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Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Posted by sibelhodge on Thursday, December 19, 2013, In : Lifestyle 

Well, it's almost that time of year again and where has it all gone? 

2013 has been an amazing year for me, and I hope it has for you all out there, too. I'd like to wish all my fantastic readers a very Wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope Santa brings you everything you want! Thanks a million for all your support and kind words throughout 2013, it's always very much appreciated. 

Take care, stay safe, and have fun!

Peace and Love   Black heart (cards)

Sibel XX      
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Most Coveted Items on the Black Market

Posted by sibelhodge on Monday, June 11, 2012, In : Lifestyle 

I came across a blog post recently at and wanted to share it with you. It was interesting to me because my books, Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave and Voodoo Deadly, feature two of the items on this list, and when I was doing research for them, it was pretty mind-blowing stuff! A few of these will be a complete surprise to you...

The $10 trillion economy of all the world’s informal markets would be the second-largest in the world (second to the United States), if form...

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What happens in Vegas...

Posted by sibelhodge on Monday, May 28, 2012, In : Lifestyle 

Hi, everyone!

Well, I've recently come back from a fab trip to Vegas. No, of course I wasn't chillaxing with cocktails by the pool, leisurely strolling round the designer shops, or spending all my royalties in the casino. Instead, I was doing some very serious and tiring research for a future chick lit comedy that will be based in the city that never sleeps. So in my case, what happens in Vegas definitely won't be staying there.

I can definitely recommend the place. There's something for every...
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2010 - Year of the Metal Tiger

Posted by sibelhodge on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, In : Lifestyle 

Valentine’s Day wasn’t the only thing to happen on February 14th this year. It also saw the beginning of the Chinese New Year. Oriental astrology uses a sixty year cycle to work out which symbolic elements will shape our lives in the coming year. This year we have a combination that hasn’t been seen since 1950 - the Metal Tiger.

The Tiger is stubborn, impatient, focused on its goals, but they are also unpredictable, fiery, and selfish. Metal is a hard element with an air of cold con...

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The Mysterious Valentine

Posted by sibelhodge on Friday, February 12, 2010, In : Lifestyle 

Every February, across the world, flowers, cards, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St Valentine. For me, St Valentine conjures up images of The Milk Tray Man, skiing down death-defying slopes to give the woman he loves a box of much fawned after box of chocolates. But what do we really know about him or why we celebrate this holiday?


The patron saint of romance has long been shrouded in mystery. One legend suggests that Valentine was a priest during th...

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Don't Let Life Get You Down

Posted by sibelhodge on Monday, January 25, 2010, In : Lifestyle 


We all have days where nothing is going right, or moments in our life that drag us down. The important thing is how we deal with the stresses and upheavals that living in the modern world places upon us. So if you have that sinking feeling, just remember that today’s bad news could be tomorrow’s opportunity. Repeating positive motivational quotes and mantras help me get through the the rough times. Here are some of mine...


Life is full of should haves. You can’t change the past, but th...

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And it's goodnight from the Noughties!

Posted by sibelhodge on Wednesday, December 30, 2009, In : Lifestyle 
So, the Noughties are finally edging to a close, giving way to the first double-digit decade this century. It's been a challenging year for many of us, but we've got through it. I hope the powers that be all over the world have learnt their lessons. I don't want to be in a deja vu time warp this time next year, reading the same headlines.

As for me...I'm looking to the future for positive changes. Next year can only get better. After the decade that brought us the first African-American presi...

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2010 - Will it be doom or boom?

Posted by sibelhodge on Wednesday, December 23, 2009, In : Lifestyle 

It looks like there’s no ending in sight for the current global economic downturn. Bloomberg, the financial news channel, has been renamed ‘Doomberg’ in my house. Businesses are failing, people are being made redundant; we have less money to spend, so of course we want value for money. Historically we’ve always strived for more… More money, technology, clothes, cars; the list could go on and on. Any parent will be used to the non-stop hassling from their kids to get the latest games...

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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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