LionheART Publishing House
LionheART Publishing House offers fiction titles by Karen Perkins and the poetry of Peter Mutanda waNdebele, as well as offering publishing services such as copy-editing, proofreading, cover design and formatting.
'As writers we are wordsmiths, creating a world, characters and story through language, and punctuation is one of the tools of language. To ignore it, except for rare exceptions, to me is like Monet painting with badly mixed paints, or Michelangelo attempting to sculpt using a hammer when a chisel is needed.
Words are what we do, language is our medium and punctuation our tool. When I write, I want to take my readers to my world, to join my characters on their journey, to experience their challenges, traumas, desires. I want them to take this journey with me, without noticing the individual words, full stops or commas. I want them to lose themselves in the story, not in the mechanics of it, and this will only happen if all the elements are right.'
-- Karen Perkins
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Parliament of Rooks: Haunting Brontë Country
by Karen Perkins
"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
African Cookbook: Quick and Easy Recipes full of Authentic African Flavour
by Minna Rose
African food is vibrant, spicy and colourful, utilising the most tantalising flavours from the many cultures who have settled on the continent over the centuries, and creating new and wonderful combinations, combined with traditional foods and cooking methods. Fresh and nutritious food is very important for a healthy life, just as tasty food, shared in good company, is essential for a happy and en
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.
The Haunting of Thores-Cross: A Yorkshire Ghost Story
by Karen Perkins
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.
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- Bravo's Veil
on Dec. 06, 2012
A dual timeline book, 'Bravo's Veil' follows the story of two brothers, Paul and David who were separated in 1939 when the older brother, Paul, was evacuated to Penzance in World War 2. He never came home, and nearly 60 years on David decides to act on his feeling that the story he was told about Paul's death is untrue.
What follows is a story full of intrigue, spies, double and triple crossing, with great characters, action and an emotive representation of how the evacuations affected everyone involved. Highly recommended.
- Back Channel: The Kennedy Years
on Nov. 03, 2013
Deep, thought-provoking, shocking in places, the narrative is a little boastful in places yet in many others, very humble; which lends authenticity to what is a fascinating and gripping personal account of intrigue and political manoeuvring and shenanigans of life at the very highest US political level. Back Channel gives a unique perspective on KGB assassins, embassy socials, Lubyanka prison, the Cuban missile crisis, the jungles of Vietnam, Dr. Martin Luther King, nuclear testing and a murderous Vice President with an eye on the Oval Office.
Flashes of humour and wit , together with a well-placed sense of irony, are not overdone and help to provide a thoroughly informative yet entertaining read. Highly recommended.
- Makoti Enters the Kraal
on Nov. 07, 2013
An absorbing, emotional and chilling tale of African mythology and the practice of witchcraft, Makoti Enters the Kraal is also a fascinating account of makoti, exploring the life and culture of African family life and will keep you gripped until the last page.
Ndiwe is newly married to Akha, but soon realises something is terribly wrong with her new family. The family’s cat, Madevana, appears all-knowing and sinister, and the women in the family behave unkindly and bizarrely, especially where the kraal is concerned - a place that Ndiwe is forbidden to enter. The only saving grace is Ndiwe’s love for her Akha, but even he has strange habits. For example, leaving their bed in the middle of the night to go outside to the kraal. Add to this, rumour, strange rituals and a disembodied voice, and Ndiwe realises she is in terrible danger.
Highly recommended, and I very much look forward to Phangisile Mtshali’s next books. I am hooked.