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Twelve princesses, each possessing riches, grace, power and dignity. Yet despite the sisters' charmed lives—and despite the handsome men who desire them—they are woefully unfulfilled, frustrated and aching for something more. As a powerful wizardess helps to solve the riddle of their discontent, each princess discovers creative— and naughty—ways to satisfy her passionate cravings and desperate needs.

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Overview

Twelve princesses, each possessing riches, grace, power and dignity. Yet despite the sisters' charmed lives—and despite the handsome men who desire them—they are woefully unfulfilled, frustrated and aching for something more. As a powerful wizardess helps to solve the riddle of their discontent, each princess discovers creative— and naughty—ways to satisfy her passionate cravings and desperate needs.

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While THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES is considered a fairy tale, I think you'll be able to take something away from reading this book, besides maybe a couple of naughty fantasies. It is a well-written and unique book that I recommend reading.
—Julie Kornhausl
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This is fairy tale erotica at its best. I couldn't put THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES down. This is definitely remaining on my keeper shelves to be re-read again and again. This story has everything a reader could want, a little mystery, mind blowing sex, heart stopping romance and a happily ever after for everyone involved.
—Amanda Haffery
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780373605163
  • Publisher: Spice
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.13 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Madore's first book, Enchanted: Erotic Bedtime Stories for Women, featuring fairy tales rewritten with an erotic twist, was released in July 2006. She writes erotica with women in mind, focusing on the sensual instead of female stereotypes. Nancy's background is in journalism and marketing, and when she is not writing, she currently owns and operates a shoe store in Newburyport, MA.

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Princess Attentia woke up the morning after the great feast filled with excitement. She was the only one of her sisters who had fully recognized the validity of the wizardess's claims. She knew it was true; for she could recall in vivid detail the dreams where she and her sisters gathered together in their father's castle each night, dancing away the hours. She also knew that she was not nearly as happy now as she had been in her childhood home. What surprised her was to learn that her sisters suffered similarly. They had all seemed, to her, so content and settled in their married life. No doubt she, too, appeared to be the same.

She was certain the wizardess could help. The fact that Harmonia Brist had identified the problem of the worn shoes gave her cause to hope. How wonderful it would be if she could become as joyful and content with her husband as she had been with her father and her sisters.

Princess Attentia put on her prettiest dress and sat down at her dressing table to style her hair. As she did so she thought about the wizardess. How beautiful she was! And oh, how Princess Attentia admired her. She wished that she were more like her.

Just then her husband's head popped out from under the blankets. "What are you doing up so early?" he asked. "I want everything to be perfect for the wizardess when she gets here," she told him. "And you, too, should get up and make yourself ready."

"Isn't it a bit early?" he asked her sleepily.

"I don't know when she will arrive, but I'm sure she'll come here first since we are the closest to the castle. "With one last adjustment to her hair she approached the bed and sat close to where her husband lay. "I do so want her to like us."

"How could she not?" he asked, reaching out to grab hold of her and draw her closer to him.

She smiled but pulled herself gently out of his grasp before he could rumple her dress. "I just want to be sure," she replied.

He looked at her speculatively for a moment. "You seemed genuinely moved by her theories last night," he remarked. "Are you unhappy, Attentia?"

"Of course not," she replied automatically. She looked at her husband and was instantly charmed by his appearance. His face had a childlike quality while it was still flushed from sleep that clashed delightfully with the masculine stubble on his chin. His gentle gaze and husky morning voice captivated her. She loved him so much. Shouldn't that make everything right? It seemed that it did not. She knew that he loved her, too, and that he wanted to please her. And yet there were times…

The door chimed just then, causing the princess to jump. "I knew it!" she exclaimed, running from the room.

Harmonia breezed in, looking exuberant and self-assured. She wore lovely bright colors that complemented her golden hair streaked with gray. She had a young, watchful expression, as her eyes took in everything around her. She carried with her a doctor's bag of sorts, quite large and stuffed to overflowing. PrincessAttentia wondered what was inside.

