We have finally made it to the last book in the series Goon Dust Love Book Four Environmental Terrorism by Daniel Carter. I actually finished the book last week and just been figuring out what to finally write.
Elaine is in college along with her friends at The Yellow House. Michael does show up from time to time. We are despite the title, presented with possible directions there lives could go. A career, go in to service, and one option for extreme protection of the environment. We are presented with clear cases for each and every single one them.
So where does all of this goes? This is the reason why I am giving this book a very solid 10 out of 10. The author Daniel Carter leaves it up to the reader.
I admit that my 20s are a slowly fading memory. But the one thing I was certain on was I didn’t know where my life would finally be going. If someone told me back then that I would have my own furry news site, I thought they are crazy. But here I am.
Is there any one of us back when we were of college age knew where we would wind up going? I would say very few, if at all anyone. Our choices, our decisions. For good or bad they are what they are. Life is like that, as one comic put it so well. “If we were presented with a profile of where life would take us, before we were born. Many of us would choose not to be born”. What I am saying we make mistakes, but life goes on as it always have.
How I found out about the series was weird, but a good one. The people at Rabbit Effect Press are so very nice I wish them much success.
To the Author Daniel Carter
You gave us, maybe a story for Young Adults, but you gave this greymuzzle such an interesting story. It seems every time trouble could destroy Michael and Elaine’s life. It doesn’t, and you did it with a great story and such interesting characters. Really can’t wait to read your next work and maybe one day I can get my books autographed.
The story of Michael and Elaine continues in The Yellow House by by Daniel Carter.
The Yellow House was a total delight to read. Here Michael and Elaine went through hardships only to find a 2nd home. This extended family cared for one another and all they want in return is help to maintain there home. As the story evolved a wolf among their number invites them to another home. Where Michael discovers the biggest collection of porn he ever seen but was too embarrassed to even look at. Really the only other major event was them filling out grant forms, which Michael seemed to back away saying he didn’t need to go to college as he wanted to be a cop.
The Yellow House is a real stand out from the series. If you want something that isn’t one drama on top of another. About 2 young adults that you care about, The Yellow House is it.
The next and last book entitled “Environmental Terrorism” has left me wondering on multiple points. Let’s just say I am curious how does it end?
So how do I rate it a very solid 10 out of 10 and here is why. It was such a delight to read, if you look at some of the books I have been reviewing of late. I really needed a break and The Yellow House was it. I honestly would like to thank Daniel Carter for what has been an interesting series to read.
Goon Dust Love Book Two The Pig continues the story of Micheal and Elaine who are discovered by this man and invites them over to an abandoned McDonald’s where he has other “Runaways” running hussles, fake subscriptions and charities and the like in return they get hash browns and catsup with coffee and an occasional beer and that’s it at 2 times a day. If they don’t bring anything in they just don’t eat.
To be honest the more I read, the more it hit me that this is an adaption of Oliver Twist, a good one in fact. If you don’t know Oliver Twist, really you can look it up on Wikipedia, but really it’s the same plot… with one exception.
The Yellow House, the next book in the series.
Where an extended family of college students live, where they have plenty of fresh food, a clean place to live and everyone is treated fairly.
Unlike what happens at the abandoned restaurant, when Elaine checked out The Yellow House and Michael lied to The Pig to save her as she violated one of his rules. Don’t talk to others. For a while it looked like Micheal was about to get roasted. Until he was suddenly freed, and they decided to go.
It maybe an adaption of “Oliver Twist”, but it’s a good one. Frankly I wished it was longer than the 60 pages or so of how this series averages.
I give a very solid 10 out of 10, and here is why. Great characters, interesting story and enough of a plot twist you are certain what is going to happen next.
The Pig with other volumes of Goon Dust Love is available from Rabbit Effect
The Wolf is the 1st volume in the Goon Dust Love series by Daniel Carter
The series is described as
Michael just wanted to have fun at prom. Elaine just wanted to make her best friend happy. They didn’t know they’d end up talking to a drug-dealing wolf. Or burning Michael’s mom’s car. They didn’t know they’d have to sell magazines for Pig Dad or lie on their college applications.
Keep in mind this is only apart of the full story
Micheal and Elaine are long time friends, they have been friends so long it’s like they have been together their entire lives. They are also fans of a TV series Dark Passage featuring Detective Cloud which they are totally hooked. An innocent suggestion for Butterfly Drugs lead them to a drug dealing wolf. Where these 2 innocents get involved in something far far darker than they expect. Turns out The Wolf and his companion was going to both kill and eat them. Michael killed them instead, in a mistaken effort to confuse the Police. They spread powders of various drugs thinking this is how the cops dust for prints. They burn Michael’s mom’s car, steal a van later as the story ends they wind up sleeping in the van.
