An erotic fairytale by a pseudonymous, well-known woman writer""--who has good reason to remain pseudonymous. The Sleeping Beauty here is, as usual, awoken by ""The Prince."" In Roquelaure's version, however, the Prince doesn't just kiss: he deflowers, then spanks Beauty--and takes her off to his Queen Mother's castle for 200+ pages of sadistic degradation. Various men and women get to abuse Beauty with paddles, whips, clamps, and leather belts. Beauty is forced to observe the degradations of other royal sex-slaves--especially the myriad varieties of anal rape administered to one Prince Alexi. The Queen herself gives Beauty a rough/tender going-over--with some lesbian-threesome action. Beauty licks many a leather boot, visits the Hall of Punishments (don't ask). And she's last seen on her way to the dreaded Village--where the sex is supposedly even more brutal than at the castle. A graphic but unstylish addition to the pleasure/pain porno shelf--and, except for those who share the author's obsessions, about as erotic as herpes.