Princess Attentia apologized profusely for not having any refreshments prepared as she led the wizardess into their kitchen and immediately set about the task of making coffee.

"I have breakfasted already," the wizardess told her, sitting down at the kitchen table. "What I would really like is for you to sit here next to me."

The princess dropped what she was doing and sat down immediately. Harmonia smiled at the girl's eagerness to please. "Where is your husband?"

"Oh, he will be down in a moment. He didn't expect you so early." There was silence a moment as the women looked at each other.

"Are you going to give us some kind of test?" the princess asked nervously.

"No, not really," replied the wizardess. "Usually I can identify the difficulty by observing symptoms in people. Sometimes I have to ask questions. But once I know where the problem lies I can often produce the appropriate remedy."

"So you're like a doctor."

"A bit," agreed the wizardess. "Except that instead of medicine I use a lot of intuition and a little magic."

"I hope that doesn't mean there's any chance of me being turned into a frog," said the prince from the doorway, looking perfectly turned out as he joined them.

Princess Attentia laughed cheerfully as she looked her husband over with appreciation. He gave her a wink. The wizardess was charmed by the pair. But where was the problem? Was the princess simply unknowledgeable in matters of sharing pleasure with her husband? Or was there something else? She watched them carefully.

"You both seem very much in love," she observed. "Oh, we are," the princess insisted earnestly. Indeed it is so, thought the wizardess.

"And you no doubt find each other very attractive," she continued.

"Oh, immensely so," said the princess.

"Perhaps too much so," agreed the prince.

The wizardess stared at the prince for a moment. "Well!" she exclaimed at last with a look of satisfaction. "I have something here that will be of great benefit to you both." She set her overstuffed bag on the table and began to shuffle through it determinedly.

"Have you detected our problem so quickly?" asked the princess.

"Oh,it is not so much of a problem at all," the wizardess assured her.

"You will by no means have difficulty in overcoming it. Ah. Here it is." And she pulled from her bag a most extraordinary leather contraption.

"What is that?" asked the princess.

"It looks like some kind of a…surely it couldn't be…" The prince stumbled over his words in stunned mortification."A…chastity belt?"

"It is worn like a chastity belt," admitted the wizardess. "But it does not serve the same purpose. This belt is charmed, as you will soon find out.The inscription on the leather will tell you all you need to know. "The wizardess set the belt on the table and stood up. "Wear it whenever your husband is nearby Princess Attentia, and all will be well. It is lightweight and as soft as skin, so it shouldn't trouble you overmuch."

"I don't know…" said the princess doubtfully. She looked at her husband, who was still staring at the device in horror.

"The king has decreed that my instructions are to be followed to the letter," Harmonia reminded them.

"Well…I suppose it couldn't hurt to try it," consented the princess. Her husband remained speechless. "I must go now," said the wizardess. "I have the rest of your sisters to visit. Goodbye."

As the princess escorted the wizardess out, the prince picked up the mysterious belt from the table. It was indeed as soft as skin. He examined it closely.

"How does it work?" asked Princess Attentia, rushing back into the kitchen after having led the wizardess out as quickly as she could manage without being rude.

The prince squinted as he examined the inscription. "It says,"There is no key. The belt will open of its own accord at the opportune time.'" He looked up at his wife. "What do you suppose that means?"

"I don't know."

"Well, put it on and let us see," he suggested. For the moment at least, his sense of curiosity was piqued.

Princess Attentia tentatively accepted the belt from him. It was lightweight and soft, just as Harmonia had promised. She took the belt upstairs into their bedroom, with her husband following close behind her. She went into her dressing room while the prince waited for her on their bed.

The leather contraption fit just like any ordinary chastity belt, with surprisingly soft yet sturdy straps that wrapped around her waist and thighs to hold it in place. Between her legs there was a delicate, yet sturdy barrier that fit perfectly over her opening; so perfectly, in fact, that she could still perform all bodily functions without its getting in the way.The feeling of the supple leather straps wrapped around her thighs and waist gave her a little thrill. She lowered her skirts and went to her waiting prince.

