The Devilin Fey

The Devilin Fey - Jess C. Scott 2.5 stars
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Summary: A novella of two stories. Story #1 features a demure young woman unleashing the “devil in” her, through the intimacy with an incubus. Story #2 features a voyeuristic succubus driven by jealousy and a dangerous fixation.

“The Devilin Fey (story #1): A demure young woman unleashes the "devil in" her, through the intimacy with an incubus—her incubus.”

Caitlin is our heroine, a jilted journalist who is visited at night in her dreams by a succubus named Lucius. Caitlin eventually meets Lucius in the awake world and recognizes him as the man from her dreams. Through several intimate encounters, Caitlin discovers what Lucius is and his lovin' awakens something powerfully sexual within her. She realizes she is not as human as she once thought, and that being a little devilish is good for the soul.

This story was really lacking in any kind of action and there was no real "oomph" for me. I felt there should be more intensity to some of the interactions considering it is a story based around succubi mythology. There is quite a bit of fantasy wound in to a contemporary world which was nicely done. If you are looking for a short paranormal read that is light and somewhat erotic, this could be an option for you.

“Tongue-Tied (story #2): A voyeuristic succubus with jealousy and a fixation is dangerous, as you’ll find out in this great little story.”

This is a quickie read about a succubus who has become fixated on the human female Adriana. We watch from the succubus' POV as Adriana lives her daily life, takes a male lover, then explores her own desires of taking a woman sexually.

This story was okay for me. I don’t really love stories where there is little character interaction, which is the nature of this story as it’s from the voyeuristic succubus’s perspective. Any real interaction comes later towards the end of the story. At some points I asked myself "Who is Adriana and why do I care?" Yeah.

It hurts me to rate 2.5 stars but I have to be honest, The Devilin Fey did nothing for me but it might float your boat.