by Ann Mayburn
[suhk-yuh-buhs] noun, plural suc·cu·bi [-bahy]
1. a demon in female form, said to have sexual intercourse with men in their sleep. Compare incubus ( def. 1 ) .
2. any demon or evil spirit.
3. a strumpet or prostitute.
A lady temptress and the counterpart to an Incubus. She is thought to seek sexual intercourse with sleeping men. The succubus (as well as Incubus) were thought to be fallen angels, looking for revenge. Demons, witches and deformed children were the supposed outcome of intercourse with a succubus (incubus).
One of my favorite demons to play with in my books has to be a succubus. She is the epitome of all that is erotic and dangerous about women, but as much of a prisoner of her lust as the men she seduces. Depending upon who is telling the story she can either be a vengeful spirit bent on destruction, or a sympathetic figure that is trapped in an endless cycle of need.
I can’t help but think that stories of the succubus were yet another way to demonize any woman who sought her own sexual pleasure. Any woman who wants more than two pumps and a squirt in the dark must be possessed by an evil sperm sucking demon! We all know only women possessed by the devil would be interested in sexual satisfaction. ;)
And I have a feeling that this was also a frequent excuse used by cheating men. No, honey, I didn’t have the milkmaid in bed with me! It twaz that evil succubus draining my seed to make more demon children. I was helpless against her infernal powers.
In ‘Princess of Lust’ we meet the queen of the succubus and she is far more than meets the eye. A strong, powerful character in her own right, she has a key role to play in Natalia’s present and future. I really don’t want to say anymore without giving away too much, but suffice to say the demoness has much to teach Natalia…and her men.
Princess of Lust is the second book in my ‘For the Love of Evil’ trilogy. Because it is a continuing story line you really, really need to read the first book ‘Daughter of Lust’ before losing yourself in the wicked pleasures of ‘Princess of Lust’. Lucky for you I’m giving away a copy of ‘Daughter of Lust’. Simply comment below and tell me what your favorite type of demon is. :D