Jul 03 2016

A Review of A Twisted Pact by Maria N. Lang

A Twisted Pact by Maria N. Lang

A Twisted Pact by Maria N. Lang

There are certain themes that, for my personal taste, I don’t particularly enjoy. One of these is having a character suffer their way through a story, the other is when a succubus is just stereotypical in nature, having nothing really of interest in them that I can see.

There are those moments when one decides to do something because they feel like there’s nothing else to do. Giving up isn’t a solution, it only creates more problems. Sometimes you need to see your own worth and make do, than to think the universe is willing to give you what you want without taking a price from you.

The work tells about:

Another year passes without Summer finding a partner at the fertility fest. The men are afraid of her due to her magical powers. The frustration drives her home to summon a pleasure demon who might sate her lusts in place of a man. Summer, however, is still an apprentice, and the demoness she summons is far beyond her ability to control. How will she resist the succubus’ allure? Without the ability to say no, Summer fights to be released. It is a losing battle, as she finds herself driven deeper into debauchery by the demon’s irresistible powers of pleasure.

Summer takes a risk and using her new found abilities to summon a succubus to find some pleasure in a world where she has none. The succubus arrives, but the pleasure isn’t what Summer expected, nor is the succubus herself.

The work is, as a whole, rather a sad story from the beginning to end, there being an air of depression, loss, and hopelessness from Summer that takes so much out of her as a character and sets the story on a course that only becomes more painful and sad. This has a moment, a very short one, of some kind of pleasure when Eliza, the succubus, appears, but that is so very fleeting.

Eliza is, overall, a fairly stereotypically evil succubus, hooves and all, and from the first moment she appears, there’s little doubt when the story is likely going to go. Her intentions are clear, she expresses them, and sets out towards those goals. In doing so the story turns, for a moment, towards some well written succubus mind control, but that is soon overcome by what is a series of violent moments between Summer and Eliza.

As the story continues onwards, the erotica becomes more dark, the things that Summer is taken through by Eliza are, at least for me, bordering on pain and suffering. There comes a point in the story when the heat isn’t there anymore and soon after the climax arrives and then a conclusion which is rapidly passed through before the story comes to an abrupt, and expected, ending.

The emotions in the writing at the beginning of the work are very good and it showed promise for the rest of the work. However, once Eliza appeared, that emotional impact was pushed aside for the erotica and in doing so there felt like a good story was cast aside for the sake of the erotica itself.

Two out of five pitchforks.

Just too violent, brutal, and really stereotypically so for my tastes. The hint of succubus mind control had some promise, but by the end the story turned a corner and lost me along the way.

 

Tera

Jul 03 2016

A Review of Release My Succubus: Poetry for the Erotic Soul by Yesenia Faye

Release My Succubus: Poetry for the Erotic Soul by Yesenia Faye

Release My Succubus: Poetry for the Erotic Soul by Yesenia Faye

One of the most rare things to find, when it comes to literature related to Succubi are poems. Stories are quite plentiful, but the use of poems to tell stories about Succubi is something that when it appears, must be noted. It is a shame really because the emotional impact of poems, how they can strike to the core of a thought, a moment, a feeling, can be very powerful.

A collection of poems then for review this time on the Tale. One in which there are many things to think about, to consider and explore. But as well, a question remains, a thought to consider, and it is one that seems to be missing somehow in the collection.

  • Title: Release My Succubus: Poetry for the Erotic Soul
  • Author: Yesenia Faye
  • Length: 208 Pages
  • ASIN: B01HP2I642
  • Publishing Date: June 27, 2016
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells of:

“Release My Succubus” is Yesenia Faye’s follow up poetry collection in response to her volume, “Liquid Fireworks”. Succubus is chock full of erotic displays of affection, lust, and carnal desires. From sex in illicit places to extramarital affairs, these poems discuss and explore all of her deepest and darkest fantasies.

