Beauty's Punishment (Sleeping Beauty, #2) by A.N. Roquelaure

Beauty's Punishment (Sleeping Beauty, #2)

The delicious and erotically charged sequel to The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, from the author of Beauty's Kingdom. This sequel to The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, the first of Anne Rice's (writing as A.N. Roquelaure) volumes of erotica, continues her explicit, teasing exploration of the psychology of human desire. Now Beauty, having indulged in a secret and forbidden infatuation with the rebellious slave Prince Tristan, is sent away from the Sa...

Details Beauty's Punishment (Sleeping Beauty, #2)

TitleBeauty's Punishment (Sleeping Beauty, #2)
Release DateMay 1st, 1999
PublisherPenguin Books
GenreAdult Fiction, Erotica, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, BDSM, Adult

Reviews Beauty's Punishment (Sleeping Beauty, #2)

  • Shurrn
    High Fantasy, Graphically Sexual, and Exquisitely Detailed… I feel that in this day and age, there are few taboo texts which still exist to embarrass the reader who unapologetically devoured the pages without regard to the outside world… But the Classic Erotic Trilogy of Sleeping Beauty comes as close as possible to that point…Many readers detest these books... I enjoy them! "It was over. The cracks still rang in her ears. She could still f...
  • Maya
    Stockholm syndrome on steroids and BDSM on crack. That sums up this book nicely. It still fascinating to read why the princes/princesses accept and even come to like their daily punishment. I have known BDSM for a few years but there is not one person who can put up with years of degradation and humiliation every second of your daily life. In some ways this is truly a fairy tale - for pervs but still a fairy tale ;pThe plot is better than the fir...
  • ♡ diasreads ♡
    I don't even know why I proceeded with book 2. I was dumb, okay.
  • Loretta
    THIS IS NOT A BOOK FOR UNDERAGE OR DELICATE SENSIBILITIES IN THE ROMANCE READERS FOLLOWING!!! IF YOU ARE NOT 18+ OR HAVE STRICT VIEWS ON EROTIC RELATIONS/RELATIONSHIPS - DO NOT READ!!Surprisingly, this becomes not the tale of just Beauty, but of Beauty AND Tristan. Albeit, I wouldn't participate in many of these activities, it is quite arousing in it's psychology of the need to be challenged in subjugation and the raw acceptance in the pain of ar...
  • Mel
    DO NOT READ THIS BOOK IF YOU LOVE ANIMALS. I DON'T CARE HOW HORNY YOU ARE, DO NOT READ THIS BOOK IF YOU LOVE ANIMALS. This book was freaking weird. And not weird in a good way. Anne Rice, though I have a sort of love/hate relationship with her, has a sick and twisted mind. It's a very uncomfortable place to be in. I didn't read this because it was porn. I get bored of porn easily. I read this because I heard about how freakingly strange this was,...
  • Stacy
    I liked this one much more than the first book, or maybe I should say I liked Beauty much more in this one. Here, we see her exhibit some spirit, occasionally rebelling in order to be given harsher punishments. I could relate more to this side of her. She decided not to always be obedient, perhaps knowing that by pushing back she would reach a greater level of submission than if she meekly obeyed every order. This fascinated me as much as it dist...
  • Madeleine
    Despite plodding through this series, I am intrigued by the story. It really is fetish!porn (I used to say "well-written" before realizing what I really meant was "literate"), don't fool yourself. But it's so exploratory and so uninhibited that it demands your attention. I'm actually torn over my rating: I enjoyed reading this book a bit more than I did the first one but the direction of the story in the introductory novel was so much more intere...
  • Alex Owens
    It's probably best to start of the review of this, the second book in the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy, with a section from my review of the first book:"In order to read the Sleeping Beauty series, you mush set aside ALL of your preconceived notions about sex, sexuality, consensual sex-- all if it should have no bearing on this story. This is not "your" story, it is the fictitious account of Sleeping Beauty and the Prince who awakened her (at least in...
  • Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
    Now this is what I'm talking about! Yes indeed! Now I see what all the fuss is about!First of all this should've been titled Beauty & Tristan's "Punishment" *eyebrow wiggle*. And second of all, let me just say (rather crudely) fuck that castle nonsense! The village is where it's at! As much as I cringed & at times gutted it out through the first one, I was really, really hoping this one wouldn't be like the first. Well, this one was scorching hot...
  • PurplyCookie
    This sequel to "The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty", the first of Anne Rice's elegantly written volumes of erotica, continues her explicit, teasing exploration of the psychology of human desire. Beauty, having indulged in a secret and forbidden infatuation with the rebellious slave Prince Tristan, is sent away from the Satyricon-like world of the castle. Once again Rice's fabulous tale of pleasure and pain dares to explore the most primal and well-h...
  • Amy
    Beauty's Punishment is the second book in Anne Rice's Sleeping Beauty trilogy; I'd be lying if I didn't mention that I'm relieved that I only have one more to go. As much as I have an open mind, these stories are even a little much for me. This is not the Sleeping Beauty most of us knew an loved as children. She lives now in a much darker world where sexual depravity, slavery, and even beastiality are key components. I had written in my review of...
  • Raven
    I think this is a great continuation from the first novel and although I love all three at times this would have to be my favourite. The fact that it offers a new experience for the slaves to be in makes it seem far more brutal and far more interesting. I think it helps to add more depth and then there is the introduction of a new character and the story being told from their perspective as well as Beauty’s. I quite like the new perspective and...
