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I masturbated to this book probably more frequently than I have for any other book. I can’t even call this a rape fantasy, because that still would require that the slaves in this book have any kind of recourse to stop the fantasy.

The second book starts as Beauty and another naked slave from the castle, Prince Tristan, are sold at auction in the village square. She wanted to borrow it from me when I was done. Rape is never okay, and it should not be used as a “sexy” way to start a story.

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I wouldn’t read this book with some great hopes for a storyline or message hence the four stars rather than fivebut if you just want to visit a mystical, lyrical, paddle-filled world where you will read the word “buttocks” continuously and probably masturbate furiously, then this is your book.

And all along the banquet table, the Prince saw the men and women of the old Court, sleeping under layers of dust, their ruddy and slack faces spun over with spider webs. He drew out his sword, with which he had cut back all the vines outside, and gently slipping the blade between her two breasts, let it rip easily through the old fabric. Then, she’s taken from her kingdom, made to march naked to the prince’s kingdom with her arms behind her neck, is molested by courtiers when she arrives in her new castle, and is repeatedly beaten and basically raped for their pleasure thereafter.

Despite my usually high tolerance for kinky stories, I struggled through this book, with my teeth clenched and my fists balled in anger.

Anne Rice (Writing as A. N. Roquelaure) – The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy

And people who get a charge off of rape can go stand waaaaay over there, where I can keep an eye on you. The dominant characters were also shown with foibles, which made them more interesting than perfect, rigid masters.


There are so many erotic books to choose from now that there is something for everyone. It’s a common idea, and it cuts across gender and class. Apparently his kingdom is notorious for this: Hey, some people like to be defecated on. But it was true, this old tale.

Neither of them gave her the critical acclaim or the commercial success of her first novel; the main complaints about The Feast of All Saints were that it was too heavy and dense to read easily, [5] and most of the reviews for Cry to Heaven were so savagely negative that Rice felt devastated. Beauty witnesses the harsh punishment of a runaway slave, Prince Laurent, as he is bound to a wooden cross and the Captain whips him all over his muscular body, and later sees Tristan pulling a cart carrying Laurent in a penitential procession.

I meant to a.n.roquelaurre this when you originally posted it.

Recently, I’ve signed as many copies of the Beauty books as I have of a.n.roquelauree other book I’ve written. I’m fairly certain she had no idea the books were erotic. Ward which was the fifth book in her The Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

It was frightening now and then, and it was thrilling. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: I skipped what little bit of the plot was there. The concept of sadism in and of itself frankly repulses me a little.

Whoever claimed that the story told in this book has anything to do with BDSM ought to look up the term and learn that one of the key elements of BDSM is the ability to make it stop, with a safeword that ends either the scene or the relationship. So my friend sent me an a.n.doquelaure about “50 Shades of Grey”, mentioning that real erotica experts thought 50 was crap and “Sleeping Beauty” was the real thing.

At first I don’t get the plot at all but as I was reading it, the plot got deeper and I like the fact that I actually sympathize with the sex slaves in this book. A prince comes and bestows his lovingly affections to the lovely princess. But I might write some more. This book has been brought to you thanks to the generous sponsorship by the word ‘spanking’. But different readers embraced the books almost at once. I’m also not a sadist.


The sunlight flooded down on her. I am actually thankful to the owner of this website who has shared brauty enormous piece of writing at here. I’m a firm believer in “different strokes for different folks”. I snagged a copy of this just to see what all the fuss was about and now that I have a kindle, I can read all the smut I want without anyone knowing, lol.

I began to understand the story fully. Not for me, I’m afraid. It has to be remembered that within the frame of a sadomasochistic fantasy like the Beauty trilogy, the readers are invited to identify with and enjoy the predicament of the slaves. You are commenting using your Facebook account. I kept pretending to forget it every time. The fairytale, Sleeping Beauty, is used merely as a starting point, the story goes off on a tangent within the first few pages and then we’re taken into the neighbouring kingdom with all its twisted customs.

Tristan begs Nicholas to be allowed to meet Beauty and they reunite in Nicholas’ house. Nov 27, edge of bubble rated it did not like it Shelves: And, fearless as before, he went in search of the Sleeping Beauty who must be at the core of it.

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty

Infinite Jest broke my Kobo. Yes, dear friends, this book has a ths – an absurd and underdeveloped one, but a plot nonetheless. Beauty’s Release Book Three In the final volume pf Anne Rice’s deliciously tantalizing erotic trilogy, Beauty’s adventures on the dark side of sexuality make her the bound captive of an Eastern Sultan and a prisoner in the exotic confines of the harem. Sleeping Beauty was my first erotic novel. Not when you LIVE the role constantly.