I just finished reading Dina Rae's latest novel Halo Of The Damned. Wow! This is one superb read! Do you like your angels dark, fallen, and complex, but still portrayed on a personal level? This is your book! Non-stop action and great flow all the way. This is an Eternal Press release, so I wasn't surprised at the quality of the writing and the formatting. Kim, who also owns Damnation Books, knows what she's doing, and has a very gifted bunch of people over there. But still, this goes beyond a great read. It is an exceptional one with well researched believability. I can hardly wait for Dina's next novel.
This is a little blip from her blog:
Dina Rae is a new author that is here to stay. As a former teacher, she brings an academic element to her work. Her research on the Yezidi religion and love of art inspired her story telling for Halo of the Damned.
Her other novel, The Last Degree, is a fictionalized account of the Freemason’s role in the New World Order. Dina's grandfather was the Most Worshipful of his lodge. The subject has always held a personal interest.
Dina lives with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs outside of Chicago. She is an avid reader, tennis player, movie buff, and self-proclaimed expert on conspiracy theories. Her favorite authors are LaHaye & Jenkins, Dan Brown, Preston & Childs, Stephen King, Brad Thor, and Anne Rice.
This is a description of her novel from Amazon:
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 below review is only one of a number of Five Star Reviews. I picked this review because . . .well, because I wrote it, using my other name.
Dina Rae Rocks!,
March 26, 2012
This review is from: Halo of the Damned (Paperback)"Halo Of The Damned" by Dina Rae is a super read! Anyone interested in fallen angels will love this novel. The author did a great job with research, hitting on some of my favorite sources for angel lore. The book of Enoch has always fascinated me, and this great tale draws on the lore, suppositions, and possibilities inherent in this book and other usually discarded tomes. Good for Dina! The way she draws upon the personalities of the protagonists and antagonists is phenomenal as there is somewhat of a thin line between what is good and evil in the book. There are no slack, drawn out passages: everything goes straight ahead with great flow and plenty of action. I eagerly await more great stories from this very talented author!
So, Dina Rae might be new to the craft, but she has done her homework and honed her skills.
Dina Rae is a Woman in Horror!