Apr 10 2017

Lipstick By TeraS

It’s been a while since I’ve written a hot flash, and the time seems ripe for just that. Even for a succubi, moving on from where one is to where one wishes to be can often be as simple as some …

By TeraS


There are an endless variety of colours to be found when one goes shopping for lipstick—a variable and varied bonanza of the pigments of the rainbow and beyond. Some prefer muted, more natural tones. Others look for the flash and impact of hues that look best matched with some daring fashion statement.

In the Realm, of course, the colours of lipstick are quite particular, and those colours are poured over by large numbers of succubi. Occasionally, the fortunate members of incubi involved with the testing find themselves being coated in the colours in the midst of assessment. It is, after all, quite an important thing to find the perfect tube of delights among dozens being tried out, mulled over and, eventually, perfected.

Some find themselves applying a shade of the deepest black. The electricity comes from the lick of a tongue that plays upon the sparkling black surface, picking up a hint of the black and deepening the mystery; the charcoal tones give the barest hint of the depths to what the lips, given their moment, can do; how the black, almost if not quite so dark as to be ebony, offers the teasing thought as to what drives the one smiling. The observer is made feverish imagining the feel of those black lips being crushed against one’s own: the black, once perfectly drawn in, now made slick and messy; the prologue to fingers exploring, slick heat becoming wetter by the moment, adding to the black in each suckle, drawing in, and twining around another tongue—moans stifled, lusts burning. Black seeks it’s fulfillment with the lust of another.

While the lusts are a delight, and the black’s tint is just right for the cries of passion, there are other colours to consider. For example, a liking to a shade of green: a green that reflects light in the same sort of way that a certain gown of polished green latex luminesces, drawing attention to the body encased within. Matched to a pair of green eyes—some say so-green eyes—the lipstick itself is pushed to the limit to be as mesmerizing. Slick, the green has just the right aspects to be smooth, tender, teasing and leaving the one being captured by it lost in the verdant growth of a new world: the emerald tint deepens the kiss, collects the thoughts of the other. They fall against the green lips, the delicious depths of the smile gracing them, shattered into myriad tiny jewels of unchecked lust.

The green is every bit as present as the black, giving itself towards the creation of the smile unlike any other; a smile that appears, in its own way, and gives hint to the one who gives life to that smile. These colours could be endless, combinations and permutations that twist and twine around themselves, the results being a particular shade for a particular smile and a particular fire to the wearer’s mysterious seduction. But, as with all things, there’s always one example that is not quite so simple a solution, a specific instance when the colour matters more, represents more, opens the door to pleasures not even dreamed of, passions enflamed beyond the brightest sun, and a smile that becomes an inescapable snare. It is bright colour, one that burns with fire, passion, love, and more.

A red: but there is only one red that will do for each succubish personality.

For one particular pair of lips, one very specific smile, there is but one particular shade of red that can possibly be. The shade has but one smile to caress, one delightful moan to accent, a specific lick of a particular tongue’s path to mark. It is a shade of red that every light and any light catches in just as way as to be inescapable, compelling and, if it be dared to say, enthralling.

But then, eventually, the truth of the matter is that, for that particular pair of lips, coated in that particular shade of red, the question comes to one simple test. It isn’t how that red captivates, nor how it adds to the seductiveness of the smile. Not a thought is given to what those deeply red lips might do, how they would curl around words, stroking them with heat, bringing about moans of delight. There is no thought given to these things, because so few thoughts are possible for the observer.

Not even the inkling of an idea is given as to how the red coating those lips of delight could bring someone to their knees, being left to the mercy of the red caressing their skin, suckling, seeking its way from one keening moan of pleasure to the next. Of course, the author and owner of the smile knows all of this, and that only serves to make her smile more, her lipstick glimmering in the light and the hold her smile has on its target taking all else away.

What matters is the shine that graces this enigmatic, bemused smile and what that shine portends for the one being graced by it. A curl of the lips might turn it all naughty or nice, lustful or loving. The emotional power of these lips is not dimmed by the lipstick that adorns them, but draws the eyes to partake in the delights waiting for anyone graced by these looks.

