Birthday presents continue to stream in. The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty trilogy boxset is, to me, a gesture of humor from a good friend. First, I have never read Anne Rice because I’m a fan of neither romance nor vampire. This trilogy is written written under the name A.N. Roqelaure, rather obscure and sophisticated. Who would have guessed my belated introduction to this landmark author would be erotica fiction? Straight erotica fiction. At least it’s Sleeping Beauty, like a fairy tale figure. It is in fact a twist on the fairy tale. I have mixed feelings looking at this boxset, love the simple design of it. I’m both tickled with interest and dubious because of the subject matter. Fingers crossed.