Kate Brian - Author

About the Author

Kate Brian is the author of the popular The Princess & the Pauper, The V Club (available in paperback as The Virginity Club), Lucky T, and Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys. She lives with her husband in New Jersey.

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Last Christmas: The Private Prequel

Last Christmas: The Private Prequel

Author: Kate Brian Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/10/2009

The author of this terrific teenage series set in a US private school, has an uncanny ability to get the characters under your skin, whether you like them or not. This is the 8th in the series but is in fact a prequel to the very first one.  Before Reed Brennan came to Easton Academy... before Thomas Pearson was murdered... before Noelle Lange ruled Billings House and Ariana Osgood became Easton's most notorious student, Ariana was just another girl at boarding school. But then one cold snowy night on campus, Ariana fell for someone she shouldn't - and that changed everything. Because someone was watching. And now they're intent on turning Ariana's holiday weekend into a nightmare...

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Ambition: A Private Novel

Ambition: A Private Novel

Author: Kate Brian Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/08/2009

Reed Brennan has become public enemy number one and along with the Academy someone is trying to see them both go down.  But who?  Reed must find out and come up with a plan, and fast. Combining the bitchy snobbery of the elite and wealthy with secrets, mystery and satire, teens will love it so much so that they’ll spend less time on their computers!As sharp and addictive as the Gossip Girls, this is the 7th title in the dark and sinister Private series.  Set in Easton Academy, a co-ed boarding school where secrets and lies are all part of the curriculum. When Reed Brennan arrives she discovers that everyone is more sophisticated, more gorgeous and wealthier than she is.  She feels like an outsider, looking in, until she meets the Billings Girls, the most powerful girls on campus.  Reed vows to do whatever it takes to be accepted into their inner circle.  But once she’s in, she discovers there’s more to the girls’ closets than designer clothes – they’re hiding skeletons too, and secrets which must be kept private.  Whatever the cost.  To view all the titles click hereTitles in the Private series:1. Private2. Invitation Only3. Untouchable4. Confessions5. Inner Circle6. Legacy7. Ambition8. Last Christmas (Nov ’09)

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Legacy: A Private Novel

Legacy: A Private Novel

Author: Kate Brian Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/08/2009

Billings leaders have always had a tainted legacy and when Reed is elected to be their new leader at the point at which she has everything she’s ever wanted, she also realises she has everything to lose and she’s about to find that out.  Fast-moving drama in the boarding school of all boarding schools.   As sharp and addictive as the Gossip Girls, this is the 6th title in the dark and sinister Private series.  Set in Easton Academy, a co-ed boarding school where secrets and lies are all part of the curriculum. When Reed Brennan arrives she discovers that everyone is more sophisticated, more gorgeous and wealthier than she is.  She feels like an outsider, looking in, until she meets the Billings Girls, the most powerful girls on campus.  Reed vows to do whatever it takes to be accepted into their inner circle.  But once she’s in, she discovers there’s more to the girls’ closets than designer clothes – they’re hiding skeletons too, and secrets which must be kept private.  Whatever the cost.  To view all the titles click hereTitles in the Private series:1. Private2. Invitation Only3. Untouchable4. Confessions5. Inner Circle6. Legacy7. Ambition8. Last Christmas (Nov ’09)

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Inner Circle: A Private Novel

Inner Circle: A Private Novel

Author: Kate Brian Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2008

Glamour and gloss are the hallmarks of exclusive Easton Academy but under the gloss, there are some very sinister goings on… Reed Brennan is back for a new year of school and needs to bury the traumas of the past year behind her. With a new headmaster in place it looks like many of the worst initiation ceremonies will be abolished and reed begins to feel safe. But there are some who don’t want to change the old ways… A chilling and thrilling high school novel.   As sharp and addictive as the Gossip Girls, this is the 5th title in the dark and sinister Private series.  Set in Easton Academy, a co-ed boarding school where secrets and lies are all part of the curriculum. When Reed Brennan arrives she discovers that everyone is more sophisticated, more gorgeous and wealthier than she is.  She feels like an outsider, looking in, until she meets the Billings Girls, the most powerful girls on campus.  Reed vows to do whatever it takes to be accepted into their inner circle.  But once she’s in, she discovers there’s more to the girls’ closets than designer clothes – they’re hiding skeletons too, and secrets which must be kept private.  Whatever the cost.  To view all the titles click hereTitles in the Private series:1. Private2. Invitation Only3. Untouchable4. Confessions5. Inner Circle6. Legacy7. Ambition8. Last Christmas (Nov ’09)

