Jonathan Kellerman and Helen Hardt Rise to the Top

Feb 25, 2017 by

Jonathan Kellerman and Helen Hardt Rise to the Top

There’s some interesting movement this week on the adult fiction charts. Neil Gaiman, J.D. Robb and Jonathan Kellerman (Heartbreak Hotel) have all sold over 18,000 in print, which makes me believe that have that in almost double their digital sales. I would give these authors close to 40,000 in overall sales. Not far behind them, but more in digital than in print is Burn by Helen Hardt, which probably has sales in the 30,000 plus range.



Sandra Brown’s Sting, James Patterson’s Bullseye, Danielle Steel’s The Apartment, and EL James’ erotic Twilight fan fiction sequel, Fifty Shades Darker (along with the 2 other books in the trilogy, including the one with the POV of Christian/Edward) is also selling well (in part to the movie, which has made over $300 million worldwide). These books are in the 25,000 sale range.

In the romance genre, Mary Balogh, Nora Roberts, Debbie Macomber and Linda Lael Miller are the ones to watch with over 5,000 in mass market paperback sales. Their overall sales are in the 15,000 plus range.


Let’s take a look at the new romances that have hit the USA Today top 100 this week…

It starts with Burn by Helen Hardt at #2

#34- Every Little Thing by Marie Force

#43- Mack Daddy by Penelope Ward

#56- Like a Memory by Abbi Glines

#79- Riveted by Jay Crownover

#80- The Millionaire Mistake by Namina Simone

#81- Park Avenue Prince by Louisa Bay

#91- Once Upon a Valentine box set of 12 authors


Here are some new romances heating up the online charts…

Blacksmith by Jenika Snow, .99 cents and a New Adult Romance



Steel isn’t the only thing that’s hard.


Deacon was older than me, but I wanted him regardless. He had this raw edge to him, this primal aura surrounding him that made me feel wholly feminine. He was the epitome of a man…a real man. Even his profession was masculine: a blacksmith. I had no doubt he knew how to work his hands over a woman, how to use them to make her feel the soft and hard sides of him.

What I wanted was for him to be my first…my only.


She thought I didn’t see her watching me, that I didn’t know she wanted me.

I knew, and I wanted her with a fierceness that rivaled anything else.

What Maddie didn’t know was I’d already claimed her. There was no other woman for me but her. I was a possessive bastard, territorial when it came to her. The time had finally come to make her mine. I’d show her how primal I really was, how rough I liked it, how much I wanted to make her scream my name. I’d show her how a man took care of his woman in all the ways that counted.

She’d be mine. Only mine.


Life Unexpected by J.A. Stone, $1.99 and a Women’s Fiction/Romance.



Corey Bennett knows how to handle loss: she buries her grief, just as she buried her loved ones. After losing her parents to a tragic car accident and then her husband to cancer, Corey has focused all her attention on her career—first in law school and then on the partner track at a prestigious Atlanta law firm. When her boss insists she take a vacation, Corey balks. But two weeks on the Florida Gulf Coast, where she reconnects with Tripp, a childhood friend, prove to be profoundly rejuvenating.

Torn between her workaholic patterns and a new urge to nurture, Corey starts to question all her past choices. What does she want her life.


The Dragon Finds Forever by Kristen Painter, $4.99 and a Paranormal Romance.




Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year.

The tourists think it’s all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better.

Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs, fur, and all.

Monalisa Devlin is a Will O’ The Wisp, a rare and potentially dangerous creature. Unfortunately, her greedy father makes sure she lives up to that potential. Monalisa is magically compelled to obey her father’s evil commands–until he finally agrees to free her in exchange for one, last mission: Travel to Nocturne Falls and use her powers to force Ivan Tsvetkov back into the ring.

Once a champion on the supernatural MMA circuit, Ivan ‘The Hammer’ Tsvetkov retired after a devastating injury that left him unable to shift into his dragon form. Wounded and embittered, Ivan wants nothing more than to be left alone. Until an infuriating, stubborn, delicately beautiful stranger shows up on his doorstep and demands that he rebuild his life.

Posing as a rehab therapist seemed like the easiest way to get close to the smoldering recluse, but Monalisa quickly realizes that nothing about this mission is going to be easy. To gain his trust, she shares more of herself than she ever has before, and as their connection deepens, so does the weight of her secrets. She thought she was willing to do whatever it took to win her independence…but when her deception blows up in her face, will Monalisa discover that the loss of Ivan’s heart is too high a price to pay? Or will their love rise from the ashes to burn stronger than ever?


Wishing on a Dream by Julia Cannon, $9.99 and a Lesbian Romance.



Tobin Parks has been described as a cross between Janice Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Joan Baez, Reba McIntyre, and a little bit of Elvis thrown in for balance. She’s at the top of every chart, and with her sultry voice and bad girl image, she has no trouble attracting screaming fans to her concerts, women to her bed, and paparazzi to her doorstep.

Kiersten Bradley is riding the wave of her dream. The inventor and CEO of ICE, a popular energy drink, Kiersten is having a phenomenal year of success. When Tobin Parks comes knocking on her door asking ICE to be the sponsor of her next guaranteed blockbuster tour, Kiersten passes. Linking her company’s name to Tobin’s is a public relations nightmare waiting to happen. Both professional and personal sparks fly when the two strong-willed, very public women meet. Kiersten will not risk everything she has worked for, even for the chance to make millions, and Tobin is determined to have ICE has her sponsor.


An upcoming release to keep your eye on…


(April 18th, Montlake Romance)


Gavin Miller, the billionaire author of a bestselling thriller series, struggles with a grim secret: he hasn’t written a word in more than a year.

Writer’s block is killing his spirit and jeopardizing his contracts with his publisher and his Hollywood producers. Prodded by his agent, Gavin reluctantly agrees to see Allie Nichols, a sassy physical therapist tasked with treating the novelist’s severe neck and shoulder pain—and maybe his writer’s block, too.

The tempestuous Gavin and no-nonsense Allie soon find themselves entangled in a steamy affair that sparks Gavin’s creativity again. But their manipulative ex-lovers and Gavin’s lingering childhood scars threaten their happily ever after. Can Gavin and Allie find their way to love when the stakes are high and the obstacles are overwhelming?



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