Wednesday, January 31, 2018

New and Notable - Upcoming Trans & Non-Binary Reads

With the new year in full swing, I wanted to take some time to look ahead.

If you are like me, then there is nothing quite like the joy of anticipation that comes from pre-ordering a book that speaks to your heart, and then having it arrive days, weeks, or months later . . . like a little present to yourself. There is just something special about a book you have waited for.

So, without further ado, here are the New and Notable releases coming to shelves for Winter and Spring.

Winter 2018 Releases

♥ The House of Impossible Beauties: A Novel
   by Joseph Cassara [Feb 6, 2018]

It’s 1980 in New York City, and nowhere is the city’s glamour and energy better reflected than in the burgeoning Harlem ball scene, where seventeen-year-old Angel first comes into her own. Burned by her traumatic past, Angel is new to the drag world, new to ball culture, and has a yearning inside of her to help create family for those without. When she falls in love with Hector, a beautiful young man who dreams of becoming a professional dancer, the two decide to form the House of Xtravaganza, the first-ever all-Latino house in the Harlem ball circuit. But when Hector dies of AIDS-related complications, Angel must bear the responsibility of tending to their house alone.

As mother of the house, Angel recruits Venus, a whip-fast trans girl who dreams of finding a rich man to take care of her; Juanito, a quiet boy who loves fabrics and design; and Daniel, a butch queen who accidentally saves Venus’s life. The Xtravaganzas must learn to navigate sex work, addiction, and persistent abuse, leaning on each other as bulwarks against a world that resists them. All are ambitious, resilient, and determined to control their own fates, even as they hurtle toward devastating consequences.

Told in a voice that brims with wit, rage, tenderness, and fierce yearning, The House of Impossible Beauties is a tragic story of love, family, and the dynamism of the human spirit.

♥ All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages
   by Saundra Mitchell [Feb 27, 2018]

Take a journey through time and genres and discover a past where queer figures live, love and shape the world around them. Seventeen of the best young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens.

From a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood set in war-torn 1870s Mexico featuring a transgender soldier, to two girls falling in love while mourning the death of Kurt Cobain, forbidden love in a sixteenth-century Spanish convent or an asexual girl discovering her identity amid the 1970s roller-disco scene, All Out tells a diverse range of stories across cultures, time periods and identities, shedding light on an area of history often ignored or forgotten.

I want to read this for the transgender soldiers and asexual disco girl alone, but there are some big names contributing here, so I am excited to see what the other stories bring. - Sally

She’s Fallen
   by Alex Clare [Mar 1, 2018]


Nineteen-year-old Shazia Johar has everything to live for. But when she is found critically injured after plunging from a hotel balcony, DI Robyn Bailley must determine why she fell. Was Shazia pushed or did she jump?


When Robyn’s team investigate the events that led to Shazia’s fall, they discover evidence of violence in the hotel room. What happened and who is responsible?


As Shazia’s life hangs in the balance, Robyn’s team discover the body of another hotel guest. With uncertainty and falsehood disturbing both investigations, Robyn must navigate the web of lies under continued criticism of her new identity from her ex-wife and her daughter.

I still need to read He's Gone, the first book in the series, but I love the idea of a police procedural with an openly transgender protagonist. - Sally

♥ Chaser
   by Dharma Kelleher [Mar 2, 2018]

Jinx Ballou thought her latest bounty would be an easy fifty grand. She was wrong. Dead wrong.

After she’s outed as transgender by a local newspaper, bounty hunter Jinx Ballou is finds herself blackballed by nearly all of the bail bond agents in Phoenix. With the help of her boyfriend and fellow bounty hunter Conor Doyle, she finds a new bail bond agent with a young defendant named Holly Schwartz, who’s jumped bail after being charged with murdering her own mother.

At first, Jinx and Conor think this will be an easy fifty grand. After all, Holly is teenager in a wheelchair and a local celebrity from charity telethons. How hard could she be to find?

But clues lead Jinx to believe that Holly may have been kidnapped by a human trafficking organization led by Milo Volkov, a mobster with ties to the Ukrainian mafia. An attempt to infiltrate one of Volkov’s stash houses goes horribly wrong.

