NSFW Book Review: Tigress of Futan by April Garrus






Title: Tigress of Futan





Author: April Garrus





Publisher: God-Empress Media





Publication Date: Sept 10, 2019





Genres: Erotica





Shelves: Female-authored, Female-dominant, Female-fronted, Transgender





The Tigress of Futan saga is an interesting one in that it refuses to convention, and pointedly avoids adhering to any of the genre conventions you might expect.





The first book, Foundations of a Monster, introduces us to Zorah and Mally, Students of the Way, a religious sect that teaches the art of combat and the purity of thought and deed. Believing that lust leads to the Dark Path, its leaders teach the students to control their urges and to restrain their physical responses. Not only does Zorah struggle with those teachings, she actively rejects them. She is proud of her futa body, proud of her Futan heritage, and very much in love - or perhaps lust - with Mally. She sees no reason why they should not give in to their passions, stealing away from lessons and meditation to make love to one another in darkened corridors. With a set-up like that, you can be forgiven for expecting that either true love will somehow win out or that Zorah will come to some sort of spiritual awakening, but April Garrus is not interested in apologies or absolution.





This second book, Foundations of a Monster II, stands in direct contrast to the first in so many ways, beginning with a distinction between the Way and the Path. Here, Zorah finds herself with a very different sort of mentor and teacher in Naka, a darkly powerful woman who encourages her to embrace the Dark Path and to give in to her most selfish desires. Having explored frantic, tentative moments of forbidden romantic delights in the first book, here we get deeper, more intense sessions of prolonged pleasure that are almost reminiscent of a BDSM power-exchange. While there is violence within both books, here it has more emotion behind it, and that drives us to a climax in the Academy, where we find an entirely different culture from the Temple where conflict is not just welcomed, but encouraged.





Survival Instincts, the third book, represents yet another change of pace, this one being a lighter, more playful story (although it does still have its share of violence). If you think of this series as a relationship, the first book represented the sexual awakening of futa romance, the second captured the deeper sexuality of a BDSM power-exchange, and this one explores the tenderness of after-care before ramping things back up with erotic teasing. In fact, there is no actual sex in this volume. Instead, Garrus teases us with flirtation and exhibitionism, echoing the romance of the first book, and once again putting Zorah in a position where she must lead a reluctant partner, although this time with far different consequences.





Original, daring, and not afraid to challenge the reader, Tigress of Futan never went where I expected the story to go next, and I am absolutely delighted by the surprises.





Rating: ♀ ♀ ♀ ♀


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