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In this time travel romance, Selene, thin, surgically altered for beauty, permed and tanned has a voodoo curse placed on her where she travels back in time to the Old South, New Orleans. First mistaken as a slave, she convinces a man that she is not black and needs his help. He is not attracted to her at first, too skinny, too tan not of the Old South idea of beauty etc.. he decides to hire her as his son's governess. Romance develops between the two, with lots of lustful thoughts exchanged between the two. This book is full of humor and quick witty repartee. A fun read.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes Difficult/unusual lover?    -   Yes How difficult?    -   Beauty and the beast Love Triangles/Polygons    -   Yes What kind:    -   one man-two women If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her    -   they alternate Time Travel    -   Yes Type of time travel    -   present to past

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   farmer Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confused    -   confident    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   blissful    -   mature    -   sensitive    -   scared    -   guilty Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   model Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   confident    -   a better lover    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   blissful    -   mature    -   scared Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, dangerous (like New York)    -   New Orleans Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   90%    -   nearly 100% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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