Thursday, April 15, 2021

Erotica Book Review: Passing on a Date by Alan Barrie (crossdressing bisexual romance)

Passing on a Date
Author: Alan Barrie
Publication Date: November 1, 2020
Protagonist Gender: Transgender
Sexuality: Bisexual

Originally published nearly 40 years ago as a chapbook, Passing on a Date is now available in a new digital edition, updated for a contemporary audience by Alan Barrie. It is the memoir of Cassie (Cheryl Ann Sanders), a young crossdresser out to enjoy a three-day weekend as a woman. She doesn't considered herself a transsexual, and she's not transitioning, she's just looking to live the experience.

“All the rest of us, we only live half the possible ways of living, only see half the possible ways of seeing, only feel half the possible ways of feeling.”

There's an element of fantasy in how completely Cassie transforms herself, and how well she passes as a young woman, but there's nothing magical about it. She walks us through every step of her feminization, from tucking and shapewear to prosthetics and cosmetics, educating the reader on how to emulate her experience. Similarly, there's a lot of what I'd affectionately call clothes-porn to her story, extensive details on selecting (and wearing) the right cut, size, and style to accentuate her femininity.

Cassie's transformation is only half the story, however, and the other half is absolutely wonderful. A chance encounter turns into an opportunistic date, which turns into a second date, which leads into what seems to have the potential for romance. It's a fairy tale sort of weekend, a validation of her femininity that's absolutely glorious to witness. There are some emotional moments, including fears of being outed or discovered, and worries about violence if that's the case, but I love that the story doesn't shy away from the realities of crossdressing in a vanilla society.

The erotic aspects of the story are tastefully done and lovingly detailed, explicit enough to excite the reader, but not so much as to feel vulgar. Cassie finds the opportunity to be intimate with both a man and a woman, and those experiences are as different from one another as you might imagine, embracing different emotions and orientations.

What I loved most about Passing on a Date is the gender-positivity of it, the exploration of what it means to 'feel' like a woman. It would be all too easy to make it a story of transitioning, and I do wonder what the future holds in store for Cassie, but keeping it to a weekend crossdressing experience makes it feel that much more authentic.

Rating: ♀ ♀ ♀ ♀ 1/2

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Erotica Book Review: A Size Queen Is Born by Angel Belmont (transgender sissy bisexual)

A Size Queen Is Born
Author: Angel Belmont
Publication Date: April 14, 2021
Protagonist Gender: Transgender
Sexuality: Bisexual
Fetishes: bondage, sex toys

The eagerly anticipated fifth chapter in Angel Belmont's ongoing serial, A Size Queen Is Born continues the tale of sissy girl Darling, who is adjusting very well indeed to life as one of Big Daddy's Girls. The story opens with Darling preparing for a session with Doctor Poppy, who is coaching Anna on the phallic consequences of transitioning while gauging her anal dilation. If all that sounds cold and clinical, let me assure you that a rubber, inflatable cone has never been so sexy!

As much fun as that is, the eroticised training session that Darling undergoes with Desmond and Brad at the gym is . . . whew, wow, and whoa! I'd love to get a little help shaping my hips and ass like that, and squats have never seemed so appealing. I don't want to give the whole story away, but there are some wonderful scenes of sex, dressing, shopping, and (yeah) sex, all of which do a lovely job of exploring gender identities and validating sexual expressions.

The spirit of this is so positive and so loving, just like that of Big Daddy's house. It's all about support, encouragement, a found family. It takes courage to come out, and even more bravery to embrace the potential of an open door (or closet). There are some edgy scenes in the second half of the story, one in particular that seems to border on dubcon, but consent is at the heart of everything that happens under Big Daddy's roof. We've seen Darling come out of her shell and embrace her sexuality in the first four chapters, but here we see her take the first steps towards exploring her fantasies and owning her fetishes.

I have absolutely adored every chapter of Big Daddy's Girls, and this one is no different. It's more realistic and less fetishistic than the first four, but the way it advances the themes and Darling's development is fabulous!

Rating: ♀ ♀ ♀ ♀ 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Adam & Eve Rechargeable Finger Vibe Review

My Goddess and I got the opportunity to try out the Rechargeable Finger Vibe from Adam & Eve this week and it was an absolute delight! 

