The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty - book by Audioworks - review by Princess-Kayla ♥

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A Twist to Sleeping Beauty

What if Sleeping Beauty was given to her prince as a sex slave? If you read this, you'll find out. This extremely erotic book follows Beauty as she transforms into the perfect, obedient servant. It has several different fetishes/kinks, and may not be for everyone. If you think you can handle it, though pick it up!
Very erotic, Many different fetishes, Easy to read, Engaging, Well written
Non-discreet cover, Content not for everyone
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review

About author

This book was written by Anne Rice under the name A.N. Roquelaure. I've never read her work before, but based on this book, I'll be reading much more. From what I gather, she's written several other popular books that have been adapted into a few movies. Her various books have sold over 100 million copies, making her one of the most popular authors in American history. I can see why too, because she's a fantastic author. She's very descriptive and really makes you feel like part of the story.
    • Engaging
    • Expert author
    • Well known author

Content / Style / Audience

We all know the story of Sleeping Beauty. Well this story gives it a little twist. The prince wakes her up by having sex with her, then kissing her. She wakes from her hundred year sleep to find out that the prince wants to take her with her to her palace. She's to remove all of her clothes and do whatever he says. All this within the first ten pages too! The prince lives in a very powerful kingdom that receives various princes/princesses from other kingdoms. These princes/princesses serve as servants and sex slaves. They're punished when they misbehave and are punished for the amusement of the court.

The story follows Beauty as she learns the rules of being a slave and tries to figure out how she feels about the whole ordeal. She meets Prince Alexi who she's fascinated by, and the queen, who's quite scary. You learn the stories of a few other slaves as well.

The book is very well written, and will have no problem holding your attention. It's also very erotic. I found myself getting turned on on every page. Sure, you may get tired of reading "sex" and "organ" to describe vagina and penis, but there are only so many words you can use, and she uses them well.

Just a warning though, this book isn't for everyone. It includes several different kinks, so vanilla people may be a bit overwhelmed. When the slaves get punished, they really get a punishment. It's nothing that can seriously harm them physically, but the punishments are hard and there is talk of a lot of welts on butts. There are also several male on male scenes, and a couple female on female. If stuff like that bothers you, this isn't something you can read. A common punishment for the men involves something being shoved into their anus.
    • Bdsm
    • Erotica
    • Fetish


This isn't a very discreet cover at all. It shows Beauty laying down on her bed. Her shirt is open and you can see most of one boob and all of the other one. You even see her nipple. I read this at work, but kept it pressed against the table the whole time.

The back has a summary of the story and a couple reviews on the book.
    • Not very discreet cover
    • Small size
    • Soft cover

Personal comments

I really enjoyed this book. A lot! I just read Fifty Shades of Grey, which was horrid, so I was looking for some really good erotica. I found it too! I was constantly turned on while reading this. Every punishment had me squirming. Some of it was a bit rough, but it was written in a way that made everything so sexy. It has aspects of pet play, pony play, impact play, worship, and probably more that I don't know names too. It's really good, but not for the faint of heart. If you can't handle extreme punishments or gay sex, then you should pass this up. I found it all hot, but it's not everyone's cup of tea.
Follow-up commentary
This book is wonderful. It's not for everyone, but if you have some more "extreme" fetishes, it would be a great read! There are some parts that some people might find a bit uncomfortable, but I loved every part of the book. I'm now on the third book, and I'm still just as into the story. The whole series is just fantastic!
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  • Zandrock
    Nice review
  • satinlady550
    Great review.. I was amazed that anne rice wrote this novel. I will have to purchase it now.
  • ToyGeek
    It's fun to slip copies of this into the Shades of Grey display at the local bookstore. This is proper erotica. Thanks for the review!
  • Princess-Kayla ?
    Thanks for reading.
    @ToyGeek: That's funny! I don't imagine your average housewife would be reading this though. Haha.
  • Beneath The Bed
    Awesome review! Thanks!
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