Rock ‘N Roll Gal

Beacon B-379 (1961). Cover  Art by Owen Kampen

Some Gals Will Do Anything For Kicks!
The Sizzling World Of Real Gone Guys — And Dolls On Dope!

From the back:

Her Body Was Blonde — Her Heart Black

Skin as tempting as hers, figured Lindsay Hayes, could get her anything she wanted — and she was right. The boys fell all over themselves to trade favors for her hot, delicious love. Soon she had prostituted herself to the top in the crazy world of rock ‘n roll! But on the way she acquired rivals like pretty Billy Mitchell, with the baby fat still on her. Like redheaded Vivian Blaine, who thrived on desire and dope. Each desperately needed Johnny McCoy, the wild young maestro . . . each fought for him with the secret weapon every girl uses best . . .

It looked like a picnic for Johnny and his harem of hep-kittens. Until Lindsay, drunk on rock ‘n roll, schemed to break his heart — and his golden horn!

A Flaming Novel Of Genius At Bay And Reckless Youth Corroded By Temptation…!


East Side General

Perma #P218 PB 1953

A gripping, powerful drama of the men in white and the women they love

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Lust For Love / Pound Of Flesh / Love Peddler

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This was her burning compulsion — to bestow rapture, and then pain!
She Gave Herself, But Not Her Soul!

There was nothing she wouldn’t do to sell — and nothing she wouldn’t sell!
A daring expose of how a girl can buy a career — and sell her soul!

Revenge Was His Passion — Girls His Prey
The Book That Dares To Tell The Truth About Sin For Sale!

This popular illustration was used on the cover of three different publications: Lust for Love (Intimate #16, 1952); then, altered to its present state, as Pound of Flesh (Intimate #45, 1952); and lastly, as Love Peddler (Beacon Books, #BB141, 1957).

It is amazing how much this painting was altered. In an age before Photoshop, that meant actually painting over it. Even the glass she is holding changes!

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The Closest Kin There Is


Their Love Made Them Outcasts
The author’s treatment of one of our strongest taboos is a triumph of unflinching delicacy

I don’t have an incest tag, and I don’t want to make one now, but yes, they are siblings.


The Deadly Reasons

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They loved beyond the law — and died for it!

Cover art reused from Martha Crane

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Cry The Lonely Flesh (Original Title: Spindrift)


Judy Was A Good Girl — To Stay Away From


Up To Her Neck

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There Was Only One Way Out For Shirley

From the back:

When she made an amorous tryst with her handsome young boss at his secluded country estate, pretty Shirley Grey didn’t know he had just slaughtered a man in cold blood.But when he turned her over to sadistic Willard Keep and corrupt Vicky Darracott — plus a man with a whip — Shirley realized she, too, was marked for evil. And when she escaped with Jason, a daredevil adventurer up to his neck in international espionage, Shirley knew she had gone too far –and it was too late to turn back!

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