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Sandra Brown

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Sandra Brown is the author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers, including MEAN STREAK (2014), DEADLINE(2013), LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL (2011), TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010), SMASH CUT (2009), & SMOKE SCREEN (2008).

Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over seventy novels, bringing the number of copies of her books in print worldwide to upwards of eighty million. Her work has been translated into over thirty languages.

In 2009 Brown detoured from romantic suspense to write, Rainwater, a much acclaimed, powerfully moving historical fiction story about honor and sacrifice during th
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Sandra Brown Writing is my job. There is no inspiration. It's butt in chair hands on keyboard!
Sandra Brown Hi, Jessica,
I enjoy very much what I’m writing now. My writing evolved from straight romance into suspense/thriller, mostly because that’s what I…more
Hi, Jessica,
I enjoy very much what I’m writing now. My writing evolved from straight romance into suspense/thriller, mostly because that’s what I like reading. It was a natural progression. The suspense heightens the tension, and the developing romance raises the stakes for the two characters.
Thanks so much!

Sandra
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Lethal
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 16,674 ratings — published 2011 — 34 editions
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The Alibi
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Mean Streak
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 14,268 ratings — published 2014 — 22 editions
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Ricochet
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 12,018 ratings — published 2006 — 45 editions
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Chill Factor
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Envy
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This Christmas season has special significance for me because of the USO tour. While celebrating and partying with friends and family, I can't help but think of the many men and women in our military who will be far from home. During that week in Afghanistan, I came to appreciate the scope of their sacrifice. [...]
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October 2009, Sandra Brown
" Quick Start SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words? SB: Hectic, but I wouldn't have it any other way. SS: What is your motto or maxim? SB: Don't just stand there, get to work. What Readers want to know... SS: How would you describe perf..." ...More

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"One of my favourite Sandra Brown novels.

Loved the relationship between Alex and Hammond; and Hammond and Davee.

Right from the get go Steffi comes across as harsh. I know she was trying to get ahead in a "man's world" but she seemed to hate every f..." Read more of this review »
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"Fabulous book! Sexy, funny, and a little gritty. Wynn and Bonnie are a fabulous couple, kind of a Texan-style Ranger and Stephanie Plum. I loved Bonnie, she's tough and sassy and resourceful. Wynn is a great alpha hero and his crazy family is hila..." Read more of this review »
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Today's #RomanceWeek15 pick is Madness. I'm a huge historical romance fan (in case you haven't noticed!) and am glad there's plenty of great books to choose from. That said, I've enjoyed the Regency Rakehell series by Sorcha MacMurrough immensely and ...more
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The Rainbow Season by Lisa Gregory (aka Candace Camp ) is one of the books that made me want to be a writer. As a matter of fact, I attended my first writer's conference because Candace Camp was going to be speaking. I won't tell you how long ago tha ...more
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Love this book and the series -- reminds me of the Tylers in my Texas! series ... but steamier! Lorelei James
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“It takes far less courage to cling to the past than it does to face the future".”
Sandra Brown, Envy

“Even knowing the ending was sad, I wouldn't have deprived myself the beauty of the story.”
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“People adjust their behavior to fit the society they live in. They integrate because they have to. But what they are on the inside doesn't change.”
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message 45: by Mo

Mo Thank you Sandra for accepting my friend request. I LOVE your books.... absolutely love them.


message 44: by Tammy

Tammy Stafford Bellflower Thanks for accepting my friend request. Have a great day. :)


message 43: by Peach

Peach Hey Ms. Brown! Thank you for accepting my friend request. Your novels are my go-to whenever I'm in the mood for romance/thriller. I love all your works which I've read. And I'm looking forward to reading more of your books. More power! :) ;)


message 42: by Marilyn

Marilyn Torrie Hi Sandra
Thanks for accepting me. I read a lot of your books. Thing is once I start reading can't put it down. Love to read your books. I can't wait for the next one. Have a great day


message 41: by Kali

Kali Rogers Thanks for accepting my friend request. I have long been a fan and as an aspiring writer, you are an inspiration to me. Your website also gives great advice to newbies like me.

