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.
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.
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.
You can find Dina Rae at her website, blog, Pinterest, Facebook Fan Page, and Eternalpress.biz.
She is also available through Twitter at @haloofthedamned, and her books are available online through Amazon and Barnes and Noble.