Showing posts with label Cari Z. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cari Z. Show all posts

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Guest Post: Cari Z

 

Luckless Trilogy by Cari Z
Published July 13, 2022
Fantasy/Dragons/MM

The Luckless Series: Complete Collection brings all three epic M/M fantasy romance stories together! Follow Evan and Lee from the beginning of their journey in Luckless, through their battles for home and family of Dauntless, and into the dangerous resolution of their future together in Reckless.

The Luckless Series: Complete Collection - Kindle edition by Z, Cari. Romance Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.


Treasured Series by Cari Z
Published June 13, 2022
Supernatural/Magic/PNR/MM

What began as a chance encounter in a museum for Daniel Hart and Rhys Daveth blossomed, sometimes painfully, into a romance that spanned continents, endured secrets, and defied danger. The pair of men couldn't be more different; one a scholar, dedicated to preserving the past, and the other a shape-shifting thief bent on stealing history for his own gain. Their road together was never easy, but in the end, love proved too strong for their warring inclinations to conquer.

This is their story.

The Treasured Series : Complete Collection - Kindle edition by Z, Cari. Romance Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

What began as a chance encounter in a museum for Daniel Hart and Rhys Daveth blossomed, sometimes painfully, into a romance that spanned continents, endured secrets, and defied danger. The pair of men couldn't be more different; one a scholar, dedicated to preserving the past, and the other a shape-shifting thief bent on stealing history for his own gain. Their road together was never easy, but in the end, love proved too strong for their warring inclinations to conquer.

This is their story.

The Treasured Series : Complete Collection - Kindle edition by Z, Cari. Romance Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

 

Love, Magic, and Dragons by Cari Z

There’s something inherently marvelous about dragons. They fill that liminal space between the fantastic and the real, a spot that could be magical but doesn’t have to, a creature that just might have existed in the real world but is so easy to picture in a fantasy realm. They’re powerful, greedy, generous, fierce, protective, and overwhelming. Dragons have been imagined with every personality type under the sun, and all of them seem to fit. Dragons can be anything, they can be everything—they can be the ultimate evil or the perfect love interest. And if you’ve read any of my work, I think you know which way I chose to go with dragons, at least this time around.

It's not that I don’t love the Smaugs and the F√°fnirs of mythology, because I totally do. When I was figuring out the Luckless books, though, I decided that in a world full of monsters, I needed some immense and powerful being to be on the side of humanity, and dragons seemed like the perfect choice. Flying, armored, fire-breathing badasses swooping down on their fellow rift-side predators in order to protect the vulnerable inhabitants of their new world…there’s too much to like. I ran with it, and eventually added my own mythological elements to it and crafted a love story that has FATE written all over it in glowing lights.

I love a good love story. That said, I’m not generally into the “fated mates” trope, the sort of thing where two people (or more, I’m happy with more) get together because destiny told them to. It’s really not my jam, and yet I made an exception for this series. Why? I’m not entirely sure. Maybe because in the context of fantasy, fated mates are easier to accept. Maybe because it just seemed right for these characters and their epic story. Maybe because I don’t actually dislike the trope as much as I think I do. Hard to say. But I rolled with it, and made my dragon (who can take a humanoid form, because there’s monsterfucking and then there’s anatomically impossible monsterfucking, maybe I’ll delve into that in a later book) and my human fall hopelessly in love with each other, in that “together forever” kind of way that makes a good romance novel so enjoyable to read.

It's magical. That’s the point. I put these two people in a magical world (it’s a pretty shitty world in a lot of ways, but there are elements of magic that make it compelling) and gave them to each other, to rely on and fight for and adore, and they ran with it. The story is magical, the love is magical…the crap I put them through is hellish, but even that has some magical results! Dragons, magic, and true love all wrapped together in a wordy package—it’s one of my favorite things, and these are some of my favorite stories.

Go and get you some dragons, friends! They don’t have to be mine—just make sure they’re magical.



About the Author:

Cari Z was a bookworm as a child and remains one to this day. In an effort to combat her antisocial reading behavior, she did all sorts of crazy things, from competitive gymnastics to alligator wresting (who even knew that was legal!) to finally joining the Peace Corps, which promptly sent her and her husband to the wilds of West Africa, stuck them in a hut, and said, "See ya!" She also started writing, because some things she just thought she could do better. She's still climbing that ladder, but can't stop herself from writing, or from sharing what she creates.

Cari enjoys a wide range of literary genres, from the classics (get em, Ahab) to science fiction and fantasy of all types, to historical fiction and reference materials (no, seriously, there are so many great encyclopedias out there). She writes in a wide range of genres as well, but somehow 90% of what she produces ends up falling into the broad and exciting category of m/m erotica. There's a sprinkling of f/m and f/f and even m/f/m in her repertoire, but her true love is man love. And there's a lot of love to go around.

Cari has published short stories, novellas, and novels with numerous print and e-presses, and she also offers up a tremendous amount of free content on Literotica.com, under the name Carizabeth.

- See more at: http://riptidepublishing.com/authors/cari-z#sthash.2fykvdOQ.dpuf

 


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