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Review: Incubus Master (Part One)

Just in time for the New Year, Yamila Abraham – owner of Yaoi Press – has officially launched YaoiProse.com. Available to purchase on this site will be digital light novel-style boys’ love stories complimented by artists and characters familiar to fans of Yaoi Press’s library of current titles.

Their first release is Incubus Master:

Incubus Master is an erotic ebook written by Yamila Abraham (Winter Demon, Dark Prince) and illustrated by Barbara Apostolico (Cain, Winter Demon).It will be serialized in eight parts over the coming weeks. Each section will have 6,000 to 7,500 words and a color illustration.”

Proceeds from the works purchased on YaoiProse.com will go towards funding future series, including sequels to both KOSEN’s Saihoshi and Yamila’s four-part fantasy series, Dark Prince.

I had the opportunity to read the first part of Incubus Master (my review you can read under the cut) which includes chapters one to three, totaling about 6000 words. It’s enough to feel like a pretty substantial one-sitting read without any hefty time investment. And if you’re in it for the sex scenes then you should be satisfied regardless .

Incubus Master - Part OneMy only substantial quip is that the series is downloadable as a program file (extension .exe) which means some computers will undoubtedly mark it as potentially hazardous. Those who use Mac computers will also be required to download it in a slightly different manner than those using PCs.  The application itself is very simple, a basic click and open with a single scroll down page of text. The convenience of having it downloaded onto your computer for keeps is a nice perk but it does seem a more complicated delivery system than it needs to be.

Content-wise, the text opens a little slow with a choppy flashback to the moment the story’s lead character is captured. Jinady is a young man thus held captive for over a year by a score of incubi – demons who feed off the sexual energy of others to survive. Kept in a cave with no company past the incubi who use him, Jinady has become resigned to his fate, becoming accustomed to the different mannerisms and habits of each of the four demons who ‘own’ him in order to make his life easier.

The bulk of the story’s second chapter is Jinady being taken by Omni, one of the rougher demons the text summarizes via the story’s third-person narrative. Despite Jinady’s situation, the emphasis in this scene is the steamy nature of the sex over nonconsensual acts. With Jinady having already accepted his ‘lifestyle’, he willingly goes into the demon’s embrace, though the disparity of his situation does still denote a grim overtone to the scene. This is the scene where it’s worth extra emphasizing ‘for adult readers only’. The sex is detailed, thorough and, yes, successfully sexy. The writing in this part of the story also starts reading much more smoothly after a rocky start.

Yaoi Prose holds little back starting with a story about demons, slavery, sex and vengeance. The titillating read this first portion provides should be enough fuel for the fire of readers’ anticipation while the evolving plot leaves a promise of intrigue past simply what happens when the clothes come off. As an added bonus, readers of Yaoi Press’s Winter Demon series will no doubt be entertained by the character-centric crossover as well.

Part one of Incubus Master is available online now as a bonus with anything purchased at EverythingYaoi.com. It will also be up for download on YaoiProse.com on January 7th.

Complimentary digital copy provided by Yaoi Press.

About the Author:

Lissa Pattillo is the owner and editor of Kuriousity.ca. Residing in Halifax, Nova Scotia she takes great joy in collecting all manners of manga genres, regretting that there's never enough time in the day to review or share them all. Along with reviews, Lissa is responsible for all the news postings to the website and works full time as a web and graphic designer.



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  1. Yaoi Prose says:

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