Published by Cleis Press on May 15th 2012
Genres: Fiction, Erotica, Fairy Tales, Romance, Paranormal
Paperback provided by Cleis Press
In Lustfully Ever After, classic fairy tales are reimagined for an adult audience with twists (and kinks) to keep readers entertained.
In Michelle Augello-Page's romantically charged BDSM tale "Wolf Moon," Little Red Riding Hood is the big bad wolf, while Kristina Lloyd rewrites "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" as a scorching hot MFM threesome in "The Shoes That Were Danced to Pieces." Shanna Germain's "Mirror Mirror" shows the sensual Sapphic side of Snow White's stepmother and Andrea Dale pens a contemporary version of "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" in the poignantly erotic "Steadfast."This delightful collection of fairy tales will lead you down a magical path into forbidden romance and erotic love. You won’t need those bread crumbs to find your way home—for home is where the heart is and the authors of Lustfully Ever After know your heart’s most wicked and secret desires.
I actually reviewed this book last year for my now deleted blog. I wanted to revisit and republish my review since I am now reading A Princess Bound which is also edited by Kristina Wright. Review coming soon…
The book Lustfully Ever After is a collection of 17 stories by various authors. The book is edited and co-authored by Kristina Wright and includes a Foreword by Sylvia Day. This book is full of fairy tales for grown ups. The stories contain forbidden lust and love found only in folklore.
The stories are so familiar, the authors only give you a hint and you think you remember the tale. Then the authors spin it into something more sexy and erotic then you remember. The authors in the book include: Anya Richards, Jeanette Grey, Anna Meadows, Emerald, Michelle Augello-Page, Shanna Germain, Kristina Lloyd, A.D.R. Forte, Donna George Storey, Charlotte Stein, Sacchi Green, Michael M. Jones, Lisabet Sarai, Evan Mora, Lynn Townsend, Andrea Dale, Kristina Wright.
The stories feature magic and wish granting as only erotic authors can imagine. The stories also include the re-telling of Rapunzel, Mermen, Jack and the beanstalk, Red Riding Hood, Pinocchio, Puss in Boots, Snow White and Beauty and the Beast they are not the way I recall them from my youth. I want to remember them just like this.
Wolf Moon by Michelle Augello-Page re-tells the story of Red Riding Hood. The way the author tells it Red is the wolf and she needs binding and discipline by her master. He becomes her savior and her hunter. Only he can tame the beast within.
You by Charlotte Stein tells the story of three wishes. Only the story tells of the cost for those wishes. The beast-god that grants wishes does so at a high cost. Will the fair maiden pay and will it leave her wanting more from this mythical creature?
The Long Night of Tanya McCray by Michael M. Jones weaves magic into a place. Tanya finds herself lost a neighborhood where she finds her prince charming in the most peculiar way. Tanya is resourceful and she saves him not once but twice before this night is over.
Real Boy by Evan Mora was my absolute favorite. This is a story for this generation. The Pinocchio in this story has to earn his right to become a real boy. It is not the Pinocchio you might remember. The yearnings of Pinocchio to be real are so true they hurt my heart. The Pinocchio in this story gets to live happily ever after with his fairy and Geppetto by his side.
I loved this book. The authors spend a lot of details into reinventing the characters. The book was very imaginative. There are some bondage and spanking in the story but all of the characters submit willingly. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was a nice erotic break from reality!
About the Editor
KRISTINA WRIGHT is an award-winning author whose erotica and erotic romance fiction has appeared in over 75 anthologies, including 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.