EIT Fan Appreciation Giveaway!

Every once in a while I think an author has to thank her fans and read­ers (hope­fully you’re both!) This is one of those times. With­out sup­port from my read­ers, I wouldn’t be able to write for a liv­ing. I wouldn’t be able to write about Dex & Perry (and Dawn and Sage and Ellie and Cam­den and Jamie and Chris and what­ever other char­ac­ters are com­ing down the lane). I’d be cry­ing in my room, won­der­ing if any­one liked me or my writ­ing, debat­ing if I’ve found my call­ing or not.

Now, I’m only human. I do cry in my room at times because some­times the whole self-publishing game is tir­ing. You work end­lessly around the clock at writ­ing your nov­els, mar­ket­ing your nov­els, design­ing cov­ers, hir­ing edi­tors, doing edits, mail­ing pack­ages, mak­ing con­nec­tions with blog­gers. It’s a more than a full-time gig. You can ask my friends and fam­ily who never see me any­more, it lit­er­ally con­sumes my life.

Then there’s the whole com­pe­ti­tion thing. I know you’re not sup­posed to com­pare your­self with oth­ers, but some­times it’s inevitable. You work hard, believe in your­self and your tal­ent, then watch as all the other books zoom up the charts. You feel like a fail­ure, like your books will never catch on and you won­der what it is about your books that fail to attract “everyone.”

Well, I don’t attract every­one. I know that. I know my books are a tough sell. They aren’t straight-up romance — that’s not my strong suit. The char­ac­ters are ter­ri­bly flawed and f-ed up and yes, I like to scare the pants off of peo­ple. These things do not make a block­buster book.

But what I do attract is a select group of peo­ple whom I like to con­sider more than just fans. I con­sider you all my friends. My allies. My Palo­min­ions. You pick me up when I’m feel­ing down and you make Perry and Dex come alive into this world. When I see a black High­lander come down the street, I get excited! And it’s such a won­der­ful feel­ing to know I’m not alone :)

So, with­out fur­ther ado, I have cre­ated a give­away just for EIT fans and read­ers. You don’t need to post about this or tweet about this. This is just for YOU.

Leave a com­ment telling me how you dis­cov­ered EIT. That’s it. On Fri­day I will draw three win­ners for these iden­ti­cal prizes (fan cho­sen). Oh, and this is open internationally:

a Raf­fle­copter give­away

An EIT hoodie and a Doucheca­noe shirt (cus­tomized to the winner’s size), an EIT logo USB stick with the Exper­i­ment in Ter­ror sound­track, Fat Rab­bit stick­ers AND a signed copy of any your choice of the fol­low­ing paper­backs Dark­house, Red Fox, Dead Sky Morn­ing, Lying Sea­son, On Demon Wings.


Good luck. And thank you!

NOTE: In order to be entered you must com­ment on this blog post AND you must enter your email address or login via FB on the Raf­fle­copter wid­get above. Both need to be done to be entered and Raf­fle­copter will be mak­ing the actual draw…


  1. Jenny McDaniel says

    I live in Geor­gia and My best friends sis­ter who lives in R.I. told us that it was a great book and she found out about through a blog. ItsMaryse’s blog to be exact.

  2. Jennifer P says

    I found it through my Ama­zon kin­dle app. I down­loaded the first one and loved it and down­loaded the rest. I’m dying for the next one. I love this series!

  3. Jennifer P. says

    I found EIT through my Ama­zon Kin­dle app. I down­loaded Dark­house and loved it!! I couldn’t stop read­ing them and am dying for the next one. I love this series!

  4. Carie Harkins says

    I searched “para­nor­mal” in my kin­dle search engine and just hap­pened across this amaz­ing series!! I am head over heels, drop over a cliff, no hope in love with Dex and Perry! I mean can’t get enough. Its killing me to know what hap­pens in the hol­low! I am hold­ing my breath for the reunion . Keep up the great work. I am a 40 year old mother that loves the saucy writ­ing and the way I have just come to know the characters!

  5. brandy says

    I love your books an I just think ur awe­some I have a ghost hunt­ing group myself so I can so relate to Dex an perry !!!!!

  6. Kristilyn (Reading in Winter) says

    Yay! I down­loaded Dark­house MONTHS ago as a free­bie, but never got around to it. Then I signed up for The Devil’s Metal blog tour and fell in love with the writ­ing and IMMEDIATELY jumped into Dark­house. I started on Sun­day and since then (it’s Thurs­day) I’ve already reached the third book. I plan to read them all and I haven’t read all the nov­els avail­able in a series since The Hunger Games. I LOVE THIS SERIES! When­ever I read a pas­sage with Dex and Perry in it, I can’t help but smile. :)

    Thank you for writ­ing such a great series!

  7. Aimee says

    I dis­cov­ered EIT from Maryse, and I could kiss her on the mouth (if I ever met her in per­son) for it. I have passed on this rec to so many peo­ple. Obses­sions are meant to be shared!

  8. Rebecca S says

    Stum­bled on Dark­house when I was broke and hun­gry for a good read. Wow! I was hooked from page one. Of course I imme­di­at­ley bought the rest…even though I was (am!) still broke. Pri­or­ties! I am back for Dex’s book–can’t wait to read it! Love the series, LOVE your writ­ing! Keep on keep­ing on, mean­while I’ll keep on hap­pily buy­ing and enjoy­ing your books. :)

  9. Holly says

    I dis­cov­ered EIT while brows­ing for free and cheap reads for my Nook through Barnes and Noble. I ran across Dark House and thought it sounded really inter­est­ing. I’ve been hooked ever since, and can­not wait for Into the Hollow!

  10. Natasha says

    I found the series on Ama­zon under rec­om­mended books. This is my favorite series and I am look­ing for­ward to Into The Hollow.

  11. Mary says

    I acci­den­tally came across EIT at smash-books, Im really into were­wolf nov­els and i did a search and it came up on the list, i was read­ing the intro and it didn’t perk my inter­est to down­load it, I did find a book i wanted which was some clicks later, but heres the thing.. i didn’t read the title of Dark house and i auto­mat­i­cally assumed i had down­load the cor­rect were­wolf book. I started read­ing it,and because i loved the wit how perry as a char­ac­ter was i was intrigue to keep going, then i thought hmm wait a min this book is start­ing to very much sound like a para­nor­mal plot which i so stare clear of books like so, im not into scary ghost sto­ries or as such as EIT, but i couldn’t not stop read­ing it.. i was blown away at the clear funny wit of this writer whom wrote this char­ac­ter and it keep me want­ing more to see where this book would fin­ished. i loved it! it was funny and i keep going now im wait­ing on the 6th book. I found that because it was sexy and funny a lot of times and omg, its so good because even tho it s fic­tion based it was very much felt like a non fic­tion instead! it touch base with so much truth it really opens up good con­nec­tions with the char­ac­ters and .. 4days later not sleep well nor eat­ing.. I can say it was GOOD FUCKING BOOK.. well done karina. well done. im hooked on perry and dex duel such a match. And your char­ac­ters are so won­der­ful flawed its perfect.

  12. Melissa says

    I found farm­house while search­ing books on my kin­dle. I thought y not n read it in a day! After that I was hooked. I bought the remain­ing books the next day and fin­ished them all within a week. Look­ing very for­ward to the release of into the hollow!

  13. Beth McCraw says

    Well, I dis­cov­ered the EIT series by a friend of mine. She sent me a mes­sage on Face­book about a really good book she down­loaded from Ama­zon and sug­gested I read it. Well I didn’t really think much about it for a few days, and one day I thought about it. I went to Ama­zon and looked up the book, and sure enough it sounded really cool. It was avail­able for free, so I thought what the heck, I will give it a try. Oh. Emm. Gee. I am soo glad my friend sug­gested I read that book! I was imme­di­ately hooked. I think what I really appre­ci­ate about the char­ac­ters is the fact that they are not per­fect. Not even close. Perry could be any of us! She is a reg­u­lar, every­day down to earth girl, who has issues with her­self and how she looks. I think we all can iden­tify with Perry! And by the end of Dark­house, I fell head over heels for Dex. Espe­cially the office scene when he stands up for Perry! SWOON!!! That is what a woman wants to hear!

    I have to say, I am on Red Fox now, and the books just keep get­ting bet­ter and bet­ter lol. I love these so much, that I have added these to my “Great Author Chal­lenge” on Goodreads, as all of the books by Ms. Halle. I am def­i­nitely a “fangirl”!!

  14. Jen says

    I found this series by acci­dent back in May. My hus­band had just pur­chased me a kin­dle to help me get through a long 6 week post surgery recov­ery where I wasn’t going to have a whole lot to do. I was look­ing around on ama­zon for some­thing fun to read and Dark­house caught my eye — mostly because of the cover. I ate up every minute of it, fin­ished it too quickly and then turned around and bought the rest of the series and read through them just as voras­ciously. I couldn’t rec­om­mend a series more than this one. I absolutely love the sto­ries, the charecters. Its all gravy. Perry reminds me so much of myself, its scary (with­out the ghosts of course) . All I can say is thank good­ness for kin­dle, oth­er­wise I doubt I would have ever found EIT.

  15. Lisa says

    I found Dark­house on ama­zon while search­ing for ghost sto­rys. Once I read it I was hooked and I have devoured the rest of the series.

  16. Carrie says

    I dis­cov­ered this series through Ama­zon. After read­ing the first book I just couldn’t stop read­ing this series. I love the twist and turns, how it is a romance but not. The real­ism of the char­ac­ter and story line make me happy when they are sad when they are. Keep up the great work I can­not wait until The Hal­lows is out.

  17. Kristen@Seeing Night says

    I dis­cov­ered EIT on Twit­ter talk­ing to Karina :) Its sounded great and I couldnt resist a hor­ror book that had ghost hunters. I reviewed the first book Dark­house and was instantly obsessed I had to have more! From then on I have never missed a book and even got quoted on the back of Dark­house new paper­back :) How cool is that!

    • Heather says

      I came across the EIT series by acci­dent. I had just received my Nook, and was scav­eng­ing around the Nook­Book Store in order to see what was avail­able for ‘free’ or for ‘pur­chase.’. I came across the first book in the series Dark House and was very intrigued by the sum­mary. The book was free and I down­loaded it think­ing that if I didn’t like it, then I didn’t really lose any any­thing.… I read the book in one sit­ting. Then I down­loaded the next book in the series and then the next one.…

      I thor­oughly enjoy the char­ac­ter struc­ture of Dex and Perry. Being some­one who loves ghost sto­ries and haunted houses, the plot was very inter­est­ing and it con­tin­ues to grow and develop with each book. Addi­tion­ally, the series isn’t your typ­i­cal hor­ror story. There are sus­pense­ful moments and super­nat­ural ele­ments, but there is also a very good storyline.

      I rarely get hooked onto a series nor do I usu­ally sit on ‘pins and nee­dles’ wait­ing for the next one. Great job and con­grat­u­la­tions on your suc­cess. I look for­ward to the release of your new book for the series and hope you write a few more.

  18. Darlene Gibson says

    I dis­cov­ered this series through a daily email that offers free Kin­dle down­loads. Dark­house was free…and after that…I HAD to read all of the other books!! Now my co worker is read­ing them too. We LOVE them!!!!

  19. Melanie says

    I dis­cov­ered EIT through Maryse’s blog and it was highly recommeded by her and fel­low read­ers that I had to give it a shot. Dex files was just about to come out so I knew once I started I would love it just like every one else. Need­less to say once I started Ama­zon saw me 8 times that week, I was addicted and couldn’t stop! Loved them all and can’t wait for more!

  20. Doris L says

    I found this series two ways, I had down­loaded it free on Kin­dle just didn’t read it yet. Then Maryse started rec­om­mend­ing the series. I’m so glad I read it, it’s great. Can’t wait till the next install­ment. Love the Dex Files.

  21. Jen says

    i first heard about EIT from the lovely ladies at for­ever young adult. i think they love perry and dex as much as i do!

  22. Melanie Lee says

    I absolutely, pos­i­tively LOVE EIT! I found the books brows­ing Ama­zon and through Maryse’s web­site. They are amaz­ing, and I cant wait for the next one!

  23. Jonathan Coleman says

    I found the series on the kin­dle. I was search­ing the “store” and I found Dark­house. It was free, the plot seemed inter­est­ing and then, I decided to give it a shot! I sure am glad that I did! I’ve read all of them and now I’m just wait­ing for Into The Hollow!

    I’ve recrem­mended this book to a lot of my friends and fam­ily and they said they’d be check­ing it out. The series and the author inspire me to fol­low my dream of writ­ing when I have spare time. EIT is hands-down my favorite book series!

  24. Valerie w says

    Firend of mine rec­om­mended these. Got hooked before i was even halfway through Dark­house. Have to say, douch­ca­noe is just so funny! Love the writing…more creepy please!! (not so)patiently wait­ing for 10/23.

  25. Misty Mosley says

    I dis­cov­ered the EIT series through my mom, she had read the series and sug­gested I bought the 1st book. I did & had it stored in my nook until I read Maryse’s Book Blog and she kept rec­om­mend­ing it and rec­om­mend­ing it so I finally decided to read it. And I’m so glad that I did because it’s the best series EVER!!! Thank you for writ­ing it!! : )

  26. Megan says

    Karina and I first became friends because of Faith No More (a mutual love of ours), and then she gave me the chance to read Dark­house before it was pub­lished. And now I’m addicted to Perry and Dex.

  27. Jennifer says

    I dis­cov­ered your books on Maryse’s book blog, http://www.maryse.net, I read all of them in one week­end. I would say that I love them, but maybe I am obsessed! Keep on writ­ing and I will defi­nately keep read­ing them. Great job!

  28. Jenny Fisher says

    I found EIT when I was perus­ing Ama­zon for books to read. It was free and set in places I’m famil­iar with so I got it. Read all the oth­ers in rid fash­ion after that. Love them. Can’t wait for Into the Hal­low. Comes out right right around my birth­day, HBD to me!

  29. meg white says

    I found Dark­house while stum­bling around on Ama­zon look­ing for some­thing to read on my fire that was fun and super­nat­ural that did NOT include vamps or were­wolves. I promptly read every­thing in about two weeks and am patiently try­ing very hard to wait for the next adventure.

    • Laura M says

      I found the EIT series on Ama­zon. Was look­ing for some­thing for my Kin­dle, the first book was free and after that, I was hooked. Read the entire series in 9 days!!

  30. Kim Brown says

    I found this amaz­ing series through Maryse.net. Man, that girl can find some good books. I absolutely love this series!

  31. Nikki A. says

    I dis­cov­ered EIT from Maryse’s blog. I love your f’ed up char­ac­ters and this series has def­i­nitely made my top 5 favorite series! Can’t wait for more Dex and Perry!

  32. Jessica Feaster says

    I found the series on Ama­zon. I am totally addicted to it now and I’m mak­ing every­one I know read the entire series. Thanks for the give­away and keep up the good work!

  33. Megan S says

    I dis­cov­ered the EIT series through Maryse at maryse.net. She never lets me down when it comes to good book rec­om­men­da­tions. These books were no excep­tion! I am in love with these char­ac­ters and CANNOT wait for Into the Hol­low!!! Keep writ­ing, Karina, and I’ll keep reading!!

  34. Lisa Chenoweth says

    I got a kin­dle for Mother’s Day and hon­estly was resis­tant because I’m a dork who loves to hold a book and flip back and forth to reread pas­sages and all that. Stub­bornly I told my hus­band, well I’m not buy­ing any­thing because I get all my books from the library. So I found the web­site hundredzeros.com through some­one on for­ever young adult and Dark­house came up as a free offer­ing. I of course loved it. And then broke my “no buy­ing” rule by pur­chas­ing every other book in the series! Can not wait for Into The Hol­low. And just fin­ished Devil’s Metal last night.… Good times read­ing and I now really like my Kindle.

