Saturday, July 14, 2012

FMB Blog Tours Presents: Halo of the Damned

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."

My Review:

Dina Rea has created a realistic world and a different kind of story than I have ever read. The gripping plot had me turning page after page to see what was going to happen next. With angels and demons living among humans, the author has intertwined the worlds to where it is totally believable. I like how the characters were created, they interact well with one another and the story flows because of this.

Halo of the Damned is not for the faint of heart since there are very graphic details of rituals, erotic sex scenes (some rape scenes), truly a horror story with lots of blood and gore including ewww...eating of humans. Like a few other reviewers have said, some people will have to put their beliefs aside to be able to enjoy this book.  

Thanks to FMB Blog Tours for providing me with a free e-copy of this book! I for one really enjoyed reading the story and look forward to reading more works from Dina Rae.

Purchase Links:

Amazon || Eternal Press  || B&N 


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:

Website  || Blog || Twitter 


  1. Thanks so much for the great review and having me on your blog. Dina Rae

  2. What a great review. You are racking up the good reviews and that is great. Your book is doing great. Dina!! You are just great. I seem to be stuck on that one adjective. Let me rephrase, you are super. I love this book but it isn't for the faint of heart. If you don't like horror you should not read it but if you want horror and scary bits and sex then read this book.
    Great interview!
    Linda Hays-Gibbs
    My Angel, My Light As Darkness Falls
    Angel in My Heart, Devil in My Soul

  3. Sounds like a book I'll have to read with the light on! What a fascinating concept and a great review. Good luck with your sales, Dina.

    All the best.