As Jinx chases down new leads on Holly Schwartz’s whereabouts, she begins receiving creepy emails from a stalker who fetishizes her as a trans woman. Jinx ignores them as she zeroes in on Schwartz. But after her truck is vandalized and a body dumped up on her front porch, Jinx realizes her pursuit of her fugitive could cost her her life.

In this new series from the creator of IRON GODDESS and SNITCH, Dharma Kelleher becomes one of the few crime fiction authors writing from a transgender perspective. In her protagonist, Jinx Ballou, Kelleher draws on her experiences as a trans woman and transports them into the gritty, violent world of bounty hunting to create a gripping tale filled with extraordinary characters, heart-pounding excitement, surprise twists, and superb storytelling.

A woman who writes "Crime Fiction From a Trans/Queer Perspective," with a kick-ass transgender heroine? Oh, I so need to read this! - Sally

Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality
   by Sarah McBride [Mar 6, 2018]

A timely and captivating memoir about gender identity set against the backdrop of the transgender equality movement, by a leading activist and the National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization.

Before she became the first transgender person to speak at a national political convention in 2016 at the age of twenty-six, Sarah McBride struggled with the decision to come out—not just to her family but to the students of American University, where she was serving as student body president. She’d known she was a girl from her earliest memories, but it wasn’t until the Facebook post announcing her truth went viral that she realized just how much impact her story could have on the country.

Four years later, McBride was one of the nation’s most prominent transgender activists, walking the halls of the White House, advocating the passing of laws, and addressing the country in the midst of a heated presidential election. And, she’d found her first love and future husband, Andy, a trans man and fellow activist, who complemented her in every way... until cancer tragically intervened.

Informative, heartbreaking, and empowering, Tomorrow Will Be Different is McBride’s story of love and loss, a powerful entry point into the LGBTQ community’s battle for equal rights and what it means to be openly transgender. From issues like bathroom access to health care, McBride weaves the important political and cultural milestones into a personal journey that will open hearts and change minds.

The fight for equality and freedom has only just begun.

Miles Away from You
   by A.B. Rutledge [Mar 20, 2018]

From debut voice A.B. Rutledge comes a quirky and completely fresh story of young love, loss, and the drastic distances we sometimes have to travel in order to move on, perfect for fans of Adam Silvera and Jandy Nelson. Explores gender nonconformity and the spectrum of sexual preference in an authentic way.

It's been three years since Miles fell for Vivian, a talented and dazzling transgender girl. Eighteen months since a suicide attempt left Vivian on life support. Now Miles isn't sure who he is without her, but knows it’s time to figure out how to say goodbye.

He books a solo trip to Iceland but then has a hard time leaving the refuge of his hotel room. After a little push from Oskar, a local who is equal parts endearing and aloof, Miles decides to honor Vivian's life by photographing her treasured Doc Martens standing empty against the surreal landscapes. With each step he takes, Miles finds his heart healing--even as he must accept that Vivian, still in a coma, will never recover.

Told through a series of instant messages to Vivian, this quirky and completely fresh novel explores love, loss, and the drastic distances we sometimes have to travel in order to move on.

I know damn well this one is going to make me cry, but I want to know more about this boy who fell in love with a "a talented and dazzling transgender girl." - Sally




Spring 2018 Releases

♥ Tracing Shadows: Scout Book 1
   by Alex Lidell [Apr 8, 2018]

To protect the throne, seventeen-year-old spy Kali must play a male guardsman trainee by day and royal lady by night.

Orphaned and trained on a spymaster’s remote estate, Kali is a scout who works alone in the shadows. But when a terror group threatens the Dansil throne, the king forces Kali to accept a mission at the palace or forfeit her sister’s life.

Suddenly thrust into the light, Kali must infiltrate high society as the royal Lady Lianna while penetrating the servant ranks as Kal, a male guardsman trainee. It doesn’t help that Trace, the harsh and enigmatic captain of the king’s guard, is soon assigned as both Lady Lianna’s palace escort and Kal’s commanding officer.

As Kali edges closer to the truth behind the violent group’s identity, she uncovers dangerous secrets that could bring her mission to a brutal end. A scout’s job is to observe and report, never to engage . . . but if it means saving her sister and kingdom, Kali may have no choice.

