Hi everybody! Welcome to my first ever Series Showcase! This was so fun to do that I’m thinking of doing a meme out of this or something like that. And wouldn’t you know, it happened totally by accident! I was supposed to do a review of the first book in this series The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty but stuff happens, crap gets disorganized and I ended up doing the showcase of this special series. Let me tell you; if I had to read another erotica right after reading Bared To You and Seven Years To Sin I think I might have had an apoplexy. I need some time.
Roquleaure. 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, 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.
Sleeping Beauty, the first of Anne Rice’s (writing as A.N. Roquelaure)
elegantly written volumes of erotica, continues her explicit, teasing
exploration of the psychology of human desire. Now Beauty, having
indulged in a secret and forbidden infatuation with the rebellious slave
Prince Tristan, is sent away from the Satyricon-like world of the
Castle. Sold at auction, she will soon experience the tantalizing
punishments of “the village,” as her education in love, cruelty,
dominance, submission, and tenderness is turned over to the brazenly
handsome Captain of the Guard. And once again Rice’s fabulous tale of
pleasure and pain dares to explore the most primal and well-hidden
desires of the human heart. Preceding the visceral eroticism of E.L.
James’ Fifty Shades of Grey and even more haunting than her own
novel Belinda, this second installment is not to be missed.
series reaches its culmination as The Erotic Adventures of Sleeping
Beauty come to an unforgettable close.