Monday, March 18, 2019

Fourplay Fetish Feature: An Interview with Taedis (GTS, femdom, erotica)

Welcome to the latest installment of the Fourplay Fetish Feature, which sees us dedicate 4 days to showcasing an author, a topic, or a fetish that has excited me. This time out we are indulging in the erotic world of giantesses and shrunken men/women.

To kick things off, I am delighted to introduce you to Taedis, who first brought the fetish to my attention, and who has graciously agreed to stop by for our first chat.

♥ Thank you so much for taking the time to join us - we are so very delighted to have you! For those readers who have yet to encounter your work, can you give us a brief introduction?

My name is Taedis. I'm a writer specializing in erotic macrophilia content. Giants and giantesses; shrunken men and shrunken women doing things to each other that are impossible outside the imagination. These tend to have a femdom slant though I rarely write excessive violence or blood. I focus more on verbal or situational humiliations. I've written a few stories featuring giants (male and female), but my speciality is putting shrunken people through adventures in a world much too large for them.

Thank you for having me.

♥ How did you first get exposed to the macro/micro world? Were there old memories of sci-fi movies or cartoons that you fetishized, or was your introduction more direct?

My interest in macro/micro started at a very early age. It was innocent at first; the fetishism and eroticism coming as I got closer to puberty.

Every time I think I've isolated the first time I started thinking about size in a special (though non-erotic) way I come up with an even earlier memory. I like to say our pop culture is swimming in size content. Before I could read I was exposed to comics, movies, and cartoons which featured giants or shrink rays. I could spend hours listing as many as I could and still only scratch the surface.

Mike Teevee in Willy Wonka was probably my first conscious exposure to that sort of size alteration. I remember thinking how horribly unjust it was for a kid (who already had next to no power) to have even that little bit taken from him. To have the independence he'd gained ripped from him and end up being put in his mom's purse. It was wrong, it wasn't fair, but it fascinated me.

My toys are what got me to think about myself that way. I loved my Star Wars action figures. And there was this brilliant toy/comic book tie in called Micronauts that I was obsessed with.. The characters of the latter came from a space opera universe, but when they crossed over to Earth they were the size of the toys I was playing with. It really made me want to get down to that scale and share their amazing adventures and ride in all the impossible vehicles. I wasn't allowed to drive dad's car, but if I could just get small enough I'd be able to pilot the hydrocopter.

I do know exactly when this interest in micro/macro became a fetish for me. Or at least when the seed was planted. It was in fourth grade. We'd been doing a unit on Shel Silverstein and had just read a poem about being one inch tall. Afterwards I was waiting in line to wash my hands in the boys room and started talking about the poem with a friend of mine.

“Imagine being an inch tall,” I said.

“Imagine if you were in some girl's bra,” he replied.

I can still remember the tone of his voice as he said it all these years later. The way he drew out the final word. With puberty knocking on my door I was pretty much doomed.

♥ For some readers, the appeal seems to be in the size contrast itself. For others, it is in the power exchange. Some look to the genre for arousal, some for horror, and others for both. What is the primary appeal for you, as an author?

Stephen King once equated power with size and that resonated with me. As much as I enjoy the size contrast aspects of the fetish the power exchange is what fuels the erotic aspects for me. That might be reflected in feelings of comfort and protection when the larger more powerful partner is a gentle lover or horror when they are cruel or abusive. What power does someone have when they're three inches tall? Only what the normal sized partner is willing to give them. It's that vast gap in power that fascinates me. How does someone react to having that sort of power? Effectively they are a god, but to only one person. For the tiny, how does it feel to leave your strength behind and become completely dependent on another person?

I approach all my novels and most of my shorter work as horror stories. It's a horror I've internalized and eroticized the way some people have done with vampires and werewolves. Not that all my material is bleak or terrifying. I have several happy endings. But so do some horror stories.

♥ Since we're talking the imaginative side of erotica, is there a personal fetish or a fantasy that you have yet to explore? Somewhere, maybe, you fear to go in your stories?

I started my writing career with shrinking man stories. Tiny men being dominated by normal sized women with plenty of other fetishes added for spice. There were times in those early stories when I'd self censor. Come up with an idea I liked, but didn't feel comfortable letting it out into the world. I've found myself doing less of that now that I've found my voice as an author and I have a better feel for my audience.

There are some subjects I haven't written about yet, but I think that's more due to not having an adequate story to build around a specific fantasy rather than a fear of going there. I think the biggest gap in my back catalog is male/male content. I've touched on it in one story I wrote, but it's a subject I feel I need to explore.

