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Lips of the Succubus (eBook)
|Lips of the Succubus|
Lips of the Succubus eBook Cover,
written by R. J. Skye
|Author(s)||R. J. Skye|
|Publisher||Amazon Digital Services|
|Publication date||December 16, 2016|
Lips of the Succubus is an eBook written by R. J. Skye. It is the first work in the Medieval Fantasies series by this author. In this work the character Caitera is a Succubus.
- Title: Lips of the Succubus
- Author: R. J. Skye
- Published By: Amazon Digital Services
- Length: 7 Pages
- Format: eBook
- ASIN: B01MT074O1
- Publishing Date: December 16, 2016
When a mage summons a succubus, he prepares for a battle of wills to subdue the creature; but when he realizes she doesn't resist, he learns first-hand why they are considered so dangerous and not in the way he expected.
The following review was originally published by Tera on her Blog, A Succubi's Tale on December 20, 2016
Simon calls for a succubus to appear to him. He expects evil, knowing there will be a fight for control, his soul at risk. But what comes to him isn’t anything like he expected and when the truth comes out he learns an important lesson. Not everything is as it appears and sometimes we get not what we want, but what we need.
A delightful short flash that tells a cute story with quite a lot of depth and character development. I’d feared from the book summary that the work would be stereotypically evil, that the author would follow the usual actions of a succubus and leave me wanting. That didn’t happen. What did however was a story in which I adored the characters, loved the relationship, how they related to each other.
Simon is a strongly written character, and he’s interesting because he’s not the typical sort of mage, doesn’t do what’s expected of him. He’s thoughtful and considerate, but most of all, he has personality. He’s a delight to follow in the story, it’s clear that he wishes something, expects not to find it, but when Caitera, also known as Cait, appears, the connection is almost instantaneous between them.
Cait is a wonderful example of the succubi that I love to read about. She’s clear about her intentions, she’s not evil, not harmful. She loved who she is, most of all. The telling of her story as Simon’s own comes out, is wonderful and begs for more to be told about succubi in this universe. That said, the moment she got rid of her hooves, I loved her even more. Cait has purpose and need, but she doesn’t overlook Simon’s either. At the same time, Cait explains what she is, what has happened in the past and that’s a rather unique thing to read.
The work is a hot flash of course, being so very short and that is the single shame here. The story is wonderful, the characters I love. But I felt it might have been a little rushed at points. Certainly the ending I think could have taken longer, allowed for a hint of what is next to appear for them both. Beyond that, the erotica is rather short, needing more heat to build I think. By that I mean there’s a real connection between the characters and I would have liked to have seen them be more intimate than simply having sex.
Written well, there’s nothing that took me out of the story. As the opening to a series, which this seems to be, it is a start. But that’s the thing as well. The reader is dropped into this universe and it’s unclear how things work as a whole. Simon’s history is a mystery, as is Cait’s, there’s hints and suggestions about things, but not enough time taking to really develop this as far as it could have been I think.
I’d love to see more from Simon and Cait. More than that, I think the author should try to build upon this start, make a larger story from the pair. There’s a hint in the conclusion that offers a path to take and it’s one I’ve love to see. Sometimes short stories work, but they still leave me wanting a lot more.
Four pitchforks out of five.
The work is far too short. The two characters are wonderful, the chemistry simply works and I dearly wanted to know what comes after the ending. The work is promoted as the beginning of a series, but whether or not Cait and Simon appear again isn’t certain by any means. I really want them to, I’d like to see how things go from here.
There’s so much promise, delightful character development and a complete avoidance of Cait being stereotypical. But leaving the story like this, feeling unfinished, is a shame. I’ll be looking for the next work in the series with the hope of something more.
I hope I’ll find that waiting and not leaving me wanting…