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Come Alive

(Experiment in Terror #7)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  4,734 ratings  ·  737 reviews
It’s one thing to bring the woman you love back into your life. It’s another to try and keep her there. For Dex Foray, con­vinc­ing Perry Palomino to open her­self to their bur­geon­ing rela­tion­ship has been more chal­leng­ing than hunt­ing ghosts, bat­tling demons and stalk­ing Sasquatch com­bined. Add in the fact that the only way they can keep their Exper­i­ment in Te ...more
Kindle Edition, 438 pages
Published June 23rd 2013 by Metal Blonde Books (first published June 20th 2013)
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Georgia ♥
★★★★★Stars-and-Galaxies, Suns-and-Moons, Dex-Foray-you-make-my-soul-sing STARS★★★★★

"You’re mine. And you’re mine alone. From now until the end of time."


Summer's, HELL, 2013's most anticipated release, hit me with awesomeness, deliciousness and DEXINESS. Yes, Dex Foray is a verb, noun and subject by himself! Crazy, funny, addictive and heart breaking, sinking, falling, drowning, good, wonderful, delicious, scary. Everything I hoped for... But I am sorry, I got ahead of myself; let's take it f
Final rating: 5/5 stars

"You are my world. And all I’ve ever wanted is for me to be yours."

This one deserves 5 pure stars from me! Not only it was awesome , but it was fantastic as always . What i really loved it that in this book, it was finally happening what we all wanted from the start: Dex and Perry in relationship! And yes, it was hot, funny, heartbreaking and fabulous . I love both Dex and Perry and i seriously don't know what i will do when this series gets completed.
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Come Alive has everything Experiment in Terror fans have been waiting for – incredibly hot sex, an ominous setting, and answers to some of your most burning questions. This book made me violent, made me scream, made me cry, and turned everything I thought I knew upside down.

****This Review contains spoilers. I
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog

OMG OMG!!!! I'm in love with this series!!!


In this book Perry and Dex visit New Orleans and they have to deal with zombies and voodoo and a Mambo!But they are not alone..Maximus is with them! Of course he was an as....le for the main part but... Karina makes you feel sympathy for him in the end!!

Zombies and Voodoo, really freak me out!!!

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Dex's mum makes a few appearances and I find them pretty scary too.


.Also I am curious about Dex’s brother Michael and his father. ..I hope
Duchess Nicole
It finally arrived, and my Dex and Perry far surpassed my expectations. Really, I go on and on about Dex when Perry usually just as readily steals the show. But in this book, Dex outshines everything else. All told from Dex' point of view...seriously, you can't even begin to imagine what it's like to be inside his head. And With Madness Comes the Light and The Dex-Files were just a teaser. I thought it wasn't possible to love Dex more than I already do.
But NOW...
We don't get messed up Dex.
We d
Nov 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing

I was looking forward to spending whole book in Dex's pervy sarcastic mind and I have to admit that Come Alive surpassed my expectations. His thinking is extremely entertaining and without a doubt I can say that Dex is the best and my all time favourite book character in the whole world! Together with exciting, nerve wracking and undownputtable storyline, Karina Halle created another perfection. Come Alive is my new favour

HOLY FREAKING MOLY! This book completely BLEW ME AWAY!

As everyone knows, Experiment in Terror is my all-time favorite series featuring the best hero & heroine and slow building relationship EVER! If you have not started this series, seriously, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!?! Tell me your reservations and I will quickly squash them! ;) But you might want to steer clear from the rest of the review to avoid spoilers up to this point.

So... Come Alive. God, I could not

Review to come ~


FINALLY the wait is over!!! *happy dance*

An entire novel in Dex's POV????


“Baby,” I managed to say when I held it together long enough, “Baby, I love you, more than ever, more than anything in the fucking world. You are my world. And all I’ve ever wanted is for me to be yours.”

For the love of god this book .....

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And I'm not just talking about one type of feels , I'm talking like every fucking feel out there !!!

