The new fiction list is up, reflecting sales in the month of December. Check it out here.
The new name to take note of is Steven James at #10 for The Pawn. Last month he was at a higher number on the list but this month has managed to move to the top ten. He's right behind Ted Dekker at #9 for Skin.
In a list dominated by women's fiction, historicals and romance, it's always great to see a couple suspense titles show up. And it's wonderful to see an author of Steven James' caliber join the CBA suspense genre. The Pawn, first in James' Patrick Bowers series, is a well-written novel. It's been garnering great reviews, including one from PW.
A note to you BHCC (Big Honkin' Chickens' Club) members--this one's totally off the charts for you. The Pawn contains more graphic violence than is typical for CBA-published suspense.
Steven James has written some nonfiction for Baker. The Pawn is his first novel, published by Revell (part of Baker). His second novel, The Rook, will release in time for an ICRS signing in Orlando this July.