SEASON FOR SIN by Louis Lorraine

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A secluded resort where passions run wild…and anything goes.

It’s the early 1960s. A tormented couple desperate to escape their troubled pasts and to satisfy their carnal desires run off to a secluded, very exclusive, lake-front resort where clothing is optional.. the staff are experts at all the sensual pleasures, and savage lusts are stoked until they are raging infernos that devour reason, torch propriety, and incinerate the boundaries of human ecstasy. And, on top of that, there’s free parking and an all-you-can-eat buffet.

A pulp fiction classic, lost for nearly 60 years, by the author of Commuter Widow, The Cheating Game, Reckless Wives and The Split-Level Game among many other sizzling novels of suburban angst and physical yearning.

CIRCLE OF SIN by March Hastings

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To Sarine, sex was weapon, to be used whenever she wanted. 

Cabaret singer Sarine Duvall’s style and voice are sultry, sexy and magnetic…and it drives reasonable men wild with lust. That is Sarine’s power, and she knows how to wield it, using it to move to bigger and better New York clubs, and more attractive, possessive, and deadly men. No one wants her more than Paul, a married musician whose wife isn’t about to let him out of her matrimonial grip, and is willing to fight tooth and claw, lips and breasts, to keep him.  

A raw, sensual, classic of pulp fiction noir, back in print for the first time in over 60 years.

LUST FOR YOUTH by Warner Jackson

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A woman competes with her daughter in a tantalizing game of seduction. A sexy, pulp fiction classic, back in print for the first time in over 60 years!

Alice Ingram is a bartender and single mother who can’t seem to tame her sensual emotions, a persistent, burning craze for strong, physical release…without it, she is plagued by persistent headaches, anxiety and loneliness. Lately, she’s found solace and ecstasy in the arms and dusky body of much younger Eddie LaRose, a gambler evading the law. And who, the police warn her, might also be a thief and murderer. She lives with her daughter Freita, a recent Junior College grad and aspiring dancer, who suffers from the same, physical torments as her mother…and doesn’t know if she can wait until marriage to slake her erotic desire. She can’t. And she won’t…and soon she’s pitting herself against her mother for Eddie, who gladly beds both women, unaware that he’s making the riskiest bet of his life.

Also published as My Mother, The Madam in a double-edition, combined with March Hastings’ Design for Debauchery.

VINTAGE SLEAZE #1: 12 Forbidden Novels from the 50s and 60s

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TWELVE forbidden, racy novels from the 1950s and early 60s, out of print for decades, collected in one volume

These sexy, torrid paperbacks, with memorably racy and daring covers, were hot in the 1950s and 60s, despite often being banned, censored or labeled indecent. While there is plenty of sex in these books, it’s mostly mild by today’s standards, more turgid prose than turgid flesh. But many of these books were ground-breaking in their day, either by breaking taboos about same-sex or mixed race relationships, or by financing & launching the careers of exceptional writers who would later become famous under their real names.

The books included here, unedited and in their entirety, are:

By Flesh Alone by March Hastings
Carnival Girl by Max Gareth
Crack-Up by March Hastings
Kiss or Kill by John B. Thompson
Man Among Women by Randy Salem
Mimi by Lee Morell
Savage Surrender by March Hastings
Swamp Nymph by John Burton Thompson
The Bad Girls by Bud Clifton
The Fire That Burns by Mark Tryon
The Lustful Three by Tom Harland
Whip of Desire by March Hastings

Be sure to grab the other VINTAGE SLEAZE collections!

MAN AMONG WOMEN by Randy Salem

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How does a man win back a woman he’s lost to another woman? A lesbian pulp fiction classic, back in print for the first time in over sixty years. Declared “indecent” in 1961 by National Organization for Decent Literature

They called themselves the “fringe society.” Wealthy, attractive, smart, young women who fled to the Bahamas to pursue a different lifestyle. Were they tired of compromising with life? Were they seeking freedom? If so, freedom to do what?

Photojournalist Ralph Thayer, tired of New York and his fiance, heads to the Bahamas for a vacation…but instead meets Alison Adams, who introduces him to the forbidden secrets of her female circle…and finds himself fighting for her affections with another woman. Using all of his masculine charms, and he has many, he engages in an all out war with striking Maxine Carpenter for Alison’s heart and body. With savage fury, born of jealousy and envy, Maxine frantically lashes back.

Man Among Women accommodates the genre’s insistence on male voyeurism but resists the male power that traditionally accompanies it… The male protagonist is allowed to look at lesbians but always with painful consequences.” Yvonne Keller, American Quarterly

“Randy Salem has written another top-notch lesbian paperback. Surprisingly, the story line is male-oriented but despite this drawback, it is a superior paperback, full of well-drawn convincing lesbians.” Gene Damon, Ladder

“Randy Salem” was the pseudonyn for Pat Purdue, a major name in lesbian pulp fiction…and the longtime lover of Sally Singer, also a prolific author of lesbian pulp fiction under the pseudonum “March Hastings.” Salem’s other ground-breaking books include Chris, Tender Torment, The Unfortunate Flesh, The Soft Sin, and The Sex Between.

THE LUSTFUL THREE by Tom Harland

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Their morals were flimsy and weak…and when the barriers gave way, these three fiery women were plunged headlong into a swift undertow of sex, money and intrigue that drew them into one man’s bed. A pulp noir, romance classic, back in print after sixty years!