The story is 67 pages.
So you can say continued to the next book
I honestly liked it, although shorter than most books I have read recently. The cover art and the story works very well together. In this story where you have 2 clueless teens to how the world really works, and it all fits.
Although like some books I review this is not for anyone looking at a HARDCORE tale. Just a light story of innocence and how despite everything hopefully surviving it.
Which means staying out of prison (fingers crossed).
So how do I feel?
I am giving this book a 8 out or 10, and I give the publisher Rabbit Effect a 9 out of 10 for marketing.
The books have unique art, the story read by a hardcore mystery fan loved it. I wondered what they were going to stumble in next. I am going to personally recommend this to a couple of friends who are looking for something innocent and light. The characters are wonderful, I know this is one I will reread.
Perfect for the young adult reader.
With my order they included this
Sorry it got wrinkled, that is my fault. But this tiny 4 page zine fills you in for all they tiny details the books doesn’t include.
As I sit here and type this, I wonder if any of you had the same trip as I did to this point. I originally discovered Circles on this what can best be called a magazine/ manga hosting site. I discovered a lot of comics… but Circles was different. It was the one that drew me back time and time again. It really wasn’t until another furry and I was talking about it. That it was more than the 4 issues I found online. That caused me to buy the 1st collection from Rabbit Valley, and later when they were at MFF I got the other 2 volumes.
Still to this very day I wish volume 3 got the same treatment… comic wise as the first 2.
I am such a fan, I even did an interview with Andrew French for my site. I found that he was so damn nice, although he did the writing as he corrected me. The interview is one of my favorites. I still would like to do ones with Steve Domanski and Scott Fabianek.
So what do I think of Circles #4 it was so incredibly nice just to see all the characters get together for one last time. I secretly hope not. The plot was of a reunion dinner at the old house we all come so familiar. Actual tears of joy are welling up in my eyes as I type this.
Masterpiece is the least I can say. It really is a MUST BUY for all you Circles fans.
It was nice to see what everyone was doing, and who actually became a Granpa will surprise you. But I promise no spoilers here.
I really wish I could post page 7 here. It is a hyena gardener and it makes me smile.
No joke I was really crying at the end of it.
My guess is you already heard it’s more cookbook than graphic novel. But the cookbook holds a secret which I have not seen anyone talking about. Circles art at the beginning of each chapter. The one in the hot tub I wish I could post on my wall.
One last thing, I am straight, more ASexual as time passes. But Circles have let me understand the Gay community which I am more open to it now, before I started this journey.
Andrew French, Steve Domanski and Scott Fabianek.
If you can’t make it to MFF, maybe one day I can say “Hi” at Anthro New England.
The book has been out since 2017, so I might as well tell you have I found out about it. I was at MFF 2021 and had gone to a couple of those writing panels one of which was co hosted by Gre7g Luterman. Whom I would later meet in the Dealer’s Den. We got into talking and I wanted to buy at least one of his books. He personally recommended this one, saying I might find this the most interesting of his works. He also said if I like it I should get the sequels… more on that later.
The story is described as…
A slave raised believing himself free, a criminal even before his birth. Everyone thinks Kanti is someone he isn’t: a playboy reduced to working at the dump, a spiteful son trying to make amends, and perhaps even an excuse to recycle every last officer, crewman, and cub on board. However, this unlikely hero and the rest of the crew are in for a wild ride to the brink of mutiny, isolated deep in space, some 1,500 light years from home. When the sinister Commissioner Sarsuk starts tightening restrictions on birth tokens for the geroo colony, Kanti is forced to make decisions about his identity…and his place in the colony he hopes to always call home, even if at the risk of family, friends, and love.
But what do you really get. The story starts out when a man who is 60 says he is dying. But as the story goes on he seems healthy until he takes an orange pill and dies.
Welcome the world of the Geroo. I leave the description of the species to the cover art.
They live on a colony ship with 10,000 other Geroo all living there lives. But as the story goes on things get darker. We find out that they were taken from their homeworld by monsters such as Commissioner Sarsuk is. Monsters in more ways than just size. Oh sure at first they cured the Geroo of all their problems. Before encourage them to board colony ships to another world. There are rumors about the White Flower II that there homeworld was destroyed by them, after all the ships were filled.
As the story focuses on Kanti were learn that since this journey began they went from a primitive civilization to one of classes, rich and poor. Kanti is originally from a rich family until he caused issues. Which left him just one stage above being homeless.
