Exit to Eden

Exit to Eden

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by Anne Rice, Anne Rampling
     
 

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"The same kind of skillful writing that brought respectability to the erotic works of Henry Miller, Anaís Nin, and D. H. Lawrence."
—UPI
There is Lisa: They call her the Perfectionist. A stunning, mysterious, and fearless sexual adventurer, she is founder and supreme mistress of The Club—an expensive, exclusive island resort where

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"The same kind of skillful writing that brought respectability to the erotic works of Henry Miller, Anaís Nin, and D. H. Lawrence."
—UPI
There is Lisa: They call her the Perfectionist. A stunning, mysterious, and fearless sexual adventurer, she is founder and supreme mistress of The Club—an expensive, exclusive island resort where forbidden fantasy meets willing flesh.
There is Elliott: A thrill-seeking photographer who has risked his life in war zones around the world. Now he is committed to the ultimate plunge into personal risk—exploring his darkest sexual self.
Join them on a journey to the limits of erotic pleasure and beyond. Surrender to the tantalizing wonders of the imagination behind the spellbinding sensuality of The Vampire Chronicles. Take leave of the world you know—and step into Eden. . . .
"To read Anne Rice is to become giddy as if spinning through the mind of time."
—San Francisco Chronicle
"Anne Rice seems to be at home everywhere. . . .She makes us believe everything she sees."
—The New York Times
"No one writing today matches her deftness with the erotic."
—Atlanta Journal & Constitution

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345401960
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/1996
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.07(w) x 9.16(h) x 1.01(d)

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Exit to Eden

Chapter One

Lisa

My name is Lisa.

I'm five foot nine. My hair is long and it's dark brown. I wear leather a great deal, high boots always, and sometimes glove-soft vests and even leather skirts now and then, and I wear lace, especially when I can find the kind I like: intricate, very old-fashioned lace, snow white. I have light skin that tans easily, large breasts, and long legs. And though I don't feel beautiful and never have, I know that I am. If I wasn't, I wouldn't be a trainer at The Club.

Good bones and big eyes, that's the real foundation of the beauty, I suppose—the hair being thick, having a lot of body—and something to do with the expression on my face, that I look sweet and even kind of lost most of the time, but I can inspire fear in a male or female slave as soon as I start to talk.

At The Club they call me the Perfectionist, and it is no small compliment to be called that in a place like The Club, where everyone is after a perfection of sorts, where everyone is striving, and the striving is part of the pleasure involved.

I've been at The Club since it opened. I helped create it, establish its principles, approve its earliest members and its earliest slaves. I laid down the rules and the limits. And I imagined and created most of the equipment that is used there today. I even designed some of the bungalows and the gardens, the morning swimming pool and fountains. I decorated over a score of the suites myself. Its many imitators make me smile. There is no real competition for The Club.

The Club is what it is because it believes in itself. And its glamour and itsterror evolve from that.

This is a story of something that happened at The Club.

A great deal of the story doesn't even take place there. It takes place in New Orleans and in the low countryside around New Orleans. And in Dallas. But it doesn't matter really.

The story began at The Club. And no matter where it goes from there, it's about The Club.

Welcome to The Club.

Exit to Eden. Copyright © by Anne Rice. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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Meet the Author

A.N. Roquelaure is the pseudonym for bestselling author Anne Rice, the author of 25 books. She lives in New Orleans.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Rancho Mirage, California
Date of Birth:
October 4, 1941
Place of Birth:
Rancho Mirage, California
Education:
B.A., San Francisco State University, 1964; M.A., 1971
Website:
http://www.annerice.com

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Exit to Eden 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was shocked by this book. I made the mistake of watching the movie before reading the book. The movie is no where near the book. The book handles domination perfectly. There is a high sense of the erotica..if you are into the S&M world as I am. You should check out this book. I have recommended this book to all of my submissives..and anyone interested in the lifestyle. This is what S&M should be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first book by this author I've read. Gonna read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
its so good we named our oldest son Lestat she is a great writer love her books
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If The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty was too racy for you, then you're going to definitely like this tamer version!!
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