Tag Archives: Simon Dillon

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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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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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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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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The Irresistible Summons: Themes

Over the last few weeks, I’ve posted various blogs about my latest horror/supernatural conspiracy thriller novel The Irresistible Summons, often delving into inspirations, the writing process, and so on. In this article, I’m going to talk briefly about the themes … Continue reading

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The Irresistible Summons: Deleted Scenes

In the process of writing and rewriting my latest horror/supernatural conspiracy thriller novel The Irresistible Summons I cut or rewrote a substantial amount of material from draft to draft. The initial draft weighed it at around 109,000 words, with the … Continue reading

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The Irresistible Summons: Settings and Research

Whilst writing my latest supernatural horror/conspiracy thriller novel The Irresistible Summons, I researched a number of paranormal, religious, and scientific subjects, as well as locations that were crucial to the narrative. However, in this article I’m going to skirt around … Continue reading

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The Irresistible Summons: Influences and Inspirations

Which books and films influenced The Irresistible Summons? Here are five key texts that informed the telling of my latest ghostly mystery novel. Pet Sematary – Stephen King’s bleakest novel is also concerned with how far people are prepared to … Continue reading

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