Celebrating the Release of My New Haven Security Series – Parties, Blog Tours and Feature Articles.

B96OUi-IgAAx9YkReleasing a new series, especially in a new genre is exciting and terrifying at the same time. After seven books in my League of Love series I thought it was time to try something new. So I swapped my sexy Aussie sportsmen for the hot alpha ex-soldiers of Haven Security.

I love a new release but, not so much the promotion. I always feel like I’m pushing my book down your throat so to speak. I even get tired of seeing me ;)

I was thrilled though to be able to do a feature at the Are Café and one for USA Today’s, Happy Ever After recently.

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Then there is the blog tour with the help of Book Rhythm – thanks so much Muse for organising this for me. There is a Rafflecopter running with a $100 Amazon gift card up for grabs – so go forth and enter.

Feb 16

Rusty’s Reading – Promo

http://www.rustysreading.blogspot.com

The Avid Reader- Promo & Interview

http://the-avidreader.blogspot.com

Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom – Promo

http://bookyramblingsofaneuroticmom.blogspot.co.uk/

Feb 17

Indy Book Fairy – Promo

http://paranormalbookfairy.blogspot.com/

Eclipse Review – Promo & Character Interview

http://eclipsereviews.weebly.com

Feb 18

Sweet Treat Reading Reviews – Promo

http://strreviews.blogspot.com/

Pick a Genre Already – Promo

http://pickagenrealready.blogspot.ca

Archaeolibrarian – I dig good books! – Promo & Review       

http://archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/

Feb 19

Bound 2 Escape – Promo

http://www.bound2escape.com

Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog – Promo

http://fictionalrendezvousbookblog.blogspot.com/

One Last Page Book Blog – Review        

Http://onelastpagebookblog.blogspot.com

Feb 20

Deal Sharing Aunt – Promo

http://www.dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com

Deborah’s Blog of Book Reviews, Spotlights and More – Promo & Review

http://deborahfavoritebooks.blogspot.com/

Room With Books – Promo          

http://roomwithbooks.com

Feb 23

Angels with Attitude Book Reviews – Promo & Interview

http://angelswithattitudebookreviews-joelle.blogspot.com

A Little Bit of R&R – Promo

http://alittlebitofrnr.com/

Feb 24

Tailoredreads – Promo & Review

http://tailoredreads.blogspot.com

Hooked on Books – Promo & Review

http://hookedonbooksforever.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1&zx=8f0628a04d78920

Portals to New Worlds – Promo & Author Interview

http://authorkarenswart.blogspot.com

untitledimages 7I’ve also been happy dancing all over the place over the positive reaction An Opportunity Seized has been receiving. Thank you to all the wonderful reviewers and readers who took the time to read my book and write a review. Here are just a couple…

http://www.manicreaders.com/index.cfm?disp=reviews&bookid=50608

http://www.multitaskingmommas.com/2015/02/review-opportunity-seized-haven.html?zx=c3926c77c28ef6e6

You can grab your discounted copy of An Opportunity Seized at Amazon, All Romance & Totally Bound

 

Thanks to My Blog Hosts – A Fruitful Intimacy Blog Tour and Giveaway @donnag63

fruitful banner_thumb[9]My book tour for A Fruitful Intimacy is well under way and I wanted to take the opportunity to thank all my tour hosts. With special thanks to Book Rhythm and Sparkle Book Tours for putting it all together for me. Big cheers to the blog hosts that went the extra mile, read my book and wrote a review – You Rock!

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There’s still time to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway. Just click on one, or all of the wonderful bloggers pages below for a chance to win.

