Friday, February 28, 2014

Freebie Fiction Friday - Get 'em while they're hot!

Well, if it's Friday, then that must been it's time for Freebie Fiction 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.

An eclectic collection of titles to enjoy and explore this week . . .
Enjoy!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Killing Me Slowly by Tanya Allan

I think that Killing Me Slowly by Tanya Allan stands out as the best work of this wonderful author. It's the story about a young British Royal Marine, a combat-hardened chap, who as a child prayed to God to change him into a girl. As luck would have it, one day because of circumstances beyond his control, he finally gets his wish. This occurs in a most unusual, though somehow plausible manner.

The story offers great character development and a glimpse of some rather touching relationships of the key character. One in particular that stands out and perhaps will move the reader is the interaction with the father of this very special person. The novel has lots of positives going for it. But the most powerful and eloquent part of this book is the protagonist's own acceptance of the female gender role that is thrust upon him. This is done in such a sensitive way that the reader will be astounded at the ease and grace that a male born person can embrace and have a female gender role become completely natural and without shame.


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Eden by Wol-vriey

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

Um, wow . . . just, wow. Eden is a gender-bending pornographic tale of bizarro science fiction with a social conscience. Wol-vriey demonstrates a deliciously twisted imagination here, one that certainly crosses some lines, and is likely to offend a lot of readers, but it's all within the context of a post-apocalyptic society where the stagnant reality of utopian equality has demanded an artificial sort of caste system where everybody is cared for, but once again free to strive for something more.

There is a lot of gender bending here, with transsexual prostitutes all over the place, it's respectful, even if it isn't always tasteful. There's a lot of sex going on here as well, most of it involving Olympic-intensity bouts of fellatio and anal sex, but there's actually a purpose to it all.

It takes a while to get to the meat of the story (pun very much intended), but it's basically a sexual caper involving computer hackers, biologically altered prostitutes, and (as it turns out) almost as much sex and violence. Way, way, way over-the-top, and perhaps too fetishistic for even some bizarro fans, I absolutely loved it!


Friday, February 21, 2014

Freebie Fiction Friday - Get 'em while they're hot!

Well, if it's Friday, then that must been it's time for Freebie Fiction 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.

After two weeks of slim pickings, we have hit the jackpot! Lots to enjoy and explore this week . . .







Enjoy!

Harem by Tom Tame

Page for page "Harem" by Tom Tame is one of the sexiest gender transformation works you will ever read. The author demonstrates that he is a fine craftsman who clearly takes great pride in his writing.

In this novella, Tame has produced an extremely well-written, balanced and harmonious descent (or perhaps really an ascent) into female servitude. If you're into this genre, you will love it!  


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Changed into an Asian Schoolgirl by Mindi Flyth

Mindi Flyth is a master of erotic transgender fiction and “Changed into an Asian Schoolgirl” is a wonderful and vivid example of her dark writings in this genre.  Presenting a story that takes place a bit into the future, a cop killer on death row is offered a special deal by the criminal justice system.  Given the option of execution or receiving freedom after undergoing a special medical experiment that will transform him into a female, our nasty protagonist opts for the later.  It sounds crazy, he thinks, but with just three weeks from the gas chamber, anything is better than dying.  Our racist criminal Mike soon becomes Michelle, now in the body of an 18 year-old Asian schoolgirl.

Change is not easy though and Mike fights his transformation every step of the way.  Then, as his defenses begin to crumble, slowly and inexorably he comes to the realization that they must have brainwashed him to accept this.  In addition to his body transformation, it begins to dawn on him they had done something to his mind so it actually felt good.  But, there was still a little part of Mike left inside that had to fight it.  That “Mike part” couldn't actually enjoy this awful thing they were doing to him, or could he?

I’ll leave it to the reader to learn what happened, but as the author asks somewhat rhetorically, “Wouldn’t being a happy girl be so much better than being an angry man?

Mindi Flyth Talks Transformation Erotica

Good morning, all!

Today we are delighted to be hosting Mindi Flyth, an author who specializes in dark, erotic stories featuring magical and scientific transformations of arrogant men into sexy, helpless females. When not writing about transformed men, she's usually writing about transformed women, covering such erotic fetishes as bimbofication, breast expansion, and more.