It arrived discreetly in an unmarked box (if you’re one of those people who are concerned about what the neighbors might think), packed loosely with paper (which makes it feel something like unwrapping a present). The actual package is cute and clean, with a nice photo of the vibe on the front, and the box itself has a clever system of interlocking tabs that make it tamperproof. Seriously, if someone else has ever opened it for a peek (a concern when buying from a physical store), you’re going to know it!

If it’s been a while since you played with a rechargeable toy, finding the charging socket on these newer toys can sometimes be an adventure. They’re small and, being well-sealed against lube (or other fluids - it’s waterproof and submersible), they tend to blend in with the rest of the device. Here, though, the pink port is on the end of the silver bullet, which makes it easy to locate while still being discreet.

The power/mode button is right there on the end as well, clearly visible and nicely recessed, so it doesn’t feel obtrusive. The first time you turn it on, be prepared for a surprise because this little Finger Vibe has got a kick! It may not be on the level of the Rabbit or Magic Massager, but it’s shockingly powerful for its size.

We started our explorations with a little nipple play and, let me tell you, it was fabulous! I’ve always had the more sensitive nipples of the two of us, and I was in absolute heaven, with vibrations I could feel deep into my breast. I was a little too preoccupied for clock watching, but my Goddess must have spent a good half hour stroking me. The vibrations were even more intense between my legs, and each of the 10 escalating patterns of vibration and pulsation brought a different kind of pleasure. 

Let me tell you, I was a whimpering, mewling mess by the time she was done! 

With how comfortably and securely the Finger Vibe fit her finger, my Goddess was able to explore without having to worry about it slipping out of her grip, and with how compact it is (less than 3.5 inches long), we could comfortably press ourselves against one another without feeling like there was something in the way. I think I could have been content to have my Goddess linger there all night - the only reason we switched gears was that her finger was beginning to go numb from the vibrations! 

Speaking solely from my experience, the Finger Vibe is already my favorite vibrator. It’s the perfect size to target an area while still being powerful enough to spread its tendrils of pleasure wide and deep. Some of our larger, more powerful toys are so powerful they sometimes hurt after a while, but I found this to be exactly the right level of power to take me from teasing to sweet torment.

When it came time to switch gears, I was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable the Finger Vibe is. I was able to trace along the edges of my Goddess’ sex, draw circles around her clitoris, and rub across all of it with total control. I was a bit concerned at how the finger mount might affect insertion, but I needn’t have worried. The length is just about right, and the upturned finger made this the perfect toy for hitting her g-spot. Even before I got there, she said the power of the vibrations was enough to spread within her and tingle that spot from a distance.

There was no sweet teasing at this point. She’d warmed herself up playing with me and she was ready to be taken over the edge – which happened within a minute of insertion. I can gauge how hard she’s cum by how frantically she bucks her hips and squeezes her thighs around my head, and the Finger Vibe had me seeing stars as I kept that finger working. It was the longest, most intense orgasm I’ve been able to provide her with in quite some time and, given how well it worked for both of us, I cannot recommend it highly enough. 

It’s worth mentioning that in our forty-five minutes of play there was no noticeable decline in power, clean-up was a breeze (it fits nicely in the mouth although you really should clean with soap and water), and it’s the perfect size to easily pop in a dresser drawer or drop into a purse for more adventurous uses later. Don’t take my word for it, though. It’s super affordable, and if you buy through the link below you can get it for half price.

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Friday, April 9, 2021

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.

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, April 8, 2021

Erotica Book Review: A Woman's Passion by Alan Barrie (transgender romance)

A Woman's Passion
Author: Alan Barrie
Publication Date: September 20, 2020
Protagonist Gender: Transgender
Sexuality: Bisexual

Just over a decade ago, Alan Barrie was one of the first authors to send me a book for review. A Woman's Passion is a book that I loved the first time around, and loved just as much this second time. I'm excited to have the opportunity to showcase the new edition, and I'm even more excited to have two more of his stories to review, but you'll be hearing more about them soon!

