Janet Evanovich’s most recent Stephanie Plum story, Lean Mean Thirteen, is still number one. With the release of heavyweights like Feehan and Quinn, however, the USA Today is topped by romance authors with Feehan’s Safe Harbor at 2 and Quinn’s The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever at 4 and Debbie Macomber’s, Country Brides at 5.
Lean Mean Thirteen, Janet Evanovich (St. Martin’s Press), $27.50, No. 1 (Peak 1).
Safe Harbor, Christine Feehan (Jove), $7.99, No. 3 (debut).
The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever, Julia Quinn (Avon), $7.99, No. 4 (debut).
Country Brides, Debbie Macomber (Mira), $7.99, No. 5 (debut).
Twelve Sharp, Janet Evanovich (St. Martin’s Paperbacks), $7.99, No. 7 (peak 3 as a paperback release). Paperback release of hardcover
Fool Me Once, Fern Michaels (Zebra), $7.99, No. 9 (debut).
Angels Fall, Nora Roberts, (Jove), $7.99, No. 15 (Peak 1 – as a hardcover release). Paperback release.
Sandcastles, Luanne Rice (Bantam), $7.50, No. 19 (debut). Paperback release.
Last Words, Mariah Stewart (Ballantine), $6.99, No. 21 (debut).
Web of Love, Mary Balogh (Dell), $6.99, No. 23 (debut). (Reissue of out of print title).
Double Take, Catherine Coulter (Putnam), $25.95 No. 26 (Peak 10).
The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes, Jennifer Crusie, Eileen Dreyer, Anne Stuart (St. Martin’s Paperbacks), $7.99, No. 31 (debut). I found this placement to be a surprising because it didn’t even hit the top 100 on Bookscan.
Blood Red, Heather Graham (Mira), $7.99, No. 32 (debut).
The Summit, Kat Martin (Mira), $7.99, No. 44 (debut).
Hidden Agendas (Tempting Seals, Book 4), Lora Leigh (St.Martin’s Paperbacks), $6.99, No. 51 (debut).
Never Lie to a Lady, Liz Carlyle (Pocket), $7.50, No. 68 (Peak 42).
Summer Pleasures: Second Nature\One Summer, Nora Roberts (Silhouette Special Releases), $14.95, No. 70 (Peak 31).
Code Name: Bikini (Code Name), Christina Skye (HQN), $6.99, No. 71 (debut).
Cross My Heart, Carly Phillips (HQN), $7.99, No. 79 (debut).
The Harlequin (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 15) by Laurell K Hamilton (Berkley) $25.95, No. 80 (Peak 26).
Tempting, Susan Mallery (HQN), $6.99, No. 84 (debut).
The MacGregors: Robert & Cybil: The Winning Hand and The Perfect Neighbor, Nora Roberts (Silhouette Special Releases), $7.99, No. 86 (Peak 13).
Raintree: Sanctuary, Beverly Barton (Silhouette Nocturne), $5.25, No. 106 (debut).
Night’s Touch, Amanda Ashley (Zebra), $6.99, No. 115 (debut).
Vanished, Karen Robards (Signet) $7.99, No. 119 (Peak 27). This is the paperback release of the hardcover.
Innocent as Sin, Elizabeth Lowell (William Morrow), $24.95, No. 127 (Peak 41). Fell tremendously fast. I wonder with some other well known romantic suspense authors returning to the historical fold whether Lowell might try her hand at that.
The Devil Who Tamed Her, Johanna Lindsey (Pocket), $25.00, No. 134 (Peak 43).
Only For You, Hannah Howell (Zebra), $6.99, No. 145. (debut). We should take bets to see how long this Howell book stays on the list. 5?
Sleeping with Fear, Kay Hooper (Bantam), $7.50, No. 150 (Peak 9).
Out of the list:
The Man From Stone Creek, Linda Lael Miller (HQN), $7.99, No. 50 (Peak 8).
Desperate Duchesses, Eloisa James (Avon), No. 93 (Peak 27).
Last Look, Mariah Stewart (Ballantine Books), $6.99, No. 96 (Peak 28).
Abandon, Carla Neggers (Mira), $7.99, No. 111 (Peak 24).
Beware a Scot’s Revenge, Sabrina Jeffries (Pocket) $6.99, No. 120 (Peak 26).
Sins of a Duke, Suzanne Enoch (Avon), $6.99, No. 127 (Peak 40).
Lady Beware, Jo Beverley (Signet), $7.99, No. 133 (Peak 66).
Susannah’s Garden, Debbie Macomber (Mira), $7.99, No. 137 (Peak No. 4 ).
Master of Dragons (Mageverse, Book 8 ), Angela Knight (Berkley), $7.99, No. 145 (Peak 34).