The full cover reveal along with our latest release, we proudly present Kerry Lipp’s “Live Action Hentai.” As you can see in our website header, the project was originally named Squidfucked, but as we’ve found with some of our other titles, censorship does exist via Amazon. It’s seems tricky at first, trying to figure out what parameters we have as publishers of bizarro erotica, but we’ve found the radar (somewhat) and we’re learning how to fly under it produce some of the oddest erotica titles on the market. There are certain guidelines, certain places you cannot go without getting flagged. Usually, almost all of the problems you’ll first encounter are the images in the cover or interior. The next bit you have to worry about is the title and the blurb. The language itself.
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*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.
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.
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.