Dreams of Thee

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Zine
Title: Dreams of Thee
Publisher: Bridgestone Productions
Editor:
Author(s): J.A. Cliffe
Cover Artist(s):
Illustrator(s): see below
Date(s): August 1991, reprinted in 1994
Medium: print
Size:
Genre:
Fandom: Beauty and the Beast (TV)
Language: English
External Links: available online without the art
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copy of the cover, Pam Tuck
dedication page

Dreams of Thee is a 140-page explicit het Classic Beauty and the Beast novel by J.A. Cliffe.

It was edited by Sandie Dapoz.

Art Information: Lynette Combs, Kristy Effinger, Kriss Farver, Lee, Pam Tuck (front cover), and Belinda Wojcik.

This zine has a large amount of advertising for fan-made goods: self-insertion art, stationery, t-shirts, art work, fan clubs, other zines...

Summary

When Catherine is brutally attacked in her parking garage, Vincent brings her Below to heal. Left temporarily blind, her healing is traumatic as Catherine is forced to confront all she has kept hidden deep within since her first attack. The added stress from her job and relationship with Vincent also play havoc on her recovery. On the bright side, since Vincent will not allow any one else to care for her, nature takes this course as this time spent together leads to the long-awaited consummation of their relationship. [1]

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Reactions and Reviews

C, attacked in her basement, is taken Below by V, where she learns she's been blinded. How V/C cope with C's loss and how it's connected to yet other traumas in C's past is the subject of this well-written novel, which includes intervals of highly graphic V/C sex. V tends C, first Below, then in her apartment, steadfast against all her fears and despairs. Yet their closeness brings out all his latent anxieties and uncertainties...and it's C's turn to reassure and comfort him. In the course of this experience, they become lovers. The emphasis in this novel is more on character than on sex, which gives it substance the R/X rating doesn't necessarily connote. Although, in the copy seen, the proofreading left a bit to be desired, the writing is good, the scene-creation vivid and powerful, and the emotional exchanges-not only between V/C, but between each of them and Father-are strongly imagined and rendered. [2]

References

  1. from the The Beauty and the Beast Buyer's Guide to Fanzines
  2. from Helpers' Network Quality Fanzine Review -- 1997