Book Feature: Halo of The Damned by Dina Rae + Review + Giveaway

by Vanna on November 25, 2012

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 of Halo of the Damned by Dina Rae:

I found this to be a very unique paranormal, horror story.  I admit to be fascinated with the premise of the Catholic faith and a novel which features fallen angels, Satan and hell. I also like a good horror story and Dina Rae has done a great job of keeping me entertained on both those fronts.

The story follows sisters Joanna and Kim as their mother’s secret history begins to come to light. In the course of the novel the two sisters find out that they are actually part human and part angel, or Nephilim.  But the likelihood of a Nephilim ever leading a normal life is very small. Most of them go mad, suffer addiction or even commit suicide because they cannot deal with the awakening of the special powers they posses. Overall, I also found the characterization of the two sisters and their relationship very well done. By the end of the story I really felt like I knew them, which is a definite mark of a good book for me.

The main villain in the story (well apart from Lucifer, of course) is Aramos, one of Satan’s minions on Earth. He defies Satan himself and is creating an army loyal to him alone on earth.  He’s a well thought out villain, and while I can’t say I exactly enjoyed reading about him, he was an interesting character.

I’m also certain that Dina Rae has done extensive research on all the elements she wove into  her story.  The religious references in the story ring true and factual, as does her description of the advertising world in which most of this story takes place.

The imagery and descriptions are also incredibly vivid, so get ready to picture all the horrific scenes in great detail. Definitely not for the faint of heart. I also liked all the various subplots woven into the story, which make for a very rich book.

Bottom line: I would definitely recommend this book to all paranormal and horror fans.  But the gory details also mean it’s not for everyone.

Buy now @ Amazon

Genre – Fantasy / Horror

Rating – R

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Website http://dinarae.co/

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Dina Rae November 25, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Hi Vanna-Thanks so much for reading and reviewing my book. So glad you liked it! Fallen angels are fascinating! I’m running a giveaway called the “Unholy Trinity of Rae’s Novels” with 3 novels and Amazon GCs. Here is the FB page: https://www.facebook.com/DinaRaeBooks/app_228910107186452
Again, thanks and great blog!
Dina Rae

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Vanna November 25, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Hi Dina, thanks for stopping by! I’ve added the rafflecopter for the giveaway to the post now. Good luck with your books!

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Michael Offutt November 29, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Wow, this book sounds awesome. I’m reading the Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor, but I will be getting this book.
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Vanna November 29, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Get ready for some gritty goriness ;)

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