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!


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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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.

The Gender Bender Fiction Index

28 01 2012

Stephan Sokolow has set up a directory devoted to transgender fiction, comics, games, movies, TV shops and more. It has been in beta since 2009, and I think it is time to give it some more attention.

The site contains a vast database of artistic works and their characters, and covers all types of gender bending.

The site can be used as a starting point for studies of gender bending in the arts. What makes it truly useful is that it also contains links to other sites where these works of art are described or discussed.

Click here to visit The Gender Bender Fiction Index!

Lea Wildersen

16 01 2012

Lea has put up a Blogger blog with an ongoing story told in the first person.

In order to follow the story you have to start at the beginning, which is the first post from December 2011.

Follow the story by clicking on the relevant links in the right hand column of the page.

Here is a short snippet to get you going:

“For the record, my name is Lee Wildersen and I’m 26 years old.  I know this likely sounds strange, but I’m using the name “Lea” (pronounced LEE-ah) here to help compartmentalize things in my head.  You have no idea how difficult it is psychologically to think of yourself in terms of one gender when you’re so obviously the other gender physically.  Please don’t think this is a sign of acceptance on my part at all.  On the contrary, I’m spending every waking hour trying to understand this so I can possibly reverse it.  The problem is though that my sense of self is so drastically fractured now.  So this is one way I’ve found that works to help alleviate at least a small bit of anxiety and free my mind up somewhat.”