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USA Today Bestseller List, Week Ending April 8, 2007


Leanne Banks continues her appearance on the bestseller list due to her wagon being tied to the tail of Evanovich’s star. Rhonda Byrne’s unshakeable book, The Secret, remains at the number 1 spot.

There were few debut titles on the list despite April 3 being a big release date. Possibly some of those April releases will turn up on next week’s list. A review of the titles which dominate would be historicals (5), suspense(6), and paranormals(7).


Hot Stuff, Janet Evanovich, Leanne Banks, St. Martin’s Paperbacks, $7.99, No. 4 (debut). The selling power of the Evanovich name is amazing. I found the first two in this collaborative series unforgettable and have never went back for more.
McKettrick’s Heart, Linda Lael Miller (HQN), $7.99, No. 13 (Peak 5).

Second Sight, Amanda Quick (Jove), $7.99, No. 18 (Peak 11).
The MacGregors: Daniel & Ian, Nora Roberts (Silhouette Special Releases), $7.99, No. 26 (Peak 16).

Prior Bad Acts, Tami Hoag (Bantam), $7.99, No. 34 (Peak 8).

The Last of the Red-Hot Vampires, Katie Macalister, Signet, $7.99, No. 42 (debut).
The Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell, Samantha James (Avon), $6.99,No. 43 (Peak 43). This one moved up two slots.
The Alibi Man, Tami Hoag (Bantam), $26.0, No. 45 (Peak 19).
Fear No Evil: A Novel, Allison Brennan (Ballantine), $6.99, No. 49 (Peak 22).
Dangerous Games, Keri Arthur (Dell), $6.99, No. 50 (Peak 38).

Bedding the Heiress, Cathy Maxwell (Avon), $6.99, No. 54 (Peak 54). Last week it was 59.
Shiver, Lisa Jackson (Zebra), $7.99, No. 55 (Peak 9).
Absolute Fear, Lisa Jackson (Kensington), $19.99, No. 58 (Peak 30).
Morning Comes Softly, Debbie Macomber, Avon, $7.99, No. 64 (Peak 5).
A Wicked Gentleman, Jane Feather (Pocket Star), $7.99, No. 65 (Peak 11).

Feels Like Family, Sherryl Woods (Mira), $6.99, No. 87 (Peak 87).
Be Still My Vampire Heart, Kerrelyn Sparks (Avon), $5.99, No. 94 (Peak 93).
Dark Gold, Christine Feehan, Love Spell, $7.99, No. 96 (Debut).
The Dying Game, Beverly Barton (Zebra), $6.99, No. 98 (Peak 62).
Beauty and the Beast, Hannah Howell (Zebra), $4.99, No. 99 (Peak 99).

McKettrick’s Pride, Linda Lael Miller (HQN), $7.99, No. 104 (Peak 11).
Claimed By Shadow, Karen Chance, Roc, $7.99, No. 111 (debut).
For a Few Demons More,Kim Harrison (Eos), $21.95, No. 115 (Peak No. 14).

Her Only Desire: A Novel, Gaelen Foley (Ballantine), $7.99, No. 116 (Peak 64).
The Taste of Night: The Second Sign of the Zodiac, Vicki Pettersson (EOS), $6.99, No. 132 (Peak 124).


Out of the List

Hey, Good Looking, Fern Michaels, Pocket, $7.99, No. 87 (Peak No. 16).
McKettrick’s Luck, Linda Lael Miller (HQN), $7.99, No. 115 (Peak 63).
Irish Dreams, Nora Roberts (Silh Special Releasees), $7.99, No. 130 (Peak 2).
Definitely Dead, Charlaine Harris (Ace), $7.99, No. 134. Either everyone bought the hardcover version or Harris’ Stackhouse series is losing its appeal. Next month’s release should be revealing.
Deadly Game, Christine Feehan, Jove, $7.99, No. 135 (Peak No. 2).
Table For Two, Nora Roberts, Silhouette Special Releases, No. 147(Peak 28).

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. jmc
    Apr 13, 2007 @ 09:13:47

    *whingey voice* I’m trying to figure out what it means (in terms of my book slump) that there isn’t a single new book on that list that could be arsed to pick up. I’ve read a couple of the NR titles and the Sookie book, otherwise, nothing piques my interest. Nada. Niente. Nichevo.

  2. Jane
    Apr 13, 2007 @ 11:57:52

    I think March was so full of good books that April looks sad. I haven’t read a ton of May or June books but what I did read was good so maybe you have something to look forward to.

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