Rachel’s Haven Opens its Own TG Fiction Bookstore

16 01 2014

One of the new books published by Haven

Some of you will know the Rachel’s Haven TG caption community, where crossdreamers meet to exchange stories.

Rachel & Co has now established their own publishing company, as well as an online bookstore for transgender fiction.

The first series of books presented by Haven Bookworks  is the end result of a call for stories that went out to members and friends of the community.

The Bookstore sells its books and stories in the epub and mobi formats. Rachel & Co add that download links for both formats will be provided with the purchase of any title:

“As we trust our customer’s intent to reward the authors who keep them turning pages, we do not place digital rights management schemes on any files on this site.”

However, the books published by Haven are also available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Google Play.

Transgender Fiction Site TF Media is Back!

4 01 2014
TF Media Logo

TF Media Logo

The original Trasformation Media site was set up in 2009, I believe. Its purpose: To publish all types of transformation stories, gender bending included. Then the site went down.

Well, now it is back with a new design, a new logo, a new submission process and a new forum.

You have to register to get access, but you may use a fake email account to do so.

The logo actually tells the story about what TF Media is about. TFGuy, editor and administrator, notes that its has four symbols representing the primary components of the transformation genre:

“In order from left to right, they are: a cat, the female symbol, the male symbol, and a nipple/breast. These symbolize animal, transgender, and inanimate/other transformations, respectively.”

TF Media is looking for new stories, and authors who submitted stories to the old site is encouraged to resubmit them.

Visit TF Media here!


Rachel’s Haven is looking for TG short stories for new book

30 11 2013

Rachel Haven, the watering hole for TG caption enthusiasts is to publish a book with transgender fiction.

Rachel (yes, there is a Real Rachel!!!) says that this is part of the fund raising needed to keep the Haven alive:

“Everyone round here tends to enjoy a good story or several, and while there have been a few TF/TG novellas produced and sold, there are very, very few collections of them from a variety of authors. I see this as a challenge to us, a challenge to produce a collection or several and place them for sale with the proceeds going to the Haven whether it be sold on Amazon, Lulu, or Barnes and Noble.

“Now, what we’re looking for is stories of at least 5000 words in length, preferably something new and never before seen, however existing works will also be considered as we are going to hit a market that may never have seen them. The collection will be sold under the Haven Bookworks publishing label, with each story being sold separately as well as in a volume of collected works at a discount.”

So if you write TG stories, this may be an opportunity for you!

More info over at Rachel’s Haven.

Join Transgender Fantasy on Facebook

27 10 2013

I admit that I have not had enough time to update this blog on a regular basis.  I have more news in the pipeline, however

In the meantime Cheryl Sussex of Tranisa and I have set up a new open Facebook page on transgender fiction and media called Transgender Fantasy.

We are adding comments on new and old sites, blogs, movies and books of a TG character. Please do not hesitate to add suggestions to that page (or you may add a comment to this post)!

Visit Transgender Fantasy now!

On Japanese Transgender Hentai

9 08 2013

Japan has a huge marked for transgender fiction and erotica. Indeed, it seems the theme permeates all types of media: stories, movies and comics.

The female to male crossdreamers have their yaoi subculture, producing comics about gay male relationships, many of which are pornographic in nature.

Their male to female counterparts look for gender bending anime (animated movies) and manga (comics). One sub-genre of manga is hentai, comics with explicit depictions of sex.

I have put up two posts on Japanese hentai over at Rebecca’s World:

Japan, the empire of transgender comics.

More Erotic Gender Bender and TG comics Made in Japan (Hentai Manga)

See also Farhad’s manga site.

Interview with TG Movie Company Tranisa

29 07 2013

Tranisa is one of the very few producers of erotic TG movies in the English language part of this market. I talked to Cheryl about story lines, filming, porn stars and the future of Tranisa.

(Republished from Rebecca’s World)

Q: Tranisa has established itself as one of the major producers of what we probably could call softcore MTF transgender erotica. What made you start this enterprise?

A: For many years I had wanted to create a range of transgender fantasy films which were ‘tasteful’ and fun. I have never seen any available anywhere and had no idea if there was a market for them.