  35. Jessica @ Hackaroo's Reviews says

    I actu­ally heard about the series from you. :-) You approached me on Twit­ter and let me have them for free to review. I will say that I was wary at first because I’ve never read a creepy book before. But from the first chap­ter to the last I was hooked.
    Perry & Dex have become two of my most favorite char­ac­ters ever. Plus, I’ve made a great friend in you! I’m very hon­ored that you think of me!

    I’m stoked for Into The Hol­low and what a fan­tas­tic give­away. I’ve said it so many times Karina but yet you still rock my face off like no other. Love you to bits!!!

  36. Trisha says

    I dis­cov­ered your books from Maryse’s Book Blog. What pulled me in first is that my fam­ily and I had recently went on vaca­tion to Ore­gon & vis­ited a cou­ple of light­houses. I totally remem­ber see­ing old pic­tures of peo­ple so I had a “visual” and was hooked! I’ve finally con­vinced a co-worker to jump on board & read this series! She is now hooked too! This is the absolute best series ever & I look for­ward to more from such a fab­u­lous & tal­ented writer that also has total kick-ass taste in music!

  37. Artemis says

    I have found the first book in the series free on smash­words. After that I was very curi­ous about this series and I started to search­ing about it on google.
    Thank you for the great giveaway!

  38. Kelly says

    Dark­house was sug­gested to me as a “book you might like” from Ama­zon. I read a few reviews and knew it was exactly what I was look­ing for. It soon became my new series obses­sion, and I am eter­nally grate­ful that I don’t have to wait YEARS between each book. I just don’t have the patience when it comes to Dex & Perry updates :)

  39. Nicole Rider says

    I was recov­er­ing from a book hang­over, you know when you read some­thing so good that every­thing else you start doesn’t com­pare, when I came across your books in the Kin­dle store. I thought they sounded inter­est­ing, and when I real­ized Dark­house was free, I fig­ured why not try them out. Need­less to say, they were bet­ter than the last book I had read and I am totally hooked on them now. Just down­loaded The Devil’s Metal last night, and so far I love it too! Please don’t ever stop writ­ing :)

  40. Sherre L. says

    I dis­cov­ered this book through you. You asked me to review red fox, and of course since I hadnt yet read dark­house you threw that book in as well. I thought I would hate the series since I gen­er­ally dont like scary things but I absolutely fell in love. I loved perry and dex and wanted/needed to fin­ish read­ing the series. I have all the paper­backs (all the ones avail­able in paper­back for­mat at least) on a cov­eted shelf in my apart­ment next to all my favorite books despite hav­ing them in e-book for­mat too. I just needed to put them on dis­play. I am a for­ever fan thanks to you!

  41. Nicole Cordell says

    Like most of ur other fans i found Dark­house on my Nook once i read the blurb i knew i had to read this book. And i am so fuck­ing glad i did. As soon as i fin­ished i was rac­ing to find the rest of the series, and any one with a nook knows what task that can be. But thank­fully Karina is amaz­ing to us and helped me find all the books and gave the red fox book which was prov­ing impos­si­ble for me to find.. lol.. The series draw’d me in like a vor­tex but Karina has kept me com­ing back for more, with her amaz­ing writ­ing and how much she cares about us fans.. ♥

  42. Nicole Cordell says

    Karina if we haven’t told you, You freakin rock!!! I love all your books, and every­thing you do for us fans is just an added bonus.. Can’t wait to see who wins, i really wanted the last give­away with the books, like this one.. PLEASE, PLEASE don’t stop writ­ing.. Love ya

  43. Debra Morris says

    Maryse intro­duced me to EIT and I think she deserves one of your packs. Your char­ac­ters are flawed, quirky, and oh so love­able. Your sto­ries are totally orig­i­nal and unpre­dictable. Great reads. Please keep writ­ing and I’ll keep read­ing. Thank you.

    • kimberly says

      I was look­ing for some­thing dif­fer­ent than what i nor­mally read and came across Dark­house free book for Nook. It sounded inter­est­ing. I have read all of them now and wait­ing for the next one. thank you for an inter­est­ing series.

  44. Jessie Star says

    I ran­domly found this brows­ing through the Kin­dle Store on Ama­zon. I was seri­ously look­ing for some­thing that could hold my atten­tion when I can across Dark­House. I started read­ing it and seri­ously could not put the book down. I would be up until 2-3am read­ing this book when I knew I had to be up at 6am. Then when I fin­ished the books, I HAD to buy the next one and start read­ing it. I would have to say, I’m totally addicted. Karina, you are a super writer and I hope these series don’t end! I’ve never been a reader since few books can hold my atten­tion (even in col­lege, the text books would put me to sleep) but the EIT series’ not only hold my atten­tion but stim­u­late inter­est as well. I just can’t wait to see what hap­pens next!! :)

  45. Kass says

    I found out about EIT from this amaz­ing Cana­dian friend of mine, I can’t remem­ber her name, but you remind me of her ;)

  46. Stacy Duspiwa says

    I luck­ily stum­bled upon Dark­house on ama­zon and picked it up because it was free and sounded kinda inter­est­ing. I hon­estly thought it would suck and wasn’t expect­ing much…I don’t think I have every been more wrong. Within the next few days after that I had gob­bled up all the EIT books avail­able. Thanks for shar­ing your freak­ing fan­tas­tic imag­i­na­tion with us!

  47. Dana Reeder says

    I found EIT by get­ting Dark­house free on Ama­zon, and from then on I was hooked! I quickly devoured all the books that had been pub­lished in the series, & have waited impa­tiently, sali­vat­ing, for each new book to come out. I so love the com­bi­na­tion of true ter­ror & romance, it reminds me so much of X-files, my all-time favorite TV series. I’m a fan for life!

  48. Robin k says

    I found it on Ama­zon. I didnt real­ize it was a series until the end when i saw the teaser. I loved it so much i loaded them all and just read and read. Keep it up Please!! And thanks

  49. Kristen says

    I down­loaded Dark House from ama­zon because it was free. When I finally decided to read it I couldn’t put it down. Now I’m hooked and can’t wait for the next book.

  50. Ashley says

    I first heard of EIT from my sis­ter, who saw it on goodreads :) I was imme­di­ately hooked and have gone on to share it with other fam­ily and friends!! This series is too good (and Karina is too good of an author) to not rec­om­mend it to every reader I know :) You rock Karina! Keep up the great work :)

  51. Theresa Davis says

    I first start­ing read­ing Exper­i­ment in Ter­ror when look­ing for a new series to read on my nook. I was so hooked after the first few chap­ters, that I bought the whole series right then and there. Now I just wait anx­iously for the next book in the series. Love it!

  52. Skye says

    Cross­ing fin­gers that I inter­preted your post right and that the sign­ing into FB part really isn’t manda­tory. I’m a bit aller­gic to Face­book, you see, and likely to flee in the oppo­site direc­tion if a com­ment to Like some­thing gets sneezed my way. I con­sider it a form of self-preservation. Yet, even if it is manda­tory, I still don’t mind telling you about what I thought of your books even if it doesn’t grant me a prize.

    It was a fam­ily mem­ber who first informed me (very loudly and often) of EIT. She likes romance in her nov­els but hates ghost hunt­ing type shows, though knew I was pretty much the exact oppo­site. At first I didn’t believe her when she said that there was a series that did have the dark, poten­tially psy­cho­log­i­cally dam­ag­ing (her words, not mine) books I pre­fer that also had a romance which didn’t over­whelm every­thing, but decided to give EIT a chance on the day she actu­ally sat down to watch an episode of Ghost Adven­tures with me with­out a sin­gle neg­a­tive com­ment in sight.

