Earlier this year I invited Bonnie Dee, and Marie Treanor, to stop by my blog to discuss their Fairytale Fantasies series, and tell us why they thought erotic fairy tales are so appealing. I personally don't think Marie could have said it better!
Marie: Why fairytales? Well, everyone loves them. The whole romance genre is based around the idea of living happily ever after with a handsome prince (or princes) of one kind or another. And it seems to us that every woman, including ourselves, has a special place in our hearts for the stories we were told as children. Only we’re not children; we have more adult expectations and understandings of emotions, trust, respect and, of course, sex.
It really does make sense when you think about it -- even if you're not an erotica fan. Lovers of the romance genre can usually think back to those memorable moments where a fairy tale introduced them to romance as well as good overcoming bad. In other words, the heroine and/or hero get their HEA by overcoming an obstacle or threat. There seems to be an understandable appeal to only wanting to make those HEA's a little more conducive to our adult experiences and desires. And with erotic retellings, they appeal more to those who love extra smexin' in their reads!
Cinderella Unmasked by Bonnie Dee and Marie Treanor
Just Right by Bronwyn Green
You can find Tanya's review of A Dusting of Syn by Melissa Barron here.
Giant by Abigail Barnette/Jennifer Arminitrout
Amazon and All Romance ebooks (ARe) with phrases like "adult fairy tales" or "erotic fairy tales", etc.. In addition, publishers such as Siren-Bookstrand, Samhain, Ellora's Cave, and Resplendance also have themed 'fairy tale' collections. Other times it may be best to search using fairy tale titles such as "Sleeping Beauty" then sift through the results. For example, Anna J. Evans, author of the Demon Bound series, also writes erotica and has a Perfectly Wicked fairy tale retelling series out, but is often not found by using the former search methods. And just FYI, the books in her series are $.74 right now at ARe!
Happy Reading and Happy Ever After!
You can find Tanya at her blog Among the Muses.