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USA Today Besteller List, Week Ending January 6, 2008


I know that this is way late, but it is the first USA list of the year so I figure that it is better late than never. I’ve decided to go with a table format. I think it’s easier to peruse this way. The list is much stronger this month for romances with a crossover romance author making it to the list for the first time: Yasmine Galenorn’s Darkling.


Book Title Author Publisher Price Rank Peak
Iron Kissed Patricia Briggs Ace 7.99 14 14
Shadow Dance paperback release of hardcover Julie Garwood Ballantine 7.99 22 13
The Manning Sisters reprint Debbie Macomber MIRA 7.99 25 25
Shadow Music Despite fans not loving this entry it still sells. Julie Garwood Ballantine 25.00 27 26
Morning Light Catherine Anderson Signet 7.99 37 32
Blood Brothers Nora Roberts Jove 7.99 39 1
Blood Dreams Kay Hooper Bantam 25.00 40 40
Hide and Seek Fern Michaels Zebra 6.99 65 39
The Devil’s Web Mary Balogh Dell 6.99 69 69
Someone to Love I see by this ranking that I am not the only one who has given up on JD. Used to love some of her books. Jude Devereaux Pocket Star 7.99 76 76
The Accidental Vampire Sands is getting the 3 book back to back release so it will be interesting to watch the trend of her sales. Lynsay Sands Avon 6.99 77 77
Taming Natasha & Luring A Lady Luring a Lady just does not sound like a title for a NR book. Nora Roberts Silh. Special Releases 14.95 82 82
Wizard’s Daughter Sadly her contemporaries has killed my desire to read her books even though I got this one for free. Catherine Coulter Jove 6.99 90 49
Darkling Yasmine Galenorn Berkley 7.99 118 118
Kitty and the Silver Bullet Carrie Vaughn GCP 6.99 121 121
Just a Taste Deirdre Martin Berkley 7.99 122 122
Deadly Gamble Linda Lael Miller HQN Books 7.99 128 128
Highland Wolf I am not sure why this surprises me, but there is more than one historical romance titled “Highland Wolf”. Hannah Howell Zebra 6.99 136 136

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. Lauren
    Jan 14, 2008 @ 14:04:29

    I like the table format! Thanks so much!

  2. sherry thomas
    Jan 14, 2008 @ 22:35:17

    But why is their peak lower than their current ranks, for a lot of them?

  3. Jane
    Jan 14, 2008 @ 22:58:57

    whoops – I think I put in last week’s ranking and not the peak. Need to go and edit.

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