Date Dex! An exclusive excerpt from Karina Halle’s upcoming EIT release, “Come Alive”…

by Maryse on June 9, 2013 · 25 comments

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You guys voted, and “date Dex” was selected. Great choice! There were over 100 votes in no time, and a good mix of the two, but I’m suspecting y’all seem to think Date Dex will be more romantic, huh? Hrmmm…. ;)

Maryse’s Book Blog: I have a “Dex” treat for you guys tonight (an excerpt fromKarina Halle‘s upcoming Experiment in Terror release, “Come Alive”)  I actually have TWO… but I have to space ‘em out, you know. These are rare and hard to come by. So… are you guys in the mood for “funny Dex”, or “date Dex”? You vote, I’ll post it.

Samantha: Date Dex!!!!!

Niki: Funny Dex or Date Dex…….such a hard choice! I’ll take either one- he’s always Sexy Dex!! Can’t wait for the teaser!!!!

Sandra: You know me, I’m in the mood for anything Dex. While I wait for the next book, thinking about starting Fever series, since I read everything Karina wrote

Lisa: Deffo Date Dex x

Elle: Funny

Christina: Dex dex dex anything dex!

Menka: Date Dex!!

Sharon: Anything Dex!

Jeanette: Funny Dex!!

Laura: I think I will take any Dex I can get! Bring him on!

Megan: FUNNY DEX!! Who am I kidding? I just want DEX. #SexWithDex

Jen: Date Dex!

Kerryann: Date Dex

Kirsten: I have to choose? Funny Dex. I’m gearing up for the whole package at the end of the month. Dex is at the top if my book boyfriend list after all.

Elle Smith Date Dex is such a cock tease right now… Funny fo shiz.

Lauren: Date Dex, need me some Sexy Dexy

Nina: Haha, this is such a win-win ^^ Right now I’m in the mood for funny Dex though.

And it went on and on and on… you guys are hilarious!!! I wanted to growl at y’all, “Off my DEX!!!” but you had me grinning too hard, I couldn’t make my growl-face. ;)

So date Dex it is. Although… might I hint that “Funny Dex” made me seriously swoon amidst his crude internal musings. I LOVE HIM!!! He can be all “guy-brain” and in an instant, think the sweeeeeeeetest more heartwrenching thing. And then go right back to his “Dex-ist” ways. <—- haha! See what I did there? Sexist. Dexist. Tee hee!!! I crack myself up.

But I digress. I’m teasing you about the “Funny Dex” excerpt and you guys chose Date Dex, and I shall deliver. Don’t worry. He’s funny here, too. ;)

Ready. It’s got his foul-mouth and brain in it, so you know. Be forewarned. ;) Mind you… that’s what I love about him. So real!

OH WAIT!!!! Before you get reading, do you guys feel like chatting with the author, Karina Halle in say…. oh… an hour? ‘Cause she’ll be chatting at exactly 8pm EST, ready to answer your questions.

P.S. Check out this fun (sexy) picture of her “idea” of what Dex’s occasional “mustache” looks like. This made me laugh out loud, ’cause I know, right??? Sometimes it was hard to picture him in his mustache phase without seeing a pervy 70′s pornstar version, ya know? But we had it all wrong!!! LOOK!!

P.P.S —> check out everything I’ve ever written about Karina Halle. I’m a HUGE fan so there’s lots. I say… YOU MUST READ EVERYTHING she’s written!!

Okay okay… enough of my teasing. Now for the REAL teaser. Ready? Please feel free to continue without further interruption by me. ;)

Marcus came by with the beers and food and escaped with only a death glare from myself. As I munched away at my prosciutto pizza, I found my mind wandering to the time I first met her, that fucked-up night in the lighthouse. I’d felt something at that moment for her, whether it was lust or a certain connection, I couldn’t be too sure. I had no idea I’d be lucky enough to have her sitting across from me at Zeke’s as something more than a stranger. I had no idea that this tiny little woman with all her insecurities and bravery would become my everything.

“What are you thinking about?” she asked after she drank a healthy swig of her beer.

“About the first time we met.”

“In Oregon?”

“In the lighthouse. You ran into me. Remember?”

“That’s something you can never forget.”

“So what was it like for you?”

She put down her beer and stared out the window. Fat raindrops began to fall, hitting the glass with the gusts of wind that were whipping up. Looked like a stormy night, much like the one that brought us together.

“I thought you were…”


She let out a laugh. “Well that was a given, considering you were in an abandoned lighthouse, alone, and trying to capture a ghost on film. Seriously, if that’s not nuts, I don’t know what is.”