In this balmy cove a fishing fleet calls home, three woman are pros at catching men. And they all want Mike, for one reason or another. There’s Holly, a newlywed fleeing her drunken husband and the control of his rich father. Is she looking for escape in his arms? There’s Carla, a woman hired to seduce him…but doesn’t know by whom or why. And there’s Mig, an unhappily married waitress who wants to get out of town…and so much more. Finally, there’s brawny Mike, targeted by all three women…what drives them to risk everything to be in his arms? And what’s his secret…and what will happen when it is revealed?

LESBIAN PULP FICTION SUPERPACK: 12 Classic Novels

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Twelve bold, ground-breaking, long-lost and highly-collectible tales of paperback lesbian pulp fiction, out-of-print for over sixty years, now in one volume

Unnatural by Sloane Britain
The Third Theme by March Hastings
The Girls of the French Quarter by John Burton Thompson
Crack-Up by March Hastings
Mimi by Lee Morell
Veil of Torment by March Hastings
The Fire That Burns by Mark Tryon
The Demands of the Flesh by March Hastings
Twisted Love by Mark Tryon
The Outcasts by March Hastings
Obsessed by March Hastings
By Flesh Alone by March Hastings

UNNATURAL by Sloane Britain aka Sloan Britton

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A vivid novel of forbidden love, a lesbian pulp fiction classic, back-in-print after sixty long years

Allison loved Lydia. She loved her so much that sometimes she thought it was wrong. She felt that there must be something sinful about a love so strong it blotted out everything else. Lydia was Allison’s whole life… until one night, when she went to a wild, bohemian party and met Cal Staton. He certainly seemed interested… and everyone was always telling her to settle down… but Cal Staton was a man, and men had hurt her so much. Perhaps she would be better off staying with Lydia, who turned the world away when she took her in her arms. Lydia, who could make her melt with a glance… and climb to the peaks of ecstasy with just a caress…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sloane Britain aka Sloan Britton was the pseudonym of Elaine Williams, aka Elaine H. Cumming (1932-1963), who was an editor at Midwood-Tower and a ground-breaking author of lesbian pulp fiction. She was killed in a car accident in Red Hook, NY on December 23, 1963, after attending a party. She left behind behind a husband and four children.

LESBIAN PULP FICTION 3: Four Classic Novels

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Four lost, ground-breaking classics of lesbian pulp fiction, back in print for the first time in 60 years.

BY FLESH ALONE by March Hastings
This is the story of Lila, who has been married for some years…to a man who doesn’t seem to desire her. In frustration, and desperate for physical release, she leaves her husband, turning first to a woman who was once her lover. Her lesbian passions reawakened, she leaves her old lover and seeks new excitement, and a fullfilling relationship, with another woman, a bold, self-confident, moody painter. But to Lila’s surprise, despite her love and attraction to the passionate artist, she still feels a deep, emotional pull to her husband.

UNNATURAL by Sloane Britain
Allison loved Lydia. She loved her so much that sometimes she thought it was wrong. She felt that there must be something sinful about a love so strong it blotted out everything else. Lydia was Allison’s whole life… until one night, when she went to a wild, bohemian party and met Cal Staton. He certainly seemed interested… and everyone was always telling her to settle down… but Cal Staton was a man, and men had hurt her so much. Perhaps she would be better off staying with Lydia, who turned the world away when she took her in her arms. Lydia, who could make her melt with a glance… and climb to the peaks of ecstasy with just a caress…

THE OUTCASTS by March Hastings
Two couples join for a weekend of escape from New York…a getaway that becomes a cauldron of boiling temptations that would ignite their long-buried desires and shatter their lives. It’s the story of Leigh Whitman, a rich, married woman who has everything a woman could desire…and yet aches to indulge her repressed, compulsive desires, aroused now by Jennie Dunbar…a emotionally-torn woman trapped in a decomposing marriage and who now finds herself yearning for a different kind of touch, a different kind of love…

OBSESSED by March Hastings
A woman with an insatiable desire for sex seeks help from a psychiatrist… telling him her emotional story, hoping to end her unquenchable lust, find her true self, and live a normal life. But is it too late?

“March Hastings was the pen name of Sally Singer. Her works focused on the world of wealthy people and their psycho-sexual troubles. Her plots are convincing, style confident, characters unapologetically passionate yet believable, and dialogues top notch.” The Book Haven For The Retro Reader

BY FLESH ALONE by March Hastings

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Lila’s husband could not satisfy her so she rejected him – not for another man, but for a woman. A lesbian pulp classic, back in print for the first time in sixty years!

This is the story of Lila, who has been married for some years…to a man who doesn’t seem to desire her. In frustration, and desperate for physical release, she leaves her husband, turning first to a woman who was once her lover. Her lesbian passions reawakened, she leaves her old lover and seeks new excitement, and a fullfilling relationship, with another woman, a bold, self-confident, moody painter. But to Lila’s surprise, despite her love and attraction to the passionate artist, she still feels a deep, emotional pull to her husband.

This is a story of one woman’s struggle to find happiness, love, and her true expression of her sexuality… written in a time when lesbian relationships were considered unnatural and perverse.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

“March Hastings,” at least initially, was one of the pseudonyms (along with Laura Duchamp, Viveca Ives, and Alden Stowe) of Sally M. Singer, a lesbian writer born in 1930s and reputedly the author of more than 130 novels, across many genres, in her lifetime. She is undoubtedly best-known for her string of ground-breaking, lesbian-themed, sexy pulp paperbacks in the 1950s and early 1960s, including Three Women, The Third Theme, Veil of Torment, and The Demands of the Flesh. She wrote many other sexy novels as Hastings, not all of them with a lesbian theme. However, by the late-60s/early 70s, the “March Hastings” pseudonym was co-opted by her publisher and became a house name for many different authors penning lurid paperbacks..