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Friday, April 25, 2008

WE ARE BIG NEWS GUYS.... OUR ARTICLE ON PATRICK WAS PICKED UP BY MAJOR MEDIA!... PLUS...A CONTEST FIRST ..YOU'RE HEARING IT FIRST

Dear All,

Well, I thought you would all like to know that the news on Patrick's New York Times debut was run on the internet by: Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, Yahoo, Earthtimes, CNBC, Forbes, and a bunch of TV stations web sites across the country. Also Breitbart, Newblaze and many more.

ALSO, HERE IS MORE GREAT NEWS, A CONTEST FIRST.

RIGHT NOW WE HAVE TWO FORMER WINNERS OF THE CONTEST ON
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST AT THE SAME TIME.

Patrick is now number 11 with THE NAME OF THE WIND
Jo Beverley (WOTF Volume IV) is at number 14 with A LADY'S SECRET

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction

Published: April 27, 2008

Buy These Books From:
This
Week Weeks
On List
1 SIMPLE GENIUS, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central, $9.99.) Two former Secret Service agents investigate a scientist’s murder while one battles her own demons. 2
2 THE WOODS, by Harlan Coben. (Signet, $9.99.) A prosecutor must confront family secrets when new evidence surfaces about a murder and disappearance at a summer camp 20 years earlier. 2
3 BAD LUCK AND TROUBLE, by Lee Child. (Dell, $7.99.) Jack Reacher must discover who is hunting members of a team of former military investigators. 3
4 * I HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE, by Mary Higgins Clark. (Pocket, $7.99.) A woman marries a childhood acquaintance suspected of several murders. 7
5 CREATION IN DEATH, by J. D. Robb. (Berkley, $7.99.) Lt. Eve Dallas pursues the Groom, a killer who disappeared nine years earlier but has now returned; by Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously. 2
6 BACK ON BLOSSOM STREET, by Debbie Macomber. (Mira, $7.99.) More stories of life and love from a Seattle knitting class. 2
7 THE UNQUIET, by John Connolly. (Pocket Star, $7.99.) A woman being stalked by an ex-con who thinks she can help him find his missing daughter seeks protection from the Maine P.I. Charlie Parker. 3
8 * OBSESSION, by Jonathan Kellerman. (Ballantine, $9.99.) The psychologist-detective Alex Delaware investigates an apparent deathbed confession of murder. 7
9 THE RUINS, by Scott Smith. (Vintage, $7.99.) Two young American couples on vacation in the Yucatán confront a horrible menace. 2
10 THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL, by Philippa Gregory. (Pocket Books, $7.99.) A tale of courtly intrigue starring Henry VIII and Mary and Anne Boleyn. 6
11 * THE NAME OF THE WIND, by Patrick Rothfuss. (DAW, $7.99.) A notorious magician disguised as an innkeeper tells the story of his life, from orphan to legend. 1
12 THE RIVER KNOWS, by Amanda Quick. (Jove, $7.99.) A reporter and a wealthy Londoner in Victorian England feign romance while investigating a murder suspect. 3
13 THE ALIBI MAN, by Tami Hoag. (Bantam, $7.99.) A disgraced former policewoman investigates a murder linked to a group of wealthy Palm Beach men. 7
14 A LADY’S SECRET, by Jo Beverley. (Signet, $7.99.) A handsome earl accompanies a woman traveling in nun’s garb as she seeks out her father, an English lord unaware of her existence. 2
15 * EMBRACE THE NIGHT, by Karen Chance. (Roc, $7.99.) Cassie Palmer, the world’s chief clairvoyant, goes in search of an ancient, dangerous book. 2
16 HOKUS POKUS, by Fern Michaels. (Kensington, $6.99.) The Sisterhood, in exile in Barcelona, are called back to help the chief justice of the Supreme Court. 3
17 SACRED STONE, by Clive Cussler and Craig Dirgo. (Berkley, $9.99.) In this reprint of the 2004 book, Juan Cabrillo battles terrorists who seek to control an ancient radioactive meteorite. 13
18 DEVIL MAY CRY, by Sherrilyn Kenyon. (St. Martin’s, $7.99.) Book 11 of the Dark-Hunter paranormal series. 2
19 TO WED A WICKED PRINCE, by Jane Feather. (Pocket Star, $7.99.) In 18th-century London, a woman marries a prince, then grows suspicious of his motives as secrets begin to come to light. 2
20 HIGH PROFILE, by Robert B. Parker. (Berkley, $9.99.) Jesse Stone, the police chief of Paradise, Mass., looks into the deaths of a talk-show host and a young woman. 5

Stay tuned Monday for our first set of Honorable Metions for
the 2nd Quarter of this years WOTF contest.

Have a great weekend. Best, Joni

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