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Confessions: A Private Novel

Confessions: A Private Novel

Author: Kate Brian Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2008

Secrets and mysteries must be uncovered in this gripping thriller set in an exclusive boarding school. New girl Reed Brennan thinks all her dreams have come true when she first arrives at Easton Academy; she hangs out with the smart Billings Girls and gets to date the hunky Thomas Pearson. But suddenly, everything goes wrong. Who will be able to discover the truth and what will it be?   As sharp and addictive as the Gossip Girls, this is the 4th title in the dark and sinister Private series.  Set in Easton Academy, a co-ed boarding school where secrets and lies are all part of the curriculum. When Reed Brennan arrives she discovers that everyone is more sophisticated, more gorgeous and wealthier than she is.  She feels like an outsider, looking in, until she meets the Billings Girls, the most powerful girls on campus.  Reed vows to do whatever it takes to be accepted into their inner circle.  But once she’s in, she discovers there’s more to the girls’ closets than designer clothes – they’re hiding skeletons too, and secrets which must be kept private.  Whatever the cost.  To view all the titles click hereTitles in the Private series:1. Private2. Invitation Only3. Untouchable4. Confessions5. Inner Circle6. Legacy7. Ambition8. Last Christmas (Nov ’09)

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Untouchable: A Private Novel

Untouchable: A Private Novel

Author: Kate Brian Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/11/2007

Reed’s life was perfect but now with her boyfriend dead it’s anything but.  Just who did kill him? What she discovers is almost too shocking to be true.  Reed’s life is crumbling.   As sharp and addictive as the Gossip Girls, this is the 3rd title in the dark and sinister Private series.  Set in Easton Academy, a co-ed boarding school where secrets and lies are all part of the curriculum. When Reed Brennan arrives she discovers that everyone is more sophisticated, more gorgeous and wealthier than she is.  She feels like an outsider, looking in, until she meets the Billings Girls, the most powerful girls on campus.  Reed vows to do whatever it takes to be accepted into their inner circle.  But once she’s in, she discovers there’s more to the girls’ closets than designer clothes – they’re hiding skeletons too, and secrets which must be kept private.  Whatever the cost.  To view all the titles click hereTitles in the Private series:1. Private2. Invitation Only3. Untouchable4. Confessions5. Inner Circle6. Legacy7. Ambition8. Last Christmas (Nov ’09)

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Invitation Only: A Private Novel

Invitation Only: A Private Novel

Author: Kate Brian Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2007

For a teen read Kate Brian really hit the spot with the first in the 'Private' series which we at Lovereading picked up on early. Now, with the second in the series beginning where the first left off, you should ideally read the first one before reading this one, but it's not absolutely essential. The protagonist of the story, Reed, is a feisty heroine but has she bitten off more than she can chew in Invitation Only as suddenly the people she thought were her friends don't seem to be so any longer and her boyfriend has disappeared. Something has to happen and of course it does...   As sharp and addictive as the Gossip Girls, this is the 2nd title in the dark and sinister Private series.  Set in Easton Academy, a co-ed boarding school where secrets and lies are all part of the curriculum. When Reed Brennan arrives she discovers that everyone is more sophisticated, more gorgeous and wealthier than she is.  She feels like an outsider, looking in, until she meets the Billings Girls, the most powerful girls on campus.  Reed vows to do whatever it takes to be accepted into their inner circle.  But once she’s in, she discovers there’s more to the girls’ closets than designer clothes – they’re hiding skeletons too, and secrets which must be kept private.  Whatever the cost.  To view all the titles click hereTitles in the Private series:1. Private2. Invitation Only3. Untouchable4. Confessions5. Inner Circle6. Legacy7. Ambition8. Last Christmas (Nov ’09)

