Amber Eyes

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Title: Amber Eyes
Publisher: Miles-To-Go-Publications
Author(s): Cat/K.G. Miles
Cover Artist(s):
Date(s): 1991, 1992
Medium: print
Fandom: Beauty and the Beast
Language: English
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Amber Eyes is a gen Beauty and the Beast fanzine. It was published as two novels.

Issue 1

Amber Eyes 1 was published in May 1991 and contains 111 pages.

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 1

In this 4th season novel, V encounters a woman vet with extraordinary telekinetic and telepathic powers: she can kill someone with a look! No romance but a lot of “chemistry.” Good characterization, pacing; imaginative storyline. You haven't seen this 18 times before! [1]
This is a 3rd season zine. Vincent still loves Catherine, but since she is dead, he is... alone. I have not paired him up with anyone, even though I myself wouldn't care if he was. [2]
This is more or less a "Mary Sue" story, the primary character being an empathic [sic] zoo veterinarian with a mystertous [sic], painful past. She is introduced to the Tunnels by Mouse, who was searching for help for a very ill Arthur. She and Vincent become friends, only friends, but he feels her pain empathetically [sic] and is driven to try to help her. An Interesting story, with an original idea. [3]

Issue 2

Amber Eyes 2 was published in February 1992, contains 126 pages, and is a sequel to the first one. It has the subtitle: "Marina's Pride."

This zine consists of a single novel and one poem called "A New Beginning."

The artists are Matt Smith, Jan Durr, and Karen Hughey.

cover of issue #2, Jan Durr
The author's foreword:
Okay. okay , okay !! Here is the rest of the story that you've been hollering at me to hurry up and finish writing!

Again, my sincere thanks are first and foremost to my husband, Ed. You are the best thing in my life, babe, and I love you, "more than yesterday, less than tomorrow." Second, my thanks to Molly George and Jeanne Cloud. Molly edited "Amber Eyes", yet was willing to edit this one for me, too. Amazing! Jeanne was willing to edit also, she was too nice about it. Thanks, Jeanne, but I needed someone to be ruthless, like Molly! Thanks, Molly. I couldn't write my name correctly without you!! More than anything, I thank the both of you for being my friends. To Matt Smith, Jan Durr and Karen Hughey, a big, BIG "THANK YOU." The artist I commissioned for "Amber Eyes II" backed out after I waited several weeks on him. Matt, Jan and Karen graciously jumped in to help. Matt and Karen did all of the b/w illustrations, and Jan did the color one. I GREATLY appreciate that "eleventh hour" rescue, guys! My work lives, because of your work. I thank you all.

Still keeping the dream; "CAT"
The author's dedication:

For believing that I had talent as a writer, poet, and artist; for constantly pushing me to do something with those talents; for chastising and praising where needed at just the right times; for being a phone call that always came when I needed to cry or laugh; for your constant and unconditional love. My two regrets: that you didn't get to see my finished work, and that I never went ahead and "did" something with my singing like you wanted. "Marina" was modeled after you; your red hair and green-yellow eyes; your "smart-ass" humor; your fierce loyalty; your Irish heritage; and your immense capacity for love. I will love you and miss you, forever.

After twenty-one years of illness, you're finally free. Rest well. This is dedicated to you. Mama.

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 2

In this 4th season story, spunky and ESP-prone (she can kill with a look!) zoo vet Marina tries to prevent deranged Richard Falk from targeting Shamus, a lion, for ritual sacrifice, meanwhile torn between boyfriend Mike and grieving Vincent. Though this brisk, suspenseful story's villains are a bit too vile for belief, they're credibly menacing. Some very crude language and a graphic quasi-rape scene, but no play-by-play sex. So although the R rating is justified, it probably doesn't reflect what you'd at first assume. Art by Matt Smith, Karen Hughey, Jan Durr. [4]


  1. from Helpers' Network Quality Fanzine Review -- 1997
  2. from the author's summary at the beginning of the zine
  3. from The Beauty & the Beast Buyer's Guide to Fanzines
  4. from Helpers' Network Quality Fanzine Review -- 1997