The thing I find very freeing about writing shrinking erotica is the sheer impossibility of it all. If I were writing a more traditional power exchange story I'd have grave reservations showing some of the things in my size books. I don't want someone using my crazy fantasies as a blueprint for real life kink. Having all these humiliating degrading things happen to someone three inches tall removes those reservations. Yes, it would be wrong to dangle someone like a puppet from their own bra, but since people can't shrink down to Barbie doll sizes I don't have to worry about someone trying this at home.

♥ With reviews so crucial to generating exposure, what are some of the weirdest or most wonderful reactions you’ve had from readers?

The weirdest reviews are probably only weird to me. I've had people tell me they recognized my writing style in a story I'd posted anonymously. I've had people react to me the way I'd react to a writer I loved. One gentleman even called me the Stephen King of shrinking erotica. Which feels weird to me. In a very nice, amazingly flattering way. I'm just a guy working a day job and posting his odd stories online.

There's plenty of wonderful; I'll limit myself to three things.

The first public feedback I received for my first book was on a Giantess forum. I had several people say how much they loved the book … so far. None of them had finished it. I thought that was a little odd until I remembered what they were presumably doing as they read. I'm guessing they “finished” before the book did. Which is the whole point of writing erotica. Especially long form erotica. I've also had one woman flat out say she had to stop midway through one of my flash fictions (2,000 words) and take care of herself.  I don't know if it helped my sales, but it certainly made me feel great knowing I'd been able to do that.

My very first reviewer and I ended up striking up a conversation that turned into a long distance friendship. We've spent a fair amount of time discussing storytelling and writing. About three years ago he asked me if I'd write a story for him. This sort of commission is pretty common in the niche fetish erotica market, but I was still finding my legs as a self published author and wasn't sure if I was up to the task. I didn't want to ruin his story. He asked again late in 2017 and I tentatively agreed. What was supposed to be a 30,000 word story blossomed into 229,000 words of the most complicated (and darkest) story I've ever written. None of which would have happened without that first review.

I've recently won a size based flash fiction contest.  In addition to voting for stories in various categories reviewers had the option of providing feedback with each vote. The positive response to my story has been staggering. I don't want to cut and paste them all, but you can check them out here –

♥ Is there an author within the genre who inspires you? A mentor, perhaps, or even just a friend you love to read?

There are too many great writers in the size community to name them all. Nyx, Miss Kaneda, JDO, Little Comrade, Praedatorius, Anokna-Kon, Undersquid, Dreamtales, Reducer Sizechanger, Elle Largese, GP Ellison, and Syrus Durham, are all great to read. I'm going to kick myself afterwards for not listing more.

If I had to single one author out for special attention it would have to be Aborigen. He's been writing more than twenty years and has built up an impressive volume of works. I first met him online a couple years ago and had the pleasure of being his roommate at a convention we attended last year. He's an excellent writer, a good friend, and a standup gentleman.

He's put a great deal of effort into building a writer's community within our scene. He talks about writing theory. Shares articles about proper word usage. Links to style guides and warns about less than stellar products or services. He also runs the flash fiction contest I mentioned earlier. It's called SizeRiot. It runs quarterly rotating through various themes. It's proven to be a great way for writers of many different levels of skill to share their work and improve their craft. I know I'm a better writer because of it.

♥ Finally, before we let you go, what can readers look forward to seeing from you next?

I plan on participating in a couple other writing contests. SizeRiot and one that is just starting up.

I'm currently about halfway through my latest novel. A bit of a break from my usual fare. It begins with a scientist experiencing the sort of lab accident that leads off so many size stories. She finds herself beginning to shrink. Losing pounds and inches each time she brings herself to orgasm. Something that normally wouldn't be a problem, but heightened libido is one of the side effects of the drug she was exposed to. She finds herself in quarantine alone with her lab partner. A cruel and sadistic little man who takes advantage of her situation; reducing her from person to play toy to lab rat as she shrinks further and further away.

Things take a turn when she finds a cure. One that doesn't stop once she grows back to her old height.

♥ Thanks so much for stopping by - looking forward to sharing some reviews this afternoon!

About Taedis: I realized at a young age that I had a rather offbeat imagination. Something that I've retained into adulthood. I've also had an interest in many forms of kink and fetish and hope to share the strange little stories that I dream up with a wider audience.


Sunday, March 17, 2019

TGCaption - Sorority Discount (feminization femdom chastity)

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 saw this picture and saw a conflict between exhibitionism and covering up. That immediately made me think of challenging expectations. Hopefully the flow is clear - it is hard to toss in a third speaker, but the whole twist kind of depends on him speaking up. 

Saturday, March 16, 2019

TGCaption - Brother to Bridesmaid (feminization wedding 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.

