Saturday, September 22, 2012

Major Shake Up in the New York Times Best Selling List. Reign of Fifty Shades is Over

The reign of Fifty Shades of Grey is over. After 28 weeks or 7 months, Fifty Shades of Grey has final been unseated for the #1 spot on the New York Times Best Seller List. I really thought Fifty Shades would have another 2 weeks as #1, although I noticed some waning interest in recent weeks from the trilogy down sliding (It's now #5 in best selling ebook). J.K. Rowling won't have to worry now about hit the #1 spot with The Casual Vacancy releases on 9/25.

The book to kick Fifty Shades off is Lee Child's A Wanted Man (#1 in hardcover). But E.J. James doesn't have to despair, the Fifty Shades trilogy is still in the top 5 on the Combined Print and Ebook list.

JD Robb aka Nora Roberts made a big splash this week with her 35th book in her In Death series with Delusion in Death (#4 in hardcover). Readers just can't get enough of Roarke, the most perfect heroes or all heroes ever written and his wife the snarky and dedicated NYPD detective Eve.

The top 20 has some shakeups with new faces that should interest. Tina Reber, a former self-published author now with Atria is at #13 for her first week with Love Unrehearsed (#9 in ebook). This is the sequel in her Love series. The first book, Love Unscripted went to sell over 90,000 copies as a self published book.

Beth Kery's serial erotic romance is still going strong. Because You Are Mine VIII is at #18 and Debbie Macomber has 2 books on the list this week. 16 Lighthouse Road is at #24 and The Inn at Rose Harbor is #25.

Notable Author Mention: Beverly Lewis is at #29 with Bridesmaid, an Amish Romance. Looks like a very sweet read.

Synopsis: Joanna Kurtz has made several trips to the altar, but never as a bride. The young Amishwoman is a closet writer whose stories aren't her only secret.

Eben Troyer hopes to make Joanna his bride--if he can ever leave his parents' farm in Shipshewana, Indiana. Yet Eben's hopes to build a life with Joanna hinge on his brother's return from the English world...

Jill Shalvis' Simply Irresistible is #7 for the first week for best selling ebook fiction. And Sylvain Reynard's two P2P Twilight fan fictions, Gabriel's Inferno and and Gabriel's Rapture falls to 31 and 32.

Onto the USA Today Best Selling list...

The top 10 is pretty much the same. The Fifty Shades trilogy, Hunger Games trilogy and Gone Girl still rule the top 10.

Notable Self Published Author Mention: I've noticed this one has been making a splash over on Amazon. Looks like a New Adult read and a love triangle is involved, plus it's a tearjerker. Taking Chances by Molly McAdams is #23.

Synopsis:  Eighteen year old Harper has grown up under her career Marine of a father's thumb. Ready to live life her own way and experience things she's only ever heard of from the jarheads in her father's unit; she's on her way to college at San Diego State University.

Thanks to her new roommate, Harper is introduced to a world of parties, gorgeous guys, family and emotions. Some she wasn't expecting yet, and others she never knew she was missing.

She finds herself being torn in two as she quickly falls in love with her boyfriend Brandon, and her roommate's brother Chase. Covered in tattoos, known for fighting in the Underground and ridiculously muscled...they're exactly what she was always warned to stay away from, but just what she needs. Despite their dangerous looks and histories, both adore and would do anything for Harper, including stepping back if it means she's happy.

Her first year away is turning out to be near perfect, but one weekend of giving in to heated passion will change everything.

Cari Quinn is at #85 for her first week with No Flowers Required. Entangled Publishing again is the only epublisher I know of who has multiple books on this list.

Synopsis: Flower shop owner Alexa Conroy had it all before the recession hit and her customers fled to cheaper shopping grounds. Desperate to make ends meet, she sells her dream home and moves into the rundown apartments above her shop. When she spots six feet of sexy distraction—complete with muscles, piercings, and tattoos—ripping up flooring, Alexa knows the karmic windfall she’s due just landed on her doorstep. And the attraction’s definitely not one-sided.

Dillon James, reluctant heir to the corporation about to foreclose on Alexa’s shop, is not about to jeopardize their scorching chemistry by admitting he’s not the building’s handyman. But with only weeks until her business goes under and his identity is revealed, Dillon must find a way to convince Alexa cooperation isn’t a dirty word, help her save the shop from his brother’s greed, and persuade her that he’s not the enemy...or risk losing the only woman who’s seen the real him.

I decided to add something special to this post. There are a few books I noticed that I was surprised didn't hit the NYT or USA Today this week and I really thought they would. From now on I'm going to add 2-3 authors and their books that are rising stars and will appear on either one of these lists in the near future. 

I was surprised that On Dublin Street by Samantha Young didn't make an appearance. This hold the #1 spot for best selling fiction at Amazon, bypassing even Fifty Shades of Grey. Samantha has a big following with her young adult books, and On Dublin Street is her first adult book, a spicy romance I will be posting a review for this week.

Then there is Creed, the second book Kristen Ashley's Unfinished Heroes series. I read Knight, the first book and though it was amusing although I had some issue with it such as WTF editing fails and the love interest having his own strange language and being an actual pimp. But readers think of Ashley as pure crack and it comes as a surprise that Creed didn't hit any list this week, or never has hit a list but she sells so well.

I'm also in the middle of Motorcycle Man, the one book everyone is so far gone over. I'm finding it hard to get through because it's more like a comedy of errors for me, which I don't think it's meant to be. You have a caveman alpha hero who curses up a storm, his teenage children who also curses up a storm, a crazy jealous ex-wife and the kicker- a kidnapping by the Russian mob!Am I missing something when it comes to KA? The ridiculous factor in this book is over the top but people eat it up.

And there you have it! The top charting books for this week