Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Soldier On by N.J. Lysk (#genderfluid #mpreg #gay)

Wow. This was dark . . . extraordinarily dark . . . but also utterly fascinating. I have a hard time classifying Soldier On as erotica, since so much of the story involves non-consensual sexual abuse, and yet I cannot deny that aspects of it are erotic.

N.J. Lysk walks a very fine line here, but keeps the story from being cruelly exploitative by focusing on Seeran's experience, and making his struggle the focus. As much as part of me wanted the story to turn, I realize that would have been a complete and utter betrayal of the situation.

The story opens with a young solider accepting defeat which, in this world, means submitting to the enemy's sexual needs. There are so many conflicting emotions in the scene, and so many little details so casually dropped into the narrative, you need to read it multiple times to properly appreciate it. It is not until the dungeon scene that follows, however, that we really begin to understand the world in which we find ourselves.

What is that world, and why is it so fascinating? Well, it is a world in which young men can be changed by the taking of a man's seed, allowing them to be naturally impregnated. The biology of it all intrigues me, as does the social aspect - for, once changed, they are forced by society to take on feminine roles, wearing dresses and becoming wives. There is so much to the world I would love to know more about, so many details my imagination is hungry to understand, but what is here . . .  well, it excites me in a way mpreg stories usually do not.

Seeran's story is dark and full of pain, yet marked by fleeting moments of reluctant pleasure. This is not your typical erotic fantasy, neither wish-fulfillment nor cautionary tale. It is a sexually explicit drama about the defeat and the changing of one young man, with a brief exploration of what that means for his future. I look forward to seeing what Lysk does next with The Will of Heaven.

About N.J. Lysk: N.J. Lysk--compulsive reader of all things queer, allergic to silver, and meat eater extraordinaire--decided to write so the werewolves wouldn't eat her brain (metaphorically, they aren't zombies!). 

With a genuine allergy to silver, a preference for werewolves was always a given, but it wasn't until the wonderful world of alphas and omegas that inspiration struck.

N.J. likes British English, Earl grey tea, werewolves, polyamory, hockey, social commentary, and power dynamics (ok, and a lot of sex! :p). She can't stand misused homophones, predictable plots, gender binaries and stereotypes. Also, the Oxford comma.


Transforming Love: Express Service by Rex Haltier (#transgender #erotica)

You know what they say about not judging a book by its cover? Well, this is definitely one of those cases. To look its cover and read its blurb/preview, which run together into one poorly formatted mess, Transforming Love: Express Service: Part One does not really look like much, and yet it intrigued me. I decided to give it a read last night, and Rex Haltier very quickly impressed me with strength of his storytelling.

This is a beautifully written book, full of luscious imagery and wonderful word choices. The cover may look amateurish, but the writing is definitely professional. The pacing of the story was just about perfect, drawing the reader in, teasing the fantasy, and drawing out the voyeuristic ride. Had Mike been written differently, this could have been a creepy read, but his own self-awareness of the situation, his embarrassment over watching, and his efforts to look away make it something exciting and sensual instead.

It takes a long time for the story to reach its peak, but once Mike and Monica get to talking - once her secret is revealed - it becomes something worth waiting for. Told tenderly and respectfully, less of a trap/surprise story and more of a sexual revelation, I loved the eagerness with which Mike pleases his new lover, the awkwardness of their discreet encounter in the back of the bus, and the promise of more to come. All in all, an entirely rewarding and delightful book.

I will definitely be continuing to Part Two (Mike and Monica continue their loving at home) and Part Three (Mike and Monica and Andrea spend a morning making love and preparing for their upcoming nuptials).

Monday, December 10, 2018

Cuckold Husbands Service the Bulls by Raven Merlot & J.D. Cuckold Husband (#cuckold #bisexual #femdom)

From a lifestyle perspective, I admire the female empowerment aspect of cuckolding, the idea that a woman deserves to take a lover, and that her husband owes it to her to service her needs and her desires. From a fantasy perspective, I love the exploration of how a husband's sexuality might be altered by the chastity, submission, and emasculation aspects of cuckolding, especially when it leads to forced or coerced bisexuality.

That is why stories like the Cuckold Husbands Service the Bulls series by Raven Merlot & J.D. Cuckold Husband intrigue and excite me so much - not just paying lip service (pun intended) to the bisexuality, but focusing on it.

The Hole Thing, the first Cuckold Husbands Service the Bulls story, is the story of a husband who suffers from erectile dysfunction, but is too embarrassed to seek help from a small-town doctor. Instead, he suffers his wife taking a series of lovers, dressing as a cheap whore and talking dirtier than she ever would with Will.

