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3.29  ·  Rating details ·  687 ratings  ·  174 reviews
Kraken: A gothic erotic horror with tentacle non-con.

When boyfriend Parker gives him an ultimatum Will never dreams his heart is about to be ripped out: move to a remote off-shore island with him, or call it quits. But Will picks wrong, and now he’s heading into the unknown to fix his mistake. But why do the locals think they recognise him? And why can’t he seem to leave?
ebook, 193 pages
Published December 22nd 2013 by M. Caspian
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Julio Genao
Dec 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: tentaclesmut enthusiasts the world over.
Recommended to Julio by: Lisa Henry
Gothic Horror Monster Porn: This is how it's done.


Creepy setting: check.

Ghastly surprises: check.

Vaguely arousing scenes of appalling disregard for the limits of human biology, self-determination, and/or common decency:

Oh, yes.

Check, check, check.

This was a riot.

Ignore minor proofing niggles—it's worth your time.

Mary Shelly wished she could make you horny, grossed-out, and scared shitless all at once.

We know this because she said so. In her letters discussing what she wanted to do when she crea
Lisa Henry
**EDITED TO ADD: You guys, if you got the free copy at Smashwords ages ago, you probably spotted the typos. Good news! You can go and redownload the updated version! Which I am totally going to do now, because I have so much love for this story.

I read it again last night and yes, I am afraid to go back in the water, thanks for asking. **

Original review: Oh FML. I just wrote out a whole review and then deleted it by mistake.

I think these were the important points:

You guys, read this book. It'
So basically...

I think it's safe to say that I've never felt like more of a deviant than when I read this book and my head was loaded with, "Yeah, baby!" thoughts.
Having stared at those 'lovely' suction cups on the cover for a while, I decided that I really, truly was in need of some answers. So I googled...

Turns out tentacle porn likely got popular thanks to the Japanese (don’t act like this surprises you :p). Especially Toshio Maeda’s manga, which featured tentacle rape, got the ball rolling. According to Maeda, he started the practice “in order to get around Japan's strict censorship laws, which forbade the depiction of a penis but did not forbid penet
Jan 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
If you're in a horror movie, you make poor decisions. It's what you do.

No one proves this better than Will. From the very beginning, he makes one bad choice after another.

There are just some things that cannot be excused, though. Like if you see some creepy guy's arms turn into tentacles you don't stay to ask questions. YOU RUN THE FUCK AWAY!

No matter how hot you find noodle porn. (Yeah, I have no idea wtf that was either.)

So anyway, I enjoyed this. It was creepy and disturbing but also fun
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
Dec 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ by: Vivian

Kraken lures, entices and once the prey is within his web of deception, he tortures. Kraken is not, I repeat NOT, a good guy.

Kraken kept me guessing the entire time. WTF?!?! was uttered frequently. There are so many pieces of the puzzle that, frankly, DON'T MAKE ANY FUCKING SENSE!!! I kept coming up with a theory and 10 pages later…

I'm not touching the plot because you should experience it for yourself.

I will say…

The stones reminded me of a certain sexy
Dec 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: freebies, erotic, horror
No bait and switch here. This story is exactly as advertised.

Creepy, freaky, awe-inspiring as in terrifying spectacle. This is a monster story in a classic gothic manner. Read the warnings and if you're still good, READ the story. Not going to say anything more. Less is definitely more in terms of preparation.

Good, old fashion horror story with explicit erotic overtones.
Rosa, really

Surprisingly, amazingly, I really liked it.

Well, maybe you're not surprised or amazed, but I am. I do not like horror. I've given drunken speeches at parties and sober speeches to friends on GR about how I don't like horror. Horror as a genre actually pisses me off a little.

Here's why--this is also known as my super sad story about what I like to call the Worst Halloween EVER, or, why I hate my ex and Sarah Michelle Gellar equally:

Because that fucker (the ex) made me spend money I didn't have
Kynthos-the-Archer (Kyn)
Dec 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Tentacles erotica fans who enjoys horror thriller and mystery.
Recommended to Kynthos-the-Archer (Kyn) by: Lisa Henry & Vivian Archer

Cannot be less than 5 Stars!
A beguiling dark erotica with strong plot and round characters.
Starts with a bang, ends with a Super Bang!

