Embraces: Dark Erotica

Paula Guran
horror, anthology
Embraces: Dark Erotica - Paula Guran

International Horror Guild Award nominee 2000.

Edited by Paula Guran.

Embraces: Dark Erotica is a literate and provocative approach to the type of fiction that came to be called erotic horror in the last decade or so. Contains twenty stories from authors such as Poppy Z. Brite, Nancy Holder, David J. Schow and John Shirley.


  • Introduction by Paula Guran
  • You Give Me Fever by Nancy Holder
  • Saturnalia by David J. Schow
  • On the Dangers of Simultaneity, Or, Ungh, Mmmm, Oh-Baby-Yeah, Aaah, Oooh... UH-OH! by Robert Devereaux
  • Creeps by Steve Rasnic Tem
  • Torpor by Charlee Jacob
  • Seeing Things by J. R. Corcorrhan
  • Before the White Asylum by Rob Hardin
  • Blue Boy by M. Christian
  • Her Master's Hand by Dominick Cancilla
  • Madly, Deeply by Connie Wilkins
  • First Love by Jay Russell
  • Small Bubbles by Samuel Cross
  • Payback's a Bitch by Thomas S. Roche
  • Director of Dolls by Anne Tourney
  • Mekong Medusa by Julia Solis
  • Beholder by Stephen Dedman
  • Homewrecker by Poppy Z. Brite
  • Matchbox Screamers by Ian Grey
  • The Virgin Spring by Lorelei Shannon
  • Learn at Home! Your Career in Evil! by John Shirley
  • About the Writers by Paula Guran
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Release date: 2000
Genres: horror, anthology
Updated: August 29, 2021