• Leina Ussin

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I know Halloween is looking a lot different for us this year, heck, all of our holidays are looking different this year! But I hope you still find time to celebrate it the best way possible!

My family and I watched scary movies every Friday night, went to a haunted drive-thru car wash, and tonight, we’re going to attempt to get some candy! *Fingers crossed*

Before those activities can commence, I had to give you guys this month’s book review on Anne Rice’s The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty.

Now, if you’re familiar with the Sleeping Beauty Series, then you know Anne Rice actually writes underneath her alias A.N. Roquelaure, which I am ashamed to admit I had never heard of.

Like many authors, Rice created this alias so she could step outside of the supernatural genre she was known for, and express her sexual side. And boy is her side sexual! LOL.

Let me warn you guys NOW, this book is NOT for the faint at heart. If you can’t handle any kind of erotica, then this isn’t the book for you. Heck, I CAN handle erotica, and certain parts of the book I found to be uneasy to get through. But I did!

So, based upon the title, I know you’re already thinking of the fairytale with the evil witch putting a spell on the beautiful princess, and causing her entire kingdom to sleep until a handsome prince comes to break the spell.

Well, in Roquelaure’s version, the fairytale is gone. So, before reading this, wipe that thought completely out of your head.

You see, Beauty is under a spell cast by the evil witch, and the Prince does indeed need to wake her. But with so much more than just a kiss. Remember, I stated this is an erotic book, so you know where I am going with this…


Yea, I know right, LOL.

And again, not like in the fairytale, Beauty and the Prince don’t get married and live happily ever after. Quite the contrary. The Prince takes Beauty, not as his bride, but as his sex slave.

Yea, you read that right, sex slave.

And the experience Beauty faces is far from romantic.

She is forced to strip naked, and remain naked, throughout her servitude. She is tormented, beaten, and humiliated every chance she gets. And not just be her “beloved” Prince, oh no, by commoners, Lords and Ladies, and even the Queen.

In this novel, the Queen is the most powerful of all the kingdoms, and because of this, other Kings and Queens send their sons and daughters to her to become sex slaves for a certain amount of years, though no one knows how long it really is.

The thought behind this entire sex slave process is to teach these princesses and princes humility, obedience, and power. It’s stated that once they’re done with their servitude, they leave as better Kings and Queens.

Sounds good, right? Nahhhh! When I tell you these people were treated worse than animals, believe me, LOL, I would not want to be a person of royal blood if this was really taking place back in the day.

Anywho, within this novel, we read about the different emotions Beauty faces trying to adapt to her new lively hood. The embarrassment of being nude all the time, the humiliation of being paraded in front of Lord and Ladies on her hands and knees, to the sadness of realizing she has no idea when she’s going to return home.

Then, there’s a slight change in her emotions. Not only does she begin to become aroused during certain punishments, she enjoys watching others be punished as well!

One person in particular is Prince Alexi, who she finds extremely attractive. So attractive, they’re both actually punished for it by the Prince. And yet, their desires for one another don’t go away. At first.

Well, here is where I leave you, LOL. If you want more details, you have to read the book! Again, only if you can handle it. It’s a four part series, so I am hoping honestly to get a better understanding myself once I am done, cause right now, I’m like, “Oh hell nah,” with certain parts. But I am hoping it all comes together at the end.

Thank you so much for joining me today! Remember, I am always looking for book suggestions, so don’t hesitate to let me know what you’re reading!

See you guys soon!

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