Dipped in philosophical hues, the poems present sex in both grandiose and twisted fashions to delight and excite the reader. Inspiration was drawn from her own wells of deep sexual daydreams and experiences, music by Lana Del Rey, Lorde, Halsey, and Elizabeth Gillies, and an assortment of books and TV shows to create a fantasy featured erotic experiences.

Prepare for a journey into the erotic subconscious of Yesenia Faye, who will take you by the hand and show you the doors to your own deep wants.

Best read in bed.

The work is a large collection of poems which connect to the theme of succubi on various levels. Some of them are very clearly meant to be associated with succubi, some are more personal, perhaps even somewhat focused on the darker needs that exist within souls.

The themes are anything from simple expression of a woman becoming a succubus through the hard relations of a violent relationship or sexual encounter. But in each there is a singular truth, a story to tell and in every case that story is a telling one that matters.

Some of the imagery is very erotic, and some might see that to be a bit more than they might expect. However, the words are carefully chosen. They are not there so much for titillation, but to give a darker expression of the emotions that the poems seek to bring out in the reader.

While there is darkness here, there are the occasional moments that allow for a bit of hope, a moment of reflection. They offer a moment of rest between the darker explorations. But in this comes the thing about this work that gave me a bit of pause.

The overriding focus is on darkness, loss, some degree of evil at some points. There’s really very little time spent in seeking out the light, to allow for love. Much of that comes from the focus of the work, and I understand that, but at some point there needs to be a little break.

While succubi, in their stereotypical form, are “evil” and that serves as the focus to the collection, that isn’t all they are. As much as I enjoyed the author’s words, her symbolism, her expression of want and need and fulfillment… I would have liked a little bit of hope somewhere to balance things out more than they are. Dark cannot exist without light after all.

Four out of five pitchforks.

Really quite the amazing collection of poems and I think there’s really some interesting thoughts and ideas that are touched upon. But with all of the good here, there feels like something is missing and perhaps that comes to one of the most base emotions of all.

 

Tera

Jul 02 2016

A cute little animated Succubus YouTube

A very short, but very cute animation of a Succubus that I found on YouTube today. This is really a sort gf demonstration of a piece of software more than anything else, but I thought she looked interesting nonetheless…

If you cannot see the YouTube here on the Tale, please try this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2F-ciNM0QWw

And, in case YouTube removes the video, here is an image of the Succubus herself…

OTK Succubus

The Morrigan Aensland influence is quite obvious of course, but she isn’t quite Morriganesque. I do like her expression, that does really look nice. I think she has hooves, at least they sort of look like them. Just about the skimpiest outfit I’ve seen in some time on a video character as well.

I do wonder if she would make for a good game character in some way however… Of course the question is what sort of game that would be…

 

Tera

Jul 01 2016

The Realm celebrates Canada Day

Canada Day is once more upon the Realm, and it is the tradition that our Poet Laureate gifts us with another verse in the wonderful version of O Canada that he has been generously creating each July 1st… And so, with my dearest thanks, the tradition continues…

 

O Canada!
No Realm, but one nice land!
True patriot love in succubi command.
With playful hearts and glowing eyes,
quite mischievous and free,
above our bangs our horns shall rise,
O Canada, for thee.
Gorgeous and glad, glorious and free,
O Canada, we swisch our tails for thee.
O Canada, we swisch our tails for thee.

Incubi, too,
stand proud, tall, and erect
(watching their mates results in great effect)!
Their tails reach out to wrap around
the beauties whom they see,
arousal in each sight and sound
sets their libidos free!
He touches her, Eternal-ly!
Make Canada the Realm and set it free!!
Make Canada the Realm and set it free!!

In Canada
we try not too make spills,
and, in the Realm, we first break stiff men’s wills.
We don’t approve of making mess
that’s not necessary.
With huggles we get more success
(what fireworks we’ll see!).
We’ll tie and rub to set you free;
send Canada upon a lustful spree!!
Send Canada upon a lustful spree!!

