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Anyway, despite the rape and all the nakedness Beauty had to endure, I had continued hoping that Anne Rice could offer me something sweeter.

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’m not a prude, not real squeamish when it comes to sex, and have no problem with consensual BDSM.

The Road to Cana The language sounds fake, wooden, beaufy, and forced. Read 50 Shades for pure entertainment value. I don’t know whether I’ll pursue it, but I do find the freedom of the pen name attractive.

And now Readers,the beginning where the Prince finds the princess and takes her I’m not going into a discussion whether it was rape or not and then wakes her up,was actually the best part of the story. After that he tells her about the long adventurous journey he had in the castle. 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.

You know what puts me right off a sexytimes book? 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. It was announced in September that Televisa U.


View all 10 comments. Of course, there are many people who have read all my work, including the Roquelaure novels, and they see me as a multifaceted writer. Other books in the series. Around the Year i Novels by Anne Rice. 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.

The blurb sounded promising, but unfortunately, the execution left much to be desired.

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My father was still living then and I didn’t want him to know about the books either. That’s why I’m not rating this book, as it wouldn’t be fair to lower its average rating “on purpose” – not bewuty I think one rating would cause such “damage”, but anyway It is an ancient story, one that originally emerged from and still deeply disturbs the mind’s unconscious. When the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy books were first published, they were underground books.

Tne is all part of the framework. Sleeping Beauty was treated more like a sex toy rather than a princess in this book. I began to understand the story fully. At last I got a web site from where I can really get clamiing facts concerning my study and knowledge.

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Curiosity killed the cat. And then I love the fact that dlaiming sex slaves in this book have different personalities and way of thinking or handling the situations they are into.

I found most of the characters in this book one-dimensional, except for Alexi, who intrigued me from the start. And this is a wonderful thing. The Complete Vampire Companion: She did not know. I’m not rating this because I couldn’t finish it, and I don’t feel it’s right to rate a book unless you’ve digested the entire thing.


The entire book is literally all of these fucked up people telling her that they are making her better, that they are helping her, that they are giving her what she deserves. But it was true, this old tale.

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty

Her nipples were as rosy pink as were her lips, and the hair between her legs was darkly yellow and curlier than the long straight hair of her head which covered her arms almost down to her hips on either side of .an.roquelaure.

Retrieved from ” https: He sucked her on the lips, he drew the life out of her into himself, and beauuty his seed explode within her, heard her cry out.

Just don’t expect this book to be romantic. Ward which was the fifth book in her The Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Retrieved 9 October Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Refresh and try again. 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.

Don’t even start me on grammar and punctuation! 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. Damn you, Anne Rice! That just didn’t gel for me.

Am I supposed to be so hot and bothered from reading this so that I don’t notice elementary mistakes?