A Trinity Novel

Book 5
Waterhouse Press
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Not many can say they were burned by fate. I’m the exception.

Scalded figuratively, emotionally, and physically… I have the scars running down my arm, ribs, and side to prove it.

The doctors have done what they can to heal me by smoothing the abraded skin using other parts of my body. But they can only do so much. Sometimes, what can’t be seen can’t be healed.

The fire that night took more than a pound of flesh. It obliterated my talent, beauty, and most importantly, seared the connection I had with the man I loved. Sure, it was me who pushed him away, but I had my reasons. I did what any woman would do in my situation. I gave up everything so that one day he’d find happiness and peace.

Now I’ve healed a bit on the outside, and on the inside, but I still crave the one I let go. To this day he looks at me with fire in his eyes, a heat so bright in his being he glows with it. I fear the light, the flames that could consume me whole. The problem now is, he’s not mine anymore. I just may have waited too long to fight for him, for us, for a future together.

There’s only one thing I can do. Let fate decide.
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About the author

Audrey Carlan is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She writes wicked hot love stories that are designed to give the reader a romantic experience that’s sexy, sweet, and so hot your ereader might melt. Some of her works include the wildly successful Calendar Girl Serial, Falling Series, and the Trinity Trilogy.

She lives in the California Valley where she enjoys her two children and the love of her life. When she’s not writing, you can find her teaching yoga, sipping wine with her “soul sisters” or with her nose stuck in a wicked hot romance novel.

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Waterhouse Press
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Published on
Aug 22, 2017
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Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
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Editorial Reviews

"Life is LIFE. The feels, the ups and downs, the tears, the laughs and oh the feelings that this story evoked in me!!"
–White Hot Reads

"There was no other rating I could give this one but 5 stars. It was everything I hoped it would be and so much more."
–My Time Out Book Blog

"It was intense, scary, breathtaking, suspenseful the whole package."
–Bookworm's Book Blog

"There was no other rating I could give this one but 5 stars. It was everything I hoped it would be and so much more. I am now waiting impatiently for the next instalment!!!"
–My Time Out Book Blog


Maria De La Torre is a survivor. Her life has not been paved with streets of gold…but with blood and sacrifice. She may have been there for her soul sister in the Trinity Trilogy but this story is about her life. The life she chooses. The same life someone from her past is trying to take away.

Elijah is the last man in the entire world Maria should be with. He’s a dark, gritty, lawless bounty hunter—the exact opposite of the man she loved and lost, the man who gave up everything for her. Only Elijah is not the type of guy to back down. He’s used to getting what he wants and he’s set his sights on the raven-haired seductress.

Time is not on Maria and Elijah’s side. There’s a new threat to the soul sister, one Maria never thought she’d have to face again. And this time, the stakes are life and death.

Maria quickly learns that the things she wants most in this lifetime may just be the things that have the power to destroy her. 

***Resisting Roots is being made into a Passionflix movie in late 2018***

Editorial Reviews

"Phenomenal. Soulful. And absolutely smoldering."
–Katy Evans, New York Times Bestselling Author

"Resisting Roots was a refreshing sexy read that brought tears and happy sighs the entire way through. An amazing and unique read from a talented author."
–Rachel Van Dyken , #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

"Baseball's number one hitter Trent Fox, aka my new book boyfriend, had me reading with the fan on high and a box of tissues on the nightstand! Carlan knocks it out of the park with an erotic, spiritual romp that's full of heart.”
–Geneva Lee, New York Times Bestselling Author

"Audrey Carlan pens a sensual and unique read in Resisting Roots. Genevieve and Trent are scorching together, and the secondary characters make Lotus House and its community come to life. Loved it!”
–Kenner, New York Times Bestselling Author

"Hearts and heads are at war,both wanting different things in this non-stop, pulling heartstrings, emotional, sexy book."
–BookaliciousBabes Blog (BBB)

"This story teaches us about the values of family, spiritual healing, love, sacrifice, and forgiveness.”
–AC Book Blog

"It's not just a red hot sexy love story, it's also about family and commitment, coming to terms with loss and finding the strength to move on and face the future."
–A BookLover's Emporium Book Blog


Yoga instructor Genevieve Harper is a blond bombshell loaded down with responsibility and sacrifice. She makes the most out of raising her two siblings in the wake of their parents’ tragic accident. At twenty-four, she doesn’t have time to devote to a man…especially not the devastatingly handsome Trent Fox, who’s known for being a “player” on and off the baseball field.

Trent has the best hitting average in the league. Recently, he suffered a torn hamstring that takes him to the Lotus House Yoga Center for recuperation. There he meets the curvy, petite blonde with soulful black eyes and candy-coated glossy lips he’d like to do more to than kiss. He secures the flexible hottie for daily private lessons that ultimately show him how sensual the art of yoga can be.

Can love grow between a woman who’s rooted in her life and a man who resists any notion of staying in one place?


If you’re intrigued by the practice of yoga and desire a sensual, intensely erotic, and uniquely spiritual read with characters capable of performing pretzel-like sexual acts, the Lotus House series is for you. Each of the seven books can be read as a standalone but are better read in order. No cliffhangers. Books are erotic romances written for mature audiences 18+.

