Wednesday, November 02, 2011

The Weakness of Human Magic Guest Blog and Giveaway with Natasha Larry

A Character Guest Blog by Lucy of the Dey-Vah Guard

When Jaycie Lerner was named my charge, I spent a lot of time protecting her in the shadows of Jonesborough, TN. She was six when her powers manifested, and I’m proud to say the youngest power manifestation in Dey-Vah History. You see, my race were chosen from the most promising in the Angelic Sect to guard a new breed of humans, I was chosen for the Inner Circle- as one of the most promising in this new fairy race, to guard the superhumans’ Core.

The first thing I noticed about Jonesborough is that there is a lot of magical energy there. I know this is why Mason Lerner, the father of my charge, chose to raise Jaycie in Jonesborough. It is true that the South is more magical than most other regions in the United States, but this is doubly so for Jonesborough. Most of the town’s residents openly accepted the way it felt to be around Jaycie and her family because they seem more open to things they can neither see nor explain.

Not that any of the witches or whatnot in Jonesborough can hold a candle to the magic that courses through Dey-Vah blood, but it was interesting to be around humans that were not so blind to the nature of the real world. I mean, in truth, if humans knew everything that was really out there, they would probably die simply trying to wrap their feeble minds around it, but as I said, it was nice.

You see, humans (and I don’t mean superhumans) make magic work because the human will truly is powerful. The thing that makes Dey-Vah blood magic so much more powerful than anything any human mind could work up is that we do not suffer the same weaknesses as the human race. Humans split magic into black and white, when it is all the same thing. I think it’s their sense of morality- which I will never understand. Even the most evolved of them- my Jaycie- suffers from this same weakness.

Another reason human magic suffers is that so many spells are cast to bring love, when love is already exists in nature, humans just have such a queer definition of love. For your race its romantic love. Only one person in the human species defined romantic love correctly: it is a grave mental illness.

Still, the biggest problem, a problem the Core is destined to fix in your race, is doubt. The Dey-Vah never question their magic. We know it is all things that Mother Nature and we know that it will work. This is why the human species is facing extinction… none of you knows how powerful you have the potential to be.

This is why the Core will become so instrumental in your survival. Not only are their powers representative of things the human race cannot survive without, they will be the ones to open your eyes.

Here is an excerpt from Unnatural Law featuring Lucy and Jaycie Lerner.

Suddenly, Jaycie wasn’t alone in the kitchen. She gasped wildly and jumped in shock as her glass of apple juice fell and shattered on the floor. “Christ on a cracker!” she yelped, grabbing a napkin. “Use a doorbell, would ya?”

Lucy of the Dey-Vah Guard, the six-foot-tall fairy that served as Jaycie’s magical bodyguard, stood nearby, regarding her with stoic interest.

“What? Are you okay over there?” Matt asked.

“No,” she told him honestly, cupping the phone to her ear with her shoulder and bending over to mop up the mess at the same time.

“End the call please,” Lucy instructed in her musical voice. Jaycie had almost forgotten how rude fairies could be. She narrowed her eyes and sighed into the phone. “Matt, I have to go.”

“Why? What’s happening?”

“Trust me, if I told you, you wouldn’t believe me. This one you’ll have to see for yourself.”

“Sure, call me later then,” Matt said.

Jaycie put her phone aside and looked up to find Lucy staring at her anxiously. She cupped Jaycie’s hands in her own and sighed with relief. “Um, what’s going on?” Jaycie asked nervously.

“You seem well,” Lucy told her.


“I have spoken to John Gramm and your father. The Dey-Vah have been put on alert. They will explain this to you. We will all be around a lot more until this is sorted out.” Lucy leaned forward and kissed Jaycie’s forehead, and then was gone.

Jaycie’s phone rang, and she had to shake herself out of her rigid posture. “Hey, Ally.”

“Lucy just leave?” she asked, sounding annoyed and tired.

“Yeah ... what’s going on?”

“I’m coming to get you for this little meeting,” Allison said and sighed. “Don’t worry, it’s no big deal.”


“Hop on.”

“Christ!” Jaycie screamed when Allison suddenly appeared beside her.

Allison grinned. “Sorry. Come on, I need to take you to Alabama, then I have to get somewhere else.”

“Can’t this one be handled over the phone?” Jaycie complained. Allison snorted and swung Jaycie onto her back. “I know ... just following orders.”

Unnatural Law Blurb
by Natasha Larry
Fantasy / Young-Adult
Book 2 Darwin’s Children Series

Seventeen-year-old Jaycie Lerner’s psycho-kinetic power surge is over, and her astounding powers are under control for the time being – sort of. As she struggles to maintain her humanity in the face of the awesome terror and responsibility of her abilities, she also yearns for the chance at a normal life – and a relationship with Matt Carter, the best friend she had to leave behind. But Matt’s got a few tricks up his sleeve, and he’s not about to give up on his feelings for Jaycie.

As Jaycie and her family grapple with the day-to-day routine of trying to keep their world together, Jaycie’s mother figure, Allison Young, endures a personal crisis of her own. The superhuman blonde possesses the physical equivalent of Jaycie’s awesome psychic power.

So evolved, at ninety-two she still looks twenty. But what good is extended life when everyone else around her is so fragile? With no one to share her unusual life, she’s a uniquely lonely woman yearning for the romantic love she sees all around her. But in a dream she gets her wish – and it quickly turns to a nightmare for everyone else in her life. The memory of a rose is all she can hold onto in the storm of obsession that nearly sweeps her away.

Things quickly turn deadly for the vampires, but the Dey-Vah Guard fairies refuse to acknowledge there’s an imbalance in the nature they protect. As the danger gets ever closer to Jaycie and her family, the race is on to find answers before a secret plot can destroy them

Author Bio

Natasha Larry resides in Huntsville, Alabama with her daughter and fiancĂ©. She graduated from Tusculum College with a B.A. in History and is currently working on getting her certificate in education. Apart from writing, she is a self-proclaimed comic book nerd and urban fantasy junkie. Her poetry and short fiction has appeared in publications such as Writing Edge magazine and Escaping Elsewhere. Darwin’s Children is her first work of novel length fiction.

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Books by Natasha Larry

Darwin's Children ( Book 1 of Series: Darwin's Children )

Unnatural Law Book 2 Darwin’s Children Series


Twitter: @natashalarry

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Sophia Rose said...

I enjoyed the excerpt. That girl is going to need to invest in plastic drink and eating wares if she is startled in her kitchen that often. (-;

Series looks good. Thanks for the post.

Natasha Larry said...

Hehe, I agree. Those fairies are incredibly rude.

Rainy of the Dark (Rainy Kaye) said...

Good thing Jaycie has control over her powers enough not to blow up a piece of the kitchen every time she's scared. ;)