanese, but really that’s not that important to be honest as its all about the costuming really and they did a wonderful bit of art with both costumes…

There is no information that I can make out on the Cosplayers themselves, and I wish there was so that they could be credited correctly here. Nonetheless, both of them play their roles well and the costumes they wear fit them and look really nice paired together…

Just wonderful stuff as I have said…

Enjoy the video!


Apr 01 2011

Bruce Colero’s Midnight Succubus Confessions…

It’s been less than a month since Bruce Colero released some Succubus related art…

I’ve shared a lot of Bruce’s previous Succubus art, you can find posts with them here on the Tale and here, and over here, and here too, and as well here, and over there and right here, and most recently here if you want to see them…

Bruce calls his latest work, and I think it has become my new personal favourite, Midnight Confessions…

Midnight Confessions by Bruce Colero

Midnight Confessions by Bruce Colero

You can click on the image her for a larger version of it to see all of the delicious details that Bruce has once again graced us with…

I think the first thing I should give credit to is that the model is named Micki Ward, she is Canadian and, in case you haven’t noticed, she is both the Succubus and the schoolgirl in this work…

Which I think is very interesting…

I have to say that the poses that Bruce has Micki in are telling in a lot of ways. As the schoolgirl she is submissive in her pose, almost as if giving herself to her more dominant Succubus self. As the schoolgirl, she is, in a way, temptation to some, but then is temptation giving into fantasy or perhaps the source of the temptation within her?

I have to say that while I don’t like the idea of hooves on Succubi, the boots she is wearing, while hoove-like, aren’t, and I really find myself liking them a bunch… Lovely horns and my favourite kind of tail as always makes an appearance here for which I am thankful to see. The latex gloves are delicious and are the perfect last touch to the Succubus here.

The whip is I think an interesting portent into the future for the one that is submitting to the evil within her. She might look the same on the outside in a moment, but inside of her the Succubus will be the one in control, bending and transforming our schoolgirl into a means of not just temptation, but dominance over those around her…

Or at least that is my thoughts…

Actually they don’t end there and yes, yes I have some interesting thoughts for a story… Actually have been sketching it out some since Bruce sent me this work. Of course I am going to have to steal the title from Bruce for it…

I don’t think he’ll mind too much…

The one thing that I think would have been interesting and would have made it a bit less immediately obvious that it is the same model as both beings in the work, would have been to change her hair colour as a Succubus to red or black. I think that would have made the “shock” of seeing who she was submitting to more pronounced.

But nonetheless…

I have a new favourite from Bruce and I am so very happy that he did create this work…

As always, you can find Bruce Colero’s website here at Colero.ca.

Special thanks as always to Bruce for his kind permission to share his work and I hope you visit his site!



Mar 31 2011

Succubi Image of the Week 170

There has been quite a bit of Morrigan Aensland the last little while on the Tale. That’s mostly because there has been a lot of really nice things created with the game world’s favourite Succubus in it.

And so, for this week’s Succubi, I found a lovely drawing of Morrigan that I really do like a bunch…

Of course this is art of the Succubus Morrigan Aensland from Darkstalkers, but that is about all that I know about this work as I cannot find anything to tell who the artist is or anything else of use here…

Nonetheless, I really like this version of Morrigan because it shows her in a classy pose that shows the power she has as a Succubus without being over the top in nature unlike a lot of works with her in them.

The detail is wonderful, she really does look very much three dimensional when you look at the larger version of this work. I also think that her wings look much better like this and the lack of the wings that are usually on her head, make her look sexier I honestly think…

I think that the artist who did this really did Morrigan proud and I hope that there is more of their work out on the internet and elsewhere to find…


Mar 30 2011

This could be a sexier Succubus costume really…

Sometimes I wonder what defines a Devil Woman or Succubus costume to some of the people that create costumes in that sort of theme… I still believe that, really, the point of having a costume that is “devilish” is to be sexy and look like it…

But this? This needs work to be close to sexy…

Even the name isn’t that great to be honest either… This is called the Lady Lucifer costume and comes with a red polyester dress with pitchfork buckled front details and the pair of clip on horns in the picture. The pitchfork  and boots are not part of the costume but can be bought separately of course if you want them…

It’s just… well… boring really. It looks wrong, shapes wrong to the body and it’s a bad sign when I’m more interested in the boots than I am in the costume itself.

