Welcome to LionheART Publishing
LionheART Publishing House is a publishing services company with a difference.
As an author herself, Karen Perkins understands the months and years of hard work that go into writing a book, and how important our books are to us. Having self-published her own work, she also understands how daunting this can be - and how important it is to present our books in the best possible light and have people read and enjoy our books. It is a great achievement to write a book, but that's only the start; as Indie authors we take on the mantle of publisher as well as writer.
Karen puts the book first - whoever has written it. She regards being asked to help bring a book into the world as a privilege and takes as much pride and excitement in the success of books she has worked on as she does in the success of her own books.
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.
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.
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 believes that there should be
no reason for a reader to be able to tell whether a book has been traditionally
or self-published – unless they look up the publisher’s name – and prides
herself on her thorough, accurate and professional standard of work. Also, as a fellow
author, she appreciates the emotional ‘trauma’ of the publishing process, and
works hard to minimize this as much as possible. She is always on hand to answer
She feels honoured to be asked to
help 'birth' a book, and never forgets the most important thing about
any book – the story. The reading experience is paramount in her mind whether
writing, editing or formatting.
As a further resource for authors, Karen has compiled her expertise and experience into publishing guides, which are available in paperback or ebook:
For further information about any of these guides, please visit Karen's author website, which also includes details about her fiction, including a FREE short story offer:
Thank you for visiting, and please
do browse the site. If you have any questions or would like more information,
please don’t hesitate to contact Karen on: [email protected]
Or if you would like more information about her books, please visit her author website:
where you will also find details about her FREE Valkyrie short story offer: Where Away
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