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The Dex-Files

(Experiment in Terror #5.7)

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  4,039 ratings  ·  470 reviews
The truth is out there...

The Dex-Files is a compilation novel that accompanies the Experiment in Terror Series and is not to be-read as a stand-alone. In the Dex-Files we find a variety of scenes and chapters from the enigmatic Dex Foray's POV from books #1-6 in the series. Some of these scenes have been previously published, albeit from Perry's POV, while other scenes are
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Published August 13th 2012 by Metal Blonde Books (first published July 27th 2012)
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Kathleen Mareé I would definitely recommend to read the first 6 books :) It will make much more sense, as this book is snippets of scenes from each of those stories!…moreI would definitely recommend to read the first 6 books :) It will make much more sense, as this book is snippets of scenes from each of those stories! Enjoy!(less)

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Georgia ♥


ATTENTION: You are about to enter the crazy-ass world that is Dex Foray's mind. Prepare for the ride of your life...

My name is Dex Foray and I’m a hypocrite. Proud of it, too.


The highly anticipated novella in the Experiment In Terror series from Dex' POV, absolutely freaking delivers everything we hoped.

I was head over heels in love with her. No, that didn’t describe it. I was tear my fucking heart out and throw it at her,


"I had to rely on my good looks and goddamn charm."

I honestly didn't think it was possible for me to love Dex even more but it turns out I was wrong, so wrong. Yes, he may be a pervy weirdo, he may be selfish, hypocritical and rude at times but honestly, I don't care. Because he's also funny, sarcastic, sexy, sometimes even romantic and all I can say is, I LOVE HIM!!! Karina Halle has created a character that from now on, easily resides in m
I honestly thought it was impossible for me to love the snarky, complicated asshat that is Dex Foray any more than I already did. And then I read this novella, and realized how wrong I was.


Now, it will come as no surprise to anyone who has been following my updates and reviews lately to know that am a HUGE fan of the EIT series. So, my expectations going into this novella were high to begin with. But once again, Karina Halle blew all my expectations out of the water.

Warning: S
Soooo freakin excited !!!

Edit : 13 - august - 2012

This pretty mich sums up my current thoughts on this book :

It answered some questions , but now has bombarded us with a whole lot of new ones !!! And yes , the steam factor of this book borderlines FICTIONAL CHARACTER INDUCED ORGASM


Full review to follow when I manage to unclog my brain cells ...

And the Buddy Read continues with the one and only Vilda!!

Final rating: 5/5 stars

Wow... I am at loss for words. Karina Halle is continuing with her quest of destroying my heart(along with the hearts of many other people) with her awesomeness, and she did it again when she wrote this. Dex and Perry are like an addiction. But being in Dex' head is like a drug - i just want more and more. His reality is not pretty, his life is and was wrong, his mind is a complete and utter mess - and seei
* Meli Mel *


Okay all I can say is that this was...

I was always wondering about what Dex was thinking in all those scenes, we finally get to know!! It was FANTASTIC!!

I seriously fell more for him!! He is so swoony and sexy sometimes... actually, he's like that pretty much ALL the time!! *sigh*


I loved everything about this novella. I LOVED Dex! And I can't wait to read more of the series.

Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
The Dex-Files is made up of various scenes from Dex's POV. Some are new and some are retold but all are very, very good!

By this point, you should have a good idea of how Dex operates but getting into his mind is a whole 'nother matter. Of course, I love finding out his feelings from the get-go...the scene with Jenn when he first comes back from being with Perry is so poignant!


The best scene is The Big Question....I had no idea how important that was....well, I had a sense but it was so much be
Duchess Nicole
Life just doesn't get any better than this. I just spent an hour and a half inside Dex's head...Yes I did!!!

This compilation of short scenes is mostly a retelling of things that Perry and Dex have been through together, only from Dex' point of view instead of Perry's.

What I LOOOOVE so much about this is that we get to see just how often...and just what he thinks of her. Let me tell you's EXACTLY what we wanted and needed from they mysterious Dex Foray. Just like most women, Perry sees
Feb 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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“A Dex sample, totally free. She didn’t have to buy the thing, but she did. I’m a good product.”


Only Dex could make this level of conceitedness attractive....Just when I thought my new found love for him hit it's limit...I read this and damn....

“I was tear my fucking heart out and throw it at her, beg her to take it into hers. I was falling from the greatest heights with no safety net below. I was giving everything of my own life for hers, giving up every inch of my soul
Nov 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I've got to tell you guys, to finally be able to be in Dex's head was incredible experience. I love all books in Experiment in Terror series so much, but to relive all the most siginificant events in Dex life together with him was something special. And I was absolutely content with the choice of moments that were written in Dex's point of view. The Dex-Files is pure awesomeness!!! It was all amazingly beautiful and I could not get enough!!!

