Friday, June 28, 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Come Alive (An Experiment in Terror novel) by Karina Halle

Hello readers.  Today I'm so excited to be part of the Blog Tour for Karina Halle's latest installment in her Experiment in Terror series: Come Alive (Book #7).  Both Arlene and I LOVED her Artist Trilogy novels, Sins & Needles and On Every Street.  I have the first book in this series locked and loaded on my Kindle and I'm sure you'll be reading my review here soon.  Be sure and scroll down for details on the amazing giveaway of this fabulous tour hosted by The Book Asylum & Reading Books Like a Boss.  Thank you ladies for allowing us to partipate!! You can find the complete tour schedule HERE.
Come Alive (Experiment in Terror, #7)
Come Alive by Karina Halle
Publication Date: June 23rd 2013
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Horror
Age Group: General adult 17+
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble 
About the Book: 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 Ter­ror show run­ning is to take on a third part­ner in the form of the mys­te­ri­ous Max­imus Jacobs — all while inves­ti­gat­ing a sin­is­ter voodoo sect in New Orleans — and you’ve got the per­fect South­ern storm and a recipe for dis­as­ter. Luck­ily, Dex has never been one to back down, even when his life –and heart — are on the line.

Come Alive is told from Dex’s POV.

Below you'll find an excerpt and after reading this I'm wondering why I haven't picked this series up sooner!! Oh my!
I whipped around and pulled out the elevator’s STOP button. The elevator lurched then came still.
“What are you doing?” she screeched, wild-eyed.
“Nothing you need to worry about, baby,” I told her, placing both hands on either side of her head and kissing her hard, hard enough that she was flattened against the wall. We didn’t discuss it, but we naturally played our relationship cool in front of Jimmy. Now I was making up for lost time.
I bit her lower lip, pulling it between my teeth. She moaned and I smiled.
“You ever had sex in an elevator?” I asked, taking my mouth to her sweet neck and alternating between wet licks and fierce sucks. I didn’t care if she ended up with a million hickeys. The more the better.
“Anywhere in public?”
“Does a Canadian national park count?” she whispered, sounding both turned-on and uneasy.
“No, it doesn’t,” I murmured, my hands cupping her breasts now. “Sounds like something we have to fix, doesn’t it?”
“Isn’t this illegal?”
I pulled away and looked at her. “Elevator malfunction. Living it up while I’m going down.”
She smiled and then arched her back to give me more access to her fantastic breasts. “You can’t use Aerosmith as an excuse.”
“I can do anything I want,” I grunted, pressing my erection into her hip.
“My goodness,” she exclaimed at the pressure.
I grinned, my hands folding down her bra and rolling her nipples between my fingers.
“I told you. I’m always hard for you, I’m just good at hiding it. Which, actually, isn’t easy when your dick is the size of your leg.”
She laughed and lowered my head to her breasts, my mouth yearning, searching.
“Hello?” a voice said from behind me.
Startled, I turned around, expecting someone in the elevator with us. I was probably expecting it to be inhuman as well.
But the voice repeated. “Hello? Are you okay? Is this car two? I have reports you have stopped.”
Shit. It was the security on the speaker. In some elevators, pulling out the stop button just stops the elevator. I guess in this one it alerted security. Cockblockers!

About the author:

The daughter of a Norwegian Viking and a Finnish Moomin, Karina Halle grew up in Vancouver, Canada with trolls and eternal darkness on the brain. This soon turned into a love of all things that go bump in the night and a rather sadistic appreciation for freaking people out. Like many of the flawed characters she writes, Karina never knew where to find herself and has dabbled in acting, make-up artistry, film production, screenwriting, photography, travel writing and music journalism. She eventually found herself in the pages of the very novels she wrote (if only she had looked there to begin with).

Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she's preparing for the zombie apocalypse. 

Karina is represented by Scott Waxman of the Waxman Leavell Literary Agency
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Reading Books Like a Boss & The Book Asylum are giving away signed books.  US ONLY!  This is NOT an international giveaway.

·         (1) And With Madness Comes the Light – 1 winner

·         (1) Into the Hollow – 1 winner

·         (2) Darkhouse – 2 winners

·         The entire Experiment in Terror series in e-book format

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  1. Love the excerpt I read. I truly am looking forward to reading. Thank you for the giveaway.

    1. Me too, Kim! I need to start this series immediately if not sooner! :)

  2. My favorite part of E.I.T. Dex Perry Sex

    1. I have a feeling that will be my favorite, too, Jennifer! :)

  3. Haven't read the series yet!