Friday, April 20, 2018

Freebie Fetish Friday - Putting the TG in TGIF!

Well, if it's Friday, then it must be time to bend our way into the weekend with Freebie Fetish Friday.

Every Friday I search through the weekend's free titles on Amazon, looking for those that might be of interest to similarly bent readers, fans, and lovers. Even if you don't have a Kindle, you can still download the titles through one of Amazon's free reading applications, or covert it with Calibre to load onto a Kobo, iPad, or anything else.

Please do be sure to check the price before downloading anything, as most freebies are limited time offers, and some are specific to certain regions.

                                                                        

And in case you missed it, we have a massive Smutpunk Free Book Mega Giveaway Event 2018 going on all month, so stop by and pick up a few new books!


Enjoy!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Last Light of the Phempax Star by WikkidLester (#comics #shemale #femdom)

Continuing our theme of illustrated delights, I am delighted to have the opportunity to feature some more exciting titles (and artists) from Amazing Transformation Comics.


WikkidLester graciously agreed to stop by this morning for an interview to get things started. Now, without further ado, please allow me to introduce you to one of his comics, Last Light of the Phempax Star.

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Last Light of the Phempax Star is a fantastic mix of genres, with injections of sci-fi, horror, mad science, dream worlds, superheroes, and vampires. It is very much an erotic science fiction tale, both in terms of story and images, but those other aspects help to flesh it out and draw in reader with a wide variety of tastes.

Speaking of tastes, there are almost as many fetish here as genres, with femdom and forced feminization at the forefront. What I loved most about WikkidLester's story is the way he played with the them of duality, using it to explore and contrast those fetishes. Here we have men forced to be submissive shemale beauties, as well as men who desperately crave a transformed into equally submissive women. There is even a fun scene of transformation and extreme bimbofication in the dream world that is just superb! As for the femdom aspect, this is rather hardcore, with physical domination, sexual domination, and the erotic use of human furniture.

Getting back to that theme of duality, it comes into play with the two most powerful figures in this universe - one who is almost too emotional, seeking to love her enemies, and another who lacks all emotion, seeking to bring about their death. The way WikkidLester illustrates the comic continually reminds us of that conflict, with everything from hairstyles, to costumes, to postures capturing the characters' personalities.

For a sci-fi tale, this is a comic that has more than enough detail to satisfy even hardcore fans, with gorgeous spacescapes, breathtaking alien views, and fantastical technologies. It's a pleasure to look at, to admire the world created, and an even greater one to read, following the ways in which human plays so wildly go awry.
Those familiar with Wikkidlester’s work will recognize the themes of super-heroines caught up in erotic adventures with a healthy dose of mind control sprinkles in. Added to that, a focus on TG and transformations for some wikkid good fun.


Interview with Wikkidlester of Amazing Transformation Comics (#comics #femdom #shemale)

Continuing our theme of illustrated delights, I am delighted to have the opportunity to feature some more exciting titles (and artists) from Amazing Transformation Comics.


This week Wikkidlester has graciously agreed to stop by this morning for an interview to keep the fun going. I will be following up with a review of one of his comics, Last Light of the Phempax Star, this afternoon, so stick around!

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♥ Thank you so much for taking the time to join us, Wikkidlester - we are so very delighted to have you! Can you give us a brief introduction?

Thank you so much for having me.  This is a rare treat.  So my fake name is wikkidlester or Les Wikkid.  I invented a character who hypnotized people with her butt, so I’ve learned not to take myself too seriously.  After falling down a rabbit hole of fetish on the internet, I began learning DAZ so I could make my own comics.  Some of those early attempts I would probably cringe at if I saw them, but my mindset going in was to try everything and keep getting better.  When I run out of stories then I’ll stop.  4 years later, and I’m still at it.

♥ While self-publishing has almost become the standard for authors, comics almost demand a different platform. What was it that attracted you to Amazing Transformation Comics?

It was more that they found me.  Soon after I got the hang of DAZ and posted those rough first attempts at comics, Saline contacted me and asked if I wanted to contribute to the new site they were starting.  Transformations weren’t really on my list of preferred fetishes at the time, simply because I just didn’t have much exposure to it.  But it was still a huge opportunity for someone who was just a beginner.  So before making that first comic for ATC, I looked around the web for inspiration.

I’ll say that transformations quickly shot up on my list of preferred fetishes after that because I felt like I could really put my own personality into it.  That first comic, “Dr. Bender’s Lab of Dubious Sexual Experimentation” was basically my own wide-eyed approach and has one of my favorite sequences in it.  The mad scientist turns our male hero into a shemale to try and torture him, but instead he’s thrilled with it because he now has the best of both worlds.  So I’m really lucky ATC came to me because if they hadn’t then I’d be knocking on their door relentlessly.