Some of his thoughts were shocking, some of them helped
To be back in the world of Dex Foray again, was an absolute wonderful experience! I adore the self-centered,ego-filled,sexist, and lets not forget; pervy hunk of a man. Why do I adore him if he is all these irritating character traits you ask? Well, for starters the man has this way about him that just makes me laugh. His sense of humor is dry but hilarious, and I am forever entertained by anything and everything he says! Then there is the fact that he is a hottie, and if he likes you..then he w ...more
Declan Foray is one sick messed up filbert. And yet, so much more complex than Mr. 50 Shades (the previous series I'd read). Seriously, I love the guy (Dex), and to get into his head was actually rather frightening, a bit sickening, and oh so heart-breaking! He has so much potential for greatness, if only he would get out of his own way!

I'm sure I have more to say, but I need to collect my thoughts.

Thoughts collected:

The Dex Files, as coined by Rebecca in "On Demon Wings," is precisely that. Ima

Is there anything better than a book written in the long-awaited POV of one of your favourite characters?... probably... but probably not much! Being inside of Dex’s head is a dark, dirty, nasty, smutty place to be. And I loved every minute of it!! And with a start like this - "Hey Dex. Way to fuck my girlfriend, you dick!" - I knew I was on to a winner!

Dex Foray is a complex, fucked up, arrogant yet vulnerable guy. He knows it, and he
Feb 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Declan Pierre Foray
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I just LOVE this man, and I LOVED this book. The Dex-Files is a compilation of short stories that coincides with the EIT books so far, all written in Dex's POV. And how enlightening it is!!!! We get to see a side of Dex that is not visible from any other vantage point. He has become so good at putting up a front, at shielding his emotions, that even those that are close
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
Mar 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Let me start by saying that if someone(me mostly) hoped that by reading his story I would suddenly love Dex, they were wrong! Aside from an asshole I now think of him as a coward too!

Dex is like...

And I am like...

Now that I got that out of my system...


My name is Dex Foray and I’m a hypocrite. Proud of it, too.

In this book we get to see how the infamous Dex thinks. We get to see his POV of some parts of the story we have already read from Perry's POV, as well as some scenes
*.Amaia.* BlackMagicRose


Wowww!!! Dex <3

I really don't have much to say except I couldn't wait to read this novella since I read Darkhouse, my expectations were high and... OMG reading Dex's POV was everything I hoped for, and more. It's exactly what I needed to understand (or at least understand a little bit more) the mystery of Dex.


The novella starts before Dex and Perry met, when he is only 6 years old and, as he put it, he got his first taste of hell. I already knew Dex's past was difficult
Feb 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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It's Dex time...

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*breathes deeply * To say I was excited to read this one, is putting it quite mildly. Since the 1st book, I wished i could get in Dex's head, even for a little bit (that sounds a bit creepy but i don't care,lol). He can be such an enigma, a puzzle I want to solve *sigh

Oh Dex the things you do to me...

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Yes, You're my #1 book boyfriend.

Anyway, Yes I do know he can be an ass. And a douchecanoe. And cocky. And a perv. (and how i love that,eheh)!!
But then he is intense
This novella doesn’t bring anything new, considering that they are key-scenes from the previous books.
But since they are under Dex POV it makes everything better.
During the books we often wondered why he acted like that, what was he hiding, why was he an asshole (a sexy one, but still….) during most of the time?
This novella answered all those questions and answered also the million dollar question: Why did he act like that in the end of Lying Season, causing the Holly-Mother-Of-All-Awful-Clif
Amy | Foxy Blogs
“May I tell you tonight’s special”
“Um, sure”
“Tonight’s special is provided by Dex Foray and it involves two lubed fingers, a lot of tongue and a cigarette for afterwards.”
“Yep, sign me up for that and don’t forget the doggy bag. I’m going to take him home with me.”

I LOVED this book! Being inside Dex’s head was awesome. When Dex becomes territorial and possessive with Perry because Max is sniffing around word-HOT!

Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror, #1) by Karina Halle Red Fox (Experiment in Terror, #2) by Karina Halle Dead Sky Morning (Experiment in Terror, #3) by Karina Halle Lying Season (Experiment in Terror, #4) by Karina Halle On Demon Wings (Experiment in Terror, #5) by Karina Halle Into the Hollow (Experiment in Terror, #6) by Karina Halle Come Alive (Experiment in Terror, #7) by Karina Halle Ashes to Ashes (Experiment in Terror, #8) by Karina Halle Dust to Dust (Experiment in Terror, #9) by Karina Halle
Must be read in order. Conti
Erica Ravenclaw
Apr 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

No spoilers and colorful language abound!

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I am really glad that I read this.

