In the Forests of the Night

An illustrated collection of VERY adult fairy tales

by Vanessa de Sade & Vanity Chase


IN THE FORESTS OF THE NIGHT is a darkly sensual collection of erotic fairy tales. Each story blends the magic and fantasy of the traditional fable with the carnality and lust we’ve come to expect from Vanessa de Sade! In the timeless tradition of the storybook, each tale is vividly illustrated by Vanity Chase. Beautiful, visceral and devoutly debauched, Vanity’s illustrations bring the book to life and explore a much more grown-up side of fantasy. The seven sexy stories within these pages offer up a mind-bending, pulse-quickening twist on a classic genre. If you think you know how a fairy tale is supposed to end, this book will make you think again! Sexual and cerebral, magical and modern, IN THE FORESTS OF THE NIGHT is the ultimate collection of sexy, adult fables!

Rights Information

World rights available, excluding English UK, US and Canada

Marketing Information

A collection of erotic fairy tales, similar in tone to Named and Shamed, this title has already sold over 3000 units.


The lush, clear-lined illustrations by Vanity Chase add to the delightfully vibrant atmosphere so expertly evoked in de Sade’s writing. The artist’s sometimes Art-Nouveau-ishly elaborate arabesques effectively prove Joyce Whalley’s assertion that “a good illustrated book is one where the pictures enhance or add depth to the text." See, in particular, the plate accompanying “Beauty and Her Beast”, the marvelous nudes in “Cinderella Story” and “In the Forests of the Night”, and the fascinating, eerily sexy, unforgettably fantastical image that enhances the already mind-blowing storyline of “Thumbelina” (I think, my favorite of the lot). Enthusiastically recommended! -Erotica for the Big Brain

Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: October 2013
  • English
  • 9781909181366
  • Paperback
  • Primary Price: 9.99 GBP
  • Pages: 191
  • Sweetmeats Press / NA
  • Readership: General
  • Publish State: Published
  • Edition: 1st
  • Dimensions: 198x129 mm
  • Illustration: Yes