Janet Evanovich and John Grisham Still Rule the Week
With the holiday season officially upon us, it will be a great time for publishing and book sales. You can bet big time authors will have massive sales for the next few weeks leading up to the new year. So far authors of adult fiction are killing it, such as Janet Evanovich (Turbo Twenty-Three), John Grisham (The Whistler), and David Baldacci (No Man’s Land) with over 70,000 in digital and print this week. Stephenie Meyer’s The Chemist dropped to half it’s first week sales, and already it’s was priced $4.99 yesterday on Amazon (already on sale? What gives?)
Romance authors Christine Feehan, Debbie Macomber, Robyn Carr and Lori Wilde are also doing well, even though most sales are under 15,000 in mass market.
Let’s take a look at those books heating up the romance charts at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, and All Romance Ebooks…
Libby and Luke were the perfect couple. They had the prestigious condo overlooking the bay in one of the most exciting cities in the world, they had financial success, and they had a love that was strong. When Libby’s world is suddenly turned upside down, she is faced with many decisions. Drawn to two different men, Libby is tormented by the past and confused by the present. What will she do?
Marie Carrington is running from a host of bad memories. Broke and desperate, she’s hoping to find safety and sanctuary on Prince Edward Island, where she reluctantly agrees to help decorate a renovated bed-and-breakfast before it opens for prime tourist season.
Seth Sloane didn’t move three thousand miles to work on his uncle’s B&B so he could babysit a woman with a taste for expensive antiques and a bewildering habit of jumping every time he brushes past her. He came to help restore the old Victorian–and to forget about the fiancée who broke his heart.
The only thing Marie and Seth agree on is that getting the Red Door Inn ready to open in just three months will take everything they’ve got. Can these two wounded souls find hope, healing, and perhaps a bit of romance on this beautiful island?
An outlaw biker. A goodie two-shoes college girl. A wild weekend and an explosive secret that will rock their worlds forever.
Harper – Nash was the outlaw I never should have loved. His touch…hard and tender in all the right ways…rocked me to my core. I didn’t want to leave him but I had no choice. I couldn’t let myself get caught in the middle of the club war threatening to bring the Great Wolves M.C. down. But now, I’ve got nowhere left to run and no one else to turn to. When he finds out I had his baby, all hell’s going to break loose. It’s only a matter of time.
Nash – When Harper walked into my bar, I knew what she was after. A good girl gone wild looking for a spring break fling. Yeah, I was down for that. I never planned on letting her get under my skin like she did. I don’t blame her for leaving. She didn’t need some badass biker ruining her plans. My President’s patch comes with a price she shouldn’t have to pay. But now she’s back and she’s got a secret. So do I. This time, I’m playing for keeps.
Carter Phillips has returned from multiple deployments, and he’s brought a few demons home with him. War has left him scarred, inside and out, and he’s counting on the peace and isolation of his family’s farm to keep his head screwed on straight. What he doesn’t bargain for is Amy Williams, the new horse trainer. She’s kinder than he deserves, tougher than he expects, with a hidden core of vulnerability that triggers his need to possess and protect her.
Amy has finally pieced her life back together, after being forced to give up everything and assume a new identity. Now she’s safe, no longer the target of accusations and death threats—but she’s also alone. The only danger to her secrets and her celibacy is Carter Phillips, smoking-hot former Marine—and her boss’s brother. With each passing day, she finds it harder to lie to him about who she is—and who she wants.
Neither of them wants to talk about the past, but the more time they spend together, the closer they become. When the truth comes out, will it set them free or tear them apart forever?
Thomas’ Heart by Melissa Haag, $2.99 and a Paranormal Romance.
Thomas’ race is dying. To protect those left, the Elders create a safe haven. However, the safety of their sanctuary is threatened by the cause of their kind’s decline. A human. But, she’s not like the rest; and despite his hatred of humans, Thomas wants her for his own.
When females start dying while trying to reach safety, Thomas realizes it’s no longer just humans who pose a threat, but desperate males. Thomas must secure his place at Charlene’s side as leader of sanctuary, or everything they’ve worked together to build will crumble, and any hope of a future for Thomas’s race will die.
When Sam Burgman’s mother, Gloria, nears the end of her battle with cancer, Sam makes the hard decision to leave his job as a corporate lawyer in Miami to take his mom home to Turtle Lake, Minnesota.
Ian Mendoza takes his job as Gloria’s caregiver very seriously, but unlike the assignments he’s taken in the past, Ian fails to maintain a professional distance when it comes to Sam. Unfortunately for Ian, Sam refuses to open his heart despite their mutual attraction.
Born and raised in Miami, Ian isn’t prepared for the frozen landscape that is Minnesota in the winter, but the chill he wants to erase is the one coming from Sam.
An upcoming release to keep your eye on…
While enjoying a romantic candlelit dinner with her fiance, Ryan, at one of Seattle s chicest restaurants, Kailey Crane can t believe her good fortune: She has a great job as a writer for the “Herald” and is now engaged to a guy who is perfect in nearly every way. As they leave the restaurant, Kailey spies a thin, bearded homeless man on the sidewalk. She approaches him to offer up her bag of leftovers, and is stunned when their eyes meet, then stricken to her very core: The man is the love of her life, Cade McAllister.
When Kailey met Cade ten years ago, their attraction was immediate and intense everything connected and felt” right.” But it all ended suddenly, leaving Kailey devastated. Now the poor soul on the street is a faded version of her former beloved: His weathered and weary face is as handsome as Kailey remembers, but his mind has suffered in the intervening years. Over the next few weeks, Kailey helps Cade begin to piece his life together, something she initially keeps from Ryan. As she revisits her long-ago relationship, Kailey realizes that she must decide exactly what and whom she wants.
Alternating between the past and the present, “Always” is a beautifully unfolding exploration of a woman faced with an impossible choice, a woman who discovers what she s willing to save and what she will sacrifice for true love.