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May 4, 2008 Bestselling Books

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Will Kresley Cole hit #1 with her June release? She’s at number 3 with her May release. Brenda Jackson’s Kimani release hit the extended list which is unusual because, in part, it is a category romance.

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Book Title Author Publisher Price Rank Peak NYT
The Devil Who Tamed Her Johanna Lindsey Pocket $7.99 7 7 14
Twenty Wishes Debbie Macomber Mira $24.95 10 10 3*
A Wanted Man: A Stone Creek Novel Linda Lael Miller HQN $7.99 12 12 33
Up Close and Dangerous Linda Howard Ballantine $7.99 13 13 24
Innocent as Sin Elizabeth Lowell Avon $7.99 18 18 19
Natural Born Charmer Susan Elizabeth Phillips Avon $7.99 19 19 11
Lawman Diana Palmer HQN $7.99 22 22  
The Darkest Kiss Keri Arthur Dell $6.99 29 29 16
Promises Fern Michaels HQN $7.99 32 32  
Dark Deeds at Night’s Edge Kresley Cole Pocket $6.99 38 38 3
The Darkest Night: Lords of the Underworld Gena Showalter HQN $6.99 42 42 8
The Charm School Susan Wiggs Mira $7.99 43 43  
One Foot in the Grave Jeaniene Frost Avon $6.99 45 45 9
Duke Most Wanted Celeste Bradley St. Martin’s Press $6.99 47 47 17
The Other Boleyn Girl Philipa Gregory Touchstone $16.00 50 3 14**
Back on Blossom Street Debbie Macomber Mira $7.99 51 24 29
Lover’s Bite Maggie Shayne Mira $7.99 70 70 22
The Forbidden: The Courtship of Nellie Fisher Bevarly Lewis Bethany House $13.99 73 73  
Dark Magic Christine Feehan Dorchester Publishing $7.99 78 78  
Playing with Fire Katie MacAlister Signet $7.99 85 85  
The Third Circle: An Arcane Society Novel Amanda Quick Putnam $24.95 91 25 18*
Hokus Pokus Fern Michaels Zebra $6.99 97 26  
Dying Breath Wendy Corsi Staub Zebra $6.99 100 100  
The Hollow Nora Roberts Jove $7.99 101 101  
Silver Flame Hannah Howell Zebra $6.99 103 103  
Creation in Death J.D. Robb Berkley $7.99 106 36 27
A Notorious Proposition Adele Ashworth Avon $6.99 112 112  
The River Knows Amanda Quick Jove $7.99 121 35 32
Fire and Ice Anne Stuart Mira $6.99 133 133 21
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

** NYT Trade Paperback

*** A LADY’S SECRET, by Jo Beverley (Signet) is No. 30 on the NYT Mass Market extended list and IRRESISTIBLE FORCES by Brenda Jackson (Kimani) is No. 34 on the NYT Mass Market extended list

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

2 Comments

  1. Laura Vivanco
    May 14, 2008 @ 05:04:02

    Brenda Jackson's Kimani release hit the extended list which is unusual because, in part, it is a category romance

    Aren’t HQN books category romances too, then? I checked eHarlequin, and the HQN books do stick around for a while, but then, so do many of the books in the various Kimani imprints. For example, when I took a look at the Kimani Romance line, the line in which Jackson’s book is published, there are books still available on the website which date from December 2007.

    I’m a bit confused because in the UK Mills & Boon sell MIRA books as categories (i.e. they’re listed by month, and only 3 months’ worth of books are listed on the site).

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  2. gena showalter
    May 15, 2008 @ 19:01:41

    Nope, HQN books are considered single title rather than category :)

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