I first discovered Audrey Carlan back in March 2015 when I picked up JANUARY, the first book in the Calendar Girl series. Since then, I have read the entire series and enjoyed following all the highs and the lows of Mia’s journey. I was very happy to meet her at RT16 in Las Vegas this year and just had to get a photo with her.
Please welcome our Author Of The Month, Audrey Carlan.
1 Tell us a little bit about yourself (family, hobbies, pets, etc).
I’m a full-time writer and mother of two very rambunctious boys. My husband and I have been together for nineteen years, married for thirteen of them. We have a brother and sister pair of cats named Max and Molly. We adopted them from the local animal shelter. All three of my guys are obsessed with those cats. You’d swear they hung the moon! As far as my own hobbies, I read a lot, love yoga, drinking wine with my soul sisters, taking painting classes and just hanging out with friends BBQ’ing.
2 How did you get into writing and why romance?
I’ve always had a knack for writing. You know how people say you’re either good at English or your good at Math? I’m like Barbie…math’s hard! <grin> Prior to writing full-time, I worked in charity and non-profits. I was always the one doing the marketing, letter writing, appeals, press releases, etc.
Why Romance? I’m in love with love. It’s really as simple as that. I think the world could use far more love in it and if writing a sexy book with a beautiful love story can reach even one person, then I’ve done something worthwhile in my opinion.
3 Do you ever re-enact the sex scenes you write about?
Honestly, if I do, it isn’t intentional. My husband would tell you otherwise but he’s a jokester and has no shame.
4 Name a romance book or series you would love to see as a movie/TV Series.
5 Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover?
6 What is your ideal way to end a long day?
My standard is lying in bed, alone, reading. LOL Seriously, that’s what I do almost every single night. I have this awesome Temprupedic bed that has the raised head and raised foot feature, and after running around all day with the kids, and/or sitting in my office chair for hours on end writing, nothing beats lying in that bed with my Kindle and taking a load off!
7 Describe your ultimate holiday.
A beach house with my guys, my soul sisters and their kids, and nothing but sand, wine, grilled foods, and chillaxing on the horizon. No priorities, no responsibilities, no obligations, no deadlines…yep. That’s Heaven to me.
8 Who is your favourite book boyfriend and why?
As many men that I have fallen in love with from so many talented authors, Gideon Cross from Sylvia Day’s Crossfire series owns my heart. He’s my favorite alpha-billionaire-tragic guy that I want to screw as much as fix.
9 What turns you on and what turns you off?
I think a man that’s confident and intelligent is a huge turn on. Humor definitely holds value in my world because laughter makes the day brighter. Body-wise, tall, light eyes, dark hair…think David Gandy. He’s my ultimate, aside from my husband of course!
10 Boxers or briefs? Or commando???
I’m going to be difficult and say boxer briefs. Dead sexy.
11 Who is on your top five “Freebie List”? Who could you sleep with that your partner won’t mind?
Fun question! I’m so boring though. Can they all be David Gandy? Since I don’t spend much time thinking about this, aside from Gandy that is, I’ll add the guys I have thought were wicked hot over the years and the era in which I thought they were hot. I don’t watch much TV so I have no idea who’s out there, and I go to the movies all of once, maybe twice a year, if I’m lucky. See…boring! I’d have rather picked five fictional men!
- David Gandy – Any DAY!
- Luke Wilson – Still hot
- Pierce Brosnan – James Bond Era
- David Duchovny – X-Files Era
- Brad Pitt – Mr. & Mrs. Smith Era
12 You have a table booked for four in your favourite restaurant. Who would you invite to join you?
Well, since I have three soul-sisters, it’s likely it would be the four of us at a restaurant hamming it up, being a live and in living color version of Sex in the City only more like Moms in the Valley. <snort>
13 How can our readers connect with you?
I’m everywhere! Come visit!