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The Succubi Mansion: A Place Where Demons Lurk (eBook)

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The Succubi Mansion:
A Place Where Demons Lurk
The Succubi Mansion: A Place Where Demons Lurk eBook Cover, written by Alicia Collins
The Succubi Mansion: A Place Where Demons Lurk eBook Cover,
written by Alicia Collins
Author(s) Alicia Collins
Series The Succubi Mansion
Publisher Amazon Digital Services
Publication date November 5, 2016
Media type eBook
Length 56 Pages
ASIN B01N09WGKI

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The Succubi Mansion: A Place Where Demons Lurk is an eBook written by Alicia Collins. It is the first work in the Succubi Mansion series by this author. In this work several of the characters are Succubi.


Overview

  • Title: The Succubi Mansion: A Place Where Demons Lurk
  • Author: Alicia Collins
  • Published By: Amazon Digital Services
  • Length: 56 Pages
  • Format: eBook
  • ASIN: B01N09WGKI
  • Publishing Date: November 5, 2016


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Plot Summary

Jordan knows what she wants in life--to sketch and be left alone to play video games. She enjoys her life as much as the next girl, but during one night of weakness, she finds shelter in the sanctuary of online chat rooms. After hours of trying to find the right fit, a mysterious message arrives: “Do you know the Succubi Mansion?” Her answer is going to change her entire life.


Book Review

The following review was originally published by Tera on her Blog, A Succubi's Tale on November 15, 2016


Jordan finds her way to a world in which there are strange things, stranger people and the question of what’s real is something she can’t quite put her finger on. Being led by one’s nose doesn’t always mean what it seems to be. More so, making a deal without understanding isn’t much of a deal at all.

The one thing that this work seems to be missing is focus. There are so many layers under which each character exists that what’s real and what isn’t becomes blurred. There are some very interesting scenes, moments of thoughtful contemplation, but then the story rushes off in another direction, or Jordan gets pushed off another way. The story reads, in a lot of ways, as sort of looking through a distorted window, trying to make sense of what is seen.

Possibly the most interesting, yet confusing characters are the succubi in this work. The tease of what is going on really interested me, but then how the characters themselves went about the scenes, almost sleepwalking, if not in confusion, made it hard at time to figure out what was going on. The mystery is delightful, the story has a lot of promise, but it really doesn’t develop as far as I’d hoped it might.

There isn’t any erotica to speak of, really this isn’t so much a work of erotica as it is a mystery to discover and to watch unfold. There’s not a lot of need for erotica either, considering Jordan herself, her background, and her encounter with the succubi. There’s more to reveal than a hot flash or two, which was the best thing really to do.

Jordan gets some hints about what’s going on, finds something she needs, and that transformation of her character I adored. Seeing her get a clue about what was happening was telling, but then came the ending and I think that it didn’t add very much to the story overall. It does open a clear door to another work, it tells of a choice made, but its so fast and abrupt that it felt like an afterthought and I wish it wasn’t.

The characters are interesting, the main plot kept my interest. But it was the sidetracks, the odd encounters and how Jordan was not quite connecting with the characters she met until the story was close to the ending. Perhaps this work might have been better served to be split into two, the arrival and the departure, allowing for the time needed for the story to breathe.

Three out of five pitchforks.

It’s a bit confusing, a bit scattered, but the underlying plot interests me. I would have liked more focus, perhaps a little less obliqueness in the dialogue and events as well. I think the author has a lot of good ideas, but rushed through them far too quickly.

There appears to be a second work to come, I will be looking for it to see how things develop from here. Jordan has found something, then lost it. It’s the finding it again that holds me. I hope the author can find a way to focus more on the telling than the shadows that abound around Jordan.


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