Twelve Days of DexMas: Karina Halle – Experiment in Terror Day One: DARKHOUSE

November 3, 2013 Excerpt, Giveaways, Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Twelve Days of DexMas: Karina Halle – Experiment in Terror Day One: DARKHOUSE

Twelve Days of DexMas: Karina Halle – Experiment in Terror Day One: DARKHOUSE


Karina Halle

Series: Experiment in Terror, #1

Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Romantic Suspense
With all the vampire, werewolf and faerie books out there, it's easy to become numb to all things supernatural. The antidote? Darkhouse introduces two real and unforgettable characters, Perry Palomino & Dex Foray, amateur ghost hunters who are "attractive, relatable and oddly heroic," "flawed but loveable," "slightly crazy" and just the most endearing pair to ever tackle the paranormal...just don't call them normal.
Darkhouse is a thrilling and sexy new take on concepts like Supernatural and The X-Files, bringing a breath of fresh air to a genre that has been inundated with the dead.
***Darkhouse and the Experiment in Terror series is a horror/romance for mature audiences only. Readers who are easily offended by harsh language should think twice about reading it.***


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I read Darkhouse last year. In fact, Darkhouse was the very first five star review on New Adult Addiction.  Karina Halle was writing new adult way before it was popular and it all started with this series.  Perry and Dex are one of my favorite couples of all time. I laughed so many times in this book–but I was also a little scared because it’s a ghost story. Or, well, a series of ghost stories actually.
It’s got some horror stuff in it but the characters are what really make these Experiment in Terror books shine. Perry and Dex are far from perfect. In fact, Perry has some real self-image problems (some realistic, some not), she’s not successful in her career, she’s been in trouble in the past, and she’s got no boyfriend (or prospects). 
Dex is producing films for a YouTube channel and he’s out investigating a haunted lighthouse on some family property when he runs smack into Perry, who is there visiting relatives. And the Experiment in Terror show is born. Dex and Perry are the perfect couple–but they don’t become a couple right away. This is one thing I really loved about the EIT books–Perry and Dex’s relatiosnhip evolves naturally from complete strangers, to co-workers, to friends, to more than friends. It takes several books actually. And Dex even has a hot girlfriend for the few few books.
If you have not read this book, I’m telling you – pick it up. IT’S FREE. If you like interesting characters that can make you laugh and cry at the same time, then you definitely want to meet Perry and Dex.  Plus, this series is long and Karina Halle puts them out regularly. So you’ll be able to get your Dex fix when you need it!



“I just want you to enjoy the pies in life, Perry,” he shot in.
“That’s all.”
“I enjoy…pies,” I managed to say. I wasn’t about to charm him with my wit, that’s for sure.
“Pies are a metaphor,” he said quickly. He exhaled. Then slammed his fist down on the table. The pie plate jumped. I jumped. I’m pretty sure the twins in the other room jumped.
“All right, enough lollygagging,” he barked. “Let’s have a concrete plan of action for tonight. As much I love to fly by the seat of my pants and shit everywhere, I don’t think we can afford to do that this time. Maybe next time. Sound good?”
“Oh God, whatever,” I uttered under my breath.
“That’s the spirit,” he mused and started scribbling furiously on the paper. I soon realized he was drawing a detailed layout of the lighthouse. “Now there were four levels, right?”
I couldn’t remember. “I don’t know. How far did you make it before I showed up?”
“Not to the top.” He finished the sketch and jabbed at the tower with the pen. “We’ll be going up there tonight.”
So much for having enough “events” to keep us in the safer downstairs levels.

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About Karina Halle


With her USA Today Bestselling The Artists Trilogy published by Grand Central Publishing, numerous foreign publication deals, and self-publishing success with her Experiment in Terror series, Vancouver-born Karina Halle is a true example of the term “Hybrid Author.” Though her books showcase her love of all things dark, sexy and edgy, she’s a closet romantic at heart and strives to give her characters a HEA…whenever possible.

Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her fiance and rescue pup.


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