Please welcome Kristina Wright
“Once upon a time…” Four little words that set out imaginations racing as we are immersed into a fantasy world of good and evil, mythical creatures and timeless love. For the romantics among us, they are the words that inspire us to believe in magic. And who doesn’t want to believe in magic?
Lustfully Ever After: Fairy Tale Erotic Romance is a tantalizing collection of seventeen fairy tales sure to spark your lustful imagination. From fairy tale to contemporary settings, these stories of lust and longing reimagine the classics. From the stories we know by heart, such as Rapunzel (reinterpreted here by Lisabet Sarai in “Shorn”) to less familiar stories such as “The Boots of Buffalo Leather” (given a wildly imaginative update by Michael M. Jones in “The Long Night of Tanya McCray”) every story captures the spirit of the original fairy tales and gives them a deliciously erotic twist.
From the introduction:
Some of the stories in Lustfully Ever After are the tales that you know by heart but likely never dreamed of quite this way. Others, while still based on classic stories, will be less familiar but hopefully just as entertaining. Among the stories you will recognize immediately are Anya Richards’s “Rosa Redford,” a delicious reinterpretation of “Snow White and Rose Red,” and Lisabet Sarai’s reimagined Rapunzel in “Shorn.” Emerald gives us a corporate “Beauty and the Beast” in “The Beast Within” while Shanna Germain shows sympathy for—and the passionate, Sapphic side of-- Snow White’s evil stepmother in “Mirror, Mirror.”
Some less easily recognized tales include Charlotte Stein’s “You,” an imaginative retelling of “The Three Billy Goats Gruff,” and Michael M. Jones’s retelling of the somewhat obscure “The Boots of Buffalo Leather” in his adventurous and sexy “The Long Night of Tanya McCray.” Andrea Dale delivers a contemporary version of “The Steadfast Tin Soldier” in her poignantly erotic “Steadfast,” Anna Meadows has written “Matches,” a passionate (and happier) blend of “The Little Match Girl” and Mexican folklore and Sacchi Green dreams of a different kind of pussycat in “Kit in Boots.”
Michelle Augello-Page has penned a romantically charged BDSM version of “Little Red Riding Hood” in her tale “Wolf Moon” while Jeanette Grey tackles “Hansel and Gretel” (or at least Gretel’s story) in “Gretel’s Lament.” Contrary to the title, Lynn Townsend’s “Garden Variety” is no typical “Jack and the Beanstalk” tale, nor is Evan Mora’s “Real Boy” anything you’ve ever imagined about “Pinocchio.” Other classic fairy tales make appearances, including “Twelve Dancing Princesses” in Kristina Lloyd’s erotic threesome fairy tale “The Shoes That Were Danced to Pieces” and “The Princess and the Pea” in Donna George Storey’s creative “Sensitive Artist.” My own story, “A Sea Change,” is “The Little Mermaid” revisited in reverse and A.D.R. Forte’s “Name” is an ambitious and passionate retelling of one of my favorite fairy tales, “Rumpelstiltskin.”
I invite you to read Lustfully Ever After and rediscover the magic of fairy tales—for adults!
Lustfully Ever After is the second fairy tale erotic romance anthology I have edited for Cleis Press (cleispress.com). The first, Fairy Tale Lust: Erotic Fantasies for Women, includes both original and retold fairy tales. One lucky reader will get a double dose of Lust—a hardcover copy of Fairy Tale Lust and a copy of the newly released Lustfully Ever After. Just leave a comment below telling me what your favorite fairy tale is for a chance to win.
About the editor:
Described by The Romance Reader as “a budding force to be reckoned with,” Kristina Wright (kristinawright.com) is a full-time writer and the editor of the bestselling Fairy Tale Lust: Erotic Fantasies for Women, as well as other Cleis Press anthologies including Dream Lover: Paranormal Tales of Erotic Romance; Steamlust: Steampunk Erotic Romance; Lustfully Ever After: Fairy Tale Erotic Romance; and the Best Erotic Romance series. Kristina’s erotica and erotic romance fiction has appeared in over one hundred anthologies and her articles, interviews and book reviews have appeared in numerous publications, both print and online. She received the Golden Heart Award for Romantic Suspense from Romance Writers of America for her first novel Dangerous Curves and she is a member of RWA as well as the special interest chapters Passionate Ink and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal. She is a book reviewer for the Erotica Readers and Writers Association (erotica-readers.com) and blogs regularly at the multi-author blog Oh Get a Grip! (ohgetagrip.blogspot.com). She holds degrees in English and Humanities and has taught College Composition and World Mythology at the community college level. Her forthcoming anthologies include Duty and Desire: Military Erotic Romance in September and xoxo: Sweet and Sexy Erotic Romance next spring (edited for Cleis Press) and Seduce Me Tonight, her solo collection of erotic romance for HarperCollins Mischief (November 2012). Originally from South Florida, Kristina is living happily ever after in Virginia with her husband Jay and their two little boys.
You can purchase Lustfully Ever After (and Kristina’s other anthologies) directly from Cleis Press (cleispress.com) or on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Lustfully-Ever-After-Erotic-Romance/dp/1573447870/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1341250738&sr=1-11&keywords=kristina+wright).
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