Karina Halle’s “Sins & Needles” has a new cover. And I’m revealin’ it! :) Plus! A giveaway…

by Maryse on June 24, 2014 · 53 comments

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Yep! A brand new cover (below) for Karina Halle’s fabulous Sins and Needles (book #1 in the The Artists Trilogy). Loved it, even though I was on a totally different “team” than many of my fellow readers. That’s okay. We LOVED battling it out over our favorite “guy”.

Good “bad boy” (Camden) or BAD “bad boy” (Javier). Guess which one I chose? <— Tee hee! I’m so bad. At least when it comes to books. :P And LOL!! He *almost* chose me back… —-> take a look at when Javier called me… <— eek I KNOW, RIGHT!!!???? *thud*

Okay so, some details…

First: My review of #1 (Sins & Needles), and #0.5 (the prequel —> On Every Street).


Ellie Watt is used to starting over. The daughter of a grifting team, Ellie spent her childhood being used as a pawn in her parents’ latest scam. Now she’s much older, wiser and ready to give her con artist life a rest. But returning to the dry desert town of Palm Valley, California means one more temptation than she bargained for – Camden McQueen. Once known as the high school weirdo, Camden is bigger and badder than the boy he used to be and a talented tattoo artist with his own thriving business. Ellie’s counting on Camden still being in love with her but what she’s not counting on is how easily unrequited love can turn into obsession over time. When Camden discovers Ellie’s plan to con him, he makes her a deal she doesn’t dare refuse, but her freedom comes with a price and it’s one that takes both Ellie and Camden down a dangerous road.


Fourth: Ready for the giveaway?

The publisher is having a giveaway right here,  for 10 ARCs of SINS for readers that may not have read her yet. Could that be you?

How to enter for a chance to win an ARC of SINS? Let me know if you’ve read this series yet, or not. And Wednesday night (Wednesday July 25th, 2014) by 10pm EST, I will randomly select ten winners.

The winners will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond with a mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. This book will be sent to the winners directly by the publisher.

Open to US only, but all are welcome to comment. :)

And now… about Karina Halle

The daughter of a Norwegian Viking and a Finnish Moomin, Karina Halle grew up in Vancouver, Canada with trolls and eternal darkness on the brain. This soon turned into a love of all things that go bump in the night and a rather sadistic appreciation for freaking people out. Like many of the flawed characters she writes, Karina never knew where to find herself and has dabbled in acting, make-up artistry, film production, screenwriting, photography, travel writing and music journalism. She eventually found herself in the pages of the very novels she wrote (if only she had looked there to begin with).
Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently splits her time between her apartment in downtown Vancouver and her sailboat, where a book and a bottle of wine are always at hand. She is hard at work on her next novel.

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{ 53 comments… read them below or add one }

toni June 24, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Loved these books! Made me a fan of Karina Halle!

Mary Sparks June 24, 2014 at 1:14 PM

I read Love, in English becasue of your review and LOVED it! Just started Dirty Angels! Can’t wait to make it to The Artists Trilogy!!

AngieG June 24, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Loved this book!

Amy P. June 24, 2014 at 1:24 PM

I have not read this series, but am adding it to my TBR list!

Nicole June 24, 2014 at 1:26 PM

I have read the first book

Michelle L June 24, 2014 at 1:42 PM

I have not read this series yet, but have read EIT and Love, in English. Loved them ALL!

Doris L June 24, 2014 at 1:57 PM

No I haven’t read this series yet.

Julia Ward June 24, 2014 at 2:31 PM

I have not read the series but would love to!!!

Susan Elwell June 24, 2014 at 2:31 PM

I’ve read all of your books and series. I’m addicted. People, seriously, you need to read all. the. book. especially the Experiment in Terror Series! It is my favorite!

Nikki Merrill June 24, 2014 at 2:36 PM

I haven’t read Sins and Needles, because I want a copy for my shelves and it hasn’t been available. :( All of Karina’s book covers are lovely, including the new cover to Sins. I have read others by her and she is fantastic! Love, in English is an all time favorite!

Rose June 24, 2014 at 2:42 PM

I have the first in this series but haven’t read this one yet. I’ve read her EIT series which I love.

Renee June 24, 2014 at 2:45 PM

I HAVE NOT read this series and have been wanting to read it for a long time I’ve got my fingers and toes crossed!!! Thank you so much for the chance to enter too Your the best Maryse

Damaris S June 24, 2014 at 2:48 PM

I’m actually reading Bold Tricks right now and loving it! Such an original storyline – it’s definitely becoming one of my favorite series.

Yvonne V June 24, 2014 at 2:53 PM

I’m a Karina Halle fanatic! Just love everything she writes. The new cover is beautiful!

Sherry D :) June 24, 2014 at 2:54 PM

We finally found a pair of hotties that we don’t fight over ;)

Me, Camden
You, Javier :)

Melissa June 24, 2014 at 3:05 PM

I have read the first book.

bella June 24, 2014 at 3:08 PM

I have read the prequel and LOVED IT!!!!! I have not read sins and needles yet I want too though! I reallllly want too so badly

Erin June 24, 2014 at 3:11 PM

I’ve read the first one!

