J.D. Robb and Neil Gaiman Big Winners This Week
Some interesting changes this week on the adult fiction best seller list. Orwell’s 1984 has been knock from it’s first place perch, and replaced by La Nora (Roberts), aka J.D. Robb’s Echoes in Death, the 44th book in her In Death series with over 34,000 in print, and with digital probably over 50,000 in sales this week. Neil Gaiman had a fabulous week also with Norse Mythology at over 60,000, and Victoria Aveyard is the one to watch with King’s Cage at over 40,000 in sales.
Lisa Gardner, Danielle Steel, and John Grisham continue to do well in the 20,000 range. Romance authors Mary Balogh, Debbie Macomber and Kat Martin are selling well in mas market paperback with over 8,000 this week. Sandra Brown’s Sting is also doing well in trade. All these authors are selling over 15,000 a week in sales.
Things start off at #21 with Penelope Sky’s Buttons and Hate
#22- My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
#30- Born of Vengeance by Sherrilyn Kenyon
#42- Marrying Emily by Susan Stoker
#49- The Turn by Kim Harrison
#64- Every Dark Corner by Karen Rose
#87- The Pryce Family Trilogy by Nadia Lee
#97- A SEAL’s Consent by Nora Seton
Let’s check out some of the romances heating up the on-line charts:
Big dreams can come true in a small town…
While some young women would jump through hoops to claim ownership of a bookshop,
free-spirited Gertrude “Trudy” Brown wants nothing to do with the rundown store her late Aunt Gertrude left her. Having suffered from dyslexia all her life, books aren’t exactly her friends. With not much more than a collie dog who’s scared of his own shadow, and a rusty but trusty ’74 Beetle, Trudy arrives in the tiny town of Truhart, determined to sell off her cumbersome inheritance as quickly as possible…
But Trudy is not the only stranger in town. Christopher “Kit” Darlington, a professor of American Studies at Cambridge, is searching for an elusive manuscript—and he secretly thinks Trudy’s ramshackle bookshop might hold the key to its discovery. As these two opposites spend the autumn days together, cleaning out Trudy’s bookshop, they soon find that uncovering both literature and love can be equally mysterious…
Trudy’s never been the type to stay in one spot too long, but something about Kit makes her consider starting a new chapter—and maybe even finding there’s a happily-ever-after…
Business doesn’t have to come before pleasure.
When we hooked up, I didn’t know who she was and I didn’t think I’d see her again.
Then she sat down across from me in the boardroom.
Emma. My rival. A woman I have to crush under my thumb, a woman I want to steal everything from. And a woman who makes me throb–makes me ache to just wrap my hands in her thick hair again.
Taking over her company was all I wanted.
Now I want more… so much more.
I’m going to take everything Emma has and make it mine.
Esperanza Acosta wants a baby, but her traumatic past makes that unlikely… unless she can win the support of her boss, adoption agency director Gabriel Montana. When Gabe is around Esperanza, he finds himself forgetting his own losses and waking up to love. But when their boss-secretary relationship evolves into a marriage of convenience, Esperanza’s secret past intrudes, putting their dream of a family at risk. Can Gabe and Esperanza learn to trust each other—and God—in time to thwart a crazed man’s plans to destroy them?
Grant McFarland is the head Protector of Clan Lochguard. His top priority is finding the traitorous former clan members who attacked the Scottish clan. However, the touch of a female he’s known his whole life has started to set his body on fire. Both man and beast want her, but until he can ensure the clan is safe, he must resist her.
Faye MacKenzie used to be in charge of security for her clan. Then an attack damaged her wing and she’s been struggling to find her place ever since. When she confronts the head Protector for a job, she can’t stop looking at his lips. However, she’s not ready to give up her career and settle down with a mate. She’s determined to prove she’s still useful, injury and all.
As the pair set out on a new mission, it’s hard to deny the attraction between them. However, when the danger amps up, will Grant accept Faye for the warrior she is? Or will his overprotectiveness end up harming them all?
Six years ago, Midge Knightly walked away from her trust fund, her Hollywood producer father, and the expectation that she would join the family business. Avoiding handsome playboys with hidden agendas was just an added bonus. Now one semester shy of graduation, she is shocked to discover her scholarship has lost its funding.
Her estranged father is having problems of his own. A contestant on his latest reality TV series has cancelled two months before shooting.
Midge gets her trust fund back if she stands in as a potential marriage candidate for the dating series Marry Your Billionaire. Twenty women competing for one arrogant guy. Not Midge’s cup of tea. Agreeing to this proposition sucks her back into the world she happily broke ties from, but no trust fund equals no college degree.
Brody Prescott, CEO and owner of an online dating company, has recently been pegged as a heartless playboy-among other things-by a disgruntled female after a disappointing date.
Become the first bachelor on Marry Your Billionaire and hope that one of the contestants holds some potential. So what is he supposed to do when the woman who intrigues him the most wants to be eliminated?
An upcoming release to keep your eye on…
(April 25th, Pocket Books)
Maverick Austin Davis is forced to return home after a ten-year career as a rodeo star. After one too many head injuries, he’s off the circuit and in the horse farming business, something he’s never taken much of a shine to, but now that it’s his late father’s legacy, familial duty calls. How will Maverick find his way after the only dream he ever had for himself is over?
Enter Leighton Elizabeth James, an ugly duckling turned beauty from Maverick’s childhood—his younger sister’s best friend, to be exact, and someone whose heart he stomped all over when she confessed her crush to him ten years back. Now Leighton is back in Maverick’s life, no longer the insecure, love-stricken teen—and Maverick can’t help but take notice. Sparks fly between them, but will Leighton be able to open her heart to the one man who broke it all those years ago?