Monday, August 20, 2012

The Nuckelavee: The Devil of the Sea

Now we're getting into some really creepy Fae, The Nuckelavee.
I know a lot of you don't know about this Fae.
It is indeed very rare, but it is known in Scotland's Orkney Islands.

I found a really awesome drawing on Deviantart by Verdego.
And the artist allowed me to use their drawing of the Nuckelavee on my Blog. *Yeah*
Kudos and many thanks to Verdego!

What an awesome and seriously spine tingling Fae the Nuckelavee is!!!
I mean seriously - would you want to meet this thing in real life?

Here is a brief description of the fiersome Nuckelavee:

[knog-gul-vee] Nuckelavee is a creature from Scotland’s Orkney Island folklore that is known as the devil of the sea. A vile hybrid of half-man and half-horse, its skinless body is covered in raw living flesh. Its horse’s head has only one eye. Centered on its back is a thin rider with no legs, but has long ape-like arms.

I also wanted to give you an EXCERPT from Guardian of the Moon Pendant with the Nuckelavee:

There it was before me, its stature ten times larger than any mortal, a vile hybrid of half-man and half-horse, a hideous skinless creature, its body covered in raw living flesh, just muscles tethered together with great white sinews, its blood black as tar pulsing through its yellow veins, a single fiery eye centered above its horse’s head, while two eyes blazed on its monstrous human head, it lolled down to its shoulders, too heavy for its frail neck, rolling side to side, its elongated arms hung low, scrapping its knuckles along the ground, its sharp claws curling inward. 

I swallowed hard. My eyes stared into its red-hot eye, sending a shiver through all the bones in my body, its venomous breath blowing heat onto my cool skin, while little beads of sweat snaked down my face. I kept calm and stayed in control, showing it I knew its weakness.

Until next time!


Monday, August 13, 2012

The Baobhan Sith

I wanted to share with you a drawing of the Baobhan Sith, the vampiric faery, drawn by Andrew DeFelice. This picture is when she is in her 'beautiful' form, not in her raging blood-sucking form.

Baobhan Sith:

[baa'-van shee] A vampiric faery from Scottish folklore. She uses her seductive voice to hypnotize men into her lair, using her razor-sharp fingernails to suck out her victim’s blood. But, if she injects her prey with her toxic venom, they turn into a Màrmann.

Friday, August 10, 2012


Today I'm going to talk about THE FAE - in particular CELTIC or SCOTTISH FAE.

You know, the little folk, the wee ones, the Tuatha De Dannan, the Sidhe, all living in the Otherworld or in Tír na nÓg the land of youth - where no mortal man ever grows old!

Who or What are these magical creatures?
There are many theories... some even believe they are aliens!
Some believe they are from an ancient civilization.

Personally, I believe that THE FAE are fallen angels, stuck between Heaven and Hell. Trapped in a limbo, hidden away from human eyes, living in their own magical world.
Torn between turning into an angel or a demon.
To me that sounds more interesting than tossing them off as aliens.

One of the things that I do with my writing is to include these rare and mythological creatures that so many writers don't use.

That's why you won't see your typical paranormal creatures in my stories, except for maybe a ghost! (boo!) Things like vampires, werewolves, witches, fallen angels, demons, zombies, trolls, and even ghosts are all over the place in our lovely Paranormal Romance World.

Now, don't get me wrong!
These are wonderful, fun exciting horror creatures that WE ALL LOVE!! 
I even have Scottish zombie warriors called Màrmann and a ghost in Guardian of the Moon Pendant.

But, what my plan is - is to include all these great interesting, fascinating CELTIC /SCOTTISH FAE into my books and I'd like ALL of you to come along for the ride!

I was thinking that every week or two - depending on schedule.
I'll introduce to you one of the SCOTTISH FAE that I am using in the Guardian of the Moon Pendant.

Either myself or my friend Andrew DeFelice will draw a picture and I'll give a definition of what it is! Hopefully more of the pictures will be from Andrew because - seriously, I haven't drawn a thing since college!

So that's what I aim to do! Come back an visit me and we'll explore all the different SCOTTISH FAE I use in my book: Guardian of the Moon Pendant