Kraken ticks off just about all of my tentacle-sex requirements. It's almost like the author heard my lamentations on the lacking I found in most of of my tentacle erotica. It scored so near to what I want that it is a tad uncanny in a way. Like the power above decided to answer all my wishes in one fell swoop. I want slick and slimy action, there it is! Even
Dec 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to MLE by: Vivian
Shelves: mm, on-my-kindle
A perfectly horrible, shivers down the back of my neck scary story. I love that the non-con aspects are treated as such, and that rape isn't romanticized or excused. The plot was strong, and I loved how things worked out. More than just romance, or erotica this was a strong horror tale.
Shin Mon Thway
I think this book is just not for me because it took me more than two months to finish this one. And it was a painful process. 😭 I looooove M. Caspian. Hell, her book ”Mine was one of my all time favorites but this one just doesn’t do it for me. 😞 I love tentacles, I like dark twisted reads and I love M. Caspian. So when I discovered this book last year, I was like “Hell, yeah! This is the perfect combo just made for me.” But this was a real miss for me. It’s not even the horrible tentacle mons ...more
Eli Easton
Dec 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I've been reading so much holiday fluff lately, when I saw this cross my home page I was drawn in. I get in the mood for horror sometimes-- horror movies, horror books. I grew up on Stephen King but read mostly romance these days. This book is, I would say, 85% horror and 15% romance. But even the horror is, well , m/m tentacle sex horror. So there's that.

This story reminded me of The Wicker Man, which I love. An unsuspecting guy visits an island and gets caught up in a web that he doesn't under

Holy*freaking*sea creatures! Is it a kraken? Is it a toppy cephalopod? Oh happy day for a great bad-guy monster to sink your teeth into.

Finally, a baddie who is well-made, not cartoonish; seductive, luring and alluring. And with the best submerged creep. A nightmare of a monster.

Our good-guy, Will…well, he’s a bit of a mess isn’t he? He’s the typical gothic horror MC: enslaved by all those repressed emotions, not knowing quite what to do with them. So naive, a bit tight-laced, but so seducible,
Free Tentlesex MM? Who says it isn't a Christmas miracle? And non-con too?

Free x-mas day:

Dec 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone into tentacles or horror
Recommended to Steelwhisper by: Lisa Henry

Tentacle sex (1st half): 5*
Tentacle sex (2nd half): 3*
Writing/Prose: 4*
SpaG: 3*
Worldbuilding: 2*
Horror: 3*
All together: 3.33*

!! Spoilers below !!
This is a very solid "I liked it", the story was amusing and bemusing, though some of the worldbuilding didn't work for me. There was a bit too much mixed into it.

It wasn't as horrific to me as it was to some of the other readers either, mainly I think because I find myself a bit unforgiving about Will's initial state o
Dec 23, 2013 rated it liked it

Don't hold your breath, it won't to be a long review.

Kraken is an interesting thrilling mixture out of a shifters story, an off-shore island horror (*I think I have never read a Gothic erotic horror book before, haven't I?*) and unusual sexual activities (* you need just to imagine what for nice crazy things a sex obsessed octopus-shifter can do with his tentacles!Even if he is bad-tempered, it's still very stimulating!*)

It was a quick and addictive read that could have a lot of admirers.

I hav
Lilia Ford
Creepy, seductive, at times fiendishly erotic, until it becomes really, really disturbing (and that's ME saying it so take note!). This just kept delivering one surprise after another, constantly shifting the ground out from under my feet. It is also a masterpiece in subtle building and more well-written than tentacle sex has any right to be.

Bottom line: unforgettable but definitely not for everyone.
This was awesome!

Horror is so not my genre, but I loved this story.

Deliciously creepy...I started reading and the hair on the back of my neck stood up almost immediately. 

The suspense almost did me in.  Several times, I had to take deep breaths in an attempt to calm my anxiety, but I couldn't put the book down.   I had to keep reading, to find out what was going to happen next. 

It wasn't a hardship, either; the writing flowed beautifully, with wonderful phrases and descriptions, natural soundi
Fifi LaFleur
Feb 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was great! Really interesting story with a great and thorough plot. Consentacles, noncon-tentacles, horror-show sex, and everything in between, all cleverly wrapped in a story about an island.
It's well paced, well written, and really quite exceptional for a novella sized story. This one would have fit right in the All Wrapped Up anthology. It left me wanting more while leaving me fulfilled which is all you can really ask for.

