Today I am pleased to present The Last Degree playlist post. What is a playlist? It is music chosen and graciously shared by the author, Dina Rae, that enhance or provide “background” for the book. This book tour will continue through September 29th, and there will be 11 copies of the book given away, as well as reviews, interviews and excerpts. So, check out Last Degree Tour Stops to learn more!
So – now on to the music
Another One Bites the Dust-Queen: The story begins with a murder
Gimme Shelter-Rolling Stones: James Martin builds the ultimate prepper compound
One Tribe-Black Eyed Peas: Freemasons prepare for one world government
Hard to Make A Stand-Cheryl Crow: Borders between nations begin to disappear
Higher-Creed: Some of the characters turn to God
Crossfire-Stevie Ray Vaughn:Trying to save friends
Alive-Pearl Jam: After a battle
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow-Various Artists: A love story begins
Waiting on the World to Change-John Mayer: Final song
Title: The Last Degree
Series: Book #1
Author: Dina Rae
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Paranormal, Political, Suspense, Thriller, Christian
Publisher: Dina Rae
Purchase for only $1.99: Amazon
Book Description: The Last Degree is a fictionalized account of how Freemasons and other secret societies set up the world for takeover. Ancient writings foretell a ‘Shining One’ who emerges as the world’s prophet. A murder of a Most Worshipful mason resembles a secret oath. A cop gets too close to solving the crime. Paranoid preppers go underground, preparing for war.
Headlines such as the Norway massacre, meltdown of the European Union, unscrupulous media, animal die-offs, Middle Eastern unrest, and U.S. shrinking power make the plot relevant to present day. This book is an ode to Christians, Birthers, 2012ers, Truthers, preppers, and/or other conspiracy junkies who enjoy Dan Brown, Jesse Ventura, Brad Meltzer, Alex Jones, Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye.
Excerpt and Author Info to follow
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. Her short story, Be Paranoid Be Prepared, is a prequel of sorts to The Last Degree, focusing on the James Martin character. 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. 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.
You can find her at : Website or at Blog and on Last Degree Tour Stops
Now for the Excerpt:
Dwight took off his crown, signifying he was no longer playing King Solomon.
“Sacrifice is expected for ones that you love. Do you love me?” Dwight shouted. “Then bow down before me and offer praise!”
Everyone knelt and laid their head down to the floor, chanting ‘Most Worshipful,Most Worshipful’ several times before Dwight commanded them to get up.
In a manic energetic state, Dwight vociferated, “Et vitam impendere vero!” All repeated, with the three new pledges joining in. Minutes later, he began to calm down. “To sacrifice life for truth – that is what we must always do! You must trust me as your Most Worshipful and sacrifice at my command! Are you prepared to do this?” All three pledges nodded.
Dwight pulled the content baby out of Arthur’s arms and threw it high into the air. As the baby began to descend, Dwight took his sword and hacked through its neck, decapitating it before it hit the floor. Only the three pledges shrieked in horror. He sinisterly smiled as he picked up the head and body, revealing it was only a doll.
“Don’t believe with your eyes, but believe with your knowledge. We are his chosen and will soon be exalted.”
The three men looked down at their hands and tried not to scream. They were covered in blood.
“Sacrifice, my brothers, sacrifice. I will teach you well. You are all Chiefs of the Tabernacle! Let us go and celebrate!” Dwight gleamed.
Check out the Prequel to The Last Degree as well: Be Paranoid Be Prepared