Urban Fantasy on This Week’s Bestsellers Lists

While erotica continues to dominate the charts, urban fantasy still maintains a strong presence.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERS
ODD APOCALYPSE by Dean Koontz [hardcover]
SHADOW OF NIGHT by Deborah Harkness [hardcover]
GHOST STORY by Jim Butcher [mmpb]
THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern [trade]
A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES by Deborah Harkness [trade]

GLOBE AND MAIL BESTSELLERS
THIRTEEN by Kelley Armstrong
WEREWOLVES by Kelley Armstrong

USA TODAY BESTSELLERS
ODD APOCALYPSE by Dean Koontz
SHADOW OF NIGHT by Deborah Harkness
THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern
WIDOW’S WEB by Jennifer Estep
A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES by Deborah Harkness


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Best Sellers Lists 2008.12.14

Here’s a look at where urban fantasy and paranormal rank on a couple best sellers lists. Note who trumped the USA Today Top 150, pushing aside Stephenie Meyer for the first time in months. And Charlaine Harris has slipped from the ranks a bit as Christmas-themed novels take over the charts.

NEW YORK TIMES

HARDCOVER FICTION
6 JUST AFTER SUNSET –  Stephen King  (Scribner)
Short stories blending fantasy and psychological realism.
8 THE HOST –  Stephenie Meyer  (Little, Brown)
Aliens have taken control of the minds and bodies of most humans, but one woman won’t surrender.
10 YOUR HEART BELONGS TO ME – Dean Koontz (Bantam)
A man is stalked by a woman who resembles the donor of the heart he received in a transplant operation.
24 FROM DEAD TO WORSE – Charlaine Harris (Ace)
25 A LION AMONG MEN – Gregory Maguire (Morrow)

MASS MARKET PAPERBACK
1 THE PAGAN STONE – Nora Roberts (Jove)
Three men and three women unite to battle the demon of Hawkins Hollow; Book 3 of the Sign of Seven trilogy.
5 DEAD AFTER DARK – Sherrilyn Kenyon, J. R. Ward, Susan Squires and Dianna Love (St. Martin’s)
Four tales of paranormal romance.
5 DEAD AFTER DARK – Sherrilyn Kenyon, J. R. Ward, Susan Squires and Dianna Love (St. Martin’s)
Four tales of paranormal romance.
13 DUMA KEY – Stephen King (Pocket)
A Minnesota contractor moves to Florida to recover from an injury and starts creating paintings with eerie powers.
14 LIVING DEAD IN DALLAS – Charlaine Harris (Ace)
A vampire asks Sookie Stackhouse to find one of his missing companions.
15 ZEN AND THE ART OF VAMPIRES – Katie MacAlister (Signet)
A woman craving the good suburban life goes on a singles tour through Europe to meet a man — and is beguiled by two.
17 DEADLY GIFT – Heather Graham (Mira)
An Irishwoman caring for an ailing millionaire whose business partner disappears teams up with Zach Flynn to solve the case; Book 3 of the Flynn Brothers trilogy.
19 BLOOD DREAMS – Kay Hooper (Bantam)
A psychic is obsessed with the hunt for a serial killer.
20 THE OUTLAW DEMON WAILS – Kim Harrison (Eos)
A witch who is also a bounty hunter must enter the demonic realm; Book 6 of the Hollows series.
21 CLUB DEAD – Charlaine Harris (Ace)
29 THE HOLLOW – by Nora Roberts (Jove)
34 DEAD TO THE WORLD – Charlaine Harris (Ace)

