"Open to any page in the book except the first or the last," she'd say proudly, indicating that one could find what one sought in this genre on almost any page, precluding the annoyance of having to either read or flip through a number of pages to get to the, uh, goods.
"That's really hardcore," commented one young guy who'd taken the challenge and flipped to the center of the book.
Still the author had a way of pitching her hardcore erotica that made it sound excellent and downright wholesome - which, for all I know, maybe it was, though I can't really say as I declined her repeated friendly offers to open to any page, any page except the first or the last. As I explained to her, I like my salsa mild.
In truth the people, men and women, who were buying the book looked wholesome enough. One young woman who came in with her husband and four small children bought a copy of Determined and a couple of Christian books, too.
Turned out the best-sellers of the day were the Christian novels and the Christian children's books. And the porn.