Categories: Mainstream/Gay Fiction
Publisher: SRS Internet Publishing/Digital Vintage Pulps | Date published: 04/15/2011
A young and ardent girl, Chris Hamilton was also an incredibly handsome one. You would hardly have suspected her of harboring powerful hungers and unconventional desires--unless you knew of her love affair with another woman, a lovely blonde appropriately named Dizz.
Dizz accepted the advances of Chris, yet withheld her love. Deliberately, perhaps to torment Chris, she allowed herself an affair with a man. She behaved so coldly, so harshly, Chris could not keep herself from spending her weekends in one-night-stands searching for tenderness and love. Chris seemed sure to turn to another woman? and then she met the sweet Carol Martin.
Carol fell hard for Chris, unaware that Chris was struggling to break her binds to Dizz. Was there any escape for Chris? Could she break away from the emotional web that seemed too complicated to break? Could she heal herself with work, with the tender embraces of Carole? Or would she deny herself a chance at true love by spending her nights in the arms of different women? The answer is disclosed in this delicate yet unblushingly frank novel--which courageously dispels the mists shrouding unconventional love!
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.