Beast Beloved Tales

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Title: Beast Beloved Tales
Publisher: Tunnel Press
Editor(s): Lisa Stubblefield (first two issues), Lynne Turley and Lisa Stubblefield (third issue)
Date(s): 1989-1990
Medium: print
Size: digest-sized
Genre: het
Fandom: Beauty and the Beast (TV)
Language: English
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Beast Beloved Tales is a het digest-sized Beauty and the Beast anthology. It contains no inside art.

From an ad:

You've been demanding more romance, and Beast Beloved Tales is determined to continue supplying it! These digest-sized fanzines contain stories of an extremely romantic nature (but nothing sexually explicit) — some with Catherine as Vincent's companion, others featuring another woman (horrors! but how intriguing).

Issue 1

cover of issue #1

Beast Beloved Tales 1 has the subtitle: "Dreamers." It was published in October 1989 and has 64 pages. Cover art only.

The entire zine was reworked by authors and was included in From a Whisper to a Roar as "Here Kitty, Kitty".

This is a novelette in two parts. In part I, Catherine discovers Vincent's need for a twice-yearly, total body haircut. To ease his shame, Catherine volunteers to perform the ritual in her apartment. One thing leads to another and Vincent and Catherine consummate their love. In part II, Catherine discovers she's pregnant and holds a masquerade party to introduce Vincent to her friends. A very unsympathetic Joe Maxwell puts in an appearance.[1]

Issue 2

Beast Beloved Tales 2 has the subtitle: "Dream of Her Soul." It was published in January 1990 and has 63 pages. Cover art only.

cover of issue #2
Short stories including one which continues the 'Vincent meets Joe' story from BBT-1. Vincent's jealousy overwhelms him when Catherine is forced to spend 3 months in Providence working on a case with Elliot Burch. Before she leaves, Vincent and Catherine fight over his refusal to move their relationship to the physical plane. During Catherine's absence, Lena and Vincent become very friendly.[2]

Issue 3

Beast Beloved Tales 3 has the subtitle: "All That Glitters". It was published in April 1990 and has 62 pages. Cover art only.

cover of issue #3
This zine continues the storyline from BBT-2 and includes Paracelsus. Vincent is captured by Paracelsus and tricked into believing that Catherine has left him and that Paracelsus now controls the Tunnel World. Catherine risks everything to find Vincent.[3]


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