Jan 19

Indy Book Fairy – Promo

http://paranormalbookfairy.blogspot.com/

Deal Sharing Aunt – Promo

http://www.dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com

Eclipse Reviews – Promo

http://eclipsereviews.weebly.com

Ogitchida Kwe’s Book Blog – Promo

http://ogitchidabookblog.blogspot.com/

Jan 20

Pick a Genre Already – Promo

http://pickagenrealready.blogspot.ca

 Deborah’s Blog of Book Reviews, Spotlights and More – Promo & Review

http://deborahfavoritebooks.blogspot.com/

Portals to New Worlds – Promo & Top Ten

http://authorkarenswart.blogspot.com

Jan 21

Babu’s Bookshelf – Review

http://babusbookshelf.blogspot.com

SiK Reviews – Promo

http://sikreviews.blogspot.com

Jan 22

Rustys Reading – Promo

http://www.rustysreading.blogspot.com

Angels with Attitude Book Reviews – Promo & Author Interview

http://angelswithattitudebookreviews-joelle.blogspot.com

Room With Books – Promo

http://roomwithbooks.com

Jan 23

Bound 2 Escape – Promo

http://www.bound2escape.com

The Avid Reader – Promo & Author Interview

http://the-avidreader.blogspot.com

Jan 26

Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog – Promo

http://fictionalrendezvousbookblog.blogspot.com/

Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom – Promo & Top Ten

http://bookyramblingsofaneuroticmom.blogspot.co.uk/

Jan 27

Book Groupies – Promo

http://bookgroupies2.blogspot.com/

Hooked on Books – Review

http://hookedonbooksforever.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1&zx=8f0628a04d78920

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Cara Sutra Erotic Author Spotlight Series: Donna Gallagher

 

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I had the pleasure of visiting Cara over at the Cara Sutra Blog to chat about my League of Love series and my latest release A Fruitful Intimacy. If you haven’t checked out the Cara Sutra Magazine you really should. You can read reviews for erotic books, sex toys, clothing and bedroom essentials or join in the forums for some advice.

http://carasutra.co.uk/2015/01/erotic-author-spotlight-series-donna-gallagher/

Cara Sutra is best known for her blog at Cara Sutra – The Best Sex Blog & Sexuality Magazine. Having blogged her sexy and kinky escapades for over 6 years, Cara has built up a loyal following of readers which steadily grows as more discover her unique and inimitable style. From diary style entries to philosophical ponderings and a smidge of opinionated rant, Cara Sutra’s blog is definitely one to bookmark.

Cara’s awards include: The Best UK Sex Magazine. Multi award winning sex blog, Xcite Books’ Best Sex Blog 2012 and Best Erotic Journalist in the ETO Awards 2013 and 2014.

 

New Release Giveaway – A Fruitful Intimacy by @donnag63

 

afruitfulintimacy_800To celebrate the re-release of my short story A Fruitful Intimacy by Totally Bound Publishing,  I thought I’d offer a few e book copies as a giveaway. Entering is simple, just tell me where you would go for a second honeymoon or to reignite that spark with your significant other.

In my story Ben and Beth go to a beautiful island off the coast of Australia. Heron Island is a natural coral cay 89 kms off the coast of Queensland, on the Great Barrier Reef. In the crystal clear aquamarine waters surrounding the island, stunning coral gardens and sea creatures great and small flourish in abundance and colour.HER0080_CircleOfLife_Header_962x401_v1_1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buy Links

Totally Bound: http://bit.ly/1sinZcG

Amazon US: http://bit.ly/AFIamazus

Amazon AU: http://bit.ly/AFIamazau

Amazon UK: http://bit.ly/AFIamazuk

All Romance: http://bit.ly/AFIAre

B&N: http://bit.ly/1xQTqht

 

Blurb

The fire and passion of their love has slowly ebbed away through years of neglect. Can a second honeymoon re-ignite that spark?

There has been no physical contact in their marriage for so long that when Ben first hatches his plan to take Beth away for the weekend, it really is all about the sex and providing an environment where there are no distractions and no excuse for her to refuse his advances again. But while Ben is making all the arrangements, it suddenly becomes clear to him that there’s something more important at stake— His marriage, to the woman of his dreams, is actually in trouble.

