Title: Mother, Daughter and Lover
Author: G. G. Fickling
Cover artist: uncredited
Yours for: $13
Best things about this cover:
- "Does my bra strap smell weird to you?"
- "The Intimate Confessions of a Beach Boy" — Brian Wilson at his nadir ... or apex, I guess, depending on how you look at it.
- We've seen Fickling's work before — they (yes, they) wrote the Honey West novels. I like that their name is a mash-up of "fickle" and "fucking" ... and "finger-licking," sort of.
- I like the idea that there is a ranking system for the relative explosiveness of Sex Triangles.
Best things about this back cover:
- "Well preserved?!?!" HA ha. Like a mummy.
- "Her eyes ... stopped at my wet trunks and narrowed." That's pretty good, as sex fiction cover copy goes. "Youthful, upthrust flesh," less so.
Her voice cracked shatteringly, like a pane of glass.
It's bad enough that you have to use the painful adverb "shatteringly" — do we really need the simile? Glass is the First thing evoked by "shattering." I mean, what else is the shattering supposed to signal? "Her voice cracked shatteringly, like a pot pie."
P.S. I was thrilled recently to hear that my blog had inspired one of my readers to start her own vintage pb collection. Check out one of her initial purchases here. It's ... jaw-dropping.