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There Arose Such a Clatter: Tales from the Naughty List

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“A choice,” the beast chuckled, gripping her tightly by the wrists. “You’ll continue to receive your lashes, or you’ll receive your punishment in a more creative way.”

Everyone knows that Santa keeps a list of who is naughty and who is nice . . . but what happens to those on the naughty list? What happens when naughty girls grow up and stay naughty? A lump of coal is the least of their worries when Krampus comes knocking with horns and hooves, his basket filled with branches he knows how to wield in the most delicious way . . . He’s here to punish misdeeds with lashes and pain — and dark, unspeakable pleasures that last the whole night through. How can a naughty girl think of repenting when the punishment is just so good?

There Arose Such a Clatter is a short anthology of bite-sized scorching hot tales from Krampus’s Naughty List, sure to keep you warm beneath the sheets all winter long. CWs are available on author's website. This anthology features monster/human relations of an extremely sexual nature and is only intended for adult audiences.

115 pages, Kindle Edition

First published December 15, 2021

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C.M. Nascosta

22 books2,403 followers
C.M. Nascosta is an author and professional procrastinator from Cleveland, Ohio. As a child, she thought that living on Lake Erie meant one was eerie by nature, and her corresponding love of all things strange and unusual started young. She’s always preferred beasts to boys, the macabre to the milquetoast, the unknown darkness in the shadows to the Chad next door. She lives in a crumbling old Victorian with a scaredy-cat dachshund, where she writes nontraditional romances featuring beastly boys with equal parts heart and heat, and is waiting for the Hallmark Channel to get with the program and start a paranormal lovers series.

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Profile Image for Ruby Dixon.
Author 137 books13.1k followers
December 31, 2021
Hi hello this was filthy and delicious and ended exactly how I wanted it to end. :)
Profile Image for Kristina .
732 reviews305 followers
December 22, 2022
This book is exactly what it claims to be; a collection of short stories featuring Krampus, doling out punishments to the naughty children and adults of the world. It’s a lascivious grouping involving lots of spanking and sexual punishment. Some of the stories are better than others, and it contains Narcosta’s unique brand of smut mixed with social commentary. Unfortunately I didn’t find the world building to be great, I think she started off well making elves and other Christmas characters overworked and underpaid by abusive Santa in his warehouse, much like an amazon fulfillment centre. But that wasn’t really explored deeply and most of this book was spanking and bdsm style sex between Krampus and his naughty list. So it was ok, but I’m not really into heavy pain erotica so it might work better for someone else.
Profile Image for Fey Flowers.
162 reviews13 followers
December 17, 2021
First of all, I really like the whole story between Dara and Krampus. When it continued with other female protagonists, I was disappointed, because none of these stories gave me anything. I think one of them is even really problematic in its message.

The last two chapters tore it out again, but all in all I wouldn't necessarily recommend this book. Somehow a lot seems too forced being rough for my taste. Sure, the stories are short but maybe it simply isn't for me...

Please pay attention to the trigger warnings!!!

I'm looking forward to other Cambric Creek Stories - I loved all of them.
Profile Image for Kat.
679 reviews28 followers
Shelved as 'dnf'
December 18, 2021
DNF 55%

I loved another book by this author, but there was a couple things about this one that just didn’t pull me in.

Unfortunately, there seemed to be a lot of either missing words or mixed up words. One of those things that make you stop and reread the sentence a couple times to understand what they meant. Don’t get me wrong, mistakes happen and things get missed. Sadly there were just too many for me and it kept pulling me out of the story.

I also think I would have enjoyed it more had it been the same girl, but throughout their time together or something. I just struggle finding JUST sex scenes hot when it’s literally just a scene. That’s not the authors fault, just my preference.

To be honest, I can see where if you don’t mind either of those things, you’d enjoy this. It just wasn’t for me.
Profile Image for Monique.
386 reviews
December 22, 2021
Definitely the best Christmas read this year. 5 filthy stories all about Krampus and his special brand of punishment for the naughty.

Surprisingly sweet in parts and has what I'd call a HFN ending but be warned if you don't like your H's spreading the joy around so to speak then this may not be your spicy cup of cider.

Take note of the warnings and enjoy a Christmas book that's about a horned monster and not a jolly fat guy.
Profile Image for Amanda.
804 reviews144 followers
January 11, 2022
First, a couple things.

