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Friday, October 2, 2009

Like A Thorn - An Anthology of BDSM Fairy Tales



Like A Thorn: An Anthology of BDSM Fairy Tales by Mari Ness, Mercy Loomis, Kieran Wyn Dewhurst, Sunny Moraine, and Shanna Germain
Publisher: Circlet Press, Inc
Genre: Historical, Paranormal, Fantasy
Length: Short Story (71 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, F/F, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 3 Cherries
Review by Mistletoe

Five classic fairy tales reemerge as deliciously dark erotica stories with a BDSM twist. These stories describe the many diverse faces of bondage, discipline, sadism, and masochism in sexy encounters ranging from haunting to healing, and painful to playful. You'll discover .how a witch really likes to punish naughty interlopers, why Beauty might love her beast more than the prince, how to produce handy bruises when a pea just won't do the trick--and more. Ranging from present day to "once upon a time" settings, each story offers a fresh perspective to both legend and BDSM.
We all grew up on fairy tales, weaving our own dreams of a prince and happy-ever-after. Have you ever wondered what the darker side of those stories might be? Have you ever found yourself wanting something to read with a little more spice and a lot less sugar? I know I have.

Like A Thorn gives the reader quick look into the steamier side of things. Showing us the pain and pleasures of a few of the characters that are so very well known to us. It is defiantly a different view of the stories we have grown up on. A darker and as some might say a more sinister side to all of the fairy tales we have all read growing up.

What would it be like if The Beast had to choose between a simple beautiful girl and a woman who knew how to make him happy? One will turn him back to a prince but the other will keep him very happy in the form he is in. How about if you married a young rich man with a nasty reputation. One that is thought to have killed all of his previous wives. Given the keys to his house would you go into that one and only room you are forbidden to go into? A princess and her lady in waiting figure out just how to pass the test of the pea under the mattress to win the heart of the prince. Stories and dilemmas like this are what make up this anthology.

When Greta and Han are caught in the act of stealing they must take their punishment. A punishment dealt by the lady of the house, Circe. Definitely a hot story, as is this entire anthology. It gave me a look at each writer’s style and imagination and endeared all the characters to me just as quickly and easily as the original fairy tales did.

Each story was certainly a different and a quick read with a good flow. Every one stood out on its own merits. This book is definitely not a read for the faint of heart. If you enjoy reading stories on the edge this one is for you. I would be interested to see just what these authors could do with other well-known tales. So sit back, open your mind and indulge in this story - you may discover that you enjoy it very much.

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