Beauty's Punishment (Sleeping Beauty Series #2) [NOOK Book]

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The delicious and erotically charged sequel to The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty



This sequel to The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, the first of Anne Rice's (writing as A.N. Roquelaure) elegantly written volumes of erotica, continues her explicit, teasing exploration of the psychology of human desire. Now Beauty, having indulged in a secret and forbidden infatuation with the ...
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Beauty's Punishment (Sleeping Beauty Series #2)

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Overview

The delicious and erotically charged sequel to The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty



This sequel to The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, the first of Anne Rice's (writing as A.N. Roquelaure) elegantly written volumes of erotica, continues her explicit, teasing exploration of the psychology of human desire. Now Beauty, having indulged in a secret and forbidden infatuation with the rebellious slave Prince Tristan, is sent away from the Satyricon-like world of the Castle. Sold at auction, she will soon experience the tantalizing punishments of "the village," as her education in love, cruelty, dominance, submission, and tenderness is turned over to the brazenly handsome Captain of the Guard. And once again Rice's fabulous tale of pleasure and pain dares to explore the most primal and well-hidden desires of the human heart. Preceding the visceral eroticism of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey and Sylvia Day's Bared to You, and even more haunting than her own novel Belinda, this second installment is not to be missed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440672750
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/1/1999
  • Series: Sleeping Beauty Trilogy , #2
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 16,628
  • File size: 654 KB

Meet the Author

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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    1. Also Known As:
      A. N. Roquelaure, Anne Rampling
    2. Hometown:
      Palm Desert, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 4, 1941
    2. Place of Birth:
      New Orleans, Louisiana
    1. Education:
      B.A., San Francisco State University, 1964; M.A., 1971
    2. Website:

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 26, 2009

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    Beauty's Punishment #2 was just as good as the first.

    As I said before in my reveiw of one, this can just be a read or a very very deep read. I would have to say it would depend on who you are. For those of us who have to make all the decisions and be incharge of things, just the thought of not having to think for a change is nice. But the ecrotic points in the books are also wonderful. I will say that for those who dont like the thought of someone else being in control over you physically and sexually then you maynot enjoy this book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2001

    Ho-hum, more whipping, slashing & spanking

    Just plain boring! I expected more from Anne Rice. I thought her erotic books would at least contain a sensible plot & depth. I was really disappointed to learn that her piece was so senseless. Buying her trilogy was a waste of money & reading her books (this + its prequel) was a waste of time.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    Beauty's punishment-or ours?

    This book is a very guilty pleasure for those who can stand the more explicit S&M scenes. The story is meaningless, there is no beauty in it, however it does titilate and has something for every taste. It was too rough for my taste but I admit to having finished it after slamming it shut a few times.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2001

    Quite Enthralling...

    I was very surprised to find that Anne Rice was so talented at writing in this genre. Erotic fiction is a hard thing to write well but somehow she has pulled it off, not just in this book but in the prequel and the third enstallment as well. I was never very into the concept of bdsm, but this book has opened my eyes to what it's all about; and I will say it intrigues me. I'd only recommend this book, and the others to those who have very open minds. Otherwise you'll end up wasting your time and money, trust me.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Not like fifty shades of grey

    This was nothing like fifty shades of grey. The punishments were so horrible I had to stop reading . If you looking for something like fifty read weekends required by Sydney Landon .

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2009

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    What a great mind Ann Rice has

    This book,second in it's series, definitely leaves you wanting more. Which really is a testimate to Ann Rice's writing. This book is extremely sensual and arousing. Not something I would share with my mom, but my best friend who I share everything with, would definitely read this book along with me. It is also a book that men would love as well. That's another part of Anne's writing that is intriguing as well. She can write sexually to appeal to men and women, which in one forum is very complicated, without offending both parties. I highly recommend this book in the series for those that are adventoures and have an open mind.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2009

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    Great followup.

    This is the sequel to the first one, Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, and it gets right into the good stuff. Overall, I have been pleased with this series and will read the other one soon.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2008

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    A great follow-up!

    Having loved Beauty, I wanted more and got this one. It's a fantasic read, in and of itself, but accompanied by the first erotic novel, it's so interesting. It's complex, yet just about love. Loved it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2007

    Erotic

    I have this whole series, and have read it a few times now. It's very hot and erotic. Not recommended for children or even young adults. But, if you like steamy, erotic romance, then this is a great series!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2007

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    i read the first book in the series and found it hard to get through. the character development is poor and the plotlines at some points are disturbing and degrading. there are spelling errors throughout the book as well as wrong words in more places than the spelling errors. i feel the editors did a very poor job at what was supposed to be their job. normally i would have been able to get through a book this thick in less than two days but after nearly every single page i am having to swear like a sailor due to the plotlines not fitting how they should be. the main character of beauty is supposed to be naive and innocent and she is far from that, she is a greedy little s.l.u.t.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2001

    I loved this new version of sleeping beauty

    I loved all three of the books...(you can't just read one book) It may take a little bit before you 'get into' the story/book but once you do you won't be able to put it down. And book three that ends all three books actually had an ending that i liked.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2013

    Great follow up to COSB

    This is book two in a trillogy which is ment to read in order, so read book 1 first. This book is loaded with adult themes & conent. I loved it, the plot is orignal and keeps the reader ingaged!

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  • Posted March 3, 2013

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    Author: Anne Rice Published By: Plume Age Recommended: Adult Rev

    Author: Anne Rice
    Published By: Plume
    Age Recommended: Adult
    Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
    Book Blog For: GMTA
    Rating: 4


    Review:


    "Beauty's Punishment" by Anne Rice is a sequel from book one: The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty" where we find it is another 'steamy erotica' read of how 'Beauty and Prince Tristan' survive in 'The Village' that is told to you in first and third person.

    Now, let me stop here and say if you haven't read the first book and not open to erotica, bdsm, fantasy, fairy tales, sexuality ....STOP! The read wouldn't be of interest at all to you. This novel is not for the faint of heart so be aware of this. OK, continuing on.."Beauty's Punishment" is of her being "punished for having rebelled against Prince Tristan....where she is auctioned, captivated and subjected to some of the most erotic, cruel and tantalizing games of domination and submission." I will stop and this point and say to find out any more about this read you must pick up "Beauty's Punishment" to see how this author puts it all together for the reader in this fairy tale. Ms. Rice works really well at illustrating all of this to the reader even presenting some twist and turns really making this a intriguing read. Believe me when I say you once you start will be kept reading just to see what is coming next. (At least it was for me). It really amazes me how this author was able to recraft this fairy tale into a adult fantasy series...leaving me only to say WOW!

    If you are into this read and one who enjoys what Ms. Rice has to offer in her Trilogy reads ...Bravo....Would I recommend this to you? ...only YES if this type of book is of interest to YOU!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    Liked very much.

    Was a great book. Could't wait to start the next one!

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

    Makes you think differently type of book!

    This is a totally different book. You get uncomfortable and a little weirded out...but you can't put it down. I read this after 50 Shades and I'm hooked again. On the 2nd one now am it's just as good!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Liked it

    I liked the first one and I liked this one. This book is not for everyone so read the sample first.

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  • Posted December 31, 2012

    Not a normal fairy tale

    Intense read that is erotically crafted to dispel the notion of bondage and slavery amongst royal subjects. Graphically intensity that will have a page turning affliction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    It was entrancing

    This would have gotten a five if not for the discrepancies. A very good read. This is going to be a really hot read for some bdsmers. Others may not find it as interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    Cheese

    Pie

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    JOIN MYTHCLAN!!!!!

    Be dragon or any other mythical creature. Join at mage and tell us about yourself.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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