Barbary Slave: A Swashbuckling Romance in historical fiction

Swashbuckling Romance

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A swashbuckling romance set in a historical time. The first sentence sets the tone for the swashbuckling fun to come: “The late afternoon sun made a white splendor of the city that lay sprawled across the low, sloping sands of the African coast.” You’ll be drawn into an exciting world of pirates, harem beauties, sword fights and ships at sea.
Barbary Slave is fun. After being captured by pirates, Stephen Fletcher is enslaved and given the daunting task of protecting the queen and the other girls in the harem. But the queen, Marlani Chamiprak, lusts after Fletcher. She taunts him, forces him to watch her and the other harem girls bathing, fanning the flames of his strong desire. Meanwhile, Fletcher plots his escape after learning there may be American frigates off the coast of Tripoli. Knowing that cavorting with Marlani or any of the girls will mean certain death, Fletcher is careful to keep his boiling passion in check. But then an enslaved American girl named Eve Doremus is brought into the harem and Fletcher falls for her voluptuous charms. Intent on securing freedom for them both, Fletcher plans carefully for the day he can strike back and win their freedom. With enough action to counter-balance the sinewy romance and harem intrigue, the plot boils over at times before gasping toward its conclusion. This was a great old paperback to read, and it lives up to its cover blurb: “Passion and Plunder Rule a Pagan Land!”
The great Gardner Fox wrote Barbary Slave under the Kevin Matthews pseudonym.

Thomas McNulty of Dispatches from the Last Outlaw

To Russia With L.U.S.T.: The Lady of L.U.S.T. (Swinging Sexy Spy Gal Book 6)

Sexy Lady Spy

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This Lady of L.U.S.T. book #6 of 23. They were published in the late 1960’s using the James Bond super spy mold. Its key agent is the delectable Drum, a woman determined to give her all again and again in the service of her country. For protection, she has a pair of 38’s that will knock ’em dead every time. L.U.S.T. (League of Undercover Spies and Terrorists) Rocks the Kremlin when Eve Drum, Our Super-seductive Secret Agent Double Oh Sex, Swings into action at a top-level Moscow orgy. Her mission is really a hairy one this time she has to compromise a high Soviet official and get him to throw a few of his big secrets our way. Poor Eve1 Some of the things she learns at that orgy just can’t be classified! And there’s danger everywhere. Concealed amid the tangle of tumbling bodies are goodness knows how many Russian counterspies, just waiting for Double Oh Sex to expose herself.

Gardner F. Fox wrote these book under the pseudonym of Rod Gray.

Thief of Llarn: Book 2 in the Llarn cycle

Sword & Planet

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The original cover art was painted by the legendary Gray Morrow.

Thief of Llarn is a Sword & Planet classic from Gardner F. Fox. Originally published in 1966, written as an homage to Edgar Rice Burrough’s John Carter of Mars series. Gardner F. Fox takes us to another world, where Alan Morgan, an Earthman, was now a true citizen of the planet Llarn. Through his master swordsmanship and quick wits, he had risked his life at great odds to finally win the beautiful Tuarra, daganna of Kharthol, as his wife.

And he would do it again . . . for now, even more, was at stake. The world of Llarn itself was threatened with a disaster even greater than the atomic war of eons ago, which had dried up the oceans and shredded the land to desert and desolation and peopled it with monstrous mutated beings.

On a curious chess board that crossed the barriers of time, Alan Morgan was moved from adventure to adventure by the powers of a godlike master, and his swift sword was his only means of staving off the enemies of the planet and saving the life of his loved princess.