Novelist Melody Anne took three spots on our Self-Published Bestsellers List this week, her Surrender series dominating the list.
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Amazon Self-Published Bestsellers for the Week of October 14, 2013
1. Seduced by by Melody Anne: “At the end of Submit, Arianna Harlow had enough pride in herself to walk away from Rafe Palazzo, who had started their relationship using blackmail. Though she’d fallen in love with him, she was strong enough to say goodbye.”
2. Submit by Melody Anne: “Arianna Harlow has a choice. Does she choose love or self-respect? Will she give up her freedom and become nothing but a shadow of herself?”
3. Keep Me Still by Caisey Quinn: “Layla Flaherty had the perfect life, or close to it. Until a stranger gunned her parents down right in front of her, leaving her with seizure inducing PTSD. After years of trying to pass as normal and failing miserably, she resigns herself to being invisible.”
4. The Billionaire’s Salvation by J. S. Scott: “Billionaire Max Hamilton thought he was finally starting to find contentment, more than two years after losing his wife Mia in a tragic drowning accident. He’d been reunited with a sister he hadn’t realized existed.”
5. Scorched by Melody Anne: “you will finish the journey that Rafe and Ari started, as well as read the stories of Shane and Lia, and Rachel and Ian … Love and desire run rampant throughout this series, but romance is about more than that. It’s about the small battles that lead to the greatest victories.”
6. Come Away With Me by Kristen Proby: “Being confronted on the beach by a sexy stranger wasn’t part of Natalie Conner’s plans for a peaceful morning taking photos. And why on earth would he think she’s taking pictures of him, anyway?”
7. Duchess By Chance by Wendy Vella: “Daniel, Duke of Stratton, learns of his betrothal to Miss Berengaria Evangeline Winchcomb minutes before his father’s death. Having gambled his fortune away, all the late Duke had left to sell was his son.”
8. Sins and Scarlet Lace by Liliana Hart: “Declan MacKenzie has loved the same woman for as long as he can remember, but after a mission early on in his career turns deadly, he realizes he can never have a wife or family and keep them safe. So he watches her marry another man.”
9. A Sky of Spells by Morgan Rice: “Thorgrin finally returns to himself and must confront his father once and for all. An epic battle occurs, as two titans face each other, and as Rafi uses his power to summon an army of undead.”
10. Escaping Reality by Lisa Renee Jones: ”At the young age of eighteen, tragedy and a dark secret force Lara to flee all she has known and loved to start a new life. Now years later, with a new identity as Amy, she’s finally dared to believe she is forgotten-even if she cannot forget.”
Smashwords Self-Published Bestsellers for the Week of October 14, 2013
1. Unattainable by Madeline Sheehan
3. Saving Dallas Making the Cut by Kim Jones
4. Taken by Jordan Silver
6. If Forever Comes by A. L. Jackson
7. Natural Consequences by Elliott Kay
9. The Great Convergence by Joseph Lallo
These eBook lists were recorded on October 14, 2013.
For the Amazon list, we found the highest ranked self-published bestsellers in Amazon’s Top 100 Paid Kindle Books list. The Smashwords list was drawn from the bestselling titles in the company’s fiction list. None of these companies have released actual sales figures for the individual books.
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