Louise Penny and Danielle Steel Rise. Also Some Romances Heating Up the Charts

Sep 10, 2016 by

Louise Penny and Danielle Steel Rise. Also Some Romances Heating Up the Charts

There are some surprises this week regarding adult fiction hitting the best seller charts, and making major waves in sales, with close to 50,000 in digital and print sales combined. Some familiar faces have returned, such as Louise Penny with A Great Reckoning, and Danielle Steel (GO ROMANCE) with Rushing Waters. Both these books sold over 40,000 in sales. But The Girl on the Train still holds the tops spot, along with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Other notables in the romance realm is Linda Lael Miller’s Always a Cowboy (around 25k in sales) and Sandra Brown’s Sting (around 20k in sales).




Let’s check out the books heating up the romance charts at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, and All Romance Ebooks…

Rising on the romance charts at Amazon:

Torn by Carian Cole, 424 pages, $3.99, and a New Adult Contemporary Romance. (Taboo- Hero is the heroine’s father’s best friends, her godfather, and 15 yrs older than her. Waits until she’s 18 for any sexual action)




He’s loved me since the day I was born.
He’s taken care of me.
He’s awakened me.

Tor. My father’s best friend.
Fifteen years older than me, he’s always been my protector. The one I should never, ever want.
But I was born to be his.

She’s always loved me.
She’s shattered me.
She’s healed me.
Kenzi. My best friend’s daughter.
I held her the day she was born, and I never let go.
She’s forbidden to me. But she’s the only one that really gets me.
We’re slowly being torn apart by everything we love.
Everything we want.
Everything we desire.

And now I want the one thing I can’t have… I want her.


Taking it All by Alexa Kaye, 104 pages, .99 cents, and a New Adult Contemporary Romance.




The first time I saw her I knew she was mine.

I have everything I want. That’s the life of a billionaire. I see. I want. I get. So, of course, when the woman of my dreams—the fiery redhead with the face of an angel and balls of steel—comes stomping into my world, I take action. I know how to get things done.

She may hate me for stealing her away. But a man has to do what a man has to do. Just like I’m going to take it all—everything she has to give. Including the one thing she’s never given another man.

And in return I’ll give her even more. The life she deserves. Children…

My heart and soul.

Mine. Jordan is mine.

And I am hers.

Warning: Open this book and escape into a world where a billionaire (with a to-die-for body, of course) falls in love in an instant and sweeps his (lucky) woman off her feet…and into the life of her dreams! But be warned–this (dirty) uber-hot, sticky-sweet story of (totally ridiculous) insta-love and baby-making may inspire you to wake your partner, climb on board, and get things done yourself.


Rising on the romance charts at Barnes and Noble:

Hot Mess by Lynn Raye Harris, 137 pages, .99 cents, and a Romantic Suspense.




English professor Dr. Georgeanne Hayes has a problem. Her star pupil, an Army sergeant who works in a Top Secret government program, is missing–and someone tried to push her in front of a train last night.

Sam “Knight Rider” McKnight is used to looking out for Georgie. When they were kids, she was just his best friend’s baby sister. But Georgie’s not a baby anymore and Sam is getting some very male–and very dirty–thoughts about the girl he knows he can never have.

When someone threatens Georgie’s life again, Sam will do anything necessary to keep her safe. Even if it means spending the next few days locked up in a remote house on Maryland’s Eastern Shore with her.

Sam might be used to denying himself what he wants, but he’s about to find out that being cooped up with Georgie will push him to the limit. And maybe beyond.


Stripped Down by Emma Hart, $2.99, and a Contemporary Romance.




What do you get when you mix a bottle of tequila, a single mom moonlighting as a stripper, and her sinfully sexy boss with an impulsive side?
Married. You get married.

Rich. Demanding. Hot. Crazy.
That was Beckett Cruz in a nutshell.
Not to mention wild, determined, dangerous, and forbidden.
He was my boss—and, after a drunken moment of insanity, my new husband.
An annulment was impossible… so was keeping him.
I was taking my daughter and leaving, determined to give her a quieter life.
But Beckett Cruz had never taken no for an answer.
And he wasn’t about to take mine.

What happens in Vegas… might just keep you there.


Rising on the romance charts at Smashwords:

Exodus by Debra Dunbar, $3.99, and a Paranormal Romance.




The elves have a plan to save humanity…by enslaving them. And the angels are too busy to intervene. Aaru is at war. The rebel angels are calling for Sam’s exclusion from the Ruling Council and her banishment to Hel. But Sam’s isn’t the only future at risk. If they’re defeated, Gregory and his brothers will face exile, losing everything they’ve spent billions of years to build.The fate of heaven and earth is in the balance, and only an angel from Hel can save them both.


Dangerous Diana by Pearl Darling, 245 pages, $2.99, and a Historical Romantic Suspense.




The greater the defeat, the sweeter the ultimate victory…

Miss Melissa Sumner had only ever wanted to be an apothecary, someone who helps people. Instead, a mysterious entity called the Viper is menacing Melissa for money and the intimidating Earl Hades Harding, a man whom she danced with just once at her only ton outing, imprisons her in his house.

For Hades, catching the Viper for the War Office and holding them in his home was easy enough. But infuriatingly, the alluring individual begins to take over his decidedly male domain. She makes friends with the kitchen staff, rearranges the furniture and, worse, outside the bodies still pile up.

As Hades’ potent proximity continues to unsettle Melissa, she knows that she must escape his house, and in so doing offer Hades what every man has wanted from her. But Hades has other ideas. Determined not to be defeated by anyone, he must work out just who exactly the Viper is, whilst playing for the ultimate victory of them all, the ownership of his heart…


Rsing on the romance charts at All Romance Ebooks:

Shameless by R.G. Alexander, $3.99, and a Gay Romance.




Seamus Finn is a bar owner, a single father of four and the center of the Finn family… And he hasn’t been with anyone since his twins were born. An all-expense paid trip to Ireland for a firsthand lesson in brewing beer turns into a different kind of holiday as Seamus rediscovers things about himself—and his sexuality—that don’t fit into the carefully controlled balancing act his life has become.

Giving in to a fling is one thing, but when risk-taking, over-the-top billionaire Bellamy Demir follows him home and meets the family things may get crazy… But crazy might be just what Seamus needs.

An upcoming release to keep on your radar…

Making the Play by TJ Kline, coming from Avon Impulse on September 29th.




Grant McQuaid has dedicated his entire life to his football career. Now an injury threatens his place on the team and he’s forced to return home to rehabilitate. But when he meets his “biggest fan,” a precocious, blue-eyed, hearing impaired boy named James—and his beautiful mother, Bethany—Grant begins to question whether football is the future he still wants.

Bethany Mills has been doing just fine since her husband walked out on them… and she definitely doesn’t need another man to disappoint her—or her son. But when James runs into his hero at the park, Bethany admits there is a void in her son’s life that she just can’t fill. Her attraction to the handsome football star is undeniable, but a man in the limelight is the last thing she wants for herself, or James.

Grant doesn’t want to subject Bethany to the chaos of dating a professional athlete. But the more time he spends with her and James, the harder it is to resist making a play for her heart…


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