Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Careful What You Wish For, Sibel Hodge


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, 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 Cypriot culture. Written in a similar style to Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes, Fourteen Days Later is My Big Fat Greek Wedding meets Bridget Jones. My Perfect Wedding is the sequel to Fourteen Days Later, although it can be read as a standalone novel.

The Fashion Police was a runner up in the Chapter One Promotions Novel Competition 2010 and nominated Best Novel with Romantic Elements 2010 by The Romance Reviews. It is a screwball comedy-mystery, combining murder and mayhem with romance and chick-lit, and the first in a series featuring feisty, larger-than-life insurance investigator, Amber Fox. Written in a similar style to Janet Evanovich and Myron Bolitar, The Fashion Police is Stephanie Plum meets Harlan Coben. Be Careful What You Wish For is the second Amber Fox Mystery.

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-fiancĂ©, 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.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
Life is about living and laughing. After all, laughing keeps you young! Engrossing yourself in a good comedy is an excellent way to de-stress from our hectic lives. My novels are quirky and screwball, and a good way to escape reality for a while. Fans of authors like Janet Evanovich, Kate Johnson, Sophie Kinsella, and Gemma Halliday should enjoy my novels.

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, , Harlan Coben, Kate Johnson, Sophie Kinsella, Gemma Halliday. Ooh, there's so many and not enough room! 


  1. Ooh, a boxer. Nice idea. Sounds like a great read.
    Edge of Your Seat Romance

  2. Thanks, Raquel! And thanks for featuring me, Scott! :)