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But, you know, fairy tale, so I can live with all that. I swear to god I’m not a prude. A well-worded contract is signed by you.

If she passes this test, she will be allowed to marry the Prince and regain her royal status. This may just not have your personal kinks in it.

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

There is nothing sweet in this story. Another reason for the brain bleach is the sheer awfulness of this dreck, which I really tried to forget. Back at the castle, the Queen takes Lexius as her slave and sends him to the merciless kitchen servants who trained Prince Alexi earlier in the first book. I have no idea what possessed me to read it. One where she would sleep for eternity, unless the spell is broken by a kiss of a prince.

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty

Why do I think these particular books have been popular? She lost most of the background and plot and even though there was a variety of positions and objects — she recycled quite a bit of the sex scenes. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here And the O, his mother, is the vilest of them all.

That’s where any relations ghe the story pretty much end. My heartfelt apology to all those other reviewers who warned Readers away. Devoured this book in 3 short bursts. The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty was the worst book I’ve read all freaking year.


Refresh and xlaiming again. Roquelaure from the French word Roquelaurereferring to a cloak worn by men in the 18th-century Europe. With that said, this book did teh for me. Retrieved 12 October So this is what happens, I read it, and I can pretty much say that I hated it at first. In earnest this book should be called The Raping of Sleeping Beauty cause that’s what it is. However I’ll still read the next one.

Because I am nothing if not thorough, I bought Sleeping Beauty 1. We are in a new golden age in which fantasy, science fiction, speculative fiction, historical drama, horror, gothic, and supernatural romance are all mainstream. Key word there being “consensual”. May 26, Trudy rated it really liked it. 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.

And this is a wonderful thing. I was told early on that this was pretty much a BDSM book, when in actuality this is a book about humiliating people by spanking. The neauty style, keeping it in the tone of a fairytale, also doesn’t lend itself to showing.

The dregrees of torture range from slapping the buttocks to public gang bangs.

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by A.N. Roquelaure

I must dock a few of those bonus points for making me actually want to read 50 Shades, just to see if there really is any comparison to be made. If you read the review and are disgusted, avoid it. As a feminist, I do take if with this. And boy, are those some sick thoughts! Want to Read saving…. By claiming her if you’re thinking he claims her as his princess and they ride away to the sunset,you are very wrong. View all 11 comments. The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty is well planned out, with beuty right amount of plot, sex and romance.

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The Road to Cana Yes, it’s a gross misrepresentation of an actual BDSM relationship and there are tons of other major issues with the story and characters, but nobody rapes anyone, and that’s good enough for me!

Then he turned into a complete jerk, but I still had a little hope for him because he has set Beauty apart. Every other page, there was someone being thf.

In the castle Beauty meets another slave, Prince Alexi, with whom she copulates passionately. Definitely recommended and I can say that this is definitely a “Classic” of the Erotica Genre. Yet there is a beauty in the whole process of becoming less in order to be more that is enticing and even healthy -in the long run- for the soul.

They seemed idetical except for which piece of fruit was inserted where.

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Eventually, I told my father about the books, asking him not to read them, and I did put my name on them. This is a fantasy book, there is no consent, and no one ever gets their period or has to go to the bathroom either. I had to drink myself into almost oblivion to finish this read. I don’t even know where to start. So yeah WTH right? Which is repeated so many times it almost does not look like a real word anymore.