Kathy Harris’ stories cross all societal boundaries in favor of hot, passionate,
and often adventurous sex.
You will find each title full of non-stop sex content almost too hot to handle.
What makes Kathy Harris’ books still sought today? The boundary pushing content has
only become more controversial with time!
A Note Regarding 1970’s Era Erotica ...
The Greenleaf Classics contain some of the 4,300 books which were published under
a variety of company names, author names, and imprints, from 1959 until 1983. The
entire group is now informally known as 'the vintage Greenleaf Classics' and reside
today in the public domain.
The owners and publishers of Greenleaf Classics were convicted of obscenity and spent
time in prison. While enjoying this collection, please consider the price paid to
produce this legacy which allows Lot's Cave to exist and publish new authors today.
The primary source of all adult sex novels between 1959 to 1980—the period his vintage
collection covers—was Greenleaf publishing owned by William Hamling.
Hamling kept Stanley Fleishman, his First Amendment lawyer, busy in cases defending
his right to publish and distribute erotic fiction in many obscenity prosecutions
that tried to destroy Greenleaf Classics. The winning results in those trials established
the case law that we enjoy now. Lot’s Cave and today’s erotic ebook market exists
only because of the risky work done for Greenleaf Classics and the legal precedents
Hamling won nearly every trial. J. Edgar Hoover and Richard Nixon both had certain
issues with sexuality of which the public remained unaware. They took person affront
over Greenleaf Classics sex novels being published, and used their position and power
to repeatedly go after Hamling. The Feds eventually won out.
Hamling and his editor, Earl Kemp, were both convicted of obscenity in a federal
court and forced out of business in 1974. The conviction was not over a book, but
over mailing a promotional brochure about a book.