Exit to Eden

Exit to Eden

by Anne Rice, Anne Rampling
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Exit to Eden by Anne Rice, Anne Rampling

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061233494
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/25/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 241,551
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Anne Rice is the author of thirty-two books. She lives in Palm Desert, California.


Rancho Mirage, California

Date of Birth:

October 4, 1941

Place of Birth:

Rancho Mirage, California


B.A., San Francisco State University, 1964; M.A., 1971

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Exit to Eden

Chapter One


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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Exit to Eden 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rice has lost her touch! This didn't even have a plot line. Mild erotica for a very short part of the bop, followed by some weird Bonnie and Clyde race across the southwest and a tiresome finish.
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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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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.