Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Grave Delights by Victoria Cerises (#lesbian #PNR #horror)

While it is likely not the first such story I ever read, the first lesbian story I remember reading was a lesbian vampire story, and that has always stayed with me. For that reason, I was excited when Victoria Cerises asked me to give Grave Delights a read, and it did not disappoint.

The writing here is wonderful, capturing the feel and the sounds of the 17th century, and realistically portraying the friendship between two young girls. It is a sweet, innocent romance, but the era gives it an edge, with hunger, family violence, and the threat of arranged marriage looming over their relationship.

The horror elements are well-played, with werewolves and vampires having a seductive allure, but they are clearly more monster than man. The rivalry between them is, perhaps, a tad clichéd, but it does set up a fantastic twist in the last part of the book that raises more questions than it answers, making Grave Ambitions a must-read.

Victoria Cerises lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland. When she isn't writing, she enjoys the company of a fine red wine, a good book, and her cat, Berger.


Monday, October 22, 2018

Hard Drive: The Best Sci-Fi Erotica of M.Christian (#scifi #erotica #queer)

I have had the great pleasure of knowing M.Christian for about seven years now, and he still manages to amaze me with his fiction. What he writes is both science fiction and erotica, stories that could work in either genre, but which are elevated to a whole other level by the way they work together.

Part of what I love so much about M.Christian's stories is the fact that they do not rely on the novelty of new gadgets and leading-edge technology to create excitement. While technology is at the core of many of his stories, it is something that is taken for granted by the characters, with bodyswapping technology and cerebral implants of no more consequence than a cellphone. Instead, it is still the human element that drives them, the drive for passion, understanding, and acceptance that makes the stories so engaging.

Hard Drive: The Best Sci-Fi Erotica of M.Christian, offers up fifteen stories, some long and some short, selected from various anthologies and magazines over the years. Many will, of course, be familiar to fans of his work, but there are still gems to be discovered . . . and for new readers, this is just a lovely place to enter his world.

Rather than comment on all the stories, and risk spoiling the thrill of discovery, let me say a few words about my favorites.

PRÊT-À-PORTER is a new story to me, and it spoke to me like no other. Beneath the very cool science-fiction concept of a material that can become anything, from silk dress to leather corset, and which can anticipate your desires, your needs, and your moods, there is a very lovely story of self-discovery and self-confidence that resonated deeply.

STATE is a disturbingly erotic tale of a robotic prostitute forced to play out her client’s ‘daddy’ fantasies . . . except the robot is really a young woman who gets off on the technological deception as much as she does the fantasy.

TECHNOPHILE was probably the sweetest and the saddest of all the tales here, introducing us to a young man and his technologically enhanced lover, in a story where he literally cannot get it up because the batteries have run low in his exquisite Long Thrust phallic replacement.

[TITLE FORGOTTEN] was a tale of loss, pain, and healing, all set within a power-exchange dynamic that did not go where I expected, and which is all the more stronger for subverting those expectation.

THE BACHELOR MACHINE beautifully messes with our expectations, introducing us to what seems like a sweet story a young man who deliberately seeks out the affections of an obsolete and forgotten robotic prostitute, only to reveal that the relationship is far from what we are expecting.

A KISS GOODNIGHT is another of the stories that were new to me, a deeply thoughtful story of what it might mean to one day be intimately connected to everything and everyone around you, a part of a technological collective . . . and just who or what might be guiding us all.
It was a flashing, flickering, fairy kingdom of brilliant streaks, pops, swirls, cascades of illuminated data coming and going, evolving and learning, growing and refining ...
EVERYTHING BUT THE SMELL OF LILIES is the unsettling tale of a woman who plays dead for a living, offering herself up to serve the violent fantasies of her clients . . . only to get stuck in an ambulance with a necrophiliac

SUBSEQUENT STATE is the last new story for me, an emotional tale of growing up in a religious culture of hatred, violence, and intolerance in which one grieving man's perspective on life is redefined by one young woman . . . with the declaration of "My devotee, my worshiper, my lover, my supplicant" surpassing its blasphemous words to embrace its beautifully erotic sentiment.

PAINTED DOLL is just an excerpt, a single scene teased from a full-length novel, but I loved the imagery of it, the dialogue, and the way personas blend as roles clash. It is a dark story, and ends on a sad note, but it is fantastic.

Calling M.Christian versatile is a tremendous understatement. Extensively published in science fiction, fantasy, horror, thrillers, and even non-fiction, it is in erotica that M.Christian has become an acknowledged master, with more than 400 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica, and in fact too many anthologies, magazines, and sites to name. In erotica, M.Christian is known and respected not just for his passion on the page but also his staggering imagination and chameleonic ability to successfully and convincingly write for any and all orientations.


Sunday, October 21, 2018

#TGCaption - The Blue Woman (#curse #bodyswap #fetish)

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.

In honor of the Halloween season, I'm going to be featuring dark, creepy, horrific captions all month long. I liked that she was a confident, curious ghost, not a weepy or angry spirit, but this one really wrote itself.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

#TGCaption - Killing the Competition (#bodyswap #castration)

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.

In honor of the Halloween season, I'm going to be featuring dark, creepy, horrific captions all month long. The knife is clearly the focal point here, so I played with that, and the final twist . . . well, that is one of those cases where the characters surprise you with their story.

