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Bitter love

Alexandra deals with the fact that her husband is having an affair with another man.

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.

Third sex syndrome (The)

The Third Sex Syndrome front cover. A woman with long, pink wavy hair undresses (or dresses) in view of the reader. She is wearing panties. Her right arm covers her breasts as she removes (or puts on) her lower garment. In the background, a blond short-haired woman in an orange halter top and dark capri pants reclines on a white bed watching the woman in the foreground.
Sharon's affair with Leda allows her to work out her childhood traumas

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 TorrÄ—s 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.

Lesbian in our society (The)

The Lesbian in Our Society front cover. A blond woman leans over to her left, her back to the reader at a three-quarter angle, at the left of the image and occupying most of the visual space. She is fully naked and is visible from her head to her calves. The book's title type covers her buttocks partially. Her legs seem to be together, and the back of her right arm is only partially visible, tucked in front of her hips. Her head is turned sharply to the right, and she looks over her right shoulder at something behind her, at a lower level. Her hair is tied at the back and is straight. Her expression is serene, yet ambiguous.
Erotica compiled as psychiatric case studies

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.'

Chris

Chris front cover. The face of a blond woman with head leaned back looking directly toward the reader and bathed in a red light dominates the image on all the edges, as a background. Her mouth is in rest and her eyes are half-closed. To the bottom right, and partially covering the blonde's face, another figure of a blonde is seen, with her back to the reader. She has long, wavy hair, bangs hanging over her eyebrows. Her body is twisted to the front and left, and her head hangs down to the left, equally turned and with eye closed. Her arms are crossed across her chest, both hands clasped to the other arm. She wears a black skirt that is unzipped at the back and her entire back is bare. The scene is lit from the front-left.
Chris faces a difficult choice between her relationship with Shelia "Dizz" Dizendorf and the hope of happiness with Carol Martin