Earlier this week, Butchie over at My Blog Rules Your Ass! posted some great cover images of trashy/pulp/lesbiaxploitation fiction. Titillating, for sure. It reminded me of my first clandestine read:
It was the winter of 1981, and I was 11 years old. Loverboy's "Turn Me Loose" was on constant rotation on the Winnipeg AM radio station I could barely pick up, CKY AM 580. Turn Me On! by Jack W. Thomas (Bantam, ISBN 0553144103, if you're interested) was a novel I found at our cabin. It was just smutty enough for my emerging curiosity toward sex. Even today, when I hear Mike Reno's vocals (And I was here to please / I'm even on my knees / Makin' love to whoever I please), I remember "the sensational novel of a teen-age reign of terror."