Collection of Classic Erotica

I wrote a lot of these, and seem willing to share them with the world. And may I suggest that you click on some of the links even if you’re not interested in reading the books? The product descriptions frequently consist more of an extended trip down Memory Lane than summaries of the books. I’m urged now and then to write a memoir, and it’s pretty clear that’s not gonna happen…but in a sense I’m doing it piecemeal here and there, and a lot of material has been finding its way into these book descriptions.

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Series: Collection of Classic Erotica
Strange Embrace

Strange Embrace

When his leading lady winds up dead, a Broadway producer goes searching for a different kind of hit More info →
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A Diet of Treacle

A Diet of Treacle

A vintage tale of lust and drugs in Greenwich Village More info →
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21 Gay Street

21 Gay Street

When Joyce Kendall arrives in New York, fresh out of Clifton College in Iowa, she has a job and an apartment waiting for her. The job’s as a first reader for Armageddon Publications. The apartment’s at 21 Gay Street, and the small Federal-period house is already home to a lesbian couple, Jean Fitzgerald and Terri Leigh, and an out-of-work newspaperman, Pete Galton. More info →
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Candy

Candy

Jeff Flanders has a perfectly good life. Until Candace Cain sashays into it and turns it upside-down.. More info →
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Gigolo Johnny Wells

Gigolo Johnny Wells

17-year-old Johnny Wells was a very handsome young man, and you’d have called him a babe magnet, but I’m afraid they didn’t have that phrase back in 1961. More info →
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April North

April North

Danny Duncan drives his father’s Oldsmobile. It's a nice respectable family sedan, and April North is every bit as respectable as the car. Until he manages to get her into the back seat. Now she's no longer a good girl, but only Danny know it, and he can keep a secret, can’t he? More info →
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Carla

Carla

Carla was my first published novel. More info →
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A Strange Kind of Love

A Strange Kind of Love

I’d no sooner finished CARLA, my first book for Midwood Tower, than Harry Shorten asked for another. I’d just returned to Antioch College, where after two years as an undistinguished student I’d dropped out for a year to hang on to a summer job at Scott Meredith’s literary agency and bucket shop. More info →
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Campus Tramp

Campus Tramp

Then CAMPUS TRAMP came out, and a copy or two made it all the way to Yellow Springs, and a legend sprang up. I’d written the book as payback, it was said, a way to revenge myself upon the school that had expelled me. More info →
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Community of Women

Community of Women

Sheldon Lord began his career with CARLA (#5 in the Collection of Classic Erotica),published by Harry Shorten’s Midwood Books in 1958. Just about a year later he wrote CAMPUS TRAMP (CCL #7) for William Hamling’s Nightstand Books, for whom he’d morphed into Andrew Shaw. More info →
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Born to Be Bad

Born to Be Bad

When I decided to reissue my early books in the Collection of Classic Erotica, I did so without realizing what I was getting myself into. I would have to read them again.Or, as in the case of BORN TO BE BAD, I’d have to read them for the first time. More info →
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College for Sinners

College for Sinners

Young David Forrester is a sex-obsessed freshman student at Upper Manhattan’s Columbia University, although the institution remains unnamed in the book. An upperclassman shepherds him through the loss his virginity, then steers him into a club of libertines. And, you know, one thing leads to another. More info →
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Of Shame and Joy

Of Shame and Joy

I remember where and when I wrote the book, although I can’t say I recall much of the writing, or indeed of the book itself. It would have been in the late summer or fall of 1959. More info →
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A Woman Must Love

A Woman Must Love

A WOMAN MUST LOVE is #12 in the Collection of Classic Erotica, and it’s never been reissued since Midwood brought it out in 1960. Consequently I’ve just read it for the first time since I wrote it some 57 years ago. More info →
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The Adulterers

The Adulterers

Ah, yes. THE ADULTERATORS, the thrilling account of a couple of desperadoes whose violation of the Pure Food and Drug Act brought a nauseated nation to its knees, and—Oh, it’s THE ADULTERERS? Oh. Well, never mind. More info →
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Kept

Kept

So you’re unemployed, fresh off a construction crew in Albany, and standing on a Thruway ramp trying to thumb a ride, and a babe in a Cadillac convertible stops for you. Hey, these things happen. More info →
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The Twisted Ones

The Twisted Ones

You might be surprised to learn that back in 1961 Nightstand Books published an inquiry into the heartbreak of scoliosis, but—oh, hang on a minute. You say the title refers to characters who are not spinally but psychosexually bent? Oh. Well, never mind. More info →
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High School Sex Club

High School Sex Club

When I was sifting through copies of my pseudonymous erotic novels of the early 1960s, deciding which books to republish, HIGH SCHOOL SEX CLUB didn’t make the initial cut. More info →
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I Sell Love: A Night-by-Night Account of a Prostitute’s Life-By the Girl Who Lived It

I Sell Love: A Night-by-Night Account of a Prostitute’s Life-By the Girl Who Lived It

What’s the autobiography of a prostitute doing in the Collection of Classic Erotica?I asked myself this very question while weighing its suitability for the collection. More info →
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69 Barrow Street

69 Barrow Street

Two innocents fall prey to a woman whose beauty bewitches—and destroys More info →
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Four Lives at the Crossroads

Four Lives at the Crossroads

Back in the late 1950s and early '60s, when I was finding myself as a writer and producing a great quantity of books under pen names, some of the books I wrote were as much crime fiction as they were erotica. More info →
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Circle of Sinners

Circle of Sinners

It's a pleasure to be able to bring back CIRCLE OF SINNERS, which was both easy and enjoyable to write—and, I can but hope, to read. More info →
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A Girl Called Honey

A Girl Called Honey

Here you go—the first collaborative effort for Sheldon Lord and Alan Marshall...with cover art by the great Paul Rader! More info →
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Sin Hellcat

Sin Hellcat

This is the third novel Donald E. Westlake and I did in collaboration, SIN HELLCAT, and I think it may have been the best of the three—but we didn't get to put a joint byline on it. More info →
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So Willing

So Willing

When Don Westlake and I were starting out as writers, we both served an apprenticeship writing erotic novels for Harry Shorten at Midwood Books and Bill Hamling at Nightstand. (I was Sheldon Lord for Midwood and Andrew Shaw for Nightstand, while Don was Alan Marshall for both publishers. More info →
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