A sweet and sexy caption today. I knew they where brother and sister, but what started out as a feminiztion fantasy for him soon became a female-led fantasy for her and her bridesmaids.

Friday, March 15, 2019

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.


Tigress of Futan by April Garrus (futa scifi erotica)

Tigress of Futan is an interesting story in that it does not play to convention, and does not adhere to the genre conventions you might expect.

Zorah and Mally are Students of the Way, a religious sect that teaches the art of combat and the purity of thought and deed. Believing that lust leads to the Dark Path, its leaders teach the students to control their urges and to restrain their physical responses.

Not only does Zorah struggle with those teachings, she actively rejects them. She is proud of her futa body, proud of her Futan heritage, and very much in love - or perhaps lust - with Mally. She sees no reason why they should not give in to their passions, stealing away from lessons and meditation to make love to one another in darkened corridors. Each time they are caught, every time they are punished, she grows more and more scornful of the Way, and continues to pursue her feelings for Mally regardless of the consequences.

Now, with that set-up you are likely expecting two things of a story like this - either that true love will somehow win out, or that Zorah will come to some sort of spiritual awakening. I will not spoil things, but in case the Foundations of a Monster subtitle did not clue you in, April Garrus is not interested in apologies or absolution.

This was a fascinating introduction to a new world, one with a headstrong protagonist about whom we are left very conflicted. It will be curious to see where Tigress of Futan goes next.

World traveler and aspiring God-Empress, April Garrus tried a number of things (teaching, MMA, pro wrestling, etc.) before discovering a profound talent for writing dirty stories. She enjoys coffee, metal, kung fu movies, and crushing her enemies.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Sweet Justice by Shadoman (BDSM feminization bisexual)

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.

Brenden Parker is a thief - clever and talented, but too greedy for his own good. When he overhears that a Beverly Hills doctor will be out all night, he could have escaped with some valuables, but decides to try for her laboratory safe. Security measures contain him for the night, and when Dr. Preston returns home, she decides to punish him herself - To Transform A Thief - rather than involve the authorities.

One of Shadoman's oldest, longest-running stories, this starts with some medical bondage, incorporates chastity, and then immediately proceeds to chemical and surgical feminization. Brenden wakes up Brenda, and certainly looks the part, but there is serious training required before he can be as pleasant and pleasing as Dr. Preston desires - and he fights it, mentally, every step of the way. The visuals there are so much fun, with various mechanical contraptions used to train penetration and oral servicing. I did wonder why they bothered with such reluctant training when total mind control follows anyway, but the Doctor does seem to have a dominant streak.

Post training and mind control, there is some lovely lingerie to be modeled, some fun learning to walk in heels, and his first bisexual encounter, which leaves him horrified and confused. There are a pair of lovely twists at the end, as the Doctor chooses to employ Brenda as both a whore and a thief, and the way that plays out is the perfect ending to this first chapter.

The second part of the story opens with Brenda seducing the wife of the Mayor, joining her in their basement dungeon for some extremely kinky BDSM-fueled sex, all as part of her ploy to obtain enough blackmail information to ensure a little Sweet Justice. At the same time, and old friend of the Doctor's stops by, desperate for help in dealing with her 'monster' of a son, providing a convenient new patient to provide the new, would-be Mayor with the unusual bride he so desires.

There is a lot more force, torture, coercion, and mental play with this transformation. Chris is given a very clear idea of what to expect and why, but skips the sexual training Brenden endured and is promoted directly to some intense mental conditioning, complete with erotic dreams of surrender to a bigger, stronger man. All of that makes for a surprisingly more positive tale, with less of a focus on punishing the 'monster' boy and more on preparing the new Mayor's bride-to-be.

The comic is, of course, alternately beautiful and chilling in its illustrations, with the characters, the clothing, and the poses looking even more natural than in the first. Some of the settings, like the hot tub, the lab, and the bedrooms are absolutely glorious, and the fetish attire and bondage equipment are superb.

As the third and final chapter of the trilogy (just released this week!) opens, Dr. Preston confesses to Brenda about where here unusual desires originated from, and how the return of the man who raped her has left her so unsettled. It is actually Brenda who suggests they get planning Sweet Justice 2, beginning with a sexy cat-burglar infiltration into Kyle's apartment, the theft of a laptop, and the discovery that he is actually a serial rapist who likes to photograph his victims. If there was ever a male deserving of Dr. Preston's worst, he is it.

One of the first things I noticed about this chapter is that it advances the story and character of Brenda wonderfully, closing out her contract with Dr. Preston, giving her some independence, and establishing her as a strong, confident transsexual woman. Watching her stalk and abduct her prey, it is clear she has come a long way from the over-confident, too-greedy thief of the first tale, and watching her with her own submissive, it is clear she has fully embraced her femininity.

