QSFer Cari Z has a new MM fantasy romance collection out: The Treasured Series.
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.
We walked to a very nice restaurant right at the foot of the Rialto Bridge. There were some other tourists around, but not enough to give the place a crowded feel. Once inside and seated Rhys didn’t even bother to glance at the menu, he just looked at me and said, “Let me order tonight, Danny, this place has some great traditional foods. First meal out and all that, you might as well start off right.”
He handed the menus back to the waiter and said something in rapid Italian, to which the waiter nodded, then left. A minute later we were drinking an incredible white wine, and Rhys looked smug. “Best bloody wine cellar in all of Venice right here,” he told me.
“I believe it.” And I did, not because I knew anything about wines but because I knew that Rhys did. “When did you learn Italian?”
“Picked it up after shagging one, actually.”
I stared at him agape for a moment. “What?”
“Yep. Nice Italian bloke I met in Milan. We went back to his place and I made a meal out of him. Afterwards I could speak Italian when I took his shape. Eventually I figured out how to speak it in other forms.”
“Wow.” That was news to me. “Does that always happen? Do you know everything that they know?” Do you know everything about me already?
“Nah, Danny, it’s very rare,” Rhys replied, immediately setting me at ease. “Occasionally if we take the form of someone really talented, some of their ability rubs off. This guy was a linguist. He did heavy-duty translations for the government. Kind of like your mum, but he spoke about twenty different languages fluently. Anyhow, I picked up Italian that way, but that was it from ‘im. I’ve never had a drop of futuresight, not even while wearing your lovely skin. You’re still a mystery, Danny.”
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 ‘im, 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.