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Two of a kind

Frank finds himself torn between his boss Lana and young Gloria after he accepts work on a farm.
A paperback original. This book was published as a mass-market paperback without a hardcover printing.

Of love forbidden

Of Love Forbidden front cover. A naked woman is sitting on the floor facing the viewer with arms and legs crossed, her chin resting on her right, bent knee. The background is a textured turquoise colour field, and the scene is lit from the top right in a hard light.
Paperback reprint of a pre-1950s lesbian-themed novel

Guerrilla girls

Guerrilla Girls front cover. A group of four women stand or sit in front of military barracks. One is standing upright, to the left of the image, facing the reader, and is fully dressed in military garb, a weapon on her hip, cigarette hanging from her lips. She is a brunette, and her hair is short. Her pose is relaxed. Her gaze is directed at a seated woman to the right of the image, who has short hair and wears a blouse and short skirt and who is, with a slight smile, looking over her right shoulder towards a third woman who is also seated, on a purple cushion on the ground, and dressed in a blouse with rolled sleeves to her elbows, khaki shorts and boots, cleaning a long weapon with her legs crossed. Her hair is dark and curly, and she also seems to smile. Between them sits, her back to the reader, a fourth woman who appears to be fully naked. She has her arms up as if fixing her hair as she looks up toward the standing woman. In the background are two tents with red stripes, and to the left of the image stands a pair of long weapons fixed to a stand. The scene is lit from the front.
An adventure story of a group of European and Muslim female volunteers in a National Liberation Front camp in the Aures mountains, Algeria

This too is love

This Too is Love front cover. A blonde sits on a white, carpeted floor, leaning on her left elbow, supported by a pile of cushions. She is barefoot, and her stilettos are seen next to the cushions along with a pack of cigarettes and an open matchbook. She wears a red, short, velvet dress with multi-row spaghetti straps. She faces the reader in a three-quarter angle towards the center-right of the image, and her knees are bent, legs and feet close together. Her left foot is raised from the heel, the toes touching her right heel. She holds a cigarette in her right hand, which arches over her right knee. Her chin rests on the back of her left hand. Her face faces the reader, but her slightly squinted eyes look toward her right, where another woman sits up from a lying position, stretched on a camel-back green sofa on the right side of her body. The woman is a brunette with hair to her nape and is dressed in a yellow blouse and brown capri pants. Her left arm is stretched over her left leg, and her torso is slightly lifted, resting on her right elbow. She looks straight at the blond with a half-smile. The scene is lit from the left, with the most light placed on the blonde.
A paperback original. This book was published as a mass-market paperback without a hardcover printing.

Strange ones (The)

The Strange Ones front cover. A woman in a satin nightgown is standing behind the headboard or footboard of a green, metal-framed bed shown in the foreground at a slight angle. The rest of the bed is outside the frame. She has long hair partially tied up at the back of her head. The straps of her nightgown are hanging over her arms, partially showing her chest. Both her arms are raised behind her head as if she were rearranging her hair. She is shown in profile from her thighs up, in the center of the image, her left side facing the reader. Her eyes are slightly closed, looking to her left, directly toward the reader. Behind her, to the right of the image, a man is shown leaning on his forearms against a door painted olive-green. His forehead is on his fists, which touch the door. His expression is tense or stressed. He is fully dressed in a long-sleeved, striped shirt, black pants and a belt. He is in full profile, the right side of his body facing the reader, and can be viewed from his knees up. The scene is lit from the front left.
Gay pulp fiction

Women's barracks

Women's Barracks front cover. A blonde, seemingly sitting down, is shown, from the top of her back upwards, at a three-quarter angle and in profile, showing her right shoulder and part of her right arm and the top of her back. Her hair is tied up with a hair clip at the top of her head and flows down to her nape. A strap of her brassiere is visible over her right shoulder. Her head, turned to her right, partially faces the reader. Her eyes are looking down toward her right. What seems to be a khaki military garment is partially shown, wrinkled, behind her back. Behind the blonde, to the left of the image, stands a brunette in profile, also at a three-quarter angle towards the back of the image, facing left. She has on a khaki military shirt that partially hangs, disclosing her shoulders and the top of her back, and exposing the strap of her brassiere on her left side. She seems to be wearing a khaki skirt. Her hair is up and she holds a cigarette in her left hand, which she stares at. The scene is lit from the top left.
Women's Barracks by Tereska Torrės is credited as the first of the mid-century pulp paperbacks to feature a lesbian-themed cover and contain passages describing physical intimacy between two women.

