Review: The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, by Anne Rice
(writing as A.N. Roquelaure)
I’ve read this book multiple times over the past twenty years. I reread it recently in order to prepare this review, and it’s taken me a few days to crystallize my thoughts about this book. First, I want to remark on how well it’s held up in the three decades (!) since its release. The writing is still as fresh and accessible (and HOT) as it was the first time I cracked it open as a teenager in that crowded B Dalton all those years ago. The description, the emotion, and the lust still jump off the page. It still disturbs and fascinates in equal measure. It’s a remarkable, incredible book … but it’s definitely not for everyone. Not by a long shot.
My new release Night Beach is on the shelves. It’s a novella length (approx 22000 words) contemporary BDSM title that follows a day and night in the life of three people looking to take their relationship to a new level of intimacy. I hope you check it out.
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(Contemporary BDSM erotica)
A Dominion Trust story.
What is a modern, independent woman to do when the only thing she truly wants is to be enslaved? Erica, a young, beautiful college student is looking for that something which speaks to what she truly is deep down inside. Is it possible to finally find peace, even happiness within the strict bonds of utter submission?
When Blaine a powerful, successful businessman realizes he and his wife are ready for something new, a deeper exploration of the love and lust they’ve shared as husband and wife, the naive, fetching Erica enters the picture. As a member of the Dominion Trust, Blaine has seen the unique energy of other couples who’ve taken a submissive into their beds, and into their lives.
Blaine’s wife Kathryn, a fiercely driven executive in her own right submits to her husband in all things, but as the years have gone by, new needs, darker desires are stirred within her. Is she ready for a submissive of her own? Is their D/s marriage ready for a third, a slave, to join with them?
In this story, three people come together to find out if happiness really can be found in the complicated dance of dominance and submission, pain and pleasure of a BDSM menage relationship.
Warning – this contemporary BDSM novella contains the following:
D/s, Spanking, Paddling, bondage, clamps, sadomasochism, rough explicit sex (MF and FF), and a young, wide-eyed woman exploring the depths of her submission.
Note – This is a novella. Word count: approximately 22000 words
For mature readers only.