Jun 14 2011

Darkhouse Book Review & Giveaway

Category: Giveaways,ReviewsEyeliah @ 10:28 pm

I just finished reading Darkhouse by local Vancouver author and first time novelist Karina Halle and I’m wide eyed with my heart racing and itching for more.  The main character Perry Palomino is a real person, a hard rock chick who is unsure of herself but willing to take any and all chances that life sends her way.  It’s how you know that her life will continue to be exciting and relatable as we watch her grow as the series continues.  Did I mention the series is “an experiment in terror?” Perry has this special ability of seeing ghosts, it makes her journey quite a creepy read late at night!  There is also Dex, the mysterious and develish cameraman who intrigues us to no end.  Truth be told, I’d love to see this one on the big screen and not just to see what actor can pull off an Errol Flynn mustache!  Darkhouse really is begging to be a movie with visuals leaping off each page and a soundtrack to boot.  Who would play our heroine I wonder?

For a first novel it really is impressive, and I’m trying not to be biased here but it’s a great hard-to-put-down read.  CONFESSION: There was a moment when I thought I had the book figured out, I knew the plot and what was going to happen but NOPE I was dead wrong, I love when that happens.  I am sick of predictable books and Darkhouse certainly is not.

Click the cover to purchase on Amazon.


I had been delaying starting this book as I’ve been trudging through the first Lord of the Rings but since that seemed to be taking me forever I just had to get on with Darkhouse.  What will be my reward for finishing LOTR?  Getting started on Red Fox, the second book in the Perry Palomino series.


I have an autographed First Edition of Darkhouse to giveaway to you.  To enter simply leave a comment below.

For extra entries do any or all of the following;.
1. Follow Karina Halle on twitter @Wanderlust1ng
2. Follow me on twitter and tweet the giveaway @eyeliah
3. Like Style Symmetry on Facebook
4. Follow Style Symmetry on Bloglovin
5. Post this contest on your blog

Be sure to leave additional comments here for each extra entry to count.
Entries are accepted until July 4th at MIDNIGHT PST. and winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!

And the Paper Wallet Giveaway Winner is…..


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13 Responses to “Darkhouse Book Review & Giveaway”

  1. Panama corporation says:

    A fun book club for the Experiment in Terror Series including Darkhouse and Red Fox to be published June 13th ..

  2. Pearlsa says:

    I would love to read this book please. Pretty Please…. 🙂
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  3. Denise says:

    Thanks for the review. im gonna check this book out.

  4. business daily says:

    A fun book club for the Experiment in Terror Series including Darkhouse and Red Fox to be published June 13th ..

  5. Lyddiegal says:

    I like any book with a strong female lead and a bit of sci-fi, this definitely sounds like something i’d enjoy!
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  6. Kaiti says:

    Great review! I know Karina and I can’t wait to read her books!

  7. Janiece says:

    Hi, this book looks good! I ‘like’ you on facebook 🙂

  8. Camila Faria says:

    An experiment in terror? Sounds amazing! My fingers are crossed!

  9. jc says:

    Sounds creepy but to be able to see ghosts is quite cool actually! Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. jc says:

    Like on FB (jc loh), thank you.

  11. jc says:

    Follow on bloglovin, thank you.

  12. Janiece says:

    My extra comment is this: Eyeliah & Style Symmetry rock! Both have been through big changes, and grown and transformed accordingly. Keep on kicking butt!

  13. Monette says:

    I would love to have the autographed First Edition of Darkhouse 🙂