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Fairy Tale Lust: Erotic Fantasies for Women Paperback – July 6, 2010
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The quality of these tales varies widely, from the plain awful to the remarkably good. I'd say the majority of them are nice little appetizer-sized helpings of cleverness, charm, humor (or melancholy) and sexiness. A few soar above that modest level of success, and a few fall short of it.
"The Obedient Wife" by Delilah Devlin: One of those modestly successful stories. Nicely written, clever and sexy.
"How the Little Mermaid Got Her Tail Back" by Andrea Dale: Rather rambling and unfocused, and while it may seem odd to say this of a story that's a retold fairy tale, its believability is ruined by a glaring hole in the description of a central scene.
"Ducking" by Craig Sorensen: A well-intentioned retelling of The Ugly Duckling, wherein the protagonist comes to realize that she's suffering from a distorted self-image, and in fact is a Total Hottie. Rather unsophisticated writing compared to the better stories in this book, and what are those references to ninjas doing in here?
"Three Times" by Justine Elyot: Charming and funny, with a Happily Ever After lesbian marriage ending.Read more ›
As mentioned earlier, these stories are not what I expected. Most of the stories are set in modern times and loosely have a sort of fairy tale twist. I thought the stories would be based on common fairy tales set more in a `fantasy' world. (I think, Enchanted: Erotic Bedtime Stories For Women by Nancy Madore did a better job of fairy tale erotic romances) Because of this I felt the shorts were not as interesting as I thought they could be especially since the stories were very short stories and therefore the plots are not very complex.
I think if you are looking for vignettes that are kinky (shocking and titillating) and for the most part set in modern times, then you will enjoy this book. But if you expect stories that really follow a fairy tale theme and have more a plot this book may disappoint. (Although there are a few which do such as a Beauty and the Beast type story by Delilah Devlin.) Because I like the emotional connection between 2 characters and these shorts were brief. I couldn't get into the stories as much as I hoped. But if you are just looking for some inventive and erotic sex stories that are quick `flings' then this book will satisfy.
None of the stories are really hard-core, and while some toy with less mainstream sexualities, none fully delve into that. Because each story is so different, this is a great starting point to finding authors you like, so it's a great starting point into erotica.
The best way for me to review this is to give a little hint of what each story contains, so hopefully that will give you an idea of what to expect and whether or not you want to buy this naughty little read:
The Obedient Wife
Somewhat of a period style, but not quite as far as "ye olde storie", this is about a poor miller with a beautiful daughter who wishes to get the most money from marrying her off. She finds other ways to make her own money on the side while technically maintaining her virginity until the right man proves not only the highest bidder, but something of a beast (literally). Elements of light domination and fairy-tale bestiality (think Beauty of the Beast, not a donkey show). Well-written and a good story in its own right.
How the Little Mermaid Got Her Tail Back
Story of female submission with a touch of kink involving costume play with, you got it, a mermaid outfit. Ok story. Modern tone.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's all about personal preferences and some of the stories I just didn't care for.Published 1 month ago by Lesson Leanerd
Some stories are better than others, some are intense, and others are not as passionate. The book wasn't in pristine condition, but I love how sexy the stories are.Published 2 months ago by Tara
I came to this collection of erotic fantasies after reading and being thoroughly impressed with Lustfully Ever After: Fairy Tale Erotic Romance, the second installment of... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Gregory McMahan
"Once upon a time" and "happily ever after." If you're the type who's always wanted what comes in between those to have a little more realism and some naughty bits (or a lot of... Read morePublished on August 20, 2013 by Axie Barclay
This book is make you sweat hot, laugh out loud funny, and so endearing to the heart and soul the stories will last as long as the original fairy tales that inspired them.Published on July 27, 2013 by QuixoticOrchid
Great collection of erotic fairy tales. I really enjoyed The Obedient Wife by Delilah Devlin, Sleep Tight by Janine Ashbless, and Gildi and the Unwieldy Ineffectual Committee of... Read morePublished on June 8, 2013 by Crystal
This book was very disappointing. I didn't find the tales very erotic at all and sometimes rather grotesque. I had high hopes for it. Read morePublished on July 6, 2011 by Kay Ebony-Fire
"Fairy Tale Lust" is an easy-to-read collection of erotic stories published by Cleis Press. There are 18 stories which are kept in the 196 pages of the book. Read morePublished on June 25, 2011 by Miss Kay
Reviewing anthologies is a hard job because it's so difficult to give each contribution their proper spotlight, and Fairy Tale Lust is no different. Read morePublished on May 12, 2011 by Christine C.