A chain of advertising agencies, a new breed of humans, and a fallen angel to worship… Andel Talistokov is a fallen angel who uses advertising as a form of propaganda for Satan.
Welcome to the December 2nd stop on the blog tour for Peacocks, Pedestals, and Prayers by Dina Rae with Goddess Fish Promotions. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for four more reviews and a giveaway! More on that at the end of this post.
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About the Book
Peacocks, Pedestals, and Prayers
by Dina Rae
Published 8 August 2021
Genre: Paranormal Horror
Page Count: 253
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A chain of advertising agencies, a new breed of humans, and a fallen angel to worship… Andel Talistokov is a fallen angel who uses advertising as a form of propaganda for Satan. His growing power emboldens him to break Hell’s Commandments by soliciting worship from an ancient angel religion. He changes their rituals forever. Furious with his arrogance and betrayal, Satan commands Armaros to return to Hell after finding his replacement.
Eve Easterhouse, a recovering drug addict, steps out of prison shortly after her mother’s fatal accident. She and her sister, Julia, unravel their mother’s secretive past. Intrigued, they learn their bloodline is part of a celestial legacy.
Both worlds collide.
Catalina again found herself too restless to sleep. After staring at the ceiling fan for several hours, she decided to go running. With speed exceeding an Olympic gold medalist, her feet took her to the Illinois prairie path. Knowing the dubious types that hung out at night on wilderness trails, she felt no fear. In fact, she never felt more invincible. She cleared ten miles in less than an hour and was just getting started. The chilly night air refreshed and relaxed her with every stride. A homeless man heard her approaching and hid. She smelled his body odor, bloody Band-Aid, metallic breath, grape juice shirt stain, urine-soaked pants-she smelled all of him, yet kept running in his direction. He lunged at her as she ran and knocked her down, as she knew he would. He intended to rape her.
Pinned underneath the large man, Catalina easily lifted his 250lb frame and slammed his head on a tree stump. While he shrieked in pain, she zeroed in on his neck. She had to chew through several layers of flesh to get at his carotid artery, but once found, she clamped down with her new knife-like canines and sucked.
Several hours later, Catalina awoke in her own bed partly recalling her nightmare. Thankful to be home, she got up to urinate. On the floor next to her bed were a sweatshirt and leggings soaked with blood. At first, she panicked thinking that she was bleeding to death. Seconds later, after examining her body, she concluded the blood had to be someone else’s. Still disorientated, she stumbled to her bathroom mirror. To her horror, blood coated her mouth and cheeks. Her eyes darkened from medium brown to black. What is happening to me?
My Rating: 5 Stars
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I was granted complimentary access to Peacocks, Pedestals, and Prayers as part of my participation in a blog tour for this title with Goddess Fish Promotions. Thank you to all involved in affording me this opportunity! My thoughts are my own and my review is honest.
This book opens on Eve, a recovering drug addict, freshly released from prison and being picked up by her sister Julia and quickly turns into a high-stakes mystery as people associated with their late mother’s work and property start to go missing and/or turn up dead. At just 253 pages, this book really packs a punch! It doesn’t have time for dull moments, so you’ll want to read the whole thing at once if you can.
Nephilim, human-angel hybrids, exist. Eve & Julia’s mother, as it turns out, was one, which means they’re also not entirely human. The more they find out about their mother, the stranger their world gets. Descendents of Lucifer are planting subliminal messages in advertising campaigns, an exclusive church seems to be tied to lots of fresh disappearances, people are finding themselves in near-death or deadly situations involving the most unlikely things like flocks of murderous city birds, and strangers are showing up at the front door with odd requests.
Since this is based in existing lore, such as nephilim, it feels familiar enough that you don’t need much exposition. For the exposition you do need, the book handles it beautifully and doesn’t beat you over the head with world-building. This story and all of its intricate bits and pieces are free to unfold easily and whisk you away in the frighteningly whimsical nature of it all.
If you like paranormal mysteries or anything resembling popular properties like Supernatural, read this!
About the Author
Dina Rae lives with her husband and three dogs outside of Dallas. She is a Christian, avid tennis player, movie buff, teacher, and self-proclaimed expert on several conspiracy theories. She has been interviewed numerous times on blogs, newspapers, and syndicated radio programs. She enjoys reading about religion, UFOs, New World Order, government conspiracies, political intrigue, and other cultures. Peacocks, Pedestals, & Prayers is her eighth novel.
List of Works:
Peacocks, Pedestals, and Prayers
Crowns and Cabals
The Best Seller
Big Agri, Big Pharma, Big Conspiracy (nonfiction)
Love, Lust, and Revenge
Halo of the Damned
Halo of the Nephilim
The Last Degree
Dina Rae will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.a Rafflecopter giveaway
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|December 2||Westveil Publishing|
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