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Shirley S. Simon

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Curse of the Demon Series, Book #1

New & Improved Edition Coming Soon!




Sinister a fast paced book that I found hard to put down. The well-drawn characters draw you into their emotional tension and, like an Alfred Hitchcock movie, you’re rooting for the hero to get there in time. I highly recommend this book to fans of thrilling, dark fantasies.

...The book cover gave a clear signal that this book would be eerie and it definitely lived up to its billing.
The writing was clear, the style free-flowing and it had a no-nonsense straightforward structure...

...All in all, this was a lovely scary story with a final chapter that hit all the right notes. It's short and to the point with flavorful writing. It will be interesting to see where the author goes from here.
 A pleasantly chilling horror tale to keep you up at night. 



Julie Haiselden, Author

via Whispering Stories Book Blog 

Katie Carson, Goodreads

“Missing Mandy” is a novel of suspense and romance and is wildly mysterious and imaginatively original...Debut Author Shirley S. Simon works this suspenseful mystery out to a satisfying conclusion, leaving the story and characters to linger on in the reader’s mind.

...Missing Mandy was a brilliant little story which kept my curiosity throughout. Simon mixed a dash supernatural with a sprinkle of mystery and suspense all into a pleasant package...

...This riveting story uses an uncommon technique to present multiple points of view without spoiling the suspense. The interplay of Mandy’s reality and the alternate ‘out of body’ experience is incredible. The reader is kept guessing till the very end making this an exhilarating read.

Staff Reviewer, Staccato Publishing​


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Shirley lives in Delhi, India with her family. Her love for the mysterious and the supernatural grew early on as a child, listening  about haunted houses, apparitions on lonely roads and paranormal activities, supposedly true stories narrated by family and neighbors.


Those stories fueled a fascination for the unknown, one that she kept fed with a regular dose of ghosts, demons, the paranormal and everything that goes bump in the night, thanks to a reading habit instilled by her parents.

Today, she reads across genres like—crime, thrillers, mysteries, paranormal, supernatural, even romances, once in a while. Some of her favorites are Bram Stoker, Agatha Christie, Tami Hoag, Sir A. C. Doyle, L. J. Smith, Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, Thomas Harris,


Elizabeth  Haynes, and Rita Stradling, among others. She has a soft corner for indie authors, having come to love and admire their stories. 


When she is not working, you will find Shirley either penning down her stories, or reading books or designing e-cards.  


Writing stories is a new found love she has come to cherish. Shirley wants to write mesmerizing stories that keep readers hooked and remain with them for a long time.  


You can find her latest release—SINISTER TIES—at leading online retailers. She is currently reworking MISSING MANDY, her previous work and will be releasing the revised edition by end of this year. 





Sinister Ties is available at 50% Discount, only on Smashwords as part of their Summer/Winter Sale Special—all through July (1-31).



Author interview hosted by K.E Carson at the Underground. Know more about what inspires the stories she writes, the most difficult part of writing Sinister Ties.

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