Sarah MacLean’s The Day of the Duchess Wins for the Week

Jul 8, 2017 by

Sarah MacLean’s The Day of the Duchess Wins for the Week

Three weeks in a row top spot in adult fiction- John Grisham’s Camino Island has dropped from first place, but that still didn’t stop the book from getting over 60,000 in sales (47,000 in print). Grisham is on fire this summer, as well as, James Patterson, Danielle Steel, Brad Thor, and Ruth Ware, all who keeping selling over 30,000 each week. Most of the well known best selling traditionally published authors are selling over 20,000 in print.

Those selling well in mass market paperback is always romance (or so it seems). The heavy hitters here are Serenity Harbor by RaeAnne Thayne, High Stakes by Fern Michaels, Power Game by Christine Feehan, and new this week- Sarah MacLean with The Day of the Duchess. All these authors have sold over 6,000 in MM (making their total sales at 15,000-20,000)



Over at the USA Today Top 100, new romances hitting here, starts at number 6 with The Duchess by Danielle Steel (many new romances have hit this week- HURRAH).

#13- High Stakes by Fern Michaels

#14- Serenity Harbor by RaeAnne Thayne

#18- Love by Degree by Debbie Macomber

#19- The Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLean

#21- Easy Nights by Kristen Proby

#40- The Catch by K. Bromberg

#50- Billionaires on the Beach box set

#51- Summer Whodunnits box set

#68- The King by Skye Warren

#72- The Beard Made Me Do It by Lani Lynn Vale

#73- Race Against Time by Sharon Sala


Let’s check out the new romances heating up the charts at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords:

Amazon: The Baby Contract by Riley Rollins, .99 cents New Adult



Marriage and promises and white picket fences…?
Mistakes I’ll never make again. I’m over that fantasy.
So is Libby, and that’s why she’s the perfect surrogate for my baby.
She gets paid, and I get an heir to the Mason family name.
No fuss, no muss. Easy, right?

I need a woman who’ll let me impregnate her for pay.

Libby’s got zero interest in babies or a husband. She needs money, not complications.

Yeah, I’ll marry her to make it look legit, but I want a f*cking business deal. A contract. Legal, straightforward… Shatterproof. After Libby gives birth, she’s gone for good.

…But once she’s got my baby in her belly…

Simple gets complicated.

Ripe and luscious, with fertile curves that beg me to plant my seed, damned right I’m going to spread Libby’s thighs and put my rock hard plow to work… Over and over again.

Nine months? I’ve got to have more. Her body is my responsibility, my possession, my addiction.

F*ck the agreement… This is gonna get dirty.

Amazon: Claiming Cinderella by Amy Brent, 99 cents Romantic Comedy



I’m supposed to marry a princess, but f*cking Cinderella will break all the rules.
Promises and commitments?
Nah…that’s not me.
Mom throws a masquerade ball to find me a high society bride.
What a f*cking bore.
But I’m bewitched by the girl without an invitation.
Crashing a celebrity party? That makes my magic wand HARD.
One look into her ocean blue eyes and I know I’m in trouble.
I want to feel her all over, kiss those lips, and have her in more ways than one.
She’s come to my party. I’ll have her coming all night long.
But at midnight she runs.
I grasp her hand. She pulls away.
The ring that she drops is the only evidence that our hot night together did exist.
I have to find the slender finger that fits the ring.
I have to claim… my Cinderella.


Barnes and Noble: Take Me Fast by Vanessa Vale, $3.99 Erotic Romance-MFM



They claimed her once. After seven years in the military, they’re home. Now, they’ll claim her again.

Rory and Cooper haven’t forgotten Ivy. She is the one for them, the one who became theirs one starry night before shipping off to boot camp. They didn’t expect seven years to pass before they saw her again. She’s changed, has secrets. But they don’t care. They’ll do everything they can to make her theirs. Because in Bridgewater, one cowboy is never enough.


Smashwords: Relic of Sorrows by Lindsay Buroker, $3.99 Sci-Fi Romance



Captain Alisa Marchenko finally has a lead on finding her daughter, but her passengers want her to take them on their quest instead. Even though the Star Nomad is her ship, they have power she cannot fight, and she finds herself with no choice but to accept another detour.

But the ancient relic they seek has the ability to destroy worlds and is coveted by many. The path leading to it is riddled with competitors and littered with the dead, and even a cyborg and a Starseer may not be strong enough to fight the obstacles in the way.

Swept up in a fate she never chose, Alisa must find a way to survive against impossible odds, knowing that if her passengers succeed, they will change the course of history—maybe not for the better.


Smashwords: 3 Dads Find Love by Trina Solet, $2.50, Gay (MM) Romance



Three novel box set
Unexpected Dad: Tyler discovers he’s a dad and finds love with his best friend.
Where He Belongs: Jack only cares about business until he meets Gus and his son, and they turn his world upside down.
Golden Days: A nerdy dad and his feisty daughter charm the hunky guy next door.

Upcoming release to keep your eye on…



(November 14th, Crown Publishing)


Jazz Bashara is a criminal.

Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.

Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she’s stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself—and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.



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