Maiden distress from Chimera Books and Amanita Virosa - eleven tales inspired by the timeless theme of pain, peril and pleasure. A sacrificial virgin is saved from birch-wielding Druids; but what fate do her Roman rescuers have in store for her...? Chivalry is in short supply when captive Eleanor must serve Sir Peris's dark desires and those of his malevolent dwarf! Meanwhile Lady Jane finds out all about pain in Sir Richard's dungeon. Victorian maids are flogged and debauched by cruel aristocratic employers, whilst a pretty widow is blackmailed by a sinister schoolboy... And even modern times bring scant respite for our poor distressed damsels. Pretty girls are stripped and whipped for their perverted masters' pleasure, and Melody even discovers that Alice can be crueller than any man!