Monday, October 22, 2012

Thrills and Chills Experiment in Terror Giveaway!!!


Looking for some sexy thrills and chills to read about this Halloween season?  Then enter for your chance to win the entire e-series of Experiment in Terror by Karina Halle!  

In honor of Halloween and the release next month of Into the Hollow  ( EIT #6), I will be giving away the entire Experiment in Terror series in e-book format through Amazon.  

I can't say enough great things about this series and I want to spread the creepy/pervy/highly entertaining joy around!  I have been beta reading Into the Hollow for Karina and I'm so damn excited about its upcoming release!  Back with a wicked sense of humor, shameless banter and spectacularly spooky haunts, Perry and Dex are off on another adventure that is sure to have me quaking in my boots.  And I'm offering one lucky winner the chance to win the entire series!!!  There are 5 full lengths and 3 novellas to date.  Check out a sneak peak from chapter 1 of Darkhouse and enter the giveaway below! 


Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror #1)
By Karina Halle


With all the vampire, werewolf and faerie books out there, it's easy to become numb to all things supernatural. The antidote? Darkhouse introduces two real and unforgettable characters, Perry Palomino & Dex Foray, amateur ghost hunters who are "attractive, relatable and oddly heroic," "flawed but loveable," "slightly crazy" and just the most endearing pair to ever tackle the paranormal...just don't call them normal. Darkhouse is a thrilling and sexy new take on concepts like Supernatural and The X-Files, bringing a breath of fresh air to a genre that has been inundated with the dead.


CHAPTER ONE 


I stood in a round, white room with only a porthole-shaped window to break up the monotony. The view outside was nothing more than an inky void. The smell of tidal pools and rotting kelp seeped in through the cracks where the silicone had crumbled away. I didn’t know where I was or why I was there. But I knew something had summoned me.

I spun around, suddenly conscious of a door, and saw a saffron-colored glow spilling out from underneath the doorframe, mildly illuminating the stark walls. Chilled air flowed in with the light and tickled the tops of my bare feet. The blue nail polish on my toe was chipped, making it look like I had half a toenail. This caught my attention more than the cold hardwood floor and the rough splinters beneath. The lights went out. The door whooshed open, almost soundlessly, and a huge rush of arctic wind battered my body, whipping my nightgown around me like a pink, polyester flag.

The floorboards creaked. I felt the weight of some unknown mass travel along the length of them to my feet. I couldn’t move and I wasn’t sure I wanted to.

The lights from outside the room came on again, illuminating the air abrasively. My eyes stung. A pounding sound filled my ears. I covered them with my hands until I realized it came from my very heart.

In the doorway I saw a silhouette of a man.

My heart, and the pounding, stopped. The man came for me, a mass of unfathomable malevolence. I screamed and screamed until the black depths of his silhouette was all I could see. I fell into him, fell into the darkness, in one never-ending cry.

Until...

A pair of hands grabbed my arms and pulled me up. They shook me until the darkness behind my eyes bled out into a blinding white.

And suddenly, I was in my bedroom lying underneath a smorgasbord of tangled sheets with my sister Ada peering over me. Her forehead furrowed with concern, making her look years older than fifteen.

She let go of my arms and stepped back.

“You scared the shit out of me, Perry,” she grumbled.

I propped myself up on my elbows and looked around my room at the concert posters on the walls and stacks of vinyl and CDs in the corner, taking comfort in their familiarity. My rarely touched electric guitar rested haphazardly against the window seat, a pleasing contrast to my stuffed animal collection.

I eyed my alarm clock. Two minutes until it blared uncontrollably. The observation was hazy, like I was not quite in my body yet.

“Well?” Ada said, crossing her arms. She was still in her pajamas, but her heavy-handed makeup was meticulously applied.

“Well what?” I repeated.

“Um, hello! Any explanation why your screams made me put down my mascara in mid-stroke and come rushing in here?”

“You have good hearing?”

“Perry!” Her voice bordered on a shrill hissy fit. Ada was always a degree or two away from full-on teenage angst.

“Well, I don’t know. I had a bad dream. Or something…”

It was a dream now, wasn’t it? My memory was disintegrating into bits and pieces, and the more I tried to recall it, the more I came up blank. But that feeling, that horrible feeling of dread still clung to the recesses of my mind like sticky cobwebs. Even the bright autumn sunshine that shone through my window wasn’t cleaning it up.



Author Info:

Karina Halle is a music journalist and all around wino who resides in beautiful British Columbia. When she's not rocking out or taking a nap, she can be found writing her ghost-hunting Experiment in Terror Series.

Links :

Blog | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon


a Rafflecopter giveaway



Darkhouse  (EIT #1) is FREE!!! 
Also you can grab The Benson (#2.5) free!!!


Pick up these 2 and I will gift you the other 6 titles to complete the series!  You must respond to the winning email no later than Sunday, 10.28.12 to claim your prize!

16 comments:

  1. We don't really celebrate Halloween in my country, but I'd have to say my favourite thing would be gathering a bunch of people to watch horror movies all night.

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  2. The best thing about Halloween is the colours. The oranges and red just seem so lively and it makes me sad that it the onset of winter.

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    1. Oh yes, winter is approaching! I'm excited to wear my jackets and scarves though!

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  3. Candy!!! LOL! And dressing up, oh yeah and pumpkin carving! :-P Great giveaway!

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    1. Thanks for entering! LOVE candy! I still need to carve a pumpkin this year,

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  4. My favorite thing about Hallowwen is watching how excited my kids are to decorate, dress up, and trick-or-treat. Thank you so much for the two free books, and for the op[portunity to win the rest.

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    1. You're welcome and good luck! It really is a great holiday for kids... And big kids alike :P

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    1. Definitely one of the top things about it! I tried this new candy apple candy corn that is so good but so strong!

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  6. My favorite thing about Halloween is seeing babies dressed up as pumpkins or bumblebees or fairy princesses, etc....and giving their parents candy when they come to the door!

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    1. That is pretty cute! Can't wait to see what my nephew will be. He's 1 and a half and a lot of energy!

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  7. I really like seeing how creative people get with their costumes. Also, the haunted houses on the street are fun to see.

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    1. I love decorations and haunted houses! So much fun!

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  8. I love going to work and seeing what costumes the little kids are wearing every year. They always have something imaginative and cute!

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  9. I love seeing my kids dressed up, they love Halloween! And I may be biased, but they are pretty darn cute ;) ! I also love pumpkins. While I know it's not really solely for Halloween, it seems to disappear afterwards, so I try and enjoy it while I can (e.g. Pumpkin muffins, pumpkins cookies, pumpkin pie,pumpkin loaf, etc). You get the picture!

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