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. Identifier TheClaimingOfSleepingBeauty. Identifier-ark ark://t3rv6wz0n. Ocr ABBYY FineReader (Extended OCR ). Before E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey and Sylvia Day’s Bared to You, there was Anne Rice’s New York Times best seller The Claiming of Sleeping.

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Nope, the shocking nature of this tale seemed to come from it’s complete and total strangeness. It pulls no punches at being what it is.

View all 19 comments. To ask other readers questions about The Claiming of Sleeping Beautyplease sign up. I like BDSM and dark erotica but i just can’t get into this book plus the fact that there is no consent make me uncomfortable to even consider this book BDSM? Curiosity killed the cat!!! View all 14 comments. That is, she must surrender to several years of humiliating sado-masochistic sexual servitude at the hands of the aristocracy and become a sex slave!

But I knew I had these fantasies, and I wanted to share them, and I felt an overwhelming desire to do them “right. In the final volume of Anne Rice’s deliciously tantalizing erotic trilogy, Beauty’s adventures on the dark side of sexuality make her the bound captive of an Eastern Sultan and a prisoner in the exotic confines of the harem. So if this book does it for you, then more power to you.

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by A.N. Roquelaure

Jun 04, Melanie rated it did not like it Shelves: Psychiatrists have written volumes on the nature of the sadomasochistic fantasy, but when I wrote the trilogy I didn’t know of any fiction that really enabled you to slide in it and “play” the way I wanted sleepiny play. Gah see why I want to read it now? Because this one definitely does not have a plot unless you count the forty billion instances of spanking. The trilogy was a commercial success and gained a significant cult following.


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.

Am I naive to expect plot in what is marketed as a book? I reread this recently for a local book group. I’m not even going to try to pretend that Amazon is going to let me get away with this posting this review to their site, so this is going to be one of those rare instances where I’m not going to self-censor.

Anne Rice is doing something very different here. My adolescent trash senses were tingling, but this was before the internet was really an every day thing, so I put that convo on ice and years later, as an older teen on Goodreads casually looking up erotica books to read, I thought to myself, “Hmmm, I wonder what those two secretive ladies were talking about?

Roquelaure should be advised that this is not like her “normal” stories, such as The Vampire Chronicles.

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And no – I am not saying this book is sexist – I think a book with hardcore bondage and whipping is hard to call sexist because you are moving into fetishville and normal labels are hard to drop on people in Fetishville. To top it all off, none of the characters were the least bit appealing. And he had left behind him many who would concur with this. To me, consent is rooted in the present tense. May 22, Nataliya rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Pre-owned book in very good or better condition.

Archived from the original on Lists with This Book. Describe me as if you had only just met me and were confiding in your chambermaid. And she obeyed, her bare feet making not the slightest sound on the worn stone steps as she followed him. A pen name enables you not only to cloak what you are doing from friends and family; it gives you a new freedom to do something you would not do as yourself.


It’s a common claaiming, and it cuts across gender and class. His fingers could not keep from touching it. Eighteen, newly a man, but afraid of nothing and no one. He sucked her on the lips, he drew the life out of her into himself, and feeling his seed explode within her, heard her cry out.

She felt as if someone were pressing her there, trying to enter her, as if her navel had become a vagina He like slashed off her night gown using his sword and then he rape her and then after that he kissed her. In the topmost bedchamber of the house he found her. The dust jacket shows normal wear and tear.

The Claiming Of Sleeping Beauty

The Prince turned his full attention to Beauty. Sep 07, Tal Goretsky rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: If you read the review and are disgusted, avoid it. On waking from slee;ing sleep, the princess finds herself the love slave of the prince who rescued her.

The BDSM life that they lead there is basically a rite of passage for most before they become full noble men and women. What it turned out to be was pages of rape and sadism and degradation.

Sleeping Beauty trilogy set Volume 1 2 3. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There are so many erotic books to choose from now that there is something for everyone. He could see her long hair sweep the ground just before he mounted the stallion. Spanking while having a rod inserted into your anus to hold you up.

The Witching Hour Lasher Taltos The dominant characters were also shown with foibles, which made them more interesting than perfect, rigid masters.