Shirley S. Simon

Biography

Thank you for taking the time out for visiting my profile.

I am a fiction writer, an amateur photographer, an avid book reader and reviewer and a novice artist.

I live in Delhi, India with my family. I love reading mysteries and crime and thrillers. My favorite authors being Agatha Christie, Tami Hoag, Sir A. C. Doyle, L.J. Smith and I have recently fallen in love with the works of Stephen King. I am also partial towards the paranormal, the supernatural, fantasy and everything magical. I enjoy watching movies. I surf the net seeking brain food… something that stimulates the mind and makes you appreciate that god chose to give you life and a place on this planet. My faith keeps me grounded and practical for most part of it.

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Books

Missing Mandy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,610. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(3.00 from 5 reviews)
Danny arrives in Ankleton to get away from his past life and start anew. But there's no peace for him here. He is haunted by apparitions, nightmares and strange noises in the basement of his house. And what's with the smell of oranges? There is someone locked up in a dark room. Will the cry for help be heard by anyone? Will there be a way out of this hell?

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Smashwords book reviews by Shirley S. Simon

  • Ain't No Sunshine on Aug. 10, 2011

    A very engaging book. I loved the way the story proceeds. The first person narrative deepens the pain and passion of the protagonist - Stephen. The ending kind of blew me away. Totally unexpected. Really a wonderful book.
  • Guardian of Eden on Aug. 12, 2011

    This must be the first time that i actually cried while reading a book. A very touching story. It covers racial discrimination, poverty, single motherhood, alcohol abuse, child exploitation, sexual abuse, and so many such issues that we face everyday happening around us or with those that we love and care for. There is so much pain and suffering - it makes you feel sad for Garett and Eden, and you wish for their happiness. The vicious circle of misfortune does not leave them alone. By the end you realize that Garett really is a superhero- sacrificing everything, even his own happiness for those he loves and cares for. A true hero. This is a very well written book. Easy to read through. Simple, free flowing words. Really worth it. Would recommend everyone to read it.
  • Kiera's Moon on Aug. 12, 2011

    Loved the book. This is the first book that i have read from the author and i found it very interesting. A well written book. It is unlike the usual romance novels you find. The story line is engaging and intelligent. A nice love story for a rainy day.. must read for romance lovers.
  • Remembrance (Transcend Time, #1) on Oct. 07, 2011

    A very well written book, considering it is a first novel by the author. Loved the story and how smoothly the past and the present come together. Style of writing is very fresh and engaging. You read through and totally connect with the characters and their lives. A very interesting book. A must read. *This book was provided to me by Michelle Madow for review purposes*
  • Broods of Fenrir on Jan. 17, 2012

    I found this book to be interesting. It is unlike the usual werewolf/ shape-shifter saga that you generally get to read. The complexity of the life of Brand and the rules and customs that bind his people, is overwhelming and yet engaging. One tends to get immersed in the plot. A well written book.
  • Nora's Sun on May 25, 2012

    I was pleasantly surprised by this short story. It is an exciting sci-fi adventure that keeps you on the edge throughout. Very finely written, it sure is a fantastic effort by the author. The story is about a mother's search for her son, who is taken away from her. With the help of friends she embarks on a thrilling search behind enemy lines to find him. She in fact finds more than she had thought she ever would. Thoroughly enjoyable. Very interesting story. Would recommend it to others too.
  • The Mystery of the Missing Money (The Mystery Series, Short Story 1) on Nov. 04, 2012

    This short story is part of a series written by the author on the adventures of 4 children, who because of their quick thinking and resourcefulness (in this book) go on to unravel the mystery of the stolen money and capture notorious felons while facing a rocky adventure. The writing style of the author is simple and compact. The story moves fast, though there were places where I personally felt that a bit more detail and a smoother flow would have made is pleasant. The idea of the preface was nice but a little more history about the children, woven into the narrative, would have been ideal for a reader like me who is not familiar with the earlier books in the series. I liked it, though I wouldn’t say I was hooked. I am an Enid Blyton fan and I may have been a bit biased while reading this book. The story reminded me too much of one of her books and I kept making comparisons between the two. Nevertheless, it is a good attempt by the author and children and adults will surely delight reading it. {I received this book as part of a LibraryThing giveaway, in exchange for a review}
  • Right Now on Nov. 04, 2012

    This was a very short story. Though I liked it, I still felt that it would have been better if it would have been longer. The concept was really good but the story needed to be developed more. There are few visible gaps that sort of broke the reading pace. Long sentences and complicated explanations sometimes dragged the narration and made me go back over what was being said. The end was unexpected and very different, but a bit of clarity on how it came about, would have been wonderful. Overall a good attempt. [I got this book as part of a giveaway in exchange for an honest review]