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Karina Halle

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Karina Halle is a former travel writer and rock music journalist and the USA TODAY bestselling author of Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Experiment in Terror and other wild and romantic reads. She lives in a 1920's farmhouse on a bucolic island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails, and devours a lot of books.

Karina is represented by the Waxman Leavell Literary Agency.

I’m so excited to finally get to show you the Love, in Spanish cover. Oh Mateo! I want to thank all of the blogs and fans who participated in the cover reveal event hosted by InkSlinger PR! Also, thanks to Naj Qamber Designs for the cover design, as well as Scott Hoover for the photo.

If you haven’t seen this cover, check it out below! You can also get a glimpse into the book by reading the incl...

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Average rating: 4.21 · 113,359 ratings · 17,925 reviews · 41 distinct works · Similar authors
Sins & Needles (The Artists...
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 15,624 ratings — published 2013 — 17 editions
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Love, in English (Love, in ...
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 9,544 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Darkhouse (Experiment in Te...
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 9,515 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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Shooting Scars (The Artists...
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 7,671 ratings — published 2013 — 11 editions
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On Every Street (The Artist...
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Bold Tricks (The Artists Tr...
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The Pact
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Red Fox (Experiment in Terr...
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 5,034 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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Lying Season (Experiment in...
4.58 of 5 stars 4.58 avg rating — 4,520 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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Dead Sky Morning (Experimen...
4.45 of 5 stars 4.45 avg rating — 4,615 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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More books by Karina Halle…
Darkhouse Red Fox Dead Sky Morning Lying Season On Demon Wings Into the Hollow Come Alive
Experiment in Terror (9 books)
4.309901449041698 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 49,619 ratings

Sins & Needles Shooting Scars Bold Tricks
The Artists Trilogy (3 books)
4.196250553832521 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 36,112 ratings

Love, in English Love, in Spanish
Love, in English (2 books)
4.11655955629897 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 11,359 ratings

Dirty Angels Dirty Deeds
Dirty Angels (3 books)
4.021991964474519 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 4,729 ratings

The Devil's Metal The Devil's Reprise
Devils (2 books)
4.030582166543847 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 2,714 ratings

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Dudes. I. loved. this. book.


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The Pact by Karina Halle
" IT'S LIVE!! 99c until Jan 1 --> http://amzn.to/1zMy8TE

4.5-5 'My Rock, My Linden, My Everything' Stars

"I'd give her up for you .... I'd give up everything for you."

Fun, sexy, entertaining, refreshing.... these are just a few words that automa..." Read more of this review »
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"★★★★★ 5 Stars ★★★★★


Oh my lordy, this was an amazing, beautiful and sexy read - it was an angsty friends to lovers story that gave me the feels in all the right places.

Linden McGregor is a sexy Scottish helicopter pilot and is best friends..." Read more of this review »
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"This is the perfect friends to lovers book! Stephanie and Linden are great friends who make a pact at age 25 that if they are both single when they turn 30, they will get married to each other.
I loved how the story flowed, how we slowly learned a..." Read more of this review »
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A full-length, standalone, sweet and sexy (oh my lord, Linden) friends-to-lovers romance. It's not new adult, since the characters are in their thirties, but that still doesn't mean you have a clue what you're doing when it comes to love. That shit m ...more
Dust to Dust by Karina Halle
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Dark Song by Gail Giles
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3.5 compelling and page-turning stars.

Short but engrossing. Well-written, though I could have used a lot more resolution at the end of this book. More length overall would have really helped with a sense of closure, especially with the relationship b
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This House is Haunted by John Boyne
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3 stars

Well, you know I love nothing better than a knock-your-socks off ghost story. And while this was entertaining, I was never actually scared (though I read it on a flight from London to Vancouver a few weeks ago and that wasn't exactly a creepy
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The Lemon Grove by Helen Walsh
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5 tart and tangy stars.

Soooo it looks like I'm in the minority here for rating this book high but whatever, ain't no shame in loving what you love.

