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USA Bestseller List, Week Ending December 9, 2007


It’s Christmas time and there is just not a huge buying market for genre fiction books.


Blood Brothers (Sign of Seven Trilogy, Book 1), Nora Roberts (Jove), $7.99, No. 2 (Peak 1).

Stars: Hidden Star\Captive Star, Nora Roberts (Silhouette Special Releases), $7.99, No. 50 (Peak 15).

Dakota Home (Dakota Series #2), Debbie Macomber (Mira), $7.99, No. 64 (Peak 19).

The Edge of Winter, Luanne Rice (Bantam), $7.50, No. 82 (Peak 54).

The Widow, Carla Neggers (Mira), $7.99, No. 102 (Peak 45). This is the paperback release of the hardcover. I liked the book.

Wife for Hire, Janet Evanovich (Harper), $7.99, No. 117 (Peak 7).

Christmas Wishes, Debbie Macomber (Mira), $7.99, No. 121 (Peak 11).

For a Few Demons More, Kim Harrison (Eos), $7.99, No. 143 (Peak 14). Paperback release of hardcover.


Out of the list:

The Warrior (Brotherhood of the Sword, Book 3), Kinley MacGregor (Avon), $6.99, No. 64 (debut).
Santa Cruise, Mary Higgins Clark, Carol Higgins Clark (Pocket), $7.99, No. 75 (Peak 35). I missed this one last week. It was still in the list at No 64.

Creation in Death J.D. Robb (Putnam), $25.95, No. 76 (Peak 5).

Midnight Awakening (The Midnight Breed, Book 3), Lara Adrian (Random House), $6.99, No. 86 (debut).

Comfort and Joy, Fern Michaels, Marie Bostwick, Cathy Lamb, Deborah J. Wolf (Zebra), $7.99, No. 95 (Peak 27).

The McKettrick Way (The McKettrick Series #9), Linda Lael Miller (Silhouette Special Edition), $4.99, No. 107 (Peak 69).
An Affair Before Christmas“>An Affair Before Christmas, Eloisa James (Avon), $7.99, No. 110 (Peak 44).
Swimming without a Net (Fred the Mermaid, Book 2), MaryJanice Davidson (Jove), $7.99, No. 112 (debut).

The Accidental Mistress: A Novel, Tracy Anne Warren (Ballantine), $6.99, No. 121 (debut).
Her Secret Fantasy: A Novel, Gaelen Foley (Ballantine), $6.99, No. 131 (debut).
The Gift: Home For Christmas\All I Want For Christmas\Gabriel’s Angel, Nora Roberts (Silhouette Special Releases), $7.99, No. 148 (Peak 7).

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. sherry thomas
    Dec 13, 2007 @ 17:20:32

    Yep. That’s the fewest titles I’ve seen on the list yet. ::Prays hard to never be given a December release::

    I wonder though if a late December release, i.e., a January release in publishing lingo, would be just the thing. Christmas is finally over and not much happens at workplaces at the end of the year, and readers who’ve been busy buying for others finally get a chance to buy for themselves.

    I’m really looking forward to Shana Abe’s Queen of Dragons and Joanna (sp?) Bourne’s Spymaster’s Lady

  2. Ann Bruce
    Dec 14, 2007 @ 11:33:25

    I'm really looking forward to Shana Abe's Queen of Dragons

    Only 12 days more…

  3. Meriam
    Dec 14, 2007 @ 11:47:12

    I'm really looking forward to Shana Abe's Queen of Dragons and Joanna (sp?) Bourne's Spymaster's Lady

    Yep, add to that Lynn Viehl’s Evermore and Louise Allen’s rampaging Virgin Slave, Barbarian King, and that’s my January reading sorted.

    Also really looking forward to yours, Sherry.

  4. sherry thomas
    Dec 14, 2007 @ 17:01:38

    Also really looking forward to yours, Sherry.


    I hovered my mouse over your name, Meriam, and boy do you have one of the best blog names or what.

    I’m reading Shana Abe’s The Last Mermaid–saw it in the library yesterday and grabbed it. I’m on a tight deadline, and still I inhaled 200 pages of it last night. She is so fantastic at intricate, marvelous worldbuilding.
    I don’t know why I didn’t go on a glomming rampage after I read the Thief books. Guess I’ll be doing just that in January, when I take my sabbatical from writing.

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