Beth believed that motherhood would come easily, that building a perfect world around her three sons and husband would be achievable. But reality has proven her wrong. The more she tried, the more her failures shattered her confidence. Where she planned to shower her family with home baked cookies, smiles and unconditional love, she struggles just getting the evening meal on the table. By the end of the day she’s so exhausted that she can’t even fulfil her marital obligations. Once upon a time making love to Ben was just as necessary as breathing, before her body was ravaged by the demands of pregnancy and childbirth. They’ve grown so far apart that Beth’s convinced Ben’s having an affair.

Can a second honeymoon really help Beth and Ben bridge that growing divide between them and bring back the fire and passion that has slowly, through years of neglect, ebbed away? And will this give the couple a much needed chance to work together for a happier future? Or is it too late?

 

Excerpt – A Fruitful Intimacy

The heat from the sun’s rays kissed her shoulders. Droplets of perspiration ran down her bikini-clad back as she raced across the powdery, soft sand. Her laughter, using up the much needed oxygen from her lungs, joined together with the sounds of the gulls squealing above. Grains of sand from Ben’s nearing footfalls stung the backs of her calves as he closed in on her. She knew he would catch her quickly. She welcomed it. As his arms closed around her waist, she felt her feet lifted from the ground and their bodies tumbled together into the spill of the ocean.

Ben had turned them at the last moment so his body would cushion her fall, but the splash of seawater covered her. The refreshing salty feel of the warm water cooled her skin but only Ben could extinguish the sexual fires burning within her.

“Running from me already, Mrs Russell? On our honeymoon, no less.” He laughed as his lips moved over hers, demanding yet gentle at the same time. His tongue exploring every crevice of her mouth in its welcomed assault, hers matching the intensity and hunger equally. The beach deserted—Ben’s hands explored her body, cupped her breasts, teasing her nipples into hard buds, causing a ripple effect to heighten her already sexual state. Liquid pooled in her bikini bottom, mixing with the salty wash of the waves rhythmically lapping and breaking over her sensitized pussy.

“Touch me, Ben,” she pleaded, as his strong fingers delved beneath the sides of her wispy swimwear, easily pushing the fabric aside. Their promised destination had her panting with need, spreading apart her thighs in encouragement. She arched her hips forward, impatient for that moment when Ben’s talented touch would make contact with her throbbing clit—wanting to make her pleasurable climb to destination bliss.

What about the warm dishwater had Beth reminiscing about her honeymoon? There was nothing romantic about doing the dishes. After ten years of marriage and bringing three kids into the world, she had cleaned up more times than she could count. Could just the feel of the warm water on her skin be enough to bring about those memories of better times? Swimming, relaxing, or making love had been their only concerns back on that romantic, idyllic island. Whatever the reason for remembering how things used to be, it did nothing to improve her mood. Those days, when romance and sex had been a wonderful feature of her marriage to Ben, were long gone.

Once upon a time they hadn’t been able to keep their hands off each other. Ben had taught Beth all there was to know about sex—sensual, needy, or just plain hot and heavy sex. Together they had explored most of the positions listed in the Kama Sutra. Marking them off one by one as they’d groped, stroked, licked or sucked over every inch of each other’s naked flesh. These days she was lucky to get a kiss on the cheek as Ben raced out of the door on his way to work.

 

Cover Reveal – An Opportunity for Redemption, Haven Security Book 2 by Donna Gallagher @donnag63

 

 

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I’m pleased to be able to share my new cover art for An Opportunity for Redemption. This is the second book in my new Haven Security series, following on from An Opportunity Seized.

Set in Australia, my romantic suspense stories feature Nathan Haven and his team of highly skilled, lethal ex-military men at Haven Security. These sexy alphas are more than qualified to protect their clients from danger but are completely defenceless when it comes to the women that capture their hearts.

 

 

 

Here is the blurb for both books coming soon from  Totally Bound Publishing.

 

 

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Two unforeseen moments in time— One brings them together. The other is a danger so real it could tear them apart.

Antoinette ‘Toni’ Grimaldi prefers to keep out of the spotlight, blend in with the crowd and experience life the same as the bulk of the population. Being a mining magnate’s daughter is a difficult persona for her to uphold. She just doesn’t fit in with high society standards, always managing to say something inappropriate or trip over her own feet at the worst possible moment. Resulting in that look of disappointment and embarrassment her parents inevitably wear whenever she’s around.

