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housewifeA nude sunbathing serial killer, a Lord of the Flies ‘tween takeover, poison-dart throwing pygmies……

Talk about a fantasy (nightmare?) island!

An NSA scientist has disappeared with a deadly plague virus. Donna and Jack must find him, before it is unleashed on Fantasy island, home of three very different resorts:

Like Kamp KidStuff, where families frolic among dolphins, cartoon characters, and warring gangs of tweens who believe in the law of the jungle–including human sacrifices;

And Eden Key, a nude singles sanctuary where tiki-hut treehouses provide the perfect setting for rum-fueled romances and casual hook-ups—not to mention the occasional swinger slashing…

Finally, there’s the Hunt Club, which allows its members to track a very unique, soon-to-be extinct prey.

And you call this a vacation?

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“This is a super sexy and fun read that you shouldn’t miss! How do I love this book, let me count the ways: (1.) A kick ass woman that can literally kick ass as well as cook and clean.  Donna gives a whole new meaning to “taking out the trash”. (2.) The book is set around Los Angeles, mostly in a gated community suspiciously like Coto de Caza, full of housewives that could be ‘real” and for the setting alone, a big giant WIN! (3.) Super sarcasm, snarky dialogue and making fun of all that is wrong in the OC, politics, as well as current world affairs.”  — Mary Jacobs, Book Hounds Reviews

“The chemistry between [Donna and Jack]  is enough to set water on fire, and make Donna question everything she’s thought about her life since Carl’s death.Add in a healthy dose of humor and ridiculousness, some mayhem, and some really cute kids, and you’ve got a book that won’t be put down – so go pick it up now!” –Cat’s Thoughts

This book totally reminded me of the movie Mr & Mrs. Smith. Not that it is a copy of the movie, but that it has all of the thrills and enjoyment of the movie. It’s a fast-paced read, the gadgets are awesome, and I could just picture Donna fighting off Russian gangsters and skinheads all the while having a pie at home cooling on the windowsill. As a housewife myself, this book was a fantastic escape that had me dreaming “if only” the whole way through. The book doesn’t take itself too seriously, which makes for the perfect combination of mystery and humour…” –Curled Up with a Good Book and a Cup of Tea


Josie Brown is the author of The Housewife Assassin Series, which includes:
The Housewife Assassin Novel Series, including
The Housewife Assassin’s Handbook [2011, Book 1 Signal Press]
The Housewife Assassin’s Guide to Gracious Killing [2012, Book 2, Signal Press]
The Housewife Assassin’s Killer Christmas Tips [2012, Book 3, Signal Press]
The Housewife Assassin’s Relationship Survival Guide [2013, Book 4, Signal Press]
The Housewife Assassin’s Vacation to Die For [2013, Book 5, Signal Press]

She is also the author of:
Totlandia (Novel Series), including
Book 1 / Fall; Book 2 /Winter; Book 3 /Spring [2012, 2013, Coliloquy]
The Baby Planner [2011, Simon & Schuster]
Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives [2010, Simon & Schuster]
Impossibly Tongue-Tied [2006, HarperCollins]
True Hollywood Lies [2005, HarperCollins; 2010 Diversion Books]

Her novel, Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives (Simon & Schuster), is being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer as a dramatic series for NBC-TV.