Hot new publishing trend

Anne here, bringing up a discussion we wenches had recently, about a hot new trend in publishing that's caught our attention.

It started with a discussion about whether readers were as demanding of hot sex in romance as publishers seem to think they are.
As one wench said: "Maybe, because there's very sexy bestsellers in Romance, editors are tempted to make everything sexy.  Maybe readers have come to expect this."

A second (very experienced) wench said: "But of course. How else is it done? (she asks in wide-eyed editor mode.) I do have a teeny bit of sympathy. The concept of one-off successes is very hard for them to take because they, like us, would love to find some logic in this chaotic "business.

"The whole thing is a lottery and books they love wither while ones they think schlock hit the big lists, so they learn quickly to try to tip the odds by following trends. It might help, and more importantly, they have an escape. "But I loved the book" can be translated as having warped judgement, but she'll do better with, "Fishermen romances are so hot now. Don't you remember Heavenly Haddock, Blissful Bream, and Carnal Cod?"

The wenches were well and truly hooked by this remarkable insight. "Heavenly Haddock, Blissful Bream, and Carnal Cod?" we all gasped. "Can this be true?"

Yes, indeed! Turns out hot fishermen are the latest trend in romance, folks. Who'd have thought it? Presumably it's part of the eco-renewal trend, the return to more nature-centric romances — fewer resource-wasteful billionaire heroes and dukes afraid to get their feet wet for fear of ruining their boots, and more of the salt-of-the-earth—or in this case, sea—heroes.

DevilFishAnd I'm happy to report that after some wenchly discussion, we've all agreed to come on board to support this exciting new trend — it's vital to be ahead of the game, you see.

Wench Jo Beverley was first to produce a story for this exciting new trend, with DevilFish — a RITA winner if ever I saw one.

HotHighlandHerring

Wench Susan has penned a tale called Hot Highland HerringWhen Lady Anna Bass stays at a mysterious Scottish castle for the summer, she encounters the estate's irresistibly handsome fish and gamekeeper, Hugh MacFeshie — who seems determined to lure the beautiful earl's daughter, body and soul, into the depths of the river, where secret treasure – and a dangerous legend — calls to both.

SeductiveSalmonWench Andrea pondered a story called The Blue-Blooded Bluefish but later renamed it The Seductive Salmon. Note the beautiful marine setting for the story. 

Wench Pat has, in her usual canny fashion, cleverly whipped out an electronic version of The Trouble With Trout and Catfish already.
Trout&Catfish

Mary Jo, who is way ahead of us all, having married a pisces and being a crab herself, initially toyed with a tale called The Elegant Eel (dabbling in erotica) but has settled on the more romantic Soul of My Sole.
Soul of my Sole

Nicola's Edwardian-set romances are, of course, ideal to be a leading part of this trend and to that end she's written The Last Hake in London. She also adds that she's a huge fan of that all time classic Lord of Flounders.
LastHakeInLondon

As for myself, as usual, I'm still dithering between possible titles, but I'm tempted to go simply for The AngelFish Bride, the latest in my "Brides of the Deep" series, about four young women, all dedicated pescatarians who discover love and romance among the trawlers and the docks.
Angelfish

Lastly wench Joanna, author of the wonderful book The Black Haddock, would like to point out that April Fool's Day in French is poisson d'avril — the fish of April. <g>BlackHaddock

On April 1, the French stick little paper fish on people, sort of like "kick me" signs. . .

So what about you? What fishy romances would you like to see published? Lord of Flounders? Pikes and Prejudice? Flounders From the Storm? Whiting, My Love? We'll give a prize to the best suggestion. 

155 thoughts on “Hot new publishing trend”

  1. Beyond Bass Strait; Moby Dick (I guess that’s an erotic novel!); Lady and the Trout; The Trouble with Flathead…lots of fun in fishy tales.
    Thanks for the giggles today!
    Susanne

  2. Beyond Bass Strait; Moby Dick (I guess that’s an erotic novel!); Lady and the Trout; The Trouble with Flathead…lots of fun in fishy tales.
    Thanks for the giggles today!
    Susanne

  3. Beyond Bass Strait; Moby Dick (I guess that’s an erotic novel!); Lady and the Trout; The Trouble with Flathead…lots of fun in fishy tales.
    Thanks for the giggles today!
    Susanne