    So I read EIT and decided that my favorite kind of ‘psy­cho­log­i­cally dam­ag­ing’ books were bet­ter after all when there is a lit­tle romance between two messed up peo­ple. Will, never, ever be so thrilled about romance as that fam­ily friend of mine, though; she actu­ally woke me up at 5am by run­ning into my room and shout­ing “Dex!” repeat­edly. Was sev­eral thrown shoes and hours later to fig­ure out she was excited about the Dex Files being released.

    If I do actu­ally win in this give­away, I’m going to share it with her. Though not before run­ning into her room at 5am to shout about free EIT loot. Revenge would be sweet.

  53. Kristy J says

    I heard about EIT when Maryse posted Dark­house as a free­bie on her blog. Read it, inhaled the oth­ers and gave such an enthu­si­as­tic review that Maryse bumped it to the top of her TBR list. The rest is his­tory, lol! ;)

    I’m in love with Dex and Doucheca­noe has become part of my reg­u­lar vocab­u­lary, lol. I’d love to win these goodies!

  54. Bam Lee says

    I found EIT on amaa­zon. The first book was a free one and after I read it I was hooked and had them all read in a week and a half. I have since then read them all 3 times and cant wait for the next to come out! I absolutely love the work you have done!

  55. Tiffany Russell says

    I found out about EIT through Goodreads. I saw there that Dark­house was going to be free so I thought, that’s your kind of book, give it a go. What do you have to lose? Now I’m hooked.

  56. Samina says

    Mine is a bit of a story. Over at GoodReads I’m part of a group called the Ter­ri­ble Girls. (Whom Emmy) is part of. She announced that Dark­House and Red Fox are free, which I eagerly pounced upon. but they where on my Kin­dle for a few months and then I decided to give it a go. Well, I have never looked back since. So it was two peo­ple from My Ter­ri­ble Girls, Emmy and Mrs.VKB who goes by Tynisha or Mrs Nor­man sometimes.

    I’m so happy that you con­sid­ered INt entries too.!

  57. rebecca perry says

    I heard about EIT from my mom and was hooked right away! Karina Halle is my favorite author by far! I just fin­ished The Dev­ils Metal and it was awe­some!!!! Can­not wait til 23 Oct for Into the Hol­low! You’re awe­some Karina!!!

  58. Collette says

    I hadn’t read a book in ages. We were on vaca­tion and I was brows­ing on Ama­zon when I came across Dark House. I read it all in one night. I was hooked and read the rest of the series in two weeks! I can’t wait for Into the Hol­low. I just love the char­ac­ters and the sto­ry­line is unique, noth­ing I have read since compares!

  59. Yara Maaz says

    I dis­cov­ered this on a friends to-read list on Goodreads. Read the syn­op­sis and I just kinda had this inkling that this is the book for me. Pur­chased through ama­zon and away we went. I was hooked.

  60. Selma te Boekhorst says

    Found Dark­house on Amazon.com and loved it so much, I bought every book in the series. I read all of them at least twice (except for parts from On Demon Wings, it scared me too much :)). You ruined me for other books/series, I love EIT!!!!! Can’t wait for octo­ber 23rd.

  61. Peggy B says

    I found Dark­house in the free books on my Kin­dle. I actu­ally put off read­ing it since it was a series. What a mis­take. When I finally read it I couldn’t put it down and quickly bought one book after anothe until I had read every­thing that was released. I loved the char­ac­ters they were so real and became like “old friends”. I now am com­plet­ley addicted and await each book like child on Christ­mas Eve. Keep up the good work Karina you are an amaz­ing author.

  62. Andrea says

    Hmmm.… I think I dis­cov­ered EIT through Twit­ter. I’m not sure who rec­om­mended it, though. I’m sure it was a book blog­ger say­ing it was won­der­ful and cur­rently on sale or free or some­thing. Who­ever intro­duced me to to EIT, I sin­cerely thank you!

  63. jennifer svensk says

    I first found your first book on my nook in the free sec­tion. I usu­ally read strictly romances so this was new to me but Dark house pulled me in with the char­ac­ters of first Perry and then Dex. Read it in two days then went in search for the rest in the series! That was fun since barnes n noble for some rea­son missed a book in the mid­dle but I was deter­mined and found it finally!! Wait­ing now NOT PATIENTLY for Into the Hol­low. Your fans love all your books and you are on our #1 best book list!! Keep up the good work and keep writ­ing please!!

  64. Shannon says

    Dark­house kept pop­ping up on my goodreads updates and face­book news­feed. Some­one even­tu­ally posted a link for a free copy so I dowloaded. I hon­estly rarely read the free reads, but every­one was lov­ing this series so I glanced over the first page. I only stopped read­ing long enough to buy the rest of the series.

  65. Kat Mewes says

    I dis­cov­ered the series right after I got my kin­dle. It was a free book so I thought I would give it a try. I was imme­di­ately hooked and picked up all of the oth­ers that were avail­able. Prob­a­bly only took me 2 weeks to devour them all! Can’t wait for Into The Hollow!

    Side note, I think this is hilar­i­ous and you may enjoy it as well, I nick­named on of my hubby’s friends doucheca­noe when we were drink­ing one night and he totally embraced it and actu­ally answers to it. Its fantastic!

  66. Sherry ;) says

    I found this great series by my great friend Maryse, who runs Maryse’s Book Blog !!
    She has great taste and she hit it w/this one for sure :)

  67. Nichole Anne says

    I found EIT when I was search­ing for a new book to read on Goodreads.com. It has been on of the best books I’ve read in a long time. I absolutely love it!

  68. Marissa says

    I dis­cov­ered EIT while I was fill­ing my bath­tub! I love to relax in a tub with a good book, but I was short on funds. I browsed through the free sec­tion on my e-reader and BAM, there was Dark­house. My water got cold and I got pruny as I fin­ished it all at once! Since then I’ve been hooked. Love all your books!

  69. Dani Pridemore says

    I down­loaded Dark House as a free book on Ama­zon in April. I was so hooked that I bought the rest of the series right away. I make sure to check the web­site so I don’t miss any new books on release date. I can not wait for Into the Hol­low. EIT is my favorite series.

  70. Angelina G says

    The books were rec­om­mended to me on Ama­zon. I couldn’t get through them fast enough. Love this series and can’t wait for the next one

  71. Tracie says

    Hi! I first heard about EIT on Maryse’s blog and after I read the first book, I was hooked! I love Dex and Perry. Can’t wait for the next book.

  72. Barbara says

    A cou ple of months ago a dear friend of mine(Nina) kept post ing on FB about this series she was read ing. I became curi ous and checked Amazon…and Dark house was FREE!!! I was broke at the moment…so for.me that was a sign. I got it and read it and fell in love. I love to read, I was.telling hus band the other day that I read book after book to pass time…until I find a great one. EIT is definetly one of the great est onea I found in all my years as a reader.
    I thank you for this and your books!!!! Gra cias chica!

  73. Jamie Lynne says

    I first dis­cov­ered the EIT series through the lovely folks at For­ever Young Adult and their book reports. I read Dark­house and imme­di­ately pur­chased the next three books in the series. I have since passed on the obses­sion to my sis­ter and our sister-in-law.

  74. Elissa Mariotti says

    I learned about EIT from down­load­ing dark house on my nook when it was free and fell in love from there!!!

  75. Jeannie S. says

    I found it through Maryse’s blogs and all the oth­ers who kept com­ment­ing how good it was. I gave it a try and was hooked!! I never thought I would have a crush on some­one who was so screwed up, but I do. I can’t wait to read Into the Hollow

  76. Donna Cook says

    I first came upon Dark House soon after get­ting my kin­dle fire. I thought why not? Not only to my suprise I fell in love the Dex and Perry but I also stum­bled across a very unique arthur!! Thank you again for your non tra­di­tional but beloved books!

  77. Nicole Aguilar says

    I found your books through Maryse. The first was a free­bie and I have been obsessed ever since! Your my new favor­tie author! I love the char­ac­ters you have cre­ated. And I love when a new EIT book comes out because the week before the new release, I get to reread all the other books again so I am com­pletely immersed in Dex and Perry’s world. It’s bet­ter than an all day Twi­light Zone marathon!

