The second book in my You Choose the Changes series, Ride Hard! is now available! Like Changemont, this gender bender book allows the reader to decide how the main character changes. I think it is a lot of fun, and I hope you will check it out!
You remember those old Choose Your Own Adventure books? Well, Changemont is kind of like that, but with a twist: you choose the changes. Throughout the story, you will get to decide how the character gets feminized. I think it is a really fun story, with a total of over 24,000 words of possibility! Check it out for some awesome fun!
Illustration: Cade Morehouse in the hospital
seeing his new face for the first time.
For several years, I have toyed with the idea for a story where a straight man finds himself with a woman’s face. The idea was that he would otherwise be largely unchanged, but he would have the delicate features of a very beautiful and feminine woman.
How would the world react to him? Would he be able to stay the same man as always? Or would his face reshape his identity?
I went just a little further when I wrote this story- he also has a woman’s voice, but the question remains the same: what would life be like for a man who looks like a woman?
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Now FREE on Amazon Prime, a new body swap comedy with well-developed characters who delve deep into their relationship issues via a magical body swap. Now, to get right into the TG elements we all love so much– yes, the man in his wife’s body has to experience the things that women go through– make-up, heels, hosting a bachelorette party– and much of this is played as broad comedy. It is fun, and the actors do a great job embodying their roles!
Where the film goes deeper than most broad comedy body swap comedies is in the exploring of the relationships not only between the husband and wife, but their two teen-age children as well. The relationship between the married couple is terrible as the film starts and heading toward divorce, but it isn’t the same old same old. The wife, a successful executive, resents her husband for embracing what she sees as a career of mediocrity while also being the “fun” parent the kids like. She meanwhile is stuck being the major bread winner and the tough Mom. The father, meanwhile, questions whether his wife even loves him and, true to male type, is not a good listener. When they argue, which they do a LOT and LOUD, we see how it impacts their kids. and it is not good.
As they experience life in each other’s bodies, they start to learn about each other, coming to understand not just their partner, but they also learn things about themselves. All of this unfolds gradually and artfully throughout the movie. Again, super well-acted and very moving in certain scenes.
Oh, and back to the TG elements, we do get to see the guy gradually accepting a female role learning to do make-up, helping his daughter deal with feminine issues, and even, spoiler alert– deciding to see what it’s like in the sack! I won’t tell you how that turns out, but this is a good movie worth watching! Oh, and just a as bonus, once he starts getting used to dresses, heels and make-up, the guy is super hot!
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He lifted me off my feet, kicking, and threw me onto the bed. “You’re being a very bad girl, Conan!” He shouted. “Time for me to teach you some manners!”
“I’d like to see you try!” I screamed.
And then he grabbed a whip from a hook in the wall, and snapped it against the floor.
My mouth went dry as I stared at the braided coils of the bullwhip. “No! I’m a man….” I whispered, my voice hoarse. “Please. I’m … I am … Conan….“
Havok grinned and came at me. I screamed.
Conan: Lost Manhood
Conan the Warrior, Conan the King, Conan the Maiden! Yes, a once mighty warrior and ruler of men has found himself transformed into a woman and stands naked before not only the man who has defeated him, but his wife. So begins a journey of humiliation and degradation for our hero as he struggles to come to terms with his new station in life– as well as terrifying new needs!
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As promised, you will find a sneak preview of Your Memory Mine 2 posted below. What can you expect from this book? Well, in a word, MORE. You will find more body swaps, more action, more romance! In addition, we find out the secret of why Dylan is so important, as he continues to grow and face new challenges as a young woman.
It’s a blast, and I expect to have it out by mid-February!
Dylan, shorter, ran as hard as he could, but he found himself trailing behind Kisa, being pulled along behind her, glancing back in panic as they ran around a corner and down a cobblestone street lined by old houses with lead windows. Kisa looked around for someplace to hide, slowing her pace so Dylan could keep up. They sprinted down the narrow road, Chris and Nicki appearing from around the corner, shouting, “Stop! Hey!”
