Is the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy better than the 50 Shades of Grey? This is the question that has popped up lately and I have yet to find someone who says that says that the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy is not better than 50 Shades. Perhaps it is also really tailored as a fitting re-tell of the classic fairytale in a way that Daddy Doms and Adult Littles will thoroughly enjoy.
Yes, I admit that I read the entire E. L. James series and I don’ have the hate and discontent that everyone else in the series has shared. I enjoyed the books as I read them as a story. Somewhat predictable? Yes. Did they enlighten millions of people into a fantasy lifestyle and improve the sex life of millions of people? YES and likely even more now that the movies have hit the big screen. Were some of the intimate bondage scenes written by someone without the experiences? Yes but again, still this isn’t a text book, it is a fictional book that gave millions of people an insight and more importantly gave permission to explore the colorful world depicted in the books and for that we should be grateful.
The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy
Of course as people enter the bondage and S&M scene, they learn that there are many nuances and levels of honor and submission in these relationships and many people look to more serious reading material, enter the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy. Well more specifically, this trilogy is a well known series in the “horror erotic” genre and has been a best seller in this space for nearly two decades. Resurfacing now based on the success of 50 Shades and people looking for more well written erotica that takes this lifestlye to the next level. Set well outside the times of helicopters, and twenty something billionaires, The trilogy features the familiar fairy tale but with erotic slavery in a way that adult littles will thoroughly enjoy.
Everywhere I look I see that this series is legit and indeed the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy is better than the 50 Shades of Grey. Though the books are rated at 4 stars, the content is not bringing the reviews down. Most of the issue is buying the hard copies from less reputable dealers and having a delay in getting the books, so really these should be rated mostly at 5 stars due to content. Bypass this by getting them for kindle here. Let’s look at what others are saying:
“I have only one thing to say, if you came here because of Fifty Shades you came to the wrong place. Why? Simply because fifty shades was written by a woman that has never practice BSDM for woman that have never practice BDSM. And the Sleeping Beauty was written by a woman that knows what she’s talking about for people that know what they are reading about.” – Angelica Claythorne
“Much more hardcore than your 50 shades crap – If you’re looking at this because you liked Fifty Shades, keep on cruisin’ because that’d be like getting a subscription to Sports Illustrated because you like the color of tennis balls. Vaguely related, yes, but you’re getting way more than you are interested in. This is hardcore BDSM- not mainstream suburbanite drivel written to pacify lonely kept-wives. This series is about young princesses and princes sent away to a distant land to be sex slaves. These are FANTASTIC, if you can handle them. I personally just wish I could find more like them.” – By betterthanshades on January 25, 2013
“An erotic philosophical revelation – My name is Maria A Reyes. I am no expert on erotica, but I have to say, that I love the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by Anne Rice as A.N. Roquelaure. I am now looking forward to reading more of her books as her “different” pen name or already known name. I read the books without reading the preface. I normally do not encourage my students to do this, but I wanted to allow myself the experience of the story without the influence of the author’s expectation. I do not regret it.
When one studies philosophy and even theology, one encounters the questions of who am I, and why am I here… why was I created? All of the answers encountered are influenced by our socialization. This is an aspect of our life where we accept that others have had a say in how we are, whether perceived or in action. Anne Rice asked the same questions but started by taking all of the normal assumptions away from me in through a fairy tale.
What would happen if you would find yourself waking up to nakedness and be forced to intimacy at this level in your every day activity? Can you imagine? She so beautifully notes the powerful liberation in nakedness and its accompanied helplessness in showing your true self. It is in this vulnerable state, and complete exposure that true beauty exists. This is because once all of you is exposed you require a level of trust to those around you, to intimacy, that only equates to love, the exchange of that trust. One cannot longer deny the charms, the gifts one has to share. This is such a magnificent reality. It is as if one learns of one’s self through others and in exposure accepts all of who we are within as a truth that cannot be denied even in the public and its judgment…”
“These are FANTASTIC – If your intent is to supplement your thirst for Fifty Shades, then you may not attain what you’re looking for. This read is dirty, filthy, and vulgar related, hardcore BDSM. These are FANTASTIC, if you can handle them. I personally just wish I could find more like them. – By Krystal on June 27, 2013
Everywhere I turn I see these types of reviews and will add these to the read list for Naughti and myself. That being said, have any of you read these? Feel free to post up your thoughts in the comments below.