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THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN SERIES
“The book ended with a hook that made me want to get the next one. I’m completely smitten.” —Barbara Vey
“A hilarious, laugh-out-loud read. Donna is a fantastic character – practical, witty, and kick-ass tough. There’s plenty of action – both in and out of the bedroom – and although there are a few grittier scenes, generally this is a light, humourous caper of a crime novel. I can’t wait to read the next in the series. Highly recommended.” —CrimeThrillerGirl.com
“Can I be Donna when I grow up? The story jumps off the page with side-splitting humor, toe-curling sexual tension, and a nail-biting mystery. It’s got everything a great story needs.” —Elicia Hyder, author, Soul Summoner Series
Six mommies are just one misstep away from entry into the elite Pacific Heights Moms & Tots Club. Everyone has a scandalous secret to hide, but who will be the next to fall?
Friendship. Lies. Seduction. Betrayal. Welcome to Totlandia.
“Josie Brown writes Totlandia with her usual storytelling flair. The dialogue is smooth and flowing. The characters are easy to side with or become angry with, depending on each situation. The scenery is easy to visualize. And we mustn't forget all the sex (blushworthy, at that) and scandal that is a staple of a true Josie Brown novel. It showed that there are mothers who are human and sometimes screw up even with the best intentions at hand. It's like a soap opera for mommies. Guilty pleasure, anyone?”—Melissa Amster, ChickLitCentral.com
A dark family secret leads to a college admissions cheating scandal at a private school, setting off a crisis of conscience for the parents, teachers, administrator and the students involved—and a catharsis for one couple about their marriage.
“Delicious, hilarious, and addictive. “— Samantha M. Bailey, author, Woman on the Edge
“Josie Brown brings it.” —Eileen Goudge, The Diary
A++ for Extracurricular!” —Julie Valerie, author of Holly Banks Full of Angst
“Sharp, smart, and sexy.” —Meredith Schorr, Blogger Girl
“You’re gonna love it.” —Jen Tucker, The Day I Wore My Panties Inside Out
“Already touted as the perfect summer beach read, this character-driven sometimes steamy book can best be described as the offspring of an affair between Desperate Housewives and a Jennifer Weiner novel….A quick look into the sometimes catty world of wealth where priorities get shifted, friendships get broken and marriages, like their mansions, get rearranged. It was light and fluffy with some excellent dialogue.”
“Fans of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES will love this story.. The quick pace and snappy dialogue make this a fun read.” —Romantic Times
“Brown's novel offers an enjoyable take on suburban California family life, complete with mommy cliques, rebel teenagers, and, of course, lots of adultery. This is a town where kids have names like Tanner, McGuyver, and Temple; women meet daily at Starbucks to measure themselves against each other, and facials and pedicures are scheduled around school pickups. These women, inside their fishbowl, are fun to peer in on, and the momentum of Brown's writing and plot keeps the pages turning. —Booklist
THE BABY PLANNER
“Brown takes baby mania to its illogical, hysterical extreme in this bubbly romp. But what begins as a light foray into Bugaboo country turns into something bigger than a satire of status-obsessed Bay Area yummy mummies as Brown takes a dark look at the fears of parenthood and family, with Katie's heartbreaking longing for a child unveiling a disturbing reality about her marriage and family. Still, the message from the somber realities is one full of hope: love makes a family, commitment keeps it together.”—Publishers Weekly
We love Josie Brown. Plain and simple. We first fell for her when we read the impossibly delicious Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives, and now we’re falling all over again after consuming her latest fun, funny, and completely satisfying novel, The Baby Planner.” —Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, co-authors, The Good Widow, and The Two Lila Bennetts
Seduction and intrigue are rampant on the campaign trail when a political campaign adviser discovers that Washington's power broker elite have embroiled his presidential candidate in a plot involving an act of terrorism on US soil.
Democratic political campaign consultant Ben Brinker can’t remember the last time he was excited by a candidate’s vision. He feels he’s lost his way, both emotionally and professionally. Worst yet, his show-me-the-money policy seems to have finally caught up with him. In no time at all the political pundits are calling Ben a “candidate cooler.” Now Ben is desperate for any campaign gig he can get. As luck would have it, Andrew Harris Mansfield, the charismatic junior senator from North Carolina and former Marine pilot, asks Ben if he wants to run his soon-to-be-announced campaign for president.
Little does Ben know what's in store for Andrew, or their country. Nor does he realize that the key to saving both have been placed in his hands.
“Fast-paced, and full of twists. If you’re looking for great story that blends suspense, political corruption, and romance, look no farther than THE CANDIDATE.”
— Gail Chianese, author, A Navy Homecoming
“The Candidate had twists and turns that I certainly didn't see coming and it kept me reading on the edge of my seat the entire time. If you are looking for a book that is packed full of romance, suspense, and mystery, then I promise you, you won't be disappointed with this book.” —Amazon
“…The tone is confessional, the writing laced with venomous humor…”
—The Wall Street Journal
“Brown captures the humor of working for a megalomaniac…[A] well-paced, entertaining story.”
“A fine piece of literary work.”
—New York Post, Page Six
“Josie Brown does an outstanding job capturing the glitz and glamour of Hollywood living while illuminating the stark loneliness present beneath the façade. Filled with good-natured humor and witty repartee…”
—Romance Reader's Connection