Saturday, December 13, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

NEW: Pinsedo

Pinsedo is the new book. I won't explain the meaning of the title; there's a little twist to it.

I'd started writing this before Femmer, but it wasn't flowing very well and I lost interest. Maybe it was just the Halloween season. My brain (or libido) decided it wanted a little Halloween tale. At 226 pages (estimated by Amazon), it's a longer story than I have been writing.

One of the things I'll say is that I'm really happy with the cover. The next thing I'll say is that due to the small size of covers on Amazon and other places, you can't always see the hard work that goes into making covers. It's a process of trying to make titles pop and making images big on a small space.

I download my pictures from Dreamstime (legal and paid for, just so you know), and it doesn't usually cost but a few dollars. I usually start with an idea and when I can't find a picture that accomplishes it, I go to plan B: Find a picture that makes an impact when I first view it and that is roughly representative of the story I've written. A prime example is Femmer. I had really wanted a pretty female face being touched by a pretty female hand, but nothing quite worked. In the end, I found a sexy witch and put the titles over it.

One of the issues I've noticed is I can't just find a perfect photo. Especially when it's of a person, I have to find one where the top of her head isn't cut off or I know I'm going to have compensate for that on the cover. In most cases I'm going to manipulate the photo a little, but if I find I'm spending hours and hours (or will have to), then that means the photo is just too far off or my concept has to be adjusted.

In the early days I'd just draw what I wanted, but I'm not that good of an artist and it would take a long time and I still wouldn't be happy with it. At this point, I'm pretty happy looking for royalty free photos. It's fun to go searching for them and to collect photos that I think might work.

Usually, before I actually pay for the photo, I make a copy (ignoring the Dreamstime watermark) and do a quick mock-up. Once I've got the mock-up where I like it, if the cover works, then I buy the photo and do it all over again.

I can't say I have another idea in mind for what's next, but I'm considering doing a follow up to The Pink Doll. The idea would be I take each of the shorts and continue it with another short. So, "A for Amanda" would have "B for Betty" as the next story (or something like that). It would be like 4 continuing short story series. Thoughts?

I did get some nice emails from people who responded to different stories. Some people wanted more of Mistress Valentina ("The Mighty Fall but with a Finger"), a story about how Mistress Valentina teaches her bull a lesson about sympathy for her feminized victims by betting him she can break him with just the touch of one finger. I had some other strong comments on "The Interview", a story about a wife discussing the results of her husband's maid feminization with the institution's Mistress. It seems like the less romantic stories tend to get the most notice, which is a shame because I love romance.

As always, I value your time and attention and if you send me notice of grammar / spelling errors from any of my books, I'll be happy to send you the free book of your choice.

ttt

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Femmer - A Halloween treat!

Femmer


Halloween is my favorite time of the year. Here in Texas, it's hot. It's not Arizona, but it's close. So, when Fall begins, we start to see the weather change (finally) and that first little chilly snap always makes me feel creative and sexy.

I don't know if anyone has been fortunate enough to have a woman (or a man) hit on you, but it's a nice feeling. It doesn't happen every day, but when it happens I savor the feeling.

Put together these two things and you have the reason I wrote Femmer. I've been looking for a plot I could be passionate about and I wasn't finding it. I'd started on a story about a detective searching for a lost girl, who had mysteriously disappeared (seemingly "voluntarily") after she went to work for a company, but it just wasn't hitting the right notes. So, I started thinking about Halloween and the next thing I knew I was writing on this every day.

This is what happens when you have a story that excites you. There is no feeling of "I should be writing"; there is only a feeling of "I can't wait to write on that some more."

It's playful (I hope), sweet and has quite a bit of sex, and some rather intense sex at that. I hope the sex scenes aren't too over the top.

The idea here started with "what would happen if every time a guy had an orgasm he found himself becoming more female?" Add Halloween, add this very attractive woman about my age hitting on me, and you get Femmer.

There's been a bit of a love fest, too, lately between myself, Solar Harris, John Dylena and Ellen Dominick on Twitter. Oh, nothing huge, just a little mutual adoration, but it's important. Here's why. Because we are all authors that love good fiction, good stories, good writing and good will (and a fair amount of good happy fun sexy time (as the Japanese say). I don't know about you, but I've bought my share of fiction in plenty of genres where it didn't seem like the author cared about their work, but was just looking for a quick buck. I've got nothing against a quick buck, but you should love what you do and you should care that your audience gets value for the money they give you.

