Paula Hawkins’ Into the Water Is No Fluke...

May 13, 2017 by

This week not too much in woo-woo in terms of adult fiction. Non-Fiction and Children’s Fiction is slaying all the competition, but there are some rising above most, such as James Patterson’s 16th Seduction with over 60,000 in combined sales, and Paula Hawkins’ sophomore follow up to the massive hit to Girl on the Train almost beat out Patterson for top honors. Into the Water, sold over 38,000 in print, so around the 50K plus combined sales. And Danielle Steel, like always, makes the usual sales killing with Against All Odds.     In the romance realm, Susan Wiggs’ Family Tree, Tami Hoag’s The Bitter Season and Debbie Macomber’s Orchard Valley Grooms all sold in the 20K plus sales range.   Over at the USA today top 100 chart toppers this week, new romances...

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Friday Zen of Cuteess- The Cast of Sesame Street Reads Famous Movie Quotes...

May 12, 2017 by

  “Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird and the rest of the cast of Sesame Street read famous movie lines from the last century of cinema.”  ...

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Behind the Curtain Book Review *Beth Kery*...

May 10, 2017 by

  There’s something about this woman… On a break between overseas jobs, journalist Asher Gaites returns to his hometown of Chicago—and allows his friends to persuade him to check out a hot new singer. At a downtown jazz club, he’s soon transfixed by the lyrical voice and sensuous body of a woman who performs behind a thin, shimmering veil… …That could bring a man to his knees. The veil gives Moroccan American Laila Barek the anonymity she needs since she has never been able to reconcile her family’s values with her passion for music. But one man is inexplicably drawn to her. And when Asher confronts her on a subway platform after a gig, he’s shocked to recognize the woman who walked away from him nine years ago… Laila has never been able to...

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Book Spotlight: Every Breath You Take by Robert Winter *GIVEAWAY*...

May 9, 2017 by

  When Zachary Hall leaves Utah for a job in Washington, it’s finally his chance to live as a gay man and maybe find someone special. In a bar he meets Thomas Scarborough, a man who seems perfect in and out of the bedroom. But Thomas never dates. He never even sleeps with the same man twice. Despite their instant connection, he can offer Zachary only his friendship, and Zachary is looking for more. Thomas is tempted to break his own rules, but years before, he became the victim of a stalker who nearly destroyed his life. Even though his stalker died, Thomas obsessively keeps others at a distance. Despite his fascination with Zachary, he is unable to lower his barriers. Frustrated, Zachary accepts he will never have what he wants with Thomas and...

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Book Spotlight: SCORE by Victoria Denault *GIVEAWAY*...

May 8, 2017 by

  He’s used to winning, but now he’s playing with his heart. Jude Braddock. Hockey god. That’s how everyone sees him now. But when they were teenagers, Zoey knew him as the kid who didn’t have enough nerve to make a move on their one and only disastrous date. Seems he doesn’t have that problem anymore, though. According to the rumors, he’s with a different woman every night. After a rough divorce, the last thing Zoey needs is more heartbreak. But Jude’s cocky, playful attitude is mighty hard to resist. Jude knows he isn’t built for long-term relationships. But he’s getting sick of women pounding on his door in the middle of the night looking for a rematch. When Zoey comes back into his life, it’s like fate has given him a second chance....

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May 2017 Romance Novels You Should Check Out...

May 7, 2017 by

Here are 10 romances or books with romantic elements releasing in May that are must reads…   (May 2nd, Berkley)   A goalie has to trust his instincts, even when taking a shot to the heart… Mike Beacon is a champion at defending the net, but off the ice, he’s not so lucky. A widower and a single father, he’s never forgotten Lauren Williams, the ex who gave him the best year of his life. When Lauren reappears in the Bruisers office during the playoffs, Beacon sees his chance to make things right. Lauren hates that she’s forced to travel with the team she used to work for and the man who broke her heart. There’s still undeniable sexual tension running between her and Mike, but she won’t go down that road again. She’s focused on her...

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John Sandford and David Baldacci On Top This Week...

May 6, 2017 by

Not much in terms of excitement this week with new adult fiction releases charting. The usual suspects have hit the top 10 on the charts like they always do, such as John Standford with Golden Prey (over 36,000 in print, close to 50,000 combined). David’s Baldacci’s The Fix is still doing well, and near Standford’s sales. Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10, and James Patterson’s The Black Book are also near the 30,000 sale range.     At the USA Today top 100 this week, things start for new romances at #14 with Kresley Cole’s Wicked Abyss (also hit the top 10 on the NYT Combined list). #37- Falling for Rachel by Nora Roberts #39- Hideaway by Fern Michaels #46- Here Comes Trouble by Debbie Macomber #52- Once You’re Mine by Barbara Freethy...

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Book Spotlight: Finding You by Jo Watson *GIVEAWAY*...

May 5, 2017 by

  Being adopted never made Jane Smith feel unloved, just unlike the rest of her family. As her twenty-fifth birthday approaches, she is struck by an overwhelming longing to finally find her place in the world. So, in a very un-Jane-like move, she books a last-minute ticket to Greece to find her birth father and the real Jane. All she knows about him is that he was a tour guide named Dimitri. Armed with this knowledge and several surprise boxes of condoms from her mom (not embarrassing at all), Jane takes off. Within minutes of landing she makes two important discoveries. First, everyone in Greece is named Dimitri, and second, fate might be playing a sick joke on her when a sexy tour guide called Dimitri comes to fetch her from the airport. After...

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