***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 Synopsis 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+.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Waterhouse Press, Pages: 300 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781943893850


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+.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Waterhouse Press LLC, Pages: 307 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1943893101


Traces the author's upbringing in a Hasidic community in Brooklyn, describing the strict rules that governed her life, arranged marriage at the age of seventeen, and the birth of her son, which led to her plan to leave and forge her own path in life.
Genre: Biography & Autobiography, Editor: Simon and Schuster, Pages: 272 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781439187012



Genre: Fiction, Editor: Meredith Wild, Pages: 300 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781947222618


In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health. Only part of an individual's health status depends on his or her behavior and choice; community-wide problems like poverty, unemployment, poor education, inadequate housing, poor public transportation, interpersonal violence, and decaying neighborhoods also contribute to health inequities, as well as the historic and ongoing interplay of structures, policies, and norms that shape lives. When these factors are not optimal in a community, it does not mean they are intractable: such inequities can be mitigated by social policies that can shape health in powerful ways. Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity seeks to delineate the causes of and the solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by the many and varied stakeholders that are part of communities or support them, as well as the root causes and structural barriers that need to be overcome.
Genre: Medical, Editor: National Academies Press, Pages: 583 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780309452960


George Ritzer's McDonaldization thesis argued that contemporary life is succumbing to the standardization, flexibility and practicability of fast-food service. This book brings together specially commissioned papers by leading social and cultural analysts to engage in a critical appraisal of the thesis. The contributors discuss the roots of the thesis, the rationalization of late modern life, the effects of increasing cultural commodification, the continuing prominence of American cultural and economic imperialism and the impact of globalization on social and cultural life. The strengths and weaknesses of the McDonaldization thesis are clearly evaluated and the irrational consequences of rationalization are pinpointed and critically
Genre: Social Science, Editor: SAGE, Pages: 276 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0761955186


Editorial Reviews “A sensual spiritual journey of two people meant for each other, heart and soul. Well-crafted and beautifully written." –Carly Phillips, New York Times Bestselling Author "Sacred Serenity is a white-hot fusion of soul and body. Audrey Carlan has taken the sensual and spiritual and rolled it into a delicious treat...trust me, you'll be daydreaming about Dash and Amber long after the last page!" –Sierra Simone, USA Today bestselling author of Priest "Audrey Carlan has created such a sexy, unique yoga world. Readers will want to buy an unlimited pass to the Lotus House books!" –Sarina Bowen, USA Today bestselling author of Rookie Move "Audrey Carlan had meat yoga mat. She has a beautiful way of connecting her words with the human soul, giving you a refreshing perspective on love. You can't help but be captivated." –Meghan Quinn, Bestselling Author "Ms. Carlan looks at all this and more, mixing the story in with gorgeous scenes of passion, angst, need—and yes, her trademark mix of humor and heart!—making this one of the best books of her career." –Angel Payne, USA Today Bestselling Author "Deeply thoughtful, purposeful and profound, this book resonates in such a sincere and soulful way. The beauty of tension between the two characters is nuanced and executed immaculately." –Christian Grey Fan Page Blog "The tantric yoga lessons were super hot! That's my kind of story." –A Book Lovers Emporium Book Blog "Sacred Serenity definitely is a gorgeous love story filled with passion, angst, and wicked wild sex." –AC Book Blog Synopsis Twenty-two-year-old Amber St. James’s focus is on her education. Her plan is clear—finish the elite San Francisco/Berkeley Medical School program early and become a pediatrician. She hasn’t given much thought to dating or to men in general, until she enrolls in the required human sexuality course…a subject foreign to her for religious and personal reasons. Tantric yoga practitioner Dash Alexander is Lotus House Yoga’s most sought after sensual teacher. Women flock to him for his unique teaching style, calm nature, and wicked hot body. When he hears of Amber’s plight, he offers to help. The condition? Amber must assist in his couples’ Tantra yoga class as his partner. The sizzling attraction between the two of them is beyond anything Dash has ever experienced…spiritually or otherwise. Through his teachings, Dash makes love to Amber’s mind and merges with her soul. Physically there’s only one problem, a secret that’s sacred. Amber St. James is a virgin…by choice.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Waterhouse Press, Pages: 300 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781943893652


Are Arab Gulf cities, the likes of Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Doha, on their way to extinction? Is their fate obsolescence? Or, are they the model for our urban future? Can a city whose very existence is predicated on an imported labour force who build and operate these gleaming urban centres remain a viable urban entity? Could the transient nature of this urban model, its temporariness and precariousness, also be its doom? In this wide-ranging book Yasser Elsheshtawy takes on these tough, but necessary, questions aiming to examine the very nature of the Arab Gulf city and whether it can sustain its existence throughout the twenty-first century. Having lived in the region for more than two decades he researched its marginalized and forgotten urban settings, trying to understand how a temporary people can live in a place that inherently refuses to give them the possibility of becoming citizens. By being embedded in these spaces and reconciling their presence with his own personal encounters with transience, he discovered a resilience and defiance against the forces of the hegemonic city. Using subtle acts of resistance, these temporary inhabitants have found a way to sustain and create a home, to set down roots in the midst of a fast changing and transient urbanity. Their stories, recounted in this book through case studies and in-depth analysis, give hope to cities everywhere. Transience is not a fait accompli: rather the actions of citizens, residents and migrants – even in the highly restrictive spaces of the Gulf – show us that the future metropolis may very well not turn out to be a ‘utopia of the few and a dystopia of the many’. This could be an illusion, but it is a necessary illusion because the alternative is irrelevance.
Genre: Architecture, Editor: Routledge, Pages: 298 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780429855917


In Creating Resistances: Pastoral Care in a Postcolonial World, Melinda McGarrah Sharp studies the concept of resistance to outline what postcolonial pastoral care can look like in practice, particularly for people who feel more removed from the urgency of today’s postcolonial realities.
Genre: Religion, Editor: BRILL, Pages: 234 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9789004412057



Genre: Fiction, Editor: Waterhouse Press, Pages: 300 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781947222182