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.

Horror/Thriller

5 Stars

 

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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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Missy

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

Morgs

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

Morgs.

The Diablon

Hello all,

Some of you may know that I’ve been working on a series of novels. As of yet, I haven’t let too many people see it. After a few damning critiques, I was going to put it aside, but after much umming and erring I’ve decided to post it piece by piece on my blog. What do I have to lose? I’ll let you decide if you like it. It’s a dark fantasy and not to everyone’s taste, but I think there are plenty yet who might. If it is poorly received, then I’ll put it in my bottom drawer uncompleted, but if it’s liked well enough, I’ll finish it. I’ll leave it up to you. Please, feel free to comment on my page—good or bad. After reading each bite-size portion, there will be a comment section at the bottom.

Synopsis

What if you had to live your life under the threat of a terrible monster? For one girl that is reality. Follow Lilitha as she tries to escape the Diablon’s clutches before it devours her.

The people of Norfolk have suffered foul weather for the past ten years, their farms are flooded and they’re starving. Their only hope is the Diablon, a legendary monster which can clear the skies by devouring guilty souls. Or so it is believed.
Best friends Lilitha and Clara are two such guilty souls. They’re Defective, both born with features considered evil in the eyes of the Church—Clara is mute and Lilitha is a redhead.
For most of their lives they have concealed themselves successfully—until the day Sir Mandalay, Norfolk’s head knight, finally discovers them.
Their fate is assured. the Diablon will devour them, body and soul. But is the Beast all that it seems?
Lilitha is soon to find out, and when she does, she will uncover a terrible truth that will change her life forever.

The Diablon

Book one of a four part series, The Diablon is action-packed, bloody, violent and erotic, but underneath it all are indestructible friendships, moments of great self-sacrifice and profound love.

Morgs