A fairytale where the princess gets the heroine.
Rose is the youngest of Sir Roland's three children, and the best beloved. When her father fails to come back from an attempt to rescue the princess from a neighboring kingdom from the notorious and mysterious Black Knight, Rose does not hesitate to strap on her father's old armor, the red faded almost to invisibility, and ride into the dark forest to help him.
There she encounters the Black Knight herself. Once she has defeated him, she learns his terrible secret, as well as her father's awful fate.
It is left to Rose, then, to rescue Princess Lily from the highest tower of the knight's castle. When she arrives there, she is stunned to find the most beautiful creature that she has ever beheld, cursed to sleep until love's true kiss can wake her.
There don't seem to have been any same-sex fairytales in the days when the Brothers Grimm were gathering stories — or if there were, no one recorded them. It's up to us, then, to write them!
A work- and family-safe lesbian folktale.
About the Author
The author of the up-coming novel A Joy Forever: An Erotic Education, K.D. West is a teacher, writer and performer living in a small suburb of a big city: "Not a huge amount to say -- I'm an author of steamy stories who happens to be a teacher; these things don't mix well in public, so I tend to be fairly quiet about real life in my blogging. I am, however, interested in all sorts of things -- books, writing, theater, mythology, and, obviously, erotica! I'm a huge reader of genre fiction -- mostly mysteries and fantasy, but also science fiction and historical romance."
At this point, West has written two intertwined series involving a young woman and her older lover (the Juliet Takes Flight and Erotic Tales: Letters to Allison stories) and a series of stories about friends discovering that they can become much more (Friendly Ménage Tales). Also on the way: an erotic paranormal/urban fantasy novel involving a long lost friend coming all-but-literally back from the dead, and showing a happily married couple just what they'd been missing.