Offering a unique approach to the magical gender transformation story, Andrea Bakston sees her transformation through to the very end, and puts a grea...moreOffering a unique approach to the magical gender transformation story, Andrea Bakston sees her transformation through to the very end, and puts a great deal of thought into the 'extras' that most authors shrug off.
First of all, let's look at the physical transformation. Sam is an overbearing ladies man with no appreciation for the finer, smarter, more subtle things in life. When he makes the mistake of getting too aggressive with a young witch, she curses him right there on the barroom floor. The scene where he stands in the bathroom and watches himself change is exceptionally well done, with some nice touches like the pigtails and geeky t-shirt.
Yes, He's a Geek Girl Now! and there's no turning back.
Where Bakston really shines, though, is in the 'extras' that I mentioned. This isn't your typical bimbo transformation, and I loved that aspect. When Sam awakes the next day, it's to find his wardrobe stocked with feminine, geeky attire that actually means something to him. Despite having never watched, read, or played anything geeky in his life, they awaken a feel of nostalgia and send him looking for his roommates DVD box sets. That attention to detail in following through the transformation is just fantastic.
It's a short tale, but a fun one with a little bit of self-exploration and bathtub fantasies (but no explicit sex), and some great dialogue, especially once Sam's femininity begins to take hold.
This was an all right bit of fun - a little rushed and a little light on details, with the best parts summarized towards the end, but still enjoyable....moreThis was an all right bit of fun - a little rushed and a little light on details, with the best parts summarized towards the end, but still enjoyable. Oh, sure, hubby is a little too willing to open up and clean his wife's black lovers the first time he's so ordered, but his willingness to be exploited as a sissy slut later on explains a lot. I quite appreciated the fact that it was all about sexual satisfaction as well, without any sort of humiliation or degradation.
I think what makes it all worthwhile is the happy ending, where hubby acknowledges that even if their marriage got off to a shaky start, it worked out well for both of them.(less)
It's one thing to serialize a story and publish it in chapters, but quite another to write half a scene and decide that's enough for now. There's some...moreIt's one thing to serialize a story and publish it in chapters, but quite another to write half a scene and decide that's enough for now. There's some potential here, but the story just stops.
As for what story there is, the scenario seems completely forced and unrealistic. A cross-dressing politician I can buy, but not one who is so timid and docile. There's not even an element of blackmail or coercion here - just a bland sort of acceptance.(less)
Well now, if this wasn't a pleasant surprise! An Adventure in Crossdressing: First Kiss is a lovely little tale of openly gay sex and purely erotic cr...moreWell now, if this wasn't a pleasant surprise! An Adventure in Crossdressing: First Kiss is a lovely little tale of openly gay sex and purely erotic crossdressing - no guilt, no shame, and no deeper implications.
"Crossdressing was purely an erotic fetish for Jared, almost like role-playing. He didn't really care about looking exactly like a natural born woman; instead, he simply wanted to experience the added sexual thrill of being a girl."
Jared likes to get all dolled up, search the dating websites for a one-night stand, and indulge himself sexually. There's no attempt to pass himself off as a woman, and no 'gotcha' surprise revelation to his dates. He's just a man who is sexually aroused by the costume and the role he plays. I though Alex Wolffe did a fantastic job of conveying Jared's love for fetishism (although, selfishly, I would have liked to share the experience of dressing and putting on makeup), and wrapped the sex scenes in some nice detail as well.
As for the 'first kiss' of the title, it's actually sensuous and surprising, and it's that significant moment of tenderness that really puts the story over the top.
A quick tale that's light on both plot and detail, Heather the Femdom Tranny was still a sexy read with a final twist that I probably should have seen...moreA quick tale that's light on both plot and detail, Heather the Femdom Tranny was still a sexy read with a final twist that I probably should have seen coming, but which was a pleasant surprise. A bored, sex-starved trophy-husband has been having the same erotic dream every night, involving a woman with a mysterious blur between her legs and a fetish for putting her finger up his ass, but his wife doesn't want to hear about it.
The dutiful husband, he heads off to reluctantly manage one of the strip clubs his wife inherited from her father. No sooner does he step inside the door and a strange woman comes in looking for a job. No matter how much he protests, she drops to her knees, sucks him off, and lets him cum between her breasts . . . only to force him to lick them clean. When she insists he reciprocate, he doesn't expect to find a long, hard penis between her legs, but he manage to does it justice. When his wife suddenly arrives on the scene, things get really interesting.
It could have been longer, and I would have loved more detail surrounding the sex, but I loved the domination element of it. A fun story that's worth a few spots in the panties.
