Categories: Gay Fiction
Publisher: SRS Internet Publishing/Digital Vintage Pulps | Date published: 12/01/2010
She knew it was dangerous, but she knew it had to be this way. No other way was normal--to her. From the moment she fell in love as a teenager with Stella, Kathy knew her life would take a difficult path. She tried to resist her feelings--tried to be the person her family wanted her to be--but the lure of another woman's love was too powerful. And so Kathy strayed the dark and hidden path among the twilight women, doing things her body urged her to do, until one night she made a choice that would change her life forever and set a devastating series of events in motion. Here is the story of a lesbian, and of the actions she would attempt to undertake, when trying to disavow her body's urgings.
About Lesbian Pulp Fiction
In the early 1950s new sub-genres of the vintage paperback pulp novel industry emerged--science fiction, juvenile delinquent, sleaze, and lesbian fiction, for instance--that would tantalize readers with gritty, realistic and lurid stories never seen before. Mysteries, thrillers and hardboiled detective pulps were already selling quite well. Publishers had come to realize, however, that sex would sell even more copies. In a competitive frenzy for readers, they tossed away their staid and straightforward cover images for alluring covers that frequently featured a sexy woman in some form of undress, along with a suggestive tag line that promised stories of sex and violence within the covers. Before long, books with these sensational covers had completely taken over the paperback racks and cash registers. To this day, the "good girl art" (GGA) cover art of these vintage paperback books are just as sought after as the books themselves were sixty years ago.
With the birth of the lesbian-themed pulp novel, women who loved women would finally see themselves--their experiences and their lives--represented within the pages of a book. They finally had a literature they could call their own. For lesbians across the country, especially those living in small towns, these books provided a sense of community they never knew existed, a connection to women who experienced the same longings, feelings and fears as they did--the powerful knowledge that they were not alone. We are excited to make these lesbian pulp novels available in ebook format to new generations of readers.