  4. Beyond Bass Strait; Moby Dick (I guess that’s an erotic novel!); Lady and the Trout; The Trouble with Flathead…lots of fun in fishy tales.
    Thanks for the giggles today!
    Susanne

  5. Beyond Bass Strait; Moby Dick (I guess that’s an erotic novel!); Lady and the Trout; The Trouble with Flathead…lots of fun in fishy tales.
    Thanks for the giggles today!
    Susanne

  6. Oh I am so glad I was not drinking my morning coffee, or I would definitely need a new keyboard, having laughed so hard. This is fabulous!
    Hmm, how about “Sweet Savage Sturgeon” “Withering Gills” and “Fifty Tons of Gray Whale”

  7. Oh I am so glad I was not drinking my morning coffee, or I would definitely need a new keyboard, having laughed so hard. This is fabulous!
    Hmm, how about “Sweet Savage Sturgeon” “Withering Gills” and “Fifty Tons of Gray Whale”

  8. Oh I am so glad I was not drinking my morning coffee, or I would definitely need a new keyboard, having laughed so hard. This is fabulous!
    Hmm, how about “Sweet Savage Sturgeon” “Withering Gills” and “Fifty Tons of Gray Whale”

  9. Oh I am so glad I was not drinking my morning coffee, or I would definitely need a new keyboard, having laughed so hard. This is fabulous!
    Hmm, how about “Sweet Savage Sturgeon” “Withering Gills” and “Fifty Tons of Gray Whale”

  10. Oh I am so glad I was not drinking my morning coffee, or I would definitely need a new keyboard, having laughed so hard. This is fabulous!
    Hmm, how about “Sweet Savage Sturgeon” “Withering Gills” and “Fifty Tons of Gray Whale”

  11. Well played, Wenches. I’m hooked. This will net you a boatload of new anglers. Reel ’em in!

  12. Well played, Wenches. I’m hooked. This will net you a boatload of new anglers. Reel ’em in!

  13. Well played, Wenches. I’m hooked. This will net you a boatload of new anglers. Reel ’em in!

  14. Well played, Wenches. I’m hooked. This will net you a boatload of new anglers. Reel ’em in!

  15. Well played, Wenches. I’m hooked. This will net you a boatload of new anglers. Reel ’em in!

  16. Wonderful ladies, you have totally cheered me up on a freezing cold Welsh April 1st. How about “Whitebait, My Love” , “Cuttlefish Cove” and “The Last Herring”.

  17. Wonderful ladies, you have totally cheered me up on a freezing cold Welsh April 1st. How about “Whitebait, My Love” , “Cuttlefish Cove” and “The Last Herring”.

  18. Wonderful ladies, you have totally cheered me up on a freezing cold Welsh April 1st. How about “Whitebait, My Love” , “Cuttlefish Cove” and “The Last Herring”.

  19. Wonderful ladies, you have totally cheered me up on a freezing cold Welsh April 1st. How about “Whitebait, My Love” , “Cuttlefish Cove” and “The Last Herring”.

  20. Wonderful ladies, you have totally cheered me up on a freezing cold Welsh April 1st. How about “Whitebait, My Love” , “Cuttlefish Cove” and “The Last Herring”.

  21. Happy April Fools Day !!Laughing so much has actually warmed me up!I think the English weather is playing the biggest april fool – it is supposed to be spring!

  22. Happy April Fools Day !!Laughing so much has actually warmed me up!I think the English weather is playing the biggest april fool – it is supposed to be spring!

  23. Happy April Fools Day !!Laughing so much has actually warmed me up!I think the English weather is playing the biggest april fool – it is supposed to be spring!

  24. Happy April Fools Day !!Laughing so much has actually warmed me up!I think the English weather is playing the biggest april fool – it is supposed to be spring!

  25. Happy April Fools Day !!Laughing so much has actually warmed me up!I think the English weather is playing the biggest april fool – it is supposed to be spring!

  26. I almost went to Amazon to order them all!
    How about “Catfish Princess”.
    Umpteen years ago this is the day that I got out of the Navy.Always rember this day.

  27. I almost went to Amazon to order them all!
    How about “Catfish Princess”.
    Umpteen years ago this is the day that I got out of the Navy.Always rember this day.

  28. I almost went to Amazon to order them all!
    How about “Catfish Princess”.
    Umpteen years ago this is the day that I got out of the Navy.Always rember this day.

  29. I almost went to Amazon to order them all!
    How about “Catfish Princess”.
    Umpteen years ago this is the day that I got out of the Navy.Always rember this day.

