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 uncontrollable hair, feisty insurance investigator Amber Fox is back in a new mystery combining murder and mayhem with romance and chicklit…

Three deaths.
A safety deposit box robbery.
The boxing heavyweight champion of the world.

Somehow, they’re all related, and Amber has to solve a four year old crime to find out why.

As she stumbles across a trail of dead bodies and a web of lies spanning both sides of the social divide, it’s starting to get personal. Someone thinks Amber’s poking her nose in where it’s not wanted, sparking off a game of fox and mouse – only this time, Amber’s the mouse.

Amber’s forced to take refuge in the home of her ex-fiancé, Brad Beckett, and now it’s not just the case that’s hotting up. So is the bedroom…

All Levi Carter wanted to be was the boxing heavyweight champion of the world, but at what cost?

All Carl Thomas wanted was to be rich, but would his greed be his downfall?

All Brad Beckett wants is to get Amber back, but there’s a reason for the ex word.

Be careful what you wish for…you might just get it.

Here are a few interview questions put to me about my books... 

Amber Fox is a feisty, wise-cracking insurance investigator with wild hair.  Is she anything like you at all? 

Absolutely! She's got a lot of her in me but I'm not telling you exactly which bits for fear I might incriminate myself!

What was your favorite part of Be Careful What you Wish For? 

Ooh, that's sooo hard! It's my baby so it's all my favourite. I love the fact that it's got a solid mystery combined with a lot of humor, wit, and romance. Probably typing The End is my favourite part - then you know that all the ideas in your head have finally come together.

Will we get to hear more from Amber Fox in the future? 

Amber loves to talk so she'll definitely back to tell another story. Just try and shut her up!

How do you get the ideas for your books? 

It's all the voices in my head that make me do it. I write so I won't have to be medicated!

Do you ever suffer from Writer's Block? 

Sometimes. When that happens I usually drink a bottle of wine and throw ideas around with my husband. Well, that's my excuse for cracking the wine open anyway!

What's your favorite thing to snack on while writing? 

Nuts (no jokes, please!).

Do you plot everything before you start writing or do you just see where the story takes you?

I’m definitely a fly-by-the-seat of my Wonder Woman knickers kind of girl! I think I’ve got Plotophobia. I make most of it up as I go a long - creative or crazy? I’m not sure which.

What are you working on now? 

I'm working on some new ideas for my next chicklit novel which will be called The Hen Party. It's about a group of girls who go to Vegas for...yes, you've guessed it, a hen party. But they end up getting much more than they bargained for. I’m also hoping to start the next Amber Fox mystery at the end of summer.

Do you have any advice for aspiring indie authors?

First and foremost, you have to write a good book with a good blurb and cover if you want to succeed. But to do that, you need to learn your craft well. That’s the first hard bit over with! The second is marketing and promoting, and this is pretty hard, too. What works for someone else won’t always work for you, and it takes up a lot of time that you could spend on writing. But I’ve mingled with some inspiring and fantastic authors and met some great fans because of it. Would you get that if you were trad-pubbed with a marketing department? I don’t think so. Being on a personal level is so much more rewarding.

I think you can do anything you want to in life. You might have to go a different route to get there than you originally thought, but if you never try, you never know what might be. Go for it!

What do you do besides write? 

Promotion takes up a lot of my time, but it's lovely to interact with other readers and authors. I swim, do yoga, walk, read. Oh yes...and the occasional bottle of wine!

More about me…

I talk to WG2E about how she went from 200 rejections to Amazon top 200!

My interview on The Eerie Digest, the Online Mystery and Hollywood Insider Magazine.

I talk more about plotting my novels on Traci Hohenstein’s blog. 

Be Careful What You Wish For is available from,, and Smashwords.

PRIZE ALERT! I will be doing a live Facebook chat at on Saturday night July 23rd at 6.30 pm UK time - which for the US is 11.30 Pacific, 12.30 Mountain, 1.30 Central, and 2.30 Eastern. I’ll be giving away an ebook copy of Be Careful What You Wish For to one lucky commenter! I hope you'll join me in the chat.

The Summer Book Club 

Remember when going on vacation meant filling your suitcase with hefty volumes that threatened to tip you over the baggage allowance limit? The last minute dash into the airport bookshop and the desperate quest to find something to entertain you on the plane and the beach? 

Thanks to the Kindle and other e-readers, those days are gone. What to take? How do you choose from the hundreds of thousands of books available?

Along with some fellow Indie Authors, we set up the Kindle Summer Book Club to help you overcome that tricky problem this summer, whether you’re going away or relaxing in the garden. We handpicked eight books to entertain, thrill and enlighten you; make you laugh or shiver with fear. The eight authors in this anthology are all ‘indie’ writers who took their destiny into their own hands and self-published. All enjoy considerable success on Amazon, selling many thousands of copies and pulling in great reviews.

In this book you will find exclusive short stories and articles from these authors along with first chapters from each of the eight books specially selected for the Club. If you like what you read, all the books are available on Amazon right now.

Each week during the summer of 2011, the Club will feature a different book from one of the participating authors, from a range of genres to suit all tastes from thriller to romance to paranormal. 

All authors’ royalties from the sale of this book go to help victims of the recent tornado that hit Joplin Missouri. We will donate all royalties to a fund supporting members of staff at the Joplin Public Library. 


THE SHOP, J. Carson Black. In this pulse-pounding US bestseller, the murder of a celebrity in Aspen sets the table for an orgy of death, destruction and infamy, revealing a shadowy conspiracy going to the very heart of the United States government. 

SUGAR AND SPICE (US EDITION), Saffina Desforges. Would you trust a convicted sex offender to help you find your daughter's killer? The groundbreaking debut UK crime novel that dares to tackle the last taboo - now recreated for the US.

KILLING CUPID, Mark Edwards & Louise Voss.  Alex is obsessed with his writing tutor, Siobhan. He stalks her, breaks into her house, hides in her wardrobe...But when he loses interest Siobhan decides to take revenge. By the UK No.1 authors of CATCH YOUR DEATH.

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, Sibel Hodge. Armed with cool sarcasm and uncontrollable hair, feisty insurance investigator Amber Fox is back in a new mystery combining murder and mayhem with romance and chicklit…

NOT WHAT SHE SEEMS, Victorine Lieske. Steven Ashton, a billionaire from New York, and Emily Grant, on the run from the law...and when they meet he can’t help falling for her. What he doesn’t know is that interfering in her life will put his own life in danger.

TO KILL A WARLOCK, H.P. Mallory. Dulcie O’Neil is a fairy. When a warlock is murdered and Dulcie was the last person to see him alive, she must uncover the truth. First in the new urban fantasy series from the bestselling author of Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble.

DISINTEGRATION, Scott Nicholson. When a fire destroys his home and kills his daughter, Jacob Wells enters a downward spiral that draws him ever closer to the past he thought was dead and buried. A shocking psychological thriller from the author of Liquid Fear.

LIFE IS BUT A DREAM, Cheryl Shireman. A story about the power of love, the devastating consequences of depression, and the strength of the human spirit. A woman goes alone to a secluded cabin to rethink her life in the stunning debut novel from a talented new writer.

The Kindle Summer Book Club is available on and it's now FREE onSmashwords!

You can also find 
The Kindle Summer Book Club on Facebook. Join in the fun! Chat and interact with the authors and readers.

Happy Summer Reading!

Sibel XX