Garden of the Perverse: Fairy Tales for Twisted Adults

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We all grew up with weird tales from the Brothers Grimm, the charming Disney stories, and the other childhood rhymes and verses. But even when we first heard them, we questioned the obscure motivations of the principal characters. Our curious minds wondered why a smart girl with a red hood would wander into the forest alone or what circumstances would force a woman to live in a shoe. Now that we're all grown, we know that sex often explains the seemingly inexplicable — and that's what writers show us in this ...
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We all grew up with weird tales from the Brothers Grimm, the charming Disney stories, and the other childhood rhymes and verses. But even when we first heard them, we questioned the obscure motivations of the principal characters. Our curious minds wondered why a smart girl with a red hood would wander into the forest alone or what circumstances would force a woman to live in a shoe. Now that we're all grown, we know that sex often explains the seemingly inexplicable — and that's what writers show us in this delightfully twisted volume of alternative fables and fairy tales. Rather than play with existing tales, Garden of the Perverse is a showcase for the delightfully wicked imaginations of erotica's top authors as they create new and wholly original myths and fables. Though reminiscent in flavor and style to traditional fairy tales, these stories wander into new and unique lands of surreal eroticism, exploring sensual and fetish dynamics in a diverse scope of fantastic places, bizarre creatures and adventures. Garden of the Perverse captures the imagination with as much story craft as eroticism, and gives free rein to these talented writers with their brand of new fairy tales to tell.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781560257547
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author


M. Christian is author of over 200 short stories appearing in a wide range of magazines, websites and anthologies, and the editor of 18 anthologies. He is arguably the most published contemporary erotic writer, having stories featured in just about every acknowledged master erotic anthology series, including Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Friction, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Transgendered Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica, The Mammoth Books of Erotica, and many, many others.

In 1998, Sage Vivant pioneered the concept of customized erotica with her online sensation, Custom Erotica Source. Celebrating more than seven years of successful business delivering tailor-made erotic fiction to individual clients, Sage has received accolades from national media and appeared on both radio and television. Her work has been published in a variety of books, magazines, journals, and Web sites, and features on her have appeared, among other places, in the San Francisco Chronicle, Wired (online), Playboy, Glamour, Jane, and Bridal Guide. Sage has written many stories and edited a number of anthologies, including CONFESSIONS and AMAZONS.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2007

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    Bored to tears after a few pages. If you want something to really get your blood pumping then this would not be it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2006

    A Different Take on Erotica

    This work is a different take on Erotica. Sure there have been various erotic anthologies, even a waterproof version for bath tub use. But this one was based on ¿Fairy Tales for Twisted Adults.¿ Many begin with ¿Once upon a time, There was a woman once, There was once,¿ pretty typical fairy tale intros that quickly devolve into the ¿c¿ and ¿f¿ words along with some very descriptive literary imagery of male and female body parts. For an intro that REALLY grabs you try ¿TORTURE. DOES ANYONE alive even know the meaning of the word?¿ Wow, that¿s a hook that will draw in a reader. It¿s from the JJ Giles selection: Mirror, Mirror On The Wall. It¿s a clever little tale of retribution with some vivid imagery, surely a selection in this tome not to be missed. I won¿t give away the ending. Bryn Colvin¿s selection, The Jealous King and The Generous Lover, is a very fairy tale genre set piece that could be a morality play for children¿if you take out the various male genital, tongue and breast references and concordant acts. The selections are just long enough for a bedtime story read, although you may not want to drift right off to sleep after such reading. Garden of the Perverse is a fun and different read and has something for most everyone.

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