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Alison's Wonderland

3.47  ·  Rating Details  ·  256 Ratings  ·  43 Reviews

Over the past fifteen years, Alison Tyler has curated some of the genre's most sizzling collections of erotic fiction, proving herself to be the ultimate naughty librarian. With Alison's Wonderland, she has compiled a treasury of naughty tales based on fable and fairy tale, myth and legend: some ubiquitous, some obscure all of them delightfully dirty.
From a perverse princ
Paperback, 416 pages
Published June 22nd 2010 by Spice
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Colleen Martin
Oct 08, 2012 Colleen Martin rated it really liked it
Recommended to Colleen by: Morgan
Shelves: romance
Pardon me while I take a cold shower. This was my first foray into "real" erotic fiction and I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. The fantastical element was interesting, with each story interpreting a different fairy tale (with varying degrees of success), and they were, for the most part, surprisingly well-written. Not gonna tell you which were my favorites though...that's insight into my psyche I don't want you to have. ;-) Looking forward to reading more of Alison Tyler's compilations.
Jun 10, 2014 Albert rated it really liked it
Title - Alison's Wonderland

Author - Alison Tyler (Editor)

Summary -

Alison's Wonderland is a collection of short story erotica, using established fairy tale characters in a modern twist. In these pages you will find a red-haired girl with a broken down car on her way to grandmother's house; Snow-white entertaining her seven roommates; Cinderella after the ball and the three Billy goats gruff and a rather reserved Mrs. Troll. These and many more re-imaginings of classic tales.

Review -

It's diff
Dec 15, 2014 Donna rated it really liked it
Oh yeah. You read that right. Erotica. Hey, I mention it in my policy that I'll have one of these every once in a while. But like catching Britney Spears acting civilized, the sighting is rare.

I am really out of my comfort zone with this one. Why did I select it for review? Because they were re-imagined fairy tales. I expected a little more plot with my porn but chalk that up to my own naivety with the genre. Especially in short stories, you're not reading erotica for the plot.

But I'm a little a
May 16, 2010 Gaby rated it really liked it
A collection of erotic stories, mixed with hints of classic fantasy and paranormal stories so familiar to us as Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Vampires, Mermaids, Faeries ... etc.

What attracted me to this book was the title "Alison's Wonderland." By the title I had no idea what kind of book it was, but obviously by the cover I knew it would be an erotic book.

I'm not used to read this kind of books, but If one word could explain how is was reading it would be: WOW!. Yeah, this book left me s
Sommer Marsden
Sep 04, 2010 Sommer Marsden rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I've never ever liked fairy tales. So I was a bit nervous to write for this book but pretty curious to read it. And I know I"m in it, so you'd say my view is skewed. You'd be wrong. Extracting my own story (which I never read in print) I loved Alison's Wonderland. There were so many stories that stood out for wildly varied reasons. From dark to fun to intensely sexy to sweet. It ran the gamut.

Bottom line, these are the kind of fairy tales I can get on board with. It turns out I was reading the
Jun 14, 2010 AM rated it really liked it
I read the ARC of this collection of erotic short stories which I received from This was my first ever e-ARC and I enjoyed that experience as much as I enjoyed the book. Most of these stories are based on fairy tales of fantasy motifs and they are oh so steamy. While I’ve enjoyed most of the collections that I’ve read by Alison Tyler this one is the best. Almost every story is a winner and the best are “The Three Billys” by Sommer Marsden, “Fool’s Gold” by Shanna Germain, and “The ...more
Jul 06, 2014 t'Sade rated it really liked it
Alison's Wonderland is an erotica anthology of reimagined fables and myths. Sadly, I apparently don't have the literary background to actually identify the fables in most of these stories, but that's okay, I had a lot of fun reading them.

I read the ebook version. There were some minor formatting issues, but overall it was well-edited, typo free, and generally a pleasure.

The Red Shoes (Redux) by Nikki Magennis: The build up in this story was adorable. The sensual details of the shoes and dancing
Paul Weimer
Jul 31, 2010 Paul Weimer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once upon a time, at College, I came across a theory that was to me novel, audacious, and helped reinforce the idea that what I was going to learn in college was not just going to be more high school, but was a whole new type of learning.