Following some bondage, humiliation, and pegging, Kyle receives an extensive feminization that is far more thorough than anything we have seen before. I love that the new Tammy wakes up blindfolded, allowing for a big reveal that prompts a suitably enraged response, with the mental conditioning that follows even more significant.

The whole trilogy is a wonderful illustration of how Shadoman's storytelling and illustrations have evolved over the years, with Sweet Justice 2 looking gorgeously sophisticated and lovingly designed, with some intense narrative twists that make for a shocking ending, and an even more shocking epilogue. A fantastic comic for fans of forced feminization and female domination, this is also a treat for readers who appreciate the development of a fully-realized protagonist.

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, March 13, 2019

Her Majesty and the Escorts by N.J. Adel (#femdom #romance #reverseharem #bdsm)

Her Royal Harem is an "erotic romance novella with epic love and torture" with disclaimers for BDSM, female domination, violence, and explicit sex. Her Majesty's Harem, the first book, hooked me from the start with its opening scene of blindfolded commoners being auditioned for the Queen, while Her Majesty and the Virgin proved to be proper reverse harem novella, complete with a plot, background, history, and character building.

The story continues with Her Majesty and the Escorts, in which we not only get a harem of sexy boys, but a pair of competitive men, one of whom chafes at the image of the Queen with another man, and one who is open to all sorts of relationship combinations. All the tension and drama of the last book surrounding the Queen's guards comes to a head here.

The Queen has proven herself to be a woman of powerful emotions, a fair ruler, an affectionate lover, and a sadistic dominatrix who has no problem making use of those who belong to her. The story is told in quick snippets, from alternating points of view, allowing us to appreciate the human element behind all the sex. It makes for a challenging read, and I found it harder to get lost in this chapter, but I loved how it explored the characters.

The bondage and domination here is intensely erotic, although on the cruel side, and the orgy is nearly as exciting as the cuckolding. There is some uncomfortable language used in those scenes, but the intent - the mocking of homophobia - keeps it on the right side of wrong. The drama, though, is where this shines brightest . . . or perhaps darkest . . . with tragedy, sacrifice, and sorrow being the dues we pay for a happy ending.

N. J. Adel is a cross genre author. From dark women's fiction to sci-fi and fantasy. From sexy short stories to full-length literary books. She loves it all. She teaches English by day and writes fun smut by night with her German Shepherd, Leo.


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Fiona by Terri Peterson (transgender erotica)

When Terri Peterson sent me a copy of Fiona for review, she warned me that "the much anticipated darkness of Laura has only been postponed for a short while." I was not sure what she meant by that, but knowing how dark Danni had been, and how interconnected the stories are, I was genuinely concerned for my new favorite couple.

Fiona teases that darkness early on, with Fiona deciding it is time to tell Laura the truth of her past. Given her hesitation, I worried about what might be in her past, but I also struggled to imagine what might be worse that where there stories had already intersected.

For the most part, aside from the surprise that she was the rich son of a very well-to-do family, her story starts out as more fantasy than tragedy. Sure, she suffers the usual bullying of an effeminate boy, but she also finds her first love with another boy. It is all very sweet and erotic, and the story gets really interesting when she comes home for the holidays and discovers that Wilhelmina, the family's au pair, is transgender herself. Suddenly this blossoming young woman has a teacher, and mentor, and a convenient play partner, and it is wonderful.

That makes the betrayals that follow all the more heartbreaking. I do not remember the last time I went from loving a character to hating her so fiercely, and so quickly. My heart broke for poor Fiona, and even knowing there was darkness to come, much of her story was a shock. As always, I love seeing how Peterson links the stories, reading the overlapping scenes from a new point-of-view, and knowing so much of what had happened before I was lulled into a false sense of security.

There was so much I loved about this, despite the darkness. The drama, the relationships, the eroticism, it may very well be the strongest all-around book in the whole Smeared Lipstick series. I was excited when the story came back around to the present, and seemed to point to vindication for all three ladies, but then I discovered the truth about that darkness Peterson hinted at. As cliffhangers go, Fiona is a rough one, but it is guaranteed to leave you anxious for the next chapter.

'Terri' Peterson, was born August 19th, 1969, and spent what she referred to as 'a miserably failed experiment in tyranny' at a typical secondary school, where she was bullied relentlessly and made fun of. She left with no regrets, a handful of qualifications for a career in banking, and bitter memories of time spent being the object of ridicule by her peers. Being myopic, gauche, skinny and flat-chested, sporting a head of rich auburn hair, made her a daily target for abuse, which she escaped by becoming immersed in the fantasy world of writing short stories.