Madeleine Shade grew up reading fairy tales and spent her college years studying the work of Angela Carter, Anne Sexton, Margaret Atwood, Marina Warner and Jack Zipes among others. Her erotic fairy tales take a steamy twist on childhood favorites. As a special bonus, each twisted tale comes complete with an original version of the fairy tale and author’s notes.
Travelling golden boy Arjan comes across a seemingly abandoned manor at a crossroads, the sly thief lets himself in to sample the soft beds, tasty food and comfortable chairs housed inside. However, his hopes for an easy haul are set aside when he finds a nude maiden waiting for him in the most perfect bed in the house. Arjan slowly begins to realize that not everything is as it seems.(F/M)
Loosely based on Hansel and Gretel, this erotic short story in the Shady Lady Fairy Tales 'verse takes readers on a wild ride through Scandinavian myth and German folklore. Hans, a woodcutter's son, is madly in love with Greta (Margaretha) only he doesn't know her secret. When the couple face the rage of the Fae empress Alarica Morgenstern, Greta's secret is revealed and their love is tested.