GM Shephard
Member Since: 12/03/12 Membership status: Member


Reviews by GM Shephard
Eight years ago, Henry disowned Dennis when he learned his son was changing gender. Now married and pregnant, Denise unexpectedly runs into her estranged father. When their meeting takes an unexpected – and potentially disastrous -- turn, Henry learns the hard way about what really matters.
Rated: Adult 9 Reviews starstarstarstarstar Completed Story Reads: 8160 Words: 3330 Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Categories: Sci-Fi Gender Change
Characters: Female to Male, Adult (27-62 yrs)
Turned Into: Daughter
Motivation for Change: Willing or Voluntary
Sexual Orientation: Becomes Only Attracted to Men
Story Theme: Pregnancy
Series: None
Published: 03/01/12
Updated: 03/01/12
Reviewer: GM Shephard Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 05/29/13 Title: Chapter 1: Coming Home

Yes, I loved the story too. Perfect as is, don't need to go back and tell from the beginning. Like your other story, I enjoy how you start in the action, and slowly reveal the past through conversation, or narrative between dialog. My only recommendation is something I am constantly corrected for, so don't feel too bad...The 1st person POV should change when Denise is out of the room, or in a comma. Other than that, a solid story. Well done.

Colleen's hectic but satisfying life as a working mother takes an unexpected turn when her teenage daughter discovers she was once a guy named Colin.
Rated: Adult 10 Reviews starstarstarstarstar Completed Story Reads: 27251 Words: 8079 Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Categories: Sci-Fi Gender Change
Characters: Male to Female, Adult (27-62 yrs)
Turned Into: Mother, Wife
Motivation for Change: Willing or Voluntary
Sexual Orientation: Becomes Only Attracted to Men
Story Theme: Everyday Living, Pregnancy
Type of Change: Fast/Instant Change
Series: None
Published: 06/18/12
Updated: 07/16/12
Reviewer: GM Shephard Signed starstarstarstarhalf-star
Date: 05/30/13 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I am really loving your work. I got a feeling this is going to be great.

Reviewer: GM Shephard Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 05/30/13 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

Wow, great descriptions, I'm so hooked.

Reviewer: GM Shephard Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 05/30/13 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3

I see we have a similar talent for creating drama, then leaving the readers on a cliff, hanging by their nails.

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Date: 05/30/13 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4

Bummer, I'm a teary eyed mess right now. I hope Colleen will make it now that her daughter knows who she once was.

Reviewer: GM Shephard Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 05/30/13 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5

Loved the story. Jolene, you my new friend, are a gifted writer taking TG fiction in a new direction, breaking from the tired old cliches, and story structures. You write like a professional novelist, or screen writer, delivering the right amount of drama, action and suspense at the perfect time. Bravo.

Author's Response: I'm very happy you enjoyed this story so much. I was going for poignant and it seems I hit it at least for one reviewer. I am fascinated by the idea of what a person would really do (or give up) in order to become female? Here, it is life itself. Another theme I like to explore is that living in a woman's skin 24/7 means getting older and having to deal with all the curves life tosses. Maybe being a perpetual 21 year old with perky b**** and a swinging sex life is all people would want -- but that is truly fantasy (and a limited one, at that). Thanks again for the kind words.

A pair of secret agents embark upon a dangerous mission to learn all they can about a notorious drug baron.
Rated: Explicit 31 Reviews starstarstarstarstar Story Incomplete Reads: 170536 Words: 111708 Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Categories: Sci-Fi Gender Change
Characters: Male to Female, Young Adult (20-26 yrs)
Turned Into: Slave
Featured Items: Bikinis, Corsets, High Heels, Lingerie, Long Nails, Maid Uniform, Undies
Locale: Vacation Destination
Motivation for Change: Revenge, Tricked, Undercover
Personality: Cultural/Nationality Change, Fights Change
Sexual Orientation: Does Not Change
Story Theme: Captive, Romance
Type of Change: Body Swap, Cultural, Identity Theft
Series: None
Published: 11/19/12
Updated: 09/12/13
Reviewer: GM Shephard Signed starstarstarstar
Date: 04/18/13 Title: Chapter 1: Part One

Hi Jessica, I have been wanting to read this for a while now. So glad I finally got some time to read, I am really enjoying this. Very well written with a good solid start. Can't wait to read the rest.

Megan

Two brothers discuss the end of the world over a quiet pint. Some readers may not regard this as a genuine tg story.
Rated: Adult 4 Reviews starstarstarstar Completed Story Reads: 1279 Words: 995 Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Categories: Realistic Gender Change
Characters: Not Applicable
Series: None
Published: 05/02/13
Updated: 05/02/13
Reviewer: GM Shephard Signed starstarstarstar
Date: 05/04/13 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I look forward to more. Good idea, one I have thought about many times. In your creative hands, I am quite confident another masterpiece will emerge.

Author's Response: You're too kind. I haven't yet managed to blend the mundane and the surreal, as the late J G Ballard did so effectively. The vapour trails should have been a recurring motif, visible from the beginning. It was a good metaphor, but I could have made more of it.

There are so many other things Jesus did. If they were all written down, each of them, one by one, I can't imagine a world big enough to hold such a library of books. John 21:25 The Message
Rated: Adult 4 Reviews starstarstarstarstar Completed Story Reads: 1617 Words: 1184 Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Categories: Realistic Gender Change
Characters: Male to Female, Teen (13-19 yrs)
Story Theme: Coming of Age, Historical Time Period
Series: None
Published: 05/28/13
Updated: 05/28/13
Reviewer: GM Shephard Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 05/29/13 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Hi Andrea,

Wonderful story. I have often wondered what Jesus would say if he walked the Earth today, taking on the righteous religious folk regarding matters relavent to our time. Your use of John 21:25 was genius. I can see a loving transgender woman kneeling at the feet of Jesus, kissing his feet, loving her Lord as her brother tries to claim his righteousness over her. One would not have to imagine this scene taking place today, but over 2,000 years ago, when Jesus walked the Earth during his ministry. Very well done.

The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the LORD. Proverbs 18:22 This is a sequel to Adara's Story
Rated: Adult 6 Reviews starstarstarstar Completed Story Reads: 1890 Words: 5779 Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Categories: Realistic Gender Change
Characters: Male to Female, Teen (13-19 yrs)
Locale: Family Household
Story Theme: Coming of Age, Historical Time Period
Series: None
Published: 05/28/13
Updated: 05/28/13
Reviewer: GM Shephard Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 05/29/13 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Excellent story. Wonderful work.

Brianna's day started out fairly yucky, until she realized she didn't really want to be Brian anymore.
Rated: Explicit 6 Reviews starstarstarstarstar Completed Story Reads: 8195 Words: 2565 Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Categories: Sci-Fi Gender Change
Characters: Male to Female, Young Adult (20-26 yrs)
Locale: Office
Motivation for Change: Willing or Voluntary
Sexual Orientation: Becomes Only Attracted to Men
Story Theme: Everyday Living
Series: None
Published: 05/28/13
Updated: 05/28/13
Reviewer: GM Shephard Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 05/29/13 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Hi Jolene, I thoroughly enjoyed your short little tale, finding it very well written and touching on aspects of being a woman that don't often get enough attention. Your descriptions of how Brianna finds her body unattractive at times when her emotions are out of whack was quite refreshing. Opening the story at the end, explaining the back story in conversation was also quite fresh. Seems all open their stories, the same way, but you strived to be different. Keep that up, I look forward to reading more of your work, including a sequel to this story if you see fit.

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