Come closer, dears;
our scents are in the air.
You’ll be seduced, and we’ll not leave our chair!
Your Queen is neat. Ours has her beat
in sexuality.
Both Will and Kate will feel so great
once they stop in for tea
(or Diet Coke). Just watch and see.
O Canada, we’ll rev your royalty!!
O Canada, we’ll rev your royalty!!

Will Canada
hang on to all its dough
while other lands have economic woe?
Those succubis have tempting eyes.
One look, we think of sex!
Not one pays out; one stare, one pout,
she instantly collects.
Their bonds bring sweet maturity.
Oh, Canada, cum into solvency!
Oh, Canada, cum into solvency!

In Canada
state secrets do not leak.
No Snowdens here
to dig them up, then speak;
but succubi, were they to try,
would get them in a blink.
It’s no surprise; the coolest spies
melt, babbling, at a wink.
With one soft kiss, they’d take a knee,
and, Canada, they’d give the Realm your key!
O Canada, they’d give the Realm your key!

O Canada,
your capital is hot.
Your leaders, though . . .
. . . most definitely not!
How could Rob Ford be so adored?
He’s one big, sweaty mess!
Our Queen is cool, makes thousands drool
in her red summer dress.
Cum, vote to live harmoniously.
O Canada, enjoy all we can be!
O Canada, enjoy all we can be!

Hey, Canada,
are you sure its July?
Grey, chilly, damp;
when will we see blue sky?
No cloven feet, but we’ll bring heat
and warm you one by one.
With horns and tail, we never fail
to make warmth so much fun!
Friends from the Realm thaw you with glee.
O Canada, we’ll get you hot quickly!
O Canada, we’ll get you hot quickly!

O, Canada! As Britain takes her fall,
folks to the south may make you want a wall.
Some orange-haired types make us scared:
could we act quite so dumb?
The Brexit mess suggests a “yes.”
Or we could make you cum!
Give us your votes and minds today!
O Canada, the Realm’s a better way!
O Canada, the Realm’s a better way!

 

This time of the year seems to be silly season in a lot of places… Perhaps we’d find a better way my heart?

 

Happy Canada Day!

 

Tera

Jun 30 2016

Succubi Image of the Week 441

Some of the most wonderful Succubi art are those images that focus not so much on raw sexuality, but the character of the Succubus herself. They tell stories of… what if. What if there is something more to them? What if the being behind the smile is more than they seem. To have a hint of that, to suggest that, for all Succubi, there is more than what is on the surface, for me, that’s something amazing…

Lingerie Linai -Dakimakura - by uchihakagura1

Lingerie Linai -Dakimakura – by uchihakagura1

This work is titled Lingerie Linai -Dakimakura and is by the artist uchihakagura1 on DeviantArt. You can find the original page on DeviantArt with this work here and this artist’s page can be found here.

The most striking thing about this art for me is that it isn’t over-the-top, does not make her, as a Succubus, look evil either. There’s a bit of a “girl next door” vibe here, which I think adds a lot to this character overall. She looks simply… right. She has the most lovely look in her eyes and her expression is wonderful. Her lingerie isn’t “too much” by any means and that I feel takes nothing away from her. If anything, it strengthens how attractive she is.

Wonderful textures in her hair, a neat sparkle in her eyes. I like that while her wings aren’t too detailed, they serve as background to frame her in the work. I do wish she had a tail, I think that would have been a perfect little addition to top things off, but nonetheless, I just adore this work…

 

Tera

Jun 29 2016

No burning, little desire in this costume really

Burning Desire Devil CostumeI have mentioned, many times, that I have a thing for shiny costumes, boots, latex… But I digress a little. I think that, as a whole, it isn’t too hard to make a costume that is attention getting without going to the point of it being tacky. That doesn’t take a lot to accomplish really, if you think about it. A nice design, the right accessories, and, of course, the right horns. So why is it that so often the horns never work?

This is called the Burning Desire Devil Costume, which to be honest about nine other costumes of variously tacky design have used as their name. It comes with… Well, that’s actually hard to say really as the description of this costume only says that it sells for $90 US.