Lips coated in this particular shade of red both match and enhance the tail and horns of a certain Queen of the Realm …

… and draw attention to how perfect her mouth is, and what that smile of hers will give rise to …

… in the endless, entrancing spectrum of colours that are hers and hers alone.

Apr 09 2017

A Review of Demon Antics by Gregor Daniels

Demon Antics by Gregor Daniels

Demon Antics by Gregor Daniels

The author Gregor Daniels is quite a prolific author and as part of their body of works, there are quite a number which have a succubus appear in them along the way. They allow for the story to turn in a familiar direction, offering something transformational to occur to the main character along the way. Sometimes however, in spite of the promise the succubus has, the idea of the story, there’s just something missing that leaves things wanting and dearly so.

Encountering a succubus can bring with it unexpected moments. The most unexpected of all is when they need something from you, but you can’t provide it. That doesn’t mean, however, that they can’t pull some strings to get what they want.

The work tells the story of:

Andy has little reason to be excited about the Southwestern Bible Retreat, especially since he’s only being forced to attend and doesn’t believe in that religious stuff anyway. It looks to be a long, boring week of silly games and even duller activities, until a winged creature appears with the onset of a solar eclipse. Unfortunately for Andy, this female demon has some strange things planned for him.

Andy encounters Lilith after a solar eclipse and has a problem. She wants something from him, she’s very focused on that by far. Andy then finds himself taken and changed, being brought to a goal that Lilith craves from him. If, along the way, that means he needs to see things differently, well what is a succubus to do but make that happen?

The single thing I can say is that this is a cute story. Andy and the other characters are delightfully cute, Lilith is not exactly evil, but focused and mischievous. There is a gender transformation, there’s a little bit of a futa theme as well. But it isn’t outright erotica, and tends to play around the edges, not really being focused upon that or making a lot of it.

Andy’s gender transformation, and what Lilith does with that, is the core of the story and it gives rise to an exploration of some of who Lilith is and where she comes from. There’s not a lot of detail, Lilith herself is a tease more than anything else. In an odd way it’s kind of a coming of age story, but it doesn’t get to something more than a point where the story can tie up some loose ends and fade away, and that’s the problem here.

The work is a bit lost when compared with other stories by this author and being so it’s a little difficult to really enjoy the story. The transformational aspects are muted, Lilith is part of the story, but really doesn’t take things very far for Andy’s lack of drive. It is however, cute in its own way and I did smile from time to time. It’s just not one of my favourite works by this author.

Two and a half out of five pitchforks.

It’s interesting in its own way, Lilith felt a bit muted, a little single-minded which took something away from the story. It is a complete work, a rather cute one all things considered, but I can’t say it’s a work that I really enjoyed as much as others I have read.



Apr 09 2017

A Review of Jolene: A Paranormal Menage Romance Story by Giselle Renarde

Jolene: A Paranormal Menage Romance Story by Giselle Renarde

Jolene: A Paranormal Menage Romance Story by Giselle Renarde

There’s a subplot which really doesn’t appear very often in stories about succubi and incubi. It’s the question to what happens when two souls are in love and a succubus or incubus gets in-between those souls. In that comes a question as to what one would do for love, but more so, what happens when that love, that need, takes souls beyond themselves.

That’s something that can’t be explained in the act of sex, it’s something that needs to be told in the passions, needs and singular focus that lovers have. It’s a powerful thing and not to be trifled with.

The work tells the story of:

Jolene isn’t too troubled–except by the fact that none of her friends believe she’s dating Wesley, the popular entertainment blogger. Everyone assumes he’s gay, and he seems to prove them right when he shows up at her birthday bash with his “boyfriend” Seth. Who is this Seth guy and why is Wesley acting so strangely? When Jolene’s best friend falls ill after dreaming of the pair, it’s her grandmother who has all the answers: they’re dealing with an incubus, and someone needs to hunt him down. Jolene will make any sacrifice to save Wesley, but can she possibly defeat Seth?

