Category Archives: Narrations

THE FIRST – Podcast with Dr Sandi Webster

picture of guest, Karina Kantas a d host Sandi Webster. In a gold frame.
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I was a guest on Dr Sandi Webster’s, podcast. Available on video MP4 and MP3.

I talk about my writing, my books and then about Author Assist. What I do for my clients.
I answer the questions, why it works, and why authors are anxious about hiring someone who can help with marketing or promoting, such as VA or PA?
And I talk about my own experience when hiring a ‘professional.’

Sandi then asks my honest opinion about her book cover and I give it to her straight. As I normally would.
I’m very open and honest when I talk about my work, experience and how I can help authors out there.

Watch or listen to this very engaging interview with tips and advice throughout.

iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/…/karina…/id1572493336…

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/episode/3zTjtdwveTXnQug6pzGRG5

Audible https://music.amazon.com/…/the-first-with-dr-sandi…

New Challenge

You know me I love a good challenge and when I take on something, I don’t back down.
This one is called March of The Writers and every day, we are given a prompt and it could be to write about a book, introduce myself, write flash fiction and so forth. I will be given a prompt and see if I can do one every day through March. This will be fun.

From the crazy mind of Author and YouTube addict, JD.Estrada. You can follow his blog and journey on https://jdestradawriter.blogspot.com

DAY ONE.

 New month, who dis?

Well, hello world. I’m Karina Kantas award-winning author and filmmaker. I have 15 books published, some independently, some under publishing contacts. I write in most fiction genres and I go through binges. Right now it’s Dark Romance.
I’m from the UK but I live on the Island of Corfu.

I’m a BookTuber, YouTuber, Podcaster and Radio Host and I also run Author Assist which offers affordable assistance to writers, authors and those in the publishing business. I’m a VA , Author Manager, Publicist, Book Trailer Creator, Designer of Graphics, Social Media Consultant, Marketing and Promotion Manager and Narrator… plus a few more I haven’t mentioned.

I’m the host of the Author Assist Radio Show. Which has just celebrated five years on the air. My YouTube and audio podcast is called Behind The Pen and I get to chat and have a laugh with many in a business where they use a pen such as Illustrators, writers, musicians, and so forth.

For all links for my social media ( I’m everywhere) and for the podcasts and my YouTube channel go to

https://linktr.ee/karinakantas

Nikki Flynn, A Lady Who Wears Lots Of Hats.

Nikki Flynn is a writer, author, scriptwriter, director, cast director, audio sound engineer – I’m sure I’ve left something out??

When she got together with a Uni friend and decided to build a fantasy world, they had no idea how big it would get and that they would turn each episode into audio, with voice actors playing the parts of the characters.

With a large and loyal fan base, Nikki and Edwin Dantes keep bringing in the scripts and getting them out to their eager audience.

Anthologies of Ullord is a fantasy series that follows a wide array of characters. The perspectives of mortal travelers, inhabitants of different areas and the gods that govern the events of the realm all frame the larger story of the plane. The books and scripts tie into the audio fiction podcast of the same name.

Nikki is also working on solo projects like her magical pirate series, Chronicles of Fhaerythe and she’s just started working on book two of the Apotheosis, Book one being Grim. She’s got plenty of new ideas staying with the fantasy genre but may be moving away from YA.

I had a great chat with Nikki, but to understand the uniqueness and expanse of the world Edwin and Flynn have created, I would need more than an hour. Here’s the condensed (fiction) life of Nikki Flynn in 30 minutes.

The audio series is amazing to listen to with professional voice actors, music and special effects. So addictive!

Where to find the books and listen to the audio series.

https://www.amazon.com/Anthologies-Ullord-5-Book/dp/B09CGH3T86

https://anchor.fm/anthologies-of-ullord

https://anchor.fm/fhaerythe-audio

https://soundcloud.com/phantasmalbardstudios/tracks

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRLXnDhB1EV3ltDrjkDwMJw?view_as=subscriber

https://www.facebook.com/PhantasmalBardStudios

Broken Chains – dark mafia romance

This is the first time I have shared unpublished work to the public. It’s quite a scary thing to do.

I started writing each chapter on Wattpad, then I narrated small parts and added chapter to my monthly newsletter.

I’m about halfway through now with 50,000 words. I’ve given myself a September deadline, but it doesn’t matter if I meet the deadline or not.

Thank you, everyone, who is taking this journey with me.

If you haven’t started reading Broken Chains, allow me to introduce to you some of the main players.

 

Elizabeth Finley. I put her through hell.  She starts of doing some research for the novel she’s working on. But her research goes too far and she ends up getting snatched by MI5 and interrogated by agents. And that’s how the story starts.

Liz (2)

 

Alex Jones is one of the MI5 agents that interrogates her. Can’t tell you any more without giving up the plot.  But let’s just say Liz and Alex get very cosy.

Alex Jones

 

James, Liz’s estranged father, turns out to be the Godfather of the Greek Mafia. He’s lied to her and she quickly learns how ruthless and dangerous he really is.  Liz is the Princess of the Greek Mafia and Jacob’s only heir. Now it’s her turn to do her duty.