The pitchfork buckles are too gaudy and do nothing for the entire look and really if that is all that draws your attention, then why not plaster them all over the dress?

I’m also not pleased that they show off a pitchfork when it’s not included and, moreover, I’m not that thrilled by the horns that came with the costume either.

There are so many things that could have been done better with this idea to be honest. But the model I think has the right Succubus attitude to show this off, but really as much as I think she looks right in the Succubus way, that can’t help this costume to become more than it is.

You can find this generally for about $40 US, but it has appeared for as little as $15 US on some websites on a clearance deal I think.

If everything came with the costume, I’d keep the boots and the horns and leave the rest behind because, really, the dress just isn’t right for what it should be…

One half pitchfork out of five.

Leave me the horns and boots and junk the rest…


Mar 29 2011

Temptations 105

There is a person on the Garden that I haven’t seen for some time and worry about greatly…

This is what we created in the time that we had together…


Temptations 105

By TeraS and Jay

Jay is weary. Nearly a decade spent in the defense of the people, he sees his upcoming unemployment looming in the near future due to manpower reductions. The world as he sees it has changed since he last looked closely … and he’s rather certain it wasn’t for the better.

Following the advise of a friend, Jay takes a trip to the mountains to rest and recharge his batteries. He’s taken a full month off from work, and told his provider to halt his cell phone service. He sets his sleeping bag up in a small glade, in a curious ring of mushrooms he spotted. Unnoticed by him, the mushrooms form a round pattern not quite a circle … and the place may have more history than anyone could guess.

Succubi live on energy… The most tasteful and powerful being that of sex for they are creatures who know that best. They do however, not always have to feed on the act of sex, the needs of desire, or the passions therein…

Sometimes, they ask of the world to help them to survive…

Tera had, eons ago, done a favor of the forests, and in return, the forest spirits had given her permission to, if needed, take a small amount of their energies to keep her alive and, if it was possible, save her from taking a life…

Something that she had not done for sometime…

The portal opened silently in the middle of the circle of mushrooms, invisible to the naked eye, but the wind that whipped up was very obvious to Jay. The vortex lasted for less than a minute and then dissipated as  quickly as it had appeared.

Tera stood there looking at the being that was intruding upon this sacred place. She was wearing thigh-high black heeled boots, a black and gold corset, and a blood red wrap around skirt slit down both sides… Her raven hair was in its usual long messy shape ending just above her waist, a smile upon her red lips and her green eyes focused upon what greeted her on this side of the portal…

She crossed her arms over her chest, her long red tail cocked to the left behind her as she pondered this man. Idly she wondered if his first reaction was going to be terror and then flight or if this one was of stronger stuff…

Touching the edge of his soul for a moment, she smiled at what she sensed before asking him, “Do you normally intrude on places of magic or are you simply unaware of where you are right now warrior?”


Hoping and wishing Jay…


Mar 28 2011

Storm Clouds 116 – An ongoing Succubi Story

This is the continuing story of the Succubi called Storm Clouds…

If you want to read previous chapters, please click the link in the Tale header at the top of the page marked Storm Clouds or click here...

Chapter 19 editing this week… Coming up, where does Tom go?


Storm Clouds 116

Chapter 19

By TeraS

“Step back, Camilla. I can’t let you hurt her.”

The answer to that came in a cruel smile and the words, “I haven’t hurt her yet, Dick. Oh, she wants it and loves it, though. She has a fantasy of having her ass whipped until she can’t sit down for a week. You know that dream makes her dripping wet every night?

Tom watched as Camilla, in Ginger’s form, raised her right hand toward the ceiling and a long black riding crop appeared there.

