With such a great premise, it's a shame that Shemale Onslaught wasn't better executed. I absolutely adore shemale-on-male erotica, and the promise ofWith such a great premise, it's a shame that Shemale Onslaught wasn't better executed. I absolutely adore shemale-on-male erotica, and the promise of gangbang and bukkake are just icing on the cake. Unfortunately, it feels like Dixon U rush out a tale that could have benefited from a good, solid round of editing.
First off, there are multiple spelling and grammar mistakes throughout. Now, none of us are perfect, and I'm sure I've been guilty of my fair share of typos, but there were a few places where it was legitimately distracting. Second, as much as I love the intimacy of a first-person narrator, it was entirely the wrong choice for the kind of twist thrown in here at the end. As soon as I read the twist, I started rethinking the entire story, and questioning why the narrator would think and feel certain things, when he really knew others.
Other than that, it was a fun story with some great dialogue and beautifully decadent sexual situations. I would have loved more detail, more description, but I certainly had no problem picturing the lucky young man penetrated at both ends and glazed to a shine. I just wish the twist had been handled better, I think I would have enjoyed this a lot more.
The Companion is a refreshingly realistic, sometimes even romantic, look at the realities of a BDSM lifestyle. It's not about a dabbling in a scene, aThe Companion is a refreshingly realistic, sometimes even romantic, look at the realities of a BDSM lifestyle. It's not about a dabbling in a scene, and it's not about playing games. This is a book about serious, life-long commitments, and about the social repercussions of choosing to enter into such a lifestyle. Michelle Knight herself has said this is a bit of an introductory book, one aimed at intriguing and educating those who may be curious about the BDSM lifestyle, but it is also strong enough as a story to satisfy those who already live it.
Susan is a wonderful character to serve as our guide into the world of subspace, a slightly sad, innocent young woman who is suffering under the stress of a life spent trying to make everyone else around her happy. It's a situation with which I suspect many readers will identify, making it easier for them to follow her on her journey. She's curious about this new world, but also terrified of what it involves, and concerned about the thoughts and feelings it evokes in her.
It's a slow journey, one that begins with some frank discussions, continues through some part-time sessions with a professional dominatrix, and culminates in three-month audition for a permanent lifestyle change. I absolutely loved the character of Mark, a professional dominant just getting back into the scene after a heart-breaking loss. He's entirely human, vulnerable and unsure of his situation, and that's what makes this so real. Even as he teaches, guides, and instructs Susan in her new role, he's questioning whether he's ready. He's patient and loving, but he's also quick to anger when her poor life choices trigger fears that echo is past tragedy.
The BDSM scenes are absolutely wonderful, involving caning, spanking, rope bondage, teasing, and restraint. Knight does a fantastic job of helping the reader understand what it means to enter subspace, and to illustrate that mental state as something to which you can't help but aspire. It's a gentle kind of dominant/submissive relationship, with more encouragement than harsh punishment, but there are definitely moments where things get uncomfortable, and where Susan has to face the consequences of her inability to submit as completely on a mental level as a physical one.
Equal parts erotic and romantic, The Companion is one of the most well-rounded BDSM stories I've read in a long time. It's genuine and true, never straying too far into fantasy, and comes across as a journey any one of us could follow. The ending may be a bit too perfect for some but, then again, that's part of it's romantic appeal and I wouldn't change a thing about it.
Oh, yummy, whoopee, wow . . . Crystal Veeyant's first short story collection is everything you would expect from her perverse imagination, plus a wholOh, yummy, whoopee, wow . . . Crystal Veeyant's first short story collection is everything you would expect from her perverse imagination, plus a whole lot more. She really lets loose here, indulging her most imaginative fantasies, while also revisiting some of her most popular characters. That gorgeous cover promises a lot, and Genderotica certain delivers.
The General’s Sissy is classic Crystal, a tale of crossdressing, feminization, sissification, and female domination. I loved that way she 'encouraged' her crossdresser, taking advantage of his secret passion to transform him into a sexual servant for his commanding officers.
It is with The Shemale Witch that Crystal really lets her imagination run loose. It all starts like one of her normal tales, with a sissy submissive and his dominant wife, but then a plane crash leaves them at the mercy of an Indio witch. Cindy's wife is forced to discover the pleasures of being submissive, aided by three magical tentacle-tails, her husband's magically enhanced manhood, and a witch who can become whatever she wishes. This was hot, over-the-top, and glorious in its kinky delights.
