Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Wow - here it is at last: the cover for Alison's Wonderland, due out from Harlequin Spice on first of July this year. Isn't it just beautiful? Edited by Alison Tyler, this chunky anthology - 27 stories! 100,000 words! - is all erotic fairytales, and includes Gold, On Snow, my own dark and very very dirty take on Snow White.
Yes, there are seven dwarves. Well, "dwarves."
Why yes, reader, they do.
This Pienkowski-esque artwork (based originally on Polish/German paper-cutting folkart, I understand) evokes the fairytale world so well. I have memories of watching animated TV fairytales in a similar style, when I was little. And the emotions of the child reader - wonder, terror, exploration, the tangible blossoming of imagination - are strong and powerful: reawakening them is the essence of the adult fairytale.
I am so looking forward to the publication of this book!
Pre-order at Amazon US : Pre-order at Amazon UK