In the Ebook market it's simple enough to simply switch pen names and start over, but there's something special to me in building a group of followers who like what you do. They may not love everything you write, but they trust that you care enough to write well and to give them an interesting plot.

I won't go into much about Femmer, but to say it's a story about a couple who run afoul of a witch and end up having sex and change come into their lives, and hopefully it's not quite as predictable as you might guess.

A big thanks to Selkie, too, who has emailed me with grammatical errors and compliments and criticisms. I really do enjoy that kind of thing. I want my stories to be better.

If you see a misspelling or have a criticism, you know where I am. Don't be shy. I have been known to send free books to people for helping me out.

thomas_the_tame@yahoo.com

Happy Halloween to all you spooks, ghouls, girls, gurls and everything in between!


Sunday, August 3, 2014

NEW BOOK: The Pink Doll

Is the cover too bland, you think? I'll have to see it once it's on Amazon. If it's too blank and uninteresting, I guess I'll have to redesign it.

Yeah, but what is it about?

Okay, "The Pink Doll" is a short story about a boy who is in a relationship with a girl, only the girl is kinky, see? So once when he's tied up and blindfolded, he accidentally sees this pink doll sex toy she has. Ah, and then, she forbids him from playing with it, and then of course he has to know what it's all about.

There are 3 other stories, since "The Pink Doll" was a short and I didn't want to offer it for .99 cents.

"A is for Amanda", which is about a boy named Alan running to play Grandmother's game for the Summer. Although his mother is rather worried about the game, she has enjoyed having a little girl around the house each Summer, but this particular year, Grandma decides to switch things up and change him into a hormonal teenage girl. Fun and excitement ensures. The idea behind this change is that Grandma is able to hold onto to Alan's soul or memories while switching his existence with another version of himself (or herself) from a parallel dimension.

The third story is called "The Interview". So, Susan is meeting with Mistress Monica, and lovely, perfect, gorgeous Monica is giving her the up close and personal how to of her process. Then she marches out her lovely prototype, Maid Candi, which just happens to be Susan's husband. I'll stop right there and let that just hang in the air, unfulfilled. Muah.

And finally the last story, which concerns me because I have 2 Femdom stories back to back. . . . the last story is "The Mighty Fall but with a Finger". Rod "breaks" sissies for Mistress Valentina, meaning he uses his amazing cock to fuck her sissies in just the right way to give them an enromous prostate orgasm, which is so intense it makes them melt and give up the last of their maleness, turning them all girly inside. Valentina, however, criticizes him for not being a little more sympathetic. "They love me," Rod tells her. "No, they love your cock," she corrects. "Same thing." But is it? Rod, the poor sap, allows himself to be talked into a bet with the Mistress. She swears she can make him beg to be feminized. He thinks not.

So there you have it. It's not a new book, but I needed a break after "So You've Been Transformed into a Woman". That thing exhausted me. On a side note, I'm considering moving away from the TG themed stories and moving into a more mainstream genre like erotica BDSM aimed at women or maybe even just straight out romance. I'm not in it for the money, but it has crossed my mind that if I decided to write things that brought in a decent monthly, annual salary, I might change jobs to something less stressful.

ttt

Sunday, June 22, 2014

So, you've been transformed into a Woman!?

So, you've been transformed into a woman!? God, this thing took forever to write. It's not straight-forward fiction. It's a "reference". After awhile, I think I feel like I'm writing the same story, so when I get an idea for something different I want to seize on it.

In the back of my mind, of course, I'm imagining readers saying, "no, uh, no, we want the same thing over and over again!"

Well, maybe, but oh well. This took too long to write. I'll say that much, and it felt like it kept going on and on and on. I kept thinking of new chapter titles and then kept thinking, oh, now I have to write to that chapter!?

