Thursday, July 15, 2010
Sibel Hodge-- The Fashion Police
Sibel Hodge has dual British/Turkish Cypriot nationality, dividing her time between Hertfordshire and North Cyprus. She is a qualified personal trainer, sports and massage therapist, and writes freelance feature articles on health, fitness, and various lifetyle subjects. Prior to this, she also worked for Hertfordshire Constabulary for ten years. Her first novel was Fourteen Days Later.
The Fashion Police is her second novel and is the first in a series featuring feisty, larger-than-life insurance investigator, Amber Fox. It is a screwball comedy-mystery, combining murder and mayhem with romance and chick-lit. Written in a similar style to Janet Evanovich, The Fashion Police is Stephanie Plum meets Bridget Jones.
The Fashion Police: Amber Fox has been making too many mistakes lately and something’s got to give…
For starters, Amber accidentally shoots Chief Inspector Janice Skipper and gets thrown off the police force. The only one who knows the truth about the incident is Amber, but no one will believe her.
After accepting a job as an insurance investigator from her ex-fiancé, Brad Beckett, it turns out that Brad thinks they’ve still got unfinished business and the job description includes sexual favours that come with a price.
When fashion designer, Umberto Fandango, goes missing, Amber becomes embroiled in a complicated case. But Amber’s arch-enemy, Chief Inspector Skipper, is also investigating his disappearance, and it’s a race against time for Amber to solve the mystery before Skipper does and get her old job back. And just when Amber thinks things can’t get any worse, she’s being stalked by some crazy mobsters.
Who is Umberto Fandango? Is he dead? And can Amber stay one step ahead and stay alive?
Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
The Romantic Novelists' Association described it as "A witty well-paced romp, full of energy and with plenty of satisfying twists and turns." I'm hoping that's exactly what readers will enjoy.
Q: Why did you go indie?
I've come close to being traditionally published several times, but it never quite worked out. Most publishers will only take on new authors if they think it will be the next blockbuster, especially with the current global recession. The ebook revolution has started to turn traditional publishing upside down, meaning that the many fantastic indie authors out there who haven't been able to get a traditional publishing deal can now get their novels out there. One of the best things about being indie published is that you have total control over your projects.
Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
Janet Evanovich, Marian keyes, Sophie Kinsella, Harlan Coben, Lee Child...there are so many.
Links: Ebook and print available at www.sibelhodge.com