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Testimonials from Bestselling Authors, Reviewers, and Raving Fans


24/7 will keep you up. Jim Brown’s debut, a nightmarish twist on reality TV, is a finger-burning page-turner that you won’t be able to put down. The tribe has spoken: 24/7 is a winner.”
Best-selling Author

Harlan Coben

24/7 is a fast-paced, intense, impossible-to-put-down page-turner that takes place in the growing world of reality television – only in this case the stakes are ratcheted up considerably for both winners and losers. Readers who like their novels racing like a roller coaster will enjoy Jim Brown’s debut from first page to last.”
– Best-selling Author

John Katzenbach

BLACK VALLEY is utterly terrifying. Ferociously creative, twisting and curving like a serpent, this story kept me awake and turning the pages until the very end."
– Best-selling Author  

Tess Gerritsen

BLACK VALLEY has it all--an ingenious premise, engaging characters, masterful storytelling, and hair-raising scenes that chilled me to the marrow. Jim Brown is clearly a rising star in this new golden era of suspense fiction."
Best-selling Author

John Saul

BLACK VALLEY is an incredible story – I’m still reeling.”
Best-selling Author

Douglas Preston

“Terror runs amok in BLACK VALLEY a Dean Koontz–style thriller pulsating with suspense, intrigue, and a twenty-year old vendetta that rises (literally) from the grave."
Best-selling Author

Katherine Neville 

"A classic page-turner, BLACK VALLEY is an intense, intelligent, fast-paced, first-rate thriller. Jim Brown's new novel will grab you on page one and keep you up late into the night -- making your imagination work overtime after the lights are out."
– Best-selling Author

Joe Weber


“Freakin’ brilliant.”

Like Crichton on overdrive, Brown’s debut is a grabber.”

“Genuinely suspenseful, not merely a high-concept premise.”

“Brown doesn’t waste any time getting down to business . . . Skip the television and read 24/7. It’s better for you and a heck of a lot more fun.”
– AOL Book Report

“Jim Brown’s first novel shows enough talent and imagination for him to enjoy a promising career.”
– The Mystery Reader

"Not only a thematic trailblazer, but an imaginatively conceived, utterly chilling expose. . .will probably be THE most-talked-about thriller of the year.”
– Elli Miller, Independent Reviewer

“[A] mind-boggling thriller.”
– BookBrowser Review

“A true thrill ride.”
– Romantic Times Magazine

– Crime By Collins Reviews at Lady M’s Mystery International

“I lost a night’s sleep.”
– Reality News Online

– Columbus Metropolitan Library


I spent the afternoon ignoring my family to finish the book. BOOM puts James Patterson to shame! The book was exciting, thrilling and moved at an incredible pace! Five stars from me!
– Lynnette Stephens

Finished BOOM. WOW that was wonderful. The best thriller I ever read. It's a page turner. A real hit Jim. Should go to number 1. I advise everyone out there to read it. Great work! Can't really say enough. I loved it!
--Anita Bruner Desmond

I am loving BOOM and I think you may be my new favorite author. At the least you're way up in the rankings. Up with Stephen King. Bravo!
-J Bettag

Hi Jim. Finished reading BOOM! in 2 days. WOW!! What a book. Left me thinking there maybe a follow up. :-) xxx"

"Just finished 24/7. Riveting. Clever plot. Uniquely different from other whodunits I've read.
– Judy Paulson

I just read BLACK VALLEY and all I can say is AMAZING! Thank u so much for following, & thank u for being so friggin awesome!
– Ayana The Warrior Wife 


"BLACK VALLEY is an incredible novel. A friend of mine read the hardcover version of Black Valley when it was first published by Random House. When I told her I had just purchased the Kindle version she gave me two pieces of advice. First, make sure all the doors and windows were locked. Second, brew a pot of coffee because I was going to be up all night. And wow was she right.

I've never read a book quite like this and I'm hard pressed to describe it. Other than to say the story is the story and all other preconceptions be damned. It's not just a scary story, it's not just a thriller it's much, much more. In fact, it needs it's own category: ingenious. 

I give BLACK VALLEY five stars."

-Benita Ramirez

Benita and Books


"BLACK VALLEY is Fast and Frightening! A hell of a good read."

–Johnson Gilbert

I finished BOOM!!! What an awesome book. I couldn't put it down
-- Susan L.

Love your book BOOM...highly addictive

I just wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed your books. I cannot wait until the next email from you with BOOM! Thanks for all you do.

Finished BOOM. Those of you who haven't chcked this out! Do so! Kept me on the edge of my seat! Watch out for 00:01-BOOM!
- Inion N. Mathair

Loving the "online book", cant wait for next email

Your novel is really great. A happy new year, and thnx from Rio.

Your book is amazing!

One more comment - if you love Mr. Brown's books, PLEASE go on to and do a review of the book. Authors really need the feedback from fans. Writing is a lonely job - fan comments make it all worthwhile.

-Janet Earl

LOVED 24/7! Read it in one gigantic "readathon" (my own word). Plot, style, pacing, characters were all spot-on. Also loved the deeper underlying theme of morality in America revealed through a viewer participation Reality TV. Very sad. 
Am also loving BOOM! Every day when I awaken I make sure that I DO NOT have a clock tatoo on my arm. Please keep your books coming, Mr. Brown. 

-Bonnie Palmer-Schmit

WOW is all I can say about BOOM! I LOVED IT!

-Carolyn Magura, Portland, Oregon

We read for different reasons - to be enlightened, lost in romance, the excitement of a murder mystery, or pure entertainment. For pure entertainment, the name to look for is Jim Brown!
– Claudia Beierle

Wow. What an explosive beginning. I know I'm not the first to say that, but I couldn't resist. I'm not a book reviewer, but I just want to say how much I loved the first part of BOOM. I like characters already. I can't begin to imagine how those tattoos work. I can't wait for future installments. Thank you so much.
- Rodney M

I like it very much!
-- Susie from Idaho

Ok...I love books and I'm ready for my close up Mr. DeMille!
-Erica Lucke Dean