Hi and Welcome! So you want to know about me... well I'm married SAHM (Stay At Home Mom) with two kids. I'm also an ex-erotic author. I was multi-published with several publishers, until I became disillusioned with the industry and I'm a little cynical about it at times. Yet I still have a passion for the written word, especially sexy ones, I created my blog to share that passion.
And since I can't get rid of those pesky plot bunnies I dabble with short stories now and then.
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- Save My Soul (Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy: Preternaturals Book 2)
on July 18, 2011
Strangely this story gave me nightmares, I still can't figure out why though. It's sexy, hot, romantic and engaging, but not scary or spooky.
Anyway I loved Anna's feisty energy, her willingness to help Luc but not compromise her beliefs. Luc's possessiveness and protectiveness both gave him an alpha male vibe. I liked how he was at terms with what he was. Their chemistry was great and I loved the banter between them. The sexual tension helped keep you on edge and move the book forward. The plot was interesting, I liked the varied dimensions and world building. Ms Winters did an excellent job. The different creatures and magic were great. This book is very enthralling and I didn't want to put it down until the end and then I was sad when it ended. The twists and turns keep you riveted. Ms Winters know just when to drop each piece you need to figure out the puzzle, and boy oh boy you're not disappointed.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, yet felt there was something I was missing as this is book two, although clearly able to be a stand alone, I may have to go back and get number one to see if I'm right. But then again maybe it was just that I didn't want the book to really end. In any case I'll be looking for more books by Ms Winters in the future.
- Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror #1)
on July 18, 2011
A super thrill ride of a book. I devoured this book, seriously I did not want to put it down. I'm a big fan of ghost stories and ghost hunting in general so picking this up was a no-brainer for me.
I loved Perry! I think because she reminded me of well me at that age. I really liked her snarky humor and wit. The way she was sweet yet guarded and still would take chances. She was the complete "problem child" grown up. I did have a hard time buying her as 22, I kept feeling like she was younger. I think this came from her interaction with her sister. Yet I felt the same with Dex, I kept feeling like he was younger than the age given. Perhaps this was due to his attitude and outlook. I liked his almost crazy attitude, he was walking a razors edge of sanity and crazyville. At times in the book, I had to wonder if maybe he wasn't screwing with Perry just for the sake of the show. But as the book progresses you discover there's no way that could be happening. Sometimes I found myself wondering if it wasn't all in Perry's head.
The "normal" sections of the book added tension leaving you wondering what was going to happen. They also enhanced the paranormal aspect. I felt this skated a thin line at times almost falling into the YA genre then bouncing back over. The plot moved along really well. Ms Halle, I feel, did a good job rounding out the story and giving the characters real backgrounds making them actual people. I'm very interested in seeing where this series is going.
- Red Fox (Experiment in Terror #2)
on Aug. 04, 2011
Another great read from Karine Halle!
This is the second installment in The Experiment in Terror series. In this book we get to pick up where the first one left off and see that Perry's life has gotten decidedly more complicated since Dex bumped into her in Darkhouse. I really felt sorry for her, and had to wonder what was in store.
This books takes Perry and Dex to New Mexico and smack dab into Navajo mythology. I'm not really up on my Native American Myths, but this was really interesting. Your pulled in not just by the case, which is fascinating, but by the relationship growing between Perry and Dex. I noted that both Perry and Dex act more mature in this book than they do in the last one. I'm not sure if this is due to the strain put on by other factors or if they are growing, but I would like to see this progress. You get kind of a sneak peek into Dex's background in this book as well and it puts the way he acts in better perspective.
The book moves along really well Ms Halle drops hints like bread crumbs leading to the evil beings creating the problems. I kind of figured it out much earlier in the book, but had to keep reading in order to see if I was right, and I was.
Perry and Dex are two charismatic and slightly crazy characters that carry you in kicking and screaming along for the ride. So far it's been an awesome ride and I can't wait to see where they go in the next.
This product was provided to me free of charge by the author in exchange for an unbiased review.
- Lying Season (Experiment in Terror #4)
on Dec. 28, 2011
I was hoping this book would start shedding some light on things, and while it did it also opened up a whole can of worms. I did have several of my suspicions from the earlier books confirmed, which was pretty cool.
This has the same funny, witty moment mixed with terrifying encounters, as the first three books. Yet it also has some heart wrenchers for fans. I love how much Dex and Perry have grown since DarkHouse. Yet part of me wishes that Ms Halle hadn't taken the route she did. I understand why she did, it gives the books depth, drama, and makes them the drop everything I have to read it now books that they are. Doesn't stop me from wanting to scream at her for this one.
One of the reasons I love these books, is because I can relate so well with Perry. I really think most women can, because she doesn't see herself the everyone else does. I feel many women understand this feeling all to well. I really like that in this book she comes out of her shell so to speak, Perry's transforming into a confident woman. Someone who stands up for herself. I loved that. Yet Dex seems to be slipping. While he seems more grown-up he felt distant. Perhaps this was because of Perry point of view, since the book is from her view, and the things going on between them or this was intentional and the way Ms Halle wanted it. I'm not sure.
I did notice this one was more focused on the characters, bring in several new faces and giving us a better understanding of older ones. Of course there were ghosts, but at least this one didn't give me nightmares.
I feel the need to warn you there is one hell of a highly emotional cliff hanger at the end. Which means I will once again be waiting impatiently for the next installment of this series.
- Old Blood - A Novella (Experiment in Terror #5.5)
on July 17, 2012
This is the tale of Pippa, Perry's grandmother, story. Before I get to into this review I needed to warn you if you haven't read the first 4 books in the series then do it before reading this review because I going to be spilling some beads.
Ok I warned you.
Old Blood is a side tale giving the life story of Pippa. Also known as the crazy clown lady who we learned in the last book is Perry's grandmother. For some reason I thought she was some how related to Dex. After getting a glimpse at Pippa through out the series I was eager to know more about her. Pippa is not even close to an angel, but she was one strong woman.
This also given more insight into Perry's mother and why she is the way she is. Although I'm not sure that excuses her and while I'm still not crazy about her I can understand where she comes from and why she acts the way she does. While I enjoyed learning about Perry's family history and the insight it gives to Dex's background. I felt this series is taking an outlandish turn with the veil and how they get the physic abilities. Personally I enjoyed the books much more when it was it was Dex and Perry ghost hunting. I didn't mind the personal drama because it helped define the characters. Yes I'm still interested in seeing where this goes but I could do without the multiple dimensions thing.