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The Teddy Smith Rock’n Radio Request And Talk Show

Posted in Art, Award winning books, Empowerment, Entertainment with tags , , , , on April 27, 2015 by Karynne Summars

I had the great pleasure to be a guest on the Teddy Smith Rock’n Radio Show on April 17, 2015, to talk about my psychological thriller novels Desperate Pursuit in Venice and Desperate Pursuit in Rio de Janeiro as well as my upcoming image and personal development book entitled Your Image Determines Your Success: Become An Amazing Person Everybody Wants To Know And Keep In Their Life.


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Teddy is an entertaining and gracious host. During the show he played hits spanning over 65 years. You can listen to a replay of the 2-hour show here:

Also on hand for interviews were artist, designer and CEO of PopImpressKA Journal, Olga Papkovitch as well as Rapper & Hip Hop artist Manny introducing his CD Music 4DA Streets and Brad Willinger talking Rock history.

To listen to Teddy’s show live tune in EVERY MONDAY NITE 8:00PM -9:00PM and Rebroadcast @ 2:00 at

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Be sure to also visit and like the Teddy Smith Rock’n Radio Request Show Facebook Fan Page: for photos and posts of his shows and his guests. You never know whom you might see there.

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Thank you again for having me on your show, Teddy Smith. You rock!

Karynne Summars

Author/Writer/Executive Producer of Disturbed (2015)

A Good Start Into the New Year

Posted in Literary Fiction with tags , , , , on January 11, 2015 by Karynne Summars

In December the Authors Show announced the winners in its 2014 “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading” contest, and I was very happy to find out that I was one of them. Authors had to submit a 1000 word essay about their writing journey. Thank you to all who voted for me and made it happen for me.


Here is the essay I submitted in the contest.

Why I Write—My Writing Journey

© Karynne Summars-All Rights Reserved

Author of Desperate Pursuit in Venice and Desperate Pursuit in Rio de Janeiro

As students in elementary school we received a task to write inspirational quotes in our fellow students’ diaries. These had to be meaningful and also guide them toward a goal as well as inspire them to do well in life. I enjoyed this writing task and put a lot of thought into that before I put pen to paper.

Before email communications existed I also enjoyed writing letters to friends and family members going into great detail to describe my travel experiences and other activities, which I often enhanced with a suitable cutout from a magazine to provide a visual aid.

Despite these early signs, I had no idea yet at that time that I would start writing novels one day. I loved to read and often admired the way the authors/writers told their stories and allowed me to envision it like a movie in my mind. When I watched a movie made adapted from a book I had read I was often disappointed because the book was so much better than the movie. I concluded that a writer could take you much deeper into the story.

Later in life when I worked as a corporate finance professional I had to prepare board presentations for deals I was pursuing. I made sure to describe the transactions thoroughly, always keeping in mind the readers who had to make a decision based on my written presentations if to pursue a transaction further or not. While I was working in this position I always felt that something was missing in my life. To satisfy my creative side I started to prepare storybooks with the title “This Was Your Life at XXX” for colleagues who left our company. These would describe the respective colleague’s experiences at work as well as our friendship and related stories. I also used photos I had taken over the years to show and tell.

About 3 years ago I had the urge to start writing a book. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to finish an entire novel. So I started with a couple of pages to see where this would go. I was amazed how whenever I sat down to write the material was flowing without any signs of writer’s block. I often wrote until 2 a.m., although I had to get up around 6:30 a.m. again to get ready for work.

Pretty soon I realized that this was what had been missing in my life—my love for storytelling, entertaining readers and touching them emotionally. The challenge now was to find the time to be able to write and finish the novel I had started. It soon became very clear that I had to follow my passion for writing so that I eventually left the finance industry to focus on my creative talent. I finished my first novel within seven months. Today, I can honestly say I am living my dream.

