Who Wants a Dex Teaser?!! An excerpt from tomorrow’s “And with Madness Comes the Light” (EIT 6.5). YAY!!!

by Maryse on February 13, 2013 · 23 comments

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*squeeeee*!!! Guess what!?? Karina Halle has just given us a sweet pre-Valentine’s day gift today! *wiggle wiggle hop wiggle* <— me happy dancing!

Who wants a Dex POV teaser? This is from tomorrow’s Valentines Day book release of the next in the Experiment in Terror series “And with Madness Comes the Light (EIT 6.5)” <— Sexy Dexy on Valentines Day. You know what I’ll be reading! :D

Synopsis from “And with Madness Comes the Light”:

Told from Dex’s POV, And With Madness Comes the Light is short story/novella that spans the time period from the end of Lying Season (Book #4) until the end of On Demon Wings (Book #5). If you were ever wondering what really happened to Dex while Perry was gone – his journey to Dex 2.0 – now is your chance.

WARNING!!! It’s a huge spoiler for anyone who HAS NOT read up to On Demon Wings :) (so GET started on the series if you haven’t yet!!) This is one of my favorites in the whole wide world, and and so many of our fellow readers say it’s theirs too. In fact… we’ve just got a new convert. She resisted but she ain’t resisting now. Yep. They alllll say the same thing… “I can’t believe I waited so long to read this!!!”  I couldn’t help but include today’s latest EIT conversation to tease all of you who might be new to the series.

(for those of you who are ready for the teaser RIGHT NOW, scroll down just passed our EIT conversation below… I don’t want to torture you any longer… ;)

Patricia: Snickering …( the oops I did something NAUGHTY) ….guess what? I told myself self…don’t over indulge in EIT books ration them out you know you will drive yourself crazy….buhaaaaaaaa did I listen buhahahaha ….NO, NO I did not!!!!!!!!!! 1. I don’t have the urge to throat punch Dex as much 2. I love Perry!!!!!!!!! More than I did before. Now I need something soft and sweet because I can hear the whistle to the crazy train approaching and I will be on it when I fully comprehend what I have done…I swear I couldn’t stop myself. THANK YOU MARYSE

Kirsten: Well you better read so and sweet quick. Another Dex novella is out tomorrow. him.

Patricia: Shut your mouth sweet potato pie!!!!! How did I miss that!!!!!!!

Kristi: I feel ya Partricia!! I just read all of them and told myself that I would only read a few!!! oops!! I couldn’t stop myself either!

Kirsten: Well on a good note Karina likes to get the sequels put out within six months so the wait is not to bad. Now have you ladies read The Devil’s Metal and Sins & Needles because those books are pretty kick a$$ too.

Maryse’s Book Blog: AND!!! I have something SPECIAL for you EIT lovers today. TEE HEE!!!!

Kirsten: Being sneaky again Maryse?

Maryse’s Book Blog: Yep!!! The pre-Valentine’s treat is almost ready!!!

Okay everyone!!!! It’s ready! —->DEX TEASER TIME BELOW!!!!


It was raining steadily and dark as fuck outside when I turned the car onto Perry’s street. As much as I tried to tell myself that everything would be fine and that the plan would work, I was a nervous pervous. I was not only afraid of what was happening to Perry, afraid that I might fail in saving her, but I was afraid of her in general. Not of the thing that had apparently taken over her, but of her. Of what she’d think of me. Of the way she’d look at me.

Christ, I was in over my head and my head was over my heels. I was just a fucking tumbleweed in love with a constant breeze at my back. I slammed the car into park a few houses up from hers, and wished I had a whole packet of Nicorette that I could jam into my mouth.

Alas, I didn’t. So I settled for one—bite, bite, chew, then sent one last text to Ada and waited for five painful, agonizing minutes before I saw her lithe little form running down the street through the rain. She jumped in the passenger seat and slammed the door, her white blonde hair going all Debbie Harry on her.

“Hey,” I told her, twisting in my seat to get a better look at her. Maybe I should have been afraid of Ada instead of Perry. Though she was just fifteen, Ada looked years older at that moment, dark circles under her eyes, which were wide and flashing like blue hazard lights. She looked jacked up, angry and scared all rolled into one emo bundle.

