Saturday, June 2, 2012

Halo of the Damned Blog Tour: Character Interviews

This tour is presented by Enchanted Book Tours

Title: Halo of the Damned
Author: Dina Tosto
Genre: Paranormal, Horror, Romance

Format: Paperback and ebook
Publisher: Eternal Press, February 7, 2012

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.

Purchase Links: Eternal Press | Amazon | B&N 

Book trailer: 
Character Interview #1: Joanna Easterhouse

Interviewer: Hello. Thank you for coming to Reader Girls. Wow! Are you beautiful. You look like Jessica Alba with black hair. Please tell us about yourself.

Joanna: I am thirty-two years old. I was just released from jail-drug charges. But I’m clean and sober, in recovery. My mother just died. My sister, Kim, and I are finding out more about her past. Turns out Mom was living a double life of sorts. Kim and Maria, that’s Kim’s six year old daughter, are the only family I have left. Right now we all live together in my mother’s old house in Wheaton, outside of Chicago. I’m getting a second chance at being a sister and an aunt.

Interviewer: What about work?

Joanna: My AA sponsor found me a job at her work, The Evil Empire. It’s a glamorous ad agency in Wheaton. I love it! Making lots of money…There’s this ad exec…He an added bonus to working there.

Interviewer: You’re gushing! He must be good looking.

Joanna: Absolutely. We flirt with each other and I think he’s about to ask me out. My boss is also gorgeous, but there’s something about him…

Interviewer: You seem hesitant, almost afraid.

Joanna: Maybe I’m crazy, but there are times I think I can hear his thoughts. It’s maddening.

Interviewer: I’m sorry to hear that. Wish I knew. My next guest, Andel Talistokov, your boss, will be here soon. Do you want to stay?

Joanna: No. He’s very sexy in an evil kind of way. Watch yourself. Thanks for having me.

Character Interview #2: Andel Talistokov

Interviewer: You’re even more good-looking than your picture, a combination of Orland Bloom and Colin Farrell.  I understand you own an advertising agency. The Evil Empire?

Andel: Hello ____. You’re quite a vision yourself. And yes, I own the Evil Empire along with twenty or so more agencies throughout the United States and Europe. I name them after my favorite movies.

Interviewer: You look so young. How did you rise to the top so quickly?

Andel: I’ve been doing this for decades, but I’ve been around since it all started.

Interviewer: Advertising? But, I don’t…

Andel: Before advertising, before civilization, before man. I’m not human. I’m an angel, a fallen one, but an angel nonetheless. My agencies create ads so desirable, that people want to sell their souls for the products. They tend to sell their souls for just about anything these days. Anyway, I’ve taken subliminal messages to an entirely different level, revolutionizing the industry. My boss, Satan, needs me. My innovations have granted me a charter to live on earth.  But now…I’m not so sure I’m in his good graces.

Interviewer: What happened?

Andel: Like his nemesis, he has his own commandments and I’ve…broken a few. One of my most serious offenses has been brought to his attention. I have a penchant for humans. You see, I’m not supposed to father children. A woman and I can produce a new race of nephilim. It’s like a hybrid between humans and angels. Very taboo in the eyes of the master. Because of my compunctions, he might force me to go back down to the pit.

Interviewer: Do you have a lot of children or nephilim?

Andel: Honestly, I don’t know. Even though it’s possible, it’s quite rare. A human woman has to have a certain genetic makeup. I do know about a few of my own. I doubt they are alive, but I’m not exactly the fatherly type.

Interviewer: What will happen to your advertising empire once you’re gone?

Andel: I’m training a replacement to fill in for me. Marcus, he’s my loyal servant.

Interviewer: What kinds of powers do you have?

Andel: I can fly, communicate through thought, command animals, especially birds. I won’t die, impossible to kill. And I’m amazing in the bedroom. Some would say I’m a heavenly indulgence. I’d love to show you my powers.

Interviewer: Andel, you’re bad. I don’t get involved with my guests!

Andel: That’s too bad. It’d be a night you’d never forget. I hear prayer! Must be off. Till we meet again.

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.

Author Links: Website | Blog | Twitter


  1. Thanks for having me as your guest. Dina Rae

  2. Its just the best dang book ever! I love this book and this blog. It is a unique idea and shows imagination and Ingenuity. There is just so much plausibility intertwined in a tail of angels and people. I want to congratulate her for her new and fresh ideas. Read the book! You will love it too.
    Linda Hays-Gibbs
    My Angel, My Light

  3. Great blog, Dina. I love your book cover! Hope you sell a million.