Puddle Jumpers

Love this! The first photo is called "The Puddle Jumper" and was taken by the photographer Martin Munkácsi, for Harper's Bazaar, in 1934. The second was taken by Richard Avedon, also a fashion shot, and also in Paris, but in 1957. Beautiful! –Josie

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?”

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”

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”

Hump Day Haiku: “A Day Late”

Day late, dollar short/ Join me in slowing things down/ Now, look around. BREATHE. — Josie     The Housewife Assassin'sKiller 2-Book Set / Only $3.99!   Book 1 – The Housewife Assassin's Handbook Book 2 – The Housewife Assassin's Guide to Gracious Killing  

The kinkiest scene in a HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN Book? It would have to be this one.

You’ll find spice, not spank, in a typical HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN book. After all, it is a romantic suspense, not erotica. That said, it’s certainly not unusual for my heroine, Donna Stone, finds herself in the most peculiar (ahem) positions. (Yes, that is a double entendre.) For example, in Book 3 of the series — THEContinue reading “The kinkiest scene in a HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN Book? It would have to be this one.”

Special Memorial Day Excerpt, from The Housewife Assassin’s Guide to Gracious Killing

With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner,  I thought you'd enjoy this excerpt from the second book in my Housewife Assassin series, Guide to Gracious Killing. It's a perfectly tasty little morsel because it includes a bit of military derring-do, along with a visit (appropriately timed) by Great Britain's Prince Harry. Enjoy, — JosieContinue reading “Special Memorial Day Excerpt, from The Housewife Assassin’s Guide to Gracious Killing”

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.”

Thursday Couple’s Kiss: “Catch and Release”

If she had been expecting his kiss, it would have landed on her lips, as opposed to her eye.  Or maybe not. If she'd been expecting it, she might have pushed him away. Or run in the opposite direction. Or come up with a million excuses as to why she ducked and dodged him. "IContinue reading “Thursday Couple’s Kiss: “Catch and Release””

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””

Hump Day Haiku: “Verbal Smackdown”

  His words hit, like stones. I pummel him with my tears.  Yes, it's true. Love hurts –– Josie     To celebrate the launch of The Housewife Assassin's Relationship Survival Guide, I'm giving away a $100 gift card to the bookstore of your choice! Click here for details…      

Excerpt from Book 3 of the HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN Series: First Kiss

As we head into summer, I'm both surprised and proud of the fact that the third book in the Housewife Assassin series, Killer Christmas Tips, is still selling strong. Despite the title, this book less to do with the season it was set in, and more to do with the fact that readers who loveContinue reading “Excerpt from Book 3 of the HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN Series: First Kiss”

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…

Couples Kissing Tuesday: Wet Kiss

So, what exactly was his reaction when he felt her in the shower behind him? He didn't turn around. Instead he murmured, "I'll scrub your back, if you scrub mine." Done deal. But first a little, a little foreplay. There is no bigger turn-on than your lover's gentle fingers shampooing your scalp. Nothing is sexierContinue reading “Couples Kissing Tuesday: Wet Kiss”

Midnight Delight! A brand new excerpt of HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S GUIDE TO GRACIOUS KILLING

This was my birthday month. I'm one year younger, and one year wiser. (Think "Benjamin Button." Um… Yeah right, sure.) As do most wise people, I don't celebrate myself, but those I appreciate.   That's where you come in. This excerpt is for you, folks. As the seconds count down on in thislast day of this beautifulContinue reading “Midnight Delight! A brand new excerpt of HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S GUIDE TO GRACIOUS KILLING”

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.”

One of my favorite scenes in THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S GUIDE to GRACIOUS KILLING

Whenever I re-read a book I've written, invariably I'll run across a scene that made me laugh, cry, or shiver with delight as I wrote it.  This  scene, in The Housewife Assassin's Guide to Gracious Killing (Book 2 of the series) is one of those. And it rated a "shiver with delight." Read it, andContinue reading “One of my favorite scenes in THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S GUIDE to GRACIOUS KILLING”

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