My first novel entitled Desperate Pursuit in Venice is a story of what can happen when infatuation turns an otherwise brilliant and attractive man into a dark person in order to fulfill his desire for the love of a woman he cannot have. It describes true love as well as the painful emotions and negative psychological effects of unattainable love resulting in ultimate desperate actions. The story is mostly set in Italy. It starts in New York because the female protagonist lives and works there and then goes briefly to Berlin since the female main character is originally from Berlin, which gave me the opportunity to lead into an unfolding drama plot. One entire chapter plays in Maui, Hawaii where the two main characters spend an enticing vacation together, their first as a couple. Needless to say, I used to live in Hawaii so I had to include this beautiful location.

They say that you should write about what you know and so I did. The book is loosely based on certain of my life and work experiences to which I then added more exciting events and captivating characters. I also created one specific scenario to allow me to introduce a self-help/personal growth book to my readers. I had attended a workshop the author had given where she introduced certain methods, which teach how to cut ties to people or situations that are unhealthy for you and may cause unhappiness or worse. I figured if by introducing these amazing methods to my readers in my novel, which had also helped me to overcome some stress situations and changed my life, and they would only help one person to change his/her life, that this would be a reward for me. At the same time, this would show my gratitude to the author of this particular book.

Setting the story in beautiful international locations allows readers to virtually travel there and to live vicariously through the captivating characters. But the storyline also has a serious side and a message, i.e. get help before it is too late if you find yourself in a situation as described in the book. It addresses unattainable love as well as infatuation and obsession with someone you can’t have.

I also wanted to set my book apart from recently published ones in this genre. Therefore I created a strong female main character who, while seductive, is also beautiful inside and out and a woman of substance. The exciting business plot and how she handles the complications, which could derail an important business transaction, gives readers a thought-provoking angle to contemplate how they would have handled the enormous pressure she had to deal with on all levels. The then following thriller plot is unpredictable and lets readers ponder what if.

While I was writing this story, I went through all kinds of emotions. I laughed, I cried and I was proud of my female main character. I felt compassion for the antagonist and often felt sorry for him because no one should ever have to go through in life what I make him go through in this story. The sequel gave me the opportunity to come up with new situations, thrilling and emotional in the extreme. I love my life as a writer and I am grateful to have received the gift of storytelling from the universe.

My Other Happy Event

Desperate Pursuit in Rio de Janeiro, the sequel to Desperate Pursuit in Venice will be published soon. It is currently going through the proof process to make sure the book is fit to be printed. It took me some time to settle on the book cover for this one. I had some ideas, which I discussed with the cover designer Sean Strong, who I found through Author Dennis Larsen. I was very impressed with Dennis’ cover for this novel With Cruel Intent, which Sean had done. Dennis was kind enough to refer me to his book cover designer.

Sean came up with a great first draft for the DPIR cover.  From there we worked to fine-tune it. So, here it is. I hope you like it as much as I do. Meanwhile I have started my third novel, an espionage thriller. More on that in the near future. Stay tuned for the official launch date announcement for Desperate Pursuit in Rio de Janeiro.

For more information on my works and what else I am up to, please visit my website, and while you are there, don’t forget to sign up with your email address to stay in touch for future announcements.

Karynne Summars

The author of the drama romance thriller novels Desperate Pursuit in Venice and Desperate Pursuit in Rio de Janeiro was born and raised in Berlin, Germany. She currently lives in New York and Marbella, Spain. The winner of the 2014 MARSocial Author-of-the-Year Award and an Executive Producer of the psychological thriller feature film Disturbed (2015) is a frequent guest on various radio shows. Her mission is to entertain a broad audience, touch readers emotionally and guide them toward personal growth and empowerment. In December 2014, she was named one of the winners in the 2014 “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading” contest presented by the Authors Show.

My Christmas – Holiday Gift Suggestions

Posted in Christmas, Gifts, Holidays with tags , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2014 by Karynne Summars


It’s that time of the year again when many of us struggle to find the perfect gift for our loved ones or friends. Here are some Holiday Gift Ideas for various budgets you may want to consider.


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Life Lessons of a Multiple Marrier

By Pam Evans

A perfect gift for the relationship-challenged.

