John Piper

Biography

John Piper is a suspense writer with a dark side. The two books published so far explore the sinister side of life and its kinky edge. A further book will follow soon.
His subjects include, but are not limited to, prostitution, kidnapping, people trafficking, forced gender change, transvestism, domination and cannibalism. Both Claude's Journey and La Crème de la Crem are murder suspense stories but they use both the reader's revulsion and fascination with these various categories to add to the suspense of the chase!
The stories are not just sexual titillation, although there is some of that. The psychological aspects of the characters' experiences are also explored - in some detail in the case of Claude.
All characters are fictitious, but based on people the writer has known over the years. Historical references are carefully researched to ensure their voracity.
John is very well traveled and his life experiences enhance the pictures he paints with his words, with respect to places and events, but particularly regarding experiences.
The next book is more political and will deal with a main character who displays some very serious mental symptoms.

Smashwords Interview

When you close your eyes and imagine your readers, who do you see?
Mostly someone, anyone, who is looking for a good yarn and who appreciates a story set in an environment that is a bit darker and less predictable than the average whodunit. Naturally, there will be parts of my books that will attract some readers more than others.
In Claude's Journey, the main characters might well attract dominant women and submissive men as well as wannabe transsexuals and cross dressers. I would like to think that the kinky aspect of Claude's experiences will not put off those who want to read a thriller. It is about a people-trafficking gang executing those that get in their way.
La Crème de la Crem on the other hand, is more about corruption. There is sex in it and it is fairly violent sex, but the real story is about cannibalism. I hope I'm not going to influence any potential cannibals who may pick it up! Those who like something a bit macabre should enjoy it, possibly slightly cynical individuals.
Hibernia Unanimis is a completely different concept. It covers historical events but it is set twenty years in the future. The subject matter is politically based, with a madman who wants to take over all of Ireland and is prepared to bomb the UK extensively if he doesn't get his way. It is a straight thriller and it should please those who are looking for an adventure story, so that should have broader appeal.
What inspired you to write Claude's Journey?
I have wanted to write a novel since I was in my teens - a very long time ago! Back then, there was no word processing and I was a lousy typist anyway. Technology made it possible and it was also part of the inspiration. My wife asked me about something in the newspaper to do with sexual domination and I couldn't answer her because I hadn't heard of it either. So I went to the internet, as one does these days, and I opened up a Pandora's box! When I realized that some people do actually kidnap young men and forcibly change them into young women, the plot just jumped out at me. I spent a bit of time on the internet, checking my facts and at the time the newspapers were full of a story of a people trafficking gang. Once I had the characters and the setting, it flowed.
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Where to find John Piper online

Twitter: @johnpip00099743

Books

Hibernia Unanimis
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 88,290. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Germany has taken steps to guarantee her loans are repaid. In an effort to ensure that Ireland keeps up her payments, a German politician sits on the Irish government in an advisory role but, in fact, he holds significant power. It is in this situation that a schizophrenic megalomaniac makes his deadly move to throw them out and take over Ireland and reunite North and South by force as a dictator.
La Creme de la Crem
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 75,500. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
In a grimy industrial town in the North of England, corruption reigns in high places, bringing with it a cocktail of sex and perversion to the corridors of power. Closure and redevelopment of the docks has left many out of work and the pressure of life has increased crime and prostitution on the streets. Perfect territory for a serial killer, but this killer has a further, macabre motivation.
Claude's Journey
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 84,820. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Claude is a victim. He was victimized and bullied throughout his early years, then through school and even at work it was still going on. He had come to expect it, but he doesn't see what is coming next and he is trapped. Trapped and forced to swap gender to be an enslaved maid. Then, gradually at first, the people around him begin to die. He knows his turn is coming but not where or when.

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