Yes, The Lemon Grove is very scandalous and immoral, but that's exactly why I picked it up at the books
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Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
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3.75 stars

Didn't love this one as much as I loved Anna Dressed in Blood. I could nitpick this book but there's no fun in that, so let's just say it was a good, solid, enjoyable sequel. Did I think there needed to be a sequel? No. But I love Cas's fu
More of Karina's books…
“You're a bad person, Ellie," he said without a trace of irony.

"I'm not bad. The world is bad and I'm just trying to survive in it.”
Karina Halle, Sins & Needles

“Who is it?" I asked teasingly
"Bigfoot," Dex answered from his room.
"What do you want, Mr Foot?"
"Please, just call me Big."
I snorted. "You wish."
"You know.”
Karina Halle, Into the Hollow

“You know how I feel about your scars. They only make you more beautiful.”
Karina Halle, Sins & Needles


I have a to-read list that has gotten out of control and far too many books that I need to read for review. So with that said, I really really need your help for next month's group read. I've listed a few that have been on my to-read for awhile now that I want to read soon.

So which of the follow books would you like as the group read book for March?

Reaper's Property (Reapers MC, #1) by Joanna Wylde by Joanna Wylde ~ Erotic Contemporary Romance, Bikers, M/F
  24 votes, 35.8%

The Mighty Storm (The Storm, #1) by Samantha Towle by Samantha Towle ~ Contemporary Romance, Rock Star, M/F
  12 votes, 17.9%

The Tied Man (The Tied Man, #1) by Tabitha McGowan by Tabitha McGowan ~ BDSM, Erotic, Dark
  11 votes, 16.4%

Reckless (Renegades, #1) by Skye Jordan by Skye Jordan ~ Contemporary Romance, Humor, M/F
  11 votes, 16.4%

Honey Red by Liz Crowe by Liz Crowe ~ Contemporary Romance, Menage, M/M, M/F/M, M/M/F
  5 votes, 7.5%

The Devil's Metal (Devils, #1) by Karina Halle by Karina Halle ~ Paranormal Romance, Demons, Rock Star, M/F
  3 votes, 4.5%

Bonds of Denial (Wicked Play, #5) by Lynda Aicher by Lynda Aicher ~ Contemporary Romance, M/M, glbt
  1 vote, 1.5%


Topics Mentioning This Author

“Somehow, by dealing with the dead, I had never felt so alive.”
Karina Halle, Darkhouse

“Sometimes it felt like looking at his face and just accepting the way things were between us was the hardest thing in the world.”
Karina Halle

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

“Writing is one of the few careers for which you essentially train yourself, the other two major ones being juggling and pickpocketing.”
Maureen Johnson

“Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”
Mark Twain

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Laura *Little Read Riding Hood* Congrats on both the USA Today and the NYT spots! Well deserved and long overdue!

message 60: by Sanaa

Sanaa Loved The Pact. Keep 'em coming and Happy New Year!

message 59: by Barbara

Barbara Hi Karina! Thaks for the friend request accept. LOVE the artists trilogy! You are an amazing writer! XO

message 58: by Nia (Kantorka) (last edited Aug 25, 2013 11:18AM)

Nia (Kantorka) Thanks a lot for accepting my friend request. It will be a great fall/winter with all your upcoming books. Can't wait for October and December and especially Ashes to Ashes to come:D.
Happy reading and writing!

message 57: by Sanaa

Sanaa Thanks for another great read Karina! I LOVED Shooting Scars.... have mercy on me and gimme special access to Bold Tricks ;)

message 56: by Katie

Katie Love all your books so much!!
Thanks for having a great imagination and being able to put it on paper!

Happy reading

message 55: by Nikki

Nikki Karina,
I LOVED The Artist Trilogy books so far, but I have to say....your EIT books are messing with my mind and life (in the best way possible that is). I have been reading all of them for the past two weeks, and I cannot get them out of my head! I'm starting to think Perry and Dex are real people. I'm dreading the wait for Ashes to Ashes. BRILLIANT, amazing, addicting characters and writing! <3

Ashleigh can you pre-order come alive yet?? so excited for it!

