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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.

10556308_878486212179235_2866558185557666727_nTo celebrate THE END of the Experiment in Terror series AND the release of Dust to Dust on August 11th, I’ve put together a FB group for an EPIC readalong. Tomorrow we discuss Darkhouse, Red Fox and Dead Sky Morning then we devote two daysper Lying Season, On Demon Wings, etc (check group for sched). I will be chatting with you at times during the day about the books in discussion and there are...

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Sins & Needles (The Artists...
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Love, in English (LIE, #1)
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Darkhouse (Experiment in Te...
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Shooting Scars (The Artists...
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On Every Street (The Artist...
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Bold Tricks (The Artists Tr...
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Red Fox (Experiment in Terr...
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Dead Sky Morning (Experimen...
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Lying Season (Experiment in...
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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)
4.329838424863147 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 45,304 ratings

Sins & Needles Shooting Scars Bold Tricks
The Artists Trilogy (3 books)
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Love, in English
LIE (2 books)
4.098989103321518 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 7,617 ratings

Dirty Angels Dirty Deeds
Dirty Angels (3 books)
4.022216414009409 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 3,826 ratings

The Devil's Metal The Devil's Reprise
Devils (2 books)
4.054285714285714 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 2,450 ratings

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Karina Halle Karina Halle said: "The book is done. The Trilogy is done. Yes, I cried big time. Man...fucking LOVE these characters and I really hate to say goodbye...*sob*

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Dust to Dust by Karina Halle
" It's LIVE -> http://amzn.to/1oAVcia

As I turned the last page my heart broke knowing this was the end of the Dex & Perry era. I began wallowing in self pity when this quote popped into my head. "Don't cry because it's over. SMILE because it... " Read more of this review »
Dust to Dust by Karina Halle
" IT'S LIVE!!!
Amazon link: http://bit.ly/D2D-AMAZON
B&N link: http://bit.ly/D2D-BN
iTunes link: http://bit.ly/D2D-iBooks

5 STARS for my favorite book and for Perry, Dex <333



OMG Can you believe it????
It's over! I can't b... " Read more of this review »
Dust to Dust by Karina Halle
" Holy McFuck! I can’t believe it’s over! *wail*

“I love you, beyond death.”

I’m devastated that there will be no more Dex and Perry, but Karina Halle has given us a wonderful finish to Experiment in Terror. And though there are some big surprises th... " Read more of this review »
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Dark Song by Gail Giles
Dark Song
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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
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Karina Halle added a status update: First off, I wanted to thank you all for reading Dirty Angels - it really means a lot to me that you took a chance on the book, whether you liked it or not <3 Second...the price on iTunes has gone up to $3.99 now, so if you haven't got it on B&N or Amazon for 99 cents yet, do it, do it now! :)
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


Help us pick Nothing but Reading Challenges' January 2013 Adult Paranormal/Urban Fantasy/SciFi/Fantasy Book of the Month from among the books our members nominated. Also, please note that members can now use the Power Votes. For more information check out this post: Banking Voting Power Points: The Rules

The Shadow Reader (McKenzie Lewis, #1) by Sandy Williams
The Shadow Reader by Sandy Williams
Book synopsis: There can only be one allegiance.
It’s her time to choose.

Some humans can see the fae. McKenzie Lewis can track them, reading the shadows they leave behind. But some shadows lead to danger. Others lead to lies.

A Houston college student trying to finish her degree, McKenzie has been working for the fae king for years, tracking vicious rebels who would claim the Realm. Her job isn’t her only secret. For just as long, she’s been in love with Kyol, the king’s sword-master—and relationships between humans and fae are forbidden.

But any hope for a normal life is shattered when she’s captured by Aren, the fierce and uncompromising rebel leader. He teaches her the forbidden fae language and tells her dark truths about the Court, all to persuade her to turn against the king. Time is running out, and as the fight starts to claim human lives, McKenzie has no choice but to decide once and for all whom to trust and where she ultimately stands in the face of a cataclysmic civil war.
  22 votes 28.6%

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett
Book synopsis: According to "The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter," "Witch" (the world's only "completely" accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.

So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon--both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle--are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.

And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .
  22 votes 28.6%

Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror, #1) by Karina Halle
Karina Halle
Book synopsis: 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.
  10 votes 13.0%

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (The Inheritance Trilogy, #1) by N.K. Jemisin
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
Book synopsis: Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to the secrets of her mother's death and her family's bloody history.

With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, Yeine will learn how perilous it can be when love and hate - and gods and mortals - are bound inseparably together.
  10 votes 13.0%

Mariana by Susanna Kearsley
Mariana by Susanna Kearsley
Book synopsis: The first time Julia Beckett saw Greywethers she was only five, but she knew that it was her house. And now that she’s at last become its owner, she suspects that she was drawn there for a reason.

As if Greywethers were a portal between worlds, she finds herself transported into seventeenth-century England, becoming Mariana, a young woman struggling against danger and treachery, and battling a forbidden love.

Each time Julia travels back, she becomes more enthralled with the past...until she realizes Mariana’s life is threatening to eclipse her own, and she must find a way to lay the past to rest or lose the chance for happiness in her own time.
  9 votes 11.7%

Hidden Empire (The Saga of Seven Suns, #1) by Kevin J. Anderson
Hidden Empire by Kevin J. Anderson
Book synopsis: In the 25th century, humanity is just beginning to blossom in space exploration, thanks mostly to the aid of the alien Ildirans. The only other known galactic race is the long-gone Klikiss, who've deserted a world of robots and other bizarre technology on the moon Hyrilka. However, when archaeologist husband-and-wife team Louis and Margaret Colicos activate one particular Klikiss device, they discover that they have awakened a hidden empire. The Hydrogues declare war on Earth.
  4 votes 5.2%

77 total votes
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“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.”
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“Writing is one of the few careers for which you essentially train yourself, the other two major ones being juggling and pickpocketing.”
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“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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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 Brooke 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 Schuckers 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 Happy Go Lucky and Lost in Books 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.

Laura 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)

Laura 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~


message 11: by Steph

Steph Sinclair I do believe you are my new favorite person. As for the other authors who would stoop so low, fuck 'em.

message 10: by Becky

Becky Thanks for the friend approval. Love your books! Cannot wait til August so I can pimp out some new material to my friends! :)

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