Matt Hallows reigns over the all boys Drazin School of Wizardry. The biggest, strongest most athletic kid at the school, he lords it over the other boys, demanding their respect with the force of his will and, when necessary, his fists.
That changes within the first few pages of Marie Bradford’s Curse Me Beautiful, when Hallows arch-rival douses him with a potion that soon changes him into a five foot tall female with generous curves and serious, teen female hormonal issues. Falling squarely in the enemies to lovers genre, the book follows Matt as he gets in touch with his feminine side as, to his horror, he finds himself getting the hots for the very boy who stole his manhood in the first place.
The heart of this novel is the relationship between Matt and Alistair, which begins as pure hatred and evolves into something much more. Bradford is a skilled writer who has clearly studied the genre. The rising tension of the couple’s physical relationship is matched by the merging closeness of their emotional connection. There are twists and turns, pullings backs, and self-discoveries. Hallows, initially horrified at being female, comes to find more and more things he enjoys about his new life and body.
I’ll leave it at that in terms of the plot. Let me finish by saying I have read a lot of gender bender fiction, and this stands as one of the best I have read. You do have to allow the author a few leaps in logic in terms of the plot, but this is a journey worth taking.
Two teen-agers, a jock and a nerd, switch bodies. So goes the plot summary of U and Me on Amazon Prime. This 1987 gender swap comedy from Asia is particularly interested in gender roles and expectations, and we see both characters suffocating under the expectations of their new genders.
The female in this story has been raised to polite and meek. Once trapped in a male body, the other guys see her as a sissy, and she is subjected to relentless bullying. We also see her suffering extreme discomfort as she finds herself engaging in innapropriate behavior — entering the boys’ bathroom and shower, going to the beach where she is expected to take her shirt off (she doesn’t).
The guy meanwhile finds himself being subjected to the pressures to be a proper young lady. He is urged to watch his language, to be polite. His new mother makes him come shopping with her, telling him he needs to learn how to shop because he is a woman. In the movie’s best scene, he makes a speech in front of the school on how unfair life is for girls, where they are forced to always be polite and lady-like while boys can do “whatever they want.”
It’s a fun and interesting film that also has some of the usual beats– they guy realizing he has boobs he can play with, having his first period. For a time, he settles into his life as a girl, but both of the characters eventually come to feel they can’t live as the opposite sex. It’s well worth the watch. Check it out!
It’s here! Your Memory Mine 2 is now available. I am so excited. I think this is one of the best things I have ever written and a case where the sequel is even better than the original.
When the story opens, our hero, Dylan, having found himself trapped in the body of a teen-age girl, has settled into a new life working as a waitress in New Hope, Pennsylvania. He’s found peace, and expects to live out a calm, normal life.
Then the girl who stole his body, shows up and once more throws his life into turmoil as rival agencies bent on world domination compete to capture Dylan and turn him into an agent of mass destruction.
Why do they want him so badly? What makes him such a special girl? Read Your Memory Mine2, and find out! This story features multiple body swaps, age-regression, action and romance!
If you liked Your Memory Mine, I predict you will love YMM2. It picks up where the first book left off, with Dylan having accepted his new body and identity as a young woman, working as waitress in New Hope, Pennsylvania. He just wants to live his life in peace now and find some happiness with the one he loves.
But powerful forces come crashing down on his peaceful new life as competing agencies seek to capture him and unleash his untapped powers. The second book reveals many of the secrets from the first book, including what makes Dylan so special and why people are willing to kill for him.
I have hacked out roughly 10,000 words of what I expect to be a 50- 60,000 word story, where the bullets fly, the bodies swap and no gets out unchanged! Look for more updates, teasers and giveaways in the coming weeks!
That’s right, people, I am giving away free copies of Brother Bewildered, the epic gender bending fantasy novel! In this one, former swaggering alpha male Serren finds himself still trapped living as a teen-age girl, struggling to find a way to regain his manhood even while being drawn further into the life of a young woman, vying to establish himself as the queen bee at his school.
It’s action, adventure, romance and irony! If you are one of the many readers who already bought the book, stay tuned! I will be running more giveaways all summer long as a way to thank my awesome readers!
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Check out my promo video for The Shattered Isles Books, Brother Bewitched and Brother Bewildered! It’s groovy! And thanks to everyone who has been buying Brother Bewildered! It was a blast to write, and I am so happy to see sooooo many people snapping up copies!!! Rock on, people, and Stay Weird!!!!
Yes! You heard correctly! The second book in The Shattered Isles series is now available on Lulu and Amazon in ebook form! The paper will be available any day now! I am just waiting for it to process.
For those who have not yet come to visit The Shattered Isles, the books tell the story of Crown Prince Serren, first in line to the throne and the embodiment of male privilege. That is, until his sister uses forbidden magic to turn him into a girl. As Pattenia’s younger sister, Serren no longer has claim to the throne and watches as his sister takes his crown and consigns him to a life of corsets and gowns.
Book II continues his struggles learning to live as a princess, while his sister continues her journey into masculine territory, going off to war and adventure! I will say if you have as much fun reading it as I had writing it, you will be in a blissful state beyond words for the duration!
Exciting news. I have released both It Girl, What? and Your Memory Mine in paperback form! If, like me, you enjoy a physical copy of a book you can lug to the beach or the park, rejoice! In addition, they are both enrolled in Kindle Matchbook, so it you buy the paperback you get the ebook for FREE!
What if when we fell in love, we really did lose ourselves in the other person?
Mort doesn’t care much about anything. He finds his town lame, his high-school boring, and even though he can see that his girlfriend, Cassie, is pretty awesome, he’s just not that into her.
Then, a strange new girl with flaming red hair comes to town, and he finds himself crushing on her like he’s never crushed on anyone. He loves her smile, her laugh, and he wants to get to know her, really know her, to the point that he even starts reading the books she reads. But then, he finds out that she is what’s known as a brain biter, and to know her is to become her.
Soon, Mort finds his life descending into crazy town as more brain biters appear and two of them fight over his body, but not in the way he’d hoped! This is a paranormal action story with romance, humor and mystery!
I am so excited by my newest project, Brain Biters, which focuses on the life of a high-school kid named Mort who just kinda finds his life a bit– boring. He has a girlfriend, but he just isn’t that into her. He’s the back-up quarterback on the football team, and feels pretty content to just walk up and down the sidelines with a clipboard. He finds his classes boring, his friends boring, and especially the little town in New Jersey where he has lived all his boring life.
Then, a new girl moves to town, and he finds himself obsessed in a way he’s never experienced. He loves the way she smiles, the way she walks, the way she talks. He loves her red hair and sparkly green eyes, and he is sure she’s into him as well because he catches her looking at him all the time.
And yet, when he talks to her– she’s nothing but hostile. What gives?
Well, even as his obsession with her grows, another new girl comes to town, and he finds himself equally obsessed with her! Soon, boredom is the least of his problems as these two young women start to fight over his body– and not in the way he’d hoped!
It’s a story from me, so you know he’s going to end up in a female body, but which one? And how will he deal with finding himself turned from dude to little hottie in a high-school of horny dudes?