"Well?" he asked expectantly. She blushed." Let me see," he insisted impatiently.

Princess Attentia raised her skirts.Another tingle shot through her as she bared herself for her husband.

The prince stared at his wife, naked except for the chastity belt from her waist down. Her little triangle of curls was the first thing he noticed. She was quite bare to his view except for the dainty straps that held the contraption in place around her waist and upper thighs. Upon closer inspection, which he immediately set to by kneeling before her, the prince noticed the little barrier that closed her off from him.

"The question is how we get it to open," he murmured.

"What?" she gasped, becoming excited to have him examining her so closely.

"The inscription said it would 'open of its own accord at the opportune time," he reminded her. "I'm just wondering when the 'opportune time' is."

"I don't know," she admitted truthfully, although she was beginning to wonder. Could this be the answer to the many nights of unfulfilled passion, where she was always so close but never able to find her release before it was all over? Perhaps there was something to there being an "opportune time."The princess was eager to find out. "Shall we test it to see?" she asked.

"I imagine we will think of nothing else until we do," he agreed, and with his usual enthusiasm the prince hastily removed his clothes. Then he removed Princess Attentia's dress. But as he stared at the leather straps that bound her and kept him out, he abruptly came to a halt.

Normally this would have been the 'opportune time' for the prince, but the chastity belt was still closed up tight.

The prince led his wife to their bed. She lay down on her back nervously, not sure what was expected of her. He stared at her for several him, wearing nothing but the chastity belt. This simple pause for contemplation was exquisite for the princess. To be looked at, studied and wondered over, like an intricate machine that had to be figured out, was in itself quite gratifying.

The prince approached his wife tentatively, trying to think of what she liked but realizing suddenly that he really didn't know. He decided it was high time he found out. He lay on his side next to her, leaning checked himself, using self-control to hold back the urges that threatened to overwhelm him. He knew that he would need to concentrate on the task at hand in order to maintain that control. He would take his time, moving slowly and carefully, so as not to miss the secrets that his wife had so far kept hidden from him.

He leaned over her and brushed his lips very lightly over hers, teasing her with the hint of a kiss and then moving away to do the same along her cheeks, forehead and shoulders. She delighted in the feel of his warm breath on her skin as she waited and anticipated his next move.

While his lips covered her with feathery kisses from the shoulders the shoulders down in the same teasing manner. He circled his fingers nimbly over her skin, not grasping or rubbing, but merely hinting at touches to come. As he traced over her form, he took the opportunity to admire the curves and bends in her flesh, and the silky feel of her skin. Each time his lips came back to brush over hers, he noted her increased breathing and little gasping noises, and from these little signs he measured her readiness for more. He had decided that each and every advance from him should be craved before it was received. As his hands circled lower and lower, lightly flicking over every part words that she was longing for a more lingering touch.

Once he was absolutely certain that the princess was truly longing to be kissed, the prince took her lips thoroughly in a deep, penetrating assault with his mouth and tongue. He realized now what the chastity belt was all about, and he guessed that it would not open quickly or easily. But he did not mind this in the least.

The prince continued to kiss his wife passionately until she clung to him, trembling. He broke the kiss then and whispered huskily, "Now we will find out what you like. Will you tell me or will I have to try everything and see what works?"

She was speechless.

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  • Posted November 5, 2008

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    So much more than an erotic novel

    I paired this together with The Dare, another book that I just fell in love with. Both of these are designed to inspire couples to find the romance and love using fun and imagination. The Twelve Dancing Princesses is actually a fairy tale of twelve married ladies who have let their marriages become dull in ways that all of let our relationships become dull (the issues these women have are very obviously issues women have today). In graphic but not cheap detail, Nancy Madore gives us a fascinating tale of how these women brought the life in their marriages. There are so many ideas here that you take away with you. It was very clever too and my husband and I laughed and had so much fun reading it. The Dare covers many of the same concepts as in this book and then some. Both of these books are a must for couples and would be perfect for gift giving as well.

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  • Posted December 24, 2009

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    Greatness!!!

