Saturday, October 5, 2019

Why Do We Love Dragons? A Guest Post by Juli D. Revezzo

Author Juli D. Revezzo is paying a visit to my blog this week. Yay! She's written a guest post about dragons (some of my very favorite people) and will tell us a little bit about her newest book. Take it away, Julie!

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Why do we love dragons? That is the question. If you look on Amazon, it turns out, dozens of books if not hundreds within the fantasy genre the concern dragons. Everything from fiction to “nonfiction” titles of sort that report to give you the history of dragons. I think there are even books concerning the mythological aspects of dragons. They have made appearances and everything from the Bible to Eastern mythology to fantasy fiction to even TV shows and movies. But why?

Why dragons, as opposed to unicorns and fairies which of course have their own section of the bookstore. But why are they so much more popular than the aforementioned creatures? Or elves, or sprites, or any of the other magical and mythological ghoulies in creatures that storytellers of come up with over the years? I have to opposing answers to that question: one is the snarky answer hell if I know. The other well honestly I don't know. Possibly because dragons are magical, and the magical seems to resonate some folks (like you and me, otherwise, we wouldn’t be here, right?
J).  But possibly because they represent in various mythologies the concept of power and strength.

Whatever the case, they are the most popular and an easy cipher to readers who identify with the genre.  There is another reason: In my urban fantasy series, Antique Magic, the hero, Trevor, is Welsh and—you guessed it—a dragon is the mythological mascot of Wales. So it made sense to bring one into him and Caitlin’s story, which is heavily flavored with Welsh legend and mythology.  Rather than making him a fierce, fellow, though, as per usual, in the world of Antique Magic, the dragon comes to the couple with a request for help, that too based on a Welsh myth—he needs help fixing a magical cloak he wears. For what reason? You’ll have to read to find out! If you’d like to check it out, it’s available at Amazon: https://smarturl.it/g718ai

And the synopsis is as follows:
Since Caitlin and Trevor vowed to assist the Otherworld and opened their enchanted antique shop, they’ve seen many strange things. But now, someone comes in asking for a mundane item: kitschy “witches” brooms. Has their magical life returned to normal?
As the couple prepares to host a family gathering, fate intervenes and something they’ve never seen before roars into their life: A creature out of Welsh legend and fantasy: A blundering, somewhat underdeveloped dragon—not at all the type of dragon they ever expected to meet. Forced to undertake his unique challenge, Caitlin and Trevor are perplexed by his demands, but the magical beast is certain they are the only witches who can help him.
Doing so might unlock an ancient hidden secret. Refusing might destroy them.

I hope you’ll enjoy my take on dragons.  Oh and if you’d like to check out the entire series, it too is available at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074CGZ16N?ref_=dbs_r_series&storeType=ebooks

Thanks, Roger, for having me here!

Juli D. Revezzo has long been in love with writing, a love built by devouring everything from the Arthurian legends, to the works of Michael Moorcock, and the classics and has a soft spot for classic the “Goths” of the 19th century. She is the author of twenty plus titles, including the Antique Magic fantasy paranormal series, the Celtic Steward Chronicles fantasy romance series, and various historical romances, while her non-fiction has been included in The Scarlet Letter. She has also, on occasion, edited the popular e-zine Nolan's Pop Culture Review... But her heart lies in the storytelling. She is a member of The Indie Authors Network and the Magic Appreciation Tour. To learn more about this and future releases, visit her at:

I also have a Pinterest board for the Antique Magic series, here: https://www.pinterest.com/jewelsraven/related-to-my-antique-magic-series/


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Thanks for stopping by, Juli. Your book sounds great!

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