Monday, June 29, 2015

Eight Inches Under Her Skirt: Seducing the Straight Guy by Phoenix Blair

Please Note: The following review is suitable for adults only.

As great works of erotica literature are concerned, there is no doubt that Eight Inches Under Her Skirt comes up a little short (pun intended). It is a bit too contrived and convenient, with no real character development, and far too many unanswered questions. With the set-up of buying condoms for his girlfriend, I really expected that relationship to weigh a bit more heavily on the tale, but it is largely inconsequential. We move from lust-at-first-sight, to passionate public flirting, to driving home together in less time than it would have taken him pay for the condom. In fact, the condoms are forgotten as quickly and completely as his girlfriend - and they, at least, might have come in handy when getting intimate with a total stranger.

However, as quick-and-dirty spank bank erotica is concerned, this was a lot of fun. Just as narrative story arcs clearly are not what Phoenix Blair is interested in exploring, sexual excitement certainly is. I thought the whole lust-at-first-sight bit was done very well, complete with a frantic, comic chase through the mall, ending in an erotic collision. The flirting may have been quick, but it was fun, and the drive back to her house certainly reinforced their physical passion. As for the sex that dominates the core of the story, I could have done with some more sensory details – smell, taste, feel, etc. – but that is a minor complaint. It was realistic, with some nice details, and I loved the bold lack of inhibition (even if I still had lingering questions about his motivation).

As one-handed reads go, Eight Inches Under Her Skirt is certainly worth the read, regardless of whether you are the one with the Inches, the Skirt, or both.



Friday, June 26, 2015

Summer Love featuring Naomi Tajedler



♥ Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Naomi Tajedler, author of What The Heart Wants.

Hi Naomi, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.

Hi!

I was born and raised in Paris, France, with an older sister, a French mother and an Israeli father, which makes for an interesting education growing up.

What’s certain is that that multiple cultures gave me a hunger for knowledge and for travels.

My parents have encouraged my love for art, and supported my choice to study it—though they did so when I picked a scientific form of art!

Writing online has come late into my life, and writing in a more professional setting has only been possible thanks to Interlude Press and the opportunity they gave me.

♥ Do you have any strange writing habits?

First of all, I need music when I write. Silence has a tendency to freeze my fingers. TV works too, but I find it distracting in the long run.

Second habit : I need things to nibble on. I usually pick dry pretzels, because it doesn’t make too much crumbs and doesn’t grease my fingers.

Third habit : I need to have supplies of something to drink, something that won’t require me to move from my writing spot - bottles, teapots, depends on the weather.

Those were for the conditions I need to write: now for the actual writing process, I tend to act the scenes I’m writing, play the dialogue (with different voices) and move around to see if I’m making sense and if what I’m describing is physically possible!

When I face a block, I need to walk it out—whether it’s running circles around my desk or really take it outside, away from the computer for a moment, and a way to go past the block usually comes to me after a moment of walking.

I don’t know if these are particularly strange, but they are mine!

♥ Just as your books will inspire others, what books have inspired you?

A lot of books have inspired me, so here goes my top 3.

  1. Michael Ende, Never Ending Story: This description of the pre-teenager’s mind really struck me as a preteen myself, and I keep reading this book over and over again, finding new depths in it as I grow up
  2. Bernard Lenteric, The Prodigies (La Nuit des Enfants Rois, in French): This book is really hard to describe, but it showed me that a literature aimed at teenagers could be smart, complex and mind-blowing
  3. Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog: This book is incredibly delicate, and charming, and has some of the best descriptions of food and of art I have ever read

♥ What do you consider to be your best accomplishment (writing or life)?

My best accomplishment in life is tightly linked to my accomplishment in writing, because writing has allowed me to find myself, to figure out who I am and to give me the strength to come out to my family and my best friend.

Coming out feels like an accomplishment because it took me a lot of courage and I have felt like a different, more grown, more confident person ever since.

♥ Where do you see yourself in ten years?

Wow, ten years.

I see myself living somewhere else, with writing being a much bigger part of my life. I have many ideas for novels and stories, so hopefully they will come to light in that time span. I hope I will still have my loved ones with me, and new loves too!

♥ If you had a super power, what would it be?

Oh, definitely mind reading—but under my control!

I tend to doubt myself a lot, particularly in social interactions, so knowing what’s really on the mind of the person I’m talking to would help with some of my anxiety.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Summer Love is the first collection of short stories published by Duet, the young adult imprint from Interlude Press. These short stories are about the emergence of young love of bonfires and beaches, of the magical in-between time when young lives step from one world to another, and about finding the courage to be who you really are, to follow your heart and live an authentic life. The contributing authors have written stories about both romantic and platonic love featuring characters who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, pansexual and queer/questioning. The authors also represent a spectrum of experience, identity and backgrounds.