Jolene’s life isn’t complicated. She knows she loves Wesley and she knows he loves her as well. But in the moment of her joy a snake appears named Seth who turns her world upside down. When she discovers that Seth isn’t human, and Wesley is in danger, there’s only one thing to do and Jolene is willing to do whatever she has to.

The work tells the story of a pair of hot erotic flashes bound with a mystery to solve and in that sense the story works quite well. The ploy has depth, the characters are very well written and there’s a lot of interactions that feel right, read right and sound right. Jolene’s personality comes through very well, as do her best friends from the start. When things get complicated, or more accurately, go off the rails with the appearance of Seth and Wesley, the story tends to rush on too quickly, almost stumbling over itself.

Seth, the incubus of the work, is for the most part a mystery. It’s clear he is an incubus, there’s no question of that, but it’s more than his personality, his past and what he’s like are not really told. There are flashes of a deeply troubled personality, some cruel aspects of him as well pop up when the climax of the work appears. But even so, there’s just nothing to speak of as to how he became an incubus, why he chose to attach himself to Wesley and why it matters so much to him.

Seth is, from the start, instantly dislikable, which is the point of course. He’s meant to be trouble, evil and more and he is. But it would have been nice to have something more than that to explore, even if that was only him gloating about it, which happens a lot otherwise.

The connection between Jolene and Wesley is delightfully strong and clear. There’s no question they are meant to be together and how Jolene fights for them both tells so much about her. The tender moments matter here and it brings about the most telling moments of the work.

I didn’t feel that the opening passage was really needed here in that it clearly foreshadows the ending. I would have been far more happier not knowing what was to come than knowing from the first page what would be. It is a spoiler, it takes away a lot from the work and I wish it didn’t.

The ending wasn’t satisfying in that it reflected the opening passage. It leaves a lot of questions open, some of them very telling with regards to both Wesley and Jolene’s personalities and character. More so, the question of their future is left dangling as well. Perhaps settling those questions, even slightly, would have been a good thing to do.

The ending does point towards the possibility of another work however. If so, then I’d hope for something more to be told about succubi and incubi. More so, I’d like to know what one particular comment from Jolene at the end of the work foretells for her. There’s also the question as to what happened with Wesley as well and if something precious to Jolene is held by him or not.

Four out of five pitchforks.

The erotica is delicious, the characters have depth and clear voices. The problem is that there’s a lot left unsaid here and I found that took away much from the work. Saying there are succubi and incubi is one thing, but then not playing that off into telling more of that story is where I think something is missing.

The hints of side stories, of the character histories offered a lot, mainly in Seth, but more so in Wesley and Jolene in the aftermath of the story. It’s that aftermath, the single line that completes the story in which there’s a huge question left behind. I’d like to see where that takes Jolene sometime.



Apr 08 2017

A fascinating Succubus artwork WIP YouTube

There are those works of art that have something special about them. There’s something in the form, the colours, the expression of the creativity that brings them to the fore. A YouTube today on the Tale of an artist creating a Succubus work which most certainly is something special.


If you cannot see this video here on the Tale, please try this link.

As always, a screenshot of the completed work of art in case the video vanishes from YouTube as well…

Succubus Card by Drawtensil

Succubus Card by Drawtensil

There are those pieces of art that in the expression of the artist’s style give the character themselves an unexpected depth. The overall form of this succubus is somewhat angular, a little harsh, but wrapped in an expression of colour that makes for a striking contrast.

Her eyes are the focus of this art, her hair framing them and drawing one’s eyes towards them. Her complexion, being muted greys against her wings and the brightness of the background brings a little depth and dimension to this art that I think is wonderful.

A piece of art to ponder and I do enjoy that most of all…



Apr 07 2017

A Review of The Incubus Diaries by Kacey Chumley

The Incubus Diaries by Kacey Chumley

The Incubus Diaries by Kacey Chumley

There are many literary devices that can be used to tell a story. One of them are diaries and within that comes the use of recorded ones. Telling a story by transcribing such memories into text is a very difficult process, more so when the topic is one that is unexpected. Narrative is sometimes a difficult thing and transcripts as narration are one the most difficult by far.

