Sunday, April 7, 2013

{Book Spotlight} Halo of the Damned by Dina Rae


The Book
Halo of the Damned
by Dina Rae

Genre: Paranormal/Romance/Horror
Published: February 7th 2012
Publisher: Eternal Press
Pages: 259


Book Description

A chain of advertising agencies, a new breed of humans, and a fallen angel to worship... Andel Talistokov is known for his slick advertising agencies across the globe. He is a fallen angel that uses advertising as a weapon for Satan's work. His growing power emboldens him to break several of Hell's Commandments. Furious with his arrogance, Satan commands him to return to Hell after finding his own replacement. Yezidism, an ancient angel worshiping religion, quietly expands throughout the West. Armaros appears as a guest of honor during their ceremonies. He mates with young women to produce nephilim, a mixed race of humans and angels. They are alone and unprepared for their supernatural power. Joanna Easterhouse, a recovering drug addict, steps out of prison shortly after her mother's fatal accident. She and her sister, Kim, unravel their mother's secretive past. Intrigued, they learn their bloodline is part of a celestial legacy. Both worlds collide. Halo of the Damned is a horrifying tale that weaves research together with suspenseful twists and turns.

Excerpt

The scroll’s seal matched the box’s lining. The color was foreign to Joanna, Kim, and Maria, but they agreed that indigo was the closest it came to any of the colors on the spectrum. The scroll was much thicker and softer than paper.

“This must be some kind of animal skin,” remarked Joanna.

The last item in the box was a piece of curved metal. The edges along its outer rim were ridged in an elaborate pattern. It looked like a cracked piece of a charger that once was part of an elegant set of china. Joanna tried to pick it up, but was mildly shocked. The electric charge did not stop her from trying to hold it. She picked it up a few more times. Once neutralized, she held it to the light in the room.

“This looks like a piece of scrap metal. Obviously, it had major importance or Mom wouldn’t have gone to such measures in hiding it. It’s not gold, silver, or even platinum. But it’s shiny, like tin. It’s almost weightless. I thought it would be much heavier,” Joanna analyzed after carefully studying it.

“It’s Grandma’s. I’ve seen her wear it in my dreams. There’s another piece that matches it and makes a circle. She puts it in the back of her head and it glows. She must have hid the other piece,” Maria said.

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Sequel Halo of the Nephilim out May 2013
Halo of the Nephilim
by Dina Rae

Expected Publication: May 1st 2013
Publisher: Eternal Press
Genre: Paranormal


Book Description

Can a fallen angel, his band of broken souls, and his nephilim children change the world?

Armaros the Cursed, Satan’s favorite of the Fallen, falls once again after breaking the rules. Fearing an eternity of punishment, he desperately attempts to save himself by sending a bird to his island. The SOS message is received by his beloved congregation. They prepare the great Armaros’ kingdom for his return. Can his loyal worshipers rescue him from the pit?

Halo of the Nephilim is the sequel to Halo of the Damned. The story begins with Armaros’ arrest. Reporters are duped into believing he was gunned down while awaiting trial. Declared dead, his only known surviving daughter, Joanna Easterhouse, proves her relation and inherits everything. She catapults her career from an entry-level advertising assistant to the head of Armaros’ advertising empire. Life couldn’t be better: a windfall inheritance, real power within a major industry, a loving relationship with a former demon, and a baby on the way. She should be on top of the world, but knows everything good must come to an end.

Joanna’s sister, Kim Easterhouse, becomes Kim Slattery after marrying Sean, her dead mother’s probate lawyer. Joanna generously includes them as key players in her advertising chain. They, too, have much to smile about, but a string of events leads them back to old family secrets.

Wickedness looms over the Easterhouse family once more, forcing them into an unlikely showdown filled with page-turning excitement. Like Halo of the Damned, Halo of the Nephilim is filled with conspiracy and angel lore taken directly from scripture and other ancient writings. Nephilim meander the earth in confusion, constantly questioning who they are and where they stand in terms of good and evil. More mind control themes top off this tale of doom. Dina Rae delivers the darkness in the most entertaining light.

About the Author
Dina Rae


Dina Rae is a new author here to stay.  As a teacher, she brings an academic element to her work.  Her three novels, Halo of the Damned, The Last Degree, and Bad Juju weave research and suspense throughout the plots.  Her short story, Be Paranoid Be Prepared, is a prequel of sorts to The Last Degree, focusing on the James Martin character.  In the spring of 2013, her latest novel, Halo of the Nephilim, will be released.  Dina also freelances for various entertainment blogs.

Dina lives with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs outside of Chicago.  She is a Christian, an avid tennis player, movie buff, and self-proclaimed expert on several conspiracy theories.  She has been interviewed numerous times in e-zines, websites, blogs, newspapers, and radio programs.  When she is not writing she is reading novels from her favorite authors Dan Brown, Anne Rice, Stephen King, Brad Thor, George R.R. Martin, and Preston & Childs.

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Follow the Tour

Dina Rae is running from website to website, trying to outrun the demons at her heels. Run with her on the Tour of the Damned and read special guest posts, excerpts, reviews and more from her hit novel Halo of the Damned. If you are lucky, you may be able to walk away... With a special prize pack from author Dina Rae herself. 

Tour of the Damned Stop List

April 7 – Krystal’s Enchanting Reads – Guest Post from author Dina Rae
April 8 – FUOnlyKnew – Review of 'Halo of the Damned'
April 9 – Zombie A.C.R.E.S. – Excerpt from 'Halo of the Damned'
April 10 – A Girl and Her Kindle – Excerpt from 'Halo of the Damned'
April 10 – So Much to Write, So Little Time – Guest Post from author Dina Rae
April 11 – Free Book Dude – Excerpt from 'Halo of the Damned'
April 12 – The Cerebral Writer – Guest Post from author Dina Rae
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