George Orwell’s 1984 On Top (Published in 1949)
It’s been an interesting week in adult fiction sales because of the recent climate in regards to US politics. Because of this, a book from 1949 is the biggest seller in adult fiction this week. It’s George Orwell’s dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four (also know better as 1984), with over 40,000 in sales (more than half of them are in print). Wonder why they rise in Nineteen Eighty-Four? If you read the synopsis or the plot, you may understand why.
The typical big name authors are selling big, such as Danielle Steel, James Patterson and Debbie Macomber with over 25,000 in sales.
For romance, Nora Roberts’ Dark Witch, Johanna Lindsey’s Make Me Love You, and Jodi Thomas’ Wild Horse Springs all sold over 10,000 this week. Lori Foster, Jill Shalvis, Fern Michaels, and Catherine Anderson all rule the mass market paperback list, as well. Veronica Roth is still pretty steady in terms of sale with over 25,000 with Carve the Mark.
Over the USA Today chart this week, let’s check new romances that have hit the top 100 this week…
#7- The Room Mate by Kendell Ryan
#8- Dark Humanity box set with over 20 authors.
#12- Power Game by Christine Feehan
#13- Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis
#32- Taming Natasha by Nora Roberts
#37- Forever Secret by Kathleen Brooks
#69- Put Out by Lani Lynn Vale
#91- Any Time, Any Place by Jennifer Probst
#94- Preppy by T.M Frazer
#100- Stay by A.J. Jackson
Let’s take a look at some self-published and indie books heating up the charts at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords….
What happens when your sex strike goes viral — and suddenly every man in town has their eye on your prize?
All I wanted was little old-fashioned romance. After a parade of Tinder disasters who think chivalry is giving me a pearl necklace on the first date, I made a pledge: until guys step up their game, this girl is off the market.
But one bottle of chardonnay later, and my drunken rant has gone viral. I’m the most famous person NOT having sex since the Jonas Brothers put on their purity rings. A men’s magazine has even put a bounty on my (ahem) maidenhead: fifty Gs to whoever makes me break the drought.
Be careful what you wish for…
Now my office looks like an explosion in a Hallmark factory, I’ve got guys lining up to sweep me off my feet – and the one man I want is most definitely off-limits. Jake Weston is a player through and through. He’s also the only one who sees through the mayhem to the real me, but how can I trust he’s not just out to claim the glory?
And how will I make it through the strike without scratching the itch – especially when that itch looks so damn good out of his suit?
Mark Carrington already broke my heart once.
This sexy, temperamental playboy might dominate the major leagues, but there’s no way in hell I’m letting him play ball with my heart again.
Until I find myself facing him down every morning on our new radio show, and his undeniable hotness starts to break down my resistance–and almost erase all the memories of how he dumped me back in high school.
We’ve both grown up since then, and now Mark is even more gorgeous and infuriating than ever. But I can’t get away from him–not when my beloved alternative rock station depends on his sexy ass to avoid getting bought out by a greedy corporation.
But when he corners me in the production room to compliment my sexy radio voice and admire my David Bowie T-shirt, it’s all I can do to keep my clothes on and my hands off of him. So I don’t.
And the more I get to know him, the more I realize he’s hiding a big heart behind all that swagger. And the deeper we get, the deeper I fall.
Hosting her brother’s wedding for an MVP guest list is the challenge of Jess Canning’s life. Already the family screw-up, she can’t afford to fail. And nobody (nobody!) can learn of the colossal mistake she made with the best man during a weak moment last spring. It was wrong, and there will not be a repeat. Absolutely not. Even if he is the sexiest thing on two legs.
Blake Riley sees the wedding as fate’s gift to him. Jess is the maid of honor and he’s the best man? Let the games begin. So what if he’s facing a little (fine, a lot) of resistance? He just needs to convince the stubborn blonde that he’s really a good boy with a bad rap. Luckily, every professional hockey player knows that you’ve got to make an effort if you want to score.
But Jess has more pressing issues to deal with than sexy-times with a giant man-child. Such as: Will the ceremony start on time, even though someone got grandma drunk? Does glitter ever belong at a wedding? And is it wrong to murder the best man?
Once a fearless fighter pilot, Commander Travis Wilson is now confined to a desk. It’s been eight years since the near-fatal crash that grounded him, and it still rules his life thanks to relentless back pain.
Lieutenant Commander Clint Fraser almost drowned in a bottle after a highly classified catastrophe while piloting a drone. His downward spiral cost him his marriage and kids, but he’s sober now and getting his life back on track. He’s traded drones for a desk, and he’s determined to reconcile with his kids and navigate the choppy waters of PTSD.
Clint has been on Travis’s radar ever since he transferred to Anchor Point. When Clint comes out to his colleagues, it’s a disaster, but there’s a silver lining: now that Travis knows Clint is into men, the chemistry between them explodes.
It’s all fun and games until emotions get involved. Clint’s never been in love with a man before. Travis has, and a decade later, that tragic ending still haunts him. Clint needs to coax him past his fear of crashing and burning again, or their love will be grounded before takeoff.
An upcoming release to keep your eye on….
(March 18th, Forever)
SHE’S TAKING A WALK ON HIS WILD SIDE
Emma Rush can’t remember a time when she didn’t have a thing for Ryan Blake. Haven’s resident bad boy is just so freakin’ hot-with tattoos, a motorcycle, and enough rough-around-the-edges sexiness to melt all her self-control. Now that Emma’s over being a “good girl,” she needs a little help being naughty . . . and she knows just where to start.
Before Emma’s brother enlisted in the military, he made Ryan promise that he would protect her from everything–including himself. When her brother doesn’t come home, Ryan needs to turn his screwed-up life around to honor his pledge. But he knows he’s still not the right kind of guy for someone as sweet as Emma. Only he can’t stop wanting to be with her. Wanting her. Falling in love with a good girl may be the craziest risk this bad boy can take . . .