Friday, October 09, 2020

The Fairy Tales that Inspired Happily Ever After by Elizabeth Black

Thank you for inviting me to post here today, Roxanne. It's a pleasure.

Since I've written a collection of fairy tales, I figured it would be great fun to list my ten favorite fairy tales and talk about their connection to my collection. Below are my favorites and why I like them.

Puss in Boots – I love cats, so it's only natural I'd love Puss In Boots. I'm owned by three cats – Meriwether, who is a year old, and Breena and Mister, who are both blind, but they get around like champs. I love this fairy tale so much it inspired my own erotic retelling, "Trouble In Thigh High Boots". In my tale, Tita is a shapeshifting kitty/woman who does everything in her power to help the Marquis of Carabas, but she has her eye on the king…

The Enchanted Wreath – This is my favorite fairy tale. It's lesser known than the usual Grimm tales. From Scandinavia, it includes most of the tropes: the loving youngest daughter who is the heroine. The elder, selfish and mean daughter who is the favorite in the household. A nasty stepmother and a weak father. Magical birds. Magical, cursed speech. The young daughter, who is kind to the birds, gets a magical wreath from them. The wreath includes tiny songbirds that can't be seen but can be heard. The stepmother and elder daughter are jealous, so the woman sends her child into the woods to get her own wreath. Things do not go well for her since she is a spiteful, mean-spirited oaf. Here is the link to the tale so you may read it for yourself. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Enchanted_Wreath

Rapunzel – I've always loved long hair, especially since I didn't have it when I was a child. When I became an adult, I grew my hair down to my waist just like the title character. Rapunzel inspired my own sexy retelling, "Climbing Her Tower".

Cinderella – Cinderella is a fun story to play with. My own version, "Happily Ever After", takes place after Cinderella marries her handsome prince. Suffice to say all is not well in the kingdom. The prince neglects Cinderella, much to her chagrin. She is visited by a magical being who helps her overcome her sexual hang-ups and to stand up for herself, but this being is definitely not Disney's fairy godmother. The fairy godmother also appears in "Climbing Her Tower" as a dominatrix who teaches everyone some exciting lessons.

Snow White – In another case where things don't go well in the kingdom many years later, my Snow White has some soul-searching to do. I've always liked the full fairy tale that includes the cursed comb and the cursed corset as well as the poisoned apple. The original is quite gruesome in the end – something you won't find in a Disney movie.

The Little Mermaid – When my son was little, I ran into a mom who wanted to give her daughter a fairy tale book so she could read "The Little Mermaid" since she loved the Disney version with red-headed Arial so much. She had thought the fairy tale and the movie were the same. I had to tell her the actual story, which is a far cry from the movie. I mentioned the mermaid walking in great pain as if her feet were being sliced by knives. I also mentioned how she dies in the end. She doesn't get the handsome prince. That said, I encouraged her to buy that book, but forewarned is forearmed. That mom didn't buy the book, but I wish she had so her daughter could enjoy the original in all its glory.

Rumpelstiltskin – I adored the way actor Robert Carlyle portrayed Rumpelstilstkin in the TV series "Once Upon A Time". He and Belle were a great, star-struck couple, but they could never seem to pull off their relationship. Carlyle's portrayal of Rumpel was complex and magnificent.

Beauty and the Beast – I have always loved this tale, but thanks again to "Once Upon A Time", I savored each meeting between Belle and her beast, who happened to be Rumpelstiltskin. I liked the message of seeing through the surface which may be frightening to get to the humanity beneath. Appearances can be deceiving.

Red Riding Hood – While this is a cautionary tale, as are most fairy tales, it was one that's easy to toy with. What if the Big Bad Wolf was a strapping man with whom Red's mother and grandmother forbade Red to have any contact? Red, being a stubborn and willful young woman, seduces him anyway. Hence my story, "Riding Little Red".

The last is not so much a fairy tale but folklore. Especially Asian folklore. I like unusual creatures like the Japanese akaname, the Japanese makura gaeshi, the Korean kumiho, and the Irish fatal phantom of Eringle Traugh. For example, the akaname is a squat, red creature with a two foot long tongue. Imagine what he can do with that tongue! Three out of these four appear in my erotic fairy tales "Akaname" and "Sweet Spot". These are dark stories, but very sexy. I recently discovered the kumiho thanks to the TV series "Lovecraft Country". I need to create a story with that one. It's fascinating.