Shemale Lesbian Gangbang Sisters revisits the characters of her Shemale Lesbian Gangbang Girl story. If you have already read that, then you know what to expect here - a little psuedo incest, some well-hung shemales, and a little kinky roleplay on the road. It is just as much fun as the source material, and fits beautifully as a missing chapter.
Next up is Sissy Sexual Harassment, another new tale that puts a different twist on Crystal's favorite themes. Here were have a young college grad, deeply in debt, who is about to lose his job. Of course, his boss has a different position available, provided he is willing to be forcibly feminized and used to service her and her shemale assistant. What I loved most about this one was the final twist, in which we once again discover the joys of finding one's secret self.
Mom’s Barroom Shemale is a special treat, bringing together characters from Mom's Truckstop Shemale and Stepmom's Sissies. Lots more psuedo incest her, sissy and shemale action, and a whole bar full of horny bikers anxious to watch . . . and have their fun. It is probably the edgiest of all the tales, but it all cums to an entirely satisfying climax.
Genderotica offers up a nice sampling of genres and fetishes for fans who are new to Crystal's work, while also rewarding long-time fans with something different to go along with revisiting old friends. I did not want The Shemale Witch to end, and The General’s Sissy ended just as it was getting really good, but the rest were just perfect.
Despite the rather cheeky title, Not Another TG Story is neither a parody nor a deconstruction of the genre. Instead, it's a loving homage to the storDespite the rather cheeky title, Not Another TG Story is neither a parody nor a deconstruction of the genre. Instead, it's a loving homage to the stories, novels, and captions that Courtney Captisa and Claire Bear have enjoyed over the years. They've managed to capture several of the most common transgender themes and tropes within their story, but they've done so in a manner that's both playful and surprising. It does create a little confusion at times, but it's very much deliberate, playing on the reader's expectations to create a little mystery and doubt.
Truly, this is a story that has it all, from transvestite fetishism to true transsexualism; awkward expression to hidden identities; humiliation to encouragement; and self-doubt to coming out. Some elements may work better for certain readers than others, but it's fantastic to find so much within one story.
I had a few minor concerns with the story, but nothing that completely pulled me from within Dylan's world. For instance, I thought his sister was a little too cruel and vulgar with her taunts, his family a little too quick to accept certain changes, and his own transformation a little too perfect, but there's definitely an element of wish-fulfillment to the tale that you have to appreciate. For a while, I was concerned that his best friend's story seemed to be forgotten, but rest assured that Kyle does return to sort of bring the story full-circle by the end.
The amount of detail here, particularly in Dylan's dressing, is absolutely exquisite. It's not just the look and feel of the clothes, but the emotional and psychological aspect of wearing them. We get deep into questions of feminine identity and feminine expression here, and it's more that enough to satisfy any reader, no matter how they identify themselves. There are some R-rated scenes of sexual exploration, but they're tastefully done and entirely in fitting with the flow of the story. Also, while it's not a parody, there is quite a bit of humor to the tale, sometimes at Dylan's expense, but more often along the lines of a situation comedy, with humorous circumstances.
As the title promises, this is Not Another TG Story, but is a fun one. Courtney and Claire demonstrate an honest love and appreciation for the genre, with a story that's unquestionably ambitious, but which delivers from start to finish.
"An expedition into the heart of the Amazon leads a group of researchers into the clutches of an Amazon tribe, ruled by a futa queen." As a huge fan o"An expedition into the heart of the Amazon leads a group of researchers into the clutches of an Amazon tribe, ruled by a futa queen." As a huge fan of Lyka Bloom's work, that opening line of her latest cover blurb was all I needed to read before I began begging her for a copy - and I am delighted to say that all my begging was rewarded in spades!
I Was an Amazon's Bride is, first and foremost, a great period piece. It's the story of a 19th century expedition, told via diary entries from Miles Dawson. It has that classic feel to it, and is full of details regarding the flora, fauna, and insect life of the deep jungle. Bloom does a fantastic job of setting the scene, making us see, hear, and feel the claustrophobic press of the jungle around the explorers. She begins setting up the dread early on, with the native guides very much afraid of some carvings they've found on a tree, and foreshadows later developments with the discovery of an odd tree sap that looks and feels far more like semen than any sap known to man.