A Woman's Passion is not just another feminization fantasy, but a sincere, romantic exploration of what it means to be a woman (and what it means to be a man, relating to a woman). There is an element of fantasy to the story but, instead of being a convenient plot device, the magical transformation adds an otherwise impossible level of significance and detail to the experience. 

The story allows us to experience the transformation of a man into a woman, and share in the joys, the fears, the insecurities, and the excitement of taking on a new gender role. We're invited to share in all the wondrous first time experiences you'd expect, including slipping into a pair of panties, applying lipstick, and walking in heels. The magic certainly provides an edge, shaping a body that's naturally made for all of that, but readers can learn a lot from those initial, tentative gender explorations.

Once the magic takes hold, driving a rapid transition through puberty, we get to experience the growth and blossoming of a young woman. We're invited to share in the joy of budding breasts, the electric sensations of a newly hard nipple, and the awe-inspiring development of sensuous curves. What keeps the story grounded is the fact that there's no miraculous psychological transformation - although her new body is all-woman, her mind is still very much male, full of fears and doubts and questions. 

Although there are erotic aspects to A Woman's Passion, it's a fully realized story that's as full of tension and suspense as wonder and joy. The question of desire and sexual orientation looms large over the story, and the familiar challenges of passing are still present, but what struck me the strongest was the emotional entanglement with Cassandra, the girlfriend who made this possible, but who finds herself growing more and more uncertain as to what this means for them as a couple.

I'm reluctant to say much else, for fear of spoiling things, but this is exactly the book that I was hoping for. It's enlightening, educational, exciting, and erotic. It takes us places many readers can only imagine - we get to live (vicariously) as a woman, and it is an absolutely lovely experience that you won't want to end. As for the ending, I truly did not expect the epilogue, but it truly completes the book.

Rating: ♀ ♀ ♀ ♀  

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Romance Book Review: The Secrets we Keep by Donna Jay (lesbian)

The Secrets we Keep
Author: Donna Jay
Publication Date: April 2, 2021
Protagonist Gender: Female
Sexuality: Lesbian

A slow-burn lesbian romance, The Secrets we Keep makes lovely use of the opposites attract aspect of Sadie and Victoria's relationship. In addition to the not-insignificant age-gap between them, there's also a divide of wealth, living situations, careers, and emotional vulnerability. What makes this such a delight is that while Donna Jay incorporates all of that into the story, she never makes either character feel 'lesser' than the other. 

Written in the first-person, with Sadie narrating the first half of the story and Victoria the second, the book really takes us inside the character's minds, allowing us to directly relate to what they're thinking and feeling. Sadie's chapters are warmer and more emotional, filled with a bit more humor, but it's Victoria's that give it all significance, making us appreciate the emotional investment required to bridge the gaps between them.

I fell in love with Sadie from the start, and found myself feeling very protective of her. She's such a wonderful young woman, so determine and so resilient, you can't help but want everything to work out for her. What I felt for Victoria was more admiration, a fairy tale sort of longing for who she is and what she represents, and if I chafed at some of her actions, that just made her half of the story that much more rewarding. The supporting cast of women at the massage parlor are wonderful as well, vibrant women with bigger-than-life personalities, and I'm ridiculously excited to know that Soraya will be getting her own story.

On that note, I loved the whole concept of the salon with 'extra' services. It's sexy, and a little bit kinky, but it's also wonderfully empowering. I also loved the discussions the characters had about sex, romance, orientation, and expression, and the open, enthusiastic acceptance of a transgender woman coming for lesbian services made my heart sing. It's another thematic exploration of opposites, contrasting the sordid stereotypes of such a salon with the sweet reality of the women involved, and seeing them outside of work, especially at Hannah's home, further accentuates that.

Getting back to the romance, the will-they/won't-they sexual tension of the story is beautifully done, making us crazy with desire on their behalf, yet never pushing it so far that we're more relieved to have it over than we are to see Sadie and Victoria together. My heart broke when they fought, but it soared when they loved, and that's everything you want in a romance. The Secrets we Keep is just an altogether wonderful lesbian romance, beautifully told, with fabulous characters, the latest in a string of five-star delights from Donna Jay.

Rating: ♀ ♀ ♀ ♀ 

Friday, April 2, 2021

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.

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.