“Thanks for—”


It wasn’t as hard as Rebecca’s slap and from the surprised look on Ada’s face, I could tell it was the first time she hit someone and meant it, but damn. The Palominos had some serious anger management issues. Or Dex Foray issues. Potatoes, potatoes.

I stretched out my jaw and shot her a wary look. “Well, I suppose I deserved that.”

“I thought about it and decided you’re still an asshole,” she snarled. Then smiled politely. “But thank you for coming.”

Oh man, what did I get myself into? Nope, didn’t matter. I’d walk over hot coals and a million teenage slaps if it meant getting to Perry.

“You’re probably going to get it worse from my dad,” she went on. Okay, make that a million teenage slaps and a punch from an angry Italian.

“Let’s try and prevent that from happening. Anyway, can you sneak me into her room?”

She shook her head. “Maximus is in there, thinking he’s taking care of her. He’s such a tool.”

I ground my teeth together, not appreciating the mental image of Perry strapped to a bed with Max taking “care” of her.

“Well, the flannel-coated pussy stealer won’t be taking care of her for much longer,” I said, unbuckling my seatbelt. She looked at me blankly. Perhaps she didn’t appreciate her sister being referred to as “pussy.” I cleared my throat. “I meant flannel-coated…ginger douche.”

She dipped her chin and said dryly, “Dude, the term is douchecanoe.”

She flung her door open and we ran down the street in the pouring rain. The Palominos’ large house loomed at the end of their driveway, the lights from the windows looking more like reptilian eyes than anything else. Warm and cozy? Nuh-uh. I could already tell that something was terribly wrong and I felt it in every part of my body. Evil? Yeah, I could believe evil lived in that house.

A movement at Perry’s window caught my eye—the silhouette of he-who-shall-not-be-named-except-in-insults-I-found-fitting. My fists clenched and I breathed out slowly through my nose. So many things were rushing through me—conflicting, dangerous feelings, it was no wonder Ada looked so torn and cracked out. My head and heart were already being done in and I hadn’t even been in the house yet.

We paused on the steps, Ada holding her finger to her mouth, as if I needed to be quiet. Maybe I was breathing through my nose rather loudly.

“Just stay behind me,” she whispered. “I think my parents are in their room.”

I nodded and she pushed the door open. I was immediately met with this…darkness. A malevolence, like a cancer in the air, that rushed through me, making me feel sick all over.

Ada gave me a look like she understood exactly what I was going through and I followed her in, walking as quietly as possible. I shrugged off my wet jacket, a droplet of water running down my neck.

It was strangely still inside, like some unseen life force inside had paused the second I walked in. It’s hard to explain, but since I was grasping for the impossible anyway, it was almost like there was a fuck-you-up energy in the house that was waiting in a hidden corner somewhere, ready to pounce.

“You feel it too?” she asked quietly, as we walked up the stairs, my eyes searching the dark hallway that led to even darker rooms.

I nodded. “Is it always like this?”

She shook her head. “I can feel it, all the time. But it’s never been so calm like this. It’s freaking me the fuck out.”
“Like it knows I’m here.”

We exchanged a worried glance and continued up the stairs, the blood pounding more loudly in my head the closer I got to the top.

Once there, I could see Perry’s room at the end, the door slightly ajar. I could hear his stupid drawl but couldn’t make out what he was saying. We walked to the door and Ada slowly pushed it open, casting me a furtive glance before doing so. As if she was trying to prepare me.

Maximus was standing in front of Perry, looking down at her. I couldn’t really see her body, but I could tell she was lying on the bed, immobile. A rope was wrapped around one leg and down around the bed post. I focused on her foot, her little toes, the fact that she was held down. I couldn’t even move. I could only listen as he went on, not noticing either me or Ada in the doorway.

“Just get through tonight,” he said in an overly cloying voice. “Things will turn around tomorrow.”

“And what will you do when the men in the white coats take me away?” Perry answered. I hadn’t heard her voice in so fucking long. I almost collapsed right there and then, her presence rolling through me, wanting to bring me to my knees like she had before. “What will you say then? Will you still ask me if I’m scared?”

She sounded so small, so afraid. It speared me.