Their capture of the young woman stalking the camp is actually a bit anti-climactic, given that she seems far slighter, slender, and weak compared to what we'd expect from an Amazon warrior. Of course, Bloom is just setting us up for a bigger surprise when her tribe comes screeching in to her rescue. Before then, however, Miles has a chance to show the young woman a little kindness and tenderness, which not only distinguishes him to the reader, but to the tribe as well. It's because of those few simple acts that he's kept apart from the other men and allowed to watch as each of them are transformed in an orgasmic ecstasy of ritual and magic.
As much as I'd love to talk about what comes next, I will bite my tongue and resist the temptation to talk about anything beyond the cover blurb. Needless to say, Miles has an interesting journey of transformation himself to undergo, but the kindness that sets him apart also brings him to the attention of the Amazon's shemale Queen - who, as you might guess, is in need of a bride. Despite the fear and the dread of the early scenes, and the fact that the men are forced into the situation, this is largely a joyous tale of men transformed into playfully sexual women. There is some sorrow and pain to the Queen's story, and Miles has a far bigger role to play in the tribe's future than his colleagues, but I loved the way in which Bloom developed the third and final act of the story.
I Was an Amazon's Bride is another book from Lyka Bloom that is both a great story on its own, and a great piece of transformation erotica. The imagination she puts into the story, coupled with her attention to detail, really does make this a delight.
Kylie Gable has to be one of the most diverse, and proficient, authors of transgender fiction going. While there are often common themes of forced femKylie Gable has to be one of the most diverse, and proficient, authors of transgender fiction going. While there are often common themes of forced feminization, coerced bisexuality, humiliation, and cuckoldry, the background, the setting, and the scenario are new every time. Friendly Seduction incorporates all of those themes, but does so in original fashion.
This time out, the scenario is one of sexual surrogacy. Brendan hasn't seen his college buddy in years so when he finds himself out of a job, he's more than happy to drop everything and accept an invitation to visit. The catch? Well, it turns out Adam's not home, and his stunningly beautiful wife is interested in more than just making their visitor comfortable. She wants to turn her husband's friend into his new lover, taking up the sexual slack while she steps out and avails herself of her choice of men.
Gable is all over the map with this one, and I love it. Morgan alternately seduces, teases, torments, blackmails, forces, and coerces Brendan into doing what she wants. There's no pain or humiliation involved this time, but it's a bewildering journey that lands Brendan in a beautician's chair for a total, head-to-toe transformation. There are some lovely twists to Friendly Seduction, particularly with Brendan's secret past, and just what Morgan and Adam know about it. The attention to detail is lovely, and the sexuality over-the-top, especially with the entirely satisfying finale.
Lana Rae and the Magic Wand, the latest erotic adventure from Lyka Bloom, is pure, unadulterated, transgender fun.
The concept is one of pure fantasy,Lana Rae and the Magic Wand, the latest erotic adventure from Lyka Bloom, is pure, unadulterated, transgender fun.
The concept is one of pure fantasy, with some magical pharmaceuticals powering the transformation, but that's only the beginning. It's primarily a character study of two very different trangender individuals, one who began claiming her feminine identity as an outcast teenager, and one who is just beginning to experiment with his much later in life.
Lana herself is a fun character, a bold, condident, supremely sexual woman who is proud of her transgender nature. She works as a model, actress, and high priced escort for men and women who desire a woman with a little something more. It's taken years of surgery, drugs, hormones, and laser therapy to shape her into the woman she is today, so she jumps at the chance when her doctor offers a new all-in-one trial drug to simplify her life. So long as it doesn't interfere with her erections, she's happy to try it out.
Almost immediately, she can see the new drug taking effect, making her skin softer and lighter, her breasts just a tad larger, and her bottom a little rounder. What nobody told her about, however, was the side effect that comes from injecting a partner with the love potion inside her magic wand. I've probably said enough already to whet your whistle, but I will say it opens up a whole new avenue of fun and adventure as her sissy crossdressing client finds himself really settling into his role.
Sweet and sexy, this is Lyka at her most playful. Let Lana Rae and the Magic Wand seduce you, and see if you don't agree.
