Body by Audrey Carlan + GIVEAWAY

Title:   Body (Trinity Trilogy, Book 1)
Author:   Audrey Carlan
Genre:   Erotic Romance
Release Date:   November 17, 2014
Hosted By:   DRC Promotions


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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It was an honor to once again beta this book for Ms Carlan! As the ARC became available I did another read through and I caught myself getting lost in the story again! Being drawn into a world that an author creates and being able to feel the characters emotions and passions and anxieties… it’s a sign of a great story to me! This is the genre that I love – contemporary, romance, erotic, and a first for Audrey Carlan, a touch of suspense! The perfect combo in my opinion!


I love love love Gillian (Gigi) and her strength and her self-made family!! She had a hard road getting where she is today but I think suffering abuse from the hands of someone that she thought she loved and surviving it has made her into the person she is. I relate to her choosing the ones that she made her family even though they may not be blood.  Surround yourself with the ones that will take care of you and let you take care of them!  Her past made her want to resist Chase and their mutual instant attraction but lucky for her (and for us, the readers) Chase was relentless in his pursuit!


The words that Ms Carlan uses to create Chase have made him so vivid in my mind. The descriptives used for how he smells, sandalwood and citrus, to her nickname of Superman because of his control and take-charge ways, he lives in my Kindle and I have many bookmarked scenes that I can go back and visit anytime I need to. There is also a sweetness, almost a reverence, in the way he loves and protects Gillian that make my heart melt! But lets not forget that this is an erotic read, the heat is off the charts and when I read the erotic scenes between the 2… YOWZA!! Had me clenching and squirming in my seat!! There is no doubt that this is one HOT erotic novel but the story is stellar too with a touch of suspense that you can see will ramp up as book 2 and 3 of the Trinity Trilogy become available. And we will not have long to wait! Book 2, Mind, will be available in December.


Grade A+


Ten Fun Facts About Body(Trinity Trilogy – Book 1)
 by Audrey Carlan
1. Gillian (Gigi) is the name that my husband and I would have named a child had we ever had a little girl. Alas, I am surrounded by men but loving it!
2. The three soul sisters are loosely based on my very own three best friends. They enjoy seeing what I put their character through. For example, Maria’s character is very different from my best friend Dyani, but they do have core similarities. My girl is fiercely protective, was an incredible contemporary dancer, is Italian and does speak Spanish, even though it’s not her heritage. She however, does not have a potty mouth and was not a victim of domestic violence like her character.
3. The three men aside from main character Chase Davis are loosely based on my soul sisters husbands.
4. My mother was a victim of domestic violence and writing this novel was something very cathartic for me, and I hope it gave the issue a bit more light. Young women, just out of high school can easily fall victim to domestic violence and being so young and impressionable are, in my opinion, often easier to manipulate into believing it’s there fault or they deserved the treatment they received.
5. San Francisco is very near and dear to me as it is less than a two hour drive from my home. Plus, I’ve personally not read a trilogy set in San Francisco.
6. The trinity symbol is extremely prevalent in my life and always has been. My soul sisters and I plan to get a tattoo with it, however, one sister is dragging her feet. The compromise is, if this trilogy makes it onto the New York Times bestselling list one day, she’ll get the tattoo. <crossing fingers> Not sure what I want more, the tattoo or the list! Both would be incredible.
7. Fun fact about this novel is it’s actually the first book I ever wrote but the fourth being published. This novel in particular holds more of my life and heart than anything I’ve written to date. During the developmental edit process I just had a really hard time separating myself from the book and couldn’t be objective. I took the advice of my mentor author Jess Dee and set it aside…for a YEAR! Then after I wrote the Falling Series (3 full length novels) I then was capable of going back to it. I think it’s a better book because of it.
8. I’m a pantser. The extent of my plotting is a one liner for each chapter but not usually until I’m halfway through writing it. Body was entirely written with very little plotting. I just let the muse go crazy and this is what happened!
9. The main character Chase has family members that names all start with a “C.” Chase, Carson, Cooper, Craig, Colleen, Chloe, Charles.
10. Heat level in this book runs at about an 8 out of 10. I like to write erotic sex scenes that make you feel something. I think you’ll find them so hot you’ll need your mate at the ready. <wink>


clip_image008Audrey Carlan is a professional fundraiser for an international healthcare related charity by day, and a sensual and erotic contemporary romance writer by night. She lives in the sunny California Valley two hours away from the city, the beach, the mountains and the precious…the vineyards. She has been married to the love of her life for 10 years and has two young children that live up to their title of “Monster Madness” on daily basis. When she’s not raising money, sipping wine with her “soul sisters”, three incredibly different and unique voices in her life, she can be found with her nose stuck in book or her Kindle. A hot, smutty, romantic book to be exact!
In life she believes that all things have their purpose even if we are unable to determine the purpose immediately.


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1 Comment

  1. Audrey Carlan

    Book Reading Gals you own a part of my soul! You have always been supportive of my work and I appreciate you more than I can say! Thanks ladies for being amazing! BESOS!


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