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Featured Indie Chick - Anne R Allen

Posted by sibelhodge on Sunday, January 29, 2012, In : Indie Chicks 

 
 

This week's Indie Chick is Anne R Allen with another inspiring story for you. Take it away Anne...
 

A KINKY ADVENTURE IN ANGLOPHILIA

 

By Anne R. Allen

 

When I started writing funny women’s fiction fifteen years ago, if anybody had given me a realistic idea of my chances for publication, I’d have chosen a less stressful hobby, like do-it-yourself brain surgery, professional frog herding, or maybe staging an all-Ayatollah drag revue in downtown Tehran.

As a California actress with yea...


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Valentine Blog Hop! Win some fab prizes!

Posted by sibelhodge on Saturday, January 28, 2012, In : Book Giveaways 


 I'm part of the Valentine Blog Hop that runs from 1st Feb until 14th 2012! 

There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs until February 14th in the Valentine Blog Hop organized by Book Luvin Babes. To play along, all you need to do is enter one or more of the contests on the participating blogs. Each blog has their own fab giveaway going on, and the winners from each of those blogs will be entered to win the Grand Prize! Woot!

First Grand Prize:

An Amazon Gift Voucher worth $75
  

 Second Grand P...

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Win a copy of the new Amber Fox Mystery - Voodoo Deadly

Posted by sibelhodge on Thursday, January 26, 2012, In : Book Giveaways 


My third Amber Fox mystery is now out, and in celebration, I'm giving away 10 ebook copies!

About Voodoo Deadly...

Feisty insurance investigator Amber Fox is back in her deadliest case ever…

When Chantal Langton, the daughter of a famous voodoo high priestess, goes missing, is it a simple case of a rich girl running off for some adventure, or is there something far more sinister going on?

Soon Amber’s slap bang in the middle of voodoo curses, a trail of missing women, and a labyrinth of decei...

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Featured Indie Chick - Sarah Woodbury

Posted by sibelhodge on Monday, January 23, 2012, In : Indie Chicks 
This Week's featured Indie Chick is Sarah Woodbury...

  Sarah Woodbury  

 
Turning Medieval by Sarah Woodbury


Sometimes it’s easy to pinpoint those moments in your life where everything is suddenly changed.  When you look across the room and say to yourself, I’m going to marry him.  Or stare down at those two pink lines on the pregnancy test, when you’re only twenty-two and been married for a month and a half and are living on only $800 a month because you’re both still in school and my God how is this...

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Featured Indie Chick - Suzanne Tyrpak

Posted by sibelhodge on Sunday, January 15, 2012, In : Indie Chicks 
Suzanne Tyrpak 

Another inspiring story this week from Suzanne Tyrpak...
                                           
Holes

I used to think I had to be perfect. Of course, I fell short of perfection on a regular basis so I frequently felt like a failure.

The only way to prevent failure is to hide. If we don’t put ourselves out there, we can’t fail.

To prevent myself from failing, I hid in a fantasy world. As a young child, I longed to be a ballerina. I loved to dance, but more than that, I wanted to escape in...

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RIP Linda Evans

Posted by sibelhodge on Friday, January 13, 2012, In : Books 

  Image of L. C. Evans

I was so sad and shocked yesterday to hear that the wonderful LC Evans had lost her battle with cancer. As well as being a great author, she also a lovely person and someone I considered a good friend. The literary world will be a lesser place for not having her in it. 

Fellow author and good friend of LC, Barbara Silkstone, made this announcement...

"It is with great sorry that I share ~ We lost one of our own last night. Our beloved and lovely lady, Linda Evans succumbed to her battle with ...

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Human Trafficking Awareness Day 11th Jan 2012

Posted by sibelhodge on Thursday, January 12, 2012, In : Books 
Human Trafficking Awareness Day-Global Observation 1/11/11 

 
The 11th January 2012 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Please do what you can to spread the word to end modern-day slavery in every corner of the world...it's probably even happening in your community, right under your nose. 

It is estimated that 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year - 80% of these are women and girls. (Source: U.S. Department of State, Trafficking in Persons Report: 2007)

As a writer, I wanted to use my voice to raise awareness into sex tra...

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Voodoo Deadly - new Amber Fox mystery coming soon!

Posted by sibelhodge on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, In : Books 
 

My new Amber Fox mystery is all finished and has just been proof read by my hubby (yes, a few heated arguments did take place!). It's now winging its way through cyberspace to my fab editor, Derek Prior! Woo hoo! 

Thanks so much to everyone who emailed me about whether there would be more books in the Amber Fox series - it's fab to know you're all as excited as me that there will be another one. Well, let's face it, I can't shut Amber up! Voodoo Deadly should be available for purchase in Feb....

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Featured Indie Chick - Prue Batten

Posted by sibelhodge on Sunday, January 8, 2012, In : Indie Chicks 
This week we've got another inspirational post from the Indie Chicks Anthology by Prue Batten...
 

Mrs. So Got It Wrong Agent.

After writing forever, I decided to finally go down the independent road in 2008. At that time, it was called self-publishing and the track I decided to take was POD. Part of my reason for the move was that my books had been declared commercially viable by the UK literary consultancy that assessed them, but in every instance they were declined by the Big Six.

The only tim...


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Sari Caste - Writing a story that needs to be told

Posted by sibelhodge on Saturday, January 7, 2012, In : Books 
Sari Caste 

 
It's my pleasure to welcome Catherine Kirby to my blog today to do a guest post about her book, Sari Caste, which sounds a fascinating and heartbreaking read, and a story that needs to be told. Take it away, Catherine... 

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Hello, I'm Catherine Kirby, author of two novels: Sari Caste and See Through. I'm thrilled to be given an opportunity to be on one of Sibel's blogs. Thank you so much, Sibel.

I was totally fascinated by Sibel's site after we met up through Twitter. It's a breezy, eye-cat...


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Diana Rivers is back!

Posted by sibelhodge on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, In : Guest Blog 


 


Mystery-suspense-thriller writer, Faith Mortimer is delighted to add book three to her best-selling Diana Rivers mystery thriller series. This latest novel, “The Surgeon’s blade”  is more chilling, tense and is described as a ‘real corker of a read’.

When nursing sister, Libby Hunter wakes up in hospital following a traumatic sailing accident she discovers two deeply disturbing things. One - she has lost her memory and two – the stranger, (Nigel) whom she finds sitting by her beds...

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Featured Indie Chick - Cheryl Shireman

Posted by sibelhodge on Monday, January 2, 2012, In : Indie Chicks 
It's my pleasure to welcome Cheryl Shireman as my featured Indie Chick this week. Cheryl is the inspiration for the Indie Chicks and our fab mentor! Take it away Cheryl...

 

Cheryl Shireman

I 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 D...


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