Friday, June 23, 2017

Freebie Fiction 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 Fiction Friday.

Every Friday I search through the weekend's free titles on Amazon, looking for those that might be of interest to readers, fans, and lovers of bending gender and sexuality. Even if you don't have a Kindle, you can still download the titles through one of Amazon's free reading applications, and covert it (if need be) with Calibre. I can tell you I do most of my reading on my tablet, using Kindle for PC, and it works beautifully.

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



Thursday, June 22, 2017

Shelley: Box Set 1 by J.C. Winchester (#trans #romance #bisexual)

Shelley: Box Set 1 collects the first four erotic transsexual romances by J.C. Winchester, and it is an altogether lovely collection with a wonderful romantic progression and significant character development throughout.

In First Meeting we are introduced to a waitress by the name of Shelley, and a regular customer named Matt. The two have been happily flirting for years, but have never taken their relationship beyond the restaurant . . . until Shelley finally puts her heart on the line and invites him back to her place for a drink. Winchester does a great job of establishing the characters here, making us care about them from the start, and handles the reveal of Shelley's transsexual nature both realistically and compassionately.

With the relationship secure, Cruise of Lust sees the wonderful couple enjoying a little romance at sea. As if the gift of a cruise were not enough, Matt surprises Shelley with one run by and for an LGBT crowd. It is an environment where she can freely be herself, without the need to hide the evidence of her transsexual nature, and that leads to a wonderfully exhibitionist sort of freedom. Here we really get to see Shelley's playful side, sharing in her joy of acceptance. There is some interesting talk of LGBT relationships as well, which not only develops their relationship, but expand Matt's legal clientele.

In The Resort, Shelley is exhausted from her first semester at school, and Matt is overwhelmed at the office. Still very much in love, they decide to join their friends from the cruise to help build an exclusive forest getaway and enjoy some open-minded camping. It is here where the story really begins to open up, as Shelley continues exploring the newfound freedom to express her sexuality, and Matt begins preparing himself to confront his own sexual inhibitions. The introduction of Allie and Katie makes for a wonderful addition to the story, opening up an interesting exploration of pansexual attraction, and allowing Shelley to bring a transsexual lover to their bed who understands her needs, her desires, and her emotions.

The Cabin takes the idea of pansexuality and open relationships even further, with the two couples taking a private vacation together. With a cisgender man and woman, and the two transsexual women who love them, the variety here of experience here is wonderful. There is a testing limits, an exploration of hidden desires, and the revelation of a new level of intimacy for all. There are firsts for both Shelley and Matt that are too exciting to spoil by talking about here, but I loved the way Winchester detailed those encounters, really making the reader appreciate how different sex can be. This chapter is about far more than just sex, however, as the experiences bring Shelley and Matt even closer, bonding them emotionally.

A lovely collection of sweet romance and tasteful erotica, Shelley: Box Set 1 is an absolute delight to read.

JC Winchester grew up reading just about anything he could get his hands on, from cereal boxes to the Hardy Boys. He loves most forms of fiction, particularly fantasy and military sci-fi. When not writing he can usually be found taking care of the horses on his place, riding, hiking, fishing, or the never ending task of splitting firewood.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Misadventures of Ka-Ron the Knight by Donald Allen Kirch (#trans #fantasy)

My introduction to the "Nown" World Chronicles came about 6 years ago, when I did a lovely little interview with Donald Allen Kirch. I had the opportunity to review the adventures of Ka-Ron and Jatel as they were released over the next two years, and still count the books among my favorite fantasy trilogies.

Now, as the rights to each book revert back to him, Donald is releasing them with a few minor tweaks and some gorgeous new covers. First up, of course, is The Misadventures of Ka-Ron the Knight . . . which I am pleased to say has stood the test of time, and is still an epic, gender-bending read.

This is the kind of book that takes me back to the classic, pulp fantasy novels that I so fondly remember from my high school years. From the plot, to the characters, to the narrative voice, it reminds me at times of authors like Robert E. Howard, Fritz Leiber, and Michael Moorcock. Whereas the trend over the past decade has been towards sad and painful works of grimdark fantasy, this is a return to old-fashioned sword & sorcery fun.

As you might expect from a book about a legendary warrior cursed to live out his life as a beautiful woman, this is also a story with a fair bit of sex (and sexual innuendo), but it is done in a very clever and amusing way. Yes, Ka-Ron awakes from her transformation as an incredibly beautiful, sexually insatiable woman, but there are magical reasons for it . . . and very real consequences because of it. Aside from the sex, there are also some interesting explorations of gender here. Alternately comic and tragic, Ka-Ron’s efforts to adapt to her new situation reveal a hidden depth of maturity and sophistication that you rarely find in erotica.

Readers who find the initial sexual explorations to be a bit too much are strongly advised to stick with it, as there is a wonderfully exciting fantasy tale to follow. As they battle their way through pirates, hungry sea-dragons, a coven of vampires, an undersea realm, and an insane elven king, our heroes find new companions in the form of a wizard, a dwarf, an elf, a vampire, and a man-child upon whom both the curse and the story eventually turn. Ka-Ron and Jatel are the primary POV characters here, but Keeth, Molly, Rohan, and Dorian (especially Dorian!) round out the story perfectly.

The story does turn from comic to dark in the latter chapters, especially with the threat of an elven civil war, but Donald paces it well, knowing just when a bit of humour or sexual adventure is needed. At the same time, he resists the temptation to spice things up just for the sake of spicing things up, allowing the story to carry us along. By the end, we have formed strong bonds with all the characters, and their parting from us is indeed sweet sorrow . . . although we will see them again.

Like I said at the beginning, six years later the story still stands up, and it is just as much of a delight as I remember. In the end, Ka-Ron is far more than just a gender-swapped heroine, and her story works on all levels.

Donald Allen Kirch lives in The United States of America. He is an avid reader of history, Sherlock Holmes Mysteries, the paranormal, and is a "hardcore" Doctor Who fan. After spending two weekends in the famous "Sallie House," a "haunted house" in Atchison, Kansas, he is one of the only authors of his craft who can claim to have been attacked by a ghost!


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

PROMised: Transformed Into a Girl for Prom by Courtney Captisa (#genderswap #fiction)

If you are going to do a PG-rated magical gender transformation story, then you absolutely need to nail the details that make it work. With no erotic elements with which to engage (or distract) the reader, you need to really focus on the everyday aspects of suddenly living as the opposite gender.

Fortunately, Courtney Captisa has always understood that better than most, but PROMised: Transformed Into a Girl for Prom is a marvellously successful story even for her!

As the story opens, Justin is consoling his best friend, whose girlfriend announced a surprise move just a week before prom. Seeing Liam so confused and heartbroken, Justin promises to find him a new date for prom . . . only to wake up the next morning as a girl named Paige. Even if it is something of a genre cliche, the whole idea of suddenly waking up in a new gender, and having nobody else recognize the fact, can be a lot of fun - if, as I mentioned earlier, it is done well.

Courtney captures the experience perfectly, not only dealing with the hair, clothing, and makeup, but things we take for granted like social interaction. Boys and girls socialize differently, and their friendships involve different verbal and visual interactions. It is subtle stuff that comes naturally to us, but which has to be relearned with an overnight gender swap. Not surprisingly, Paige struggles with it, but I loved the way she used the history of text messages and photos on her cellphone to learn about her new world and how she interacts with people.

While I thought Paige and Liam came up with a plausible explanation for his transformation a little too quickly, I liked how it played out, and how to had to repeatedly adjust their expectations as new circumstances opened up new questions. The final reveal/twist is an especially nice touch, and one I admit I did not see coming.

Getting back to those details, though, PROMised would be worth the price of admission just for the experience of being Transformed Into a Girl for Prom. That is where Courtney really nails the story, covering the whole experience - the dress, the shoes, the hair, the makeup - in a way that will have readers swooning in delight. Just an altogether fun read that more than delivers on its PROMise. :)

Courtney Captisa has had a strong interest in transformation since childhood. In her early teens, she discovered several webpages such as Fictionmania. She enjoys writing clean stories.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Perils of Paul: Initiation by Valerie Whip & Annabelle Brito (#femdom #pegging #erotica)

Although it clearly shares some of the same themes as Perils of Paul: Consequences, I am not really clear on whether Perils of Paul: Initiation is intended to be a sequel. Other than a brief mention of "humiliating experience with dominant women in his younger years" in the cover blurb, it does not appear as if the Paul here shares the history of the Paul there. It is not really important to the story, but it is something that certainly played on my mind, as I kept expecting some reference or comparison to his past submission.

That question aside, Valerie Whip has written a fun bit of erotica here, to which Annabelle Brito once again adds her sexy illustrations. Paul is a young man in college who strikes up a friendship with the beautiful Lacy. He likes her, and would like to be more than friends, so he reluctantly agrees to be part of her sorority initiation, hoping her gratitude will lead to something more.

That initiation is well done, with three young couples blindfolded, carted off to a strange house, and subjected to some kinky bondage games. It is a well-told story, distinguished as much by the dialogue as the erotic details - which included bondage, oral worship, and pegging. It is definitely edgy, riding that fine line of dubcon, and the subtle, open-ended twist at the end is a nice touch.

Valerie Whip has enjoyed living the submissive and the dominant role in her daily life. She relishes the feelings of control or lack of control. She likes taking everyday circumstances and twisting them into stories that others can play out. She has been writing for more than 10 years now and can’t seem to stop composing scenarios that evoke steamy sexual encounters for others. She has to take frequent breaks in her endeavor to compose herself after becoming extremely wet and ready while telling her tales. She hopes you enjoy her stories as much as she does writing them.

Annabelle Brito is an artist and fan of erotic feminization literature. Annabelle is known as the artist for The Rikki Blackwell’s underground hit, The Martin Hastings Saga and recently Kylie Gable’s critically acclaimed The Jaguar series. Annabelle also curates the Force Feminization Illustration Art blog.


Friday, June 16, 2017

Freebie Fiction 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 Fiction Friday.

Every Friday I search through the weekend's free titles on Amazon, looking for those that might be of interest to readers, fans, and lovers of bending gender and sexuality. Even if you don't have a Kindle, you can still download the titles through one of Amazon's free reading applications, and covert it (if need be) with Calibre. I can tell you I do most of my reading on my tablet, using Kindle for PC, and it works beautifully.

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



Thursday, June 15, 2017

FemDom Gang War! by Syndie Truelove (#femdom #shemale)

Wow. Even with all the expectations inherent in the title, FemDom Gang War! and the Attack of the Shemale Zombies, this was still a lot darker and a lot more violent than I expected. While it is a work of erotica - one with elements of female domination, forced feminization, mind control, and coerced bisexuality - it is also a work of horror and even something of a crime thriller.

What those genres all have in common is the pursuit of justice and the desire for revenge, but what you rarely find in erotica - and what distinguishes this - is the emphasis on ordinary, everyday acts of heroism.

In Syndie Truelove's world, The streets of Chicago have gone to hell, overrun by violent gangs, and overseen by a corrupt gang of civil servants. There are actually two stories here that converge, the wildest of them involving a mad scientist who forcibly feminizes and brainwashes captured gang members into her private shemale army, and the other featuring an all-girl bisexual commando force who are seeking revenge for a friend's attack.

FemDom Gang War! is a sexy, kinky, wildly disturbing story with a lot of really interesting elements to it. I loved the way the tables were turned here, with the most violent gangs becoming the most fearful, no longer ruling the night but running from it. As brave as they are when faced with a gun or a knife, they are powerless to defend themselves against the hard, throbbing weapon of a shemale zombie. The special ops aspect of the tale is, perhaps, even more fun, with a gang of ordinary women working to avenge one of their own . . . and ultimately aligning their goals with that of the deranged psychiatrist.

As you might expect, there is some hardcore BDSM here, much of it noncon/dubcon variety, but there is also some celebratory sex among the heroines that is happy and hot.

Syndie's writing, like her life, is diverse and exciting with often unexpected twists. Whether it is Syndie's continued exploration of dominant females, gender identity, or transgender related topics, Syndie's fans and readers never know exactly what to expect next.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Lyka Bloom reviews Futanari Moans! (#futa #review #erotica)

OMG. The lovely Lyka Bloom has reviewed Futanari Moans and the Mummy’s Hand (Job) . . . and she really, really liked it!

You can read the whole review HERE, but please allow me to share with you one of ,my favorite snippets:

"It is very difficult to write stories in which a character is almost always alone, but Sally Bend does it with ease here, creating a fun and exciting story that has more than its share of kink.  Oddly, it’s the audacity of the main character and her sexuality that makes the store feel so light, and I don’t mean without gravitas, but rather the spirit of whimsy that the story suggests.  Even as the main character is battling ancient mummies who seem more interested in exploring her body than stalking stuffy aristocrats, there’s a playfulness in both the writing and the character that makes this a pleasure to read."

I shall be smiling, blushing, and insufferably pleased the rest of the day. :)

Sibling Rivalry 1-4 by Mindi Harris (#feminization #femdom #humiliation)

Sibling Rivalry is a four-part story from Mindi Harris that takes a dark, rather disturbing look at the lengths to which brothers and sisters will go to assert their dominance and claim their inheritance.

In Sibling Rivalry 1, we are introduced to what promises to be a fantastic story of forced feminization and twisted mind control. I loved the way Mindi built the story up in layers, using flashbacks and memories to slowly unveil the truth of what was happening to Stephen Hart. By having him face his own painful memories of being sissified at his sister's hands, and then forcing him to share them with a nurse who is secretly aroused by the humiliation, the story really plays with our expectations and our emotions. The whole twisted double-cross with the clinic is absolutely fantastic, and there is a distinct guilty pleasure in witnessing how the process that was promised 'cure' him plays so deftly into his fantasies and his fears.

The story continues in Sibling Rivalry 2, and while it is the weakest of the four installments, it does still add some interesting elements to the story overall. Much of this chapter will seem familiar to readers, as it covers much the same ground as in the first chapter. The difference is, we know by now what is really happening, and we can appreciate the deviousness with which Gwendolyn mocks, teases, and torments her patient. Even as Stephen struggles with the clash between his own repressed memories and the new ones they are trying to implant, he is forced to reveal even more about his embarrassing past and the extents to which is sisters has already sissified him.

Sibling Rivalry 3 is where the story really begins moving forward, with Gwendolyn really pushing her patient to remember, even as she counsels him to forget. The way in which she gets him to so vividly recount his cheerleader past, and then uses that to first lower his guard, and to then dangle the fantasy like a carrot before him is brilliant. The rest of the transformation team gets in on this chapter as well, adding further humiliation to an already difficult situation. With threats of chastity and castration, hormones, surgeries, and brainwashing, Stephen continues to fight, but it is increasingly obvious that he cannot succeed.

The entire story wraps up in Sibling Rivalry 4, which introduces an odd new character while continuing to escalate the threats, yet never quite follows through on most of them. It is certainly the most intense instalment, with Stephen close to breaking - physically, emotionally, and intellectually. In fact, were it not for the odd new arrival who seems to provide him with a hope (or is it a cruel tease?) or rescue, he certainly would be completely transformed. I have to be honest, I would have like a little more follow through here, and would have loved to see a post-transformation Stephanie in action, but I also understand that is not the focus. As for the final twist, I suspect it will be something of a polarizing one, certain to delight some readers while frustrating others, but I have to give Mindy credit for taking a chance and doing something different.

Mindi Harris writes stories about ordinary women pushed beyond the breaking point by obnoxious (or worse) men. Her stories focus on reasonable situations, compelling motivations, and plausible circumstances. In other words: no magic, science fiction, or other things that couldn't really happen. She tries to maintain high quality levels: continuity of characterization, spelling, grammar, and richness of narrative.

@MFetsh & @mindiharrisbook