This one just sounds like way too much fun. I have seen plenty of YA fantasy novels where the heroine disguises herself as a man, but a hero disguising himself as a woman is all too rare. - Sally

♥ The Beasts of Electra Drive
   by Rohan Quine [Apr 11, 2018]

From Hollywood Hills mansions and Century City towers, to South Central motels and the oceanside refinery, "The Beasts of Electra Drive" by Rohan Quine spans a mythic L.A., following seven spectacular characters (or Beasts) from games designer Jaymi’s game-worlds. The intensity of those Beasts’ creation cycles leads to their release into real life in seemingly human forms, and to their combative protection of him from destructive rivals at mainstream company Bang Dead Games. Grand spaces of beauty interlock with narrow rooms of terror, both in the real world and in the incorporeal world of cyberspace. A prequel to Quine’s other five tales, "The Beasts of Electra Drive" is a unique explosion of glamour and beauty, horror and enchantment, exploring the mechanisms and magic of creativity itself.

Jaymi is an independent games designer living on Electra Drive in the Hollywood Hills. Opposed to him are his former colleagues at Bang Dead Games. Their mounting competitiveness regarding his own extravagant game-creation reaches a point where they attack him physically with a flying drone.

Bang Dead is preparing the global release of a game called "Ain’tTheyFreaky!", centring on five tabloid-flavoured social-media “Newsfeeds” for the victimisation of certain people by others – the “Gal Score”, “Guy Score”, “Trivia Score”, “Arts Score” and “Cosy Score”. Jaymi decides to fight back, for self-protection and to counteract this game’s destructive effects.

He takes an irrevocable step: after creating Amber, the most dangerous of the characters (or Beasts, as he calls them) who will populate Jaymi’s project "The Platinum Raven", he releases Amber from that game, such that Amber slithers out of Jaymi’s computer monitor. Appearing human, this now-incarnated Beast is sent to stalk "Ain’tTheyFreaky!’s" creators in real life – Dud, Kelly, Ashley and Herb.

While Amber terrorises them, Jaymi creates a second Beast, Evelyn, from his project "The Imagination Thief". Incarnated too, she joins Amber in sabotaging a Bang Dead venture in the physical world.

As Jaymi’s output spawns three more titles, he jumps into the creation cycles and incarnations of five more human-seeming Beasts: Shigem, Kim, the Platinum Raven, Scorpio and the Jaymi Beast.

Targeted by a more lethal drone attack, he decides his Beasts’ missions must escalate: they will infiltrate the very substance of "Ain’tTheyFreaky!". So Evelyn, Shigem and Kim sneak into one of the game’s visual environments, where they try to put an end to some of its casually-programmed cruelty. Shigem and Kim shame two Bang Dead employees into secretly working for Jaymi instead.

Five Beasts proceed to sabotage "Ain’tTheyFreaky!" at code level, turning its own server farm into a radically different environment. Their sabotage breaks the game down into its constituent glyphs and pixels – then electrifies these, recombining them into brand-new forms of such enchanted love and wickedness and originality that they’d certainly have been forbidden by Bang Dead.

Amid the resultant conflict, a Beast is sent to kill a human; a Beast is arrested, before escaping and wreaking revenge; and another human is lashed to the transmitter tower above the Hollywood Sign, where...

After the ensuing convulsions of destruction and violent creation, Jaymi’s Beasts slip away to their appointed onscreen destinations, one by one; and he is left alone again, just as he was before he brought them into being. As he fires up his newly-completed game "The Imagination Thief" for the first time, however, it is clear that neither he nor the world around him will ever quite be as before.

♥ In a Whirl of Delusion
   by J R Greenwell [Apr 5, 2018]

With the help of a big-hearted team of misfits, Chester Davis, a tall, gawky refugee from the Morning Glory Trailer Park in Birmingham, is transformed into Daphne DeLight, an aspiring drag queen with the delusional quest of becoming the next Miss Gay Drag Queen Alabama.

Or is it?

Both Chester and Daphne are blessed with an inspirational naivety and ambition that won't surrender to any humiliation. Quirky, clever, and infused with a Southern gothic campiness, In a Whirl of Delusion is a marvelous series of misadventures on a road toward love and fame.

