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2012 The Final Revelation

Prologue

Palenque, Chiapas, Southern Mexico

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

 

After centuries of sleep in his tomb, the one who was named Kin’ah woke to the sound of muffled voices.

He blinked back into life and took in his surroundings.

It was dark and cold.

Filled with energy, his soul lifted skywards, soared up over the trees, and danced across the sky. He moved around then slowed his pace. He was bewildered, momentarily confused.

My home is cloaked in jungle.

Kin’ah looked down upon his city. It was ruins now, hidden amongst a thick canopy of foliage. Tropical vegetation, vines, and tree roots twisted around the once beautiful buildings, concealing them.

What has time done? He asked himself. How long have I been asleep?

His home looked so different—no longer inhabited by his people. Where the once majestic city had been was now ruins enveloped by forest. The spirit suddenly understood. Many moons had passed since his death. The age was nearing end.

The sound of laughter broke his reverie. Kin’ah searched the all consuming darkness of the jungle until he found the source, three men standing in a small clearing. The spirit stilled and watched the scene intently.

There was the one he wanted.

He knew him immediately.

Kin’ah swooped down, hovered in front of the man and inspected him.

This man has lighter skin than my own people. Kin’ah thought to himself. He is young and healthy and his body is tall and strong. His face is pleasing and his eyes are that of a warrior.

Kin’ah moved closer, surrounded the man and breathed in his being. He could feel the warm blood flowing through his veins. He could taste him. The spirit infiltrated him, mind, body, and soul.

I know you.

Finally he retreated.

You are the one.

Kin-ah watched the man’s reaction. His eyes were darting left and right, as if feeling a presence.

“Bax.”

He has spoken.

“Yeah,” a second, larger man responded.

“This is the place.”

“We’ve only been out here two days. If we go further to the north we might find a better site.”

What language is this?

The spirit watched the man looking around, thinking. He could not comprehend the words but knew he was making a decision. Desperate, he tried to materialize and become visible.

He is oblivious to my presence.

“Bax, this is the place.”

“Andu.”

Andu? Bix a k’aaba?

The spirit heard another voice calling. Is that his name, Andu? He tore his gaze from his chosen one and turned in the direction of the voice. Kin’ah watched as a third, darker skinned man approached. He listened as they talked unfamiliar words. He swirled around the dark man and drank his essence. He felt an elated surge of excitement. This man’s blood was his own, a direct descendent of the Maya.

This is a clear sign and confirmation.

“Afi, this is the site. Let’s get the coordinates and plot it.”

“Yes, Andu.”

“Andu,” Kin’ah whispered, trying to understand the strange language.

He noticed the dark man look around as if listening.

Did he hear me?

“Andu,” the spirit repeated.

Kin’ah saw the dark man’s eyes widen and make direct eye contact with his own.

He looked terrified.

He can see me.

Kin’ah smiled at his reaction. He bowed his head in respect then pointed toward the lighter skinned man and nodded. He moved over and knelt in front of him.

“Kin’ah in k’aaba,” Kin’ah spoke. “Lelo’ Andu u k’aaba.”

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My first Kindle review! WOW! #amwriting

I have just read my first ever Kindle review. I cried! have spent the last 6 years writing and publishing and when you get reviews from people you do not know, it’s like a huge relief and joy, especially when they are good! If they were bad, I wouldn’t have posted them!!  LOL I have four book reviews and this is my first ever Kindle review…

A Book you just can’t put down, March 18, 2011

I am so glad that I bought this book because I could not put it down because each chapter just left wanting more. It was almost like two stories which intertwined and as you go from one to the other you are left with just the right amount of suspense which made sure to were hooked. The two main characters Kathryn Scott and Andrew Cunnigham were book strong characters but the story showed their softer side when you read about the horrors they both have to deal with. They were totally believable and by the time I finished the book I almost felt like I knew them. I felt their hurt and I got totally lost in the story. The only criticism I have is that I had a couple of sleepless nights not because of the scariness of the story but because I just had to know what was going to happen next.

I loved the ending as it leaves it open for the story to continue which I hope it does. The ending also also left me with the feeling that no matter how bad things get in our world we always have hope and that is what gets us through the bad times. I will be re-reading this book again in the near future as I enjoyed it so much. A book I would buy as a gift for many a good friend.”

Can I give “Karen” a big *hug*? I love her! She has great taste in books 😉

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/2012-The-Final-Revelation-ebook/dp/B004R1Q54S/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&m=A3QI763M62X7GQ&s=digital-text&qid=1300567439&sr=8-2

My third Amazon review! Whoo hoo…

2012 The Final Revelation:

“I read this book over two successive days whilst I was laid up in bed with the flu and it was a welcome distraction. A well written novel on a familiar topic but with a unique perspective and a refreshingly original storyline. The author paints vivid scenes and the characters were likeable, there was obviously some research done which was reflected in the reality of the historical settings and technical detail. As a first time author there were some minor issues in there but mainly in the first part of the book and by chapter 3 the flow and storyline really settles in. Overall an intriguing story with some real depth of character and I would read another story by this author (in fact I think there is opportunity for a sequel in there). Would recommend to anyone who likes fictional disaster, historical-based, 2012 and/or Mayan stories.”

