Maude Continues to Lead Self-Published Bestsellers List

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

Maude by Donna Mabry returns to the top of the Self-Published Bestsellers List this week.

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Amazon Self-Published Bestsellers for the Week of March 11, 2015

1.  Maude by Donna Mabry: “In 1906, I was barely over fourteen years old, and it was my wedding day. My older sister, Helen, came to my room, took me by the hand, and sat me down on the bed. She opened her mouth to say something, but then her face flushed, and she turned her head to look out the window. After a second, she squeezed my hand and looked back in my eyes.”

2. Married to the Bad Boy by Vanessa Waltz: “I’m a player. A man whore. Whatever the hell you want to call it, I get around. During the day I crack heads and extort businesses. At night I find girls to f*ck. I live to hear them moan for me, but one night is all they get. No one ever made me want more.”

3. Falling for My Best Friend’s Brother by J.S. Cooper: “He’s devastatingly handsome, sexy, arrogant and he’s out of reach. He’s my best friend’s brother and the one man I can’t have. However, now that my best friend Liv is getting married, I’m seeing him more than ever.”

4. The Hurricane by R.J. Prescott: “Emily McCarthy is living in fear of a dark and dangerous past. A gifted mathematician, she is little more than a hollow, broken shell, trying desperately to make ends meet long enough to finish her degree.”

5. Beneath This Ink by Meghan March: “I’ve always known she was too good for me, but that never stopped me from wanting her. And then I finally had her for one night. A night I don’t remember. I figured I’d blown my shot.”

6. The Beauty Series by Skye Warren: “Erin cleans Mr. Morris’s house twice a week to pay for college. She soaks up every moment with the man she secretly loves–until she interrupts a private moment. He’s moaning her name, and she refuses to hide her feelings any longer.”

7. Given to the Pack by Abby Weeks: “This book tells the story of Aisha, a curvy girl who is traumatically abused and humiliated by her boyfriend, Heath. He makes her believe that she is fat and ugly. When she moves to Alaska, she learns that there are men in the forest who can shift into wolves.”

8.  Departure by A.G. Riddle: “Harper Lane has problems. In a few hours, she’ll have to make a decision that will change her life forever. But when her flight from New York to London crash-lands in the English countryside, she discovers that she’s made of tougher stuff than she ever imagined.”

9. The Interview J.C. Reed: “Laurie Hanson is living a lie and lying about her life. Trying to run away from her stepfather’s control, she is determined to make a new start, wanting nothing from the life she had lived before, except the letters from her mother.”

10. Step-Lover: A Step-Brother Romance: “I met him before I knew. I loved him before I knew. I didn’t know he was my stepbrother when I fell for Bladen. I fell for a mystery guy who I spent a long, amazing weekend with. Then he got up and left me, without even a goodbye. I was nothing more than a bit of fun.”

Smashwords Self-Published Bestsellers for the Week of March 11, 2015

1. Communications for ICT: The Essential Guide By David Tuffley

2. Sixty Words or Phrases Commonly Misused by ESL/EFL Students Preparing for Universities By Kenneth Cranker

3. Negotiating for Success: Essential Strategies and Skills By George J. Siedel

4. Private Practice Preparedness – The Health Care Professional’s Guide to Closing a Practice Due to Retirement, Death, or Disability By Rob Reinhardt, LPCS, M.Ed., NCC & Anne M. “Nancy” Wheeler

5. English Grammar and Essay Writing, Workbook 2 By Maggie Sokolik

6. Principles of Biology: Animal Systems By Nicoladie Tam, Ph.D.

7. Neuropsychopharmacology By Nicoladie Tam, Ph.D.

8. The Key To Your Car By Dominic Vinci

9. Our Universal Journey By George Kavassilas

10. The Prodigal’s Perspective By Bob Steinkamp