  30. I almost went to Amazon to order them all!
    How about “Catfish Princess”.
    Umpteen years ago this is the day that I got out of the Navy.Always rember this day.

  31. Well it was funny, but the only thing I could think about was Hook’em and Never Let them Go or Grow, your choice. I still say the Publishers should let my FAVORITE authors write what they want. I have all their books so that’s the proof. LOL

  32. Well it was funny, but the only thing I could think about was Hook’em and Never Let them Go or Grow, your choice. I still say the Publishers should let my FAVORITE authors write what they want. I have all their books so that’s the proof. LOL

  33. Well it was funny, but the only thing I could think about was Hook’em and Never Let them Go or Grow, your choice. I still say the Publishers should let my FAVORITE authors write what they want. I have all their books so that’s the proof. LOL

  34. Well it was funny, but the only thing I could think about was Hook’em and Never Let them Go or Grow, your choice. I still say the Publishers should let my FAVORITE authors write what they want. I have all their books so that’s the proof. LOL

  35. Well it was funny, but the only thing I could think about was Hook’em and Never Let them Go or Grow, your choice. I still say the Publishers should let my FAVORITE authors write what they want. I have all their books so that’s the proof. LOL

  36. I’m chuckling here at all the clever titles — thanks so much for adding to the list.
    Louis, what a day to be released from the navy — did you half expect to be pulled back, with some giant naval officer booming, “April fool!”?
    Thrilled to see the author of the superb Flounders From the Storm joining in — she writes with such fin-esse and hooks me in every time. 😉

  37. I’m chuckling here at all the clever titles — thanks so much for adding to the list.
    Louis, what a day to be released from the navy — did you half expect to be pulled back, with some giant naval officer booming, “April fool!”?
    Thrilled to see the author of the superb Flounders From the Storm joining in — she writes with such fin-esse and hooks me in every time. 😉

  38. I’m chuckling here at all the clever titles — thanks so much for adding to the list.
    Louis, what a day to be released from the navy — did you half expect to be pulled back, with some giant naval officer booming, “April fool!”?
    Thrilled to see the author of the superb Flounders From the Storm joining in — she writes with such fin-esse and hooks me in every time. 😉

  39. I’m chuckling here at all the clever titles — thanks so much for adding to the list.
    Louis, what a day to be released from the navy — did you half expect to be pulled back, with some giant naval officer booming, “April fool!”?
    Thrilled to see the author of the superb Flounders From the Storm joining in — she writes with such fin-esse and hooks me in every time. 😉

  40. I’m chuckling here at all the clever titles — thanks so much for adding to the list.
    Louis, what a day to be released from the navy — did you half expect to be pulled back, with some giant naval officer booming, “April fool!”?
    Thrilled to see the author of the superb Flounders From the Storm joining in — she writes with such fin-esse and hooks me in every time. 😉

  41. I should add that this is more or less a group post — I put it together, but it started from a wenchly discussion and some of the titles listed are ones that the wenches themselves suggested/chose, and Susan even made up her own back cover blurb. I just pulled it together as a post and made up the covers.

  42. I should add that this is more or less a group post — I put it together, but it started from a wenchly discussion and some of the titles listed are ones that the wenches themselves suggested/chose, and Susan even made up her own back cover blurb. I just pulled it together as a post and made up the covers.

  43. I should add that this is more or less a group post — I put it together, but it started from a wenchly discussion and some of the titles listed are ones that the wenches themselves suggested/chose, and Susan even made up her own back cover blurb. I just pulled it together as a post and made up the covers.

  44. I should add that this is more or less a group post — I put it together, but it started from a wenchly discussion and some of the titles listed are ones that the wenches themselves suggested/chose, and Susan even made up her own back cover blurb. I just pulled it together as a post and made up the covers.

  45. I should add that this is more or less a group post — I put it together, but it started from a wenchly discussion and some of the titles listed are ones that the wenches themselves suggested/chose, and Susan even made up her own back cover blurb. I just pulled it together as a post and made up the covers.

  46. I had to laugh at this, because I just submitted my 3rd John Pickett mystery to Five Star, and it features one scene with…drumroll, please!…John Pickett getting seasick on a fishing boat!

  47. I had to laugh at this, because I just submitted my 3rd John Pickett mystery to Five Star, and it features one scene with…drumroll, please!…John Pickett getting seasick on a fishing boat!

