These are really great books and were aimed at the romance/love audience, you won't find too much sleaze, murder and crime within each book but good fun they are and they still have that killer artwork to entice you to buy !
I now own every title in the Exotic Novel series.
Exotic & Ecstasy Novels.
Here is a list of the first two years publications!
Exotic 1949 - April/04 - Pay For My Kiss - Luther Gordon.
|Art by Fred Claude Rodewald|
|Art by Fred Claude Rodewald|
|Divorce Bait # 1949/08 - James Clayford|
|Her First Sin # 1949/10 - Jack Woodford|
|A Body To Own # 1949/11|
|Buy My Love - Dec 1949 Art by Rodewald|
|Paula Has A Price # 1950/01 - Art by Rodewald|
|Passion's Slave - Artwork by George Gross.|
|Harlot In Her Heart # 1950/03|
|Once There Was A Virgin # 04/1950 - Art by G. Gross|
Exotic 1950 - June/06 - Three Men And A Mistress - Florence Stonebraker.
|Exotic Novel 06/1950 Art by George Gross|
|Ecstasy Novel 07/1950 art by George Gross|
Exotic 1950 - Aug/08 - Suzy Needs A Man - Joan Sherman (Peggy Gaddis)
|Suzy Needs (and gets) A Man # 1950/08|
Exotic 1950 - Oct/10 - Thrill Girl - Gene Harvey.
|Thrill Girl ! - Artwork by George Gross.|
|Dime-A-Dance Queen - Art by George Gross|
Exotic 1950 - Dec/12 - Men Call Her Tramp - Joan Sherman (Peggy Gaddis)
|Men Call Her "Tramp" # 1950/12|
|Virgin Or Harlot ? # 1951/01|
My copy of 'Bodies On Fire' (Below) by Joan Sherman is a mint condition copy, never read and more than likely never removed from it's box since the day it was delivered to the newsstand or warehouse, this little beauty you see pictured below is pretty much how you would have seen it on the train station kiosk, fresh and unread ! it is worth a pretty price I can tell you !!!
|Bodies On Fire # 1951/02|
|Bed-Time Angel # Ecstasy # 1951/03|
The models may have been a bit dodgy but you cannot argue with the quality of art/title and novel, these truly are stunning books and it's a shame most of the art is not credited, even so you can make your mind up with a few examples from my collection.
Now I will conclude the series on Exotic & Ecstasy with the later novels with a list and where possible some great photo's of books from my collection, also to note, the photo model shots inside are now down to just the one photo (times must have been hard) .....here goes !
Each book from now was designated a number instead of the earlier editions which had the month and year !
Ecstasy 1951 - # 10 - Never Say "No" - Luther Gordon.
|Never Say "No" # 10 - 1951|
|Free And Easy # 11|
|Web Of Sin # 12 - 1951 - Art by Howell Dodd|
Exotic 1951 - # 14 - Tonight For Sure - James Clayford (Peggy Gaddis)
|Tonight For Sure # 14 - Art by George Gross|
|Doris - Broadway Virgin # 14|
|Man Crazy # 15 - 1951|
|Wanton By Night # 15 - 1951|
|Bad As The Rest ! # 16 - 1951|
|Art by Al Rossi|
Exotic 1951 - # 17 - Ten Toes Up - Anthony Scott (Davis Dresser)
|Ten Toes Up - # 17 - 1951|
Ecstasy 1951 - # 17 - Come Night, Come Desire - David Wade ( Norman A. Daniels)
|Come Night, Come Desire - #17 - 1951|
Exotic 1951 - # 19 - Fever Hot - Jon Balmer.
|Fever Hot ! # 19|
|Lover's Don't Sleep - # 20 - 1951 - Artist Howell Dodd|
|Back cover - Exotic - Thrill Girl # Oct/1950|
|Back cover - Ecstasy - Virgin Or Harlot # Jan/1951|
|Back cover - Ecstasy - Wanton By Night # 15 - 1951|
|Back cover - Ecstasy - Bed-Time Angel # March/1951|
Here is a interesting B/W pin-up model which was the inspiration for the art for Exotic Novel 'Buy My Love' by Fred Claude Rodewald.
So that concludes my little story of Exotic and Ecstasy novels, beautiful books that you can still get for good prices, some earlier editions will fetch much higher on the open market and some titles are very scarce indeed