Danielle Steel and Veronica Roth Rise to the Top, But Not Karen Marie Moning
With the New York Times cutting some of their best seller lists (click here for details), I will continue to report best selling adult fiction from Publishers Weekly, and go back to the USA Today list, including those books doing well at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and Smashwords.
Danielle Steel continues to do well with The Apartment, with over 25,000 in sales. Veronica Roth’s newest release, Carve the Mark, sold 19,500 in print for it’s first week, which is a respectable number. But Karen Marie Moning, and her publisher must be disappointed that her latest, Feversong, barely sold 7,000 in hard cover, unless the digital sales are more than triple print. If not, what does that mean for KMM’s series?
Romance authors, such as Catherine Anderson, Fern Michaels, and Diana Palmer are selling well in mass market with over 6,000 (I would say close to 15,000 total sales for them).
Let’s take a look at the latest romance novels that hit the top 100 for the USA Today this week…
#4- Karen Marie Moning’s Firesong (even with her lowest print sales to date)
#11- Vi Keeland’s Egomaniac
#19- Aleatha Roming’s Fidelity
#20 Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde’s Big Shot
#37- Megan March’s Real Good Love
#42- JA Huss’s Taking Turns
#45- Dark Legends box set with 20 authors
#50- Lily Kate’s Delivery Girl
#59- Jordan Marie’s Shafted
#81- Alessandra Torre’s Love in Lingerie
Let’s check the books heating up the books on the romance charts on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords:
EVERY NIGHT WITHOUT YOU (Bk 2 of 2), Caine & Addison’s story of love, sacrifice, and the lengths one will run–and chase–when their past threatens their future.
Note: The Unfinished Love series follows four brothers, each fighting for their second first chance at love. Each of the couples have two books (duets) that take place years apart. This is Caine & Addison’s Book 1; Book 2 reunites them seven years later, and concludes their story.
I’m stuck in the woods with a mountain man. And he wants to make a baby!
I got lost in the forest and met the man of my dreams. Lucas Wood is six-feet of strapping, hot, lumberjack. One look at him chopping firewood, sweaty muscles flexing, and mmmmm. Then he saw me. Our eyes met, and my panties melted.
I want to give him my v-card, but he won’t touch me until I agree to be his wife.
Good thing we’re stuck in this log cabin with only one way to keep warm…
She took my wood. I’ll keep her.
I thought a sign and a forest would be enough to keep people away, but she trespassed on my land and took pictures without my permission… and she’s gorgeous.
Sweet, innocent Alexa wandered onto my property, her head filled with big dreams. I’m a recluse—a mountain man who’s been alone for too long. I need a woman to keep me company, and Alexa’s perfect.
All she wanted was my wood to keep her warm. I’ll give it to her and make her my wife. She’s the one I’ve been waiting for.
Alexa’s good girl days are officially over.
Author’s Note: If you’re looking to stay warm, this sticky-sweet novella will do the trick! It consists of an over-the-top alpha male and a clueless ingenue. Sweet & Smutty Quickies always end with a HEA. No cheating, ever.
Dylan has hit rock bottom. Despite being a womanizer, he is lonely. He’s broke and is struggling to revive his once flourishing journalism career. Then he meets Alexa Grant, and Dylan realizes she could be the answer to his dilemma.
As a former call girl, Alexa has had it tough. She wants to turn her life around, working tirelessly to get her degree in Business Management at Stanford. When Dylan proposes that she lets him write a piece about her experiences, she is hesitant to expose herself. Letting him into her life isn’t a walk in the park, but his earnestness and wit get through her defenses.
The more time they spend together, the harder it is to deny the attraction simmering between them, but is it enough for Alexa to open her heart?
We’d been circling one another our entire lives, mingling at the same clubs… attending the same events…sharing mutual acquaintances…yet we’d never actually met.
Until…we both boarded a Windjammer Cruise in the Caribbean. And it was like meeting my long, lost best friend for the first time. I hadn’t ever connected with a guy that way before.
But Wes had a girlfriend. So, when the week was over, he walked off the ship, unknowingly taking a piece of my heart with him.
Now, over a decade later, newly divorced, I’m the proverbial fish out of water. Dating has totally changed. Apps. Swipe left. Swipe right. Catfishing. Men my age want two things: twenty-five-year-olds—like my ex’s new child bride of a wife—or just a quick hook-up.
After a string of bad dates, I finally did something I never thought I’d do. I had a hot one-night stand with a really handsome guy I met online who didn’t even know my real name.
Turned out Mr. Fling is a big shot for my company’s newest client. And just my luck, that client’s CEO is none other than…Wes Bergman.
Now I’m separated by one degree again from the man who stole my heart.
And Mr. Fling could destroy my chance of what I want most – a Do-Over with Wes.
When we left our London duo they were on top of their hill, and Holly had just asked Tori to marry her. But then, Tori left for San Francisco, so nothing was ever going to be straight forward, now was it?
Follow Tori & Holly on their journey to tying the knot through the highs and lows of a long distance relationship, and find out if they stay the course. Because the question is, in the end, do they both really get what they want
An upcoming release to keep you eye on…
Rosamund Carrow has spent years learning the law by assisting her barrister father, despite the frustrating truth that the profession is closed to women. When he dies unexpectedly, necessity compels her to disguise herself as a man so she can step into the courtroom to finish his cases. She’s willing to put her reputation at risk, but she never expects that the greatest peril will be to her heart…
Lord Lawrence Byron is a rising star in London’s legal circles, despite his reputation as an unrepentant rakehell. When an upstart young barrister defeats him in court, he’s determined to discover everything he can about his rival. He’s stunned when he uncovers the shocking secret that his new opponent is actually a beguiling, brilliant woman, one he can’t help but want in his bed. Passion draws them together as they break all the rules, but it may lead to something more lasting like love…