Friday, April 8, 2011
New in the top 10 are Jean M. Auel's sixth and last "Earth's Children" book, The Land of the Painted Caves; J. R. Ward's vampire novel Lover Unleashed; and Jonathan Kellerman's 26th Alex Delaware novel, Mystery.
It seems to be a requirement of vampire novels that a bare-chested and very buff guy is featured on the cover. Ward's cover is a bit more restrained than some of the vampire novel covers below the top 10. One is left to assume that the main audience for vamp lit is not male, or at least not straight males.
While Diary of a Mad Fat Girl, Stephanie McAfee's self-published e-book only spent two weeks on the combined list, it's on the e-book-only list for a fourth week and this week went up to 16 from last week's 23. Amazon.com is offering a free excerpt of the book this week, and that's where the link will take you.