1- make sure you actually read the content warnings on this book. Nascosta is kind enough to have the book open right on them.

If you're one of those silly people who thinks content warnings are ✨ spoilers ✨ , well, you either need to get over that or not complain about the things you would have been warned about. She's very thorough and warns you: this isn't Cambric Creek, and it's not going to be sweet.

It's Krampus, ffs.

2- if you're part of the pearl-clutching Safety Brigade... move along. This isn't for you.

That out of the way... some spoilers ahead.


I was expecting this to be a collection of short, unrelated tales from Krampus, knowing it wouldn't be sweet, it would involve many different FMCs, and it would involve a lot of pain and not-happy sex. Because—Krampus. Punishing the wicked and all that. And I knew it was going to be very different from Nascosta's other work. And it both was...and really wasn't. You can definitely see her in here, even if she went off-path from her usual Monster-Fucking Hallmark brand of stern brunch daddies.

So this set of short stories actually has a frame, which was the biggest surprise for me. Taking place over the course of about 14 months, we open Xmas Eve (2021, or maybe 2020?) in a contemporary hellscape which has reached all things Christmas. Santa is a money-grubbing Capitalist who keeps down-sizing his work force who are all now working at a sex club that he's probably getting a cut of the profits from. It seems the pandemic and other current events have happened here, because Krampus and the other penal Christmas aspects are also, shockingly, low on work that year. So he and some of the others are working in the basement of Santa's Workshop, in the dungeon. Which is fine, but Krampus would rather be making house calls as he usually does.

Enter, Dara. A woman who, years before, was caught up in one of those house-calls when Krampus came for her unknown-to-her criminal roommate, and she gets punished too for keeping poor company. Despite actually being on the Good List. That night ruined her life, and now Dara can not hold down a relationship because...she's developed a pain kink that keeps scaring her boyfriends away. She just can not find a dude who likes to spank her properly. So she's decided to make a trip to Santa's Workshop this year and check out the infamous basement and get what she's been wanting. And she ends up finding the creature who started this all, they have a connection of sorts, and she strikes a deal with him.

The next two stories are not really clear about what point in the timeline they take place. They might be pre-Dara, or they seem most likely to be in the following Christmas after their arrangement.

The first involves a Good List mother who gets a visit from Krampus by mistake——but ends up taking what she fears is her son's punishment. Like Dara, this FMC is another good girl with a need to be dominated and hurt a bit, so it ends fairly well for her. "Well" being relative here.

Now the third story? That's our only real naughty lister in this book. And Nessa is anything but Nice, going out of her way to screw over anyone she can—including family and people who should be friends—and intentionally cause trouble. When she thinks she can control and pull one over on Krampus, well, it doesn't go in any way how she thought it would, and she does not get anything enjoyable out of her transformative experience with him.

Story four, we return to the frame. This one really cracked me up. The idea of Krampus in a straw hat, Hawaiian shirt, and trying to process Feelings was pretty amusing.

Now that his arrangement with Dara is over (which he's very conflicted about), Krampus decides to go on vacation to the Pacific where no one knows who he is and he can forget about her, soak up some sun, avoid Santa and his annoying phone calls, chase local tail, and eat a bunch of delicious food. Until a very sweet Bavarian woman recognizes him and he is, once again, chased after by a Good Lister who is very curious about what he does. After she annoys him enough, she finds out. And that little twist at the end for the FMC? Loved it. But at the end, Krampus realizes that he misses his complicated arrangement with Dara and wants to go back home to her.

The fifth and final story finds Krampus back at Dara's place and realizing she is trying to move on after he abruptly exited about 2 and a half months prior. His solution to clearing out the house is both terrible and a bit delightful in a wicked way, and he's free to get back on track with his Good Girl and finally set her straight about some things.

Totally enjoyed this. I wish the hints of world building had been fleshed out just a bit more, but I get with shorts that they're not a novel. Would love to read more of this Krampus with and without his Dara.
Profile Image for Isa Centeno.
Author 3 books45 followers
November 28, 2022

Lo siento, la verdad es que no lo pude terminar. Las historias son súper aburridas y al final, cuando estas empezando como a agarrarle el hilo a la historia, te dejan en "imagínate el resto" que resulta desagradable porque la verdad es que no es que provoca imaginarte nada.

