Title: Come Alive
Red Fox (#2)
The Benson (#2.5)
Dead Sky Morning (#3)
Lying Season (#4)
On Demon Wings (#5)
Old Blood (#5.5)
The Dex Files (#5.7)
Into the Hollow (#6)
And With Madness Comes the Light (#6.5)
Come Alive (#7)
Author: Karina Halle
Date(s) read: July 12, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Author (for review)
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.
BIG thank you to Karina and Megan for sending me a copy of this novella for review!
If you’ve ever wondered what gets me bouncing off the walls excited, one example comes to mind: the release of a new Karina Halle book, specifically one for her Experiment in Terror series!
It’s no question that this is one of my favourite series EVER (one that I’ve even started rereading, I love it so much) AND the main characters, Perry and Dex, are probably one of my more favourite literary couples ever. I just can’t get enough of them!
This book is a little different from most of the others in the series because it’s told from the point of view of Dex, someone who isn’t nice all the time, is definitely a guy’s guy, BUT someone who is definitely in love with Perry. It might be a bit jarring to get into his head after reading the books from Perry’s point of view, but after a few pages I was laughing and shaking my head at Dex’s crudeness. Really, if you’re a fan of the series, Dex’s crudeness is something you’ve grown to love. And he’s not crude all the time — there really is some heart in there, too!
I almost thought that this story wasn’t going to revolve around ghosts of some sort like Karina’s other stories, but then I was pleasantly surprised when a trip to New Orleans to see a haunted house comes up. There’s nothing I love more than scary novels about haunted houses! It was great to have the New Orleans experience in the story as well as something that was creepy and scary like a ghost story.
This book was such a page-turner that I ended the story extremely happy — and wanting more. Of course, now that I’ve been in Dex’s head, it’ll be different getting back into Perry’s. But one thing is for sure, whatever they do next, I know I want to be a part of it. It does make me sad that this series will eventually come to an end, but I love the ride that Karina’s taken us on so far — it has indeed been wild!