Review: The Benson by Karina Halle

Posted September 12, 2013 by Francesca in Reviews / 2 Comments

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Review: The Benson by Karina Halle
The Benson
by Karina Halle

4 Stars


Released: December 7, 2011
Series: Experiment in Terror #2.5
Published by Metal Blonde Books
Pages: 44

“…it’s never too little for a fan dying for her next fix.” ~ Under the Covers

THE BENSON is a quick story about Dex and Perry shortly after the crazy events of RED FOX.  Their relationship is a bit on shaky ground because feelings were stirred that have now gone back into hiding.

Dex brings Perry to Portland to film at the famously haunted Benson Hotel in Portland.  Management thinks they won’t find anything, as many others have, so they are ok with letting them run around the hotel looking to be spooked.

Of course, Dex has wonderful ideas as usual that involve getting our beloved Perry into binds.  And this time, face to face with a ghost!  Who knew they would be able to solve UNSOLVED MYSTERIES!

Although THE BENSON is a short read it’s always entertaining to read about Dex and Perry, their ghost hunting abilities and mishaps and their relationships ups and downs.  Even though we really don’t see any ups or downs there in this story.  But it’s never too little for a fan dying for her next fix.

I can’t wait to read more about Dex and Perry who have completely captured my attention.

Favorite Quotes:

But I can’t help the way I feel.  Stupid.  And in love with my partner.

Dex’s eyes are his focal point, the part of him that wins people over or drives them away.  Dark chocolate, enigmatic and emotive.  Sometimes they are ruthless, sometimes seductive.  They are a mystery as much as he is and the one thing I can’t help from drowning in over and over again.

He smiles again and reaches over with his hand to pat me softly on the head.  “Because I’ve got you, kiddo.  You’re my little ghost bait.”

“Perry is far too good for me and I am forced to make do with my Wine Babe girlfriend.”

It’s too bad our looking good comes at the cost of me nearly peeing my pants ever time.

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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 has 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.

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