Monthly Archives: December 2014
Notice: Some of the author’s works were published by Sarah Book Publishing (now closed), and future imprints are to be published by: Righters Mill Publishing – Division of Three Corners Entertainment Group
LATEST BOOK OUT!!! AN AMAZING WORK THAT CARRIES A SIGNIFICANT MESSAGE!!
Suddenly, at the end of the twenty-first century, the world changes. The tycoons rule and name themselves kings. The times are rife with extravagance and decadence, extreme power and richness. The world is one big party. And there is chaos!
No one seems to wonder how this all came to be. No one seems to wonder what is actually happening. No one seems to care about anything anymore. Except for some odd outsiders. One of them is Oscar Man, the illegitimate son of tycoon Otto Man. Once he was a prince; then he became a pariah, a jester, with nothing to lose for himself and so much to win for the world…
In these turbulent times, the Second Renaissance, strange creatures come into power and try to subject every single human being to their will. They make the poor jester Oscar Man dance.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Koos Verkaik a ‘Dutchy’ with spunk and a heart of gold, and an inexhaustible drive and fathomless imagination, is one of the most productive authors of the moment. We deem it our special privilege to work with an author of his caliber and have him on board. Besides a fast growing pile of novels in his specific genre: Mystery, Adventure and Magic, he also writes children’s books. Well-known is his enchanting series of children’s books Alex and the Wolpertinger, published by LadyBee Publishing, Canada.
Koos wrote his first novel, a sci-fi, when he was only eighteen years old, during a weekend; it was published immediately—he was only sixteen when he wrote a series about a young space traveler who went in search of adventures on a far-away planet; it got published in the weekly newspaper (three pages each week). He published with big Dutch publishers as De Arbeiderspers in Amsterdam. With his books All-Father and Wolf Tears, he earned the name critics gave him of The Dutch Stephen King.
September 18, 2016 Exciting Newsflash
“Came back from vacation and found an envelope on my door mat: 50 (!) pages film contract, signed by all parties, for my novel HIM, After the UFO Crash. Yes, Al: Onward & Upward now! We will reach our goal! My Thanks goes to: Al, Jeffrey and Richard from Three Corners Entertainment – Emerantia, my agent from New Zealand – Roger, my editor at Sarah Book Publishing, Texas
A wonderful new author on the rise!
Page turning suspense/adventure and mystery, an all night read!
A master storyteller!
A fantastic and spectacular intrigue; Dutch Koos Verkaik can hold his own with the best foreign names in this field! A.P. magazine.
“I am a very fast worker; always have been, always sitting behind the keyboard and write! It is not a neurosis or so, it’s just that I have a lot to tell…” Haagse Courant.
The Dutch Stephen King, that’s the best compliment we can give horror writer Koos Verkaik. With his novels he fills a gap in the market – he is writing original fantasy and horror. Verkaik has a personal, original style! Aktueel.
Verkaik is always flirting with the paranormal. The tight, balanced style of his works give away his great craftsmanship. Koos Verkaik is called the Dutch Stephen King. Where productivity is concerned, this is right, but where his work is concerned I think that Koos is just himself and that is quite a lot! Penthouse.
Koos Verkaik gives a new substance to the literary thriller! The new book of Koos Verkaik is a good constructed thriller with an original story line wherein cleverly is made use of horror elements. But Koos Verkaik has more to offer than just a thrilling story. Weaving mythical and psychological elements in it, in a very subtle way, he makes novels with many mentions and gives a new substance to the literary thriller. And that is a remarkable performance for an author who writes through the years in order to make a living, publishing countless novels and comics. De Persunie, Holland, De Standaard, Belgium.
“I knew I would become a writer when I was only six years old,” tells Koos Verkaik. “I have always been working on stories.”And so it went – he wrote during his high school years, walked away from home and lived by his pen. He worked for countless publishers and wrote what they asked for: children’s books, novels, comics, scripts, name it. He has become a well-know fantasy writer; one of the best! Aktueel.
With Our Compliments!
Penny Adams – Evolutionary Publishing
A wonderful new author on the rise!