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Private: A Private Novel

Private: A Private Novel

Author: Kate Brian Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/02/2007

This is a terrific teenage novel set in a US private school (or academy).  When Reed wins a scholarship to the school she thinks her world is looking up but on arrival it’s clear she may well be bright but she comes from a very different background to everyone else there.  Her lack of sophistication, wealth and apparent beauty leaves her out on a limb but her determination to succeed and to become a part of the inner circle of the ‘in crowd’ is her single objective but how? As Reed gets to know some of the students a little better, she also realizes there are a whole of secrets and skeletons in cupboards that, perhaps she’s better off not knowing.  The author has an uncanny ability to get the characters under your skin, whether you like them or not.   As sharp and addictive as the Gossip Girls, this is the 1st title in the dark and sinister Private series.  Set in Easton Academy, a co-ed boarding school where secrets and lies are all part of the curriculum. When Reed Brennan arrives she discovers that everyone is more sophisticated, more gorgeous and wealthier than she is.  She feels like an outsider, looking in, until she meets the Billings Girls, the most powerful girls on campus.  Reed vows to do whatever it takes to be accepted into their inner circle.  But once she’s in, she discovers there’s more to the girls’ closets than designer clothes – they’re hiding skeletons too, and secrets which must be kept private.  Whatever the cost.  To view all the titles click hereTitles in the Private series:1. Private2. Invitation Only3. Untouchable4. Confessions5. Inner Circle6. Legacy7. Ambition8. Last Christmas (Nov ’09)

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Other books by Kate Brian

How to Stay Fit and Healthy During Pregnancy

How to Stay Fit and Healthy During Pregnancy

Author: Kate Brian Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/09/2019

This book features advice and guidance from an expert that is leading in her field, as it includes the latest research and information. As accredited by the RCOB. We are constantly bombarded with information about diet and fitness and how important this is to a healthy lifestyle, and there is an increasing focus on pregnancy as a phase of life when this really matters. Sifting out the evidence-based, accurate information can be a challenge, and that's where How to Stay Fit and Healthy during Pregnancy comes in. This evidence-based book is for every pregnant woman, and even those who have had no previous interest in exercise and diet will find encouragement to adopt a healthier lifestyle when they are expecting. For those who have been very aware of their fitness and health, there is guidance on how to adjust your regime to pregnancy. How to Stay Fit and Healthy during Pregnancy takes you right through the nine months of pregnancy,and looks at different ways to keep fit and supple when you are expecting. It explains the current guidance on healthy eating in pregnancy, also covering supplements and complementary therapies. It looks at common health problems that can occur when you are expecting and how best to help yourself through them. How to Stay Fit and Healthy during Pregnancy also recognises the importance of mental health and how this can be affected during and after pregnancy. It takes you through to the birth of your baby and lays the foundations for healthy parenthood ahead.

Shadowlands

Shadowlands

Author: Kate Brian Format: Ebook Release Date: 07/01/2015

Wo das Bose lauertRory ist auf der Flucht. Nachdem sie nur mit sehr viel Glck dem Serienkiller Steven Nell entkommen ist, wird sie zusammen mit ihrer Familie in ein Zeugenschutzprogramm aufgenommen. Mit ihrem Vater und ihrer Schwester Darcy zieht sie in ein Haus auf einer kleinen versteckten Ferieninsel. Rory und Darcy finden schnell Anschluss im Ort, werden auf Strandpartys eingeladen und knnen das Leben wieder genieen. Doch irgendetwas sagt Rory, dass sie dem Frieden nicht trauen darf. Immer noch fhlt sie sich von Steven Nell verfolgt. Als pltzlich Menschen von der Insel verschwinden und niemand auer Rory etwas bemerkt, verhrtet sich ihr Verdacht, dass mit dem scheinbar so idyllischen Ort etwas nicht stimmt. Was haben die Bewohner zu verbergen? Als eines Tages auch Darcy verschwindet, steht fr Rory fest, dass Steven Nell hinter dem Ganzen steckt. Doch was sie dann herausfindet, erschttert alles, woran sie bisher geglaubt hat, in ihren Grundfesten ...

Complete Private Collection

Complete Private Collection

Author: Kate Brian Format: Ebook Release Date: 01/01/2013

The entire Private collection by Kate Brian is now available as an eBook!When Reed Brennan arrived at Easton Academy, she entered a world of privilege she had never known. The other students have everything: trust funds, private planesand horrible secrets. When Reeds new crush is found dead in the woods, Reed embarks on a fight for her life as one crazy person after another wants her out of Easton or dead. No one said private school was easy. Now, the entire Private collection is available in one eBook and includes a total of sixteen books: all fourteen books in the series as well as the two standalone prequels, Last Christmas and The Book of Spells.

