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May 11, 2008 Bestseller comparison list

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Gena Showalter is on the New York Times list for the third week. With the release of the second in the Nora Roberts’ paranormal/horror trilogy, The Hollow, her first book, Blood Brothers, reappeared on both the USA Today and NY Times list. Stephenie Meyer got the top spot for The Host, her first adult offering.

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Book Title Author Publisher Price Rank Peak NYT
The Hollow Nora Roberts Jove $7.99 2 2 1
The Devil Who Tamed Her Johanna Lindsey Pocket $7.99 14 7 8
Twenty Wishes Debbie Macomber Mira $24.95 17 10 3*
From Dead to Worse Charlaine Harris Ace $24.95 24 24 6*
A Wanted Man: A Stone Creek Novel Linda Lael Miller HQN $7.99 28 12 21
Up Close and Dangerous Linda Howard Ballantine $7.99 13 13 18
Natural Born Charmer Susan Elizabeth Phillips Avon $7.99 31 19 9
Innocent as Sin Elizabeth Lowell Avon $7.99 34 18 11
The Lawman Diana Palmer HQN $7.99 45 22 34
Promises Fern Michaels HQN $7.99 46 32 27
Comanche Moon Catherine Anderson Signet $7.99 50 50 24
Playing with Fire Katie MacAlister Signet $7.99 53 53 10
The Other Boleyn Girl Philipa Gregory Touchstone $16.00 58 3 14**
The Darkest Kiss Keri Arthur Dell $6.99 60 29 15
The Charm School Susan Wiggs Mira $7.99 65 43
Duke Most Wanted Celeste Bradley St. Martin’s Press $6.99 68 47 17
Back on Blossom Street Debbie Macomber Mira $7.99 72 24 26
The Darkest Night: Lords of the Underworld Gena Showalter HQN $6.99 79 42 14
Dark Deeds at Night’s Edge Kresley Cole Pocket $6.99 83 38 25
One Foot in the Grave Jeaniene Frost Avon $6.99 89 45 20
The Forbidden: The Courtship of Nellie Fisher Bevarly Lewis Bethany House $13.99 93 73
Lover’s Bite Maggie Shayne Mira $7.99 105 70 22
Silver Flame Hannah Howell Zebra $6.99 113 103
Dying Breath Wendy Corsi Staub Zebra $6.99 120 100
A Notorious Proposition Adele Ashworth Avon $6.99 131 112
Dark Magic Christine Feehan Dorchester Publishing $7.99 134 78
Blood Brothers Nora Roberts Jove $7.99 135 1 30
Hokus Pokus Fern Michaels Zebra $6.99 139 26
Creation in Death J.D. Robb Berkley $7.99 140 36 33
Out of the list:
The River Knows Amanda Quick Jove $7.99 121 35
Fire and Ice Anne Stuart Mira $6.99 133 133
Shadow Magic Cheyenne McCray St. Martin’s Paperback $6.99 144 144
Three Nights of Sin Anne Mallory Avon $5.99 150 150

* NYT Hardcover list. The number 1 hardcover is The Host by Stephenie Meyer.

** NYT Trade Paperback

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She 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

One Comment

  1. Tina Burns
    May 19, 2008 @ 16:03:53

    I read The Darkest Night last week and can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of the series.

    Just finished The Hollow today. I’m a sucker for Nora’s trilogys. Can’t help but devour them. I’m waiting impatiently for December when Gage’s book comes out. He’s my fave.

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