September 13, 2012

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty Tour: Review & Giveaway!

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (Beauty Trilogy #1)
Author: Anne Rice
Genre: Erotica


From bestselling author Anne Rice, writing as A.N. Roquleaure. 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. Now Anne Rice's retelling of the Beauty story probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire. Here the Prince reawakens 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 is the first book in the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy - an erotica retelling of the Sleeping Beauty fairytale. The trilogy follows the traditional fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty being awakened from one hundred years of sleep by a handsome prince. Along with reliving the well known fairytale, the author has added an erotic twist that heats the story to new levels.

I am not a fan of erotica, but I am a huge Anne Rice fan. The book is wonderfully written - in a way that only Rice can do it. She is able to weave a story so intricately that it comes to life off the pages and immerses the reader completely. The characters are interesting and have their own strengths and weaknesses - which are intriguing considering the erotic twist on the age-old tale. The novel does contain some BDSM, which it a large part of the trilogy plot. Overall, even though this is an erotica book, I was able to enjoy the rich descriptions and enchanting writing of Anne Rice in a way that I hadn't experienced before. Fans of erotica will find this novel and the other books of the trilogy even more engrossing and steamy than I did - highly recommended!


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  1. I would absolutely love to read this! I'm a huge fan and this book sounds great!

  2. Gothic erotica. Tasty.

  3. I would love to read this trilogy - thanks for the giveaway!!

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  4. I enjoyed this book when I read it the first time, wouldlove to read it again. Thanks for the chance to win it!

  5. I would love to read a retelling like this because it sounds like it would be very good. Thanks for the chance to win this.

  6. I'm not really into erotica, but I've had trusted sources tell me that these are really lovely books. :-)

  7. My mom initially told me about this book and I have been wanting to get it in my hands since, but for whatever reason I haven't yet. Finger crossed that I win a copy, because your review has me wanting to read it SO BAD!

    Thanks for the giveaway =D
    -Becky Paulk

  8. I just started reading the first one and am hooked!

  9. I've been seeing this book all over the blogosphere and it looks really good.