The cover of this one really caught my eye, and I love how Chester/Daphne is described, but it is the promise of gothic camp that has me hooked. - Sally

♥ Unmasked by the Marquess: The Regency Impostors
   by Cat Sebastian [Apr 17, 2018]

The one you love…

Robert Selby is determined to see his sister make an advantageous match. But he has two problems: the Selbys have no connections or money and Robert is really a housemaid named Charity Church. She’s enjoyed every minute of her masquerade over the past six years, but she knows her pretense is nearing an end. Charity needs to see her beloved friend married well and then Robert Selby will disappear…forever.

May not be who you think…

Alistair, Marquess of Pembroke, has spent years repairing the estate ruined by his wastrel father, and nothing is more important than protecting his fortune and name. He shouldn’t be so beguiled by the charming young man who shows up on his doorstep asking for favors. And he certainly shouldn’t be thinking of all the disreputable things he’d like to do to the impertinent scamp.

But is who you need…

When Charity’s true nature is revealed, Alistair knows he can’t marry a scandalous woman in breeches, and Charity isn’t about to lace herself into a corset and play a respectable miss. Can these stubborn souls learn to sacrifice what they’ve always wanted for a love that is more than they could have imagined?

I know this is more crossdressing for convenience, but clearly Charity is not your typical regency heroine. I so desperately want to snuggle into my fave chair and give this a read. - Sally

♥ Queer Sex: A Trans and Non-Binary Guide to Intimacy, Pleasure and Relationships
   by Juno Roche [Apr 19, 2018]

In this frank, funny and poignant book, transgender activist Juno Roche discusses sex, desire and dating with leading figures from the trans and non-binary community.

Calling out prejudices and inspiring readers to explore their own concepts of intimacy and sexuality, the first-hand accounts celebrate the wonder and potential of trans bodies and push at the boundaries of how society views gender, sexuality and relationships.

Empowering and necessary, this collection shows all trans people deserve to feel brave, beautiful and sexy.

Jessica Kingsley Publishers has really published some remarkable work over the past year, but this may be the most important for me, a book my wife and I can read together. - Sally

♥ The Pervert
   by Michelle Perez and Remy Boydell [May 1, 2018]

Debut writer Michelle Perez and artist Remy Boydell (Emergency!, Recovery Blogger) will release THE PERVERT, which continues the narrative begun in the Eisner-nominated comics magazine ISLAND in full, painted color this April.

A surprisingly honest and touching account of a trans girl surviving through sex work in Seattle, THE PERVERT is an unflinching debut graphic novel that is preoccupied with work—what we put into our work and what it takes from us.

“This graphic novel’s creation went through a relationship—its end, illness, personal hardship, and great triumph,” said Perez. “Remy and I are happy to share it with the world and with anyone who enjoys truth in storytelling and experience. If you hope, you’ll love this book. If you despair, you’ll love this book. If you wanna piss someone off, you’ll love this book.”

“I spent a lot of time working in a comic book store when I was a kid, looking for things I related to,” said Boydell. “I feel like this book is going to be really important.”

♥ Little Fish
   by Casey Plett [May 1, 2018]

In this extraordinary debut novel by the author of the Lambda Literary Award-winning story collection A Safe Girl to Love, Wendy Reimer is a thirty-year-old trans woman who comes across evidence that her late grandfather—a devout Mennonite farmer—might have been transgender himself.

At first she dismisses this revelation, having other problems at hand, but as she and her friends struggle to cope with the challenges of their increasingly volatile lives—from alcoholism, to sex work, to suicide—Wendy is drawn to the lost pieces of her grandfather’s life, becoming determined to unravel the mystery of his truth.

Alternately warm-hearted and dark-spirited, desperate and mirthful, Little Fish explores the winter of discontent in the life of one transgender woman as her past and future become irrevocably entwined.

I am already in love with Casey for her work on Meanwhile, Elsewhere, and this just sounds like a fascinating read. - Sally

♥ SELF-ish: A Transgender Awakening
   by Chloe Schwenke [May 4, 2018]

SELF-ish is a narrative drawn from an international life, beginning with some early glimpses out at the world by a girl in a boy’s body. Chloe Schwenke was raised as Stephen in a Marine Corps family, and was sent off at age fourteen to “man-up” at a military academy. Later―and still embodied as a man―she ventured abroad to work in some of the roughest regions of Africa, the Gaza Strip, Turkey, and many other locales. Her far-flung global journey was matched in intensity by an inner identity and spiritual struggle and the associated ravages of depression, before she came to the revelation of being a transgender woman.

At a time when many Americans are just waking up to the reality of the transgender phenomenon, this portrayal of Chloe’s life, her challenging gender transition, and her many accomplishments and adventures along the way (including being among the first three transgender political appointees in U.S. history, under President Obama), creates a poignant story of authenticity, self-discovery, and the meaning of gender set against a fascinating international backdrop.

The Trans Generation: How Trans Kids (and Their Parents) are Creating a Gender Revolution
   by Ann Travers [Jun 5, 2018]

A groundbreaking look at the lives of transgender children and their families

Some “boys” will only wear dresses; some “girls” refuse to wear dresses; in both cases, as Ann Travers shows in this fascinating account of the lives of transgender kids, these are often more than just wardrobe choices. Travers shows that from very early ages, some at two and three years old, these kids find themselves to be different from the sex category that was assigned to them at birth. How they make their voices heard—to their parents and friends, in schools, in public spaces, and through the courts—is the focus of this remarkable and groundbreaking book.

Based on interviews with transgender kids, ranging in age from 4 to 20, and their parents, and over five years of research in the US and Canada, The Trans Generation offers a rare look into what it is like to grow up as a trans child. From daycare to birthday parties and from the playground to the school bathroom, Travers takes the reader inside the day-to-day realities of trans kids who regularly experience crisis as a result of the restrictive ways in which sex categories regulate their lives and put pressure on them to deny their internal sense of who they are in gendered terms.

As a transgender activist and as an advocate for trans kids, Travers is able to document from first-hand experience the difficulties of growing up trans and the challenges that parents can face. The book shows the incredible time, energy, and love that these parents give to their children, even in the face of, at times, unsupportive communities, schools, courts, health systems, and government laws. Keeping in mind that all trans kids are among the most vulnerable to bullying, violent attacks, self-harm, and suicide, and that those who struggle with poverty, racism, lack of parental support, learning differences, etc, are extremely at risk, Travers offers ways to support all trans kids through policy recommendations and activist interventions. Ultimately, the book is meant to open up options for kids’ own gender self-determination, to question the need for the sex binary, and to highlight ways that cultural and material resources can be redistributed more equitably. The Trans Generation offers an essential and important new understanding of childhood.





Watch for my list of New and Notable releases coming to shelves for Summer and Fall at the end of May.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Punk Love Foucault by Gabe Riggs

I would like to believe that the world will one day see a transgender memoir that is wholly positive and happy, full of nothing but acceptance and self-acceptance. Until that day comes, we owe it to ourselves to immerse ourselves in the darkness and lessen the sorrow by sharing in it.

Punk Love Foucault is not just a story of seeking love from the world, but of seeking love from oneself. Gabe Riggs holds nothing back, sharing all the anger, the rage, and the sorrow that marked so much of his early life. It is only the knowledge that both he and his story will get brighter that makes it possible to suffer through it all.

This was a visceral and violent read, so much so that I put it down between sections to take a breather. It is a carefully structured story that acknowledges its difficulties, but softens the blow of many experiences by moving backward in time, always letting us know he survives (and ultimately thrives) those times. It is a very different journey of discovery, exploring not just who he is but where he fits in the world.

As political as it is personal, Riggs' story almost justifies the violence, arguing that when the world itself it broken, we cannot blame people for fighting against it. There are a series of small moments that stick out, such as calling Child Protective Services only for them to do nothing, and aging out of programs that might have been able to help. Family is a theme throughout, with rejection, breaking, and dissolution attached. No sooner do we start to feel genuine empathy for his plight, however, and he starts telling us of how he learned to control and abuse his partners, shoving their heads in toilets and beating them with broomsticks, in order to insulate and protect himself. It makes for a shocking transition, but the context and background are important, even as the story descends into anarchy.

One last thing that struck me about the read was just how much of Riggs' story hinges on being transgender, and yet how little of it is about being transgender. This is not a story about clothing and toys, binding and stuffing, disguising and altering. More than anything, it is a story about being and feeling different, and about how society does not allow that. The labels you put on it, the gender you assign to it, doesn't matter - it is the fact of being different that drives so much.

