In the spirit of giving, I am giving away some of my short stories. Two are set during the holidays and sure to get you hot and bothered. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.
Hacking the Human Condition (Scheduled Release October 2018)
#Transgender #Erotica #Suspense #Romance #Hypnosis
Super psyched about my latest book! It started with a lot of sissification and femdom, but as the story started to take shape, I realized those aspects were for a different group of characters. I replaced it with a little more suspense and some misdirection keeping the mystery until the end of this 39,000 plus word story.
This is the story of Daniel Mallory, child prodigy who graduated college at fifteen and spent the last nine years working for one of the top security firms in the world. The company’s continued success is in large part due to Daniel’s raw ability and high intelligence, but with high IQ comes with a number of social inadequacies that has the company worried when it announces it plans to go public. While Daniel doesn’t seemed worried, a new executive expresses his concerns and makes changes that affect Daniel immensely and his visible distaste has the company recommending therapy for the young professional.
What Daniel doesn’t know is his therapist has a past that is taken out on her patients and Daniel becomes the latest victim. Along the way, this story goes from suspense, to confusion, to a hypnotic sissy programming that has Daniel questioning his identity and once he learns the truth and his therapist disappears, he becomes determined to uncover the truth and settle the score once and for all.
It’s been a few days and my biography is out for the world to read. I admit that the last few weeks have been very difficult emotionally. It became hard to concentrate on anything else except the book. Now that it is out, I feel a sense of relief, but also a little bit of fear.
How will the book be received? Writing it for a small number of close people is scary, because there is a closeness to those people and having them learn a deep dark secret can jeopardize that closeness; but releasing it to the world can bring out different opinions. It can bring out additional support which is always welcomed, but it can bring out those who read the book for a different reason and the reason ties to feelings that are tough to hear.
Some may read the book and while empathetic, some readers may view me and my choices in a way that makes me out to be a self abuser. Others may simply look at the acts and feel “entertained.” Both are fine with me to a point, but the anticipation of getting these comments has me in all too familiar territory… scared and curled up in the corner.
While the fear is there, the one thing that has dominated the last few days since the books release is a great sense of calm and satisfaction… and inspiration. My close friends and I have talked frequently about moving my writing to a more “conventional” genre. I have played with the idea of writing a more traditional romance, or suspense novel. Following my familiar steps of putting ideas down on paper, I realized the ideas, seemed dull without a mysterious twist of gender bending. The idea of having a hero or anti-hero that has “her” own internal struggles added to the plot and for me made the storyline more relatable.
The one thing I wanted to try and move away from – at least a little bit – was the focus on the sex. I tried this with my latest fiction novel “My Perfect Partner” and the three short story bundle “Handle with Care.” I added more to the plot and gave the characters more substance, but used the transgender aspects as leverage in the stories. What I learned is that I think I found the style of writing that was not only exciting but well received.
While I would enjoy more feedback, I have come to realize that it just isn’t going to come. What I can draw off of are the unit sales and page turns of KDP and now my web site.
So, now I find myself excited about the future of my writing. Will I continue to write erotic tales? YOU BET! Will I step out a bit further and try something more traditional or conventional? Sure. I hope you will come along for the ride and find my writing enjoyable… and if not, close the book and pick up a different one.