Book Review: The Piper

Never done this before but I thought I might start now: reviewing books. I read a lot, and what I’ve found is that there are so many books out there that don’t receive the attention they deserve. So I’m going to play my own very small part in advertising these great authors’ names. So here is my very first little review.


5 Stars



I’ve been having a good run with books lately, and this is the cherry on my ice-cream sundae. Picked up this book by chance in the library. Thrilling, mysterious, page-turning and I did get a couple of chills, particularly at the beginning—very rare for me in a horror. The writing was perfection. The story was set up well. Loved the little sub-plots.

I have a lot of trouble with horror. I love movies but books have generally been subpar. Stephen King does nothing for me—boring as bat***t (That being said, I do love his dramas/thrillers). Never understood why Dean Koontz is so popular (really quite poor). Then I realised after reading this book, why—their work reads almost silly. The Piper has depth their stories lack. Emotion. And that inspires the thrills and chills. When I start fantasising about inserting myself into the story, it means I’m enjoying it at a deeper level (and this is a horror!).

I can’t believe this has so few ratings considering how much overrated crap there is out there, stuff that attracts far more interest than it deserves. What is wrong with people, Goddamnit?! This is why the good stuff is getting harder and harder to find—bad taste!

I think this is the first time I’ve read a female horror writer. If this is the standard, we need many many more writing the genre.


According to Goodreads, Lynn Hightower has a stack of awards to her name. I’m not surprised. And yet so few know about her. It’s just not fair. I shall be delving into the rest of her great work.

Dark Romantic Fantasy

After some umming and arring as to whether there is an audience for romantic or erotic fantasy stories that are of a darker or grittier nature, I’ve come to the conclusion that yes—yes there is. And I hope to follow that path when attempting a novel again. What do you think? Interested? Intrigued?

Here are some of my more darker shorts. See if you like.


Horror in the Darkness

Carmella is a Diablon, and according to her human hunters—a monster. Will they catch her and kill her like they did her family? Or will the hunters become the prey?

The Diablon Short


Copper Cliff

Seventeen-year-old Andrew uses girls for sex, and Julie is his next target. Will he treat her like the others, or will she find a way into his heart?

Copper Cliff


The Land of Enchantment

The Land of Enchantment is beautiful on the surface but Sandra knows what lies beneath. And yet will she fall for its seductions? Visit and find out.

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John doesn’t believe he’ll ever get a girl—until one night when nature comes alive.


The Lord of the Nymphs

Aidan and Jaslyn’s village is under attack by a monster. Do they have the will to defeat it or will they surrender to its power?

The Lord of the Nymphs


The Mist

Esmée is unhappy with her marriage and her life until one night when a strange mist appears and changes everything.

The Mist


And don’t forget about my newest dark fantasy:

The Dark Witch

Chief Jeffrey and his men set out to kill the Dark Witch, convinced she’s murdering their children. Are they right, or are they about to make a grave mistake?

The Dark Witch


The Dark Witch

Hello everyone.

In the mood for some dark fantasy? Then give The Dark Witch a whirl.

Chief Jeffrey and his men set out to kill the Dark Witch, convinced she’s murdering their children. Are they right, or are they about to make a grave mistake?


The Dark Witch