Is ‘Calendar Girl’ a subsequent ‘Fifty Shades’?

February 10, 2016 - Fifty Shades of Grey


Move over, E.L. James.

A new erotica array is bubbling adult USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list.

Audrey Carlan’s lusty, 12-book Calendar Girl series centers on Mia Saunders, who starts operative for Exquisite Escorts as “high-priced arm candy” – $100,000 for a month of her company.

Perhaps we shouldn’t decider her. It’s all for a cause: To come adult with a million bucks to compensate off her father’s gambling debt. She has one year to do it.

Each book is set in a opposite month and a opposite city, with a opposite “client.”

Oh, and this is on Amazon: “Warning: This book is designed for audiences 18+ due to denunciation and striking passionate content.”

Perhaps such denunciation – or maybe a $2.99 e-book cost tab – is what’s attracting readers.

The initial book, January: Calendar Girl Book 1, will pierce adult to No. 5 on USA TODAY’s list on Thursday. (January made a initial coming on USA TODAY’s list last Thursday, during No. 6.)

Five of a series’ titles will be in a tip 50 this Thursday (runner-up, book, 2, February, will be No. 14) and all 12 will be in a tip 150.

Who is Audrey Carlan? A California mom!

On her web site, she writes that she “has been married to a adore of her life for over 12 years and has dual immature children that live adult to their pretension of ‘Monster Madness’ on a daily basis. When she’s not writing, sipping booze with her ‘soul sisters,’ or doing yoga, she can be found with her nose stranded in a book or her Kindle. A hot, smutty, regretful book to be exact!” She’s also a author of a Falling Series and a Trinity Trilogy.

Carlan creatively published a Calendar Girl array herself early final year. The rights were bought by Waterhouse Press, a tiny Florida-based publisher that specializes in romances. Waterhouse has “rebranded” a books and given them new, some-more composed jackets, and their selling efforts have paid off.

“We were looking for a subsequent author, saw a (Calendar Girl) array online and took a look. We desired them and saw how prohibited they were,” says Waterhouse selling executive Shayla Fereshetian, who adds that 450,000 copies of a 12 books have sold. More than adequate to make best-seller lists, though still a long, prolonged approach to go before this disobedient Girl matches a mega-sales of James’ Fifty Shades of Grey series, with 125 million copies sole worldwide.

Waterhouse is also edition 4 paperback bundled volumes of a Calendar Girl series, with 3 books enclosed in each. (By a way, intrigue fans, Fereshetian says Mia finds her “happily ever after.”)

The subsequent question: Could a powerhouse New York publisher come breathing after Calendar Girl? It happened with James, who was catapulted into a stratosphere when Knopf/Vintage, one of a many worshiped mainstream publishers in a United States, picked adult the SM Fifty Shades series.

But Fereshetian says Waterhouse has no goal of relinquishing the rights. Can a (Lifetime?) movie be distant behind?

source ⦿ http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2016/01/13/audrey-carlan-calendar-girl-series-books/78741584/

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