I've always loved the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty, and found something erotic at its core.
Years ago, I published a novel about the eighteenth-century castrati opera singers, titled Cry to Heaven.
Rice would write a new novel about The Club or a sequel to Lisa and Elliott's love story--maybe, a child produced from the union and how he or she is living life after being raised by sexually liberated parents.
There are too many romance stories out there that try to create love too simply and unnatural like a magic trick; pulling a bunny from a hat.
The ending of the story wrapped up quickly.
She's constantly surrounded by BDSM - it's at the heart of who she is and what she does.
And all along the banquet table, the Prince saw the men and women of the old Court, sleeping under layers of dust, their ruddy and slack faces spun over with spider webs.
However, I've read and reread this book over and over, and scenes from the book continue to stay in my memory.
Or focusing way too much on the sex and writing about it like it was strictly a adult dropbox names experiment no creativity or elements of progression within the character and as if sex is the only way people can fall in love.
This is the romance your mother never had the guts to read.
Yet it's very "romantic.
Elliot, the male protagonist, has spent the last couple years engaged in BDSM play; in part as bedroom bondage porn way to process the war and trauma he's witnessed while working as a photojournalist in Beirut.
But they both go soft for each other and fall in love so deeply over a couple of days that they take off from this island paradise and run around the states throwing money at limousines and five star restaurants and elaborate hotels and dumb rich people bullshit while reverting to a tender vanilla sex relationship.
I feared that Lisa and Elliott wouldn't get their happily ever after because how can two people become a couple when one is the leader of the Masters and one is a slave for many people to enjoy?
Alternate sexuality and lifestyles were not a common subject to see in print at the time it was released.