• Hello

    I write the kind of books that I like to read.  Stories that take you to another time or place with enough details to clearly see the story unfold before your eyes.    Fiction becomes a journey for your mind that you could never take in person, for imagination is the ultimate playground.
     

  • Bio

    Corey Holst is a native Southern Californian. He graduated Cum Laude from California State University at Long Beach with a degree in theatrical design, and has been working behind the scenes in live theatre for over thirty years. Corey resides in Orange County with his wife and daughter.

    Corey Holst is a native Southern Californian. He graduated Cum Laude from California State University at Long Beach with a degree in theatrical design, and has been working behind the scenes in live theatre for over thirty years. Corey resides in Orange County with his wife and daughter.

  • Praise

    ”12th century England comes to vivid life due to the top tier literary skills of Corey Holst. Battle scenes are expertly drawn as are characterizations and those small period details that separate the great from the ordinary. Read Defender of the Realm and travel back in time! Make sure to bring your imagination, for this time is a feast for your literary senses.”

    Rick Friedman – James Mason Community Book Club

     

    ” … An entrancing read. It’s research and details are second to none.

    It’s entertaining, interesting and immerses the reader in the period

    with both depth and much tongue-in-cheek humor.  Bravo!”

    M. R. Roach

     

    ”Defender of the North is full of everything English and Scottish. The author described things so vividly, I felt like I was actually watching the battles take place.  (I even held my breath between strikes and pivotal moments.)  The characters jumped to life.  The heroes are so admirable and the bad guys just… slimy… sneaky… really bad guys!  I really liked the camaraderie between the characters and laughed out loud in a couple spots. Great humor! This is fast-pace historical adventure, action, political intrigue and a tiny smidgen of romance.  And the ending… well, it’s just perfect!  I recommend this book to everyone.”

    S. Ray

    ”12th century England comes to vivid life due to the top tier literary skills of Corey Holst. Battle scenes are expertly drawn as are characterizations and those small period details that separate the great from the ordinary. Read Defender of the Realm and travel back in time! Make sure to bring your imagination, for this time is a feast for your literary senses.”

    Rick Friedman – James Mason Community Book Club

     

    ” … An entrancing read. It’s research and details are second to none.

    It’s entertaining, interesting and immerses the reader in the period

    with both depth and much tongue-in-cheek humor.  Bravo!”

    M. R. Roach

     

    ”Defender of the North is full of everything English and Scottish. The author described things so vividly, I felt like I was actually watching the battles take place.  (I even held my breath between strikes and pivotal moments.)  The characters jumped to life.  The heroes are so admirable and the bad guys just… slimy… sneaky… really bad guys!  I really liked the camaraderie between the characters and laughed out loud in a couple spots. Great humor! This is fast-pace historical adventure, action, political intrigue and a tiny smidgen of romance.  And the ending… well, it’s just perfect!  I recommend this book to everyone.”

    S. Ray

Books by This Author:

Defender of the Faithful - Small Cover

Defender of the Faithful


Medieval murder comes to the small town of Loxley. James’s suspicions lead to an arrest, but have they caught the right man? With God’s help, James must see that justice is done.


Defender of the North - Cover

Defender Of The North


The adventure continues as James, Allyn, and Stephen must do what they can to save England from being torn apart from within. Rebellion threatens to remove King Henry from the throne and James must once again, prove himself worthy… if he can live that long.


Defender of the Realm - Cover

Defender Of The Realm


The castle-town of Dansford is poised on the edge of the Welsh frontier in 12th century England. During a daring night attack, a simple merchant inadvertently becomes a hero and is taken on a journey of self-discovery to find the courage within him that he never knew he possessed. With new friends and a mistaken identity he is thrust into a world of nobility and manners where one wrong slip of the tongue could be the death of him.
Defender Of The Realm is an exciting and often humorous ride through England of old that breaks down the social barriers of class distinction by examining what truly makes one noble.