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Claimed by the Incubus (eBook)
|Claimed by the Incubus|
Claimed by the Incubus eBook Cover,
written by E.S. Kinsale
|Publisher||Amazon Digital Services|
|Publication date||February 3, 2017|
|Preceded by||Summoning the Incubus|
|Followed by||Her First Time With an Incubus|
Claimed by the Incubus is an eBook written by E.S. Kinsale. The work was originally issued under the title Summoning the Incubus and was also reissued as Her First Time With an Incubus under other author names. In this work the character Asmodeus is an Incubus.
- Title: Claimed by the Incubus
- Author: E.S. Kinsale
- Published By: Amazon Digital Services
- Length: 18 Pages
- Format: eBook
- ASIN: B01NB0KV63
- Publishing Date: February 3, 2017
Taryn is a plus-size witch who always plays by the rules, until the ultimate betrayal from the man she loves drives her to black magic. The sexy and demanding incubus she summons by mistake will give her what she wants at a price -- but after a night spent in Asmodeus' arms, will the return of her unfaithful lover be enough to give her what she needs?
The following review was originally published by Tera on her Blog, A Succubi's Tale on January 24, 2017
Taryn’s heart is broken and she seeks some comfort to feel better. A book offers possibilities which call to her to explore. But not all is as it seems and the caller may be the called instead.
There’s quite a lot of time taken up with telling of Taryn’s story, her life, her feelings overall which sets up her character and what she is trying to accomplish. The introspection, the hurt, is very real and Taryn’s character has a great deal of depth to her.
Less so is Asmodeus, the incubus of the work. He’s a bit different as an incubus both in his appearance, but also his actions. He’s interesting, but as much as his character is as such, there’s far less time spent in fleshing out his character beyond his overall purpose and being. There are secrets hidden that aren’t explored and i which they had been.
One of these being a question of just how much of what Taryn does is free will and how much is Asmodeus playing with her. I think the latter is more to the point because the hints of very subtle mind control appear throughout the work. It isn’t pressed very hard or becomes obvious, but there’s a shift in Taryn’s personality and there’s really not a good reason for that overall.
The erotica is a very short pair of hot flashes which bring some heat to the story, but really does not burst into a roaring fire. Taryn’s hesitation, Asmodeus’ strangeness at times makes such things a little difficult to unfold well and that takes something away from the work. The same can be said about the ending which feels very tacked on and rushed. Considering how many pages were focused on the characters, I expected more of an ending than there is.
The story as a whole has possibilities, some of which are explored, but the length of the work means there isn’t time for things to really develop, to take the story towards the aftermath better than it does. Developing the characters more, giving time to close the story better I think would be a good thing. It’s a shame because I do like Taryn quite a lot, but her development gets stalled when Asmodeus appears. Even when the truth comes out, it doesn’t lead to much more than a quick flash of thought and then closing the story.
Three and a half out of five pitchforks.
The ending felt too abrupt in what happened and the explanation of it all. With so much time spent in fleshing out the stories of Taryn and Asmodeus, I expected something more of an ending than there is. It does work as a whole, but there’s just a lingering question unresolved as to how much of what happened was free will and how much was mind control. It’s an interesting thing to think about when reading this story and mulling things over.