Both an erotic love letter to her fans and a glorious invitation to new readers, this is a fun story that brings together some of Crystal's most memor...moreBoth an erotic love letter to her fans and a glorious invitation to new readers, this is a fun story that brings together some of Crystal's most memorable characters to tell a new chapter in Roberta's transformation. It's a story of dominance and submission, of gender transformation, and of sexual slavery. Demonstrating her intricate knowledge of what it means to be on both sides of a transgender relationship, Crystal takes us from sissy submission, to sexual slavery, to transsexual transformation. In the process, she tells a tale that's incredibly erotic, and sure to satisfy readers of all genders and sexualities. As is often the case in her stories, there are no absolutes, no 'natural' boundaries, just the limits and the reach of our own fantasies.(less)
I'm always excited when a new Storm Moon Press title comes my way. There aren't too many publishers out there who can manage such an elaborate mesh of...moreI'm always excited when a new Storm Moon Press title comes my way. There aren't too many publishers out there who can manage such an elaborate mesh of quality writing and sheer sexuality. Their titles are never afraid to walk that fine edge between taboo and trash where our imagination can run free, without fear, guilt, or shame.
Kathleen Tudor has pulled together four very different authors, with four very different stories in the Turning the Tables anthology. I would have altered the order of stories slightly - Double Dealing is a difficult story to kick things off - but I can't find fault with any of them.
Like I said, Double Dealing is a difficult tale. It's a very dark, very cerebral sort of science fiction tale, one that bends you over roughly and pegs your mind as much as your behind. It's a bit hard to follow, and the mix of emotions carries with it a heavy sort of emotional detachment, but it makes the eroticism even more powerful.
Permanency is an altogether different kind of tale, full of light, hope, and romance. It's the story of a healthy, polyamorous relationship where the kids are delighted to have a mother, a father, and a special uncle. As strange as it is to explore a little anal pegging in such a wholesome context, the story works because of the romance. It's a feel good tale that touches heart, head, and loins all at the same time, and has one of the loveliest conclusions a gurl could ask for.
While Phallusy marks another significant change of pace, this time involving sexual magic, it's an altogether fantastic one. My personal favourite, it takes the old fantasy trope of a medieval society where women are little more than conquests and completely twists it. It introduces us to a female-led Amazon-like society where men are pegged as much for pleasure as to keep them under control. It's a humorous story, but also an extremely sexy one. It walks that taboo line, flirting with issues of rape, consent, and a sort of magical mind control, but overall it's very empowering . . . and arousing.
The collection ends with Your Most Humble and Obedient Servant, a sexy take on the old tale of pirate booty - except, in this case, the pirate is a strong, powerful, dominant Arab woman, and the booty in question belongs to a desperate, submissive British Captain who finds himself at her mercy. It touches again upon the themes of romance and empowerment, and echoes many of the sentiments of Phallusy , but without the tongue-in-cheek element.
Sexy and erotic, this is a wonderful collection that's as well-written as it is kinky. Any one of the stories would be worth the price of admission but, together, they make Turning the Tables a total delight.
While Crystal Veeyant is always good for a intensely hot, over-the-top sort of read, Sissy Prison represents a fresh level of fetish fun. The story in...moreWhile Crystal Veeyant is always good for a intensely hot, over-the-top sort of read, Sissy Prison represents a fresh level of fetish fun. The story incorporates all of the elements we've come to expect from her sissy stories, and even brings back a few characters from The Sissy and the Billionaire - including the lovely Rita.
The set-up here is both sweet and cruel. It is absolutely the worst kind of police entrapment, with poor Peter given a handful of video arcade tokens, some sexy encouragement, and a nudge in the right direction. It is there that the bisexual sissy inside him fully emerges for the first time, lost in lust, and completely overwhelmed by the impromptu orgy. It is, of course, all a set up, designed to get him arrested on a series of trumped up charges so he can be sent to the Sissy Prison.
It is there that the story really takes off. The prison is a secretive facility, built in response to a legal challenge regarding transsexual prisoners, and exploited to become a brothel for the very rich and the very powerful. Only the sweetest sissies and sexiest shemales are transferred to the prison, including Rita, who becomes both a girlfriend and a mentor to the rapidly developing Petra.
There's not a lot of story to it other than that, but that's okay. Crystal does what she does best, immersing us in the joys of femininity, the delights of taboo sexuality, and the imaginative role play of society's biggest hypocrites. While it is largely a fun tale of sexual expression, there is some tension along the way, including the big weekend auction that completes the novel. Not to give anything away, but she offers a lovely resolution to the story that's as emotionally gratifying as it is physically satisfying.
I wish it had been longer - I could easily spend a few hundred pages with Rita and Petra - but Sissy Prison is definitely one of Crystal's best. If you enjoy transgender erotica that understands not just what motivates and arouses the masculine desire, but what shapes and accents the feminine fantasy, then give her a read. This is clever, sexy, erotica, and well-written - a combination you don't often find in erotica.