Tuesday, 18 November 2014

BLOG TOUR: Body (Trinity Series, Book 1) by Audrey Carlan

RATING: 3.5 napkins

Hi, Leftie here! May I just say this is quite exciting for me as this is a first for me, signing up for a blog tour? How fun!

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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Before anything else, I WANT BOOK 2 NOW, PLEASE!!!!

Now that’s out of the way…

I just want to say what I've come to realize as I was reading this. Sylvia Day’s Gideon has New York, CD Reiss’ Jonathan has Southern CA, EL James’ Christian has Pacific Northwest, CC Gibbs’ Dominic has Europe, Jodi Ellen Malpas’ Jesse has England, but now we also have Audrey Carlan’s Chase who has Northern CA. Just saying… These bajillionaires, I tell ya…

This book, in some ways, reminds me of FSoG. Some people may see that as good and some may not. Regardless, I say pls read it. Because if you like FSoG, I think you’ll like this just as much. And if you didn’t like FSoG, I think you’ll like this at least. For me, it’s like FSoG without the BDSM-lite but with more depth and substance, writing- and story-wise.

We have Gillian recovering from an ugly past and Chase with just as ugly a past. They meet, have this fiery attraction, and you see this play of control between the 2 with each of them motivated by opposing factors.

I thought Ms. Carlan did a good job portraying the mind of someone with Gillian’s past. For all of Gillian’s actions that typically would make her sound TSTL, whether I agree or not, I understood, at least, or saw where she’s coming from, and as frustrated it made me, I couldn’t really blame her for acting or feeling a certain way. Whether we acknowledge it or not, that can be the mind of such person, sadly. As the saying goes, walk a mile… 

And Chase… Chase deserves the hero role, every bit of him... *sigh*… Thanks to Ms. Carlan, I got Chase who's imperfectly perfect. In Ms. Carlan's words, Gillian's own "Superman" and "Knight in Shining Armani". Need I say more?

I have to add as well that the friends' angle was a nice touch. Their dynamics highlight what it truly means when one is fortunate enough to be surrounded by real friends, which I hope all women are.

Towards the end, an ugly thing/person started rearing in from Gillian’s past and that’s where we’re left at the end of this book. I think I’m meant to think of this one antagonist as the most logical choice but I’m hoping to be surprised still.

I say this was more than an enjoyable read. Some parts were way too sugary for me but that’s a personal taste.

Like I said, I WANT BOOK 2 NOW, PLEASE!!!!!

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.


Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.com/e/B00JAVVG8U
Email address: carlan.audrey@gmail.com


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  1. Thank you Unused Napkins for giving my novel a shot. I think Mind (Trinity Trilogy Book 2) which is now available for preorder is going to rock you. It's written between the POVs of Gillian and her stalker. A much darker read but heavy on the love, friendship and devotion that I think made Body special. With a glowing review like that, I'll take the 3.5 review and hope that will only increase with your review of Mind in the future. Thanks again for participating in my blog tour!

    1. No, thank you, Audrey! I am looking forward to Mind, no doubt. Thank god it's only around the corner. And I also got your other series lined up in my TBR:)


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