Karen Perkins

Biography

Karen Perkins is the author of seven fiction titles in the Valkyrie Series of Caribbean pirate adventures and the Yorkshire Ghosts Series. All of her fiction titles have appeared at the top of bestseller lists on both sides of the Atlantic, including the top 50 in the UK Kindle Store. Her first Yorkshire Ghosts novel – THE HAUNTING OF THORES-CROSS – won the silver medal for European fiction in the prestigious 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards in New York, whilst her Valkyrie novel, DEAD RECKONING, was long-listed in the 2011 MSLEXIA novel competition.

Her second Yorkshire Ghosts novel – KNIGHT OF BETRAYAL – opens with the assassination of the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1170, then follows the knights responsible when they flee north to Knaresborough Castle. As King Henry II and the whole of Christendom turn against them, they begin to come to terms with the enormity of what they have done, yet they cannot rest and return to Knaresborough 850 years later.

Karen’s latest book in the Yorkshire Ghosts Series, is now available for pre-order and will be released on 28th February 2017. PARLIAMENT OF ROOKS: HAUNTING BRONTË COUNTRY is set in both modern-day and Victorian Haworth – the West Yorkshire home of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë. Parliament of Rooks delves into the era of ‘The Yorkshire Slavery’, and contrasts the beautiful, inspiring village of Haworth today with the slum – or rookery – it was during the industrial revolution: rife with disease, heartache, poverty, and employing child slavery in the mills.

Karen is also the proprietor of LionheART Publishing House. Established to help and support Indie authors with the practical side of publishing their books, including editing, formatting and professional cover design, Karen and her team have helped over two hundred books come to publication in the past three years.

To learn more about Karen Perkins, please see her websites:
www.karenperkinsauthor.com
www.lionheartgalleries.co.uk

She can be contacted by email:
karenperkinsauthor@gmail.com

and is also on Twitter:
@LionheartG

And Facebook:
www.facebook.com/karenperkinsauthor
www.facebook.com/LionheartPublishing
www.facebook.com/Yorkshireghosts
www.facebook.com/ValkyrieSeries

Where to find Karen Perkins online


Where to buy in print


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Knight of Betrayal: A Yorkshire Ghost Story by Karen Perkins
A paranormal suspense thriller in the award-winning Yorkshire Ghost Story collection, Knight of Betrayal will plunge you into the vibrant and deadly world of medieval England: Henry II, Thomas Becket - and four murderous knights. The historical repercussions of a horrific crime reverberate through the centuries as the 12th century ghosts seek redemption and revenge, with no thought for anyone unlucky enough to get in their way.

Books

Parliament of Rooks: Haunting Brontë Country
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,820. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2017 by LionheART Publishing House. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
"Lush and atmospheric, this novel is dark and moody with supernatural elements and accurate historical details." - The BookLife Prize by Publishers Weekly Parliament of Rooks, the new historical paranormal novel by Karen Perkins, contrasts the beautiful, inspiring village of Haworth today with the slum – or rookery – it was during the industrial revolution: rife with d
Look Sharpe!: A Caribbean Pirate Adventure
Series: Valkyrie, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,120. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2017 by LionheART Publishing House. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Historical » Colonial America
Henry Sharpe is a recently bereaved and bankrupt English earl who travels to the Caribbean to help his uncle run his sugar plantation. ​When he arrives, he finds his uncle has given up on that idea to lead a more exciting life as a privateer, earning a fearsome reputation as Captain Tarr.
The LionheART Guide to Formatting for Kindle: A Self-Publishing Guide for Independent Authors
Series: LionheART Publishing Guides. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2016 by LionheART Publishing House. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The LionheART Guide to Formatting for Kindle is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to formatting books for Kindle in Word for independent authors.
The LionheART Guide to Formatting Paperbacks: A Self-Publishing Guide for Independent Authors
Series: LionheART Publishing Guides. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,680. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2016 by LionheART Publishing House. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The LionheART Guide to Formatting Paperbacks is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to formatting books for paperback in Word for independent authors.
The LionheART Guide to Formatting EPUBs: A Self-Publishing Guide for Independent Authors
Series: LionheART Publishing Guides. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,600. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2016 by LionheART Publishing House. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The LionheART Guide to Formatting EPUBs is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to formatting and converting manuscripts to EPUB for independent authors.
The Valkyrie Series: The First Fleet: Look Sharpe!, Ill Wind, Dead Reckoning. Caribbean Pirate Adventure
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 190,640. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2016 by LionheART Publishing House. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
The Valkyrie Series: The First Fleet is a three-book set of historical sailing adventures of piracy, love and revenge in the Caribbean in the seventeenth century by international award-winning and bestselling author, Karen Perkins. The First Fleet of the Valkyrie Series of Caribbean Pirate Adventure contains: Look Sharpe! Ill Wind Dead Reckoning
Knight of Betrayal: A Yorkshire Ghost Story
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,740. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2016 by LionheART Publishing House. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
A paranormal suspense thriller in the award-winning Yorkshire Ghost Story collection, Knight of Betrayal will plunge you into the vibrant and deadly world of medieval England: Henry II, Thomas Becket - and four murderous knights. The historical repercussions of a horrific crime reverberate through the centuries as the 12th century ghosts seek redemption and revenge.
Cursed: A Yorkshire Ghost Short Story
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 8,790. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by LionheART Publishing House. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Jennet's here. No one is safe. A Yorkshire Ghost Short Story
The LionheART Guide to Editing Fiction: US Edition
Series: LionheART Publishing Guides. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,090. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2014 by LionheART Publishing House. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The LionheART Guide to Editing Fiction is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to editing fiction for independent authors.
The LionheART Guide to Editing Fiction: UK Edition
Series: LionheART Publishing Guides. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,800. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2014 by LionheART Publishing House. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The LionheART Guide to Editing Fiction is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to editing fiction for independent authors.
The Haunting of Thores-Cross: A Yorkshire Ghost Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,930. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013 by LionheART Publishing House. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
The first paranormal historical thriller in the Yorkshire Ghost Story series, The Haunting of Thores-Cross explores 18th century life in a picturesque but isolated village in the North Yorkshire Moors. But when a vulnerable young girl is ostracised within her community and accused of witchcraft, the descendants of her neighbours will suffer for centuries to come.
Ill Wind: A Caribbean Pirate Adventure
Series: Valkyrie, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,340. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012 by LionheART Publishing House. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
Gabriella Berryngton is an unhappy and oppressed fourteen-year-old girl living in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1683. She dreams of escaping her bitter, ambitious stepfather and sailing off into the unknown. Her dreams come true when her stepfather sells her into marriage.
Dead Reckoning: A Caribbean Pirate Adventure
Series: Valkyrie, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 128,200. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2012 by LionheART Publishing House. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
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Leo is born in Spanish Panama in 1659. When he is twelve years old he witnesses the violent rape and murder of his mother by three of the Caribbean's most feared pirates: Tarr, Blake and Hornigold, and swears revenge at all costs. Then he meets Gabriella van Ecken.

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