My Blog - Books & Stuff!

 

Browsing Archive: February, 2013

New Release by Donna Fasano - The Single Daddy Club Boxed Set!

Posted by sibelhodge on Thursday, February 28, 2013, In : Books 


The fabulous, bestselling author Donna Fasano is talking about her new release of The Single Daddy Club Boxed Set today...

Donna's Inspiration behind The Single Daddy Club

When asked me about the inspiration behind The Single Daddy Club series, I immediately think of my dad. I know, I know… it sounds a little weird. Work with me here for a second and let me explain. My mother died when I was young, and my father stepped up to the plate and became the best parent ever. It didn't take him long ...


Continue reading ...
 

The Romance Reviews Anniversary Party - Win Fab Prizes!

Posted by sibelhodge on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, In : Book Giveaways 


Wow, The Romance Reviews is 2 years old! To celebrate, they're throwing an anniversary party with amazing giveaways. There are 400 prizes up for grabs throughout the month, plus a grand prize of a $100 Gift Certificate! All you have to do is head on over to their website to take part. You will have to sign up, but it only takes a few moments. I'm going to be giving away an ebook copy of The Baby Trap on 30th March. 

PARTICIPATING PUBLISHERS

Loose Id
Turquoise Morning Press
Soul Mate Publishing
Cam...

Continue reading ...
 

A Day in the Life of Crimewriter Tim Ellis

Posted by sibelhodge on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, In : Guest Blog 
I'm pleased to welcome the amazing crimewriter Tim Ellis on my blog, talking about how he spends a typical day. Take it away Tim...

Picture 
So, here's the thing! I was reading an article in Writer's Magazine about Bernard Cornwell's day, one of my favourite authors. So, I thought if Bernard can do it, so can I. My day usually begins about 5am, but I don't beat myself up if I have a lie in now and again. The dogs (four of them) look at me as if I'm a sandwich short of a picnic. Three of them get up, g...

Continue reading ...
 

An Interview with Mira Kolar-Brown

Posted by sibelhodge on Monday, February 18, 2013, In : Author Interviews 
A big welcome to thriller author Mira Kolar-Brown on my blog today as she talks about her latest mystery book! Take it away Mira...

Q. What is the working title of your book?

A. The current working title, For The Love Of Honey, is also The Final Title. But, for quite a while I called it The Governess. I still like that but it doesn’t reflect the content enough to serve the purpose.

Q. Where did the idea come from for the book?

A. For The Love Of Honey is the third book in the Simon Grant Myster...

Continue reading ...
 

Happy Gluten Free Pancake Day!

Posted by sibelhodge on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, In : Gluten Free Recipes 


It's Shrove Tuesday today, or Pancake Day, but if coeliac, or you're following a wheat free/gluten free diet, it doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the yummy fun! Here's my recipe for pancakes, taken from my gluten free/wheat free Turkish cookbook A Gluten Free Taste of Turkey...

Pancakes

(Krep)

With this recipe you never have to miss out on Pancake Day again! There are so many yummy serving suggestions to go with these pancakes that I’m drooling just typing this! For a bit of variet...


Continue reading ...
 

Valentine's Day Ebook Sale!

Posted by sibelhodge on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, In : Books 
How do you fancy snuggling up to a good ebook this Valentine's Day? Along with many other authors I'm involved in the Indie Book Festival Valentine's Day Ebook Sale, and my fun romantic comedy Fourteen Days Later has been reduced to $0.99/£0.77 until 16th Feb!

Fourteen Days Later By: Sibel Hodge
 
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 Cyp...
Continue reading ...
 

Welcome Tracey Alley!

Posted by sibelhodge on Monday, February 11, 2013, In : Guest Blog 
I've got a guest post by the fab author Tracey Alley today...

Picture
 
The Scorpion and the Frog 

I'm certain that practically everyone has heard the parable of the Scorpion and the Frog so bear with me while I repeat it for the few who don't know it.  


"The land is flooding and the only way out is to cross the river.  A scorpion says to a frog "take me over the river on your back please" and the frog replies "I can't.  You're a scorpion and you'll sting me".  But the scorpion pleads his case by saying ...

Continue reading ...
 

As a Reader or a Writer, Does Genre Sometimes Confuse You? by Faith Mortimer

Posted by sibelhodge on Friday, February 8, 2013, In : Publishing/Writing 
Picture

 
I've got a guest post on here today from the fab thriller author Faith Mortimer. Take it away Faith...

Good day!
  
Over the years I’ve found the subject of genre to be rather puzzling, especially as nowadays the line between genre often appears to ‘bleed’ between two, three or even four different genre. Genre is a French term and although it can be used as a "kind" or "sort" of virtually anything, the most common usage is of course for categorizing stories by television, film, theatre an...
Continue reading ...
 

Attributes of Mastery by Blanca Beyar

Posted by sibelhodge on Monday, February 4, 2013, In : Books 
Attributes of Mastery

It's my pleasure to welcome Blanca Beyar onto my blog today to talk about her spiritual book Attributes of Mastery...

How the Attributes Helped Me!

 319028_4845100049807_281989284_n.jpg


If someone told me 20 years ago that I would be writing a book on the attributes of spirituality, I would have certainly laughed my heart out. There was a time in my life where spirituality was non-existent and my only foundation was the echoes from my past and the pain and disappointment that it had reflected in my life. 

 
When spirituality came kn...

Continue reading ...
 

How I Write by Seb Kirby

Posted by sibelhodge on Monday, February 4, 2013, In : Publishing/Writing 

I've got the fab thriller writer Seb Kirby on my blog today. Take it away Seb...
 
Typewriter image 

Well, first I think that's a very personal thing and that every author will have their own take on this. There's no right or wrong way. As W. Somerset Maugham said: 'There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no-one knows what they are.' 

Basically, I prefer the Stephen King approach as set out in his 'On Writing'. You know, the book he wrote after he was hit by a truck when he was out walking to c...

Continue reading ...
 
 

About Me


Sibel Hodge I am the No. 1 Bestselling Author of Look Behind You. My Amber Fox Mysteries and romantic comedies Fourteen Days Later and The Baby Trap are International Bestsellers on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks. I write an eclectic mix of genres, and in my spare time, I'm Wonder Woman! My work has been shortlisted for the Harry Bowling Prize 2008, Highly Commended by the Yeovil Literary Prize 2009, Runner Up in the Chapter One Promotions Novel Comp 2009, nominated Best Novel with Romantic Elements in 2010 by The Romance Reviews, Runner Up in the Best Indie Books of 2012 by Indie Book Bargains, Winner of Best Children's Book by eFestival of Words 2013, and Winner of Crime, Thrillers & Mystery | Book from a series in the SpaSpa Book Awards 2013. My novella Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave has been listed as one of the Top 40 Books About Human Rights by Accredited Online Colleges.

 

 

 

 

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

 

Recent Posts

Sibel's bookshelf: read

The Witness Wore Blood BayTake the Monkeys and RunFourteen Days LaterThe Copycat MurdersExcuse Me, MissHoneymoon For One

More of Sibel's books »
Sibel Hodge's  book recommendations, reviews, favorite quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists

Blogroll

 

The Romance Reviews
INDIE BOOK LOUNGE CLICK HERE
Authors, list your books. It's easy and FREE.

calling cards
calling cards

Make a free website with Yola