Thursday, May 5, 2016

Lucid Desire by James Oenemal

Dreams are hard things to capture on the page. They're so random and chaotic, and often so surreal, that the waking mind can rarely remember them, much less do them justice. The fact that James Oenemal captures the essence of dreaming so well is part of why I enjoyed Lucid Desire as much as I did, but it is the imagination he displays through Amy's 'lucid' dreams that puts it over the top.

This is a story of sexual frustration, emotional longing, and dangerous obsession. It is a relationship counselor who first introduces Amy and Mark to the concept of lucid dreaming, but rather than bring them closer together, Amy's obsession with it just drives an even wider wedge between them.

As a lucid dreamer, in full control of her dreams, Amy can indulge her every fantasy. She can swim like a fish, fly like a bird, or stomp through the city like a Tokyo B-movie giantess. She can also reshape herself to fit those fantasies, including some extraordinary scenes where she indulges her best-friend girl-crush in a little futa fun. The dreamscapes here are absolutely gorgeous as well, with the only thing topping her vengeful romp through downtown being her amorous romp atop some anthropomorphic clouds.

While there is definitely some darkness and sorrow beneath the surface, and the depths of her obsession become genuinely disturbing as the story progresses, you cannot help but feel she is finding true happiness within herself. It is an incredibly erotic and empowering tale, even as we wonder at what lucid dreaming is doing to her reality. As for the ending, I love that it is so ambiguous, so full of potential, and so open to interpretation. Make of it what you will, and that will define the story.





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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Cosplay Connection by Sakura von Sternberg

Okay, let me begin by admitting to the fact that I am a total cosplay voyeur. I love the effort that goes into it, the talent that it requires, and the total dedication the best cosplayers demonstrate to their characters. Normally, I am not a people watcher, and I am not comfortable in a crowd, but give me a safe corner at a convention and I can devour cosplayers with my eyes all day long.

That brings us to The Cosplay Connection by Sakura von Sternberg, which combines three of my favorite things - transgender characters, erotic encounters, and extreme cosplay. It is a story of a young couple who have settled into something of a rut in their relationship, with their very different interests at an anime convention adding further strain to their relationship. While Marcus heads off for a little tabletop gaming, Lisa ends up stalking the stunningly gorgeous cosplayer dressed as her own character's arch nemesis.

The chase is half of the story here, and I loved the gamut of emotions that Lisa went through in her pursuit. I could so identify with her shy reluctance to introduce herself, and the desperate attempts she made to justify her missed opportunities. The rude 'gender' confrontation between the two vendors seemed out of place but, sadly rings all-too true. Fortunately, Lisa's carefully considered response to the revelation is perfectly sublime:

I was still attracted to her. Not as a sexual novelty. Not as a scientific specimen to be poked and prodded by some curious cis girl. But as a woman: a dazzling, seductive, self-confident woman.

Perhaps the best part of the story, however, is the way Lisa and Gretchen - or, rather Damiana Valentine and Miyuki Sagawa - remain in character throughout the chase, the seduction, and their eventual erotic encounter. It makes for such a fun story, adding a level of fantasy that really accentuates the tale.

I cannot remember the last time a story made me feel so good, so happy, and so blissfully content.






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Monday, May 2, 2016

Cole Underneath by Donna Jay

Laci on Top, the first book in Donna Jay's romantic femdom series, was a delightful surprise. It was an realistic portrayal of sexual awakening, exploration, and satisfaction, all within the bounds of a traditional (happy) marriage.

The cover blurb for Cole Underneath promises to "turn up the heat," and it indeed does just that, but without ever losing sight of the realism and the relationship. This time around we find a Laci who is far more comfortable in her dominant role, and a Cole who has found the fulfillment he craves in submission.

Things start getting interesting when Laci finds a homemade queening chair hidden in the closet, and then has to blunder her way through an awkward explanation to her best friend. It is a scene that reminds us of how deftly Jay blends emotions, arousing and amusing the reader, while sharing affections. The power exchange here is wonderfully done, with honest discussions about trust at the heart of the tale, and the questions and doubts just make it that much more exciting

It is not all fun and games, though, as Jay uses two pivotal events to remind us that life (and a relationship) needs sorrow for us to appreciate the joy. Without spoiling the joy of discovery, I will say things do end on a happy note, and Laci finally gets to indulge her wildest dominant dreams.

All in all, Cole Underneath is another lovely story from the pen of Donna Jay that blends eroticism, romance, and drama in one perfect package.






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Friday, April 29, 2016

Freebie Fiction Friday - Putting the TG in TGIF!

