Debra Webb’s THE SECRETS WE BURY – Author Provocateur Podcast

  Today’s guest is the prolific suspense novelist Debra Webb, a USA-Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author with over one hundred and fifty books to her name. Debra’s latest novel, THE SECRETS WE BURY, is the first in a new romantic suspense series whose protagonist, Dr. Rowan Dupont—formally Nashville Police Department’s forensic psychologist—also happens toContinue reading “Debra Webb’s THE SECRETS WE BURY – Author Provocateur Podcast”

10 Things You Should Never Say to a Novelist

(c) 2005 Alex Steuart Williams  (FLIP) and Erica Rothschild   I'm being serious. Okay, here goes: 1. "I'd write, too, but I can't stand the thought of all the trees I'd be killing."  Yes, I've heard this one. My response back then was, "Don't worry. You won't sell enough books to raze a sapling, becauseContinue reading “10 Things You Should Never Say to a Novelist”

John Singer Sargent painting: “Zuleika”. The farce — and artifice — of beauty.

Gorgeous, wouldn't you say? It was painted by the 19th Century famous portraitist,  John Singer Sargent. His abstracts were always of friends– usually other artists, such as himself. I wonder if that was because he felt his clients demanded something more meticulous, whereas perhaps these were painted on the fly? His version of toting aContinue reading “John Singer Sargent painting: “Zuleika”. The farce — and artifice — of beauty.”

Housewife Assassin Donna Stone is back–and here’s what she did for her summer vacation.

IN AMAZON NOW! In Kobo, Nook, and Apple by August 20, 2013 Read an excerpt here.. A nude sunbathing serial killer, a Lord of the Flies 'tween takeover, poison-dart throwing pygmies…… Talk about a fantasy (nightmare?) island! An NSA scientist has disappeared with a deadly plague virus. Donna and Jack must find him, before it is unleashed on FantasyContinue reading “Housewife Assassin Donna Stone is back–and here’s what she did for her summer vacation.”

Excerpt from THE CANDIDATE: Pilot Error, or Sabotage?

I thought I'd treat you to another excerpt from the candidate.  I had a blast researching this scene, in which a saboteur must make an experienced pilot's plane go down — and make it look like pilot error. Hope you enjoy it! — Josie Buy it on Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk   EXCERPT Smith’s man, Charlie, hadContinue reading “Excerpt from THE CANDIDATE: Pilot Error, or Sabotage?”

Bonus Book Excerpt! The Housewife Assassin’s Relationship Survival Guide

“Does champagne make you tipsy?” Sugar CEO Number Two sounds hopeful as he holds a bottle of Tattinger’s over my glass. I reward him with a shy smile. “It’s fun to lose control every now and then, don’t you agree…Robert?” As if. I’m beginning to believe that “control” is this guy’s middle name. It’s anyone’sContinue reading “Bonus Book Excerpt! The Housewife Assassin’s Relationship Survival Guide”

Free Friday Book Excerpt: The Hitman gets his orders in THE CANDIDATE

Here's a taste of the dirty dealings in my steamy political thriller,  THE CANDIDATE. Enjoy, and TGIF, –Josie   EXCERPT   “Mansfield knows about ‘Flamingo.’” Talbot abhorred making eye contact with anyone, but this time, so that Smith would have no misunderstanding about his anxiety over the issue, he made sure to meet the otherContinue reading “Free Friday Book Excerpt: The Hitman gets his orders in THE CANDIDATE”

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”

Hump Day Haiku: “Kiss Bliss”

The urge to kiss her / Comes in the oddest places/ He always gives in. –– Josie THE CANDIDATE Signal Press – eBook Buy it NOW, on Amazon (US) Amazon (UK) BN.com (US) Seduction and intrigue are rampant on the campaign trail when a political campaign adviser discovers that Washington's power broker elite have embroiled hisContinue reading “Hump Day Haiku: “Kiss Bliss””

Ha! Just re-read one of these scenes in The Housewife Assassin Book 3, which is one of my faves

  On sale now!      US UK   Apple iTunes Bookstore     EXCERPT “You are older looking than your online dating photo, Nadia,” General Melmud Massoud Shammam says as he scrutinizes me from top to bottom. In fact, it’s my bottom that fascinates him the most. To my chagrin, he holds up one ofContinue reading “Ha! Just re-read one of these scenes in The Housewife Assassin Book 3, which is one of my faves”

I want to whet your appetite for THE CANDIDATE. Here’s the opening scene.

THE CANDIDATE Signal Press – eBook Buy it NOW, on Amazon (US) Amazon (UK) BN.com (US)   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… SYNOPSIS Democratic politicalContinue reading “I want to whet your appetite for THE CANDIDATE. Here’s the opening scene.”

Great line in The Housewife Assassin’s Guide to Gracious Killing

He presses the zipper into my skin as he inches it up, ever so slowly. When he is done, I feel his lips grazing my neck. They linger there as he breathes in the scent of my skin, sweat, and disgust. How I long to smash that champagne bottle over my host’s head, but seriously,Continue reading “Great line in The Housewife Assassin’s Guide to Gracious Killing”

Time to play “Revenge”…

  Which character best exemplifies your ability to survive in the Hamptons, and why? All comments, emailed to me at MailFromJosie@gmail.com prior to midnight PT on Wednesday March  29, 2012, will be entered in my contest for a copy of my book, THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN'S HANDBOOK. Okay, here are your choices…and good luck! — JosieContinue reading “Time to play “Revenge”…”

Murder. Suspense. Sex. Need I say more?

COMING NEXT WEEK!    GUNS AND ROSES   A Murder She Writes Anthology   I'm honored to be part of a group of ten female novelists write about murder and mayhem. If you haven't discovered us already, come on over to MurderSheWrites.com, where we blog about our characters, our crazy lives, and the business of writing.Continue reading “Murder. Suspense. Sex. Need I say more?”

Have you entered THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S HANDBOOK Contest?

The prize is awesome: $50 in Fandango Bucks, so that you can have a few movie date nights on me. Here's what you have to do: 1. Read the excerpt here. 2. Now, answer this question: What is the name of Penelope's son? EMAIL YOUR ANSWER TO: HousewifeAssassinsHandbook@gmail.com along with your name and snail mail address. All correctContinue reading “Have you entered THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S HANDBOOK Contest?”

Book Trailer Smash: Chronicle Book’s MIETTE

Dontcha just love it when a book trailer hits it out of the park? Novelist Josie Brown fell in love with this trailer from Chronicle Books, for Miette: Recipes from San Francisco’s Most Charming Pastry Shop, by Meg Ray, who is also the shop’s owner. Here’s why.

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