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Review of The Hate by SL Pierce

Posted by sibelhodge on Saturday, February 26, 2011, In : Book Reviews 

The Hate (Short Story with Bonus Content) 


I'm doing two Indie Books Reading Challenges for 2011 - the ABC Indie Fiction Challenge and the I Heart Indie Books Reading Challenge (more details below). In helping to spread the word about the wonderful selection of Indie books out there, I'm going to be blogging about my progress and reviews. 

My fourth review is of the gripping short story, The Hate... 


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What do you do when the court system fails? For one woman it's a case of revenge and justice. When her daughter's killer gets away...
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Review of Three Sisters by Helen Smith

Posted by sibelhodge on Saturday, February 26, 2011, In : Book Reviews 

Three Sisters (The Emily Castles Mysteries) 


I'm doing two Indie Books Reading Challenges for 2011 - the ABC Indie Fiction Challenge and the I Heart Indie Books Reading Challenge (more details below). In helping to spread the word about the wonderful selection of Indie books out there, I'm going to be blogging about my progress and reviews. 

My third review is of a London murder mystery, Three Sisters... 

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I don't normally read short stories so it was nice to get into something a bit different. 

Emily is still depressed from the dea...

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Indie Intros - An interview with Alyson Holman, author of Linnet and the Prince

Posted by sibelhodge on Friday, February 25, 2011, In : Author Interviews 

Linnet and the Prince 


I'd like to welcome Alyson Holman to my blog today. She is twenty-five years old and has been writing since she was in the sixth grade. 

About Alyson

I have completed at least a dozen original novel-length works, and more than 42 works of fanfiction, some of which are wildly popular. I enjoy going on fantastic adventures, and sharing them with people--some of my best friends have been made through reading and writing. My reward is readership, and happy comments. I love making people smile, mak...

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Indie Intros - Brendan Carroll, author of The Red Cross of Gold ~ The Assassin Chronicles Books I-XXI

Posted by sibelhodge on Thursday, February 24, 2011, In : Author Interviews 

The Red Cross of Gold XXI:. The Dead Confess No Sins (Assassin Chronicles) 


A big welcome today to Brendan Carroll, author of The Red Cross of Gold ~ The Assassin Chronicles Books I-XXI.

Briefly describe your journey in writing your first book.

 

I wrote my first book as fan-fiction for the Original Star Trek Series.  I had no idea at the time (early thirties) of how the publishing world worked.  I was completely happily ignorant. I poured my heart into it, even learning a lot of Klingon words and making some Klingon translations for one of the Rolling Stones s...


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Indie Intros - Mel Comley, author of Final Justice

Posted by sibelhodge on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, In : Author Interviews 

Final Justice (A Lorne Simpkins thriller) (DI Lorne Simpkins thriller part of a trilogy) 


Today I'm introducting the lovely Mel Comley to my blog. Mel used to be a retail manager in Worcester but moved to France 9 years ago to renovate houses and fell into writing, thankfully.

Briefly describe your journey in writing your first book.  

 

 

 


We moved to France and couldn’t find any decent books in English to read. My Aunt brought us over a few Mills and Boons books and after reading them I thought I could do better. Then I discovered James Patterson and decided I loved the adrenalin...


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Indie Intros - Sean Sweeney, author of Model Agent

Posted by sibelhodge on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, In : Author Interviews 

 
Model Agent: A Thriller (Jaclyn Johnson, code name Snapshot series)


It's my pleasure to welcome Sean Sweeney to my blog today. He's an author from Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA. He also writes under the name John Fitch V. He's written seven novels, a novella, several short stories, with plenty coming.

Sean's Bio

Under the JFV name, I’ve penned The Obloeron Trilogy, One Hero A Savior, Turning Back The Clock, A Galaxy At War, as well as Vuvuzombie, Sidetracked, Amber Twilight, Refugees (as part of David Dalglish’s A Land of Ash), and The Mastermind. As Sean,...
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Read an excerpt from Fourteen Days Later

Posted by sibelhodge on Saturday, February 19, 2011, In : Books 




Fourteen Days Later was shortlisted for the Harry Bowling Prize 2008 and Highly Commended by the Yeovil Literary Prize 2009. It is a romantic comedy with a unique infusion of British and Turkish Cypriot culture. Written in a similar style to Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes, it is My Big Fat Greek Wedding meets Bridget Jones

Here's a random excerpt...

We squeezed through the horde of irate shoppers and stood in the long queue at the till in front of the harassed and grumpy shop assistants. Afte...


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Review of Julius Katz Mystery by Dave Zeltserman

Posted by sibelhodge on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, In : Book Reviews 
Julius Katz Mysteries 
I'm doing two Indie Books Reading Challenges for 2011 - the ABC Indie Fiction Challenge and the I Heart Indie Books Reading Challenge (more details below). In helping to spread the word about the wonderful selection of Indie books out there, I'm going to be blogging about my progress and reviews. 

My second review is of the modern day Sherlock Holmes style books, Julius Katz Mysteries... 