Well, they say all good things must come to an end, but I really have mixed feelings about Lyka Bloom saying goodbye to the Institute. It's been one oWell, they say all good things must come to an end, but I really have mixed feelings about Lyka Bloom saying goodbye to the Institute. It's been one of the most stunning and imaginative pieces of transgender erotica I've read in a very long time, with an intimate appreciation for the subjects of female domination and (sometimes) forced feminization. There's so much potential there that I hate to see the series end, but I also realize it's best to climax on a high note than to start becoming repetitive and losing the edge.
So, that brings us to Pink Erasure: The Final Tale of the Institute. If you've been following along with the series (or my reviews), then you know that Lady B has been treading some dangerous waters of late. She's gone far beyond the original mandate of the Institute, and seems more interested in mind control and revenge than in helping boys and girls to realize their bimbo, slutty, ultra-feminine potential. She's definitely crossed some lines, and it's brought some unwelcome scrutiny.
For the first time here we see Lady B's perfect little sissy and shemale sluts standing up to her and challenging her once unquestionable rule. It's not a power play or an act of rebellion, just a sincere desire to protect their Mistress and all that she has created. Even the most brainwashed of bimbos can see how much good the Institute and the Pink Spy web-cam service have done, and how much happier it has made them in their lives.
Aurora, Lady B's lover and closest confidante, has just enough free will to really press the issue, but Lady B doesn't want to hear it. Scorned and rejected, Aurora must battle her own lust for obedience with her devotion to the Institute and all that it stands for. Eventually, she decides that the only way to protect them all is the get into Lady B's private office, steal her prized tool, and turn the tables by working a little mind control on their Mistress.
Nothing, of course, ever goes quite according to plan.
While this final chapter has its moments of sexy fun and imaginative adventure, it's definitely the darkest, edgiest of the series. There's a real sense of impending doom, and genuine worry as to who will survive to the end, who will become completely bimboized, and who will end up one of Lady B's faceless rubber doll servants. There are some fantastic twists along the way, some glorious moments of passion, and an ending that certainly wraps up the story . . . but which leaves the door open for Lyka to possibly one day play again.
Well now, this certainly wasn't the book that I was expecting. When Peggy Barnett pitched it to me, I thought it would just be a fun bit of erotic genWell now, this certainly wasn't the book that I was expecting. When Peggy Barnett pitched it to me, I thought it would just be a fun bit of erotic gender-bending fluff. Of course, knowing Peggy, and knowing what else she writes, I really should have expected more. Yes, there is a lot of eroticism here, and it definitely breaks the gender binary, but none of it is fluff. In fact, Lips Like Ice is a very deep, very thoughtful story that goes to some very dark places, both physically and psychologically.
Before I get into its themes, let me set the stage for you. Lydia awakens from a surreal sort of illness, bereft of both her memories and emotions, to find herself in an alien land. All she knows is that she has been brought there by the Queen, to serve as a pet for an adolescent royal. Not a friend, not a companion, not a lover, but a pet that will help its owner to learn compassion and caring. As for her owner, the Prince is an elf-like being – perhaps a god or an alien – from a civilization that looks down on humanity as a lesser, animalistic race.
That brings me to the first theme here, which is one of dominance and submission. Human pets are a common aspect of BDSM erotica, usually with a collared slave who happily submits to the role. There’s a servile, submissive element, but it’s clearly role-play. Here, Peggy strips away the safety and sanity of the role-play framework and explores what it really means to be a pet, not a person. Lydia is ignored, her comforts disregarded, and often completely dismissed – not out of cruelty, but simple neglect. She nearly dies because the Prince doesn’t give any thought to her needs, and more than once is kicked like a puppy when he’s in a bad mood. It’s a relationship that evolves throughout the tale, but that role of pet, that question of ownership, is always there.
Not surprisingly, the theme that excited me the most is the one that Peggy uses to take the story outside the gender binary. The Prince, when we meet him, is a smooth, hairless, genderless being, on the cusp of maturity . . . at which time he will choose a gender. The very idea of being able to choose a gender is an attractive one, but Peggy doesn’t play it safe or easy. The Prince comes from a culture where only firstborns are expected to choose male, and younger siblings female. The fact that he has chosen male is a great scandal, putting both Lydia and himself in grave danger. There’s some fascinating exploration, particularly in the latter part of the book, into why he chose male, what prompted it, and what it all means. Anybody who has ever stepped outside the gender binary will immediately appreciate the dilemma he faces.
Actually, the Prince’s world is one in which sex is just as bent as gender, but I will restrain myself (as much as I’d love to gush over the imagination there), and not spoil the surprises!
