So, you want happily every after? Â Or maybe you’ll just go for a happy ending…
Once upon a time, in a dungeon far, far away the kinkiest writers in the land were summoned to pervert beloved fairy tales with tales of dominance, submission, bondage and surrender. In these stories twisted princesses take control of submissive princes, witches play with power and fairy tales come to life in our homes and dungeonsâ€¦
InÂ Leather Ever After, celebrated queer author Sassafras Lowrey brings together some of the most beloved leather writers in an enchanting collection published byÂ Ravenous RomanceÂ with a foreword by Laura Antoniou!Â Â Leather Ever AfterÂ is Â Learn more about aboutÂ Leather Ever After atÂ www.LeatherEverAfter.wordpress.comÂ and to get more information about Sassafras and hir work visitÂ www.SassafrasLowrey.com
I should disclose right now that I submitted a story for this anthology, but it did not make the cut. Â Hopefully, that will explain the bitterness infused throughout this review.
Just kidding. Â I really love the way this turned out. Â I was intrigued from the first call for submissions about this idea, cherished and well-known fairy tales turned on their heads by a bunch of perverts… what could be more cool than that?
Out of eighteen tales, there were only a few that didn’t do much for me, but most were wonderful, surprising, hot and enjoyable. Â Here are my favorites:
Each Step for Him by Lee Harrington is a new twist on the original Little Mermaid story. Â I was hooked right away by the sexiness, the chivalry, the honor and service. Â This is a story I wanted so much to step right into.
The Mistress and the Pea by Cynthia Hamilton is excellent. Â Well written, great imagery, very sexy and a really fun twist on the original story.
Good Witch by Ali Oh. Â My second favorite, so hot. Â Wonderfully imaginative story about witches good and bad. Â Reading this will have you looking at fairy tales in a whole new way. I’ll definitely go back for more of this hot, sexy story.
Snow Fight by Rob Rosen made me laugh out loud. Â Not good, you think? Â Oh, I disagree. Â I love cleverness and humor in erotica and this story delivered. Â Also, serious sexy hotness.
Cinderfella byÂ Sossity Chiricuzio. Â A very familiar story, told with a delightful, gender-bending twist. Â This is another tale I wouldn’t mind falling into, cleaning up the ashes never looked so good.
Lady Leporine by Mollena Williams. Â This one made me laugh in a whole other way. Â Not sure which fairy tale this is based on, but the Lady is my new favorite super hero. Â Wonderfully well written with loads of gorgeous detail and the kind of ending we all hope for… scary powerful female top gets the boy. Â Wait, you don’t all hope for that? Â Ahhh.. too bad.
The collection is rounded out by The Little Bootblack by Sassafras Lowrey. Â This is the sweet, cherry on the top contribution to finish up the collection, complete with a happy ending.
The Scoop: Â Leather Ever After, an Anthology of Kinky Fairy Tales, edited by Sassafras Lowrey, forward by Laura Antoniou, published through Ravenous Romance, is available through Amazon, in print and Kindle versions ($12.99/$5.79).
The verdict: Â 4 Butchtastic Boots for this fine collection. Â If you are the least bit intrigued, you should not hesitate to get you some. Â We all need some happy endings….
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