Editorial Reviews

"Once I picked up this book I couldn’t put it down. I was riveted from page one to the very end. I love Cougar stories and this has just made my top five. I highly recommend this book."
–Sweet Pea, Whipped Cream Reviews

"As a writer, I love when another author writes a book about the wonderful book world. Even more so when they write it so well you can actually put yourself right in the characters' shoes. I loved this book... I immediately put it at the top of my pile. And I am so glad I did. "
–Drea, JPB Reviews


Forty-five year-old erotic romance author Stacy Oppenheimer has always been an introvert, and her recent divorce has left her scared of her own shadow. But when her favorite cover model, Michael Moretti, corners her at a writers’ conference, she swallows her inhibitions for a moment and teases him a little.

Michael Moretti, age thirty-six, knows his career as a cover model and exotic dancer is rapidly coming to an end due to his age. He has his own reasons for attending this conference—find an attractive older woman whom he can woo into keeping him in the lifestyle to which he’s become accustomed. Lovely Stacy fits his requirements nicely.

With Michael’s help, Stacy begins to overcome her shyness and engages in some exciting activities both outside and inside the bedroom. But she’s nobody’s sugar mama, and she makes that clear to him when she finds out his ulterior motive. Too bad for Michael, who finds out he just might be in a little deeper than he thought. 

Editorial Reviews

”Carlan expertly pens a uniques tory with the perfect amount of wit, emotion, and deliciously hot sex. Mila and Atlas's story will have you flipping the pages as fast as you can and then wanting to start all over again once you've finished."
–K. Bromberg, New York Times Bestselling Author

"Divine Desire is a sensual and passionate novel you will devour from the beginning to the end!"
–Anissa Garcia, Christian Grey Fan Page

"I could say I'll treasure this book in my heart forever, but that's a lie. This one has become a precious keepsake in my soul."
–Angel Payne, USA Today Bestselling Author

"I devoured this baby in one sitting. Sexy, steamy hot, heartfelt, sweet, fun—MUST READ!"
–AC Book Blog

"Audrey Carlan continues to be a favorite go–to author of mine and I don't ever see that changing."
–Crazy Daisy Book Blog


When veteran yoga instructor Mila Mercado was asked to attend a new class and report back to the studio, she had no idea that the over-confident, ruggedly sexy newbie Atlas Powers was going to teach more than just a very controversial and erotic form of yoga.

New instructor Atlas Powers has two passions in life: his music career and steamy by-the-book Mila Mercado. He teaches yoga by day and works at his passion by night until the fiery woman walks into his class and gives the term desire a whole new dimension.

In this wicked hot tale of love and lust, two struggling artists are trying to make their dreams come true. Only one thing gets in the way… until they stop fighting long enough to burn up the sheets and the yoga studio with a divine desire neither of them can avoid.

Editorial Reviews

“Fresh, fun, and unbelievably hot, Audrey Carlan's Calendar Girl series will have you falling in love over and over again and craving the next installment."
–Meredith Wild, #1 NYT Bestselling Author

"Sinfully delicious from start to finish! Sexy, smart, and so unique! I was completely immersed in Mia's journey."
–Katy Evans, NYT Bestselling Author

"A sexy, fast-paced, and downright addictive read. I devoured every word of Mia's journey."
–Meghan March, USA Today Bestselling Author

"This was a KILLER start to Ms. Carlan's monthly series!"
–Give Me Books

"Damn, Audrey did it again! Made me smile, made me laugh & made me cry with her beautiful words! I am in love with these books.
–Hooks & Books Blog

"This story was exciting, quick; but well paced and full of loveable characters. I haven't met a character in this series that I haven't liked yet!"
–Nice and Nau


Unwilling escort Mia Saunders’s journey continues in the second anthology of the Calendar Girl series! In the next three months, Mia heads to Boston, Oahu, and Washington DC.

In April, she poses as girlfriend to philandering Mason Murphy, a professional baseball player who needs a better image, only to find he’s not at all what she expected.

May finds Mia turning up the heat with Samoan model and fire-dancer Tai Niko as she participates in a swimsuit campaign designed to prove that beauty really does comes in all sizes.

Mia rounds out June as the arm candy for Warren Shipley, a member of the wealthy one percenters. Although she’s pretending to be a gold-digger, Warren turns out to have a heart of gold. However, his devastatingly handsome son, Aaron, a California Senator, is nowhere near as kind.
Editorial Reviews

“Seriously there is EVERYTHING to like about this book.”
–Not Another Damn Book Blog

"I want more Chase! I will definitely be getting the next book in this trilogy. I give this book 5 stars."
–Obsessed by Books Blog

"FIVE STAR REVIEW I recommend this book to anyone looking for a sweet, fierce love story. It takes a lot to write an original story that takes twists and turns you won't see coming."
–Give Me Books Blog

"Seriously there is EVERYTHING to like about this book. Hot blooded Alpha Male who wants his woman and decides he will protect her at all costs."
–Not Another Damn Book Blog

"Five Stars - The intense relationship they build is to die for."
–Panty Dropping Book Blog

"I can not wait until the next book is released! This is a definite one-click book!"
–Books and Beyond Fifty Shades


Men ruin women.

Especially men like Chase Davis. Good looking, intelligent, rich and powerful. I never stood a chance.

I didn’t want to want him.

I didn’t want to need him.

I didn’t want to fall for him.

He wouldn’t take no for an answer, and I let him consume me. Arrogant, confident, controlling, demanding … intense.

When he entered my life, I was finally healing after having barely survived the men of my past. My soul sisters told me to take a chance. To let someone in. I let him in, and he surrounded me with a light so bright I was blinded by the truth...

Men don’t ruin women. They devour them in every way that counts.

Warning: This book is designed for audiences 18+ due to language, graphic sexual content, and themes that some may find disturbing. BODY is book 1 of a three-part trilogy. Book 1 has a “Happy for Now” type ending.
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