Lee Child’s Make Me Takes Down The Girl in the Spider’s Web
The top 5 adult fiction sellers this week are by very well known authors (major media darlings), while the USA Today is filled with many self-published books (the NYT not so, unless it’s a self-published author who has hit there before). Last week’s #1- The Girl in the Spider’s Web fell to second place, but it’s sells are still strong with over 43,000 in print. This week’s #1 is by Lee Child, and it’s Make Me (Jack Reacher #20), another Jack Reacher novels with over 51,000 in print, which combined with digital comes close to 90,000 overall in sales.
On the NYT Combined Fiction list, Make Me, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, and The Martian are the top 3. The Girl on the Train and Go Set a Watchman follow.
Alessandra Torre, who has done extremely well self-publishing, is at #8 with Hollywood Dirt. The rest of the top 20 are by other romance author notables: Protecting Melody by Susan Stoker and Numbers by Laurann Dohner (The only author from Ellora’s Cave that can hit a list, regardless of the on-going lawsuit EC has with the Dear Author blog).
Over on the Ebook list, The top 3 here are identical to the Combined. Hollywood Dirt and The Girl on the Train follow for #4 and 5. Nothing much else to report in terms of new romance debuts, other than Sawyer Bennett’s Ryker at #11.
Onto the USA Today chart toppers…
The top 4 here are identical to the NYT Combined. John Grisham’s Gray Mountain.
Katie McCarthy’s The End Game starts things off at #32. (New Adult and self-published)
#45- The Photograph by Beverly Lewis (Amish Romance)
#60- Gypsy Brothers by Lili St Germain (Self-Published)
#86- Paper Hearts by Claire Contreras (Self-Published)
#94- Grayson’s Vow by Mia Sheridan (Self-Published)
#98- Hot SEAL by Lynn Raye Harris (Self-Published)
#104- Finding you by Kelly Elliott (Self-Published)
#106- Sexy by JA Huss (Self-Published)
#114- The Crossroads Cafe by Deborah Smith
#115- Indecent Proposal by Molly O’Keefe
#134- Rule’s Seduction by Lynda Chance (Self-Published)
#137- Sacked by Jen Federick
#143- Scandalous Seasons trilogy by Christi Caldwell (Self-Published)
A book the keep your eye on…
Pushing the Limits by Brooke Cumberland, 214 pages priced at $3.99 and New Adult College Setting. Teacher and his student get hot and heavy. Taboo type romance that sounds familiar?
One review: “This is honestly the BEST student/teacher book I have ever read. Who doesn’t love a hot and steamy forbidden love affair but this book is so much more than that. I was literally sucked in from the very first page of the prologue. Just by reading the prologue I knew this book was going to be full of emotions but I had no idea just how many emotions I would actually feel while reading. One minute I was happy and smiling and the next I was literally in tears and wanting to crawl into my kindle to cuddle with these characters while they grieved. This book is told through both Morgan and Aspen’s POVs and is a heartbreakingly beautiful story from start to finish.”
He’s my art professor.
I’m his student.
With an electric connection and undeniable chemistry, I know it won’t be long until one of us cracks.
When the opportunity arises to pose naked for the entire art class, I can’t help the thrill of knowing he’ll be watching me.
While they all look past me with their eyes narrowed and concentrated, drawing only the lines and angles of my body, he sees right through me down to my vulnerability.
He sees more than just the physical aspects—he sees me.
That’s when I see the struggle in his features as he tries to stay in control.
How do we keep our distance when everything seems to be pulling us together?
What feels so right can only go wrong if we keep pushing the limits.