Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Wish on the Water by Eve Francis (#romance #genderqueer #bisexual)

Wish on the Water is a lighthearted romance that allows true love to blossom early on, and uses that love to explore questions of identity and sexuality. Eve Francis writes a fun, quick-moving romance with a cast of likable characters. There is no real tension here, but that is entirely okay, because the deeper issues are far more interesting than the usual genre clich├ęs.

Our two lovers are a wonderfully diverse pair, a single mother and a single parent-to-be. Whitney is happily bisexual, a fact of which her ex-husband was aware, and open to love in whatever form it finds her. After exploring a transgender identity, Chantal has ultimately self-defined as genderqueer, comfortable with pronouns of she/her, but uncomfortable with the labels of female, woman, or mother. Theirs is a chance meeting at the nail salon where Chantal works, a friendship that starts with some parental bonding, but very quickly moves into the realm of mutual attraction.

Like I said earlier, there is no real tension here, and that is surprisingly refreshing. Whitney's family and friends are immediately accepting of Chantal's genderqueer identity, just as they are supportive of Whitney's daughter's sexuality. Similarly, Chantal's friends and customers at the nail salon are accepting of her gender, with the only uncomfortable moments coming in the same kind of intrusive pregnancy questions that any parent faces.

The only flaw in the story, for me, was the footwear tease. There is a very strong suggestion early on that the pink rain boots of Whitney's daughter and the green sandals of Chantal are somewhat magical, but that element is just dropped, with no resolution. It is a small complaint, though, and more than made up for by Wish on the Water's wonderful diversity of bisexual genderqueer romance.

Eve Francis’s short stories have appeared in Wilde Magazine, The Fieldstone Review, Iris New Fiction, MicroHorror, and The Human Echoes Podcast. Romance and horror are her favourite genres to write in because everyone has felt love or fear in some form or another. She lives in Canada, where she often sleeps late, spends too much time online, and repeatedly watches old horror movies and Orange Is The New Black.


Monday, May 22, 2017

Her First Sissy by Lyka Bloom (#erotica #sissy #femdom #pegging)

As much as I love stories of sissy submission, there is a certain appeal in exploring the female dominant point-of-view, especially when her story is one of discovery and sexual awakening.

In Her First SissyLyka Bloom introduces us to Elaine, a registered hypnotherapist for whom the world of bondage and domination is completely unknown. We she begins treating Mark, he is just another client who wants to stop smoking. As she begins exploring why he wants to quit, however, she discovers some intriguing secrets. Before long she is crossing professional boundaries, taking Mark deeper into a hypnotic trance, and not only cultivating the sissy inside him, but slowly intertwining his happiness with her domination.

If that sounds creepy or inappropriate, rest assured that is not at all how the story comes across. In fact, it is a rather sweet story, full of happiness and self-acceptance. Mark may be the catalyst for it all, but most of the story is about Elaine discovering her place in the world of BDSM as a Mistress-in-the-making. The scenes of hypnotism are quite wonderful, with as much thought given to her thoughts as her words, and the way Mark is able to be his sissy self with her is delightful. Of course, it does all come together in the end, with a happily-ever-after for sissy and Mistress, but you already knew that!

Lyka Bloom lives and works in Tennessee as a technical writer. She has always enjoyed the exploration of fantasies, from the mundane to the kinky, generally revolving around hypnosis, mind control and transformation.


Friday, May 19, 2017

Freebie Fiction 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 Fiction Friday.

Every Friday I search through the weekend's free titles on Amazon, looking for those that might be of interest to readers, fans, and lovers of bending gender and sexuality. 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.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Futaberry Slutcake by Bryce Calderwood (#futa #erotica #lesbian)

I will freely admit, I began drooling in anticipation when Bryce Calderwood began teasing his new Futaberry Patch universe, feeding us one sugary sweet sample after another. It sounded so perfectly delicious, I just had to rush out and grab a copy the moment it was released.

Did it satisfy my cravings? Was it worth the mess? Will I ever recover from my diabetic orgasm? Well, let me just say the only problem with Futaberry Slutcake is that it left me with an insatiable appetite for more!

In all seriousness, this was a delightful story with a fantastic lead-in that evoked memories of 80's classics like Gremlins and Tales from the Darkside . . . or, better yet, Friday the 13th: The Series. Dillon's story is a little bit sad and a lot unsavory, and his encounter with the mysterious curio shop is both amusing and creepy. The story behind the Kovacs 9000 drawing tablet is perfectly odd, and nicely raises our suspicions.

