Come Alive by Karina Halle

Posted April 29, 2014 by The Book & Alcohol Girls in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

by Karina Halle
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Come Alive Book Cover Come Alive
Experiment in Terror
Karina Halle
Horror/Contemporary Romance
Metal Blonde Books
June 23, 2013

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.


“Fine,” she said, but didn’t let up on the gas. “I’m not getting a bad vibe here anyway.” “You’re not? Because the minute I see people waving guns in public, I know the vibe ain’t good.” 


Dex & Perry are back and better than ever!!! And in Dex’s POV, baby!!! Oh… to be in Dex’s mind for 438 pages…. Sigh…

Every time I read another installment of the EIT series, I think we are finally getting some answers, but then I realize we are only pealing back more layers. This book is no exception. As our fearless team + Maximus, (yes, you read that correctly,) head to NOLA for some ghostly fun we learn just how much we simply do not know…

First, let’s back up a bit. Yep, Maximus. The Ginger got himself back in the EIT game and is headed with Dex and Perry to their next assignment. He is just trailing them either. Nope, he is leading and this assignment is his baby. We learn a lot about his mysterious and annoying behaviors from the previous books. As a bonus, Dex and Perry create some new and fun insults to sling his Ginger way as he inserts himself firmly between them and interferes with their new and budding relationship. 

“You, ginger balls, you shut the f*ck up.” 

OK, OK, I know you are dying to hear about the Dex & Perry relationship! What makes this book so great is that we don’t just get these two together, but get it with Dex’s POV. It isn’t all smooth sailing, but I’d be disappointed if it was. It is pure Dex & Perry and I love it! There was a new element introduced to Dex and Perry’s love story and it seriously rocked the book. It made me ache for both of them, but reading it from Dex’s POV and understanding his vulnerability made his character reveal depths that made me love him even more. This is another layer that we will be seeing again, I am sure. 

“Perry, I’ve wanted you since the moment I saw you. I’m not going to stop showing you off or rubbing it in to everyone I know, anytime soon … You’re mine. And you’re mine alone. From now until the end of time.”

Ghosts you ask? Well it’s NOLA! New Orleans, baby! Of course there are ghosts, but that is the least of their worries, ya know, with the zombies running around and all. This book was spine-tingling scary! I was squirming in my seat as I read. There was a slow build throughout the story starting from the moment they arrived in NOLA that this assignment was different from all the others. They were in danger the entire time. There was a feeling of unease throughout the read and I was absolutely terrified by the time everything came to a head. 

“What did the candles smell like?” she asked.
Was she kidding me?
“Like Eau du Zombie. I don’t know.” 

How action packed is this story? I read it one day. BOOM. I had to. I couldn’t put it down.

5 Stars and a mint julep for Perry! 

Buy the Experiment in Terror Series:

Darkhouse #1

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

Ashes to Ashes #8

Dust to Dust #9


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