  48. I had to laugh at this, because I just submitted my 3rd John Pickett mystery to Five Star, and it features one scene with…drumroll, please!…John Pickett getting seasick on a fishing boat!

  49. I had to laugh at this, because I just submitted my 3rd John Pickett mystery to Five Star, and it features one scene with…drumroll, please!…John Pickett getting seasick on a fishing boat!

  50. I had to laugh at this, because I just submitted my 3rd John Pickett mystery to Five Star, and it features one scene with…drumroll, please!…John Pickett getting seasick on a fishing boat!

  51. Having read Bronwen Evans, I would hope there would be a forthcoming book on “An Invitation to Fish”!

  52. Having read Bronwen Evans, I would hope there would be a forthcoming book on “An Invitation to Fish”!

  53. Having read Bronwen Evans, I would hope there would be a forthcoming book on “An Invitation to Fish”!

  54. Having read Bronwen Evans, I would hope there would be a forthcoming book on “An Invitation to Fish”!

  55. Having read Bronwen Evans, I would hope there would be a forthcoming book on “An Invitation to Fish”!

  56. I love this post! Totally got me. I would totally read a fisherman romance too. oh Well!
    The Cod Conspiracy as opposed to The Cocoa Conspiracy? I guess I’ll take the chocolate.
    Happy April Fools!

  57. I love this post! Totally got me. I would totally read a fisherman romance too. oh Well!
    The Cod Conspiracy as opposed to The Cocoa Conspiracy? I guess I’ll take the chocolate.
    Happy April Fools!

  58. I love this post! Totally got me. I would totally read a fisherman romance too. oh Well!
    The Cod Conspiracy as opposed to The Cocoa Conspiracy? I guess I’ll take the chocolate.
    Happy April Fools!

  59. I love this post! Totally got me. I would totally read a fisherman romance too. oh Well!
    The Cod Conspiracy as opposed to The Cocoa Conspiracy? I guess I’ll take the chocolate.
    Happy April Fools!

  60. I love this post! Totally got me. I would totally read a fisherman romance too. oh Well!
    The Cod Conspiracy as opposed to The Cocoa Conspiracy? I guess I’ll take the chocolate.
    Happy April Fools!

  61. Downton Angling-The lure of Lady Mary has never seemed so deadly. With two men in her wake, can she hope to land herself another catch?
    Great fun! I’m a day late, so happy April Not Fool’s Day.

  62. Downton Angling-The lure of Lady Mary has never seemed so deadly. With two men in her wake, can she hope to land herself another catch?
    Great fun! I’m a day late, so happy April Not Fool’s Day.

  63. Downton Angling-The lure of Lady Mary has never seemed so deadly. With two men in her wake, can she hope to land herself another catch?
    Great fun! I’m a day late, so happy April Not Fool’s Day.

  64. Downton Angling-The lure of Lady Mary has never seemed so deadly. With two men in her wake, can she hope to land herself another catch?
    Great fun! I’m a day late, so happy April Not Fool’s Day.

  65. Downton Angling-The lure of Lady Mary has never seemed so deadly. With two men in her wake, can she hope to land herself another catch?
    Great fun! I’m a day late, so happy April Not Fool’s Day.

  66. I’m tempted to poach some of your ideas but I’m afraid you’ll hake me for it. How about “Little Rudd Riding Hood”, “Nine roaches waiting” by Mary Stewart(that’s not cockroaches, for those of you in the US) or “Beaumullet”, “Devil’s Chubb”, “The Talisman Ling” and “Bath Angle” by Georgette Heyer?

  67. I’m tempted to poach some of your ideas but I’m afraid you’ll hake me for it. How about “Little Rudd Riding Hood”, “Nine roaches waiting” by Mary Stewart(that’s not cockroaches, for those of you in the US) or “Beaumullet”, “Devil’s Chubb”, “The Talisman Ling” and “Bath Angle” by Georgette Heyer?

  68. I’m tempted to poach some of your ideas but I’m afraid you’ll hake me for it. How about “Little Rudd Riding Hood”, “Nine roaches waiting” by Mary Stewart(that’s not cockroaches, for those of you in the US) or “Beaumullet”, “Devil’s Chubb”, “The Talisman Ling” and “Bath Angle” by Georgette Heyer?