USA TODAY TOP 150
1. The Tales of Beedle the Bard – J.K. Rowling (Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic)
A 15th-century wizard presents five fairy tales with commentary by Harry Potter’s Albus Dumbledore
2. Twilight – Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown for Young Readers)
First in vampire love saga: Isabella falls for a vampire
3. New Moon – Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown for Young Readers)
Second in “Twilight” vampire love saga
4. Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown for Young Readers)
Third in “Twilight” vampire saga
5. Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer (Little Brown for Young Readers)
Concluding installment in “Twilight” vampire series
6. The Pagan Stone – Nora Roberts (Jove)
The conclusion to the Sign of Seven Trilogy
26. Just After Sunset: Stories – Stephen King (Scribner)
A collection of short stories by the horror master
32. Your Heart Belongs to Me – Dean Koontz (Bantam)
A man is stalked by a woman after he receives a heart transplant
33. The Host – Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown)
Love triangle involving a man, a woman and the alien that possesses her
38. Dead After Dark – Sherrilyn Kenyon, J.R. Ward, Susan Squires, Dianna Love (St. Martin’s)
Four stories about love after death
47. Blood Dreams – Kay Hooper (Bantam)
Hunt for serial killer who murders senator’s daughter
56. Dead Until Dark – Charlaine Harris (Ace)
First in series about a cocktail waitress in love with a vampire; basis for HBO’s “True Blood”
81. The Twilight Saga – Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown for Young Readers)
Box set of novels “Twilight,” “New Moon,” “Eclipse” and “Breaking Dawn”
83. Duma Key: A Novel – Stephen King (Pocket)
A man recovering from a horrific accident begins to paint, with terrifying results
97. Zen and the Art of Vampires – Katie Macalister (Signet)
Woman has to choose between two vampire suitors
100. Living Dead in Dallas – Charlaine Harris (Ace)
Second in series about a cocktail waitress in love with a vampire; basis for HBO’s “True Blood”
102. Sookie Stackhouse Box Set – Charlaine Harris (Ace)
Box set of the seven novels in the “True Blood” vampire series
111. Marked – P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast (St. Martin’s Griffin)
Vampyre-in-training Zoey must embrace her destiny
124. Untamed – P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast (St. Martin’s Griffin)
Fourth in the House of Night vampire series
143. Club Dead – Charlaine Harris (Ace)
Trouble is brewing at Club Dead, where the vampire elite go to chill
150. Betrayed: A House of Night Novel – P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast (St. Martin’s Griffin)
Second installment in series about fledgling vampire Zoey Redbird

This Week on the Best Seller Lists

Paranormal romance dominates the charts this week, but there’s still room for UF.

THE NEW YORK TIMES

HARDCOVER
1 DARK CURSE – Christine Feehan [PARANORMAL ROMANCE]
Lara Callandine, an expert in the field of ice-cave study, joins with Nicholas De La Cruz to search for the truth about their pasts; a Carpathian novel.

6 THE HOST – Stephenie Meyer [YOUNG ADULT / SCIENCE FICTION]
Aliens have taken control of the minds and bodies of most humans, but one woman won’t surrender.

17 ACHERON – Sherrilyn Kenyon [PR]

MASS MARKET PAPERBACK
10 DARK LIGHT – Jayne Castle [PR]
The boss of the Ghost Hunter Guild turns to a reporter in hopes of uncovering a conspiracy within his organization.

11 NOAH – Jacquelyn Frank [PR]
The Demon King reaches out to the woman who has been tormenting him in vivid dreams.

25 DEAD UNTIL DARK – Charlaine Harris

29 BLOODFEVER – Karen Marie Moning [PR]

31 CRY WOLF – Patricia Briggs

33 STRANGERS IN DEATH – J. D. Robb [FUTURISTIC ROMANCE]

USA TODAY TOP 150
1 Twilight – Stephenie Meyer [YA]
First in vampire love saga: Isabella falls for a vampire

2 New Moon – Stephenie Meyer [YA]
Second in the vampire love saga

3 Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer [YA]
Concluding installment in the “Twilight” series

5 Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer [YA]
Third in vampire love saga

11 Dark Curse: A Carpathian Novel – Christine Feehan [PR]
The adventures of immortal vampire hunters known as Carpathians

21 The Host – Stephenie Meyer [YA/SF]
Love triangle involving a man, a woman and the alien that possesses her

30 Dark Light – Jayne Ann Krentz as Jayne Castle [PR]
Reporter marries the subject of her story to uncover a conspiracy

37 Noah – Jacquelyn Frank [PR]
Latest installment of the Nightwalkers series

86 Bloodfever – Karen Marie Moning [PR]
Woman discovers her magical powers, romance and danger

95 Strangers in Death – J.D. Robb [FR]
Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates the mysterious death of a billionaire

100 Vampire Knight: Volume 05 – Matsuri Hino, Nancy Thistlethwaite
Fifth in series featuring vampire students at Cross Academy

110 Acheron – Sherrilyn Kenyon [PR]
Twelfth book in Dark Hunter series focuses on the back story of leader Acheron

111 Cry Wolf – Patricia Briggs
New series set in a world inhabited by werewolves featuring Anna, an omega werewolf

115 Hostage to Pleasure – Nalini Singh [PR]
Paranormal romance: Mother fights to save her child from a dangerous enemy

130 Into the Flame – Christina Dodd [PR]
Fourth book in “Darkness Chosen” paranormal romance series

138 Marked – P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast [YA/PR]
Vampyre-in-training Zoey must embrace her destiny

Nightwalker Hits Bestseller Lists!