Page turning suspense/adventure and mystery, an all night read!
A master storyteller!
Evolutionary Publishing presents “Heavenly Vision” by Koos Verkaik
Nothing is what it seems, in this new, exciting Koos Verkaik novel…
It starts with the finding of an old manuscript hidden in an old atlas of the Cape of Good Hope, around the year 1745.
“Allart Vroom climbed down from the ship, and we stood ready to catch him,” wrote Captain Adriaen Kalf. “His clothes, his flesh, his bones pulverized in our hands. He formed a small heap of powder at our feet. Please, believe me—it is not, like someone suggested, the contents of broken hourglasses.”
Jan Glas, an Amsterdam publicist, reads about a machine that could cause the end of the entire world! Of course, he wants to find out the truth about the remarkable manuscript!
A long journey takes him to England and the USA.
A peculiar man crosses his path – Wesley Dunn, Raso Preacher, Center of the Heavenly Vision, Franks Knight, Florida, USA.
This man says that the world will be destroyed by ‘the Machine of Colton’, which is also mentioned in the manuscript that Jan found! Only a few people will survive – the true followers of the odd Mr. Wesley Dunn, and the Raso way of life!
Murder, mystery and intrigue will keep the reader guessing as to what is going on. Is the world coming to an end, and if so, who will survive?
Penny Adams, proving to be a wonderful and dear friend, we know as a determined and hard working colleague and is a Publisher we are proud to be working work with. We envisage many happy years in our close association with the Team at Evolutionary Publishing Ca.,
OTHER TITLES BY KOOS VERKAIK
Wolpertinger website: www.alexandthewolpertinger.com
The end of the nineteenth century—the rich have great interest in the occult; tables dance everywhere, and ghosts speak in many a darkened room.
Wolf can make or break reputations in the field of spiritism. A one-man inquisition, hunting for the truth, he makes the inexplicable explicable, or gives it the benefit of the doubt until he finally sees through the trick. When he discovers that certain phenomena seem to be real, his heart overflows with enthusiasm.
His name fits perfectly; like a wolf he follows every track leading to solving complex riddles. His wealth opens doors wide for him.
Then he decides to find out what happens when more than a dozen mediums concentrate on the same thing at the same time. Big troubles—Wolf seems to be the victim of the occult! He finds himself in a mesmerizing world where the intriguing story of the Nibelung Gold seems to be a fact.
Koos Verkaik is a true master in his genre: Mystery, Adventure and Magic. He published over fifty different titles, both novels for adults and children’s books. Author of more than 60 different titles! He works hard on a new series of children’s books, ALEX AND THE WOLPERTINGER, sold in Europe and Canada.
He wrote his first novel, a scifi, when he was only eighteen years old, during a weekend; it was published immediately—he was only sixteen when he wrote a series about a young space traveler who went in search of adventures on a far-away planet; it got published in the weekly newspaper (three pages each week). He published with big Dutch publishers as De Arbeiderspers in Amsterdam. With his books ALL FATHER and WOLF TEARS, he earned the name critics gave him of The Dutch Stephen King. Several new books will be published this year: DE DANS VAN DE NAR (THE DANCE OF THE JESTER), NEANDERTHALER DROMEN (NEANDERTHAL DREAMS) and many new books in his series of children’s books. Koos Verkaik is one of the most productive authors of the moment—and never ever had a writer’s block. He works very hard, writing every day.
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A PROUD SARAH BOOK PUBLISHING PROMOTION
The first 3 Wolpertinger Titles in a series of 8 books, this amazing Children’s Series is
under consideration for a substantial Animation Project.
News Update for Dutch Readership
ANOTHER THRILLING NOVEL TITLED “ALL FATHER” ON SALE NOW AT AMAZON.COM
ABOUT THE BOOK
Paperback: 296 pages
Publisher: Sarah Book Publishing; 2nd edition (November 23, 2015)
Paperback version is on its way!!!
