If you haven't heard of the self-published series, Experiment in Terror, then you're definitely missing out on some exciting and haunting adventures written by the amazing Karina Halle. And thanks to the author herself, Karina has kindly allowed me the opportunity to reveal her new book cover! Without further ado, I will now present to you the cover of the 5th installment of the series called On Demon Wings!
I personally adore this cover and it's probably the best cover of the series. I love the colour, the girl floating off from the ground . . . the overall shine to it is brilliant. Gah! I can't stop staring at this book cover!
About On Demon Wings:
Everything has changed.
When the life you wanted has crumbled beneath your fingers, there’s nothing left to do but pick up the pieces and soldier on. You’ve done this before.
But what happens when you no longer feel like yourself anymore? When fires spontaneously start-up around you, when you hear growling coming from underneath your bed, and you no longer recognize your face in the mirror. What happens then?
Ghost-hunter Perry Palomino doesn’t have much time to find out. Now, the evil she used to hunt is a lot closer to home. It’s inside of her, taking over her life bit-by-terrifying bit, and there’s only one person who can help her.
If part of her doesn’t kill him first.
On Demon Wings Exclusive Excerpt:
We turned our attention back to the stage as the guitarist blasted out a generic solo.
“What did you do today anyway?” he asked conversationally, eying my beer like a hungry dog. I took a sip and handed it to him again.
“Not much. I went for a jog. Then ran into someone I didn’t want to see.”
“Ooooh,” he said with wag of his eyebrows.
“She’s a girl.”
“No, she has a girlfriend.”
I laughed and punched Ash in his arm, causing his beer to spill out sideways and onto his skate shoes. He looked down with acute disappointment, probably more for his lost beer than his shoes.
“Well, I guess that’s a sign to get another one,” I said and turned to make my way to the bar.
His face lit up. “Get two this time!”
“Yeah, yeah.” I waved at him and squeezed my way through the crowd to the bar at the side of the room. With the concrete floors, fold-up tables and drinks kept in camping coolers, the whole venue had this “let’s throw a party in my parent’s basement” kind of vibe.
Of course when the music is bad, the drink lineup is longer. There were five people in front of me and the ordering was going slow. I was tapping my combat boots impatiently and adjusting my Mastodon shirt when the dread-locked girl in front of me turned around and gave me the eye.
“Nice shirt,” she said. I couldn’t tell if she was being sarcastic or not. Her voice was very low, almost manly. Her eyes were red.
Not because she’d been crying. Her actual pupils were red.
She was wearing vibrant red contacts with streaks of gold in them. They were beautiful but deadly-looking and sent a shiver down the back of my spine.
“Thank you,” I said, my voice trembling slightly. I was suddenly very afraid and I didn’t know why. They were contacts, right?
She smiled, her red lips spreading slowly, until I saw all of her teeth.
Her very misshapen, sharp, dagger-like teeth.
Aside from the lipstick, she had the exact grin of a shark.
My eyes widened at the sight and a stabbing pain erupted from my stomach.
She continued smiling. A whiff of that foul, rotten smell that plagued the Port-Town bathroom came back and swirled around her, creating a wave of nausea throughout my body.
Then she took her eyes off of me and looked past my shoulder and smiled again. A tall, beefy man with long hair and a pentagram shirt walked up to her and put his arm around her shoulder.
“Hey babe,” he said. “Still waiting?”
She nodded and they both turned around so I was staring at the back of their heads and chatted to each other about how crap the band was.
For some reason I felt shaky at the incident and the stabbing in my stomach intensified. What the hell? Did that girl actually get her teeth shaped to look like that? Who in their right mind would do such a thing? My god, Portland was fucking weird sometimes.
So what do you guys think of the cover and the storyline?
Paperback, epub and mobi copies will be available May 13th at Amazon, Amazon Kindle and Smashwords. You can pick up the rest of the series, starting with Darkhouse, for just 99 cents: http://www.amazon.com/Darkhouse-Experiment-Terror-1-ebook/dp/B0050Q6HQK/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&m=AZC9TZ4UC9CFC&qid=1330386961&sr=8-1
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