Before you get married the first time or remarried, you should read this book. Author Pam Evans makes it very clear where she went wrong before she met and married her fifth husband, and I bet there are more than a few women out there who could benefit from her advice. Honest, upfront and enlightening with a splash of humor are just some of the words which came to mind when I read this book.

How Have You Loved by Karen T Hluchan

How Have You Loved?

By Karen Hluchan

Karen’s book delves into the revelations from spiritual beings in heaven about why we are here and how we can make the most of our time on earth. She also teaches about the ways that spirits communicate, and how each person can learn how to recognize and interpret the signs and messages from his or her heavenly support team.

IMG_2774Life Support Dang Near Killed Me: Beware the Greedy Surgeon

By LaRae Parry

A horrific true-life account of what the author went through when she checked into the hospital instead of trusting her intuition. Even though the events are tragic, she tells the story with a sense of humor, which is amazing considering the circumstances.


Nourished By That Which Consumes

By Joseph Ephraim

An intriguing action-packed story told in just 57 pages

Unique Gift Ideas

If a family member or a friend is a creative talent or has started a new business and has a crowdfunding campaign going, consider pledging an amount to help your loved one fulfill his/her dream.

Fashion/Apparel Ideas


PopImpressKA Brand Shawl/Wrap/Resort Wear

The search for the most versatile beautiful designer garment is over. Need a shawl, a wrap and resort wear? Check out PopImpressKA’s amazing multiple-use shawl, which takes you easily from formal wear to resort wear. The multi-colored shawl/scarf with gorgeous miniature copyrighted art painted by Olga Papkovitch goes well with many colors and styles. Wear it over your business suits for a stunning contrast, or for a bold look, tie it around your waist to make a beautiful belt over a skirt or pants.

IMG_2677Heading out to the beach or going on a cruise?

This is the item to pack. The amazing shawl becomes a beautiful cover-up, which can be worn as a skirt or a full body cover-up over your swimsuit.



Luxury Gift Ideas


A ticket to the Arena di Verona Opera Festival. From June 19 to September 6, 2015, the Opera Festival offers 54 performances. A breathtaking experience in Italy combining romance, culture and entertainment. Tickets are already available online.

For information and booking, please follow this link:

Turandot photoAlternatively, you may want to consider an outdoor opera ticket to the Bregenzer Festspiele in July and August 2015, when the Puccini opera Turandot will be performed on the floating stage of Lake Constance in Austria.

For further information, please follow this link:

Read all about these spectacular outdoor opera events in the Lifestyle issue of PopImpressKA Journal, which can be purchased in print and online version here:

Wishing you a Merry Christmas, a wonderful and peaceful holiday season as well as a wildly successful and Happy New Year.

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Karynne Summars

Author of Desperate Pursuit in Venice and the soon-to-be published sequel Desperate Pursuit in Rio de Janeiro

Executive Producer of the feature film Disturbed (2015), a KeeranVaani Creations production

The Gorgeous PopImpressKA Brand Collection A Unique Fashion Line Created With Inspiring Copyrighted Art

Posted in Art, Fashion, Karynne Summars with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2014 by Karynne Summars

Introducing the PopImpressKA Brand Fashion Line inspired by Russian-American artist Olga Papkovitch’s copyrighted art

PopImpressKA stands for Popular Impressive Kaleidoscope. It represents a combination of three words: Pop for images that appear three-dimensional, impressionism for Olga’s favorite art form, and the word Popka which translates into parrot in Russian for its vibrant and deep colors.

The sky is the limit for the exciting combinations, which can be created with Olga’s art. From classic chic to avant-garde, this line offers something for every age and style.

Art meets elegance in these gorgeous designs but that’s not all. PopImpressKA also offers a Young & Sassy line as well as a Men’s line, which are guaranteed to turn heads.

Pair the unique designs with PopImpressKA’s complementing eye-catching accessories and you will become the conversation piece of any party.

Watch the below PopImpressKA virtual fashion show and see for yourself.