AIM: Optioned for Film by Three Corners Entertainment Media Group
Peter Jonker has special gifts at his disposal. As a provoked, frightened child, he has come under the spell of master painter Poolman and his evocative, terrifying canvases. Poolman has spun gory tales about Wodan, god of the Germanic tribes, and the fearless Scandinavian berserkers. And now it seems Peter has seen the magic truth behind those sagas. In his agony he discovers unknown talents, and soon it is said he has the possession of immortal powers! Haunted by the fantasies of his youth, the adult Peter is going downhill, and in his vulnerable state strangers intervene trying to reach their own dubious goals by taking advantage of him.
Wodan is looking for him and wants him to join the Army of the Dead – Berserkers who carry death and destruction… Peter’s life becomes a choking nightmare. Is he responsible for the death of four people, or being set up by unknown forces? Brought under hypnosis, the horrible truth may come out… Koos Verkaik, born in Bolnes, near Rotterdam, is a prolific Dutch author of fantasy, science fiction and horror – a master at creating sensational work full of magic, horror, mystery and adventure! At the age of 16, Koos published the comic Scotty Clay in weekly Sjors, four pages every week. At 18, he wrote his first science fiction thriller, ADOLAR, during one weekend. He now he has over sixty titles in publication.
After meeting Bill Thompson, editor of both Stephen King and John Grisham, in the USA, Thompson became very enthusiastic about the work of Verkaik, working together with Koos on several manuscripts. Sarah Book Publishing is proud to be chosen to publish Verkaik’s All Father!
Paperback: 296 pages
Original Publisher: Sarah Book Publishing; 2nd edition (November 23, 2015)
New Publisher: Righters Mill Publishing
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Format: Kindle Edition
All Father by Koos Verkaik
Peter Jonker has special magical gifts. He is told of the horrifying tales of Wodan, God of the Germanic tribes and Scandinavian Berserkers. Then he finds out he has immortal powers, something some would like to take advantage of. Wodan is on the hunt for him to join his evil army, the Bersekers who bring destruction and death. Soon he is not sure what is truth, or a horrible dream, and is he really responsible for the death of people? Peter decides to find out by being hypnotized, and soon his world as he knows it is about to change.
Peter is very likable, he wants to do what is right and is faces with challenges. He encounters good and bad people/events. The story moves at a steady pace with attention to details, pulling you into this fantastic magical thrilling story. The plot is original with the perfect balance of drama, suspense, action and adventure. A definite five-star read. I highly recommend to young/adult as well as adult lovers of action/adventure/magic.
A small boy, Peter Jonkers, who was left with the artist Poolman, listens to his stories and is drawn into his paintings until the berserkers inhabit his world. He possesses a unique gift. What he writes down will happen. Not with the power of foresight. Even he cannot understand it. As a grown man this gift brings him fame and fortune in the business world. For some inexplicable reason his power wanes and he is in danger of losing everything. Murders take place and he has written down the names of 4 victims. Is he in fact the murderer?
Or is the All-father with his army of the dead directing other receptors?
Buy the book and find out. You are in for the ride of your life.
LATEST REVIEW BY SARAH BOOK PUBLISHING
Fanatic Reviews on the Author’s latest published “All Father” Novel, and close up Interviews with Author Koos Verkaik!
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” I could easily see some of his work next to greats such as Stephen King, or Dean Koontz.”
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Fanatic Review’s sat down with Koos Verkaik to learn more about him, this is what we learned.
15 Questions about you, and your work (s).
1.) What would you say inspired you to write your story?
I wrote All-Father in Dutch, it was first published by De Arbeiderspers in Amsterdam. I read a lot about history and love the old stories about the Celtic and Germanic tribes. In All-Father we learn how Woden (Odin, All-Father) rides the sky with his Army of the Death and about Berserkers who fear steel nor blood. (We still talk about going berserk!).
2.) Are some of the details rendered in your story from real-life situations?
Yes, it enacts in The Netherlands of the seventies. With realistic people in a recognizable setting. The story is about a little boy who becomes so afraid of the horrible stories a Rembrandt-like painter tells him about Woden and berserkers, that he almost dies… but then he finds out that he has special powers and he is going to use them.