Emotion overload ....

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Right , I need to show some control here .. Kinda next to impossible but one could always try ....

* Breathes in *

* Breathes Out *
☆ Sammy ☆彡

Karina, you are such a talented author and the Experiement in Terror series just keeps getting better and better! I just wanted to take a minute to say THANK YOU for sharing Dex and Perry's story with us :) I can't wait for Ashes to Ashes!


Come Alive pretty much starts off where Into the Hollow ended. Dex and Perry are starting to explore their new rel
Feb 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
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Dex and Perry are back baby! Oh yeah! And this time around, it’s Dex telling the story, oh yeah! Although I have to say, I did miss Perry. She's such a great narrator, and there were times when I wanted to know what she was thinking. But the opportunity to get soooo much Dex can not be overrated!

Picking up the day after the end of Into the Hollow, Dex and Perry are finally together and the first part of the book deals with them coming to terms with everything th
“You’re my home, Perry. And I will be yours.”

I don’t know how to write this review. Once in a while we stumble on books that are SO GOOD that we have no words to describe it.
Five starts don’t even begin to describe how good this book is, I would give a hundred starts if I could. Damn it, I would give a freaking million stars if GR allowed me!


This book takes place in New Orleans, and the EIT team (now with the forced addiction of the douchecanoe!) go check a haunted house that doubled is para
Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
*3 Stars*

I'm going to keep this fairly short and sweet: I loved the perspective switch over to Dex in this installation. It was fun getting inside his head and seeing what makes his complex mind tick...And Dex has a dirtier mind than I originally thought!

The author did an amazing job keeping Dex's character consistent, which too often doesn't happen; I've read many books where a POV switch causes the characters to feel almost alien to their previous personas. But KH handled this feat flawlessly
Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (SLOW)

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(if you dont include a ranging headache and a dying laptop that is...)

Seriously though ,i loved DEX's POV ! And i cant help but wish ashes to ashes remained in his POV as well...even though Karina already announced that the next one was definatley going to be in PERRY's pov .

Extract from the acknowledgements:And we’re back to Perry ’s POV for Experiment in Terror#8 'Ashes
Erica Ravenclaw
Apr 15, 2014 rated it did not like it

Spoilers marked and colorful language abound!

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I have been betrayed. I dedicated the time to takes to read 7 books and 4 shorts to this series. Reluctantly offering up my trust to the author, trust that no matter what happens there would always be a life line to anchor me to the characters when things became too chaotic. Well you, madam are a fucking a weaver of lies. There is a clear distinction between when the author conjures up some horseshittery opposed to being true to their charac
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
Dex and Perry are back from Canada....and are just back together and trying to figure out what they are. They're also trying to figure out what to do with the show especially since their footage is in police custody...still.

I loved, LOVED, loved the beginning, the middle and especially the end of this book. Everything about it was amazing and filled with emotional drama. I was really shocked by what KH did to Dex and Perry and how traumatized I felt...but it felt oh-so-good!


The beginning of th
May 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
“I love you, I’ve loved you from the very start. And… sometimes I think I can’t possibly love you more. And then I do.”
DexPerryAwesome buddy read with the girls:Kristalia ❄Vilda ❄Georgia ❄Debra ❄Catarina ❄Fathima Let me know if I forgot someone!!Karina Halle totally outdid herself! Amazing, spectacular, out of this world read. She completely blew this one out of the park. Awesome book + awesome buddy read= Dex finally got a whole book and it was He was just so… Dex. You know?
“What did the candl
Karina Halle
Apr 02, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
* Meli Mel *


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“You’re my home, Perry. And I will be yours.”

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Dex and Perry seem to be doing good so far. They are still trying to get a feel for the change in their relationship. But overall it's good. The problem for them right now is that Experiment In Terror could be no more. They lost the footage of the Sasquatch investigations to the authorities as evidence. Ji
Mar 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
All I can say about this book is that I LOVED EVERYTHING about it!!!!!!!! COME ALIVE has easily become my FAVORITE of the Experiment in Terror Series!!!!
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“Perry, I’ve wanted you since the moment I saw you. I’m not going to stop showing you off or rubbing it in to everyone I know, anytime soon … You’re mine. And you’re mine alone. From now until the end of time.”

Karina Halle has definitely pulled out all the stops for this one!!!! Just when I didn’t think it could get any bet
Feb 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Dex and Perry are back!
Here ------>

And they're better than ever. The relationship is new and awkward, but I ate up every bit. Because when you wait through 6 books and 3 novellas, this is exactly the pay off you've been waiting for. I've missed these two like crazy! These people (that right, I said people not characters) and the world of EIT is perfectly crafted. Every story is like revisiting a best friend in a favorite bar.

Karina Halle just gets BETTE
Lise *friends don't flag*
This is pretty much how I feel about anything Karina Halle writes


Please and Thank you!

Dec 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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1. What the HELL are you waiting for?!?!?


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- June 24 edit -

So I was in the middle of an awesome book yesterday when I saw that Come Alive finally went live on Amazon. I told myself I'd finish my current book first but I couldn't resist but sneak a peek. And I told myself, "Just one chapter! ONE CHAPTER!" Do you think I succeeded? When the first line of a book you've been anticipating for months goes like this --> "So fucking horny", how can you not drop everything else?

Come Alive takes place shortl
Kirsten P
Nov 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Once again Karina has exceeded every expectation. I laughed, I cried and I fell deeper in love with Dex. Outstanding!

Yes! My Dex has returned. I started counting down the moment to this books arrival WEEKS ago. Karina Halle’s writing alone is enough to have me one clicking, but a book solely from Dex’s POV, I’m almost at the point of bribing her to let me just get a quick sneak peek. What? Can you blame me? Yeah, I didn’t think so. Let me
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
5 stars

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The 7th book in the series and told entirely from Dex POV, we are finally at a place in the series where I am happy and things sure are heating up for the couple. Though, things don't go as expected when they investigate a voodoo sect.

Dex is without a doubt my all time favourite book boyfriend. He's cheeky and charming ways has me swooning and falling harder for him each time. I felt for Perry. She was being cautious and with valid reason considering their past. Still as likeable as e
Ash Wednesday
"Now are we ready to hunt some ghosts?" he asked us like the douchiest substitute teacher, trying to sound commanding and relatable at the same time.
"Fuck you," I said.

Dex has always been a puzzling character for me. I was easily sold on Perry but Declan and I had some tough times behind us. And while Hot and Crispy Dex is actually Hot AND Extra Crispy, he started to concern me as a narrator in And With Madness Comes The Light. Because while he was a brilliant revelation in The Dex-Fi
Nov 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Not 1...2...3...or even 4... Yeah you heard me right..

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Come Alive, picks up exactly where Into The Hallow ends.. But instead of having Perry’s POV, as we usually do, we get a special treat, and are rewarded with getting into the mind of Dex...Come Alive is delivered in Dex’s POV only. We get an exclusive look into the crazy, manic, and emotional man that we have grown to LOVE

It begins with Dex & Perry going back home and trying to test out the waters of their
*.Amaia.* BlackMagicRose
5 Derry-Conquers-All Awesome STARS!!


How can someone manage to keep people hooked after 7 books and 3 novellas?? Because that someone is a feckin' genius named Karina Halle.

This series just keeps getting better, both the characters and the stories. The mysteries are creepier every time and the main storyline is more and more detailed and complicated which only makes you even more eager for the next book, because that last 30% of the book was MENTAL!! and SO good :)

So this time, Dex and Perry ar
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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 (1 - 10 of 11 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)
  • Ashes to Ashes (Experiment in Terror, #8)
  • Dust to Dust (Experiment in Terror #9)
  • Came Back Haunted (Experiment in Terror #10)
  • In the Fade (Experiment in Terror #11)

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