Monday, November 30, 2015

Pinsedo by Tom Tame

Great read.

Author Tom Tame is one of the top writers in the transgender fiction genre and probably among the best anywhere at writing the kind of sexy and titillating tale that really gets the reader going. Although the of “Pinsedo,” theme, about a "slightly" transgender investigator who infiltrates a clandestine sex slave company and while there passes as a convincing woman, is a bit of a stretch, the story begins to make a lot more sense when you get into it.

In addition to the sexy parts, there are simply amazing descriptions of the process of hypnotism, post-hypnotic suggestions, forced feminization and some advanced computer technology that will really blow your mind.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

From The Edge by Emma Jewkes

Passionate tale.

Gender identity issues are very vexing concerns and those who suffer from them would not wish them on anyone but their worst enemies. I am enthralled by books like this that so passionately and honestly deal with an author's gender transition struggle.

Emma Jewkes in "From The Edge: The Story of a Transition" describes her journey down a road less traveled. I found a certain innocence to this memoir. It was extremely interesting and a real privilege to be able to witness the author's journey gently unfold like the petals of a flower. The author is an excellent writer, who in addition to dealing with intense gender dysphoric feelings, grappled with, and most probably continues to struggle with recurrent bouts of intense depression that frequently rock her world. Author Jewkes overcame quite a bit, but fortunately had a mostly supportive family to see her through her journey.

On the down side, it would appear that most of this book was culled from her internet blog and as such, there is a good deal of repetition afoot. However, in writing about the same topics and areas over and over, the author demonstrated a genuine knack of looking at things through a slightly different lens every time, so to me even the repetition continued to hold my interest. I highly recommend this memoir.

Thursday, November 26, 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.