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New ‘Lestat’ Novel Coming from Anne Rice

It’s been a while since author Anne Rice has released any novels based on her best-known character, the vampire Lestat. But that’s about to change.

According to The New York Times, Rice announced on her Facebook page that another Lestat novel, entitled Prince Lestat, is set to be released in October. She told readers that she finished writing the novel a while ago.

The first Lestat novel was Interview with the Vampire, which was made into a movie starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in 1994. It was the first in a series of vampire novels.

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Encouraged by ‘Fifty Shades,’ Another Sexy Trilogy Re-released

There’s nothing new about erotic fiction. But the popularity of it, thanks to the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, is new. That’s why one not-so-popular sexy trilogy from the 80’s was recently re-released.

According to The New York Times, Anne Rice’s erotic Sleeping Beauty trilogy was re-released last month with new covers. Rice wrote the books in the 1980’s under the pen name A. N. Roquelaure. At the time, the books — entitled The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, Beauty’s Release and Beauty’s Punishment — were an underground hit. But with the help of E. L. James’ Fifty Shades books, publisher Plume decided now was the right time to re-release the series and hop on the erotic bandwagon, as Julie Bosman explains.

Publishers have raced in recent months to acquire, release and market more erotica to take advantage of the attention paid to the ”Fifty Shades” books, which are the best-selling novels in the country.

A spokeswoman for Plume said the publisher had recorded a sharp rise in sales of the Ms. Rice’s trilogy in recent months. Sales in the first six months of 2012 were twice those throughout all of 2011. Plume said it would print 350,000 copies of the newly designed books, titled ”The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty,” ”Beauty’s Release” and ”Beauty’s Punishment.”

So will you be picking up a copy?

Get the first book in the trilogy for just $10.88

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