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Karen Perkins

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Karen Perkins is the author of the Yorkshire Ghost Stories, the Pendle Witch Short Stories and the Valkyrie Series of historical nautical fiction. All of her fiction has appeared at the top of bestseller lists on both sides of the Atlantic, including the top 21 in the UK Kindle Store in 2018.

Her first Yorkshire Ghost Story – 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.

Originally a financial advisor, a sailing injury left Karen with a chronic pain condition which she has been battling for over twenty five years (although she did take the European l
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“Yes,’ Tracy slurred. ‘It’s nothing to do with Becket. It would not surprise me if Becket meant to depose the Young King and try for the crown himself.”
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“Sedition and treason? Surely it must be one or the other, Reginald. Committing treason or inciting others to commit treason. King Henry would know that you cannot charge me with both. Which tells me that you and your friends are here on your own recognisance, perhaps to find favour with Henry, hmm?”
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“Finally our lips touched and our faces opened to each other, drawn to each other, just as a compass needle is drawn north. Our lips met again, this time more forcefully, and we pulled each other close. Skin and salt had never tasted so well.”
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“This is Klara. She’s yours to do with as you will. Here.’ He gave me a small, silver handled whip. ‘You might need this to remind her of that, though”
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“How can I work out where I’m going if I can’t work out where I am?”
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“she looked heaven-sent – her crew of angels harnessing the clouds and skipping effortlessly through the seas.”
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“Freedom is about life or death, I would rather die fighting for it than die running away from the oppressor”
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message 1: by Dale (last edited Aug 08, 2014 12:17PM)

Dale Thele Karen, thank you for accepting my friend request.
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Thores-Cross: A Yorkshire Ghost Story.
Wishing you the absolute very best!


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