Title: Slumber Party Succubus
Author: Sakura Von Sternberg
Heat Level: 3 out of 4 Flames
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch: Alana
See Alana’s Goodreads review here
WINNER: Best Transsexual Erotica of 2015 (Bending the Bookshelf)
Alexa and Isabelle have an annual tradition that has continued since the early days of their friendship: an all-night slumber party filled with junk food, box wine, and bad horror movies. Even as adults, the two continue their slumber parties with pride… but now things have become a little more complicated. Alexa, a trans girl with a love for high fashion and eighties slasher movies, harbors a long-unrequited crush on Isabelle, a cis girl. She doesn’t want to say anything or act on those impulses. They’ve been friends for a long time. The last thing Alexa wants to do is wreck their friendship. But she’s having a hard time keeping this a secret.
But that’s not all. Somehow, Alexa and Isabelle have summoned an ancient succubi—a sexually insatiable phallogyne—to their party. She comes to them looking for erotic pleasure… and quite possibly takes more from them than either could imagine.
Alexa and Isabella are brought to her as sacrificial lambs… but will leave dumbstruck, sexually fulfilled, and changed forever. They will experience pleasures beyond the limits of human imagination… and ecstasy that can only come to those who are already damned!
This 16,000+ word novelette contains adult material that may not be suitable for all audiences, including scenes of a TS/TS/F liaison. It contains explicit depictions of sexual acts. All characters are at least 18 years of age, and this story is intended only for mature audiences.
I love Sakura’s writing. I LOVE IT. The way she writes her books glues me to the page, eagerly swiping to the next page. In her “real life”, she’s an English teacher and it shows. The word choices she uses are fantastic, evoking images and feelings which the regular erotic book wouldn’t. It’s… awesome, as in it fills me with awe at her ability to write.
So, what’s this book about? Two friends, Alexa (a transgender woman) and Isabelle (her best friend) are having their traditional Halloween slumber party to watch bad horror movies and giggle. Two things about this is that first, you can really feel the connection the two of them have. When Alexa “came out”, Isabelle was there for her. It’s not just touching in a friendship way, but also in a sexual current way, which is the second thing I want to mention. Even though NOTHING happens in this first scene, Sakura paints such a great picture that you can just feel the current between the two.
The transgender aspect is handled beautifully, and sensitively. It’s not “Oh my god, that girl has a cock!” Alexa is simply portrayed as a transwoman who hasn’t had the operation yet. She has her own feelings, backgrounds, insecurities, strengths… she’s a whole person in other words. Transgender erotica is not my kink, but the stuff I have read has all been exploitative. It is not here, and it’s such a welcome breeze of fresh air.
When the succubus arrives and transports them to another place, the tone changes very quickly. The fear is very real, but so too is the arousal. Alexa wants all that’s being offered, but is afraid to take it. She knows it’s wrong, but it doesn’t feel wrong. These contradictory emotions are portrayed very well, and if Sakura should ever write a horror novel, I have a feeling I’d need to read it in the daytime with the lights on… and I love horror.
Why not the full five stars? Two reasons, and these mostly come down to unanswered questions. First, why did the succubus want Alexa so bad? Never explained. Second, how did Isabelle come under the succubus’ spell? Not explained well. Or if it was, I was simply too entranced by the pretty words. Normally, this wouldn’t be a problem… but I have a feeling this is a one shot, and not a series. If it was a series, it would be a PERFECT set up for the next book. There’s some teases, some questions to be answered, the beginning of mystical sexy mayhem… but I don’t think there’s a sequel coming. If there is? I will change my rating to reflect that, absolutely!
As it stands, I give it 9 of 10 giant futa demon cocks. Oh, didn’t I mention the demoness was a futa? She is! Which just adds to the delightfulness of this trans book, showing us multiple versions thereof!
(PS: I’m sorry no entertaining gifs today! I have been really late in reviewing this book, and I want to make sure I got it done rather than spending another week trying to choose images! More amusement next time. Promise!)