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USA Today Besteller List, Week Ending June 17, 2007


There’s not much I can say about the list this week. It’s the standard authors here: Roberts, Coulter, Robards, Lindsey. These ladies are bestsellers and will continue to bestsellers, maybe even long after they are gone (cough, VC Andrews, cough). The big surprise, although some may have seen it coming, was the rapid drop off for Mary Janice Davidson’s book, Undead and Uneasy (Queen Betsy, Book 6) which fell from 61 to out of the list in one week’s span.


Angels Fall, Nora Roberts, (Jove), $7.99, No. 9 (Peak 1 – as a hardcover release). Paperback release.
Double Take, Catherine Coulter (Putnam), $25.95 No. 11 (debut).

The Harlequin (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 15) by Laurell K Hamilton (Berkley) $25.95, No. 26 (deubt).

Vanished, Karen Robards (Signet) $7.99, No. 31 (Peak 27). This is the paperback release of the hardcover.
Sleeping with Fear, Kay Hooper (Bantam), $7.50, No. 32 (Peak 9).
The MacGregors: Robert & Cybil: The Winning Hand and The Perfect Neighbor, Nora Roberts (Silhouette Special Releases), $7.99, No. 34 (Peak 13).
The Man From Stone Creek, Linda Lael Miller (HQN), $7.99, No. 38 (Peak 8).

The Devil Who Tamed Her, Johanna Lindsey (Pocket), $25.00, No. 43 (debut).
Desperate Duchesses, Eloisa James (Avon), No. 61 (Peak 27).
Abandon, Carla Neggers (Mira), $7.99, No. 63 (Peak 24).
Summer Pleasures: Second Nature\One Summer, Nora Roberts (Silhouette Special Releases), $14.95, No. 68 (Peak 31).

Last Look: A Novel of Suspense, Mariah Stewart (Ballantine Books), $6.99, No. 77 (Peak 28).
Master of Dragons (Mageverse, Book 8), Angela Knight (Berkley), $7.99, No. 84 (Peak 34).
Lady Beware: A Novel of the Company of Rogues, Jo Beverley (Signet), $7.99, No. 98 (Peak 66).
Beware a Scot’s Revenge, Sabrina Jeffries (Pocket) $6.99, No. 101 (Peak 26).

Sins of a Duke, Suzanne Enoch (Avon), $6.99, No. 103 (Peak 40).

Changeling, Yasmine Galenorn (Berkley), $6.99, No. 116 (Peak 73). Last week I thought about buying this book and then I read the reviews at Amazon and decided I don’t really enjoy witch stories.
Susannah’s Garden, Debbie Macomber (Mira), $7.99, No. 123 (Peak No. 4 ).


Out of the list:

Undead and Uneasy (Queen Betsy, Book 6), MaryJanice Davidson (Berkley), $23.95, No. 61 (debut). My guess is that people are tired of the 100 page hardcover.
Immortals: The Darkening (Book 2), Robin T. Popp (Dorchester), $6.99, No. 105 (Peak 89).
Gideon: The Nightwalkers, Jacquelyn Frank (Zebra) $6.99, No. 108 (Peak 55).
Lawman (STP – Mira), Diana Palmer (HQN), $24.95 No. 112 (Peak 49).
The Viscount in Her Bedroom (Sisters of Willow Pond Trilogy), Gayle Callen (Avon), $6.99, No. 115 (Peak 88).

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. Wendy
    Jun 21, 2007 @ 12:11:22

    Re: MJD – or readers have just decided to stop buying their own copy and are hitting the library instead. We currently have a fairly respectable holds list of 18 waiting on Undead And Uneasy. Not in the same league as say Nora, JAK or Grisham – but still, respectable.

  2. sherry thomas
    Jun 22, 2007 @ 08:11:11

    I saw an ad for MJD’s latest on I thought it was an interesting place for an ad. You know it’s got a largely female audience, you know (if you’ve been reading the blog) that the ladies read romance, or at least one of them does, and you know that those who appreciate their snarky wit might find MJD’s humor perfectly to their taste.

    What I would really like to know is how that translates into sales. But I guess even MJD herself wouldn’t know it for sure.

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