Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Experiment in Terror ~ 12 days of Dexmas ~ Dead Sky Morning (EiT 3) by Karina Halle with Giveaway!

If you've been following the blog for a while you'll know that Willow is a huge Karina Halle fan and in particular of her Experiment in Terror Series. She is always trying to introduce new readers to Dex and Perry.
If you haven't read the series, now is a perfect time to start as the 12 Days of Dexmas is a promotional Event where you can pick up the books for .99 cents! What are you waiting for?
So what are the Experiment in Terror books about? They are Mature NA/Adult Romantic Suspense/Horror books that centre around two characters, Dex Foray and Perry Palomino. They form an internet Ghost Hunting show, Experiment in Terror. In each book they are off on an different adventure filming for the show from ghosts to skinwalkers to Sasquatches to voodoo magic. And of course whilst all this is going on there is the story of the complicated and brilliant relationship between the two.
Today we are celebrating book 3 ~ Dead Sky Morning. This book is Willow's favourite of the series (along with book 7 - Come Alive). It seriously creeped her out and remains the scariest book of the series for her. Add in the developments in Dex and Perry's relationship and its easy to see why this was the book that got her hooked on the series.
Book Description:
With the Experiment in Terror show finding some success, amateur ghost hunters Perry Palomino and Dex Foray embark on their most terrifying investigation yet. A tiny, fog-shrouded island in the rough strait between British Columbia and Washington State has held a dark secret for decades: It was a former leper colony where over forty souls were left to rot, die and bury each other. Now a functioning campground, Perry and Dex spend an isolated weekend there to investigate potential hauntings but as the duo quickly find out, there is more to fear on D’Arcy Island than just ghosts. The island quickly pits partner against partner, spiraling the pair into madness that serves to destroy their sanity, their relationship and their very lives.

Our Review:
(re-posted from April 2012)
Reviewed by Willow ~ 5 Stars
Ok so this one was definitely the scariest book of the series so far. The first part of the book we get to see Dex and Perry hanging out together, not on a ghost hunt. I had been wanting to see how their relationship would work without all the madness and life or death stuff they usually face, so I pleased to see this. this part of the book was good, but once they got underway with their latest ghost hunt, it was amazing.

Dex and Perry go to investigate a small island which is now a campsite, but it was originally a leper colony where 40 lepers died. It's not really camping season though, so they are going to be on the island on their own. After borrowing a friends boat they sail off to the island. When they first get there they have difficulty securing the boat. Having been told to stay on the boat at night so it didn't drift away, that's where Perry decides she's staying. Dex has other ideas though and tells Perry he is camping on the island. Whilst Dex is hauling his stuff over to the island in a dingy, Perry thinks she sees a leper in the trees, then she sees a hand on the window of the boat. That's enough to change her mind and she decides to go with Dex after all.

At this point I was totally creeped out already and nothing had really happened, Karina did a really good Job of setting the scene and making it feel eerie. Little did I know that this was just going to be the tip of the iceberg and actually quite tame at some of the stuff to come. Unable to get back to the boat they are stuck on this island while strange things are happening around them, with the island trying to divide and conquer, can they trust each other?

I really did enjoy this book, although I have liked the others I was not completely sold on the series, but I definitely am after this one. With just enough insight into Dex and Perry in a normal setting and secrets shared whilst on the hunt I feel like I'm really starting to know them at lot better. Perry as always is funny, although I still think she's awesome she did make some silly decisions and Dex, well whilst I am still not head over heels for him, this book has made me like him a lot more. Im really looking forward to the next one.


He took my face in his comforting hands and gazed at me, closer, deeper. My heart started to jump around sporadically, my nerves were on fire. I loved and hated it at the same time. I hated what he was doing to me, but I loved him. I hated my feelings, but…I loved him. I hate that he could just look at me like that and I couldn’t think of anything else.

“I’m still me,” I said heavily.

“I know. But you know you’re acting…spazzier than normal.”

“Can you blame me?” I whispered, too aware of how close our mouths were.


About the Author:
 Karina Halle is the USA Today Best Selling Author of The Artists Trilogy (On Every Street, Sins & Needles, Shooting Scars, and Bold Tricks) published by Hachette, the Experiment in Terror series, and The Devil's series published by Diversion.

The daughter of a Norwegian Viking and a Finnish Moomin, Karina Halle grew up in Vancouver, Canada with trolls and eternal darkness on the brain. This soon turned into a love of all things that go bump in the night and a rather sadistic appreciation for freaking people out. Like many of the flawed characters she writes, Karina never knew where to find herself and has dabbled in acting, make-up artistry, film production, screenwriting, photography, travel writing and music journalism. She eventually found herself in the pages of the very novels she wrote (if only she had looked there to begin with).

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.

Karina is represented by Scott Waxman of the Waxman Leavell Literary Agency.

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Books in the Experiment in Terror Series

Darkhouse (#1)
Red Fox (#2)
The Benson (#2.5)
Dead Sky Morning (#3)
Lying Season (#4)
On Demon Wings (#5)
Old Blood (#5.5)
The Dex-Files (#5.7)
Into the Hollow (#6)
And With Madness Comes the Light (#6.5)
Come Alive (#7)
Ashes to Ashes (#8) ~ Coming December
Dust to Dust (#9) - Coming 2014

Our Reviews:

Experiment in Terror Books 1-5 ~ click here
Experiment in Terror Books 5.5 & 5.7 ~ click here 
Experiment in Terror Books 6 & 6.5 ~ click here
Experiment in Terror Book 7 ~ click here

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