Two more days left of the Steamed! Halloween Author Invasion. Tomorrow we have Urban Fantasy Author Jeanne Stein. Thank you so much for helping to make this a success. Have you checked to see if you’ve won? If you haven’t, you still have a few more days to win!
Today we welcome Debut YA Author Ednah Walters. Her book Awakened is available now. One lucky poster will win a signed copy of Awakened and bookmark, and a set of Halloween nailpolish–some glow in the dark (US only please).
Most teens turn sixteen and get the license to drive, Lil Falcon gets the license to kill demons, but someone forgot to tell her not to fall in love with one.
Orphaned as a child and raised by her grandfather, Lil Falcon is concerned with navigating her new high school and is unaware she’s a descendant of the Nephilim, a race of beings with super powers tasked with protecting humanity from the demons who threaten it. But when she meets Bran, his psi energy unlocks her latent abilities and opens her eyes to what she is, a Guardian.
But Bran has a secret and befriending him sends Lil down a dangerous path that will either destroy her or make her stronger
Guardians and demons, their origin and how to get rid of a Lazarus/smoke demon.
By Ednah Walters
Nephilim, children of the Fallen Angels
You may know them as the Fallen Angels, the Watchers or Gregori, depending on your book of choice (Holy Bible—Genesis 6:2; The Book of Enoch and Jubilees—other editions of the Bible), but we know that these heavenly beings fell in love with “the daughters of men” and gave rise to a new breed of beings called the Nephilim. The Fallen Angels passed on their amazing powers and vast knowledge to their children, from the ability to control minds to shape-shifting, distort perception of things and teleport to foretell the future and time-travel. Some could even manipulate the elements—fire, water, wind and earth
Beings with godlike powers, or part human and part god, are found in many ancient worlds. Titans and demigods, Pharaohs and Rakshasa in Hindus and Buddhist mythology. Some were good and some were evil.
According to the Holy Bible, God decided to destroy the Nephilim strain that had entered the human gene pool by sending the floods. Noah’s family was spared because they were pure and untainted. Gen. 6:4 says that: “There were Nephilim in the earth in those days (in the days of Noah); and also after that. In other words, some remained after the flood. And so the story of the Nephilim continues with the Guardians.
The Guardians are the good descendants of the Nephilim. The Neterus subgroup look like you and me, the were-nephils are shape-shifters who can sprout wings and fly or take a form that’s part-human and part-animal, the Nosferatu are the fanged ones and only hunt at night. But they all carry on the tradition their forefathers, the Watchers/Grigori/Fallen-Angels, were sent on earth to do. They watch over humans by killing demons that want to destroy humanity.
Since the demons they fight have similar powers and abilities like them (and physically look like them), the Cardinal Guardians train in martial arts and weaponry. They are faster and more organized. They have a system in place that works, from the teens attending your local high school and learning how to interact and speak like human teens, but secretly train after school and in the summer, to the Civilian Guardians who supply them with funds, information and cover. The Civilians can be anybody, your doctor, the lawyer down the street, a cop, your teacher or even your local librarian. Their existence is the best-kept secret in the cosmos.
The Guardians live among us, they look like us, fall in love, get married and have children. Some fall in love with humans and sacrifice a lot to marry them. Children from their union can either have more human traits or more Nephil traits. You’ll know if one of your parents is a Guardian when you turn 16 and start to hear voices or teleport across town in your pjs and think you were sleep-walking. If that happens, tell your parents. If they rush you to the nearest shrink, honey, you were adopted!!!! Put a help-ad in the local newspaper with a sketch of the Guardian amulet—a six-sided star inside a circle and a green stone at the core of the star. A Guardian will come and take you to their enclave.
Halloween and Demons
Halloween is fast approaching and it is impossible to differentiate between a demon and a human wearing a costume. If you’re giving out candies at the door, remember, they can’t come inside unless you invite them. Watch out for their trickery though. They will find a way to manipulate you. If you’re out trick-o-treating, beware of two distinct demon scents. The sulphur smell associated with the Lazari or smoke demons. The sickly sweet scent of the nature-benders, you know the ones behind natural disasters. I’d advise you to carry plenty of salt this year. Since the death of a certain demoness, the Lazari population has tripled on earth. The purity of salt crystals will repel them, but a direct spill of salt into the eyes of a Lazarus demon in human form can send her or him straight to Tartarus. If in smoke form, whip that salt shaker like a feather duster and get the heck out of there. The Lazari travel in packs and some ignore the rules.
To learn more about Ednah’s Guardians and Demons check out Awakened.
What would you do if you met a demon?
One lucky poster will win a signed copy of Awakened and bookmark, and a set of Halloween nailpolish–some glow in the dark (US only please).