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.
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?