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Aphrodisiac Girl (aka Bounce Girl)
Oval Books 1973 - DEAN and GERDA KOONTZ - APHRODISIAC GIRL (reprint of "BOUNCE GIRL"), published by Oval books #OB-531, published in 1973 (first and only printing under this title). This book is one of a number of 30 or so books that Dean Koontz wrote for Cameo books in 1970 under various pennames (like Linda Mitchell or Gracie Amber). This book is the ONLY book that he actually published under his own name. Dean Koontz has since disavowed and otherwise denied having ever written the other such books (besides this book which was published under his own name and the Leonard Chris book "Hung"), but the evidence is undisputable: The Library of Congress confirms that Gerda Ann Koontz (Dean's wife) holds the copyrights to this book. "Gracie" is one of the five names listed in the dedication of the gothic romance "Demon Child" (which Koontz wrote under the penname of Deanna Dwyer). All five of the first names listed in the dedication of "Demon Child" have turned out to be pseudonyms that Dean had used for this particular "Adult" literature. In an article written by Dean Koontz entitled "Dean's Drive" in the sci-fi fanzine Energumen #8 (6/71), Dean Koontz admitted to writing 30 of these books in 1970 (including "Share The Warm Flesh" - this book), along with Pig Society and The Underground Lifestyles Handbook (both of which were also published by the same publisher, Cameo books in 1970). One of the titles that Dean Koontz admits to having written ("Thirteen and Ready") was written under the penname of Ann Griffin. In an early sci-fi fanzine, Beabohema #8 (1970), Dean Koontz again talked about writing these books. The authors initials (A.G.) are simply Dean's wife's initials in reverse. One of the Ann Griffin cameo books "Protest Ball," lists the author's address as Harrisburg, Pennsylviania (where Dean and his wife were living in 1970). Finally, in Dean Koontz's writing how-to book "How to Write Popular Fiction" (1972), he refers to these books and specifically to the Ann Griffin penname. THIS IS ONE OF THE FIVE OR SO 'HOLY GRAILS' OF DEAN KOONTZ COLLECTIBLES. Book has no vertical spine creasing, no spine lean, no cover creases, no rounding to cover corners, typical inventory remainder "cut" mark along bottom edge, no sun age darkening to spine, no former owner markings or used bookstore markings inside, no missing pages, no creased page corners, pages are flat and tight, pages & inside covers are not age yellowing at edges, almost no edge wear, hint of the usual color rubbing wear to covers. Overall a FINE- book of this rare 1970s Dean Koontz book. I have a number of other U.S. and U.K. Dean Koontz 1st printing hardcover/ paperback/magazine appearances up for sale. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: Far North Collectible Books]
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