November 23, 2014

Character Sketch: Dyami from Eagle Dance by Mary Quast @MaryQuast #RLFblog #PNR #Shifter

Eagle Dance 
Welcome author Mary Quast to a session about her character Dyami Schafer from Eagle Dance.

About the Book

Title: Eagle Dance, Legend of the Spirit, Book 2
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Native American Shifter Romance
Author: Mary Quast
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Dyami Schafer, a Native American from the Chippewa tribe, leads a lonely life due to his large size and unusual appearance. When his nesting instinct sets in, he turns to Madame Eve and 1Night Stand to help him find his spirit mate. Or at least a woman who accepts him as an eagle shifter.
Amanda Collins never stopped loving the Chippewa boy she knew from her childhood. Maybe a night with a Native American man will help her forget the past and let her move on with her life.
Sometimes, it's necessary to take a step into the past before dancing into the future. With the help of Madame Eve, will the Spirit of the Eagle carry Dyami and Amanda?

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About the Character
Name: Dyami Shafer
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Mt. Pleasant, MI
Profession: Conservation Officer
Ethnicity/Species: Native American/Chippewa Tribe/Eagle Shifter
Muscular build, golden skin tone, fine scars on his hands, 6'7", pale yellow eyes, the tips of his short black hair are white, large tattoo of wings cover his back.
Who is the significant other in your character's life?
In love with Amanda Collins
How does your hero dress?
Dyami wears his Conservation uniform when he's working so during his down time he prefers to dress in baggy jeans, flannel shirt or sweater, old work boots and his favorite Carhartt jacket. He's the kind of guy who will always remove his footwear when entering a home. He also wears a special pendant of an eagle on an arrowhead.
Does he scrape by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
Dyami saved all the money he made while in the Marine Corps and purchased an old farm he visited as a child. The farm is a perfect place for the many rescue animals he's adopted. He is what one would call a "down to earth" kind of guy. He has money but would rather save it or spend it on useful things rather than extravagance.
Are any of his skills a source of pride? Embarrassment? Which ones and why?
Dyami's ability to shift at will from man to eagle placed him on many top secret missions for the USMC. He now uses his ability to find poachers in the woods of Michigan. He takes great pride of his eagle form not only because of the work he does but also his connection to his heritage of shape shifters in the Native American culture. Another skill he is proud of and often surprises people is dancing. He loves to dance and despite his overly large size he is very graceful. Unfortunately, his unusual appearance often keeps dancing partners at bay.
What inner doubt causes your character the most difficulty?
Dyami knows many women of his tribe know of him being a shifter and often turn away from him. Other women aren't afraid to show their repugnance of his tall frame and yellow eyes. Over years this has worn his level of confidence down. He is afraid he'll never find his perfect dance partner; a woman who will love him and accept him for what he is. To make himself feel better, his mantra is "Everything happens for a reason."
What is your hero's biggest hopes and dreams?
Dyami has the nesting instinct and hopes to find his spirit mate; the woman who is his soul mate as well as that of his animal spirit. He imagines living happily ever after with her, dancing the nights away on his farm with all their critters.

To honor the person who chose to share your story, please answer the following questions.

Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?
Oh, that's easy. I asked her to. She knew my Uncle Dave. Her family had a cottage on the Coldwater Lake down the shoreline from him and Amanda's family. Since childhood, she knew about the Chippewa Eagle Shifters and I knew she would tell the story in the right spirit.
Was there anything your writer discovered about you that was a surprise to one or both of you?
I think the biggest surprise of my life was when I found out my uncle and grandfather had actually shrouded memories from my childhood. Notice I didn't say, erased my memories. You see, they simply put a spell on me so I wouldn't remember her and the powerful emotions of her being my spirit mate until I saw her as an adult. I knew of such a spell but never knew it had been placed on me. My author didn't even know the spell existed.
Why do you think your writer loves to write?
Well first of all she has been an artist her whole life. Writing to her is similar to painting. I think there is something inside driving her to simply create. I don't think she can help herself.
Second, her stories are written with a lot of spirit from her soul. Not in a religious sense but in a spiritual sense. It's pretty cool how she can take something spiritual and turn it into something very sensual. Sometimes I think she has her own spirit animal, I'm just not sure what it is.
What do you wish your writer would write next?
I was in the service with a lot of other Native American shifters. They were great guys. Because our work was mostly special ops, not many folks know about us. I hope she tells their stories in her Legend of the Sprit series. Everyone deserves a happy ending, especially them.

Author Bio

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. Welcome back, Mary. Happy to have you and Dyami here again!

    1. Thanks you for having us. We love to stop by.


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