Tuesday, April 8, 2014

the Powers: The Magic in the EMBRACE SERIES

I’m often asked about the magic in the Embrace Series. So I decided to do a couple of post for my curious fans. In this post, I discuss the Powers and share the spell Madison does to awaken her powers. Next week I'll be talking about the tools and terms related to witchcraft as they are used in the books.


the Powers:

It is inevitable, when so many possess the Powers, that there will be those who are unable to control them. These individuals pose the biggest threat to us all, for the Powers untamed have no mercy. 
                                                          Jeremy Addington, 1792

Before the first word in Embrace was written, I had done a lot of research on witchcraft and magic. As a fan of all things supernatural, I'd also done a fare amount of research on angels, demons, faeries, vampires, werewolf... You get the idea. And while you won't find any vampires or werewolves in the books, the series isn't limited to witches. I added my own twist to what is known from both history and lore to come up with a unique world where there are those who possess the Powers and, as Madison Riley discovers, magic is not all fun and games.

In the series, there are two types of witches: the ones who call upon outside forces to give them power and the natural witch whose powers lie dormant within them until they are awaken. One of the differences between the two types of witches is that natural witches are rarely evil and have the ability to recognize one another through simple touch. Their magic can be tasted and felt.


Madison’s belief in the Powers began with the discovery of a simple spell that changed her life. Will it change yours?

Test your powers with a simple spell. 
Items needed: athame (ceremonial dagger or knife), chalice, plate, small white candles, water, salt, belief in yourself.
Preparation: Arrange in a circle around you. Set the plate on the ground in front of you and place the chalice to its right. Pour a generous amount of salt on the plate and place the athame on the plate and a candle the middle of the salt.
Believe in yourself: Reach for your strongest, most positive memory—one that will allow you to use positive emotions to fuel your magic. Concentrate on the candle in front of you, willing a flame to burn bright. As you will it, so mote it be, if you possess the Powers.

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4 comments:

  1. Damn. No chalice around. This is going to have to wait until tomorrow until I can get me one! :)

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    1. Teehee... may the Powers be with you.

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  2. Does the scent of the candle matter? :)

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