Then sadness stuck when a friend of his is killed, and since they all look alike. He simply swapped identities. He later discovers he friend was rich.
Kanti wants to be comfortable, he even finds someone to mate with. But not go on a spending spree
The White Flower II has many secrets. Including The Skeleton Crew, which the title hints at, simply means killing 75% of them. Keeping males until they produce semen, an females to they give birth after which they would be killed. If the oxygen levels drop.
You can see that nearly spawns a riot.
Eventually Kanti’s secret gets out, and that in a way he is the stowaway the Commissioner had been looking for. It seems despite all the females are prevented from giving birth. They get Birth Tokens which allows them to do so when the Commissioner gives there Okay. Kanti’s birth was an accident.
That is where the story ends until the 2nd volume in the series The Cleaning Crew.
Watch the story unfold was interesting, you wonder how far Kanti could go without revealing his true identity. The secrets of the White Flower II I found the most interesting, as it seemed around every corner a new secret was discovered.
But as I am known for honesty in my reviews. There are are couple of things that really bothered me. Take Sarsuk and other’s of his kind. They built the White Flower II, and he is running back and forth between his ship and his world? Couldn’t they provide spare parts if something simply stopped working. Next was a certain kind of nut that gets you high, think crystal myth. The ship pulled out from there homeworld 400 years ago. Where are they getting the nuts? Don’t say homeworld as narcotic effects of certain plants don’t last that long. The story also says they traveled 1500 Light Years, and they could not find a new planet? Okay I know finding a suitable planet can be hard just look at RL. But in 400 years and Sarsuk’s kind are also space travelers. You are trying to tell me they don’t know of any suitable world’s in all that time?
Something is going on.
And I like to know.
Which is the reason I am recommending this book and honestly have plans on getting the other 2 volumes The Cleaning Crew and Small World.
You might be wondering why, after what I said I said about it. I love a good mystery and books that feature non human characters. This is both, there are enough secrets that still need to come out that in my mind it’s worth it.
Gre7g Luterman was right it is an interesting read.
Did you know Amazon takes 30% of the author’s royalties? So this is why even though this book is available on Amazon. I recommend buying from the author HERE
In a world of felines, corruption, injustice, murder and crime runs rampant. The safety of the city falls into the hands of the NYPD Special Agents that work the Nightshift. More then just your plain ole cat-burglars cause them problems.
Writer and Artist: Cindy Ramey
Nightshift is rated Teen.
Call this a review of the comic you see in the above photo and reading the comic HERE
Night shift is like any detective series on literally anything these days it starts out slow and gets better as it goes along. Trying to figure out the characters and the settings, what I am trying to say you may not like it to start. But believe me it does get better over time.
I call this one about average for the genre and I suggest you read the comic which is available on the same page you can order it from HERE
Once again I give it to Ringtail Cafe for leaving it up to the buyer to see if they like something or not.
I know the description sounds fairly strange but so are the current circumstances with this book. But I’ll try and explain. I picked up this sample from Goal Publications when they were at MFF 2021. I really didn’t know what I was getting I originally thought it was a short story of some kind, after all it’s only has 12 pages. Until I actually read it.
But since Goal Publications are going out of business, so where does that leave the author on Amazon of course and the percentage they take out.
The plot says anthros have always been there, but in hiding until something happens and they meet.
The 9 pages of actual story is truly interesting, are they here or just am I imagining things. Seeing something out of the corner of your eye and unsure if it is real? It’s extremely well written and in my opinion it’s worth getting a copy. So where
I picked up The Sprawl while looking for material to post reviews later from MFF. I want to say I knew nothing about it, and maybe your the same. But what I found WOW!!!!
The Sprawl is:
Sci-fi/horror meets dark fantasy on a dead world. Its only inhabitants are the descendants of an ill-fated colonization mission.
Now, the descendents live huddled together in an ever-growing mega-city known as The Sprawl.
After a survey expedition disappears at the south pole, a search and rescue mission is dispatched. Tasked with discovering the fate of the expedition what they uncover could unleash unfathomable horrors upon all those who inhabit The Sprawl.
The Sprawl is rated Mature. It contains scenes of violence, horror and nudity.
But what I found was the most intense and action packed tale that I hadn’t seen the likes of since and I am not joking Spawn. Not only is it very well written, but the one I picked up should be called a graphic novel, and not just a comic.
As the description above says it is mature, and I promise if you love intense action give The Sprawl a chance. You will not be disappointed.
1-3 of the comics are available as a collection and they do have a volume 4