Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Vampire of Blackpool by Catherine Green (vampire witch lesbian)

The Vampire of Blackpool is my first taste of Catherine Green's unique brand of supernatural horror and paranormal romance, and it most certainly will not be my last.

This opens edgy and dark, with Meredith Hanson, a reclusive author who is really a centuries-old vampire, dumping the bodies of her latest two victims in the ocean. She is old, bored, and looking for a challenge. She is not so much careless as she is carefree, taking risks in the hopes that somebody might bring some excitement into her life.

Enter Samantha Morris, an adorable little witch who is passionate, romantic, and fierce. Their relationship is an awkward one at first, almost accidental in how they keep coming together, but there is a surprising romance there that works precisely because of the opposites-attract vibe.

The other person who arrives on the scene to bring that excitement is Ryan James, a vampire hunter. While Meredith was looking for someone like him, a worthy adversary to give her life some color again, coming on the heels of Samantha's insertion into her life creates a dilemma for a vampire now trapped between passions.

Less a love triangle and more a love affair threatened by outside forces, The Vampire of Blackpool worked equally well as both a romance and a horror novel, with Green never shying away from what it means to be a vampire. I loved the characters here, the atmosphere, and the hints of deeper world building that I am sure are more fully delivered on in her Redcliffe Novels. This could have gone soft, with a contrived happy ending for all, but I loved the way it came together in the end.

I am officially bitten and ready to slake my thirst with Return of the Vampire Hunter next!

Author of British paranormal romance series The Redcliffe Novels, Catherine Green was raised on books from a young age and has happy memories of Saturday mornings spent in her small local library, devouring the contents of the shelves. Catherine has always been fascinated by the supernatural world, and it feels natural for her to write about vampires, werewolves, witches and other mystical creatures in her contemporary stories. 


Monday, May 20, 2019

Dog Pound by Thomas Pike (shemale lesbian shifter)

If you have followed the career of Thomas Pike, then you know he made the move to Smashwords following his censorship issues with Amazon. The book at the heart of that issue, Dog Pound, is now available on Smashwords as he originally intended, uncut and uncensored . . . and it is a trashy, taboo, titillating treasure.

Ella is a young woman who has always loved dogs, so much so that she volunteers at a local dog shelter while working her way through college, with dreams of becoming a veterinarian. One quiet day, while she is alone at the shelter, she finds a box of Knotty Dog Bones in the donation bin. They do not look or smell suspicious, so she decides to give one to Jamie, a golden retriever found wandering the streets.

Seconds later, there is a naked blonde girl sitting in the cage, wiggling her butt like an excited pup, and begging for a belly rub from her favorite human. Ella has always considered herself straight, but she cannot deny her attraction, especially when Jamie rolls over to reveal her rather impressive shemale package.

This is a fun story, and a smart one as well. Even as Ella questions the young woman to determine if she really is - or was - a dog, she worries about issues of consent, always asking Jamie if it is okay to touch here or scratch there. As for Jamie, she is a treat to watch, a young woman with all the frantic energy and excited mannerisms of a dog. There is a lot of licking to her part of the story, but it is with the introduction of Billie, days later, that things get really kinky . . . the transformation of Taylor, weeks later, that they get naughty . . . and a pair of accidents, weeks after that, where they get wild.

Dog Pound is passionate, animalistic fun, blending the appeal of shemale-on-female erotica with that of were/shifter paranormal romance. Even at its most intense, Ella keeps the story grounded, always concerned for the health and welfare of her charges first, and only giving into her own desires when they are ready to beg for it . . . like good girls.

Thomas Pike is a quiet fellow that has found his calling with writing all sorts of Lesbian, Shemale, and even some Futa erotica. Now that he is on Smashwords, he can now focus on Incest, Bestiality, and even Forced encounters! If you're a fan of tamer themes, be sure to check him out at other retailers!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

TG Caption - Wedding Wishes (crossdressing bride femboy)

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.

Sometimes dreams do come true.
Even if those dreams are not what we thought them to be.

Friday, May 17, 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.


Thursday, May 16, 2019

Playing the Part by Femur and SturkWurk (comics bodyswap wedding)

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.

Mickey Boyle is an aging, overweight, balding gentleman. His business is going under, and he is almost a year behind on his alimony. Had he walked home from the bar, everything would have been fine, but he decides to drive drunk . . . causing a fatal accident . . . and prompting fate to leave him Playing the Part.

It seems unfair that such a man should get a second chance at life, especially one that lands him in the body of a "total babe," but he hardly sees it that way. He is very much aware of who he is (or was), but this new body has instincts and memories that he cannot seem to override.

Femur does a great job of capturing that confusion, with words that are not Mickey's and actions that he cannot control, as if he is stuck following a script. SturkWurk reinforces that confusion by contrasting her desperate eyes, awkward facial expressions, and conflicting body language. Even without the dialogue, you can look at this and know something is desperately wrong with this woman.

Of course, with this being the story of a wedding day, that means SturkWurk can pull out all the stops in indulging every crossdresser's fantasy. The makeup, the lingerie, the dresses, it all looks so beautiful, and the way Anna's body instinctively knows how to show off and display itself for maximum arousal adds a fantastic element of lust and horror. Before you think you know where this is all headed, however, there is a breakthrough in the second half that puts a significant twist on the story, and that is where Femur and SturkWurk shine brightest. It is one thing to play with being trapped, to have fun with simply Playing the Part - it is another thing entirely to explore a conscious awakening, painful self-reflection, and the struggle of being trapped between lives.

