A collection of HunnyDo's first five published stories, The Crossdressing Anthology is a rather well-written collection of transvestite erotica that c...moreA collection of HunnyDo's first five published stories, The Crossdressing Anthology is a rather well-written collection of transvestite erotica that could, admittedly, benefit from one more round of proofreading, but which is still a cut above much of the self-published erotica available on Amazon.
What immediately struck me with the collection is the common thread of self-confidence, acceptance, and even pride that links the stories. In each story, the protagonist is somebody entirely at peace with their gender diversity, and only too happy to acknowledge being a sissy. There is no self-conscious angst, no paralyzing fears, and no all-consuming doubts to detract from the experience. As a result, the humiliation and degradation that is so often common to the 'sissy' sub-genre of transgender erotica is refreshingly absent.
Each story is anchored very much in the realm of fantasy, with a common theme of being caught or exposed, but they're all plausible fantasies. Okay, so maybe Sissy Girl's First Date is a bit too good to be true, and maybe Sissy’s Biker Adventure stretches the limits of plausibility, but not so much that fantasy disconnects you from the story. Before we get to the fantasy, however, we get a nice amount of character building and exploration. Each story introduces us to the sissy protagonist, allowing us to get to know them as real, relate-able, identifiable people before we slip into their fantasy world. Again, getting back to the idea of self-confidence, these are sissies from otherwise normal homes, with otherwise normal, responsible lives, who just happen to express their gender and sexuality a bit differently.
Perhaps what struck me most about the stories, though, was the attention to detail. Clothing is, as you might expect, described in just enough detail to allow the reader to share in the joy of crossdressing, but not so much that it gets redundant. From colours, to fabrics, to textures, to the very feel of the material against the skin, and (perhaps most importantly) to the emotions evoked by dressing, it's all here. Even more delightful are the little cosmetic touches that add a bit of sparkle to the story, like the "beautiful, bright pink Mercedes two door convertible" and the "sterling Silver butt plug . . . adorned with a very large blue sapphire."
Make no mistake, these are very erotic tales, and absolutely meant for adults only. You're never going to find them shelved next to great literature at the local Chapters or Barnes & Noble, but they are (as I said originally) a definite cut above much of what can be found online. If you're at all curious about the lovely HunnyDo, this is a nice collection, appropriately priced, and well-suited to exploring her world.(less)
This was one very hot story about awkward circumstances, assuming a costume, playing a role . . . and then betraying the illusion and ultimately being...moreThis was one very hot story about awkward circumstances, assuming a costume, playing a role . . . and then betraying the illusion and ultimately being yourself.
It all begins with a budding Broadway star who moonlights as a cross-dressing burlesque dancer. When he falls in love with the birthday boy, an uber-macho yet sexually naïve fireman, things get awkward and amusing, before they finally get arousing.
I loved the turnabout that occurs in bed, with Julian topping the anal virgin with performance issues. Trent is a very likeable guy, with a personality completely at odds with his appearance, much like Julian himself. Fortunately, there are hints all along as to Trent’s closeted homosexuality, so the relative ease with which he accepts that his girlfriend is really a boyfriend isn’t so hard to accept (even with his seeming attempts at macho homophobia).
It also helps that Julian is such a wonderful character, one who never set out to deceive the other man, but who loves the idea of being in love. He’s a man who loves the frills of femininity, but who is quite happy being a man.
Not the most realistic of romances, even with the cautionary touches, but a hot read that I thoroughly enjoyed.(less)
Ollie is a wonderful young man coming off of a painful breakup who finds himself oddly attracted to a drag queen, but who chooses the safer more tradi...moreOllie is a wonderful young man coming off of a painful breakup who finds himself oddly attracted to a drag queen, but who chooses the safer more traditional relationship with the cute guy from the bike rental shop. It takes a while for him to realize they are the same person and even longer for Drew to realise Ollie is definitely okay with Faith, but that humour is a large part of what makes the story work.
Both young men are fantastic characters and there is definitely some real chemistry between them. Both are young with all the insecurities and uncertainties that brings, but it works for the story. Slightly comic but mostly touching, their discovery of each other’s secrets is handled perfectly.
This is a light hearted story, more cute than sexy, but definitely fun. It’s well-written, sympathetic to both characters, and really plays with the confused expectations when gender doesn’t seem to match sexuality. I wish it had been longer, but that’s really my only complaint. (less)
I’m sure it’s no surprise to regular readers of the Bibrary Book Lust blog that I love transgender themed erotica, so this may seem like an obvious ch...moreI’m sure it’s no surprise to regular readers of the Bibrary Book Lust blog that I love transgender themed erotica, so this may seem like an obvious choice, but it was actually the concept of the loving, supportive (and exploitative) spouse that caught my attention. For me, that definitely upped the eroticism a notch, and I’m quite delighted to say it was definitely worth a read. Victoria does a lovely job of setting things up, first letting us inside Nathan’s head, and then into his closet. The attention devoted to feminizing Nathan is detailed enough to appease the fetishist, yet not so exhaustive as to infringe on the causal reader’s patience. As for the game of seduction and submission at the bar, it is definitely fun (with just a bit of an edge), and the sexual escapades that follow are both realistic and erotic.