Well, if it's Friday, then that must been it's time for Freebie Fiction Friday . . . time to put the 'TG' in TGIF (and the 'FD' in Friday)!

Every Friday I take the initiative to search through thew newly free titles on Amazon, and to identify those that might be of interest to trans* readers, fans, and lovers. Even if you don't have a Kindle, you can still download the titles through one of Amazon's free reading applications, and covert it (if need be) with Calibre. I can tell you I do most of my reading on my tablet, using Kindle for PC, and it works beautifully.

Please do be sure to check the price before downloading anything, though, as most freebies are limited time offers, and some are specific to certain regions.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

My Wife Turned Me Into a Lipstick Lesbian by Jessie Ash

While I found this to be an interesting story, and quite enjoyed being surprised by the way it developed, the title/blurb are a bit misleading. My Wife Turned Me Into a Lipstick Lesbian is less about lesbian role-playing within a marriage, and more about straight gender transformation.

In hindsight, I suspect that bit of misdirection is intentional on Jessie Ash's part, since she does leave us clues in the blurb. Looking back, there are words and terms that jump out at me and paint a different picture than the overall blurb did. Quite clever, and a clever story as well. There is a lot of mystery to this one. some unexpected twists, and a series of reveals that lead Will to discover what is really going on.

Although undeniably erotic, there is not as much actual sex here as you might expect. It is more about thoughts, feelings, and overall identity than experience, and the overall story arc is entirely satisfying.






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Monday, April 25, 2016

Rise of the F-Virus by Lyka Bloom

In Day of the F-Virus, Lyka Bloom introduced us to a post-apocalyptic world that was still in the throes of radical change. The F-virus was running rampant, with no cure in sight, with men being turned into submissive bimbos, and women into Amazonian futa savages.

When we last left that world, a desperate scientist had decided that a mutation is the next best thing to a cure, and decided to use his peers as guinea pigs. As Rise of the F-Virus opens, that clandestine experiment is running rampant through the team, with a careful infection of the scientists, followed by a sexual ambush of the soldiers.

This feels very much like a middle chapter, a bridge between establishing and furthering the plot, but that is okay. Here we not only get to see multiple transformations, but the full evolution of the subjects. We get to see hype-masculine soldiers helplessly kneeling before futa members, and previously meek and submissive scientists luxuriating in their newfound sexual power. There is a little bit of something here for every fetish or preference.

What is most interesting about this second volume, though, is the doubts and questions that it raises. Has the virus truly mutated or just delayed the more extreme alterations? Can the women truly control the sexual rage inside them? And, finally, what happens when Robin leads her new brood to the surface? Not quite as dark or violent as the first chapter, this one definitely focuses on the eroticism of the transformations, but you know Lyka is setting us up for even bigger things to come (no pun intended!).






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Friday, April 22, 2016

Freebie Fiction Friday - Putting the TG in TGIF!

Well, if it's Friday, then that must been it's time for Freebie Fiction Friday . . . time to put the 'TG' in TGIF (and the 'FD' in Friday)!

Every Friday I take the initiative to search through thew newly free titles on Amazon, and to identify those that might be of interest to trans* readers, fans, and lovers. Even if you don't have a Kindle, you can still download the titles through one of Amazon's free reading applications, and covert it (if need be) with Calibre. I can tell you I do most of my reading on my tablet, using Kindle for PC, and it works beautifully.

Please do be sure to check the price before downloading anything, though, as most freebies are limited time offers, and some are specific to certain regions.



Futa Choice: He transforms into a full-package futanari

The Laird's Little Sissy: Gay MM Taboo Historical Sissy Victorian Well-Hung Romance Erotica

FUTA: Futa Gift (A Science-Fiction Transgender Transformation Romance)

FUTA: Futa Gift 3 (A Science-Fiction Transgender Futanari Transformation Romance)

How to Train a Man in Seven Easy Lessons: An Erotic Femdom Novel

GIANTESS: Shrinking Compilation (GTS Shrinking Growth Macrophilia Romance)

Swapped And Fruitful: Taboo Fertile Gender Swap Erotica

Gender Shifter for Hire: The Mobster and the Mermaid

My First Futa Massage (Futanari Massage 1)

Disciplining the HuCow (HuCow Futa College 1)

HuCow MILF Menage (Futas & the HuCow MILFs 1)

My Park Ranger: Not Only Tents Need Pegging (Backdoor Pegging Romance) 

Dominated By The Duchess: Victorian Taboo Historical Femdom Fetish Submissive Erotica

Susan's Shemale Surprise: On a weekend away Susan gets to play

Enjoy!