Saturday, September 1, 2012

26 Week At #1 for Fifty Shades and All the Lovely Self Published and Indie Books Charting

At 26th weeks, Fifty Shades of Grey is still #1 on the New York Times combined print and ebook list. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (it's #1 in hardcover) and Bared to You by Sylvia Day can't seem to crack the top 3 spots with the Fifty Shades trilogy still holding strong in the top 3.

And the whole online psycho amazon review drama the past week didn't see to hurt Emily Giffin who is at #7 for her 5th week on the list with Where We Belong. Speaking of other authors who have behaved badly toward reviews, Jamie McGuire appears back in the top 10 with Beautiful Disaster. Isn't it lovely to know book sales don't suffer at all when authors have a public meltdown on line when it comes to poor reviews? Gives hope to all those other authors behaving badly that they too can still sell books and gain praise and recognition.

Beth Kery must be doing the Snoopy Dance because two of her novellas or serials have made the New York Times. Because Your Mine IV is at #16, #14 in ebook and Because Your Mine I is a #32 for best selling ebook.

Maya Banks self published book, Softly at Sunrise (KGI #5) is a big hit at #21, #16 in ebook.

Entangled Publishing is on fire because again for the third week in a row, three of the books are on this list. Make you wonder if the other epublishers out there are jealous because Entangled is becoming a force to be reckoned with. Seducing Cinderella is at #13, Wrong Bed, Right Guy is as #15 and The Marriage Bargain is at #31.

Notable Self Published Author Mention: The Wild Ones by M. Leighton is at #34. This looks to be a sexy romance. It's been out since the beginning of August and costs $2.99.

Synopsis: Camille “Cami” Hines is the darling daughter of the South’s champion thoroughbred breeder, Jack Hines. She has a pedigree that rivals some of her father’s best horses. Other than feeling a little suffocated at times, Cami thought she was pretty happy with her boyfriend, her life and her future.

But that was before she met Patrick Henley.

“Trick” blurs the lines between what Cami wants and what is expected of her. He’s considered the “help,” which is forbidden fruit as far as her father is concerned, not to mention that Trick would be fired if he ever laid a hand on her.

The heart wants what the heart wants, though, and Trick and Cami are drawn to each other despite the obstacles. At least the ones they know of.

When Trick stumbles upon a note from his father, it triggers a series of revelations that could ruin what he and Cami have worked so hard to overcome. It turns out there’s more to Trick’s presence at the ranch than either of them knew, secrets that could tear them apart.

The top 10 list for the USA Today best selling books is the same (pretty much week in and week out). Shades, Mockingjay, a Gone Girl and some Bared to You.

Self Published Author Mention: This one is being compared to Fifty Shades as is most current dark and angsty sexy romance is currently. Taken (Give & Take #1) by Kelli Maine is #34 and was released this month at $2.99.

Synopsis: Rachael DeSalvo cares for those she loves with no regard for what she needs from them in return. When her father dies, her mother’s emotional dependency becomes overbearing. Unable to leave her distressed mother, Rachael turns down her dream job with Rocha Enterprises.

Billionaire real estate mogul, Merrick Rocha, knows what motivates people and what buttons to push to get what he wants. When the perfect project manager candidate turns down his job offer, it drives him mad. Three months of watching Rachael from afar has him more determined than ever to have her—for much, much more than an employee.

Merrick takes what he wants, but can he convince Rachael to give him what he needs?

Another Self Published Author Notable Mention: At #130, Kathleen Brooks Rising Storm (Bluegrass Brothers). Was released this month for $2.99. Looks like a sweet and sexy contemporary romance.

Synopsis: Katelyn Jacks was used to being front and center as a model. But she never had to confront the Keeneston Grapevine! After retiring from the runway and returning to town to open a new animal clinic, Katelyn found that her life in the public eye was anything but over. While working hard to establish herself as the new veterinarian in town, Katelyn finds her life uprooted by a storm of love, gossip, and a vicious group of criminals.

Marshall Davies is the new Sheriff in Keeneston. He is also right at the top of the town’s most eligible bachelor list. His affinity for teasing the hot new veterinarian in town has led to a rush of emotions that he wasn’t ready for. Marshall finds his easy days of breaking up fights at the local PTA meetings are over when he and Katelyn discover that a dog-fighting ring has stormed into their normally idyllic town. As their love struggles to break through, they must battle to save the lives of the dogs and each other.

And there you have it! You're weekly chart topping books that caught my eye. Any current books you're reading that may pop up on either one of these lists?