The final theme here is one of consent. Lydia is very aware of her circumstances, and painfully aware of the ways (both deliberate and unconscious) in which the Prince tries to domesticate her and win her affection. She knows all about feeling like a victim. She’s aware of the perils of Stockholm syndrome, and she constantly questions her own actions towards the Prince. The question of rape looms large over the entire story, and if it gets uncomfortable at times . . . well, it should. To easily dismiss it or resolve it would be to neuter the whole story, and some role/gender reversal in the final act of the story really brings this theme home.
There are so many things I’d love to say about the story itself, but you really need to let it develop for yourself. Peggy took it in places I so did not expect, challenging me, delighting me, and ultimately rewarding me with an absolutely perfect ending. Lips Like Ice is often deeply thoughtful, to the point of being philosophical, but just as often tender, erotic, and exciting. OMG, is it ever worth a read!
When I was first contacted about joining the review tour for His Kind of Woman, all I needed to know was that it was a M/F transgender erotic romance.When I was first contacted about joining the review tour for His Kind of Woman, all I needed to know was that it was a M/F transgender erotic romance. It didn't matter that I'd never read Nona Raines before, there simply aren't nearly enough romance novels out there involving transgender women, and I wanted to not only experience it, but help spread the word.
I am delighted to say that this was a lovely read, a truly romantic tale that demonstrates a wonderful understanding of what it means to be different. In fact, much of the story revolves around the idea of bullying (past, present, and future) and rejection (family, friends, and strangers). If that sounds too dark, or too heavy for a romance, rest assured that it's also a story about understanding and overcoming.
While I was initially a little uncomfortable with the way Roy thinks about Venetia and the kinds of questions he asks himself about her, I have to give Nona credit for taking such an authentic approach to her romance. Yes, there's a little lust/infatuation at first sight, but this isn't a tale of insta-love. It takes Roy a while to overcome his own fears and insecurities, but the friendship/courtship between him and Venetia is very well done. Similarly, it takes a lot for her to open herself up to the risk of rejection, but I loved that vulnerability.
Although there's some talk of BDSM and power exchange relationships in the early chapters (that I'm both surprised and relieved didn't go anywhere), most of the erotic elements are saved for the end, and they are quite tasteful and very well-done.
At the end of the day, it's clear that Venetia is indeed His Kind of Woman - all woman, inside and out, despite what biological history might otherwise suggest.
The ever-lovely and oh-so-talented Carollyn Olson actually introduced me to A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes back in November, and her recommendatioThe ever-lovely and oh-so-talented Carollyn Olson actually introduced me to A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes back in November, and her recommendation carries a lot of weight with me. I can't explain why it took me so long to get around to reading it, but I am pleased to say that Dani Mitchell's transgender fantasy is everything Carollyn promised . . . and just a bit more.
First of all, I love how the narrative was structured. We actually open with a brief, somewhat ominous snippet of the Greg's thoughts as he awakens from surgery. From there, the story leaps back in time to the beginning of his journey, but Mitchell continues to scatter those mysterious surgical scenes throughout the novel. That structure adds a whole other dimension of anticipation to the story, leaving us to wonder precisely why he's been hospitalized. Early on, the fact that his father is an abusive alcoholic leads one to wonder whether it will be a beating that will send Greg to the hospital, but little hints and clues give rise to even stranger worries later on, before ultimately revealing the truth.
I don't want to spoil any of the magic here, so I'm going limit myself to talking about the initial set-up. When we first meet Greg, we discover that he is a closet crossdresser. It's nothing sexual or fetishistic for him, just a means of finding comfort and de-stressing in an abusive home. He is smaller than most of the boys, leading him to be bullied, but he has some good friends and dreams of becoming a mechanic. Eventually, he meets Kris, a beautiful young lesbian who becomes his best friend. Just when you think you know where the story is going, however, Kris disappears under suspicious circumstances, and Greg's life goes on without her for a couple of years.
Not long after Greg's dad discovers him dressed, and sets about destroying all his clothes and shoes, Kris suddenly reappears. She seems to have one of those too-good-to-be-true story of a rich relative who took her in after her parents threw her out for being a lesbian, and it's at this point that the surgery snippets get a little more weird, with talk of tattoos and making clients very happy. Greg does comes out to Kris as transsexual, but almost immediately there are some off hand comments from her aunt that add even more mystery to the situation, especially in light of how the surgical scenes are progressing.