Happy writing!


message 40: by Maria

Maria Thank you for accepting my friend request!


message 39: by Sasha

Sasha I am friends with you?! I die.
I have read all your books, and most I have read multiple times. You are fabulous. :))


message 38: by Arline

Arline Wow... Thank you for accepting my friend request :D


Caroline WOW! Thanks for accepting!


message 36: by Becky

Becky Bush Hey Sandra. I am glad to be your fan friend. I have read some of your books.
They're all page turners.
Oh I am a Tx.girl, close to Houston. Until next time have a great & blessed day☺


message 35: by Monique

Monique Pereira Hey Sandra! I just like to thank you for the books that I received today. Thank you very much for all your kindness! I hope to read your books as soon as possible. Kisses from Brazil. :)


message 34: by Whitney

Whitney I'm friends with Sandra Brown.....Thanks(grinning from ear to ear)


message 33: by Mary

Mary Thanks for accepting my friend request.
Have a great day & Happy Reading/Writing! =)


message 32: by Cel

Cel Thanks for accepting the friend invite. You're awesome!


message 31: by Sandra

Sandra Brown Tempest in Eden If you won a copy of Tempest in Eden and live in the United States, we accidentally sent out the wrong book (Another Dawn--and some extra goodies). We'll be sending out the correct book and it should be going in the mail tomorrow. We apologize for any inconvenience!

Jaimee Lee
Asst. to Sandra Brown


message 30: by Saadat

Saadat G Thank u very much ma for accepting me as a friend is really an honor,u are my best everything. Thank u once again. Frm Saadat G


message 29: by Bube

Bube Thank you very much for accepting my friendship request Sandra.I'm big fan of your books :) One of favourites " Hawk O'Toole's Hostage","Temptation's Kiss",and other your books ara amazing!
Thanks again!
One word for your writing-briliant!:)
:))


message 28: by Ananda

Ananda Thank you very much Sandra for accepting my friend invite, it really is a pleasure to have you as a friend here on GR. I read ALIBI last year, and believe it or not..I read it in just few hours..wouldn't even want to leave the book to grab myself some coffee:) It was that addictive and I loved it! Can't wait to read your other books:)
Hugs


message 27: by Gary

Gary Revel Thanks for the add SANDRA:

Our Gary Revel Memoir - TO LIVE OR MAYBE NOT
At Barnes and Noble

His birth in Alabama, youth in Niceville, Dunedin, Safety Harbor, Bartow and Bonifay, Florida, high school-Holmes County High School, US Navy Service in San Diego, California, music business in Hollywood, Memphis, Nashville, his Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination Investigation, recording and releasing the single record of the song about the MLK assassination, THEY SLEW THE DREAMER and more.

Paperback and for Nook Book-Click Here


Carol  MacInnis Hi Sandra. Just received 'Breakfast in Bed' as well as a copy of 'Tough Customer'. Thank you so very much! I am going to start reading 'Breakfast in Bed' today and am so looking forward to it.
Thanks again! Your work is brilliant!
Your Loyal Fan, Carol


message 25: by Sandra

Sandra Brown Carol wrote: "Hi Sandra! I won your book "Breakfast in Bed" on Goodreads on June 20th but have not yet received it.

Carol I was out of town part of June and couldn't get all the books signed. I show your book went out 7/26 and I believe they sent it priority mail. You SHOULD receive it soon. If not, please drop me a note here on Goodreads and we'll get you another book out.

Sandra


Carol  MacInnis Hi Sandra! I won your book "Breakfast in Bed" on Goodreads on June 20th but have not yet received it. I am a huge fan of yours and am so anxious to read it, I was hoping you may be able to somehow expedite it's way to me. Thank you so very much.

