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Midnight Witch (eBook)

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Midnight Witch
Midnight Witch eBook Cover, written by C. J. DeSade
Midnight Witch eBook Cover,
written by C. J. DeSade
Author(s) C. J. DeSade
Series Midnight Witch
Publisher Amazon Digital Services
Publication date May 31, 2017
Media type eBook
Length 75 Pages
ASIN B071W91QJV
Followed by Midnight Witch: Coven
Never Released

For other uses of the word Succubus, see Succubus (disambiguation).


Midnight Witch is an eBook written by C. J. DeSade. It is the first work in the Midnight Witch series by this author. In this work the character Steph can be described as a kind of Succubus.


Overview

  • Title: Midnight Witch
  • Author: C. J. DeSade
  • Published By: Amazon Digital Services
  • Length: 75 Pages
  • Format: eBook
  • ASIN: B071W91QJV
  • Publishing Date: May 31, 2017


Other Works in this Series on SuccuWiki

  • Midnight Witch: Coven - Never Released


Plot Summary

Lying awake in bed for yet another night of endless solitude, a lonesome man attempts to quell his thoughts by resorting to any means necessary in order to capture his ever-illusive sleep. He knows that just a small amount of companionship will help him to achieve his goal and in frustration, he audibly says so.

Just as his clock reads midnight, she—the Midnight Witch—materializes from the invisible and offers him a deal. She can transfigure into any person he wants. She can fulfill his every wish and desire. She can help satisfy him and fill the void he feels. In return, he need only follow three rules.

Will he keep his end of the bargain? What will happen if he doesn't?


Book Review

The following review was originally published by Tera on her Blog, A Succubi's Tale on June 2, 2017


John makes a wish and in doing so calls Steph to his side. She offers him something he desires, but with certain rules. The gift offered gives John something and at the same time Steph learns that not every needs a fantasy, some need her.

The work tells of the encounter between John and Steph, how their relationship develops and through that, allows for some wonderfully hot erotic scenes to be played out between them. Steph explains that she isn’t quite a succubus, among many other possible supernatural beings, but overall, the work feels like it wants to press that she’s able to make John’s fantasies come true. It’s done in a way that reads very much like a succubus, but with some quite well thought out differences.

It’s those differences that make Steph far more interesting, giving her depth and something of a history to tell, if that’s done fleetingly overall. There are some teases about others like her, about her past, and so on, but they aren’t played off fully and that bothered me to an extent. I’d have liked more about Steph’s world, even if it was more hints than there were. She’s interesting as a character, there’s a real connection between herself and John as well. As the story plays on, the truth comes out from John and the final scene before the conclusion is both wonderfully passionate and tinged with sadness.

The ending wasn’t quite what I was expecting. That’s not a bad thing, overall. I wold have liked something more joyous, more positive for both John and Steph than there is. But from quite early on it’s clear there is something hovering around the edges and when Steph reveals what it is, and what it means, a lot of the joy in the work ebbed away. It wasn’t completely taken away, there’s hope on the edges, and that did lessen the ending’s impact.

The work is written well, the characters have clear voices, needs and desires. The exploration of those desires is a delight and I enjoyed the mixture of story and erotica in how the two sides meshed together well. I would have liked more time spent with Steph and John talking, both revealing themselves more to each other and, perhaps, filling in that last piece of the puzzle that remains when the story closed.

Three and a half out of five pitchforks.

There’s a mystery about Steph, one that isn’t explored, but hinted at. Being that this work appears to be the first in a series, that mystery I hope will be explored further in the works to come. There’s a bit of ambiguity about her, though her feelings for John felt right and the story moved in a delightfully erotic and sensual way. I’ll hope the author continues this series in the same tone, explores more about Steph and her kind.

That story remains and while it might not be the happiest of stories, it does need to be told.


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