Our very own Samuel has already reviewed Changed into a Pregnant Latina, and will be offering up his thoughts on Changed into an Asian Schoolgirl next. In the meantime, please allow the lovely Mindi to introduce you to her world . . .

♥ When did you begin writing and what prompted you to write stores in the genre of erotica and gender transformation?

I think I posted my first erotic stories on the Capst AR (age regression) Shorts site, way back around the turn of the century. I was rather young at the time, but I already had age regression fantasies along with a lot of other weird transformation kinks. I think I started publishing stuff on Fictionmania not long after that. I didn't know what I was doing in those early stories, and the standards of the genre didn't seem very strict, so frankly I didn't try too hard. As a result, there's a lot of stuff in my early stories that makes me cringe.

I've had transformation fantasies for as long as I can remember. I'm transgender, and many of my fetishes involve gender transformations. I tend to get kind of obsessed with a particular fetish for a while, until it fades and one of my other fetishes takes over. Every now and again I'll discover a brand new fetish, and that's always fun.

• I agree with you when you indicate in your bio that your “erotica features transformations described in such vivid detail that you can almost feel them happening to you.” In your two novelas that I have read so far, this definitely is the case. How did you tap into this ability to describe gender transformation in such vivid detail?

I took a great creative writing class in college, and I remember the instructor telling us to focus on the sensory details of a scene and make the reader feel like they are really there. That stuck with me. When I write a transformation, I'll try to really imagine what it would sound like, what you would really feel happening under your skin, etc. Those details make all the difference for me.

I also have a ton of fun with metaphors and similes. If you say that as Bob's hips became wider they made a sound like a roomful of old men cracking their knuckles, it's a lot more vivid than just saying his his hips went pop.

Sometimes a quick "POOF!" transformation is fun, but generally I like to really draw it out. It's like sex. If something feels that good, why rush it?

♥ The idea of having to start life over in an unfamiliar, frightening, but also strangely thrilling new form is quite titillating to many of us. Can you say a little more about the origin of this fantasy?

Sex fantasies can have a lot in common with horror movies. In both cases, we sometimes take pleasure from things we would never want to happen in real life. We enjoy sexual fantasies about losing our identity and being degraded and helpless, and movies about people being chased around by monsters and serial killers, partly because these ideas frighten us and we want to take away their power.

But transformation fantasies also present the allure of escaping from all the complications and obligations of your life. We spend our lives stuck as the people we are, and the fantasy of being forced to start over is always going to have some appeal. The bimbo fantasy can be especially appealing for intelligent or neurotic people, because it just gets exhausting having your head be full of questions and doubt and jibber-jabber all the time. As a dumb blonde all of that gets switched off and you just get to be pretty, uncomplicated and horny.

♥ Besides your writing, can you tell us a bit about your life to date; what you have done for a living, what are your interests and how did you happen to arrive at this point?

I'd prefer to keep most of the details of my background private. But I had been a professional non-fiction writer for a while and I only kept writing fetish fiction as a hobby, because I felt compelled to do it. I never imagined making a living at it, but late last year I read some of those articles about people who were paying their bills by writing dinosaur erotica and so on. I'd gotten a lot of good reviews on Fictionmania and I really enjoyed writing transformation smut, so I decided to start publishing eBooks and see what happened. The response has been great so far! I am so grateful for every sale and good review, you wouldn't believe it.

♥ Can you say a bit about your interest in transgendered individuals and how you gained such apparent expertise in this area?

Well, I am a transgender person. For years I was regularly going out to clubs and stuff, but I'm reaching that age where clubs start being more exhausting than fun and I was looking for some new way to express myself. I think my years of getting dolled up in drag and going out have helped my writing. I know what it's like to feel like an ugly guy who can't get a date, and I know what it's like to wear a minidress in public and get hit on by clueless, horny guys.

If everybody had to spend one year as a hot girl and one year as an ugly guy, I think the world would be a much, much better place.

♥ Which authors have influenced you the most?

