We're winding up the end of our fiscal year around the office, which means Wendy has been ordering an obscene amount of books in order to spend every last penny. I've also been trying to pre-order as much as possible since it looks like next fiscal year is going to suck hardcore. Best to pre-order as much as I can now while I still have a few farthings to spend. Anywho, since I've been on a bit of a paperback spending spree, I thought now would be a good time to highlight the Top 5 Romance Paperback Originals in my library system according to the length of the wait list. Here they are:
Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts - Seriously, this shocks no one with two brain cells to rub together. It's Nora, it's the third book in a series, these books have been breathlessly beautiful to gaze upon, and did I mention it's Nora?
Married By Morning by Lisa Kleypas - The sad truth is that I don't order nearly as many paperbacks as a library system my size should be ordering. However, what kills me, is that prior to my tenure, not even a thimble-full of titles were getting in system, and those that were added came via donations. It especially kills me for authors like Kleypas, who always has a strong showing for us. Seriously, only Nora is standing in her way of the top spot.
Darkness Within by Kinley MacGregor/Sherrilyn Kenyon - I actually ordered this one ages ago, and turns out the publication date got pushed back to October 26, 2010. Which means I just fired off an e-mail to our acquisitions department to make sure this order doesn't get canceled. Little known library factoid: if you preorder too far in advance, your order tends to get canceled. Which is why I try to adhere to the 1-3 month advance. Saves me and those in purchasing quite a bit of aggravation, although I'm sure library patrons would love to put their name on a wait list some 9 months out for certain titles.
Blood Born by Linda Howard & Linda Jones - You know, I've seen a few, but given the sheer volume of Linda Howard fangirls floating around the Interwebs, I'm surprised I haven't seen a bazillion reviews for this one. Are some of you jumping off the bandwagon? Or are you just "over" paranormal? And seriously, how much body oil did they rub that cover model down with?
Rule's Bride by Kat Martin - This is the final book in Martin's Bride trilogy, a series that has gained momentum for us with each release. I do recall the first book generated a modest waiting list, but I suspect more readers got snagged as they stumbled across the first two books sitting on new book shelves. Martin's been around forever, but I'd be lying if I didn't say the strong showing for this trilogy even surprises me just a tinch. But only a tinch....