    It took me a while to get this book but now that I've finally got it, I can't believe I waited so long. It has instantly become a permanent part of my special book collection. I thought the author did a great job of touching on the many different aspects which plague couples. Lovely stories with lovies endings!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2007

    Twelve Dancing Princesses

    I received Nancy Madore¿s version of The Twelve Dancing Princesses as a gift, it not being the kind of book I normally would pick for myself. But I am so glad I read it. It has opened up a whole new field of reading for me. This book would make an exciting gift for any woman because it¿s all about the things women talk about all the time, sex, self esteem, relationships and men! But it is done in a way that leaves you feeling really positive about the whole thing. There is so much to think about in this simple fairy tale and the writing style just pulls you right in and hooks you. I learned a lot about myself reading this book. And on a side note, I have to mention the cover. It¿s gorgeous. I keep the book by my bed and just looking at it puts me in the mood to flip through and re-read my favorite parts. One warning: this is definitely not a child¿s fairy tale. It is VERY adult reading, but not at all pornographic.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Excellent romantic fantasy

    To an observer the charming affluent twelve princesses seem to live perfect lives. Yet each of the dozen is discontented as if something is missing. They do not lack for power or loving caring husbands who covet them yet they remain sad and depressed, but no one including the princesses knows why. --- Desperate to find out why they are so despondent, a wizardess is brought to them to try to help the pretty princesses unravel what is the cause of their discontent. Soon each begins to understand their lack of self esteem as they fear telling their beloved their deepest needs. Encouraged to search for ways to satiate their passion for sexual intimacy, they begin to find contentment with their loving spouses. --- Besides readers, Bullwinkle, Rocky and friends (think Fractured Fairy Tales) and The Brothers Grimm would be pleased with this charming adult version of the classic fairy tale. The fast-paced story line stars the pampered popular princesses who have major self esteem issues that leave them feeling unworthy of the sexy spouses who cherish and love them. Fans who appreciate something different in their romantic fantasy should try Nancy Madore, whose bewitching take on fairy tales (see ENCHANTED ¿ EROTIC BEDTIME STORIES FOR WOMEN) proves she has the magic wand. --- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2013

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    The book was really great my sister loved it and i thought it was pretty cool and amazing in fact they made my sister just dance quietly evey where she goes

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  • Posted March 9, 2010

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    Loved it!

    Any woman who picks up this book will find it very easy to relate to one or more of the situations that happen to these princesses as they go through their "daily" lives of cleaning, cooking, raising children and continuing their relationships with their husbands. I found it very surprising and touching when I read the chapter of the princess who had been raped, and how she and her husband worked through that horrible event together. I was left with a need to reread it and highlight all the things I identified with to try the way they worked out their real-life problems. I will definitely check out more of Nancy Madore's books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2008

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    Perfect for Couples

    This was outstanding. Filled with fantastic ideas in between the fun and heartwarming story. I don't think there's a couple out there who wouldn't be able to relate to this very adult fairy tale! This would make a great Christmas gift for couples.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2008

    Twelve Dancing Princesses

    Princess Attentia isn't getting enough foreplay. Princess Conscia is feeling self conscious and embarrassed about her body. Princess Devotia feels guilty all the time. What do these princesses have in common (besides the fact that their names sound suspiciously like adjectives)? They are each one of the twelve dancing princesses in Nancy Madore's erotic novel about sex and relationships. I really liked the way this fairytail was brought to life with this interesting take on what on earth would make the princesses shoes wear out every night. Nancy Madore combines sex therapy with romantic erotic fun for a really entertaining read. I am hoping for a sequel (maybe the ten wicked wizardesses).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2007

    Twelve Dancing Princesses

    This is one of the most beautiful books of erotica I have ever read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2007

    Twelve Dancing Princesses

    Wow. This is a truly amazing collection of stories that I will read over and over again. They are inspirational as well as exciting, fun and erotic. Each princess has a problem (I personally could relate to four of them) and it heats up from there. I don't know what to say except I was surprised and enlightened to find so much in a book of short stories.

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