I've been reading TG fiction for a very long time. I've read just about every theme from the Medallion of Zulo to the Spells R Us and all the maid stories and school girl stories and turn-about secretary stories. It occurred to me I have a lot of inadvertent knowledge about a subject that probably no one cares about but me. Even with that, I still ended up having to do research. I really intended to create more graphics as well. There are some, but not as many as I'd intended, but then towards the end of this thing, honestly, I started deleting chapter titles and thinking, okay, I already addressed that.

For example, I have sections on: My secretary tricked me into changing places with her!?; I'm stuck in a virtual world!?; How do I get out of this bodysuit!?; I've been bodyswapped!? and so on and so on. Every scenario I could think of that were essential plots to some poor guy getting feminized. I got tired of writing so I get rid of some chapters like: I don't want to be a school girl, but can I keep the cute skirt!? and I'm in the French Maid uniform but I don't know how to clean!?

I'm not sure if anyone will miss them. My biggest fear is that people will think it's repetitious. My second biggest fear is that it started out pretty humorous but ended up with  me writing things as if they were real and this is what you have to do to cope, etc. At this point, I'm too close to the material and I need to give it some space. I don't want to just run around the prose injecting humor because I think it will stand out and be obvious.

Well, it was a good idea. I'm not sure I pulled it off. Sometimes I read the reviews people write and I shake my head. Especially there is a difference between UK reviewers and US reviewers. Almost polar opposite actually. While UK loves one book, US reviewers pan it and visa versa, but then how much credence do I pay to the few people willing to write a review? Well, a little, but it doesn't change what or how I write.

ttt

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

A Tale of Two Maids

So, the new book is up. It's only been up for a day or so. I had good luck with giving Harem away for free at first. In 5 days, people downloaded 500 copies. Free downloads will tempt anyone. :)

Harem for me is the best book I've done since Little Brown Girl. It has a lot less plot, I think, but it just works for me. From beginning to finish, I found writing it exciting, and even now I find reading it exciting.

I found A Tale of Two Maids exciting to write, too, but you never know how it really reads until you've gained some distance.

A Tale of Two Maids is my little story about a wife who talks her husband into visiting a high-class resort as a sexy French Maid, and then things spin out of control. I'll leave that to your imagination.

Also, I'd like to plug Solar Harris, who has written two lovely stories: Acquired and Collected. If you like TG AND Sci-Fi as I do, these two stories are really perfect. One unexpectedly builds on the other, and there's a promise of a third story out in the Summer.

So, Second Life. . . . Does anyone play on there? I have two female avatars and one male avatar. Guess which ones I play the most! Aw, you peeked. With one, I'm having just a lovely little relationship with a female sub, which is a bit surprising, since I usually love playing the sub myself, but it's been really nice.

It does make me think a lot about being submissive in RL though. I'm so used to being expected to be dominant in my relationships that I almost can't imagine it any other way, yet I do long for it, but how would that work exactly? The truth is while I love the idea of being a submissive man in an FLR relationship, I'm afraid of reacting poorly. What if I freak out? What if I get mad at her when she tries to boss me around? What would my friends think? You can't hide that kind of thing for long. Even if no one comes out and says it, there's a vibe that is usually readily apparent.

I'm also on Fetlife, in case anyone feels like looking me up. I'm not very active there, but I like it because it's less of a dating site, less of a pay and get nothing but promises site, and more of a site where people do actually hang out and talk and post messages on the forums to discuss things they feel are interesting. And you can choose local groups if you want to connect.

I'm at a bit of a loss now though, since A Tale of Two Maids is done. I can go back to writing the Nine Portals series, which I would like to finish (I have another book that is ready to be posted, but I haven't felt the desire to do so - A Tale got in the way), but it's not a book that's really pushing out there like Little Brown Girl and Her Turn and Harem all did. Even Redemption did really well for the longest time and it's a short. It's funny that Belief got a little critical review for being too short for 2.99. I'm always seeing books that are 5000 words and even shorter at the same price, but then I tend to not buy those. Maybe 12,000 words is too short for 2.99? I really do care about people getting their money's worth. I'm not out to gouge or rip anyone off. I want them to enjoy what I've written.

Cover design. I'll admit, I'm not much of an artist, but I am enjoying making covers. A Tale of Two Maids is not one of my favorites. Maybe Belief is or Isolation. Isolation just has a nice look to it. I love it, actually, a naked pink-haired girl curled into the fetal position, floating in a bubble in space over a planet? I just think it turned out really well. I wanted something better for A Tale of Two Maids, but what you see is the best I could come up with.

