Do you have a favorite motto, phrase or mantra that keeps you positive or motivated? Maybe it’s something from a favorite book, or a quote from someone you admire. I have many of these: ‘Stay calm and carry on,’ ‘when the going gets tough, the tough get going,’ and of course, ‘when life gives you … More Luctor et Emergo
We’re in the final countdown until the release of my new novel, From the Rooftops, the second book in my series The Deceit of Riches! Here above is the wonderful final cover spread (I love it–don’t you?–Christine did a great job). Below you can read the complete back cover book blurb: Book Blurb: “1989. After … More One Week Until Book Launch!
My dear readers, I am excited to present to you the book trailer for my new novel From the Rooftops, the long-awaited sequel to my award-winning historical thriller The Deceit of Riches! I will be releasing From the Rooftops on October 10th, 2019 via Amazon. Pre-orders will soon be available, so stay tuned. As subscribers, … More Book Trailer: From the Rooftops by V M Karren
We were astounded and thrilled last night to learn that The Deceit of Riches had won another national award, this time from the National Indie Excellence Awards, under the topic of ‘Faction’: (Think: Historical Fiction). You can see the book posted among the winners HERE. We are extremely grateful to all our contributors and supporters for helping us gain this kind of recognition. The award also goes to you! … More Second National Award for The Deceit of Riches
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but are they the right words? Planning and designing a cover can make or break a book’s success. Will a reader find the art work on the front (and back) of a closed book intriguing enough to pick it up? If she is tempted enough to open … More Please judge my book by its cover!
Watch our new book trailer to find out more about this award-winning novel, an historical thriller, now as a paperback or Kindle download, or through Kindle Unlimited.
The Deceit of Riches will be available as a FREE Kindle download May 1st-5th. Get your copy HERE.
By Val Karren “Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy… ” –St. Matthew 5:43 There is in each of us, no matter where we come from, a conditioning that we receive from our homelands. By the time we reach adulthood, this conditioning lies deep in … More Love Thine Enemies
Val Karren’s new thriller, The Deceit of Riches, is now available to order on Amazon at the following link: Get Your Own Copy After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 anything that wasn’t bolted to the floor was up for grabs. Oil fields, banks and military hardware were targeted for hostile take overs … More ‘The Deceit of Riches’ Now Available
by V M Karren The day the sky fell in, my wife stood alone in the kitchen and wept. While my wife wept alone in the kitchen, my two-year old son tinkered with a set of puzzles of a boat, a train, a race car and an airplane. While my son played happily and asked … More The Day the Sky Fell In