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Temptation (eBook II)
Temptation eBook Cover,
written by Piper Hayes
|Series||Souls On Fire|
|Publisher||Amazon Digital Services|
|Publication date||November 27, 2016|
Temptation is an eBook written by Piper Hayes. It is the second work in the Souls On Fire series by this author. In this work the character Lilith is a Succubus.
- Title: Temptation
- Author: Piper Hayes
- Published By: Amazon Digital Services
- Length: 24 Pages
- Format: eBook
- ASIN: B01MYT8FVN
- Publishing Date: November 27, 2016
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When she discovers who the intoxicating scent belongs to, Lily is completely out of her element. Tempted beyond her wildest imagination, it leads her to do something she never dreamed she'd do - give into her dark side.
The following review was originally published by Tera on her Blog, A Succubi's Tale on May 16, 2017
A story in three parts that tells of Lilith, a succubus who believes there’s something more of her to be found. An encounter with a soul that tempts, calls out to her, asking for her to come and just be. A moment of passion that turns, changing the life of another, pressing upon Lilith to be something even more than she is. A way out of the darkness for her kind and for herself.
The single most powerful point of this series of three connected stories, is the emotional impact of the characters. The ache of Lilith, the needs of Grace, the wanton desire unspoken of Jake. All of these aspects of the characters gives rise to an emotional connection that is something amazing. This telling of their souls, what they fear and need most of all, gives so much depth to them all. While the work has quite a number of erotic scenes, the connection with the characters makes the heat so much better.
While there is some background about Lilith, a smattering over Grace and Jake, it is enough to set the groundwork for telling their stories in a very fulfilling way. I did want to know more about the succubi in this universe than was revealed, but it wasn’t really central to the series overall. Still, it’s a missing piece of the puzzle that left me wondering about a lot of things.
The erotica comes as a series of hot flashes, all of which are erotic, hot, and deeply desirable. They are not quick moments of lust that pass without meaning either, each encounter is important, each moment has an effect on all of the characters and it’s good to see a story in which the past matters. There’s a hint of mind control, quite a lot of succubi being seductive, passionate and loving the moment they share with another soul. There’s no overwhelming sense of darkness as well, which made me very happy.
While there is darkness, it lurks, not overpowering the story overall. A threat, a memory, a pressing concern which drives some tense moments onwards. But at the same time there’s heat through the succubi in which the darkness, though sometimes barely controlled, gives way to the attraction between them all. A complex collision of emotions, but then the story itself is complex and so this needed to be.
Achingly wonderful, steamy heat and characters that had souls. An amazing story, one in which I wish each part had been longer, the story told more fully than in the flashes of brilliance there are. The ending is a bit melancholy, but at the same time very fulfilling as a reader. I do feel like there needs to be a fourth part, to tell of the after. To explain Grace’s next steps, Lilith’s future and that of Jake. So many questions left open needing to be touched upon. Perhaps someday that will come.
Four and a half pitchforks out of five.
I really feel like this series needs a fourth part, there being only three in the series. The ending is all that I hoped it would be, but then it leaves so many paths untouched that one more to close some of them, to bring about perhaps more of why things are as they are would be good as well. I loved that Lilith wasn’t stereotypical, and that the story didn’t take the easy path to the ending. Captivating, hot and delicious. All wonderful things in Succubi stories by far.