Precious Babies

Precious Babies

Author: Kate Brian Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2011

Infertility never leaves you no matter what the outcome is - it does shape you and it shapes the way you bring your children up. One in six couples finds it difficult to conceive, and many thousands of babies are born in the UK every year as a result of fertility treatment. For women who finally have that long-awaited positive pregnancy test, the expectation is that they will now be the same as any other pregnant woman. The reality is that the experience of infertility continues to resonate during pregnancy, birth and often long afterwards. Packed with case histories and informed by expert advice, this is the first book to address the specific practical and emotional issues experienced by women who have struggled to become pregnant and provides much-needed reassurance and support. Contents include: The long-awaited positive result; Pregnancy; Birth; The early days; Postnatal depression; Family life; Trying again; An only child; More than one (twins etc); The teenage years and beyond; Donor families; Miscarriage.

Vengeance

Vengeance

Author: Kate Brian Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2011

After the shocking revelation that Reed and Noelle are descended from witches, and the harrowing ordeal at Reed's birthday party, the Billings Girls are faced with their final test: getting out of Easton Academy alive. After innumerable attempts on her life, will Reed be able to survive - or has her luck finally run out? The bestselling Private series comes to a close!

Fake Boyfriend

Fake Boyfriend

Author: Kate Brian Format: Ebook Release Date: 01/07/2011

Lane und Vivi sind es leid, ihre beste Freundin Isabelle immer wieder frustriert zu sehen, weil sich deren Freund Shawn nicht entscheiden kann, ob er mit ihr zusammen sein will oder nicht. Also beschlieen die beiden kurzerhand, auf MySpace einen Jungen zu kreieren, "e;Brandon"e;, ganz nach Isabelles Geschmack. Alles lauft bestens. Bis Isabelle sich mit "e;Mr. Perfect"e; Brandon treffen will ... Witzig! Cool! Hip!Eine Liebesgeschichte zwischen Internet und wirklichem Leben

Ominous

Ominous

Author: Kate Brian Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2011

After the shocking revelations made in the Private prequel, The Book of Spells, Noelle and Reed know they are descendants of the original Billings Girls and their legacy includes a mysterious coven of witches. Has Reed unknowingly recreated their powerful magic and what will the consequences be once the others find out what they come from? Will Reed be able to get out of Easton Academy alive?

The Complete Guide To Ivf

The Complete Guide To Ivf

Author: Kate Brian Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/12/2010

The most recent studies show that 40,000 cycles of IVF are carried out in the UK each year - and approximately a million are carried out worldwide. It is estimated that at least 200,000 IVF babies are born annually - and this figure is constantly rising. With assisted conception increasing year on year, THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO IVF offers an invaluable and insightful approach to the process. Packed with first-hand accounts of patients who have been through it, and Kate Brian's own experience of IVF, this book will de-mystify the treatment and give a 'behind-the-scenes' account of what really happens. Addressing the entire experience, right from the initial clinic visit through to the assisted conception cycle, THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO IVF provides an accessible, down-to-earth and reassuring account of using IVF to conceive.

The Complete Guide To Female Fertility

The Complete Guide To Female Fertility

Author: Kate Brian Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/10/2010

With warnings about rising infertility rates and the dangers of leaving motherhood too late, many women are concerned about when or whether they will manage to have a baby. Written by an international expert on fertility, THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FEMALE FERTILITY deals with the medical facts, the emotional and social aspects of female fertility, and includes the real-life experiences and insights of dozens of women. It includes information on: * How your repoductive system works * When you are at your most fertile * How you age affects your chances of conceiving * How you can boost your fertility naturally * What may stop you getting pregnant * What reproductive technology can do to help.

Scandal

Scandal

Author: Kate Brian Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2010

In the 11th Private Reed has arrived back to Easton after her harrowing kidnapping to the worst thing she can think of - Billings has been torn down. Finally, after years of controversy from the administration, the school's wealthiest female alumni have been overruled and the historical dorm is gone from Easton Academy. How will Reed and the rest of the Billings Girls handle this? Will they still be as powerful, as popular and as mean with literally no ground to stand on?