Monday, July 22, 2013

Halo of the Nephilim blog tour - guest post on writing and a giveaway


The writing process is like life - parts are easy, difficult, filled with emotion, or just plain hard work.  It's also an addiction.  Once you find out that you can write a book, you also find out that you can write another book. 

I've only been an author for one and half years.  I really don't have much to say on this topic.  But I will say this - when I am not writing, I feel like I am missing something, almost empty.  This is something that I hope to do forever.  I also write my own blog (  I love reviewing, interviewing, or just plain ol' writing about things that I am interested in.  I get to write something short and without it being a project.  
I also believe that reading has to be a big part of the writing process.  Before becoming an author, I'd read a book and love/like/hate it without knowing why.  Now, that I am an author, I can articulate what made a book great or not so great.  These kinds of critiques are like gleaning the dos and don'ts of the craft.

Title:  Halo Of The Nephilim 
Author:  Dina Rae 
Genre: Paranormal Fiction/Horror
Series:  Follows Halo of the Damned 
Number of Pages: 244
Publisher: Eternal Press 
Formats available: E-book
Purchase links: Amazon * B&N

Can a fallen angel, his band of broken souls, and nephilim children change the world?
Armaros the Cursed, Satan’s favorite of the Fallen, falls once again after breaking the rules.  Fearing an eternity of punishment, he desperately attempts to save himself by sending a bird to his island.  The SOS message is received by his beloved congregation.  Can these loyal worshipers rescue him from the pit?

Halo of the Nephilim is the sequel to Halo of the Damned.  The story begins with Armaros’ arrest. Declared dead, his only known surviving daughter, Joanna Easterhouse, proves her relation and inherits everything.  She catapults her career from an entry-level advertising assistant to the head of Armaros’ advertising empire.  She should be on top of the world, but knows everything good must come to an end.

Joanna’s sister, Kim Easterhouse, marries Sean Slattery.  Joanna generously includes them as key players in her advertising chain.  They, too, have much to smile about, but a string of events leads them back to old family secrets.

Wickedness looms over the Easterhouse family once more, forcing them into an unlikely showdown filled with page-turning excitement.  Like Halo of the Damned, Halo of the Nephilim is filled with conspiracy and angel lore taken directly from scripture and other ancient writings.  More mind control themes top off this tale of doom.  Dina Rae delivers the darkness in the most entertaining light.

Author Bio:
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 second 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. Her latest novel, Bad Juju, is about an old Haitian bokor who mentors two teens in the dark arts. A unique blend of horror, romance, and literary fiction meant for adults and mature teens.

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. She has appeared in several literary blogs, newspapers, e-zines, and radio shows as a guest.

Where to find Dina: Website * Facebook * Twitter 

Halo of the Nephilim, sequel to Halo of the Damned (60 reviews, 4.3 avg. on Goodreads), has just been released and now available through major book distributors. Enter to win prizes for all angel and demon lovers.
4 Custom t-shirts
1 Victoria Secret Tote Bag
angel ornament, fashion scarf, winged trinket bowl, wing earrings
angel ornament, silver winged turquoise necklace
angel food mold, angel brooch, angel ornament, angel winged earrings

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  1. Congratulations on the new release Dina.

  2. Thanks for the introduction to Dina! Her work sounds intriguing - demons working in advertising makes perfect sense. :) Congrats, and what an excellent prize pack!

  3. Congrats on the launch. Your book sounds great, and I really like the cover:) Awesome swag too.

  4. Thanks for being apart of the tour !:) You are the best.

  5. Congrats, Dina! Love the tote. :)

  6. Wow, what a cool cover! This sounds like such an intriguing book. Great guest post, too--I also started getting a better sense of why I like or don't like a book when I got more into writing!

  7. Neat swag, and congrats to Dina!

  8. It's a pleasure having Dina here! It's a fantastic giveaway too. Good luck, Dina!

  9. Awesome cover and plot. I feel empty, too, if I'm not writing.

  10. Sounds awesome, and I love the swag! Congrats on the new release!

  11. Wow. thanks for having me and for all of the comments! Dina Rae

  12. Congrats to Dina and I know what you mean, Christine, about writing.

    I guess there are worse things to be compelled to do, right? :)


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