A big Coffee Time Romance hello to you all this morning!
Itâ€™s that time of year again for new things â€“ a brand new year with New Yearâ€™s resolutions; new beginnings; a time for change.
We all have moments when we feel like weâ€™re stuck in a rut and need to change aspects of our lives. Maybe weâ€™re dealing with the break-up of a relationship, a job that weâ€™ve outgrown, or we just need new hope or a new perspective on life. My romantic comedy Fourteen Days Later shows that anything is possible when you take a chance on life again and try something new! Think Bridget Jones meets My Big Fat Greek Weddingâ€¦
When accident-prone Helen Grey finds a thong stuffed into the pocket of her boyfriend’s best work trousers, it’s time for her to move on. His excuse that he needed to dust the photocopier and just thought that it was a rag sounds like a lame excuse.
Helen’s life is propelled in an unexpected direction after her best friend, Ayshe, sets her a fourteen-day, life-changing challenge. Helen receives a task everyday which she must complete without question. The tasks are designed to build her confidence and boost her self-esteem but all they seem to do is push her closer to Ayshe’s brother, Kalem.
How will Kalem and Helen get together when she’s too foolish to realize that she loves him? How can he fall for her when he is too busy falling prey to her mishaps and too in love with his own perfect girlfriend? How will Kalem’s Turkish Cypriot family react when they find out?
Is it really possible to change your life in fourteen days?
â€œThis story was impossible for me to put down.â€ â€“ Coffee Time Romance & More
Hereâ€™s an excerpt from Fourteen Days Laterâ€¦
Â â€˜Hi Kalem. Havenâ€™t seen you up here for a while,â€™ a very over-muscled gym instructor greeted us when we arrived at the leisure centre.
He wore thigh-hugging, black Lycra cycling shorts and a vest top. His legs were so huge they rubbed together when he walked, and as he leaned on the reception desk, his biceps rippled.
â€˜Wow, awe-inspiring.â€™ I nodded to his arms.
He flexed them. â€˜I know. The ladies like it.â€™
â€˜Iâ€™ve been doing a lot of walking in the countryside. I only come up here when the weatherâ€™s bad,â€™ Kalem said to him.
I wondered to myself whether all this weight training made their willies shrink. Iâ€™m sure I read that too much exercise could reduce them to amoeba-sized proportions.
â€˜OK.â€™ He grabbed a form and handed it to me. â€˜Fill this in, please. You have to do an induction first. You can show your girlfriend round if you like,â€™ he said to Kalem.
I blushed, studying the questions on the form, so I wouldnâ€™t have to point out that I wasnâ€™t his girlfriend. After the usual name and contact details came the hard ones.
1) Sex? Answer: thanks, but no.
2) Age? Answer: thirty but look much younger.
3) Occupation address? Answer: anywhere.
4) Occupational position? Answer: standing, but occasionally sitting down.
5) Do you have a heart problem? Answer: probably will in a minute.
6) Do you suffer from breathlessness during exercise? Answer: sometimes during sex, but that was a long time ago.
7) Do you suffer from palpitations or unusual heart flutters? Answer: only when I think about someone special.
8) Do you have any back problems? Answer: only when I did a handstand when I was very drunk.
9) Are you allergic to anything? Answer: men who cheat.
10) Have you had any operations? Answer: I think I had a lobotomy once, but I canâ€™t remember.
11) Do you enjoy a healthy eating programme? Answer: yes, started an hour ago.
12) Have you suffered from any illnesses? Answer: hangovers.
13) Do you suffer from any other problems? Answer: accidents frequently happen around me.
Â Make sure you stick around because Iâ€™m giving away one ebook copy of Fourteen Days Later today! All you need to do is leave a comment answering this question:Â
If you could try any new experience, what would it be and why?Â
I’ll be picking a winner late on in the day. Good luck and happy reading!
Peace & Love
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Sibel Hodge is the Amazon Top 100 Bestselling Author of Fourteen Days Later and Money, Lies, and Murder (Amber Fox Mystery). She has 8 cats and 1 husband. In her spare time, she’s Wonder Woman! When she’s not out saving the world from dastardly demons she writes an eclectic mix of romantic comedies, mysteries, thrillers, children’s books, and non fiction. Her other books include My Perfect Wedding, The Baby Trap, Fashion, Lies, and Murder (Amber Fox Mystery), Voodoo, Lies, and Murder (Amber Fox Mystery), Chocolate, Lies, and Murder (Amber Fox Mystery), The See-Through Leopard, How to Dump Your Boyfriend in the Men’s Room (and other short stories), It’s a Catastrophe, Healing Meditations for Surviving Grief and Loss, A Gluten Free Taste of Turkey, and A Gluten Free Soup Opera.
Her 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, and Winner of Best Children’s Book by eFestival of Words 2013. Her 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.