If anyone actually reads these (except for you Robi, and I hope you finish your project soon and get it all edited - you know I'll read it), feel free to leave comments. I'd ask for some reviews on A Tale, too, but that can be a double edged sword, lol. On Harem, I was shocked my British audience (also my favorite country other than my own) posted some negative reviews. Oh well, what can you do?

Thanks to anyone who reads my stuff. I'll even make an offer. Post a comment here or send me an email (put Free Book or A Tale of Two Maids in the subject line), and I'll send you a free Kindle copy.

ttt

Monday, February 17, 2014

Harem - FREE for a limited time

Harem is the new book that's been plaguing me like mosquitoes on a picnic.

And I thought I'd try out the FREE promotion thingie that KDP (Amazon / Kindle) offers. It will be free from 2/18/14 - 2/22/14.

Originally I'd thought about posting it for free on Fictionmania. I haven't posted a story there in months and I miss it. Fictionmania has been good to me. It's been good to a lot of us. Far back at the beginning of the internet (gather round the fire, children), I found a few TG fiction sites. It was an eye opener. It was the first time that I realized other people had the same fantasies as I did.

I'd written some little knock-off stories by then, but nothing dramatic. My writing was mostly in other genres. I knew other people had the same fantasies as I did because their stories fit into my head perfectly.

Sites like Fictionmania made me feel almost normal and for someone that prides himself on being a little different, this was strangely important. So I posted a few stories here and there, nothing really good, but by the time I began posting on Fictionmania I was writing the kinds of stories I wanted to read, and they weren't cheap knock-offs anymore. They were stories that came right out of the root of my head.

Harem is such a story. It's in first person and it takes me back to the kind of stories I remember loving. It's about a far-off place in the Middle East that offers the ultimate fantasy: being a Harem girl.

Harem girls are sexy. One part stripper, one part Geisha, they're submissive and fun and in this story our hero decides to sign up and be one for four weeks. It is, at its heart, a hypnotic tale. My two top fantasies combined: TG and hypno (or it could just be the subby girl that drives them both).

When he gets there, all the control easily slips from his grasp. He slips down the rabbit hole and by the time he realizes what's happened, it's too late.

I ended up liking the story too much. I always do this. I write something for free to post on Fictionmnia, then turn around and fall in love with it.

So, it's free for the next 5 days.

If you like it, write a review. I'm learning not to read them, because the negative ones just ruin my day. If you really like it, write me an email.

If you don't, well you don't. There's nothing I can do about that.

I swear, the second I finished it, I turned right around and started revising it. I couldn't wait to get it up. I stopped revising only  long enough to design a cover. I find I'm enjoying designing covers much more now that I'm not drawing my own. Maybe it's just the chance to look at a lot of photos beautiful women.

On another point: Belief is still selling strong. Surrender (which I only published a few days ago) is off to a weak start. Redemption at the Rose Saloon is still outselling it. Everything else is just a trickle. Well, I didn't really get into this for the money, did I? Still, it's nice when I see the numbers, but then I only second guess myself anyway (Oh, they're just buying it for the cover). Well, maybe so, but I write because I like doing it. It's easy to forget that.

 ~ttt

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Series-interruptus (Oh, yeah, and a new book!)

I knew it! I knew it! I knew it!

I knew I would start this long nine part series and some other story idea (a.k.a. fantasy) would pop into my head and interrupt everything.

Also, I wonder about timing in publishing. "Surrender" was ready to publish a few weeks ago, but I'd just put out "Belief" so I wondered if I should wait and pace it or just plop them all out there. Well, I waited for a bit and watched. I'm not sure there is a benefit to waiting, except I guess I was trying to keep a nice, regular publishing schedule.


Anyway, I've had 2 stories plaguing me, wanting to be written, nagging my daydreams and last weekend I started on one of them. The Nine Portals universe has 4 stories written. I just need to revise the next 2 before publishing.