Beautiful Monsters
A campaign volunteer is assigned to assist his high school’s Gay Straight Alliance for the Pride Parade, forcing him to face the students he had previously avoided, and the truth about himself.
Author: Rachel Davidson Leigh is a writer, educator, and small town native who tells stories she wishes she could have read as a teen. Beautiful Monsters is her first published work of fiction. She lives in Wisconsin with her family and two dogs who are spoiled out of their tiny minds. 

The Willow Weeps for Us 
Jack, the young son of a grocer, falls for a charming piano teacher at the dawn of World War II.
Author: Suzey Ingold is a writer, linguist and coffee addict, currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Brought up in a household where children's books are quoted over the dinner table, literature has always had a strong influence on her life. She enjoys travelling, scented candles and brunch. 

The Fire Eater’s Daughter 
When a traveling carnival comes back to town, Ruth must choose between caring for her mother and a life with the beautiful and mysterious Constance, the fire eater’s daughter.
Author: Amy Stilgenbauer is a writer and aspiring archivist currently based in southeast Michigan. She is the author of the novelette series, Season of the Witch, as well as the Young Adult novel, The Legend of League Park. When she isn’t writing, Amy enjoys all things bergamot and tries to keep her cats away from her knitting. 

Surface Tension 
Logan just wants a summer where he can be anonymous and fit in without labels, but that all changes when he meets out-and-proud Dave at summer camp.
Author: Ella J. Ash is a lawyer by day and an author by night. She has been a writer in online fan communities since 2006. She also enjoys dance parties with her family and cooking experimental vegetarian cuisine. She lives in Toronto with her partner, three daughters and four tropical fish. 

My Best Friend 
In a letter to his best friend, a young gay man reminisces about their relationship.
Author: H.J. Coulter lives in Winnepeg, Canada, where she works as a respite worker and studies music, in hopes of one day becoming a musical therapist. My Best Friend is her professional writing debut. 

What the Heart Wants 
A young student discovers attraction and desire through her experience drawing figures in her summer art class.
Author: Naomi Tajedler was born and raised in Paris, where art has always been a part of her life—including painting, restoring books, and working in auctions. She started writing in online fan communities in 2009. 

The Most Handsome 
Carter, a Cape Cod boy who recently came out as transgender, meets and falls in love with a college student visiting for the summer.
Author: S.J. Martin lives with his partner and their cranky, rotund cat in Washington D.C. He’s a barista by day and a writer by night. He makes a mean cappuccino and lives for good coffee, good books, and good company. The Most Handsome is his first published story. 

Something Like Freedom 
A boy finds a safe space from which to imagine a new future after leaving his conservative parents’ home, thanks in part to a new friend.
Author: Caroline Hanlin is a full time statistician, a part time stage manager, and an avid sports fan. She currently resides in Boston, where she enjoys writing during her commute. Something Like Freedom is her first published short story. 

On the Shore 
A young woman retreats to her parents’ beach house to nurse a broken heart, but instead meets a vivacious girl who helps her find joy again.
Author: Rachel Blackburn is a writer, musician and librarian based in central Ohio. When free from work, she enjoys cuddling with her cats, drinking tea, and baking more cupcakes than necessary. On the Shore is her professional writing debut. 


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Panty Raiding to Panty Wearing by Alyssa Paige

Ah, to be young again, back in college, unable to see beyond the next party, and too naïve to doubt the ‘perfect’ plans of a frat house. As soon as Matt announces the plan to raid the panties of Beta Phi sorority’s three most unreachable sisters, you just know it’s not going to end well – even if, like me, you might have an ulterior motive for such a raid.

The moment we hear the words, “Ladies.  GET HIM,” it’s already too late to back out.

Almost immediately, Alyssa Paige hints at the twist that will lead from Panty Raiding to Panty Wearing. It seems they have a special relationship with the Kappa Alpha fraternity, and they’re more than happy to teach the two young thieves a lesson – one it’s clear they’ve taught before. The embarrassment of Ben’s initial punishment is very well done, stripping him of his macho bravado even more quickly than his pants. Although there’s little doubt where the punishment is headed, the fact that he cries “like a girl and has equipment more in line with a girl than a guy” certainly speeds things up, and the way his hands betray him when forced to masturbate for the girls just seals the deal.

