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Karina Halle

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in Vancouver, Canada




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May 2011

Karina Halle is a former travel writer & music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling author of The Swedish Prince, The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Bad at Love & over 45 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her adopted pup Bruce, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Atria Books/Simon & Schuster and Hachette. Her books have been published in France, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Hungary, Brazil, Bulgaria, Israel and Croatia.

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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.

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Darkhouse Red Fox Dead Sky Morning Lying Season On Demon Wings Into the Hollow Come Alive
(9 books)
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Sins & Needles Shooting Scars Bold Tricks
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The Pact The Offer The Play The Lie The Debt
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A Nordic King by Karina Halle
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Hail to the King and his Goddess! Karina simply outdid herself with this one because, my God, what an amazing read I just experienced! The..." Read more of this review »
Bad at Love by Karina Halle

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"...sometimes even the best intentions and the purest hearts can get fucked over by love."

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“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


Which December New Release would you like to read in February?

Books were randomly chosen from Goodreads' "Most Popular Books Published In December 2013" list.

Born in Blood (The Sentinels, #1) by Alexandra Ivy
Born in Blood by Alexandra Ivy
(The Sentinels, #1)
  5 votes, 27.8%

The Spider (Elemental Assassin, #10) by Jennifer Estep
The Spider by Jennifer Estep
(Elemental Assassin, #10)
  4 votes, 22.2%

Reaver (Lords of Deliverance, #5; Demonica, #10) by Larissa Ione
Reaver by Larissa Ione
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  3 votes, 16.7%

Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #1) by Ilona Andrews
Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews
(Innkeeper Chronicles #1)
  3 votes, 16.7%

  2 votes, 11.1%

Dragon Awakened (The Hidden, #1) by Jaime Rush
Dragon Awakened by Jaime Rush
(The Hidden #1)
  1 vote, 5.6%

The Sharpest Blade (Shadow Reader, #3) by Sandy Williams
The Sharpest Blade by Sandy Williams
(Shadow Reader, #3)
  0 votes, 0.0%

  0 votes, 0.0%

Shadowdance (Darkest London, #4) by Kristen Callihan
Shadowdance by Kristen Callihan
(Darkest London, #4)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Ashes to Ashes (Experiment in Terror, #8) by Karina Halle
Ashes to Ashes by Karina Halle
(Experiment in Terror, #8)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Deadshifted (Edie Spence, #4) by Cassie Alexander
Deadshifted by Cassie Alexander
(Edie Spence #4)
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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.”
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.”
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Lizzeth "Too many books so little time" I´m not realy sure where things went wrong. I loved yout EIT series, and really enjoyed The artists trilogy, but I just feel like I don´t want to keep up with your books anymore. Nothing has been the same since 2013. Feels like I´m breaking up with my highschool crush. I do still have hope. Hope that maybe Ava Palomino´s story won´t suck as much and I will fall inlove with your writting once again.

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

message 57: by Nat O

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

message 56: by Barbara

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

message 55: by NiaKantorka (last edited Aug 25, 2013 11:18AM)

NiaKantorka 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 54: by Nat O

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

message 53: 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 52: 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!

Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (On Hiatus)

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

message 49: 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 48: by Lilly P

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

message 47: 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 46: by Nat O

Nat O 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...

Jessica Shaw 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 44: 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 Sedai *of the White Ajah* 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 42: 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 41: 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 40: 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 39: by Nat O

Nat O Thanks for the friendship!!

message 38: 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 37: 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! :)

message 35: by Liz

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

message 34: 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!

message 33: by Serena

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 31: 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 29: by Laura

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

message 28: 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,

message 27: by Purva

Purva 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.

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message 25: 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!

Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell Delighted to make your goodreads acquaintance!

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

message 23: 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 22: 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 21: 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 20: by Yury

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

message 19: by Yury

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

message 18: 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 17: 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 16: 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 15: by Pixie

Pixie Yay! Thanks for adding me! <3

message 14: 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 13: by Porter

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

message 12: by Eric

Eric Birk Thank you for becoming my Goodreads friend.

message 11: by Mary

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

Cheers, Mary
~Paranormal Book Lovers~


message 10: 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.

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