Kisa pulled Dylan down another, even more narrow side street, surrounded on either side by tall buildings of brick. “We’re going to be trapped!” Dylan cried out.
“Just keep up!” Kisa said.
Dylan was gasping for breath, struggling as his chest heaved. He hadn’t been training at all since coming to New Hope, and his body was telling him so. “I can’t,” he said, seeing stars. “I’m going to pass out.”
They came to an open warehouse, the steel door raised, and Kisa pulled him into the darkness, weaving through machinery and cargo containers, finally pulling Dylan behind one of the big, corrugated steel containers, letting him sink to the ground, gasping for breath, breasts heaving. Kisa remained on her feet, creeping to the edge of the container, squinting out into the darkness, trying to calm her own breath, glancing back to see Dylan there, hugging his knees to his chest, his cheeks and nose flush. He looked so pretty, so vulnerable, and she felt a powerful surge of testosterone. She had to protect him. Their eyes met, his wide, afraid. “You’ll be safe,” she said. “I’ll protect you.”
Dylan felt something in him twinge, felt himself flood with warmth. God, she was so strong! So brave. “I know,” he whispered in a soft voice full of tangled feelings.
“They came down this way,” Sasha said, his voice carrying in from the street. “I saw.”
“I did, too, but not whether they ran in here.”
“They must have. They couldn’t reach end of street so fast.”
“Maybe we should split up? I’ll run down there. See if I spot them?”
Syria ran off down the alley. Sasha moved into the warehouse, each of her booted footsteps echoing. “I know you in here,” she sang. “I can smell Dylan’s perfume.”
“Shit,” Dylan whispered.
Kisa held her finger to her lips, crept back to where Dylan huddled on the ground, put her arm around him. “Don’t move. Don’t talk,” she whispered. Dylan nodded.
They heard Sasha moving about, then pause, There was a clicking noise, and then Sasha whistled. “Come out come out,” she said. Then they heard another sound, steel on steel. A metallic click. “Do you know that sound? I put a bullet in chamber. When I find you, I’ll kill Kisa. We don’t need her. But, if Dylan surrenders, I let her live. Don’t you want to save your friend, little girl?”
Dylan looked at Kisa, eyes filled with concern, fear.
Kisa pulled him to her, kissed him on the head. Nodded, asking him with her eyes, Trust me.
If you haven’t ready Book 1, read it now by clicking HERE!
Drew survives by stealing other people’s bodies. He absorbs their essence, leaving them as lifeless husks, while he comes to not only look like them, but to absorb their memories and experiences.
The writer/director Justin McConnell does not lack ambition, producing a script and a movie that explores what such a life would do to a person, and how they would need to function to survive. I applaud the effort, especially the shots the creator takes to use the premise to examine the human condition, culminating in a poetic monologue by the main character at the end of the film, about which I will say nothing so as to avoid spoilers.
Now, as for the gender bender elements, which I will confess largely fuels my interest in these types of films, there isn’t much to savor. Mostly this results from the fact that the we enter this character’s story after he has been jumping from body to body for decades; he’s been women many times, so when he jumps into female bodies it’s just old hat for him. Had this been a first, some scenes might have popped more for me as a viewer who loves seeing gender roles reversed; for example, he gets hit on by a guy at a bar, but it isn’t the first time for him, so the usual fun of seeing a guy have to deal with being treated like a girl is blunted. The scenes reads like any girl getting hit on by any random guy.
As per my comments above, just as a movie looking to say somethings about life, it’s watchable with excellent performances from the cast and professional if workmanlike camera work and production. It’s getting some buzz on the sci/fi circuit, and has found an audience, so worth checking out, but if you are seeking a deeper look at the gender issues you will probably leave feeling unsatisfied. If you just want to experience an interesting and thought provoking film, it’s an absolute yes.
Thanks for reading, and look for a preview of Your Memory Mine 2 as well as a giveaway later this week! Rock on, people!