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I felt sick to my stomach on many occasions, especially when Prince Alexi tells the tale of his own abuse and degradation. To me, consent is rooted in the present tense. I had to create a new shelf sleepingg this one, named ‘WTF did I just read’. The subject matter is so extreme not Bataille extreme, but still rather out there, even in comparison to her vampire books, which weren’t all that well behaved either.

One positive thing I can say about this book is that Ms.

They discuss things, but he has the final say. Another foremost difference in Rice’s rewriting is that the story takes Beauty to a series of far harsher a.n.roquealure after her period of extreme passivity in a coma-like sleep.

Please be advised that this excerpt contains adult content. But I knew I had these fantasies, and I wanted to share them, and I felt an overwhelming desire to do them “right.

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

Another reason for the brain bleach is the sheer awfulness of this dreck, which I really tried a.n.rouelaure forget. I’ve always loved the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty, and found something erotic at its core. I do not want to read a book about people being farmed out to rapists.

May 22, Nataliya rated it did not like it Recommends it for: With the grateful consent of her parents, and dazed with desire for the Prince, Beauty was then brought to the Court of Queen Eleanor, the Prince’s mother, to serve as one of hundreds of naked Princes and Princesses, all playthings of the Court until such time as they should be rewarded and sent home to their Kingdoms.

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And in order to wake up a.n.roquelarue princess and lift the curse, a prince must kissed her. Yet the worst part of this whole fucked up world is the spankings.

So yeah the prince came and he doesn’t just kissed Beauty. You just had a spanking, you get a spanking.

You don’t want to watch and you know it will probably end badly, but you just can’t help yourself. I had a friend who turned me on to Anne Rice when I was a teenager and I loooooved the vampire books. 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. Am I supposed to be so hot and bothered from reading this so that I don’t notice elementary mistakes? 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.

And, if your religious, republican, right-wing, or “bug-crawled-up-your-arse” sensibilities are easily offended by pornography, then this book is not for you and you should refrain from reviewing it. Sounds pretty disgusting to me, but who am I to judge! One of my GR friends said she read it and the 2nd book only gets worse–my question is: Someone brought a copy back to a bookstore in Stockton, California, and demanded his money back. Well, the same thing is true with the Beauty books.

By claiming her if you’re thinking he claims her as his princess and they ride away to the sunset,you are very wrong. I know it is supposed to take place in medieval times – but the way the story is told always reflects the time the book is written in – and this book is permeated with the era of Romancing the Stone and flipped up collars.

Angel Time Of Love and Evil I really, really do not like rape. Notify me of new posts via email.


The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by A.N. Roquelaure

Famous madams have told us for decades that powerful men love to be dominated and come to them for role th that allows the male client to be passive.

This is full blown pornography. View all 19 comments. A lot of spanking.

I think I’m going to have to suck up the price and buy ecopies of book 2 and 3 also. Beauty is purchased by the inn keeper Mistress Lockely while Tristan is bought by Nicholas, the Queen’s chronicler.

Thanks for that Ann Rice, you perv, I really enjoyed it! You’re so exquisitely beautiful! She has a right to make him as tall as she wants and as strong as he wants. I get that some people are into that, and if you find someone who would like to do that stuff with you and there’s consent and that’s your jam, then whatever, but I find it totally off-putting and do not enjoy reading about it.

The writing isn’t so great, either. The posters tend to be married with children or heading that way. It’s no secret anymore that women want to read sexy fiction just as men do, and there’s a new frankness about the varieties of fantasies one might enjoy. They were plump and firm, these breasts. If she passes this test, she will be allowed to marry the Prince and regain her royal status. In the topmost bedchamber of the house he found her. 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.

This is a slight spoiler, but he does give her a contract to sign and everything with things about what she eats, when she exercises and all that in it, but she never actually signs in.