Press and Reviews


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December 24, 2012 – “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.” Popcorn For Breakfast


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 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

May 02, 2012 – “This is one of the best Mythos anthologies I have read in years. Great new stories by talented writers (of Mythos short fic, at least) you’ve probably never heard of. Absolutely no reprints, which is refreshing for this type of anthology.” Logan, via Goodreads

December 7, 2011 – “It’s rare that you successfully encounter erotica which mixes so well with the speculative genre.” Harry Markov, Book Smugglers, Favorite Books of 2011

November 10 2011 – “Take Lovecraftian themes + erotica fiction = An actually amazing anthology. And one I recommend to pretty much anyone.” Tarl, via Goodreads

October 21, 2011 – “I also applaud Cuinn for selecting a large number of female authors and authors from different culture backgrounds, both sorely needed in the Lovecraftverse.” This Book and I Could Be Friends

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

May 12, 2011 – “This anthology of 20 plus stories is about stimulation of types defined by you the reader- terrifying, creepy, arousing, provocative- take your pick.” Boston Book Bums

May 6, 2011 – “Cthulhurotica is as close as I’ve seen to adult Mythos fiction done right.” Yog-Sothoth

April 26, 2011 – “I would like to go on record as to say Cthulhurotica may well be the first great original Mythos story collection of the 21st Century. Read it!” J. Keith Haney, Innsmouth Free Press

Feb 14, 2011 – “In short, “Cthulhurotica” is one of the best anthologies I’ve read in awhile.” Rise Reviews

Feb 13, 2011 – “I offer my applause to Dagan Books for its choices of stories to include.” 4 out of 5 stars, Opinions of a Wolf


March 15, 2011 – Functional Nerds (podcast), Cthulhurotica, editing, weird plushies, and more (with editor Carrie Cuinn and author Don Pizarro)

February 12, 2011 – Click here to read about Romance, Monsters, and Cthulhurotica at Innsmouth Free Press

August 11, 2010 – Writers News Weekly asked about Cthulhurotica, weird erotica, and the evolution of H.P. Lovecraft’s work. Click here to read the interview!

July 26, 2010 – Our Editor was interviewed by Innsmouth Free Press. Click here to see what she had to say about Cthulhurotica.

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