SBTB/DA Bestseller

SBTB/DA Bestsellers List: 30 June - 6 July

Time again for the List with No Name, calculating the top sellers per the affiliate data from Dear Author and Smart Bitches.

  1. Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase Amazon nook Kobo Sony
  2. A View to a Kiss by Caroline Linden Amazon nook Kobo Sony
  3. The Duke And I with Bonus Material by Julia Quinn Amazon nook Kobo Sony
  4. Duchess in Love with Bonus Material by Eloisa James Amazon nook Kobo Sony
  5. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot Amazon nook Kobo Sony
  6. Unlocked by Courtney Milan Amazon nook Kobo Sony
  7. How to Tame a Modern Rogue by Diana Holquist Amazon nook Kobo Sony
  8. Captives of the Night by Loretta Chase Amazon nook Kobo Sony
  9. Cover Me by Catherine Mann Amazon nook Kobo Sony
  10. Enemy Within by Marcella Burnard Amazon nook Kobo Sony
  11. The Widow’s War by Sally Gunning Amazon nook Kobo Sony

You guys like books on sale, yo. Like damn. Lots and lots of sales. I’m also curious how many people purchased some of the books on the list because they were cheap digitally and worth having a “convenience copy” at a low price. I totally did that with The Duke and I.

What else did you buy this week and enjoy?

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  1. 1
    Rosemary says:

    I like the occasional Regency, but sometimes get tired of the explicit ones. At RWA I picked up some of Candice Hern’s promo materials and fell in love with her covers. I downloaded A Proper Companion for free and blazed through it in two hours. I loved the sweet but sensual romance and the Heyer influence. I’ve since bought Miss Lacey’s Last Fling and will probably grab her whole backlist, as they’re now 2.99.

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    Chelsea says:

    I bought a convenience copy sort of by accident. I saw the post about Lord of Scoundrels and bought it because of the price, then realized I have a paper copy in my TBR pile already. Oops. Evidently my sub-conscience really wants me to read that book.

  3. 3

    I totally snagged LORD OF SCOUNDRELS on Kindle because I cannot for the life of me locate my mmpb. It cost me $3.44 (The $.99 price plus my punishment for living in Europe) which I still consider reasonable. I would’ve pre-ordered THE DUKE AND I w/Bonus Material but it is an unreasonable $6.89 so not getting that (as I already own the mmpb, though it’s packed away in my parents’ cellar). *sadface* I would love to reread it…

  4. 4
    LisaCharlotte says:

    Bought LOS in e due to low price and convenience. My DIKs are boxed due to space restrictions. Now I don’t have to search for it.

  5. 5
    Pam Regis says:

    I bought a convenience copy of Lord of Scoundrels, which I am teaching this fall.  I also emailed my students to let them know about the deal for an e-copy.

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    Cara Ellison says:

    I bought “Sweet Return” by Anna Jeffrey.

    I just finished “The Unclaimed Duchess” by Jenna Petersen which was wow.  Just plain wow.  Loved it.  It was very hot.

    I’m reading “One Magic Moment” by Lynn Kurland right now.  This is wonderful but so chaste that I’m losing patience with it.  The romance is terrific, but I’d love to see more passion in it.  I’m on page 176 out of 368 and they’ve not even kissed yet.

  7. 7

    I totally bought a copy of Lord of Scoundrels as a convenience copy. At that price, it was a steal.

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    henofthewoods says:

    I bought the 9.99 Carriger Parasol Protectorate bundle even though I had the first book as an ebook already (it is still better than buying the second and third separately).
    I also bought Heartless, but I am saving them for a rainy day.

    reading and rereading – Loretta Chase, Sarah MacLean, and Carrie Vaughn.
    I enjoyed the Lori Handeland “Marked by the Moon”, but I may have bought it before last week.

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    Lisa J says:

    The price is definitely why I bought the Duke and I.  I am still debating on Duchess in Love.  I haven’t reread it in ages, but it’s only $1.99,

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    library addict says:

    I would totally order the Duke & I if Kobo or Sony had it for $1.99.  I did get Catherine Mann’s cover me, but I haven’t read it yet.

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    peggy h says:

    I enjoyed Duke and I, but it’s not my favorite Bridgerton book so I passed. 

    On the other hand, I jumped on getting Lord of Scoundrels for 0.99 even if I have the mmpb of this sitting on a prominent place in my bookshelf of favorites.  I would probably have shelled out 1.99 or 2.99.  Love!

    A free novella from Eloisa James a couple of months ago or so was my first introduction to this author.  I enjoyed that enough that I was happy to get Duchess in Love for 1.99.  Haven’t read it yet, though.  I may save it for when I go on vacation at the end of the month!

  12. 12
    Lisa J says:

    @library addict – Both Diesel and BoB have The Duke and I for preorder at $1.99.  It is supposed to be out on Tuesday, maybe Kobo will have it then.

  13. 13
    library addict says:

    @Lisa J – Thanks.  I have credit at both Kobo and the Sony store (and ARe).  I will have to check out Diesel and BoB.

  14. 14
    delphia2000 says:

    I got LOS because of both the price and the high recs here. Have a Color Nook for bedtime reading.

  15. 15
    Vicki says:

    Totally like bargains. I saw the list and reached for my Nook….

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    Sadiana says:

    I admit, I snagged 3 of these books because they were on sale. I grabbed “Lord of Scoundrels,” “A View to a Kiss,” and “The Duke and I” to read. Thanks for the heads up on the cheaper books earlier this week, by the way.

    I’ve finished “AVtaK” (the ending of which I read twice because the last few chapters are so cute), and have started “Lord of Scoundrels,” which looks interesting. Can’t wait for “The Duke and I” to be delivered on the 12th!

