And the stories behind the stories for the remaining five tales from A Succubus for Christmas:
The club and background comes from real life inspiration. I was in Moscow and - after copious amounts of alcohol - found myself in a strip club where the girls gave out lap dances in a similar fashion to how they’re described here. I changed the dancers to succubi and made the venue another Strip Club With A Dark Secret. The real tension is the protagonist’s struggle between his body’s desire for primal pleasure and the mind’s desire to stay alive. The story picked up an editor’s choice tag when it went up on Literotica. This gave me a nice little ego boost at the time and made me think I was doing something right with my writing.
The Coils of Aenictia
This is another story inspired by artwork I’d seen on the internet. This time it was of a lamia or slug-type monster girl engaged in unbirth. I didn’t know that much about the vore fetish at the time. The picture seemed sexy and it gave me an idea to give the protagonist a kind of twisted rebirth (to make a change from all the Sucked To A Withered Husk stories). The planar catastrophe was another excuse to throw a clearly non-human monster girl into a contemporary setting. Trying to think about how that catastrophe happened gave birth to hell-space, my goto setting for monster girls that aren’t an easy fit for a modern-day setting.
This was the second story I submitted to Literotica. Succubi and similar monster girls are one interpretation of the highly seductive, sexually-dominant femme fatale. Other classic examples come from super-hero comics (eg. Poison Ivy). The character that eventually became Sister Squeeze was originally going to be in “The Embrace of Uvulu’ai” until I realised her bright and colourful powers were more suited to a comic book setting. The story was also a fun opportunity to have a sideswipe at the so-called moral guardians who are less than moral themselves.
The title is both a troll and an allusion to the euphemism of ‘Happy Ending’ (a sex act that gives a client an ejaculation at the end of a massage) used by massage parlours. Erotic body-to-body massage given by a girl on top of an airbed is one of my favourite porn scenarios and I’ve used it a number of times in my stories (it’s also a lot of fun irl too ;) ). It was a perfect opportunity to bring back Annette Brite and also add a sneaky reference back to “Bubble Bath” (yes, the stunning girl Clive walks past as he enters the shop is the succubus from “Bubble Bath”). The troll part is an acknowledgement that most of my stories, while sexy, often don’t end well for the central characters. The title reflects that irony.
Incall with a Succubus
And then the real happy ending. I knew I couldn’t constantly write about ‘dude encounters sexy demon girl, demon girl sucks out his life/soul’ without it starting to get repetitive and/or people starting to wonder if I had some deep-seated psychological problems about sex. Horror (and horror films specifically) doesn’t have a good track record here when the central message of most slasher flicks can be summed as thus: Have Sex And You Will Die!!!
I needed a ‘nice’ succubus and along came Nicole. All the sexy goodness with none of that icky death stuff. Maybe. I wanted to leave enough hints of darkness so the readers don’t forget what she is (and a little uncertainty makes the sex more thrilling). Jack Newman is a politician because it was a realistic way of establishing Nicole’s credentials as an exclusive escort and also because I liked the irony of a politician, normally a despised profession - with good reason - in fiction, being the one to get the ‘happy ending’.