  78. shahneela says

    I found “red fox” first when i was search­ing for some­thing new to read, It was avail­able for free then.. started read­ing n I liked that so much that i got all the books in the series..
    <3 perry and dex..

  79. Chandra Haun says

    I dis­cov­ered the EIT series through a won­der­ful review by Andrea @ The Book­ish Babe. She was so pas­sion­ate, that I knew I had to start read­ing them. I have then processed to sug­gest them to my friends and family.

  80. Peggy M. says

    I first heard about these books through Karina. She emailed me and asked if I would be inter­ested in review­ing Dark­house on my blog. Let me just say, I am SO glad she did! This series has quickly become one of my favorites! :)

  81. Emmy @ Sinfully Delicious Book Reviews says

    Hmmm… I don’t think it’s let­ting me comment…

    I down­loaded it after scour­ing free­bies on Ama­zon but finally started it when a friend rec­om­mended it. Thanks Mrs. V! She was get­ting ready for the On Demon Wings tour and couldn’t stop rav­ing about it. Well, I drank the kool-aid and promptly read all of them. I have been a faith­ful Palo­min­ion ever since! ;)

  82. rachel says

    i have to say i love the exper­i­ment in ter­ror books. i found dark­house on ama­zons top 100 free fan­tasy books list. and then i had to pur­chase all the oth­ers the minute i fin­ished it. i counted the days until old blood was avail­able. i counted the hours until the dex files was avail­able. now i’m count­ing the min­utes until into the hol­low is out. i just can’t wait to read more of the pervy weirdo!

  83. Vonda says

    I dis­cov­ered EIT on Maryse’s Book Blog. There were a lot of com­ments rav­ing about the EIT books. I dove right in and couldn’t be hap­pier! I love, love, love them, and have rec­om­mended them to all of my reader friends!

  84. Connie Statham says

    Like many of the oth­ers, I found “Dark House” as a free­bie on Ama­zon. Loved all of the books thus far and can’t wait for more! Thanks for shar­ing your tal­ent with us all :)

  85. Amy Quinn says

    I dis­cov­ered Dark­house through a Face­book page that fea­tures free and cheap e-books. “Hey, it’s free, I have noth­ing to lose.” Well, I loved it! I love that the hero­ine isn’t char­ac­ter­ized as a beau­ti­ful damsel in dis­tress that needs res­cu­ing by the hand­some, dash­ing hero. Not that Perry’s not beau­ti­ful or Dex isn’t totally deli­cious, but they are both real, flawed, and stronger than they thought they were. I can iden­tify with fucked-up peo­ple more than the “nor­mal” char­ac­ters of pop­u­lar main­stream fic­tion. I hope you never stop writ­ing about them! (Perry and Dex are patients in a nurs­ing home inves­ti­gat­ing a haunted bedpan…)

  86. Johanna says

    I am a huge fan! Thanks to Maryse’s book blog, I was able to find out about your won­der­ful series. So me and my sis­ter jumped on the band­wagon and we totally con­verted to Palominions..

  87. Pam says

    I found the EIT series on foreveryoungadult.com. There was a very pos­i­tive review and I thought the con­cept sounded awe­some. I’d never read a YA novel about ghost hunt­ing and it seemed right up my alley. I fell in love imme­di­ately and tore through the first 4 books in a few weeks. Karina, I love that you self-publish because I don’t have to wait a year in between EIT install­ments :) I’m dying to get my hands on Into the Hollow!

  88. Mary O'Maley says

    I found Dark­house thru Ereader News Today as a free­bee and I love ghost sto­ries. I LOVED it and down­loaded the next right away. And, all the oth­ers as soon as Ama­zon would let me! Your books have also intro­duced me to Indie writ­ers and I am hav­ing lots of fun dis­cov­er­ing. Try not to com­pare your­self to other writ­ers. No one does the creepi­ness fac­tor like you do! And, no one’s char­ac­ters are as spe­cial. I’m 55 years old and I’ve been read­ing a long time and in 50 years of read­ing only a hand­ful of series have addicted me like yours. Rock on!

  89. erika garcia says

    I just have to say I will for­ever be your fol­lower on your glo­ri­ous jour­ney through your awe­some books! I am addicted to your writ­ing style and I have read all of your books and I have yet to find one I don’t like. I started with Dark­house, it was a free kin­dle book and the story sounded mighty intrigu­ing so started my EIT addic­tion. I’m for­ever hooked and for­ever a fan. Keep writ­ing Karina, damn the man!! For­get All the non­sense your books fuckin rock!!!

  90. Tiffany Reed says

    I needed some­thing to do one night so I flipped through my books on my kin­dle and came across dark house and I fig­ured like every other book I’d get bored and fall asleep but to my sur­prise I was hooked I stayed up all night read­ing it ! I could have kicked myself the next day but I loved it I was totally hooked and only wanted more ! It’s authors like you who inspire me to read which I never thought pos­si­ble ! thanks for you awe­some abil­ity to write amaz­ing nov­els :)

  91. Matt Schiariti says

    To be totally hon­est? I found Dark­house free through http://www.pixelofink.com. I signed up for their newslet­ter and have been get­ting noti­fi­ca­tions for free books and daily deals ever since. Since I’m a cheap bas­tard I pulled the trig­ger on the first EIT book because the descrip­tion sounded inter­est­ing and, well, it was free. Glad I did because I’m thor­oughly addicted!

  92. April says

    I found EIT through Jess and Andrea. Andrea has been rav­ing for­ever about it, and Jess has been bug­ging me to try them. Finally did, and I can’t even think about pick­ing up another book right now. I’m about 40 per­cent through Lying Sea­son. Love these books sooo hard. I have since got­ten two of my none blog­ging friends to try them. They are both blow­ing through them now too. :)

    Also I kinda love that these aren’t straight up romance. If I was deal­ing with cray cray shit like they are, romance would for sure be on the back burner… Of course it would be there, because a girl has needs ya know.. but I think these books flow so well, Not too much romance, but enough sex­ual ten­sion to keep me want­ing more. <3

  93. Cortney says

    i dis­cov­ered EiT through Maryse…i was hooked from the very beginning…honestly they are amaz­ing books and i rec­om­mend them to every­one i can!

  94. Heather says

    I believe Dark House and Red Fox were free­bies on Ama­zon one week­end, so I picked them both up. Hooked from the very begin­ning! I’ve rec­om­mended this series to many of my friends. I’m an EIT junkie.

  95. Nikki Dubner says

    I first found Dark­house on Maryse’s blog. Read it (didn’t sleep that night…up all night, read­ing), and imme­di­ately down­loaded the whole series. 5 days later I needed more. LOVE your books and love Dex and Perry. Even if I don’t win, thanks for writ­ing book candy.

  96. Priscilla says

    I came across Dark House while search­ing for free books to try out my kin­dle app on the tablet my mother had just got­ten me. I was so excited about hav­ing a new piece of tech­nol­ogy with a tod­dler most of out money goes on things she wants or needs and I’m not com­plain­ing. Now though every few months or so when you put out a new book I do spend a lit­tle money to buy the book and a lit­tle time to read the book. I have fallen in love with this series and can not wait until you make you big because I am sure one day you will.

  97. Alison S says

    I came across Maryse’s blog while I was look­ing for book rec­om­men­da­tions, and luck­ily found out about EIT. I read them all in less than a week and can now safely say that I’m hooked! I’ve got my hus­band read­ing them now and my mother in law is next :)

  98. Patrice says

    I think I may have found your book men­tioned on maryse.net . But regard­less where I found them, I am so happy I did. Love them all. Love Perry and Dex

  99. nikki nemeth says

    I absolutely love your books! O fell across them being one of the free books for my kin­dle. I have been read­ing them ever since! I LOVETHEM!

  100. Zolita Courter says

    I am always down­load­ing free books from the ama­zon kin­dle site. I down­loaded Dark House and was hooked! After fin­ish­ing that book I got on ama­zon and bought all the other books in the series. I am a com­plete fan! You have made Perry & Dex real to me, I root for them, get upset for them, that is what makes an amaz­ing book! So thank you for let­ting us into your world!

  101. Valerie Skroch says

    Hi Karina! I Go through Ama­zons top 100 free books every month or so and down­load any­thing that looks inter­est­ing. Dark­house caught my eye because I like a lit­tle sex, like fucked up char­ac­ters and like to be scared shit­less! Unfor­tu­nately, over 75% of those free books are rest­ing in the grave­yard of unfin­ished read­ing mate­r­ial that is my cloud. They are dif­fi­cult to get through with poorly devel­oped sto­ry­lines and weak char­ac­ters. Every once in a while I find a gem that leaves me won­der­ing how it could be free?!?!?!?! Dark­house was one of those. I read it in one sit­ting then down­loaded every­thing else you had writ­ten. I think I fin­ished them all in 3 days. I have 20 pages left in The Dev­ils Metal and have enjoyed that too-though Dex and Perry still rank as two of my fav char­ac­ters of all time. I can’t wait for The Hol­low! You amaze me that you are doing this all on your own, yet remain so pro­lific. Thank you for all of your hard work and your great reads!!!

  102. Christina says

    I found EIT through Maryse’s blog…and I down­loaded Dark­house imme­di­ately. Admit­tedly, it sat on my kin­dle for a few weeks before I set­tled down and started read­ing. Then I couldn’t stop! I read all of the books within two days, like a book zom­bie who didn’t move from one spot. Now, I want more more more. :) Dex & Perry have become one of my favorite cou­ples in fic­tion and YOU have become one of my favorite authors. :)

  103. Michelle says

    I dis­cov­ered EIT when brows­ing for new books on my nook. I down­loaded Dark­house for free and haven’t been able to stop read­ing the series. Keep up all the great work! We really appre­ci­ate what you do!

  104. Elisa says

    Like all things, it all comes back to Faith No More. I read your blog quite fre­quently at the time because of FNM related posts and when you started to write about The Dark­house… I knew I had to get it. I was bit appre­hen­sive, sure, but since I absolutely love ghost sto­ries (I even went to Loch Ness and ended up buy­ing a book about Scot­tish ghost sto­ries…) I waited for the paper­back to come avail­able in the coun­try I was liv­ing at the moment and it got me hooked, so bad. I even had to get Kin­dle because that way I could read the books the day they came out. I’ve got one of my friends hooked on EIT, too, and when I get the pack­age from home with the books, I sure as hell will hook all of my flat mates! :)

  105. Karla says

    I got the first book from ama­zon for free. After I read it I was addicted and bought the series, atleast what was writ­ten!!!! I love the EIT series

  106. Candi Rehorn says

    My sis­ter and I are both avid read­ers. We love the para­nor­mal genre and are con­stantly look­ing for new and inter­est­ing reads. We go back and forth with ‘you gotta read this series, or that author, or OMG you are going to love this’. So one day she tells me about Dark­house. She goes on how its dif­fer­ent from the nor­mal para­nor­mal (lol that should be an oxy­moron), and its got ghosts and Dex who I’m going to fall in love with. She tells me she’s going to ‘loan’ it to me with her kin­dle, well some how it didn’t go through, so I thought what the heck and bought it. OMG, I was so excited, I pro­ceeded to go through the entire series in a day and a half get­ting each one as I fin­ish the one before. And she was right, its a fan­tas­tic twist on para­nor­mal, and I totally fell in love with Dex, and Perry too.

  107. Nelta M says

    I found Dark­house on IBooks as a freebie.…it looked inter­est­ing from the blurb and I was NOT disappointed.….in fact I was hooked!! I’ve read all the EIT books and love Perry an Dex.…It’s almost as if I’m com­pelled to read the books in this series and that’s not.bad thing…a lit­tle scared maybe but so are her books…AnD That’s A GOOD Thing! am so look­ing for­ward to the next book!

  108. May says

    I got Dark­house free from iBooks and saw there was so much poten­tial in the series so imme­di­ately got the rest that were avail­able. The thing I like most is that they are afford­able, spend­ing £2+ makes it easy it to jus­tify buy­ing all the books.

  109. Kirsten says

    I was intro­duced to EIT in August by my fab­u­lous SIL, Julie. We were on a fam­ily vaca­tion on the OR coast, where we could see Yaquina Head light­house from the beach. She said the first foggy night on the beach, she was creeped out after read­ing these books, and told me I should down­load Dark­house. I read 2/3 of it on vaca­tion, and imme­di­ately fell in love with Perry and Dex.

    I have to say that I was quite excited to read about Ter­ri­ble Tilly in Dark­house, which I’d been fas­ci­nated with since I first saw it. After climb­ing to the top of Yaquina Head light­house a few days later, I found some awe­some light­house socks that have Ter­ri­ble Tilly on them to com­mem­o­rate the trip. :)

  110. Nina says

    I saw my friend Fathima talk about EIT on Goodreads. I never heard about the series before but I knew instantly that this was right up my alley. How­ever, I wasn’t pre­pared for how much I’d start obsess­ing about Dex and Perry.
    If there’s one self pub­lished author who deserves her big break-through it’s you. Why there’s so much generic shit out there that gets pub­lished by the big guys when there are com­pletely unique and well-written sto­ries like EIT out there I’ll never know.
    What I’m try­ing to say is that I’m glad Fathima made me read EIT and that you def­i­nitely did every­thing right :)

  111. Shauna says

    I was just going through smash­words and hap­pened upon the first in the eit books, it looked very inter­est­ing so I down­loaded it, read it, and as the say­ing goes, the rest is his­tory! I couldn’t read the rest quick enough and although The Dex Files and Dev­ils Metal has appeased me for now, I’m dying to read the newest one due out this month, Into The Hol­low:))) I hon­estly can­not get enough of Karina Halle:))

  112. Ratana says

    I found EIT via Ama­zon Kin­dle books. The sto­ry­line caught my atten­tion and the high rated reviews. Basi­cally I fell in love. Now I fol­low the series and Karina Halle and can­not wait for Into the Hollow!

  113. molliekay says

    I heard about your awe­some books from the fan­tas­tic ladies at For­ever Young Adult. I was hooked from the moment I read their review. Keep up the good work!

  114. Kathleen says

    I dis­cov­ered your won­der­ful EIT books through Kin­dle. I burned through the first one and had to read more! I LOVE Dex and Perry. You give the reader every emo­tion in these books and make us a part of their won­der­fully f’ed up lives. I read all of the books one right after another. I couldn’t put down my Kin­dle. I’m patiently (sort of) await­ing the next. I think my friends are prob­a­bly tired of hear­ing me rec­om­mend the series and you as an author. When they try them, they will under­stand my enthu­si­asm. THANK YOU FOR WRITING WHAT YOU DO!!!

  115. SupaGurl says

    K ~ I found out about these amaz­ing books from Twit­ter.. I think it was… ok Hell I don’t remem­ber but it was from a twit­ter post!! and I can say that I would hug that per­son a bil­lion times for get­ting me into these books and You cause *YOU ROCK FACES OFF*

  116. Debra Morris says

    Maryse intro­duced me to EIT and I think she deserves one of your packs. Your sto­ries are unique and that is what I love about them that they are not pre­dictable. Thank for great reads.

  117. Chava Berestecky says

    I found EIT on B&N.com. I’m a very picky reader and a book has to grab me from the begin­ning or for­get it. I went through about 20 para­nor­mal down­loaded books — all of which was a waste of my time and money. In one last attempt at find­ing what I was look­ing for I saw the freeby DARKHOUSE. I read the syn­op­sis and thought what did I have to lose… Free, right?! I started read­ing and was HOOKED! Could not put it down and by the end of that week had sailed through all of them!! I’m not a reg­u­lar reader because most books on the para­nor­mal have too much fluff but your books and writ­ing style are dif­fer­ent. All the books grab the reader at the begin­ning and don’t let you go until THEY say its time! Lol! I love them and love the per­sona that you por­tray in these behind the scenes. I’ll keep read­ing as long as you keep writ­ing para­nor­mal nov­els! Thanks!!!