Friday, October 19, 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, October 18, 2018

The Red Lever by SturkWurk (#comics #feminization)

I am delighted to introduce a new name to our weekly showcase of illustrated delights, SturkWurk, who is best known for his work at TGComics.

You are naked, collared, and restrained. You are trapped in a cold, sterile room, with nothing but a Red Lever within sight. You cannot reach it, but would you trust a stranger enough to ask them to pull it for you?

There are three short comics here in which SturkWurk has a lot of fun exploring the visuals of feminization. In the first story we get to see a young man slowly transformed against his will, his hair growing, his breasts expanding, his waist contracting, all because you - the reader - pulled that lever.

In the second story, we get to see a different young man begging for the same fate. He knows what is in store, and he not only craves the feminization, he enjoys it. There is more dialogue to this second part, revealing what the transformation feels like as much as what it looks like.

Where things really get interesting is in the third part, which is presented with two different views. The first view is much like the other two stories, where we watch a young man, trapped, unsure of what he volunteered for, being transformed and brainwashed by the machine. In the second view, we see the same story from his point-of-view, allowing us to see the sexy mad scientist behind it all, and the brainwashing programming. There is not a lot of story here, but anyone with a fetish for feminization will appreciate the visual and auditory details, the body shapes, the postures, the skin tones, and more.

Douglas Sturk (SturkWurk) is a writer and illustrator. He creates web comics for http://TGComics.com and http://MindControlComics.com, and can be hired for commission work.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Hacking the Gender Condition by M.C. Questgend (#feminization #mindcontrol #thriller)

While a good story can get away with mastering two of them, there are three elements to a great story - the characters, the plot, and the narrative. With that being said, every reader has their preference or their focus but, for me, it all begins with the characters.

Hacking the Gender Condition opens with a character who spoke to me almost immediately. That is not to say I was ever a true child prodigy like Daniel Mallory, but I do identify with his social awkwardness, his desire to be left alone to do his job, and his reluctance to trust others to share the burden. M.C. Questgend captures all of that very well, presenting us with a realistic protagonist who still elicits sympathy despite being so abrasive and challenging.

The other character important to the story is Leslie, the young woman who suffers through a short tenure as Daniel's administrative assistant, and who comes back into the story later as a friend. She is a pleasant, earnest young woman who genuinely likes Daniel despite his personality issues, and who plays a pivotal role in supporting him through the darkest aspects of the story. She is not just a convenient plot device, but a character who has a genuine role to play.

As for the plot, this is a dark thriller that delves into conspiracy, mind control, brainwashing, domination, and more. While the forced feminization and brainwashing is the pivot upon which the whole story turns (and is handled very well, particularly in terms of how Daniel responds to clothing, and how he learns to deal with sexual arousal), it is not the focus. Instead, this is really the story of a character who is challenged, broken, and restored . . . a full character arc of growth and change. What happens is less important than why, and even less so than to whom it happens.

Finally, in terms of narrative, this is tightly-plotted with some deft juggling of clues, secrets, and revelations. M.C. Questgend keeps us on edge throughout, sharing hints and glimpses of what is really going on, but holding the 'how' and 'why' close to the chest. We are intrigued and excited, driven beyond curiosity into a desperate need to know what is really going in. I honestly was not sure where the whole story was headed, unable to guess what was coming next, and that is what ultimately makes this such a compelling read.

Born in 1971, M.C. Questgend traveled the country with his parents as a military brat. Settling in Texas where he was first introduced to alternative lifestyles, he was able to finish high school and continue his new "hobby" in college. After college, he and "she" returned to start a family, but the strain of his "secret" was too much for his now ex-wife. Married a second time was not the answer, so M.C. has transferred the stress to the pen and keyboard. Writing erotic stories - some loosely based on his and "her" life as well as stories involving aspects of the LGBT community, a community and lifestyle he has come to privately embrace. M.C. Questgend is a pen name used to protect his privacy and anonymity. The intent was to write stories that entertain, inspire and motivate - which are as much sensual and heartwarming as they are sexual and explicit.


Happy Book Birthday to Alpha Surrender & Alpha Transformation!

Wow, how times flies! It was one year ago today that my twinned novellas of post-apocalyptic erotic horror hit the shelves.

One of the most dangerous questions a writer can ask of themselves is "what if?" but that is precisely what gave rise to Alpha Surrender and Alpha Transformation.

Alpha Transformation is the kind of story that most readers would expect of me, with an Alpha male’s love for his transsexual wife leading to an act of surrender that will change them both. This one features futa-on-male monster domination and some creative gender bending.

Alpha Transformation is a post-apocalyptic TG story of erotic love and submission. It is available as a stand-alone purchase from Smashwords.

I won’t tell you which story came first, but I will tell you is that, gender differences aside, they remain the same story at heart, with the same theme of an Alpha male surrendering his sense of self in an intimate act of pure, heartfelt love.

Alpha Surrender is a story I am extremely excited about, with an Alpha male’s love for his husband leading to an act of surrender that will change not just their future together, but his very self. This one features male-on-male monster domination and some inventive scenes of erotic submission.

Alpha Surrender is a post-apocalyptic m/m story of erotic love and submission. It is available as a stand-alone purchase from Smashwords.

Writing these stories in parallel made both stories stronger, and I think - I hope - the experience has made me a better writer. I hope you enjoy.

Both titles are available as a bundled edition from Amazon.