Julia must be extremely happy, as the release of Bridgerton – The Duke & I on Netflix, has soared many of her Bridgerton series books to the top-ten best sellers in the genre. In fact three of them, are on the entire best-sellers in Kindle eBooks. As of this post, Bridgerton: The Duke and I (Book One) is at #3, Bridgerton Collection Volume 1: The First Three is at #6, and The Viscount who Loved Me: Bridgerton is at #9. Congratulations, Julia!
UPDATE: As of late 2019, Amazon ceased listing authors in popularity. As Amazon states, the most popular author list is updated hourly. So who are the reigning queens of the pen this time? Some of the regulars remain, while some new releases have pushed others back up the ladder. Here they are with their most popular books: Caroline Fyffe (Heart of Mine) Dragonblade Publishing (This is a collection of various authors – The Wicked Baron by Mary Lancaster leads the group.) Amy Harmon (What the Wind Knows) Christi Caldwell (The Governess) Samantha Holt (Once a Wallflower, Always a Wallflower) Kathryn Le Veque (The Mountain Dark) Lisa Kleypas (Devil’s Daughter) Mary Balogh (Second Chances) Ann Lethbridge (No Regrets) Alexa Aston (The Heir)
Like shifting sands on a beach, so are the top-ten historical romance authors on Amazon. Much of the move has to do with sales, of course, having pushed them upward into higher ranks. Okay, who are the current ladies that write the stories that make you swoon prior to Valentine’s Day? Here are the top ten authors and their most popular books as of February 2018. It’s interesting to note that only two authors who were on our December list remain in the top ten – Christi Caldwell and Bridget Barton. As you can see, marketing is everything. Bridget Barton – A Damsel for the Mysterious Duke, Kind Ella and the Duke, A Beauty for the Scarred Duke, A Governness for the Brooding Duke, A Bride