  69. I’m tempted to poach some of your ideas but I’m afraid you’ll hake me for it. How about “Little Rudd Riding Hood”, “Nine roaches waiting” by Mary Stewart(that’s not cockroaches, for those of you in the US) or “Beaumullet”, “Devil’s Chubb”, “The Talisman Ling” and “Bath Angle” by Georgette Heyer?

  70. I’m tempted to poach some of your ideas but I’m afraid you’ll hake me for it. How about “Little Rudd Riding Hood”, “Nine roaches waiting” by Mary Stewart(that’s not cockroaches, for those of you in the US) or “Beaumullet”, “Devil’s Chubb”, “The Talisman Ling” and “Bath Angle” by Georgette Heyer?

  71. **Downton Angling-The lure of Lady Mary has never seemed so deadly. With two men in her wake, can she hope to land herself another catch?**
    ROFL, Maggie!
    Mary Jo

  72. **Downton Angling-The lure of Lady Mary has never seemed so deadly. With two men in her wake, can she hope to land herself another catch?**
    ROFL, Maggie!
    Mary Jo

  73. **Downton Angling-The lure of Lady Mary has never seemed so deadly. With two men in her wake, can she hope to land herself another catch?**
    ROFL, Maggie!
    Mary Jo

  74. **Downton Angling-The lure of Lady Mary has never seemed so deadly. With two men in her wake, can she hope to land herself another catch?**
    ROFL, Maggie!
    Mary Jo

  75. **Downton Angling-The lure of Lady Mary has never seemed so deadly. With two men in her wake, can she hope to land herself another catch?**
    ROFL, Maggie!
    Mary Jo

  76. (Late, I know, but this post definitely made me laugh.)
    Well, here in Hawaii we have the “Āholehole” (aka the Hawaiian flagtail, and actually pronounced ah-hoe-lay-hoe-lay, but why should I let mundane things like proper pronunciation stop me?), which sounds ripe for some sort of HP title. If those titles ever told the truth about the heroes’ personalities, anyway. The Āholehole Greek Billionaire’s Pregnant Virgin Mistress. Āholehole Tycoon, Convenient Whitefish.
    How about a favorite naval romance by Carla Kelly, The Sturgeon’s Ladyfish? Or Mary Balogh’s Slightly DangerFish? The Wolffish and the Dolphin?
    Or how about Angelfish and the Hake:
    “Don’t be such a gudgeon,” Lady Pickerel had always advised her. And it was advice that Angelfish Trout had planned to follow with her engagement to so-very-proper Mr. Jack Smelt.
    But when she meets her devilfish new neighbor, Marlin, Lord Perch, she can’t seem to stop herself from acting like a goosefish. She knows she should stay far away- rumors swim about town that he’s a terrible hake- but despite Lady Pickering’s wrasse, Angelfish can’t seem to keep away from his cod-piece…

  77. (Late, I know, but this post definitely made me laugh.)
    Well, here in Hawaii we have the “Āholehole” (aka the Hawaiian flagtail, and actually pronounced ah-hoe-lay-hoe-lay, but why should I let mundane things like proper pronunciation stop me?), which sounds ripe for some sort of HP title. If those titles ever told the truth about the heroes’ personalities, anyway. The Āholehole Greek Billionaire’s Pregnant Virgin Mistress. Āholehole Tycoon, Convenient Whitefish.
    How about a favorite naval romance by Carla Kelly, The Sturgeon’s Ladyfish? Or Mary Balogh’s Slightly DangerFish? The Wolffish and the Dolphin?
    Or how about Angelfish and the Hake:
    “Don’t be such a gudgeon,” Lady Pickerel had always advised her. And it was advice that Angelfish Trout had planned to follow with her engagement to so-very-proper Mr. Jack Smelt.
    But when she meets her devilfish new neighbor, Marlin, Lord Perch, she can’t seem to stop herself from acting like a goosefish. She knows she should stay far away- rumors swim about town that he’s a terrible hake- but despite Lady Pickering’s wrasse, Angelfish can’t seem to keep away from his cod-piece…

