‘Disgusting, disturbing… but so funny’: Readers go wild for bizarre COVID-19-themed EROTICA book in which the coronavirus takes on human form and has a steamy affair with a scientist who is working to create a vaccine
- In ‘Kissing the Coronavirus,’ author M.J. Edwards writes about a female doctor working on a COVID-19 vaccine
- When a trial vaccine is injected into a fellow scientist, he dies and becomes COVID-19 in human form
- The doctor, who’d already ‘felt a rush of excitement’ when she held a test tube with the virus, falls for it in human form and they have passionate sex
- The 16-page e-book debuted on April 22 and costs just 99 cents
- It has received mixed reviews online, with most readers calling it ‘horrible’ but nonetheless ‘amusing’ and ‘hilarious’
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There is nothing sexy about coronavirus — or at least, there wasn’t until an American author wrote an erotica book about the disease.
In ‘Kissing the Coronavirus,’ author M.J. Edwards writes about a female doctor working on a COVID-19 vaccine, who is overcome with desire when the virus suddenly becomes human.
The 16-page e-book, which debuted on April 22, has quickly caught the attention of readers — who have either flat-out panned the pornagraphic pandemic story or raved about the satirical smut.
Sexy! In’ Kissing the Coronavirus,’ author M.J. Edwards writes about a female doctor working on a COVID-19 vaccine, who is overcome with desire when the virus suddenly becomes human
The book’s short description is certainly attention-grabbing.
‘She was supposed to cure the Coronavirus. Instead… she fell in love with it,’ M.J. Edwards — a pen name for Robert Winter — begins.
‘Dr. Alexa Ashingtonford is a part of a crack team of scientists tasked with finding the cure to the devastating Coronavirus. Little did she know she would end up falling in love with it, in this steamy viral-erotica.
‘Kissing Coronavirus is a steamy tale about forbidden love and dark desires come to life,’ it concludes.
Amazon also has a preview of the short book, which is free on Kindle Unlimited or 99 cents for non-subscribers.
In the first pages, Dr. Ashingtonford is already turned on by the virus, even when it’s still in a test tube.
Viral: The 16-page e-book has quickly caught the attention of readers — who have either flat-out panned the pornagraphic pandemic story or raved about the satirical smut
‘Despite the devastation the virus was causing around the globe, Alexa felt a rush of excitement every time she picked up the Corona sample, like a pulsating, erect penis, desperate to unleash its devastation on anyone who touched it,’ it reads.
The imagination: M.J. Edwards is a pen name for Robert Winter, an American author and former lawyer
Shaking the test tube causes ‘a shock of electricity’ to coarse through her veins, and ‘everything tingled.’
Readers who’ve finished the story explain that Alexa is in for a surprise when another scientist, Dr. Gurtlychund, comes down with COVID-19 — and injects the vaccine they are still testing into his own body.
Dr. Gurtlychund then changes into the virus, personified, and the pair have wild sex.
The tongue-in-cheek story has received mixed reviews online, with 400 Goodreads users giving it a score of just 2.37 stars — but even many of the one-star reviewers admit that the book gave them a good laugh.
‘I don’t know whether to give this 5 stars or 1 star,’ wrote one conflicted reader. ‘Don’t get me wrong, this book is awful. Absolutely horrible. But in the best possible way. It is exactly what I wanted it to be.’
Symptomatic of success: Most readers are alling it ‘horrible’ but nonetheless ‘amusing’ and ‘hilarious’
‘I was quite amused by this 16-page monstrosity. But I know one thing, this author cannot and is not serious,’ said another.
‘I often self-effacingly refer to myself as a garbage can because I read a lot of books that many people consider trashy,’ wrote another reviewer. ‘In fact, a lot of trash is quite excellent or at least aspires to be. Not KISSING THE CORONA VIRUS, though. This is a book that wallows in its terribleness.
‘Did it make me laugh? Yes. Did it make me feel slightly sick? Yes. Should you buy it? I mean… why not?
‘Also, I don’t think this needs saying, but just in case: if you encounter the Coronavirus, you should not f*** it. Not even if it makes you horny. COVID-19 is a real pandemic and it has cost real lives.’
One more wrote: ‘This was hands down the funniest thing I’ve read. Disgusting, disturbing, medically inaccurate, but such a funny read.’
‘This was the best no-cost trash fire I have ever laid eyes on!’ said yet another. ‘I just spent 30mins laughing my butt off. It is so soooo sooooo bad but damnit if I didn’t have tears ready to drop from the power of my chuckles.’