Todos los relatos giran en torno a Krampus y al BDSM, pero la verdad no hay morbo ni da curiosidad su historia personal.

Es solo un monstruo cabra negro con suerte que encuentra a una humana predispuesta a la zoofilia.

La mujer (al menos las dos primeras historias), resulta es una mujer pezones rosados/lomo plateado que es súper sádica y le da tres patadas al BDSM de Christian Grey y el Krampus es todo un macho alfa que tiene una lengua más larga que una pierna humana.
Profile Image for Jess | jadecanread.
459 reviews56 followers
December 25, 2022
I'm not familiar with Krampus but if CM Nascosta writes it, I will read it.

This is a collection of 6 short stories of Krampus doing ~Krampus things~ to those on his naughty list. And by "Krampus things" I mean punishing and by punishing I mean lots of spanking, tonguing, and fucking. :) FYI the stories range from consensual, dubcon, and noncon.

It is most definitely spicy, but I can't say this is my favorite collection of erotica. I like the way this author writes, it feels a little more elevated than one's usual smutty read. This serves as a festive one-handed read but doesn't have any emotional depth to keep the reader invested. Do with that what you will.
Profile Image for Poppy.
567 reviews63 followers
April 17, 2023
Wouldn’t classify this as a romance

The book was pure smut with the barest minimum of emotional engagement or attachment. Krampus went from woman to woman and either punished them or fulfilled their dark desires. It was very sex positive and anti-shame for BDSM, which was nice. The book felt like a way to explore BDSM, but it didn’t have any of the limits that make BDSM safe. It explored the fantasy many people have of being in a dubcon situation but everything magically ending up great.
Might be preaching to the choir, but PLEASE don’t use this book as inspiration for how to Dom/sub. The kinky stuff? Go for it! But safe words and boundaries are so important.

Spice: 5/5

Triggers: dubcon, sex work, Quid pro Quo, lots of pain
Profile Image for Sarah.
123 reviews34 followers
December 24, 2021
Monster fucking gold from CM Nascosta… to no ones surprise! This is totally depraved filth just in time for Christmas. It’s 500% different from any other holiday read out there and has the quality of writing and storytelling that I’ve come to expect from this author. Time for Krampus! Prepare to clutch your pearls and blush!
Profile Image for Rachel ♥⁷.
200 reviews19 followers
December 16, 2021
Very interesting take on the Krampus legend. This book consists of multiple excerpts of Krampus tales that all seem to tie together in the end. With that said, I really enjoyed reading it! 5/5 stars from me. Both on plot, world building, and spice.
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160 reviews8 followers
December 17, 2021
I was so excited to read this book, but it took me forever to read it.

The first story was genius. Santa‘s Christmas workspace has turned into some sort of Amazon/Wish warehouse factory, so his elves and the other seasonal creatures were forced to engage in sex work. This was such a funny and unexpected take on the subject and I was totally down for that.

But already the second story with another setting and another (female) character bored me deeply. It also quite felt like a repetition of the first chapter.

The third one was quite interesting, because Nessa was a true unapologetic villain and I always enjoy evil characters.

I skimmed number 4 and was close to DNF the whole thing around 75%. Didn’t help that I completely disliked Krampus‘s character in the beginning.

I skimmed over the last story, but when I saw it was
about Dara again, I had to read it and I‘m glad I did. I wish the book had only been about them.
Profile Image for Charlotte Murphy.
Author 7 books56 followers
December 18, 2021
Too much

Im all down for fetishes and smut and alternative interests but this was just…too much.
Thank God they’re short stories because endless activity of this nature trying to disguise itself as a full novel would have been entirely too much.
Not a fan of the questionable consent element but the writer has a good style that really makes the fantasy/modern blend that more believable.
Not one j would recommend or share but it is what is if you’re into this sort of thing
Profile Image for Maria.
698 reviews46 followers
December 21, 2021
I should start by saying that this is a set of short stories with Krampus as the main lead in all of them and he enjoyed being the main focus let me just say 😉

