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If You Like Fairy Tale Lust, You Will Like…

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 • No Comments on If You Like Fairy Tale Lust, You Will Like…

Fairy Tale Lust is my pretty, pretty book and I hope you will buy it, love it, hug it, squeeze it and call it George (and tell everyone you know to do the same).  But Fairy Tale Lust is not the only book tapping into the eroticism of princesses in castles and beasts in the woods.  In fact, erotic fairy tales are hot right now and there are several authors and editors putting their own spin on this sexy new sub-genre.

So, if you loved Fairy Tale Lust and are lusting for more naughty fairy tales, you might want to check out these other pretty, pretty books:


Alison Tyler has edited the wonderfully titled Alison’s Wonderland, a veritable feast of 27 erotic fairy tales.  I’m delighted to say that several of the authors in this collection also have stories in Fairy Tale Lust, including: Shanna Germain, Allison Wonderland, Janine Ashbless, A.D.R. Forte, Andrea Dale and Saskia Walker.

In Sleeping Beauty’s Bed is a collection of erotic fairy tales by the talented Mitzi Szereto.  Bonus for academics and fairy tale geeks: each story includes an introduction detailing its historic origins.

Enchanted is another single-author collection of erotic fairy tales.  Nancy Madore followed up this wildly popular collection with Enchanted Again, a collection of erotic stories based on nursery rhymes and Enchanted Dreams, a collection of supernatural erotica.  I can’t wait to see what she enchants us with next.

Finally, if short stories only whet your appetite for something longer, you might want to take a look at Cathy Yardley’s Enslave: The Taming of the Beast, a novel length erotic retelling of Beauty and the Beast.  Ms. Yardley’s previous erotic fairy tale novels include Crave: The Seduction of Snow White and Ravish: The Awakening of Sleeping Beauty.

Enjoy this banquet of fairy tale lust and please add your own erotic fairy tale recommendations in the comments!

Posted by Kristina in Books and Reading

Craig Sorensen Over at the Fairy Tale Lust Blog

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 • 1 Comment on Craig Sorensen Over at the Fairy Tale Lust Blog

Craig Sorensen is visiting the Fairy Tale Lust blog today to discuss his story “Ducking,” his writing process and his advice to aspiring authors. Please stop by and say hello!  Here is a taste of Craig’s thought-provoking interview:

What inspired you to retell this particular fairy tale?

Self image is so deeply tied to external perceptions in our society, and external perceptions are so very malleable. I started “Ducking” with the notion that this was a woman “whose time had come.” Her perceptions of herself were as other see her. Initially I worked more from the external angle; the woman became beautiful because social perceptions had shifted. But this could only be a part of the story. Blending the dynamics of shifting societal standards with self realization resulted in a story that kept to the spirit of the original tale, but cast them in a new, more modern light.

Also, I just noticed that Craig bears a striking resemblance to the Fairy Tale Lust cover model. Coincidence?

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Fairy Tale Lust Blog

Monday, June 14th, 2010 • 2 Comments on Fairy Tale Lust Blog

I hope you all will keep up with the Fairy Tale Lust excitement over on the book’s blog.  Today I posted an interview with author Charlotte Stein, whose story “The Return” is a deliciously erotic (and a little spooky) retelling of “The Return of Martin Guerre.”  Here’s a brief excerpt from Charlotte’s interview:

What do you think makes your story a fairy tale? How does it fit in the fairy tale genre?

Personally, I just think the idea of someone returning from somewhere, suddenly not the person they were before, is very fairytale-ish. “The Return of Martin Guerre” is so rich with what I think of as the visuals of fairytales, but it’s the story at the heart of it that I find somehow creepy and romantic and magical and twisted all at the same time. That, to me, is the essence of a fairytale.  (Read the rest here.)

Posted by Kristina in Books and Reading

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