The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy/Quartet by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice)

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The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy/Quartet by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice)

 

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Micro Review: Anne Rice (author of Interview with the Vampire) trades sensual gothic horror/tragedy for sensual debauchery in this modern take on a classic fairy tale. Sumptuously descriptive and wickedly depraved, the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy has become an erotica modern classic.

Description: In the traditional folktale of “Sleeping Beauty,” the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of a Prince. It is an ancient story, one that originally emerged from and still deeply disturbs the mind’s unconscious. In the first book of the trilogy, Anne Rice, writing as A.N. Roquelaure, retells the Beauty story and probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire. Here the Prince awakens Beauty, not with a kiss, but with sexual initiation. His reward for ending the hundred years of enchantment is Beauty’s complete and total enslavement to him . . . as Anne Rice explores the world of erotic yearning and fantasy in a classic that becomes, with her skillful pen, a compelling experience.

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The Fairy Tale Heat Series by Lidiya Foxglove

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The Fairy Tale Heat Series by Lidiya Foxglove

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Micro Review: Atmospheric, lilting and ethereal. Fairy tales retold with deep description and imagination. Storytelling in the true sense of tales woven from the fabric of imagination. Twists and turns and changes of yarn, vivid world-building of swirling colours well described, amid wondering where the story is leading as you head further into the delightful labyrinth. Every little girl’s (and big girls?) princess fairy tales come to life. Enjoyable, if spasmodically serpentine, reading.

Description: For the past ten years, the Goblin King has stayed locked away in his caverns. He only opens his doors for one purpose: he will give one gold coin for every night a girl is willing to spend with him. Despite his fearsome reputation, his fangs and claws, the girls come back safe and sound, and they never say a word about it. One must be very desperate to accept such an offer…or very curious. Well, everyone says curiosity has always been my downfall. Too clever for a girl so beautiful. Now my family is on the brink of losing everything. My sister Clara knows the goblin king’s story has always intrigued me, and she’s willing to sacrifice me to get her hands on his money. But I finally have the chance to sate my curiosity. What will I find when I get there? A man who is cruelly cursed, haunted by a past misdeed? Or the man who will unlock all of my secret desires? It has been a long time since the Goblin King trusted anyone, but if he is willing to trust me, I might be able to save him and his people. But the witch who cursed him is close at hand, and she doesn’t play fair. Beauty and the Goblin King is a fairy tale retelling for those who like an adorable happily ever after with a side of serious steaminess!

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Red Velvet and Absinthe: Paranormal Erotic Romance by Mitzi Szereto (editor)

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Red Velvet and Absinthe Paranormal Erotic Romance by Mitzi Szereto

 

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Red Velvet and Absinthe explores love and lust with otherworldly partners who, by their sheer fantastical nature, evoke passion and desire far beyond that which any normal human being can inspire. Although the greats such as Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe, and Daphne du Maurier are long dead, these contemporary authors keep the Gothic spirit alive and well by interpreting it in new and exciting ways. Red Velvet and Absinthe offers readers a collection of unique and original stories that conjure up the atmospheric and romantic spirit of the Gothic masters (and mistresses) but take things a bit further by adding to the brew a generous dosage of eroticism. Lie back and listen to the wind howling outside your window as you read these stories in the flickering light of a candle, the absinthe you’re sipping warming your body like the caressing touch of a lover’s fingers.

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