Advertisements

Art, Film, & TV | Calling All Freaky Book Clubs, “The Sleeping Beauty” Trilogy


artfilmtv_logo

I first ran across the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy maybe five or six years ago when I was looking for a steamy romance novel to read because I hadn’t read one in years. While browsing an online bookstore, I came across The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by A. N. Roquelaure. It was listed under erotica and I thought it was great that there was a grown-up version of Sleeping Beauty and ordered it without hesitation. Either I really didn’t understand the meaning of erotica or the book’s description was very subdued and misleading because what I found myself reading was very S&M to my surprise.

sleepingbeauty2

Nevertheless, I read the entire first book, probably with my eyes wide open and my mouth agape. How can anyone think up this stuff? It was disgusting and I suspect highly offensive to some. I was shocked, but also fascinated. So much that when I found that The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty was part of a trilogy, I ordered the other two books posthaste. Hey, I needed to know what happened next and how it ended. Call it curious reading. The second book in the series is Beauty’s Punishment and the last is Beauty’s Release. A four word synopsis of the trilogy would be: slavery, sex, bondage and torture.

Considering the fact that A. N. Roquelaure is none other than Anne Rice, author of Interview with the Vampire and The Feast of All Saints, I wasn’t surprised that the books were able to hold my attention; Anne really knows how to tell a story. (Hmmm, I wonder why she used a pseudonym for the freaky stuff.)

sleepingbeauty

After reading the entire trilogy, curiosity satisfied, I was still disgusted but it made me wonder just how sheltered a life I’m living to never have heard of anything remotely close to this… dare I say filth? Heck, even the author was turned off and decided not to extend the Sleeping Beauty story after meeting actual people from the BDSM community. I can’t say that I recommend this trilogy unless you are looking to be shocked and thrown for a loop and I highly doubt it is something the average book club would feel comfortable discussing. With that being said, if you are looking to do some curious reading of your own, The Sleeping Beauty trilogy might be just what you need.

 

latonya_sig

Related articles
Book Review: The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (glittzandglamour2010.wordpress.com)
Book Review The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (alphaflirt.wordpress.com)
Just Sleep: They Don’t Call It ‘Beauty Sleep’ For Nothing (missaddymblog.wordpress.com)

Advertisements

Comments

  1. I’ve read this. I never think it was a romance novel at all. More on erotica and bdsm. Although it does have its ‘sick’ moments, it actually made me know a lot of things. IMPOSSIBLE . What made me finish the whole trilogy was also curiosity and intrigue. An unexpected works from Anne Rice. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! kisses from roro

Parenting + Motherhood | 5 Easy Nesting Nursery DIYs


When you find out you’re expecting a baby, besting is a natural part of the experience. Suddenly you want to clear out, redecorate and get cosy ready for the new arrival. A big part of that is creating your child’s nursery. It’s the first step towards getting ready for your new family and creating a […]

Lifestyle | The Importance of Creating a Bucket List


The Importance of Creating a Bucket List Having a healthy balance in life is one of the best feelings you can have. Although downtime and relaxation are necessary sometimes, you also want to make sure that your life is meaningful and that you accomplish the goals you want to achieve. A bucket list is the […]

Love + Relationships | Get ahead In 2018 With These Dating Tips!


The dating landscape has changed tremendously. An old practice that we value has been changed by new dating practices. It does not mean that we just shove those old dating tips taught to us by our parents. It can still be incorporated to develop your rock-star dating list for the year 2018. This is a […]

%d bloggers like this: