Saturday, December 22, 2012

Chart Topping Books for the Weeks and Some Future Self Published Book Predictions

It took over 6 months, but Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl has take over the top spot on the New York Times Combined Print and E-Book Fiction list. If there is any book you read before the year ends, you must read Gone Girl. This book is one of the most explosive books I read this year. The ending alone is so well played and shocked.

J.A. Redmerski is holding strong at #12 with the Edge of Never and still  #2 in Ebook.

Molly McAdams,a former self published author who was offered a contract with HarperCollins appears back on the list with From Ashes at #25 and #11 in Ebook.

Samhain superstar author, Lorelei James is at #31 with Gone Country and #14.

On the Ebook list Nora Roberts is a triple hitter at #17, #18 and 33 with Gabriel's Angel, Holiday Wishes and The Perfect Hope.

Another former self published author with her former self published book, now with HarperCollins is Losing It by Cora Carmack at #27 and L.D. Davis is still at #29 with Accidentally on Purpose.

Sylvia Day has another self published hit on her hands with a holiday release. Wish List is at #30. She also is a triple hitter like Nora with Reflected in You and Bared to You.

Superstar self published author, Jessica Sorensen has hit the list again with a new release. Within a week, the $1.99, The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden is at #35. I love this cover, don't you? Makes me think of the movie poster for The Notebook.

As if this morning the USA Today best selling list hasn't been updated, so instead here are a few self published/Indie books that could hit a list at some point in the future...

Abbi Glines is unstoppable. Her new release, Fallen Too Far is in the top 10 on Amazon and I have no doubt this will hit the NYT ebook list soon. It's priced at $3.99 and the review have been very positive. One review on Goodreads says: "Fallen Too Far was an addictive read! The story picked up momentum immediately and never once faltered in its intensity. Abbi has done an amazing job in taking a commonly used, but highly sought after plot—sexy bad-boy meets innocent virgin good-girl—and transforming it into something unique and genuine." But it ends on a cliffhanger. I guess this considered a New Adult?

Synopsis: To want what you’re not supposed to have…

She is only nineteen.

She is his new stepfather’s daughter.

She is still naïve and innocent due to spending the last three years taking care of her sick mother.

But for twenty-four year old Rush Finlay, she is the only thing that has ever been off limits. His famous father’s guilt money, his mother’s desperation to win his love, and his charm are the three reasons he has never been told no.

Blaire Wynn left her small farmhouse in Alabama, after her mother passed away, to move in with her father and his new wife in their sprawling beach house along the Florida gulf coast. She isn’t prepared for the lifestyle change and she knows she’ll never fit into this world. Then there is her sexy stepbrother who her father leaves her with for the summer while he runs off to Paris with his wife. Rush is as spoiled as he is gorgeous. He is also getting under her skin. She knows he is anything but good for her and that he’ll never be faithful to anyone. He is jaded and has secrets Blaire knows she may never uncover but even knowing all of that…

Blaire just may have fallen too far.

Another author making major waves with her latest release is Colleen Hoover. Hopeless is $3.99 and straddles that Young Adult/New Adult category. The cover and blurb grabbed me right from the start. This one sounds to be some heavy, emotional reading. One review on Amazon says: "This is an all consuming book. From the first page to the last. In a way I wish ALL books were. Such a realness to these characters that each paragraph controlled my breath. From the moments that had me laughing hard, to the ones that gripped the pit of my soul, and my favorites??? the ones that actually stopped my breathing while I experienced Holder and Sky's intoxicating relationship."

Synopsis: Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…

That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.

In Flight by R.K. Lilley is heating up the best selling Erotica on Amazon. This came out at the end of October and features a billionaire who promises pleasure and pain to the reserved and unruffled flight attendant heroine. This is priced at $2.99, and for the most part the reviews have been positive. One reviewer at Amazon says: "Holy Freaking WOW! Make room Christian Grey, Gideon Cross, Braden Carmichael - there's a new fictional boyfriend in the harem and that man is Mr James melt my freakin' panties Cavendish. How much did I love him? Let me count the ways!"

Synopsis: When reserved flight attendant Bianca gets one look at billionaire hotel owner James Cavendish, she loses all of her hard-won composure. For a girl who can easily juggle a tray of champagne flutes at 35,000 feet in three inch heels, she finds herself shockingly weak-kneed from their first encounter. The normally unruffled Bianca can't seem to look away from his electrifying turquoise gaze. They hold a challenge, and a promise, that she finds impossible to resist, and she is a girl who is used to saying no and meaning it.

Bianca is accustomed to dealing with supermodels and movie stars in her job as a first class flight attendant, but James Cavendish puts them all to shame in the looks department. If only it were just his looks that she found so irresistible about the intimidating man, Bianca could have ignored his attentions. But what tempts her like never before is the dominant pull he seems to have over her from the moment they meet, and the promise of pleasure, and pain, that she reads in his eyes.

And there you have it! Your top charting books for the week.