A simple story, but one that is as thoughtful as it is sexy, with the usual flourishes that make SturkWurk's comics so easy to admire.

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, May 15, 2019

Pan Sexual by Aimée Maroux & Sorcha Rowan (erotica mythology)

As much as I love Aimée Maroux & Sorcha Rowan as authors in their own right, when they get together . . . well, it is magic.

Or, in this case, magic and mythology.

Pan Sexual is, as the subtitle promises, an Interspecies Romance - which is a far better description that something like monster erotica, which is fun, but has entirely different connotations. More than that, this is a lesbian interspecies romance, one that opens with a cute little goat-tailed faun playing the voyeur with a big, sleek, gorgeous centaur.

Spuria and Rufina are delightful characters that you immediately fall in love with. They are pleasant, polite, and (perhaps) a bit perverse. Perfectly paired, in fact. I loved how Aimée & Sorcha played with the size difference, and how they kept the erotic elements largely 'human' (for lack of a better word) and familiar, but incorporated little details like the touch of a horn or the flick of a tail to keep us in the fantasy.

I know what many of you are thinking - goats and horses, horns and tails, how can that possibly be anything but bestial and monstrous? The answer is all in the characters, their emotions, and their blossoming relationship. This really is a sweet and sexy tale, one where the romantic connection is obvious, no matter what body parts may be involved.

And, yes, I know what the rest of you are thinking - goats and horses, horns and tails, it is a shame they are both girls? Well, do not feel left out, for there is a third participant, one who spends much of the story watching, but their late arrival does make for a ménage that might (maybe) be a little monstrous. Personally, I would have been content for this to be just the girls, but I did love how that final scene allowed Rufina to show just how magical fauns can be!

About Aimée Maroux: Aimée primarily writes erotic retellings of Greek myths and fantasy based on Greek mythology, but likes to experiment with other genres, too. Her favourite Greek myth is the Odyssee where the titular hero, Odysseus, has to overcome a plentitude of challenges on his way home from the Trojan War.


About Sorcha Rowan: A private person who's happiest in the mountains, Sorcha enjoys telling stories about finding new love in strange and wonderful places.


The Secret of the Gilded Lady by Tara Keane (steampunk transgender)

Tara Keane is a creative goddess best known for her long-form, multi-part captions. She packs a lot of detail into her captions, telling complete stories with narrative and dialogue. Even her single-panel captions are packed with plot, so I was excited to see her step into the world of publishing with The Secret of the Gilded Lady: A Steampunk TG Adventure.

This was, in a word, marvelous.

It is a story that incorporates tropes and themes that will be as familiar to fans of TG fiction as TG captions, and that is part of its appeal. We can guess, early on, what has happened, which means the story becomes a journey to find out how it happened and why.

There are three areas where Keane distinguishes herself here. First, the steampunk theme and the airship setting are more than just window-dressing, it is incorporated into all aspects of the story. Take away the TG elements, and sci-fi fans would still have a fantastic steampunk adventure to enjoy. Second is the mystery I teased earlier, which is perfectly executed, keeping us on edge and drawing us deeper with every new development. Even after we learn the how and why of it all, there is still some tension to be explored, and Keane uses that to end on a high note. Last is the characters, all of whom feel vibrant and alive, especially those who have (ahem) changed. Bimbos in brothels is a familiar trope, but it is the personalities that make this so much fun.

As I closed the book, I found I wanted more - more of the Professor and his pre-bordello adventures, more of this world that Keane has created, more scenes behind closed doors, and more of what comes after. That is not a complaint, however, but a testament to how much I enjoyed this. Such a fun read and well worth checking out!


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Coming Home Again by Scott Roche (gay scifi romance)

Coming Home Again is a wonderfully intimate character study of two men from different lives and different eras, brought together by the most unusual of circumstances. Scott Roche flips the alien abduction trope on its head, skipping past the abduction itself and focusing instead on the return.

I liked the mystery of it all, the uncertainty of whether Rogers really was abducted and returned; whether he a spy for an alien race or a foreign power; and whether he really has feelings for Blair or is just stringing him along. The uncertainty within the government is a nice touch too, with Blair's superiors making us wonder what stories are lies or truths, what they really know, and what it is they want of Rogers.

Roche smartly keeps the sci-fi elements to a minimum, giving us glimpses of alien technology and references to the reptilian abductors, but keeping most of that off the page. Allowing the romance to be just that, a slow-burning transition from doctor/patient, to friends, to lovers, is a nice touch as well.

There is a payoff for fans of sci-fi and romance in the final scenes, with a climax that delivers on all the promise while still fitting the tone and feel of the rest of the story. Overall, a solid piece of storytelling.

Scott Roche is an author, podcaster, and publisher. His work has been published in a number of anthologies. He's available for birthday parties, bar-mitzvahs, quinceaneras, and anywhere else cake is served. A Christian and an avid fan of horror, he believes that there is beauty to be found everywhere.