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Bestseller list for week ending Sept 23, 2012

  1. The Amorous Education of Celia Seaton by Miranda Neville A | BN | K | S
  2. On Dublin Street by Samantha Young A | BN | K | S
  3. Tainted Innocence by Joss Alexander A | BN | K | S
  4. In Bed with the Boss (Harlequin Presents) by Susan Napier A | BN | K | S
  5. Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey A | BN | K | S
  6. Guilty Pleasures (Avon Romantic Treasure) by Laura Lee Guhrke A | BN | K | S
  7. It Had to Be You (Chicago Stars / Bonner Brothers) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips A | BN | K | S
  8. To The Moon and Back by Jill Mansell A | BN | K | S
  9. Motorcycle Man (The Dream Man Series) by Kristen Ashley A | BN | K | S
  10. The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle A | BN | K | S

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. joanne
    Sep 30, 2012 @ 19:26:00

    Can we talk about Motorcycle Man since I was one of many of your DA readers who bought it this week? I have to admit that when you said it was a long story I sort of blew over that and didn’t pay any attention. By the time I got to chapter 693 I was beginning to think that recommending this book was a joke that you and Angela James were pulling on your readers. But then, no, here was the Epilogue…. which went on another 794 pages. I swear I laughed so hard at the seemingly endlessness of this novel that I mostly missed the entire ending.

    I went from that to buying the author’s newest book Knight. Wow. I was mesmerized, transported, enchanted, provoked, enraged, engrossed, appalled and couldn’t put it down. It is NOT, NOT, NOT for every romance reader and I won’t go looking for more like KNIGHT but I’m so glad I got a chance to read something so different – not necessarily refreshing – in my chosen genre.

    Oh, and I bought and read the first Rock Chick book. If it had been the first of Ms Ashley’s books I read I wouldn’t have bought any others. I know they’re favs of yours Jane but it just didn’t work for me, I’m so glad I started with MM.

  2. Jane
    Sep 30, 2012 @ 20:20:32

    @joanne: They aren’t necessarily faves of mine. I hadn’t read Motorcycle Man when I read the Rock Chick books and at that time, I felt like the first Rock Chick was the best representation of Ashley’s work for someone who didn’t want to read about a pimp as a hero. I do think that Motorcycle Man and Knight are some of her most magnetic reads. I also enjoy At Peace which has a messed up relationship and goes on forever. The hero is a bit more like the one in Dream Man and Motorcycle Man.

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