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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.

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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.

 

Cover Reveal – An Opportunity Seized by Donna Gallagher @donnag63

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I have spread my genre wings and taken a short break from my League of Love, sports romance series. Here is the gorgeous cover for An Opportunity Seized. The first book in the Haven Security series, a romantic suspense/thriller set in the UK and Australia.

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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.

 

 

Pre-order: 14th November 2014

Early download: 28th November 2014

General release: 26th December 2014

 

 

Jennifer Wright Welcomes Back Guest Author Donna Gallagher!

Welcome Back Guest Author Donna Gallagher!

Jennifer Wright invited me back to her blog so I dragged my Cowboy and Soldier with me. Gareth and Dylan were happy to take over the spotlight. I did have a tough time keeping them under control 😉

Welcome Back Guest Author Donna Gallagher!.

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2013 ARRA finalist

I’ve joined in the fun at the the TRS Valentine’s Day Party – 80 authors and many #Giveaways #Giftcards

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Valentine’s Day Party @ TRS 2/10/14-2/14/14!

 From 2/10/14 – 2/14/14, 80 of today’s finest authors will be sharing some good books and everything Valentine’s Day with us! Enjoy!

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I’ve joined in the fun with a few posts about my League of Love series and will be giving away eBooks from my series.

Here are the links to my posts.

http://trsparties.com/2014/02/10/my-league-of-love-series-picks-up-5-arra-nominations/

http://trsparties.com/2014/02/11/whats-better-than-a-dozen-roses-5-arra-nominations/

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You can also enter for a chance to win a $110 Amazon eGift Card from The Romance Studio! Deadline is midnight EST 2/14/14!

Click here to find out how to enter!

Sports Romance Blog Hop – Combining My Love of Sport and Books #Giveaway

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I have always been obsessed with sport. When my school friends were all gushing over the latest and greatest pop idol or band I was more focussed on sportsmen. My school books were covered with pictures of rugby league players – my sport of choice. I tried at length to convert my girlfriends into sports fan – usually to no avail. Luckily for me my sister was as sports obsessed as me so she was my enabler, taking me to games of footy every weekend 😉

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Said sister is now a well-known sports commentator in Australia and often referred to as the first female to dominate Australia’s then very male worlds of sports journalism. Yes she did venture into the hallowed walls of the athletes change rooms.

My addiction to romance novels began about 7 years ago – about the time my husband gave me my first smart phone and I discovered the reading apps available. I was hooked. The day I discovered there was a specific genre that included sports stars across a variety of sports I was ecstatic. I could combine my two great loves at once. Taking the children to swimming lessons, after school sports training sessions and doctor’s visits became a lot more fun when I could have as many books as I wanted all available with the swipe of my thumb 😉

I only began writing my own books a few years ago and it’s no surprise that my heroes are rugby league players. Set in Sydney, Australia my League of Love series tells the tales of the lives and loves of the players and staff from the Sydney Jets. My main characters are not just the footy players. Pippa’s Fantasy is about the club physiotherapist, Laura’s Light, the mother of the rising star and Sarah from Sarah’s Soldier is the Jets social media manager.  All my books do have one thing in common they all have a HEA.

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When love is not enough to heal the scars, both physical and mental, of the one you thought you would spend your life with…what else is there?

It’s such a cliché—country boy moves to the big city to follow his dreams, leaving his girl and everything he loves behind—but that’s exactly what Gareth Andrews has done. Playing rugby league is Gareth’s dream, and he’s signed with one of the best teams in the competition, the Sydney Jets.

Of course, that has meant a move to the big city and leaving Emily Mackenzie and everything he loves behind. Not that Gareth hasn’t begged her to join him in the city—he has, on bended knee—but Emily needs to stay in Gunnedah and help her father on the family farm until her brother’s stint in the armed forces is over. But Gareth knows it’s more than that. Emily is hiding away, embarrassed by the scars that mar her body in a constant reminder of the bushfire that nearly took her life.

Can love give Emily the courage to face strangers again when her father is badly injured and Gareth shows up at the hospital to support her? Or will she let her fear and shame get the better of her, and break her one true love’s heart for a second time?

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My giveaway for this blog will be an eBook copy of Emily’s Cowboy! Just leave a comment for a chance to win.

To find out more about me or my League of Love series the excerpts are available on my blog and website, as is my bio – and yes I did marry a rugby league player, but sometimes you do have to be careful what you wish for!