Completely unbelievable and firmly in the realm of fantasy, Million Dollar Femboy is still every young crossdresser's dream. You're 18, just out of hi...moreCompletely unbelievable and firmly in the realm of fantasy, Million Dollar Femboy is still every young crossdresser's dream. You're 18, just out of high school, and shopping at the mall when some well-dress stranger comes up and asks your name. Before you know it, he's offering you $2000 to be his for the afternoon, with the promise of a cool $1 million if you agree to stick with him long-term. The only catch? You have to let him "dress you up like the prettiest, sexiest little girl that you are" and then let him fuck you.
And so it begins for Allen/Jessica, indulged in an extravagant shopping spree where money is no object. With a $200 bribe for the salesgirl to look the other way, he's led into the change room and instructed to dress up in shiny, latex stockings, a pink thong, black miniskirt, pink too-small belly shirt, and tall black high heels. It is then that Marcus takes him orally and anally in public, with a dressing room door doing nothing to contain the noises of their adventure.
This was hot, with some good dialogue, better fashion sense, and even better sex. It ends with the promise of a lot more, of course, but like Jessica, this is one femboy who's more than happy to see where things lead.
Ever since Richard Bachman (Stephen King's early alter-ego) pioneered the idea in The Running Man, twisted and innovative game show scenarios have bec...moreEver since Richard Bachman (Stephen King's early alter-ego) pioneered the idea in The Running Man, twisted and innovative game show scenarios have become something of a staple of science fiction. Young Adult fiction has certainly taken the idea and run with it, as seen in The Hunger Games, but lately even erotica has gotten into the game, as we've seen with The Games by Nancy Rose. Ideal Lovers - The TG Game Show by DK Masters is the latest entry in that competitive sub-genre, and it's a lot of fun.
Set in the 22nd century, mankind has not only taken to the stars, but we've colonized other planets. One of those planets, Terra Prime, is something of an idyllic paradise - clean, unspoiled, and beautiful. It's also the only place in the universe where aura gems can be found - ridiculously expensive, closely guarded crystals with the ability to focus thoughts and enact magical transformations. Since most people could never dream of affording an aura gem, much less using it for selfish purposes, the game show Ideal Lovers was invented. Suddenly, contestants have the ability to be completely selfish and use the magic of the aura gems to transform their opponent into the perfect lover - physically, emotionally, and psychologically.
Having just watched a wife successfully turn her husband into the perfect lesbian lover, Sam arrives on Terra Prime to play the game against Rick, his best friend. The rules of the game are a kind of magical rock-paper-scissors, with contestants able to cast a transformation, reflect a transformation, or drain their opponent's aura on each turn. It's a concept that could get tiresome pretty quickly, but Masters plays it exceptionally well, creating a story that's as dramatic and exciting as it is fast-paced. A few bad choices put Sam in a tight spot early on, but he battles back to make a game of it. As he and Rick find themselves becoming more feminine, more aroused, more submissive, it gets harder and harder to think straight (pun intended) and play the game.
If I were to have one complaint about the story, it's the underlying assumption in the game that the 'ideal' lover is a wholly feminine, submissive, sexually voracious, pregnant homemaker. There's a lot of potential here, so I think it'd be interesting to see additions episodes of Ideal Lovers with different 'idea' lovers, such as one where a contestant's goal is to transform his opponent into a sort of dual-gendered dominatrix, while resisting his own transformation into an aggressive, muscle-bound freak of nature. Regardless, this was a fun story that delivered beautifully on the potential of the game.
This was such a wonderful story - my only complaint is that it took so long for somebody to write it. Seriously, I really wish there had been a story...moreThis was such a wonderful story - my only complaint is that it took so long for somebody to write it. Seriously, I really wish there had been a story like Cevin's Deadly Sin available back in my high school days. It may not have changed anybody else's opinions, but to have found somebody I could so closely identify, even if it's in fiction, would have made such an incredible difference in my life, I can hardly imagine it.
Sally Bosco is to be commended for sharing such an open, honest, powerful tale, and for doing so with such understanding and tact. This is the story of an adolescent cross-dresser. Cevin is a typical high school student, a young man who just happens to find comfort and happiness in wearing women's clothing. A pair of red panties neutralize any bad energy at school, making his life bearable, and slipping into a blouse, skirt, and heels after school allows him to relax and cast off the stresses of the day. There's no confusion regarding gender identity, no lingering doubts about sexuality, no angst over how nature made him, and no questions about fetishism.
This is also a story of being an outsider, something we can all relate to, no matter how we dress, who we love, or whether we're new to town. Sally does a wonderful job of relating the fears and frustrations of Cevin, Amy, and Tessa, making us care deeply for them, without coming across as preachy or overbearing. The struggle to fit in is handled very well, and even if the bullying element comes on a bit too strong, with a final twist I anticipated all along, it does a wonderful job of laying bare just how dangerous being different can be. I honestly feared for Cevin, cried along with him at the biggest set-backs, and wondered whether he would make it through the story whole, healthy, and intact.