“Camilla, stop. Think about what you’re doing. This isn’t you.”

Oh, but it’s her.

The whip came down hard on Ginger’s rear and a long red mark was left behind on it … but Ginger herself didn’t say a word. Not one. Tom was, to be blunt, uncomfortable with all of this. The sex part of it didn’t bother him, but the abuse? That was going against what he believed in.

“You’re going to have to stop, Camilla.”

No. This is what she wants, Dick. Not what I or you want. Now, go and have a drink from the office bar or read a paper or watch, or wait outside. I don’t care because she doesn’t. All she knows is that the one person she can submit to is debasing her and making her be the person she is inside. A meek little fucktoy that needs a firm hand to guide her.

Tom wasn’t buying it and he moved towards Camilla, “Sorry, but you aren’t going to do this.” Tom didn’t want to pull his gun and use it on her. That was a last ditch resort as far as he was concerned. He closed the distance and then took hold of Camilla’s wrist, stopping her from using the whip again.

She looked up at him and her eyes glowed green, “Thomas, please, trust me on this. This is the fastest way to get what we need from her. Don’t interfere with what you see.”

Tom’s grip became a little firmer, “Abusing people is wrong, Camilla.”

“It is. But then she isn’t a person right now, and so she doesn’t qualify. Would you like to hear it from her own lips? Would that make it acceptable, then?”

Ginger’s voice was wrapped in need as she begged, “Slut has been a bad girl. She needs to be punished. Mistress has to punish Slut.”

“That makes it worse.”

Camilla’s tail wrapped itself around Ginger’s neck and tugged her close to one side, pushing Tom slightly as she moved. She took hold of Ginger’s hair again and pulled her face to look up at her, “Good Slut. You can lick my shoes.

There was no delay from when Camilla let go and Ginger was on her hands and knees doing exactly that and mewling in pleasure from it.

Tom’s disgust with the whole situation came to a boil, and he shoved Camilla’s hand away from him. He turned away from the scene and moved towards the door, pausing there as he gripped the door handle, “Tell me something, Camilla. Is this what Succubi do? Hurt and harm others? Are you going to suck away her soul next and kill her?”

To his surprise Camilla answered that with, “There is a difference between what you see and what there is, Tom. Look back.”

He did, and he saw Camilla as he had always known her, sitting on the chair, but with Ginger still on the floor in front of her degrading herself. Camilla’s tail was wrapped around Ginger’s neck directing her movements.

“If someone gave you your heart’s desire, wouldn’t you take advantage of it? This is what she wants, Thomas, and neither you nor I have the right to judge her. She needs this, has needed it for some time now. She’ll gladly answer anything for this to happen without hesitation.”

“I don’t like this, Camilla. Tell me something: do you like it?”

Camilla didn’t hesitate, “No. But that doesn’t matter, does it? Some sacrifices have to be made to get the answers we need.”

Then the scene shifted again to what it had been moments before, a slave groveling at the feet of a cruel Mistress.

Get the point, Dick?

Tom nodded slightly–“Still doesn’t mean that I have to like it”–and left the office, shutting the door behind him.

Camilla was silent for a time after Tom left. It was difficult to explain to humans the world that she lived in. Tom had managed to accept most of it, but this part of being a Succubi or an Incubi, the part of it where realities shifted and sometimes not for the best, was a problem. The problem was in getting too involved in the fantasy and having that stay with you when the moment was gone. Camilla knew already that she was going to feel dirty after it was all over, but she tempered that disgust with the knowledge that it might, just might, get her the answers she needed.

She rubbed her free hand over the mark on Ginger’s ass, “Now, you worthless slut, you will answer every one of the questions asked. For every one you answer truthfully, I will reward you with another cropping that you need so badly … And, if you are very good, I’ll let you finally cum like the needful cunt you are.

Her hand came down hard, “Understood?”

The answer was just above a whisper and was filled with need: “Yesssss, Missstresss.”

Camila held the crop in the air and began asking her questions.

What do you know of the Succubi?