2014 Global Ebook Awards
2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards
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All of the contest results are not in yet, but Enkindu placed very well:
2014 Global Ebook Awards
2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards
I recently recieved an email with the question:
I was just curious where did you get the names from? like enkindu and azazel brotherhood?
Thank you for your interest in Enkindu.
The names were not easy; since it is well established that the Watchers were here before the great flood. Putting a date to that event is not easy. However, one of the oldest cities that we are aware of at present is "Ancient Jericho", (roughly 10,000 years ago) but Jericho has no written language. With that, we had to actually back up and use ancient Sumerian cuneiform script (a lot of great websites offer translation) - Enkindu (EN- meaning Lord) and (-kindu ‘kiindu’ meaning stretch of earth.) Since, Enkindu derived its name from Araqiel (earth of God) we end up with Enkindu, Lord of Earth, first born son of Araqiel, earth of God.
As for the Azazel Brotherhood. The name was much easier. In the Book of Enoch, Azazel, the teacher of war “Thou seest what Azazel hath done, who hath taught all unrighteousness on earth and revealed the eternal secrets which were (preserved) in heaven,” (9:6) 'Bind Azazel hand and foot, and cast him into the darkness: and make an opening 5 in the desert, which is in Dudael, and cast him therein. And place upon him rough and jagged rocks, and cover him with darkness, and let him abide there for ever, and cover his face that he may… (10:4,5). Given that Azazel is the teacher of war, it seems only natural that he would be opposed by the Oder of the Light.
In the following books (Enudnua and Enud), Azazel’s presence will become clearer as the grand plan emerges.
Back on topic: when the Orthodox Church crumbled around 451 AD, several smaller fragments formed - The Order of the Light namely. Almost 500 years after that, the Azazel Brotherhood fragmented from the Order of the Light due to slightly different beliefs. The Order believes all the secrets should remain secrets, while the Azazel Brotherhood believes they should use what they know to change future events, which in a way is what Azazel did.
I hope I answered your question. Please visit the website at www.nephilimawakening.com for more insight as to the back story. Or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So, it really comes down to me actually making a decision based on what we know. While I try to maintain certain truths, it’s still just fiction. Thank you again for your interest in Nephilim Awakening: Enkindu.
Henry Yarghn, Author of Enkindu
Enkindu free dowload weekend is going very well! I'm rather surprised by 27 downloads from the UK. We didn't do any advertising this go around. However, I think the greatest feat of all is Denmark, France, Australia, and Japan! Thanks to everyone who downloaded! I hope you enjoy Enkindu ...
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Yes, it's that time of year again. The time of year when the coffee makers get pulled from the cabinets, sweaters are pulled from the closet, and writers polish their novels - it's novel contest season!
For the last three weekends, I have been polishing Enkindu. I know I have an editor, but I have found editors don't always find everything: like that play on words that only the author can achieve.
I have found a few missing words and even one misused word, but all is better now. This is my last weekend of editing, and I'll be sending out Enkindu as it stands. With fingers crossed, I'll be waiting to see the results.
If you have never entered a contest like this before. It's maddening waiting for the response, willing that email to arrive, all in the hopes of passing into the next round of judging. Then, it starts all over again. It's definitely a love-hate relationship. However, in the end, it's rewarding to be awarded for all your hard work. Not that fans are not rewarding, because I do love the gang! This is different. This is a competition of my peers. A marker in my life. You remember being measured as a child … your parents stand you against door jamb, and mark your growth each year. Well, this is my growth mark for this year.
I feel as though I have grown as an author, reader and reviewer, but these contests confirm it, at least for the author part. Contests, for me, make it real.
Plus, it’s just plain cool to win! So, watch the blog for results and let’s see if I grew any at all this year.
Imagine my surprise when I opened Amazon this morning... yes, thanks to all the FANS, Enkindu rocketed to #21 Amazon Best Seller in Sci-Fi & Fantasy! Thanks! We couldn't have done it without you!
Thanks to everyone who downloaded Enkindu this weekend! We feel it was a huge success, reaching India, Denmark, Italy and Spain. It’s a great day when your book is in the hands of readers around the world. Again, thanks to everyone.
According to Kindle - Midnight tonight, September 5th 2013, is the first hour of the weekend blast! Get your download on... and please, if you like it, leave a review with Kindle, Amazon or Goodreads.
Yes, just four days left until the Free Kindle Weekend Blast of Enkindu. Excited - of course! Terrified - no doubt! However, I'm happy we have arrived at this point. Website is ready - check. All links functioning - check. Dates set - check. All we need for a successful weekend is you!
Thanks to everyone who entered to win a mere five books! I’m so sorry I gave so few books. If I had known the response would be overwhelming, I would have offered more - but it is a problem I can fix. I do plan a holiday give-a-way! 25 books signed and dedicated to whomever, so you can give them to friends and family for the holidays! Watch for news.
For all those interested in reading the first six chapters from Kindle, please click here.
Website updates are in place, including character info not found in the book, location pictures and deleted chapter, please go here. www.nephilimawakening.com
Also, there is a free Kindle download weekend. Get the full Kindle version of Nephilim Awakening: Enkindu for free on September 5, 6, 7, 2013, please click here.
With all that said - congratulations to the winners! Signed copies are in the mail, the morning of August 21, 2013. Shipping takes about eight days, give or take, if you have not received your book by the tenth day, please email me at email@example.com. I’ll see if I can find it for you.
Thanks again to everyone!