Monday, July 22, 2013

Guest Post/Giveaway: Crow Magic by Mary Quast

Sheri, thank you for having me today, I think we are two peas from the same pod. I am a stay-at-home mom who is addicted to books. The passion started at an early age. My grandmother had the gift of storytelling and my mother belonged to several book clubs. Both women encouraged my love of books and storytelling.

My latest book, Crow Magic, came from some of the tales I heard told around the campfire at our family cottage. History, legends, and spiritual lore wove fantasy and reality together.

One of my favorite tales is of Spirit Animals and Shifters. “Once a man opens himself to the Great Spirit, a guardian spirit in the form of an animal will be gifted upon him. This animal is a part of his soul. The man may need to learn to control the animal urges as well as learn to listen to the animal’s wisdom. The animal spirit can sense good and evil as well as the man’s one true love, the mate for man and animal. Some men may choose his animal spirit, others will be born with theirs; the spirit within these men give the body the ability to shift from human to animal.”

I currently live in a log home tucked deep in the woods often visited by woodland beings.  I imagined the creatures with their powerful spirits guiding me to tell their stories. A handsome crow became the first.

Crow Magic Blurb

Lucy Richards is tired of being timid around men. Hoping to overcome her fears and feel like a real woman, she turns to Madame Eve to find a man who will fulfill that goal. Eve arranges a one-night stand with a handsome Shawnee shaman who will teach Lucy to use her womanly power and take her to unimaginable heights.

Shape shifter Seth Crowe is a Keeper of the Spiritual Law who carries souls from darkness to light, and enjoys using his body to accomplish his magic.

Tucked away in the Castillo Poconos Resort, Seth helps Lucy find spiritual and sexual freedom, never dreaming he might find his own mate in the bargain.

Crow Magic Excerpt

“I am a man who is yours tonight, Lucy.” He walked toward her with arms out from his sides, exposing his nudity. “Draw on the power within you. Look at me. Overcome your apprehension of men. Have I not shown you gentleness?”

She nodded and approached him while tugging the strap of her sundress.

“Keep your dress on. Take it off when you are ready. This night is about you. Explore my body, learn from it, and take whatever you want. You are in control.”

He led her to the center of the blanket and faced her. She stood still with her fingertips resting on his waist. Cupping her face, he lost himself in her eyes.

“I am your instrument to use tonight. Open yourself up and delve into this opportunity I offer. I am yours to command. Do you understand what I’m saying?”

“I think so.” She considered his offer. “What do I do?”

“Follow your feminine intuition.” He couldn’t hold back a chuckle. “Touch me, tickle me, beat me, kiss me, bite me, lick me, suck me…whatever you want. Take whatever you need from me to strengthen you.”

In the moonlight, an endearing, innocent blush spread across her face. Amazing how a woman who lived her life in fear caused by abuse could be so naive of her own sensual power. If she knew her potential, she could bring him to his knees.

Please, bring me to my knees.

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About the Author:

Romance author and Artist Mary Quast lives in a log home affectionately named "Camp Run-A-Muk" located in the woods of Michigan with her husband, three sons, and a collection of animal family members.

As a professional artist, Mary Quast answered the call to express herself creatively. With her descriptive writing style she has developed a knack for creating passionate characters and realistic settings. These features are prominent in her published novels of the "Soul Series".

When this Michigan author is not busy writing contemporary erotic romance for Decadent Publishing, Mary doles out sensual tips and yummy eye candy on her blog “Romantic Interludes” where her Thursday Thirteen lists have earned the nickname of “Dr. Ruth of the Blog World”. She also can be found lecturing college classes on the importance of Journal writing.


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  1. It would be an owl or cat.
    Thanks :-)

  2. OMGosh, Mary! The excerpt entranced me...I was riveted by the dialogue. I don't think I've ever read a scene quite like this where the woman was in charge. I have GOT to read this book! I am addicted to this story already and all I've read is the excerpt. I can tell you are a master storyteller and your books will be on my keeper shelf. Am I ever glad I "met" you today on this blog! Thank you for sharing a bit about yourself and your excerpt. And thank you for this post, Sheri!

    1. I forgot to answer the question. The spirit animal I chose a long time ago is the owl. I don't even remember why, but I've always loved owls, all kinds, sizes and shapes. They fascinate me actually. I have pictures of them in my house and gifts of statuettes my children have given me.

    2. Thank you Janice. I'm glad to "meet" you too, Just to be a tease, I'm almost done with another book you'd like. He's a Chippewa Eagle shifter. AND... I'm working on two more (a hawk and a falcon). Be sure to follow my blog for sneak peeks.