  • Shanna
    Weird. Smut. But I admit, I read all three. It's been a few years since I read this so I was tempted to give it only two stars but after some consideration, decided to bump it to three. The whole premise was seductively intriguing. After finding the first book at the tiny public library I secretely hoped this and the third were available as well. There they were. On the very bottom shelf probably more read than anyone would care to admit. My bet ...
  • Liz
    I thought this series was an imaginative take on the sleeping beauty fairy tale. It is so dark. The hard core sex element is not for the faint of heart.
  • Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!}
    This was a hot fantasy to be honest. Not all of the kink is my kink, but it was strangely arousing to read.This is porn, but decent porn, not pretending to be anything else.
  • Sotiris Karaiskos
    The version of the book I read - I heard to be precise - begins with an introduction that clarifies the writer's intentions. This was one of the reasons I enjoyed it more than the first, but of course not the only one. The main reason is that the book seems to reflect these intentions better. In the first book there was the element of violent erotic fantasy, but on several points things ran out of bounds, and in the end what I read was a descript...
  • Alexandria
    I would like to start by saying that I adore Rice's writing style. She uses words in a way that few authors have the capacity to understand, let alone mimic. I also find it impressive that she did such an outstanding job on this novel, given that she wrote it for an academic degree, and that the subject matter is by and large misunderstood in mainstream society.With a nod to Rice's abilities, I will now move to my second point: This book depicts ...
  • Arlena
    Author: Anne RicePublished By: PlumeAge Recommended: AdultReviewed By: Arlena DeanBook Blog For: GMTARating: 4Review:"Beauty's Punishment" by Anne Rice is a sequel from book one: The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty" where we find it is another 'steamy erotica' read of how 'Beauty and Prince Tristan' survive in 'The Village' that is told to you in first and third person. Now, let me stop here and say if you haven't read the first book and not open to ...
  • Mel
    I'm honestly not sure what I'm reading anymore. The writing is very eloquent, elegant even, and I suppose that's one of the reasons why Anne Rice is one of the most beloved writers of our time. However, I can't say I've enjoyed this book. The BDSM scenes are just getting way too brutal and they were definitely out of my comfort zone. Another aspect of this book I had some trouble with was Tristan's POV. Some of the chapters are written from his P...
  • Heather
    I rated the 1st book in this series 5 stars and this one was 4 or 5 stars for me as well. When the story was good, it was so, so good. However, there were times I thought the book dragged just a bit. I would have liked getting into the character's heads a bit more. Maybe it was just my mood. In any event, it is a fun fantasy read and I loved the world that Beauty and her friends found themselves in. There were sexual shenanigans going on everywhe...
  • Cathy
    This was my favorite of the three, I found the finale very unsatisfying. The first time I read it was was SHOCKED, I tell you, shocked! But as the years go by it gets less shocking. I was also shocked when a friend came over one day and saw it on my shelf and she exclaimed, "Oh! I love those books!" At least it took away some of my youth's embarrassment at her focusing at it on my bookshelf. Years later, it was hilarious to me when a co-worker at...
  • Diane Gunst
    This trilogy was my introduction into the BDSM World of reading. I absolutely loved it. Being raised a good catholic girl, I was naive to anything sexual, but this book opened my eyes to many possibilities and to the different aspects of sexuality. I read the entire series in two days.The books can be a bit extreme at times, but whats the purpose of fantasy if you can't push the envelope.
  • Payal Banik
    Did I write this is the most erotic novel I have ever read. I meant for this series. And even this is one of the most weird twisted sexy novel I think I will ever read. I am looking forward to read the next novel. So that I can know what happens with Beauty !
  • Lindsey
    I am NOT ashamed to admit that I LOVED these books, this one is my favorite of the series only because the BDSM element gets so intense, sorry I'm a slut for BDSM kids lol
  • Cecily Kyle
    I haven't read anything this intensely Erotica in a while so I was almost a bit unprepared for everything mentally going in. But it was hot in a twisted way but also really well written. Definitely will have skme visuals burned into my brain for quite a while.But as always with Anne Rice,Great Read!
  • Cyndy Aleo
    As you can probably already glean from my review of The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, also by Anne Rice writing as A.M. Roquelaure, I wasn't impressed with this trilogy at the outset. A big fan of Anne Rice and no stranger to erotica, I found the book to be stuck on a theme that was trite and boring. However, never one to not read anything bound between two covers if stuck in front of me, I gamely plodded on to Beauty's Punishment, the second in t...
  • Marleen
    Copy received from the Penguin Group through NetGalleyAfter Beauty has caused her own expulsion from the Castle at the end of “The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty” she finds herself with the irresistible prince Tristan and other naked slaves on a cart heading towards the dreaded Village. Once on the market square, Beauty, Tristan and the others are auctioned of to the highest bidder, with Tristan being purchased by Master Nicolas, the Queen’s c...