3.) At what age did you begin writing? When did you know you would make writing a career path?
I started writing at the age of seven and never stopped. I still have a pile of notebooks from my youth, full of stories. I knew I would become a writer when I was about twelve.
4.) Who is your favorite character in your book(s)?
I have no favorite characters. Mostly I create them during the writing process and suddenly I know everything about their specific character. It is great to be able to bring the most peculiars persons together in a novel!
5.) How long did it take you to write your first novel?
I am so happy that you ask me this. My first novel was a scifi of 160 pages and I wrote it during a long weekend when I was only 18 years old. It was published immediately and I was very proud when I saw it in the window of a book shop.
6.) Where can we find your work(s)?
I have published about 60 different titles in the Netherlands and they are available in the book shops and on the internet. You can find my books in English on the internet:http://www.amazon.com/Koos-Verkaik/e/B001JXJGMA,
etc. All-Father is published by
Sarah Book Publishing in Texas, USA.
New Publisher: Righters Mill Publishing Division of Three Corners Entertainment Group
Suspense-filled mystery that is a fast reading book…captivating…this intriguing book kept my attention & was fascinating.
-5 Star Amazon Review
More flattering Reviews for a most deserving and hard working Author who never gives up the temp of his promotions and marketing strategies. All Author take note! 🙂
With Compliments from Sarah Book Publishing!
“Alex and The Wolpertinger” by Koos Verkaik
(More Wolpertinger Volumes recently published will be added this week)
Alex and his friends, Shabby Tabby Chum and Ludo the wolpertinger are on a mission to save the magician Halo. Halo is being held prisoner by Prince Ruff Rumble. The giant prince wants the magician to make gold for him. Halo’s magic books are now unreadable after falling into the lake but he couldn’t have made the gold even if his books hadn’t gotten wet. The prince doesn’t know that, and Alex’s real mission is to find a magician that can help Halo and get him set free.
Excerpt: Halo put me under a spell that shrank me till I was just as little as Chum the old tomcat. And suddenly I was able to speak the language of the animals! On the back of the fat cat I traveled to an oak wood. On the way I met two friends, William Wing the miller and Alfred Axe the woodcutter. With their help I reached the tallest oak of the wood. It was there that I first met Ludo the wolpertinger. He had blue fur and a lanky figure. His feet were very, very big. When I asked the wolpertinger how we could reach the Downhills, he said: “You have to believe in the Downhills. If you don’t believe in them, then you will bump your head on the trunk of the oak tree. If you do believe in them, then you will walk straight through it, and you will be where you want to be.”
He was right! Chum and I believed in the Downhills, walked right into the oak, stepped right through the bark, and ended up in a tunnel. There we reached a mysterious land and saw a big, red sun in the sky.
“I’ve loved illustrated children’s chapter books since I was a young sprite. Their usually epic stories that carry with you a lifetime of happy memories. Especially, those that remind me of warm nights nestled by the fire, listening to Hans Christian Anderson cassette tapes on the radio in the living room. While reading, I reminisced back to how truly remarkable those stories were, and of how they caught and easily kept my attention. Mr. Verkaik has done it again! This time it came in the guise of a children’s book. I fell in love with this timeless story, and so will you.”
From the Reviewer About the book:
“Mr. Verkaik paints a vivid portrait of the life of Alex, a boy from the Alps, who works in the land of the Giant Clover King. Alex is sent to help a magician, and finds a world of adventure before him. Alex meets Ludo the Wolpertinger, and the two embark on a creative trek filled with shrinking, talking animals, and giants beyond measure!
I rather enjoyed the tempo of this short, yet remarkably expansive story. I will definitely be getting this in paperback for my daughter to read when she is old enough. It has such colorful illustrations, and engaging artwork, that will easily keep your child entertained. The best part about this book, is that it’s really for all ages. It reads like an adventure, one that any age can get behind. Five stars Mr. Verkaik. Truly an adventurous read!”
April 2016 Reviews:-
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Sarah Book Publishing (May 11, 2016)
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