The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty - book by Audioworks - review by SexySkye

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Naughty version of the classic Sleeping Beauty tale. BDSM fantasy about a princess who is taught how to both control her desires and give in to them.
Nice introduction into BDSM, very colorful imagery
Not for those that like only vanilla sex, not as much detail as the rest of the series
Rating by reviewer:
useful review
This book is the erotic version of the Sleeping Beauty tale and is the first in a series of three chronicles of her life as a sex slave. Personally, I think it's a definite help in the bedroom for getting in the mood if you know what I mean.

Our heroine, Beauty, is awoken to a whole new world of sexual pleasure and pain. Her journey begins with being deflowered by the Prince. And leads you through a dark and mysterious world of pleasure and pain. Her Masters are cruel and demanding. She is dominated in every fashion and shown how to control her raging desires. Her passions are revealed from their darkest corners and she's made to come face-to-face with whom she really is deep down, a naughty girl with naughty needs.

If you're looking for a book that awakens your desires and allow you to live out your fantasies then this is exactly the book that will satisfy your cravings. It is rich in detail and it sets the perfect tone for the next two books in the series. If you fantasize about being a master or slave, then I highly recommend you spend some time indulging in the Sleeping Beauty trilogy. It is perfect blend of fantasy and BDSM. Who doesn't want to be an innocent princess?

I will say that there are some things to be aware of before you read this book. If you are turned off by BDSM, bestiality, or anything not "vanilla" then this is not the book for you. When reading this book and series, you have to allow yourself complete openness and be submissive to your darker side or it might not be the "ride" you wanted. It does have some cruel behaviors and socially unacceptable themes. It is not entirely accurate about consensual BDSM. If that doesn't bother you, then go ahead and awaken your desires. This book is not for everyone so read at your own risk!
Follow-up commentary
This book is still one of my all time favorites. I keep it on the shelf nearby just in case I wanna read it again for inspiration during solo playtime. It will remain by my bedside.
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  • J's Alley
    I love it! I especially like that you noted that there are some very socially unacceptable themes. This can greatly help possible readers decided if they really want this book.

    Good review!
  • ......
    Very nice review, thank you!
  • SexySkye
    Thanks! I'm glad you both enjoyed it! Smile
  • Rockin'
    Nice review. This sounds like it could be a hot read! I think your review would be stronger if you included some mention of the socially unacceptable themes in the review summary. I like that you said it includes BDSM, but some mention as to the intensity of the content (in the summary) would also be helpful.
  • SexySkye
    Thanks! I really appreciate the advice and I'll definitely add more info on the content in my next review on the second book of the series. Smile
    BTW, I love your ID name. Very sexy! Wish I'd thought of it!
  • Maiden
    Great review!
  • WildKimA
    Thanks for the review! Sounds like a good read. When you write that is isn't completely accurate about consensual BDSM... I'm wondering if it is consensual at all? Does Beauty eventually consent? Because it seems given the premise that none of it could be consensual?

    Or should I just read the book and find out for myself?
  • SexySkye
    Without saying too much to ruin the book, in a short answer yes and no. There really isn't a clear line where Beauty gives her consent and where she doesn't. In the beginning of the book, she doesn't seem to give consent and yet she really didn't rebel that much either. So one could say that she was "consenting" from the beginning. And at certain points of the book, she does seem to give in to the whims of her masters and enjoy it. It is definitely an interesting read. Some find it repulsive and some find it exquisite. It just depends on your taste. Smile
  • LicentiouslyYours
    Good review and thanks for mentioning that the books do not really mesh with the reality of how BDSM should be. The fantasy is great, but trying to model your sex life after fiction and running off to kidnap virgins and introduce them to life as a pleasure slave will get you in all kinds of trouble. Just sayin' Winking
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