Thursday, February 16, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Red Fox (Experiment in Terror #2) by Karina Halle

Synopsis (Goodreads):
With Book Two of the Experiment in Terror Series, Perry Palomino and Dex Foray trade in the stormy Oregon coast for the unforgiving deserts of New Mexico.

In the for­got­ten town of Red Fox, a Navajo cou­ple is tor­tured by things unseen and by motives unknown. Wild ani­mals slink through their house in the dark, a bar­rage of stones pound their roof nightly, and muti­lated sheep car­casses are turn­ing up on their prop­erty. Armed with a cam­era and just enough to go on, Perry and Dex travel to the des­o­late locale, hop­ing to film the super­nat­ural occur­rences and add cred­i­bil­ity to their flail­ing web­cast. Only their show has a lot more work­ing against them than just grow­ing pains. Tested by dubi­ous ranch hands, a ghost from Dex’s past, and shapeshift­ing decep­tion, the ama­teur ghost hunters must learn to trust each other in order to fight the most ancient of myths…or die trying.
My Thoughts: I'm wickedly in like with Dex. The guy is unpredictable, manic, and driven. Yet, he has this core of sweetness that shines through every so often that melts me. I like this guy. I LIKE HIM. I want him to get together with Perry in the biggest way. Yet at the same time I love the tension between them. One of the characters remarks that it's like the two of them are on a perpetual first date and it's so true. They are adorably awkward around one another. Dex is intense, Perry is self-conscious. And I want them to end up together without losing that awkward sweetness. Is that weird?

So, this time around, Perry and Dex are investigating strange goings on in New Mexico. Perry's dealing with some big issues with work. Dex is dealing with some big issues with... umm, him. They still don't know each other all that well and now they have to pretend to be married in a place where they can't trust anyone. It's kinda awesome.

Two books in and I'm in love with both the characters and the world that Karina Halle has created. The webshow Perry and Dex are working on give them the perfect opportunity to explore strange places. Their murky pasts and odd insights allow them to be more open-minded than most others would be in their position.

Frankly, I can't wait to see what shenanigans the two of them get into next.

Other reviews in this series
Book 1: Darkhouse

More books by Karina Halle

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Red Fox  was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Karina Halle has generously offered up a paperback copy of Red Fox for one lucky reader. Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win!
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  1. This is a brand new author and series to me but I enjoyed your review and I'd definitely love a chance to read this book. I enjoy ghost hunting myself.
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  2. I hadn't even known about this series until you mentioned it. Sounds like a good one to start!

  3. Shenanigans? I like shenanigans! Sounds interesting. ;)

  4. ^Appreciate giveaway! Helps those like me on fixed income/SSI {perm/multi disabled: wheelchair/home-bound} who need & enjoy to read, attain books can't normally afford <3
    ^Kewl-New Book! After read review my interest has really been peaked... especially comment about 'Shenanigans'...Thought I was one of few who used that term ;-} Also, look forward to escape following adventure's twists, romance & magickal path thru paranormal world created!
    )0( Warmest Blessings )0(

    *Paranormal Romances are Magickal*