Gabriella *is awesome*

:ITS WEEKEEND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ROCK ON !!!!!!!!!!!!

message 52: by Brin

Brin Thanks for accepting my friend request. Recently got turned on to your Experiment in Terror series and I am now hooked!!

Really loved the first in the Artists Trilogy and plan to read The Devil's Metal very soon - love your writing. :)

message 51: by Lilly P

Lilly P Congrats karina !! Just heard the news! I'm very happy for you !!! Love all your books!!

message 50: by Raquel

Raquel Hi Karina! Thaks for the friend request accept. Just wanted to let you know that I recently started the Experiment in Terror Series and absolutely loving it. Can't wait to read more from you. :D

message 49: by Erin

Erin Turner LOVE the Experiment in Terror series and just about to start the Artists Trilogy! I look out for your work EVERYWHERE and if it has your name against it, I immediately add it and I know it's gonna rock!! X

message 48: by Sanaa

Sanaa Hope writing is going good for Shooting Scars!!! Maybe you can skip sleep sometimes so we I can have it sooner?! Just playin' ...take your time. *shakes head* ....seriously, it's not like I can't wait or anything. hehehe...

message 47: by Jessica

Jessica I just wanted to say that you are a genius and I LOVE your work. I have now finished all of your books and I need MORE!!! I cannot wait until your next book comes out and I don't even care which series its from!!!

message 46: by Lindsay

Lindsay Thanks for the add! Loved getting to meet you in Boston!!! Wish I could have gotten a book. Do you sell signed copies anywhere else? I'm in love with the Artists Trilogy. Can't wait for Shooting Scars!!!!

Branwen *Blaidd Drwg* Thanks so much for accepting my friend request! I am absolutely head over heels in love with your EIT series! I just can't even describe to you how much I'm enjoying it! It's so vibrant, unique, and of course TERRIFYING! Can't wait to read more!

message 44: by Mallory

Mallory Thanks for accepting my friend request! I am so in love with your EIT series, and I'm only on book 3. Your writing rocks so hard, which is why I just bought Sins and Needles and will put myself through emotional torture because of that series as well haha. Anyway, thanks for being such an amazing writer, and I can't wait to bookchat with you.

message 43: by Annie

Annie Brewer Thank you so much for accepting my friend request!!! I just finished Darkhouse tonight and onto Red Fox!!!! OMG! I think I have a new favorite series. Holy crap!!!! Thank you for writing such a compelling series that has me addicted like a crack feine. I'm ADDICTED! :)

message 42: by Joana

Joana Hi Karina =)

Thanks for accepting the invite!
You're books are just...
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I read the EIT series back to back and I just couldn't stop reading it. Your books should come with a warning " Awesome and Highly addictive"!

Oh and a BIG thank you for the ARC, it really made my day!

message 41: by Sanaa

Sanaa Thanks for the friendship!!

message 40: by Jena

Jena Crawford Thanks so much for doing what you do!! I love your writing and I look forward to reading more of your fantastic yet intriguing stories!!

message 39: by Amy

Amy Armstrong Hi Karina, thanks so much for accepting my friend request. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Airah ♔ Hi Karina! Thanks for accepting my invite. I absolutely loved Sins & Needles! Looking forward to reading more of your books. Happy writing! :)

Skyla So I was looking at Amazon for your books and they list a couple of the Experiment in Terror books under Children's Books...just thought I'd let you know.

message 36: by Liz

Liz Thanks for adding me! I freaking love your books!

message 35: by Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥ (last edited Feb 20, 2013 05:37AM)

Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥ OMG, Karina!! I'm head over heels in love with your Experiment in Terror series!!

I'm reading them back to back for the last week and a half and they are messing with my social life, my head and my heart... LOL!!

You are amazing and so much talented!! Thank you!

