The Sleeping Beauty Quartet is a series of four novels written by American author Anne Rice under the pseudonym of A. N. Roquelaure. The quartet comprises. Read a new Preface by Anne Rice about The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy, Now Anne Rice, writing as A.N. Roquelaure, retells the Beauty story and probes the. A collection that includes all three novels in Anne Rice’s seductive retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story. A spell has been cast upon a lovely.

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Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by A.N. Roquelaure

The sexual situations in this book are anything but consensual. So I dove into it, and really enjoyed the first few chapters. However, Rice’s cross-gender identification with the submissive male characters with receptive capacity in the trilogy—Alexi, Tristan beaugy Laurent—enabled her to circumvent the equation of the female gender and masochism and, via their homoerotic interactions with the dominant male characters, she could exploit the erotic potential of phallic power while at the same time going beyond its boundary and “turning it against itself”.

Struggles that people go through to survive.

Rice’s other works including Exit to Eden and Belinda and was very excited to read this trilogy. He drew out his sword, with which he had cut back all the vines outside, and gently slipping the blade between her two breasts, let it rip easily through the old fabric. They are made to live and work as ponies, pulling all sorts of carts and drawing plows in the fields during the daytime, and having homosexual orgies with other human ponies at night.

Prism of the Night: She is then greeted by Innana, one of the Sultan’s wives, with whom she copulates and is shocked to discover that Innana’s clitoris has been surgically removed.

Violence is more then what people think it is. The trilogy was written in the s when many feminists denounced pornography as violation of women’s rights, but Rice firmly believed that women should have the freedom to read and write whatever they pleased, and considered the trilogy her political statement.

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This is breaking people, and the entire story that Alexi tells just makes me want to throw things. Mar 29, Amber Adamchuk rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Complete Vampire Companion: That’s where any relations to the story pretty much end. I love stories that contain BDSM. Roquelaure, retells the Beauty story and probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire. Return to Book Page. 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.


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

While being imprisoned in a cage, Laurent contemplates the recent punishments he received as a runaway on a wooden cross, recalling its pain, degradation and undeniable pleasure. As a feminist, I’m very much supportive of equal rights for women in all walks of life.

I was told that it would help me understand what total submission meant. Then he turned into a complete jerk, but I still roquelwure a little hope for him because he has set Beauty apart. But back then I didn’t appreciate this for what it was As this voluptuous adult fairy tale moves toward conclusion, all Beauty’s encounters with the myriad variations of sexual fantasy are presented in a sensuous, rich prose that intensifies this exquisite rendition of Love’s secret world, and makes the Beauty series and incomparable aleeping of erotica.

And, if your religious, republican, right-wing, or “bug-crawled-up-your-arse” sensibilities are easily offended by pornography, then this book is not for you and you should refrain from reviewing it. Sounds pretty disgusting to me, but who am I to judge! Well, the same holds true now obviously for erotica.

They were beakty and firm, these breasts. Make it consensual or do not write about it at all, and definitely do not present that as sexy.

The Passion of Cleopatra I love you so much! So that’s why I’m expecting that I’ll not even finish reading this book because of that past experience and pretty much I have so many dear GR friends who have rated this book 1 star. At first I don’t get the plot at all but as I beeauty reading it, the plot got deeper and I like the fact that I actually sympathize with the sex slaves in this book. Am I naive to expect plot in what is marketed as a book?

I can’t believe there are 3 more books trilgy this series. Apr 02, Sayward rated it really liked it Shelves: It describes the pain, horror and fear these boys and girls experience at the hands and tools of their masters, after having been thrust into this world of sexual sadism without an explanation and being simply expected to obey, in all things, no matter how abusive and humiliating those things are.


Not when you LIVE the role constantly. This is pure erotica.

Sleeping Beauty Trilogy

But the language itself reads so clumsy that I almost wonder whether A. View all 3 comments. Jul 03, Annabel Joseph rated it really liked it Shelves: Lists with This Book.

The first book Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, followed Beauty after she had been awakened from her long sleep. The demand for such romantic fantasies grew yrilogy grew. I love a good, dark, erotic story, but this was just bizarre. And boy, are those some sick thoughts!

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Professor Linda Badley of Middle Tennessee State University wrote in her book Writing Horror and the Body on the trilogy, that rewriting the myth of Sleeping Beauty as sadomasochistic fantasies enabled Anne Rice to explore “liminal areas of experience that could not be articulated in conventional literature, extant pornography, or politically correct discourse”.

If they ever lose their erections, the “ponys” are severly whipped, but they must never try to alleviate their boners by brushing against one another. Like I said above, I’m not familiar with the BDSM scenario and I could have been easily thrilled in a good or bad way, it doesn’t matter by whatever “novelty” she wrote.

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 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 areaI never had the chance until recently. But different readers embraced the books almost at once.