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    sweetsiouxsie says:

    Well, I ended up with two copies of “Silk is for Seduction” by Loretta Chase in paperback. It is fabulous and I am giving one copy to my niece who has similar taste in reading. She will love it!!! It is FABULOUS!!!!!!!

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    Daisy says:

    I had to grab a covnenience copy of Lord of Scoundrels even though I have it in paperback: convenient because I don’t need my reading glasses for my Kindle, inconvenient because I had to spend the day rereading it, simply couldn’t put it down.

    @sweetsouixsie: I agree, I loved “Silk is for Seduction” (except for the sequel bait trope of three sisters, each with her own hair color and her own special skill).  Chase is definitely back in form after a few weaker efforts.

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    Stephanie says:

    I bought The Blue Bistro, which was both good and totally unsatisfying. I’m not sure that I would categorize is as a romance… sort of just on the edge. I bought it in a moment of weakness when I got bad news, was waiting for a prescription, and just screwed something up at work. I love and adore my ereader, but i tend to make impulse buys of hard copy books when I have one of THOSE days.

    Also bought “And One Last Thing…” by… I can’t remember. It was on the contemporary RWA list. Haven’t finished it, but definitely enjoying it so far.

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    Lindz says:

    I bought Lord of Scoundrels based on the $.99 price, and I absolutely loved it.  I started reading last night, thinking I’ll read a bit before I turn out the light and ended up forcing myself to stop half-way through the book.

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    Alyssa Cole says:

    I bought 4 of the books on the list, and the ebook price was a huge factor. I think it’s a great way fro authors to get new readers. I’d heard Loretta Chase was awesome, so I immediately downloaded Lord of Scoundrels when I saw it was 99 cents. When I was done, I went and downloaded Captives of the Night, and will probably get some of her books in paperback.

  22. 22
    JoyK says:

    Boo Hoo!  I had already bought Lord of Scoundrels for my kindle (though I have a print copy) and now they put it on sale. Sigh!  Like seeing that great top you bought for full price, now IN YOUR SIZE, and 75% off. 

    I must say I’m a sucker for free or sale priced books and almost always wind up buying more of authors I like.  I too bought the 9.99 Carringer Parasol Protectorate 3 pack even though I have the first.  Looking forward to the fourth book in the series. 

    One sour note.  What is with some of the publishers like Penguin?  I would buy a huge quantity of Nora Roberts backlist if they knocked a few bucks off of the ebook version.  They are sitting on a gold mine but I refuse to pay $7.99 for a book I already own in paperback or can pick up from any used bookstore for $4.00.  I wouldn’t mind giving them the $4.00 but an ebook version of a book I’ve already read and own just isn’t worth the full paperback price to me.  I could have bought the paperback at Walmart or wherever cheaper than what they’re asking.  Stupid business model to hold out for undiscounted paperback price for older ebooks.

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    Frekki says:

    I got a convenience copy of Lord of Scoundrels at the 99 cent price, and figured I’d try the Princess Diaries and the Parasol Protectorate series at those sale prices.  I’m very price conscious about ebooks, especially older ones.  I don’t want to pay 7 or 8 dollars for something that I can pick up at a used bookstore for a dollar.

  24. 24
    Jocelyn Modo says:

    The Lord of Scoundrels ROCKS and is a total steal at 99 cents. Read it. Love it. Repeat it.

  25. 25
    Tabs says:

    I considered buying a convenience copy of “The Princess Diaries”. But figured that would lead down the slippery slope of having to the buy digital versions of the whole series when I already own them all.

    I did buy a convenience copy of “The Grand Sophy” when it dirt cheap a few weeks ago.  So worth it.

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    Holly says:

    Lord of Scoundrels is showing up as $6.99 for me, and I still don’t see Courtney Milan’s Unlocked as being available.  Maybe it’s because I’m not in the US?  Has anyone else noticed this?

  27. 27
    Donna says:

    “Enemy Within” sitting on my coffe table as we speak, unfortunately so is “Heartless” and I think Gail Carriger is going to win that battle.

  28. 28
    Stephanie says:

    I picked up an extra copy of LOS and added Abduction of Julia, First Frost by Jennifer Estep, and Love is in the Heir by Kathryn Caskie.  Yes, having a favorite on the shelf is great but Kindle is mobile and I get bored too easily.

  29. 29
    Steven says:

    Would you buy the ebook if you already had the print copy?

    For me, the answer to this question is yes, pending the price. I tend to read books faster on my Nook than I do when the book is in print. If I see that a book I’ll reread is available in digital format, I tend to jump on it.

    That being said, I refuse to spend ridiculous amounts of money on an ebook. Perfect example is “The Flame and the Flower”, which is my romance novel club’s first read (we decided to start “at the beginning”, which is debatable of course). Print copy? Under $5 with coupon Borders sends me weekly. Ebook price? 7.99, no discount available (minus the new Kobo deal). I refuse to spend more on an ebook than the print version. The cost of manufacturing the book has been stripped away, so shouln’t some of the cost?

    In response to the cheap pricing, I’m definitely hesitant when I see a book that cheap. However I just download a sample and if the writing is good, the book is worth a shot in my opinion. When allromance.com had their sale I bought CRAP books just because they were on sale. Luckily I had the rebate offer so I wasn’t too mad at myself.

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    Happywanderer says:

    I don’t know exactly why but I just loved this book? A short read I went away feeling like I had experienced much more.

    It was charming, interesting and educational.

    Moonflower, Medicine Woman by Jerry D Sisson, a former screenwriter for documentaries.

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