USA Today Bestseller List, Week Ending December 2, 2007
I am totally surprised at the weak showing of romance books on the list this week, particularly when there was a big release of new books last Tuesday. I know that my bookseller friend told me that the holidays are very soft on romance books as most book buyers are buying gifts for others and not for themselves.
On Bookscan, other than Blood Brothers (Sign of Seven Trilogy, Book 1), the sales numbers for the top 15 romance books were low.
Blood Brothers (Sign of Seven Trilogy, Book 1), Nora Roberts (Jove), $7.99, No. 1 (Peak 1).
Stars: Hidden Star\Captive Star, Nora Roberts (Silhouette Special Releases), $7.99, No. 24 (Peak 15).
Dakota Home (Dakota Series #2), Debbie Macomber (Mira), $7.99, No. 31 (Peak 19).
The Widow, Carla Neggers (Mira), $7.99, No. 52 (Peak 45). This is the paperback release of the hardcover. I liked the book.
The Edge of Winter, Luanne Rice (Bantam), $7.50, No. 54 (debut).
The Warrior (Brotherhood of the Sword, Book 3), Kinley MacGregor (Avon), $6.99, No. 64 (debut).
Santa Cruise, Mary Higgins Clark, Carol Higgins Clark (Pocket), $7.99, No. 75 (Peak 35). I missed this one last week. It was still in the list at No 64.
Creation in Death J.D. Robb (Putnam), $25.95, No. 76 (Peak 5).
Wife for Hire, Janet Evanovich (Harper), $7.99, No. 80 (Peak 7).
Midnight Awakening (The Midnight Breed, Book 3), Lara Adrian (Random House), $6.99, No. 86 (debut).
Christmas Wishes, Debbie Macomber (Mira), $7.99, No. 89 (Peak 11).
Comfort and Joy, Fern Michaels, Marie Bostwick, Cathy Lamb, Deborah J. Wolf (Zebra), $7.99, No. 95 (Peak 27).
For a Few Demons More, Kim Harrison (Eos), $7.99, No. 104 (Peak 14). Paperback release of hardcover.
The McKettrick Way (The McKettrick Series #9), Linda Lael Miller (Silhouette Special Edition), $4.99, No. 107 (Peak 69).
An Affair Before Christmas“>An Affair Before Christmas, Eloisa James (Avon), $7.99, No. 110 (Peak 44).
Swimming without a Net (Fred the Mermaid, Book 2), MaryJanice Davidson (Jove), $7.99, No. 112 (debut).
The Accidental Mistress: A Novel, Tracy Anne Warren (Ballantine), $6.99, No. 121 (debut).
Her Secret Fantasy: A Novel, Gaelen Foley (Ballantine), $6.99, No. 131 (debut).
The Gift: Home For Christmas\All I Want For Christmas\Gabriel’s Angel, Nora Roberts (Silhouette Special Releases), $7.99, No. 148 (Peak 7).
Out of the list:
Dead of Night, J.D. Robb, Mary Blayney, Ruth Ryan Langan, Mary Kay McComas (Jove), $7.99, No. 77 (Peak 13).
Upon the Midnight Clear, Sherrilyn Kenyon (St. Martin’s Paperbacks), $6.99, No. 94 (Peak 6).
The Taste of Innocence, Stephanie Laurens (Avon), $7.99, No. 123 (Peak 25). Paperback release of hardcover.
Truly, Madly Manhattan, Nora Roberts (Silhouette Special Releases), $14.95, No. 131 (Peak 41).
Demon’s Kiss, Maggie Shayne (Mira), $7.99, No. 142 (debut).