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Meet Rituals & Runes author, Cara North!

Todays blog introduces Cara North, another of the Ritual & Runes authors. I had the pleasure of being interviewed by her recently so it's only fair to turn the tables. LOL


We’ve got the magic...and it’s Rituals & Runes! This amazing collection from Shifters Unleashed including tales from the hottest bestselling authors in paranormal romance and urban fantasy is coming Fall of 2o22, and you don’t want to miss it!

To find out more about the anthology, please welcome Cara North to our author interview series, as she discusses Beasts of Magic.


Author: Cara North


Book: Beasts of Magic


R&R: You have several wolves and a heroine on the cover of your book. Please describe what sort of supernatural beings you have in your story and their roles.


Cara: Beasts of Magic is a dark, new adult, beginning to a reverse harem two-book series. In this story, we meet our leading lady, a witch by birth with no training who causes all sorts of problems. In addition, we meet Ghost and Shadow, the two shapeshifters. They are from her past, one when she was younger, the other her high school sweetheart. Both of them have broken hearts and she was the hammer that smashed them, so neither want to be there, but alas, they are. Her mistake opens up a dark realm and all sorts of creatures exist there and they have to survive and try to fix it.


R&R: How twisted, dangerous, and fun!


How does magic come into play in the story?


Cara: She is an inexperienced witch who is very powerful and makes a lot of mistakes in this story. First unknowing, then because she doesn’t fully get it, and finally, she comes around and starts to control her magic.


R&R: It’s great to see a character develop over time, and even better when it's through their special gift.

What is the key theme and/or message in the book?


Cara: The theme is essentially overcoming obstacles.


R&R: They sure seem like they have a lot of obstacles to overcome, so this ought to be engaging.


What was the highlight of writing this book?


Cara: Having a female lead who may be physically smaller and weaker, but magic evens the playing field in a fight for her making her sometimes stronger and more imposing than her reluctant guardians.


R&R: We can dig that neat juxtaposition. Makes great tension!


If your book was to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it?


Cara: Jake Gyllenhaal…don’t really know or care who else. LOL. He is my muse, so some part of those wolves have a Gyllenism to them. Yes, I made up that word. LOL.


R&R: Hot!!


How do you develop your plot and characters?


Cara: Characters pop into my head and usually bring a basic beginning to a plot with them. I listen, I ask questions, and I let it play out in my head like a movie and just try to keep up as I type.


R&R: Lively! Many of us authors have a similar experience.


What books do you have coming out that are not involved in the anthology?


Cara: As Cara North? I have several anthologies coming up: Jocks, Mr. October, Fiesta Nights to name a few; and my second in the Crossbow University series: Holly which is another dark, college, reverse harem, contemporary romance.