Where things get interesting is when Will tries to sleep through the excitement, lying in bed beside his wife and her lover, but finds himself growing hard. "Hey, take over for me, okay?" is such a simple request, but a pivotal one. Within moments he finds himself taking Ramon into his mouth, no argument, no fighting, no pressure . . . it just happens.

The story does get a tad crazy in the final chapter, involving a little public exhibition and gloryhole fluffing, but it maintains the right attitude of bewildered excitement that makes this so much fun.

Sorry Honey, You're Gay Now Part One is a very different from the first Cuckold Husbands Service the Bulls story, involving a husband who has let himself go and a wife who has chosen to fulfill her own desires since he has lost the ability to do it for her. It is the story of a marriage that is already over from a romantic and intimacy standpoint, but which Simon remains trapped in because he cannot afford to leave.

The cuckolding here his darker and crueler, designed as much to please Mary-Ann as to embarrass and humiliate Simon. When she invites him to join in their love making, he is eager to jump at the chance, but quickly finds out his role is not to be what he expected . . . and that excites him in ways he fears to face. His wife and his lover not only force him to orally please Jesse, but make him beg for it, verbally worship it, and accept his new role as their girl.

While this second story strays further into humiliation and degradation than I prefer, there is enough doubt and uncertainty on Simon's part to make it interesting, and the realization of his role is extraordinarily arousing.

Sorry Honey, You're Gay Now Part Two, the third Cuckold Husbands Service the Bulls story, picks up immediately after the last one, and returns a little physical intimacy to the marriage of Simon and Mary-Ann. I really liked that most of this story was focused on husband and wife, exploring the consequences of forcing Simon into being an active participant in his own cuckolding.

This is a story that is heavy on female domination, emasculation, and forced feminization. There is plenty of verbal chastisement, physical punishment, and (most importantly) rewards for being a good girl. It is exciting, and it shows how the role of a cuckold can be evolved and transformed as much through positive reinforcement as humiliation and degradation. Simon retains some of the doubt and uncertainty that marked their first story together, but is settling into his role nicely.

As readers are likely hoping, this story explores more intimate penetrations for the first time, but only after properly preparing Simon/Simone for the taking of her virginity. It is a wonderful scene, full of the little touches that make for a very happy ending.

As much fun as these three stories are, they are only half the story. You can continue reading, one story at a time, or treat yourself to the Cuckold Husbands Service the Bulls: 7 Story MMF First Time Gay Bedtime Bundle for enjoy a long and rewarding night of reading.

About Raven Merlot: I write about cuckolding, kink, spanking, and whatever else excites me. I love connecting with my readers and try to respond to everyone. My non-writing time is spent with my husband and son and being a part-time couples therapist. I never write about my patients but I do occasionally get inspired by them.

My books aren't for everyone and I don't take that personally. Read for yourself to find out! You can sign up for my e-mail list at www.kumquatpublishing.com. I frequently give away books for free and want you to know how to get them.


Sunday, December 9, 2018

#TGCaption - Being the Girl (#crossdressing #bdsm #lesbian)

TG Captions are one of my favorite forms of storytelling. There is no narrative fluff, no extraneous details, just the hook, the twist, and the climax.

Originally, I thought this was a 'caught' type of moment, with a wife spying on her husband, but then I realized how much better it would be to look ahead, and I was absolutely delighted by the unexpected twist it revealed.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

#TGCaption - Apology or Regret? (#feminization #bisexual #sissy)

TG Captions are one of my favorite forms of storytelling. There is no narrative fluff, no extraneous details, just the hook, the twist, and the climax.

I knew as soon as I found this image that it would be about a trapped sissy, but what began as a darker thread about sissification and forced bisexuality turned into something a little more thoughtful, sweet even, all hinging on those two little words - "I'm sorry."

Friday, December 7, 2018

Freebie Fetish Friday - Putting the TG in TGIF!

Well, if it's Friday, then it must be time to bend our way into the weekend with Freebie Fetish Friday.

Every Friday I search through the weekend's free titles on Amazon, looking for those that might be of interest to similarly bent 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, or covert it with Calibre to load onto a Kobo, iPad, or anything else.

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


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Portrait of Transformation by Shadoman (#comics #bdsm #chastity #femdom #sissy)

My admiration for illustrated delights took a brief hiatus while I was on vacation, but I am back and so are they, courtesy once again of Shadoman and Amazing Transformation Comics.

Portrait of Transformation is the tale of Brandon Weeks, a broke, nearly homeless young man who gets mistaken for a male prostitute by a wealthy woman who buys him for the weekend. What he does not know is that she is actually a witch, and that her plans for him extend far beyond just sex.

