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About Dagan Books

Dagan Books is an independent publisher of the weird and wicked, the beautiful and brilliant. We publish both academic non-fiction and fiction works (specializing in speculative fiction).

We’re Too Sexy For Your Amazon

Have you tried searching Amazon.com for Cthulhurotica lately? When you do, the search bar helpfully fills in “Cthulhurtotica in Books”, “Cthulhurtotica in Books Trade-In”, or “Cthulhurtotica in Kindle” … but then shows you five books which are NOT Cthulhurotica.

In order to get to our book, you have to choose from one of the tiny Department listings on the upper left-hand side. If you click on any of the options listed, only then will you finally get to a page with the print and Kindle versions of our book. Why is Amazon making it difficult to buy a well-reviewed and popular anthology like ours?

We’re too sexy. 

Seriously.

After exchanging several emails we were told that our cover was deemed too adult to be shown on the site, and we were told that a) there’s no record of who made that decision, and b) there is no way to have that decision reconsidered. They’ll sell the book and take your money, but they’re going to make you work for it.

We want the experience of getting your hands on our Lovecraftian erotica to be as easy as possible. So here’s how to buy it:

We prefer you to buy direct from us because our ebooks are always DRM-free. You’ll find the EPUB for nook and other readers, only $3.99: here. You can also get the MOBI file for Kindle and other readers, $3.99: here.

Cthulhurotica also has a NOOK edition via Barnes & Noble, $3.99: here. KOBO readers can get theirs here (still $3.99).

If you want the print version, which is currently available only from Amazon, you can go straight to it here. It’s a 5″ x 8″ trade paperback, 340 pages, with over lots of gorgeous art, for only $13.99 – worth having, and we won’t make you jump through hoops to find it.You can also get the KINDLE edition via Amazon here, $3.99.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience, and thank you for your support.

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Tonight’s the Night! Vaginal Fantasy Hangout at 8 PM PST

“Join Felicia Day, Veronica Belmont, Bonnie Burton and Kiala Kazabee for a gathering of wine, women and smut as they discuss and dissect a new romance novel each month. This month’s book choices: Cthulhurotica & Eternal Pleasure (Gods of the Night #2) by Nina Bangs.” – Geek & Sundry

You can watch the discussion live at YouTube.com/GeekAndSundry at 8 pm tonight, Tuesday September 25, Pacific Standard Time. (That’s 11 pm if you’re on the East Coast.)

Do you have questions about Cthulhurotica that you’d like to see the VF crew answer? Go here and ask them now!

If you want to see more of the discussion that’s been going on all month, check out the Vaginal Fantasy forums on Goodreads here.

And if you have a moment, check out this snippet of Monty Python, which one reader said described how she felt reading Cthulhurotica … We love it!

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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

KINDLE edition via Amazon, $3.99: click here

EPUB for nook and other readers, $3.99: click here DRM FREE

MOBI for Kindle and other readers, $3.99: click here DRM FREE

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As Seen On Geek And Sundry!

Last night the wonderful ladies of the Vaginal Fantasy book club revealed that their official book pick for September is CTHULHUROTICA.

(And then our editor, Carrie, freaked out a little bit, but she’s okay now.)

This means that Felicia Day, Veronica Belmont, Bonnie Burton and Kiala Kazebee will be reading our book this month, and discussing it with their viewers and fans on September 25 at 8pm Pacific time via a live chat.

If you’re new to Cthulhurotica, and found us through VF, welcome! This anthology of short stories is published by Dagan Books, a small press founded by the book’s editor, Carrie Cuinn. The book is meant to show that women, people of color, and people of different sexualities have a place in HP Lovecraft’s Mythos universe – even if Lovecraft himself didn’t think so. You can buy our book here, and follow us on Twitter or on Facebook. We have interviews with the authors too.

We’re also planning a second book in the series, which (like this one) will contain all original stories and art. That’s being put together by Carrie Cuinn and Filipino-American author and editor Don Pizarro (who’s story, “The C-Word” appears in the first book).

Thank you for stopping by, and we hope you enjoy our book!

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Submissions Deadline Extended to August 30, 2012

Due to the high number of authors asking for an extension of the Cthulhurotica 2 submissions deadline, we’ve decided to give you another month to turn in your stories. It’s only fair that if we give anyone more time, we give you all more time. This means that you have until August 30, 2012, at midnight EST to send us your flirty, sexy, naughty, creepy, skin-tingling, stories.

If your first submission was rejected, please feel free to submit something new to us before the new deadline.

The submissions page (with more information) is HERE

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