Serena I must show you some love in the greatness that is your writting. All I can say is:
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Danielle Aldrich I'm getting ready to start Old Blood & can't wait. This has to be my new favorite series. I thought Sin & Needles was good. This just blows it away for me. I'm like an addict & Experiment In Terror is my crack I can't get enough!!!!!! I keep telling my self I'm going to read slower to make it last longer but I can't. I think I may need to start a support group for myself & my friends because I've got them reading this now too :)

message 32: by Lindsey

Lindsey Brooker Can't wait for Sins and Needles to continue!!! Read it the first day!! When will we have more!!! Thanks for your imagination!!!

Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy Thank you for accepting my friend request. Looking forward to getting to your series... pretty much all of them.

message 30: by Laura

Laura Carson Ok I saw this and immediatley thought of you...

message 29: by Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥ (last edited Feb 01, 2013 02:15PM)

Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥ Thank you very much for adding me, Karina!

You and Sins & Needles both,

Sonia ღ Thanks for accepting the invite Karina! Looking forward to the release date of Sins & Needles, it's in my TBR pile :)

Shambhawi P. Holy Hell woman - you made me drool inside my mouth towards the end of Red Fox. I don't think I will be holding on to my sanity until I am done with your series.

(view spoiler)

message 26: by Laura

Laura Carson Congrats on the 3rd place finish for On Demon Wings (Experiment in Terror, #5) by Karina Halle! It's not first like we were all hoping but it's still an awesome finish!

message 25: by Nenia

Nenia Campbell Delighted to make your goodreads acquaintance!

We shall, indeed, be the super friends! (was that a Mystery Men reference, btw?)

message 24: by Tami

Tami Karina...one more thing. Do you know why the Dead Sky Morning book trailer is marked as private??? I'm chomping at the bit to watch it!

message 23: by Tami

Tami Karina, my heart stopped a couple of beats when I read on Maryse’s blog about Dex’s Novella being released in February. I swear I would cry tears of joy… if I wasn’t at work. I love your writing and this series. I also wanted to let you know that I voted for ODW both initially and in the final round. Good luck!

message 22: by Carla

Carla Karina you've made it! You've made to the end, girl! Yesterday I went there to vote on the final round, and you were there again! yaaaaah! I'm really really happy for you. Awesome!

And I saw in my Maryse's blog today that you said you're going to release Dex's Pov 2 anyway... and I just WOW thank you so much for this. I can't believe it!
Oh this is a good day! ;)

message 21: by Yury

Yury Sanchez Karina, is the book still coming out next week the Into the hollow one.

message 20: by Yury

Yury Sanchez Karina, is the book still coming out next week the Into the hollow one.

message 19: by Robin

Robin I'm not sure I'm going to survive waiting until 11/15. I'm so in need of a dex fix I feel like he's my drug.

message 18: by Valerie

Valerie Love the books! Can't wait for Into the Hallow. I have my BFF addicted now and have a few others starting the series. Love the horror! More scary plus f'd up people makes for WONDERFUL reading. Thank you!!

message 17: by Brenna

Brenna Where can I view the official trailer for Dark Sky Morning? I can't access it here, says it's private. After seeing the interview with Dex & Perry I need more!!! :)

message 16: by Pixie

Pixie Yay! Thanks for adding me! <3

message 15: by Rachael

Rachael Wade Hey Karina, thanks so much for the friend invite! Yes, always awesome to meet another fellow indie, and I hear your books are quite badass from my GR friends. ;) Thanks for including Preservation in your giveaway, I really appreciate that. Looking forward to chatting with you, and I wish you the best of luck with your work!


message 14: by Jamie

Jamie Thank you for writing such amazing books! You rock. :-D Are you going to be making more book trailers for EIT?

message 13: by Eric

Eric Birk Thank you for becoming my Goodreads friend.

message 12: by Mary

Mary Thanks for accepting my friend request!
Have a great day & Happy Reading! =)

Cheers, Mary
~Paranormal Book Lovers~


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