Unlike others

Unlike Others front cover. A brunette lays back on a black couch, holding a cigarette in her right hand. Her head is upright towards the left of the image, and her right arm is bent at the elbow, rested on the armrest of the couch. Her left arm stretches over her body, and her left leg is bent at the knee. Her hair is straight and reaches her nape at the back, with bangs that reach her eyebrows. She is wearing a light blue blouse with buttons on the front and cuffs, and blue slacks folded at the hem. She seems to be barefoot. Her face is at a three-quarter angle toward the right of the reader, and her eyes are directed at a blonde who sits on a golden-yellow cushion on a carpeted floor, leaned against the couch. The blonde's right arm is stretched over the seat of the couch, her hand hanging, palm-down and relaxed, from the edge. Her left elbow rests on the edge as well, hand hanging relaxed and towards the reader, and wearing a bracelet. her legs are partially crossed and she is barefoot. She is wearing a V-neck white sweater with long sleeves and adjusted to her waist, and pink slacks folded up at the hem. Her head and eyes are directed towards the back and her right as she looks directly into the brunette's eyes with a relaxed expression. Her hair is straight and flips up above her shoulder. To the left of the image, a black, plastic ashtray sits on the ground. A potted plant can be seen on the ground, behind the brunette's head. The scene is lit from the top right.
Jo is recovering from a broken heart but finds it hard to resist her new co-worker Betsy

Girls in 3-B (The)

The Girls in 3-B front cover. Three women form a triangle inside what looks to be the bedroom of a city apartment. One, a blonde, stands in the background facing the reader, leaning against a wall beside a window. Her hair is shoulder-length and she is holding a cigarette in her right hand. Her right arm is fully extended downward and she grips it, with her right hand, at the elbow. She is wearing an orange jacket, unbuttoned, a brown skirt, and low heels stilettos. Her left leg is slightly bent, with the foot to her side, pointing out. She looks down to her left at another woman, a brunette with short hair, who sits on a bed with red and white undone sheets, putting on a stocking on her left leg. She sits in full profile, facing left of the image, and is wearing a black negligee and low heel stilettos on her right foot. The right leg shows a stocking at mid-thigh, and the left foot is bare. A third woman, also a brunette, stands with her back to the reader on the forefront left of the image. She wears a black slip and looks as if she is about to take off a blue blouse. Her hair is long and reaches the middle of her back, part of which is exposed. She too is looking at the brunette. There is a side table in the background, with a potted plant on top, and a pair of slippers on the ground. The scene is lit from the front right.
Three high school friends share an apartment in Chicago.

To drown our lusts

To Drown Our Lusts front cover. The figures of two women, seen from their chests up, occupy most of the space. The one on the left is a brunette wearing a black, sleeveless top. Her hair is up and tied at the back of her head, and her right hand, wearing a ring with a stone or gem, is rested sideways on her chest. Her body is turned toward the left of the reader, in profile, and her head is turned towards the reader, tilted halfway downward. Her eyes look down toward the bottom of the image. Behind her is a blond woman with short, curly hair. Her torso faces the reader, but her head is turned and tilted slightly to the right of the reader. She has a slight smile on her lips, and her eyes look down at her left, away from the other woman. Her torso appears to be bare. The figures are photographically blended with one another in two places. The background is a mix of shades of orange, and the scene is lit in equally warm tonalities, mainly from the front left.
A paperback original. This book was published as a mass-market paperback without a hardcover printing.

This bed we made

This Bed We Made front cover. Two women and one man are in a bedroom. A brunette with short, curly hair and a black negligee, lays on her back on a bed with a pink blanket, her shoulders and head on a propped-up pillow, looking slightly toward the right of the image with a slight smile and half-closed eyes. Behind the pillow, a wrought brass headboard is partly in view. Her left arm is bent at the elbow; hand curled inwards. She holds a cigarette in her right hand; outer side rested on her right thigh. She also wears stockings to the middle of her thighs. Sitting up on the bed by the brunette's legs is a blonde. Her body is at a three-quarter angle facing right of the image, and she appears to be fully naked except for a nylon, light blue shawl which is wrapped around her hips and across her chest, covering her breasts. She holds the shawl with both arms crossed in front of her under her breasts and on her right hip. Her hair is tied in a ponytail with a light green bow, and her head is turned towards the brunette. In the background to the left, a man stands against the wall. He has short, brown hair parted to the side, and is wearing a dark blue t-shirt and gray pants with a black belt. His right hand is on his waist; the left arm stretched down across his side. He also looks down toward the brunette, with a slight smile on his lips. To his left, a bowl with fruits can be seen on a bedside table. The background matches the pink of the bed spread, and the scene seems to be lit from the right of the reader.
A paperback original. This book was published as a mass-market paperback without a hardcover printing.

