Are you ready to get dark? To get really really dark? It’s time to enjoy seven wicked tales from seven bestselling authors, each more deliciously deviant than the last in the anthology The Dark Forest: A Collection of Erotic Fairytales.
Nothing is as it seems in this twisted fairyland. Princes are not charming and the path to happily ever after is paved with creative punishments and supplication. Do not fret for our fair maidens. These are still fairytales. Love will conquer all in the end.
Now let’s have a look at each one of the stories in this off-kilter world:
A Beauty and the Beast tale by Zoe Blake
A cursed maiden, a prince in disguise, a savage hunger that would not be denied. The hot tempered, independent daughter of a wealthy merchant, Beatrice the Beastly, as she was called by the villagers, would be tamed by no man. The curse be damned. Appearing before her as a stable master, Prince Rhys is determined to possess Beatrice on his terms. He will use her own wild nature to show her how beautifully primal love can be. Will Beatrice respond to his rough handling or deny them both their destiny?
SLEEP, MY BEAUTY
A Sleeping Beauty story by Alta Hensley
Once upon a time, there were blue skies and bright sunrays.
But not today. Today the ash falls from the sky casting a thick layer of darkness and despair. The powerful Maleficent army is marching through the destroyed land collecting all the young women to add to his collection of sleeping beauties. There is no escape. There is nowhere to run.
Briar Rose has one choice. Submit or die. But when she meets her trainer, a sadistic and damaged man named Prince, she soon realizes that her choices are not so black and white.
In a world cast in an apocalyptic nightmare, is it possible for one woman to find her happily ever after?
MR. WOLFFE’S LITTLE RED
A Little Red Riding Hood story by Maggie Ryan
Regina Redd is a young professional woman during the week… and becomes Little Red when with her Dom/daddy, Drake Wolffe. On the day a red envelope arrives, the moment she lifts the embossed black seal, she knows the weekend ahead will require everything she has inside… her deepest desires will be met, her darkest needs fulfilled. You need not bring anything—everything you need shall be provided. Those are the words she reads… the ones that shall begin her journey. How will Master Wolffe guide his Little Red through this erotic, intimate journey to push her limits, to learn she can soar so much higher than she ever dreamed? An engraved invitation, a basket of ‘goodies’ and a cottage in the woods where her big bad Mr. Wolffe is waiting for his Little Red.
A Cinderella tale by Tabitha Black
Trapped in a life of endless drudgery and servitude for her stepmother and
siblings, Ella has just one joy; her poster of the rock god Zainon Matthews. Every night before falling into an exhausted sleep, she gazes at his handsome face and wishes he would magically appear and whisk her away to a happily ever after. She has no idea how close she is to getting that wish... or the dark, sadistic desires Zainon will expose her to. As the saying goes: be careful what you wish for.
A Rapunzel story by Jennifer Bene
Rebecca 'Rapunzel' Sinclair has spent her entire life in The Tower. A forty-two story monument to her father's tech company where she lives and works, trying to be worthy of Daniel Sinclair's incredible legacy. But while her father has kept her sheltered and safe, he has also made enemies, and when one of them rips Rapunzel from The Tower and takes her prisoner she is dropped into a nightmare of pain and pleasure. There are secrets this damned prince knows, and a dangerous history behind his motivations. As her masked captor works to break her down will she be able to face the darkness in her past, and the dangerous desires she's discovering inside herself?
NIGHTMARES IN WONDERLAND
An Alice and Wonderland tale by Addison Cain
When darkness falls, Alice hears the tick-tock of the grandfather clock, and the hosts of Wonderland come out to play: the Red Queen soaked in blood, the laughing Madman of Cheshire, and a nasty pair of little boys who itch to bite and scratch. Of all who haunt Alice, one devil’s false friendship is far more insidious. The Hatter has all the power, loves to twist and taunt, and is eager to draw sweet Alice into a never-ending nightmare of degradation and fun. Tea anyone?
GOLDI IN CHAINS
A Goldilocks story by Maren Smith
She is an independent career woman with a penchant for the seamy underside of life. Her name is Goldi, and Goldi has always walked her own road. Including the road that led to her latest job. Breaking into that house was every bit as easy as she’d been led to believe. What it wasn’t, was empty and shifters (particularly were-bears) were not known to be forgiving. Now, trapped in the terrifying dark of their basement dungeon, Goldi knows she’s in for a long night of carefully exacted revenge. What she doesn’t know is which might be worse: the inevitable pain as they work in tandem to break her down… or the incredible pleasure that pain brings.
Disclaimer: This book is intended for adults only. Spankings and other sexual activities represented in the book are fantasies only, intended for adults only. Nothing in this book should be interpreted by Blushing Books’ or the authors’ advocating any non-consensual spanking or other sexual activity or the spanking of minors.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
ZOE BLAKE is an USA Today Bestselling author of historical erotic romance. Her new Ride Hard series in Western romance is filled with action, suspense and of course dominant cowboys and the feisty women they love.
ALTA HENSLEY is an USA Today Bestselling erotic romance author who has had #1 top-selling books in Dark, contemporary, BDSM, erotic science fiction, humor, and historical. She writes the naughty... and then the cure for it.
MAGGIE RYAN is an USA Today and International Bestselling author, Maggie Ryan, loves to create worlds where strong women acknowledge their desire to submit and alpha males accept this incredible gift guiding their partners as they walk along the razor's edge between pain and pleasure.
TABITHA BLACK is an USA Today Bestselling author who has been writing spanking and BDSM erotica for over a decade, and has no intention of giving it up any time soon.?
JENNIFER BENE is a bestselling author of dark and devious erotica, paranormal romance, and other fun, kinky books. She loves wine, whiskey, BDSM, and keyboards - just not necessarily in that order.
ADDISON CAIN is the author of the bestselling Alpha’s Claim series. She has a penchant for dark themes and unrepentant lust. Heroes are villains, wrong is right, and concepts of obsession color her tales beyond simple black and white.
MAREN SMITH is an USA Today Bestselling author with more than 20 years' worth of books in print. She is well known for both her slightly twisted sense of humor and her unhealthy love affair with coffee.