Irresistibly Wicked Fairytale Retellings Adult Disney Fans Will Love

Do you wish fairytales had a bit more spice? Look no further than this week’s Crazy Book Genre!

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Book covers for "Desperate Measures" by Katee Robert, "A Ship of Bones and Teeth" by Karina Halle, and "Entreat Me" by Grace Draven against a photo of hands covered in gauzy fabric.

Everybody wants their Disney happily ever after. But some people want a fairytale ending that isn’t so family-friendly. If you’re someone who loves the magic and romance of a Disney movie but wants some smut to top it all off, we’ve assembled the perfect list for you.

Here’s an important note: while these recommendations are all fairytales that have been made into Disney movies, these books are not officially Disney retellings. This is due to a pesky little thing called copyright infringement, which makes the unauthorized use of any Disney property illegal, but that doesn’t stop creative minds from finding loopholes. The loophole for these books is that the authors more likely than not watched the Disney movies and took inspiration from those rather than their original fairytale. 

Whether Disney likes it or not, they inspired a lot of trends that are popular in women’s erotica. Such trends, like the villain gets the girl or the girl gets corrupted or the hero isn’t as heroic as it seems, are the author’s way of testing the simple good and evil categories of fairytales. By adding a little bit of spice (and a lot of dubious mortality), women get to experience a complex relationship with a Disney-certified hunk.


Desperate Measures by Katee Robert

Book cover for "Desperate Measures" by Katee Robert.

When Jafar takes her father’s fortune and empire, he takes Jasmine too. Although Jasmine desperately wants her freedom, she loses every game Jafar forces her to play. Will she gain her freedom or give in to her submissive desires?

Beauty and the Beast

Entreat Me by Grace Draven

Book cover for "Entreat Me" by Grace Draven.

Warlord Ballard of Ketach Tor and his son Gavin are trapped by a centuries-old curse that turns man into beast. Ballard bears the brunt of the curse in hopes of giving his son a normal life. The answer to lifting the curse arrives in the form of two sisters looking for safe haven. Ballard agrees to offer the women protection from predatory creditors in hopes of using the women to break the curse.

Bend Her by Cassie Alexander

Book cover for "Bend Her" by Cassie Alexander.

On the eve of his Ascension, Rhaim saw a vision of what would bring his demise: a woman with striking eyes, whom he dreams about every night after. When this same woman is delivered to his doorstep, Rhaim knows his end is near. But until that moment comes, Rhaim will teach her all he knows about being a mage and make her his.

The Little Mermaid

A Ship of Bones and Teeth by Karina Halle

Book cover for "A ship of Bones of Teeth" by Karina Halle.

Princess Maren sold her soul to a sea witch living happily ever after with Prince Aerik on land. But her royal life with the prince is nothing that she imagined and she’s desperate to get her old life back. Maren’s opportunity presents itself in the form of the notorious pirate captain Ramsay “Bones” Battista, who takes the prince and princess hostage. Ramsay has his history with the sea witch that may be the key to Maren getting her old life back.

Sleeping Beauty

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice (as A.N. Roquelaure)

Book cover for "The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty" by Anne Rice.

Beauty awakes from a hundred-year sleeping curse thanks to the sexual ministrations of a prince. Upon waking, Beauty is taken to the prince’s kingdom, ruled by his mother, where she joins a horde of princes and princesses undergoing slave training and playthings for nobles.

Peter Pan

The Never King by Nikki St. Crowe

Book cover for "The Never King" by Nikki St. Crowe.

For centuries, the Darling women are whisked away on their 18th birthday by the Never King and the Lost Boys. When they return, it’s as broken versions of their former selves. Now it’s Wendy’s turn, no matter how hard her mother tries to keep out the Never King. He always comes.

Hooked by Emily McIntire

Book cover for "Hooked" by Emily McIntire.

James has one goal: destroy his enemy Peter Michaels. James gets his opportunity with Peter’s 20-year-old daughter Wendy comes into James’s bar. But the closer they get, the less James sees Wendy as merely a pawn. With a traitor threatening to bring his organization down, James’s plan for revenge is threatened.

Venom by Dee Garcia

Book cover for "Venom" by Dee Garcia.

Tinksley, half fairy, and half fae has fallen for the immortal human Peter Pan, much to the displeasure of Callan. Callan has his eyes set on Tinksley and despises that her heart belongs to Pan. But when Peter draws away, leaving Tinksley in despair, her darkest moment is the chance Callan needs to sweep her off her feet.


Stroke of Midnight by K Webster

Book cover for "Stroke of Midnight" by K Webster.

Ash Elliot needs money and takes up a cleaning job in the Halycon Building, owned by the wealthy Constantine family. When Ash does something unacceptable in his office, CEO Winston Constantine decides she needs to be punished. But when Win meets Ash in person, he makes her an offer she can’t afford to refuse.

Alice In Wonderland

Allison’s Adventures in Underland by C.M. Stunich

Book cover for "Allison's Adventures in Underland" by C.M. Stunich.

After witnessing the murder of a classmate, Allison follows the murderer into a large dark hole. This strange hole leads to Underland, a darker and twisted version of Wonderland. All Allison wants is to get back home, but she may be Underland’s last hope.

These romances are dark, twisted, and full of spice. Perfect for adult Disney lovers who need a rougher edge to their fairytale stories, these books will have you wishing for your own spicy love story.

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