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The Succubus (eBook IX)
The Succubus eBook Cover,
written by Sarah Adams
|Publisher||Tales of Romance Press|
|Publication date||April 5, 2021|
|Followed by||Succubus Fun|
The Succubus is an eBook written by Sarah Adams. It is the first work in the Succubus series by this author. In this work the character Roxy Orrosco is a Succubus.
- Title: The Succubus
- Author: Sarah Adams
- Published By: Tales of Romance Press
- Length: 17 Pages
- Format: eBook
- ASIN: B091X14QQG
- ISBN: 9781005611910
- Publishing Date: April 5, 2021
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Everyone must eat to survive and a succubus is no different. Belonging to a race of paranormal myth, Roxy Orrosco parties at night clubs in search of prey. Weekends are her playing field and the VIP section is her preferred arena, but to start the chase, she must first get inside. A human on the outside and urban legend within, the succubus’s beauty draws men to her like flies. But what’s the fun in that? She likes men that play hard to get. Tonight, her taste is for the rich and handsome. Invited into the club’s VIP area by a handsome stranger, she enters his passionate embrace.
The following review was originally published by Tera on her Blog, A Succubi's Tale on April 16, 2021
Roxy’s problem is that she’s always hungry and for a succubus, that’s a real problem. Some of the best hunting grounds are in clubs and tonight’s meal is waiting for her there.
The work is a hot flash wrapped in what otherwise is a unique take on a succubus character. Roxy is sex on heels throughout, she never really pulls back from being so and after a certain point she becomes less and less interesting. She becomes more and more a sex bomb as things unfold, falling into her need and hunger, and it just took away a lot from what had been built up before.
There’s a lot of questions about Roxy left open and being that this is the first work in the series, that’s fine. Still, her internal monologue gets… dull. Yes she is a succubus, yes she’s hunting, but it’s not that interesting to have her thinking about her looks as much as she does. Getting past the self-love and into what’s driving her would have been nice overall.
The heat that’s told at the beginning of the work I thought was far more interesting than everything that happened once she found her prey. The dialogue was more porn than erotic as was the situation as it was described. Erotica shouldn’t be bored and this part of the story just didn’t hold my attention overall.
That really shouldn’t be, and I think it’s the singular issue with this work. There’s a lot to like, but things get sidetracked and they really shouldn’t have. Perhaps a focus on more story and a hotter, more focused erotic scene would be the better way to approach this.
Three out of five pitchforks.
As the opening to a series, there’s a lot to like in this work. The problem is however that the erotica tends to border on slightly hot porn movie levels at times and that, honestly, is the most disappointing thing.
Roxy has a lot of promise, there’s an odd mix of humanity and succubus in her which could lead towards something. That said, the amount of introspection she goes through would be better if it told more about her background.
The next work in the series, Succubus Fun, is noted at the end of the work and it’s obviously going to lead on from where this one closed. The question is whether the author will manage to avoid Roxy being stereotypical or making her something special. I really hope that can happen.