Saturday, September 15, 2012

Fifty Shades Losing Steam But Former Twilight Fan Fiction Taking Over the New York Times

An amazing thing has occurred on the New York Times Best Selling List this week. It seems Twilight fan fiction, like the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has become so popular that another well known Twilight Fan Fiction has joined Fifty on this list. This P2P, as it's known, gives hope to other P2P fan fiction writers that that too can join the ranks of E.L. James and Sylvain Reynard. Perhaps one day the top 10 will be all P2P Twilight fan fiction or perhaps Harry Potter erotic fan fiction? Wouldn't that be astounding? Stephenie Meyer must be so proud that Twilight fan fiction writers are making so much money and gaining respect by using her characters and world and changing it in such a way that the reading public doesn't care and wants more.

And so Fifty Shades of Grey for the 28th week in a row is still at #1 on the Combined Print and Ebook Fiction list. For the first time ever in the top 20 there are 4 P2P Twilight books. We have the Fifty Shades trilogy that's in the first 3 spots and Sylvain Reynard pops back up at #12 with Gabriel's Inferno. Gabriel's Inferno is #15 in ebook, #14 in Trade and the sequel, Gabriel's Rapture is at #27 in ebook.

Not even James Patterson, writing with Michael Ledwidge can unseat the Fifty Shades trilogy with Zoo, in the #4 spot, which pushed Gone Girl to #5.

Jayne Castle is at #9 for the first week with The Lost Night and Beth Kery is on a roll at #15 with Because You Are Mine, Part VI and #12 on the ebook list

Good to see Nalini Singh in the top 20 at #17 with Archangel's Storm, and Kensington must be thrilled with G.A. Aiken and How to Drive a Dragon Crazy at #20. Jaci Burton is #32 with Playing to Win.

Entangled Publishing still has two of their books here, which again is the only epublisher I know of who has 2 books on the New York Times at the same time.

Self Published Author Notable Mention: Bella Andre makes an appearance at #26 with Let Me Be the One and #20 in ebook.

Now the Ebook list should shock some people. E.L. James no longer holds the top spot there with any of her Fifty Shades books. Zoo is #1, but Freed is #2. Gone Girl is #3 followed by Darker and Grey.

Self Published Author Notable Mentions: His Every Desire by Kelly Favor is at #31. This one is more of a novella at 30,000 words and is $2.99.

Synopsis: Kallie Young never expected to become Nicole and Red Jameson's live-in nanny. And to be sure, living with two ultra rich people who are the definition of "madly in love" isn't always easy for a single girl.

Making matters more complicated, local bad boy Hunter Reardon seems to have set his sights on Kallie--and he's willing to do anything to make her his. Hunter's a successful writer and movie producer who also just happens to be hotter than the sun. But he wants Kallie to agree to submit to him in ways that frighten and excite her.

Hunter also has a mysterious past that he guards with uncompromising secrecy. And Kallie's insistence on breaking down his walls may lead her to commit an unforgivable sin...

Unto the best sellers on the USA Today list...

The top 10 is pretty much the same as it has been, but Zoo is there and the non-fiction, controversial, No Easy Day has taken over the top spot, which doesn't come as a surprise from all the talk about it the large first initial print run.

Notable Self Published Author Mention: Sara Fawkes is #133 with Anything He Wants 2: All's Fair. It's only 43 pages, which makes me wonder how small of a book page number wise will be on this list next? Its only 11,000 words! It's $2.99, which IMO is way to high.

Synopsis: Seduced then coerced into a job as “personal assistant”, Lucy Delacourt has all but signed her body over to CEO Jeremiah Hamilton, promising to do anything he wants. Now she's Paris-bound and determined to resist him and the diamond-studded world of the ultra-rich.

Jeremiah isn't interested in forcing Lucy to obey a simple contract. He knows exactly what he wants: his new assistant's complete surrender. A man used to getting his own way, Jeremiah won't hesitate to do whatever it takes to sway his assistant and Lucy finds, to her horror, that the price she has to pay might be something she secretly craves.

Notable Self Published Author Mention: Crash by Nicole Williams is at #141. I expected this one to hit some list because there has been a lot of buzz about this book. From reading the excerpts and reviews, this book isn't for me because it shows the male love interest as very unstable, psychotic, possessive and possibly homophobic (The homophobia factor is based on the first chapter I read for the sequel, Clash). If anyone has read  this one, I'd love to hear what you think. Crash is .99 cents right now.

Synopsis: Southpointe High is the last place Lucy wanted to wind up her senior year of school. Right up until she stumbles into Jude Ryder, a guy whose name has become its own verb, and synonymous with trouble. He's got a rap sheet that runs longer than a senior thesis, has had his name sighed, shouted, and cursed by more women than Lucy dares to ask, and lives at the local boys home where disturbed seems to be the status quo for the residents. Lucy had a stable at best, quirky at worst, upbringing. She lives for wearing the satin down on her ballet shoes, has her sights set on Juilliard, and has been careful to keep trouble out of her life. Up until now.

Jude's everything she needs to stay away from if she wants to separate her past from her future. Staying away, she's about to find out, is the only thing she's incapable of.

For Lucy Larson and Jude Ryder, love's about to become the thing that tears them apart.

And there you have it, the chart topping books of the week.



Kwana said...

Great recap. So much info here. Thanks Kate!