Meeting a handsome stranger who comes to her rescue and asks her out on a date is so much more than Toni could have ever hoped for on her dream holiday – one she is surprised her parents have even permitted her to take alone. Her fairy-tale moment is short lived though, when Toni discovers the stranger has been hired by her family to follow her every move – under the guise of keeping her safe.

Jason finds he is drawn to Antoinette, she is nothing like the socialite, he was expecting to shadow around London’s nightclubs at all. After an awkward first meeting he convinces Toni that there is more to his interest in her than just as her bodyguard. To his surprise his attraction for the soft spoken, thoughtful woman grows, despite his usual reluctance to commit to any kind of relationship.

A disaster at one of the family owned mines and a string of death threats forces Toni to return home and her need for a bodyguard becomes a life and death reality.

Early download available from Totally Bound – 16th January 2015

General release – 13th February 2015

 

 

 

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Blurb – An Opportunity for Redemption

She kept his son a secret for years, should pay for that deceit. Instead, he was fighting the urge to drag her back into his arms – and bed.

 

When ex-commando, Nathan Haven discovers he has a son it’s enough of a kick to the guts. Learning at the same time, this child he’s never met, is losing the battle with leukaemia, the last straw.  He vows to make Rebecca Hammerton regret her decision to keep his son a secret from him. But first he is going to do everything in his power to help defeat the disease that threatens his boy’s life. Then he will deal with the woman that walked away from him seven years ago without so much as a by your leave, turning his heart to stone.

He just has to suppress the constant urge to drag the damn sexy heart-breaker back into his arms, and his bed, first.

 

Early download available from Totally Bound – 3rd April 2015

General Release – 1st May 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anne Lange is On the Bench – Sliding into Home @Anne_Lange

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Please welcome my fellow Totally Bound author Anne Lange to On the Bench.

I just had to have Anne come downunder and pay a visit to my blog after I finished reading Sliding into Home. It’s pretty clear I love a sporty hero and so Jack pushed his way into my heart very quickly ;) I had my mini iPad propped up at the table while I ate breakfast, couldn’t put the book down. There are sexy scenes aplenty and even some drunken shenanigans. I’ve also been to Vegas a few times so I think that helped me connect so strongly to the storyline. I do think Mason needs his own book Anne – Just saying! ;)

 

 

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Anne Lange is On the Bench

Author Interview

Hi Anne, thank you for visiting.

Hi Donna! Thanks for having me here today :)

Tell us a bit about yourself,

Well, I’m a wife and a mom. I grew up the oldest of four in Southern Ontario, Canada and now live in Eastern Ontario. I work full-time and I write in my spare time…or rather, I make the time, otherwise I’d probably choose to curl up in a corner on my sofa with a good book.

Books and shoes are my passion. Reading is my escape, my form of relaxation.  I love to step into the shoes of the heroine I’m spending my time with, and dream about getting lucky with the sexy hero! I read most genres of fiction, but my favourites are romantic suspense and erotic romance, with a few historicals thrown in for good measure every so often.

What was the first book you had published?

My very first book was Worth the Risk. It was published in 2013. It’s a novella as well, and also a reunion story, actually. But it takes place on a camping trip. So it has outdoor sex scenes :)

What was your initial reaction when offered that first contract?

Pretty much. I called my husband down to re-read the email I’d received.

Of the books you have written is there one that holds a special place in your heart and why?

Well, Worth the Risk probably, because it was my first, but also because it was a therapeutic exercise for me. A part of my real life was the inspiration for the story.  Though my story didn’t play out the way it did for my heroine, and I was married to my husband at the time, her pain and anguish was mine.   Oh look, I did that without giving away any details. Sneaky ;)

Are you a disciplined writer or do you have to wait for the muse to arrive? Do you have a ritual that gets you in the mood?

