EXcessica Publishing, e-bookÂ Â£ 3.27
Reviewed by Mario Guslandi
Dark erotica and erotic horror constitute an established subgenre with a definite, faithful readership, and a noble literaryÂ tradition dating back to such stories as Theophile Gautierâ€™s â€œClarimondeâ€, just to mention an example. The present volume assembles a bunch of tales, some of them interconnected to form a novelette, featuring a quite vicious Â type of femme fatale, the horrificÂ yet enticing succubus, endowed with wings, tail and, most of all, an insatiable appÃ©tit for sex, thanks to a hungry, inhuman, sucking Â vagina apt to capture body and soul of her unfortunate bedfellows.
Thus, letâ€™s make this clear: here we have, rather than titillating eroticism, plain, explicit sex where intercourse hasÂ paranormal ( or should I say, â€œsupernormalâ€) duration, and elicits unspeakable, paramount pleasure, inevitably with dire, lethal consequences for the male partner. If youâ€™re a prudish type of reader this book is definitely not for you.
On the other hand, If you donâ€™t mind embarking upon an overwhelming , endless journey into the very pleasurableÂ Â but extremely dangerousÂ Â sex with a ravenous female monster,Â and youâ€™re not offended by explicit, graphicÂ language, then you willÂ probably enjoy this collection.
Therein youâ€™ll learn how summoning an insatiable, nymphomanic succubus brings about extreme but deadly pleasures, and willÂ make acquaintance with anotherÂ succubusÂ kept prisoner in a cage who manages to seduce one of her guardians by projectingÂ ectoplasmic appendices beyond the bars.
In another story an alien flower resembling the female genitalia irresistibly attracts a horny astronaut only to make him reach the ultimate orgasm. An old king dies, leaving his crown and his haremÂ to a barbarian warrior who becomes the toy of a cunning succubus. A Â warlock and a succubus start a carnage in a pub full of hooligans, in a hurricane of violence and lethal sex.
A massage parlour reviewer has a fatal encounter with aÂ sexually voracious, inhuman masseuse while a man trying to forget his former lover celebrates unholy rites before a magic candle and becomes devastated by a sexual tornado.
The novelette â€œLocked in with a Succubusâ€, divided in 13 parts (a prologue, eleven chapters and an epilogue), nicely portraits aÂ powerful , lusty succubus disguised as a mere prostitute revealing her true, playful, but nasty nature to a still virgin man bound to experience an unbelievable sexual apprenticeship.
Hydra is certainly a fine writer, exhibiting good storytelling ability, appropriate and resourceful wording and a good command of his prose, qualities extremely useful when you have to keep describing over and over again the same situation and the same events. Indeed this is the pitfall of the present book: sex is certainly quite interesting and attractive, but, after all ,inevitably repetitive and, being justÂ humans and not succubi, thereâ€™s a limit to how much we can take. Therefore youâ€™d better Â little morsels , one at the time, from this juicy fictional meal or youâ€™ll end up with a bad indigestion.