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Sandra Brown

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Sandra Brown is the author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers, including DEADLINE(2013), LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL (2011), TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010), SMASH CUT (2009), SMOKE SCREEN (2008), PLAY DIRTY (2007), RICOCHET (2006), CHILL FACTOR (2005), WHITE HOT (2004), & HELLO, DARKNESS (2003).

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.

A lifelong Texan, Sandra Brown was born in Waco, grew up in Fort Worth and attended...more


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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!

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Sandra Brown Writing is my job. There is no inspiration. It's butt in chair hands on keyboard!
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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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Sandra Brown added a status update: It’s come to our attention that the July winners of the Deadline mass market paperback contest might not have gotten their signed books. We’re deeply sorry and will get the winner’s books out to them next week.
"Thank you all for your interesting questions. I had a great time visiting with you!

Marcia, see you on Twitter!
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Mean Streak by Sandra Brown
"Review originally posted on The Book Tart http://thebooktart.com/?p=9905

I just finished reading Mean Streak by Sandra Brown and I couldn't put it down! I was pinned to my chair and flipping pages as quick as I could. The intrigue, danger, and fast..." Read more of this review »
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Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it's always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.Neil Gaiman
Mean Streak by Sandra Brown
"Thanks netgalley for allowing me a free read in exchange for a review. The synopsis was spot on in this book, and it was a thrilling ride. Well written and overall such a great plot. I read it nonstop for hours, and was happy with the ending. I ha..." Read more of this review »
Sandra Brown and 4 other people liked Heather's review of Mean Streak:
Mean Streak by Sandra Brown
"It's been a while since I have read a novel by Sandra Brown and after reading this one I can't figure out why! This was a fast paced read, that immediately sucks the reader in until you can't stop reading! Lucky for me I was on a plane and had the..." Read more of this review »
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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.”
Sandra Brown

“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.”
Sandra Brown, Tough Customer

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The Tea Rose (The Tea Rose, #1) by Jennifer Donnelly
The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
Synopsis:
East London, 1888 - a city apart. A place of shadow and light where thieves, whores, and dreamers mingle, where children play in the cobbled streets by day and a killer stalks at night, where bright hopes meet the darkest truths. Here, by the whispering waters of the Thames, Fiona Finnegan, a worker in a tea factory, hopes to own a shop one day, together with her lifelong love, Joe Bristow, a costermonger's son. With nothing but their faith in each other to spur them on, Fiona and Joe struggle, save, and sacrifice to achieve their dreams.
But Fiona's life is shattered when the actions of a dark and brutal man take from her nearly everything-and everyone-she holds dear. Fearing her own death, she is forced to flee London for New York. There, her indomitable spirit propels her rise from a modest West Side shop-front to the top of Manhattan's tea trade. But Fiona's old ghosts do not rest quietly, and to silence them, she must venture back to the London of her childhood, where a deadly confrontation with her past becomes the key to her future.
 
  32 votes 38.1%

The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb  A Novel by Melanie Benjamin
The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb: A Novel by Melanie Benjamin
Synopsis:
In her national bestseller Alice I Have Been, Melanie Benjamin imagined the life of the woman who inspired Alice in Wonderland. Now, in this jubilant new novel, Benjamin shines a dazzling spotlight on another fascinating female figure whose story has never fully been told: a woman who became a nineteenth century icon and inspiration—and whose most daunting limitation became her greatest strength.

“Never would I allow my size to define me. Instead, I would define it.”

She was only two-foot eight-inches tall, but her legend reaches out to us more than a century later. As a child, Mercy Lavinia “Vinnie” Bump was encouraged to live a life hidden away from the public. Instead, she reached out to the immortal impresario P. T. Barnum, married the tiny superstar General Tom Thumb in the wedding of the century, and transformed into the world’s most unexpected celebrity.

Here, in Vinnie’s singular and spirited voice, is her amazing adventure—from a showboat “freak” revue where she endured jeering mobs to her fateful meeting with the two men who would change her life: P. T. Barnum and Charles Stratton, AKA Tom Thumb. Their wedding would captivate the nation, preempt coverage of the Civil War, and usher them into the White House and the company of presidents and queens. But Vinnie’s fame would also endanger the person she prized most: her similarly-sized sister, Minnie, a gentle soul unable to escape the glare of Vinnie’s spotlight.

A barnstorming novel of the Gilded Age, and of a woman’s public triumphs and personal tragedies, The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb is the irresistible epic of a heroine who conquered the country with a heart as big as her dreams—and whose story will surely win over yours.
 
  17 votes 20.2%

Rock Me (Ross Siblings, #2) by Cherrie Lynn
Rock Me by Cherrie Lynn
Synopsis:
Loving him couldn’t be worse than losing him. Could it?

Candace Andrews has had enough of pleasing others. In an act of birthday rebellion, she sets out to please herself—by walking into the tattoo parlor owned by her cousin’s ex-boyfriend. All she wants is a little ink, and Brian’s just the guy to give it to her.

As soon as she submits to his masterful hands, though, the forbidden attraction she’s always felt for him resurfaces…and she realizes the devilishly sexy artist could give her so much more.

Sweet, innocent Candace is the last person Brian expected to see again. She’s everything he’s not, and her family despises him. He doesn’t need the hassle, but he needs her, and this time no one is taking her away. Not even those who threaten to make his life a living hell.

Backed into a corner, Candace faces the worst kind of choice. Cave in to those who think Brian is a living nightmare…or hold her ground and risk it all for the one man who rocks her world.

Warning: This book contains explicit sex, naughty language, tattoos aplenty, family drama, a hot rock concert…and a bad boy hero who’s pierced in all the right places.
 
  17 votes 20.2%

Low Pressure by Sandra Brown
Low Pressure by Sandra Brown
Synopsis:
Bellamy Lyston Price was only 12 years old when her older sister Susan was killed on a stormy Memorial Day. Bellamy's fear of storms is a legacy of the tornado that destroyed the crime scene as well as her memory of one vital fact that still eludes her...

Now, 18 years later, Bellamy has written a novel based on Susan's murder. It's her first book, and it's an instant sensation. But because the novel is based on the most traumatic event of her life, she's published it under a pseudonym to protect herself and her family.

But when a sleazy reporter for a tabloid newspaper discovers that the book is based on a real crime, Bellamy's identity - and dark family secrets -- are exposed. Suddenly, she finds herself embroiled in a personal conflict and at the mercy of her sister's killer, who for almost two decades has gotten away with murder...and will stop at nothing to keep it that way.
 
  11 votes 13.1%

The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher
The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher
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Olivia Kaspen has just discovered that her ex-boyfriend, Caleb Drake, has lost his memory. With an already lousy reputation for taking advantage of situations, Olivia must decide how far she is willing to go to get Caleb back. Wrestling to keep her true identity and their sordid past under wraps, Olivia’s greatest obstacle is Caleb’s wicked, new girlfriend; Leah Smith. It is a race to the finish as these two vipers engage in a vicious tug of war to possess a man who no longer remembers them. But, soon enough Olivia must face the consequences of her lies, and in the process discover that sometimes love falls short of redemption.
 
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message 44: 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 43: 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 42: 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 41: by Maria

Maria Thank you for accepting my friend request!


message 40: 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 39: by Arline

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


Caroline WOW! Thanks for accepting!


message 37: 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 36: 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. :)


❤Sarina❤ Hey thanks for the add:)


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


message 21: by Petra

Petra 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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