  78. (Late, I know, but this post definitely made me laugh.)
    Well, here in Hawaii we have the “Āholehole” (aka the Hawaiian flagtail, and actually pronounced ah-hoe-lay-hoe-lay, but why should I let mundane things like proper pronunciation stop me?), which sounds ripe for some sort of HP title. If those titles ever told the truth about the heroes’ personalities, anyway. The Āholehole Greek Billionaire’s Pregnant Virgin Mistress. Āholehole Tycoon, Convenient Whitefish.
    How about a favorite naval romance by Carla Kelly, The Sturgeon’s Ladyfish? Or Mary Balogh’s Slightly DangerFish? The Wolffish and the Dolphin?
    Or how about Angelfish and the Hake:
    “Don’t be such a gudgeon,” Lady Pickerel had always advised her. And it was advice that Angelfish Trout had planned to follow with her engagement to so-very-proper Mr. Jack Smelt.
    But when she meets her devilfish new neighbor, Marlin, Lord Perch, she can’t seem to stop herself from acting like a goosefish. She knows she should stay far away- rumors swim about town that he’s a terrible hake- but despite Lady Pickering’s wrasse, Angelfish can’t seem to keep away from his cod-piece…

  79. (Late, I know, but this post definitely made me laugh.)
    Well, here in Hawaii we have the “Āholehole” (aka the Hawaiian flagtail, and actually pronounced ah-hoe-lay-hoe-lay, but why should I let mundane things like proper pronunciation stop me?), which sounds ripe for some sort of HP title. If those titles ever told the truth about the heroes’ personalities, anyway. The Āholehole Greek Billionaire’s Pregnant Virgin Mistress. Āholehole Tycoon, Convenient Whitefish.
    How about a favorite naval romance by Carla Kelly, The Sturgeon’s Ladyfish? Or Mary Balogh’s Slightly DangerFish? The Wolffish and the Dolphin?
    Or how about Angelfish and the Hake:
    “Don’t be such a gudgeon,” Lady Pickerel had always advised her. And it was advice that Angelfish Trout had planned to follow with her engagement to so-very-proper Mr. Jack Smelt.
    But when she meets her devilfish new neighbor, Marlin, Lord Perch, she can’t seem to stop herself from acting like a goosefish. She knows she should stay far away- rumors swim about town that he’s a terrible hake- but despite Lady Pickering’s wrasse, Angelfish can’t seem to keep away from his cod-piece…

  80. (Late, I know, but this post definitely made me laugh.)
    Well, here in Hawaii we have the “Āholehole” (aka the Hawaiian flagtail, and actually pronounced ah-hoe-lay-hoe-lay, but why should I let mundane things like proper pronunciation stop me?), which sounds ripe for some sort of HP title. If those titles ever told the truth about the heroes’ personalities, anyway. The Āholehole Greek Billionaire’s Pregnant Virgin Mistress. Āholehole Tycoon, Convenient Whitefish.
    How about a favorite naval romance by Carla Kelly, The Sturgeon’s Ladyfish? Or Mary Balogh’s Slightly DangerFish? The Wolffish and the Dolphin?
    Or how about Angelfish and the Hake:
    “Don’t be such a gudgeon,” Lady Pickerel had always advised her. And it was advice that Angelfish Trout had planned to follow with her engagement to so-very-proper Mr. Jack Smelt.
    But when she meets her devilfish new neighbor, Marlin, Lord Perch, she can’t seem to stop herself from acting like a goosefish. She knows she should stay far away- rumors swim about town that he’s a terrible hake- but despite Lady Pickering’s wrasse, Angelfish can’t seem to keep away from his cod-piece…

  81. Just wanted to point out beyond the ideas of a group going on a fishing trip, being invited to a weathly estate to fish in the pond & streams, a heroine of these stories will shine in her talents for cooking & serving up the fish in an amazing way. Most men couldn’t resist seeing fresh caught fish, they caught themselves, presented to them in gourmet fashion. Fish stew was popular during the Regency period. Can’t help myself – my uncle owned a farm with a huge pond. I fished little blue gill fish & prepared for the “house cat” my Aunt’s noisey & dominant Siamese who made quick work of the fresh caught fish meal. At the seashore my father taught me to fish off the jetty. We, including my uncle & cousins, caught sea bass, cleaned them, then cooked for father, mother, uncles to eat. This became a summer ritual for years.

  82. Just wanted to point out beyond the ideas of a group going on a fishing trip, being invited to a weathly estate to fish in the pond & streams, a heroine of these stories will shine in her talents for cooking & serving up the fish in an amazing way. Most men couldn’t resist seeing fresh caught fish, they caught themselves, presented to them in gourmet fashion. Fish stew was popular during the Regency period. Can’t help myself – my uncle owned a farm with a huge pond. I fished little blue gill fish & prepared for the “house cat” my Aunt’s noisey & dominant Siamese who made quick work of the fresh caught fish meal. At the seashore my father taught me to fish off the jetty. We, including my uncle & cousins, caught sea bass, cleaned them, then cooked for father, mother, uncles to eat. This became a summer ritual for years.