“Wherever you end up, Perry, it’ll be for the best,” Maximus said. I couldn’t believe his fucking audacity. “They’ll make you new again. The doctors will help you. They’ll treat you. You’ll be given medicine and it’ll fix you. Those mental institutions have a bad rap, you know that. But they do more good than harm, especially for people like you. It may be scary at first, but you’ll be fixed. You’ll be as good as new.”

I couldn’t let this happen. He was full of absolute shit. What the fuck did he know about being diagnosed with a mental disorder? Nothing. Nothing.

But I did.

I cleared my throat, the anger boiling up. “Are you sure about that, Max?”

Maximus flinched, startled, and whipped his head toward me. His jaw came unhinged, his face pale with disbelief. That’s right, you red nutsack. Guess who’s here? Your worst nightmare.

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Terri S February 13, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Ahhh I love the statement “he-who-shall-not-be-named-except-in-insults-I-found-fitting”… It makes me fall in love with Dex and his Dex-isms all over again. :D I can’t wait to buy this novella! Thanks Maryse and Karina!

Elizabeth February 13, 2013 at 11:28 AM

*Squeeeeeeee* I can’t wait for tomorrow!!! What’s better than more Dex on Valentine’s Day? ;)

Maryse February 13, 2013 at 11:28 AM

I laughed at that, too!!! Perfectly said! :D

Kirsten February 13, 2013 at 11:30 AM

I <3 Dex. He did deserve that slap from Ada though. Why can't it be Thursday already? Thank you Karina and Maryse!

Elyse M February 13, 2013 at 11:37 AM

I. Just. DIED! Oh, how I have missed Dex!

Heather February 13, 2013 at 12:14 PM

Hot damn can’t it be thursday now! Such a tease! But a great Sexy Dexy fix now I just have to make it till tomorrow!!!!

Mariel February 13, 2013 at 1:27 PM

I’ve been in withdrawal… I’ve got the freakin shakes… Cnt wait until Tom!!!!

Tami February 13, 2013 at 1:32 PM

Ahhhhh!!!! I can’t wait!!!

Mindi February 13, 2013 at 1:37 PM

OH MY GOD…I CAN NOT wait!!! I finally started reading this series last week and I just flew through them! I can’t get enough Dex and tomorrow can’t come fast enough!!

Arpi February 13, 2013 at 1:42 PM

That was great!! I missed Dex. It’s nice to see inside his head, it’s funny how *I’m sure* most of us are thinking the same thing he is.

Shannon February 13, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Oh my gosh…..I need Dex now!!! I’ve be enable to quench my thirst for a while with many other books, but now this brings it all back. I feel like a teenager waiting for a date tomorrow!!! Ahhhhhhh

Keighley February 13, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Didn’t think could b more excited, it Bloody better be on uk Amazon in the morning!

Re reading Dex Files now, will be fully inception-ed in Dex screwed up mind by end tomoro

chasity February 13, 2013 at 2:56 PM

you red nutsack.. ahahaha.. i love your writing!!! and i love Dex. lol

Kristen@SeeingNight February 13, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Love it!! Oh how much I miss Dex and Perry cant wait for this novella!

Heidi February 13, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Chanting hurry up tomorrow, over and over!

LucyLou February 13, 2013 at 5:21 PM

Cant wait until tomorrow!!!!! :)

Maryse February 13, 2013 at 5:41 PM

♩♬ I want Dex and… caannnndy… yeah…♪♫

*giggles* Hey… couldn’t be helped. Tomorrow’s Valentines Day and I’m gettin’ both!

Lauren February 13, 2013 at 6:39 PM

OMG!!! I can’t wait. Dex on Valentines day, perfect!!!

Sarah B February 13, 2013 at 7:42 PM

I am preparing myself for new and awesomely hilarious insults to insinuate themselves into my vocabulary :)

kim February 13, 2013 at 9:00 PM

I LOVE DEX!!!!!!!!!!

Heidi February 13, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Maryse you are too funny LOL!

Maryse February 13, 2013 at 10:52 PM

hahaha!!! I try. :)

Lisa February 14, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Yay… Its almost Valentines Day! * happy dance* I love this series. Arina know how to write a series, she keeps them coming at a pace that doesn’t lose momentum ,like alot of authors are doing recently, and gives you something to look forward to. Plus I have a tendency to sometimes confuse little details with other books since I read so much, but there is NO way to do that with the series…..there is NOTHING out there like EIT.

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