And I Am Back!

What? After an unplanned and unexpected two month hiatus, I sat down with my trusty Mac Book this weekend and I wrote– and I wrote– and I wrote some more! I wrote like a crazy person, and now, I have a brand new book in the works, which I expect to release this week.

Bro! Is the story of a typical boy in a not so typical world. You see this boy, Kathy, just wants to be pretty and cute, to have a tall, handsome girlfriend, and just, be, like, a typical boy or whatever? He’s so desperate to get the attention of the studliest girl in school he has even gotten breast implants.

Yet, he has strange dreams where the girls are the ones who are small and pretty, where he’s strong and athletic, the quarterback of the football team. It all seems so wrong, and yet so right. What’s going on? What will happen? Read Bro! to find out!

Coming soon!

And, for those of you who are fans of my work, I have more good news: the ideas are flowing, and I expect to have lots more new material to release over the next few weeks. Oh, and then there’s just the little matter of writing the final book in the Brother Bewitched series!

Goku Dolls! (Spoilers)

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Three yakuza tough guys fail their boss one time too many. Their punishment? Be subjected to sex-change operations and relentless mental training so they can act and perform as a super cute and feminine K-pop girl group. This show is now on Netflix.

Wait, what?

Yes, the manga has now become a Netflix series. Is gender swapping fiction going mainstream?

One thing to know for sure is that this show, while it looks like a children’s anime, clearly delves into more adult worlds in terms of the issues and episodes. They get dirty at times. The primary fun of the show involves seeing these former men dress and perform as ultra cute girls, while also having to endure the negative side of life as a female.

Examples include getting harassed by guys who want to touch their breasts, dealing with pervy older fans, and getting hit on by guys they knew back when they were guys. Also fun is seeing them changing mentally.

One of them, for example, starts to get jealous when they other “girls” are getting more attention and gifts from fans. He argues and debates with himself, finally admitting he now wants to be cute and popular, even though it shames the man he once was. Another, upon meeting an actor he admired as a man, decides to offer that actor sex, feeling overwhelmed with feminine desire to give himself to the man.

I would have liked more of these kinds of conflicts, but they do crop up. In addition, the head of their clan clearly has a fetish for forced gender swaps, as over the course of the series two more men are turned into females, and a third is forced to get breast implants. It’s a zany show with a little too much shouting, but a huge break through for this kind of story to get streamed on Netflix in America.

Now Available: Your Memory Mine 2

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!

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Sneak Preview!

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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!

Sample:

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?”

“Okay, then.”

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!

New Body Theft Movie: The Lifechanger

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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.

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Thanks for reading, and look for a preview of Your Memory Mine 2 as well as a giveaway later this week! Rock on, people!

Now in progress: Your Memory Mine 2!

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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!

If you haven’t read Your Memory Mine, check it out!  It’s John Green meets Jack Chalker!

New Book! Hot off the presses!

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Hey, folks!  I have just released another book commissioned by the mysterious Anonymous!  It’s a fun read in which a young man finds himself compelled to broadcast his transformation to the world!  Outfit of the Week!

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