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Brandon Varnell

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Brandon Varnell is a writer. The end.

... Just kidding.

Brandon Varnell is the author of several book series, all of which involve anime-inspired fanservice. Having been an anime nerd for basically his whole life, his books tend to reflect that. He likes writing stories with loads of T&A, shonen-style battle scenes, and steamy romances that are both light-hearted and erotic. He is also a huge fan of harem anime, so most of his books feature harem romances. If that bothers you, you probably shouldn't read his books.

He has written several different book series so far.

American Kitsune:
A Fox's Love
A Fox's Tail
A Fox's Maid
A Fox's Family
A Fox's Vacation
A Fox's Mate
A Fox's Revenge

Arcadia's Ignoble Knight:
The Sorceress of Ashtown parts I & II
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Brandon Varnell The idea for my story actually came from watching anime and reading manga. I've always been fascinated by the way the Japanese media tells their…moreThe idea for my story actually came from watching anime and reading manga. I've always been fascinated by the way the Japanese media tells their stories in anime and manga, and after watching several Rom-Coms overflowing with ridiculous amounts of fan service and slapstick humor, wanted to try my hand at making a story composed of tropes found in Japanese pop culture but with a Western setting.

The idea to use Yokai--and Kitsune in particular--actually came from Japanese mythology. American novels based on mythology have a tendency to be about Greek or Roman mythology. I know a few that are also based on Hindu mythological figures, but it's mostly Greek... and sometimes Norse. I wanted to do something different, which is why I came up with the idea of using Yokai instead. This combination is what created the basis for my book series.(less)
Brandon Varnell That's... actually a pretty good question. I don't really think I've had any hurdles. I mean, I sort of just started out writing, and I fell so in…moreThat's... actually a pretty good question. I don't really think I've had any hurdles. I mean, I sort of just started out writing, and I fell so in love with it that I kept on writing and eventually decided to become an author.

I guess, if I had to name a hurdle, it would be dealing with bad reviews. Because I write for a specific genre (harem romcoms with T&A), a lot of people don't like my stories, so I tend to get a good deal of reviews that basically tear my books a new asshole. They hurt a lot. As much as people tell you not to let them bother you, bad reviews hurt. We authors put our hearts and soul into our writing, so of course it's going to suck when someone says they hate our stories.

To be honest, I still haven't fully overcome this hurdle, but thanks to the people who DO love reading my books, the bad reviews don't hurt as much anymore.(less)
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Monster Musume is an NYC best seller, and while this manga is not for everyone, I can say that I have enjoyed the series so far. This is why:

Interesting character design



It's funny



Characters may be trope-y, but that's why
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I was originally going to give this three stars, but I have since decided to give it four because I've begun to unexpectedly enjoy it. To be honest, when I read the first two volumes, I really didn't think much of this m
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"The more of this series I read the more I love the story, I can't wait to read the next book!!

I just wanted to say thank you for an amazing story please keep writing, I definitely enjoyed this and other series."
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"This was fun. This was quirky and silly and fun. And surprisingly well put together.

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“If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?”
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“To be a hero is to become a paradox. The very act of wanting to be a hero implies that you wish danger upon others in order to save them, for one cannot be a hero without needing someone to save.”
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“My name is Lilian Pnév̱ma, but you may call me Lilly, or anything else you would prefer. However, I would be particularly pleased if you called me You Sexy Thing You.”
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“The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lovers don't finally meet somewhere.
They're in each other all along.”
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“She's strong! And scary...I bet she's single...I'd put money on it..”
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“When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.”
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“A smile is the best way to get away with trouble even if it’s a fake one.”
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“My name is Lilian Pnév̱ma, but you may call me Lilly, or anything else you would prefer. However, I would be particularly pleased if you called me You Sexy Thing You.”
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Brandon Varnell This is just for anyone who is interested in my books. A Fox's Vacation is now available for pre-order at Amazon: https://amzn.com/1535445572


message 18: by Brandon

Brandon Varnell A Fox's Love is now available on Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/x/id...


message 17: by Brandon

Brandon Varnell Morning all! I started a Youtube channel awhile back! I mostly do reviews of anime, manga, and Japanese light novels. If that interests any of you, feel free to drop by and watch some of my videos! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8SG...


message 16: by Brandon

Brandon Varnell In honor of Pokemon's 20th anniversary! Happy anniversary Ash Ketchum! Why the hell are you still 10?!




message 15: by Brandon

Brandon Varnell I want to wish everyone living in the US a Happy Thanksgiving! To those who live outside the US, I hope your weekend is filled with joy, books, anime, manga, TV shows, comics, fandoms, and plenty of laughter!




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Brandon Varnell Chelsea wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, I also just requested that my local library purchase your book A Fox's Love."

You're welcome! And thank you. It would be awesome if my book could be found in a local library.


message 13: by Chelsea (last edited Sep 30, 2015 09:52PM)

Chelsea Thanks for the friend request, I also just requested that my local library purchase your book A Fox's Love.


message 12: by Brandon

Brandon Varnell Click on the link below to enter a giveaway and earn a chance to win the first book of the American Kitsune series, A Fox's Love. Please be aware that only people living in certain countries may enter: US, Britain, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia.

http://evie-bookish.blogspot.com/2015...


message 11: by Brandon

Brandon Varnell Lissa wrote: "Ohhh even better. I've been really wanting to read more books than manga this year so things like this really help me out haha. "

If you do ever read it, you'll have to let me know what you think. My second book also has illustrations in the book just like a Japanese light novel.


message 10: by Lissa

Lissa Valle Brandon wrote: "Lissa wrote: "Mhm. Is it not a manga? I thought it was based on the description from goodreads."

It's actually a book series that was inspired by anime and manga. It's similar to a light novel ser..."


Ohhh even better. I've been really wanting to read more books than manga this year so things like this really help me out haha.


message 9: by Brandon (last edited Apr 28, 2015 07:26PM)

Brandon Varnell Lissa wrote: "Mhm. Is it not a manga? I thought it was based on the description from goodreads."

It's actually a book series that was inspired by anime and manga. It's similar to a light novel series, except my first book doesn't have any illustrations in it.


message 8: by Lissa

Lissa Valle Brandon wrote: "
You mean my American Kitsune series?"


Mhm. Is it not a manga? I thought it was based on the description from goodreads.


Brandon Varnell Lissa wrote: "Thanks for accepting! ^_^ I think it's cool you have a manga series. I'll definitely check it out!"

You mean my American Kitsune series?


message 6: by Lissa

Lissa Valle Thanks for accepting! ^_^ I think it's cool you have a manga series. I'll definitely check it out!


Brandon Varnell Bre wrote: "That's so cool!! "

Thanks! What else have you read?


Brandon Varnell Bre wrote: "Yes I do read LN! =) SAO (Sword Art Online) is my favorite LN!

Bre"


Awesome. I've read the SAO LN, too, though right now I'm reading A Certain Magical Index and I'm about to re-read Spice and Wolf.


Brandon Varnell Does anyone ever feel like they never have enough time? Sometimes, I wished I didn't have to sleep just so I could have more time to do all the things I want to do.


Brandon Varnell Dillon wrote: "Brandon, thank you for the Goodreads friend connect.
Wishing you the very best!"


You're welcome! ^_^ I'm always up for making friends with like-minded individuals who love reading.


message 1: by Dale (last edited Jul 19, 2014 09:00AM)

Dale Thele Brandon, thank you for the Goodreads friend connect.
Wishing you the very best!


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