Friday, May 13, 2022

Story Inspiration - A Succubus for Remembrance

Continuing my impromptu Q'n'As about stories in my collections.  We're now at the 5th collection: "A Succubus for Remembrance".

Here's the list of stories from that collection:

1) A Succubus for Remembrance *
2) The Skinning Knife **
3) Vernon the Volunteer *
4) Trent the Traitor
5) Hugh the Hero *
6) Slugjob *
7) Iron Girders and Steel Springs
8) Ways to Break a Good Man #1 *
9) Ways to Break a Good Man no.2
10) Ways to Break a Good Man 3 *
11) Vampiric Boobies
12) Street-Walking with a Succubus
13) Nazi vs Succubus ***

* exclusive to this collection
** also appeared in eXcessica's "Colors" anthology
*** I'm pretty sure if I tried uploading this one to Literotica I'd be banned for life :D  

If you have any questions about the inspiration behind or about anything that happened in these stories (or anything else), ask away below.

This was from a relatively 'hot' period of short story writing, so quite a few exclusives in this collection.  I'm still trying to get these collections back up ASAP, so people that haven't read them before can catch up.  I was hoping to tick away with it alongside working on House of Hellish Harlots, but that hasn't worked out so far.  What I'm planning to do is get the regular monthly release for HoHH ready early, then spend a couple of weeks focused purely on all the nitty-gritty of formatting the manuscripts and uploading the collections to the various ebook sites.

ETA: Blogger seems to be eating comments again.  I don't know why.  I'm getting email notifications of comments, which then don't show up here.  If you're having problems posting, if I get the post through email, I'll repost it and answer the questions.  This is the site doing this.  I don't delete comments unless they're abusive or spam.

Saturday, May 07, 2022

Art of Khanara Anandanum (from House of Hellish Harlots)


Here is some nice art of Khanara Anandanum, one of the stranger harlots in the House of Hellish Harlots. She's the slime/slug/lamia monster girl that wraps her lower body around the player and overwhelms them with bliss.  This is a nice teasing pin-up of her upper body.  The dress is billowing, but we can't see what's beneath...

Credit and thanks again to Mark45 for having this commissioned.  He is also responsible for the Pori the Love Sponge piece and the lovely Nurse Honey pieces.  So again, many thanks.  You can find a gallery of the other work he's had commissioned on Eka's Portal here.

The artist this time is Marwmellow.  They have a gallery on DeviantArt here and can be found on twitter @kaputemachine.  I quite like their soft focus, slightly more realistic anime style.

I notice quite a few lovely lamias in that gallery.  I might put in some enquiries and see if I can get a pic of Queen Colubridis commissioned...




Sunday, May 01, 2022

Public Demo Version of "House of Hellish Harlots" updated to v0.030

After a period of slowness (and a bout of Covid), I'm ramping back up to better productivity on The House of Hellish Harlots again.

The public demo has been updated to version 0.030.  This adds 2 new harlots:

Sasori Oiran
A scorpion-tailed geisha girl assassin.  She's very dangerous, but makes sure all her victims go out with a smile.

The White Latex Milkmaids, Elita-05 and Elita-07
These are The Doctoress's elite milking androids.  They seek out the best quality men and 'milk' them.

The public version can be played here.

The public version is a month behind the Patreon version (gotta pay the bills!).  April was a fairly productive month for me, which saw adding 3 new harlot scenarios - The Black Latex Milkmaid Llefrith SWMP-08, Huntress Diana and her 'hound' Khruutka, and the predatory plant girl Burbalka.

Version 0.031 is available for patrons and can be obtained here.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Story Inspiration - A Succubus for Freedom

After a slight pause to Covid and getting other things back on track, it's time to continue with the impromptu Q'n'As about the stories from my various collections.  We're now up to the 4th collection: "A Succubus for Freedom".

For a reminder, here is the list of stories from that collection:

1) A Succubus for Freedom *
2) Exile
3) Guard Duty
4) Don't Fuck the Flowers
5) The Biggest Tits in the World
6) A Night at McHooligans
7) Barbarian vs Succubus *
8) Onychophoral Dreams *
9) Naga Massage Review
10) Come on the Candle *
11) What Bad Boys Get For Christmas
12) Riding the Medusa *
13) Locked in with a Succubus

* exclusive to this collection

If you have any questions about the inspiration behind or anything that happened in these particular stories, fire away below.