Happily Ever After
Twisted Versions of Your Favorite Fairy Tales
Elizabeth Black

Genre: Erotica, Erotic Romance, LGBT
Publisher: Chained Hearts Publishing
Date of Publication: July 23, 2020
ASIN: B08DL1JL96
Number of pages: 205
Word Count: Appx. 65,000 words
Cover Artist: Chris Wallace

Tagline: In this series of twisted fairy tales you'll learn about the steamy encounters the original writers left out. From a gay Pied Piper to Cinderella's Sex Coach and even a wild encounter on a hunt for bigfoot, these stories reveal a wild side of your favorite fairy tale characters.

Book Description: 

Acclaimed author Elizabeth Black is back with a collection of steamy retellings of your favorite fairy tales, but beware, not every ending is a happy one! Reinventions of Cinderella, Thumbling, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood, The Little Mermaid, The Pied Piper, Peter Pan, and The Shoemaker and the Elves round out this remarkable collection.

From a sexually frustrated Cinderella, to a troll with some very dirty riddles, we see fairy tales twisted and the secret sex lives of your favorite fairy tale characters revealed. Who would have guessed that the shoemaker and his wife were into BDSM, or that the fountain of youth could also change your gender?

Well written, carefully crafted, and super steamy, this is the ultimate collection of erotic fairy tales!


Excerpt – Call of the Piper

"Kiss me there once more." Henry begged.

"Only if you let me fuck you again."

"I won't stop you."

Henry Mountjoy stretched on his bed as the young man's mouth wrapped around his engorged cock. He fisted the bed sheets, ready to burst for the second time that afternoon from the best mouth fucking he'd ever had. As that tongue flicked along his shaft, Henry arched his back, stirred by the expertise of his lover. Thin fingers fondled his balls, rolling them around like hacky sacks, and the man played Henry's cock as if it were a skin flute. Stars burst behind his closed eyes, and his pulse beat hard in his throat. Every nerve on his body tingled with excitement.

No one had ever made love to him with such finesse, certainly none of the village women. No matter now nubile they appeared they stirred no passion in Henry yet he pretended to enjoy their ministrations only to keep his father at bay. He'd enjoyed secret trysts with an occasional butcher and even one veterinarian, but none had affected him the way this man had. The man who tended to his ache arrived in the town only three days earlier, but the instant attraction drove Henry mad until the fellow accosted him in a deserted room in the manor house.

"I want you inside me again." Henry said.

"Of course, you do. Turn over."

Fragrant oil dribbled down his ass, and within moments the man entered him; first just the tip until Henry adjusted to his girth, and then he slowly slid his entire cock inside. Henry craved the filled-up sensation from this man whose cock was so huge it threatened to cleave him in two. Henry had entertained all manner of pricks, but this man's far surpassed the rest. Not only was he large, he knew what to do with it. After several swipes at his sweet spot deep inside, the build-up of arousal overwhelmed Henry, who shot his load all over the clean cotton sheets. His lover pounded hard, driving that stake home until he came with a cry. Warm cum dripped down Henry's ass and cooled against his thighs. The young man rolled off Henry and took him in his arms, two becoming one in the afterglow of their lovemaking.

"Was it good?" The young man asked.

"What?"

"Your hearing is terrible. I asked 'Was it good?'"

"Are you kidding? You're incredible."

He smiled. "I try."

"So, when are you going to tell me your name? Even my father doesn't know your name and he hired you to drive away the rats in town."

"My name isn't important. You may call me the Pied Piper."

"That's not a name, that's a title. Aren't you called Lucas or Jeffrey or something more exotic like Erasmus?"

"No."

"So, what am I to call you?"

"Call me 'Master'".

 

About the Author:

Elizabeth Black's erotic fiction has been published by Xcite Books (U. K.), House Of Erotica (U. K.), Cleis Press, Circlet Press, eXtasy Books, Chained Hearts Publishing, Ravenous Romance, Riverdale Avenue Books, Scarlet Magazine (U. K.), and other publishers. She also enjoys writing retellings of classic fairy tales, including her two self-published fairy tales "Trouble In Thigh High Boots" (Puss In Boots) and "Climbing Her Tower" (Rapunzel).

An accomplished essayist, she was the sex columnist for the pop culture e-zine nuts4chic (U. K.). Her articles about sex, erotica, and relationships have appeared in Good Vibrations Magazine, Alternet, CarnalNation, the Ms. Magazine Blog, Novelspot, The Erotic Readers and Writers Association Blog, Sexis Magazine, On The Issues, Sexy Mama Magazine, and Circlet blog.











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