While the subject matter may be something you can otherwise find online, the quality of the writing is a definitely more polished, and the way in which Victoria pays attention to the smallest details really sets these stories apart.(less)
I stepped somewhat awkwardly into the pages of Porn's Stars Book II – and it had nothing to do with the gorgeous black stilettos I was wearing at the...moreI stepped somewhat awkwardly into the pages of Porn's Stars Book II – and it had nothing to do with the gorgeous black stilettos I was wearing at the time! Having come to know Chris fairly well over the past year, opening the book was like walking into a strange restaurant for a first date with an old friend. As excited as I was about getting to know one another better, I found myself mentally counting the steps between the restaurant and his apartment. Even as those black stilettos were anxiously tapping away beneath the table, in my mind they were already laying in a heap (alongside his own) beneath the bed!
Much like his earlier collection, Confessions of a Transvestite Prostitute, there is a wonderful mixture of sentiment and sensuality here, a natural merging of the innocent and the erotic. The narrative framework is interesting, in that it places a pair of storytellers between the author and the reader, distancing us a bit from the subjects, and yet creating the space necessary to lose us in the stories. The stories being related by Chris have come, second-hand, from the lips of the lovely Porn . . . but are told in the first-person, as they were originally related to Porn.
Like I said, it’s an interesting framework, but it lends the stories a note of casual authenticity that really works. As erotic and adventurous as they are, each story sounds like something a best friend might regale you with over a few drinks – entirely believable, with an acceptable bit of embellishment (or, at least, poetic license).
These stories are as much about feeling sexy as they are about being sexy. Chris and Porn do a wonderful job of setting up each story, introducing us to the original storytellers, and creating some appreciable context for their adventures. We’re invited inside their heads to experience both the joy and the anxiety of getting ready for a date, of preparing for an adventure. A significant portion of each story is devoted to the game of seduction, to either the choosing of a partner, or the choosing by a partner. By the time we make it to the bedroom, we like the characters, and we want them to enjoy themselves – and not just because we want to vicariously share in that enjoyment.
As much as I enjoyed the erotic aspects of the book, however, it’s the narrative bridges between the stories that I think really push this collection to a higher level. Porn is a bright, perceptive, open minded young transsexual, and her thoughts on gender and sexuality are as simple as they are significant. More than once I found myself thrusting the book in the air with an excited “Yes!” or an emphatic “Exactly!”
Highlights for me included the story of Kristy, a heretofore heterosexual crossdresser who engages in a safe bit of flirting with an online admirer, only to find herself unable to resist his insistence that the meet in person; Jane, the transvestite who encounters the ‘drab’ version of a fellow crossdresser, and finds (to her delight) that Andy is just as desirable as Candy; and Katy, the beautiful transvestite who gets lost in the pleasures of a photo shoot, finding herself uncontrollably aroused by the experience.
If you’ve yet to experience the joys of Chris and his writing, then this is a perfect opportunity to slip on those boots (or shoes, if you prefer), adjust that dress (or skirt, or pants), and get comfortable. Even though this is the second Porn's Stars collection, it can certainly be enjoyed on its own. I must caution you, though, that it will leave you wanting more!(less)
The Egyptian Slave is such a sexy read - my only complaint is that I wanted more! Mem and Toomela are not only great characters, but a great couple as...moreThe Egyptian Slave is such a sexy read - my only complaint is that I wanted more! Mem and Toomela are not only great characters, but a great couple as well, and their erotic dance of secrets and seduction is quite lovely to behold.
Mem is an Egyptian noble who is accustomed to a life of leisure and luxury. He is rude, callous, and even a little bit cruel . . . the very epitome of noble arrogance. He’s also handsome, virile, and utterly bored with the endless parade of women who have ceased to arouse him. He has never thought of himself as gay, but there’s something about his slave-girl’s boyish charm that inflames his passion, promising a swift and surprising return to his virile ways. What begins as an act of sexual conquest soon becomes one of romantic seduction, with the two engaging in a game of sexual one-upmanship.
As for that slave-girl, Toomela is beautiful and obedient, but entirely too haughty to be a proper slave. Neither a proper slave nor the girl he appears to be, Toomela voluntarily gave up his life as a merchant for the chance to be owned by Mem. His haughtiness serves as a mask for his insecurity, but it also helps to accentuate his sexual submissiveness. Fortunately, Mem’s passions are inflamed, rather than extinguished by his secrets, and together they guarantee that the young noble will never have to worry about his virility again.
In addition to being a very erotic tale, the story also has its romantic moments. There’s a definite implication that Mem has found his true love, which is the one thing power and prestige cannot buy. As for Toomela, he may not have been born a girl, but he takes to the suggested role of pampered princess as well as any slave could dream.
DISCLAIMER: This book was received from the publisher for the purpose of a review on Queer Magazine online.(less)