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Ashes to Ashes

(Experiment in Terror #8)

4.47  ·  Rating details ·  3,861 ratings  ·  559 reviews
It’s been two months since Perry Palomino and Dex Foray’s relationship reached a new turning point, two months since Perry started a new life in Seattle, and two months since their Experiment in Terror show took on a new partner, ex-Wine Babe Rebecca Sims, and found a new level of success. But whenever there is light in their lives, the madness still has a way of coming ba ...more
Kindle Edition, 408 pages
Published December 9th 2013 by Metal Blonde Books (first published December 7th 2013)
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Karina Halle
Sep 30, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
My birthday :D Hope you're ready to be freaking scared. ...more
Georgia ♥
Stars & Stars & Some more Stars
Supernaturally amazing, creepy as hell, Dexy Sexy and WHAT-THE-HELL-WAS-THAT 5 Stars

“To the thing that hurts you most. To the paranormal and to never being normal.”


When all Hell breaks loose upon you, hunt ghosts with style, heed the warnings, love as it will be your last time and do it Dex' style.... Unapologizing and passionately INSANE!

The creepiest and scariest installment in the highly acclaimed Experiment in Terror series, forced me to stop reading to look be
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog

There are not enough stars for this book it was PERFECTION!!! If I could I would give it more stars!!! I thought that Dead Sky Morning and Lying Season were scary but when I finished this book I can say that this is the scariest one of all!!!

In this book Perry, Dex and their new member Rebecca who is their producer have to go to Oregon to a school for artistically gifted children. The school was a sanatorium for children who had TB.Noone has been left from the hospit
Kristin (KC)
*4 Stars*

Another enjoyable installment, although I didn’t love as much as some of the others. But hey, we all have our faves in this series!

I’ll keep this short since I was late to the party. I realize most EiT fans may consider this book old news by now.

What I loved : The setting and unique storyline. KH excels and pulls out all the stops when it comes to constructing an original plot. Here, Dex and Perry head back to Oregon to visit a haunted school, where they take on the restless ghosts
5 Completely Awesome and Scary Stars!!!

This 8th book (and the previous book to the last one) take us back to the same place as the beginning, where Perry and Dex met each other and to a haunted art school for kids, which used to be a hospital for children with tuberculosis.


But as everything around them… just because hundreds of people died there, that doesn’t mean they’ve left.
On the opposite, they are still there, very present… and very angry.


As they start to find out more about the forme
Mar 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Ashes to Ashes was everything I was hoping for and some more! This next-to-last Experiment in Terror book is perfect mixture of funny banters, swooning moments, steamy scenes and extremely creepy situations! EIT fans most definitely won’t be disappointed.

Since I really missed Perry’s thoughts, I was eager to be back to her POV in this book. In Ashes to Ashes, everyone from Perry’s family is back in picture. Even Pippa and her creepy warnings that does not really make sense. Readers will witness
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
My Thoughts:

✜ Dex and Perry and...Rebecca are off on another 'adventure' for the show. This time heading to Oregon for an old sanitarium that's been converted into a school.

✜ Dex is sooo...super romantic! ~sigh~ I just LOVED it!

✜ And Perry really loves it. Lucky girl.

✜ But I like how their relationship is growing and moving forward. Dex is up to something and it wasn't hard to figure out but I just keep saying, no, no, no... not there!! But you know Dex, he never listens!

✜ Of course, the
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Sep 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Amy | Foxy Blogs by: Renee

Since it appears I'm one of the last people on earth to read this book I won't attempt to write what this particular is about book except to say...I LOVE EIT!

The lowdown about EIT:

★Dex and Perry are the main characters in the series.

★They work as team filming supernatural occurrences for their webcast.

★It is a continuing story so it must be read in order.

★Some EITs are scarier than others.

★If read in the dark the stories are much creepier.

★It's paranormal. Yes, there is ro
Mar 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
*** 5+++ "I freakin love this series" kind of stars**

"...are you prepared for, you know...the children of the damned?
Toddlers from hell?
Art kids without Ritalin? "

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Nope, I wasn't prepared at all!
This one was one of the scariest in the whole series and that's saying it a lot.
Ghost kids, a haunted school , a constant fog that creeps into your soul and a dark feeling they can't shake off.
So yes, this one put creepy and scary in a whole new level. I was terrified!

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I'm not joking! I kept
☆ Sammy ☆彡
5 Full Circle Stars!