I finished my beer and wiped my mouth, leaning back in my seat. “Oh, I don’t know, Miss Pot calling the sexy Kettle Black, how about a girl who decided to go off by herself in the darkness to explore said lighthouse, just for, what was it again? Kicks?”

“I don’t do anything for kicks.”

“Well you kicked in the window with your weird ninja moves.”

“At least I wasn’t trespassing,” she shot back, as if it only happened yesterday.

“Trespassing gets you everywhere. If I hadn’t broken in and explored that lighthouse, I wouldn’t be exploring you right now.”

She rolled her eyes. If she hadn’t seemed so nervy I would have joked about the futility of a Keep Out sign on her vagina.

“So that’s it,” I pressed. “You thought I was nuts? Nothing else?”

“Obviously I thought you were cute.”

“Just cute?”

“Hey you think I’m cute.”

I shook my head. “I think you’re cute and sexy and gorgeous and outstandingly fuckable. You meet all the requirements for one infuriatingly hot piece of ass, an ass that I’d love to shoot hot-”

She shot me a warning look. The mother of a family of four across from us was giving me the stinkeye. Whoops.

“I’m sorry,” I apologized to the mother. “It’s our first date.”

“And will probably be your last,” she muttered to herself and turned back to her kids.

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Janet June 9, 2013 at 6:12 PM

OMG!!! I ❤❤❤ Dex. I can not wait for the release of Come Alive. Can we have funny Dex tomorrow?

Laura June 9, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Goosebumps! Love Dex. AND Perry! Can’t wait to read the whole book!

Jasmine Cardi June 9, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Awesome. Thank you Maryse!

Mariel Pagoaga June 9, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Hahhahaaaa!!! Sooo Dex!!!! Can’t wait for more!! :)

Maryse June 9, 2013 at 6:23 PM

:D !!!

I liked it too. Wait until you guys get “funny”. SO sooooo good!

Sadie June 9, 2013 at 6:48 PM

SO good!!!!!! Thank you :)

Heather June 9, 2013 at 6:58 PM

That was way to short! Tease!!!

Elizabeth June 9, 2013 at 7:24 PM

100 thumbs up!!! Gah!! I love Dex so much!!

Maryse June 9, 2013 at 7:37 PM

LOL Heather. I never said I wasn’t. ;) It’s called a “teaser” ’cause it’s MEAN!! hahahah :P

Kirsten June 9, 2013 at 8:24 PM

LMAO love Dex Maryse, thanks for introducing us. ;)

Maryse June 9, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Yah… a girl’s gotta introduce her man to the world after all. She can’t just keep hogging him. ;)

LOL!!! Kidding! I kid!

*mumbles* no I don’t…


Ashley June 9, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Oh I freaking love Dex.

Emmy @ Sinfully Delicious Book Reviews June 9, 2013 at 11:59 PM

LOVE IT!!! Yeah, that man is sexy and a major perv. I wouldn’t have him any other way!!!

Nora June 10, 2013 at 2:30 AM

Oh, Dex! I’m laughing so hard and that wasn’t even the funny one!!

Arabella June 10, 2013 at 4:41 AM


Sharon June 10, 2013 at 6:13 AM

LOVE IT!! I can’t wait for the book to come out!!

Nina June 10, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Bwahaha, that was Date Dex and Funny Dex all rolled into one :D
Loved it!

heather June 10, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Loved it. I can’t wait. :-)

BEpps June 10, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Dex is just plain awesome!! Can not wait to read more!

Michelle M June 11, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Oh I can’t wait for more Dex! I love the way Karina makes me laugh with their banter then makes me ‘aawwwww’ when Dex thinks something that makes him just too sweet. <3

Becca June 11, 2013 at 8:17 AM

Holy delightful, Batman! Looks like I just found myself a pre-order…or you found it for m. Thanks!

Jackie June 11, 2013 at 7:45 PM

I just fell in love with Dex this weekend! I am on an EIT BENDER! Just finished number 4-Best one yet! I’m making myself start 5 so I can get to the Dex Files ASAP! I just need Perry and Dex to be together so I can get some sleep!

Maryse June 11, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Agreed #4 rocked my world!

Kelly June 12, 2013 at 10:51 AM

OMG…. I can’t wait until the book is out that was a really short tease I want more…Lol.. I love Dex

Nikki Diamond June 19, 2013 at 2:43 PM

help please! I am having trouble finding a store to pre order Come Alive by Karina Halle!!??? Point me in the right direction!??

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