Highly recommended for tentaclesex lovers. Love your Cephalopods
♣ Irish Smurfétté ♣
So, I still have not a concrete idea on how to rate or review this story. It's just as squiggly a concept as those very appendages oh so treasured in this book. Here is my attempt. Please enjoy the snacks and drinks.

The creepiness factor is there, times 1 jizzillion. Yes. Cy. Creepy. El creepOH.

Creativity wins.

Will as really the main character is a great voice from which to present a story like this. All of his idiosyncrasies, his strength, his whining, his desires, his fear, his curiosity and h
Reece Rimmown
baby's first monster porn!

If I'm going to be totally honest, I was completely unprepared for "Kraken." When I purchased it from Smashwords, I mostly got it because it was free at the time, and also because a fairly large group of my friends were howling about how amazing it was. I knew a few things going in, but I was not ready for how totally fucked up this book was. Or how much I would like it.

Our story starts with our protagonist, a young man named Will, arriving on a remote island in hopes o
~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~
Apr 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Tent Sex Lovers
Recommended to ~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~ by: Vivian

After boyfriend Parker gives Will an ultimatum to join him on an island, Will decides to go to him after all. He finds Parker and is shocked to find that he is shacked up with a....woman. He runs off through the forest.

Interestingly, he feels a deja vu as he wanders around and eventually finds himself at a cabin occupied by Cyrus who offers to let him stay overnight and then he'll catch the ferry back to the mainland the next day.

The next day at the local store, Will is recognized as once l
Vanessa North
Dec 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Creepy as hell, fantastic story-telling.
So, this was my first read of Pulpo Fiction. *cough*.

Well, tentacles and sex, what can I say...

This book was very entertaining. I went in with quite low expectations, since I had no idea how I feel about tentacles in THAT context, and was happily surprised.
I think I was also expecting that the obvious subject matter would take over, but this actually had an exciting story as well as the tentacles.

And the atmosphere, oh, the atmosphere…It was like a mash up of Shutter Island and Sphere... Muy b
M. Caspian
Mar 13, 2014 marked it as my-writes  ·  (Review from the author)
Hi readers. I wrote this book, so obviously I'm not going to review it.

Thank you for even considering spending your precious time reading my effort at tentaclesex.

When I originally released the story it was a Christmas freebie, one that I thought only a few people would read, let alone enjoy. It was a lot more popular than I expected. There's 302 of you out there with the original free version. Here's the thing. The proofreading didn't so much suck, as was non-existent. There's about 30+ typos
The Shayne-Train
Feb 06, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf-cuz-not-good
I could not stand this book.

I feel a little bad about that. I try not to abandon books, and this was as gift, I couldn't force myself to keep slogging through it.

The writing was average. I could sense that the author was really trying for some creepy vibes, but to me it was not accomplished. The characters were flat, the dialog repetitive.

And the main character is constantly smoochin' on dudes, and like the next paragraph he's wondering if said dudes think there's anything romantic g
4 Stars


I've only read a couple of stories by M. Caspian...and all of them have a very dark element about them. Which the author does really well. I was alternately horrified and fascinated, scared and aroused. This book is definitely not for the faint of heart.
Willow Madison
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was not what I expected. And that is delightfully refreshing, to say the least!!

For starters -- never once was the word viscous used. I fully expected to be "kraken" up at it left and right, but nope. There was plenty of fluid action, but it was described in such vivid and colorful ways without the stale and staid usage of that word. So awesome.

Then there's the story itself - the pace, the mood, the stylization of it all. So beautifully unexpected. I thought this was going to a tentacled
I am officially a M. Caspian Fangirl.... I will be stalking (I hope you don't mind M. In exchange, you get my money, and I'll get all giddy about your books. Fair right?)

This story was amazing. I loved the building anticipation of horror and mystery. If you've seen Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, the suspense and creep factor is very similar in the beginning, before everything clicks.

Some of the content was deeply disturbing, and the content warnings should be noted before reading. But if you're
Dec 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Horror creepy and the creepiest thing is that I found it kind of hot. Well written and free.
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