Debbie Macomber and Catherine Anderson Rule This Week
This week there is something interesting movement on the book charts this week in terms of adult fiction. A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron has a major bump in sales to the tune of 25,000 + because of the movie release next weekend (but the movie has a big, big controversy because of possible animal endangerment that was revealed this week because of a video) Rupi Kaur is still doing well with Milk and Honey with over 20,000 in sales, and Danielle Steel’s The Mistress with over 20,000 this week.
(Hit the top 10 on the New York Times and USA Today this week)
Debbie Macomber is killing it, even in mass market with Sweet Tomorrows at over 20,000 in sales, and Catherine Anderson continues to hold on with Mulberry Moon with over 15,000 in sales. Fern Michaels, Diana Palmer and Lisa Jackson are up there also with over 10,000 in sales.
Let’s look at the books heating up the romance charts at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords…
Maddy is a hot single momma with attitude. She’s only interested in a fake relationship, but I want her forever.
I met Maddy when I pulled her out of a burning building. One minute I’m doing my job, the next there’s a naked woman in my arms. Look, I’m a professional. I don’t cross lines, but she’s giving me every reason to. She’s gorgeous and single.
Except she wants nothing to do with me. All she wants is a fake boyfriend for a few weeks. Someone who’ll go on dates with her, dote on her toddler, and treat her like the hottie she is.
She’s crazy if she thinks I’m pretending. I spend more time fantasizing about her curvy body than doing my damn job. I’m not going anywhere without her.
She’s mine-the only flame I will never extinguish.
Posey Quinn has always believed there was more to the world than what she can see. So when she arrives in Stargazer with her head full of conspiracies and high-end hairspray, she isn’t entirely surprised to learn that instead of donating eggs for tuition money, she is being asked to make an alien fall in love with her, and become an ambassador for humankind. What she doesn’t expect is how irresistible Bond is, and how hard it will be not to lose her own heart to the man who plays her body like a violin.
Bond is on Earth to fill one human female with as much pleasure as she can bear, a mission he’s finding very agreeable. But he’s not here to fall in love. Tasked with using his powers of human seduction to glean what he can about Earth and its inhabitants, Bond knows that if the planet’s resources are worthy and its residents aren’t, his days of pleasing Posey will soon be at an end.
Good things come in extra-large, smoking hot packages.
Things like pizza.
The very pizzas that I deliver for my dad’s restaurant, Peretti’s Pizza. It’s a temporary job, something to pay the bills until I graduate from school, but it does the trick. In fact, it’s working quite well until Ryan Pierce of the LA Lightning decides to order a pizza from me, and life as I know it turns upside down.
You see, Ryan Pierce doesn’t just open his front door. He opens it buck naked. And suddenly, I’m not the one boasting the biggest, hottest package in the room. However, it’s what happens next that makes my stomach flip upside down whenever my phone beeps. Ryan starts to call, and then text, and then fifteen pizza deliveries and one hot-as-sin kiss later, we’re friends.
So when he asks me to be his fake girlfriend at his brother’s wedding, I’m happy to help. But the longer we pretend, the more I worry that this is one package I might not be able to handle.
Kit Ruthven’s Rules (for Rogues)
#1 Love freely but guard your heart, no matter how tempting the invader.
#2 Embrace temptation, indulge your sensual impulses, and never apologize.
#3 Scorn rules and do as you please. You are a rogue, after all.
Rules never brought anything but misery to Christopher “Kit” Ruthven. After rebelling against his controlling father and leaving the family’s etiquette empire behind, Kit has been breaking every one imaginable for the past four years. He’s enjoyed London’s sensual pleasures, but he’s failed to achieve the success he craves as London’s premier playwright. When his father dies, Kit returns to the countryside and is forced back into the life he never wanted. Worse, he must face Ophelia Marsden, the woman he left behind years before.
After losing her father, Ophelia has learned to rely on herself. To maintain the family home and support her younger sister, she tutors young girls in deportment and decorum. But her pupils would be scandalized if they knew she was also the author of a guidebook encouraging ladies to embrace their independence.
As Kit rediscovers the life, and the woman, he left behind, Ophelia must choose between the practicalities she never truly believed in, or the love she’s never been able to extinguish.
Raven Black hunts evildoers for fun, but her vigilante justice isn’t the only reason she’s hiding from the law. Half Vampire, half Mage, she’s spent years living as a rogue to stay alive. When a Russian Shifter offers her a job in his covert organization hunting outlaws, dignity and a respectable career are finally within her grasp. The catch? Her new partner is Christian Poe – a smug, handsome Vampire whom she’d rather stake than go on a stakeout with.
They’re hot on the trail of a human killer who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. One misstep during her probationary period could jeopardize Raven’s chance at redemption, and her partner would love nothing more than to see her fail. Will Raven find the courage to succeed, or will she give in to her dark nature?
LA cop Jericho Crewe got the hell out of Mosely, Montana, when he was seventeen. Fifteen years later, he’s back, and everything is just as messed up as when he left. He planned a quick visit to deal with his injured father, but of course things are never that simple. Family complications, police complications, social complications — and, as always, Wade Granger complications.
Jericho and Wade had been so close, once upon a time. First friends, then more than friends — and then, after Jericho’s escape, nothing. Wade’s magnetism hasn’t been lessened by a decade and a half apart; even when Jericho learns that Wade is the prime suspect in the death of Jericho’s father, the old connection still sparks.
When Jericho’s newly discovered half siblings are kidnapped, he needs to trust someone to help him find them. Wade’s a terrible choice, but Jericho’s never been known for his good judgment. Anyway, he’d rather make a bad decision with Wade than a good one with anybody else.
Bella is tired of being forced into obeying her older brother’s dictates, but each time she tries to rebel he uses the one thing he knows will make her agree to do anything he asks of her. Her younger sister, Esther.
Lord Lysander Falkner has only been the Marquis of Trent for a matter of months, and already he’s grown tired and jaded, of Society and the over eager mamas and their daughters all trying to tempt him into marriage. When he meets Isabella Reynolds he believes she’s different, that he might finally have found a woman who isn’t only interested in his title and fortune.
Within a matter of days he discovers how mistaken he was.
When Bella finds herself actually betrothed to the handsome marquis, a man she is deeply attracted to but she knows has every reason to distrust her, her future looks bleaker than ever.
But someone doesn’t want to see the two of them married, and when an attempt is made on their lives the only people they can trust is each other.
An upcoming release to keep your eye on…
(January 31st, Bethany House Publishers)
Blacklisted in the photography business over a controversial shot, Avery Tate answered an ad for a crime scene photographer. She expected to be laughed at, but crime scene analyst Parker Mitchell hired her outright–and changed her life. But six months ago, when her feelings for Parker became too strong, she left his employ to sort out her heart.
Now, for the first time, Avery is facing the world that rejected her to attend the gallery opening of a photography exhibit and support her best friend, who modeled for the show. But the only image of her friend is a chilling photo of her posing as if dead–and the photographer insists he didn’t take the shot. Worse, her friend can’t be found. She immediately calls Parker for help. As Avery, Parker, and his friends in law enforcement dig into the mystery, they find themselves face-to-face with a relentless and deadly threat.