Karen Perkins is the proprietor of LionheART Publishing House and lives in Yorkshire, where she spends her time writing in between editing and formatting. She has been a keen sailor since
childhood, competing nationally and internationally until the day she had both
National and European Ladies Champion titles. She now indulges her passion for sailing from the comfort of home and her imagination.
She has written three books in the VALKYRIE SERIES: CARIBBEAN PIRATE ADVENTURES - ILL WIND, DEAD RECKONING and LOOK SHARPE! which all feature in Amazon's bestseller lists for Sea Adventures and Historical Fiction: Caribbean. DEAD RECKONING is also featured in the thriller box set: THE HOT BOX: 8 SIZZLING THRILLERS FROM 8 BEST-SELLING AUTHORS
WHERE AWAY, READY ABOUT! and SHADOWFALL will follow soon.
Karen Perkins has also written the paranormal novel, THORES-CROSS. A dark, haunting tale set in the North Yorkshire Moors about isolation, superstition and persecution, THORES-CROSS follows the stories of Emma, a present day writer, and Jennet, an eighteenth century witch. THORES-CROSS is a number one bestseller in British Horror on Amazon.com
In her role as proprietor of LionheART Publishing House, she has also published a series of publishing guides:
THE LIONHEART GUIDE TO EDITING FICTION is available for both UK and US English.
This is complemented by THE LIONHEART GUIDE TO FORMATTING.
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Karen is also very proud to have been invited to join HFAC - Historical Fiction eBooks - a site dedicated to "offer readers a selection of high-quality historical fiction e-books. HFAC membership is by invitation only, allowing us to assure the quality of the books we feature on this site."
Karen is also on Goodreads:
Thores-Cross by Karen Perkins
A haunting novel set in the North Yorkshire Moors about isolation, superstition and persecution, Thores-Cross follows the stories of Emma, a present day writer, and Jennet, an eighteenth century witch.
Emma Moorcroft is still grieving after a late miscarriage and moves to her dream house at Thruscross Reservoir with her Husband, Dave. Both Emma and Dave hope that moving into their new home signifies a fresh start, but soon realise that life is not that simple. Emma has nightmares about the reservoir and the drowned village that lies beneath the water, and is
further disturbed by the sound of church bells – from a church that no longer exists.
Jennet is fifteen and lives in the isolated community of Thores-Cross, where life revolves about the sheep they rear. Following the sudden loss of both her parents she is seduced by the local wool merchant, Richard Ramsgill. She becomes pregnant and is shunned not only by Ramsgill, but by the entire village. Lonely and embittered, Jennet's problems escalate, leading to tragic consequences which continue to have an effect through the centuries.
Emma becomes fixated on Jennet, neglecting herself, her husband, even her dogs, to the point where her marriage may not survive. As Jennet and Emma's lives become further entwined, Emma's obsession deepens and she realises that the curse Jennet inflicted on the Ramsgill family over two hundred years ago is still claiming lives. Emma is the only one who can stop Jennet killing again, but will her efforts be enough?
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