Thursday, July 12, 2012

Excerpt & Giveaway: Halo of the Damned by Dina Rae

Book Title: Halo of the Damned
Author: Dina Rae
Series: Book 1
Genre: Dark, Horror, Paranormal, Romance, Suspense, Thriller
Publisher: Eternal Press
Pages: 291
Words: 89,000

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."

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Andel Talistokov watched Marcus, his assistant (among other titles) scrub his office cleaner than an ICU room. He carried
Catalina’s fresh head into the custom-made panic room he had built before occupying the building.
    The room was twenty feet below the basement, and he and Marcus were the only ones who knew about it. Inside the room were a toilet, table, and kitchenette equipped with basic appliances.
The refrigerator acted as a personal trophy case, displaying an array of severed heads from previous victims. He enjoyed looking at them. There were currently three other heads in the freezer. Andel bagged them up to make room for Catalina’s head.
He didn’t want her face to compete with his other victims. She was special. She was his daughter.

About the Author:
Dina Rae is a new author here to stay.  As a former teacher, she brings an academic element to her work.  Her two novels, Halo of the Damned and The Last Degree, weave research and suspense throughout the plots. 

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.  When she is not writing, she is reading novels from her favorite authors Dan Brown, Anne Rice, Brad Thor, Jim Marrs, Alex Jones, C.C. Finlay, and Preston & Childs.

Find Dina Rae at:



Twitter: @HalooftheDamned

The next day, Kim packed up her own drawing of her mother’s carved wall, the scroll, and the piece of metal. Her excitement put her in a giddy mood. Once she was parked and in front of Loyola’s entrance, Sandra met her in the foyer and escorted her back to the Arts and Science College. Sandra took Kim to their lounge and introduced her to six other professors who were equally interested in seeing her finds. All of them specialized in fields that had todo with the ancient world.
Kim began with unveiling her own copy of the symbols she drew from her mother’s basement.
“I appreciate all of your attention. Can anyone tell me what this is, and even possibly what it means? Each symbol was copied down in the order it was etched into the wall,” Kim said.
One professor immediately took the paper and made a copy.
This made Kim uncomfortable. He asked, “Where did you find this?”
“Again, none of that matters,” Kim defensively repeated. Her daughter’s omen chimed throughout her brain. The man intuitively put up her defenses.
“Doctor Nrogbi’s English is somewhat limited. He’s not tryingto be pushy or rude,” Sandra explained.
“This is Angelic script, also known as Adonite language, alphabet of the Ark, or even Enochian. It’s the first written language of this world. Angels used it to communicate with God. The first humans also used it before the Fall,” Doctor Nrogbi lectured.
“Before what fall?” Kim asked, very confused. How could Maria have known all of this?
“Before Adam and Eve sinned. Before they were kicked out of Eden. It pre-dates Hebrew, Sanskrit, Aramaic, and other ancient languages. It’s very sophisticated and difficult to translate. These symbols look like a key, invocation, or lyric.

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Tour Schedule:
July 9th- Redheads Review It Better (Book Review/Giveaway)
July 10th- Proserpine Craving Book Blog (Author Interview/Giveaway)
July 11th- Nilsa's Book Blog (Book Review/Author Interview)
July 12th- The Jeep Diva (Book Excerpt/Giveaway)
July 13th- Erotic Romance With a Bite...Leigh Savage (Author Interview/Giveaway)
July 14th- Heart Of A Wolf (Book Review/Guest Post)
July 15th- Fangs For The Fantasy (Book Review/Author Interview)
July 16th- Abbey Ann's Bookland (Guest Post/Book Excerpt)
July 17th- A Diary Of A Book Addict (Book Review/Book Play List)
July 18th- Tricia Kristufek (Book Excerpt/Promo Post)
July 19th- Book Review Club (Guest Post/Giveaway)
July 20th- Keeping Up With The Rheinlander's (Book Play List Post/Book Review)
July 21st- Ramblings of an Amateur Writer (Author Interview/Promo Post)
July 22nd- What's Hot? (Book Review/Giveaway)

Dina is giving away an eCopy of Halo of the Damned in epub, digital, PDF, or mobi format's only. I will notify the winner on July 23. Comment below to enter.


  1. Thanks for the great post and giveaway! Congrats on the new release! It sounds fantastic :)


  2. Sounds awesome... Thanks for the chance to win.


  3. That sounds awesome! Thanks :)


  4. I'll be waiting for the results.

  5. I love books like this!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. Jeep Diva-Thanks so much for hosting my book, Halo of the Damned. And thanks to all who posted a comment. Hope you like the book. Dina Rae, @HalooftheDamned

  8. Sounds really good! Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  9. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me. I would love to read this book.

  10. Sounds like a great read, Please enter me in the giveaway!

  11. sounds interesting!! Thanks for the contest

  12. wow that sound great and then i love to read and blog on it or you

  13. Sounds cool, count me in!


  14. I love a little new twist and something different now and then and Halo of the Damned sounds like it meets the bill. Thank you for sharing this interesting sounding read with us today. Think I will hop around the tour for a while and taste some more :)

  15. This one looks interesting. Would love to read it!
    jennirv4967 at gmail dot com

  16. Thank you for the chance to win

  17. I enjoyed the excerpt. Sounds like a good book.


  18. Sounds great. Thanks for sharing! emily joy drake at gmail dot com

  19. Sounds like a great book thank for the post

  20. This looks like a really good book! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  21. This sounds like an awesome book. Thanks for the giveaway and the excerpt!

  22. sounds great! cant wait to read it!

  23. This giveaway is over and the winner has been notified by email.