I’ll make the assumption that the entire costume is the horns and the costume, the boots not being included. It’s rare that the boots would be included, for one thing, and for the other, trying to mix and match the multiple combinations would be stretching the limits of what might be. So, based on what I know similar boots sell for, to look like this model, it would likely cost about $175.

I really do not like the horns, nor the costume itself. I do have to admit I like the boots in a way. However, they are far too loose for my taste and for that they lose a bit of their luster for me.

I think the entire look is a bit too plain, a little too tacky, and as such I wouldn’t really consider this. The horns alone just… don’t really work for me.

I’ll give this one pitchfork out of five.

It’s shiny, which is something, but little else…

 

Tera

 

Jun 28 2016

A Review of Spicy Dinner for Three by Lusty Soul

Spicy Dinner for Three by Lusty Soul

Spicy Dinner for Three by Lusty Soul

There are certain things that a story should have to tell, the main one of these being that the main character should be able to tell their story. It is a balance, to be clear, between the need for story and, in the case of a succubus character, the need for the erotica that comes hand in hand with that.

But a succubus is not her sexuality alone, no matter how powerful that may well be. There’s history, meaning, a past that means every bit as much as the present that she experiences. Telling the other side of the story matters too.

The work tells the story of:

Lucy accepts an invitation to her friend Sabine and her boyfriend’s house to celebrate the turn of the year with them. As January 1st is Lucy’s birthday, she has a special treat planned for her friends. Sabine and Lucy have cooked up the recipe together, and Sabine’s boyfriend Marc will be the lucky guinea pig that will get the first taste…

Lucy is Sabine’s first lesbian lover. But she’s in a very satisfying relationship with Marc, whom she loves to death. The only option she has to pursue her romance with Lucy while staying faithful to Marc is to bring the two together. Lucy, a succubus and master seductress, whose wanderings have brought her into the lives of many couples, knows just how to make that happen…

Lucy is a succubus who finds she has more than one lover and she loves them both dearly. Her powers ensnare them all, take them to the heights of passion and offer Lucy what she needs, and what her lovers crave. Passions unleashed by a succubus are powerful, but more so when they are reflected in the needs of the ones they are with.

The work is a series of three hot flashes that are lightly tied together with a bit of story to connect why things are turning in the direction they do. There’s lovely heat, the characters fit together so very well. There’s a telling of how they see each other, what Lucy, the succubus of the work, needs from them and how she goes about both gaining what she needs, but more so, how she returns that need to her lovers.

While the erotica is well written, telling a series of moments that are deliciously hot, there’s a feeling of something missing and that comes from some of the thoughts that Lucy shares along the way. There’s nothing much told about Lucy, her past, how she came to know she was a succubus and what she has made of being so. Anything that connects to those sorts of questions is touched by a vague comment, or reflection, before the story moves onto the next erotic scene, leaving the questions behind unanswered.

I like a balance between erotica and story and in this work I felt that a lot of emphasis was placed upon the erotica to the expense of the story. I would have liked to know more about Lucy’s past, who she is and so on. That didn’t come out in the work and I really wish it had because Lucy herself is a fascinating succubus character to me.

While Lucy herself is a bit of an enigma, the relationship she has with her lovers isn’t, and while that makes up for a lot of what’s missing to be told about who Lucy is and how she thinks of others, it doesn’t give as much story as I think there should have been. I’ll note that the author does comment upon their intention to write a following work which seems to point to an explanation of, if not how Lucy became a succubus, then at least her history. I hope that answers a lot of the questions I was left with when I finished this work.

The erotica is wonderful, I wish the story that came with it was as well told. Defining the story of Lucy needs to be something told, really it makes up who she is. As it is right now, all we know is that she is likely a succubus, people can’t resist her, and she lives for sexual encounters. There’s something more, hidden and it needs to be seen.

Three out of five pitchforks.

This feels like the second work in a series and not so much the opening of one. Once familiar with a character, then the focus can, and should, be more on their actions than their past. But there still needs to be something to ground one in the story through that character other than the erotica is amazing…

 

Tera

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