While there is no happily-ever-after, "I love and am loved, and I still hate the world so terribly much" is a great final line, and one that so perfectly encapsulates the journey behind him, and the reality of what lies ahead.
I am twenty-seven years old, and I lived most of my life in a car or on a couch. I left home when I was fourteen, looked back often, but was always reminded of why I left in the first place. I struggled with finding a place in the world where I fit, and being transgender certainly narrowed the field. After getting to a place in my life where I was mentally stable and financially independent, I wrote a book called Punk Love Foucault. It's a very raw account of how to go from being and having nothing, to being self-loving and having the tools to create everything you need from scratch. I currently write for The Betty Pages, an LGBTQ magazine based in Bellingham, WA, and I also work on academic theory papers which I occasionally send to prestigious journals like GLQ and Palaver. I volunteer as a beekeeper at my sister-in-law's bee farm, paint Celtic surrealism in acrylic, and dream of building a log cabin with my own two hands. I identify as non-binary.

Monday, January 29, 2018

My Name Is Ayla by Phetra H. Novak

My Name Is Ayla was a difficult book to read, and an even more difficult book to review. It is a beautiful story with a heart-warming romance . . . but it is also an ugly story with heart-breaking relationships. I love Phetra H. Novak for having the courage to tell it, but (and this is me being totally honest) I hated her for how she had to end it.

My heart soared so high at times, it made the final fall that much more painful.

At its heart, this is a serious exploration of religious extremism, cultural intolerance, and the honor killings that result from blind hatred. To her credit, Novak tackles a difficult subject very well, and with a surprising amount of tact and understanding. What Ayla's family subjects her to is completely unforgivable, a betrayal of a love that should be unquestionable, but her characters make it clear that it is violence is born not of Muslim culture or Islamic beliefs, but of the same kind of fundamentalism that gives rise to terrorism.

Ayla is a wonderful young woman, as strong and as brave as any mythological heroine. Despite being beaten nearly to death, she refuses to apologize for who she is, and refuses to hide herself from the world. As for Peter, he is precisely the kind of lover she deserves, a knight in blue armor who never pities her or feels sorry for her, but loves her for precisely who and what she is. While I can see a potential for some readers to find fault with their relationship, bristling at the suggestion that only a polyamorous man could love a transgender woman, it is an expedient means of bringing two lovers together in a very short time, without any awkward fumbling or fetishizing of her gender. In addition, it is just a beautiful exploration of sexuality, and it makes Peter as much of an ally as a lover, allowing Novak to explore a different kind of hatred and intolerance among his Swedish coworkers.

Like I said earlier, this was a difficult read. As wonderful as Ayla and Peter are together, and as glorious as their romance is, the fear of further attacks is always lingering beneath and behind every scene, culminating in a series of sucker punches to the reader's gut. I cannot say I am a fan of the ending, even after having thought it over, but I understand why Novak had to end it that way and I hope the power of it serves to open a few eyes (and minds).
Phetra often refers to herself as the odd man out, the dorky book nerd. She’d rather spend time with a good book or making up fantastic stories with even more fantastic characters, than live in the real world dealing with real people. The real world is strange, in a very non-humorous way, and people in it complicate it to the point of wearing you out. In the written word world, whether it’s someone else's words or her own, things might get busy, complicated, and even downright painful, but somewhere along the line, a heroes always on the horizon. He’s probably not a prim and proper, church-going pretty-boy since the author prefers rebellious men and women who don't follow the protocols of society. Phetra lives with her family—two children, a domestic partner, and their two cats in Gothenburg, Sweden. When reading her books, you’ll notice she always finds a way to bring her own culture into her books.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

#TGCaption - Finger Licking Good (#genderswap #bisexual #masquerade)

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.

This is the case of a picture that told a whole story the moment I saw it. The masquerade mask sets the scene, the wedding ring identifies the players, and the finger . . . well, that is what stoked my naughty imagination.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

#TGCaption - The Surrogate (#transformation #transgender #genderswap)

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.

She's so beautiful, and looks so happy, I just knew she'd be perfect for playing on the stereotypical expectations of punishment and, instead, celebrating life as a curvy woman.

Friday, January 26, 2018

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 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.