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There are two Julius Katz mysteries together in this purchase and both were great reads. Julius is s...
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Review of The Witness Wore Blood Bay by LC Evans

Posted by sibelhodge on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, In : Book Reviews 
The Witness Wore Blood Bay


I'm doing two Indie Books Reading Challenges for 2011 - the ABC Indie Fiction Challenge and the I Heart Indie Books Reading Challenge (more details below). In helping to spread the word about the wonderful selection of Indie books out there, I'm going to be blogging about my progress and reviews. 

My First review for the fun, cozy mystery, The Witness Wore Blood Bay by LC Evans...

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I wasn't sure if I was going to like this because the main character, Leigh, is a horsewoman and I'm not tha...
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Like Romance? Win some fab prizes!

Posted by sibelhodge on Monday, February 14, 2011, In : Book Giveaways 

 
If you like reading romance, you have to check out the Romance Reviews Grand Opening in March. They have some fun games and fab prizes on offer...




 

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Read An Excerpt From My Perfect Wedding

Posted by sibelhodge on Saturday, February 12, 2011, In : Books 



My Perfect Wedding is a romantic comedy-mystery. It's the sequel to Fourteen Days Later, although it can be read as a standalone novel. Here's a snippet...

  
In my daydreams, this was exactly how I’d pictured an idyllic new life abroad (and I’d had quite a few, believe me).

Sitting on the edge of the terrace, leisurely drinking wine, and watching the colour of the sun turn from lemon to citrus to orangey red with my future husband. For a moment, I could pretend that I didn’t have any wo...


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Valentine's Day Giveaway! Win a copy of Fourteen Days Later.

Posted by sibelhodge on Friday, February 11, 2011, In : Book Giveaways 



In the spirit of romance I'm doing a Valentine's Day giveaway of Fourteen Days Later in ebook format. All you have to do is leave a comment with the answer to two questions...

  

Fourteen Days Later was shortlisted for the Harry Bowling Prize 2008 and received a Highly Commended by the Yeovil Literary Prize 2009. It is a romantic comedy with a unique infusion of British and Turkish Cypriot culture. Written in a similar style to Marian Keyes, it is My Big Fat Greek Wedding meets Bridget Jones.


 

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Snuggle up with a romantic comedy this Valentine's Day

Posted by sibelhodge on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, In : Books 



Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us…so why not treat yourself to a romantic comedy novel to snuggle up with?


Fourteen Days Later was shortlisted for the Harry Bowling Prize 2008 and received a Highly Commended by the Yeovil Literary Prize 2009. It is a romantic comedy with a unique infusion of British and Turkish Cypriot culture. Written in a similar style to Marian Keyes, it is My Big Fat Greek Wedding meets Bridget Jones.


 

Blurb:

 

When accident-prone Helen Grey finds a thong stuffed into...


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I Heart Indie Books Reading Challenge - 2011

Posted by sibelhodge on Sunday, February 6, 2011, In : Books 



I've come across another fantastic reading challenge for all you lovers of fiction out there. The I Heart Indie Books Reading Challenge is easy and low-key. All you have to do is read between 1 - 30 books in 2011 in any genre.

For more details about the challenge, check out... 

http://indieparanormalbooksreviews.blogspot.com/2010/12/i-heart-indie-books-reading-challenge.html

Both readers and authors are encouraged to participate.

If you need a suggested reading list, here's a few to get you start...

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It's Sample Sunday! Read an excerpt from The Fashion Police

Posted by sibelhodge on Sunday, February 6, 2011, In : Books 



It's Sample Sunday again! Where has the time gone? This week you can read a random excerpt from my comedy mystery novel, The Fashion Police...

I stumbled through the doors of Hi-Tec’s plush Hertford office with my rucksack threatening to slide off my shoulder. I juggled two mochacinos and four chocolate muffins with extra chocolate sprinkles in one hand, and two mozzarella paninis and a bottle of sparkling water in the other hand. I’ll admit that the sparkling water was going a bit overboa...

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ABC Indie Fiction Challenge!

Posted by sibelhodge on Saturday, February 5, 2011, In : Books 


There are some truly fantastic Indie authors out there waiting to be discovered by you! What better way to do that than by entering the ABC Indie Fiction Reading Challenge going on over at quillsandzebras blog...

In order to join in, you must read 24 novels in 2011 by Indie authors. One of the key rules is that each story must be written by a different author, and the first letter of the authors' surnames must begin with a different letter.

For more details, a suggested reading list, and to sig...

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Three fab reviews by book bloggers in one day!

Posted by sibelhodge on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, In : Books 





I'm having a great day today! 

I've just had three fab reviews for my romantic comedies in one day. 

Here's what Hot Gossip Hot Reviews and I'm just sayin...Book Reviews by KK said about My Perfect Wedding...

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My Perfect Weeding by Sibel Hodge jumps right into the story from the first page. Active words keeps the reader turning the pages. Told in first person, from the beginning, I wanted to know more about this "Karem" and how she felt about him. 

Dialogue is refreshing and very real. The way Ho...

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Sibel Hodge I'm an author of comedy mystery and romantic comedy novels, and a huge fan of the screwball comedy genre. In my spare time I'm Wonder Woman! For more about me and my novels, please check out my book page.

 

 

 

 

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