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Beauty's Punishment
This is the continuation of The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty. Beauty gets herself in trouble so she can follow Prince Tristan into the village where they are sold the villagers to do the Queens bidding which is to sexually degrade them as much as possable. Tristan actually falls in love with his master and his master with him. During the degrading Tristan was actually treated as if he were a horse. With harness and even a tail. Beauty and Tristan get kidn...
Beauty's Release
In this third and final book of Sleeping Beauty's Adventures, Beauty is kidnapped, along with slaves who she knows, and taken to a foreign land where she is introduced to a new culture of jewels and scented oils and beautiful women of the Sultan's herem. Beauty once again is caught in a world of erotic plearsure and pain. The story comes to a conclusion and Beauty is finally sent back home but Beauty doesn't want to go. She has fallen in love with her ...
Blackwood Farm
All his life, Quinn had been befriended by a Doppleganger, his double, Goblin. Over the years Goblin became stronger and stronger, though still a spirit. When Quinn becomes a vampire he discovers that Goblin becomes one as well and is bent on hurting everyone Quinn loves. He looks to the legendary Lestat for help....
Blood and Gold
Marius, main character and narrator, is forcefully made a vampire. He tells his tale to another vampire, beginning with his creation and ending with his life as it exists in the 20th century. Marius tells of almost 2000 years of his existence, relating his love of Pandora, his caretaking of the mysterious "Those Who Must Be Kept," and his relationships and connections with the other vampires of the world, both those he has made and those who have sought ...

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Blood Canticle
The vampire Lestat returns, with his protegee Quinn Blackwood, and Quinn's new immortal love, Mona Mayfair. Mona is searching for her daughter Morrigan, who is a Taltos, an ancient alien race that was wiped out thousands of years ago. Lestat's commitment to Mona's cause leads him in turn to Rowan Mayfair, the head of the Mayfair clan whom he falls madly in love with. Lestat's inner turmoil over his feeling for both human and vampire drive him to make a s...
Cry to Heaven
The story of a young aristocrat that is forced to become one of the castrati (young boys that were castrated by the church so that they could keep their child-like voices) and an ex-castrati that is now a composer. Beautiful prose, crushingly tragic throughout but with an uplifting ending, and very real. If you don't happen to have a time machine this is the next best thing....
Exit To Eden
Lisa owns S & M Islans, that she is very proud of, called The Club. You can go there to live your fantasy as a slave or a guest to do what you want to the slaves. These slaves sign up to live there knowing that the rules are very strict and they are not to leave the island. Elliot wants badly to check out this life style and signs up for two years. He didn't expect to be trained by Lisa and fall in love with her. Lisa kidnaps Elliot and they run off to N...
Interview With The Vampire
A young reporter is mystified as Louis recounts how he became a vampire. This interview introduces the reporter to Lestat, the vampire who forever changed the life of Louis. Horrid stories are told about the vampire's life together and how Louis eventually rebelled. He could no longer take the bloodlust hunting or the evils of the night. His rebellious plan was to begin with killing Lestat....
Lasher
In the intense sequel to The Witching Hour, Lasher is now in the flesh and has kidnapped Rowan, determined to procreate and continue his race- the race of the Taltos. Taking place mainly in 2 places, Lasher is not an easy read, but will keep you up until wee hours of the morning. Ghosts make numerous appearances, and unwittingly help the Mayfair clan begin to regain what they've lost. Lasher is detailed and beautifully written, all the way up to the s...
Pandora
Pandora, the main character, becomes a vampire after being made into one by another vampire. She survives attempts on her life and several centuries into the modern era. The novel acts as a fictional biography of Pandora's life....

Anne Rice list of books

Queen of the Damned
Lestat, the 200-year-old vampire brat "prince" from "Interview with the Vampire" and "The Vampire Lestat" has decided to join a band and call all other vampires to him by telling vampire secrets and by acting as a symbol of evil. Little does he know that his music has awakened the first vampire, Akasha, who wants to make her dream world, with no violence or poverty, a reality and who has fallen in love with Lestat. Akasha kills every vampire who Le...
Taltos
Ash Templeton is the last of his kind, an ancient race called the Taltos. Tall, beautiful and born full-grown, they were erased by mankind many centuries ago. In modern day New York, Ash comes into contact with Rowan Mayfair and her husband Michael Curry, who are the parents of two Taltos, now dead. Ash relays the story of his people to Rowan and Michael, while unbeknownst to all of them, young Mona Mayfair, who had a one-night affair with Michael, is gi...
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty
Anne Rice once again exposes her version of the sexual nature in humanity by retelling the story of Sleeping Beauty, probing the unspoken implications of this suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire. In this three book series, Princess Beauty is awakened by a young Prince through not a kiss, but sexual initiation. The Prince claims to Beauty's kingdom that his reward is her complete enslavement. Engaging in dangerous trys...
The Feast of All Saints
In this novel, we are introduced to the 1840's world of free people of mixed racial heritage in New Orleans. The main character is Marcel, a teen whose father is a rich white planter and whose mother is his mixed race mistress. Marcel begins to have trouble in school and makes the acquaintance of a local hero, Christophe, who has just returned from Paris and has had several books and articles published. A taboo relationship develops between Marcel and Ch...
The Mummy
The Mummy is the story of an immortal Eygptian king, Ramses, who drank the elixor of life and now has to forever walk the earth. A lover of the great Queen Cleopatra, Ramses interred himself in a tomb after her death hoping to never be disturbed from his grief. Awakened by an English Archeologist who is murdered shortly after unearthing the ancient king, the mummy is sent to Edwardian England to the archeologist's daughter Julie. He is displayed for ...
The Tale of the Body Thief
This is the continuing story of the Vampire Lestat and takes in 1990, several years after we last met him in Queen of The Damned. Lestat is offered the chance to temporarily change bodies by a self confessed con artist and thief. The body he is offered is that of a young, attractive 20 something man. He can't resist the chance to be human again, this is all he's wanted for countless years. Of course, things don't go as smoothly as planned and eventually ...

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The Vampire Armand
The vampire Armand was previously introduced in Anne Rice's other Vampire Chronicles, and now his story is told here in full. From his childhood in Mongolian-ruled Russia, to ancient Constantinople where he is sold into slavery. Armand then ends up in Venice, becoming an apprentice to a mysterious painter named Marius, who then bestows upon him the Dark Gift of vampirism. Here is Armand's story, from the very earliest beginnings, through his appearances ...
The Vampire Lestat
The Vampire Lestat, after resurrecting himself into the 20th century, forms a band and writes a book, ironically both called "The Vampire Lestat." His story chronicles his adventures with Magnus, Nicholas, Gabrielle, Louis, Armand, and especilly Marius, who's story is also told in the book. ...
Vittorio the Vampire
A rich and powerful son of a local merchant, Vittorio was not yet twenty when his home was attacked by a coven of vampires and he was left to suffer. Drawn to the beautiful and deadly Ursula, Vittorio discovers himself thrust into a private hell where too many questions run ramptant in his mind and the obvious answers are the ones he fears the most....