First of all, for the past 5 books of this series I've been a Dex hater. If I were to ponder all the reasons why, most likely it's because he is familiar to me and unlike in fantasy land, fuckwads don't suddenly find the right girl and stop being an asshole. They are who they are until life lays a swift and all encompassing beat down, until they lose everything and they are forced to examine themselves.
Jul 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Review posted at Sinfully Delicious Book Reviews to kick off The Dex-Files Blog Tour.

One of my favorite series out there, The Dex-Files is an intimate glimpse into the multifacted character of Dex Foray. I loved every minute of it.

"And with madness comes the light..."

When I started this, I knew I was going to gain a new perspective of one of my favorite and tortured characters to ever grace my kindle. Is that dramatic? Yes. Is it how I feel? Absolutely. But what I did not expect was the lar
Ash Wednesday

I rarely, RARELY give a perfect 5, but at this point in the series, I feel like being one of those annoying readers who gives automatic 5 stars to books without actually reading them because it's inevitable anyway. Just take all my stars, already! Take them all and leave me in my purple haze of Dex.

Anyone who have read and enjoyed The Collector will be happy to know Dex is probably as close as you can get to seeing Dante a few years down the line: better swagger, snark for days and ra
Linda ❤️ Sassy, Classy && a Little Bit of Nasty
Loved being in Dex's fucked up head! ❤️
Feb 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
“She was looking at me in a way I’d always dreamed. It’s too bad I had to save her in order to get it.
I’d never stop saving her.”

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“And in that eternity I got a glimpse of myself.
That wasn’t just fucking. That wasn’t just long overdue.
This was love.
I was head over heels in love with her. No, that didn’t describe it. I was tear my fucking heart out and throw it at her, beg her to take it into hers. I was falling from the greatest heights with no safety net below. I was giving everything o
Kim Bailey
I ♥ Dex Foray. Forever. And always.

I love how this novella ties all of the previous books together with wonderful snipettes from Dex's POV. His brain is so fucking sexy. He's a pervert. He's a hot head. He's a total jerk at times. But damn! He's so full of feeling, heartbreak and suffering. And tbh I love his perviness.

So many amazing moments in this book. But I think this is my favorite:

Life can be pretty screwy. Hectic. Random. That was my life anyway, and most of the time. But, occasionally,
Heidi R.
Jul 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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I still can't believe I won an ARC of The Dex-Files! On that note... I definitely needed to see things from Dex's POV, as his behavior throughout the series has been so maddening. WOW! Karina Halle gives us great insight into what makes Dex "tick". I read it straight through, and even re-read parts because they just blew my mind. He's the kind of guy you want to hate a lot of the time, but can't help loving :o) *SIGH*...

Reread with Renee!

5+ stars!!!! Wow, was this everything I thought it would be and more!!!

Being in Dex's crazy, sad, perverted, love-sick mind was absolutely amazing. I never wanted to leave (except I did find myself going back and rereading certain parts through Perry's eyes)! This was so, so good.

And onto the next!
☆ Sammy ☆彡
The Dex Files was fantastic :) Loved seeing some of the major events from books 1-5 in his point of view. This novella definitely gives you a good understanding of Dex and his reasoning for a lot of things he did in the previous books. It answered quite a few of my questions. 5 ★'s

Question for those who have read this series already (potential spoiler!): (view spoiler)
Jul 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Probably would have been a 5 if it wasn't for the rerunned info because I loved everything else.

A much more fun read than Old Blood for me. A whole book of Dex's POV was cool although Perry must be able to read him pretty well because the scenes that we already read were pretty much what Perry thought was going on in his head or at least what I thought was going on in his head at the time. Not much light was brought to the scene that makes me want to CHOKE him. I still thought it was a douch
Jul 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Like Richelle Mead said "Some things should be left a mystery", I think Dex is one of them. I can't say I loved being inside his head. He is a guy and a hot one at that so obviously I didn't expect him to be a saint but this was just plain weird. He was more in love with Perry that she was in with him and so much of other stuff.
But I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy it. :D
Soooo..3.5 Stars and 0.5 extra for Dex's hawtness.
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Karina Halle is a screenwriter, a former music & travel journalist, and the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of The Pact, A Nordic King, and Sins & Needles, as well as sixty other wild and romantic reads.

She, her musician husband, and their adopted pit bull, Bruce, live in a rainforest on an island off the coast of British Columbia, where they operate Raven Ri

Other books in the series

Experiment in Terror (9 books)
  • Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror, #1)
  • Red Fox (Experiment in Terror, #2)
  • Dead Sky Morning (Experiment in Terror, #3)
  • Lying Season (Experiment in Terror, #4)
  • On Demon Wings (Experiment in Terror, #5)
  • Into the Hollow (Experiment in Terror, #6)
  • Come Alive (Experiment in Terror, #7)
  • Ashes to Ashes (Experiment in Terror, #8)
  • Dust to Dust (Experiment in Terror #9)

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