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ah, Anne Rice's Beauty series. I was fourteen when I asked for this series for Christmas. My family knew I loved to read and the only description I gave of the books was that they were just another Anne Rice goth trilogy. Luckily, the box set I unwrapped Christmas morning was still sealed in shrinkwrap. I think they would have had a heart attack if they knew they had bought their little catholic school girl bookworm a complete box set of graphic S&M erotica. Oh! It was the best Christmas ever! I...
I love dirty books! ;) I thought the Happy Hooker books were pretty naughty, but these 3 are some of the dirtiest I've ever read. I'd say it is a 'must read' for anyone interested in bdsm. (Note: 50 Shades Of Grey is tame in comparison!) Kink aside, it is actually kind of a romantic tale. I definitely got turned on, which is great, but I also felt like I just had to know what happened to Beauty and her, erm, associates next, which is even better! I usually don't read a book more than once, but I...
Pardon me, but even in porn I want to like, or identify with, at least one character. I went into this expecting a sexy version of a fairytale that, let's face it, has always begged to be presented in an X-rated version. (Awakened with a kiss, or...? ) How disappointing. The opening showed promise - he scales the castle wall and finds the cursed princess in her bower, powerless to stop him from doing Whatever - but it quickly became clear that neither the prince or his newly claimed princess-sla...
I read it so long ago . Well… If you are over 18 and want to know how a erotic novel must be you MUST start with this one. I was so incredible (my personal experience) read about so many (stupid) taboos that I couldn’t stop. She is marvelous… great book. Enjoy (really, I mean, enjoy in all senses ) the reading.
I love Anne Rice, but half way into book one, I was tired of all the spanking. I read the whole series because I cannot start reading books and put them down. I have to finish. And it was a chore. Not hot. Unless your fetish is spanking. Mine's not. Don't get me wrong. I was not offended or disgusted. I was bored.
This is pure erotica. Not a romance. There is a lot of BDSM, servitude, Punishment, f/m, m/m, f/f, and multiple partners in various forms. Not for the faint of heart.
There are so many things wrong with this book, right from page one. I have read and enjoyed Ms. Rice's other works (including Exit to Eden and Belinda) and was very excited to read this trilogy. I understood that it would be more risque than her other books, including Exit to Eden but I was cool with that. However, I was dismayed to find that this was a book about contrived and unneccessary punishment with a ridiculous premise.Beauty's parents let her go with a prince when they knew she was goin...
Sizzling hot series!The first time I read this collection by Anne Rice was many, many years ago and it absolutely blew me away. I loved how creative and imaginative the stories were as well as unbelievably rough, raunchy, and sizzling hot. They definitely inspired me years later when I started to write my own erotica. The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty is still one of my favourite erotic novels even years later.
I read this set years ago and yet even today it sends chills and awakens my private area's. Not meant for the young. Not meant for the prude. Well written. I love this set and could read it over and over.
I started reading these after 50 Shades of Grey. All I can say is that these books would make Christian Grey cry.
These books were recommended to me, as research for the book I am writing. I was told that it would help me understand what total submission meant. And that it delivered. Anne Rice put such a twist on this fairy tale, that it is hard to look at my nieces Sleeping Beauty dolls. The story is perverse “Hunger Games” of sorts. Princes and Princesses are sent as tributes to serve as sex slaves to the Crowned Queen, in order to maintain an alliance. The first book Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, followed...
First, I took this book by mistake.. Its not what i normally read, And I wish I could undo that mistake,, I was barely 16 when I read it.. And it was too much for me,, sex, sex,sex and more sex.. And twisted sex.. I was horrified, with all respect I think this book is mentally, psychologically, twisted,, there's no romance, there is almost no feelings to it whatsoever. I would no why it was banned, it is waaaay bad. It was almost as if I lost my virginity reading it ! To me no sane person would
This set was a gift from someone who just didn't know any better. I read most of the first one; it was awful. I find it very difficult to just throw a book in the trash, preferring to give them to someone who'd appreciate them. I don't know anyone I could have inflicted this drek on. These books are among the very few I as all too happy to just trash. Ick.
