Despite last week being a major release week for romances, there were not many new entries. Two big names: MaryJanice Davidson and Jo Beverly showed up in the middle of the list and Yasmine Galenorn, a paranormal writer, showed up toward the end. Galenorn is said to be writing romances, but I wasn’t quite sure if hers were hybrids, connected books or series, so I haven’t jumped on that train just yet.
Angels Fall, Nora Roberts, (Jove), $7.99, No. 4 (Peak 1 – as a hardcover release). Paperback release. This was the number one book on Bookscan with a total week sales of 44,300. Yeah. Nora Roberts sells more in one week than most author’s print runs.
The Harlequin (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 15) by Laurell K Hamilton (Berkley) $25.95, No. 5 (deubt). Word is that this is a return to form but I’m not getting back on the train. Am not.
Sleeping with Fear, Kay Hooper (Bantam), $7.50, No. 18 (Peak 9).
The Man From Stone Creek, Linda Lael Miller (HQN), $7.99, No. 21 (Peak 8).
The MacGregors: Robert & Cybil: The Winning Hand and The Perfect Neighbor, Nora Roberts (Silhouette Special Releases), $7.99, No. 23 (Peak 13).
Vanished, Karen Robards (Signet) $7.99, No. 27 (debut). This is the paperback release of the hardcover.
Master of Dragons (Mageverse, Book 8), Angela Knight (Berkley), $7.99, No. 34 (Peak 34). Last week this was 131 and thus the biggest mover. (Sometimes I feel like Casey Casum).
Desperate Duchesses, Eloisa James (Avon), No. 39 (Peak 27). James was on the NYTimes extended list. Her bookscan numbers were great. I think if she could make the central characters have a stronger presence, she might sell even more because her writing is brilliant.
Abandon, Carla Neggers (Mira), $7.99, No. 40 (Peak 24).
Summer Pleasures: Second Nature\One Summer, Nora Roberts (Silhouette Special Releases), $14.95, No. 44 (Peak 31).
Last Look: A Novel of Suspense, Mariah Stewart (Ballantine Books), $6.99, No. 48 (Peak 28).
Sins of a Duke, Suzanne Enoch (Avon), $6.99, No. 56 (Peak 40).
Undead and Uneasy (Queen Betsy, Book 6), MaryJanice Davidson (Berkley), $23.95, No. 61 (debut).
Beware a Scot’s Revenge, Sabrina Jeffries (Pocket) $6.99, No. 62 (Peak 26). Jeffries was no 15 on the NYT list despite having lower bookscan numbers and placing lower on the USA Today list than Stewart and James. In fact, the sales numbers for the week that the NYT list represents were 7,007 copies.
Lady Beware: A Novel of the Company of Rogues, Jo Beverley (Signet), $7.99, No. 66 (debut).
Changeling, Yasmine Galenorn (Berkley), $6.99, No 73 (debut). I think this is Galenorn’s second book. I haven’t bought it because I thought that the first book was about three sisters. Now I am wondering if the books are a trilogy.
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).
Out of the list:
Into the Dark (The Bodyguards), Cindy Gerard (St. Martin’s Paperbacks), $6.99, No. 61 (debut).
The Midnight Breed, Book 2: Kiss of Crimson, Lara Adrian (Dell), $6.99 (debut).
The Touch of Fire, Linda Howard (Pocket), $7.99, No. 79 (Peak 79).
The Starter Wife, Gigi Levangie Grazer, $7.99, No. 83 (Peak 75).
Stray, Rachel Vincent (Mira), $6.99, No. 107 (debut).
Cover of Night, Linda Howard (Ballantine), $7.99, No. 109 (Peak No. 6).
Raintree: Haunted (Silhouette Nocturne), Linda Winstead Jones (Silhouette Nocturne), No. 111 (debut). Second in the Raintree series started by Linda Howard.
Born in Death, J.D. Robb (Berkley), $7.99, No. 126 (Peak No. 5).
Hot Stuff, Janet Evanovich, Leanne Banks (St. Martin’s Paperbacks), $7.99, No. 130 (Peak 4).
The Witness, Sandra Brown (Warner), $6.99, No. 136 (Peak 13).
The Marriage Spell: A Novel, Mary Jo Putney, $6.99, No. 140 (debut). paperback release of a hardcover.