Book 4 of the Housewife Assassin series is FREE Now!

Amazon: https:josiebrown.com/HA4RSGAmz Apple Books: https:josiebrown.com/HA4RSGApple Barnes &Noble: https:josiebrown.com/HA4RSGBN Kobo: https:josiebrown.com/HA4RSGKobo And in case you’re wondering (thanks for asking, Linda!) each book is standalone (a different caper) albeit the lives of the characters move forward in each book, as it would in real life (personal ups and downs). By the way: Book 1 is also free;Continue reading “Book 4 of the Housewife Assassin series is FREE Now!”

My guess is that she’s reading Pride and Prejudice…

  Or maybe "The Housewife Assassin's Handbook." I'll go with the latter. –Josie From "Pride and Prejudice, the Musical" Music and Lyrics by Rita Abrams; Libretto by Josie Brown The song:  #3: IT IS A TRUTH (Complete Song)(Sung by Bingley, Darcy and Caroline)  Darcy and Bingley banter about the pressures on single men–particularly wealthy single men–toContinue reading “My guess is that she’s reading Pride and Prejudice…”

“I don’t mind living in a man’s world…”

  "…as long as I can be a woman in it." — Marilyn Monroe   ____________________________     THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN'S HANDBOOKMurder. Suspense. Sex. And some handy household tips. 978-0-9740214-0-9 FREE! ORDER NOW,  from Amazon.com (US)  / Amazon.UK Also in all Amazon countries! BN.com (99 cents) Apple iTunes Bookstore  / Apple iTunes Bookstore (UK) In all iTunes countries! KoboBooks

When it comes to a boat, what’s in a name?

The boats in the San Francisco Yacht Harbor have wonderfully whimsical names: Irish Whisper. Calico Dragon. Sea Hawk. Kookaburra. Nai'a. Daisy. Escapade. Effie Jane. Portola. Then there's the one named, simply, "Sailboat." Talk about putting things in perspective. — Josie      FREE!THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN'S HANDBOOK Over 150,000 downloads.Find out why readers love it. Amazon iBooksContinue reading “When it comes to a boat, what’s in a name?”

The Almost Marilyn Monroe, Almost Naked

The renowned burlesque dancer, Dixie Evans, died this weekend. She was known as burlesque's "Marilyn Monroe." Yes, the resemblance was uncanny! See for yourself.  Here's how she built her act. Take it off, take it all off, — Josie August 10, 2013 Dixie Evans, Who Brought ‘Monroe’ to Burlesque Houses, Dies at 86 By MARGALIT FOXContinue reading “The Almost Marilyn Monroe, Almost Naked”

Gotta love this headline in The New Yorker: “The Pay Is Too Damn Low.” Duh, yeah.

I don't feel the need to elaborate on this New Yorker article. America, isn't it time you vote you pocketbooks, instead of letting the lobbyists decide your fates? –Josie THE FINANCIAL PAGE / The New Yorker THE PAY IS TOO DAMN LOW BY JAMES SUROWIECKIAUGUST 12, 2013 A few weeks ago, Washington, D.C., passed a living-wageContinue reading “Gotta love this headline in The New Yorker: “The Pay Is Too Damn Low.” Duh, yeah.”

Free, for just ONE MORE DAY (Saturday, July 6, 2013): THE CANDIDATE

  Yes, you want to get it.  Or as Amazon readers put it: "I got mad at myself because I had to put this book down to sleep at night. I wanted to finish it all – without taking a break!" — Chick Lit Plus "The story and the characters pulled me in. Great summerContinue reading “Free, for just ONE MORE DAY (Saturday, July 6, 2013): THE CANDIDATE”

Are you kissable? That depends. Are you Iron Man?

    So Zoosk.com, a top online dating service, surveyed more than 3,500 singles to reveal pop culture’s most memorable kisses. And your name didn't make the list. Just kidding. Okay, here are some of the results: The most memorable on-screen smooches of summer 2013 are… 41% of Americans say Tony and Pepper’s lip lock inContinue reading “Are you kissable? That depends. Are you Iron Man?”

LOL! One of my fave scenes in THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S GUIDE TO GRACIOUS KILLING

Enjoy! — Josie   EXCERPT My cell in the Santa Monica hoosegow could do with a little sprucing up, but my roomies, Big Bitch Bitsy and Shitfaced Leona, would get in my face and threaten me with some smackdown should I even consider rearranging their fine collection of Chippendales trading cards, which has been stuckContinue reading “LOL! One of my fave scenes in THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S GUIDE TO GRACIOUS KILLING”

Join me at Pitchfest!