From Jocelynn Drake’s blog:

I discovered that I made the USA Today Bestseller list.  I came in at #117 at 150.  I’ve been told that it is an extremely hard list to crack since it contains both fiction and nonfiction books.  To add to my overwhelming joy, I also discovered that I made the New York Times Fiction Mass Market Bestseller extended list.  I came in at #32 out of 35.

Congratulations Jocelynn!!

This Week on the Best Sellers Lists

Adult urban fantasy & the paranormal has just about slipped off the charts this week, folks.

THE NEW YORK TIMES
HARDCOVER FICTION
3 THE HOST – Stephenie Meyer.
Aliens have taken control of the minds and bodies of most humans, but one woman won’t surrender.

USA TODAY
1. Twilight – Stephenie Meyer [YA]
First in vampire love saga: Isabella falls for a vampire

2. New Moon – Stephenie Meyer [YA]
Second in the vampire love saga

4. Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer [YA]
Third in vampire love saga

8. Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox – Eoin Colfer [CHILDRENS]
Artemis must time travel and find extinct lemurs to save his ill mother

15. The Host – Stephenie Meyer [YA/SF]
Love triangle involving a man, a woman and the alien that possesses her

103. Marked – P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast [YA]
Vampyre-in-training Zoey must embrace her destiny

127. Betrayed: A House of Night Novel – P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast [YA]
Second installment in series about fledgling vampire Zoey Redbird

131. Cry Wolf – Patricia Briggs
New series set in a world inhabited by werewolves featuring Anna, an omega werewolf

132. Chosen: House of Night Novel 3 – P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast [YA]
Third installment in series featuring fledgling vampire Zoe Redbird

This Week in the Best Sellers Lists: NYT & USA Today

A quick look at UF/paranormal fiction in the bestsellers lists.

THE NEW YORK TIMES
HARDCOVER FICTION

4 THE HOST – Stephenie Meyer [YA/SF]
Aliens have taken control of the minds and bodies of most humans, but one woman won’t surrender.
35 ODD HOURS – Dean R. Koontz

MASS MARKET PAPERBACK
13 INTO THE SHADOW – Christina Dodd [PR]
A man who can change into a panther kidnaps a woman who may be his cursed family’s savior.
21 THE HOLLOW – Nora Roberts [PR]
26 THE DARKEST PLEASURE – Gena Showalter [PR]

USA TODAY TOP 150 BESTSELLERS
1 Twilight – Stephenie Meyer [YA]
First in vampire love saga: Isabella falls for a vampire
3 New Moon – Stephenie Meyer [YA]
Second in the vampire love saga
4 Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox – Eoin Colfer [children]
Artemis must time travel and find extinct lemurs to save his ill mother
5 Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer [YA]
Third in vampire love saga
14 The Host – Stephenie Meyer [YA/SF]
Love triangle involving a man, a woman and the alien that possesses her
60 Into the Shadow – Christina Dodd [PR]
Shape-shifting demon must decide between hate and redemption; third book in “Darkness Chosen” paranormal romance series
61 The Hollow – Nora Roberts [PR]
Romance: Second in “Sign of Seven” trilogy; strange things happen every seven years
91 Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1: The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan [children]
Children: Percy goes to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea; 2006 ALA Notable Children’s Book
96 Marked – P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast [YA]
Vampyre-in-training Zoey must embrace her destiny
126 The Darkest Pleasure – Gena Showalter [PR]
Third installment of the Lords of the Underworld series
128 Betrayed: A House of Night Novel – P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast [YA]
Second installment in series about fledgling vampire Zoey Redbird
131 Chosen: House of Night Novel 3 – P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast [YA]
Third installment in series featuring fledgling vampire Zoe Redbird