Title: Beauty’s Punishment
Author: Anne Rice
Genre: Romance/Erotica/ BDSM
Review: This sequel to The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, the first of Anne Rice’s (writing as A.N. Roquelaure) elegantly written 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 Satyricon-like world of the Castle. Sold at auction, she will soon experience the tantalizing punishments of “the village,” as her education in love, cruelty, dominance, submission, and tenderness is turned over to the brazenly handsome Captain of the Guard. And once again Rice’s fabulous tale of pleasure and pain dares to explore the most primal and well-hidden desires of the human heart.
The punishment in the village for Beauty really in my mind was not as bad as it possibly could have been. I think the worst part was when she was auctioned off. She was showed to the village like she was some sex depraved mule. Luckily she was purchased by a wealthy woman inn keeper but in reality Beauty was not so lucky when it came to the punishment the woman would inflict on her.
Personally if I was Beauty I would have rather been in the village with the inn keeper than at the castle with the not so charming prince. In this one once again I will not going to too much detail for the protection of the innocence out there but if you are looking for a really off the wall S and M slash erotica read this one might be just your cup of tea. Please keep in mind though it is very graphic with sex, violence, and is not the straight laced type of erotica you would commonly think of. In case you are wondering yes I am reading the last book in the series right now called “Beauty’s Release” and will be reviewing that one also.
This book is much better than the first for me that one was just so degrading but looking back I think that was meant to break Beauty so she could be the perfect slave. She had to experience the degradation to do her service and there just was no way around that. I enjoyed that the awful prince was not present in this book instead the romantic aspect is replaced by the hunky stallion Tristan ooh he even has a hot name. Tristan was a pleasant shift from the castles prince. I am glad I have started this because I need a bit of variety in my life and this is for me gone from one extreme to the other. Change is good when you’re in the mood for it.
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