The collection is currently only available via special made-to-order purchase, allowing for a unique design for each customer.
For further information and purchase orders, please contact:

PopImpressKA Brand Shawl/Wrap/Resort Wear



The search for the most versatile beautiful designer garment is over. Need a shawl, a wrap and resort wear? Check out PopImpressKA’s amazing multiple-use shawl, which takes you easily from formal wear to resort wear. The multi-colored shawl/scarf with gorgeous miniature copyrighted art painted by Olga Papkovitch goes well with many colors and styles. Wear it over your business suits for a stunning contrast, or for a bold look, tie it around your waist to make a beautiful belt over a skirt or pants.

Heading out to the beach or going on a cruise?

This is the item to pack. The amazing shawl becomes a beautiful cover-up, which can be worn as a skirt or a full body cover-up over your swimsuit.


“50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading” Finalist Presented By The Authors Show

Posted in Literary Fiction with tags , , , on November 20, 2014 by Karynne Summars

I have been named a finalist in the 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading Contest on the Authors Show.

Following, please find a link to the press release.

Contestants had to write a 1000 word essay entitled – My Writing Journey – Why I Write.
You can read my essay by following the below link and cast your vote in the finalist stage. Voting is open until Dec. 1, 2014. It’s really easy to vote. Voters don’t have to sign up for anything and you don’t need to give an email address.

Thank you very much in advance for your support.

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Karynne Summars
Author/Executive Producer/Writer

Love, Passion, Secrets and Obsession-My Interview on the Bonnie D. Graham Show

Posted in Award winning books, Entertainment, Karynne Summars, Romance Thriller, Spirit Medium, Thriller with tags , , , , , , on October 28, 2014 by Karynne Summars

Listen to my interview on the Bonnie D. Graham aka Radio Red Show. Bonnie asked me some interesting questions. Also meet Spirit Medium Karen T. Hluchan in the second part of Bonnie’s Read My Lips Show. Find out what Karen has to say about your support from above.

Check Out Lifestyle Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with aka RadioRed on BlogTalkRadio

Karynne Summars
Author of Desperate Pursuit in Venice and Desperate Pursuit in Rio de Janeiro
Executive Producer of Disturbed (2015), a KeeranVaani Creations production
Twitter: @Karynne_Summars

Follow Me Into a World of Arts, Culture, Fashion And Entertainment And Be Inspired

Posted in Culture, Entertainment, Fashion, Karynne Summars, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2014 by Karynne Summars

The Lifestyle edition of PopImpressKA Journal is out.

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An amazing issue full of culture, entertainment, arts, history and spectacular fashion by PopImpressKA brand.

Read my interview with legendary actor Alfons Haider, Austria’s Number 1 TV personality as well as an awesome feature about international recording star Nakkeeran நக்கீரன் and Yegavaani Vaani, the couple behind KeeranVaani Creations, the producer of the psychological thriller feature film Disturbed – குழப்பம் coming in 2015, which I am an Executive Producer of.

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Get to know up and coming actor, director, producer Jason Eftimoski and the thought-provoking short film ELEVEN he produced/directed together with actor Danny Christopher Page who won the best actor (in a short film) award at the Golden Door Film Festival. Find out what’s next for all of these amazing creative talents as they embark on their next journey.


In addition, take a virtual trip with me to the romantic cities of Verona and Venice, Italy as well as Vienna and the Bregenzer Festspiele in Austria.




In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 2014, read my story about growing up on an “island” named West Berlin with mind-blowing photos from 1989 just after the Wall fell. See what Berlin used to look like then and how the former East Berlin was developed from dismal into the spectacular and vibrant city it is today.

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This is a timely, important and highly entertaining issue you don’t want to miss. Please share with your friends, colleagues, on all social media, in blogs to tell the world about our inspirational articles / magazine. We are already working on the next edition, which promises to again be unique, exciting and exotic. Stay tuned for some teasers in the near future.

Thank you to all contributors and supporters. Together we can take this to the next level.

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By: Karynne Summars
New York – Marbella – Berlin
Author of romance thriller Desperate Pursuit in Venice and Desperate Pursuit in Rio de Janeiro
Executive Producer of Disturbed (2015), a KeeranVaani Creations production
Writer/Consultant for PopImpressKA Journal