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  • Vida from The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966 by Richard Brautigan.
  • Agent to the Stars: Tea Reader is a semi-popular singer, represented by Tom, and it's said that nearly half of the revenue from her albums comes from teenage boys buying them just for the cover picture of her doing a Sexy Surfacing Shot out of a pool.
  • Candy Christian from Candy by Terry Southern.
  • Eko from David Klass's The Caretaker Trilogy, most notably Firestorm.
  • Both Amelia and Vanity from John C. Wright's Chronicles of Chaos, Amelia reluctantly, Vanity enthusiastically.
  • Bêlit from Conan the Barbarian is described as formed like a goddess, both lithe and voluptuous at once, and she performs a Mating Dance in front of Conan, which leads to them having sex right there in front of her crew no less.
  • Lana Lee and Darlene from A Confederacy of Dunces.
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  • The Dresden Files has quite a few, usually of the "supernaturally beautiful" kind, such as Lara Raith, and Queen Mab. There's also his eventual apprentice Molly Carpenter, who grows into someone 'built like a brickhouse' or like a Valkyrie, curves and all. Part of the reason for this is that the POV is Harry Dresden himself and he's got a pretty awful track record for keeping his head around women. The focus on how attractive all the women around him are goes down noticeably during the books where he's in a relationship, and short stories from other characters perspectives mostly avoid all the Male Gaze usually going on in the main series.
  • The Elenium has Elysoun, who plays this trope straight and for laughs too. Due to belonging to a free-love culture, she has no nudity taboo and tends to wanders around practically naked, which causes some amusing moments like in a banquet where all other guests can't take their eyes off her. She also hits on some knights a lot, but her husband has no issue with her offering herself to other men on the bed.
  • In Harry Potter there are some instances of this trope, despite a female and vocally feminist author. Of course the main characters are teenagers in most of the books so both characters changing in appearance and finding one another attractive throughout the series should be expected.
    • Fleur Delacour is descended from a Veela who are siren like creatures with an Living Aphrodisiac effect that attract man and women alike. As a result she is not just very pretty, but is magically, unnaturally beautiful and appealing to pretty much every male student who sees her.
    • Hermione Granger isn't described as particularly attractive in the early books, but from the fourth book on, particularly after going Cinderella for the Yue Ball, other characters notice her significantly more. Harry even states she carries herself differently at the Ball, though he muses this may be due to the armload of books she usually carries under her arm.
    • Ginny Wealsey is often considered this from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince forward, with many students commenting on her looks, although it's not actual a major component of the books. She grows out of her shyness while still keeping her crush on Harry as the books go on, and Ron gets hypocritically angry with her for having multiple boyfriends, despite only two ever being mentioned and this really just overprotective big brother behavior. One of the only major Fanservice moments she has comes in Deathly Hallows:
    Aunty Muriel: But I must say Ginevra's dress is far too low cut.
    Ginny glanced around grinning winked at Harry and then quickly faced the front again.
  • The Hunger Games: In-Universe, this is Glimmer's entire gimmick for getting sponsors. There is a bit of Fridge Horror to this. Given what happens to the more attractive victors of the Hunger Games, and that Glimmer's prep team and mentor probably knew this, any of her sponsors could have an ulterior motive for helping Glimmer win the games.
  • Amy Sedaris' book I Like You: Hospitality Under The Influence; admit it, you bought it for the pictures.
  • Any female character Robert A. Heinlein ever wrote is the embodiment of this trope. In I Will Fear No Evil, he even creates a future fashion trend that involves high heels, translucent skirts, body paint, and nothing else.
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs's John Carter of Mars has Dejah Thoris, and any red-skinned Barsoomian woman who wear jewelry and not much else, and it usually doesn't conceal anything. In general, the Barsoomians of most races, male or female, wear the bare minimum of clothing necessary to hang weapons, tools, or ornaments from, and not a stitch more. The exceptions are the Therns (who at least sometimes wear ceremonial robes) and the Okar (who bundle up with heavy furs when traveling in their arctic domain, though they tend to strip down like everyone else when inside their climate-controlled cities). Basically, it's a whole planet of fanservice.
  • Jurassic Park: Dr. Ellie Sattler is frequently decked out in short cut-offs and midriff-bearing tops. Lampshaded when Gennaro offers to stay with Ellie and Harding when they stop to investigate the sick Stegosaurus on the tour.
    Malcolm: Why would our dear lawyer stay behind?
    Grant: Probably because of Dr. Sattler.
    Malcolm: Hmm. The shorts, you think?
    Grant: It's happened before.
  • The Kingkiller Chronicle: Fela has a Hot Librarian look and various characters comment on her curvaceous figure and buxom chest. In The Name of the Wind Kvothe also discovers she Sleeps in the Nude when he calls upon her in her dorm room late one night, only for her to drowsily answers the door while holding a Modesty Bedsheet that's barely covering her. He struggles with the urge to gawk openly.
  • Mercy Thompson, has the titular protagonist herself. Granted, the covers may exaggerate her appearance a bit and she (and only herself) denies that she's beautiful; it's clear she fits this. She is frequently naked due to Shapeshifting Excludes Clothing and is often stripping off her clothes numerous times. It helps that she's fine being naked, as long as the people around her don't get the wrong idea. Mercy was even considered the pack's eye candy by a television crew trying to film her in Silver Bourne.
  • A Song of Ice and Fire has Cersei Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen and Arianne Martell who are all remarkedly beautiful women with numerous sex scenes and have their bodies and nudity described in great detail. Seriously, George, were all those sex scenes really necessary to the plot?
  • Brett Ashley from Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. Aside from being based on an actual lover of the writer's, she is described as having "curves like a racing yacht." Yow. Sail, ho!
  • Time Scout: Margo loves tight clothes, has large breasts, and there are a couple of scattered moments that accentuate her sexiness with either comments or inner monologue from other people.
  • Trapped on Draconica: Zarracka's first outfit is a low-cut dress. Her second is a Chainmail Bikini. This lampshaded by many people:
    • Herself in the Eastern Alliance Arc where she notes that Taurok is the only man who doesn't want her to take her dress off due to the desert heat.
    • Gothon in the final arc, who says that his empire is 'not a cat house'.
    • Ben in the bonus art with a picture of Zarracka in said low-cut dress.
  • Several Aielwomen have filled this role on occasion in The Wheel of Time, from Aviendha messing with Rand by undressing in front of him at every opportunity to Sevanna habitually wearing her blouse undone enough that it would qualify her for Absolute Cleavage if she wore fewer necklaces.
  • Zero Sight: Rei Acerba Bathory is a Proud Beauty with Raven Hair, Ivory Skin that doesn't wear bras and is frequently out her clothes, without any regard for modesty, enjoying doing scandalous things such as going Skinny Dipping at the academy pool. Dieter experiences this side of her shortly after their meeting her and Fainting after a bloody fight; he wakes up to find himself in a shower, with Rei casually showering in a stall right beside him, having finished undressing and washing him herself. His mind short circuits between staring at her bare back and worrying about the fact she likely just gave him a sponge bath.


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