That's all I will say on that, however, as discovering how (and why) the story develops should be up to the reader. It's a carefully structured story that's full of drama, sorrow, and moments of indescribable happiness. Greg and Kris are such a perfect couple, you can't help but want them to have the biggest, best, most happily-ever-after in history. There is such joy in their scenes together, such unrestrained happiness, that you can't help but fall in love with them. As for the other characters, Greg's dad is pretty much the archetype of a drunken bully; his mother is a surprisingly strong character, especially with her growth in the latter half of the book; while Jennifer, Kris' aunt, is more of a plot device than a fully-fleshed character, but you'll wish you had an aunt like that as well.
A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes has its moments of darkness and sorrow, and does get quite ominous in parts, but you will come away from it with a smile on your face and a sweet little pitter-patter in your heart.
Wow. Lacey Noonan's cover blurb promises that this is "the most wild Transsex adventure of heart-pounding exotica you will ever read," but even I didnWow. Lacey Noonan's cover blurb promises that this is "the most wild Transsex adventure of heart-pounding exotica you will ever read," but even I didn't expect it to be so dark, so intense, and so exceptionally well-written. Shipwrecked on the Island of the She-Gods: A South Pacific Trans Sex Adventure is, quite simply, one of the most well-rounded pieces of transgender fiction I've read in a very long time, complete with erotic highs and brutal lows.
For starters, the opening scenes in which Noah, Julian and Owen fight the sea with their last ounce of strength, desperate to reach the island on the horizon, is about as exciting as it gets. It's epic, it's breathtaking, and it's intense. Once ashore, it doesn't take long for the natives to reveal themselves - or to reveal their very well-hung, deliciously virile secrets. Here's where it starts to get dark. Noonan takes a very realistic approach to the situation and explores what amounts to a brutal rape of Noah. You keep waiting for him to succumb mentally, to find enjoyment in the act, but she doesn't let us off the hook so easily. Noah ends up broken - physically, emotionally, and psychologically - and ends up fleeing into the jungle.
By this point, Julian and Owen are terrified by the fate that seems to await them, and have no choice but to allow themselves to be bound and dragged back to the native's camp. Once in the camp, we begin to understand just how many layers there are to the story. It's hard to say much without spoiling the story, but while Julian fights and antagonizes his captors, receiving nothing but harsher and crueler abuses for his efforts, Owen opens up, tries to understand their culture, and offers them the tenderness and understanding he hopes for in return. Through their respective eyes we get to see the best and the worst of the natives. It's not all cruelty and abuse - there's a wild sexual abandon to the natives that's as erotic and enticing as we could dare dream. Eventually, Owen gets to experience that aspect of their culture, and it only serves to drive more of a wedge between to two survivors, especially once we learn what the natives ultimately have in mind for them.
Not to be forgotten, Noah awaits deep in the jungle, wounded and delirious from infection, more interested in revenge than in rescuing his fellow crewmen. We don't see a lot of Noah, but his role becomes increasingly more important as we get to the final chapters, in which Noonan explores the conflicts between tribes, the mythology behind their gloriously equipped appearance, and the fate of men who happen to find themselves on the island. It's a big, bold book, as full of action and adventure as it is torture and abuse, but the happier, more erotic element can't be overlooked. It takes more than half the book for that happier side to be revealed through Owen, but it's such a natural progression of what we've seen to that point, and such a delicious counterpoint to Julian's situation, that you really come to appreciate the way Noonan has structured her tale.
One final note about Shipwrecked on the Island of the She-Gods: A South Pacific Trans Sex Adventure - Noonan has done a marvelous job of having the natives speak their own language, and doesn't fall for the old trick of having the men pick up on it too easily. Instead, for the readers benefit, she offers translations in the footnotes to each chapter . . . if you're so inclined. Whether or not you choose to read the translations will completely change the way you read the story. I will admit, I clicked on a few out of curiosity, but found it far more exciting to wonder and to share the uncertainty of the men. Opting for the translations will likely make for a somewhat happier read, but it really will spoil much of the drama.
Regardless, I loved the story. I was a bit shocked at how dark it was, but also relieved that this wasn't just another fantasy of straight men instantly falling in lust for their shemale captors. Those stories are fun, don't get me wrong, but you need the drama, the tension, and the doubt to carry such a story through a full-length novel.