Kate I. June 24, 2014 at 3:21 PM

I have an e-copy of SINS but would love to add a paper copy to my library … though admittedly I love the original cover art more than the new. Both are cool!

Jacqueline June 24, 2014 at 4:01 PM

I have read the book, but a paper copy would be wonderful!

Heather June 24, 2014 at 5:27 PM

I have read it. Loved it. Thank you for the book suggestion I’m a HUGE Karina Halle fan now

Staci Faulds June 24, 2014 at 5:40 PM

I have not read but would love to.

Antonette June 24, 2014 at 6:50 PM

I’ve heard so many good things about this book. I haven’t read it yet. But I would love to.

Kat P June 24, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Read it. Loved it. Thanks for the giveaway fingers crossed!

Nicole M June 24, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Thanks Maryse for this cool giveaway! I haven’t read sins and needles but have heard interesting things about it. I’m in a book funk right now (help!! Hee) So I would be thrilled to receive a paper copy. Thanks for the opportunity and like another reader quoted I’ll be crossing my fingers,toes,legs for a chance to win one of these babies:):)

Michelle M June 24, 2014 at 10:43 PM

I’ve read all her books, except Dirty Angels because I just got that one last week and I’m going to start it this weekend. Karina Halle is one of my absolute favorite authors! Not sure which I loved more, Experiment in Terror series or The Artist Trilogy. And Love in English was soooo good. The Devil’s Metal series is great too. Ms. Halle is just simply made of awesome!

Diane F. June 25, 2014 at 6:19 AM

I have not read this series yet, but I plan to soon.

Laura Mendez June 25, 2014 at 6:55 AM

I have read this series and loved it.

Emely June 25, 2014 at 7:09 AM

I have read them all and love them! Great series

Maria Malaveci June 25, 2014 at 8:49 AM

They are at the top of my to read list but I haven’t had the chance to yet. My list keeps getting longer and longer everyday! There are too many great books to read!!

Lindsay June 25, 2014 at 8:49 AM

I haven’t read the series yet, but I’ve been meaning to.

Kristie June 25, 2014 at 8:55 AM

I have not read it yet, but have heard a lot of good things. I will have to add it to the ever growing list.

Teri June 25, 2014 at 10:23 AM

What great timing! I just started reading Sins & Needles day before yesterday (39%)! I’m hardly ever in the ‘now’ so this is pretty cool! So far so great! I’m getting all warm & fuzzy for Camden ;-)

Danielle Meek June 25, 2014 at 10:54 AM

I haven’t read it yet but I want to!

Rachel June 25, 2014 at 11:02 AM

I have read all Karina’s books!

Amber D. June 25, 2014 at 11:10 AM

I’ve not read it yet, but I would love to! (:


Liz Gumprecht June 25, 2014 at 12:25 PM

I have read this series and absolutely love it!

Laurie June 25, 2014 at 12:29 PM

No I have not read these yet, but I am dying to! I was just looking at them the other day on Kindle, but I would love to have hard copies! Thanks for the chance!

Teresa H. June 25, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Great giveaway. I love this series!!

Kelly McKay June 25, 2014 at 12:46 PM

I haven’t read these yet, but I did read Dirty Angels a few days ago (I probably should have waited until I read this series first)

Jenese @ Readers Confession June 25, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Haven’t read this series yet. I definitely want to try it. Like the new cover!

Monica June 25, 2014 at 2:51 PM

I haven’t read this series yet, but I am dying to! I’ve heard so many good things about this one but I am behind in my series reads. Thanks for a great contest!

Kim S. June 25, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Love this book and series! I was lucky enough to grab a copy of the indie cover when Karina Halle did a signing close to my hometown. Excited for the new cover! Wondering if the other books in the series will have new covers as well.

Mollie W June 25, 2014 at 6:34 PM

I devoured these books!! I love me some Cam
Karina Halle is a genius! I will read anything she writes

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Angela H. June 25, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Read them and loved them!

Tina June 25, 2014 at 8:19 PM

I read and loved Love, In English. I want to read this trilogy I have all the books except for this one.

Rebecka June 25, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Just started this series 58% into Shooting Scars.
Javier…so good when he’s bad!!!
Cam…..so bad when he’s good!!!
Leaning toward Javier, but can’t wait to see if Ms. Halle changes my mind!!!

Pam June 25, 2014 at 9:22 PM

I love this series! I am currently reading Dirty Angels. I must admit though, I was Team Jose. ;)

Erika June 25, 2014 at 9:26 PM

I haven’t read this series yet but love this author and hope to soon! Thank you for the chance to win!

carol June 25, 2014 at 10:48 PM

i read “on every street,” and love javier! have not read the rest of the series yet! hope to win the chance! thx!

Jessie June 26, 2014 at 10:17 AM

reading Sins and Needles now bc I cant wait to read Dirty Angels but I am anal and have to read everything in order…soon though!!

Thalia June 26, 2014 at 10:53 AM

I have read this series as well as her EIT series. I LOVE her books. Thanks for the giveaway.

bn100 June 27, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Never read it

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