Annabel Joseph Loves Anne Rice: The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty
Are you looking for Pulitzer-caliber writing? Well-drawn characters? A scintillating plot?
Well, then you have got the wrong book.
Are you looking to masturbate guiltily to really, really wrong and inappropriate stuff until your fingers fall off one by one? Then this is the book for you! Follow the adventures of the innocent and sexually ripe Sleeping Beauty and other hapless slaves as they are spanked, molested, and otherwise toyed with. Open to any page, and let the diddling begin. ~Annabel Joseph, author of The Comfort Series
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. In the first book of the trilogy, Anne Rice (author of Beauty's Kingdom), writing as A.N. Roquelaure, retells the Beauty story and probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire. Here the Prince awakens 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. Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey will indulge in Rice’s deft storytelling and imaginative eroticism, a sure-to-be classic for years to come. By Anne Rice writing as A.N. Roquelaure.