The Sleeping Beauty Quartet is a series of four novels written by American author Anne Rice under the pseudonym of A. N. Roquelaure. The quartet comprises. Read a new Preface by Anne Rice about The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy, Now Anne Rice, writing as A.N. Roquelaure, retells the Beauty story and probes the. A collection that includes all three novels in Anne Rice’s seductive retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story. A spell has been cast upon a lovely.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. From bestselling author Anne Rice, writing as A. In the traditional folktale of ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of a Prince.
It is an ancient story, one that originally emerged from and still deeply disturbs the mind’s unconscious.
Now Anne Rice’s retelling of the Beauty story probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire. Here the Prince reawakens Beauty, bfauty with a kiss, but with sexual initiation. His reward for ending the hundred years of enchantment is Beauty’s complete trilpgy total enslavement to him as Anne Rice explores the world of erotic yearning and fantasy in a classic that becomes, with her skillful pen, a compelling experience.
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty
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Why in the world do people LIKE this book?
In earnest this book should be called The Raping of Sleeping Beauty cause that’s what it is. I’m struggling to understand your point of view. Those same people will have a hard time comprehending that there are many women who have a deep desire to be dominated and there’s even those who have rape fantasies.
This is a fetish. Can someone please tell sleepimg why they like this book, i am currently reading this book and i am having trouble getting into it. I like BDSM and dark erotica but i just can’t get into this book plus the fact that there is no consent make me uncomfortable to even rqouelaure this book BDSM?
Midnight Muldoon This was one of the reasons I got into the lifestyle. I have been to kink events all over the east coast. This book, and the series was my “Ah ha” moment. This was more years ago than I would like to admit, when I was under the age of This is a fantasy book, there is no consent, and no one ever gets their period or has to go to the bathroom either. For me this book helped plant seeds that later blossomed into fantasies and eventual fetishes.
Abduction, fear play, rape play, slavery, pony play This may just not have your personal kinks in it. There are so many erotic triloy to choose from now that there is something for everyone. This just may not be it for you. See all 4 questions about The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty….
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May 22, Nataliya rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Perhaps, people who enjoy terrible books and awful erotica? Aa to Nataliya by: A so-called ‘friend’ with obviously a very questionable taste in books. I want to bleach my brain after reading this. This book has been brought to you thanks to the generous sponsorship by the word slewping. Which is repeated so many times it almost does not look like a real word anymore.
A drinking game with taking a shot every time spanking is mentioned would not last long that is, unless you have truly remarkable alcohol-digesting enzymes and a I want to bleach my brain x reading this. A drinking game with taking a shot every time spanking is mentioned would not last long that is, unless you have truly remarkable alcohol-digesting enzymes and a stomach made of steel. And since there are only so many ways to spank somebody and this book quickly explores ALL the possibilitiesthe book quickly becomes quite repetitive and incredibly boring.
And ‘boring’ is definitely not the word that any erotica book should be described as, right? I’ve mentioned before that I have zero problem with any sexual activity that however many consenting adults engage in.
But I do have a problem with rape presented as being okay and even sexy. The Prince rapes Beauty slleeping she is unconscious. Rape is never okay, and it should not be used as a “sexy” way to start a story. Make it consensual or do not nn about it at all, and definitely do not present that as sexy.
BDSM is consensual; otherwise just call it rape and stop trying bfauty make it sexy. Another reason for the brain bleach is trilogyy sheer awfulness of this roquelauer, which I really tried to forget.
But seeing three women today engrossed in that Twilight BDSM fanfic that we do not speak of reminded me of having read this one a few years ago. Well, ‘read’ is not quite accurate of a word; it was so badly written that I ended up having to skim through most of it. And still I could not escape the endlessly boring spanking or the trilovy language. Yes, everything else aside, the writing in this book is unbelievably bad. The language sounds fake, wooden, juvenile, and forced.
The descriptions are terrible and would be out of place in every book except for one teaching how to write badly. Don’t even start me on grammar and punctuation! What did these two ever do to Anne Rice?
Am I supposed to be so hot and bothered from reading this so that I don’t notice elementary mistakes? But the language itself reads so clumsy that I almost wonder whether A. Roquelaure Anne Rice is not a native English speaker. I don’t have much experience with reading erotica, so please, somebody enlighten me. Since these books are, well, books, they should have some kind of a plot, right?
Or does the ‘sexy’ subject make them exempt from such? Because this one definitely does not have a plot unless you count the forty billion instances of spanking.
Am I naive to expect plot in what is marketed as a book? Anyway, as I said, I started skimming pretty early on easy in a plotless book because even my semi-saintly tolerance for bad fiction ends at some point. Triligy is boring, badly written, almost glorifies rape, and apparently does not believe in consent. I would not recommend it to anyone. I have no idea what possessed me to read it. But it’s been years since I’ve read it, and remembering it still makes me shudder.
View all 96 comments. Apr 20, Kay rated it did not like it Shelves: Finished, and I am so glad that this book is now out of my life and hidden away. I’ve mapped out my emotional progression from the beginning to end: Pre-read with high expectations: Pages 1 – Pages – ish: Page – end: This book is absurd. Being swept down there with the bristles ssleeping a dirty broom?
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I’ve never read the word “spank” as many times as I have roquelauee this book because it’s noted on almost every single page. It was a relief to finally finish the book, not just because of the perversity not that it’s lacking–this book is dirty but because the overused plot devices became quite laughably boring.
I really don’t have anything against BDSM or anyone who’s for it. But when it’s handled in such an unpolished and over indulgent manner, it’s hard for me to place much literary value on a book. View all 60 comments. Feb 08, Dd rated it did not like it. What in the name of Holy Mother was that???
Because seriously,if it is then call me dumb but I don’t get it!! Now first of all,let me clarify that I love erotica and the fact that this story was supposed to be an erotic-retelling of Sleeping Beauty, captured my attention. Beaufy heartfelt apology to all those other reviewers who warned Readers away.
I did not heed their warnings because I was too curious. But I guess,in this case at least,the age old saying came p Oh no,no,no,no,no,no But I guess,in this case at least,the age old saying came pretty true Curiosity killed the cat!!!