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The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty: Someone Please Spank the Author

This book was our Club Fantasci book of the month in November, and it’s written by Anne Rice. What a waste of time that was. You can read my cohosts’ reviews and see the video of our discussion at the Club Fantasci website. With such limited time for reading, I’d advise you to skip this one, it was, well, read on…

This is erotica? If you liked getting spanked, over and over and over and over, (yawn), you’ll love this book. It has a plethora of paddles, red bottoms and erections, but a lack of characters with a brain.

Sleeping Beauty was kidnapped (although her parents let her go, knowing what was going to happen – idiots), taken to a distant kingdom of fetishist spanking people, who paddled her behind every day until it was red-raw. One of her male counterparts, a prince from another land, who was also taken for this purpose, was not only beaten, but repeatedly raped to the point, in the real world, of death. How is this sexy? Ok, so there’s a few tantalizing descriptions of genitals glistening etc but generally I wanted to step into the book, seize Beauty’s mind and escape so I could go home, gather my army and return to the spanking kingdom to kill every last noble.

This book was unrealistic, repetitive to the point of boredom, and I didn’t particularly like any of the characters. The ‘good’ characters need to grow a backbone and brain and the ‘bad’ characters are just an appendage joined to a spanking paddle.

The only redeeming feature of the book was the last page, where something actually happened and I wondered what would happen next; oh and there were no typos. Seriously, don’t bother.

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Club Fantasci is Here!

Hey Everyone, hope you’re all well. I’m excited to tell you about a fantastic new book club—Club Fantasci. The club was born a few weeks ago. The proud father is David Lowry and his posse of intelligent, gorgeous co-hosts are Ciara Ballintyne, Shannon Million and myself, ahem.

Club fantasci covers all fantasy genres: from sword and sorcery to paranormal romance and sci fi. If you’re into any of these genres there’s sure to be something for you over the course of the year.Anyway, we read a book a month and then have a Google+ hangout to discuss our thoughts. These discussions are bound to get interesting because we’re all rather opinionated.

Club Fantasci members (and anyone else who’s curious) can send us tweets or messages on Goodreads or facebook to tell us what they think of the book, and watch our monthly discussion. There is also a ‘wine of the month’ featured (and no, you don’t have to be drunk to watch us, but it might help) and we try and pick a song we think goes with the book (but there won’t be any singing).

We plan to make it lots of fun. Our first meeting is on 31st August, 7 pm (Californian time), which happens to be 10 am Saturday morning Sydney time. The first book we’re reading is Erin Morgenstern’s—The Night Circus.

We can’t wait to see you, so join up now! (that might look like an order, but it’s more of an earnest request really).

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