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May 11, 2008 Bestseller comparison list

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Gena Showalter is on the New York Times list for the third week. With the release of the second in the Nora Roberts’ paranormal/horror trilogy, The Hollow, her first book, Blood Brothers, reappeared on both the USA Today and NY Times list. Stephenie Meyer got the top spot for The Host, her first adult offering.

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Book Title Author Publisher Price Rank Peak NYT
The Hollow Nora Roberts Jove $7.99 2 2 1
The Devil Who Tamed Her Johanna Lindsey Pocket $7.99 14 7 8
Twenty Wishes Debbie Macomber Mira $24.95 17 10 3*
From Dead to Worse Charlaine Harris Ace $24.95 24 24 6*
A Wanted Man: A Stone Creek Novel Linda Lael Miller HQN $7.99 28 12 21
Up Close and Dangerous Linda Howard Ballantine $7.99 13 13 18
Natural Born Charmer Susan Elizabeth Phillips Avon $7.99 31 19 9
Innocent as Sin Elizabeth Lowell Avon $7.99 34 18 11
The Lawman Diana Palmer HQN $7.99 45 22 34
Promises Fern Michaels HQN $7.99 46 32 27
Comanche Moon Catherine Anderson Signet $7.99 50 50 24
Playing with Fire Katie MacAlister Signet $7.99 53 53 10
The Other Boleyn Girl Philipa Gregory Touchstone $16.00 58 3 14**
The Darkest Kiss Keri Arthur Dell $6.99 60 29 15
The Charm School Susan Wiggs Mira $7.99 65 43
Duke Most Wanted Celeste Bradley St. Martin’s Press $6.99 68 47 17
Back on Blossom Street Debbie Macomber Mira $7.99 72 24 26
The Darkest Night: Lords of the Underworld Gena Showalter HQN $6.99 79 42 14
Dark Deeds at Night’s Edge Kresley Cole Pocket $6.99 83 38 25
One Foot in the Grave Jeaniene Frost Avon $6.99 89 45 20
The Forbidden: The Courtship of Nellie Fisher Bevarly Lewis Bethany House $13.99 93 73
Lover’s Bite Maggie Shayne Mira $7.99 105 70 22
Silver Flame Hannah Howell Zebra $6.99 113 103
Dying Breath Wendy Corsi Staub Zebra $6.99 120 100
A Notorious Proposition Adele Ashworth Avon $6.99 131 112
Dark Magic Christine Feehan Dorchester Publishing $7.99 134 78
Blood Brothers Nora Roberts Jove $7.99 135 1 30
Hokus Pokus Fern Michaels Zebra $6.99 139 26
Creation in Death J.D. Robb Berkley $7.99 140 36 33
Out of the list:
The River Knows Amanda Quick Jove $7.99 121 35
Fire and Ice Anne Stuart Mira $6.99 133 133
Shadow Magic Cheyenne McCray St. Martin’s Paperback $6.99 144 144
Three Nights of Sin Anne Mallory Avon $5.99 150 150

* NYT Hardcover list. The number 1 hardcover is The Host by Stephenie Meyer.

** NYT Trade Paperback

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May 4, 2008 Bestselling Books

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Will Kresley Cole hit #1 with her June release? She’s at number 3 with her May release. Brenda Jackson’s Kimani release hit the extended list which is unusual because, in part, it is a category romance.

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Book Title Author Publisher Price Rank Peak NYT
The Devil Who Tamed Her Johanna Lindsey Pocket $7.99 7 7 14
Twenty Wishes Debbie Macomber Mira $24.95 10 10 3*
A Wanted Man: A Stone Creek Novel Linda Lael Miller HQN $7.99 12 12 33
Up Close and Dangerous Linda Howard Ballantine $7.99 13 13 24
Innocent as Sin Elizabeth Lowell Avon $7.99 18 18 19
Natural Born Charmer Susan Elizabeth Phillips Avon $7.99 19 19 11
Lawman Diana Palmer HQN $7.99 22 22  
The Darkest Kiss Keri Arthur Dell $6.99 29 29 16
Promises Fern Michaels HQN $7.99 32 32  
Dark Deeds at Night’s Edge Kresley Cole Pocket $6.99 38 38 3
The Darkest Night: Lords of the Underworld Gena Showalter HQN $6.99 42 42 8
The Charm School Susan Wiggs Mira $7.99 43 43  
One Foot in the Grave Jeaniene Frost Avon $6.99 45 45 9
Duke Most Wanted Celeste Bradley St. Martin’s Press $6.99 47 47 17
The Other Boleyn Girl Philipa Gregory Touchstone $16.00 50 3 14**
Back on Blossom Street Debbie Macomber Mira $7.99 51 24 29
Lover’s Bite Maggie Shayne Mira $7.99 70 70 22
The Forbidden: The Courtship of Nellie Fisher Bevarly Lewis Bethany House $13.99 73 73  
Dark Magic Christine Feehan Dorchester Publishing $7.99 78 78  
Playing with Fire Katie MacAlister Signet $7.99 85 85  
The Third Circle: An Arcane Society Novel Amanda Quick Putnam $24.95 91 25 18*
Hokus Pokus Fern Michaels Zebra $6.99 97 26  
Dying Breath Wendy Corsi Staub Zebra $6.99 100 100  
The Hollow Nora Roberts Jove $7.99 101 101  
Silver Flame Hannah Howell Zebra $6.99 103 103  
Creation in Death J.D. Robb Berkley $7.99 106 36 27
A Notorious Proposition Adele Ashworth Avon $6.99 112 112  
The River Knows Amanda Quick Jove $7.99 121 35 32
Fire and Ice Anne Stuart Mira $6.99 133 133 21
Shadow Magic Cheyenne McCray St. Martin’s Paperback $6.99 144 144  
Three Nights of Sin Anne Mallory Avon $5.99 150 150  

* NYT Hardcover list

** NYT Trade Paperback

*** A LADY’S SECRET, by Jo Beverley (Signet) is No. 30 on the NYT Mass Market extended list and IRRESISTIBLE FORCES by Brenda Jackson (Kimani) is No. 34 on the NYT Mass Market extended list