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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Excerpt/Giveaway - Halo Of The Damned by Dina Rae


Hey, welcome to my stop on the Halo of the Damned Tour!  Be sure to check out the excerpt, then enter the giveaway at the end!  Thanks for stopping by! 


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.

EXCERPT ONE
As Andel waited for his servant and slave, Marcus, to come and
clean up his sinister mess, he noticed blood all over his Armani
suit. He licked the sides of his face, still savoring the taste. The
Turkish rug that lay under his daughter’s corpse was also ruined.
Unlike the suit, the rug was irreplaceable. He remembered when
an Iman had given it to him hundreds of years ago. It was priceless,
and now he had to part with it.
He looked at the decapitated, beautiful head one last time and
remembered what a true bitch she turned out to be.
His intercom buzzed. “Come into my office,” he hissed, as he
remotely let Marcus inside.
“You called, Master?” he obediently asked, as he stepped into
his office, looking at the floor. He zeroed in on the remnants of
the cadaver. Pieces of flesh, bone, and organs were chewed up
and stringy. This was not the first time he had cleaned up Andel’s
mess.
“May I ask what she did that brought your wrath upon her?”
“I’m downsizing,” Andel smirked.


EXCERPT TWO
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.


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.  




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