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Caitlin’s Hero, #1               Amazon     ARe

  Mandy’s He-man, #2           Amazon     ARe

  Laura’s Light, #3                 Amazon     ARe

 Pippa’s Fantasy, #4            Amazon    ARe

Emily’s Cowboy, #5            Amazon  ARe 

Sarah’s Soldier, #6           Amazon     ARe

Cassie’s Choice, #7         Amazon     ARe

Here is a list of authors participating in this blog hop all are giving away a prize so go and check them out 🙂

1. Cassandra Carr – Our hop organiser extraordinaire

2. Jami Davenport – Surprised she is up and about after the Superbowl!

3. N Kuhn

4. Liz Matis

5. VL Locey

6. Laurie Peterson writing as Laurie Terson

7. Michel Prince

8. Jean Joachim

9. Kate Willoughby

10. Lily Harlem I bet Lily is talking about her gorgeous Viper boys 🙂

11. Donna Gallagher – oh wait that’s me, you’ve already been here 😉

12. Normandie Alleman

13. Keira Andrews

14. Melanie Ting

15. Raw Talent Series

16. Bianca Sommerland

17. Suzan Butler

18. Megan Linden

For Hockey Romance lovers I thought I should mention there is a brand new website up and running, several of the authors participating
in this hop are involved in this new website,  so why not check it out http://hockeyromance.com

IMR Promotions Release Party Blog Hop for Cassie’s Choice – Rafflecopter #Giveaway @donnag63 @IMR_Promotions

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Thanks to Tabatha at IMR Promotions and Insightful Minds Review for hosting my release party blog hop.

227 total entries

$20 Amazon Gift Card

3 Copies of Caitlin’s Hero – Book #1

And the winners are…

Entry #166 Amber L.

Entry #138 Melissa C.

Entry #212 Tina A.

Entry #55 Carrie S.

Congratulations!

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Cassies Choice by Donna Gallagher
cassieschoice_800Title: Cassie’s Choice
Series: – League of Love, book 7
Author: Donna Gallagher
Publication Date: 24th January 2014
Published by: Totally Bound Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Erotic
Book Synopsis:
One night of regret and a simple lack of communication lead to two miserable years apart. What will happen when the two broken-hearted are forced to reunite?
  One night has haunted Cassie for over two years. After agreeing to something she didn’t feel sure about, all for the sake of a man—or more correctly, her fear of losing him, she is still consumed with thoughts of her past.
Although a few years younger than her Riley Walters was all man, in and out of the bedroom. So much so that Cassie believed he would tire of her sexual inexperience quickly. For him she was just a bit of fun—he never said anything to her to make her doubt that assumption. The reason she put herself in such an uncomfortable situation in the first place – to keep him happy. Of course it didn’t help. Riley disappeared from her life and never had anything to do with her again. Now he’s back, part of her social circle, leaving Cassie to find a way to deal with the attraction she still feels for him even after two years of trying to convince herself otherwise.

Riley was horrified at how much rage he felt that night. Memories of a trauma from childhood quickly surfaced – He was terrified that he was becoming a monster, just like the man from his memory. Cassandra Davies filled his mind, his every thought, his obsession. Now he’s been offered a position at the Jets Rugby League Club, and an opportunity to work alongside the people he called family, which is something he’d always dreamed of—but how will he survive being around Cassie if he can’t drag her into his arms and back to his bed and never let her leave.

Book Links:  Totally Bound   Goodreads  Amazon ARe 
 
Author Bio:
Sydney-born Donna Gallagher decided at an early age that life needed be tackled head on. Leaving home at fifteen, she supported herself through her teen years. In her twenties she married a professional sportsman, her love of sportespecially rugby leagueprobably overriding her good sense.
The sevenyear marriage was an adventure. There were the emotional ups and downs of having a husband with a public profile in a sometimes glamorous but always highpressure field. There were always interesting characters to meet and observe, and even the opportunity to live for a time in the UK.
Eventually Donna returned home a single woman, but she never lost her passion for watching sport, as well as the people in and around it.
Now happily re-married and with three sons, Donna loves coffee mornings with her female friends, sorting through problems from the personal to the international. But she’s on even footing with the keenest man when it comes to watching and talking rugby league.
Donna considers herself something of a black sheep in a family of high achievers. Her brother has a doctorate in mathematics and her sister is a wellknown Australian sports journalist.

An avid reader, especially of romance, Donna finally found she couldn’t stop the characters residing in her imagination from spilling onto paper. Naturally, rugby league is the backdrop to her spicy tales of hunky heroes and spunky heroines overcoming adversity to eventually find true love.

