The first book is original. It's a twist on stories like picture related, the donkey show and Monster High.
In shows like pic related (or even films like Once Upon a forest) you are presented with animal characters that act way too human. So in the setting of my series you have characters that are more or less human born from animals but act more closer to animals.
Ursa (all characters are named of their animals in different languages) is a human looking character that was given birth by her mother which is a large black bear.
Ursa looks to be about 20 but she is actually around 6, black bears live to be about 30 so Ursa's human body ages like a bear. She, like a bear, also hibernates for about 6-7 months of the year.
It's a twist to stories where aniamls are personified and act way too human (ie. Donkey show). So my series is using these cliche children stories but with the reminder that these girls are still animals.
For example, if I had a duck girl she is on the inside a duck, she is prone to cannibalism/rape/incest/etc, Why? Because that is what ducks do.
So you have a group of girls that even though they are friends, the snake girl could very well one day eat the mouse girl. Circle of life.
That's really just the premise. I have the whole world planned out.
alsoThese animal girls are only female. Don't know why, but never have an animal given birth to one of these male human creatures. It's a bit of Ninja Turtles where these characters are on a ticking time bomb because without that seed once these girls are dead, they are extinct.
I call it Beast Byte: Animal Fantasy. I'm hoping I can have the first book out this year.