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Monday, April 16, 2012

Giveaway & Character interview with Joanna Easterhouse and Andel Talistokov!



Interview with Joanna Easterhouse


Holly: Hello. Thank you for coming to Full Moon Bites.  Wow!  Are you beautiful.  You look like Jessica Alba with black hair.  Please tell us about yourself.

Joanna: I am thirty-two years old.  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. 

Holly: 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's an added bonus to working there. 

Holly: 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…

Holly: You seem hesitant, almost afraid.

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

Holly: 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.




Interview with Andel Talistokov


Holly: 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 Holly.  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.

Holly: 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.

Holly: 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 taking subliminal messages to an entirely different level, revolutionizing the industry, at least that is what Satan tells 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.

Holly: 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, I’m forced to go back down to the pit.

Holly: 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, but I’m not exactly the fatherly type. 

Holly: 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.
 
Holly: 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.

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

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



Title: Halo of the Damned
Author: Dina Rae
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Thriller, Horror, Romance, Suspense
Ebook
Pages: 289
“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.”
 

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The next day, Kim packed up her own drawing of her mother’s carved wall, the scroll, and the piece of metal. Her excitement put her in a giddy mood. Once she was parked and in front of Loyola’s entrance, Sandra met her in the foyer and escorted her back to the Arts and Science College. Sandra took Kim to their lounge and introduced her to six other professors who were equally interested in seeing her finds. All of them specialized in fields that had to do with the ancient world.
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.
“Kim, you said you had a few more items to show us. Can we see? The anticipation is gnawing away at all of us!” Sandra exclaimed.
“Okay, I have a scroll that might be of some interest,” Kim answered as she gingerly took it out of her purse and laid it down on a long table. All the professors’ jaws dropped in astonishment. They all hovered over the scroll, whispering theories of what it might be. Doctor Nrogbi quickly grabbed his cell phone and began taking photos. The rest of the professors followed suit.
“Tanned animal hide, probably lamb or ram, of the highest quality for ancient times. This must be dated as far back as 500 B.C., maybe even a 1000 B.C. We need to carbon-date this. It’s in perfect condition. What was this stored in?” Doctor Lowenstein questioned.
“It came in a box. I didn’t bring it with me,” Kim replied, feeling suffocated and wanting to leave.
“We could use a combination of steam and chemicals to remove the seal so that it doesn’t break. That way we could read the scroll. Can you leave this with Sandra for the next couple of days?” asked Doctor Litner, an art history professor and expert in document preservation.
Can you bring in the box? Can you take us to where this was found? Can you leave this for display? Can we take this to the Smithsonian? Can you, Can you, Can you...Kim’s head was about to explode. She wasn’t about to disclose the ornate metal she still had in her purse.
“I’ll call Sandra and we can do this another time. Thank you all for your help,” Kim abruptly announced. She packed up her things and rushed out of the university. Not paying attention, she almost got hit by a car. Once in her Lincoln Navigator, she calmed down. Rush hour traffic on the Eisenhower Expressway gave her time to process.




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 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 Dan Brown, Tim LaHaye, Jerry Jenkins, Lincoln Childs, Robert Preston, Brad Thor, Stephen King, and Anne Rice.  Her favorite movies are Devil’s Advocate, Angel Heart, Shutter Island, I Am Legend, and The Shining.

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1 comment:

  1. Holly, I wanted to thank you for putting together such a wonderful tour! Dina Rae

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