Enter the “Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives” Target Gift Card Contest!

By SMW Staff


Here’s your chance to win a $200 gift card from Target!

No purchase necessary! All you have to do is read this excerpt of Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives from our very own Josie Brown, and then click onto the link provided to give your answer.

Only one entry per person allowed.

All correct answers, received between between now and 12 Midnight PT on June 8, 2010, will be entered in the drawing, which takes place at Josie’s tour stop on Thurs June 10, 2010, Boswell Books in Milwaukee, WI.

Ready for your shot at a Target shopping spree? Then click here to play — and good luck!


About Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives:
(Simon & Schuster/Downtown Press)
ISBN#: 978-1439173176
In Bookstores June 1, 2010

Order this book here, from Amazon

The bitter divorce of a “perfect couple,” and its impact on the gated community in which they live, is seen through the eyes of a neighbor, Lyssa Harper, who doesn’t realize the parallels between their marriage and her own.

When Lyssa befriends the husband — Harry, a former Master of the Universe turned stay-at-home dad in order to hold onto his home and his children — the neighborhood’s mean mommies who are vying to make him the next notch on their bedposts turn on her, revealing the cruel side of suburbia.

“Hollywood’s got nothing on the cast of characters living in the bedroom community of Paradise Heights, who have the secrets, sex, money and scandal of an OK! Magazine cover story. Josie Brown is a skilled observer whose clever dialogue and feisty style make for truly entertaining reading.” Jackie Collins, bestselling author of Hollywood Wives and Poor Little Bitch Girl

“I loved this juicy-as-it-it-is-heartfelt novel about love, marriage, friendship–and sharp, manicured claws. Could not put it down!” —Melissa Senate, author of The Secret of Joy

“Brown proves that a story with suburban bodies can be just as suspenseful as one with dead bodies! Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives is a probing, entertaining fishbowl of married life in a well-heeled, wayward neighborhood.  Loved it!”  Stephanie Bond, author of Body Movers series

“Poignant and funny! Josie Brown’s protagonist is strong, resilient, and unflinchingly honest: she has all the skills she needs to navigate the ‘mean streets’ of the gated community of Paradise Heights. A great read!” —Wendy Wax, author Magnolia Wednesdays

“I loved it! Josie Brown captures the highs and lows of love, lust and marriage with heartwrenching  pathos. I’m recommending it to all my friends as the perfect beach read! Lisa Rinna, actress, and author of the novel, Starlit,  and the personal growth book, Rinnavation

Josie’s Upcoming Events

  • 06/10/10 Th – Milwaukee / Boswell Books, 7pm
    2559 N. Downer Ave Milwaukee, WI 53211 414-332-1181
  • 06/23/10 Tu – Montrose, CA (LA) / Vicki Abelson’s Women Who Write Salon, 11am
  • Author Vicki Abelson’s monthly salon is a wonderful way to meet actors, musicians and writers: through their written words.
  • 08/12/10 Th – Sausalito, CA  (SF) / Why There Are Words, 7pm
    333 Caledonia Street, Sausalito, CA 94965
  • 09/16/10 Th – Seattle / Between the Pages –  7:30pm
    A fundraiser for the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation. Join me along with authors Jackie Collins, Jane Smiley, Eileen Goudge and Lisa Rinna. Spend a memorable night with five fabulous women writers! Seattle Town Hall, 119 8th Ave