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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.
My favorite short story of this collection- nay, of both collections- was Gingerbread Man. Here, elements of love and grief born by the loss of a companion mix extremely well with the general erotic theme. The fairy tale dimension works very well here, as the reader gets both a love story and a good slug of erotica within the context of a timeless tale of transmutation.
This go round, I read each of the stories without my customary glass of wine. I then returned to the collection, wine in tow (a delicious Oregon Riesling no less), and read Gingerbread Man a second and a third time. Each reading brought out more of the layering and texture within the story, and I especially liked the juxtaposition of kneading of the dough and infusion of emotion with love-making. After reading the story, I made a point of seeking out more of the author's (Carol Hassler) work, and moving it to the top of my reading list.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's all about personal preferences and some of the stories I just didn't care for.Published 7 months 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 7 months ago by Tara
"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 Delilah Night
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 Torrance S.
Received this via Vine. Some stories are erotic, some are just silly. Not the best-written of its genre, no doubt. Not too impressed with this book.Published on March 4, 2011 by Pyewacket