I remember hearing a TON about this series (started off as a trilogy) when Fifty Shades got so huge. Everyone was looking for “What to Read After Fifty Shades” and this one was recommended a bunch! And now, Anne Rice has just released a book #4!
Mandi: another suggestion for a read would be Anne Rice’s (or A. N. Roquelaure) Sleeping Beauty Trilogy……. WAY SEXY! And I read it years before 50 ever came out and I have always LOVED it! ***WARNING*** this series is SERIOUS eroticism, way more than normal BDSM books and should be read only by those with an open mind who are not easily offended LOL……
Melissa: I too read the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by Anne Rice. It starts out with a bang and just keeps on going. I stayed up late every night and finished all 3 in about 2 days. I got the first one and regretted not getting all three at the same time. A great twist on what happens to Beauty after her prince wakes her with a kiss. Or should I say how he woke her as he gave her the kiss that woke her up. *shivers* Think I will read them again. = )
Jenee: How about the classic Sleeping Beauty Trilogy A.N. Roquelaure . I read it over 10 years ago but it is fantastic!
Linda: The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty. Loved it!!
About book #1:
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.
- The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (Sleeping Beauty Trilogy Book 1)
- Beauty’s Punishment (Sleeping Beauty Trilogy Book 2)
- Beauty’s Release (Sleeping Beauty Trilogy Book 3)
- Beauty’s Kingdom