The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty - book by Audioworks - review by Arousing Suspicion

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Intoxicating twist on well known Fairy Tale

A tantalizing fantasy of a spoiled princess as she struggles to let go of her ego and cope with her unexpected desire to please. Not to be taken as a realistic view of consensual BDSM.
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Pros:
Beautifully written fantasy, Erotic and arousing
Cons:
Some sections seem to drag on, unrealistic non-consensual scenes could turn people away from BDSM
Rating by reviewer:
4
useful review
Sleeping Beauty and her father's kingdom are awakened from their long sleep by Prince Charming who gives Sleeping Beauty her first taste of carnal pleasure. In return for breaking the spell, the Prince asks the King to give him Beauty as his payment. Beauty, the treasured property of the Prince, is brought to the castle to be properly trained by way of becoming a servant of those whom she used to consider equals or worse, the peasants and servants.

This is the first in a trilogy by Anne Rice, writing under a different pen name. This is more than a story, it's literature. Anne Rice tells a fantastical BDSM tale of capture, struggle, and acceptance. She does a beautiful job of describing some of the inner struggles and lessons the spoiled princess and others who serve at the castle have to endure while learning to relinquish control and ego. This story is so well written that even those not interested in BDSM could enjoy the psychological changes that Beauty goes through while trying to understand why she finds herself aroused by things she'd previously thought as improper and falling in love with her new life.

This is an explicit and sometimes harsh, sexy story I would only read when I knew I would have the opportunity to masturbate as it was common to become aroused and wet! It includes detailed scenes of erotic pain, bondage, forced nudity and sex, punishment and reward, obedience, acceptance, orgasm denial, and arousal control.

While this story includes many of the activities enjoyed by those who engage in BDSM it's very important that those who aren't knowledgeable about BDSM|A guide to the world of BDSM to understand that this is a fantasy|Sex Fantasies: BDSM & Fetish. The acts are non-consensual and some of the scenes are unrealistic and would be dangerous in real life which goes against the BDSM credo of Safe, Sane, and Consensual.
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Comments
  • Cock Wrangler
    Cock Wrangler  
    Thanks for reiterating the fantasy/reality line. This sounds like some good smut.
  • Betty Rocket
    Betty Rocket  
    Oh, it's FANTASTIC smut. BDSM fantasy....no where close to reality. Read the other books too, find out what happens to Beauty.....
  • Bulma
    Bulma  
    I am going to have to look into this book. I am a huge fan of Ann Rice's and always enjoyed the erotic nature with which she writes her other novels. Ha ha, this one is going in my wish list NOW. Thanks for the great review :)
  • Backseat Boohoo
    Backseat Boohoo  
    I absolutely cannot STAND Anne Rice, but I'm a fairytale addict, so I've been meaning to try this book out.
  • Naughty Student
    Naughty Student  
    Your review is really good! Psychological changes is the right term and couldnt have been better stated.
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