Title: Waterfront Blonde
Author: Gordon Semple
Cover artist: Fracé (!?) (see signature just left of Beacon icon)
Yours for: $12
Best things about this cover:
- She was everything shirtless Carrot Top wanted … the body of a goddess, the eyes of an old-school extra-terrestrial, the smoking habit of a young Selma Diamond …
- I thought the "Bawd" was the go-between / pimp. Yes, "a woman in charge of a brothel." So she's … half in charge of a brothel?
- Love the bikini—appropriate attire, as the room appears to be underwater.
- I like how the cover copy reads like poetry/verse. Speaking of …
Best things about this back cover:
- Epic Sleaze Acrostic!
- Seriously, someone worked long and hard on this. OK, maybe not "long," but … someone *worked* on this, is what I'm saying.
- Best word in the whole poem: "practically" (line 4)
- Mmm, "velvety charms." They're magically delicious! (I assume)
She chuckled, gave his hair a rumpling, then went to the door and saw a pocket-size Venus attired in a nautical costume that did full justice to her hips and formidable bosom. The Venus flashed an insouciant smile. "Mrs. Marsh, no doubt?"
They don't call Gordon Semple "The Faulkner of Sleaze" for nothing. Actually, they don't call him that at all, but they should.
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