What It Is About
Dex, Perry, and Rebecca film an Experiment in Terror episode at a haunted school located in a building that used to be the Sea Crest Sanatorium. The sanatorium is basically a hospital where terminally ill children with tuberculosis were sent until they died. The school is supposedly haunted by the children who died there and is located very close to Perry's uncle Al.

My Thoughts
Ashes to Ashes completely took my breath away! I was on the edge of my seat, was se
Apr 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
_~_~_~__~4.5 Creepy & Ghostly Stars!!_~_~~_~_~_
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F@ck Yeah!!!

When you throw ghosts, demons, and children in a sanatorium, shit is bound to get crazyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
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Yeah, I was afraid of that.

Just a heads up, my review DOES NOT do this book justice. So if you are looking for a full length synopsis then you have come to the wrong place :P

Ashes to Ashes
is just as remarkable as the previous books, this book DID NOT disappoint. Some readers might be skeptical as to how a series can keep the reader

What can I say - It is no surprise that I devoured this story. I mean it is Dex and Perry, what is not to love?!?! If you haven't started this series, you are seriously missing out. So just do it!

I can tell you parts of this story scared the shit out of me.I am not too embarrassed to admit, that I had to put it down for the night. I am a wimp. Yes, I am a 28 year old baby. But reading this alone, late at night...yeah.... it was not working for me. I was tempted to wake the husband up, to protect
& Smashwords ➔

This book is absolutely phenomenal! Probably the creepiest yet and an immediate favorite! 5+ stars!


I just finished this book and my heart is pounding! In terror, in happiness, in shock! It’s all happening in EIT-land!

We’re back in Perry POV, which I love! Because as much as I love Dex, I have missed Perry in all of her sarcastic awesomeness, she is a fantastic narrator, and I feel like she's really grown up a lot since the beginning of the series. She's confident and more comfortable with herself and her life, and I just love her.

“Perry Palomino, ghost magnet.
Rachel Reads Ravenously
Reread December 2020


Anyways, after that little mini meltdown, Ashes to Ashes was exactly the follow up book we EIT readers needed after Come Alive.

One of the best things about this book?.... It scared the ever-living sh** of out me. As in, I was reading this at night, and had to put the Kindle down because I was too scared to read it in the dark. For me, Into the Hollow and Come Alive did not
Jun 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-series
"I'm Dex Foray, the only penis involved in the show."

Forget Camden, Javier and Sage. I still think Dex is best hero that Karina had created to date. He can be a douche, a neurotic or a romantic. We love him just the same. This time we're back with Perry's POV, oh how I miss the girl. This time our favorite ghost hunting duo had Rebecca breathing down their neck as their show's new producer. The trio new assignment sent them back to Oregon, the place where Dex and Perry first met each other. The
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
5 stars

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Wow what a way to end this book! Dex and Perry have gone full circle and are back to where they first met now filming at a haunted school.

I miss Dex's POV but Perry's POV is just as good. Their chemistry together is mind blowing but I wanted more more more!!!

You, Perry, have my heart. You are my heart

Karina Halle style there's the creepy investigating of the haunted school, Sexy Dexy time, swooning moments and a few storylines left hanging to lead us to the ultimate epic
Kim Bailey
Even better the second time!

5 Stars!

Yes! ... Noooooo ... what the ... holy crap ... I loved it!!!

What we have, it consumes me. It devours me. It scares me more than anything we have ever encountered, because if I ever lost you, if I ever had to live without you, I wouldn't be whole. You, Perry, have my heart. You are my heart.

Oh, Dex!

One of the best EIT books yet (and there's only one more *cry!). And one of my favorite books of the year. Karina Halle never fails to amaze me with her ability to
* Meli Mel *



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"It was a fucking trip to think how full circle this could be, to go from running into him in the lighthouse and staring at his face for the first time to sitting beside him in our apartment, his arm around me, in love. Did I even realize at the time what this strange man wou
Review completed on Feb. 7, 2014


*No spoilers*

I was one of the lucky ones who got an ARC, and it didn't disappoint one bit. This is my favorite of the series. Halle stepped up a notch with this one.
In this episode Perry and Dex went to investigate a creepy sanatorium. I had a blast reading it, not only because it was scary, funny and sexy, but because I actually have been in one, when I was little. And let me tell you, it is a scary place to be, even without the ghosts :-D.

The funny

★★★★★ 5+ Stars!

