Sandra Brown

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Sandra Brown is the author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers, including STING (2016), FRICTION (2015), MEAN STREAK (2014), DEADLINE(2013), & LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL (2011).

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 the Great Depression.

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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!

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Mean Streak

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The Alibi

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Chill Factor

3.97 avg rating — 17,916 ratings — published 2005 — 64 editions
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Friction

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More books by Sandra Brown…

A Christmas Wish

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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Lethal
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Smash Cut Tough Customer
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Texas! Lucky Texas! Chase Texas! Sage
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3.97 avg rating — 20,740 ratings

Sunset Embrace Another Dawn
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3.96 avg rating — 7,633 ratings

Breakfast in Bed Send No Flowers
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Sandra Brown and 13 other people liked Christa's review of Mean Streak:
Mean Streak by Sandra Brown
"Sandra Brown really hit it out of the park on this one! As a longtime fan, I have high expectations for her books, and this one surpassed all of them. Mean Streak has great main characters, some really good secondary ones, and a suspenseful storyl..." Read more of this review »
Mean Streak by Sandra Brown
"Sandra Brown is one of my favourite romantic suspense writers and whilst her latest book, Mean Streak is a good one, it’s not as good as some of her earlier novels like Breath of Scandal and French Silk, just two of my favourites.

One of the things..." Read more of this review »
Mean Streak by Sandra Brown
"This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life

I received an advance reader edition of this book from Grand Central Publishing and Net Galley for the purpose of providing an honest review.

5 Stars!

I have been a fan of Sandra Brown's work for..." Read more of this review »
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The Big Girl's Guide to Buying Lingerie by Amie Stuart
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Nailed by Amie Stuart
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Madness by Sorcha MacMurrough
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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 ...more
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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, Rainwater

“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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Which book would you like for May 2014 BOM?

Laird of the Mist (MacGregors, #1) by Paula Quinn
Laird of the Mist, by Paula Quinn
PROTECTING HER WAS HIS PASSION


High-born though she is, Kate Campbell isn't afraid to draw her sword. When raiders strike, she rushes into the fray...and is lucky when a mysterious Highlander shields her from a deadly blow. Swept onto his stallion, she soon discovers that her rescuer is her clan's most hated enemy: Callum MacGregor, the man they call The Devil. Yet she cannot ignore his achingly tender touch or the way his fiery gaze leaves her breathless.


POSSESSING HER WOULD BE HIS PLEASURE


Callum MacGregor has taken many Campbell lives, but he's never saved one--until now. Mesmerized by this spirited lass, he wants her by his side, even if it means holding her for ransom. As his fingers graze her sumptuous curves and tangle in her unruly tresses, Callum realizes Kate Campbell is his most dangerous foe of all. For he can't make love to her without betraying his kinsmen and his honor...and surrendering his heart forever.
 
  9 votes, 40.9%

The Taming (Peregrine, #1) by Jude Deveraux
The Taming, by Jude Deveraux
England's most valiant knights paid court to wealthy Liana Neville, but only the infamous warrior Rogan Peregrine made no secret of his powerful desires. His very caress melted Liana into liquid fire, and she vowed to capture this manificent, wild man. Boldly the delicate beauty gave him her hand -- and Britain's richest dower. Yet he was bound to a bitter feud: for love betrayed, brothers killed, and ancestral land usurped. In Rogan's war-ravaged castle, Liana would lay her tender seige...to redeem his embattled spirit and win his untamed heart!
 
  7 votes, 31.8%

Hidden Fires by Sandra Brown
Hidden Fires, by Sandra Brown
In a Texas of cattle and railroads, family dynasties and ambitious schemers, Sandra Brown's classic historical romance brings readers a riveting story...

The moment preacher's daughter Lauren Holbrook walked into the Texas mansion, she suspected she had been tricked. Instead of becoming wealthy Olivia Lockett's secretary, the matriarch presented her with a scandalous offer: to marry, in name only, the Lockett dynasty's heir -- playboy rebel Jared Lockett. Lauren could not know Olivia's real motive, but she was achingly aware of her feelings for Jared. Now, in spite of terrible risks, she had to trust her reckless husband -- and fight to make their marriage as strong as her love.
 
  6 votes, 27.3%

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message 46: by Rita

Rita Thank you for accepting my friend request! I am a bookaholic. My friends tell me that I will not live long enough to read all the books I want to read. So many books, so little time!


message 45: by Dimitar

Dimitar Jovanovski Thank you for accepting my friend request,i'm honored.I love your books,my favourites are The Alibi and Slow Heat in Heaven.Now I'm reading the Witness and it's great.You are amazing.
Thanks again.


message 44: by Mo

Mo I was lucky enough to get an ARC for Friction through Netgalley and my good friend blogger, Aleskelle. Sandra, you are a genius... how about we clone you and you release a book every six months????


message 43: by Mo

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


message 42: 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 41: 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 40: 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 39: by Maria

Maria Thank you for accepting my friend request!


message 38: by Summer

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


message 37: by Arline

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


Caroline WOW! Thanks for accepting!


message 35: 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 34: 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 33: by Whitney

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


message 32: by Mary

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


message 31: by Cel

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


message 30: 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 29: 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 28: 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 27: by Ana

Ana 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 26: 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 24: 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 22: 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 21: 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 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.


message 15: by Nell

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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