The erotic Sleeping Beauty trilogy now continues with a fourth novel by master storyteller and best-selling author of Prince Lestat, Anne Rice, writing as A. N. Roquelaure.
Mega-best-selling author Annie Rice returns to where she left off in Beauty's Release with the disappearance of Queen Eleanor in Bellavalten. Now, 20 years after they were forced to leave the kingdom to return to their homeland, Beauty and her husband, Laurent, agree to travel back as its king and queen, to uphold the ways of complete sensual surrender with a twist: They now insist on voluntary servitude in Bellavalten.
Countless eager princes, princesses, lords, ladies, and common folk journey to Beauty's new kingdom, where she and her husband awaken their domain, ushering in a new era of desire, longing, and sexual ecstasy. Provocative and stirring, Rice's imaginative retelling of the Sleeping Beauty myth will be hailed by her longtime fans and new listeners of erotica just discovering the novels. This audiobook is intended for mature audiences.
©2015 A. N. Roquelaure and Anne Rice (P)2015 Penguin Audio
If you listened to the first three in this series, you should listen to this. Remember this book takes place 20 years after the ending of the trilogy. Many things and people have changed. Even though Beauty is only 35, or 36 years old and still exquisite, there are many characters being brought back and some new ones to learn about.
The changes that are brought about in "Beauties Kingdom", It brings back a time of glory and a better hand of safety for those who CHOOSE to be SLAVES. In order to understand this book, you really have had to listen to the first three. (not abridged).
I have listened to several of the narrators and they all did a fine job in this book.
This book is not like the first three, it has a different slant, and it is changing the way the country is being run. Beauty sees a way to revive the land and bring people back. It works, and she also finds out that she can get what she wants as well and still be Queen.
Anne Rice is such a good author I would always try one of her books. But this subject matter was not to my taste. The narrators did an excellent job of sustaining the story. But overall I never got any feeling for the purpose of the story.
I would not actively seek out other books in this genre. My choice is not Bondage Erotica.
Yes. Start another book so I can quickly forget this one. For my innocent mind this was rather startling.
I am not a fan of erotica, especially bondage erotica. So the basis of the story was not compelling. But the use of words by the author kept me going. Anne Rice deserves her accolades. However I am pleased that there are no more to this series. I have listened to them all and each has shocked me with their content.
Definitely not the best book in this series. I feel like Ann Rice would have been better off without this book. It seems to have too many stories going on without any clear path. You wouldn't miss it on much of you skipped this one.
It wasn't bad but it truly wasn't as good as the original trilogy. It's nice to hear what happened with the characters but it was very tame comparably.
I aud a lot of books.
For anyone who has not read the first three books, do not start with this one, and because it's not able to stand on its own, it loses one star. The second star is lost because there is barely a story. The three stars are given for the fact that this shit is still better than fifty shades.
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