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Succubus Sundries 2 (eBook)
|Succubus Sundries 2|
Succubus Sundries 2 eBook Cover,
written by Zayna Noble
Amazon Digital Services|
|Publication date||December 21, 2016|
|Preceded by||Succubus Sundries|
|Followed by||Succubus Sundries 3|
Succubus Sundries 2 is an eBook written by Zayna Noble. It is the second work in the Succubus Sundries series by this author. In this work the character Lala is a Succubus.
- Title: Succubus Sundries 2
- Author: Zayna Noble
- Published By: Amazon Digital Services & Smashwords
- Length: 27 Pages
- Format: eBook
- ASIN: B01N6JHVLM
- ISBN: 9781370313334
- Publishing Date: December 21, 2016
Other Works in this Series on SuccuWiki
Tara has just been dumped by her boyfriend. Looking for something to boost her mood and give her a new view on life, she comes to a shop. Rumor has it that the shop is run by an exotic succubus - one who can turn fantasy into reality. Lala, the shop owner, is more than happy to help Tara get over her boyfriend, offering her a sampling of different magical items and potions.
Changing from a rugged wolf-girl to a curvy mermaid and even to a busty centaur, Tara doesn't seem pleased. She wants to have the same allure and charm as Lala does! The succubus finally offers Tara a chance of a lifetime; to become a sexy red devil.
Transformed into a walking wet dream, the two demons hit up a steamy supernatural club with no rules... except that no humans are allowed. It's the perfect place for Tara to take her new hot body on a test drive...
The following review was originally published by Tera on her Blog, A Succubi's Tale on December 27, 2016
The thing about Tara is that she’s ordinary, lost her boyfriend and doesn’t see her self-worth. Hearing of a shop, owned by a Succubus, that offers a change, she visits and discovers things about herself she wasn’t aware of. Most of all, there’s one thing she wants, but cannot have. But, as Lala knows, there are always possibilities.
Overall this work is told in much the same tone and plot as the prior work. This isn’t so much a story about a succubus than it is about a series of transformations being tried out, eventually one of them being the right one needed. Lala, the succubus of the story, remains a mystery as before. There’s nothing told about her past, what drives her and her character. There are hints and vague ideas, but nothing really concrete to base one’s thoughts upon.
Tara, as a character, is far more developed at the beginning of the work, there’s some character development as well. But as a whole the melancholy that surrounds her never really leaves, save for when her final transformation comes to pass and she’s quite a different person. That makes sense, it is a good change as a whole, but that’s fleeting in the overall story. Once past, the melancholy comes back in force and the story left me wondering just what she learned and what she will make of her experiences.
The transformation scenes are well written, there are some really funny moments in the telling as well. But they feel like afterthoughts, diversions from the main story and that’s a shame honestly. I think it would have been more interesting for Tara to be transformed, fully, into the skin-skinned devil she becomes and see where that takes her. As it stands in the story, there’s not a lot of time spent exploring her new self before she becomes entwined within the work’s erotica.
The ending of the work is rather abrupt and, at least for me, disappointing. It felt rushed, uncertain and lost, trying to find the ending but never quite managing to do so. It tells of time passing in summary, but not really what Tara does with her time as a devil. There’s a lot of story lost as a result and I wish the author would have explored that part of Tara and not left it lost and forgotten.
Written well, the characters have lovely voices and I did adore them both. But the story lacks direction for quite a long time and when it finds its way, it has taken too long. The book could have been doubled in length, Tara’s new self explored further, really a comment by Lala about her transformation begs that story be told. The ending left me wanting and I wish it didn’t. There’s real promise here, but it never quite comes out. It really should have.
Three and a half out of five pitchforks.
The formula is about the same, Lala’s past isn’t explored, the series of transformations seem like they were meant to be their own stories, but didn’t get anywhere and rather than lose them, they were added to this story. There’s a bit more heat, a little smidge of character development, but when the story closes, it didn’t feel like Tara was much further ahead than she was..
Sometimes it isn’t enough to have a taste, sometimes the better story is to have it all and see what happens. Perhaps that might be a story to tell about Tara some other time. Hopefully the author will return to Lala, her world, and tell a story about her. Because that mystery is interesting and needs to be told.