Author Archives: simondillon

Phantom Audition – Paperbacks out now!

Paperbacks for my new novel Phantom Audition are now available – ahead of the official October release date. If you prefer your novels in dead tree format, click here (in the UK) and here (in the US) to order your … Continue reading

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Film Review – Hustlers

In other hands, Hustlers could have been little more than ghastly superficial people being ripped off by other ghastly superficial people, wallowing in implicitly approved materialism in the name of pseudo-feminist revenge. But despite inevitable outcry from the Incel crowd … Continue reading

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How scary are my novels?

I’ve had a lot of people ask about the level of scariness in the novels from my “Spooky Quintet” (yes, it’s a rubbish umbrella name, but it’s temporary until I can think of a better one). As I’ve said in … Continue reading

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Phantom Audition – The Cover

I love the cover for my new novel Phantom Audition (courtesy of Salvation Creations). Most of the novel is set in a sinister Jacobean mansion, so the image is appropriate. The blood splatter is a nice touch, but I want … Continue reading

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Film Review – It Chapter Two

To be honest, It has never been one of my favourite Stephen King horror stories. I much prefer Misery, The Shining, and especially Carrie. Still, the novel (and especially the 1990 TV mini-series) proved hugely popular, which brings us to … Continue reading

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New Novel! Phantom Audition out on 19th October

I’ve got a new novel coming out. Another so soon after The Irresistible Summons, I hear you ask? Yes. This one’s called Phantom Audition. A supernaturally tinged psychological mystery, Phantom Audition is another gripping nail-biter, but for all it’s creepy … Continue reading

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Film Review – Pain and Glory

Pain and Glory sees legendary Spanish director Pedro Almodovar working in something of a minor key, compared with some of his earlier, more outrageous works. It’s a semi-autobiographical, meditative work with a superb, very moving central performance from Antonio Banderas. … Continue reading

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Curses & Cauldrons out today!

The Curses & Cauldrons anthology from Blood Song Books – which features three of my “Drabbles” – is released today. It already has “bestseller” status, since it has topped the Amazon Australia chart for horror anthologies. What is a Drabble, … Continue reading

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The Irresistible Summons: Summary of Recent Articles

Here’s a one-stop-shop with links to all you need to know about my latest horror/supernatural conspiracy thriller novel The Irresistible Summons. The background in the image below is a reference to an incident in a prison during the opening chapter, … Continue reading

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Suspenseful Reads Giveaway: Spectre of Springwell Forest and The Irresistible Summons

You can claim my two most recent novels, Spectre of Springwell Forest and The Irresistible Summons, along with other thrilling books, by entering the Suspenseful Reads giveaway over next three days from Prolific Works Group Giveaway. Click here for more … Continue reading

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