7. The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Ann Rice (written as A.N. Roquelaure)
Ann Rice penned submission and dominance way before Fifty Shades of Grey. Sorry ladies, this ain’t yo mami’s innocent cuentito, which we read as little girls. Rice’s Sleeping Beauty is a delicious tale of a handsome prince who breaks the evil witch’s spell through dominance and enslavement. “You want to awaken, baby?” No problem, but you surrender to the Prince Alexi’s sadomasochistic fantasy, “He sucked on her lips, he drew the life out of her into himself…and then her blue eyes opened. ‘Beauty!’ he whispered to her. He lifted her chin, kissed her throat, and drawing his…..” Ladies, get your own copy…you’ll figure it out.