  118. Amber Leverett says

    I found EIT when I was brows­ing ama­zon on my kin­dle for some­thing new and not vam­pire related to read. I flip­ping LOVE these books so much! I just fin­ished re-reading the whole series…again.

  119. Tiffany Reed says

    while on my kin­dle one night I needed some­thing to do so I skimmed through my books and dark house caught my eye I fig­ured just like any book I’d get bored and fall asleep but No I stayed up all night like a dumb ass and read at least Hal the book I mean I was totally hooked and couldn’t stop read­ing I couldn’t even see any­more but I fin­ished it in like 2 days and only want­ing more ! it’s authors like you who inspire my need for read­ing which until EIT I never would have thought pos­si­ble the book came alive in my hands I totally enjoyed it thanks so much !

  120. Molly says

    I got hooked as Dark­house was a free­bie on ama­zon. So glad I decided to down­load it! Best deci­sion ever as your series is one of my absolute favorites!

  121. Britt Bass says

    My mom and I share an Ama­zon account and she is a MANIAC for free books and Dark­house popped up on a search she did. It was sit­ting on my kin­dle fire shelf for awhile and it really was call­ing out to me. So, I started read­ing it one night after work…24 hours later I was mostly through Red Fox and by day four I was telling myself that I would really hate myself if I threw my Fire up against a wall at the end of Lying Sea­son. Some­times falling in love hap­pens fast and hard — which com­pletely dis­cribes my affair with EIT. I only wish I had found it sooner. Bravo Ms. Halle, it takes very spe­cial char­ac­ters to cap­ture the mind and the heart and you have stolen mine.

  122. Melissa says

    I found EIT, I guess, by acci­dent. I am a VERY picky reader (deal­break­ers include but are not lim­ited to: books not set in the states, elves, etc.) and always do sooooo much research (as in, comb Ama­zon and Goodreads) before I even read a book. So in the midst of my comb­ing the inter­nets I found your lovely series and I am super happy I did. Perry makes me happy and damn if you didn’t turn me on to “rapist facial hair”. :P

  123. samantha says

    I ran Out of books, was sooo bored with every­thing out there…when i found dark­house i was hooked in 3 pages!!!!!!

  124. Cristina says

    As with oth­ers, I also dis­cov­ered the EIT series with the Ama­zon free­bie, Dark­house. While scrolling on Face­book, Pixel of Ink popped up with the Fri­day / Sun­day morn­ing / what­ever __day free­bies that may or may not exist any­more. I think that par­tic­u­lar day, I chose 3 of the 4 offered. I won’t deny, Dark­house hung out on my Kin­dle for a bit. I’d been read­ing other tripe, try­ing to “fit in” and so when it came time for my next thrilling adven­ture, I selected Dark­house and thought “what the heck.”

    I imme­di­ately related to Perry. As she talked about not lik­ing her job but not really sure where she fit in with things, I was TOTALLY feel­ing it, cuz I was also *really* hat­ing my job, and ques­tion­ing things and all that junk. I read it over a week, lik­ing what was going on, lov­ing Perry’s inse­cu­ri­ties, and also walk­ing that line between feel­ing offended and flat­tered at Dex’s mixed sig­nals atten­tion. I liked it enough to real­ize I was in it for the long haul. I bought the rest of the Kin­dle books, but was still unsure through Red Fox. It def­i­nitely had some great scenes, but I still felt it was a bit awk­ward in places. But, as sec­ond dates go, I wasn’t going away.

    Then, I read The Ben­son and pro­ceeded to squeal like a lit­tle girl. Out­loud. With Dead Sky Morn­ing, I was ready to have this book’s chil­dren. Lying Sea­son broke my heart to lit­tle lit­tle pieces. On Demon Wings just put me through the ringer. Old Blood and Dex Files were great com­pany while I chewed on my nails and licked my wounds.

    The EIT series started the tini­est flames of inspi­ra­tion within me, and oddly enough, showed me the sun­shine on the other side of my darkness.

    So, thanks. Thank you ever so much for cre­at­ing these char­ac­ters, they give me excel­lent per­spec­tive, and lots of fun. = D

  125. julie nguyen says

    I dis­cov­ered you on Maryse’s book blog. Good thing too because you sure can write scary and roman­tic! Love Dex and Perry!

  126. michelle wicker says

    I actu­ally got the first book thru pix­els of ink. And I was imme­di­ately hooked. I was telling one of my daugh­ters as she loves to read as well. She has become just as addicted as I have. Perry and dex are all we talk about. Peo­ple must think we are nuts but I don’t care. I love peridex lol. I cant wait for Into the hol­low. Karina halle. Is one hell of a writer!

  127. Clarissa Teagarden says

    I fuckin’ LOVE EIT!!! Found Dark­house in free kin­dle books…had every­thing I love light­houses, ghosts, etc…what I found was a series of books I could NOT put down…can NOT wait for the next in the series & an author who I love!!!

  128. Rachel says

    I came across Dark House on Ama­zon and it sat on my kin­dle shelf for a while. When I finally did read it I was addicted and couldn’t and still can­not get enough! I’m THE biggest EIT fan out there! Ask my hus­band ;)

  129. Sandra says

    So Maryse first posted your book and it was a free­bie. I was hooked right away — I love Perry so much. I relate to her you know? Her inse­cu­ri­ties, the way she views her­self, and the way she views oth­ers. I love her strug­gles because I can relate to them, well when I was younger — not sure what she wanted out of life, scared to take risks because she was told not to, and knew she never really belonged any­where. Perry is my favorite female character.…

  130. Heidi says

    I down­loaded Dark­house as a free­bie from B&N back in April 2012 after doing my ran­dom 0.00 ebook search. I started read­ing it about a week after I down­loaded it and was instantly taken with the main char­ac­ters. I fran­ti­cally searched for the next book, Red Fox and finally found it on Goodreads… I have been hooked on the EIT series ever since. Thanks, Karina, for pro­vid­ing a won­der­fully excit­ing, scary, and awe­some series for all of us.

  131. Natasha Birch says

    I found EIT on Ama­zon. I loooove this series! I can’t get enough! Thank you Karina for mak­ing me a Per­reclan addict lol (perry + declan)

  132. Jess says

    I got the Dark­house on Ama­zon as a free­bie. It was one of the first I read on my Kin­dle Fire. I was hooked right away. I think it took me 3 hours to fin­ish it. I didn’t put it down. My hus­band and daugh­ter won­dered what hap­pened, as din­ner did not appear on the table for them. I then pur­chased the sec­ond book and stayed up all night read­ing it. I just can not wait til Into the Hol­low comes out. :)

  133. michelle wicker says

    I pur­chased the first book for my kin­dle and I W’s hooked on peridex lol. And now I have my daugh­ter hooked. We love you and your writing.g skills. I say turn it into a Tv show or big movie!!!!!! Q keep them com­ing pleeaseeeeee!!!!

  134. Andrea Fairchild says

    I found Dark­house through enewsreader.com. It sat on my kin­dle, unread, for quite a while. But once I started it I couldn’t put it down. I then read through the rest of the series quicker then any other series of books in my life.

  135. Monique Brooks says

    I found this series when I was just look­ing for some­thing new to read. After I read dark­house I was so on love with the story I bought all the other books with in the same week. I have to say this is my favorite series ever! It will trurly be a sad day when it has to end. But I sure karina will have some­thing else in store that will get us over the it’s end!

  136. Francesca K says

    I actu­ally found the third or fourth book in the series on Barnes and Noble when I was look­ing for some­thing to read. I’ve always loved books about ghosts — I went on Ama­zon to buy Dark­house and fell in love from there :)

  137. Aira M. says

    I was for­tu­nate enough to stum­ble upon this lit­tle gem enti­tled “Dark­house” on Ama­zon last year, a cou­ple of months after it was first pub­lished. (Don’t believe me? I have proof! LOL) After read­ing the descrip­tion, I was a goner. A book about ama­teur ghost hunters? Sign me up! It piqued my curios­ity, and hon­estly, I was dying to read some­thing new. Vam­pires, were­wolves, faeries and such weren’t doing any­thing for me anymore.

