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Torqued Tales: Twisted Fairytales (Jarheads)

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Twisted. That’s what Torqued Tales is all about. Taking a familiar fairy tale and turning it a few degrees off center, making it something new. And sexy.

The authors of Torqued Tales have taken some of our old favorites, such as Sleeping Beauty, the Little Red Riding Hood, and Pinocchio, and given them a romantic, sensual, and homoerotic slant.

Sean Michael, BA Tortuga, Ju
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ebook, 237 pages
Published June 13th 2007 by Torquere Press
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Alex
Oct 15, 2010 rated it liked it
Stars: 3.5/5

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I think one of the best parts of this was playing "spot the fairy tale." It's hard to rank anthologies, but this one was pretty strong overall and there were few, if any, stories that were painful. If you like fairy tales, this is definitely something you should pick up, as it covers the gamut. While none of the stories were exceptionally weak, none were mind-blowing either. Fun, this is great for reading before bed...just like when you were a kid :)

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Susan
Oct 02, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: mm-read, z-2011
Like with any anthology that I have read, there were some stories that appealed to me more than others. Some stories I could instantly link to their original fairy tale but others took a bit more thinking about. I found Rock, Rig and Dick's fairy tale particularly funny. Apart from that my favourite stories were probably Locks of Love by Jordan Castillo Price, which was a strange combination of Rapunzel and Heroes, and Willa Okati's offering, which was a sexy take on Sleeping Beauty.
Angelia Sparrow
Jan 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books, m-m
19 fairy tales come in to be twisted and gayed up. From the well known ones like Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs to the more obscure like Hans and Georg and my own Golden Bird.

This is a book I've read several times, each time with more pleasure. Not every story will work for every reader.
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Indigo
Mar 22, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, shorts, recueil
Fairy tales with a twist, by many talented authors of short stories.
I had much fun reading this anthology, highly recommended.
Adele
Mar 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Ages 18+ Not for Kiddes
Recommended to Adele by: Bookwatcher
M/M Fairy Tales
OMG some of these are just so damn Funny.
I love the other than Disney perspective on Fairy tales.
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Mar 03, 2011 marked it as to-read
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