Your Loyal Friend, Carol


message 23: by Joyzi

Joyzi I just received the package from the book giveaway here on Goodreads (your book Envy and Chill Factor). I just wanna say thank you very much and its my first time to have a book that has the author's signature in it. More power and I really can't wait to read it.

PS: My mom said that you're really beautiful on your picture.


message 22: by Natalie

Natalie Thank you very much Ms. Brown, I am a huge fan of your books, I have read so many of them over the years, I am honored you added my as a friend. :)
Natalie


Petra (Safari Poet) Hi, I recently found out that I won Gefangene der Liebe / Die Tür zur Liebe in a goodreads giveaway. Thank you so much, looking forward to reading it :-)


message 20: by Joyzi

Joyzi Thanks for accepting^^


message 19: by Sandra

Sandra Brown Cassandra wrote: "Thanks you very much. I was the winner of "A Kiss Remembered".

Cassandra,

It was my pleasure. Hope you enjoy the books and the goodies!

Sandra


message 18: by Sandra

Sandra Brown Nelle wrote: "Thank you so much! I won a copy of The Witness and included were bookmarks and a copy of Exclusive.

Thanks so much, it was a great surprise!!!

:)
Nelle"


Nelle,

My pleasure!


message 17: by Sandra

Sandra Brown GPU wrote: "Hi, Sandra! Thanks for the friendship, it was such an honour to be invited by you. Hopefully we can work something out in the near future :)

GPU"


My pleasure! I love how the internet gives me a chance to touch base with my international publishers!

Best,

Sandra


Cassandra Thanks you very much. I was the winner of "A Kiss Remembered". I have seen some of your books in my mom's book collection and I am glad that I had a chance to read one of them.
And the bookmarks and other book was a big surprise I was not expecting it.
Thank you.


♥ Nell ♥ Thank you so much! I won a copy of The Witness and included were bookmarks and a copy of Exclusive.

Thanks so much, it was a great surprise!!!

:)
Nelle


Gramedia Pustaka Utama Hi, Sandra! Thanks for the friendship, it was such an honour to be invited by you. Hopefully we can work something out in the near future :)

GPU


message 13: by Sandra

Sandra Brown Jess wrote: "i just received a huuuuuuuge package with lots of your books!!
THANK YOU!
*beam*"


Jess...you are VERY welcome! I hope you enjoyed your care package!

Sandra


message 12: by Sandra

Sandra Brown Patry wrote: "Thanks for the friendship, Sandra. You are an inspiration!"

Thank YOU for the compliment! And I love making friends with people who love to read as much as I do!

Sandra


message 11: by Patry

Patry Thanks for the friendship, Sandra. You are an inspiration!


message 10: by Jess

Jess i just received a huuuuuuuge package with lots of your books!!
THANK YOU!
I was only expecting my giveaway win "ewige treue" and i was thrilled to open the package and find 10 of your books :)
*beam*


Sandra Brown Tim wrote: "my question is how in the world do you manage writing, reading, and living, in such huge quantities?? Its absolutely AMAZING!

Lotsa Luv n HUGE hugz!!"



Discipline!

:D


message 8: by Tim

Tim Downing my question is how in the world do you manage writing, reading, and living, in such huge quantities?? Its absolutely AMAZING!

Lotsa Luv n HUGE hugz!!


Sandra Brown JUST FYI!! If you've won a recent giveaway, all book prizes have been mailed out.


Kristin ♥ your books!:D


Sandra Brown Thanks to everyone who entered the Texas! Chase giveaway! We'll get your books out ASAP and be posting a new contest soon!


Sandra Brown Thanks to everyone who entered the Goodreads giveaway for Rainwater. We'll get your books out as soon as possible!

Sandra


Sandra Brown Nuna my pleasure!


Sandra (bookjunkee) Thanks for the Friendship!!


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