I had read another book from the author and knew to expect a fun and steamy time and I did. True to Krampus, Nascosta wrote in a darker vein which never having read anything featuring Krampus, I was at first a little lost but got into the swing of it pretty soon as he's all about the naughty kids... or adults as the case is here.
Profile Image for Leigh Kramer.
Author 1 book1,209 followers
December 27, 2021
I’m always up for a Krampus tale and I was excited to see one from this author, who I’ve really enjoyed. But I’m not sure if this novella knew what it wanted to be, aside from a hot read. Based on the premise, I was expecting erotica—Krampus was going to visit various people on his Naughty List and go to town. Sign me up! That does happen but only with female characters, although he at least thinks about hooking up with a couple. Such a missed opportunity. Even so, it was interesting to see what these various characters had done to get on Krampus’s list and whether they’d see the error of their ways. But then it took a weird turn and tried to become a polyamorous romance with Krampus and one of the women he’d visited previously. All of a sudden he’s musing about laundry (I did enjoy this but why couldn’t we have scenes of them together at home?!) and the various ways he took care of Dara and then he wants to go back to her. That’s fine if that’s what this story needed to be but there was no emotional arc in place for it to become a romance, just their first time together, him thinking about how he became a domesticated house mouse, and then going back to her. I wish it had been one or the other because it was too disjointed as it was. It also would have benefited from another round of proofreading.

Content notes: sex work, dubious consent, forced punishments, forced orgasms, on page sex, unprotected sex, spanking, impact play, anal play, needle play, bondage, exhibitionism and group sex (secondary characters, mostly in the background), infidelity, character murdered her husband, past kink-shaming, past divorce and shared custody, off-page bullying, vomit, alcohol, ableism (not countered)
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818 reviews14 followers
January 5, 2022
DNF 39%…
I’m so sad. I am not upset with the kinks or the sex in this book. I personally loved the first chapter and was more than excited until I realized it was the end for the two characters. At first I was completely confused until I realized it was supposed to be a new couple for every chapter which was a real bummer. Reading all this author has wrote, I think they do an amazing job of making me fall in love with characters even when the plot/porn/premise is extremely out there (Morning Milking Glory, etc.) and they did it again in this first chapter until I was extremely disappointed that it didn’t continue.

Had this been the same couple the whole way through finding love I would have loved it, but it just wasn’t.

4/5 on spice. 4/5 on kink. 1/5 on tears. (From what I could tell on the first few chapters)
Profile Image for Krista.
846 reviews21 followers
January 3, 2022
Oh boy- lots of screaming in this one, a debauched story told from the viewpoint of Krampus. Not really my scene but points for creativity! I wouldn't have thought to make his cum like candy red hots. Tis the season I guess :)

And even Krampus needs a HEA, poor Dara. This is a collection of short stories but it weaves back together at the end.

I took the leap because its CM Nascosta and I think she writes really well, no matter the subject. Its HOT folks, beware!
335 reviews1 follower
January 20, 2022
I'm such an unapologetic CM Nascosta fan that, at this point, I'd follow her anywhere, so following her to sexy Krampus didn't feel like that much of a stretch (pun intended--if you know, then you know).

I'm not even sure what else to say, so I'll just say this: not for the faint of heart, consult the TWs at the beginning of the book.

And, uh, try to stay on the good list this year, I guess. Or don't...
Profile Image for Sarah.
200 reviews30 followers
January 10, 2023
Christmas ain't over til I say it's over; I think I'm entitled to one more small gift featuring Krampus' massive, ahem, whip.

What a fun lil smutty read this was. The sex scenes were extra spicy and really well-written! I particularly liked the chapters about the Krampus and Dara - tbh I wish their story was a fully-fledged novel. I would eat that shit up in two shakes of a reindeer's tail.

The rest of the chapters were very much PWP - still just as well-written, but didn't wow me.

If you're looking for some quick 'n dirty smut with a scoop of holiday cheer topped with spicy-cinnamon-spunk, look no further.
Profile Image for Alyson Walton.
654 reviews12 followers
December 23, 2022
I'm all over the place with this one? Loved the characters & the smut but wasn't ready for the Krampus to catch the feels? Don't know whether this was for me or not? Because of the fees this gets 4* but that cover is so pretty!
Profile Image for Natalie.
2,509 reviews32 followers
January 3, 2022
Nessa was probably the worst one for me. Short kinky stories that connect. My favourite one was the mother that just took everything and faked it.
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