Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Aloha to Karina Halle and SHOOTING SCARS

Shooting Scars (The Artists Trilogy, #2)

I've come to appreciate tattoos after living in Hawaii - it's part of the Polynesian culture.  Camden McQueen from Karina Halle's THE ARTISTS TRILOGY is a talented tattoo artist who can't forget Ellie Watt.   Karina is celebrating the release of Book 2, SHOOTING SCARS:

Sometimes the right choice can be the deadliest. When Ellie Watt made the ultimate sacrifice for Camden McQueen, she never thought it would be easy. But walking away with her ex-lover, Javier Bernal, in order to ensure Camden's safety has brought a whole new set of dangers. With Javier's plans for Ellie growing more secretive by the moment, Ellie must find a way to stay ahead of the game before her past swallows her whole.

Meanwhile, Camden's new life is short-lived. Fueled by revenge and pursued by authorities, he teams up with an unlikely partner in order to save Ellie. But as Camden toes the line between love and retribution, he realizes that in order to get back the woman he loves, he may have to lose himself in the process. He might just turn into the very man he's hunting.

About the Author

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.

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.

SHOOTING SCARS by Karina Halle
Publisher: Forever Yours Digital Original
ISBN-13: 9781455552160
$2.99; August 20, 2013

Connect with Karina online!
Facebook: @KarinaHalle 
Twitter: @MetalBlonde

DID YOU KNOW? Karina met her fiance when she was casting a book trailer for the third book of my Experiment in Terror series. He answered the Craiglist ad for the character of Dex and it was love at first.

The main character in The Artist Trilogy is named Ellie, who is named after Karina’s old dog, who was named after the character Ellie Satler in Jurassic Park, one of her favorite books and movies.

Did you know Jurassic Park was filmed at the Kualoa Ranch on Ohau's Eastern Shore?   All roads lead back to Hawaii!

What do you know about tattoos?  One randomly selected commenter wins a Hawaiian souvenir.  This giveaway is open through Saturday, August 24, 10 pm in Hawaii.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, August 25.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City



  1. I don't know much about tattoos/tattooing except that it's an ancient art form.

  2. I know that they hurt, but it is bearable. :) I have one on my ankle....a very nice green shamrock. I got it in 1995 and I still love it.

  3. I know an artist that does wonderful tattoos. He has like a 6 month wait.

  4. I know that some tattoos are tribal, but that they would ALL hurt.

  5. i have 2, my 21yro daughter has 13 . my 25yro daughter has 1. my 16yro is planning something to honor he father that is passed when she is older
    (my first tat, i was 23. my mom locked me out of her house, refuse to let me come in for 3 months, cause i went against the bible, had my ears pireced and got a tattoo)

  6. Besides husband has 3 of them. They all mean something special to him.

  7. I don't know much about them but I've seen some gorgeous inks on people.
    This sounds like a good read and I'm putting it in my TRL.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  8. I do know many people with tattoos including two of my daughters. I also know that you can be allergic to the ink. That would be me.

  9. I have a young friend that has lots of tattoos on her arms, and chest. They've never appealed to me, but I know that lots of people have them.

  10. Not much except that I wouldn't do it since it's permanent! :)

  11. Honestly, I'm not fond of tattoos. I have several relatives who have them, though.

  12. I don't much about tattoos, but I sure do love them. I don't love a ton of them on a person, but I think they are extremely sexy. I don't have any myself, but know others that do. I do love a sexy bad boy with an arm band. Not a big fan of girls with tramp stamps though.
    I did know that Jurassic Park was filmed in Hawaii
    christinebails at yahoo dot com

  13. I didn't know that's where they filmed the movie, how interesting. I should have guessed that though, totally looks like it.

    I don't have any tattoos but my brother does, many of them.

  14. I don't know anything about tattoos. Some of them are beautiful. I would think they would hurt like crazy. Can't say I understand the desire to have one.

  15. I know that my daughter has two of them and that we moved our son to college yesterday and there is a tattoo parlor on the ground floor of his apartment building.

  16. know they can be permanent