by Anne Rice, Anne Rampling

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Belinda is the ultimate fantasy. A golden-haired object of desire, fresh and uninhibited. But to Jeremy Walker, a handsome and famous 44-year-old illustrator of children's books, Belinda is a forbidden passion. She's sweet sixteen - and the most seductive woman he's ever known.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780515093551
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/28/1988
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 4.26(w) x 6.84(h) x 1.12(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Anne Rice was born in New Orleans in 1941, the second daughter in an Irish Catholic family. She is the author of many bestselling books. She is perhaps best known for her incredibly successful Vampire ChroniclesInterview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Dammed, The Tale of the Body Thief (published in Penguin) and Memnoch the Devil. Her other books include the Mayfair witches sequence The Witching Hour, Lasher (both published in Penguin) and Taltos; the novels Cry to Heaven, The Mummy or Ramses the Damned (both published in Penguin), The Servant of the Bones and, recently, Pandora, the first part of her New Tales of the Vampires series.

She lived for many years in San Francisco but has now moved back to her native New Orleans where she lives with her husband, poet and university professor Stan Rice, and their son.


Rancho Mirage, California

Date of Birth:

October 4, 1941

Place of Birth:

Rancho Mirage, California


B.A., San Francisco State University, 1964; M.A., 1971

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Praise for Belinda:

“An erotic landscape where the sensual delights are dark edged.”—The Village Voice

“Anne Rice is a fearless writer. Call her the It Girl of contemporary fiction. Whatever the venue, she’s never too squeamish to reach out and touch it.”—Rolling Stone
“Erotic…rich…a lusty contemporary novel.”—L.A. Herald Examiner
“Eloquent…lusty…a wry and richly textured diary of ‘forbidden love.’ A compelling blend of romance and mystery.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Easily one of the most natural storytellers on the modern scene…Belinda [is] certainly her most controversial to date.”—San Francisco Chronicle

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Belinda 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Aimee_Leon More than 1 year ago
This was one of the first erotica I have ever read. I'm so glad that I did. It is one of my favorite Anne Rice novel. She has used her excellent writing in this beautiful, thrilling erotic romance between Jeremy a 44 years old children author/ artist & Belinda 16 years old savvy girl. Which starts off hot & steamy, then comes it emotional roller coaster of problems, that keep you on your toes and the ending is sweet. The tension through out the story is extremely captivating. I must admit that Rice has used extreme intensity in Belinda. So I would recommend anyone to read it because anyone would love this great novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A very well-written book. It's captivating and enthralling. I loved the characters and I loved how Belinda took over Jeremy's character. My favorite thing about reading Ann Rice novels is the familiarity of New Orleans and how detailed she is with the city. I love New Orleans and know where many of the streets and sights that she writes about are. Anyhow, the only thing that disappointed me about this novel was the ending. To me it felt rushed and there was no longer the detail and emotion in the last couple of chapters that was in the entire novel. Aside from that I felt it was a great novel!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this wonderful novel. It was beautifully written. I rate this book 2 thumbs up! Hell it should be made into a movie. As long if it sticks with the book. If you haven't read 'Belinda'yet. You should it excellent. I am so glad that my girl got me this book as a gift.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anne Rice has out done herself again in this very awesome novel. This has been my first erotica I've ever read. I am so glad that I enjoyed it very much. The story was so passionate, captivating & thrilling. I would recommend it to anyone to read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is another awesome book of erotica by Ann Rice. Her writing is believable and captivating. Unlike so much of the erotica that is out there, this book will not disappoint you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read everything that Anne Rice has ever published and I think this is one of her best. Extremely erotic, captivating and tantalizing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is definitely my favorite from Anne Rice. Actually, this is probably my favorite ...period!!! I could not put it down and I didn't want the book to end. I fell in love with the characters... Belinda, Jeremy, G.G., Susan, Alex, Blair, all of them! Rice did an excellent job with them all. I recommend this book to absolutely ANYONE!!! Well, anyone 16 or older.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel is very well written. It's the second book under the Anne Rampling name by Anne Rice. The book is very mysterious and full of tension. It's a real page-turner. You won't be able to put it down. I highly recommend it.
poetontheone on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book may at first glance look like standard genre fiction filling the shelves of airports and supermarkets: A fat tome with a catchy and provocative cover written by a pseudonymous author. With that, this book could easily be classified as genre fiction and it is, in a sense. It is a mystery novel, for as soon as Jeremy Walker lays eyes on the tempting and enigmatic Belinda, he is driven to find out who she is. Even after he knows her name and has her staying at his house, he has a desperate desire to uncover her identity. This is what drives the plot of the book. The story is also erotic. Belinda becomes Jeremy's physical and artistic obsession, and Rice illustrates this with feverish and sensual prose. However, it is unfair to simply dismiss Belinda as a genre work as many might do after the simple act of seeing the name of Anne Rice on the cover, an author indelibly linked to the vampire genre. For all the sensuality, eroticism, and mystery formula present in Belinda, the themes it tackles are quite literary. The relationship between artist and muse, the power of love, and ultimately the power and ability of art to transform people and transcend obstacles. A commendable novel from Rice that is every bit as good as her vampire tales and could probably appeal to a much wider audience if they gave it the chance. A film version would be phenomenal if done well.
EmScape on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I would say that Belinda was a modern-day Lolita, if I were pretentious enough to allege that I had read Lolita, which I have not. However, reading this made me wish that I had so that I could make the comparison in an educated manner. What I can say is that Rice begins describing a 44 year old man's relationship with a 16 year old girl from the man's perspective in such a way that it almost gives you the creeps, making you feel guilty and dirty just for reading about it, then as she fleshes out the characters, especially Belinda herself, you end up rooting for these two to work it out and be together forever. That's quite a feat. And, from what I've read about Lolita, this has a much more pleasant conclusion. Fans of Rice writing as Roquelaure will find this rather sedate, but fans of Rice writing as Rice will recognize the style and appreciate the amped up sensuality and artistry of the text. Fans of Rice, whichever nom de plume she chooses, like me, will just be entranced.
dbhutch on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, read in three days altough everything i had read bout this book said there was SM in it there was not. The whole story line was great ... if you have an open mind for other lifestyles. This book tells the taboo love story of Jermery Walker , a forty something writer/painter and Belinda a 16yr runaway with a hidden past ( not going to spoil it )
PigOfHappiness on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not as daring in the sexual escapades department as Exit to Eden, this book, written by Anne Rice under a pseudonym, explores the forbidden sexual relationship between child (teenager really) and adult. Rice's signature romantic writing style makes this an intriguing read. Appropriate for college aged and beyond.
linda-irvine on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of my all-time favorites. This is the book I ponder when feeling the lack of artistic inspiration. What a muse...
Omrythea on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This sultry novel chronicles the events of a middle aged artist/author who falls in love with a wild teenaged girl. Sensual and forbidden.
Jakabooboo More than 1 year ago
Please offer this as an ebook!!!
lilyML More than 1 year ago
Reading reviews from BN and Amazon I was led to believe that "Belinda" was an erotica book. Boy was I wrong! There was absolutely no eroticism in this book. I felt like the book was written by a nun. The book is also rather disturbing because it talks about a relationship between an over 40-year-old male with a barely 16-year-old female. Jeremy insisted on painting Belinda while she was wearing very childish nightgowns and then he would make love to her. It was kiddie porn without the visuals--thank goodness for that! Pure trash, don't waste your money
wtf_mica More than 1 year ago
i had a hard time reading this.
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