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Fairy Tale Lust
Kristina Wright
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Fairy Tale Lust

3.4  ·  Rating Details ·  162 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews
Award-winning novelist and top erotica writer Kristina Wright goes over the river and through the woods to find the sexiest fairy tales ever written. Playfully seductive, supernaturally sensual, and darkly erotic, Fairy Tale Lust showcases clever twists to classic tales and introduces new stories inspired by the ever-popular genre. Here, a walk in the forest is likely to l ...more
Published (first published January 1st 2010)
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Jun 05, 2010 Kelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fairy Tale Lust is a collection of eighteen erotic stories based--with varying degrees of faithfulness--on fairy tales. The stories are very short, making it easy to keep the book on your nightstand and read a complete story just before bed. Most are set in modern times, though there are a few set in “once upon a time.” The pairings are largely m/f with a few f/f and f/m/f.

From a literary standpoint, the best of the bunch are Aurelia T. Evans’ “Frosted Glass” (The Snow Queen) and Shanna Germain’
Robert Beveridge
Kristina Wright (ed.), Fairy Tale Lust: Erotic Fantasies for Women (Cleis Press, 2010)

What exactly is there to say about a book called Fairy Tale Lust: Erotic Fantasies for Women that the title doesn't already tell you? Well, I guess that question kind of answers itself, if you've been an Internet user long enough to remember the early, wild-west days of the* family of newsgroups. There's a lot of bad, bad erotica, and porn masquerading as erotica, floating around out there. The
May 19, 2010 Rebecca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Several months back I read about a new trend in erotica that involved re-imagined fairy tales with risque scenes. I liked the idea, a lot, and so when I had an opportunity to review Fairy Tale Lust, I happily took it on. Kristina Wright has assembled a good collection of short stories, with an emphasis on ‘short’; there are 18 stories in a little under 200 pages. Normally I would grouse about the story length, but let’s face it, in an erotica collection I’m not looking for character development. ...more
Michelle Rever
Nice, little more literary, erotica anthology. Particularly enjoyed: Sleep Tight by Janine Ashbless, Her Hair is a Net, Woven by Shanna Germain, and Frosted Glass by Aurelia T. Evans
Carolyn F.
Anthology. One of the better anthologies and the stories by Craig Sorensen, Alegra Verde and Charlotte Stein were the best. I've added them to authors I would like to read more from.

1. Obedient Wife by Delilah Devlin. I know short stories are short, but I wish this was a little longer. Pretty good story otherwise. ***

2. How the Little Mermaid Got her Tale Back by Andrea Dale. Hmm, started out good but then forcing her into extreme public orgasms at a restaurant, while she tries to hide and he as
4.5 out of 5 stars

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. Here we have 18 erotic encounters of a fantastical nature, each as amazing as the one before it, making my job as reviewer really tough. Therefore, I’m just going to spotlight my top two picks in descending order (but trust me, every encounter is worth a read!).

“Big Bad Wolf” by Alana Noël Voth — I have a major jones for werewolves
Aug 22, 2010 Karen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Wish I could say I liked it a lot. I did like some of the stories but they were overshadowed & forgotten when I got to stories too deviant for me, stories that made me SUPER uncomfortable to read.

I'm am so NOT into BDSM, m/m or f/f in any pairing or combination. Straight-up hetero m/ f ALONE provides all the thrills I'm ever gonna need. I'm not hatin' I just feel so far out of my comfort zone with material like this, I really don't enjoy it!
Erin O'Riordan
Aug 06, 2015 Erin O'Riordan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We see the words "fairy tale," and we automatically think of a frivolous, fluffy piece of fantasy. Scratch the surface, however, and we learn the fairy tale contains all the stuff our dreams and nightmares are made of, all the stuff of life: birth, death, love, lust, starvation, humiliation, triumph, victory and defeat. Like our cherished religious mythologies, fairy tales tell us who we are at our very centers and what we might need...or secretly desire. It's only appropriate, then, that fairy ...more
Feb 09, 2011 Amber rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some of the stories in this I really enjoyed, however most were ones I didn't. I thought this book was nice to read a short story here and there between books. If you're looking for something that won't take long and you don't want to start something new and just want a quick read then I recommend this for that. You can read a short story and put it down for the next time. However like I said most of the stories I just didn't care for. Some of them I felt like things were missing, like descripti ...more
The Rainbow Zebra
Jun 07, 2010 The Rainbow Zebra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: women, GLBT
Recommended to The Rainbow Zebra by: book club
So far, this is one of the best collections of "Fairy tales for grownups" (particularly women). Some stories really live up to the book's promise of steamy tales; others almost make it--and then, well, have to fake it.

