flash giveaway of Los Nefilim and more about grimoires

By Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers (The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers (The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

I've been writing a few posts on grimoires just because the subject interests me, and also because a lot of Los Nefilim was inspired by various grimoires attributed to King Solomon (reincarnated as Guillermo in Los Nefilim). For a lot of the backstory in Los Nefilim, I use The Testament of Solomon, which is essentially how Solomon commanded the demons to speed the building of the temple.

My initial interest in grimoires has expanded somewhat, and I'm reading some interesting texts on the subject. Since I usually founder for blog topics, I thought I'd talk about grimoires for the next few weeks, and also how Jewish, Christian, and Islamic mythologies intertwined to create a fascinating cosmology filled with incantations and spells that the Church sought to repress.

While various grimoires have inspired Los Nefilim, my friends Alex Bledsoe and Deborah Blake have inspired me in a somewhat different direction. Last week, they hosted flash giveaways on the their blogs, so this week I thought I'd do a flash giveaway for a print copy of Los Nefilim (U.S. only this time, I'm afraid) and a Los Nefilim button.

The contest will end at midnight (EST), Saturday October 1, 2016.

Since Halloween is coming up, drop a comment below and tell me your favorite Halloween tradition, or your favorite Halloween movie re-watch. That is all you have to do and the random number generator will do the rest!