I've said it before and I'll say it again; this series is simply

How I feel about Dex & Perry:

So, the fact that there's only one more book to come in this series makes me a bit sad...

One the plus side: There's one more book to come in this series! :D
Dec 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Title: Ashes To Ashes
Series: Experiment in Terror #8
Author: Karina Halle
Release Date: December 11 2013
Rating: 5 stars
Cliffhanger: Yes
HEA: (view spoiler)

Ashes To Ashes was everything I hoped for and even a little bit more. I immensely enjoyed this spectacular installment of one of my favorite series ever. As always, I did get a great dose of humor, romance, sex and fear, everything that Karina Halle is the goddess of. I loved this part of the story, and I can’t believe th
Oct 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When you see "Karina Halle" and "EIT" you should already know the book is going to be 5 stars. Ashes to Ashes falls right in line with that thinking. It. Was. INCREDIBLE!! And of course, 5 STARS!!!

You know the journey that has been Dex & Perry…the tension, the friendship, and the issues the supernatural have brought into their relationship, along with the closeness the same beings brought into their lives through the form of the EIT show. It's been such a tumultuous,exuberant and intense ride. S
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book – Ashes to Ashes (Experiment in Terror #8)
Author – Karina Halle
Publication Date – December 11, 2013
Type – Part of Series
Genre – Paranormal Romance
Rating – 5 out of 5 Stars

Reading Order
Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror #1)
Red Fox (Experiment in Terror #2)
The Benson (Experiment in Terror #2.5)
Dead Sky Morning (Experiment in Terror #3)
Lying Season (Experiment in Terror #4)
On Demon Wings (Experiment in Terror #5)
Old Blood (Experiment in Terror #5.5)
The Dex-Files (Experiment in Terror #5.7)
Into th
Final rating: 5/5 stars

“What we have – it consumes me. It devours me. And it scares me more than anything we have ever encountered, because if I ever lost you, if I ever had to live without you, I wouldn’t be whole. You, Perry, have my heart. You are my heart.”

It's been 8 months since I've read this book, and i realized that i have not written a proper review for it. But, i have to say, this is one of the rare series where i remember the plot, characters, and everything else during
Mar 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Reviews for long running series are always harder to write. I could delve into the plot and characters for you but, if you're a fan of the series this would be basic information you already have. On the other hand if you are new to the series, I could be giving away spoilers or just plain confusing you. Dilemma.

What I can discuss freely, and might appeal to both sets of readers, is the growth of the series as a whole.

At the beginning of the Experiment in Terror series, Perry is a timid, insecur
Mar 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Karina Halle is a flipping Geniues, this series is by far one of my favorites and the books get better and better each time. I fell in love with Dex and Perry from the start and they both have been through so much. I loved everything about this book it scared me shitless but also had me crying for how full circle Dex and perry really have come. Im so excited to see how the last book will play out and also a little sad to see it end, I could read about Dex and perry forever. D
Lise *friends don't flag*
Gosh… this one freaked me out. I had the creeps, big time. I actually had to stop my late night reading in bed in the dark cause I was scared… I closed my iPad up and shoved it on the nightstand and shivered in fear.

This book #8 in the EIT series had a little bit of everything I have come to know and love about this couple of ghost seeing/chasing kooks.
And I can’t believe Dex and Perry have only known each other for eight months. I was starting to wonder if Ada was going to be ‘forever fifteen
 Megan • Reading Books Like a Boss (book blog)

What did I just read? I literally just finished Ashes to Ashes and my mind is reeling! Wow! My beloved Experiment in Terror series is almost over. No!!!! Thankfully, there is one more installment coming next year and an Ada Palomino spin-off series in the making, so Dex and Perry aren't gone yet.

Holy moly! Ashes to Ashes scared bejesus out of me, what with the creepy ghost children, this demonic creature crawling up walls and shit, and the freaking doppelgängers. Ashes to Ashes picks up mont
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5 Creepy Haunting Stars Spoiler Free Review

I shouldn’t be surprised that Karina Halle wrote with Ashes to Ashes another five star book –for me- and I can only say, this woman tops her own writing. I’ve never been hooked on a series longer than a trilogy; so you see, A2A is book 8 in the Experiment in Terror series (yep you’v
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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 during the summer, and in Lo

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Experiment in Terror (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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  • Dead Sky Morning (Experiment in Terror, #3)
  • Lying Season (Experiment in Terror, #4)
  • On Demon Wings (Experiment in Terror, #5)
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