So strange a love

So Strange a Love front cover. The busts of two women take up most of the visual space. One of them, a redhead, is on the right of the image and in the foreground, in profile, facing left of the reader and looking toward the same direction. Her hair is up on a bun to the left of her head, and she looks forward with wide open, blue eyes, lips slightly parted. Her torso is naked, and she is wearing an earring. Beside her, on her right and facing the reader, stands a brunette, partially covered by the redhead. Her wavy, loose hair flips over her shoulders, and she is looking at the redhead with half-open eyes. Her torso, too, is naked. The background is purplish blue, and the scene is lit from the front-left.
'A strange story of a married couple, each enmeshed in an illicit affair with a younger woman, and the erotic love the two younger women found in one another.'

Twisted year (The)

The Twisted Year front cover. On a black background, the body of a woman and three women's heads, floating in the space over a texture of purple are displayed. The full-bodied woman is a blonde who sits up, torso lifted and legs across a bed covered with a purple blanket. Her right leg is bent under the left one, which also bends slightly. Her body faces the reader, head towards the left of the image. She is supported on her right, extended arm to the side. Her other hand rests on the bed, in front of her. She is wearing a white, full-body slip and shoes that have crossed straps at the top of the foot. Her head is bowed, and her eyes look down, slightly towards her left. Above her on the left, three monochromatic, floating heads are seen in a vertical sequence. Two brunettes at top and bottom, and a blonde in the center., with a cigarette hanging from her lips. The brunette at the top looks straight at the reader. The blonde has short hair, and her head is slightly turned to her left, with a cigarette hanging from her lips. The brunette at the bottom has hair to her nape and looks straight on to the blonde on the bed. Hard light comes from the front left, illuminating mostly the blonde on the bed.
A paperback original. This book was published as a mass-market paperback without a hardcover printing.

Duet in darkness

Duet in Darkness front cover: Two women are displayed in an indoors setting. One of them, a black woman with short, straight black hair, sits on the wooden floor in a white negligee. Her left side faces the reader, and she sits with her left leg bent at the knee and turned outward toward her back, her foot bare. Her left hand is posed on her left calf and has a ring on its ring finger. Her right hand touches the edge of a blue and black cushioned sofa to her right. Her head is turned sharply to her left, and she looks straight out at the reader with a serious expression on her face. In the background, beside her on the sofa, a redhead with straight hair to her shoulder sits, with both legs folded atop the seat, feet facing right of the image. She is wearing a short, denim skirt and a brown, sleeveless blouse with buttons at the front and a V-neck. Her left hand is blocked by the figure who sits on the floor, and her right hand is holding a cigarette, elbow rested on the back of the chair. She is almost facing the reader; her body slightly twisted to her right. Her head faces the reader, but her sight is directed toward the other woman, with a serious expression. The scene is lit with natural light coming slightly from the left, casting a shadow of the black woman on the sofa and on the brick wall in the background.
Mid 20th century morality tale cautioning readers against interracial relationships and lesbianism

Twilight girl

Twilight Girl front cover: Over a red, textured background, a bed with white sheets is placed sideways to the reader, at the bottom of the image. A pillow is placed on it, to the right of the reader. A blond woman with short, curly hair sits on the bed facing the reader, her body at a three-quarter angle facing right. Her legs are crossed under the knees and are at a diagonal angle, bare feet pointing out toward the left of the image. She wears a white slip and a white, strapless brassiere. Her right hand is placed over her chest as she leans on her left arm, which stretches out toward the pillow. Her head is slightly tilted to her right, and she looks down with a serious expression on her face. Behind the bed stands a brunette with short hair and bangs, to the far right of the image. She is wearing a black negligee and stands at a three-quarter angle facing left of the image. Her right arm is bent at the elbow; forearm placed over her stomach. Her left arm is also bent, elbow on her right hand stretched-out fingers, and a cigarette is lit in her hand, fingers bent and pointing upwards. She is looking down at the blonde with a stern expression, head raised slightly. The scene is lit from the top left, casting a shadow to the side of the bed facing the reader.
Lorraine ‘Lon’ Harris explores the Los Angeles lesbian bar scene.

I, spanking lesbian

Spanking Lesbian front cover. The cover has a white background with the text, and a smaller square in the center, depicting an image of two naked women, both brunettes. One of them stands to the right of the image holding a stick with her left hand. Her hair is straight and long and covers her bare chest. She is leaning over another woman who lies on her stomach, head away from the reader. Her buttocks are fully visible from the back, and the stick that the other woman holds is over and across them. The headboard of the bed is partially seen in front of her head, which is partially visible under her shoulder blades. The scene is lit from the front right, seemingly with artificial light.
A collection of psycho-sexual 'case histories'