Review: Whispers in Darkness: Lovecraftian Erotica

By Randy Stafford

Blackmore, J., ed. Whispers in Darkness: Lovecraftian Erotica. Circlet Press, 2011. 146 pp. USD $6.99. ISBN 978-1-61390-034-5.

Yes, there are tentacles here, so let’s just get that out of the way right now. But it’s not all tentacles.

No, I don’t know how this compares with last year’s Cthulhurotica from Dagan Books. Haven’t gotten to that book, yet. And I have no idea if it pushes the frontiers of hentai back.

But I do know …

IFPReview: Whispers in Darkness: Lovecraftian Erotica

Review: Cthulhurotica

By J. Keith Haney

Cuinn, Carrie, ed. Cthulhurotica, Dagan Books (2010). $16.99 USD (print), $3.99 USD (Kindle). 344 pp. ISBN 978-0-98313-730-6.

It took me a long time to understand the difference between erotica and porn. Blame it on being raised in the conservative Bible Belt, where porn flourishes in the shadows of the hypocrites’ crosses. My first inkling of what erotica is in contrast to porn came from an essay I read in college by (I think) Gloria Steinem. …

IFPReview: Cthulhurotica

Shivers and Sighs Week: Interview: Carrie Cuinn


Carrie Cuinn is the owner of small indie press Dagan Books. Cthulhurotica, an anthology of erotic horror inspired by the writing of H. P. Lovecraft, is their first title. It contains fiction and articles by Cody Goodfellow, Kenneth Hite, Jennifer Brozek, and many others. It seemed appropriate to discuss this anthology, in light of its subject matter.

IFP: In your introduction to this book, you say, “Readers expecting a collection of monster sex stories might, after all, be …

IFPShivers and Sighs Week: Interview: Carrie Cuinn

Cthulhurotica: Giveaway

Cthulhurotica, the anthology of sex, madness and Mythos, is available for pre-sale this month and Dagan Books has kindly offered to give away a copy of it to our eager Innsmouth readers. To win a copy, all you have to do is Tweet (remember to type @innsmouthpress when you do) or post in the comments section below, telling us what would you do on a date with a character from one of Lovecraft’s stories. Be brief.

Example: I’d take …

IFPCthulhurotica: Giveaway