New reviews! And a reminder about Amazon.

From Amazon:

I’ve been following Lovecraft’s work via movies like ReAnimator and From Beyond. I’ve read a few classic Lovecraft stories and enjoyed them a lot. This erotic horror anthology does an excellent job revering Lovecraft’s mythos while adding some hot sex to the collected tales of women and men encountering creatures from beyond. Arousing and suspenseful. This anthology will definitely appeal to lovers of erotica that like some supernatural mixed in. If you enjoyed Stuart Gordon’s movies based on Lovecraft’s work, you’ll enjoy reading Cthulhurotica.

This has a nice collection of stories that kind of run the gauntlet of horror. As someone who really doesn’t read horror, this was a good way to get used to the genre.

You get exactly what the title suggests, even though I doubt many know the extent of what that means. Eerie, sexy, wild!

Since Amazon no longer allows Cthulhurotica to show up in a search of the site,the print anthology is also not showing up on Goodreads–which seems to think the only way you can get it is as a $100 used book. Not true! You can buy the print edition at Amazon by clicking here (it will take you straight to the listing).

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New praise for Cthulhurotica!

Cthulhurotica got a great new review!

I grant you, by staying away from porn, Cuinn ended up treading a line in many places between Cthulhurotica and Cthulhuromance, which is not necessarily an awful thing at all (the most obvious example of this is Don Pizarro’s “The C-Word”, which, perhaps not coincidentally, ended up being my favorite story in the volume). Not to say that the authors who got down and dirty didn’t do so in ways that will get the reader’s Old Ones up and running; Gabrielle Harbowy’s “Descent of the Wayward Sister” is just delicious, and oh, Mae Empson’s “Between a Rock and an Elder Goddess.”

Read more at Popcorn For Breakfast

Vaginal Fantasy hangout video, and some new reviews

We’ve updated our Reviews page, and here are the latest highlights:

September 30, 2012 – “It relays a world that is very much like it is today with a bit of Cthulhu around the edges of its reality. It is more like an aphrodisiac than the main event and never gets too harsh…. Cthulhurotica made for some enjoyable reading and entertained in its melding of seemingly incompatible worlds.” Parlor of Horror

September 25, 2012 – Vaginal Fantasy Book Club (link goes to video) reviews Cthulhurotica:

  • “I appreciated the writing and thought it was really well written,” Felicia Day
  • “Thank YOU for putting the Love back in Lovecraft. Or at least the lust!” Bonnie Burton
  • “Each story had different kinds of scary moments, different kinds of sexy moments.” Veronica Belmont
  • “I also liked that the sexuality was really fluid,” Kiala Kazebee

September 25, 2012 – “This was the hottest collection of freaky erotica! If you like quickies, these little Tentacle-Porn short stories will knock your socks off.” Silvia Vale

September 13, 2012 – “The quality of writing and how it is set out including the essays and the illustrations are fantastic.” Adele Jayde

September 6, 2012 – “I felt this collection was a great exploration of pairing creepy, terrifying, and even horrific themes with other themes such a love, marriage, romance, friendship and sexuality. Overall, I enjoyed not only the writing (which was pretty good, in general) but the uniqueness of this collection of short stories.” Madison Martin

Comments from the VF Goodreads Forum

We’ve had a great time watching the conversations about Cthulhurotica unfold on the Vaginal Fantasy Goodreads page. Whether they loved it or didn’t understand it, new readers are talking about our book and that’s wonderful. Here are some of the highlights:

“The creep factor is very well done indeed and the tone is really like Lovecraft et al.” – Caroline

“What I like about the stories was that if you’ve read Lovecraft, the similarities or different takes were really good when compared to the original.” – Michelle

“I loved it and I am glad I bought it…” – Andrew

“Thanks for putting together such an awesome anthology”  – Amanda

“While I would say that some of the short stories are disturbing, I found that most of the them are more intriguing. That is why I really enjoyed this book. I felt this collection was a great exploration of pairing creepy, terrifying, and even horrific themes with other themes such a love, marriage, romance, friendship and sexuality.” – Madison

“I’ve actually been really enjoying it so far – it’s kinda cool to be taken out of your comfort zone by a book, especially one that is as well-written as this is. I wasn’t expecting “tentacle-sexy-times” to actually be interesting to read.” – Fi

Want to read the book? Buy it here:

340 page, 5″ x 8″ paperback book, $13.99: click here ISBN 0983137307

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Cthulhurotica Lands on “Best Of” 2011 Reading List

Harry Markov, as part of The Book Smugglers Smugglivus 2011 roundup, lists his 7 favorite books of 2011, and Cthulhurotica made the list! We’re the only anthology listed, and other authors on the list include Kaaren Warren, Jeff Vandermeer, and Diana Wynne Jones. Says Markov,

“It’s rare that you successfully encounter erotica which mixes so well with the speculative genre.”

Read more here.

“This Book and I Could Be Friends” reviews Cthulhurotica

The opening piece, Gabrielle Harbowy’s “Descent of the Wayward Sister,” does a great job setting the tone for the rest, turning Lovecraft on his head by centering on a bold female character who greets the monstrous with open arms (literally). An unapologetic thief and prostitute, she’s a rule-breaker on the margins of Victorian society already, as opposed to some stuffy New England aristocrat. Don Pizarro’s “The C-Word,” on the other hand, is a quiet modern tale of two lovers, a young man and a woman seventeen years his senior. Except she lives in Innsmouth, which adds another layer to the issues of aging and physical change that have caused her to push him away.

Plus the reviewer gives “thumbs up” to the idea of Cthulhurotica 2!

Read more at This Book and I Could Be Friends

New Reviews

We’ve updated the Press and Reviews page to include two great new reviews:

October 5, 2011 – “The stories range from creepy to cute to downright arousing, touching on all ranges of attraction.” A Book Hunter’s Journal

September 1, 2011 – “The real draw for me was the way the stories approached existing characters and settings from a whole new vantage point.” Wag the Fox

Over and over again, we hear that people weren’t sure what to make of the book until they read it, and then they fell in love. If you’re reviewed Cthulhurotica but we don’t have you listed, let us know!