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The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (edition 1999)

by Anne Rice, A. N. Roquelaure (Pseudonym)

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Title:The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty
Authors:Anne Rice
Other authors:A. N. Roquelaure (Pseudonym)
Info:Plume (1999), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 272 pages
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Absolutely Awful!

I am NOT going to take time writing much because this has got to be the WORST book I have read in 2014.

I liked the premise. I liked the first page but the rest I would like to delete from my memory and move on with my life.

I will definitely not be reading any more books in this series. ( )
  Angel.Carter | Aug 11, 2016 |
DNF - Ugh!
  CarpeLibrum58 | Jun 4, 2016 |
I did not enjoy this softcore porn book at all. I shouldnt have read it in the first place because I am a Rice fan when she writes horror/vamps/witches. ( )
  XoVictoryXo | May 31, 2016 |
I wish i could unread this, just erase it from my memory.

seriously, this has nothing to do with erotica or bdsm, it's not sexy whatsoever. it's rape, pure and simple.

the writing was pretty abysmal too.

( )
  thedreadcat | Apr 9, 2016 |
This book is in the DNF category. I found it so boring I could not finish it. It was NOT erotic, it was not even a good BDSM book. It was a good show of control and domination (BDSM characteristics). Yes there was lots of spanking, but the humiliation, mental abusiveness, lack of love, or even caring made it seem more like torture to me. It was truly masters controlling their slaves, and it seemed that nobody really benefited, as there was little sexual release in the story. The master/slave relationship was very one sided, it seemed like it was a courtly show that involved both male & female slaves. I was saddened to see Beauty found herself believing this was love - it was Stockholm syndrome.
I kept hoping that with each page turn I too would see the erotic nature of this book leap out at me, but it never happened - it was just plan boring.
  kerbytejas | Mar 25, 2016 |
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For S. T. Roquelaure with love
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The prince had all his young life known the story of Sleeping Beauty, cursed to sleep for a hundred years, with her parents, the King and Queen, and all of the Court, after pricking her finger on a spindle.
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A. N. Roquelaure is a pseudonym of Anne Rice.
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n 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. In the first book of the trilogy, Anne Rice (author of Beauty's Kingdom), writing as A.N. Roquelaure, retells the Beauty story and probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire. Here the Prince awakens Beauty, not with a kiss, but with sexual initiation. His reward for ending the hundred years of enchantment is Beauty's complete and 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.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0452281423, Paperback)

Before E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey, there was Anne Rice’s New York Times best seller The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty

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. In the first book of the trilogy, Anne Rice, writing as A.N. Roquelaure, retells the Beauty story and probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire. Here the Prince awakens Beauty, not with a kiss, but with sexual initiation. His reward for ending the hundred years of enchantment is Beauty's complete and 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. Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey will indulge in Rice’s deft storytelling and imaginative eroticism, a sure-to-be classic for years to come.


Praise for The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty:

"Articulate, baroque, and fashionably pornographic." —Playboy

"Something very special . . . at once so light and yet so haunting." —The Advocate

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:17:42 -0400)

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The Prince awakens Sleeping Beauty and brings her to his castle, where she has a series of erotic adventures.

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