Writerly Wednesday Welcomes Dina Rae

My Guest this week has been keeping me busy with review links for Halo of the Damned.

This is the Eternal Press page for her Title.  Keep reading an you’ll see review links to click on.

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Bio

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 andThe 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.

Halo of the Damned

Blurb

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

Kim began with unveiling her own copy of the symbols she drew from her mother’s basement. “I appreciate all of your attention. Can anyone tell me what this is, and even possibly what it means? Each symbol was copied down in the order it was etched into the wall,” Kim said.

One professor immediately took the paper and made a copy. This made Kim uncomfortable. He asked, “Where did you find this?”

“Again, none of that matters,” Kim defensively repeated. Her daughter’s omen chimed throughout her brain. The man intuitively put up her defenses.

“Doctor Nrogbi’s English is somewhat limited. He’s not trying to be pushy or rude,” Sandra explained.

“This is Angelic script, also known as Adonite language, alphabet of the Ark, or even Enochian. It’s the first written language of this world. Angels used it to communicate with God. The first humans also used it before the Fall,” Doctor Nrogbi lectured.

“Before what fall?” Kim asked, very confused. How could Maria have known all of this?

“Before Adam and Eve sinned. Before they were kicked out of Eden. It pre-dates Hebrew, Sanskrit, Aramaic, and other ancient languages. It’s very sophisticated and difficult to translate. These symbols look like a key, invocation, or lyric. Let me get something off my bookshelf.”

While the doctor frantically flipped through several of his books, other professors rattled off bits and pieces of their own views concerning the script. Kim learned that Enoch didn’t name the language, but his name was chosen for it thousands of years later because of his communications inside of Heaven.

The professors spoke of John Dee, a famous mathematician, cartographer, and seer of Queen Elizabeth I. He had a revelation about angelic script and later recorded it. Sir Edward Kelley, his colleague, also witnessed the revelation and recorded additional symbols called Keys or Calls. Their legitimacy had been debated for centuries.

“Ah, I found it. What you have here is a Key. Angel script is read left to right. These symbols together are sort of like a prayer. A rough translation in English means, ‘Forever fallen is forever damned, until one can unlock from within.’ I wish I knew where you found this. The context would help cypher the meaning,” Doctor Nrogbi stated.
“Anyone have an inkling to what the passage could mean?” Kim asked.

“I can only guess that fallen is either man, as in Adam…or possibly angels, as in the Fallen that waged war with Satan against God. He and all his angels were cast down and forever damned. However, there is a loophole suggested-‘unlock from within.’ Don’t know, just a guess,” answered Doctor Barry Lowenstein, an ancient comparative literature professor.

Interview

1. In three days, all power will go off, everywhere for a very long time. What will you include in your author survival kit?

A pen, notebook, several candles, lighter, and case of Starbucks frappacino.

2. Where did the idea for the work you are promoting arise?

I find fallen angels fascinating. Their evil ways combined with unscrupulous advertising tactics seemed like an original idea.

3. What do you like to read?

Everything. Lots of non-fiction-not particular about the author and lots of paranormal, horror, thrillers, and mysteries. Love, love, love Dan Brown, Stephen King, Anne Rice, and John Grisham. Plenty other authors I’m also drawn to.

4. Tell us about the most exciting place you have ever visited?

I’ve been to many exciting places. One of my favorites was Biltmore, the gorgeous Vanderbilt home in Asheville, North Carolina. It was used for the setting of one of my favorite movies, Hannibal. BTW-Tom Harris is pretty awesome too. Wish he’d write more.

(I wish Tom Harris would write more, too.  He is one of two authors whose words caused me to have to put the book down.  One of three, now that I think about it.  The House on the Borderland was the first book I couldn’t get far enough away from.)

5. What is the most mundane, day to day, thing you can share about yourself?

I walk my dogs every morning after my kids leave for school. If they see me cracking out the Ipod they especially go nuts because they know the walk will be long.

6. What scares you the most?

Losing my mind, losing someone I love.

(One of my biggest fears is being taken ‘in’ for ‘evaluation.’  I am certain I’d never say the right things and I’d never get ‘out.’)

7. Tell us anything but keep it G rated.

Here is a really nice new author story: Last January, right before both of my books were published, my hometown newspaper ran a very nice feature story on me. I forgot about it. The other day I checked my email off of my website which I’m terrible about checking. There was an email from a woman who lives in my hometown inviting me as her guest of honor to her bookclub next month (May). She saved the January article and requested to her club that they read a local author’s work. They picked my debut novel, The Last Degree. I eagerly accepted. The invite made my day.

This is the Eternal Press page for her Title.  Keep reading an you’ll see review links to click on.

Buy Link Eternal Press

Buy Link Amazon 

 

Keywords:
Dina Rae, The Last Degree, Halo of the Damned, Eternal Press, fallen angels, New World Order, advertising, nephilim, secret societies

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By Sally

Sally Franklin Christie Blogger and Author of If I Should Die and Milk Carton People.

8 comments

  1. Try Again – some reason the first one disappeared. I read Halo of the Damned and I really enjoyed it. Kept me interested through the whole book.

  2. Hi Dina and Sally – I read Halo of the Damned and it was a good book! Kept me interested throughout the whole story.

  3. Hey Gurl,
    Great interview. I love that this is about angels because I am fascinated with them as you can tell with my books. I love Dina’s story and I am mystified by her research. The more she tells me the more I want to learn. I love her book.
    Sincerely,
    Linda Hays-Gibbs
    My Angel, My Light As Darkness Falls

  4. Hi Jake and Juanita! Hope you get the chance to read it! And also thanks for stopping by!

  5. Hi Dina,

    That was an intriguing excerpt. When I finally read my way out from the pile of books burying me, I’ll put ‘Halo of the Damned’ on the next pile. I also am fascinated by fallen angels and have a story that has been simmering for awhile. Maybe I’ll start it once book three in the ‘Heretic Series’ is finished telling itself. I’ll read your story first as a case study of the fallen.

  6. Hi Dina and Sally

    Wow, Halo of the Damned sounds awesome. I think I’d have to pluck up the courage to read it though. I’m fairly sure it would keep me awake!I’m a big fan of Dan Brown and love conspiracy theories and forgotten languages. It was lovely reading more about you.

    Regards, Juanita

  7. Thanks so much for having me as your guest, Ms. Franklin-Christie! Dina Rae

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