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A Book Review of Kindness Revolution by Vanessa Hill Millvele

A short book of 12 equally short poems

I may not be the most gifted and rhythmically inclined

Not saying they are Haiku, each of these poems are thought provoking, and dare I say, causes you to think. I know it’s odd that a book of poetry does that but Kindness Revolution actually succeeds.

Each little poem has it’s own thought and meaning.

They are very deep, and can recommend it to those who maybe are into poetry but is open to alternate views.

It’s gets a very solid 10 in my book, and best of all it’s free and can be found HERE

Book Review: Beauty Lessions: A Horribly Titled Dystopian Romance

By Van Hill Millvele

The author once again presents us with a rather unique world. This one focuses on beauty,
where plastic surgeons are more plentiful that telemarketers. It is also a world where you
can get a Mark, which downplays your role in society. Which can be given for any reason THEY see fit, the group that controls this also can leavy fines also for any reason THEY see
fit. But what happens to that money become an important point later in the story.

The story focuses on Quigley and Zada.

As Zada goes about her life, she is approached by Dr. Odette Bloodstone and offers plastic surgery.Her friend Chet (A Prince) sits next to her, Zada is mad at him because he wants Zada for a mistress.

Chet is rude and generally selfish no wonder assassins want to kill him, Zada stops them.

Next we focus on Quigley, Who at a Potluck Supper meets Zada.

A fake date Zada and Quigley go on to a restaurant where their meal ruined by Chet.

The more they hang out together the more they fall in love.

Turns out King Valor (A real villain) wants Chet dead, meanwhile the Mark Board is sending money to him.

Once someone named Penny enters the story things happen fast. It seems Penny had evidence on a sweatshop, which Quigley must retreat. Once this is in the hands of those who do the most good.

This then leads to the Marks against Zada to be removed, and her and Quigley getting married. As for Prince Chet, he gets his in the end.

A nice short novel which tells of how beauty can become so important that beauty drugs and plastic surgery can become common as the cold. Here we get the story of Zada and Quigley who simply want to be together. But Prince Chet demands a mistress, and there are forces in this world beyond their understanding. But that is where this book shines. We see their struggles, but will they succeed? Only time will tell. Well worth checking out, like the author’s other works.

Beauty Lessions: A Horribly Titled Dystopian Romance is available for free on Kobo

Furry Galaxy 75: Pandora’s Box: Book Review

When I start reading any book, I go in totally unprepared. All I knew was that I was about to read a family friendly furry book. The story starts out at Quasar Strange Toys and Shipping, which is housed in its own space station with Toby trying to steal a shuttle to save the woman that he desperately loves (Braquel), from the very 1st day that they ever meet, even though he really never told her this would weave me through a tapestry of dozens of little stories that work flawlessly with the main tale.

We got to meet Harold, Violet and all their friends as well as their enemies, including Col. Thayer, who at this point just wanted to send Toby to the brig. Who wanted to steal a shuttle after the ship Braquel was on had this incident where she was the only survivor.
The main plot of this novel is how Braquel is going to be rescued and those behind it and all the little stories in between. We were introduced to many characters and what I found was a delight. It wasn’t what they were called, it was the way they were described where you had to use your imagination to picture what they even looked like. But also we find out if they are good or evil. When we are introduced to Minerva, who at this point is Head of Security for Quasar Strange Toys and Shipping, who actually has their own motives to want Toby out of the picture, it does involve a group called The Order.
Meanwhile Braquel has safely landed upon a planet. We find out that there is a threat against her and she is brought to the Ministry’s Safe House, before escaping.

Harold was arrested for being a corporate spy, and Larva turned out to be a human furry. There is talk about expelling them from the station.

But when 2 Medusa ships crash into the station, Toby, Harold and Wilhelmina decide to rescue as many as they can. As their bosses are the first ones to flee this chaos, leaving everyone else to their own fates.

The trio run into many friends as well as enemies.

During this time Minerva admits that she wanted to kill Braquel and gives out her reasons as she tries to kill Toby. Minerva turned out to be both a murderer and thief who has her own means of escape.

But everyone is rescued, and the survivors are safe.

They finally land and immediately look for supplies as well as clues on where is Minerva?
They found where she was, but Pod Express claimed she died. But everyone believes that they are lying…Toby and Harold return to Pod Express to find the crew with the help of Dash.

Toby makes a temporary departure as he is on an assignment for the Fairy Government.
Meanwhile, Braquel goes to Joe’s Repair Shop and tries to contact Quasar Strange Toys and Shipping and then finds out what happens. As there is a plot elsewhere of the death of Toby and his friends.
Braquel gets a job but only for 1 shift at Sir Chicken of Camelot but she has a visitor and it’s Alison via The Pandora’s Box and gives her an update of current events.
We learn of a prophecy involving Braquel.

Then suddenly a box spoke to Braquel and we got a glimpse of future events.

