Thursday, May 9, 2013

Paperback bestsellers/mass market

Envy is the third entry in Ward's Fallen Angels series. About book one, Covet, PW said, "Ward provides the combination of fun, thrills, and gratuitous sex she's best known for. Fans of the Brotherhood, clear a shelf: your next series addiction has just begun." According to the author's bio, "Writing has always been her passion and her idea of heaven is a whole day of nothing but her computer, her dog, and her coffee pot." (Since today's issue contains our Pets & Animals feature--see p. 24--we feel obliged to mention Ward's beloved golden retriever.)

In PW's June 6 Romance feature, Singh said, "Writing is so very right for me that even when it's hard, it's still the only thing I can imagine doing, the only thing I want to be doing." About her fourth Guild Hunter novel, PW said, "Singh's vampires, angels, hunters, and archangels engage in global power struggles within a complex larger story that new readers will find challenging. An engrossing narrative, vivid characters, and a well-imagined world mitigate those difficulties, resulting in a heart-pounding and strongly emotional read."

Woods's 19th title to star detective-turned-lawyer Stone Barrington --the first was New York Dead, back in 199l--enjoyed a six-week hardcover run at the beginning of the year. In a recent interview, Woods was asked about the increasing practice of authors co-writing (see today's Fiction and Nonfiction lists). His reply: "I am opposed to collaborating, because then you have to give the other writer half the money." Re the author's next opus, due Sept. 20: far be it from us to spill any plot-related beans ... but the title is Son of Stone.
"'Could we take his legs off?' 'Take Eddie's legs off? How?' 'I have a hacksaw under the front seat,' Roma added.... Because she was a veterinarian she had a number of things in her vehicle that other people didn't.... 'But don't they detach somehow?' Wrong thing to say. Maggie laid a protective hand on Eddie's thigh. 'Do your legs detach?' she asked."
--From Kelly's Sleight of Paw
Paperback Bestsellers/Mass Market

Last Weeks
September 19, 2011 week on list

(1) Port Mortuary. Patricia Cornwell. 3 2
Berkley, $9.99
ISBN 978-0-425-24360-2

(2) American Assassin . Vince Flynn. 4 2
Pocket, $9.99
ISBN 978-1-4165-9519-9

(3) 1105 Yakima Street. Debbie Macomber. 2 2
Mira, $7.99
ISBN 978-0-778-31251-2

(4) Envy. J.R. Ward. -- 1
Signet, $7.99
ISBN 978-0-451-22945-8

(5) The Confession. John Grisham. 8 8
Dell, $9.99
ISBN 978-0-440-24511-7

(6) Lost Empire . Clive Cussler with 18 2
Grant Blackwood. Berkley, $9.99
ISBN 978-0-425-24361-9

(7) Game of Thrones. George R.R. Martin. 11 25
Bantam, $8.99
ISBN 978-0-553-59371-6

(8) The Reversal . Michael Connelly. 1 3
Vision, $9.99
ISBN 978-0-446-55675-0

(9) Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue. 9 2
Stephanie Laurens. Avon, $7.99
ISBN 978-0-06-206860-6

(10) The Emperor's Tomb. Steve Berry. 17 2
Ballantine, $9.99
ISBN 978-0-345-50550-7

(11) Canyons of Night. Jayne Castle. 5 2
Jove, $7.99
ISBN 978-0-515-14988-3

(12) Strategic Moves. Stuart Woods. -- 1
Signet, $9.99
ISBN 978-0-451-23445-2

(13) A Clash of Kings. George R.R. Martin. 12 22
Bantam, $8.99
ISBN 978-0-553-57990-1

(14) Archangel's Blade. Nalini Singh. -- 1
Berkley, $7.99
ISBN 978-0-425-24391-6

(15) A Storm of Swords. George R. R. Martin. 15 22
Bantam, $8.99
ISBN 978-0-553-57342-8

Source Citation (MLA 7th Edition)
Donahue, Dick. "Paperback bestsellers/mass market." Publishers Weekly 19 Sept. 2011: 18. General OneFile. Web. 9 May 2013.
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