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Sunday, April 7, 2013

HALO OF THE DAMNED by Dina Rae_Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway


Title: Halo Of The Damned 
Author: Dina Rae 
Genre: Paranormal Fiction/touch of romance/ Horror Number of Pages:  256  
Publisher Eternal Press 


Blurb:
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.

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Title: Halo Of The Damned 
Author: Dina Rae 
Genre: Horror/Paranormal Fiction/touch of romance
Number of Pages:  256 
Publisher Eternal Press 
Blurb:
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
Sequel:
Halo of the Nelphilim  
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

Giveaway on Dina’s blog:
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First Place Winner:
Decorative box containing peacock themed items, File folders, File folder holder, beaded shawl, scarf, brooch, jeweled picture frame, silver winged earrings, hairband, hairclip, stationary ($135 value!)
Second Place Winner:
Rhinestone angel winged ladies medium sized black t0shirt of Halo Of The Damned 
Third Place Winner:
Peacock candle, pen, journal, and dishtowel


Author Bio:
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. 

Where to find Dina:
Twitter: @haloofthedamned
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Review by Mallory Heart Reviews:

Review of Halo of the Damned by Dina Rae
5 stars

Dina Rae is a very special kind of author, as I discovered with the very first novel by her that I read, “Bad Juju.” Then I moved on to read “The Last Degree,” and now “Halo of the Damned.” Of course I was a Dina Rae convert from the first novel . She has a certain aura in her writing I’ve not experienced anywhere else, and if someone were to put a document before me, or a set of printed pages, without a title, author, or blurb listed, and tell me to read it, and then to guess the author’s identity—well, if it were one of Dina’s, I’d know on the first or second page.

Dina Rae is also a fearless author. She isn’t fazed by organizations or corporations or religious groups or secret societies. If she desires to write about it, she’ll take it on, and scrape off the façade, revealing the marrow. No secrets left unturned! Here she takes on the topic of Satan and his Earth-walking minions, those demonic troublemakers who start out as Fallen Angels and then spend the centuries seeing how many humans they can bring over to the Dark Side. Not a subject just any author would want to take up, but Ms. Rae is braver than many. Pick this one up and find out! While you’re at it, if you haven’t yet read “Bad Juju” (vodoun) or “The Last Degree” (Secret Societies), why are you missing out? Go get ‘em.

Excerpt to be posted tomorrow (Tuesday April 9) 


2 comments:

  1. Mallory-Thanks for the spectacular review! Also, thanks for hosting my giveaway and tour. Dina Rae

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  2. Thanks for being a part of the tour :)

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