Nora Roberts On Top, But JR Ward Falters

Dec 17, 2016 by

Nora Roberts On Top, But JR Ward Falters

Non-fiction continues to make a killing in book sales, along with some well known adult fiction authors who always do well. Can we say YAY ROMANCE because Nora Robert has the #1 spot for adult fiction with her new release- Island of Glass with over 80,000 in sales. Other notable authors making waves in terms of sales are James Patterson and John Grisham (no surprise) with over 50,000 in sales for Cross the Line and The Whistler. Janet Evanovich and Lee Child are all in the 40,000 sale range.

 

 

Surprisingly, JR Ward has the lowest print sales ever with Blood Vow (hardcover) with a little over 8,000, and Anne Rice’s newest Vampire Chronicles book barely hit 10,000 in print sales. Jayne Anne Krentz, Debbie Macomber and Heather Graham are consistent in mass market paperback sales.

 

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

 

Being Brooke by Emma Hart, .99 cents and a Romantic Comedy.

 

 

My name is Brooke Barker…

And I’m a freaking disaster.

No, seriously. I’m a college drop-out working a dead-end job, my best friend Carly’s dog gets more action than I do, and I have more bad dates in my diary than there are movie remakes.

Not to mention I’m completely and utterly in love with Cain Elliott.

The problem? He’s in a relationship. With a girl who’s so plastic she makes Barbie cry herself to sleep with jealousy.

The second problem? He’s my best friend.

My shut-up-and-put-on-Harry-Potter, yes-this-is-your-shirt, help-I-have-no-power, crap-I’m-out-of-tampons, kinda best friend.

And that’s all he can be, right?

Right.

 

Two Cowboys Next by Jay S. Wilder, .99 cents and a Sports Romance.

 

 

 

Nash
I’m a rough and rugged rodeo rider with only one use for the women I share with my best buddy, Clay.
Until I set my eyes on Cheyenne.
She lives on the farm next to Clay’s hometown cattle ranch, and when I find out she’s a virgin, Clay and I have to rope her in for ourselves.
She has this innocence that hooks me in. As much as I try to run from it, I can’t fool myself.
Cheyenne is meant to be ours.

Cheyenne
I haven’t seen my old next door neighbor, Clay, in over five years. His rodeo show comes to our hometown, and all my teenaged fantasies about being with him bubble up to the surface. The thing is, he’s got the worst reputation around town. Everyone including my family knows that he’s a tomcat. Chasing tail is his favorite sport.
I’ve been holding out on giving it up for years, and when I see him at the rodeo, it all makes sense.
I have been waiting for Clay.
His proposal of a no-strings-attached hookup with him and his best friend, Nash, is exactly what I need.
Until I fall so hard, I’m driven out of their protective arms and right into my very own worst nightmare.

Clay
Cheyenne was just a girl when I left for the rodeo. Look at her now. She has filled out her curves in all the right places, and has a body that can’t be ignored. I see her in the stands during my rodeo show in our hometown, and I’m instantly addicted. My best buddy, Nash, likes her too. Which is a good thing, because we like to share one woman. Except now, our old skirt-chasing ways are coming back to haunt us–and puts Cheyenne smack in the middle of a dicey situation.
Cheyenne likes the both us right up until she decides we may be too much.
But she has a secret.
And we’re going to protect her at all costs.
Because Cheyenne belongs to us.

 

Dirty Player by Stacey Lynn, .99 cents and a Sports Romance.

 

 

Shannon Hale knows what she wants in life. Or so she thought.

But one cheating fiancé and shredded wedding dress later, she skips town desperately needing a do-over. So she moves in with her brother, the new quarterback for the Raleigh Rough Riders, starts her own business, and vows to live by her own rules and no one else’s.

Oliver Powell is a man who always gets what he wants. As the sexy as sin MVP Tight End, he’s arrogant. He’s loaded. He’s also got a sizeable package below the belt that drives the women crazy.

And he’s focused. The prize—a Super Bowl ring on his finger.

His concentration on getting that ring is unwavering—until Shannon Hale shows up. Now the only game he wants to win involves her ending up in his bed.

The problem? Shannon wants nothing to do with NFL’s resident playboy.

The solution? Play dirty.

 

A Royal Christmas Princess by Scarlet Wilson, $2.99 and a Contemporary Romance.

 

 

After a tough year losing her mom and bills mounting, Holly Yates is in for a lonely Christmas. But when she hears a news report that the small principality of Coronia is looking for their lost princess, Holly is astounded to recognize the baby photo. It’s her!

Felix, also a Coronia royal, whisks Holly into her very own fairy-tale including a castle nestled within the quaint snow-covered Coronia capitol and her biological father, eager to meet his daughter. With Felix by her side as she meets the people of her would-be kingdom and prepares to attend a ball in her honor, Holly begins to fall in love, not just with Coronia, but also with the would-be prince.

Will the handsome prince still be at the side of this unexpected fairy-tale princess when the clock strikes midnight?

 

Finding Lizzie by Karma Kingsley, $6.99 and a Lesbian Romance.

 

 

Lizzie doesn’t know what she wants from life, but she’s sure it’s not the attention of her suffocating boyfriend, RJ. A chance encounter with a group of women on the day of the local Pride parade leads her to meet the wild, free-spirited Kerra. Lizzie begins to realise she’s crazy about Kerra, but how can she come out in a small town where prejudice is rife and even her own mother thinks being a lesbian is wrong? Can Lizzie find herself without losing everything else in the process?

 

The Power of Peppermint by L.D. Blakeley, $2.99 and a Gay Romance.

 

 

When Jamison Pritchett is roped into replacing the mall photographer at Santa’s Village a week before Christmas, he’s certain he’ll be spending the holidays recovering from a nervous breakdown. A throng of sugar-frenzied kids might be enough to send this uptight photographer back into the darkroom permanently. Inappropriate thoughts about his far-too-attractive—and far-too-young—assistant aren’t helping fight that urge to hide, either.

For Noah Hawkins, adulting is a snap. Too bad relationships aren’t. With his business temporarily closed for repairs, he’s happy to help his sister out of a jam, even if the costume he’s given to wear borders on obscene. Constantly being mistaken for a teenager is no treat either, especially when he discovers his temporary new co-worker is sexy as hell and 15 years his senior.

Can Noah convince Jamison that age is just a number? Or will Jamison resist the gift Santa seems to be handing him on a platter?

 

A future release to keep your eye on:

The Rule Breaker by Jennifer Blackwood, Entangled Publishing- January 16th

 

 

 

Ten Steps to Surviving a New Job:

1. Don’t sleep with the client. It’ll get you fired. (Sounds easy enough.)

2. Don’t blink when new client turns out to be former one-night stand.

3. Don’t call same client a jerk for never texting you back.

4. Don’t believe client when he says he really, really wanted to call.

5. Remember, the client is always right—so you can’t junk punch him when he demands new design after new design.

6. Ignore accelerated heartbeat every time sexy client walks into room.

7. Definitely ignore client’s large hands. They just mean he wears big gloves.

8. Don’t let client’s charm wear you down. Be strong.

9. Whatever you do, don’t fall for the client. You’ll lose more than your job—maybe even your heart.

10. If all else fails, see rule number one again.

 

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