    I was look­ing for a scary read at 1 in the morn­ing to help me fall sleep. (Weird logic, I know.) I had just started get­ting into indie books that time, and you know how it is with indie books (they’re either a hit or miss) so I got the sam­ple on my Kin­dle and liked it enough to pur­chase the book and the rest as they say is his­tory! :)

  138. Ashley says

    I found dark­house while brows­ing cheap books on amazon/kindle. Read it, LOVED it, and then pur­chased and devoured every other book in the series. This is how I dis­cov­ered the EIT series and my most favorite author ever :)

  139. Kristina Nollner says

    I receive a daily email that tells me which kin­dle books are free that day. One fate­ful day, the first EIT book was on there :). I down­loaded it and read it a few months later. I was instantly hooked and it has quickly become one of my favorite book series! Keep them coming!

  140. Kirsten says

    Mambo Maryse ;) got me hooked on EIT. Not my usual book, but when she said just read you’ll see, she was right. I read through the whole series in 4 days and loved it. Now I’m telling all my book lov­ing friends and count­ing down to Hol­low!
    They are f-ed up and flawed, but real Karina. I love your writing.

  141. Dawn Lehr says

    I found Dark House on Ama­zon while brows­ing for a new book. I read the descrip­tion and thought I’d give it a try. After the first cou­ple of chap­ters I was hooked and knew there was no turn­ing back. After Dark House I was addicted and down­loaded the entire series after fin­ish­ing the first book. Love the EIT series and rec­om­mend these books to everyone!

  142. Trista says

    Found this series on pix­els of ink in the free sec­tion and after that I was hooked. EIT is an amaz­ing series that I can’t put down.

  143. Loren Eadie says

    I found out about the EIT series through For­ever Young Adult’s review of Dark­house. I read that book fever­ishly (even cart­ing it along to a live per­for­mance of Shakespeare’s “Tam­ing of the shrew” where I read it sur­rep­ti­tiously dur­ing scene changes and inter­mis­sions). From then on I was hooked!! Why isn’t it Octo­ber 23rd yet?!?!

  144. Rebecca Avey says

    Bought Dark­house as a free­bie from Ama­zon and was hooked!! HOOKED! Imme­di­ately pur­chased every EIT book I could get my hands on and have read them all at least twice. Def­i­nitely a Palo­min­ion! And now have an awe­some habit of call­ing every­one a douchecanoe…ha! I also have a mad girl crush on Karina. wowza!

  145. christina kaminoff says

    I was on my kin­dle try­ing to find some­thing to read because Stephan king was so expen­sive. And there it was Dark house free and it looked inter­est­ing so I got it what did I have to lose. Well noth­ing intact it was a per­fect fit for me. I love this series and you. Thank you for writ­ing I beleave you are going to be rich and famous. And when you do stuff like this I know you wont for­get us.

  146. Tanya says

    I first dis­cov­ered EIT on a whim look­ing thru the Kin­dle store for a new read.. lit­tle did I know at the time that I would fall in love with the char­ac­ters and the story. I became addicted to the books, long­ing to see what hap­pens next. Since then I have shared my love of the series with fam­ily and friends. Now they have that same love of EIT, keep up the good works Karina!

  147. Kristen Massey says

    I hap­pened upon EIT when I “bought” the first book for free on Ama­zon. After that, I was hooked. It’s hard to put the books down, and I rec­om­mend them on a reg­u­lar basis to friends in search of good reads.

  148. Krista Foster says

    I found EIT on ama­zon look­ing for books to read!!! Dark­house was a free book I was hooked and the rest is history!!!

  149. Diane Craig says

    I dis­cov­ered EIT through a friend from high school. I was in between books and look­ing for some­thing new to read when she posted a link about Dark House. I asked her more about it and was intrigued right away. I loved the idea of romance/paranormal, which are two gen­res I love, but had never read together. After read­ing the first few pages I was hooked. Perry’s inner voice was so relat­able. I read the remain­ing books very quickly and was so sad once I fin­ished On Demon Wings. I felt every emo­tion as I read and went through the highs and lows just as Perry did. The words just con­vey the emo­tions so well and I believe that is why the series has such devoted fans. I can’t wait for Into the Hol­low but I am a lit­tle sad it is just closer to the end. Thank you for the great sto­ries Karina!

  150. Bobbi Drowatzky says

    I found the first book of EIT series by ran­domly search­ing the free Kndle books. I was instantly hooked and bought all avail­able books imme­di­ately .…and now I just reread at times when I need a Perry and Dex fix until each new book comes out :)

  151. joanne says

    Got the first book on a free down­load and imme­di­ately pur­chased all the oth­ers now I wait like a crack­head for her next fix of eit

  152. Amy MIlls says

    While search­ing for some inex­pen­sive books on my Kin­dle I came across the first EIT book. I wasn’t sure if I should get it or not but decided what the heck. I actu­ally read a cou­ple other books prior to start­ing it and boy am I happy I did!!! I LOVE this series. I IMEDIATELY went out and picked up any oth­ers that were ava­iable. I have read every one of them twice now and
    am impa­tiently wait­ing for Into the Hol­low!!! Love these char­ac­ters — they seem so real!!!!

  153. Laura @ Little Read Riding Hood says

    I must thank Smaina from Escapism for forc­ing me to read this series. All I needed was “another” book for my TBR list, but due to her insis­tence Dark­house moved to the top of my list. And sono­fabitch if I haven’t devoured each book & novella since. :-) She is a good friend.

  154. jillian kinsel says

    I found your books when A.M. Hud­son listed the link for Dark House on her Dark Secrets FB page, she said was a great series and I gave it a go.…she was right! I was hooked from the first one :)

  155. Stacie Encinias says

    My friend at work turned me on to read­ing it she was always talk­ing about it so I finally checked it out!!! Thank god for my friends!!!!!

  156. Yanet says

    I found EIT by luck. A friend told me about the free Kin­dle books and I was check­ing them out but didn’t seem to find any­thing that I liked, until I saw “Dark House.” I read the reviews and it seemed very inter­est­ing. I down­loaded the book and was hooked! I just love the entire series and like many fans “friends” I just can’t wait for “Into the Hol­low” to come out. THANK YOU for such a great series.

  157. Andrea Butler says

    I dis­cov­ered EIT through the lovely Maryse. And boy am I glad I did! Truth is, I almost didn’t read it because it took me a while to get into the first book. Once hooked, I read all the books within three days, includ­ing the two novel­las, and eagerly awaited until The Dex Files came out. Then I read that in a day and now I’m bit­ing my nails in antic­i­pa­tion for Into the Hol­low! I can’t wait! I’m cur­rently work­ing on The Devil’s Metal. I just love your books. :)

  158. Robert Zimmermann says

    I dis­cov­ered EIT and Karina Halle in gen­eral through a com­bi­na­tion of Twit­ter and a few blogs. I don’t remem­ber which blogs at this time, but it was ear­lier on this year. I was hear­ing noth­ing but great things about the series and had to check it out. I’m glad I have. I read Dark­house and it was a great book. I have yet to con­tinue the series but I have a feel­ing I’ll con­tinue to enjoy the books. The Devil’s Metal (non-EIT) was also a great book. Karina is a great author!!!

  159. Lesley Peck says

    I just wanted to say I love the EIT books. A friend told me to grab Dark House free from Amazon…and from that moment on it was love. Dex and Perry’s story may not be the tra­di­tional love story …I think its so much bet­ter. Thank you for these awe­some books!

  160. Vanessa Taylor says

    I found EIT from my Best Friend Ash­ley and her sis­ter Anita! They raved about it and they were SO right! They found EIT on goodreads!

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