Monday, July 16, 2012

Special Dex File from Karina Halle!!!

I was lucky enough to win the Experiment in Terror Giveaway hosted by Hackaroo's Reviews and Karina Halle which earned me not only an awesome defiled copy of On Demon Wings, but my very own special Dex File!  Though I would love to have Dex all to myself, I have to share!!!  So, without further ado...

SPOILERS. SO MANY. NOT for those who haven’t read Lying Season. I repeat…SPOILERS.

A Lying Season Excerpt from Dex's POV

~~Perry's Reveal~~

Sometimes things end out of the blue; one minute it’s going, next minute…it’s gone. Sometimes they crumble slowly, like your favorite pair of boxer briefs . You wear them every day cuz they cup your balls just so and don’t ride up the legs and sooner or later they become a second skin. You even avoid washing them too often, as rank as that is, because you fear the washing machine will agitate things, shake them up, pull apart those fibers. But eventually, it’s going to end. Your underwear will disintegrate. One tug in a fit of mindless passion or just pulling them down to use the can, and SNAP. There’s nothing left to hold it together. You’re naked. And your ass is cold.

I knew things were over, really over, when I was about to pull my own underwear off. And couldn’t.

Jenn had gotten out of the shower and was done slathering her naked body with that Victoria’s Secret arsenic-scented lotion. She was flashing me the come hither eyes, the ones that usually created a 0-60 boner in five seconds. But though the lil dude got a bit hard – it does that when I see naked women, I can’t help it – it never got past the chubby stage.

And that’s when I knew this was it. This was the end. If we didn’t have sex, what did we have? Nothing. Absolutely butt-fuck nothing. Just a pair of miserable people hanging onto each other for the sake of…I don’t know? Not companionship. Not love. Maybe Fear. Boredom.


“What’s wrong?” she purred. She didn’t understand why my hands weren’t pulling down my drawers, why I wasn’t stroking myself in anticipation.

What was wrong? Are you really that clueless? I thought. It was all hitting me now like a ton of bricks. How about Perry, Rebecca and Emily being just outside the door? How about finding out you’ve been fucking screwing around behind my back for who the hell knows how long? And with Bradley? Sir Swagger Douchington the Fuck?

I didn’t say these things though. I didn’t want her to know that I knew. I just knew it was done for. And whatever chance I had for happiness, happiness that I didn’t really deserve, it wasn’t in our bedroom. It wasn’t with a Wine Babe in all her gorgeous, black-souled glory. It was out in the kitchen. Where a brave, dark-haired beauty was giggling with her new friends.

“I’m not in the mood,” I said brusquely as she started reaching for my waistband. I had forgotten that she liked it when I said no. Not that I ever really said no.

She wiggled her perfect bum in the air. Anyone else would have said I was gay for not being turned on by Jenn there on all fours, golden naked honey on white sheets. But making out with a guy seemed like a mighty fine alternative to getting sucked into a vortex of lies and fake nails.

“Dex,” she said, her voice getting pitchy.

“I need to get ready. So do you, it’s a big night and we’re running out of time,” I told her and stepped far out of her reach. To cement my point I quickly slipped on my black dress pants. They were itchy as hell and rarely worn but I wanted to look good tonight. I had someone else I needed to impress. I hoped they would do my ass justice.

I ignored Jenn, turning my back to her and searching for matching socks. I was sort of mindlessly looking, purposely busying myself until she dropped it and lost interest. It didn’t take too long. Jenn knew she had to get ready too and I’d bet my dog’s farts that she was trying to impress Perry as well.

I heard her sigh and get off the bed. She slipped some ugly 80’s Kim Catrell type dress over her head, pottered about finding her heels, then finally left the room.

As soon as the door clicked shut, I breathed out a sigh of relief. Believe it or not, I felt a bit bad. Jenn’s self-esteem was surprisingly fragile and I didn’t like going out to a party with both of us off-kilter. But then again, she brought this on herself. So had I.

Maybe you belong together after all, I thought. Who was I to judge her when I was just as much of an ass?

A giggle resounded from outside the door and shook the pity party out of my pants. Perry. She was all I needed to think about tonight. Not Jenn. Not even myself. Just Perry. I needed to do right by her and no one else. Maybe then that nasty voice in my head would shut the fuck up.

I slipped on a white dress shirt and black jacket and stared myself down in the mirror. Maybe it was because I wasn’t especially tall, but I always felt like a monkey in a suit. But it looked OK. I knew I looked handsome, maybe even dashing in that wannabe Bond way. I also looked strangely alert for someone who nearly died the night before.

I stopped looking at myself before I turned into one of those guys who give pep talks to their reflection (“Yeah, work that mustache, you stud, chicks fucking dig the rapist look”) picked up my tie and made my way out into the apartment where Beastie Boys was blaring.

Jenn was leaning against the counter with a glass of wine in hand. She raised her brows invitingly, which meant she wasn’t all that mad about earlier. Perhaps she was already drunk.

“Tie or no tie?” I asked as I walked toward her.

Then, like I was pulled into some cosmic pulse, I paused and looked over at the stereo.

It was a vision of teal satin. And breasts. Oh my god, the breasts.

My eyes locked onto Perry and my breath was stolen. It wasn’t just the breasts though – or the nip and curve of her waist and hips, a rolling highway that made me break erection speed records. She looked truly beautiful, comfortable. She was fresh, alive, glowing and…just so fucking real.

I don’t know how long I was staring at her from across the room, my eyes taking a dip in her own blue pools, but it was enough that my dick was straining hard against my fly and Jenn said something about taking a picture to make it last longer.

I didn’t need to. That moment would always be burned in my head. That moment when I knew that I was way in over my head. I was fucked.


That's it folks!  And it was fucking awesome right?!  Thanks Karina for the Dex POV!!!

Hopefully you have read all of the Experiment in Terror books so far.  If not, you're missing out.  You can see my reviews for all of the books by clicking the titles below.

Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror #1) (Free for Nook and Kindle)
Red Fox (Experiment In Terror #2)
The Benson (Experiment in Terror #2.5) (Free on Smashwords)
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)
My interview with Karina Halle

What's coming up next in the Experiment in Terror series?
The Dex-Files.  Expected publication: August 13, 2012.

For more about Karina Halle, please check out these links:


  1. Congrats on winning the book, I am insanely jealous!!! :-) And that was fun!

  2. Congrats on winning the book, I am super jealous!! And what a good excerpt! :-)

    1. Thanks! I'll post pictured once I get my copy in the mail. I'm excited about it!

  3. Kya......*fan girl scream* this is so good and Dex's mind is funnier than ever. Love Love Love it.
    I want more!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing this - it has made my day. Congrats on your win too!

  5. "Sir Swagger Douchington the Fuck"....I freaking LOVE how Dex thinks! Can't get enough. : )

  6. Yay, Dex's POV—I can't wait for The Dex Files!


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