Well, I can't say I'm consciously influenced by anybody. Growing up I read a lot of Fitzgerald, Salinger, Vonnegut and William S. Burroughs, but I doubt my stuff would remind anybody of theirs. I think there's a sprinkling of John Collier in my stories, and probably a lot of TV guys like Joss Whedon and Rod Serling. I grew up on that stuff, and I still love it.

As far as transformation erotica goes, there aren't many writers out there who really excite me. That's part of the reason why I started writing this stuff. I do remember really enjoying a Fictionmania story called Stuck, by a writer named Emma. It's about a man who has a magic pebble that he can use to turn himself into a little girl. The danger of being stuck as a little girl gives him a sick thrill, so he starts hiding the pebble from himself, and stuff like that. Something about the twisted psychology of that was really appealing to me.

In a funny way, I think one of the biggest inspirations for how I write my transformation scenes came from a wordless animated cartoon called Transformation into Beauty, by an anime artist named Mashiro. We see this guy on a train change into a beautiful bride for no obvious reason at all, and the cartoon really lingers on all the details as his pants transform into a big poofy skirt and so on. We just spend all this time with this terrified guy as his clothing and body transform, bit by bit, and he ends up as a beautiful girl in a big white princess dress, getting stared at by the other commuters. That cartoon inspired me to take my time, letting the reader experience each aspect of the transformation in stages.

♥ Do you have some other writing ideas you are fleshing out now or new stories or books "in the oven" for release in the near future?

Tons. I am working on my first erotic novel and I have ideas for dozens more stories. Even when I'm not writing my brain is just cranking out smutty fantasies, pretty much 24/7.

♥ For the past several months, as evidenced by your self-published stories on Amazon.com, you have proven to be an extremely prolific author, garnering some excellent book reviews. Are you turning out stories at a rapid rate now, or were these “in the can” and waiting for posting?

A bunch of the stories I'm publishing now are based on stories I posted on Fictionmania, but they are considerably revised and often expanded a lot. In one recent case, I expanded a story by about 9,000 words and I gave it a completely different ending. I am working on some original stories now, but I still have a few more older stories I'll be polishing up and turning into new eBooks.

♥ When did you first begin to write professionally?

In terms of the erotica, just a few months ago. I wish I'd started much sooner! I've been telling my friends, write porn! Getting paid for your sex fantasies is the best way to pay your rent, ever.

♥ Do you work from a pre-planned outline or do your stories simply unfold as you write?

Usually I'll cook up an idea for how the whole story is going to go, then as I'm writing it will evolve and my original ending won't fit anymore. I'll think I'm finished but as the days go by I'll keep having new ideas, so I'll go back and add some of those in.

I work hard to make every story as good as I can make it, but because it's erotica I do allow myself a little license to be self-indulgent for the sake of sexiness. If something really turns me on I'll usually leave it in, even if it doesn't really advance the plot. I don't imagine too many readers will complain if the story comes to a complete halt so we can get sweaty for a few pages. (Of course if something just does not fit I'll cut it, no matter how hot it is.)

♥ Where do your wonderfully creative book covers come from?

I just find photos with a creative commons license, and then I'll do a bit of photo collage and move stuff around until I like the results. I've learned the hard way that even if a cover looks great to me at first, it can look horrible a week later. So now I try to wait a while before I go public with a cover. Some of my early covers look just awful to me now. I'm actually working on revised covers for a few of them.

I am learning as I go, so it's nice to hear that you like them.

♥ Will you continue to write in this genre, or do you have some other plans?

I plan to keep writing as long as people are reading! I'm sure I'll do other things, but I don't see why I'd quit doing this. If people are interested, at some point I'd love to try writing scripts for video projects. The idea of watching actors act out my fantasies sounds like a big pile of fun.

♥ You touch on the interaction of gender and sexuality. In your own life did you discover any surprises about the nature of the relationship between these two areas?

