Mark Tryon

Mark Tryon

Mark Tryon was a pseudonym for one or more authors writing sexy pulp novels for a number of publishers in the 1950s and early 1960s. His name is particularly notorious, however, because his novel Sweeter Than Life aka Twisted Loves of Nym O’Sullivan aka Twisted Love was banned for being indecent. Sales of the book led to the arrest of a California bookseller and the landmark 1959 Supreme Court case Smith v. California. Ultimately, sales of the book were allowed under the 1st Amendment as protected speech.

 

Books by Mark Tryon

TAKE IT OFF

TAKE IT OFF

The story of two strippers in the 1950s, one who teased men but loved girls, and the other who tantalized both but couldn’t love any man or woman.

Raven-haired Margot Diego, stripper par excellence, tantalized with statuesque beauty and deliberately wicked flesh. But pretty, little Lula Lang was a different sort; she seemed the very essence of innocence. Tossing off her chaste costume, piece by piece, she became every man’s dream bride—restoring to him the delights of his first wild nights of love. With each performance, the two women tried to outdo each other, battling to tease and please the leering audience. But what was life like for Margot and Lula offstage?

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TWISTED LOVE

TWISTED LOVE

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 nearly 70 years!

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Lesbian Pulp Fiction Classics: Four Lost Novels

Lesbian Pulp Fiction Classics: Four Lost Novels

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
THE GIRLS OF THE FRENCH QUARTER by John Burton Thompson
TWISTED LOVE by Mark Tryon
THE FIRE THAT BURNS by Mark Tryon

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