Promotional Event: The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by Anne Rice and Penguin


Penguin is offering the opportunity to participate in a promotional event for the erotic Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by Anne Rice. Those who would like to participate will have a choice of excerpts to post and offer the below giveaway anytime between September 13 through October 6, 2012.

Giveaway per blog: (1) Print copy of THE CLAIMING OF SLEEPING BEAUTY (Book #1) US Only.

BONUS: The first 10 blogs to sign-up can offer (1) print copy set of the whole trilogy. US Only

Participants may handle the giveaway however they would like. All winners MUST be turned in by Friday, October 12th. Use this link to submit your winner’s name, email, shipping information for copies to be sent, and the link to your post/giveaway.

From bestselling author Anne Rice, writing as A.N. Roquleaure. In the traditional folktale of ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of a Prince. It is an ancient story, one that originally emerged from and still deeply disturbs the mind’s unconscious. Now Anne Rice’s retelling of the Beauty story probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire. Here the Prince reawakens Beauty, not with a kiss, but with sexual initiation. His reward for ending the hundred years of enchantment is Beauty’s complete and total enslavement to him as Anne Rice explores the world of erotic yearning and fantasy in a classic that becomes, with her skillful pen, a compelling experience.

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. Preceding the visceral eroticism of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey and even more haunting than her own novel Belinda, this second installment is not to be missed. 

This most explicit, erotic series reaches its culmination as The Erotic Adventures of Sleeping Beauty come to an unforgettable close.