I saw a review on Belief, which always bittersweet. Sweet when I get good ratings (I know I shouldn't care, but I do; it's a matter of pride, ego?); bitter when someone doesn't like it. I try to remind myself that I write because I like it, not because others like it, but it's something that I struggle with. The review was positive, but it talked about "a few typos". Agonizing. I did a quick spell / grammar check and only found one typo, so now I'll have to go through the whole thing and see if there are any others.

If anyone cares to spot them for me, that would be awesome. I'll even throw in a free copy of a future work. Free stuff! See?

So the 2 stories that are to come in the Nine Portals Universe find Henry in the body of a futuristic cam girl (in a bubble in space of all things, always on display, always available). I hope it's nice and intense. The one after that has Henry in an android maid's body, programmed to find sexual ecstasy in chores and of course the usual sexy good times with her owners. These are both written and just need revised. The last one, which I have not yet started, has Henry in the body of a prostitute, a "kitkat" girl, a little neko (kitty girl) who is rescued / abducted by a space pirate.

The 2 stories I'm working on outside of the Nine Portals Universe are hopefully fun, too. I tried to find a way to fit them into Nine Portals, but they didn't seem to want to go there. The one I'm writing on now is called "Harem", where a nice young man indulges in the ultimate girly vacation (Harem Girl Bootcamp) and finds it far more seductive than he imagined. And finally, "A Tale of Two Maids" (also not yet written), about a husband and wife who decide to work at a resort for the insanely rich as maids.

So, there you go. More stories on the way, even with my normal job keeping me hectic and exhausted, and hopefully more fun.

Lastly, I worry that I'm charging too much for Nine Portals. I had this little conversation with Ann Michelle on her site about such short word counts for 2.99. In the review on "Belief" there was that remark. "...a bit short".

I'm still undecided. Should the Nine Portals series be .99? I can always put together a compilation when they're all done for a decent price.

ttt

Sunday, January 12, 2014

New Book: BELIEF (Nine Portals)

The new book is up!

I've lined up nine, count them, nine stories in this series, but so far I've only written the first four.

I know where the fifth story goes, but I've been plagued by thoughts of another story. I'm not sure I want to take a detour from the Nine Portals series. Whenever I've left and come back to series before (in the non-TG related genres), I've lost the whole feeling of them. So, even though another story involving a wife and husband both becoming maids calls to me, I'm thinking I should stick with the series I started.

As you can see, I've also begun using photo covers, instead of drawing my own. Maybe it makes a difference; maybe not. I've not yet made a determination, but it does make the book look more professional.

I spent a lot of time actually looking at other covers, mostly from romance novels, but also mainstream and of course, the TG genre, just to get a feel for what's out there and what works best. I have to keep in mind when I'm making these that the covers are shrunken down to practically thumbnail size, so something that looks great in my photoshop doesn't look so hot when it's 1/8th the size. I guess that's what cartoonists have been complaining about for decades.

As a brief summary, the Nine Portals series will be a nine part serial about a wildly successful software engineer / CEO who gets invited to play a computer game. This isn't a console game though; it's created by a super computer that has learned to use a super collider to accelerate particles in small intense moving fields called "Portals".

Each level of the game (one per story) places him into a highly submissive female body in (of course) sexually charged situations. The heart of the story is the super computer. What does it want? What is it really doing? What is its end game?

I have it all worked out, but I have to fit into pieces over nine stories.

Four down, five to go, lol.

Part 1: Belief - Henry Young wakes up in the past in a woman's body, mesmerized and manipulated into fulfilling a man's deepest sexual desires.

Part 2: Surrender - Henry wakes up in the body of a barbarian queen about to meet her greatest enemy, only to be utterly seduced by him.

Part 3: Isolation - Henry wakes up in the body of Kiki, a "bubble girl", which is sort of a virtual cam girl in the future, a future where people can login and feel, smell, touch and do anything they wish if they have enough credits.

Part 4: Identity - Henry is an android maid, programmed to serve an unhappy couple. With what little free will "Fifi" has, she plans to serve her Mistress in the best way possible.

Part 5 is not yet written and therefore I haven't nailed down a title yet, but the idea is that Henry will find himself in a whore's body in the future, mostly human female, but with just a touch of feline, falling in love with a dashing pirate on the run from the law.

Part 6 - 9 . . . I have no idea. I think I won't know until each part is waiting for me to write it.

ttt