WHIP OF DESIRE by March Hastings

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Eve is breath-taking. What it takes to satisfy her is also breath-taking. Decades before Fifty Shades of Grey, there was Whip of Desire — the story of a woman with brutal needs no man could satisfy. A scandalous classic, back in print for the first time in ndearly 60 years.

Eve has beauty, talent and money, but deep within her is something wild that drives her to endure violence to satisfy her deepest, darkest, carnal needs.

Now there is a new man in her life….who knows nothing of her dark passions. She tells him what she wants from him, what she needs from him, and when he refuses, what she wants him to watch someone else to do her…

“March Hastings was the pen name of Sally Singer — a reasonably well known erotic fiction writer. 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

“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.