That theory, as expounded by one of my professors, was simple. All fairy tales, she said, every single one, had at its bottom a sexual context. Some were cautionary tales, she said, tales meant to warn young women about the dangers of sex outside of marriage. Ot
Nov 20, 2010 Emily rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed-books
50 words or less: Take the fertile ground of folklore and popular fairy tales and nursery rhymes and add an erotic twist and you have this boundary-testing anthology.

Before I say anything else, I want to make one thing very clear. This is an erotica book first and a paranormal romance book second. It is not a book for folks who like minimal sexual content or for whom sexual escapades that are off the beaten path, so to speak, might be offensive in anyway. Take a look at the cover (a good look at
Oct 10, 2010 Elise rated it really liked it
I own possibly every collection of erotic fairy tales that exist. They are my favorites to read because they hold a mish-mash of the old with the new. Alison’s Wonderland was like a warm quilt that happened to have a clit stimulating vibrator sewn into it—comforting and so sexual and engrossing I never wanted it to end. One of my favorite things about this collection is the readiness to identify and understand each and every character. It was like being told some of the naughtiest stories by a c ...more
Vanessa Wu
Aug 21, 2011 Vanessa Wu rated it it was amazing
I bought this anthology for one just one story, which is The Red Shoes (Redux) by Nikki Magennis. It was worth it for that one story.

The other authors have formidable reputations but I wasn't going to read their stories because I have only just bought another fairy-tale themed collection edited by Alison Tyler which I started to read just before this. In fact this is the fifth fairy-tale themed story anthology I have picked up this year. Fairy tales are a rich source of inspiration and can take
Oct 28, 2010 Chibineko rated it it was amazing
Have I ever told you how much I love you, Harlequin? Because I do. Completely & totally. I want to thank you for not only putting out a collection of well written erotic stories, but putting out erotic stories based on & inspired by some of the best loved fairy tales out there. The only problem? Well, several readers are going to find it hard to put this away & others might not realize how incredibly difficult it is to write erotica. (Hey, you try writing a sex scene & find ways ...more
Mar 30, 2012 Johanna rated it really liked it
Alison's Wonderland
by Alison Tyler

Warning: NOT exactly YA appropriate

Genre: Erotica | Fantasy | Fairy Tale

Over the past fifteen years, Alison Tyler has curated some of the genre's most sizzling collections of erotic fiction, proving herself to be the ultimate naughty librarian. With Alison's Wonderland, she has compiled a treasury of naughty tales based on fable and fairy tale, myth and legend: some ubiquitous, some obscure—all of them delightfully dirty.
From a perverse prince to a va
Jennifer M
Jul 02, 2010 Jennifer M rated it liked it
Take a bit of magic, a bit of folklore, a bit of darkness, a bit of humor, and quite a few bits of naughty and shake them all up. That’s what you get with Alison’s Wonderland.

It caught my eye because I had just finished talking about how much I tend to like recreated fairy tales in the paranormal genre. This is my first “erotica” novel, but it’s not really a novel. It’s a collection of (very) short stories inspired by myths and fairy tales.

Now, I’ve read my fair share of romance novels (mostly
Linda Hiemstra
Dec 13, 2015 Linda Hiemstra rated it really liked it
I don't often read erotica, but when I do.... it's apparently reworked fairy tales!

Fun collection of short stories, if a bit of a mixed bag - some had VERY tenuous connections to the fairy tales, and some only hinted at erotica. On the other hand, some others were very creative interpretations of the fairy tale it was inspired by, and some were... very steamy indeed.
And I must say the final story was the shortest but the best!
Aug 14, 2010 Jessica rated it really liked it
Part classic fairy tales and a whole lot of naughtiness, that's what Alison's Wonderland is! I have to say that what I enjoyed most was the creative retelling of the fairy tales that we all grew up with. Oh yes, they were steamy, but also extremely well written.

