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These are not the fairy tales as you remember them. This book of naughty tales takes the stories we all remember, and a few that are not so familiar, and re-imagines them for mature audiences. These princesses all have the strength and will of the modern woman, but with a twist of magic in their lives. By adding a bit of submission into the heroines, this book makes every tale an adventure into new territory for the reader.

Get ready for a kinky ever after…

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The book A Princess Bound is a collection of 17 stories by various authors. Kristina Wright is the editor and she is also a contributing author in this book. This book includes a forward by Cathy Yardly. Other authors in this collection include: Laila Blake, Michelle Augello-Page, Elizabeth L. Brooks, Kathleen Tudor, Ariel Graham, Victoria Blisse, Kannan Feng, Catherine Paulssen, Benjamin Creek, Tahira Iqbal, Rose De Fer, L.C.  Spoering, Jane Gilbert, Michael M. Jones, Valerie Alexander, and Poetic Desires.

I really enjoyed all of these stories. That is really rare for me, since there is usually one turn off in every collection, but they were all pretty hot. Most of these tales were completely unfamiliar to me. The only ones I really recognized were Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel. I guess it doesn’t matter since it is all fantasy. I love how the authors shifted these tales and took them in a different direction entirely.  Since I didn’t recognize the fairy tales associated with these characters, they struck me as genius fantasy. I forgot I was reading a book about fairy stories and got lost in the erotic submission of the princesses. Almost every story ends with a happily ever after and a woman getting exactly what she desires. This is hot erotic fiction. A total win for me.

Here is an excerpt from the tale In the Palace of Gods and Monsters by Michelle Augello-Page:

Long ago, in a forgotten time, a princess awoke, startled by ink-black darkness, grasping for where she was. She was blindfolded. She was naked. She couldn’t move; her arms and legs were stretched out, bound with rope to wooden posts. She pulled and twisted her body, but her movement caused the ropes to pull painfully on her wrists and ankles. She cried out, and an unfamiliar voice, dark and honeyed, filled the room.
“You truly are beautiful, princess.”
His hand traced the outline of her body, and she shuddered at the whisper of his touch. She struggled again, fear rushing through her, as the full weight of her situation grew clearer in her mind.
“Be still, my bride,” he said, hushing her as he advanced towards the bed. “I have come to welcome you. I am not going to harm you.”
The princess cried, barely able to process what was happening. Just that morning, she had awoken in her own bed, in her own home, safe and happy and cared for. Now, she was held like a prisoner by a man who assumed to be her husband. The arrival of the messenger had turned her world upside down. Her mother and father had thrown her away, ignoring her pleas, and forced her into the marriage in exchange for all the wealth they had hoped she would bring.
The family had fallen in nobility, and depended upon her marriage to restore their fortune. Tales of her beauty spread far and wide, and the princess was shielded from the world, sheltered in a remote castle tucked into the craggy cliffs overlooking the sea. Those who braved the journey were rewarded by her other-worldly beauty, but the princess had kindly rejected all offers of marriage.
“I will recognize my love when I see his face,” she had insisted.
Her fate changed when the messenger came to the castle. He brought an offer from the king of a faraway palace, and enough riches and jewels to reclaim the fullness of the family’s royalty. Her mother and father were desperate. They tried to persuade her. They tried to reason with her. But the princess had been raised on fairy tales; she believed in love.
The offer stood until the sun went down. There was nothing to pack, nothing to bring; the messenger said that the master of the kingdom would provide all and more for the princess. The king and queen would not, could not, allow her to refuse.
Her dreams shattered, the princess was betrothed, sight unseen.
“You have had a long journey. You need rest. You need some time to acclimate. I am not a monster.” He cleared his throat, and continued. “But I am not ordinary man either, and there are rules to be followed, now that you belong to me.”

This is one of the best tales in the book. There are quite a few others that make this book so worth a look. If fantasy erotica turns you on, this book is should be on to read list this year.

KRISTINA WRIGHT is an award-winning author whose erotica and erotic romance fiction has appeared in over 75 anthologies, including Lustfully Ever After, three editions of Best Women’s Erotica, and four editions of Best Lesbian Erotica. Kristina also received the Golden Heart Award for Romantic Suspense from RWA for her first novel, Dangerous Curves.

Thanks to Cleis Press for sending me this book to review.

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