#2. The Sleeping Beauty Novels By A. N. Roquelaure (aka Anne Rice) (Penguin/Plume, 1999)
Far from the version you would read your kids, this hardcore trilogy which includes The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, Beauty’s Release and Beauty’s Punishment was actually written by Ann Rice under the nom de plume, A. N. Roquelaure (first published almost 30 years ago). Out to prove that anything men could pen, women could write better, Rice ended up popping out this masterful sexually raunchy series. This is definitely more Grimm than Disney, and about as close to classic, dark erotica as you’ll find.