I had all the kit and skills required but no idea of how to actually go about all the admin and logistics behind making such films. I started working for a client about 5 years ago filming and editing hard core films for a famous UK sex site and soon learned the business. I was introduced to the models we use and it went from there. It is one of those industries where I think you have to be introduced to  by someone in order to get into it and understand it all. It has been a real learning curve, but fun. Read the rest of this entry »

Bending the Bookshelf

20 10 2012

Bending the Bookshelf is another blog that looks at transgender fiction. It is, as it points out, at the crossroads between gender bending and genre bending.

The blog is particularly good at guiding you to the good commercial TG fiction you can find out there, i.e. books that are found in print or as ebooks over at — for instance — Amazon.

There are in depth reviews of books and interviews with the authors It is easy to see that the review team loves TG fiction and truly cares for the authors.

If you share their love for this kind of literature and like to write, you may consider becoming one of their reviewers yourself.

The blog is published in association with the transgender lifestyle magazine Frock.

Interview with TGStories

24 07 2012
TGStories book cover

TGStories book cover

There is actually a small TG fiction and entertainment industry out there, including sites that offer quality fiction for a reasonable price. I had a chat with TGStories, the editor of the site with the same name.

What made you start writing stories like these?

Well, generally, I do not write the stories on the site.   I hire some of the most talented writers (I think) who have a real sense of how to write a TG themed story.   

What I like about out story is that I think they are really sexy AND really great stories.   For me,  regardless of how provocative the subject matter if the storyline doesn’t make sense it is not a story I want to publish.  

Who have influenced you?

It is funny, because I didn’t really know it at the time, but I think the person who made TGstories and my LULU store possiable is Lee Brewster.   Lee died in 2000.  

Lee had two HUGE spaces in NYC that catered to crossdressers.  One store was all clothes, and the other was books and magizines.   

Growing up, it never occured to me that there was TG themed fiction, so imagine my shock when one day when I was in my 20s I saw a title at a newspaper stand.  It was called  Teenage TV (yes I remember);  I thought I was in heaven.  

After that, I was a steady fan of Lee’s books.   I started TGstories in 1996, so I really didn’t have a sense of how much the internet would grow…I really started it because of my personal love of the stories.  

What are your favorite themes?

That is hard, because I think I respond to detail more than themes…  But, I think that I really like things that are feminine, so story lines that involve things like beauty parlors, and clothing stories appeal to me.  

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Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In as a Transgender Fantasy

11 02 2012

almodovar the skin i live inPOST INCLUDES SPOILERS!

There are those who say transgender fantasies never make it into mainstream media.

Well, last year saw at least one serious, artistic, movie that reads like a crossdreamer/transgender fantasy, namely La Piel que Habito or The Skin I Live In.

By writing this I have, of course, revealed the plot’s unusual twist, which isn’t that unusual at all if you are a reader of TG fiction.

Here you will find one of the traditional TG themes: A young boy abducted by mad scientist, is being turned into a woman; he goes through upheaval and suffering before finally coming to peace with her new life.

Pedro Almodóvar has introduced many transgender persons in his movies, but not one of these movies have been this explicit.

The movie is loosely based on the French book Tarantula by Thierry Jonquet. But allthough the book deviates a bit from the plot of the movie, the novel could also have been published as a story on one of the main TG fiction portals.

The movie is presented as a thriller, and I have seen reviewers desperately look for a deeper cultural commentary, like — for instance — the violent suppression of women.

Maybe. But who are we kidding? The rest of the world, it seems 😉

Amazon.com DVD: The Skin I Live in (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

Amazon.com paperback: Tarantula: the Skin I Live in

Kindle ebook: Tarantula

Amanda’s Reading Room

11 02 2012

Amanda Hawkings has moved her collection of TG stories and long captions over to Blogger.

She writes about the new site:

The Cross-Dresser's Wife“At the moment there’s nothing new here that I haven’t posted before, and my most recent work is a minor vignette (in the 2012 Archive). So I’ll draw your attention to three substantial caption stories from last fall.

Problem Child is a straightforward story about what happens when a mother discovers her son’s interest in TG comics. The Cross-Dresser’s Wife is an offbeat story about what happens when a wife discovers her husband’s online interest in TG captions. (Anyone sensing a theme here?) Finally, as a change of pace, Time, Considered as a Curl of Soft Hair is a mystical story about what happens when a man receives an offer of feminine transformation that he finds impossible to refuse.”

Most of the stories are accessed as PDF files.

Click here to visit the site.