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Series Information –  League of Love Series Links
Caitlin’s Hero, #1               Amazon     ARe
Mandy’s He-man,#2        Amazon     ARe
Laura’s Light, #3               Amazon     ARe
Pippa’s Fantasy, #4            Amazon    ARe
Emily’s Cowboy,#5            Amazon     ARe 
Sarah’s Soldier, #6           Amazon     ARe
Cassie’s Choice, #7         Amazon     ARe
2013 ARRA finalistEmily’s Cowboy and Sarah’s Soldier are both ARRA finalists in Best Erotic Romance Book
League of Love Series – ARRA finalist in Favourite Continuing Romance Series

       

Finalist in ARRA Favourite Romance Author category.

Here are the dates and links for each blog hop. Enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a $20 Amazon giftcard or one of 3 copies of Caitlin’s Hero, League of Love book 1.

Jan 27th                                                                                   Jan 28th

Clutter Your Kindle                                                               For Whom The Books Toll

Insightful Minds Reviews                                                      Pick a Genre Already

Jan 29th                                                                                 Jan 30th

Renee Entress’s Blog                                                           Reading Renee Blog

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Jan 31st                                                                                    Feb 1st                                                

Mommy’s Late Night Book-up                                            Deal Sharing Aunt

 

Feb 2nd

My Favorite Things

Curling Up With A Good Book

Elodie Parkes Erotic Romance

Three Chicks and Their Books

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ARRA Finalist, New Releases and Aussie Day Celebrations. Busy Busy Busy!

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2013 ARRA finalistOn Monday 6th January the finalists for the ARRA Awards were announced. For those who might not have heard of ARRA it’s the Australian Romance Readers Association. I was totally shocked to see my name listed in four finalists categories. Two of my books Emily’s Cowboy and Sarah’s Soldier are in competition for the Best Erotic Romance Book. What an honour and to be honest seeing my name in a list with some of MY favourite authors really is exciting and ridiculous! I’m looking forward to the awards dinner because it really is a fun night.

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I attended my first ARRA Awards dinner last year, the event was held during the ARRA Convention in Brisbane. Being in a room full of people who love romance books as much as I do was such a wonderful experience. They ‘got me’ and it was great to just talk books for the night. I had a few ‘fangirl’ moments, that’s for sure. My husband flew in for the dinner, he was on his way to Darwin for work and stopped off in Brisbane for the night. He probably didn’t have as good a time as me, being the only male at a table of eight women may have been a bit daunting. I know he got a little nervous when I told him what some of the women wrote, especially the BDSM authors…but he would probably deny my accusation 😉 The organisers of ARRA are truly amazing, so friendly and helpful. I’m pretty sure that Debbie Phillips never sleeps, her speed in returning emails is legendary. I would like to thank the crew at ARRA for all their hard work. I love reading the book reviews, about the new releases and all the happenings on the ARRA blog and in the newsletter. Thanks also to the wonderful readers that nominated my books, seriously I’m so honoured.

perf5.250x8.000.inddNow if that was not exciting enough I also have two releases to look forward to in the next week. cassieschoice_800

Cassie’s Choice, League of Love book 7 is releasing to the usual outlets on Friday 24th January in eBook format. Cassie has been available from Totally Bound for a few weeks though.

Today I received an email letting me know that the print release of League of Love, Volume 3 (this includes Emily’s Cowboy and Sarah’s Soldier) has been brought forward to THIS Friday. I was expecting this book to release in February so the news really has taken me by surprise and of course I’ve not done anything to promote it. *Sigh* I do want to thank my publisher Totally Bound for all the encouragement, support and love they have shown me. There’s a banner up at the Totally Bound website that brings a huge smile to my face.

Australia Day is coming up so I’ve been involved in a special Australia Day Blog Hop. My day is Friday so come back and visit to enter the Rafflecopter, there are some great books and $100 gift voucher up for grabs. I won’t even hint at what I’m blogging about but I think for those that know me you can probably guess 😉

On Facebook a few Aussie authors have joined together to create a page called Aussie Author Month. You really should check it out, not only for the prizes but the for the crazy posts and nice pictures *wink wink*

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Next Wednesday I have another guest author ‘On the Bench’ answering the usual questions and introducing us to a new release.

Well that’s all from me for the moment, I have to finish this blog and post it so I can get ready to  go to the 20/20 Big Bash Cricket tonight. For those that don’t understand what I just said, don’t worry…I’m talking sport again 😉

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