♥ Is there anywhere else that readers can find your work?

Yes, a few places.  Aside from ATC, I do work for Metrobay Comix, MCComix, and also have my own gallery at Threemoonsart.  But the best place to go if you want to get familiar with my work or just chat would be my DeviantArt page.

♥ Your work usually takes advantage of sci-fi settings or concepts, from outer space to superheroes. Where do you find your inspiration?

A lot of it comes from comics and cartoons from the 1980s.  I’ve been known to drop dozens of references to them in my comics.  My characters usually have exaggerated cartoonish shapes and I also try to keep things a bit silly, in spite of what is actually happening in the story.  That’s by design, partly because you can get away with crazier things if you stray away from reality, and also because there was something I always enjoyed about a cartoon character like the Coyote splatting on the ground then picking himself up and dusting himself off.

♥ Themes of BDSM, Femdom, and Shemales often accompany those sci-fi elements. If it’s not too personal of a question, where does lifestyle experience end and vicarious fantasy begin within your comics?

It is all fantasy, though not by choice.  The time and place where I grew up had a very narrow view of what “normal” was.  If you had any interest in anything that didn’t conform to it, then you were pretty much an outcast.  Fantasizing was really the only way to experience these things safely.  The one fetish that’s in most of my comics is the theme of mind control or mental transformation and I think that’s at least a little bit a product of where I grew up.  Most of the time, in my comics I will identify more with the person being controlled rather than the controller.  That’s because they’re usually made to do things they won’t normally do.  It’s an excuse to step outside one’s comfort zone and I’ve since learned that outside the comfort zone is actually pretty fun.

♥ On that note, is there a personal fetish or a fantasy that you have yet to explore in your work? Somewhere, maybe, you fear to go?

I’m sure there’s something I haven’t done yet, there’s just so many things to explore.  If there is a fear, it would be the fear of not doing justice to the fetish.  As I’ve dipped my toe in things over the years, one thing I make a point of doing is understanding at least a general appeal of the fetish and not just going through the motions.

♥ How does your creative process work? Do you start with a story and illustrate from there, or is it images that drive your creative process?

This has varied over the years.  At the beginning, I was all about cranking out content.  The fastest way I could do that is by starting with an image, or a setting, or some group of characters and rendering one image at a time, just feeling out where the story would go.  Then add text to tie it together later.  It’s a very ‘seat of the pants’ approach that often ends up with some tiny plot holes and gaps.  I still use a somewhat more refined version of this approach when I make my comics for threemoons because those are my more experimental ones.  But for ATC, I’ve gone to planning the story out ahead of time and refining it as I go.  It helps overall quality but the drawback is it takes longer to make. 

♥ What are some of the weirdest or most wonderful reactions you’ve had from readers?

Weirdest is a tough one to answer because after doing this for so long, nothing is weird to me.  I don’t have one specific wonderful reaction, but what always amazes me is getting messages from people all over the world.  People who speak different languages, different countries, different backgrounds, yet they somehow connect to something I made and that’s always wonderful.

♥ Is there another writer or an illustrator who inspires you, either in the comics genre or from the mainstream, or someone you turn to when you want to escape into someone else's imagination?

Well, there is one that sticks out but probably for the wrong reason.  I won’t mention names, but it was in my first year of making comics.  I put out 10-20 on my own and was working on a series for Metrobay.  One day there was a discussion over there amongst a bunch of the creatives.  I was the new guy and had a huge inferiority complex, especially at Metrobay because those were all the people who inspired me to do comics in the first place.  So I felt the need to chime in and prove I belonged.  I ended up getting into an argument with another artist over continuity or breast size or some other thing.

It was just a difference of opinion, but I saw it as a personal attack which it absolutely was not.  I kept escalating until eventually he had to say, look, you belong here, I wouldn’t be buying your other comics if you didn’t.  That shut my dumbass down right there.  Ever since then, when I make a comic I’ll catch myself wondering what they’ll think of it when they read it.  It gives me a little nudge to make it better.  I still piss that artist off on a fairly routine basis nowadays, but only 60% of the time it’s intentional.  The lesson is: you never know who’s reading your work.

♥ Finally, with Spring upon us, what can we look forward to seeing from you in the coming months?

At ATC, the next project I’m planning is the 5th installment of “Superguy”.  If I had a breakout hit, it would probably be the first Superguy.  He’s a classic stereotype cocky male superhero who eventually becomes turned into a bimbo.  But I do try to sneak in some character growth as well.

♥ Thanks again for taking the time to join us, hon. I am look forward to sharing my review of Last Light of the Phempax Star this afternoon.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Safe Landings by Kay Brandt (#romance #lesbian)

Something of a theme to the reviews this week, exploring castaways and survivors who find themselves discovering surprising new facets of their sexuality. Women discovering futa, men discovering men, and women discovering women - a little something for everyone. :) 

For a book called Safe Landings, Kay Brandt has written a powerful story that is full of risky liaisons, damaged relationships, and the ever-present threat of emotional crashes to follow the physical one. It is intensely erotic, with scenes of heterosexual, bisexual, and lesbian lust, but what makes it memorable is the strength of the characters and the depth of our emotional engagement in their lives.

The story opens with Elaine preparing for an illicit afternoon with her lover, while ignoring a message from her husband. She loves him, but there are definite hints of tension there . . . which only get more complex with the her invitation to have Tessa turn her extramarital affair into a threesome. Meanwhile, we meet Jessica as she is savoring the cup of coffee her boyfriend brings to their bed, their sweet love leading to an early morning tryst in the shower.

Two very different women, and two very different relationships, but the shared tragedy of a plane crash - of which we only see the terrifying moments of final descent, with the consequences explored through the rest of the story - creates a dangerous, unhealthy opportunity. Both women are changed by their experience, and the combination of pain, guilt, fear, loss, and lust for life brings them together after meeting in therapy. The two become awkward friends, bonding over the experience, but it takes a while for anything to happen. In the meantime, we see how their personal lives continue to change, and we also see just how damaged they are. It makes for an uncomfortable story at time, but a realistic one as well - had they simply walked away from therapy and suddenly become lovers, it would have felt cheesy and insincere.

We are more than halfway through the story before Elaine and Jessica become intimate, but it is so worth the wait. With all those emotions in the background, the physical aspect of their relationship is even more erotic, even more intense. The story goes to some surprising places in the last few chapters, with another pivotal accident changing things again, but the ending . . . well, the contrast of fantasy and reality is delicious, sort of bringing things full circle.

Oh, and if you like the book, you are sure to love the movie!


Kay Brandt is a seductive storyteller, award-winning adult filmmaker and bestselling author, delivering a passionate blend of story and explicit, graphic content. Kay's current creative passions include writing/directing a new genre of adult films based on erotic books.

@jewelboxfilms

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

ShaftAways by C.J. Lively (#gay #romance #gayforyou)

Something of a theme to the reviews this week, exploring castaways, stranded on desert islands, who find themselves discovering surprising new facets of their sexuality. Women discovering futa, men discovering men, and women discovering women - a little something for everyone. :) 

First of all, I love the title of ShaftAways. I mean, seriously, how can you read that and not smile? Fortunately, the whole book is full of smiles, and C.J. Lively deliver on everything her title teases. You would never know this is a first novel, but its success promises big things to come!

This is equal parts drama, adventure, and romance, with fantastic characters who grow and evolve over the course of the story, and a plot that is nicely paced, building to a happy climax. We meet the boys in the first few chapter, and they are instantly and memorable. There's an awkward, fragile dynamic there, with friendships and alliances already being established on the boat, setting up the drama to follow.

As for the adventure, the exploration of a sunken submarine is fantastic on its own, but the storm that follows, leading to the sinking of the ship, is white-knuckle terror. Lively knows how to build a scene, and expertly navigates her way through the chaos. Once they survivors land on the island, the action gives way to drama, romance, and erotica, but the character building remains strong, giving the clandestine hookups real significance.

If I were to have one minor complaint about the novel, it would be that things develop very quickly, with the boys going from straight, to bi-curious, to gay in the space of just a few days. I loved how it progressed, though, and thought the playful homoerotic tension was exceptionally well done - almost as well as the hungry, desperate sexual explorations. This is a very sexy novel, but there are real emotions there as well, and that is what sets it apart. Lively explores the tension between friends-turned-lovers, with the conflict between feeling and feelings making things interesting.

Having an odd number of ShaftAways makes things even more interesting, and raises some real questions about how if (or how) things will resolve themselves, but it all leads to a happy ending.

C.J. Lively has a passion for exciting and explicit MM erotic romance, hoping everyone enjoys a happy ending. Seeking adventure at every turn, C.J. is always curious about the now, and forever excited about the future. C.J.'s debut novel, ShaftAways, hit shelves February 14, 2018. A second novel is currently in the works

@iamcjlively
https://cjlively.wordpress.com/