SAVAGE SURRENDER by March Hastings

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The story of a man and two women, each caught in a web of total passion . . . each forced to make a savage surrender.

Eve had everything a man could ask for . . . and a man didn’t have to ask twice. Brad, her husband, learned about this side of Eve the hard way.

Robin was different. When she lifted her arms for Chuck and whispered, “Be gentle, darling,” he knew she had not given herself often. He sensed in her body a trusting innocence that made him rein in his passions until her’s grew to a peak of savage surrender.

A pulp fiction classic, back in print for the first time in over sixty years.

“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.

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 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

THE THIRD THEME by March Hastings

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Rediscover this sizzling, emotionally powerful, lesbian pulp classic, scandalous in its day, back in print for the first time in nearly sixty years

Sharon Porter is a single, Manhattan book editor in the midst of a turbulent affair with her boss. But at a writer’s party, Sharon meets Leda, a married woman who is fighting her true, sexual nature. They immediately feel a powerful attraction, one that can’t be denied. It’s tormented bliss. But then Leda’s husband discovers their affair. So they run off to Sharon’s home town, desperate to experience their passionate moment in time, to explore the possibility of a different kind of life, before the world falls down on them for indulging their forbidden desires…

“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 (one of them being prolific pulp author Len Levinson, whose first novel Private Sessions was released her name), diluting and confusing her early legacy as an influential author of lesbian pulp and straight erotic fiction.

VEIL OF TORMENT by March Hastings

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This lesbian pulp classic was banned, deemed “unmailable” by the U.S. Postal Services, in 1960 and rated “indecent” in the U.S.A and Canada by the National Organization for Decent Literature. Now back in print for the first time in over sixty years.

Her blood raced, her body pulsed, her desire was a thing of madness.

There’s the Ivy Sherwood the public knew: the actress, the glamorous, beautiful darling of the stage, living a storybook life of champagne and roses with her glittering future ahead of her.

And then there’s Ivy off-stage, away from family and friends, prowling the streets, hardly recognizeable without make-up, her eyes shining with tension and craving, picking up any stranger, going into any dingy bedroom.

She’s running furiously through her days, seeking escape, needing release, fighting the passionate demon which lives inside her, torturing her, wildly demanding more liquor, more men, more women, anything to sate her uncontrollable sexual desire.

Also published as The Sherwood Scandal

“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 (one of them being prolific pulp author Len Levinson, whose first novel Private Sessions was released under her name), diluting and confusing her early legacy as an influential author of lesbian pulp and straight erotic fiction.

JUDGE NOT MY SINS by Stuart James

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The provocative story of a fierce, destructive affair… of a man who longs to love without restraint, to give up his wife and children to plunge himself into a consuming passion that threatens his world… and of a woman who is driven by desire, and tormented by the horrible knowledge that her voracious hungers will destroy the man she loves. A classic novel of 1950s suburban life by Stuart James, author of FRISCO FLAT and BUCKS COUNTY REPORT.

Lesbian Pulp Fiction Classics: Four Lost Novels

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Four lesbian pulp fiction classics, scandalous and salacious novels in their day, back in print for the first time in sixty years

MIMI by Lee Morell

Two couples pause in their pursuit of kicks and thrills to concoct a wild scheme. Leyra can’t bear children, so Mimi lends her body to Phil, Leyra’s husband to conceive a child. The baby will go to Leyra and Phil, who in return will give Mimi and Griff enough money to get married. There’s just one catch: Leyra and Phil both want Mimi for themselves… and Griff finds himself falling for another man. And then there’s the wild card… the lovely, dark-skinned Asia, who is half-everything, and whose sultry body knows strange hungers.

THE GIRLS OF THE FRENCH QUARTER by John Burton Thompson
The story of three girls who run a household of the dubious yet sprightly kind in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Their purpose is to love when and how they chose, their habit is to follow their desire wherever it leads. Favre experiments with a father but settles for his sons. Arden seeks the caressses of an artist…but also longs for Favre’s kisses. And there’s T’Ling, a sweet girl with golden skin, who takes love where she finds it.

Previously published under the title Love and the Wicked City

TWISTED LOVE by Mark Tryon
Nym was so beautiful that she could have any man she wanted… if she’d wanted a man. The shocking story of a woman who hated men and used her body to lure them to disaster…while seducing women to satisfy her own carnal desires. A banned classic, back in print for the first time in sixty years!

Nym O’Sullivan, the daughter of a lesbian, grew up hating men. But she’s far too sexy a woman to avoid their attentions, and one even forces her into marriage. In revenge, she makes him a slave to her incredible body…using him, taking what he has, then laughing at his ruination. And with that same, beautiful body, she lures her young lover, Johnny Martel, into a scheme to destroy him and reward her with vast wealth.

At the same time, Nym seduces women, innocent girls like Lynn Rawlins, a little blonde who will never be the same after her caresses…

But will it all come crashing down on Nym?

Previously published under the title The Twisted Loves of Nym O’Sullivan

THE FIRE THAT BURNS by Mark Tryon

The “female form divine” is photographer Pat Mulroney’s specialty. He’s one of the best glamor photographers in the business. Then he meets the depraved and voluptuous Nell, who takes her carnal pleasures in many ways..and who introduces him to Tony, the sensual and lusty lesbian stripper… .Matta, the shy girl who loses her shyness, and so much more, entirely in front of the camera, and Janey, Nell’s lovely daughter, who wants Pat almost as much as her mother does.

THE CHEATERS by Ledru Baker Jr.

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She opened the door to love… and death walked in.

He looked at the woman, slim and beautiful, the woman he’d been hired to ruin. Then he saw her haunted eyes and fell in love. After that, it was the two of them together in a merry-go-round of hate and fear… and murder.

A crime lord strong-arms Jack Griffith, a struggling musician, into spying on his wife Mardi, who he suspects is cheating on him…but things go very wrong when Jack falls for her himself.

This book was adapted into the 1990 Canadian TV movie Frame Up Blues aka Le Danse du Scorpion

BEYOND DESIRE by Richard Himmel

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Would he ever have the strength to resist her? To call his life his own once more?

Clarissa…in her arms, Peter achieved manhood. She taught him that to love too many women was to love none at all. He was obsessed with her, drugged by her warmth and willingness. By now, he was ready to kill himself and her if she refused him…

“Decidedly off-beat but nonetheless absorbing. Himmel makes a most unusual story convincing. He should rake’em in.” Pensacola News-Journal