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Marco Luchiano. Don of the Italian Mafia who kidnaps and tortures Liz.

Marco Lucianno

 
Something new I’m also trying is I’m translating all the Italian, Greek and Russian mafia, who star in the book. I want authentic dialogue which is then translated into English.

I do hope you take a look and read the chapters that are up on Wattpad.

The narration of Broken Chains

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Broken Chains – Update

Broken Chains

 

Broken Chain is my WIP (work in progress) a dark mafia thriller.

You can follow the story as I write it on Wattpad. I’m up to part 24 and there are lots more twists to come so don’t miss it.

Please don’t forget to vote, follow me, comment and share the story

https://www.wattpad.com/story/202038824-broken-chains-wip

If you prefer to listen – I’ve got up to part 10 narrated on YouTube for you.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjOMQORvQpEwiiqkNCqOKLw2VggBDtJGv

Please subscribe, leave comments and like the videos.

On the next update – I’ll post a character card for you to look at.  🙂

Cobalt by CG Blade – narrated excerpt

Check out this small reading I did from the exciting first book of the Pseudoverse series. by C.G. Blade.

You can download Cobalt now for just $0.99c
The thrilling non-stop plots within our first Pseudoverse Series novel are fused with futuristic technology and genetic engineering running parallel with each other inside Cobalt until the very end. The American citizens and the military are subjugated becoming instantly complacent by an unseen threat. Could this be a virus, biological agent, or worse, mind-control? The entire Pseudoverse Series lays out how we got to the point of artificial intelligence singularity and why. One man’s quest to save the woman he loves on the verge of death starts as good intentions and turns into a final fight for the planet. In Cobalt, America is hijacked by the Tri-Presidents with the help of the failing United Nations. What they did not count on was an Army Officer with a unique code of quantum programming. Taking back the land she loves is going to require remarkable weapons, investigative skills, cunning, bravery, and an awful lot of Twinkies.

“Every undiscovered, unread page, of a CG Blade novel is a wild ride waiting to happen. The expansive cast of characters is as funny as they are deadly. Think “X-Files and the Twilight Zone, meet Philip K. Dick, Jane Bond, and Mrs. Emma Peel.” You will never see the next event nor the ending coming at you. The cliffhangers from book to book are creative and well thought out. Each novel fits together like a giant puzzle with the pieces waiting to be tied together. Fantastic writing that only gets better with each book. These novels are hard to put down once you open them up, and you will be thinking about them for days afterward. This is the sign of an author with a highly creative mind that carefully plots out every last detail.”
Tom P – Amazon Review

Cobalt is full of surprises anyone will enjoy, even if you are not a fan of this specific genre. Cobalt is a heart-pounding mysterious read that will have you wondering who is real and who is not, all the way up until the very last chapter. The mystery deepens as First Lieutenant Petra Kayden Dace sets out to discover who or ‘what’ is behind the subjugation of the United States, the world, and its citizens. Cobalt is an action-packed thriller sure to entertain and keep you guessing until the very end. Filled with humor, hidden clues, and new technology, you will never forget this one-of-a-kind fiction mystery. Step into a world of binary political corruption as Cobalt becomes a lethal weapon in an arsenal against pure technology-based evil.

Update: Broken Chains Mafia/dark romance

For those that are following and voting on Wattpad thank you so much.

It’s scary for an author to share their work to the public before it’s been professionally edited. I hope you’re all enjoying the book so far. It’s getting dark now, isn’t it   😉


Part 21 posted on Wattpad

https://www.wattpad.com/789798978-broken-chains-wip-part-1

 

Part 8 narrated on YouTube

Broken Chains new chapter

For all of you that are following me as I write my new novel mafia thriller, dark romance, Broken Chains,  Part 20 has just been uploaded on to Wattpad, where you can read the book for free. You can find me as Explosive Writer.

https://www.wattpad.com/863804471-broken-chains-wip-part-20

Broken Chains

 

Tomorrow the narration of part seven will be uploaded on to YouTube you can watch all the videos here.

 

Thanks for your continued support and for your comments and votes.
Mwah!

 

Watch this exciting excerpt from The Quest

I just uploaded a short reading from my second book of the YA fantasy duology, THE QUEST.
The Quest can be read as a stand-alone.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NNZJ2J1

THE QUEST FOR THE TRUTH BEGINS

When Haty notices a Tsinian crystal glowing, she knows she must stick to her word and return to her homeland as Thya. Knowing her kinsmen needed her, there was no hesitation. Even though there was more to lose than just her life.
Once more a prophecy informs the reader of oracles that only Thya could stop the war and save not just her people, but the rest of Enumac from Kovon’s psychotic plans.
Along with three other companions, Thya is sent on a perilous quest to locate a crystal eye which holds an evil known as the Dark Force.
The group is tried and tested throughout their journey by monsters, death and courage.
New friendships will be formed and other lost.
Thya’s power becomes stronger and a second will threatens to take over her mind body and soul.
A terrifying surprise waits for them in the city of Helkon.
Will they survive?
Will Thya return to Tsinia and for the final showdown with Kovon?
Find out by reading the thrilling concluding part of Illusional Reality.
Enjoy.

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