Monday, May 11, 2015

Review 'Beauty's Kingdom' by Anne Rice
Before E.L. James and Sylvia Day, there was Anne Rice: Discover 'Beauty's Kingdom', the fourth novel in the bestselling Sleeping Beauty series.

Mega-bestselling author Anne Rice, writing as A. N. Roquelaure, returns to the mysterious kingdom of Queen Eleanor in this new chapter of her Sleeping Beauty series. When the great queen is reported dead, Beauty and Laurent return to the kingdom they left twenty years before. Beauty agrees to take the throne, but she insists that all erotic servitude be voluntary. Countless eager princes, princesses, lords, ladies, and commoners journey to Beauty’s realm, where she and her husband usher in a new era of desire, longing, and ecstasy. Provocative and stirring, Rice’s imaginative retelling of the Sleeping Beauty myth will be adored by her longtime fans and new readers of erotica just discovering the novels.

This book is intended for mature audiences.

My Review:

A couple of weeks ago I received ‘Beauty’s Kingdom’. I never heard of this author or this book before so I was really curious what this book would be about. This book is the fourth book in the Sleeping Beauty series, but can be read as a standalone.

Well, this is a hard review for me to write. I don’t know really where to begin. I don’t come across many books that I didn’t really like but this book was unfortunately one of them. I haven’t read the first three books in the series so I can’t say if the previous books are any good. But this book was just not it for me. It’s an erotic novel. And although I don’t mind reading erotic romance novels, and even enjoy some of them.. this book misses the romance and is only based on the erotic side. That is my opinion at least. There are pleasure slaves, there’s punishment and whipping and I just felt horrible while reading this book, so I quit reading when I was half way true. I just couldn’t continue any more. The story just didn’t get to me.

Although I love the concept of a story which is based on a fairytale, just like this one is based on Sleeping Beauty, this was just not a fun story for me. I didn’t like the characters at all and I found the idea of pleasure slaves just horrible.
I know there are many fans of Anne Rice that read her erotic series, but this just wasn’t the story for me.

Anne Rice’s writing style is good and I can see she is a good writer but honestly I wouldn’t recommend this book. Especially if you’re not into erotic novels. I feel sad to have to write this about a book, but since I promised an honest review.. here it is. 

My Rating:


About the Author:

Anne Rice (born Howard Allen Frances O'Brien) is a best-selling American author of gothic, supernatural, historical, erotica, and later religious themed books. Best known for The Vampire Chronicles, her prevailing thematical focus is on love, death, immortality, existentialism, and the human condition. She was married to poet Stan Rice for 41 years until his death in 2002. Her books have sold nearly 100 million copies, making her one of the most widely read authors in modern history.

She uses the pseudonym Anne Rampling for adult-themed fiction (i.e., erotica) and A.N. Roquelaure for fiction featuring sexually explicit sado-masochism.

For more information about Anne Rice please visit her website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

I received this book from the Little, Brown Book Group in exchange for my honest review!



  1. Have you really never heard of Anne Rice, as in Interview with a Vampire, The Witching Hour, etc? You poor thing to not have known ahead of time about her "Beauty" books series of erotica. LOL she has also written I believe 3 books in a series about the life of Jesus. Go figure. The woman has a vast and varied interest in genres.

    1. I sure do feel a little stupid. Especially since I love love love vampire books!! LOL!! I put them on my TBR list. The thing was with this book.. I could totally see she is a talented author.. So I'm definitely missing out.
      Thanks for stopping by ;)


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