When Toby and friends return from Pod Express, they discover Violet in the pod they receive.

Gladiola kills Dash and then tells Minerva she is getting picked up.

Toby and friends take a break for a little musical theater all as Violet discovers her room aboard the ship has been overrun by Happy Evil Pets.

Turns out Violet and Harold are in love.

We do get some action when looking for Fire Gems, Violet and Toby are attacked by robots.
Although the story contains many interesting characters, I found one especially interesting and that would be, Belly Man and Joe. They inhabit the same body. While Belly Man wants to help Braquel. Joe seems to have his own agenda. Breaking into Braquel’s shuttle, stealing what little valuables she has, Joe made a huge mistake while committing check fraud. When Toby is able to send Braquel money so she could make her way back. Joe “Borrows” said that money not realizing the money was spent that it could only be used to help Braquel. That was so much fun.

The Pandora Box or boxes are the most unusual aspect of this novel. It is both a tool for good and evil. Do good. The box recharges for a 2nd use, do evil, it takes part of your mortal soul. It also can be used to exchange gifts as well as information which becomes very important later in the tale.

When Violet is taken prisoner, and Braquel aids in her escape through one of those Pandora Boxes.

Although the ending with all these loose ends might seem to leave you hanging. All of this is resolve and the best thing I can say. Everyone, including Braquel and Toby who get married, gets what they want the most…if they are good. But if they are evil they get what they deserve the most.

Overall Furry Galaxy 75 was an interesting adventure with great characters. A simple marvelous story for one like me who simply loves little tales I was in heaven. I got to know everyone in this story well, you understand their motives and what actually drives them.
Personally I can’t wait to see what is the next work of Van Hill Millville. I eagerly await the next adventure.

The book can be found HERE for FREE Copy

Furry Book Review: Owo *whats this*: A Guide to the Furry Fandom by Avery Miller

I was contacted by Avery Miller more than a year ago to write a review of their book. I am sorry to say it took until now before I finally read it. For a 1st effort it’s okay, but the book is for newbie furs only. Frankly I have seen YouTube videos that cover these same topics this book covers far better. The one thing I totally found annoying was the QR codes to now get this YouTube videos. Even my own attempts to help newbies was far better than this rather short book. Let us hope Avery Miller’s next book is better.

If I have to score this I give it 2 stars out of 5

Link to Amazon

The Goat building the perfect victim by Bill Kieffer Book Review

I fully admit I was uncomfortable reading this novel. It’s not that it was bad, it was more like stepping into someone’s private life and seeing their darker side. The Goat dives headfirst into the world of magic and transformation for sex. I know usually in book reviews they recount the entire story to get people to buy copies. But the book has been out for a while and frankly there isn’t much to the story other than what I already said. Transformation, sex and goats.

Although the story in my opinion is very well presented, it’s just I am not personally into such things and frankly I thought it was also a bit too creepy. On how the main character slowly drives all hope from his victim.

Coming from an abusive father, I felt for the victim.

As the story dived deeper the more uncomfortable I felt. Believe me this isn’t like any other kind of book with the same theme. Where the harsher side is played down, no here you get it square in the face with both barrels…and that isn’t buckshot along with gun powder residue…IT’S CUM!!!

Deeper and deeper we go into both the sex and transformation the more twisted this tale became. For example later in the story the main character becomes a goat for 2 weeks but has no memory of their time as one.

As for the ending…it takes a strange turn when one of the characters permanently transform into a car. I didn’t quite get that but it is the way this story goes.

Really should you pick up a copy like I did when I saw one at MFF? Only if your into this kind of stuff or am curious about it. Bill Kieffer did a great job, anyone who make me feel this creepy gets one of my highest recommendation.

The book is still available from Fur Planet HERE

The Suburban Jungle: Rough House

The Suburban Jungle Rough House is published by Fur Planet and can be found HERE

You can see from the cover alone why I even bought this collection of The Suburban Jungle comics. I will fully admit I knew nothing about that series before I bought that book.

But what I found was a truly enjoyable comic that made me laugh. It tells the tale of Charity Cheeger, an eager young woman who is made manager of a beach hotel by her Uncle Leonard who just bought the place sight unseen. But what she finds is a slightly rundown hotel with a collection of characters from bikers to sun-worshiping bartenders and staff that exchange a place to sleep for actual pay. Plus through in a monster hermit crab who wants to use the actual hotel as a new home. You got one wild and fantastic story, and that twist how they got rid of that monster made me laugh, a bathtub filled with melted butter.

The book contains a 2nd tale of Charity Cheeger’s plan to use a Best Body on The Beach contest to buy the hotel after her uncle threatens to sell the place. But things do work out in the end and the hotel is saved but not as planned…but still I thought quite funny.

Although this one collection is seemly out of print. The entire collection is available from Fur Planet HERE