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Scott Nicholson on The Summer Book Club

Posted by sibelhodge on Thursday, July 28, 2011, In : Books 

 


Scott Nicholson is the next author to be featured on The Summer Book Club! I'm lurrving this cover so I want to hear more about Disintegration. 

Take it away Scott...


Disintegration was written four or five years ago during a dark time in my life. The title just sums up what was going on, and what I had to write to survive. I knew it was going to be dark and bleak, and that good people would do bad things and terrible people would do worse things. The evil twins are just a symbol of where I wa...

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Fourteen Days Later inspires real life challenge and YouTube video!

Posted by sibelhodge on Friday, July 22, 2011, In : Books 

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Oh, wow, I had to share this with you! It's always sooo fab to get emails from readers who've enjoyed my books, but I was recently contacted my Mimi Ikonn who had read my romantic comedy Fourteen Days Later and took everything one step further!

The idea behind Fourteen Days Later is that the main character, Helen, is stuck in a rut after a bad break-up with her boyfriend. Her best friend makes her do a fourteen-day life-changing challenge where she has to do something new every day for fourte...
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Let's Get Digital by David Gaughran - a must read for self publishing!

Posted by sibelhodge on Thursday, July 21, 2011, In : Books 

Let's Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should 


So you want to self publish? Well you absolutely have to check out David Gaughran's fantastic guide Let's Get Digital...

"You won't make any money from self-publishing."

MYTH!

The internet has revolutionized every business it has come into contact with, and publishing is no different.

For the first time, these changes are handing power back to the writer. It's up to YOU if you want to profit from them.

Let's Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should.

This guide contains over 60,000 word...

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Review of Flirts by Lisa Scott

Posted by sibelhodge on Thursday, July 21, 2011, In : Book Reviews 

 Flirts! 5 Romantic Short Stories

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 30th review is of Flirts - a fab chick lit short story collection!

About Flirts
 
Flirts! 5 Romantic Short Stories to squeeze into your busy life. Fun, flirty, sweet and sassy—always with the per...

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Be Careful What You Wish For on The Summer Book Club!

Posted by sibelhodge on Wednesday, July 20, 2011, In : Books 


My chick lit mystery Be Careful What You Wish For is the next book to be featured in The Summer Book Club. So for those of you who don't know much about me, I'm the author of romantic comedies and chick lit mysteries. In my spare time I'm Wonder Woman!

About Be Careful What You Wish For…

Be Careful What You Wish For is the second Amber Fox murder mystery that follows on from The Fashion Police:

For fans of Janet Evanovich, Kate Johnson, and Gemma Halliday...

Armed with cool sarcasm and un...


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TREASURE QUEST: DISCOVERY LIES BETWEEN THE COVERS: MEGA AUTHOR BLOG HOP TOUR (JULY 18-25)

Posted by sibelhodge on Friday, July 15, 2011, In : Book Giveaways 



This month I’m taking part in the fun Mega Author Blog Hop Tour. All authors participating have got some fantabulous prizes up for grabs, so let’s get the rules out of the way and then we chillax, have fun, and get started!


TOUR RULES:
 
1)  HAVE FUN!!!
 
2)  INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!
 
3)  THIS TOUR STARTS:  Monday, July 18, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
      THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, July 25, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
      Winners will be drawn and posted July 26th!  
 
4)  ME...

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Sign up for my newsletter!

Posted by sibelhodge on Thursday, July 14, 2011, In : Books 

 


I've just set up a newsletter on my contact page. If you want the latest book release news, excerpts, contests, free downloads, discounts, and special offers, please sign up for my newsletter by filling out your email address. For subscribers only!

Happy Reading!

Sibel XX

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J Carson Black on the Summer Book Club

Posted by sibelhodge on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, In : Author Interviews 

 


The Shop by J Carson Black is the next book to be featured on The Summer Book Club. Let's find out more about it...

How the Cult of Personality Inspired My Thriller THE SHOP 

When I decided to write a new thriller, I had several ideas on the table.  None of them made the final cut.  The idea for THE SHOP came out of the blue, thanks to a cable TV news show. 

Come to think of it, most of my ideas come out of left field.  When one of these ideas strikes, it’s like being hit by lightning.  I get...

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Review of Carpe Bead'em by Tonya Kappes

Posted by sibelhodge on Monday, July 11, 2011, In : Book Reviews 
Carpe Bead'em

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 29th review is of Carpe Bead'em - fab chick lit!

About Carpe Bead'em

Orphaned at a young age, Hallie Mediate was raised by her (slightly) crazy Great Aunt Grace on the wrong side of the tracks in C...

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Review of Following My Toes by Laurel Osterkamp

Posted by sibelhodge on Monday, July 11, 2011, In : Book Reviews 

 Following My Toes

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 28th review is of Following my toes - great women's fiction.

About Following My Toes

Even if nobody believes her, Faith Emerson knows she’s psychic. After all, she totally saw it coming when Pet...

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Giveaway! 2 paperback copies of Fourteen Days Later to be won

Posted by sibelhodge on Monday, July 11, 2011, In : Book Giveaways 



I'm doing a giveaway on Goodreads this month! Two paperback copies of my romantic comedy Fourteen Days Later are up for grabs!

About Fourteen Days Later

Fourteen Days Later was short listed 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.

When accident-prone Helen G...

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Indie Intros - an interview with Kristina Jackson, author of Feathers

Posted by sibelhodge on Thursday, July 7, 2011, In : Author Interviews 

Feathers 


It's my pleasure to welcome Kristina Jackson onto my blog today...

About Kristina

“One day you will write your own book, just let your heart guide you.”

Those were the immortalised words of my teacher in the 5th Year of Primary School; I was 8 at the time.  I’d just had a short story published in the school magazine, and won a prize of a book for my privilege. I knew I had wanted to write since I could write sentences.  28 years later I am realising that dream.

I am Kristina Jackson. I am ...

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Cheryl Shireman on The Summer Book Club

Posted by sibelhodge on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, In : Author Interviews 


Cheryl Shireman's Life is But a Dream is the next book to be featured on The Summer Book Club. So let's here a bit more from Cheryl...

BURNED MY BRA FOR THIS? ONE WOMAN’S FANTASY

I’m a Baby Boomer. Which means that I remember bell-bottoms, Happy Days, and having only three channels on the television. I played Donny Osmond albums on a record player. My parents watched Gunsmoke, and on Sunday nights we all watched The Wonderful World of Disney. In the living room. Together. On the only televi...

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Killing Cupid on The Summer Book Club

Posted by sibelhodge on Friday, July 1, 2011, In : Books 

Killing Cupid 

Killing Cupid is the first book to be featured in the Summer Book Club. Mark Edwards, who co-wrote this darkly-funny stalker thriller with Louise Voss, will be on Facebook on Saturday evening to answer questions and chat.  He will even answer questions about the controversial Dan Brown/Stieg Larsson subtitle scandal if you are nice. Please drop by as his psychiatrist has warned him several times about talking to himself...  Go to www.facebook.com/summerbookclub for more information.


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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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