By Anne Rice, A. N. Roquelaure
[b]Before E. L. James and Sylvia Day, there has been Anne Rice: Discover Beauty’s Kingdom, the fourth novel within the bestselling sound asleep attractiveness series
Mega-bestselling writer Anne Rice, writing as A. N. Roquelaure, returns to the mysterious nation of Queen Eleanor during this new bankruptcy of her slumbering good looks sequence. while the nice queen is pronounced lifeless, attractiveness and Laurent go back to the dominion they left two decades ahead of. attractiveness is of the same opinion to take the throne, yet she insists that each one erotic servitude be voluntary. numerous keen princes, princesses, lords, women, and commoners trip to Beauty’s realm, the place she and her husband bring in a brand new period of hope, longing, and ecstasy. Provocative and stirring, Rice’s innovative retelling of the napping attractiveness fantasy could be cherished via her longtime fanatics and new readers of erotica simply gaining knowledge of the novels.
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