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Date Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 09:25:26am
Author: Nell
Subject: I "read" a Christine Dodd (r)
In reply to: Genevieve 's message, "Heh. I have a trashy novel *right here* that uses that word..(r)" on Wednesday, January 25, 07:53:58am

on the plane this past weekend -

"slumberous aquamarine eyes" within the first five pages.

An eager, sensual virgin who seems to know exactly how to proceed.

A virgin described in the same paragraph as having "delicious curves" and as "nymph-like."

I'm sorry - but, unless she has an anime-like unstable form, she can't have both..... can she?

It also had a heroine who asked for a "job" in 1848, but a hero who is apparently unable to think the word *pregnant.* All the expectant women are thought of as 'increasing.' I've read a fair amount of fiction actually published in the 1840s and even earlier - and never seen this particular euphamism before.

I had no idea what the hell s/he meant the first time the phrase showed up.

It is no wonder that fanfic is full of the same purple prose.

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