  83. Just wanted to point out beyond the ideas of a group going on a fishing trip, being invited to a weathly estate to fish in the pond & streams, a heroine of these stories will shine in her talents for cooking & serving up the fish in an amazing way. Most men couldn’t resist seeing fresh caught fish, they caught themselves, presented to them in gourmet fashion. Fish stew was popular during the Regency period. Can’t help myself – my uncle owned a farm with a huge pond. I fished little blue gill fish & prepared for the “house cat” my Aunt’s noisey & dominant Siamese who made quick work of the fresh caught fish meal. At the seashore my father taught me to fish off the jetty. We, including my uncle & cousins, caught sea bass, cleaned them, then cooked for father, mother, uncles to eat. This became a summer ritual for years.

  84. Just wanted to point out beyond the ideas of a group going on a fishing trip, being invited to a weathly estate to fish in the pond & streams, a heroine of these stories will shine in her talents for cooking & serving up the fish in an amazing way. Most men couldn’t resist seeing fresh caught fish, they caught themselves, presented to them in gourmet fashion. Fish stew was popular during the Regency period. Can’t help myself – my uncle owned a farm with a huge pond. I fished little blue gill fish & prepared for the “house cat” my Aunt’s noisey & dominant Siamese who made quick work of the fresh caught fish meal. At the seashore my father taught me to fish off the jetty. We, including my uncle & cousins, caught sea bass, cleaned them, then cooked for father, mother, uncles to eat. This became a summer ritual for years.

  85. Just wanted to point out beyond the ideas of a group going on a fishing trip, being invited to a weathly estate to fish in the pond & streams, a heroine of these stories will shine in her talents for cooking & serving up the fish in an amazing way. Most men couldn’t resist seeing fresh caught fish, they caught themselves, presented to them in gourmet fashion. Fish stew was popular during the Regency period. Can’t help myself – my uncle owned a farm with a huge pond. I fished little blue gill fish & prepared for the “house cat” my Aunt’s noisey & dominant Siamese who made quick work of the fresh caught fish meal. At the seashore my father taught me to fish off the jetty. We, including my uncle & cousins, caught sea bass, cleaned them, then cooked for father, mother, uncles to eat. This became a summer ritual for years.

  86. In Regency romance how about those ladies participating in the Marriage Mart wear a fish in her décollage. The smaller the fish nestled between her breasts the smaller the dowry. As for the men they can wear theirs in their pants.
    That Lord looks to be the size of a minnow, a measly 100 pounds a year. Oh Lud! Look at Lord Poisson! Is that a haddock in his pants? Easily 20,000 pounds a year and fertile, too!

  87. In Regency romance how about those ladies participating in the Marriage Mart wear a fish in her décollage. The smaller the fish nestled between her breasts the smaller the dowry. As for the men they can wear theirs in their pants.
    That Lord looks to be the size of a minnow, a measly 100 pounds a year. Oh Lud! Look at Lord Poisson! Is that a haddock in his pants? Easily 20,000 pounds a year and fertile, too!

  88. In Regency romance how about those ladies participating in the Marriage Mart wear a fish in her décollage. The smaller the fish nestled between her breasts the smaller the dowry. As for the men they can wear theirs in their pants.
    That Lord looks to be the size of a minnow, a measly 100 pounds a year. Oh Lud! Look at Lord Poisson! Is that a haddock in his pants? Easily 20,000 pounds a year and fertile, too!

  89. In Regency romance how about those ladies participating in the Marriage Mart wear a fish in her décollage. The smaller the fish nestled between her breasts the smaller the dowry. As for the men they can wear theirs in their pants.
    That Lord looks to be the size of a minnow, a measly 100 pounds a year. Oh Lud! Look at Lord Poisson! Is that a haddock in his pants? Easily 20,000 pounds a year and fertile, too!

  90. In Regency romance how about those ladies participating in the Marriage Mart wear a fish in her décollage. The smaller the fish nestled between her breasts the smaller the dowry. As for the men they can wear theirs in their pants.
    That Lord looks to be the size of a minnow, a measly 100 pounds a year. Oh Lud! Look at Lord Poisson! Is that a haddock in his pants? Easily 20,000 pounds a year and fertile, too!

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