As I mentioned, the last couple of months have been disrupted by Covid and other distractions.  I'm trying to get up to speed again.  I was blocked for a while trying to write the Story Inspiration segment for "A Succubus for Christmas".  I've now got over and completed that.  I need to prep the manuscript and give it a thorough editing pass.  Once that's done, I'll get the collection back up on Amazon and other places ASAP.

Friday, April 01, 2022

Public Demo Version of "House of Hellish Harlots" updated to v0.029

So, what happened to February?

A bit of burnout followed by a lot of Elden Ring, which thankfully seemed to fix the burnout problem.

I'm back and working on The House of Hellish Harlots again.  Patrons got the first two of the new batch of harlot scenarios (I have another 6 or so queued up behind that are written to various degrees of completion).  These are the scorpion-tailed geisha, Sasori Oiran, and the White Latex Milkmaids, Elita-05 and Elita-07.  That comprises version 0.030 and can be obtained on my Patreon here.

With the Patreon version up to v0.030, that means I can get the public version back to being one release behind.  v0.029 is a relatively small release as I was concentrating on writing new raw harlot scenarios for that month.  It adds 1 harlot - the 'loveheart' succubus, Amoura D'Coeur.  She is intended to be a two part scenario with her much more dangerous 2nd visit to be added at a later date.  For now, you can enjoy her attentions in relative safety.

The House of Hellish Harlots can be played here.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

More lovely art of Nurse Honey


Thank you again to Mark45 for having this commissioned and for allowing me to share it here.  The artist is Marco Marco and can be found on twitter as @hiradeira.

Nurse Honey is suspiciously coquettish here.  I suspect someone is about to get in too deep.

Friday, March 25, 2022

Story Inspiration - A Succubus for Halloween

Continuing my Q'n'As to get material for a behind-scenes section for each collection.  This time we're on to "A Succubus for Halloween".  So if you have any questions about any of the stories or characters from that collection (or anything in general), fire away below.

Here's a list of stories from that collection as a reminder:

1) A Succubus for Halloween
2) The Orgy of the Pink Flesh
3) Naga Special Massage
4) The Pearls of the Mediterranean
5) Halloween Nyte
6) The Big Black Bed
7) Cleric vs Succubus*
8) Oil Wrestling a Succubus*
9) Shrimp and the Crab Centaur Girls*
10) Welcome to the City
11) Capramendes, the Milkmaid
12) Serving the Earth Mother*
13) A Halloween Party with a Succubus*

* exclusive to this collection.

After a quiet period, I'm currently trying to catch up with House of Hellish Harlot releases.  I'm hoping to finally start getting the collections back up on Amazon again early April.

Friday, March 18, 2022

Story Inspiration - A Succubus for Valentine's Day

As I said in a previous post, to mark the rerelease of my ebook short story collections I want to add a section at the end with behind-the-scenes notes.  So, if you have any questions about story/characters/inspiration, fire away below.  It'll likely be something I hadn't considered and would therefore be good to add in that section.

Today we'll be looking at "A Succubus for Valentine's Day".

Here is the running order for that collection:

1) A Succubus for Valentine's Day
2) Initial Infiltration
3) The Succubus Heart Squad**
4) Puffed Up*
5) The Spiders of Thomisoidus*
6) Delivery Special Soap
7) Knight vs Succubus
8) Interrocution
9) Crushed Between Her Breasts
10) Venus of the Red Lights
11) The Soul Worm
12) Foam Shower*
13) A Summer Dance with a Succubus

* Exclusive to this collection

** This was the 1st chapter of Succubus Summoning 101 in the original collection.  Back then there was a minor gold rush of people rushing to self publish on Amazon's kindle platform and some less scrupulous people were ripping stories off places like Literotica to publish under their own name.  I'd already had someone try to swipe the Succubus Summoning series a year earlier for a smaller fan-writing site, so included the 1st chapter of SS101 in this collection (which was originally written as a standalone short story) as a form of pre-emptive copyright protection.  Now that Succubus Summoning 101 exists as its own book, that isn't necessary, so I'm planning to replace it with the appropriately Valentine's Day themed "The Succubus Heart Squad".

Fire away with questions below.  I did get distracted for a while at the start of the year, but I am hoping to get these collections back up on Amazon ASAP.

