Saturday, June 1, 2013

Review of Halo of the Nephilim By Dina Rae

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Halo of the Nephilim
By Dina Rae
Genre: Horror/Paranormal Fiction/touch of romance
Number of Pages: 244
Publisher: Eternal Press


Book Description:

Can a fallen angel, his band of broken souls, and his 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. They prepare the great Armaros’ kingdom for his return. Can his 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. Reporters are duped into believing he was gunned down while awaiting trial. 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. Life couldn’t be better: a windfall inheritance, real power within a major industry, a loving relationship with a former demon, and a baby on the way. She should be on top of the world, but knows everything good must come to an end.

Joanna’s sister, Kim Easterhouse, becomes Kim Slattery after marrying Sean, her dead mother’s probate lawyer. 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. Nephilim meander the earth in confusion, constantly questioning who they are and where they stand in terms of good and evil. More mind control themes top off this tale of doom. Dina Rae delivers the darkness in the most entertaining light.

My Review:

The following review is my opinion and not a paid review. I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Kim and Joanna Easterhouse found out after their mother was killed in an automobile accident that they were Nephilim. Their mother Lydia believed in an ancient religion where a demon, Armaros came to them in their church and had sex with the women. Their mother was forced by her parents to have sex with her brother and she became pregnant with Kim. Kim married a human and had a very beautiful and intelligent daughter, Maria. Her marriage ended in divorce because her husband liked to drink and go whoring at different bars. After her sister Joanna got out of prison for doing drugs is when they started finding out about all of their mother's secrets. And now a year later Kim has remarried to her mother's attorney and lover Sean. Sean is a wonderful man and he did love Lydia very much but he has fallen in love with Kim now. He also loves Kim's daughter Maria very much too and will be a good father to her.

Joanna found out that her boss was a demon. The demon Armaros that visited the women of her mother's church. Armaros a demon and a fallen angel of Satan's and he wanted to be the boss himself and broke a lot of Satan's rules. Armaros liked being on earth pretending he was human. Satan became very upset with Armaros for disobeying him and took him back to hell. When Joanna found out that her father had been taken back to hell, she went to court and proved that Armaros was her father so she could inherit all of his business. Joanna is now a billionaire. Joanna met a demon Tony and they fell in love. Joanna became pregnant with Tony's baby. Joanna also made a deal that would make Tony human again. Tony is very happy being with Joanna and is going to be a father in a few months.

Father Dominick left the Catholic Church years ago and joined the Yezidi religion but he was never a true Yezidi. After the Yezidi church fell apart and Armaros was taken back to hell Father Dominick left the Yezidi church and started his own church.

Armaros after being taken back to hell was put in a jail cell. Satan left Juliet and Catalina torturing him and both women have wild imaginations. In order to be able to deal with the pain Armaros would close off everything around him and go into his own little world in his mind. He knew of all the pain that Juliet and Catalina were bestowing upon him was nothing compared to the pain Satan would inflict upon him. He was just abiding his time until an opportunity became available for his escape.

Joanna is having a very difficult time in her life after losing her baby and a client she inherited from her father, the biggest client that The Evil Empire has. He will only work with Joanna and is causing a ruckus at the agency. Tony is afraid that he will pull his campaign from them if Joanna doesn't come around and talk to him. So Joanna goes to Italy and talks with this client and gets the campaign back on track. But while in Italy Joanna learns a lot of new things about herself that she doesn't like and wants no part of. Joanna is changing and hates it; she doesn't want to be the person she is becoming, the person that is in her genes. Joanna and Tony were having problems that were caused from Joanna losing their baby before she left for Italy. While in Italy Joanna called Tony to talk to him about their life together and her changes and Tony gave her some devastating news. Tony told her that her niece Maria had been kidnaped, Maria is like a daughter to Joanna.

NO, NO, NO I can't believe the ending it was amazing!! I was not expecting it not in a billion; trillion years would I have thought that was going to happen. Dina Rae is one amazing writer!! Dina you are amazing with one brilliant mind and I love it. I hated the ending but at the same time I loved it. I have said this before about a lot of books and I meant it but I am going to say it again, I absolutely cannot wait for the next book, I hope there is going to be a next book. There is right, Dina? Oh please say there is. You just can't keep us hanging like that. I am almost jumping up and down wanting to read the next book now, please.

About the Author:

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Dina Rae is a new author here to stay. As a teacher, she brings an academic element to her work. Her three novels, Halo of the Damned, The Last Degree, and Bad Juju weave research and suspense throughout the plots. Her short story, Be Paranoid Be Prepared, is a prequel of sorts to The Last Degree, focusing on the James Martin character. In the spring of 2013, her latest novel, Halo of the Nephilim, will be released. Dina also freelances for various entertainment blogs.

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. She has been interviewed numerous times in e-zines, websites, blogs, newspapers, and radio programs. When she is not writing she is reading novels from her favorite authors Dan Brown, Anne Rice, Stephen King, Brad Thor, George R.R. Martin, and Preston & Childs.

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blcsdina said...

Man, oh man! Nancy-you made my day!!!!! Thrilled that you liked it! Yes, there will be a 3rd book. I just wrote a .99 prequel called Halo of the Madonna about Lydia, the mother. Will gladly send you a copy if interested. Please enter my raffle-for reviewing the book you get 10 points off the bat. Anyone is welcome to enter-it's free.
Thanks again, Dina

The Avid Reader said...


I am so glad there will be a third book, YES! I would love to read and review Halo of the Madonna.

Thank you

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