Our first glimpse of Lacinda as a witch is one of my favorite panels in the comic, and I love the way magic is manifested in sparkly glitter. Unaware of her secret, Brandon agrees to pose for a portrait, and that is what puts him completely in her power, with alterations to his portrait altering him as well.

What starts with chastity and oral worship soon turns to ballgags and pegging, followed by one of the most beautifully detailed progressions of feminization I have had the pleasure of enjoying. Over the course of 8 hours and 5 pages we see Brandon transform in his sleep, but the best part is how oblivious he is to it all upon waking . . . until he spots himself in a mirror.

Visually, the middle third of the comic - following Bradon's transformation - is probably my favorite. The naked bodies look magnificent, as always, and Shadowman always does a wonderful job of background and setting, but the costumes that are introduced are just exquisite. Not only do they look lovely, with different materials having just the right shine or texture, but they fit naturally, complete with wrinkles, folds, bulges, and more. In terms of story, it leads Brandon into forms of sexual experimentation that allow him to become comfortable with his body, as well as his newfound sexuality.

There is one more transformation to come in the final third, and a huge twist to follow that, but I will be a good girl and say no more. Okay, so I will say the final scenes of magic are fantastic, and there are some additional costumes that made me squeal with delight (the armbinder was a definite favorite), and I will suggest that it is never safe to consider a story finished when magic is concerned, so make sure you read all the way to the end!

Shadoman is a CG artist who enjoys telling stories through 3D comic art. Originally from the Mid-west, he now resides in Southern California. He is a Viet-Nam vet in his mid-60’s, married to a wonderful gal who is also his best friend and text editor. A film buff with an extensive library, it was his passion for film as a young teen that was his vehicle to escape and expand his own creative mind and become a storyteller.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Chasing the Idol by Farleven (#erotica #genderswap #archaeology)

I have had my eye on Farleven's work for a while now, so when I saw they had a new series underway that merges my love for tomb-raiding adventure with my fetish for gender transformation, I simply could not resist!

Busty Discoveries is the first installment of Chasing the Idol, and it does a wonderful job of setting the scene, establishing the characters, and revealing a bit of the underlying mythology. We meet Nate and Brian in a total Raiders moment as they clear away a curtain of vines, thrust their torch forward, and peer into a stone chamber that has been lost for centuries. Their excitement is infectious, and their exploration of the chamber is filled with the kinds of details that I look for in an adventure.

As for the actual gender transformation, it goes by a bit too quickly for my tastes, but the mystical trigger is fantastic, and there are some great details. Of course, in true pulp adventure fashion, they are almost immediately overcome by tomb raiders of a darker, more dangerous nature, adding a whole new level of awkwardness to Nate's situation.

For those who prefer fetish to adventure, the story does offer up some definite erotic thrills in the final pages, with plenty of time for Nate to explore his new body, and the opportunity for some sexual experimentation as well, all of which Farleven handles very well.

Picking up after the events of the first Chasing the Idol adventure, Idol Passions opens with Nate and Brian confiding in a local researcher, looking for help with Nate's newfound femininity as much as with their need to recover the talisman from the rival tomb-raiders. Her disbelief is natural, and her amusement over the situation adds a nice bit of humiliation to the situation, especially once she begins teaching him how to look and act the part.

Fetish fans will love the detailed scenes of further feminization, with Farleven capturing the feel, the fit, and the fashion of being a woman beautifully. Nate initially feels like a crossdresser, with the feel of a skirt entirely alien to him, but he also recognizes that his new bosom needs the support of a bra, which makes for an interesting experience.

When the story swings back to tomb-raiding territory, things get even more uncomfortable, putting Nate into an embarrassing, erotically charged situation that requires him to play the role of willing seductress. The second half of the story is full of thrills, heady with anticipation, and does eventually lead to some delightfully erotic moments. I loved how Nate's body responds to physical attention, even as he fights it mentally, with the combination both exploring and celebrating his femininity.

I wondered how things would play out, and loved the risk of discovery, but the final twist was still a delight, leaving me anxious to continue the story with Losing Control.

About Farleven: I've enjoyed writing stories from a very young age and as I grew older it only seemed natural to expand my writing into more adventurous realms. I grew up a child of the eighties and weaned on rerun tv and well stocked local library that stoked a love of adventure in me.

As a youth, I was drawn to mind control and transformation. The ability to be whatever you wanted to be or have complete control over your domain were both compelling. Of course, as I grew older, the relative innocence of these interests gave way to an ever growing kink that eventually exploded into my writings. To my surprise, I discovered that the opposite of complete control, the notion of being completely dominated, held an almost equal power over my fantasies. In both ways one can give into pleasure without reservation.

It is that energy that I try to weave into my work. A passion for pleasure, even when it may not have been requested, in the end it is begged for. For sometimes only in darkness can a single light shine brightest.