New Furry Novels Summer Releases
by Pup Matthias
Good day Fluffer Nutters. Around Anthrocon, we did an article highlighting all 25 books being released by Furplanet, but there were and are still more Furry books being released that we didn’t cover from the many other publishers and self-publishers. This list covers the rest that I can find. If you know any that I missed, feel free to mention them in the comments. Hope you enjoy your next furry obsession.
Franko, Fables of the Last Earth by Cristobal Jofre and Angel Bernier (General Hardcover $39.95/ Softcover $19.95)
Franko, Fables of the Last Earth is a collection of six comic stories about Franko, a precocious lion living on the Atacama Desert of Chile with his friend Shin, thousands of years in Earth’s future. Theirs is a vibrant world of animal characters, where humans are long gone, along with much of their technology. Life on this desert, the driest in the world, is difficult, but also full of adventures and mysteries. In each fable, Franko and Shin encounter challenges and riddles that they must solve, and in the process they learn a bit more about themselves, and others. Not every fable ends with an obvious lesson, but each one is thought-provoking and full of surprises.
Franko was originally published in Chile in its native Spanish by Amapola Editores, Ltda. as Franko, Fábulas de la Última Tierra. We at Sofawolf Press fell in love with Franko, his friends, and his gorgeously-illustrated world, and so in 2016 we ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the printing of an English translation of this collection.
The fables included in this volume are:
- The Fable of Mana and the Treasure
- Chapter Title Page by Hax
- The Fable of Cobrafrog, the Merchant
- Chapter Title Page by Ekara
- The Fable of Megaboss
- Chapter Title Page by Martin Caceres (inks) and Ekara (color)
- The Fable of the Host of Midnight
- Chapter Title Page by Arashi Takemoto
- The Fable of the Slave Master
- Chapter Title Page by Seyorrol
- The Fable of Behemo, the Hermit
- Chapter Title Page by Rodrigo Lopez
Due to the success of meeting one of our Kickstarter campaign’s stretch goals, the collection includes three additional black and white comics:
- The Second Rain
- Florid Desert
This book is suitable for readers from age 7 to 700.
HEAT VOL. 13 Edited by Dark End and Black Teagan (Mature $14.95)
It’s time for (un)lucky number thirteen! In this auspicious issue of Heat, Volume #13, we offer another exciting selection of prose, poetry, and pictures, with an exciting dash of classic Americana.
In Skyleaper (by Slip-Wolf, illustrated by Kalahari), Lannar tries to ease the pain of her recently deceased love by throwing herself into her work: preparing for the first manned flight to the moon. But for wolves, the moon has always held spiritual and religious significance, and the journey might tear the world — and Lannar herself — apart.
Anubis (a poem by Televassi, illustrated by Simul) has long been a favorite of the fandom, and here we again see why as a devotee pens this prayer to the Egyptian god.
In Wolftown Detroit, you can find it all: werewolves, ghosts, vampires, berserkers. But when private investigator Jae Kim visits Wolftown and finds his former boyfriend, he discovers that his client isn’t the only one with Unfinished Business (by Kyell Gold, illustrated by Silverclaw).
In the comic Mile High Club, TaniDaReal invites you to join a pair of pent-up flyers joining the namesake club.
Life on the high seas can separate you from your family for a very long time, so when your lover is a Sailor Dog (a poem by Beagle.in.Red, illustrated by Lundi), you need to make those times together count.
Amadi is a tribal Zebra working in the big city, trying to understand and respect the strange city concept of privacy. But he and his neighbor are forced to deal with each other on more intimate terms thanks to a Hole in the Wall (by Kandrel, illustrated by Oouna).
With All Faults (a poem by Tempe O’Kun, illustrated by Merystic) is a quick glimpse into the love lives of two bibliophiles.
In Lunch Date (a comic by BlackTeagan), two lovers meet for a midday tryst of “eating out.”
In Glam, Slam, Thank You Sir (by Robin, illustrated by Mahrkale), we meet Fizz, keyboardist for the chart-topping rock sensation Corgi Orgi. While touring through Paris, he saves a feline fan from a band of thugs, but there’s more to this kitten than meets the eye and Fizz’s heart might be on the line.
Some parts of America are so empty you can travel for miles without seeing another soul, so why not take advantage of some of the privacy that affords while you’re out on the Open Road (a comic by Tsaiwolf)?
Sterling is too square a guy to be in such a hip coffeehouse. Then he meets a wild woman intent on loosening him up and who won’t take no for an answer. Before long, he will be at his Wit’s End (by Watts Martin, illustrated by TheTiedTigress).
This year’s Afterglow Husky is provided by Jeniak, and the wrap-around cover features art from Edge, inspired by Glam, Slam,Thank You Sir.
Heat is intended for an adult audience only and contains explicit sexual material of Male/Male, Female/Female and Male/Female nature. It is not for sale to persons under the age of 18.
THURSTON HOWL PUBLICATIONS
Wotan the Wolf Pup VOL. 1: Wotan Learns Respect by C.R. Benson and Scott Ford (General $10.99)
Wotan the wolf pup gets lost in the woods near his home. Follow him as he tries to find his way with the help of the most unlikely friend!
Fragments of Life’s Heart VOL. 1 (General $19.95)
They say Love is the oldest story on Earth, but we don’t have to tell it the same way every time. How many ways are there to explore our feelings that we may have never even considered? Countless fragments of different worlds, all held together by the greatest force of all.
Join us as we explore the many different forms of love—family love, forbidden love, love that embraces what society always taught was wrong. Seasoned veterans and brand new talents bring you seventeen anthropomorphic stories with all different forms of sexuality and relationships, in a journey across genres, worlds, and time.
Love can bloom, thrive, and end. Love can heal, mesh, and blend. We’re all Fragments trying to stick together.
Knotted: A BDSM Anthology (Mature $15.95)
Get entangled with darker worlds. Some of our desires are unconventional, maybe even taboo. A lot of folks out there just want a simple fuck, but others may want to indulge in something wilder. Knotted is a collection of eight anthropomorphic tales that explore this savage side. There are no baby steps here, readers are shoved into various worlds where the characters run off with what they want most. From losing control to getting restless in your search, some appetites are too addicting to let go. Stories featured:
01. Okami to Shika by Corgi.W
02. Pony She Wrote by Franklin Leo
03. A Moment of Darkness by NightEyes DaySpring
04. Due by Slip-Wolf
05. Family Ties by Hooves
06. Submit by Arian Mabe
07. Resolutions by Khaz
08. The Meat Market by Kits Koriohn
Marking Territory – Freelance Familiars Book Two by Daniel Potter (General $3.99)
Power corrupts. Can Thomas resist the lure?
Thomas may be the first magical cougar to go freelance, but he still has a lot to learn about selecting clients. Guilty over the injuries suffered by his friend and client O’Meara, Thomas resolves to collect enough magical essence to get her healed. Teaming up with an under-appreciated cabal of technomagi, Thomas finds himself battling encroaching mages, vicious spirits, and the forces of the multiverse itself to gather the energy mysteriously popping up all over Grantsville.
Will the promise of absolute power corrupt the people and town he cares for, or will Thomas overcome his own obsession in time to save the people most in danger?
Marking Territory continues Thomas’ adventures in the second installment of Freelance Familiars. If you like the Dresden Files, you’ll love this darkly humorous urban fantasy with an animal twist.
Buy this exciting four-pawed adventure today!
Here is one; “The Digital Coyote”. I just finished reviewing it for Dogpatch Press, and I highly recommend it.
In fact, here are two, since they’re on the same theme, though “Awaken Online” isn’t anthropomorphic.