*We met Rachel Thorne at BizarroCon in Portland, Oregon. We were totally impressed with her pitch at the workshop and her thoughts on erotica and writing. And as things happen, she started doing interviews for us. Nice, eh?*
Rachel Thorne: Hey John! I absolutely loved Dong of Frankenstein! Frankenstein is one of my favorite books, and I love that you explored the gay subtext that is so obviously there.
Have you written erotica before?
John Bruni: I’m glad you liked it! As far as writing erotica, I’ve done a few things in the past under pen names, but nothing big. This is the first time I’ve done it under my own name.
RT: So what was your inspiration for the book? Why did you decide to write a Frankenstein erotica?
JB: Dong of Frankenstein came to me in an unusual way. Normally the story idea arrives first, and the title occurs to me when I sit down to write the story. I’d been invited to take part in a monster porn imprint, but I didn’t really have any monster porn ideas. Then one day, out of the blue, I’m taking a shower and the title Dong of Frankenstein appeared in my head. I couldn’t stop laughing. I had to write something about that. I just had to make sure no one thought of it yet. Shockingly, after a Google search, I determined no one had done something like that. It pleased me to be the first.
We could tell you, but we’d rather show you. Check out this video by John Wayne Comunale on his new book PORN STAR RETIREMENT PLAN.
And the full cover before the censors got us! The prudes couldn’t handle Jim Agpalza’s art. Continue reading
On the surface, a book like this seems like a joke. And it is. Don’t get me wrong, it’s funny. It’s a punk kid spitting in the face of a cop during a riot. It’s a big middle finger to authoritarianism. And there’s something beautiful about it. That even though we inhabit a climate these days where people’s emotional outrage seems to outweigh civilized debate and logic, where we have a presidential candidate who exhibits some hallmark signs of fascism… we also live in a place where something like Fox News Fuckfest can exist.
When Mandy pitched us this book, we were almost certain it would be suppressed by the censors at Amazon. Even with that in mind, it was just too damn funny not to try. As we began to construct the ridiculous cover, I was looking for source material to get some ideas on just how we were going to pull it off. I typed in, “political erotica” and guess who popped up? Mandy De Sandra. I tried a few variations.
And it gave me Mandy, and Mandy, and Mandy.
Art by Erik Wilson
I asked myself, “Has Mandy created something new here? A form of triple X political satire for American culture?” That got me really excited, and I still can’t believe it got through. Mandy De Sandra is a goddamn patriot. I started to think of her as more than just a comedian but perhaps a sexual freedom fighter. I don’t know. I just know it’s funny, and if we can do this, then there’s hope yet.
So here we go. Check out the full jacket. You can find the kindle here , in the sidebar, or in our book section. The print book is syncing to Amazon as I write this, and you just may find this gem floating around your local bookstore.
Today we celebrate our first lovechild. We bring you John Bruni’s “Dong of Frankenstein.” What is it, you ask? Well-
“In a tale of unrequited butt love, Dr. Victor Frankenstein lives as a closeted gay man in a time when society vilifies men of his proclivities. Fueled by dreams of bareback passion, he crafts a chiseled brute to satisfy his deepest urges. But when his creation’s Frankencock only swells for the fairer sex, the nightmare begins…”
Cover art by the great Jim Agpalza, and also, a short reading by the stunning Sauda Namir on Bizarro Bedtime. You can find the video here – https://vimeo.com/137267669
The e-book can be found here, or by clicking any picture of it on our site. Print version will be available for the flesh in the coming day or so.
Stay tuned. Enjoy yourselves.
The concept for New Kink started quite a few months ago, probably a year ago with the way my memory works. We’d been tampering with idea of writing surreal, strange, and comedic erotica, but not just that – we wanted to explore the genre from different angles. There is a sort of stigma that comes along with writing erotica, however. If not for readers, it can definitely be felt by writers. I can’t speak for anyone else really, but when I attempted to start writing in the form I noticed several things – Erotica flowed out of me, it was quick, it was fun. I was laughing at the keystrokes and sometimes getting a chubby. It almost felt…easy. It felt like cheating. I got the same kind of response from a lot of my writer friends who were tampering around with it. Like we were doing something bad.
Which made it even more alluring. Continue reading
We’re preparing for launch. Stayed Tuned.