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USA Today Besteller List, Week Ending February 3, 2008


New list this week. Mostly big names like Jayne Ann Krentz, Nora Roberts, Janet Evanovich, and Debbie Macomber. There appears to be quite a few of the romantic suspense. Shannon McKenna makes her first appearance on the list at No. 128 with Extreme Danger. I was surprised at how low Christina Dodd’s new historical placed, 97.


Book Title Author Publisher Price Rank Peak
Sizzle and Burn: An Arcane Society novel Jayne Ann Krentz Putnam 24.95 10 10
Plum Lucky Jayne Ann Krentz Putnam 24.95 14 1
Treasures Nora Roberts Silhouette 7.99 24 24
The Other Boleyn Girl The more that I look at this cover, the more awkward it appears. Is the girl in the green dress going to tip over like a bowling pin? Will it be a strike or a spare? Phillipa Gregory Touchstone $16.00 26 25
Vampires Are Forever It’s the back to back release baby. Lynsay Sands Avon $6.99 28 28
Three in Death J.D. Robb Berkley $7.99 29 29
Plum Lovin’ Janet Evanovich SMP $6.99 41 1
Killing Fear Allison Brennan Ballantine $6.99 48 48
The Murder Game Beverly Barton Zebra $6.99 59 59
The Heart of Texas Debbie Macomber Mira $13.95 70 70
To Pleasure a Lady Nicole Jordan Ballantine $6.99 73 73
In the Highlander’s Bed Cathy Maxwell Avon $6.99 79 79
Blood Brothers Nora Roberts Jove $7.99 87 1
Pricelessthis is a reprint of a book originally published in 1992. Her next new release appears to be Into the Shadow which would be the third in her paranormal series. Christina Dodd Avon $7.99 97 97
The Sweet Far Thing (The Gemma Doyle Trilogy) Libba Bray Delacorte Books or Young Readers $17.99 117 18
The Manning Sisters reprint Debbie Macomber MIRA $7.99 124 25
Extreme Danger First appearance on the list for McKenna. Shannon McKenna Brava $14.00 128 128
Below the Surface Karen Harper MIRA $6.99 132 132
Secrets of a Highlander.The highest that Chapman has placed in 5 appearances is 73, which was her last release The Stranger in Her Bed which was a contemporary. Secrets is a historical. Janet Chapman Pocket Star $6.99 133 133

I don’t have any “out of the list” listing because I didn’t do a list last week.

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

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