I read a tale or two now and then between the other books I'm reading. I can't say I got all worked up as I would with a full-length novel, but overall, it kept me entertained. And although some made me wonder if this copy would wind up on my swap list, others have enticed me to ha
Annabeth Leong
Dec 10, 2012 Annabeth Leong rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is as good as a collection of erotica gets. I loved almost every single story, even the ones that didn't mesh with my personal kinks. Some stories played obviously off well-known fairy tales, while others created their own world in the proper spirit. It's m/f, so people should be aware it's not going to feature other types of relationships -- however, no collection can be all things to all people. Standout stories for me included How the Little Mermaid Got Her Tail Back, Ducking, The Pub Ow ...more
It was an erotica anthology. I don't have much to say about it beyond that. As with most anthologies, the quality varied heavily from one story to the next. A lot of the stories were only thinly related to the theme, while some followed it to the detriment of their subject matter. A lot of the sex was hot and well-written, but in the middle of a confusing or too-dark story that turned a titillating subject into a gross one.
I have read several of the other books that Kristina Wright has done. So I was interested in reading about the fairy tales. There are a lot of short stories in this book with some very risque scenes. I did not find myself getting fully interested in the book after reading the first few short stories, however I did finish the book. Was actually bored since I have read her other books and they were more interesting. Only can give this 2 stars. The stories are very, very short.
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sexy tales loosely based on fairy tales... like... sleeping beauty being kissed and touched by the handyman that is hired to clear a path to the door of brambles and check on the structural integrity of the house... and when she awakens to the climax he is giving her, her fangs pop out (of course sleeping beauty is a vampire.

phaedra lewis
A lot of erotica for women tends to be all soft focus feelings and princess saving, but with these authors and this theme I needn't have worried. For me there was not a dud in the bunch, and they covered an amazing bredth of experience, intimacy, and down and dirty kink. The stories are tight, short, and delicious. I am very pleased.
Delilah Night
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 Bears by Jeremy Edwards
Deborah K.
Oct 05, 2010 Deborah K. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh yummy...this book was totally titillating reading. I found the reworking of classic fairy tale themes as sexy tales so much fun. Each story was written by a separate author. I especially loved the way that Sleeping Beauty was handled. It combined two of my favorite genres!
Jan 01, 2011 Mindy rated it liked it
I enjoyed "how the mermaid got her tail back," "Ducking," and "sleep tight." I did not like "Big Bad Wolf (an excerpt)" just thought it could have been written better, but it was only and excerpt.

On a whole they were entertaining. I enjoy retold fairy tales anyway.
Deverna Williams
Didn't really like most of these versions of fairy tales and in some cases I didn't even recognize the fairy tale.
Jan 12, 2014 Patti rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
There were some interesting stories, but the majority of them were kinda blah.

Some of the authors got a little too literary while others seemed to forget it was supposed to be erotic fantasies.
Aug 14, 2011 Jenniffer rated it liked it
Some of the stories were "fun" others just left me going "huh?"
Katie H
Jan 08, 2011 Katie H rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, vampires
Some of these stories are absolutely gorgeous.
Sep 12, 2016 Becci rated it it was ok
Just because there is sex, doesn't make it erotic
Gale Stanley
Jul 13, 2010 Gale Stanley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fairy tales for grown-ups. Erotic stories by some of the best authors, including one of my favorites, Delilah Devlin.
As a collection this was very hit-and-miss, but entertaining for the most part.
Feb 02, 2013 Nicole rated it did not like it
Stories were very boring and had little to no imagination.
Aug 18, 2011 Betty rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: passed
Sheesh...this sounded like such a good premise, but I was very disappointed. The stories were very short, and only a few of them were very interestingly presented. Phoo...
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