Oh wow isn’t that so cool!!! Thank you so much “NashReader”. I wish I could sign it for you and hope you are over the flu 😀

www.lisaflaus.com

What advice can you give new writers?

I was asked this interview question so I’ve copied my reply.

“I strongly advise you to find a story that is as original as possible. The idea has to excite you, the author, because once you start writing it ~ you cannot stop.  When you can’t put it down yourself, you know your readers will feel that too.

When you do find that special story it drives you. You become passionate about it. That passion reads in your writing voice and the reader hears it. Run your story idea by someone.

Then write it and finish it! Don’t give up! Repeat these words after me: ‘Yes I can!'”

Lisa J Flaus is the author of 2012 The Final Revelation available now off Amazon and Kindle. 

You can visit her at www.lisaflaus.com and check out her u-tube clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b-fI8yZB1Y&feature=youtu.be

My u-tube clip :-)

Oh wow. I can’t believe I’m more excited about posting up my u-tube clip than I was when my novel went up on Amazon. I think it’s the music, it’s SO beautiful!

www.Music4YourVids.co.uk

I created a story board first then purchased the clips I needed and the music. I might do another one about 2012 and 11:11 😉

Check out the clip and let me know what you think…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b-fI8yZB1Y

My second Amazon review!

Wow this is exciting. I’m nervous to read reviews when they come up but received another good one. I’m sure I’ll get some bad ones and I won’t post them on my blog. ha ha

“Just finished this novel and really enjoyed it. Lisa’s book is well-researched and she weaves historic facts and background effortlessly into the story. The blending is skillful and doesn’t leave the reader with a sudden realization or an ‘Oh, she made that up part’. The intrigue and mystery carried me on a journey between New Zealand suburbia, the depths of the mexican jungle and Mexico city. At the heart of the book is the story of two people, Andrew and Kathryn, and the author never loses that thread. I can unhesitatingly recommend this book to my friends and family. Grab yourself a copy, make a coffee or brew a pot of tea and enjoy!”

My first Amazon review!

My first review off Amazon!

“Knowing this was the author’s first novel meant I read it with a certain apprehension. I didn’t need to. The style in which it is written, the obvious research and depth of fact that has been woven into the story made this book not only exciting, but also exceptionally “real” to read. Two people’s heart breaking story’s combined into one book. The experience of the main characters is fascinating and made me want to keep reading. For me, the mark of a great book. I really did enjoy this book and would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in fact based fiction. You don’t need to be fascinated by the end times/2012 theories to enjoy it as there is enough fact to teach you about it along the way!”

Eeek exciting!

Lisa, why did you write a novel?

I was recently asked an interview question so this was my reply.

Why did you write a novel? What got you started? What was the process for writing it?

“I have loved reading all my life. My favourite novel is Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel. I’ve read it about 20 times. When I found out the author had taken 15+ years to write this book the whole process intrigued me. Could I write a book? 

“Yes I can,” I said confidently. Yeah right, it’s harder than I thought it would be but that’s a whole other story…

In 2000 I started writing my first novel, then another. I kept stopping because, although they were good concepts, something was missing from them both, originality.  One day I may go back to them.

So I sat on the idea, pondering. I needed something unique, a story that had historical fact, mystery and, most importantly, be a page turner. I wanted to create something different from a book I pick up and know the ending before I finish the first chapter.

Then, one early morning driving to work, she came to me, my character Kathryn Scott. Soon after, American archaeologist Andrew Cunningham knocked on my door.

2012 The Final Revelation was born.

I researched and wrote for two years before I showed five people. I asked them if I should continue, if they liked the story and my writing style. They said “keep going.”  Three more years passed. It hit 120,000 words, 39 chapters. I had it reviewed by 15 wonderful people, including avid readers, a published author and two archaeologists.

I edited for one year then had it “formally” edited by an amazing Amazon editor. She said it was in good condition and that it was “one of the best works of fiction I have read in a long, long time.” (I cried when I read that.)

I tried a scattering of agents for a few months. I completely understand their “rejections”. It must be really difficult to receive so many requests from authors and judge them on a one-page cover letter. Putting my 120k word novel into summary was really challenging. Some agents receive 100’s a week. They have a really hard job and they need to filter them and find the absolute best of the best.

As my story is set in 2012, I needed it published quickly so it is now published 🙂

Six years from concept to completion. 

2012 The Final Revelation  www.lisaflaus.com

I had a dream…