Oh, I am not disciplined at all. My muse goes on extended vacations and I have to literally drag him kicking and screaming back to the task at hand. It’s very painful. Unfortunately I don’t have a ritual, unless you want to count deadlines. Those seem to work. I’m pretty good under pressure.

What was the last book you read?

Last book was Roni Loren’s Forever Starts Tonight.

What are you working on now?

I am working on a few things. The next book in A New League series has been submitted.  It’s called The Final Quarter. So I’m now starting on the third book in that series, as well as the third in another series with another publisher. It’s a ménage and is called Wicked Indulgence. I’m also working on a couple of short stories, and I have a story that I’m self-publishing called Her Choice.  Lots of balls in the air!

 

What genre would you like to try and write that is different from your own?

I’m trying my hand at paranormal. I have a shifter series that I’ve been working on. I have book 1 written, but I’m doing rewrites at the moment. And book 2 is also underway though on hold until I finish book 1. I’m really excited about that one because it’s a paranormal romantic suspense.  Completely new for me.

When you receive edits are you Teary and Disillusioned or Feisty and Focussed?

Definitely feisty and focused. I have a process with edits. I run through the entire ms looking for quick and easy things and get them out of the way first—a fast pass to accept/revise. I don’t look at detail. Then I go back and deal with the bigger edits, but ones I accept. Then third pass is the ones I might take issue with. Those require more though sometimes but there is generally very few in number, if any.  And I don’t like to make my editor wait, so edits become my priority over everything else.

What is one thing in your books you’d like to try?

Does plotting them out count? LOL.  I’m not a plotter. I hate doing it. But I absolutely see benefit. I wish I could.  But alas…

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Now for some hard hitters with an Aussie flavour!

 

 

A sport /sportsperson that you watch? (C’mon there must be one) OR An embarrassing sporting memory.

Hockey but normally only during the playoffs. And I will watch winter Olympic games, specifically the downhill skiing.

Favourite Aussie Author/Actor /Musician?

Hugh Jackman.

Your view on Vegemite?

What’s a vegemite? LOL **D – I’ll have to send you some :)

Formal dinner party or backyard barbeque?

Although I love prepping for a formal dinner party, I prefer a backyard barbeque.

Adventure holiday or relaxing by the pool?

Relaxing by the pool. You can’t always read on an adventure holiday. You can ALWAYS read by the pool. J

Favourite Aussie holiday place or one you’ve always wanted to visit?

I’ve never been to Australia so I’d have to say anywhere in Australia. **D – Start in Sydney, you can visit me and we’ll take it from there ;)

 

Thank you, Donna, for inviting me to be on your blog today. I loved your questions! And I hope your readers enjoy hearing about this Canadian and her take on the Aussie flavoured ones J  And what is a vegemite? Seriously. Okay, I looked it up on the internet. Um…can’t say as I’ve ever tried it, and let’s just say it doesn’t tempt my pallet.

 

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Blurb

Can an injured ex ball player convince the woman he wakes up married to in Las Vegas to take a second chance on him?

After spending the last four months drowning his sorrows over the end of his baseball career, Jack Bishop finds himself winging through the blue skies to Las Vegas, not so ready to spend the weekend with some woman his best friend set him up with. He expects a paid escort. What he gets is the woman he walked away from ten years ago to pursue his passion, and she’s not very happy to see him.

Devyn Tate believes she’s quite capable of finding somebody to take her out to dinner. She’s no longer looking for a lifelong promise. She has a commitment only to her battery-operated toy to fulfill that particular need. Yet her friends have managed to talk her into spending the weekend in Las Vegas, on a blind date of all things. They promise the guy is trustworthy. They insist that she should have fun. Unfortunately, fun is not what she envisions when she discovers Jack Bishop lying on the floor of her suite in nothing but his underwear that’s on backward, and she has a wedding ring on her finger.

 

 

 Buy Links and Website

 

KOBO | ARe  | B&N | Totally Bound  | Amazon.com  | Amazon.ca | Amazon.uk  Website

 

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