Beauty's Release: An Erotic Novel of Discipline, Love and Surrender, for the Enjoyment of Men and Women

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Penguin, 1999 - Fiction - 238 pages
36 Reviews
The final book in Anne Rice's erotic Sleeping Beauty seri es

Before E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey and Sylvia Day's Bared to You,, there was Anne Rice’s provocative take on the timeless fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty. “ In the final volume of Anne Rice's deliciously tantalizing erotic trilogy, Beauty's adventures on the dark side of sexuality make her the bound captive of an Eastern Sultan and a prisoner in the exotic confines of the harem. As this voluptuous adult fairy tale moves toward conclusion, all Beauty's encounters with the myriad variations of sexual fantasy are presented in a sensuous, rich prose that intensifies this exquisite rendition of Love's secret world, and makes the Beauty series and incomparable study of erotica. In it, Anne Rice, writing as A.N. Roquelaure, makes the forbidden side of passion a doorway into the hidden regions of the psyche and the heart.
  

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User Review  - mlsimmons - LibraryThing

I did really like this series, though it is not for the squeamish. I was not sure how it would end, but like the fairy tale of the namesake, it does have a happy ever after. Read full review

Review: Beauty's Release (Sleeping Beauty #3)

User Review  - Vegacula - Goodreads

The best in the series by far, simply because of the wonderful pov changes throughout. I started to lose interest in the first installment due to Beauty's insufferable tears that fell on every page ... Read full review

Contents

THE STORY THUS FAR
ix
CAPTIVES AT SEA
1
MEMORIES OF THE CASTLE AND THE VILLAGE
9
THROUGH THE CITY AND INTO THE PALACE
21
EXAMINATION IN THE GARDEN
37
MYSTERIOUS MASTER
46
THE RITES OF PURIFICATION
52
THE FIRST TEST OF OBEDIENCE
58
THE GREAT ROYAL PRESENCE
113
THE ROYAL BEDHCAMBER
121
MORE SECRET LESSONS
132
INTO THE ARMS OF FATE
147
DECISION FOR LEXIUS
152
REVELATIONS AT SEA
156
JUDGMENT OF THE QUEEN
169
THE FIRST DAY AMONG THE PONIES
179

FOR THE LOVE OF THE MASTER
66
THE WATCHER
74
A LESSON IN SUBMISSION
81
MYSTERIOUS CUSTOMS
91
THE GARDEN OF MALE DELIGHTS
104
COURTLY LIFE IN ALL ITS GLORY
199
LIFE AMONG THE PONIES
211
MOMENT OF TRUTH
231
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About the author (1999)

Anne Rice was born in New Orleans in 1941. She is the author of many bestselling novels, including the widely successful Vampire Chronicles. Her first novel, Interview with the Vampire, was made into a film in 1994 starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. Her other books include the Mayfair Witches series, the novels The Mummy or Ramses the Damned, Violin, Angel Time, the Sleeping Beauty trilogy, and most recently, The Wolf Gift. Anne lives and works in Southern California.

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