The stuff of nightmares can be within one’s mind, but at the same time, it can be lurking closer still. The story then becomes trying to discover which is the more real, the nightmare from which you can awaken or the one that you never seem to be waking from.

The work tells the story of:

After suffering from an assault by a poltergeist, Alyson Smart makes the decision to move back in with her parents. Over time, she uses a tape recorder to record her experiences with whatever has followed her home. As suspicion morphs into a terrifying race to stay alive, the tapes document her every move. These are her stories.

Alyson tells of her encounters with the strange, the unbelievable and the question of belief from those around her. A story of being lost, trying to come to terms with that which cannot be explained and the choice made when there is a life in the balance.

The work is written in a style which reads very much, as the work states, a transcript of Alyson’s tape recordings as events unfold. It’s a bit hard to follow at times, some of the events being recalled by Alyson in the story can be interpreted in various ways. As such, that brings several conflicting layers to the work which then makes the possible answers to each event become somewhat blurred.

There’s a bit of a “found footage” feeling to the work which adds a little edge of shock and horror at times. The “tapes” leave a very strong mental picture, some of the events are quite horrific in what occurs, others are a mixture of supernatural encounters and personal issues. I’m unsure about how well that works as a narrative however.

The events that play out over the story are somewhat summarized, save for the moments where “actual” events are recorded. Again, that’s a literary device and it does have moments when it works quite well. The problem, at least for me, is that I didn’t quite feel like I was really connected to Alyson, what happened to her and otherwise.

While the work suggests there is an incubus, it’s a bit difficult to actually say there is one. There is the suggestion there could be, there’s some indications of that through some of the things that happen to Alyson herself. It’s less about the incubus itself than it is about Alyson trying to come to terms with what she sees, what she believes and what exists around her. There’s a great deal of time spent focusing upon her family, her relationships with them and how that is stressed over the story.

This isn’t a work of erotica, it is a work of suspense, mystery and being focused on that, it works quite well. The scenes build up the tension, the mystery and when the climax of the story comes, while there is some resolution, the answers are left to the reader to decide on. A different sort of storytelling, with a focus on aspects which are completely unexpected. But I think there could have been something more if the work had used a different storytelling device than it did.

Three and a half pitchforks out of five.

The work is certainly unique, it tells a story that, at least for me, isn’t so much about incubi than it is about the haunting within one’s own mind and ghostly hauntings. A bit odd to read, being the format that the story is told is, sometimes hard to follow with regards to what happens, but nonetheless, an interesting read.



Apr 07 2017

A Review of Doctor Q vs. Succubus by Skarlette One

Doctor Q vs. Succubus by Skarlette One

Doctor Q vs. Succubus by Skarlette One

The thing about coming into a series when it’s been going on for some time is that there’s an assumption the reader knows the main characters, has an idea what’s going on. There is a way to get around that, which is of course an info dump. Managing that, trying to keep it from being a long winded page of data that adds nothing to the story is a hard thing.

However, if that information can be snuck into the story in a way that doesn’t take away from the heat, it can lead to some really tempting moments in the story. When one of the characters is called Succubus, things can be more interesting as well.

But calling oneself “Succubus” sometimes doesn’t mean you are one. At least until something unexpected happens and then anything could happen.

A review then of the eighth work in the Libido League series in which temptation isn’t just a word, it’s a need.

The work tells the story of:

Doctor Q, the Enchantress Exemplar of Earth, awakes naked and in chains. Her captor, the supervillainess called Succubus, plans to auction her off to one of her greatest foes. Cut off from her magic powers, can Doctor Q find a way free of Succubus’s leash, or will the temptations of a demon’s flesh prove too seductive to resist?

Doctor Q is having a really bad day. If it isn’t being captured, it’s being teased mercilessly and if that isn’t enough, knowing the villains are delighting in her capture is the most frustrating thing of all. Succubus is a mistress of temptation, and Doctor Q sees the danger, but when things take a turn towards hellish intentions, there might not be a way to escape, if she really wants to.

The work is a classic hero in distress story wrapped in some lovely erotic heat. There’s a clear comic book feel as well, which I liked and I thought gave an interesting twist to some of the moments when the heat could have ebbed some. But this isn’t, overall, that much of a succubus story, even if the villainess of the work is named Succubus.

The character Succubus is interesting, I liked how her abilities and physical appearance lent themselves towards her villainess name. She’s seductive, but evil. Passionate and dangerous as well. There’s a sense that she has some power, and isn’t exactly afraid to use it, which brings about an encounter and transformation that I really liked.

That transformation left the character, and story, at its most “succubish” moments, leading towards an amazing transformation, and in the aftermath the erotic scene between Doctor Q and Succubus was very succubus in nature. Sadly it didn’t last very long, the story returned its focus to Doctor Q and the heat trailed off towards the ending.

However, before that climax and conclusion, the scenes with Succubus, both before her transformation and after, had temptation, control and a bit of an edge that told a delightfully evil and wicked story. I’d have liked more of that, perhaps less of a roll call of other villains appearing to gloat as well. The focus on Succubus and her seduction needed to be more present than it was and all of the interruptions took some of the heat away, which was a shame.

I think the story could have been focused to Doctor Q, Succubus and the surprise mystery villain who takes the story in an unexpected direction. Doing so, there could have been a lot more heat, perhaps more corruption aspects as well. It’s that corruption/transformation scene that I liked the most and what Succubus did afterwards. There’s lovely temptation and heat, which worked really well. I just wanted more of that.

The work ends a little disappointingly for me, mainly in what happens to Succubus. That said, there might be some lingering effects, and that’s something I’d like to see have an appearance at some point. The idea of Succubus being the foil to the mystery villain I really like, and if things happened the way I’d like, Succubus could be a really good threat to Doctor Q, possibly more than any other villain mentioned in the work. For that matter, she could well be a threat to all of the villains as well and that idea I think is delightful.

There is some delicious succubus moments in this work, the transformation scenes are really well done, there’s a lot of heat in the erotica as well. The characters are interesting, there’s a lot of background and history as well which adds a lot to the story.

But there’s really not that much “succubusness” in the story overall. While one character is called Succubus, she isn’t one, not really for the most part. That said, the events of the story offer the possibility that some remnants of being in the clutches of an incubus could make a reappearance, should Succubus return to the series in the future.

Three and a half out of five pitchforks.


The comic book feel of the story worked well, some of the dialogue might have been improved somewhat, mostly to take away some of the more “ba-hah-hah” moments. The focus of the work isn’t on Succubus herself, obviously, but perhaps at some point there needs to be time spent telling the story of the villain herself in a similar way to the heroines.

A heroic adventure that has heat, passion, lust and desire. At the same time there’s depth to the story and characters that makes things more interesting. I’ll hope for something more for Succubus herself, and I’ll likely see about reading the rest of the series to get up to speed on this universe. A delightful read, overall, I just wish there was more “succubusness” to make it more interesting for me than it is.



Apr 06 2017

Succubi Image of the Week 481

The first of three weeks in a row on the Tale in which Morrgian Aensland will be the Succubi of the week. But with a little bit of a difference. I found three works of art that I think are some of the best art of Morrigan I have, but while one is her usual appearance, it is the other two that will come next week and the following week that are something special.

But in every case, there is one important thing that remains… Morrigan’s eyes and her character come through…

Morrigan Aensland by dandonfuga

Morrigan Aensland by Dandonfuga

This art of Morrigan is by the artist Dandonfuga on DeviantArt and you can find the original page with this art here and this artist’s DeviantArt page here as well.

Lovely art of Morrigan, her form, shape, and appearance is lovely. The shading of her hair is wonderful, her expression is perfect, but it is her eyes that are so dearly captivating and reflect her power and personality the most in this art.

The eyes are the windows to the soul and I feel like this is especially true in this artwork. A deep blue, shimmering with light and having such depth which adds that little touch which makes this art so much more than just Morrigan’s chest being pushed out.

This is Morrigan capturing her prey and drawing them into her waiting arms…

Next week, a flowery Morrigan in a perfect Di Milo dress…