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Pioneer Loves by Ernest Haycox, Pocket Books, 1954.
“Stories of the heartbreaks, loves and triumphs of the men and women who tamed the west.”
I’m guessing these men are thinking ‘threesome.’
Titan’s Daughter by James Blish. Foursquare.
“A beautiful nine-foot heroine, first of a new race—in a strange and hostile world.”
69 Barrow Street by Sheldon Lord, (c)1959.
Cover art by Paul Rader.
“Their love was right! But their sex was wrong.”
“A Startlingly Frank Novel of Love in the Shadow World of the Third Sex.”
The terms ‘third sex,’ ‘twilight love,’ and ‘shadow world’ were all euphemisms for gay/lesbian literature [although with this book no subtleties are needed].
Gary Lovisi, Krause Publications, 2009.
It’s no secret the sexy and racy cover art of femme fatales from the golden age of paperbacks and magazines exalts the female form in all its sexy and sultry allure. Still today, these lustful, and sometimes lurid images are enticing and artistically inspiring. In this book, from the founder and editor of Paperback Parade magazine, you will encounter an amazing assortment of nearly 700 full-color cover images of sexy, semi-dressed pin-up dolls, dangerous bad girls and deadly dames, not to mention lust, violence and passion expressed in fights and conflicts of all types. In addition this reference to renegade literature features details to help with identification, including title, author, cover artist, publisher, date, and values for three grades of condition.
I Married a Dead Man by William Irish, Avon #220.
“The strange story of a girl who is both bride and widow and yet not either.”
I’m sure a lot of women feel this way at times.
It Ain’t Hay by David Dodge, published by Dell.
“With crime map on back cover.”
Don’t do drugs kids, or Death will carry you across the river Styx in a coffin-shaped boat with a giant joint on it.