Friday, March 11, 2022

Story Inspiration - A Succubus for Christmas

Despite getting distracted by various things, I still want to get those old short story collections back up for sale again.

One thing I wanted to add was a little segment at the back detailing the inspiration behind the stories.  Writing them (or rather rewriting them as I wrote some for Christmas and Valentine's Day a while back) did unfortunately lock me up last month and is part of the reason why I've been a little quiet recently.  It's usually the non-fiction that locks me up, for some reason.  It's why I stopped blogging on almost anything other than documenting recent releases.

In this case I wasn't happy.  What I was writing felt self-indulgent.  I know I'm only trying to emulate what I've read in other horror short collections/anthologies, but let's face it, I'm not Stephen King and a previous publication history of "I uploaded them to Literotica" is not as interesting as a list of dates and original magazines the stories were published.

I think it might be better to use this segment to answer questions people might have on the inspiration for the characters and story, or to clarify things I intentionally left vague and cryptic.

Starting up is "A Succubus for Christmas", which has this line-up:

1) A Succubus for Christmas
2) The Masterton Covenant
3) Bubble Bath
4) Flesh Pitchers of Prague
5) Hookah'ed
6) Pool of the Undine
7) Slayer vs Succubus
8) Arachne's Web*
9) Wrapdance
10) The Coils of Aenictia
11) Squeezed
12) Happy Ending
13) Incall with a Succubus

*exclusive to the collection

If you've read the stories before and have any burning questions on them, fire away below.

That might be a little more interesting for me to write about than "I was inspired by a monster girl picture I saw on the internet and uploaded the story to Literotica on [insert date here]".

Monday, February 14, 2022

More Potential Covers for "A Succubus for Christmas"

 Getting closer, I think.



1. My current favourite (and why I put it first).  Abstract enough that the usual AI weirdness doesn't seem out of place.  I think I might change the font colour from gold to silver to make it stand out from the background.



2. Technically the 1st from filenames, but I thought I'd change the order to put the good one first.  This one has similar problems to the old pic I posted and is the weakest of the 4 options in my opinion.



3. Okay, but maybe not as good as 1 and 4.  I like that she appears to be wearing some kind of bondage mask.  Gold again might not the right choice for the font.



4. My second favourite.  The colours are nice and vibrant.  Has a decent impression of a feminine figure without falling into the uncanny valley problems.

Thoughts?

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

More Potential AI Art Covers

I'm still playing around with AI art for covers and have mocked these examples up.



Given how Wombo works, and the difficulty when it comes to human figures/faces, I think it's best to fully lean into the abstract aspects.  I'm also hoping I might be able to lure some more mainstream horror readers over, and I think the usual smiling anime succubus might scare them off.




It's not ideal.  That would be getting a decent fantasy artist and commissioning art similar to the old Weird Tales covers.  I'm not sure I have the budget for that or even know where to find someone to do it.  I'm also conscious I need to get these ebooks back up, sooner rather than later.



I think these are better than the Christmas example, but are they good enough?

(The Freedom one I think is, Halloween and Remembrance are borderline, but might be abstract enough to get away with it.)

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

Public Demo Version of "House of Hellish Harlots" Updated to v0.028

The public demo version of "House of Hellish Harlots" has been updated to v0.028.  you can play it here.

This adds Cíocha's bigger sister: Cruiscíní Gadaí-na-Duine.  She can either show up alone or with Cíocha for a much more dangerous scenario.  She's a boobfairy scaled up to the size of a human, so expect a vore theme and a lot of fucked up lactation in her scene.

As always, patrons are a month ahead.  For them I released v0.029.  Because I have a bunch of other stuff going on at the moment and I'm focusing on writing lots of new harlot scenarios, v0.029 is another small release and just adds 1 new harlot - the "love heart succubus" Amoura D'Coeur.

If you want to check it out and support the project, the Patreon page is here.

As this was a very small HoHH release, I thought I should give my patrons something more for January.  I get comments here asking how my various characters would interact with each other.  A few years back I began a novel idea that featured both Nicole and Madam Voluptula.  That didn't pan out and is currently on hiatus while I work on other projects, but I thought I'd share the opening chapters with patrons.  That 6.5K opening novel fragment can be read here.

I'm still in the middle of trying to get all of my books back up on sale, so there is some ongoing disruption to my work on HoHH.  However, I've been building up a little stockpile of new harlot scenarios ready to type up and implement.  I'm hoping February will get back to 3-4 harlots per release rather than the single-harlot releases of the past couple of months.

