Beauty's Release (Sleeping Beauty Series #3)

( 163 )

Overview

The final book in Anne Rice's erotic Sleeping Beauty series

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 ...

See more details below
Paperback (Reissue)
$13.24
BN.com price
(Save 17%)$16.00 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (134) from $1.99   
  • New (11) from $4.43   
  • Used (123) from $1.99   
Beauty's Release (Sleeping Beauty Series #3)

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$12.99
BN.com price

Overview

The final book in Anne Rice's erotic Sleeping Beauty series

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.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452281455
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/28/1999
  • Series: Sleeping Beauty Trilogy Series , #3
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 175,449
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 7.99 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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.

Read More Show Less
    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:

Table of Contents

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 163 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(65)

4 Star

(47)

3 Star

(25)

2 Star

(13)

1 Star

(13)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 164 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2004

    A beautifully written, delicious erotic tale

    I enjoyed the whole series very much! By the time I was half through with Release, I was rationing myself to one chapter a day, though I could have finished it in a couple of hours! I just didn't want the tantalizing tale to end! The Sleeping Beauty novels were so naughty and interesting and exquisitly written, that the content remained tantalizing, even if the acts described were not my 'thing'. Case in point: A lot of this book focused on homosexuality, and though I am neither a homosexual or turned on by it, somehow it remained arousing and lush throughout the novel, bringing unimagined dimensions to the encounters described. My favorite chapter, Courtly Life in all it's Glory,was a lustful, sensual, sexy tryst full of longing. (That one was not gay) A few erotic novels try too hard to weave in a mystery or a story. The popularity of Anne Rice's vampire books attests to the fact that she knows how to tell a tale. But in these books, she keeps the storyline simple and the sex hot. Almost every sentence in the Beauty books deals with sexuality. You don't have to trudge through a poorly written story to get to the 'good part'. After all, we read erotica for one reason and John Grisham for another, right?

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2003

    First time erotic reader

    Was surprised that I'd like the series, as I had never read any erotic books before. I thought that all three books were well written. Though I do agree that the first one was the best.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2004

    I wish It woudln't have ended!

    I think this book has more twists and turns than the previous two by far. I just wish that you would have had more time to read about their lives in the Sultan's palace. Somehow you cannot help but feel sorry for Beauty when her world is ripped out from underneath her, but dispite the tradgedies that are intermingled w/ erotica this is a novel I finished in two hours and would recommend to anyone w/ an open mind.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2014

    Sierra and lexi

    You owe your work mom brownies BEFORE she dies!!!!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2013

    Loved it, great ending!

    Read these books in order! Lots of adult themes & langue. I love the ending!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 3, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    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 Release" by Anne Rice was the final novel in her Trilogy of "Sleeping Beauty" which was to my surprise had a little more gentile pace and direction from the first two novels. Oh, let me say this read isn't for the "faint of heart, uptight, conservative or spiritually-minded crowd." This is a novel of deep bdsm...erotic fiction...so I wanted you to be aware! Now, moving on to this third book (trilogy) by this author.... Keeping in mind that these books read like a fairy tale...why is that? Would you say they are real? In this third book we are now into Laurent's thoughts..but he is not a nice person...controlling would be the word for him. Now, that is all I have to say on that subject other than telling you to find out more you if you are interested... pick up "Beauty's Release" to see how this author will bring this twisted series of a read to the readers end. You will get a ending hopefully that satisfies the us the reader.

    This author is simply a master in writing and her characters will keep the reader guessing just what is going to happen next. Even though Ms. Rice's books don't follow the traditional fairy tale she does manage to include a 'happliy ever after'ending with a twist! Only leaving me to say Wow!

    So, I will say if you are into a extreme book of bondage-submission scenarios as well as explicit materials..then I would recommend not only this book: Beauty's Release" but the whole trilogy of "Sleeping Beauty." Please remember this is the work of erotica and not for everyone. These are 'Adult Fairy Tale Fantasy' books only!

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    EXCELLENT EROTICA SERIES!

    Could hardly put this trilogy down!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Likethisbookandinowyouwillto

    Gyssfcvvzhsksjns.shjjd.agzhHsgdhnddjsHdhdhsmsmsklizdnghxcsdscvnmkmfmkbfdhjrfsvgbjmicecxvdhbhjccvbjgbcjdjsj

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Good book

    Good book

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 26, 2012

    Claims to be "like 50 Shades". It is NOT.

    This series of books, the first book in the series had the 50 Shades statement on it which prompted my sister to purchase it for me as I was turning 50. (haha).. So I have finished the first two books an I am struggling equally with this one. There is no love here. Just humiliation and suffering to the point the characters believe it to be love. Just sad and awful. I kept waiting for it to get better. Didn't happen.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    gail

    was a little upset a few pages were missing in the begining of the 100's but a good series.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    Permanent

    Lydia

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2012

    It got a bit tedious

    Turned into a typical Anne Rice book at times with to much unnessisary jabber. The lasr few chapters where a drag but was extremely happy with the ending.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 12, 2012

    Awesome

    Great book!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2011

    best of anne rice

    finishes one of her best series ever. what a great twist on a very loved fairytale.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2011

    Amazing!!!!!!!!

    Loved all three!!! i really wish Anne would right more erotica!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted January 7, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    The best & hottest Erotic Trilogy.

    In the final volume of Anne Rice's deliciously tantalizing erotic trilogy, Beauty's adventures to the dark side of the peak of her sexuality was force to the bound captives to the Eastern Sultan. Beauty and the some of her others had to be their prisoners in the exotic confines of the harem. In "Beauty's Release", Anne Rice makes the forbidden side of passion, lust and love. Anne Rice truely knows to reach into our hidden regions of the psyche and the heart. The ending was sweet, steamy and lovely for Beauty.

    I would recommend anyone to read this series. It was a total delight, all three of the tales were thrilling & capitivating. Also a fast read especially with the feeling of never wanting to end.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted December 22, 2010

    Fantastic Eroticism

    The conclusion of the series doesn't disappoint. The submersion in perversion and providence is intoxicating.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2010

    Beauty's Release

    Exciting and original, Anne Rice really does erotica well.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2004

    Engrossing, pure fun!

    I devoured this book in a matter of hours! I t was so fun and naughty,I had trouble putting it down even when my eyes would barely stay open. I look forward to reading the end of the tale to see what kinky adventures are in store for Beauty!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 164 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)