~~Over at abibliosphere I had the opportunity to interview my characters Perry Palomino and Dex Foray. It was weird. But fun. Come check it out at the post here.
~~I wrote about the challenges that come with writing a series of EIGHT BOOKS. Yeah, it can mess with your head a little…these characters don’t disappear after you’ve finished writing… read more at In the Name of Books
~~You know what else is challenging? Making a BOOK TRAILER! I wrote about this at Keeping up with the Rheinlanders
~~There’s a few giveaways going on this week for BOTH copies of Darkhouse and Red Fox. I believe you can win the paperback copies here at Romancing the Darkside (and read a post about “Dex — the anti-hero”) and e-format copies at Naughty Between the Stacks (and read a post about sex).
More reviews are coming in!
~~ “With great lead characters such as Perry and Dex, this was a book that was hard to put down. Halle puts an interesting and entertaining view within the paranormal world filled with ghosts” 4.5/5 stars at Livin’ Life Through Books
~~“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” 5/5 stars at Getting Naughty Between the Stacks
~~“If I were to create a genre for this book it would be a YA/Spooky Chicklit. What a combination! Yet everything flowed well and the characters were exceptionally fun to read. Kind of like a grown up R. L. Stine” 4/5 stars at A Chick Who Reads
~~“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” 5/5 stars at Getting Naughty Between the Stacks
~~“Remember how much I loved Darkhouse, which I reviewed a few days ago? Well, I think it’s possible that I loved Red Fox just a little bit more. While Darkhouse set the stage for bringing the characters together, Red Fox really fleshed them out and made them more three-dimensional…There were definitely some creepy moments, but to me the story was more about developing the strange relationship between Dex and Perry than advancing the supernatural angle. No complaints there though, as that was what I was hoping for, and the action came often enough to keep me engrossed in the overall plot” 5/5 stars at Pretty Opinionated.com
Oh yeah, and over the weekend I interviewed drummer John Stanier (who was in Helmet, is in Battles and is one of the best drummers out there…like, can’t take your eyes off of him, jackhammer machine, totally in awe kind of drummer).
Interview went great. At the end of the interview, I gave him a copy of Red Fox. Why? Well, because his band Tomahawk wrote/recorded the song Red Fox. Which inspired the book (actually the whole album, Anonymous, inspired the book). He seemed really impressed that not only did I write a book but that it was based from a song he’s recorded. He asked me to sign his version. And then I asked him to sign my version. Then he asked me lots of questions about the books and then he talked more about Anonymous and…wow, I am still in little fangirl awe here. Tomahawk is in my Top 5 favorite bands of all time. This was one of the coolest, most surreal things to ever happen to me (and I’ve had a lot of really cool things happen over the last few years). This time it was great to just have someone that impresses YOU seem impressed by something you did. Amazing.
Oh and I recommend you head on over to iTunes and buy Tomahawk Anonymous. It’s the perfect companion to Red Fox. Just listen to it on repeat as you read, I am serious. GO NOW!