‘Blow’ Leads the Self-Published Bestsellers List

By Dianna Dilworth 

Blow by Kim Karr leads the Self-Published Bestsellers List this week.

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Amazon Self-Published Bestsellers for the Week of September 23, 2015

1. Blow by Kim Karr: “They met in the face of danger. They weren’t looking for love. They both knew better. But they couldn’t stay away, and they fell hard. He is heart-stopping handsome, fearless—and haunted by deadly ties. She is breathtakingly beautiful, determined—and in harm’s way.”

2. Alpha’s Darkling Bride by Linda Barlow: “The last thing I need is a dirty-talking, bad boy shifter crashing into my life. Especially the wolf pack alpha, who never lets me forget that the first time he saw me, I was stark-freaking-bare-assed.”

3. Arrogant Master: “Some would say I should be ashamed. Others might say I’m filled with sin.
I say I’m just a woman with unstoppable determination, doing whatever it takes to secure her freedom before the opportunity fades forever.”

4. Coach by Alexa Riley: “Retiring from the NFL was the right decision, and at thirty years old, I’ve done things most people could only dream of. After all I’ve accomplished, coaching high school football should be easy…but when you’ve got a distraction in the form of a nerdy girl with curves, things can get complicated.”

5. Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre: “Cole Masten. Abandoned by his superstar wife, Hollywood’s Perfect Husband is now Hollywood’s Sexiest Bachelor: partying hard and screwing even harder. Watch out Los Angeles, there’s a new bad boy in town.”

6. Mountain Bear by Terry Bolryder: “Bear shifter Shane McAllister never thought he’d use an online dating site, but right now he’s desperate. He has just months to find a mate before he and his brothers lose the family ranch. When one of his brothers makes some ‘creative’ changes to his profile, tricking a city girl into a dangerous situation, it’s up to Shane to come to the rescue.”

7. Jobe: Alvarez Security Agency by Maryann Jordan: “Former Special Forces brothers-in-arms now working together to provide an elite security service in the southern city of Richland.
Jobe Delaro served proudly with his Special Forces squad, but to focus on his duties he gave up the one woman he had planned on spending his life with. Four years later, seeing his friends find love reminded him that he had never forgotten the woman whose heart he broke.”

8. Dirty Bad Strangers by Jade West: “He calls me his dirty girl. He’s just a caller, a sex line client, an anonymous pervert like all the others. Except he isn’t. He’s under my skin… his voice, his laugh, his twisted fantasies.”

9. Ruin Me by C.J. Thomas: “This isn’t how I thought I’d lose my V-card. Not like this. Vi said it was the only way, and with the devastating news Mom just dropped on me, I knew I had no other choice. This wasn’t about me. It was about her. I needed to do this to save her life. But what I didn’t know was that in saving hers, I was also saving mine. Thanks to the man who laid down one million dollars to have me.”

10. Pushing the Limits by Brooke Cumberland: “He’s my art professor. I’m his student. With an electric connection and undeniable chemistry, I know it won’t be long until one of us cracks.”

Smashwords Self-Published Bestsellers for the Week of September 23, 2015

1. Health Promotion Pathways: Applied Activities for the Collegiate Classroom 

2. Principles of Biology: Animal Systems: A Tutorial Study Guide (box set)

3. Research Methods: Functional Skills 

4. Economics for Smart Citizenship 

5. Naturally Flawless: A holistic approach to clear skin 

6. Negotiating for Success: Essential Strategies and Skills by George J. Siedel

7. Neuropsychopharmacology: A Tutorial Study Guide (box set) 

8. Paradigms of Counseling and Psychotherapy 

9. Core Ideas in Neuroscience 

10. Charmed and Dangerous: Ten Tales of Gay Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy