QUILTBAG Content: Well, Love Spell offers us (first and foremost) a gender-fluid young gay man who thinks "Gender Labels Suck Donkey Balls." He’s outQUILTBAG Content: Well, Love Spell offers us (first and foremost) a gender-fluid young gay man who thinks "Gender Labels Suck Donkey Balls." He’s out (other kids call him girly-boy), he’s proud (a self-professed queen), and he’s infatuated with a boy named Jazz. As for Jazz, he’s friendly and kind of shy, but Chance can’t figure out whether he’ll “desire a sexily feminine Chance, a boyishly charming Chance, or no Chance at all, because he isn't gay.”
Fetish Content: Actually, despite this being YA fiction, there is a bit of a cross-dressing fetish here. It’s not sexual or kinky, but I know some readers will enjoy Chance’s fashion sense, his love of lip gloss, and his experiments with eyeliner.
Literary Quality: This is a hard story to judge. Personally, I didn’t care for the narrative structure. To me, it was often a jumbled mix of styles, with a very teenaged narrator often talking directly to the reader, but it will probably work very well for its intended audience. The dialogue sounded realistic, if a bit exaggerated sometimes, but I’m really the wrong age to say whether the slang rings true (fortunately, there is a glossary at the back). There were some nice descriptive passages, however, and they do well to set the scene.
Overall: Love Spell was a story that has a lot of fun with the material, but which also has a strong heart and a wonderful message. Even if I got lost in some of the slang, the characters were well-developed and the mystery of the core romance was interesting enough to keep me reading right through to the end. He was exasperating at times, but I really did like Chance, and I sympathised with him as often as I emphasized. I hope it finds an audience because it’s a fun, uplifting, gender-affirming story that doesn’t come across as preachy or condescending, and that’s not easy.
In terms of character building, My Cuckold Hubby has a perfect opening. Sure, it may be a bit of an info dump regarding characters we have not yet metIn terms of character building, My Cuckold Hubby has a perfect opening. Sure, it may be a bit of an info dump regarding characters we have not yet met, but Jamie Morgan does a wonderful job of establishing (a) just how naturally shy and submissive Alan really is, and (b) how naive Traci was, simply not seeing it in submissive context as opposed to taking advantage of it. We instantly get an idea of what kind of a couple they are, and it is certainly a happy picture . . . although one with secrets to be revealed.
What is important about the story is that this is not really a story of cuckolding – it is a story of female supremacy. The more she digs into her husband’s online history, the more Traci learns about why women should be dominant in a relationship, and in what ways she can exert that dominance. It is this exploration that leads to cuckolding, not as a punishment or humiliation tool for hubby, but simply a final manifestation of her natural sexual supremacy. As Melissa, the woman behind the female supremacy website advises, “cuckolding should be used to drive him deeper into submission to her, not to fulfill the selfish desires to have frivolous sex.”
The transformation in their relationship is almost as abrupt as it is intense. Traci really takes to her new role and begins enjoying the power she has over her Alan, especially once the intensity of it drives him to tears for the first time. Orgasm denial gives way to anal training with ever-larger buttplugs, which gives way to creampie cleanup, all of which will ultimately set the stage for his new role as not just a submissive, but a submissive cuckold. Before that, however, we see how his newfound submission alters his entire life, making him happier and earning him new accolades at the office for his new attitude. That, right there, is what made me fall in love with this story. I love dominant women, I adore submissive sissies, and I get so turned on by the idea of cuckolding, but not when it comes at the husband’s expense. These stories work best for me when he enjoys his role, and takes pleasure in his submission.
To Morgan’s credit, that final transformation is not an easy one for hubby. As much as he has fantasized about it, and as much as it clearly turns him on, he rebels at the thought of being cuckolded. He argues with his wife, begs her not to do it, and goes so far as to suggest he does not want to be dominated anymore. While she physically lashes out at his insolence, she quickly changes tactics and basically seduces him into admitting his innermost desires. Of course, anybody who knows me will understand just how deliriously happy I was to watch Alan eat his first pair of cuckold creampies – both anal and vaginal. Despite all his earlier protests, it is clear just how much he enjoys it, just how happy he is in his new role.
Clearly this is just the story of The Training Period, and there is apparently more to come in the series with Meeting The Female Supremacist, but I really enjoyed the way this played out. I was hoping for a forced feminization or forced bisexuality, but it is clear that Alan is already a sissy maid (he just lacks the costume), and I suspect all that anal training will be put to good use one day.
QUILTBAG Content: Here you have an effeminate gay male who secretly lusts after his bigger, stronger, more masculine cousin. Nice. I wasn't so thrilleQUILTBAG Content: Here you have an effeminate gay male who secretly lusts after his bigger, stronger, more masculine cousin. Nice. I wasn't so thrilled with the suggestion that Alex’s small (2-inch) penis somehow makes him less of a man, but it’s central to the story so we’ll let that go. As for Bryce, it’s not clear whether he’s gay or bisexual, but he’s very much an alpha male. As for the trans* content, it’s saved for the end, but I liked the way Alex so weakly protested being feminized . . . before admitting there was a gown he really liked.
Fetish Content: Between the effeminate sissy, the small penis, the suggestion of chastity, the submission to an alpha male, and the feminization at the end, I guess you could say this entire story is fetish fuel. There’s no relationship between Alex and Bryce without the sissy aspect – and no driving force behind the plot either.
Literary Quality: Nothing special in terms of writing or dialogue, and the characters are rather clichéd, but it’s a fun scenario that really takes it to a logical conclusion.
Spank Bank Rating: I had fun with this, but it’s actually more romantic than erotic. Yes, it is a sexual story, complete with oral and anal intercourse between a man and his sissy, but it’s really about the affection between them. It made me feel good, but I can’t say I was struggling with any uncomfortable bulges.
Overall: I liked this, and would definitely be interested in reading more of the Training the Sissy Prince series. Alpha males and effeminate sissies are always fun, especially when there’s no force or coercion involved between them.
QUILTBAG Content: Basically, what you've got here is a straight cross-dresser engaging in some gay sex with another straight man. The transgender anglQUILTBAG Content: Basically, what you've got here is a straight cross-dresser engaging in some gay sex with another straight man. The transgender angle is very well done, even if it the scenario is a bit preposterous. Sure, being trapped in a lingerie store might be every cross-dresser’s dream, but stealing a key, having a copy made, stalking a security guard to determine his schedule, and then stowing away for the night is a bit much. Despite that, Rick clearly enjoys the act of dressing, the feeling of silk and satin, and the illusion of femininity. His sexual encounter with the security guard is more fantasy than reality, but I liked the way it was approached. Both characters do protest a bit too much about not being gay, but that’s okay because neither is offended or disgusted by the idea. As Rick says at one point, he’s not a homophobe, it’s just not something he ever considered.
Fetish Content: This is a pretty standard bit of sexual exploration between two men. There’s a mild bit of bondage, with Rick being handcuffed while he performs his first blowjob. There’s no real cum play, but I liked that Rick was surprised to find himself licking around inside his mouth for another taste. Cross-dressing is the primary fetish here, with a few nice touches – Rick has to perform his blowjob in heels because he can’t remove them while handcuffed, and the security guard convinces him to do a feminine strip tease but tells him to leave the garter belt on while he loses his anal cherry.
Literary Quality: While this was nothing special, it’s a solid story with some good detail and some natural dialogue. No spelling or grammar errors that I noticed. In terms of plot, there is a beginning, a middle, and an end, with a fun set-up (as absurd as it is) and the promise of future consequences.
Spank Bank Rating: I won’t lie to you, this was pretty hot. The act of dressing as a woman doesn’t turn me on, but watching a cross-dresser masturbate himself to a massive explosion certainly does. I really liked the way Rick responded to giving his first blowjob, and I appreciated the fact that his first anal experience was portrayed a smoking hot sexual encounter between two men, without using any sort of sissy submission of feminine persona to justify it.
Overall: Taught to Take It was a fun, sexy story that pushed a lot of my buttons. The cross-dressing was a nice touch, but this was really man-on-man erotica, with all the joys of a straight conversion.
Wow. I don’t know that I’ve ever taken such an instant dislike to a character, but Randy infuriated me from page one. Really, by the time that first sWow. I don’t know that I’ve ever taken such an instant dislike to a character, but Randy infuriated me from page one. Really, by the time that first scene was done, Sara James and The Birthday Girl could do whatever they wanted to him, no matter how humiliating, and I’d enjoy it.
And enjoy it I did.
As transformations go, this is one of the oddest, yet most creative I’ve come across in a long while. After drinking a ‘special’ beer, Randy is only too happy to take his pleasure from Katrina, but it’s not long before he discovers that something is wrong. Her breasts have sort of softened and melted between them, attaching themselves to his chest, and ultimately leaving him with her massive mounds when she pulls away. The same thing is going on below, with Randy quickly going from penetrator to penetrated in mid thrust, and ending with her cumming inside him. It isn’t until she out-wrestles him for control of the situation that things really begin to change, with his body becoming more and feminine with each of her thrusts, until her orgasm seals the deal.
And leaves her the man.
He may have forgotten a birthday present, but she’s got him covered. Her present this year? One night of him being her bitch.
What follows is, for Randy, a night from hell. It’s his turn to take orders, his turn to be used, and his chance to be abused. Everything he’s ever forced Katrina to do for him, he’s getting the chance to do tonight. It’s a rather cruel story but, like I said, there’s no denying it’s what he deserves. Any time a sexist, chauvinistic, abusive jerk gets such a comeuppance, you have to smile – and het gets it in spades. The story takes some surprising twists over the course of the night, fully committing itself to the revenge scenario that prompted the whole transformation. There are actually moments where you sympathise with Randy, and Katrina reveals herself to still have a significant soft spot for her ex, but it’s also clear that some things never change.
Ultimately, Sara James continues the story long past the point where most authors would wrap things up, exploring the ultimate consequences of becoming The Birthday Girl.
Gender-swap or gender-transformation fiction that’s more than just a quick bit of internet porn is often hard to come by (no pun intended). Most of thGender-swap or gender-transformation fiction that’s more than just a quick bit of internet porn is often hard to come by (no pun intended). Most of the stories top out at around 20 pages, titillation usually wins out over things like plot or character development, and you can’t expect an exploration of any sort of serious themes. That’s why The Party Favor is such a pleasant surprise. Sara James really tells three overlapping, interlaced stories here, and they all contribute to a novella that’s really quite delightful. While they don’t overwhelm the story, themes of abuse, self-confidence, and female empowerment certainly help to elevate her work and make it both important and entertaining.
It all starts out with an extended, lovingly detailed story about a party game of gender-transformation involving a pair of magic rings. They look like wedding rings, and must be used accordingly – with a man wearing the plain gold band, and the woman wearing the diamond. Whatever couple happens to be wearing them has total control over their partner, allowing them to enhance, accentuate, or completely remake their physical appearance. Sara has a lot of fun with the concept, allowing multiple couples to have their fun, with their own unique motivations and hidden feelings inserting a little innocent fun or subconscious cruelty into the game.
As for those transformations, they’re as fluid as they are painless. It’s like having your body become soft clay or melted max, flowing and molding into new shapes. Some of the transformations are very sensual, some are wildly kinky, and others are just plain odd. It isn’t until Tom and Jane, platonic workplace friends, decide to give it a try that the story kicks into high gear. Just to see if it’s possible, to test the limits of the magic, Jane asks permission to remake Tom into a woman. He’s not at all sure about the idea, but likes her too much to refuse. By the time she’s done, Tom looks like a wet dream, a perfectly exaggerated woman of porn star proportions.
What follows from there is a story of mistaken identities, confused roles, and awkward encounters. Along the way, Sara does a superb job of exploring how much body image dictates our lives, how the need to be loved can blind us to the cruelties of abuse, and how it really is the mind and the heart that define a person. The Party Favor gets rather dark in parts, and goes down some unexpected avenues, but it’s all for a good reason - and the happily-ever-after is just about as perfect as we could hope, even if it wasn’t what we expected.
QUILTBAG Content: This was a bit odd, especially at first, but I really like that Cecil Wilde didn’t settle for comfortably pinning characters to oneQUILTBAG Content: This was a bit odd, especially at first, but I really like that Cecil Wilde didn’t settle for comfortably pinning characters to one part of the rainbow. Instead, Tom is bisexual and gender-queer, while Cin is bisexual and transgender. It’s perhaps a little too convenient, allowing a man-on-boy crush to develop into such a diverse sort of relationship, but I cannot deny the joy it brought me. Just to add to the confusion, Tom’s sister is transsexual, and the fact that he doesn’t feel that uncomfortable in his own skin makes him feel as if his gender issues aren’t worth discussing. Again, it’s probably a little too convenient, a little too much, but it really brings the story together.
Fetish Content: When you’re dealing with bisexual lovers who are between and beyond genders, there’s guaranteed to be some fetish fun in the mix. Here we get a lot of anal rimming and pegging for both Tom and Cin. There’s even a bit of a tease/denial/chastity fetish here as well, when you consider the fact that Cin’s vagina is off-limits (but her clitoris is fair game), and that Tom’s penis is off-limits as well (hence the pegging for both lovers). It may come across as odd to some readers, but it’s sincere and very, very sensual.
Literary Quality: Okay, the good stuff first. This a very well-written story, with some realistic dialogue, wonderful scenes, intriguing characters, and some decent pacing. That said, it’s also a story that wavers between clinical and erotic, as if it’s trying too hard to educate some readers while entertaining others. Also, as much as I can appreciate a romance that crosses ages as well as genders, Tom is just far too innocent and naïve for a man of his age, especially one who has dealt with and supported a transsexual sister.
Spank Bank Rating: This is more romance than erotica, with most of the explicit details left off the page, but there are still some very sensual scenes that linger in your imagination between chapters. So long as you’re comfortable moving the scene to your own head, it is a very arousing tale.
Overall: Despite the few flaws or weaknesses I mentioned above, I really did enjoy this. It’s an unusual romance, but all the more enjoyable for being so diverse. Tom is a character with whom I could identify, and Cin is a character with whom I would very much enjoy being in a relationship. Some readers may find the ending a little too perfect for reality, but it’s perfectly appropriate for the romance here.
You know, sometimes I like a quick and dirty piece of fiction, a story that is not afraid to get right to the good stuff. While they may not be the moYou know, sometimes I like a quick and dirty piece of fiction, a story that is not afraid to get right to the good stuff. While they may not be the most memorable of tales, they do have their place. More and more, though I find myself being drawn to longer stories, whether they be serialized or complete novels. That brings us to Turned, the first chapter of Between The Sheikh And A Hard Place (which, I am delighted to say, is available in a single collection at a very reasonable price).
What I loved about Arnica Butler's story is the amount of detail she invests in establishing the characters and setting up the situation. In fact, this first volume is almost all set-up, and that makes the sexual payoff in the final pages all the more exciting and intense. Peter and Adnan are college buddies heading back to Adnan's home in Barayai for the holidays. Right from the start we get the very clear impression that Adnan is far more complex than the self-depreciating, genial, modest young foreigner that he seems. The scene in the airport does a superb job of building up the friendship from Peter's perspective, and then tearing it down and rebuilding it from Adnan's. The luxury first class cabin is just enough to really make us question Adnan's modesty, but our first sight of his walled complex - a mansion the size of a small city - is where the story reall begins to change.
At first, Peter is exactly what he appears to be, a trusted friend and an honored guest. He's a bit unsettled by Adnan's transformation into a dominant, aristocratic young ruler, but their friendship is still there. It isn't until Peter begins talking to Adnan's women, asking questions, and ultimately discovering the gender-bending secret of the harem that the story makes the shift we have been waiting for. As for that twist, Butler does a lovely job with that as well. Peter's transformation is utterly terrifying, a magic spell that's described with the feeling of melting flesh and crawling worms. Similarly, the way she explores Peter's new feelings, and the way she leads us through his first sexual experience as a woman, is just superb. As for the final revelation of this chapter, and the horrifying truth of what it will take to break the spell, I will leave that for you to discover.
If you want to give the series a try, by all means pick up a copy of Turned - but please trust me when I say it's worth the extra dollar to grab the complete Between The Sheikh And A Hard Place collection.
I have a confession to make. Okay, two confessions to make. Number one, I love the term 'fem boi' far more than you can imagine. I don't know what itI have a confession to make. Okay, two confessions to make. Number one, I love the term 'fem boi' far more than you can imagine. I don't know what it is about those six letters, but I love the look, the sound, and the image they conjures in my mind. Second, I absolutely adore the idea of a 'boy wife'. Just typing those words here makes me so hard, so wet, I can barely think straight.
That brings us to Nik: A Fem Boi, the first gay feminization erotica tale from Bebe Lix. At just over 20 pages it is a relatively short tale, but absolutely delicious.
Nik is a sad, lonely young man, facing the prospect of being alone for the holidays. When his professor invites him to his estate for the holidays, it is like a dream comes true. He is smart enough to question the professor's motives, and curious enough to hope they are as kinky as he suspects, but he spends the first few days simply being spoiled and pampered. It is only after he makes the first move, reaching out to tentatively touch the professor's manhood, that things begin to develop.
Lix takes things slow, getting Nik into a dress and pantyhose, stretching him with a butt plug, and letting him walk around and really become accustomed to the femininity of which he is dreamed for so long. By the time the professor is ready to take him to bed, we are as excited as Nik is for his deflowering - and the invitation to become a boy wife is just icing on the cake.
I do hope Lix chooses to continue the story at some point, because Nik: A Fem Boi was precisely the story I was looking for. It has plastered such a smile on my face that I know I will be rereading it before bed tonight.
You know, it’s certainly become something of a romance trope by now, but I still love reading these stories. True love is the most beautiful thing inYou know, it’s certainly become something of a romance trope by now, but I still love reading these stories. True love is the most beautiful thing in the world, and having it threatened by a transgender secret makes it even more significant. It’s like the old saying about not knowing what you’ve got until it’s gone – that secret, that fear, that trepidation really accentuates the romance of Coffee Date.
Alice is an absolutely lovely woman, completely comfortable in her transition. She has a career as a librarian that she enjoys, at least one good friend, and what seems like a healthy social life. Things like hormone shots are just a fact-of-life inconvenience, really no different than a diabetic’s shots. He gender doesn’t define her, and she doesn’t obsess over who might know or what they might suspect.
When she first encounters Hank at the coffee shop, their daily flirting is so very sweet. She enjoys being admired, and allows herself to succumb to the fantasy of romance. When he shows up at the library with a coffee to ask her out, she’s so embarrassed it’s cute, but she doesn’t think twice about accepting. Really, for most of the story, Lynn plays it straight (pun intended) as a budding romance between a man and a woman.
Maybe that’s why I had such a sick feeling in my stomach when Alice finally decides it’s time to confess her secret to Hank. Those coming out conversations are always hard, but it’s even worse when you’ve waited so long. His response is pretty much what you’d fear/expect, and I will admit to hating him for a few pages. There are so many ways an author can deal with that revelation, and here it’s not a matter of gender at all, but one of trust issues. Hank has been hurt before, and he feels betrayed that she didn’t say anything before now.
Where Coffee Date rises above the tropes is in its final scene. Lynn concludes the story with a difficult conversation that promises a better day tomorrow, but doesn’t force a happily-ever-after. As much as we might crave instant acceptance, I loved the idea that love may not conquer all, but it’s strong enough to allow a couple to work through their issues together.
I find myself uncharacteristically torn about this collection of B.J. Slippy’s serialized Becoming a Thug Wife stories. It is fun sexy stuff, with somI find myself uncharacteristically torn about this collection of B.J. Slippy’s serialized Becoming a Thug Wife stories. It is fun sexy stuff, with some really refreshing elements, and some lovely development of the main character, but it really feels like the story arc should have wrapped up after the first four stories. The last two stories do add a third character to the mix whom I really enjoyed, but the story itself felt somewhat strained, as if it were working too hard to come up with another twist to top the last one.
Hip Hop Gender Swap introduces us to Tony, an arrogant, condescending, sexist, white boy – a pathetic wannabe who plays at being a nasty gangsta rapper, but who was really raised in the suburbs. It’s his degrading treatment of the women in the strip club that results in him becoming cursed. As for the transformation, it is nicely done, beginning with the discovery of sensitive, swollen nipples, before moving to voice issues (big trouble for rapper), and then into the complete transformation. Of course, Tony’s transformation isn’t just into a woman, but a hypersexual black woman who craves the touch and taste of a man, and who instinctively knows just how to seduce them.
Rap to Pop Gender Swap reveals precisely who transformed him, how, and why. It all begins with Tony (now Rachel), using his new body to seduce the strip club owner into giving him phone number for the stripper who cursed him. His actual confrontation Tamantha is interesting, as she now holds all the power, and her superior condescension is the flip-side of his arrogance, but it is seemingly justified by his past behavior. She has a secret of her own that subtly shifts the tale, and her plans for him are absolutely delicious. Without giving too much away, let’s just say it has to do with illusion, blackmail, and teaching an arrogant white boy a lesson.
In terms of character development, Get Wet Get Rich is really the pinnacle of the series. Here we begin to develop a little sympathy for Tony (now renamed Tanya by Tamantha). We learn more about the lack of self-esteem that lies beneath his sexism, and we discover his blossoming affection for the stripper who cursed him, and whom he loves as much as he fears. With his career as a white boy rapper destroyed, he shifts musical gears to pop music, recording a transgender pop ballad that is destined to explode into the musical scene.
As I said earlier, Return to Sender Gender Bender is really where the series reaches its storytelling climax. Tony is starting to really enjoy his life as a woman, his career is taking off, and the money is rolling in. With Tamantha distracted by their newfound riches, Tony has discovered a new sort of freedom, one that allows him time to seduce the ‘big’ names of rap and hip hop into helping him with his next album. He’s really taken control of his life, and has stopped looking back to his life as a man, but a misplaced comment to Tamantha, coupled with a small act of defiance, suggests that this may not be the happy ending we were hoping for.
White Trash Body Swap throws a pair of significant twists into the story, the first involving a cop who comes looking for information in the disappearance of Tamantha, and the second involving a beautiful woman named Tara, with whom Tony feels he’s made a real connection, making love to one another rather than just having sex. Without spoiling the story, let us just say Tara is neither whom nor what she seems, and Tamantha has one more challenge for her sexualized toy, backed up by a new threat of blackmail. This is where the story lost me a bit. The challenge seemed somewhat tacked on, and the blackmail threat didn’t really make a lot of sense for a man who’d already been exposed once before, and who made his new fortune on the back of a transgender pop ballad, but the sexual deviance it introduces is certainly fun to watch.
The final chapter, Transgender Domination, is a bit odd in that it almost seems like it could have been the first, had B.J. Slippy taken a different approach. Tony undergoes multiple gender swaps here, taking him across the gender spectrum, from crossdressing sissy, to shemale, to female. In the process he loses everything, including a fortune that has grown so big, so fast, that it really does strain the bounds of credibility. It really is too much, and it kind of pulled me out of the story. Where it really leaves me so torn, however, is with the lack of resolution to Tamantha’s story. There are so many unanswered questions as to who she is, why she did it, and what she was looking to get out of it. What seemed to begin as a story of justice or revenge becomes a story of cruelty for cruelty’s sake, and it is not clear why she finally lets Tony go.
Make no mistake, I enjoyed Becoming a Thug Wife very much, and will admit to more than one wet spot in my panties along the way, but the last chapter and a half just seemed unnecessary. They didn’t add anything to the story – in fact, they distracted me from what worked so well – but I cannot argue with the final scenes, which offer a happy element of closure. Having read B.J. Slippy before, I feel she could have done so much more with the concept, but it is still a fun, sexy series with some solid character development, some great gender swaps, and (of course) lots of hot sex.