Exit to Eden

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We all dream of the forbidden but some of us make those dreams come true . . . .

With the same mystery, menace and intensity as her Vampire books, Exit to Eden explores the forbidden by taking us The Club, a vacation paradise where no aspect of sexual pleasure is taboo. Just as The Story of O shocked the Sixties by speaking about what had only been whispered, Exit to Eden ...

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Overview

We all dream of the forbidden but some of us make those dreams come true . . . .

With the same mystery, menace and intensity as her Vampire books, Exit to Eden explores the forbidden by taking us The Club, a vacation paradise where no aspect of sexual pleasure is taboo. Just as The Story of O shocked the Sixties by speaking about what had only been whispered, Exit to Eden gives voices to the sexual secrets of the Eighties.

Lisa--the perfectionist--is a stunning, mysterious, and fearless sexual adventurer. She is founder and supreme mistress of The Club--an exclusive island resort where forbidden fantasy meets willing flesh. Elliott is a thrill-seeking photographer who has risked his life in war zones around the world and now seeks the ultimate rush--exploring his darkest sexual self. Join them on a journey to the limits of erotic pleasure and beyond.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345401960
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/28/1996
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,251,691
  • Product dimensions: 6.07 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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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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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2008

    First Anne Rice Disappointment

    This is not my first book from Anne Rice, but it is the first book I was disappointed in. Knowing some of the BDSM lifestyle I found the character of Lisa to be very disappointing and weak. She showed no back bone when dealing with Elliott. I understand that Anne Rice was trying to set up a dramatic love story but using a sex club as a back drop when one of the characters is supposed to be a dominant female and the other a submissive male, just didn't come across in the book. I actually didn't finish the book since everytime I started to read it I got so mad at the way the characters were portrayed that I would put it back down. Truly a let down in what could have been a great book. Don't bother reading it unless you are willing to be unfulfilled by the characters.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2003

    EXCELLENT!!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2013

    You'll like this!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Intriguing love story

    The first book by this author I've read. Gonna read more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2012

    its so good we named our oldest son Lestat she is a great writer

    its so good we named our oldest son Lestat she is a great writer love her books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2009

    Great

    Great

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2005

    Wonderful love affair novel

    This book reads very well, especially with the developing love affair between the two protagonists. The major detractor is Rice's penchant for insisting on describing men with men: At times, it seemed more forced in the novel vice being an integral part of the story. The female lead is an incredibly gifted character, expertly developed by one of the best writers of this generation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2003

    A Wonderful Book

    This is one of the best novels I've ever read. Anne Rice is such a great author and you can't help but love the characters and the beautiful settings.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2003

    one of my favorite books

    this is really one of my favorite books! I love Anne Rice! I love the Lisa and elliot. Anne Rice just has away of making you fall in love with everyone of her characters. I would recommend this book to anyone who has an open mind.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2003

    Wonderfully Written

    This was such a great book. Anne Rice is such an exquisite writer. As you read this book, the characters come alive in your mind You can feel every emotion that they feel. Just wonderful. I couldn't put it down. Exit to Eden is definately a book I will read again and again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2003

    An Excellent Tale

    Exit to Eden is a piece of complex romantic fiction that is staged in a lush, tropical paradise. Her description of the setting allows you to fall in love with the island of Eden, and with its inhabitants. The characters are multi-faceted individuals with a strong sense of feeling. I, too, made the mistake of watching the movie before the book. Knowing the frequent inability to give justice to their roots that motion pictures have, I bought the book and was mesmerized by the story. I've read it and re-read it, and I would strongly recommend this book to any fan of Anne Rice, erotic fiction, or just a plain, good read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2002

    Erotic yet boring

    Although the book does have exciting erotic moments Anne Rice takes you up then drops you harshly. In the beginning of the book you are introduced to everything but as the book progresses Lisa and Elliots love begins to fall, not in the book but to the reader. By the time chapter 20 comes you are so bored. I found that once they arrived in New Orleans the book was just overall dropping and by the end of the book you will think that instead of reading this book you could have done some errands. The book is okay but it really isnt one of Anne Rice's best or even good. If you think that this book was one of her best check to see if you have a pulse.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2000

    Erotic, Kinky and Human

    While this book is fiction it still gives you a view of what people who are into SM sometimes think and feel. In particular, I like how Lisa alternates between feeling entirely sure of herself and very vulnerable. The one thing that I note with amusement is that it is written as though SM were very much underground and hidden when nowadays there are SM clubs and gatherings just about everywhere. Still, I would love to spend my vacation at Lisa's club.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2000

    Anne Rice has done it again!

    I enjoyed this book immensely, reading it in one evening. As a practicing submissive, I can really appreciate the dynamics of Elliot and Lisa's relationship, wherein she is not always outwardly dominant. (in Louisiana, etc.) The relationship Rice has portrayed is very similar to mine, unlike in Story of O, which I think for many people is a little much. Plus, she is a fantastic writer to begin with, so no matter what the subject is, you know you're getting a good read. I remember being enthralled with Interview with a Vampire when I was younger and finding it highly erotic. Exit to Eden did not disappoint in that respect. I would recommend this book to ANYONE, whether they are into the scene or not.

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