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Not meant for the prude. But he did not believe it until he was inside the castle.

Want to Read saving…. I mean, who the hell administers a rudimentary enema in a kitchen, anyway!

The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy

Hence my original question 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. Unfortunately a lot of hackwork pornography is written sleping those who don’t share the fantasy, and they slip into hideous violence and ugliness, thinking the market wants all that, when the market never really did.

I’m grateful the Beauty books have been embraced and sustained over the years. Curiosity roqueaure the cat. So recently I came across them while digging through my basement and thought it would be fun to see what a 37 year old Jenny thinks of these since my only perspective is from 20 years ago and teenage eyes.

Sleeping Beauty Trilogy

I didn’t like it at all. Dazzled by the rigors of the Training Hall, the Hall of Punishments, the ordeal of the Bridle Path, and her own mounting passion to please, Beauty remained the undisputed favorite of the Prince and the delight of her sometime Mistress, the lovely young Lady Juliana.


Alexi previously had been a stubborn prince who fought back all the attempts to break him, until the Queen sent him to the kitchen to have him tortured by crude kitchen servants.

I think it’s authentic to the way many who share this kind of fantasy really feel. And approaching her, he gave a soft gasp as he touched her cheek, and her teeth through her parted lips, and then her tender rounded eyelids.

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I read most of the first one; it was awful. Another foremost difference in Rice’s rewriting is that the story takes Beauty to a series of far harsher trials after her period of extreme passivity in a coma-like sleep. Jul 09, Grace rated it did not like it. I was told early on that this was pretty much a BDSM book, when in actuali It took me forever to figure out how to rate this book because I couldn’t even figure out how I felt about it when I finished.

Well, the same thing is true with the Beauty books. I could already imagine all that the p A princess is inflicted with a curse. Apr 24, Carolyn Bunkley added it Shelves: It really initiates you into the fantasy. The blurb sounded promising, but unfortunately, the execution left much to be desired. I had a friend who turned me on to Anne Rice when I was a teenager and I loooooved the vampire books.

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. All returned to the castle, but Beauty. The ensuing orgy of dangerously horny ponies is a wonder to behold.

Key word there being “consensual”. I’ve mapped out my emotional progression from the beginning to end: Am I supposed to be so hot and bothered from reading this so that I don’t notice elementary mistakes? According to the story, hundreds of Princes and Princesses are captive at the Queen’s palace, while children of lords and ladies become slaves at noble houses. One of my GR friends said she read it and the 2nd book only gets worse–my question is: 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.


Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by A.N. Roquelaure

The descriptions are terrible and would be out of place in every book except for one teaching how to write badly. I ran up to my room, locked the door, and didn’t come out again sleepig the next day. This is a scrumptious sexual feast from Anne Rice, writing under a pseudonym.

A must-read for those who enjoy such themes. After a short while there, the three of them along with Lexius were rescued. Beauty witnesses roquwlaure harsh punishment of a runaway slave, Prince Laurent, as he is bound to a wooden cross and the Captain whips him all over his muscular body, and later sees Tristan pulling a cart carrying Laurent in a penitential procession.

Spanking while having a rod inserted into your anus to hold you up. Tristan begs Nicholas to be allowed to meet Beauty and they reunite in Nicholas’ house.

BDSM is consensual; otherwise bexuty call it rape and stop trying to make it sexy. The “Prince” regularly degrades, humiliates, and dehumanizes Beauty, and she never objects, never attempts to stand up for herself.