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Subject: Which Authors Are Highly Wishlisted and Quickly Requested?
Date Posted: 8/6/2007 5:00 PM ET
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I do a lot of thrift store shopping and pick up books for swapping and for myself.  Today I found two that I now realize I should have picked up - Broken & Haunted by Kelley Armstrong.  There are over 40 wishers on either copy.

Last week I picked up a couple books that I thought would be big hits, but there were a ton of copies already in the system.  I think I need to work on my shortlist of authors. I pretty much avoid buying any Harlequin, just because those seem to be pretty easy to come buy.  But otherwise, I'm pretty new to the romance genre.  So far I am enjoying Emma Holly, Lori Foster, Mary Janice Davidson.

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Date Posted: 8/6/2007 6:52 PM ET
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I'd say Janet Chapman, Lori Foster, Lucy Monroe, Karen Marie Moning, Diana Gabaldon audio cd's.... there are alot more just none I read.


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Date Posted: 8/6/2007 7:57 PM ET
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Any Ellora's Cave or similar seem to get instantly snapped up--not sure of their specific authors though.

Robin Schone, very old or very new Suzanne Brockmann, Erin McCarthy, some Lucy Monroe and Amy J Fetzer...  Robyn Carr's Virgin River and Grace Valley books, Sarah Strohmeyer, some Julie Kenner, some Sherrilyn Kenyon, Alison Kent's newer SG5 series (Brava)... more if I think of them...

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Date Posted: 8/7/2007 10:37 AM ET
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Anything new by:

Julia Quinn

Johanna Lindsey

Susan Elizabth Phillips

Jennifer Crusie

Hannah Howell

Stephanie Laurens

Lisa Kleypas


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Date Posted: 8/7/2007 11:18 PM ET
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Jodi Thomas always has a waiting list.It takes months to get them because no one posts them after they get them. Stay away from Daniel Steels.

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Date Posted: 8/8/2007 11:29 AM ET
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Thanks, gals!  I'm going to the thrift store today - I'll take the list with me.

I know stay away from Nora Roberts and Danielle Steel - I figure if there are 20 copies on the shelf at the thrift store, there are probably more than enough at PBS. LOL.  I got a freecycle box of books with a lot of Danielle Steeles and Tom Clancys - those just went straight to the breakroom at work.

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Date Posted: 5/1/2008 12:55 AM ET
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I don't post very often because I get too overwhelmed trying to read all the old posts. But I saw this one and thought I'd put my two cents in.

Certain authors with lots of wishers for certain titles that I have noticed include:

Janet Evanovich - Stephanie Plum series, particularly hardback

Lori Foster - I think The Buckhorn brothers, especially? I don't know though, because I don't really care for Lori Foster

Rachel Gibson

Always hard to find and some are very expensive so you should snap up whenever you see them on the cheap include:

Adele Ashworth - Winter Garden and Stolen Charms

Mary Balogh - any of her old regencies and Heartless (Why oh why did I ever get rid of my perfect copy?)

Suzanne Brockmann - Get Lucky!

Judy Cuevas/Judith Ivory - Beast, Black Silk, Bliss, The Proposition, Untie My Heart

Laura Lee Guhrke - Conor's Way

Lorraine Heath - Always to Remember and Texas Destiny

Laura Kinsale - Seize the Fire or anything by her really

Laura London - The Windflower!

Robin Schone 

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Date Posted: 5/1/2008 1:11 AM ET
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Authors I've had lots of books by in the past that always seemed to go like hotcakes from my shelf are Shana Abe, Karen Marie Moning, Stephanie Laurens, Nicole Jordan, Victoria Alexander, Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, Loretta Chase, Karen Ranney, and Jo Beverley.  Those seem to go out almost as fast as I post them, especially the Karen Marie Moning stuff.  I bought 8 at the thrift store a couple of weeks ago, and they were all gone the next day:P  Nora Roberts and Danielle Steel are just so heavily printed, everyone can get used copies pretty much anywhere they look.  I had tons of Nora Roberts on my shelf for a long time that never moved, and then all of it went at once to one or two people.

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Date Posted: 5/1/2008 1:11 AM ET
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I've noticed that paranormals move quickly, even if they're not wishlisted.

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Yeah, I had some Jennifer Ashley paranormal stuff that went overnight too.  I also have a big Lisa Cach collection I could probably move quickly too.  They're all TBR though:P

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Date Posted: 5/1/2008 9:20 AM ET
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Celeste Bradley seems to go fast as well.

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Date Posted: 5/1/2008 9:34 AM ET
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I've noticed too that paranormal moves fast.  Anything by Sherrilyn Kenyon: especially Dark Hunter books goes fast.   Also see that Carpathian Series by Christine Feehan goes fast too. 

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Paranormals move fast. J.R. Ward, Lara Adrian, Patricia Briggs, Kelley Armstrong, Charlaine Harris, Kim Harrison, Kresley Cole, Kinley MacGregor (also Sherrilyn Kenyon), Christine Feehan just to name some off the top of my head.

Also, I've traded Emma Holly and Lora Leigh as soon as I listed them.

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Date Posted: 5/1/2008 7:22 PM ET
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I've noticed a good turn around with Susan Mallery books too.  Her Marcelli Sisters trilogy goes well.

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Date Posted: 5/1/2008 10:56 PM ET
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Be careful with the Lori Foster books-a lot are available in PBS.  I bought a few and thought they'd be WL and there were a bunch posted. Her brand new releases and really old Temptation/Desire ones are usually WL. 

Lora Leigh, Gena Showalter and Kresley Cole are usually WL or go fast.

I don't usually care for paranormals but they go fast so I get them whenever I find them cheap.

Erotic books go fast especially the trade size types.

A lot of the old Mary Balogh's are WL.  Not the ones that have been released in mmp but the old series type ones. 

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In the Regency genre, I'd add: Carla Kelly.


Also for historicals, Patricia Veryan.

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Date Posted: 5/3/2008 7:39 AM ET
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I have also found that a lot of the cozy mysteries are wishlisted... Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swenson series, JoAnna Carl's Chooholic series and quite a few others, but if you decide to get some of those, Diane Mott Davidson's books don't seem to be as much wishlisted as some of the others.

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Date Posted: 5/4/2008 10:57 AM ET
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Anything by Jodi Picoult- i know she is not considered romance, but if you can find books by her, snatch them up they are like gold on this website-long waiting lists for her!

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Subject: Stephenie Meyer
Date Posted: 5/5/2008 5:06 PM ET
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the Stephenie Meyer books are Gold right now and she has another one coming out this week.  there is a W/L of over 200 on some of her books.  Think they are YA but about Vampir love stories.

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