Of course, the real fun begins when Dillon finds himself in the cartoon body of his futa creation. I will leave you to discover the how and why of that transformation for yourself, but know that the erotic element is as sweet as it is sexy, as candy as it is cartoonish, and as messy as it is magnificent. Bryce Calderwood absolutely nails the details here, with every paragraph adding something to the concept, and every word of the dialogue designed to reinforce the perverse nature of the story.

By all rights, Futaberry Slutcake should be too silly, too cartoonish, and too over-the-top to work as a seriously erotic story, but it does . . . so very, very well. Bryce Calderwood does for cartoons what he already did for vampires and octogirls, and it is so yummy!

Bryce Calderwood is an award-winning, top-100 Amazon author who has been publishing strangely hot erotica since 2015. His stories usually combine paranormal elements with either futanari or BDSM (or both). Bryce likes to explore the boundaries between sex and violence, between pleasure and pain, and between the human and the monstrous.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Steak & BJ Futa Bundle by Moctezuma Johnson (#erotica #futa #smutpunk)

If you are not familiar with the name Moctezuma Johnson, then prepare to be shocked, and perhaps even a little bit disturbed. As the unabashed King of Smutpunk, he blends cyberpunk and splatterpunk influences with pop art erotica to create something unique. Steak & BJ Futa Bundle collects all of his futadelic fun in one place, making it an excellent introduction to the King's realm.

Jane’s Steak and BJ Night Surprise is a fun story that starts out with a scenario that, sadly, is all too familiar. Overworked and overtired, David and Jane both love oral sex, but rarely make time for it. The only exception is Steak & BJ Day, a holiday celebrated in David's pants each year - except, this year, Jane is looking to turn the tables. The kitchen scene is the heart of this story, with Jane turning the art of cooking into something erotic, and the art of eating into something almost fearsome. The aggression she demonstrates is wonderful, and the creativity involving steak and custard is . . . well, delicious.

Romancing the Hot Stone is what I would call an exceptionally filthy, inappropriate, erotic comedy. This, ladies and gentlemen, is what smutpunk is all about. Larry is an arrogant, racist, abusive businessman who ends up nearly losing his manhood in an unfortunate accident. It serves him right but, of course, he does not see it that way. As much fun as it is to see him nearly emasculated, the true pleasure comes in seeing the tables turned, with the masseuse being the one to get her revenge. There is a lot of build up here, with the sex saved for the very end, but the telling of the story is what makes it so amusing.

What do you do when you are an unrepentant womanizer, and you encounter a woman who can literally smell your sins? Well, if you are Richard, and you are looking to hire The Nose for your perfume company, you bend over and take it like a man. This is a raunchy story with a lot of secretarial abuse in the first half, a great twist in the interview, and some exceptionally hot, aggressive, triumphant pegging in the second half. I do so love a woman who so easily takes control, and Richard's helpless submission is pretty sweet in and of itself. There is a lot of dialogue to this one, and as scrumptiously smutty as it is, it is also clever and well-played.

Dump the Futa President is what you could call smutpunk satire, a story that is too silly to be truly offensive, but too on-the-nose to be dismissed as mere smut. This is about as wild and scattershot as Moctezuma Johnson gets, a story that throws a lot at the reader, and does so in a carefully haphazard fashion. Yes, it is a condemnation of the kind of politics that marked the last US election, but it is also a gonzo celebration of robots, aliens, zombies, drugs, and more. The narration is suitably over-the-top, with satire giving way puns, which give way to smut, which gives way to pulp sci-fi gibberish. The final few pages are the craziest fun you will ever have in a book about presidential elections.

Saving the best for last, Futadelic is a fun read that balances dark motives with sexual pleasures. It is a story of genetic experimentation, corporate greed, and sexual discovery that is almost comic at times, but mostly just kinky and messed up. Here we have a futanari transformation, mind control drugs, a secret lesbian affair, a jealous (and horny) boyfriend, and an overexcited scientist. The narration is largely straightforward, lacking the madcap insanity of Moctezuma Johnson's other stories, but it is also the most erotic I have had the pleasure of reading. What raises it above the level of mere smut is the way it intertwines Ao's erotic journey with Peter's paranoid flight, pushing the limits of consent, and exaggerating the sexual possibilities. It is the one story where I really wanted more, but the climax is just about perfect.

Moctezuma mixes cyberpunk, futanari, pop art, comics, splatterpunk, and erotica in a high-pitched gender-bender genre-blender running on high. That's why they call him King Smutpunk. If you want to taste what bestselling author Linzi Basset calls "that imminent euphoria that MJ excels at" then you need to start drinking smutpunk up.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Futa Surprise Bundle by Reed James

Some authors like to settle into a niche and write stories that are comfortably familiar. Others like to claim that nice and build a name for themselves. Then there are authors like Reed James who totally own their niche (in this case futa lesbian erotica) like no other author out there.

The Futa Surprise Bundle is a trio of loosely connected stories, all set within the Aphrodite Sisterhood Universe, centered around the idea of (you guessed it) surprise.

Futa Surprise was a fun story about a bored coed who dabbles with a little forbidden magic while house-sitting for a pair of well-to-do lesbians. As shocked as she is to find herself growing a massive futa phallus between her legs, the irresistible attraction she feels for the door-to-door makeup saleswoman is even more surprising. It was a fun story of discovery and seduction, with some quirky flirting.

Futa Hawaiian Surprise puts a futa spin on the seduction of a straight girl by her lesbian best friend, with a little help from the transformation magic of Ms. Futa 'N Ari's Massage Parlor. This one is pure wall-to-wall sex, highly erotic, and gloriously messy.

Futa Subway Surprise was my favorite of the three stories here, a sexy tale that is more about the seduction than the consummation. It all starts with a mysterious bit of subway molestation, with the first surprise being that it is not a man with the groping hands, but a woman, and the second being that the woman is actually a futa. This one is all about erotic exhibitionism, with a fantastic progression from victim to seductress.

Reed James is a thirty year-old guy living in Tacoma, WA. "I love to write, I find it freeing to immerse myself in a world and tell its stories and then share them with others." He's been writing naughty stories since high school, furiously polishing his craft, and finally feels ready to share his fantasies with the world.


Monday, May 15, 2017

My Undoing by Susie Thomas (#trans #lesbian #romance)

My Undoing is an anthology of stories from Susie Thomas that ranges from sweet to sexy, and from tantalizing to taboo. It makes for an odd, almost awkward mix of styles and subjects, especially with the expectations set by the first story, but I loved that Susie explored so many different means (and reason) for coming out as trans.

My Undoing is, far and away, the best story of the collection. It is such a sweet little story, a happy fantasy of open crossdressing and loving acceptance. It opens with a young man walking by a shop window every day, in love with the pink satin and black lace corset on display, only to be heartbroken one day to find it gone. It is a thoughtlessly impulsive moment that prompts him to step inside, discovering the most wonderfully open, accepting, and loving shopkeeper waiting. She not only allows Amelia to emerge, but gives her a job (and, eventually, her heart), allowing her to flourish. I was actually disappointed to have the story end, and find another waiting for me.

The next story, Dare Club, changes things up considerably, trading the sweet support for erotic encouragement. Having arrived at university to find his apartment building on fire, Alan is forced to accept an unorthodox roommate agreement with a pair of exotic lesbians - who wish to make him one of them. This one is the kinkiest of the collection, complete with an incestuous hint/tease and a very fantasy-driven home castration, but it has a lot of heart and some wonderful characters - including a lovely secondary romance - to carry it through.

Penny's Story returns us to the word of sweet and sensual again, with a slow-burning tale of friendship, coming out, love, and acceptance. What begins as a tutoring opportunity turns into something more when Mary discovers women's clothes and makeup in Pete's bedroom. With her help, Pete transforms from an awkward crossdresser to a beautifully passable transgender woman. The friendship and support here is wonderful, including a frank (and tearful) discussion of sexuality, and the happily-ever-after is incredibly sweet.

Perhaps fittingly, Forever Lovers (the final story in the collection) was my second favorite (next to the opening story). It is a simple story, without the minor contrivances of the others, instead focusing on a single friendship rekindled after years apart. I hesitate to say too much, I loved the way it teased out Richard and Carrie's past friendship, dealt with the evolution of Richard's crossdressing desires, and revealed the real reason Carrie put him on that path. It is certainly the happiest of the four stories, which I am sure adds to its appeal, with a lovely finale.

If you are looking for BDSM-themed forced feminization, explicit bisexuality, and raw sexuality, then this is not the collection for you. Instead, My Undoing is a collection of sensual stories about slow, tentative, personal gender journeys, the love of another woman, and genuine romance. I quite liked it, and am eager to read more of Susie's work.

Susie Thomas is blessed with a vivid imagination - her memories and desires are as fresh as ever, and her stories are loosely based upon her experiences with a generous sprinkling of imagination. As a hopeless romantic, she hopes her stories will entertain and please you - your comments would be welcome.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Freebie Fiction 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 Fiction Friday.

Every Friday I search through the weekend's free titles on Amazon, looking for those that might be of interest to readers, fans, and lovers of bending gender and sexuality. 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.