“March Hastings” 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 the author of more than 130 novels, across many genres. She is undoubtedly best-known for her string of ground-breaking, lesbian-themed, sexy pulp paperbacks in the 1950s and early 1960s, including The Outcasts, Three Woman, and By Flesh Alone. 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, diluting and confusing her early legacy as an influential author of lesbian pulp and straight erotic fiction.
TWELVE scorching, passionate novels of love, lust and madness in one ebook... all by March Hastings, the ground-breaking lesbian author of stories so frank, edgy, and sexy that they were banned as obscene when they were first published sixty years ago.
While her stories, and the sexuality they contain, have lost their shock value today, the raw power of the writing, the erotic tension, the psychological insight, and the emotional torment that her characters experience hasn't waned at all, which is why her books are now.appreciated as compelling literary fiction.