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Lovely Photo Manip inspired by "Vampiric Boobies"

Normally, I regard Twitter as a horrible place.  I have a twitter handle on there (@manyeyedhydra), but for the last couple of years I've only used it to post dry updates of projects in progress.  The number of potential negative interactions far far outweigh the potential positive interactions on that platform, especially if you're someone like me who slaloms all over the usual political lines.

This was one of those rare positive interactions as I got tagged in on a thread where a photo manip artist had posted a piece inspired by one of my stories.  I liked it and asked if I could share, and the artist agreed, so here we are:



I don't know if it's meant to be Acarina or another vampire girl inspired by her.  Either way it's a really good interpretation of the blood draining scene from "Vampiric Boobies".

If she's anything like Acarina, that poor bloke is about to be given a horrible choice...

The artist is @Smut_Demon on twitter.  They regularly post photo manips of succubi, vamps and aliens, and they're pretty damn good from what I've seen.

Friday, January 21, 2022

Playing around with potential covers for "A Succubus for Christmas"

I'm still playing around with Wombo Dream for potential cover prospects.  Christmas was a tricky one to get anything workable.

I had this as a candidate, but after adding the titles, I'm not so sure.  I think it might not quite be abstract enough to get away with looking weird.

Thoughts?



Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Succubus Summoning 101 and 201 are back on sale

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, my publisher, eXcessica, closed their doors at the end of last year.  This meant all my ebooks (with the exception of the shorter novellas I self-published myself) were unpublished and taken down from sale.  I've been steadily putting them back up again under my own name.

Succubus Summoning 101 and Succubus Summoning 201 are now back up.  In fact, they've been back up on Amazon for over a week.  I've just been waiting for approval to go through at other sites.

That process was... a little interesting.  While I'm no stranger to it, having self-published the Sandwiched by series (which I need to go back to a straighten out at some point), it's been a few years, so there was some rust to shake off and copious swearing at manuscript formatting software that insists on changing text formatting whether you want it to or not!

You can find them here:









They should also be showing up on Google Play and Barnes & Noble at some point.  I'm still waiting for either my account to be approved or other distributors to push them out.

If you have an ebook retailer you use that isn't one of those and would like to be able to buy my ebooks from them, let me know and I'll get them up there.

Also, because formatting can be an imprecise science, if you pick up a copy and it looks like ass on your device, let me know and I'll try and get it fixed.  I checked them against the site's previewer, but sometimes things can get mangled when converting files.

The collections are still on the way.  I wanted to take this as an opportunity to redo the covers and maybe tweak the contents.  More on that in a week or two!

Saturday, January 01, 2022

Public Demo Version of "House of Hellish Harlots" Updated to v0.027

The public demo version of "House of Hellish Harlots" has been updated to v0.27.  You can play it here (ignore the Patreon splash page at the start - I forgot to create the public version of the file back at the start of December).

As November was a rough month for me personally, that release only added 1 new harlot: Suffocatrix Assphyxia.

Suffocatrix Assphyxia is another smother specialist like Suffocatrix Mamilla, and has a similar scenario focused around erotic asphyxiation.  Mamilla specialised in breast smothering.  Assphyxia specialises in... well, you can probably guess from the name.

While a similar scenario to Mamilla, Assphyxia doesn't yet have the repeat visit functionality and alternate "End" of her smother sister.  I will be adding that at a later date as well as a bonus scenario where both Mamilla and Assphyxia get to work on the player at the same time in an "ass vs tits" content.

As a part of the release, I also updated Mamilla's scenario.  She has slightly different likes and dislikes now.

Patrons continue to be a month ahead.  For them I released v0.028.  This adds Cíocha's bigger sister: Cruiscíní Gadaí-na-Duine.  She can either show up alone or with Cíocha for a much more dangerous scenario.  She's a boobfairy scaled up to the size of a human, so expect a vore theme and a lot of fucked up lactation in her scene.

If you want to check her out and support the project, my Patreon is here.

Both November and December's releases have been fairly small because of other things going on.  January might be the same because - as I mentioned in the previous post - I'll have to spend some portion of it updating and reuploading my old ebooks.

I do have multiple new harlots on the go or with 1st drafts written up, so hopefully I'll get back to HoHH releases that feature more than 1 or 2 harlots.

Happy New Year!