In the first book of the series, Anne Rice (author of Beauty’s Kingdom), writing as A.N. Roquelaure, retells the Beauty story and probes the unspoken implications. The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty: A Novel (A Sleeping Beauty Novel) [Anne Rice , A. N. Roquelaure] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Claiming Of Sleeping Beauty: Number 1 in series [A. N. Roquelaure] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Step beyond the wall of your .

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I think that this is a great book actually if you’re just open minded a.m.roquelaure look at it in a different perspective and not just looking at it with you know sex and everything. I wanted to be inside his head and heart and reveal his voice and his pain. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I just really like it because as I was reading it I felt their emotions, frustrations etc.

The Sleeping Beauty Quartet Z.n.roquelaure trade paperback cover. That is to say, the story arc is not particularly satisfying as a stand-alone book. Now, if you’re into love games and are fascinated by mild or not so mild pain in an erotic setting – you’ve got the right book.

Not a big turn-on a.n.roquepaure me – I like my smut to be at least kind of uplifting. If you read the review and are disgusted, avoid it.

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And he even paraded the princess body to the crowd and he even post her and tied her and then he called out an old man to touch her breast etc. Men bsauty always enjoyed all kinds of pornography. Interesting background and lots of creative naughty bits for fun. But the language itself reads so clumsy that I almost wonder whether A.


Nope, the shocking nature of this tale seemed to come from it’s complete and total strangeness. I did notice and I couldn’t help notice that the books sold well and steadily, and that at every signing I gave, people brought them to be signed.

I felt I needed the anonymity of the pen name to write freely, to pursue an authentic erotica without being inhibited or self-conscious. They seem so busy investing their treasury in things like gold ben-wa balls, bejeweled fisting gloves, and silver paddles that I can’t see them investing in things like a militia, so what’s to stop one of those neighboring kingdoms from being all, “Hey, no, you know what?

If they ever lose their erections, the “ponys” are severly whipped, but they must never try to alleviate their boners by brushing against one another.

The concept of sadism in and of itself frankly repulses me a little. And I mean it!!! I’m not a prude, not real squeamish when it comes to sex, and have no problem with consensual BDSM.

REVIEW: The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice

Beauty is thrust into this world without any explanation of what’s happening, she’s just expected to obey because the Prince awoke her. This one definitely sounds interesting. Alas, they have none. I’ve always shocked people. And picking his way through the bones of those who had failed to solve the mystery, he stepped alone into the great banquet hall.

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by A.N. Roquelaure

The action felt a little clinical. Okay, so what about the sex?


Much easier to get through than Interview with the vampire which I found long and tiresome though inspiring toofrom which I gather that Ann Rice got better skilled at expressing her thoughts. And, if your religious, republican, ri First off: It was frightening now and then, and it was thrilling. And, having had worked in a bookstore for many years, I can tell you — lots of people come in to buy these books not really knowing they are erotica.

It was so ridiculous. They seemed idetical except for which piece of fruit was inserted where. This book basically picks up on the fairy tale where the Prince awakens Sleeping Beauty with a Aside from the overzealous paddle-wielding, the story wasn’t really particularly “dark”. I also went all the way with exploring the mind-set of sadomasochism as I saw it, letting the fantasy characters talk in depth about what they felt and what they enjoyed and what thrilled them as they were humiliated and overwhelmed.

I really don’t have anything against BDSM or anyone who’s for it. The Passion of Cleopatra Email required Address never made public.

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View all 90 comments. Jun 04, Melanie rated it did not like it Shelves: Fuck this, I see your paddle and raise you eight hundred gentlemen on horseback armed with rifles and cannons. I wrote what I wanted to read.