Growing up, I was only attracted to women. I'd had maybe two gay fantasies ever, which I think is probably less than most straight teenage guys! Then when I was in my early twenties I finally admitted to myself that I was transgender, and I suddenly found myself attracted to men too. They say nobody ever "turns gay," but that was almost what it felt like for me. It took me a while to figure out that I'm bisexual, that I'm mostly attracted to women but I can get really turned on by guys too. I wasn't just pretending to like girls when I was straight, and being attracted to guys wasn't just a weird phase either.

Obviously I enjoy putting my characters through a more extreme form of that, where their sexuality suddenly changes and they often do get stuck only being attracted to men. That's really sexy to me, because it makes the man's change more final and severe, in a way. He's not just a girl. He likes dick now, and he has to deal with that. Some of my readers don't like that aspect, they get annoyed by the endless, loving descriptions of dongs. They like the boob stuff, but then they're like, "What? Again with the dongs?" If you're going to read my stuff, it helps to be at least a little bisexual yourself!

♥ Is there anything else you wish I had asked you?

Well, I'm not sure what the question would be, but I would like to say that there are a lot of fantasies I can't really explore because of Amazon's censorship policies. They are really vague about what they won't allow, but if they don't like something they'll refuse to publish it or they'll take it down. That gets frustrating. There have been rumors for a while that they're going to do a big crackdown and get rid of self-published erotic eBooks completely. I am living in fear of that happening, but for now eBook publishing is one of the best things that ever happened to me. I always say, this was just what I needed, just when I needed it.


A heartfelt thanks to Mindi Flyth for agreeing to join us today, and to Samuel for taking the time to arrange the interview and bring us all together!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sissy Planet by Crystal Veeyant

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

Crystal Veeyant has gone and outdone herself with Sissy Planet. This erotic science fiction adventure is the strongest, most exciting, most imaginative fantasy she has yet to commit to the page.

Already a little unnerved by his inexplicable dream of being dominated by alien shemale beauties, science officer Gary Luckler awakens from suspended animation to find that his uniform has been replaced with some very feminine lingerie. His commanding officer is sympathetic, but insists he carry out his duties and deal with the uniform situation later. Unfortunately, an ill-advised decision to leap into action costs his crewmates their lives, and leaves him a scantily attired captive.

He soon discovers that Lis Ma Drea, the alien world they’ve been sent to explore, is one where women are dominant, sex and nudity are natural, and men are either hyper-masculine labor slaves, or effeminate little sissies. What’s interesting is that the men are all very happy with their situation, and completely content to serve the community in their defined roles – whether that be in the mines, on their backs, or on their knees.

It is in his role as a sissy that Gary comes to discover the true potential within himself. Despite his protests, doubts, fears, and inhibitions, he not only comes to love the life of a sissy, but also falls in love with the man to whom he’s been assigned. It’s not just a sexual relationship, but something of a romantic one as well.

There is, however, one aspect of the planet’s hierarchy that remains flexible, one role to which only the very best sissies can aspire – that of the femmer.  These lucky men have their femininity physically and medically augmented, while leaving their manhood intact, creating the alien shemale beauties of Gary’s dream.  As the Queen explains, "There is nothing more beautiful and powerful than a woman. Though a femmer can never be the equal of any woman she seeks to honor femininity in all ways with her body."

What makes Sissy Planet such a fantastic read is the fact that Crystal has put as much thought into the science fiction as the erotica. It’s an exceptionally sexy book, with some really inventive scenes of group sexual domination, but she’s not content to just leave it there. She sprinkles the book with hints about the history of Lis Ma Drea, eventually revealing the truth about its ancient connections to Earth. "We still can’t believe how poorly your race adapted,” the Queen tells Gary, “Inventing all those gods that brought you war, greed, misery and shame. Of course it didn’t help that men took control of your cultures."

I won’t go and spoil the delicious happily-ever-after conclusion, but I will say Crystal does a lovely job of bringing the science fiction and the erotica together, merging them together in a climax that begs for more – whether it be prequel or sequel.


Friday, February 14, 2014

Freebie Fiction Friday - Get 'em while they're hot (and free)

Well, if it's Friday, then that must been it's time for Freebie Fiction 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.

After two weeks of slim pickings, we have hit the jackpot! Lots to enjoy and explore this week . . .