In the Shadows
Digital Vintage Pulps
Publication date: July 2011
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)
You save: $0.96 (16%)
First Digital Edition... Includes an Afterword on the history of pulp paperbacks... Grier Rating: A**... She Couldn't Keep Her Hands Off Her Brother's Wife!... What torture to be in the same room with Kathy... not being able to say what she really felt about her, not being able to fondle her warm, nude body as she posed on the podium. Yes, Elaine Ransome had been successful her whole life competing against men; she'd climbed to the top of the ladder over their dead-tired bodies, but she needed and wanted something more. And for a while, kittenish Terry Brooks fulfilled that powerful desire within her... Then, her brother brought his wife, Kathy, to the city, and temptation built up within Elaine to a smashing climax she couldn't control!... 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 classic lesbian pulp novels available in ebook format to new generations of readers.