Fiction - Paranormal
25 Pages
Reviewed on 04/23/2018
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Author Biography

Lori R. Lopez wears many hats, although at times she feels the hat is wearing her. An award-winning author of short stories, novels, novellas, verse, songs and more, she designs her own covers and illustrates nearly all of her books. When the mood strikes, she pens a humorously serious column called “Poetic Reflections” at Fairy Fly Entertainment, a website shared with her two talented sons Noél and Rafael. She grew up in Wisconsin and also lived in Hawaii, Florida, Spain, and Key West before settling in California. Vegetarian or vegan most of her life, Lori’s work is often quirky yet at times addresses more serious themes such as the rights of animals and children. Stories and verse have appeared in assorted publications including Weirdbook, The Horror Zine, Bewildering Stories, The Sirens Call, and numerous anthologies.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Trisha Dawn for Readers' Favorite

Casper Bledsoe was challenged by his grandfather Horace to restore their ancestral home. Not that Casper needed his approval any longer, but he most certainly wanted a part of the inheritance and he thought this was the way to get some. However, Horace actually has a sinister plan. To make things more terrifying, Casper gets trapped in that house with the ghost of his namesake and great-grandfather, among many other spirits. Meanwhile, a black cat in search of food winds up getting trapped in the mansion, too. Spooked by Lori R. Lopez reveals the experiences of Casper and the black cat through their own narration.

The way Spooked is written is beautiful. It’s an art itself. Lori R. Lopez has a distinctive way of writing that can become her trademark. It’s fluid, appealing and rich in context. I was already interested the moment I started reading the first sentence, and I couldn’t stop because I might have missed a beat. That’s the effect. The story just makes you want to go on reading to find out what’s happening, what will be the next move, where will this lead, will this have a happy ending for the characters or… what? One can’t simply just put it down and leave things hanging. The twists and turns of the story line will affect you in every way. Despite all these, the plot isn’t so complicated that it leaves you scratching your head in bewilderment. It is straight to the point but still really interesting. You’ll feel spooked, definitely. It’s one for your shelves because Spooked is really a must-read paranormal story!