There's also a nice little fantasy element to the story that tickled me to no end. In his dreams, Cevin is a Cross-Dressing Superhero in thigh-high boots, fishnets, and a black leather skirt, with a big CD splashed across his camisole. He stalks the night, watching out for those who are different, and delivering justice to their bullies. It's a nice addition to the story, fun and fanciful, but something that also helps illustrate how hopeless he sometimes feels. Given the bullies at school, his mother's ultra-religious attempts to cure him, and the struggles of fitting in, these dreams also provide an important balance to the tale.
I won't spoil the ending, other than to say it's a happy one that reveals a new meaning behind Cevin's Deadly Sin.
Last summer we saw something new hit the shelves in terms of dystopian fiction, a novel about the rise of a Christian theocratic state, and the persec...moreLast summer we saw something new hit the shelves in terms of dystopian fiction, a novel about the rise of a Christian theocratic state, and the persecution of alternate faiths and sexualities. While Christian Nation was an interesting read, however, it was also very dry, very black-and-white in its heroes and villains, and surprisingly misogynistic in its persecution of gay men over all others (including militant terrorists).
With The Last Circle, Gretchen Blickensderfer approaches a similar decline in the American dream, but does so with greater balance and personality. Hers is a very human drama. There are no clear black-and-white distinctions here, no perfect heroes or villains, and no hatred of one 'abomination' above all others. In fact, while faith and politics play a significant role in the transition to a Christian theocratic state, it's individual relationships that drive the central conflicts.
The story itself is structured somewhat oddly, with a contemporary first-person interview framing a more traditional third-person narrative, but it works - especially once the true identity of Gwen is revealed. It's this framing that really brings the story home, providing a sympathetic viewpoint for the reader. As I said, the other characters are not perfect, and even the persecuted heroes have traits that make you want to just reach through the page and shake some sense into them, so Gwen is important as a sort of emotional anchor. Every time we begin to find ourselves frustrated with Laura and her coven, Gwen's story reminds of just how high the stakes are, and precisely why we have to rise about petty personal conflicts.
As for Laura, she's an interesting choice for a protagonist. An emotionally distant young woman with some serious relationship issues, she takes solace and comfort in her role as coven leader. That responsibility begins to wear on her, however, once the persecution starts, and her inability to reconcile her friendships with her sense of a larger purpose causes significant tensions. It is her stubborn insistence on illegally publishing an article critical of President Palmer's reforms that puts them all at risk, and her perseverance in holding an equally illegal pagan ritual (as a protest) that puts them on the run.
Personally opposing her is a woman by the name of Shelby, once a simple, if dangerously obsessive, church group leader with relationship issues of her own. Although she has no ambitions to rise above her station in life, a series of circumstances (including several broken relationships) put her side-by-side with President Palmer as his Director of the Bureau of Religious Protection. She is a dangerous woman, full of ideas and passions, but short on reason. As her obsession grows, fed by the evangelical propaganda of her husband, Shelby makes the final confrontation with Laura and her coven a personal one, despite the fact that the world is watching, and the stakes are far higher than she's possible of comprehending.
Not surprising for a story that's primarily about relationships, this is also a story that turns on a number of betrayals - spiritual, emotional, and physical. Many of them are subtle, with larger implications revealed later on, but a few of them are quite staggering. To say much more would be to spoil their power, but it all comes back to the idea that nobody is perfect, and that what should be black-and-white is really just shades of grey. It makes for an uncomfortable read at times, but reading about such a fundamental betrayal of the American dream should be uncomfortable.
While I thought the story could use a little more description - I sometimes found it hard to visualize who people were or what was happening - that's really my only complaint. I thought it was imaginative and well thought out, with the rise of the Christian theocratic state entirely reasonably and (sadly) almost logical. There's a lovely appreciation for history here as well, with several significant events recreated or echoed in the struggle of Laura and her coven. I'm still not sure how I feel about the climax - I appreciate it, but don't necessarily like it - but, overall, The Last Circle is absolutely worth reading for anybody with an interest in the struggle for equality and acceptance.
Not an altogether bad read, just nothing special. The financial domination angle was a bit lazy, and the ending was rather rushed. Never mind the "she...moreNot an altogether bad read, just nothing special. The financial domination angle was a bit lazy, and the ending was rather rushed. Never mind the "she did other things to me that I really don't want to talk about right now" nonsense - it's those wild, kinky, embarrassing acts that we want to read about.(less)