It’s a pleasure to welcome Mindi today to chat about her Fae Shifter world and how the magic all fits together.
Hello! My name is M.D. Stewart, and I’m from a small town in a rural county of southern West Virginia. I’m going to talk about the characters and magic used in my Fae Shifters series.
There are five different species inhabiting my alternative Earth:
In my Fae
Shifter world, witches are born male and female, but usually, women carry the
“burden” of magic. In some rare instances, men can connect to feminine energy
of Gaia, and they are indeed powerful. If a male is born or married to a Witch,
they are responsible for policing the Coven and usually act as policemen and
firefighters (because they’re hot, right?).
who are ignorant of other types
of humanoids. They don’t do magic, shift into other creatures, or require blood
unless they are injured. Originally humans were put on Earth by the goddess to
act as a balance to the magical community. Eventually, we lost all knowledge of
Others so we live in blissful ignorance.
- Witches are natural-born beings that tap
into the endless Earth goddess (Gaia) energy to do spell work. They can receive
visions and manipulate Earth’s energy to create magic. Anything to do with the
Earth, grounding, growing plants, healing, witches gain access to that power. It’s rare, but since the Earth has gravity, some witches can
defy that law and levitate or make someone so heavy they can’t move.
can’t do magic, but they do
require blood, sex, and moon energy to live. They cannot absorb direct UV rays.
But the moon simply reflects the sun, so it’s not a direct dose. They do have
more strength than humans, especially after ingesting blood energy. Unlike
myths, they are living creatures with souls who can see their reflection and
can have children but can’t shift into other creatures.
- Shifters are magical beings that don’t
require blood but can drink it, especially during sex. They see and manipulate
surrounding energies from the plants, animals or other creatures to create
magic. Because of this, they are the most magical beings on the Earth plane.
Natural Shifters live in groups or tribes, are Native Americans and shift into
one animal; Bears, Wolves, or Lions (as in mountain lions or bobcats here in
- The Fae live on Earth but in a
different dimension that is accessed through portals scattered all over the
Earth. Only members of the magical community can enter the Fae realm (or
Faedom). The Faedom is inherently magical, there is no barrier to access magic
there, whereas the Earth Plane is a natural magical dampener for the Fae. The
Fae are at the top of the magical pyramid, so to speak. Issues between the
groups in the magical community are brought before the King of the Fae to
judge. Fae can shift into any large land mammal, dog, horse, bear, wolf, but
cannot shift into birds (non-mammal) or rabbits (too small). Physics still
apply. Human-sized creatures can only shrink so much so no mice shifting!
creatures live longer than humans. Witches can live two times the length of a
normal human life span of 70 – 80 years. They have direct access to the Earth
and can pull on her energy to heal some wounds and live longer. A mortal wound
like a gunshot or stabbing will kill them. They aren’t as fragile as humans but
they are the closest to us when it comes to mortality.
live for centuries but can die by several means. Sun exposure, beheading, blood
loss, or the older generation who are tired of living choose to not take in
blood or sex energy. If a Vampire stays
out of the moon for long periods, they can be weakened and be killed like any
live very long lives as well. In my books, the Fae King Bran and the Chief of
the Bear tribe Black Hawk/Michael met and fell in love in the 1400s. And Black
Hawk’s father who turned over the tribe to his son now lives in Florida! Bran
and Michael are six hundred years old but look about mid-thirties. Shifters, if
injured, can heal most wounds by shifting into their animal form.
Fae, on the
other hand, can live for as long as they choose to, even millennia. In Faedom,
magic is readily available, and that magic sustains their life force. On the
Earth Plane, they are more susceptible to injury and death, but shifting into
an animal form heals them enough to make it back home. Blood can speed their healing
rate. If they are low on blood, the sun can damage them, but it usually isn’t
fatal. What Fae and Shifters can do to
help when someone is gravely hurt is to perform a Vibrational Healing. Healing
is at the crux of the stories in my Fae Shifter books!
Vibrational Healing? All things, even
plants, have energy fields, but in humans, we refer to them as Chakras or Chi.
During a Healing, two alpha males stimulate these centers by creating sexual
energy. During sex, when both men reach climax at the same time, it creates
Harmony, a high rate of energy that can be directed to an injured person. Alpha
males have more aggressive energy (that’s what makes them an alpha). Sex
between a man and woman can also create energy, but it’s more “life-creating”
energy, which is sustaining not healing.
In the first
book, Devitt, he and his best friend are forced to participate in a Vibrational
Healing to save Dev’s true mate from evil magic that is killing her. During the
Healing, they all form a tight bond, but Rhys isn’t part of their mate set. The
rogue Fae family who placed the curse on Sienna are actively trying to overthrow
Devitt’s family, the ruling Royal St. Clair line.
second book, we meet the King of the Fae, Bran St. Clair. In Dev’s book, we learn
he and the Chief of the Bear Clan have a history, but it’s only known they
participated in a Vibrational Healing over five centuries earlier. They meet
again when Bran finds his true mate on the Earth plane, and her life is
threatened by the family who wants to destroy the St. Clairs.
I’m releasing a short 18K story starring Bran and Micheal, telling of the time they met and fell in love in pre-colonial America. It’s a prequel to the series, but the story is concluded in Bran’s book. It’s full of hot M/M sex and a steamy promise bonding. That story and other LGBTQ Supernatural romance books will be free March 9th through April 7th on Prolific Works.
I am over at MD’s blog today talking about the Lost in Time universe and you can read about my own Lost in Time magic system over at Stories that Make you Smile today as part of The Flowers of Time blogtour.