Saturday, 30 July 2011 | By: Nicole @ Nicole About TOwn

On My Wishlist #3

On my Wishlist is a weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City that runs every Saturday. Its a fun meme where you get to list some of the books that you really, really want, but haven’t had the chance to buy yet. They can be new, upcoming, or previously released books. Personally, I am going for either previously released books that I want, but don’t have yet. So let’s see what’s on my wishlist this week.

Title: Beauty's Punishment
Author: Anne Rice
Publisher: Plume

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This sequel to The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, the first of Anne Rice's elegantly written volumes of erotica, continues her explicit, teasing exploration of the psychology of human desire. Beauty, having indulged in a secret and forbidden infatuation with the rebellious slave Prince Tristan, is sent away from the Satyricon-like world of the castle. Once again Rice's fabulous tale of pleasure and pain dares to explore the most primal and well-hidden desires of the human heart.

Title: Beauty's Release
Author: Anne Rice
Publisher: Plume

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In the final volume of Anne Rice's deliciously tantalizing erotic trilogy, Beauty's adventures on the dark side of sexuality make her the bound captive of an Eastern Sultan and a prisoner in the exotic confines of the harem. As this voluptuous adult fairy tale moves toward conclusion, all Beauty's encounters with the myriad variations of sexual fantasy are presented in a sensuous, rich prose that intensifies this exquisite rendition of love's secret world, and makes the Beauty series an incomparable study of erotica.

Yeah, I've got the first book and though it took me a while to read it, it was so worth it.  Now I of course need to see just how it all plays out.

Title: Madame Tussad - A Novel of the French Revolution
Author: Michelle Moran
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group

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In this deft historical novel, Madame Tussaud (1761-1850) escapes the pages of trivia quizzes to become a real person far more arresting than even her waxwork sculptures. Who among us knew, for instance, that she moved freely through the royal court of Louis XVI, only to become a prisoner of the Reign of Terror? Her head was shaven for guillotining, but she escaped execution, though she was forced to make death masks for prominent victims. Novelist Michelle Moran covers this breathtaking period without losing the thread of its subject's singular story.

I love Michelle Moran books.  Granted the three before this one have all had Ancient Egypt as the main theme, so this is her first foray into another time period.  Still, I think it will be interesting.  Now if I could just find the book in store!  I've been searching for months :(

What is on your wishlist this week?


Amy said...

The Beauty series are great and Madame Tussaud sounds interesting :)
Amy's Wishlist

Kristin said...

Madame Tussaud is on my TBR list too.
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