Blog Tour: Come Alive Review and Giveaway

Come Alive (Experiment in Terror #7) by Karina Halle
Release Date: June 23, 2013
Age: Adult, 17+
Genre: Horror, Suspense, Romance, Paranormal Romance
Format: ebook
Source: The Book Asylum & Reading Books Like a Boss
Buy it: Amazon | Smashwords
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.
Waiting, for what felt like forever it really wasn't that long, for this book to come out was PURE TORTURE. The books before this one were already released when I was ready to read them. Since Darkhouse, book 1,  I have been hooked and involved whole heartedly in the adventures of the beloved and crazy Dex and Perry (or Derry). The reputation and following they have garnered as a ghost hunting filming duo and a sexual-tension-filled-with-chemistry pair is amazing! Karina Halle does a bang up job in this seventh book of the Experiment in Terror series. Yes, it's number 7. If you haven't read the books before this one, DO SO NOW. Darkhouse is FREEEEE.

All the action of Come Alive takes place in New Orleans, one of those places I have always wanted to visit (and it's not just for my family ties into Voodoo/Santeria). It's rich in culture and some crazy ass shit. Oh and the craziest of all that shit is our dear gingerballed foe Maximus, who I must say kind of grew on me a tad. With some new characters, zombies, and all of Dex's hilarious godliness this book ranks high in my EiT favorites!

About half way through this book I was pulling my hair out, I was messaging Megan and I was spewing incoherent babble. Yes. I was that girl. I was pissed, I was scared, and I was dying to finish the story but frightened of what Karina had in store. The tension was KILLING ME. It's one of those books where you're muttering, no no no no to yourself in public. By the end of Come Alive I had exhausted all of my energy going through wave of emotion after wave of emotion. I was spent, in a good way, books that take it all out of you are A+ in my book.

The Experiment in Terror books are entertaining and fun, they are freaky and crazy, they are sexy as hell, and they are my favorites. Following Dex and Perry through this labyrinth has been so much fun, as exhausting as it is, I look forward to the future and can't wait until the next book which will be told from Perry's POV. If you're looking for a kick ass story line that is getting better and better, characters to follow to the end of the Earth, and a leading man who knows his way around the bedroom then I HIGHLY and COMPLETELY recommend this series and especially this book!!!

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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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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A HUGE Thank You to

and of course the brilliantly ballsy and fan-freaking-tastic Karina Halle!


  1. Hahaha!! You were pretty distraught. I'm glad you survived Come Alive. I knew you could do it! Fantabulous review, my friend!

  2. I absolutely love this series, and I can't wait to read this one! Great review :)

  3. I love every moment when I am reading Experiment in Terror, I also love the other series as well!

  4. Wow, I can feel the rush of adrenaline just by reading your review on that interesting book. I certainly love books on romance and horror. This certainly is a must have and a must read! I can’t wait to experience what you had. Thanks a lot for sharing! Till next time.