As for Matt, I’ll be totally honest when I say I didn’t expect the way he plays into the punishment twist. I mean, I guessed there would be some forced bisexuality before the night was out, but not in the way that Alyssa approaches it. Kudos to her for making an already exciting scenario even more delightful, deftly balancing the pleasure with the humiliation, and for so carefully revealing Ben’s mental and emotional transformation at the end.

Well-written, incredibly sexy, and creatively twisted, Panty Raiding to Panty Wearing ensures I’ll be reading a lot more Alyssa Paige.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Succubus' Sub by John Dylena

Earlier this month I shared with you my review of The Succubus' Sub by John Dylena, an erotic/paranormal serialized novel that puts the emphasis on the power-exchange of a dom/sub relationship, with some significant gender-bending (much to my admitted delight).

John has also collaborated with Pop Lee on an illustrated version of the story, with the first graphic novel - The Succubus' Sub - fully funded on indigogo earlier this year.

Let me just say, this is an absolutely gorgeous piece of work that beautifully captures the tone and feel of the stories, but in glorious color. It dives right into the heart of the story, temporarily bypassing a lot of the set-up, to show us Brett being feminized by his futa demon Mistress. The story then rewinds to show us that set-up before quickly recapping some of the highlights of their relationship.

It's just one issue for now, but if there truly is succubus watching over the submissives and crossdressers of the world, we will get a second issue. :)


Thursday, June 18, 2015

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 iPad, using Kindle for iPad, 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.

A positively yummy collection of sissies, futa lovers, gender swaps, cuckolds, and more this week:

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Call For Submissions: Manifest: Transitional Wisdom on Male Privilege

Edited by Megan Rohrer and Zander Keig (the editors of Letters For My Brothers: Transitional Wisdom in Retrospect, which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award)

We're looking for  essays, first person narratives, poems and other creative non-fictional works written by trans* identified males. Submissions from trans* identified women are being curated in another process and authors interested in submitting from this perspective should email before sending completed works.

Your story can be smart, historically rooted, funny, provocative, progressive and/or political.  Stories should include maleness or male privilege as a theme.  While it's okay to reference fancy academic ideas, our goal is to begin an accessible conversation about male privilege and the wisdom that individuals gain  transitioning.

If you have a great idea, or are unsure if your submission fits what we are looking for, send it in anyway.  Our editors will work with you to help it meet our submission guidelines or to get it into another book or journal in the Wilgefortis catalog.

Accepted authors will receive a free copy of the book.  Proceeds from the book will benefit transitional wisdom gatherings to provide opportunities for trans individuals to share our history in community. Deadline for consideration is August 15th.  If you are interested, but will miss the deadline, please email the editors.

How to Contribute to Manifest: Transitional Wisdom on Male Privilege:


  • You can contact the editors with questions at: wilgefortisbooks@gmail.com
  • Submit your non-fictional work (no longer than 20 pages), with a one paragraph biography to wilgefortisbooks@gmail.com
  • Because we plan to work on other works on transitional wisdom, authors may submit as many contributions as they would like.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

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 iPad, using Kindle for iPad, 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.

A positively yummy collection of sissies, futa lovers, gender swaps, cuckolds, and more this week:



I Love to be a Woman: Transgender Body Swap Gender Transformation Erotica

Sissy Humiliation (Sissy Boy Book 1)

Secret Sissy

Cuckold Gone Wrong: My Wife's Black Lover's Cock in My Mouth

The Party Swap: Gender Swap Menage

Barebacked For His Wife's Pleasure: Cuckolded and Barebacked by Their Neighbour (Swinging Both Ways to Save His Marriage Book 1)

Dominant Dickgirls (Futa Dom Breeding Erotica Bundle)

Dickgirl Wolves (Paranormal Shifter Futa BBW Erotica Bundle)

Found By The Futanari: Futa On Female Paranormal Erotica

Sinful Delights (Futanari Convents)(futa-on-female, nun erotica)

Shopping with the Futa (Gender Swapped Coed1)(Futa-on-Female, Gender Swap, Meange Erotica)

Comic Con Futa 4: Booth Babe Threesome (Public Futa on Female Menage)

Sissy Gender Swap (Sissy Boy Book 3)

Busting Bad (Turned Into A Woman Fiction): A Crystal Clear Gender Bender

Full of Futa: Lesbian Sex Toy Erotica (Semper Futanari Book 3)

Gender Swaps by the Dozen (Gender Swap Erotica Megabundle)

Love Triangle: XY version: A transgender romantic comedy (True Love Comedy Book 1)

Enjoy!