I've developed a new respect for Erotica writers, because they not only have to be able to write steamy scenes but also have to be able to tell a good story. Alison Tyler definitely picked some of the best writers around, because there is
May 12, 2012 Morgan rated it liked it
Shelves: adult, 2012
I was surprised by the writing in this book considering its genre. I enjoyed many stories, including the one that I found to be very strange and almost disturbing in a sexual sense...but so well written, I read it twice!

I loved the fairy tale element and many of the characters. I also appreciate the fact that, while all of the stories are erotic, they spanned across a great range of presentations, from kinky to sweet, and even, as I said before, borderline disturbing.

Above all, I thought it was
Jan 27, 2016 Mallory rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this collection of short stories. there were a few parts that didn't hold my attention as well, but most of them really did. I am glad I read it. it put an interesting twist on fairy tales.
Naughty Reads
Jan 19, 2011 Naughty Reads rated it liked it
Story gets a 3.
I only gave the story a 3 because there isn't really a story. It's a lot of VERY short stories. The stories are so short that you don't get to know any of the characters it's really just sex, sex and more sex. Which is not a bad thing. I would recommend this book to couples going on a sexy weekend get-away to spice up the trip. The stories are hot and fun. So if you decide to take my advice and go away for a few days and you pick up this book then I hope you have a jolly good time
Jul 18, 2012 Cie rated it it was ok
I think the two stars just reflects the fact that this isn't my favorite genre. I find myself giggling at erotica more than being aroused by it. Since this was a collection of short stories, some were written better than others. I kind of liked the idea of a modern take on fairy tales but some were in name only. A couple of stories, I didn't see the correlation between the characters/story line and the tale it was supposedly based on. In any case, a guilty pleasure, quick, naughty beach read. Ta ...more
Feb 06, 2016 Priscilla rated it it was ok
There were a few stories that I really liked and others that I was not at all a fan of.
Jan 05, 2014 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a very eclectic set of erotic stories and as such I think most people would find at least a few that they could enjoy. I loved some, liked most and skimmed through a couple, which considering there are 27 stories here is not bad at all. A lot of fun and very easy to read in small bites.
Lil' Grogan
Jan 14, 2014 Lil' Grogan rated it liked it
As a collection pretty good, but a lot of mindless bla bla bla. Too much situation and back story and "character" not enough erotica.
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Ms. Tyler is always a fun read for me. This collections of fairy tales is a bit different than Grimm or Disney. It definitely is more up my alley. I found these short stories arousing. I enjoyed all of them. I do wish they could have been a bit longer... but it was short stories.
Feb 21, 2011 Sara rated it it was ok
Not my usual cup of tea but this anthology of erotic fairy tales was $1 at Borders (store closing sale if you must know). Thus began my first foray into erotic literature! Some stories were clever, some passable, some terrible, some I didn't understand. That said - all dirty.
Feb 14, 2013 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While not all of the short stories were worthy of the five-star rating, I have a handful bookmarked that I absolutely adored. Definitely a re-read (which is rare for me with this genre). Loved the spin-offs from fairy tales and legends!
Aug 23, 2010 Arow rated it liked it
Shelves: summer-2010, erotica
This was my first erotic tale that I have read and I was pleasantly surprised. This collection of short stories offers something for everyone and I think it is a novel that anyone wanting to cut lose a bit could thoroughly enjoy.
Jul 07, 2011 Wonderbunny rated it liked it
There was some good and some not so good stories in this anthology. I found a number of them to be a little too short for my tastes and the longer ones tended to be more interesting. On the whole, this was good, but not great.
Sep 14, 2011 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Yes - I did read this naughty, filthy book cover to cover. No - I won't tell you what it was about. But should you find yourself alone for a weekend, a night, a few might help you pass the time in a very steamy way.
Black Velvet
Oct 09, 2010 Black Velvet rated it really liked it
Sometimes all that's needed is a little magic dust -- and lube, Alison's Wonderland Pt. 1
After the magic dust has settled and the lube has dried; Alison's Wonderland Pt. 3
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Alison Tyler is an American author, editor and publisher of erotica, living in Northern California. She has authored over 20 explicit novels, hundreds of short stories and has edited more than 30 erotic anthologies.
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