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Just Released—Sinister Ties

My latest book—Sinister Ties (Curse of the Demon Series, Book I) is now available for purchase. Thank you for all your support. Hope you enjoy reading it!

If you like it, please do leave a review at your favorite online retailer.

Happy Reading!!!

Sinister Ties

 

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A cold stormy night conjures up a terrifying nightmare for Bodhi. Is it just a dream or a premonition of something terrible coming his way?

Max Devon is living a happy peaceful life with his wife and daughter. One day his past comes knocking on his door and his whole world is threatened by this harbinger of death. Will he be able to protect his family in time? Will he be able to escape his cursed past?

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The Countdown Begins – Unravel the ‘Sinister Ties’

Hi Everyone!

Come join Max Devon in this page-turner as he sets off in a race against time to save his family.

Don’t miss !

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Title: Sinister Ties (Curse of the Demon Series, Book I)

Release Date: July 15, 2016

Author: Shirley S. Simon

Categories: Fiction, Horror, Occult, Fantasy, Dark

Words: 37,360

Language: English

ISBN: 9781311426345

Published by Smashwords

Synopsis

A cold stormy night conjures up a terrifying nightmare for Bodhi. Is it just a dream or a premonition of something terrible coming his way?

Max Devon is living a happy peaceful life with his wife and daughter. One day his past comes knocking on his door and his whole world is threatened by this harbinger of death. Will he be able to protect his family in time? Will he be able to escape his cursed past?

Read chapter samples here

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Blog Tour: Stephen C. Ormsby

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Today I have with me guest blogger – Stephen C. Ormsby.  Stephen was an IT professional for twenty years before deciding to lead a more creative life. He always loved the idea of writing novels and had written four when ‘Long Lost Song’ came along, demanding to be published. His second novel ‘Pendant: The Undead Hunters (book 1)’ has recently been published by GMTA Publishing. ‘Road to Hell’ a novelette, is a prequel for The Undead Hunters series. 

Stephen is busy writing sequels for both Long Lost Song and Pendant, as well as working on a fantasy series. He is also currently editing two anthologies of Australian authors with the first to be published August 30, 2013.

He lives in South Gippsland with his wife, two children and a mad cat. He has traveled extensively, is an avid reader and enjoys listening to a wide range of music.

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Why Write Horror ?

by Stephen C. Ormsby

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So, after writing the urban fantasy novel Long Lost Song, why did I decide to write a horror novel?  For me, I found Long Lost Song hard to categorise into just one genre, as it has supernatural and apocalyptic themes as well, but was not either of those by nature. In the end, I decided to call it urban fantasy.  From there, it was a challenge to me really, as I wanted to learn how to write more strictly in specific genres, and the first two I picked were horror and fantasy. 

Both genres I have read and enjoyed for lots of years, and I wanted to see if I could turn out something that would excite me.  Names like Graham Masterton, James Herbert and Chet Williamson thrilled me as a younger man, and I wanted to know if I was capable of the same level of thrill.

I asked a good friend and fellow author Sharon Lee Johnson whether she would give me some tips on what makes a good horror novel.  After a couple of great discussions, an idea started to form and then it really took over from there.

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Pendant was such a consuming story line that the first draft took only 22 days to write.  It literally burnt through me, wanting to be out.  I didn’t mind that much, as Conrad/Varnok is a very heavy character to carry around.

As I wrote it though, the ideas kept coming with the protagonist plotting more than one novel in my head.  So far, I have stories for three or four trilogies, which will see the characters go to Hell and come back.  It’s exciting stuff to consider as I get to imagine Hell in my own way.

Varnok has a lot more planned for Maggie and Logan, as this is only the start.  Book 2 of the series is tentatively titled The Aching Gate and begins a story arc that will go for three novels.  There will be frights and scares for all!

I hope you enjoy the first book of The Undead Hunters series and look forward to more, as I am looking forward to writing them.

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Thank you Stephen for joining us today. 

If you would like to know more about his works or buy any of his books, please visit Stephen’s author page on Amazon

Thank you for visiting.

Have a great day!

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Winning My First Halloween Contest

For those that may have wondered where I disappeared to, well, between reading new books, writing and irritating my younger sister (not necessarily in that order of preference) I have also been trying my hand at learning new things. And I  am happy to say that I have  surprised even myself with the things that I can do.

As you know that after getting inspired and much encouraged by Mel, I had joined deviantart.com. It’s an awesome platform to meet some amazing artists and get the opportunity to see their brilliant, jaw-dropping (literally) art. You can learn so much from these people and they are kind enough to share their skills with novices (like me). Picking up tricks through various tutorials and after a lot of hit and trials, I managed to put up some photo-manipulation works along with some of my older creations there. Got wonderful response from others, that was so encouraging and motivating.

Yesterday I got a note from Jeff @~glassthroughskin that my submission to his Halloween contest has been declared the first winner. I ‘ve never been more excited and thrilled (even did the jiggy-wiggy dance). The contest required deviations to be made using textures created by him. It sure was a lot of fun and quite a learning experience.

Well here it is the winning entry. It’s called Fright Night. Hope you all like it.

Thanks to all the talented deviants whose stock made this possible.  Be sure to check out the work of ~glassthroughskin , ~Enchantedgal-Stock , Obsidian Dawn , GRANNYSATTICSTOCKsagacious and AlaskaStock. You’ll truly be amazed by what you find there.

Fright Night

If you like you can visit my gallery here and check out some of my work there. I am still learning and trying my luck at different contests as they offer exciting challenges that help to stretch my imagination and give me a chance to try out something new.

I am also keeping my fingers crossed for another of my submission for the Halloween Fairy contest by Digital Wings Art Group . This one is called The Summoning.

The Summoning

This was created with stocks and tuts from almost 12 deviants. For detailed credits please click here.

Before I close, a heartfelt thanks to Mel for all the wonderful comments and sharing the links to some terrific tuts. They helped a lot.

 

Keep a look out for more. Take Care!

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