Banned books! What is the cause for banning books? The top reason for banning books are sex, violence, drugs, and religion. Banning books doesn’t help student, it takes away from their learning or take away what they enjoy doing on their free time which is to read. Age plays a major roll that can stoop the banning of books. Violence is more then what people think it is. Sex plays a major roll in life too. I don’t think books should be banned First age. Instead of banning books they can put in a
I think the best story I can tell about this series is what happened to my first copy of the first book of the series when I read it years and years ago. I had taken it to work with me, it's plain cover didn't give away what was hiding inside, but curious co-workers asked what I was reading. One of them asked to borrow it when I was done. This being the time that I still actually lent books to people naively thinking I would get them back, I let my co-worker borrow it... And I never got it back....
I love Anne Rice. But I ABSOLUTELY HATE this series! It is degrading and disturbing but I read it all because I thought it'll be better, but, oh boy. I wasted a very long time over this books.
LOVED THIS SERIES!!! I am SO excited to recently find out that a 4th book was released so I am about to start that but will probably do a re-read of all 4 at some point.
I have finished book one, "The Claiming of Beauty", in 2 days. I just couldn't put it down. I have never read anything like this trillogy, and probably never will again. It's labled as "literary erocita", but is bassically all the most horrible sexual situations you can think of.I'm about half way through book 2, and at first I thought that Beauty was being used aginst her will, but now I am not so sure. She's more than willing to please, while trying to tell herself she is rebellious. If you wa...
I have read this series like 10 times. It is by far the best erotic series I have ever read. Now, if you are a virgin and super pure, this is NOT the series for you. I have to say that this is not The Sleeping Beauty fairy tale that you are used to. Ann Rice made this more adult. Now, I will not tell you the what happened in this series. I will tell you if you want to read something naughty, this is it!!
This book is a good read (note: erotica) for those who are into BDSM. This rather peculiar twist of the Sleeping Beauty fairytale is quite interesting-- I can still quite remember the singular scenes of the oriental palace. What's most curious is that just like any fairytale, this one ends in a happy ending-- one wherein a pretty princess gets a sexually-fulfilled happily ever after.
Read 28%, DNF.I love erotica. I love stories that contain BDSM. I can even handle -and like- stories with ambiguous consent, but utter degradation for the sole purpose breaking of someone I have a tough time with.
Wow! The same things were repeated page after page. It was so boring and predictable. After the second book I had enough. I started the third but it was just absolutely some of the craziest writing I've ever read. I couldn't take anymore. Will not waste my time on anymore books like this.
Sexy and erotic and all about S & M. Gay men sex, heterosexual sex, lesbian sex. This series is all about sex.
twisted version of sleeping beauty. very errotic
Okay, while I am okay with her writing. She isn’t remotely anywhere near my favorite or even preferred writing. So, I never can fully connect with her characters emotionally. And, honestly, I get it’s erotica but eh I don’t find the opening scene to be motivating to me. It’s rather rapey.
Well not what I was expecting when I read the summary. I wasn’t able to stop reading but I’m unsure how I feel about the books overall.
This series was quite intriguing to say the least, since I've never read books like these when it comes to erotica. I enjoyed many of the characters. Beauty, Laurent, Lexius and Tristan being my favorites.If you aren't into erotica, or mention of what pleasure slaves endure, (i.e spanking, bondage, and consent or lack there of) these books probably aren't for you.
I have wanted to read this series for years, but since I could never find it in the library (the joys of living in an ultra conservative area), I never had the chance until recently.The style was a bit simplistic, until I realized that it was an adaptation of a fairy tale - essentially a children's story - and then I found the style quite appropriate. There were no judgments or opinions given on the topic of slaves or submission, and each character found their own way in the world of full submis...
An extravagant, tantalizing read full of over-the-top sexual scenes of the most hardcore persuasion, but also full of a very honest and remarkably insightful study in mentality for the protagonists involved, that I found utterly interesting and well-shaped. The whole trilogy leans by far on the hyperbole, but I took this from the beginning as intentional and didn't mind a bit. The setting also seemed deliberately dreamy and fairy-tale like in all three books and that just added to the dramatic c...