Hey, if it happened to F. Scott Fitzgerald, it can happen to you. One of America's most celebrated authors died penniless, his greatest opus, The Great Gatsby, nearly forgotten… Except by Hollywood. Since his death, his book,  has been adapted for the screen an extraordinary five times. It's also been an opera, a ballet, aContinue reading “Join me at Pitchfest!”

TGIF Excerpt from The Housewife Assassin’s Handbook: “Artful Women”

Memorial Day weekend means you’ll have plenty of time to catch up on your reading. So what are you waiting for? Download a FREE copy of THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S HANDBOOK.  In this scene, my heroine, Donna Stone, is on the hunt for a large shipment of stolen plutonium. A hot lead sends her to aContinue reading “TGIF Excerpt from The Housewife Assassin’s Handbook: “Artful Women””

TGIF Excerpt: Scotty is dying. Time for Martin to cross the bridge into the 21st Century.

My husband, Martin, isn't one of those men who must have the latest/greatest in technology. Nor must he demonstrate his manliness with boy toys that are always the biggest, and therefore presumed the best (phallically speaking). Which brings me to the death of Scotty–an appropriate topic, now that the latest Star Trek Movie ("Into Darkness") isContinue reading “TGIF Excerpt: Scotty is dying. Time for Martin to cross the bridge into the 21st Century.”

Hump Day Haiku: “Underwater”

  "It won't last," they said. "We'll prove them wrong," he promised. Hold your breath. Dive in. –Josie     Free right now!The Housewife Assassin's Handbook FREE!   FREE!    99 cents!  FREE! Apple iTunes Bookstore Read an excerpt… – EVERY DESPERATE HOUSEWIFE WANTS AN ALIAS: Donna Stone has one…and it happens to be government-sanctioned. – BUTContinue reading “Hump Day Haiku: “Underwater””

TGIF Excerpt: The Housewife Assassin’s Handbook: “Her Kitten Heel on His Throat”

I've been told that the verbal sparring between Donna Stone, the heroine in The Housewife Assassin's Handbook, and Jack Craig, the hero of the series, is hot enough to steam an ice cube.  Works for me. For my TGIF except, I've chosen their first meet-up, which has Jack on his back with Donna's heel atContinue reading “TGIF Excerpt: The Housewife Assassin’s Handbook: “Her Kitten Heel on His Throat””

Mad Housewife Monday: Kelly Reemtsen’s Flower Power

One of my all-time favorite artists is Kelly Reemtsen. She so aptly captures the desperation of the ladies who lunch — especially when they get a bee under their bonnet about something. Take this painting, called “Flower Power.”  The way this wifey in the retro shift holds her hedge clippers implies self-emmolation. And yet, herContinue reading “Mad Housewife Monday: Kelly Reemtsen’s Flower Power”

TGIF Excerpt: The Housewife Assassin’s Handbook: Granny Panties, or Ass Floss?

Here's my Friday treat for you: a fun excerpt from The Housewife Assassin's Handbook. Donna is still annoyed with having been paired with Jack on this latest mission. It doesn't help that he has an opinion on her sex appeal.    Chapter 7 Be the Life of the Party Socializing is a big part ofContinue reading “TGIF Excerpt: The Housewife Assassin’s Handbook: Granny Panties, or Ass Floss?”

Hump Day Haiku: “Cross Purposes”

We say the same thing But we don't hear each other Let's not speak. Just…touch.   — Josie   Guess what's free right now? Free!   FREE!   FREE! Apple iTunes Bookstore  99 cents!   Read an excerpt…

A great scene in THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S HANDBOOK: Donna and Jack’s first date.

Having your characters grow — and fall in love — is a delicate choreography for an novelist. I enjoyed putting Donna Stone, the heroine of The Housewife Assassin's Handbook, into the arms of Jack Craig, her black ops mission partner. He truly is the spy who loves her.  A lot that happens in this sceneContinue reading “A great scene in THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S HANDBOOK: Donna and Jack’s first date.”

Free, I tellz ya! Free! FREE!

Yep, The Housewife Assassin's Handbook just went free on Amazon, and already it's #18 in the Amazon Kindle eBook Store under "Women Sleuths," and #39 under "Romantic Suspense." You can read an excerpt, here below. Enjoy,  — Josie   THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN'S HANDBOOK Murder. Suspense. Sex. And some handy household tips. Signal Press – Digital eBook Continue reading “Free, I tellz ya! Free! FREE!”

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